Here’s something quick and fun that you might want to share with your clueless but shutter-happy friend: an animated video by photographer Eva Timothy tracing the evolution of cameras!
Let’s face it, if there was one thing we can all agree upon by judging each other’s Internet life, it’s that everybody likes taking photos. In fact, it has been estimated that around 380 BILLION photographs are being taken in the world each year. Quite a staggering amount, don’t you think?
But one should wonder, do all those people even know how it all started?
No? Then they might find this TedEd lesson from photographer Eva Timothy worth a watch! This 5-minute video effectively gives the gist of the history of photography, that even the most stubborn of students will appreciate!
As a wildlife cameraman and photographer, Ian Llewellyn has worked on a number of television projects. The UK-based lensman breaks free from the strict confines of his profession by engaging in monochrome photography. His personal work is a plethora of abstract and experimental imagery, created in a style distinctly his own. Llewellyn is an ardent user of a Leica Monochrom camera, on which he mounted the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Lens, producing the most imaginative, phantasmic results.
Although its existence has always been known among locals, it was only in 1913 when the rest of the world was introduced to the Inca site of Machu Picchu through an expedition headed by Yale University and professor Hiram Bingham.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Reminiscent of traveling photographers of the 19th century, Giles Clement tours through the country with his assistant, Zeiss (an Irish Terrier), offering everything from portrait sessions to wildly creative photographic projects for magazines and companies. And although his mode of transportation may have evolved with the times, his photographic method and gear have changed very little compared to the photographers of days past. Now, with over 3 years of tintyping experience under his belt and an impressive list of clients, he's carved a name out for himself as an accomplished tintyper and continues to spread his passion for this ages-old technique everywhere he goes.