from Photographers' Blog:

Michelle Obama’s unscripted moment

December 5, 2013

Washington, D.C.

By Jason Reed

“Never work with children or animals” is a famous show business adage once attributed to the comedian W. C. Fields. Those words may well have crossed the mind of U.S. first lady Michelle Obama this week during an unscripted moment at the White House.

from Photographers' Blog:

Photographers should always be ready

February 3, 2011

After six long days covering fashion shows in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the best opportunity to produce a nice shot happened on the last day, at the last show: a model tripped over at the beginning of the show.

from Your View:

\”A moth in the fall\”

December 23, 2009

A detail photo of a moth December 2009.  Your View/Patrick Arlan Baron

from Shop Talk:

Check Out Line: In stores for fall

July 20, 2009

Check out what's happening in apparel retail, according to UBS analyst Roxanne Meyer. ARCANDOR/
 
There were lower promotional levels last week as fall items hit stores, Meyer said in a  research note.
 
Retailers are focusing on plaid woven tops, scarves, skinny and boyfriend denim, leggings, artsy graphic tees,  flutter sleeves, boyfriend blazers, ruffles and chunky necklaces. Oh, and skirts are making a comeback.
 
Meyer said she is starting to see some "more reasonable" price points at Abercrombie & Fitch, which has tried to avoid aggressive promotions that other retailers have used for months to clear excess inventory during the recession.
 
But she also said demand for $180 blazers, $80 super skinny jeans, $98 boyfriend jeans and $80 beaded silk tank tops at the store will be limited.
 
Also in the basket:
 
CIT Group on cusp of $3 billion rescue
 
Hasbro profit beats, Discovery deal to hurt less
 
Jarden sees profit, sales meeting or topping view
 
RVC buys Ellen Tracy collections (WWD, subscription required)
 
Barnes & Noble consolidates publishing (Wall Street Journal)