#WorldPhotographyDay – a celebration of photography and all its elements – Time Lapse Photography Article

Monday 19th August, 2019 is #WorldPhotographyDay – an “annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science and history of photography.” We explore each of these elements with reference to some of our previous blogs.World Photography Day looks to develop a movement beyond its annual one day occurrence, with the intention of continuing to inspire positive impact across the globe.Social media makes this easier to facilitate because these platforms give photographs an immediate, worldwide audience. Connections can be fostered and may…

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Photoflash Bombs Were Once Used to Light Nighttime Aerial Photos – Photography Article

Digital cameras can see in color in near darkness these days, but decades ago, there were very different solutions for capturing usable photos at night. One example is the photoflash bomb, a special type of bomb that was designed specifically to explode in midair and illuminate the world below for aerial photos.The photoflash bomb was commonly used by military spy planes to capture images of the ground at night from higher (and safer) altitudes. From the outside, they looked like…

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Capturing the Rodeo with a 100-Year-Old Kodak Vest Pocket Lens – Photography Article

This year the Reno Rodeo is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and photojournalist Ty O’Neil decided to photograph it in a way that would pay proper homage to that history: by capturing the 100-year-old rodeo with a 100-year-old lens. “With the Reno Rodeo celebrating 100 years I, as a photojournalist, wanted to capture the celebration of a centenary of rodeos,” O’Neil tells PetaPixel. “Inspired by the historic images of the Reno Rodeo I set about trying to find a way of…

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Original Moon Landing Tapes Sold to Intern for $218 Could Sell for Millions – Photography Article

In 1976, NASA sold the original tapes of the Apollo 11 moon landing to then-intern Gary George by accident. The tapes were part of a set of 65 boxes of 2-inch videotapes that George bought for the whopping price of $217.77. Those same tapes are scheduled to be auctioned off through Sotheby’s on July 20th with a starting bid of $700,000, and an expected worth of up to $2 Million. It you think this all seems a bit stranger than…

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LAPD Crime Scene Photos from the Mid-1900s – Photography Article

A new exhibition in Los Angeles will feature crime scene photos captured by police officers in the Los Angeles Police Department from between 1925 and the 1970s. Back in 2001, Fototeka founder Merrick Morton, who’s also a photographer and LAPD reserve officer, received unprecedented access to Los Angeles’ records department and its immense photo archive. At the City Records Center in downtown Los Angeles, which houses 150 years worth of city documents in 47,500 square feet of cardboard crates, Morton…

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Read Hasselblad’s Moon Landing Press Release from 1969 – Photography Article

This month, Hasselblad is celebrating the 50th anniversary of becoming “the first camera on the moon.” And in addition to sharing some beautiful photos taken of and with the iconic Hasselblad Data Camera (HDC) and Hasselblad Electric Camera (HEC) used on the moon, they also shared a bit of fascinating history: their original moon landing press release from 1969. As the original press release explains, the official anniversary of Hasselblad (and man’s) first trip to the lunar surface will happen…

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These Photos Ended Child Labor in the US – Photography Article

Photographs have the power to bring issues to the forefront of public consciousness and spark change in society. Here’s a 6.5-minute video by Vox that tells the story of how photographer Lewis Wickes Hine helped end child labor in the United States. In the year 1900, the US Federal Census revealed that there were 1.75 million children younger than 16 that were employed and working jobs across the country in places such as farms, mills, factories, and mines. The non-profit…

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These Unseen 9/11 Photos Were Found at an Estate Sale – Photography Article

A giant archive of 2,400 never-before-seen 9/11 photos have been discovered on a set of CDs purchased at an estate sale. The images show workers in the wreckage of the World Trade Center towers after the September 11th, 2001, attacks in New York City. “My significant other acquired them at an estate sale as we collect and archive vintage media for public benefit,” Dr. Johnathan Burgess tells PetaPixel. “I handle a lot of the Internet and archival end of it,…

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SUSIE of ARABIA: Madein Saleh – Photobook Photography Article

The tombs at Madein Saleh were carved by hand with crude tools into the gigantic sandstone rocks outside of Al Ula, Saudi Arabia.  Some tombs were never completed, but those that were all have one design element in common – above the entry door into the tomb, were stairsteps which were to lead the occupant of the tomb to heaven. Historically this whole area was in a strategic trade route location linking southern Arabia with important locations to the north,…

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SUSIE of ARABIA: Winter at Tantora: A Magical Mystical Tour – Photobook Photography Article

Winter at Tantora is an incredible event like none other ever before here in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Amidst the stark picturesque beauty of the city of Al Ula, an official UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Winter at Tantora Festival started on December 20th and will run through February 9th.  Each weekend concert over the eight weeks features a different theme high quality entertainment spectacular followed by a magnificent feast matching the theme of the evening. The venue for…

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