About the Author - George Margolin - and why

By George Margolin, editor@netsurfernews.com

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 WHO -- WHAT -- WHEN -- WHERE -- HOW

Who, What, When, Where and How, are the first words young journalists are taught, which should be -- they are told -- in the beginning of all of their news stories. They are commonly known as the five Ws -- yes, theres even a W in "hoW." So -- well start with them.

Who is -- George Margolin, Former Technical Editor of Popular Photography Magazine - during its prime circulation years of 500,000 copies per month. He is also a former Photo Journalist and photographer who did work for some of the great magazines, Life and Time among others. And he is the inventor of the Front Projection Background System used in such films as 2001, 2010, the Superman Films, the James Bond films and many Walt Disney films, among others. Smaller versions of this device have been used for more than 30 years in photographic studios all over the world for instantly interchangeable fashion, wedding, portrait and product backgrounds.

George Margolin Background

George Margolin was the Technical Editor of Popular Photography Magazine - during some of its prime circulation years of 500,000 copies per month. He is also a former Photo Journalist and photographer who did work for some of the great magazines, Life and Time among others. And he is the inventor of the Front Projection Background System used in such films as 2001, 2010, the Superman Films, the James Bond films and many Walt Disney films, among others. Smaller versions of this device have been used for more than 30 years in photographic studios all over the world for instantly interchangeable wedding and portraiture backgrounds.

As a young assistant, he worked for some world famous photographers during the 50s and 60s. They included; Philippe Halsman, master of celebrity portraiture, whos famous picture of Einstein was on the recent cover of Time magazine as the Person of the Century. He also worked for W. Eugene Smith, perhaps Lifes greatest photojournalist, Irving Penn, Bert Stern. and Richard Avedon among others. These last three were the leading fashion or advertising photographers of their time..

It was this background that brought him to the attention of Popular Photography. And it is this background that makes him so enthusiastic about the wonders of the new world of Digital Photography.

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What is -- writing a story on how great the new multi-megapixel Digicams are for portraiture (along with just about anything else photographic).

When is -- Its happening Right Here, Right Now ,on This page. But -- the training for it started during the last Century (THE LAST CENTURY?) Yup! More than a month ago. Ok -- a few Decades ago when he was a working photographer and photo journalist.

How is -- Hell be showing the hows and whys of just a few of the hundreds of people pix and portraits hes shot with the new Epson 850Z Digital Camera since he borrowed it at the COMDEX show in November 99.

But now well add a Sixth W --

"Why is?" -- Because George believes that the new high quality, multi-megapixel cameras, like the Epson 850Z used here, and other even higher resolution devices -- are changing and will change portrait photography more than even the great introduction of Kodachrome in the 1930s or the single lens reflexes of the late 50s.

 

 

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