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Alice Under Control: 1908

New York, 1908. "The end of the rampage -- 'Alice' under control, and thinking it over. Two zookeepers with restrained elephant lying on the ground after running free around the New York Zoological Park (Bronx Zoo)." Gelatin silver print from the William Temple Hornaday papers, Library of Congress. View full size.

Bill Cunningham, Influential Street Fashion Photographer, Dies at 87

2 days agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

News In nearly 40 years shooting for the New York Times, this modest journalist changed how we look Bill Cunningham, influential fashion photographer for the New York Times, dies at 87…

The Secret to Finding the Hero Angle in Food Photography

Have you ever stared at a photo of a food dish, and instantly thought that something looked a little odd? Like the shot wasn’t quite bang on, but you can’t quite put your finger on what it is? Chances are the dish hasn’t been shot using its hero angle. Show More Summary

52 Vintage Snapshots Capture Young Women Jauntily Posing in Trees From Between the 1920s and 1950s

“You know, I don’t know how one can walk by a tree and not be happy at the sight of it?” writes Fyodor Dostoyevsky in The Idiot. Perhaps this sentence could also be used to explain the theme of women in trees that was so popular between...Show More Summary

Ready for Duty: 1860s

1861-65. "Soldier in Union uniform and cap box standing with musket and bayonet with scabbard." Sixth-plate tintype, hand-colored, removed from frame. Liljen­quist Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.

Fashion Meets Architecture in Revived Photo Essay – 12 Amazing Vintage Photos from Bill Cunningham's Photo Project "Facades"

Bill Cunningham, who turned fashion photography into his own branch of cultural anthropology on the streets of New York, chronicling an era’s ever-changing social scene for The New York Times by training his busily observant lens on what people wore — stylishly, flamboyantly or just plain sensibly — died on Saturday in Manhattan. Show More Summary

This Is What Queer Relationships Might Have Looked Like in the Early 20th Century

When Kris Sanford came out as gay in the early 1990s, she didn’t have any friends or family members who were also gay. “That left me feeling like the other for a long time,” she wrote via email. While growing up, she said she had crushes on friends and created imaginary relationships. Show More Summary

How to Use a Reflector and Diffuser to Enhance Flower Photographs

Learning to see and use light is one of the most important steps to creating great photographs. As you become more aware of what nice light really looks like, you can start to manipulate even the harshest conditions with some simple tools. Show More Summary

Here are 6 Photography companies who are in the UK

The ballot is done and U.K. are leaving the EU. Yea breaxit is full on. I am not really sure what will happen to our friends in the E.U and our friends in the U.K. but I think that photography gear from U.K. companies will have to be affected.  I am not sure it the price [...] The post Here are 6 Photography companies who are in the UK appeared first on DIY Photography.

Photographing surfers on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula

The Kamchatka Peninsula, located in the far eastern portion of Russia, is home to a passionate surfing community. You read that right – Russian surf community. The peninsula boasts excellent conditions for surfing, and its towering volcanic...Show More Summary

66 Amazing B&W Photos Capture Street Scenes of London during the 1950s

Here is an amazing photo collection of street scenes in London in the 1950 that taken by photographer Allan. Aldwych, London, 1 August 1955 Astoria Theatre (cinema), Charing Cross Road, London, mid-1957 Charing Cross Road at night, London, 1 August 1955 Charing Cross Road, London, 1 August 1955 Charing Cross Road, London, 1 August 1955 See more »

How to build a DIY Teleprompter

Anyone who remembers my early videos knows that my command of the english language is far from perfect extremely creative. It was after several long days with many takes that I decided to test using a teleprompter. My first test was just placing an iPad with a teleprompter app and giving it a shot. We went [...]Show More Summary

Missouri in the earliest Photography – 24 Rare Vintage Photos Capture St. Louis from 1848-70 by Thomas Easterly

Thomas Easterly (1809-1882), a native of Vermont, was an itinerant photographer in Iowa and the upper Midwest until 1848 when he settled in St. Louis. He operated a daguerreotype studio in the city until the 1870s. Thomas photographed mostly portrait, but street and urban photography were parts in his work. Show More Summary

Modern Master: 1941

March 31, 1941. "Robert Glassford, residence in Hobe Sound, Florida. Master bedroom. Alice Morgan Carson, architect." 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

23 Quick Tips for Street Photography or Your Next Photo Walk

The guys over at the Cooperative for Photography (COOPH) have some good quick tips from Thomas Leuthard for you. If you are planning on doing some street photography this summer, joining a photo walk, or even doing travel photography – apply this tips to those genres and have some fun. Show More Summary

How I shot a witch doctor surrounded by wolves

One day whilst I was sprinting my heart out on the running machine at the gym, an image popped into my head. The scene was a tribal/witch doctor lady, surrounded by wolves. I wrote it down on a scrap of paper when I got home, and threw it into my ideas folder. It was around [...] The post How I shot a witch doctor surrounded by wolves appeared first on DIY Photography.

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