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The History of Photography, As Told Through Stick Figures

Posted by on Friday July 22, 2016 | Fine Art, Fun

When Charles Woodard was in the history of photography class taught by Nick Muellner at Ithaca College, he sketched each masterpiece on a 4×6 flash card, to help him memorize the titles and dates for the final exam. His crude lines and stick figures are reductive, but also uncannily recognizable. The gallery Higher Pictures in... More

True Confessions, Photography Edition

Posted by on Friday May 20, 2016 | Fun

Photographers, especially pros, are expected to conform to a set of, if not standards, then expectations. Keep the mode dial firmly on manual. Don’t say you’re a “natural light” photographer. And so on. But in our unguarded moments, we’ve all slipped. The folks at Digital Rev TV are clearing the air with a series of raw, heartfelt... More

Some (Mostly) Fun Photo Stats for 2015

Posted by on Thursday December 17, 2015 | Fun

  With the year drawing to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year that was and there’s no better way to do that than through a bulleted list of statistics. Here are a few that caught our eye: 1.2 trillion: The number of photos humans have collectively snapped in 2015, according to the... More

The Evolution of Camera Technology in 11 Portraits

Posted by on Monday December 14, 2015 | Camera, Fun, Video

Photography is a bit unique among technologically-driven disciplines in that new advancements don’t completely replace older approaches (even if they do marginalize them). While no one would relish the thought of creating computer-generated graphics on decades-only technology, photographers and artists routinely create work with processes and technologies far older than that. The Cooperative of Photography... More

Selfie Copyright Battle: Monkey See, Monkey Sue

Posted by on Wednesday September 23, 2015 | Copyright/Legal, Fun

An animal rights group has filed a copyright ownership claim in federal court in San Francisco on behalf of a monkey that used British photographer David Slater’s camera to shoot a selfie, according to an Agence-France Press report yesterday. Naruto, the six-year-old macaque, grabbed Slater’s unattended camera in 2011 and took at least two selfies.... More

6 Photography Tips for Your Next Trip

Posted by on Friday July 24, 2015 | Fun

Sponsored by NYIP Ah, summer! When life is sweet and vacations are (hopefully) a plenty. Whether you’re going for a short jaunt to a nearby locale or traveling for an extended stay abroad, you want to make pictures that show the region in the richest, most interesting way. But how do you do that? New... More