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Lima 80 Years Ago – The Capital of Peru in the 1930s

Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Together with the seaport of Callao, it forms a contiguous urban area known as the Lima Metropolitan Area. Show More Summary

There is no way to break compositional rules, only move to more advanced rules

Of course it follows the rule of thirds, It has to to be a good photo, right? I am not sure. You can always “break the rules”, to make a good photo, which loughs at the composition rules… This display of power from Photographer James Allen Stewart shows that there is no way around the rules, [...]Show More Summary

Photo Composition Tips from Bob Holmes – Composition in Travel Photos

Who better to get photo composition tips from than four-time Travel Photographer of the Year award-winner, Bob Holmes? He shares some techniques you can use to work with composition and take better photos, no matter where your travels may take you. Show More Summary

DIYP reviews Samsung’s 1 terabyte T3 SSD

The folks over at Samsung were kind enough to send us a 1 Terabyte  SSD drive for review (yes you read that right, 1 terabyte). We’ve been using it for a while and we are thrilled. Basically, I found nothing negative to say, aside maybe the fact that it is not padded. On the other hand, [...] The post DIYP reviews Samsung’s 1 terabyte T3 SSD appeared first on DIY Photography.

Americans in Kodachrome – 25 Color Photographs Portray Daily Life of Modern American Culture From Between the 1940s and 1960s

Introduced in 1935 as the first modern color film, Kodachrome was used extensively after World War II by amateur photographers equipped with the new high-quality and low cost 35mm cameras. Americans in Kodachrome 1945-1965 is an unprecedented portrayal of the daily life of the people during these formative years of modern American culture. Show More Summary

13 Vintage Skateboarding Photos to Make You Wish for Summer

There's still nothing cooler than a guy who knows his way around a skateboard. Success on the grip tape is proof of a unique kind of virility, irresistible to regular dudes and celebrities alike. These 13 vintage skateboarding photos to make you wish for summer. 1. Show More Summary

Phoenix to Fairbanks on a Motorcycle… coming soon!

You can follow along at www.phoenixtofairbanks.com Special thanks to Jerry O’Connor, joconnor.co

What It Was Like to Grow Up Gay in Ireland

On May 23, 2015, Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. Irish journalist Charlie Bird witnessed the celebrations and decided on that day to interview and photograph those directly affected by the law’s passage. Show More Summary

How to Clean Your Photography Gear and Keep it in Good Shape

A long time ago when I started my first steps into the photography world, a good friend of mine that worked many years as a photojournalist, told me: “Treat your camera like a soldier treats his gun, keep it clean and ready to fire!”...Show More Summary

This photo was taken after a woman asked the City Council to ban the wearing of shorts in public, Fort Worth, Texas, May 1952

Beverly Ann Ellis (left) and Shirley Beech draw an admiring whistle from Travis C. Ihrasher as Fort Worth became shorts concious after Mrs. F.H. Wilson asked the City Council to ban their wearing in public. Mrs. Wilson said she was tired of looking at women's 'ugly legs,' and that shorts were only 'an advertisement to adultery.' (Bettmann/Getty Images)

X-ray: iFixit looks inside the Fujifilm X-M1

iFixit looks inside the Fujifilm X-M1 We're curious people at heart, and we like to know what's going on inside of our prized electronic possessions. But taking screwdriver to camera isn't a wise idea if you want to keep you gear functioning with a valid warranty. Show More Summary

Edwardian Criminal Faces of North Shields – Vintage Mugshots of Women in the early 1900s

These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court in the early 1900s. Alice Caush arrested for larceny, 31st October 1903 Annie Anderson arrested for alleged theft of...Show More Summary

Your First 100,000 Photos are Your Worst

Henri Cartier-Bresson once said that your first 10,000 photos are your worst. The point of that statement was that photography ought to be an art that is perfected with practice, hard work and repetition. It takes time before a photographer feels as one with their camera. Over time though you eventually learn your camera backwards […]

Wonderful Color Photos of Everyday Life in Minnesota in the 1970s

Flip Schulke documented everyday life in Minnesota during the 1970s. He focused mainly on revelry and the lives of people in the local. See more »

Motive Power: 1926

"The Crescent Limited, ace of the Southern Railway System's passenger train service between New York, Washington, Atlanta and New Orleans." Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1926. "Southern R.R. Co. Crescent Limited locomotive." Previously seen here and here. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

75 Vintage Snapshots That Show What Summer Fun Looked Like From Between the 1920s and 1950s

Summer is for many a season of youth and dreams, of lighthearted moments we have longed for, as sunbeams and shadows stretch on hot sidewalks and a nightly breeze, along with crickets’ chirping, serenades our dreamy thoughts. These vintage snapshots below show what summer fun looked like from between the 1920s and 1950s: See more »

Choosing the Right Camera Bag – and Why You May Need More than One

You’ve just bought yourself a new camera, or perhaps a new lens. Now you find yourself wanting to get a new bag for new purchases – after all, a good bag will protect your equipment, and can serve as an ideal place to store your photography gear when not in use. Show More Summary

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