Historic events were once relegated to written accounts or secondhand storytelling. However, with the invention of photography, history has taken on new life with photographs being mementos by which people remember or learn about significant events. Millions of historic photographs exist; however, some pictures have more significant meaning than others. Even more, these famous photos and the events which they captured can be recognized at first glance.
Many pictures feature lighthearted and even celebratory moments. One such picture captures an overly excited sailor kissing a stunned nurse amidst thousands of Read the rest of this entry »
1. You use your cell phone more to take pictures than you do to talk to people or send text messages.
2. Your Web history includes photo blogs, sites that offer photography tips and picture-sharing websites where you share your favorite pictures.
3. If your house caught on fire, the first thing that you would grab — after your family members — is your camera.
4. Sometimes, you spend hours looking at the pictures that you have taken.
5. You find yourself scrutinizing the pictures that you see in magazines and advertisements.
6. You’d rather take your own family photos than Read the rest of this entry »
Photographers and fans of the genera are always on the lookout for the best photography exhibits. Below are the top 5 from around the world. They showcase some of the most talented photographersâ€™ works. These exhibits are sure to please and leave you stunned.
The Loving Story: Photographs by Grey Villet
This is one of the most moving stories in civil rights history. These photographs capture the Loving family in candid moments and some have been posed. However, they are all beautiful. This is being held at the Read the rest of this entry »
The Perspectives Exhibit at the International Center of Photography is a place where emerging young artists can show off their work. Featuring exciting new film and photography art, the Perspectives Exhibit is a place where a small group of individuals can show off their ideas and engage the visitors through stimulating art pieces. Each year, the Perspective Exhibit features a group of new artists to be shown. For the 2012 exhibit, the artists include Chien-Chi Chang, Greg Girard, and Anna Shteynshleyger. These Read the rest of this entry »
Cameras, what would we do without them? They have become and integral part of our lives. Without cameras there would be not photographs in families, nature and everyday events instantly captured for all of time. It is amazing how one little instrument can bring laughter, joy and sometimes sadness. The history of the camera takes us back to the 16th and 17th centuries. As far back as the 1500s, a camera started out as a tiny pinhole. It is unbelievable to that a camera could Read the rest of this entry »
If you want to have a portfolio of photographs in order to showcase your photographing talent, you will definitely need to shoot a lot of your photographs from different angles. This will add a lot of variety to the types of pictures you are taking.
There are many differ
ent types of camera angles but letâ€™s talk about a few of them. One of the types of angles that a lot of photographers use is broad shots. These are typically used to capture large or wide landscapes. Most photographers will Read the rest of this entry »
Most people have a photography style, even if they donâ€™t know it. The subject and purpose of photography can change over time, but photography styles are often distinctive. Think of your favorite photographer and pay attention to the types of photos he or she takes and you will identify their style.
Artistic styles tend to show things more off the beaten path. The angles and composition of the photos focus on the shapes and colors more than the actual subject of the photo. Artistic styles are appreciated by everyone and are often timeless.
Classic photography is a common style Read the rest of this entry »