Step Inside Ansel Adams’ Darkroom

Posted by on Thursday July 7, 2016 | Video

Perhaps one of Ansel Adams’ most memorable observations is that great photographs aren’t taken, they’re made. In his day, the making of photographs took place in the dark, amid the vapors of chemicals. In this short video from Marc Silber of Advancing Photography, you’ll get a glimpse through Adams’ darkroom and learn from his son Michael... More

The Battle to Create Real Portrait Photos

Posted by on Tuesday July 5, 2016 | Video

Most people aren’t naturally predisposed to be comfortable in front of a camera, bottling up their personalities at the first sight of a lens. More than possessing the requisite technical skills, great portrait photographers are often the ones who can pop the cork and let a subject’s personality flow through their lenses. In this video... More

The Lives of Photography’s Early Pioneers

Posted by on Wednesday June 15, 2016 | Video

To paraphrase Henry Longfellow, the lives of historic figures “all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.” The task of bringing those footprints back to life for a modern audience has fallen to animator Drew Christie, who was recently commissioned by the San Francisco... More