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Is it the smartphone or lack of fun that's killing the camera?

Camera companies are struggling to sell cameras - that much is widely known. But analyst Heino Hilbig argues that it's not smartphones, market saturation or the fallout of the 2008 financial crisis that's caused this. Instead he argues that it's the fun-factor and easy operation that the iPhone brought that have made cameras seem less attractive. Show More Summary

Prominent young girls of Seneca Falls as warriors in honor of the officers and members of the National Woman's party, 1923

1923. Warriors. Agnes Lester, Marjorie Follette, Emily Knight, Elizabeth Van Sickle, Carol Lester, prominent young girls of Seneca Falls, as warriors in the Drama depicting the Progress of Woman to be given at the reception at Seneca...Show More Summary

Capturing the Gulf Coast’s Culture as It Slips Into the Sea

"You can say New Orleans is 'back and vibrant and exciting,' but you have to qualify that and say that it’s also different." The post Capturing the Gulf Coast’s Culture as It Slips Into the Sea appeared first on WIRED.

The Best Macro Lens You Probably Already Own

Here’s a quick tip for amazing macro photography using a the best macro lens you probably already own… Your old point-and-shoot camera – which is probably sitting in a closet somewhere gathering dust. Most point and shoot cameras have “macro mode” – otherwise known as “the little flower icon”. I use my nine year old Canon G9 exclusively [...]Show More Summary

45 Vintage Pictures of Everyday Life in Japan from 1949-1951

These are photos taken by an unknown US Navy Commander stationed in Japan from 1949 to 1951. In 1951, he returned to the US aboard the USS General Mitchell. And photos after that were found by m20wc51. A show in Sasebo, ca. 1949-51 At the Kabuki theater, Japan, ca. Show More Summary

10 years after Hurricane Katrina

President Obama visited New Orleans today to mark progress the city has made before the upcoming anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the Gulf Coast 10 years ago. The category 3 storm packed 125-mile-per-hour winds, killed some 2,000 people, caused massive flooding, and was the costliest natural disaster to hit the United States. Show More Summary

NASA employs 150-year-old photography technique to measure shock waves from supersonic flight

NASA has turned to a process devised in 1864 to help it measure shockwaves created by supersonic aircraft flight. The method, schlieren photography, was invented by German scientist August Toepler to observe the effect of objects moving through transparent media, such as water or air. Read more

Photo Workshop: Miami Lighting

4 days agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

Event date: February 19th, 2016 at 10:00am to February 21st, 2016 at 1:00pm

Cozy Shack: 1951

Columbus, Georgia. "Housing 1-18-51." First in a series from the News Archive showing slums supposedly in need of clearance. 4x5 negative. View full size.

13 Rare Photos of The Queen of Crime Agatha Christie

The Queen of Crime was fiercely protective of her privacy, but here is a small collection of rare photographs reveals an unexpected carefree side to the world’s best-selling novelist. The young Agatha playing the mandolin, aged 8 inShow More Summary

Fail: Cameraman Crashes Segway; Knocks The World’s Fastest Man To The Ground

He may be the world’s fastest man, but he’s no match for a segway riding photographer. After winning the 200 meter dash at the World Athletics Championships, Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt was taking a celebratory barefooted stroll down the sidelines as he waved to the throng of cheering fans in the arena stands–it was a pretty [...]Show More Summary

5 Ways to Change Your Composition For Better Photos

If there is one thing in photography that every photographer can work on, it’s composition. Like many of the other techniques in photography, your composition will improve the more you practice. Very often, photographers seem to go to their comfort zone of the rule of thirds. Show More Summary

How A 365 Day Project Helped Launch A Young Photographer’s Professional Career

Three hundred sixty five day photography projects are tough. There’s got to be a high level of dedication and desire to improve. Time has to be made everyday to conceive an idea, take the actual photograph, edit, and post it in your journal. Birthdays, holidays, sick days–it doesn’t matter, there’s still a photograph to be [...]Show More Summary

Outside of the box: Instagram now allows landscape and portrait formats

Instagram's latest update brings a fundamental change with it. Since the app's launch in 2010 users have been limited to posting images in square format. However, today this has changed. After installing version 7.5 of the app, you can post your images in portrait and landscape formats. Read more

Instagram No Longer Requires Square Photos, Allows Portrait and Landscape Orientation

4 days agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

Instagram has caused a pretty substantial rejuvenation of the square image format that was, for a long time, strongly associated with Hasselblad film cameras. People found ways around the forced square format like adding padding to their images or even using special apps to circumvent the shape. Show More Summary

Beyond the Sea – Fabulous Vintage Beach Images from Vogue from between the 1940s and 1960s

These fabulous vintage beach images from the Vogue archive capture that classic feminine essence and luxury sunbathing from the 40s, 50s and 60s. See more »

Instagram Unsquares, Will Allow Portrait and Landscape Photos – Kicks Off With #Starwars Exlusive

There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am PDT For a long time now, Instagram signature look was a square photo with a filter applied. But users are not happy about this restriction. In fact Instagram reports that about 20% of their uploads [...]Show More Summary

Instagram Reorients, Adds Support for Portrait and Landscape Photo Sharing

4 days agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

Instagram is no longer hip to being just square. The latest version of the app (7.5), which went live today in iTunes and Google Play, supports sharing photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientations. Writing that the “square...Show More Summary

Usain Bolt Wins Race, Gets Smashed By Cameraman on Scooter

4 days agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

As a photographer, I understand the drive to get the best possible shot. As a reasonable person, however, I get annoyed when I see photographers (and videographers) doing ill-advised things to get those shots. Recently, perhaps the best...Show More Summary

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