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Even More Professional Photographers Who Still Shoot Film

In most professions out there, people who don’t swim with the changing tide tend to drown, which is why so many photographers out there are skeptical …

Michael J. Fox

The Endurance: one of the greatest survival stories ever told

The Endurance<p>Survival against the greatest odds.<p>Ernest Shackleton had already made a name for himself as an intrepid explorer, having reached a …

Tom Crean

Advanced Photo Enlargement Processing for Digital Photos

I have specialized in the processing and printing of digital photographs since 1997, and since 1999, have fine tuned that specialty to wide format …

Why I Stopped Using the DNG File Format

A couple of years ago, when I switched careers and moved into photography full time, I did a lot of research on multiple aspects of running a …

R3 Monobath Developer Lets You Process Your Film with One Chemical Bath

In March 2014, we reported that inventor Bob Crowley and his startup New55 were working on producing a new line of 4×5 instant film. That Kickstarter …

‘Art of The Italian Two Wheel’ - Stuart Parr

Imagine for a second that you’ve made it. Whether it be through sheer luck, hard work or divine skill, you’ve reached a point in your life where you …

Motorcycles

What I Learned Processing 164 Rolls of Film After Waiting a Year

I recently stopped into the Costco in Mountain View, California with 164 rolls of Kodak Portra 400. You should’ve seen the look of the staff— it was …

Street Photography

Black and white photography: how to make monochrome stunning

In this black and white photography tutorial, we’ll show you how to choose your subjects, set up your camera and how simple but effective adjustments …

Landscape Photography

100 More Years of Analog Film

We are FILM Ferrania and we are in the process of building a new kind of analog film factory in northern Italy. To be viable for the long-term, this …

Incredible Photos from the Decline of the USSR Look Decades out of Place

These images of a collapsing Soviet Union look like something straight out of my Great Grandmother's photo album, not something from the late 80s or …

Soviet Union

Escape Claws: Why Wolverine Had to Die for the Sake of Marvel Comics

The character finally proved himself to be mortal, but that doesn't mean he's gone for good.<p>Ms. Marvel is a Pakistani-American superhero born in the late 1990s whose real name is Kamala Khan. She’s a Muslim teenager who worries her observant parents when she sneaks out at night, which she does …

The Future Of The Future Of Books

Thoughts on Amazon, e-books, and the future of how we read words.<p>The year I graduated high school, the media was overrun with speculation about a new technology set to shake the foundation of the world. What was it? We weren't told, exactly. All we knew was that code name "IT" was so revolutionary …

Why Are So Few Books From the 20th Century Available as Ebooks?

... while the vast majority of songs are on iTunes and YouTube?<p>If you're looking to read a best-selling book from 1922 or earlier on your Kindle, you're in luck. Just about all popular books published between 1913 and 1922 (94 percent, to be exact) are available today as ebooks, often for free.<p>But …

Glenn Cornick, Original Jethro Tull Bassist, Dead at 67

The bassist appeared on the prog-rockers' first three LPs before leaving band in 1970<p>Glenn Cornick, the original bassist for Jethro Tull, passed away …

Rock Music

Disruption from the Medieval to the Digital World

One of the most exciting and interesting projects I came across during my time working with IBM was the digitisation of the Vatican Library. A great …

Humanities

Wiley to Provide Emergency Access to Biomedical Literature to Aid Ebola Outbreak Relief Efforts

HOBOKEN, N.J., Aug 15, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- John Wiley & Sons will provide free access to biomedical literature in support of the Ebola outbreak …

Disease

British readers lost in translations as foreign literature sales boom

Popular Scandinavian authors including Jo Nesbø and Stieg Larsson drive growing domestic demand for translated books<p>British readers are devouring foreign fiction in record numbers amid a mini-boom in translated novels, inspired by the success of Scandinavian authors such as Jo Nesbø.<p>Among a string …

Marco del Pra': Documenting a Village Before it Dissapears

A compassionate photographer creates a compelling scroll-documentary that captures the humanity of a small town and exposes the hypocrisy of …

iOS8 Means eBook Discovery for Indie Authors

Apple’s fall release of iOS 8 was unveiled in a press conference yesterday, and for people who are used to big things from Apple, there’s bad news: …

Kindle Unlimited: it's the end of losing yourself in a good book

Amazon's leaked 'Netflix for books' plan will alarm publishers – and doom old-fashioned anonymous reading<p>Once upon a time, 12 years ago to be precise, David Bowie said something very perceptive. "Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity," he told a <i>New York Times</i> reporter. …

Is the News Replacing Literature?

In the postwar period, a generation of critics, inspired by Lionel Trilling, encapsulated the difference between high art and popular art in a single word: “complexity.” “Literature,” Trilling wrote, “is the human activity that takes the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, …

Literature

Elites or freedom fighters: How the Amazon-Hachette battle took on the rhetoric of class warfare

Advertisement<p>47 Comments<p>Credit: Biz Carson / Gigaom<p>One side defends the ideals that this nation was founded on: Independence and freedom from …

Writing

Nine films that were banned

There are many reasons why censorship boards deem movies illegal to watch. Christian Blauvelt reveals why some popular films were kept out of cinemas.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

If you love books then you should be rooting for Amazon, not Hachette or the Big Five

Advertisement<p>88 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/Vladimir Melnikov<p>As Amazon (s amzn) continues to tighten the screws on book publishers like Hachette — …

The suffragettes' struggle reborn as a gripping graphic adventure

After her acclaimed graphic memoir about James Joyce's daughter, Mary Talbot looks at how women won the right to vote<p>• The Cape/Observer/Comica graphic short story prize 2014 – enter now!<p>When Mary Talbot finished writing her graphic memoir-come-biography, <i>Dotter of Her Father's Eyes,</i> a collaboration …

How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution

The pair of education advocates had a big idea, a new approach to transform every public-school classroom in America. By early 2008, many of the nation’s top politicians and education leaders had lined up in support.<p>But that wasn’t enough. The duo needed money — tens of millions of dollars, at …

7 Lessons Helen Levitt Has Taught Me About Street Photography

Helen Levitt is known as a “photographer’s photographer” a photographer who is admired by photographers everywhere, but not that well known. Since …

Robert Capa’s Longest Day

Seventy years ago, the great war photographer joined the first slaughterhouse wave of D-day, recording W.W. II’s pivotal battle in 11 historic images of blur and grit. But that is only a fraction compared with what he shot—and lost.<p>The orders came to <i>Life</i> war photographer Robert Capa in London from …

Street Photography

Leica M going compact with the Leica Elmar f/3.5 50mm lens

<b>Leica M</b> cameras are reknowned for their great full-frame performance coupled with the pure luxury feeling using precision tools for advanced manual …

Cameras