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While browsing through my archives recently, I rediscovered a fascinating 1944 magazine piece in which several artists, photographers and educators offered their views and expectations of photography after World War II. The article, which appeared in Popular Photography, gave new meaning to the famous Winston Churchill quote “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”
A decade ago pundits were describing the business of photography as a "sunset
industry," suggesting that the "smart money" should look elsewhere
for innovation and profits. Then came the digital revolution which not only
changed the manner in which we capture, share...
Innovation in the photographic industry has traditionally taken place at the
high end of the market. Manufacturers typically invest in research and development
to perfect new technologies that are unveiled in pro-oriented products before
We recently returned from the 2006 PMA Convention and Trade Show in Orlando,
FL--the largest annual international trade show in our industry. With over
600 exhibitors, 20,000 attendees, and more than 200 educational sessions, this
four-day event is pretty much a "must...
Photography is full of `scapes: landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes
are all very popular subjects. But the next time you grab your camera and head
out for a day of shooting, why not take try to capture what's on "the
other side" and shoot some windowscapes for a change? There are a couple
of different approaches to take. You can use a window as a compositional device
to frame your subject, or you can concentrate of photographing objects you find
inside or behind a window.
polarizing filter eliminated the distracting reflections in this
scene shot through a window on a bright, sunny day.
One of the best ways to gauge near-term trends in the photo industry is to
take a look at what types of cameras are being purchased and what methods photographers
use to output their images. We just received an interesting report from the
Photo Marketing Association (PMA) that provides someup...
We just returned from Las Vegas after attending this year's PMA International
Convention and Tradeshow, and one of the highlights of the event for those of
us in the media is the "Sneak Peak" that takes place on the afternoon
before the convention opens. Thisinf...
I recently stumbled on a rather strange website dedicated to a description
of "bizarre May holidays." And there was National Photo Month, sandwiched
in between Better Sleep Month, National Good Car Care Month, National Barbecue
Month and National SaladMonth.
The U.S. Copyright Office recently issued a call for comment on "orphan
works"--asking a number of questions about what to do with works
that are still technically under copyright protection but where the rightful
owner cannot be located. In response, four leadingphot...