To get you ready for Independence Day, National Geographic has provided some useful tips for photographing fireworks
, complete with a pretty gallery.
posted by quin
on Jul 3, 2013 -
"From photography’s earliest days, enterprising practitioners realized they could take their services directly to the people. This lead to the horse-drawn wagons called “Daguerreotype Salons” and then to portable, darkroom tents that allowed wet-plate photographers to make pictures outside. As technology advanced, the tents morphed into a single apparatus that combined both camera and darkroom, which allowed photographers to work anywhere. Afghanistan is one of the last places where street vendor photographers still use such a hand-made, wooden camera called kamra-e-faoree or “instant camera.” Observing this practice lead photographer Lukas Birk & anthropologist Sean Foley to undertake the Afghan Box Camera Project.
" - Photo Technique Magazine
introduction to an interview with Lukas Birk [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on May 9, 2012 -
black and white film at home just got much cheaper
. It's possible to develop film using tea, coffee, or even vitamin C. To avoid being called a fustian photography nerd, call it caffenol
, but not that
posted by nomad
on Apr 20, 2006 -