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Why Photographers Fail

Recently there has been a spate of very sad, and ultimately defeatist articles decrying the “death of photography.” We have no shortage of examples. …

7Artisans unveils range of low cost, fast lenses for mirrorless cameras

Chinese optical manufacturer 7Artisans has introduced a collection of four lenses that are intended to provide low-cost alternatives to branded …

Cameras

This is What One Photography Veteran Thinks Makes a Great Image

Photographer Jesse James Allen has created a touching tribute to his photography mentor, Charles Howse. In the 6-minute video above, Howse shares an …

Shutter Speed

Going Open Source to Make Your Own Loupedeck Alternative

There is an extremely talented landscape photographer called Thomas Heaton whose YouTube videos I find very instructive and entertaining. Recently he …

Landscape Photography

49 Film Photography Blogs Worth Following

I’ve collected and shot film cameras for 40 years, but only started blogging about it in the last decade or so. I went looking for other blogging …

F**k Photojournalism: It’s Time for the Industry to Change Before It Dies

If you were to ask me whether or not I was surprised that there is another scandal in the photojournalism community, I would reply with a resounding …

The Leica M8 10th Anniversary. A decade long Love affair, By Five Passionate Photographers

The Leica M8 and it’s 10th Anniversary. A decade long Love affair By Five Passionate Photographers When it was introduced in 2006, the Leica M8 was a …

Extinction

Why Our Attachment to the Past is Hindering the Future of Photography

There’s a very succinct analogy by Marshall McLuhan, summing up our society’s focus on the past:<p>“We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. …

The Leica Look

What makes Leica images so different?<p>Back in those days of film and when my older daughter was little, we used to play this game: I would through a …

Is Street Photography Killing Itself?

Is the most egalitarian form of photography, ‘street photography’, being destroyed by its own popularity? Is such a thing even possible? I won’t …

Film Review: Kodak Portra 400 (35mm and 120, Various Formats)

Years and years ago, Kodak announced something that would endure for quite a while: Kodak Portra 400. Available in the 120, 35mm, and large formats, …

How to Be a Spartan Photographer

I’ve been really into Spartan culture lately. I’m impressed with their physical fortitude, their obedience and duty to the state and their frugal …

This photographer shot more than 100 famous people in two years. These are his favorites.

Last summer, New York photographer Jesse Dittmar published his first book. It is a collection of 62 black and white portraits of actors, musicians, athletes, politicians and the like, taken with a medium format camera between 2013 and 2015. Its title, “Two,” refers to the pairings he creates in …

Serena Williams

A Comprehensive Color Theory Guide for Photographers

We talk about composition a lot, but have you ever really dived into the subject of color theory and thought about how it applies to your …

跟王家卫学习如何拍出“有故事”的照片

The Only Five Email Folders Your Inbox Will Ever Need

Stop “organizing” your emails by subject and start thinking of them in terms of deadlines.<p>For years, my approach to email was like slaying a hydra. For every email I deleted, two more landed in my inbox.<p>Part of the problem, I knew, was the nature of my work. My team stands between two major …

Productivity

Improve Your Photography Skills With This 52 Week Photo Challenge

Challenges are a fun way to help improve your skills in a particular area. If you want to get better at photography, or you just like taking …

An 'entry level' Leica set: price and weight differences

An ‘entry level’ Leica set: price and weight differences<p>on 11 December, 2016 at 18:53<p>My experience with the Summarit range has been limited to the …

Elements of Photography Every Aspiring Photographer Needs to Know

December 22, 2016<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist …

Unleash Unlimited Depth Of Field

<i>Finished Image. Craig Blacklock defied the limits of depth of field and diffraction to create this image. He created the series of exposures shown</i> …

Tutorials

Five Easy Ways to Make Anyone Comfortable in Front of Your Lens

I am a firm believer that the very first minutes of interaction between two people is a breaking point for their collaboration. Whether you are an …

Raspberry Pi - Teach, Learn, and Make with Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi

How to Install Alternative Web Browsers on the Raspberry Pi

If you are running the Raspian distro on your Raspberry Pi–and many people are–then the default web browser is probably your primary method for …

Wet Scanning Your Film

<b>Wet Scanning Your Film by John Kossik</b><br>John returns to us with another highly technical look at scanning. Wet scanning takes scanning quality to the …

Favorite Lenses of Famous Photographers

As much as photographers distance themselves from their cameras, saying that it is merely a tool, photography as a whole is much more intertwined …

The Leica M8 - A simple, digital, rangefinder

Released a decade ago, the M8 was Leica’s first digital rangefinder. By the standards of most people, this thing is now old technology; it’s long in …

Convert 35mm SLR Film Camera to Digital

It is a fairly easy and inexpensive project to mount a Sony Nex onto a spare SLR camera back to convert your old film camera into a multispectral …

Cameras

William Eggleston: The Father of Modern Color Photography

The acclaimed pioneer in color photography has been teaching us how to see the world his way for decades, and once you fall under his spell, it’s for …

Street Photography

Understanding the Basic Laws of Light and How to Use Them

As we mentioned this morning, composition is one of the most critical aspects of photography. But another, equally important piece is understanding …

Photography