Tonight's full moon will be the largest and brightest in two decades.
Why? Because the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its 18-year elliptical orbit cycle. That translates to a moon about 15 percent brighter than average, which is great for photographers shooting moonlit landscapes.
CNN.com has published an article and photo essay about the controversial (in the photography world) issue of whether the technique known as High Dynamic Range (HDR) is "real" photography.
No camera can record a scene the way a human sees it. HDR tries to resolve this issue by combining varied exposures to create a more realistic image. However, in the hands of some photographers, the technique has been pushed so far that photographs have flipped to the negative side of "Real Zero," becoming just as unreal in one way as they used to be in the other.
I've written my opinion on the matter in an essay titled "Thoughts on HDR."
The Times of Trenton (New Jersey) has run an article about a friend of mine, photographer Beverly Schaefer.
I know Bev from years of shooting together at the US Open and other tennis events. The article discusses her approach to photographing tennis, in regards to light, preferences and knowing the players' personalities.
Tonight Showtime will begin airing Ahead of Time, an award-winning documentary about Ruth Gruber, a 99-year-old photographer who spent parts of World War II documenting victims of the Holocaust.
Gruber lives in New York City, has written 19 books, and still lectures about her experiences.
The film will run on Showtime throughout the month of March.
For more information about the documentary, see the Ahead of Time website. For a great interview with Ruber, including stories about making some of her most cherished Holocaust images, see this MSNBC video.