Posts Published in April 2014

Over 400 Photos from 1938 Italy, Including One of Hitler, Found on Film Purchased at a Thrift Shop

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I have a feeling this is something every photographer does or has done at some point in their life. Walking through a flea market or thrift shop, they look around and see an older camera. Not one they have any interest in purchasing, but one they do have interest in. Why? For what could be inside. They are in the search of film… film that isn’t theirs. They hope to find photographs from a time long gone and possibly forgotten.

I’ve done it myself and I’d put good money down that many of you have as well. Usually the cameras come up empty, and even if they don’t, oftentimes the photographs themselves are nothing special. But every so often someone hits the jackpot, and that was the case recently with Matt Ames. Read more…

Captivating Video: Footage of 1924 London Overlaid Onto Footage of 2014 London

We’ve shared his work before here on PetaPixel, but this time filmmaker Simon Smith has stepped up his game.

Whereas his previous collaboration compared 1920s footage of London to footage he captured present day side-by-side, his newest then-and-now piece overlays the two, creating a throwback to the London of 1924 by placing the scenes inside of modern-day London. Read more…

external The Good and Bad of Gen Y Living Life Through a Camera Lens —Unwritten

Armed with my iPhone, you can guarantee I’ll take a snap of everything and anything that is even remotely photo worthy. Why? I don’t really know. I usually justify my tourist-like behaviour as a form of memory-making, but let’s face it are my children really going to care that I had tuna frittatas and sweet potatoes for my dinner?

 
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Product Photography Tutorial: How to Get ‘Clinique’ Style Product Shots

When it comes to product photography, the smallest changes in lighting and setup can completely alter the final image, for better or worse. This applies doubly to objects like perfume bottles where you have both transparent and reflective surfaces to deal with.

Here to help with a rather simple fix for making sure photographing these products stays as hassle-free and gorgeous as possible is photographer Andrew Boey, who gives us a rundown on how to make use of a simple piece of ‘hybrid’ gear to get “clinique” quality product shots. Read more…

HONY’s Brandon Stanton Explains How to Approach Strangers During Must-See Q&A

Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the now iconic Humans of New York photo blog and #1 NYT bestselling book Humans of New York recently sat down with some students and faculty at the University College of Dublin to receive the James Joyce Award.

But more important for us than the award is that he also sat down to talk about HONY how it has become what it currently is. Read more…

The Camera that Saw the Great War

Camera used during WWI finds its way home thanks to the etchings scribbled all over its body

Apr 30, 2014 · Chuck Miller

external Lomography Improves iOS App For iPhone Film Scanner, Now Faster And Streamlined —Digital Trends

 
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Video: Scuba Diving Photographer Gets Up Close & Personal with Cuddly Harbor Seals

It is hump day, and something tells us it’s time for a relaxing/adorable first person video of a scuba diving photographer getting friendly with some harbor seals. It’s that time right? Read more…

Iconic Magnum Photogs Harvey & McCurry Set Out to Create the Ultimate Camera Bags

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Outdoor-apparel company Filson has teamed up with two of the most notable Magnum photographers, Steve McCurry and David Alan Harvey, to create the ultimate set of camera bags. From simple totes to full-fledged backpacks, the line-up is impressive across the board. Read more…

Korea–Korea: Compelling Photos Compare the Public Spaces of North & South Korea

By Dieter Leistner from Korea–Korea, Copyright Gestalten 2014

The difference between the two Koreas is well-known. We understand that one country is almost entirely closed off from the rest of the world, while the other is modern and plugged in. We’ve even seen images from space that show how literally dark North Korea is.

And yet, it takes a compelling photo series/book like German architecture photographer Dieter Leistner’s Korea–Korea to truly drive home the differences between these two pieces of the same peninsula. Read more…