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Bus Triptych: 1943

September 1943. Cincinnati, Ohio. "Loading baggage on a Greyhound bus at the bus terminal." Esther Bubley in burst mode for the Office of War Information. Medium-format nitrate negatives. View full size.

The Philadelphia Poison Ring – 21 Incredible Mugshots of Criminals in the Late 1930s

The Philadelphia Poison Ring was a murder for hire gang led by Italian immigrant cousins, Herman and Paul Petrillo who were involved in insurance scams, counterfeiting, and murder. The ring came to light in 1938 and the cousins wereShow More Summary

The Traveler: 1939

January 1939. "Railroad tracks. Williamson County, Illinois." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

Co-op Gasoline: 1937

August 1937. "Virginia, Minnesota -- cooperative service station of the Virginia Work People's Trading Company." One manifestation of the Iron Range consumer cooperative movement started by Finnish immigrants. Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

How to Capture Mood and Atmosphere in Your Photos

Why is it so difficult to capture the cozy ambiance of a cafe in a picture? Or the casual atmosphere of a warm bonfire with friends on a summer night? Learning how to capture mood and atmosphere of a scene is a skill that is elusive for many photographers. Show More Summary

How to Create Good Black and White Portraits

The most difficult question I often ask myself is, “Do I convert this image to black and white or leave it in color?” This question is particularly difficult with people, because black and white portraits look really good. My go to rule...Show More Summary

This Automated Photo Studio Shoots Video and Stills Without a Photographer

2 days agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

News StyleShoots Live lets a fashion stylist and model alone shoot multi-platform content on their own The StyleShoots Live machine automates still and video capture to allow a fashion stylist and model to do without a photographer on the set.

New Digital Posters Trace the History of Pentax Cameras

2 days agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

Gear Ricoh releases two ultra high-resolution images showing off the evolution of Pentax cameras Ricoh's German website is hosting two downloadable posters that track the changing technology of Pentax cameras from 1952 to today.

Welcome to the modern era: a photo exhibition without any photos displayed

Can you even imagine a photo exhibition with bare walls all around you? Visual artist and designer Lukas Renlund has created an exhibition that makes you explore art in quite an unordinary way – by using your smartphone. He wanted to...Show More Summary

Over the River: 1905

Hoboken, New Jersey, circa 1905. "Holland America Piers with view of Manhattan across Hudson River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

Incredible Pictures of the Great Blizzard of 1888: How One Storm Changed New York City Forever

In March 1888, an unprecedented blizzard hit the northeast, dumping 20 to 60 inches of snow on an unprepared New York City. Drifts measured 30 and even 50 feet in some parts of the region. Not only was the storm momentous, resultingShow More Summary

The reasons why “Orange and Teal” look is so popular in movies

“Orange and Teal” color grading has been pretty popular in Hollywood. It’s used in many blockbuster movies, and even some YouTubers like Sam Colder like to use it in their videos. Parker Walbeck from Fulltime Filmmaker explains in this...Show More Summary

Make a cheap and easy DIY turntable for 360° product photography and video

If you make a lot of product shots, especially with small items, I’ve found a wonderful DIY build for you. It’s a turntable you can make yourself, it requires no motor and it’s super-cheap. You’ll spend around $20 and a couple of minutes to make it, and get great results. Show More Summary

God Save The Queen: The Infamous 1977 Sex Pistols' Silver Jubilee Boat Trip Down The River Thames

The Sex Pistols protest song God Save The Queen was originally released during the Silver Jubilee in 1977. During that summer the group's record label chartered a boat to go down the Thames, so that the band could perform the song on...Show More Summary

This photographer uses a mirrored disco ball to light up a VW Camper

Yesterday, I ran across an image by photographer, Chris Frosin. Chris is an automotive photographer for several car magazines in the UK. Many of the cars he shoots are vintage classics. They’ve been around for decades and photographed a million different ways. Show More Summary

Caffenol – Processing film with coffee and other supermarket ingredients

I’ve processed a lot of film. My first rolls were processed in the bathroom sink when I was a 13 year old kid. Later, I had the run of two darkrooms in my high school; they were crazy enough to give me a set of keys and I almost moved in. One of my first […] The post Caffenol – Processing film with coffee and other supermarket ingredients appeared first on DIY Photography.

This robotic studio eliminates the photographer to shoot fashion photos

We’re in a world where robots seem to be taking over many of our jobs. I’m not saying whether this is a good or bad thing, it’s just reality. But this one I find to be a little bit strange. Especially when delays on professional photography...Show More Summary

Members of the Australian 11th Battalion 3rd Brigade sitting on the Great Pyramid of Khufu, January 1915

Group portrait of the original officers and men of the 11th Battalion, 3rd Brigade AIF (Australian Infantry Division). The group of over 685 soldiers are spread over the side of the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) near Mena camp (taken January 10, 1915) (Image: Australian War Memorial). Show More Summary

Sony’s new SD card is the world’s fastest with transfer speeds of 300MB/sec

I can still remember the days when a 16X CompactFlash card was considered quite fast at a nippy 2.4MB/sec. It was a good time. Dinosaurs roamed the earth, and we daren’t even think about shooting our DSLRs higher than ISO400. My how times have changed. Show More Summary

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