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Federal National: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Federal American National Bank building, 1315 F Street N.W." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

The Culinary Arts: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "George Washington University." Saucepans 101. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

Canon launch their own range of branded clothes and accessories

When Adobe announced their new line of clothes a little while ago, we all caught on that it was a joke pretty quickly. This time, though, with April 1st still over a week away, not so much. Canon UK have now launched a new range of Canon branded clothing and accessories. Show More Summary

The Secret Museum of Mankind – A Collection of Strange & Secret Photographs of Tribes from Across the Continents

Published in 1935, The Secret Museum of Mankind is a mystery book. It has no author or credits, no copyright, no date, no page numbers, no index. Published by "Manhattan House" and sold by "Metro Publications", both of New York, itsShow More Summary

Branch Office: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "American Forestry Association." Something wicker this way comes. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

MISSING: 1977 Toyota Celica GT – The First Officially-Sanctioned Star Wars Custom Car

Way back in 1977 a little film called Star Wars was released to box office smashing success. Somewhere in the background, 20th Century Fox joined forces with Toyota to customize and give away a ‘77 Star Wars Celica. This sweet ride was...Show More Summary

Glass League: 1908

August 1908. "The Ball Team. Composed mainly of glass workers. Indiana." Gelatin silver print by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

This animated video tells you everything you need to know about aperture

The aperture is one of the most difficult things for new photographers to wrap their head around. The number system seems confusing (smaller number, bigger hole), depth of field, how it affects exposure. It’s a lot to take in all at once. Show More Summary

4 ways photographing a sunrise enriches your life

Most photographers take pictures to make a living or to enjoy the moment. No matter what your reason is why you are into photography, it should not affect your ability to capture breathtaking photos. If you are doing photography without passion, your pictures may not have strong emotion to portray to your audience. Show More Summary

Before Email, There Was V-mail: A Hybrid Mail Process Used by U.S. Soldiers During World War II

V-mail, short for Victory Mail, was developed by Eastman Kodak operated during World War II to expedite mail service for American armed forces overseas. V-Mail was the main way soldiers stationed abroad were able to communicate with friends and family back home. Show More Summary

4 super easy practical lighting effects for video or stills

Effects lighting is an extremely fun area of lighting to explore. In this context, they’re about recreating the light that we see in our daily lives with studio lights. While aimed more at video, the techniques and setups can apply equally as well to stills photography, too. Show More Summary

Reviews of the Best Wide Angle Lenses for Nikon DSLRs

When it comes to choosing a wide angle lens to buy, the process can be quite confusing. There are so many options and a lot of different factors to consider. In this article we'll highlight six of the best wide angle lenses for Nikon DSLRs. Show More Summary

Use biscuit box to create lighting effects for your flash

You know what they say: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Christian Tudor from Academy of Photography has created a cool little gadget from what you would normally throw into trash. In this video tutorial, he shows you how to turn a simple biscuit box into an accessory for a creative lighting effect. Show More Summary

51 French Postcard Show How To Kiss Romantically from the 1920s

Do you know how to make a romantic kiss? Or Kiss your lover gently? Just check out these vintage French postcards to see how to kiss romantically in the 1920s. See more »

Clients will soon be able to book photo sessions directly through Instagram

Another new feature is coming to Instagram, and it can be useful for photographers. People will soon be able to boom appointments with business. For all those who make a living from photography, this means your clients will be able to find you and book a session directly through your Instagram. Show More Summary

Film Soup! Cook your roll like a chef to create interesting effects

Today we are cooking film! For those of you who’ve never heard of Film Soup before, don’t worry, it has nothing to do with the soup from your childhood nightmares! It’s basically a technique were you voluntary damage a film with all sorts of chemicals like detergent, alcohol or whatever you want before developing it. Show More Summary

The Jazz Age Fashion – 44 Charming Snapshots of Women in Coats during the 1920s

Unlike the clothes underneath, women coats of the Jazz Age tended to be quite simple. Winter coats with curved shapes and large fur collars created a cocoon of warmth and style that has yet to be duplicated. Summer coats or jacket were made of lighter tweeds, knits and wool. Show More Summary

Trailer Village: 1947

"1947 trailer show at Gilmore Field, Los Angeles." The Gypsy life, mid-century style. 4x5 negative by Watson from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

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