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  • Mimicking the Masters: Henri Cartier-Bresson

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-09 #gear #tutorials
    Mimicking the Masters: Henri Cartier-Bresson

    Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer who is well-known as the ‘father of modern photojournalism’. He was also one of the pioneer photographers who developed street photography. Learn more techniques from this master photographer.

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  • Katsushika Hokusai: 250th Anniversary Exhibition

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-06 #news
    Katsushika Hokusai: 250th Anniversary Exhibition

    Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese painter from the Edo period. He is known as one of the influences for renowned artists, such as Monet and Picasso. Learn more about his work and details for the exhibition after the break.

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  • New World Transparent Specimens

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-06
    New World Transparent Specimens

    Japanese artist Iori Tomita meshed science with art when he preserved various organisms in jars. See the colorful specimens that he preserved after the break.

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  • Ceramic Skulls: Predictive Dream Series

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-05
    Ceramic Skulls: Predictive Dream Series

    Japanese sculptor Katsuyo Aoki uses ceramic as a medium to create her one-of-a-kind pieces. For her series ‘Predictive Dream’, she created various skulls with intricate details.

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  • Don Hong-Oai’s Asian Pictorialism

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-05
    Don Hong-Oai’s Asian Pictorialism

    Don Hong-Oai was a Chinese photographer who only gained popularity a few years before his death. His photos are described as Asian pictorialism, which constitute traditional Chinese elements similar to oriental paintings.

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  • Horoji Kubota: Far East Photographer

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-04
    Horoji Kubota: Far East Photographer

    Horoji Kubota is a Japanese photographer who lived in the United States but eventually went back to his homeland to revisit his roots. Learn more about him and see his work after the break.

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  • Korea in Kodachrome

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-04
    Korea in Kodachrome

    In 1955, engineer Michael King was sent to Korea for his national service. While he was there, he was able to document the lives of the citizens after the war. Take a look at some of his Kodachrome photos after the jump.

  • Kawanabe Kyosai: Artwork From the 1870’s

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-03
    Kawanabe Kyosai: Artwork From the 1870’s

    Kawanabe Kyosai was a renowned Japanese artist known for his dark paintings. View some of his commissioned works after the break.

  • Miniature Origami Creations

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-03
    Miniature Origami Creations

    Origami, the art of paper folding, has been around since the 17th century AD. Many get into this type of paper craft but not all are successful. Anja Markiewicz, an artist from Germany, also has origami creations. The difference is that her origami pieces are miniature in size.

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  • Ribbon and Fabric Art: Ribbonesia

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-02 #news
    Ribbon and Fabric Art: Ribbonesia

    Japanese artist Baku Maeda has been working with paintbrushes and pens to create his art. Lately, he’s been working with ribbons and fabric to form different animals. Learn more about his one-of-a-kind art after the break.

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  • Portraits of Photographers

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-02
    Portraits of Photographers

    We seldom see photos of our favorite photographers with the cameras that they use. Here are a few portraits of some photographers, some they took by themselves while others were taken by another photographer.

  • Screen Sirens and Rock Rebels

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-29 #news
    Screen Sirens and Rock Rebels

    English photographer Terry O’Neill rose to fame for his photographs of celebrities and fashion icons in the 1960’s. Learn more about his exhibit after the break.

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  • San Francisco in Toothpicks

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-29 #news #videos
    San Francisco in Toothpicks

    Scott Weaver is an artist who created a toothpick sculpture of San Francisco called ‘Rolling through the Bay’. This kinetic sculpture took him 35 years to build and it is on display for everyone to see. Find out more after the break.

  • Luminescent Origami Jellyfish

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-28 #news #videos
    Luminescent Origami Jellyfish

    Luminescent jellyfish can be found in dark and deep ocean waters. A recent display at the Vancouver Aquarium showcases the beauty of these creatures using origami. Learn more after the break.

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  • Fashion in a Bubble

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-28
    Fashion in a Bubble

    Melvin Sokolsky is a photographer and film director best known for his editorial and advertorial works. For one series, he was able to capture models flying in mid-air with the use of a plastic bubble. See more after the break.

  • The Snowflake Man

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-27
    The Snowflake Man

    Wilson Bentley was the first person to photograph a snowflake up close. Learn more about him and see his snowflake photos after the break.

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  • Vintage Photos of Hidden Mothers

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-27
    Vintage Photos of Hidden Mothers

    Back then, it was a bit hard to take photos of children and babies since they move a lot. The solution to this was the ‘hidden mother’ technique wherein mothers would hold their children in place during exposure.

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  • 75 Years of LIFE

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-26 #news
    75 Years of LIFE

    Not long ago, chemistry was the driving force behind marvellous photographs. John Loengard was a photographer for LIFE, a photo journal news magazine, and he was able to take iconic photos featured on the magazine. Take a look at some photos that Loengard took and see the details for an exhibit after the break.

  • Magnum at the Movies

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-26 #news
    Magnum at the Movies

    Several noted photographers who are part of the photography cooperative Magnum have worked on movie sets to film stars at work. Take a look at some of the photos by these noted professionals and get the details for the exhibit after the break.

  • The World’s First Christmas Card

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-23
    The World’s First Christmas Card

    Every year, we send out Christmas cards to our loved ones who are far away. Do you ever wonder where the first Christmas card came from? Let’s take a look!

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  • Christmas Wish Lists From Way Back

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-23
    Christmas Wish Lists From Way Back

    Christmas wish lists today differ from lists way back. Nowadays most people want gadgets or high-tech items. Let’s take a look at some of the items people put on their wish lists decades ago.

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  • By the Decade: Toys From the 1980's

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-23 #videos
    By the Decade: Toys From the 1980's

    Kids always love receiving toys as gifts, especially during Christmas. Let's take a look back at some of the popular toy fads in the 1980's.

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  • 100 Year-Old Letter to Santa

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-22 #news
    100 Year-Old Letter to Santa

    A photo of a 100-year-old letter to Santa written by two kids is floating around the world wide web. Learn more about this interesting discovery after the break.

  • Behind the Scenes: Capa’s Set Photos of ‘Notorious’

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-22
    Behind the Scenes: Capa’s Set Photos of ‘Notorious’

    Many of us know Robert Capa for being a combat photographer. During his lifetime, he was also able to take other photographs, such as behind the scenes shots of Alfred Hitchcock’s movie ‘Notorious’. Learn more after the break.

  • The Medium Format Advantage

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-22 #gear #tutorials
    The Medium Format Advantage

    This article will dive head-first into the world of medium format photography. We’ll take you through a basic introduction, then look at different cameras, film, scanners and processing techniques to give this type of photography a try!

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  • How to Plan a Photography Exhibit

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-21 #gear #tutorials
    How to Plan a Photography Exhibit

    After looking at the countless film photographs that you have accumulated over the years, don’t you think it’s time for you to show your photos to other people? Well, you can do so through an exhibit!

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  • Gift Giving This Holiday Season

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-21 #videos
    Gift Giving This Holiday Season

    Christmas is not only about receiving gifts from your loved ones. Half the fun is giving them out too! Here is a short stop-motion animation clip that will hopefully inspire you this coming Christmas.

  • A Christmas Tradition: Sitting on Santa’s Lap

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-20
    A Christmas Tradition: Sitting on Santa’s Lap

    Every year, parents bring their little ones to see Santa Claus. This has been a running tradition for many years now. Learn more about this tradition and view some photos of children with Santa Claus after the break.

  • Mimicking the Masters: Robert Capa

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-20 #gear #tutorials
    Mimicking the Masters: Robert Capa

    Robert Capa was a Hungarian photographer who documented several wars during his lifetime. His photographic style captured the essence of the events as they happened and this evokes feelings for anyone who views his photos. Here are some tips to help you achieve Robert Capa’s photography techniques.

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  • Canister Christmas Lights

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-19 #gear #tutorials
    Canister Christmas Lights

    Do you have a lot of plastic canisters lying around in your house? If you do, here is something that you can do to brighten up your home this holiday season!

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  • Masayoshi Sukita: Heroes

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-19
    Masayoshi Sukita: Heroes

    Masayoshi Sukita is a Japanese photographer who took the photo for David Bowie’s 1977 album ‘Heroes’. There were several photos that were considered for the album. Let’s take a look at some of them.

  • Tips for the Holiday Season

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-16 #gear #tutorials
    Tips for the Holiday Season

    Christmas is fast approaching so get your cameras ready to shoot some awesome holiday shots. There are a lot of things that you can shoot and here are a few tips that can help you!

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  • 3 Christmas Symbols and Their Meanings

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-16
    3 Christmas Symbols and Their Meanings

    Every year, we decorate our homes with lights, ornaments and other items for a festive mood. Do you know what these Christmas symbols mean? Let’s find out!

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  • By the Decade: Toys From the 1970's

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-16 #videos
    By the Decade: Toys From the 1970's

    We've seen some toys from the 1950's and 1960's. Now it's time to go back and look at some of the toys that were released in the 1970's!

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  • Preserving Your Film Photographs

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-15 #gear #tutorials
    Preserving Your Film Photographs

    If you want your grandchildren to see your film photos, there are several factors that you must take into consideration to preserve the original state of your pictures. Here are some tips that could help you preserve your film photographs.

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  • Patti Smith by Michael Stipe

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-15
    Patti Smith by Michael Stipe

    Michael Stipe, frontman of the recently disbanded group R.E.M., cites Patti Smith as one of the people who influenced his musical career. In 1995, he followed Patti Smith on tour and took some black and white photos. Learn more after the break.

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  • Tips on Archiving Photos

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-14 #gear #tutorials
    Tips on Archiving Photos

    If you have old photos that you would like to preserve, you must know how to store them properly in order to keep them in good condition. This will ensure that your photos will last for years to come.

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  • Van Gogh Art in Spices

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-14
    Van Gogh Art in Spices

    Photographer Kelly McCollam used Vincent Van Gogh’s works of art as inspiration for one of her projects. She used different kinds of spices to recreate Van Gogh’s paintings.

  • 30 Ways to Hack Your Next Roll of Film

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-13 #gear #tutorials
    30 Ways to Hack Your Next Roll of Film

    One of the things that we look forward to when shooting with film is the result. Seeing the photos is always a surprise as we never know what exactly we're going to get. Here are some tips that you could use to hack your next roll of film.

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  • Fast Facts on Frank Sinatra

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-13
    Fast Facts on Frank Sinatra

    Celebrated singer and actor Frank Sinatra would have turned 96 yesterday. Many recognize him for his voice and good looks but there is more than what meets the eye. Get to know more about the legendary Frank Sinatra after the break.

  • The Day the Factory Died

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-13 #news
    The Day the Factory Died

    Acclaimed photographer Christophe Von Hohenberg’s photos of Andy Warhol’s memorial service will be featured in an exhibit. Learn more about this event after the break.

  • Gibson Through the Lens

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-12 #news
    Gibson Through the Lens

    Gibson Through the Lens is an ongoing exhibit featuring great guitarists using their Gibson guitars. The exhibit features the best rock photographers. Learn more about this exhibit after the break.

  • Salvador Dali Vogue Covers

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-12
    Salvador Dali Vogue Covers

    The fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue released its first issue in 1892. Since then, there have been numerous personalities who have graced the covers of the magazine. On 4 of their issues, they chose to feature the art of Salvador Dali.

  • Joni Sternbach: SurfLand

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-10 #videos
    Joni Sternbach: SurfLand

    Brooklyn-based photographer Joni Sternbach has captured the culture in different surf spots across the United States. She does this with the use of a large format camera and the collodion process. Learn more about her project after the jump.

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  • Inside Corbis’ Archives

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-09
    Inside Corbis’ Archives

    Corbis Corporation licenses rights to photos and other types of visual media. Their archives are preserved underground in a Pittsburgh mine. Learn more about their archiving system after the break.

  • By the Decade: Toys From the 1960's

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-09 #videos
    By the Decade: Toys From the 1960's

    On this next edition of toys by the decade, we'll be taking a look at some of the toys that were released in the 1960's including the Easy Bake Oven, G.I. Joe and more.

  • X-Ray Photos of Technology

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-09
    X-Ray Photos of Technology

    Photographer Max de Esteban has received numerous international awards for several of his works. His projects are divided in two categories – Propositions and Elegies of Manumission. Let’s take a look at one of his projects after the break.

  • Vintage Ventriloquism

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-09
    Vintage Ventriloquism

    Ventriloquism is an old stage act wherein the performer manipulates a dummy. Let’s learn more about this craft and see some vintage photos of performers and their dummies after the break.

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  • Thanksgiving Turkey Rumble Winner Announcement

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-07 #news
    Thanksgiving Turkey Rumble Winner Announcement

    We have received quite a number of submissions for the Thanksgiving Turkey Rumble. Now it’s time to reveal the winners!

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  • Exemplar: Joy Division

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-07 #news
    Exemplar: Joy Division

    British photographer Kevin Cummins has photographed numerous musicians throughout his career. His ongoing exhibition showcases his photographs of the English rock band, Joy Division. Learn more after the break.

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