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Chinese New Year 2015

The Chinese Lunar New Year began Feb. 19 ushering in the Year of the Sheep, according to the Chinese zodiac. The new year also marks the beginning of the Spring Festival in China, which continues until the Lantern Festival on the 15th...Show More Summary

Wintry woes for the MBTA

The MBTA has been struggling to restore service after a massive amount of snow fell on the state, beginning with the blizzard in late January. Beverly Scott, MBTA general manager, said “tremendous progress” had been made in an “absolutely unbelievable recovery” effort. Show More Summary

Get Perfect Effects 9 Premium For Free! ($59.95 Value)

Perfect Effects 9 Premium Edition includes hundreds of fully customizable presets and filters. There’s a version for Windows or for Mac OS X and it can be used as a plug-in with Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, Apple Aperture or as a standalone app. The software is now available for free as a special offer for [...]Show More Summary

See How Photographers Would Photoshop Before Photoshop Existed

Don’t you just love the creative freedom and post-processing power that digital photography and Photoshop allow? A couple of weeks ago a 12-year-old budding photographer asked me how Photoshop was used when shooting film was common practice. This video, created by Lynda in tribute to 25 years of Photoshop, answers that exact question. If you [...]Show More Summary

UK temporarily bans export of 19th century photography album

The United Kingdom is hoping to retain an album containing photographs by Oscar Rejlander, and as such it has instituted a temporary export ban on the relic. The ban will prevent the album from being sold to a foreigner and leaving the country (for now), and will possibly provide enough time to study the collection and its origins. Read more

Old Photos of Chinese Lion Dance in Melbourne, Australia

A small collection of vintage photographs relating to Chinese New Year and other celebrations in Melbourne, Australia. Chinese lion and drays in city of Melbourne to promote the "Chinese Lion Carnival," ca. 1943. The photograph shows...Show More Summary

The Windmill

I've always had a love of windmills, just one of those things I was fascinated by when I was a kid. A lot of my Mom's family lived in rural Georgia, some were farmers, and had windmills on their property. For those who have no clue as to what a windmill is, or does, let me explain. Show More Summary

Fight or Starve: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Protesters" is all it says on the caption card for this National Photo glass negative showing what seems to be a meeting of the "Communist Party Young Communist League." View full size.

Après-Launch: 1900

Sept. 15, 1900. Wyandotte, Michigan. "Freighter Howard L. Shaw in the slip." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

20 Cool Vintage Photographs of Famous Dads with Their Daughters

Richard Burton and daughter Kate, 1957. John F. Kennedy with daughter Caroline, 1958. Dean Martin observing his daughter Gina Caroline wearing his shoes, 1958. Tony Curtis playing with daughter Jamie Lee, 1959. John Glenn spending some time with daughter Lyn, 1959. See more »

Mayor Claims City’s Image Was Distorted; Requests World Press Photo To Withdraw Prize

Just two weeks after World Press Photo’s announcement that 22% of entries that had reached the penultimate round were disqualified due to excessive post processing, a Belgian politician claims a winning photoset should be disqualified due to its “serious distortion of reality”. The mayor of Charleroi, where the winning photos of the “Contemporary Issues Stories” [...]Show More Summary

Portraits of 30 Beautiful Hollywood Actresses of the 1930s

Sari Maritza Karen Morley Amo Ingraham Priscilla Lane Alice Faye See more »

Simple Tips to Improve Your Travel Photography – Photographing Mountains, Hills and Valleys

There really aren’t many scenes that can match the sheer awe of a snowcapped mountain in a landscape image; but capturing an image that might do the scene justice isn’t always straightforward. Here are some simple tips to help you next...Show More Summary

How To Photograph Three Indoor Window Light Portrait Styles

Since it’s the winter that won’t end, I though I’d share a few tips for how to photography three indoor window light portrait styles in the comfort of your own home using any camera. I’m always amazed by how great window light can look and how easy it is to get completely different looks from [...]Show More Summary

Tokina to launch water dispersing filter coating and IR-cut ND range

Japanese optical manufacturer Tokina is showing a hydrophilic filter coating that forces water droplets to spread into a thin film so that they become invisible to the camera. The coating will allow photographers to carry on shooting when rain or spray on the lens would otherwise obstruct the optical path. Read more

New York City, 1954

Traffic congestion on Broadway Looking North in New York City, 1954....

Old Photos of Soldiers Playing Sports during World War II

Officers play badminton in a Greek village. Brits play cricket in France, 1944. Officers of the HMS Kent play hockey. Submarine base officers skate on an icy tennis court. Fencing on the HMS Pretoria Castle. See more »

A List of Don’ts for Women on Bicycles in 1895

The women’s rights advocate Susan B. Anthony may have said that the bicycle did “more to emancipate women than anything else in the world”, but the road along which it travelled was a bumpy one.On 21st June 1895, the Newark Sunday Advocate ran the following article:The Unique Cycling club of Chicago is all that its name implies. Show More Summary

Life at Bethesda Fountain, Central Park in 1976

The Bethesda Fountain is one of the largest fountains in New York, measuring twenty-six feet high by ninety-six feet wide. It is one of the most well known fountains in the world. Here are some vintage photos of people gathered around Bethesda Fountain in 1976. See more »

A Beautiful Collection of Hermès Painted Dresses in 1952

These black and white fashion photo shoots were taken by LIFE photographer Gordon Parks featuring an unusual collection of Hermès painted dresses in 1952. See more »...

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