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What is Your Parents’ Best Photo?

What is Your Parents' Best Photo?

There are many things in life you have a choice over, but your parents are not one of them! You are born and — to a greater or lesser extent — bred, shaping the person you are today. So have you looked at their photographs?

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12 Days of Christmas: the Most Iconic Photo of All Time

12 Days of Christmas: the Most Iconic Photo of All Time

It’s Christmas week and the 12 weeks of Christmas reaches its last installment. There had to be a number 1 and what better choice than the most iconic photo of all time?

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Photographer Ken Heyman Dies at 89

Photographer Ken Heyman Dies at 89

Ken Heyman, a photographer that’s worked with cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead, shot commissions for Life magazine, and collaborated with President Lyndon B. Johnson, died on December 10th in Manhattan at 89 years old. He died at his home of a heart ailment, as reported by his daughter, Jennifer McCarthy.

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How Kodak Spoiled Christmas for Thousands of Photographers

How Kodak Spoiled Christmas for Thousands of Photographers

Those growing up in the States during the 70s and 80s will no doubt remember adverts for Kodak’s various products, especially around Christmas. One year in particular proved disastrous for Kodak, and Azriel Knight and his magnificent beard take us back in time to explain how it happened.

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The Fascinating Process of Preserving a 200-Year-Old Photograph

The Fascinating Process of Preserving a 200-Year-Old Photograph

It is easy to take for granted how easy it is to preserve our images these days; after all, we can create multiple copies of our photos in multiple locations with just a few clicks of the mouse. It was not always so easy, and as this great video shows, the process of preserving historical photographs can be incredibly delicate and require a highly skilled hand. Check out this great video to see the process in action.

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The National Archives: A Wealth of Americana Inspiration

The National Archives: A Wealth of Americana Inspiration

As creatives and photographers, it’s essential to study imagery for education and inspiration. The national archive is a wealth of archival and historical photos from America’s history.

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Are Your Photographs Aesthetic?

Are Your Photographs Aesthetic?

Do you want your images to look “good”? Aesthetics will help you understand the value of an image beyond its informative and representative character. Let’s ask some great philosophers what they think about it.

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100 Years of Photographic History for Olympus

100 Years of Photographic History for Olympus

This past weekend, The Olympus Corporation turned 100 years old. A review of Olympus’ history is eye opening. I didn’t realize that Olympus was originally a healthcare company, and it remains a leader in certain healthcare fields today.

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A Fascinating Look at How Film Cameras Superimposed Dates on Photos

A Fascinating Look at How Film Cameras Superimposed Dates on Photos

If you have ever shot with certain film cameras of the past, you have probably noticed that the prints came back to you with the date of capture superimposed on them in the bottom corner. It is a neat and very useful function, and this fun video will show you how cameras of the past made it happen.

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Get Lost in a Guided Photo Tour of 1907 Minneapolis

Get Lost in a Guided Photo Tour of 1907 Minneapolis

You’ve heard the saying “a picture’s worth a thousand words.” A recently published panorama of historic Minneapolis photographs gives us a visually verbose account of an iconic Midwestern city over a century ago.

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