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Infrared Photography: Imaging in a Different Light

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Creative Experimentation As a photographer with an art background and an employee of a company with endless gear options, I am always looking for something to give me a fresh perspective on image making.  On our recent trip to the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Conference+Expo (WPPI) in Las Vegas I took the opportunity to learn [...]

Cotton. Sidney Cotton.

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"He caused a lot of trouble over here, you know."  A librarian at the Royal Aeronautical Society, when asked for references on Sydney Cotton. It's been a while since I did a history article. I love writing about the true "characters" of photography, and to be honest, I hadn't stumbled across anyone that really interested [...]

A New Old Lens

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Like a lot of photo history buffs, I've been quite excited about Lomography's new iteration of the Petzval lens in 85mm focal length. For those of you who don't know about the Petzval lens, I wrote about it a few years ago. It really has a rather a fascinating story. Since writing that article, I've [...]

And Edgerton Said, "Let There Be Light."

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The more I learn about the history of photography, the more I come to realize that just about every important advancement since 1850 has its roots in photography. The 8 hour workday, paid vacations, and employee stock options? A photography manufacturer started them. Telegraph? A photographer invented it. Synthetic cloth was just an offshoots of photographic [...]