The Art of Photography

Ted Forbes

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The Art of Photography is the premiere video podcast on iTunes about everything photography related. Episodes are released 3 times a week! Every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday you can check out the latest photography shows. Ted Forbes produces episodes on diverse topics such as techniques, composition, philosophy, craft, digital photography, film, darkroom techniques and more. If you are a photographer, this is the show for you. Past episodes and additional content can be found on our website: http://theartofphotography.tv


Episode 193 :: Weegee

July 13th, 2014

Episode 11 of 330 episodes

Arthur Fellig (aka Weegee) was born in 1899. Born in the Ukraine, he immigrated to the United States at the age of 10. After working as an assistant to various commercial photographers and darkrooms, Weegee decided to pave his own career path as a freelance news photographer. He would hang out in police stations around Manhattan. When a crime call would come over the scanner, he'd literally race the cops to the scene so that he could photograph in as much a raw state as possible - creating photos that were raw and had a "hot off the press" look. Weegee's work reached much further than just that of a press photographer. He created a career on his own terms and injected a style that was brutal, but often humorous and at times absurd. He captured a state of New York by night in the early 20th Century. There hasn't been anyone since like Weegee. Sponsors: Squarespace - This episode is brought to you by Squarespace, the all-in-one platform that makes it fast and easy to create your own professional website, portfolio or online store. For a free trial and 10% off, go to squarespace.com and use offer code AOP. Start a trial with no credit card required and start building your website. Lynda.com Learn what you want, when you want, with access to thousands of high-quality and easy-to-follow video tutorials, including many about photography. For seven days of free unlimited in-depth courses, visit lynda.com/AOP

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