Look At The World's Greatest Skylines Without Any Lights On When we envision the world’s greatest cities--from San Francisco to Sao Paulo to Paris to Tokyo--we usually picture bridges and towers and cathedrals: the built environments that have left lasting impressions on our mind’s eyes. The irony being that those skylines have been in place for at most a century or two; the sky above has looked the same for millions of years. Our greatest cities are often the sources of the most light pollution. In those places, we rarely see the stars. But, with a clever method of composite imaging, the French photographer Thierry Cohen has turned the lights out in the city to reveal the stunning stars that have always been overhead. In his series "Darkened Cities," Cohen creates a visual reminder of what the world would look like if it were free of light pollution, and asks us to ponder how an increasingly urban society can disconnect us from the natural world.
28 of history's most fascinating photos The Statue of Liberty surrounded by scaffolding as workers complete the final stages in Paris. Circa 1885. An Royal Air Force pilot getting a haircut during a break between missions, Britain, 1942 Bob Marley on the beach with Miss World 1976 Cindy Breakspeare, mother of Damien Marley. Ethnomusicologist Frances Densmore recording the music of a Blackfoot chief onto a phonograph, 1916. A napalm attack near U.S. troops on patrol in South Vietnam, circa 1966. Fritz, a television celebrity bulldog, is shaved by a Californian barber. A female Lebanese fighter, 1982. Woodstock – The Opening Ceremony. Chester E. Beautiful color image of the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 fighters, of Fighter Squadron JG54, during flight, 1943. Attorney at law, Mohandas Gandhi, 1893. In the aftermath of the D-Day invasion, two boys watch from a hilltop as American soldiers drive through the town of St. Benjamin, the last Tasmanian Tiger, at Beaumaris Zoo, 1933. Corporal Luther E. Charlie Chaplin without makeup.
What Your Facebook Picture Says About You Note: This isn't the whole graphic, you need to click HERE to see the whole thing and really delve into the field of Facebook portrait investigation. It's kind of like CSI, in the same way having a bear maul your genitals off is like making out with a supermodel. Basically identical. Now -- here's a badge and gun, let's do this! Ansel Adams Photographs In 1941 the National Park Service commissioned noted photographer Ansel Adams to create a photo mural for the Department of the Interior Building in Washington, DC. The theme was to be nature as exemplified and protected in the U.S. National Parks. The project was halted because of World War II and never resumed. The holdings of the National Archives Still Picture Branch include 226 photographs taken for this project, most of them signed and captioned by Adams. They were taken at the Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Kings Canyon, Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Carlsbad Caverns, Glacier, and Zion National Parks; Death Valley, Saguaro, and Canyon de Chelly National Monuments. The Kings Canyon photographs were taken in 1936 when the establishment of the park was being proposed. In addition, there are eight photographs taken by Adams of Yosemite in the General Photographic Files of the National Park Service. To Order: All prints are labelled: "Carlsbad Caverns National Park."
Ray Bilcliff Dedicated Nature Photographer. I started to do photography in January 2000 as a new year resolution, because I needed an interest for my spare time other than lying on tropical beaches drinking beer which is what scuba diving instructors do. And I fell in love with my camera. I am now retired and I am able to do photography full time. karate Grand Master. I am a retired professional karate instructor. Scuba Diving Instructor. Apart from my love of the martial arts I am also a retired PADI Scuba Diving Instructor and as such I have lived and worked in over 30 countries and islands around the world for the past 45 years. The Creative Process of Ansel Adams Revealed in 1958 Documentary Today marks what would be the 111th birthday of Ansel Adams, the American photographer who captured the sublime power of the wilderness, taking iconic images of the American West, most notably in Yosemite Valley. (See photo gallery here.) Original footage documenting the creative life of Ansel Adams is surprisingly hard to come by online. Ansel Adams, Photographer (1958) is available at YouTube and Archive.org. Follow Open Culture on Facebook and Twitter and share intelligent media with your friends. Related Content: Discover Ansel Adams’ 226 Photos of U.S. Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye, a Revealing Look at “The Father of Modern Photography” 1972 Diane Arbus Documentary Interviews Those Who Knew the American Photographer Best Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Decisive Moment
Learning Center | The EDU Photography Content Collection Video: Exposure and MeteringTools & Techniques for Photographing the Passage of Time Photography is magical. You can use your camera to capture a fleeting moment and the passage of time in a single photograph. Video: Business PracticesStrictly Business 3: Reality: The New Negotiation Is Sales Blake Discher offers guidance on how not to waste time on folks who base decisions on price. Article: FilmmakingLighthill on Light: A Conversation with the Cinematographer Stephen Lighthill, ASC, chair of the American Film Institute Conservatory’s cinematography program, talks about what his students know about light that the rest of us don’t, how lighting a set is like playing pool, and why a light meter is the primary too
Journeys - Yosemite National Park - What Adams Saw Through His Lens - Travel And then you’re there. Pale, curvaceous granite rocks dance in the skyline. Dozens of people stand along the edge of the pull-off, called Tunnel View, trying to capture the scene. Some snap two quick shots with disposable yellow cameras, and others set up their tripods for hours, watching the light strike Yosemite’s monoliths. On the left, El Capitan, a rock climbers’ mecca, appears the tallest. Many people know these sights by name, but more know them by sight alone, as captured through the lens of the legendary American photographer . Adams first visited Yosemite in 1916 when he was 14 years old. The park itself also remained a favorite. The first step on an Ansel Adams-inspired trip to Yosemite is to visit the gallery run by his family. I ordered three books written by Adams from the gallery’s Web site before my trip: Adams’s autobiography, his collected photos of Yosemite and a step-by-step explanation of some of his works called “Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs.”
HDR Tutorial – High Dynamic Range Photography Tutorial HDR Tutorial – How to Make Beautiful HDR Photos with Ease! Which HDR Software to use – Mac or Windows? The first thang you’re gonna need is some HDR Software. If you use Windows, I recommend getting Photomatix Pro and use the coupon code “TREYRATCLIFF” to save 15%. Once you have the software, I can show you how to use it to make beautiful photos. The Free HDR Tutorial for Windows I wrote this HDR photography tutorial over six years ago and I update it about every three months. Hundreds of thousands of people have used this tutorial to learn how to make beautiful HDR photos — I am sure it can teach you too! Who is the best audience for this HDR Photography tutorial? This tutorial is great for new photographers as well as intermediate to beyond. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is still a relatively new way to create photos. Interested in a Complete HDR Video Tutorial? Would you like to read this tutorial offline? This eBook that will save you a lot of time and trouble! Free Newsletter from Trey!
The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012 Dec 11, 2012 After the positive reception from last year’s Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011, the Sifter promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ at the end of every quarter, eventually culminating in an epic Top 100 for 2012. That time has come! Below are the top 100 POTDs for 2012. I can’t thank you enough for taking the time out of your day to check out the site. *Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2012, they just happened to be featured as a POTD this year. Enjoy! COPYRIGHT© 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Team Bowens Originality in photographs according to US Court of Appeals What is original (and is thus protectable) and what is not in a photograph? Questions like these have troubled copyright lawyers (and possibly courts, too) since the invention of photography itself. As this blogger learnt from The Hollywood Reporter, the First Circuit Court of Appeals has just delivered a decision addressing this Hamlet's dilemma, in little more than 6,000 words. The case is Donald A Harney v Sony Pictures Television, Inc, and A&E Television Networks, LLC, a fascinating appeal from the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts with an even more intriguing factual background. Background On a sunny spring day in 2007, freelancer Donald Harney snapped a photograph of a blonde girl in a pink coat riding piggyback on her father's shoulders while leaving a Boston church on Palm Sunday. In 2010, Sony produced a TV film based on Rockfeller's identity deception and entitled Who is Clark Rockfeller? What the Court of Appeals said
Freebie Alert: Get the “National Geographic Guide to Photography” with This Free PDF Download ©Marc Ewell/National Geographic National Geographic photographers are pretty much the cream of the crop when it comes to travel and adventure photography. And now you can get their advice for free with this pdf download of the “National Geographic Guide to Photography.” ©Lukasz Warzecha/National Geographic The 15-page handbook includes beautiful images as well as succinct advice for capturing great shots during your next adventure. ©Balazs Buzas/National Geographic The Guide covers both the techniques and the art of photography, and includes some great tips on composition, lighting, and exposure. You’ll also learn some valuable tips on people pictures, wildlife photography, sharpening your sense of timing, and shooting in black and white. Here’s the link to get your free copy of the “National Geographic Guide to Photography.” Today’s photo is Jama Masjid Mosque by Steven M.