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Three Easy Hacks to Help Make Your Still Life Photography Stand Out

Still life photography is usually thought to be simple and easy at first. But you'll quickly find out that arranging and composing your objects …

Making Collodion From Scratch

A few days ago, for the first time ever in my experience with wet plate photography, I mixed up collodion from scratch. I thought I’d share about the …

Beautiful Street Photography by Clarissa Bonet

Photographer Clarissa Bonet offers us a beautiful series entitled <i>City Space</i> which is an “exploration of the urban environment and [her] perception of …

BACK IN BLACK. Lucky Customs’ ‘Rock‘n’Rolla’ Evo Harley Bobber

<i>Written by Marlon Slack.</i>Argentina’s Lucky Customs have done more for 1980’s Harley Davidson than anyone else in recent years. A few months back we …

Why Photographers Don’t Get Modern Art

It’s understandable that the great unwashed masses of the larger population might not appreciate contemporary art. But you’d think that …

Learn From the Masters of Photography

MASTERS Volume I is your essential photography primer– to push your photography education to the next level.<p>“He without a past has no future.”<p>Start …

Street Photography

9 Life Lessons from Aesop’s Fables

From Aesop Fables, some personal notes for myself:<p>1. Choose definite gains over uncertain (future) gains:<p>A Fisherman who lived on the produce of his …

How I Motivate Myself to Make Photos

About to leave our apartment in Hanoi / Macro photo of Cindy’s hand.I have a hard time motivating myself to take photos. This is what works for me:1. …

Street Photography

How to Add the Fibonacci Spiral Composition to Your Photography

Dear friend,<p>I want to use this time to think about how to add more curves, dynamism, and perhaps the legendary ‘fibonacci spiral’ to your …

Street Photography

Your Perfect B&W Print

<i>Even in an age of photo sharing online, the print remains the ultimate expression of a photograph. To make your black-and-white images print with</i> …

Tutorials

How to Wet Mount Scan Film

An easy to follow guide on how to wet mount film to scan on your flatbed Epson scanner. This will get you the highest quality scans at home.<p>Here's …

How Not to Give a Fuck of What Others Think of You

Dear friend,<p>I want to write you a letter on <i>not</i> giving a fuck of what others think of you:<p>You were born for greatness<p>First of all, why do you care …

What’s the Story? 5 Ways to Make Better Street Photos

Street photography is an addictive calling—the more you do it, the more you want to do it. You crave more people, more places, more action. Plus, …

How to Liberate Yourself in Photography

Hanoi, 2017Dear friend,I wanted to share with you some thoughts on personal liberation on photography— what it means to me, and how I achieved it for …

How to Find Your Style in Photography

Hue, 2017 #cindyprojectDear friend,Many of us are trying to find our “style” in our photography.1. Photography styleHue, 2017 #cindyprojectBut what …

Street Photography

How to Develop Black & White Film for Extreme Contrast and Detail

The world of analog photography surprises me a bit more every day! I recently read about a technique called Stand Development, so I have decided to …

Ambrotype Photography Made With a Dallmeyer 3A Lens in 1880

<i>Screenshots taken from video.</i><p>Fascination with the roots of photography and subsequent exploration of the traditional practices from the old days have …

How to Shoot Street Portraits With Permission

If there is one genre of street photography I specialize in, it is street portraiture. I love talking with my subjects, engaging with them, and …

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

<i>“Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.” ― Lena Dunham</i><p>John G. Morris at 100 – <i>The Eye of</i> …

What is Fine Art?

Have you ever wondered what the term “Fine Art” really means? While contemporary semantics may differ, read on to discover the historical origin of …

Art

Google announces RAISR, a method of upscaling images with machine learning

You probably know as well as I do that the internet is littered with low-resolution images, either a limitation of a device's camera or …

Panoramic Photos of Norway Shot on a Hasselblad XPan and Kodak Film

Most photographers could work their way through a few terabytes worth of memory cards during a trip to Norway. But when Tom Kluyver decided to join …

Meet the Genius Street Photographer You've Never Heard Of

Untitled<br>Charalampos Kydonakis<p>1 of 23<p>I had a great uncle Frank “Yaki” Yakimovich whom I met only once at a family reunion in 1982. He was what you …

A Rare Look at a Forgotten Photographic Process

In ‘Real/Ideal: Photography in France, 1847–1860,’ Los Angeles’ Getty Center will look at the painterly style of paper negatives<p>Over the course of its history, photography has left a trail of also-ran processes—techniques that flourished and faded, alternate ways of recording reality. In a new …

Los Angeles

Unraveling the History of Photography

August 11, 2016<p>Deeply invested in contemporary art, Widewalls magazine aims to provide a unique experience for its readers in form of in-depth and …

Ansel Adams Reveals His Creative Process in 1958 Documentary

Today marks what would be the 111th birthday of Ansel Adams, the American photographer who captured the sublime power of the wilderness, taking …

I Built an 8×10 Paper Negative Box Camera… and It Works!

I know, I know. It’s been done before, but not by me, so I gave ‘er a go. It started when I discovered a blog post online: DIY Foam core 8×10 camera …

How I Post-Process Hard Light and Overwhelming Tones

Ever since the middle of high school, I’ve been immensely interested in “the process.” You know, that middle bit between point A and point B that …

Old School: How to Meter and Expose for Any Lighting Situation

It’s time for a long overdue post. Looking back through my archives, I realized that I’ve covered topics like film selections and scanning film but …

Neverland: My Korea

<i>Josh White (also known as JT White) grew up in the furthest reaches of eastern Canada—the island of Newfoundland. From there, life's journey took him around the world and eventually to the bustling streets of Seoul, South Korea. It was there that he discovered his most important form of expression</i> …