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The Five Biggest Mistakes I Made as a Professional Photographer

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My Project: Marisa Scheinfeld Photographs the Ruins of New York's Borscht Belt

13 minutes agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

Marisa Scheinfeld documents the deterioration of her childhood vacation destination In the mid-1980s, when Marisa Scheinfeld was 6, her family moved to New York’s Catskills region, once known as the Borscht Belt. A preeminent vacation...Show More Summary

There’s Tiny Art Hiding on the Streets of London 

51 minutes agoArts / Photography : Slate: Behold

City dwellers, Slinkachu says, tend to have a love-hate relationship with the natural world. They long for it, and yet they want to contain it so that it doesn’t interfere with their daily lives. Leading up to his new exhibition, “Miniaturesque,”...Show More Summary

Ninety-Nine Bottles: 1948

New York circa 1948. "Ruppert Beer display in grocery window." It's light. It's delicious. It's S-L-O-W aged. 4x5 negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

A Yearbook Portrait of Tom Hanks in 1974

Credit: ClassMates.Com Yearbook Archives A 1974 yearbook grad portrait of Tom Hanks at Skyline High School in Oakland, Calif., who later claimed he was a "geek" and a "spaz" during his teen years. "I was horribly, painfully, terribly shy," he once told Rolling Stone. "Still, I was always a real good kid and pretty responsible."

How a Daughter Connected With Her Hunting Heritage Without Actually Hunting

Clare Benson grew up on Drummond Island, Michigan, the daughter of a hunter with generations of hunters before him. Though she learned to shoot a bow and arrow as a child, her father never took her hunting. Benson’s ongoing series,...Show More Summary

Capturing the Bustling Crowds of Tokyo as a Frantic Blur

Long-exposure photographs capture the frantic hustle and isolation of rushing through Tokyo. The post Capturing the Bustling Crowds of Tokyo as a Frantic Blur appeared first on WIRED.

Stunning Portraits Of Calcutta Street Vendors Posing With The Flowers They Sell

Travelling since he finished business college, like many wanderlusts, Ken Hermann first became interested in photography as a young adult. Still trying to figure out exactly which career he saw himself in, Hermann spent his time travelling and hoping the right choice would become clear. Not too long into his adventures did Hermann realize he [...]Show More Summary

DIY Light Modifier You Can Do With Savage Translum Material

The thing studio product photographers hate the most is when undesirable reflections show up in their images. There are many ways to control these and I’ve got one that you can easily build at home. It’s a DIY project using the Savage Translum material. Show More Summary

Rare Pictures from the American Civil War Era

A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress. Many of them are stereo pictures, or two of the same frame that are printed on oneShow More Summary

Easy Photoshop Reflection Photography Tutorial

Have you ever looked at a reflection photograph and thought to yourself that it must be really hard to achieve? Well, we’re here to tell you that it’s not hard at all! Today, we’ve got a very easy Photoshop reflection photography tutorial that will teach you how to add a reflection to your photograph and […]

It Is Illegal to Kiss With a Mustache in Nevada, and Other Crazy U.S. Laws

Chances are you probably wouldn’t have thought to break any of the laws Olivia Locher portrays in her ongoing series “I Fought the Law,” which examines the weird, outdated, and unbelievable laws found in all 50 states. After all,...Show More Summary

Exploring Shanghai With Sidecar Motorcyclists

When Paris-based photographer Aurélien Chauvaud came to Shanghai to visit a friend one August, it was so insanely hot that after about three days he was already plotting a trip to Hong Kong, where he hoped it would be cooler. But instead...Show More Summary

Blast From The Past: Retaking an Image With Film

Ever Photographed any kids? You know that the first thing that happens after you click the shutter is them running over and asking if they can see the photo. Of course this “show me the photo” pavlovian effect is a completely new behavior. Only a few years ago we shot on rolls of film, and had [...]Show More Summary

Questioning How Much You Can Tell About a Person From a Photograph

Birthe Piontek has always used art as a way to explore how we choose to identify ourselves. This includes various photographic series that describe the transitional periods of adolescence or how we change our environment in order to explore ideas of who we might become. Show More Summary

The Many Modern-Day Kings and Queens of Nigeria

Up until the 1960s, kings and queens controlled hundreds of ethnic groups in Nigeria. Today, the descendents of those rulers still play important roles as intermediaries between politicians and the people in their communities and asShow More Summary

A Gorgeous Look at Some of the Oldest Trees on Earth

Beth Moon’s father made an impression on her when he told stories about his childhood learning the names of birds, trees, and flowers. Around 14 years ago, while living in England, she began to photograph trees, traveling around the country in search of some of the oldest yews. Show More Summary

21 Rare Rolleiflex Prototypes Now for Sale on eBay

Leica’s Lisse store in the Netherlands has put 21 rare Rolleiflex cameras up for sale on eBay and every single one of them is a prototype. The set consists of cameras from the following series: SLX, SL 66 X, SL 66 E, 6001, 6002, 6003, 6006 and 6008. While the manufacturer might shut down soon, [...]Show More Summary

Yale acquires Meserve-Kunhardt Collection with iconic Abraham Lincoln portraits

Yale has announced the acquisition of the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection, which is comprised of more than 73,000 items including portraits of Abraham Lincoln. The collection was assembled by Frederick Hill Meserve and his daughter Dorothy Meserve, and serves to document American history spanning from the Civil War up to the 19th century. Read more

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