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Richard McEnery

Richard McEnery

Richard McEnery started photographing as an amateur in 1976 at rock concerts and sporting events in New York City. Today, he is a professional photographer specializing in sports, travel, nature, and underwater photography. His nature and underwater work has been featured at the Long Beach Aquarium and the National Museum of Wildlife Art as well as in Popular Photography, Outdoor Photography (UK), Sport Diver, Scuba Times, and Dive Travel magazines. He has also received a "Highly Commended" award in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Richard has worked at the US Open as an assignment photographer for Tennis Times. He is also a regular contributor on digital photography subjects for PhotoMedia magazine.

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Archiving: The Digital Shoebox Unpublished

12 May 2003 Published in Electronic Market

Whether you're a casual shooter or a working professional, how and where to store your digital images is a growing concern.

For my fifth—grade English class, I had to write my autobiography, complete with photos. So one evening after dinner, Mom and I sat down to work on this "huge" project, thoroughly documenting the first 10 years of my life. Mom pulled out this old shoebox that contained all of our family pictures. Everyone, in those days, had a shoebox full of envelopes from the photography store. Each envelope contained negatives and a set of black—and—white or color prints, with scalloped edges and the month and year printed in the border...

GETTING SET UP Unpublished

18 February 2007 Published in Sidebars

Solving the Mysteries of Travel Unpublished

18 February 2007 Published in Travel Photography

Remember the days when huge Hawaiian families greeted friends arriving at Honolulu's airport from the mainland? Right out on the parking ramp next to the aircraft, they would sing and dance, often bestowing kisses and leis on all who stopped to enjoy the show. It was a fun and wonderful time for travel and photography.

Travel photographers kissed those days goodbye a long time ago.

Today we're greeted in airports by numerous security challenges and crowds of unhappy travelers who seem to be carrying all their worldly possessions with them.

Globetrotting isn't much fun for photographers with heavy bags of delicate equipment. We can't park close to the terminal, and when we finally get to a ticket counter, there are a thousand people ahead...

EPI 2007: A Decade of Conservation Unpublished

02 September 2007 Published in Portfolios

Selected winners, runners-up and other images from this year's Envirnomental Photography Invitation exhibition, presented this summer at Art Wolfe's Seattle gallery.

Known for his passionate advocacy for the environment, nature photographer Art Wolfe created a conservation-themed photo contest in 1997 as "an event for the advancement of photography as a unique medium, capable of bringing awareness and preservation to our environment through art." This year marks the 10th anniversary of Wolfe's annual photography exhibit, which has gone through some name changes and is currently known as the Environmental Photography...

Digital Toys for the Field Operative Unpublished

27 June 2004 Published in Electronic Market

James Bond has "Q." Sydney Bristow and Vaughn have Marshall. Every good field operative has a genius back at the home office who provides the really cool toys that mean the difference between the success and failure of a mission.

When you are shooting on location, whether that location is in your neighborhood or some remote, exotic destination, it's the little things that can make the difference. As Gary Voth points out in his story earlier in this issue, planning and preparation are the keys to success. Gary mentions several tools that are essential when shooting digital in the field. Two important things to deal with are power and storage.

There are still lots of places you can go where power may not be...

Digital Asset Management Unpublished

20 September 2003 Published in Electronic Market

You’ve stored thousands of digital images, but can you find the right one when you need it?

The hottest topic in digital photography today isn’t the newest digital SLR announcements, how many megapixels can fit onto a new chip or even how many images a blue laser DVD can hold. No, the latest, greatest and hottest acronym in the digital industry is DAM: digital asset management.

And DAM, there are a lot of products trying to get a piece of this exploding market. Even Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are trying to get a foothold in this area. Just look at Microsoft Plus Digital Media Edition or Apple’s iPhoto to see what I mean. So, how do photographers, professional or amateur, sift through all the tools out there and figure out what they need?..

Justifying Cell Phone Cameras Unpublished

20 September 2004 Published in Electronic Market

Can you see me now? The high points and hang-ups of cell phone cameras.

I finally found at least one reason to have a camera in my cell phone. Recently, my wife gave me a shopping list that included some knee-high stockings. The description on the list didn’t match anything on the shelves, so I called her to get more information. She gave me a better description, but I still couldn’t find what she wanted.

It then occurred to me: “I wish I could send her a picture of the products on the shelves so she could choose...

Accessorizing Your Digital Darkroom Unpublished

11 April 2004 Published in Electronic Market

When accessorizing your digital darkroom, remember that a few basic items are better than the flashy gizmos.

When I was in high school, I decided to set up a darkroom in the attic. I started by getting a Jobo “two-banger” tank to develop my film and later added an enlarger to do the really cool part of printing my images. One thing I remember from that experience was that I continually spent money on accessories, all the things that “every good darkroom should not be without.” It seemed that there was always some new tool that I needed to make my darkroom look professional and my prints look better, but I found that the latest and greatest new gizmo didn’t make me a better photographer...

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