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Cities Service: 1952

From around 1952, from what looks to be somewhere in the Northeast, comes this faded 120 Ektachrome of a Cities Service gas station. Fill it up with Premium, and we'll be in the coffee shop while the Cadillac is getting greased. View full size.

Saving Eliza – The story of a successful fundraising project to save a life

About 8 month ago, we shared an interview with Benjamin VonWong about his work in this video: It’s the story of Eliza O’Neill, since yesterday 5 years old (Happy Birthday, Eliza!). She was diagnosed one year ago with a rare terminal genetic disease, called Sanfilippo Syndrome-Type A. Her parents were told that they would have to watch her daughter fade away before [...]Show More Summary

Weekly Photography Challenge Bird’s Eye View

Earlier I shared a collection of photos shot from above using a bird’s eye view. In the photography challenge last week you were assigned to photograph from a worm’s eye view or low down. This week you will be looking down, using the bird’s eye view to create your images. Show More Summary

Photographers You Should Know: Ellen Von Unwerth

The first time I saw her work was a Claudia Schiffer sh […] Categories: Essays Featured Photographers You Should Know (Read more...)

Swingers: 1900

From around 1900, somewhere in North America, comes this 4x5 glass negative labeled "Women on swing." The giant hats are especially fetching. View full size.

Call of Duty: Heroes is Clash of Clans with Guns

Call of Duty: Heroes is a Clash of Clans-style strategy game that features signature characters and mechanics from the shooter series.

34 Vertigo Inducing Bird’s Eye View Photos

Last week I rounded up a bunch of worm’s eye view images so this week we’re going the other way and taking the high road with bird’s eye view photos. Angle of view and perspective use is a great way to make more interesting images. As...Show More Summary

Is It Ever Okay To Add A Lens Flare In Photoshop? Yes, And Here’s How To Do It

Photoshop makes adding lens flares to a photograph an incredibly simply task which is, both, good and bad. Though they can add a creative touch to a photo, lens flares can also be a great way to turn a good photo bad (really quickly). We’ve all seen those awkwardly placed lens flares that result in [...]Show More Summary

The Photocritic Holiday Gift Guide: presents for landscape photographers

It’s Day Five of the Photocritic Holiday Gift Guide. This means landscapes. We have suggestions for budding landscape photographers and a few treats for more hardened souls. Wide-angle lens Landscape photography and wide-angle lenses go together like strawberries and cream. While I’ve taken great pleasure using a Sigma 17-35mm ƒ/2.8-4.0, it’s now out of production. […]

Ello, My New Favorite Social Network

I just spent $40 on a t-shirt. I don’t think I’ve ever spent $40 on a t-shirt in my life. The t-shirt is a limited edition threadless Ello t-shirt designed by @nopattern. I’ve been given t-shirts in the past by many social networks and sites. I have a Google+ t-shirt, I have a Facebook t-shirt, […]

Canon EOS 7D Mark II shooting experience added to first impressions review

Canon's successor to the EOS 7D was a long time coming, but the 7D Mark II appears to have all the makings of a DSLR worth the wait. Offering a 20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, Dual Pixel AF with 65 phase-detect points and more robust weather-resistance, the 7D II is a formidable follow-up indeed. Show More Summary

The Scam of Rent-to-Own Camera Gear

Capitalism and free market are beautiful things. It inspires creativity, demands adaptability, and rewards those who work to succeed. However, the one caveat on which the continued success of free enterprise hinges is that there must be some sense of ethics put into practice throughout the system. This was one of Karl Marx’s fundamental complaints [...]Show More Summary

Paiges on Parade: 1926

"Paiges on Fillmore Hill at Broadway." San Francisco in 1926 is the setting for this latest entry in the Shorpy Pageant of Extinct Conveyances, a passel of parked Paiges. 8x10 film negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

New Game of Thrones Video Game Trailer Arrives

Check out the first trailer for the upcoming episodic video game Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series, set to come out later this year.

Lighting equipment manufacturer Metz files for insolvency

German television and photographic equipment maker Metz has filed for insolvency according to German media. Metz is known for producing high-end lighting equipment including flash units, studio flashes, and video lights. Approximately 600 jobs will be affected by the company's financial situation. Read more

Wood Jeweler: 1900

From circa 1900 in Parts Unknown comes this 4x5 glass negative of G.H. Wood Jeweler, the business, and possibly its Woods. View full size.

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