Here are A World History of Photography by Naomi Rosenblum. Encompasses the entire range of the photographic medium, from the camera lucida to up-to-date computer technology, and from Europe and the Americas to the Far East. The text investigates all aspects of photography – aesthetic, documentary, commercial and technical – while placing it in historical context. It includes three technical sections with detailed information about equipment and processes. This edition also updates important new international work from the 1980s and 1990s. Read the rest of this entry ».
A History of Women Photographers by Naomi Rosenblum. In this landmark volume, Rosenblum (A World History of Photography) examines sympathetically the achievements of women in photography since its invention in 1839, and highlights society’s failure to give them appropriate recognition. One research obstacle the author encountered was the 19th-century practice of men taking credit for work done by women. Read the rest of this entry ».
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“The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.” —Robert Doisneau, French photographer, (1912-1994) Robert Doisneau was a French photographer born on April 14, 1912 in Gentilly, Val-de-Marne. He was a photojournalistic photographer; focusing most of his life’s work recording the eccentricities of daily […]
Here are 20 quick tips to get you started as a beginner photographer. Maybe you’ve known some of these, but hopefully you’ll learn something new. 1. To practice your panning skills, photograph objects moving at normal speeds (a person riding on a motorcycle, for instance). Use the shutter priority mode and set your shutter speed […]
When I read photographers’ success stories, I often ask myself, are there certain traits that make certain photographers successful? After some pondering this past week, I’ve concluded that there are three main traits that determine the success of a photographer: The first trait is courage Courage is very important and distinguishes the work among the […]
Today, most digital still cameras use either a CCD image sensor or a CMOS sensor. Both types of sensor accomplish the same task of capturing light and converting it into electrical signals. Digital cameras have become extremely common as the prices have come down. One of the drivers behind the falling prices has been the […]
Image Stabilization (or Vibration Reduction in Nikon) is a technology found on some DSLR Canon and Nikon lenses. Activate the image stabilization (IS) so that the photographer can produce sharp images in lightless conditions without using a tripod. In another words, you can use adequately slower shutter speed when the camera is on your hands […]
As a novice photographer, or as someone starting out in learning the craft, your need of digital post-processing is inevitable. Now more than ever, digital processing softwares are popping up everywhere. Whether it be the instant kind (like Instagram, Hipstamatic, or ToyCamera) or the manual professionally-aimed ones (such as Adobe Photoshop, Aperture, or Lightroom), there’s […]
Waterfalls seem to grab the hearts and minds of people. Go to any location that has one or more waterfalls and it is pretty much a guarantee that they will be a major attraction, if not the main attraction, of the area. However, as beautiful as waterfalls are, it is not so easy to capture […]