Posts Tagged ‘first’

Ansel Adams’s Arca Swiss 4×5 Camera Set to Be Auctioned Off Next Month

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It’s not often a piece of photographic history as important as this goes up for auction. What you see above is the Arca Swiss 4×5 camera that Ansel Adams used between 1964 and 1968. Set to be auctioned off with a plethora of old Leicas by Revival Auction Company, this item is very highly regarded because it may be the first of Ansel Adams cameras to be auctioned off. Read more…

Astronaut Beams Down the First Vine from Space, Making the Most of his First Trip Up

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Astronaut Reid Wiseman took one small upload for man and one giant leap for Vine’s marketing department yesterday when he uploaded the first ever Vine from space. But the Vine is just a small, headline worthy piece of what Wiseman has been uploading from space. Read more…

Meet Conrad Heyer, Born 1749: The Earliest Born Person Ever to Be Photographed

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At the ripe old age of 103, New Englander Conrad Heyer, a veteran of the American Revolution, sat down to have his portrait taken. Maybe he knew this at the time, or maybe he didn’t, but the gruff, stern man staring defiantly out of the portrait above is believed to be the earliest born human ever photographed. Read more…

Tutorial Shares Tips for Capturing the ‘First Look’ at a Wedding

Wedding photography has grown exponentially over the past decade, and with that growth has come some new trends in weddings that weren’t nearly as prevalent before. One of these is the ‘first look,’ the moment that the groom first sees the bride in her dress, and a moment that is quickly becoming a must-capture.

The above video, put together by B&H in collaboration with photographer Joe Buissink, shows just how to get the most out of this rising trend. Read more…

It’s Official: The First Instagram From Space Has Been Posted

Taking one small step for photography (or is it ‘a photography’?) and one giant leap for Instagram, the first Instagram post from space was posted this past Monday by an astronaut currently residing at the International Space Station. Read more…

A Look at the Life and Photography of the UK’s First Female Press Photographer

The Museum of London has something to celebrate this month. Namely, the acquisition of a set of historically significant photographs captured by the late great Christina Broom. Read more…

Skydiver’s Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor Almost Hitting Him

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For the first time ever, a meteor has been captured on camera falling through the sky after it has finished burning. And that’s not all: the baseball-sized space rock nearly slammed into the man behind the camera.
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First Tweets of the Biggest Photography Names on Twitter

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In celebration of their 8th anniversary, Twitter has launched a tool that lets you look up the first tweet of any and every account on their service (that isn’t protected). We thought we’d put that tool to some photographic use and share what some of the biggest photography names on Twitter were sharing when they first hopped on the now-huge microblogging platform.

We’re gonna break it down into three categories: Our favorite publications, our favorite brands, and our favorite photographers. Read more…

Group Sneaks Camera into Supreme Court, Gives Us First Ever Glimpse Inside

An advocacy group concerned with the issue of campaign finance reform recently managed to capture some footage that has never been captured before: video from inside the Supreme Court. Read more…

Is This the First Toy Camera Photo Taken from the Edge of Space?

View of Earth from the Stratosphere with Holga plactic 'toy' camera.

We’ve seen cameras sent to the edge of space to take pictures, and we’ve even seen toys photographed at the edge of space. What we had never see, however, was a toy camera photo taken from the edge of space — until now that is.

The photo above was the result of a summer-long project by a class at Harrington College of Design in Chicago, and it’s the first Holga toy camera photo taken from the Stratosphere. Read more…