Welcome to the December issue of the Berman – Maher
Newsletter. In this months newsletter we talk about the new book that
Larry and Chris just finished writing with Greg Georges, Chris’s newest
body of infrared photographic work, links to Chris and Larry’s latest
articles that have been published in various magazines, and the latest
scoop on the newest digital phones.
Our New Book:
The last few months have found us writing a book on digital camera
techniques with Greg Georges, founder of the 50 Fast series. Aptly so, the
book is titled “50 Fast Digital Camera Techniques” and will be
available in bookstores and on Amazon sometime late in the first quarter
next year. We are currently in the ‘author review’ period, and will have
more details about it in our next newsletter.
Amazon is already listing it.
New Photographs on
Chris just returned from a trip to the Mohave Desert and has put a
wonderful new body of infrared nudes on his infrared web site.
And speaking of infrared, we just had a CoolPix 990 modified by having
the IR absorbing hot glass taken out so it has incredible infrared
sensitivity, 5 stops more than the CoolPix 950:
Here’s a list of our latest articles and adventures:
Our featured artist page contains a wonderful body of self-portraits by
Asya Schween, a 22-year-old Ph.D. student in higher mathematics.
The fastest way to stay connected on the road:
We’ve been experimenting with a new Sprint PCS Vision phone and their
wireless network. It’s an easy way to stay connected when traveling. You
can read about the differences in upload and download times compared to a
dial up connection when connected to a laptop, in our tips section:
Our favorite light weight tripod:
The Velbon tripods we love to use were written up in Imaging Resource
newsletter Friday 12/13/02:
This is their quote about us:
"A while ago we were impressed with Larry Berman's story of his
Southwest trip in which he relied on a lightweight but capable tripod from
Velbon manufactured by Hakuba. That turns out to be the tripod Keppler
fell in love with, too. Who are we to argue? The warranty is reassuring.
The pedigree (Berman and Keppler) is inspiring. But love has a mind of its
own. And we did fall in love with this tough little tripod."
You can read about the tripod and see Larry’s Southwest pictures that
were mentioned in the article:
Additionally Larry’s Southwest pictures are currently featured in both
Mac Design Magazine and eDigitalPhoto Magazine:
We’ve finally finished our art shows for the year. Between writing the
book and doing the art shows, we haven’t had much free time, as you can
imagine. In the middle of all of this, Larry was diagnosed with colon
cancer and was successfully operated on in September. The story is related
If you’ve missed our previous newsletters, they are now on the web site
Larry Berman and Chris Maher