Phil Mistry

Staff Writer

Phil Mistry started one of the first digital camera workshops in New York City in the 1990s at The International Center of Photography. He has an MA and MFA in photography from the St. Univ. of NY. He set up the digital photography department of B&H Photo in the mid-90s. At Popular Photography magazine, he was the director and teacher for Digital Days Workshops in collaboration with Sony. He has also taught the Mentor Series of workshops in partnership with Nikon.

Articles by Phil Mistry

The Personal Photo Curator: A New Profession is Born

The average family may shoot four thousand photos in a year. If you have been taking pictures since the iPhone 3G came out in 2008, it means that now, after 14 years of a trigger-happy existence, you are inundated with over 50,000 photos. And you probably cannot find a perfect shot from a vacation you took just three years ago.

Ami Vitale: From Photographer to Conservationist

Ami Vitale started as a photo editor for the Associated Press in 1993. She then quit her job to be a photographer/foreign correspondent in the Czech Republic in 1997. Today, she is a well-known conservationist championing the cause of endangered wildlife and the environment with her own photography and that of others.

Photographer Finds Ultra Rare Stieglitz Prints Hiding at Estate Sale

In December 2021, photographer Jeff Sedlik bid on an old, faded, framed print at an estate sale in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Upon receiving it, he immediately opened the frame to examine the photo. To his amazement and delight, two identical prints were inside, and both turned out to be extremely rare classic platinum prints by Alfred Stieglitz.

How Steve Sasson Invented the Digital Camera

Steve Sasson is an electrical engineer who invented the digital camera while working for Kodak. The Rochester, New York, company, which had made its fortune by selling photographic film and paper for most of the 20th century, did not think that Sasson's digital camera had any place in photography, and that lack of foresight ironically put Kodak out of business.

Brad Bradley: The 100-Year-Old Sports Photographer

Brad Bradley photographed his first Cotton Bowl in 1948 with a Graflex Speed Graphic when he was just 26 years old. When he photographs the 87th edition of the annual college football game on January 2, 2023, he will be 100 years old, having turned a century in July 2022.

Cindy Sherman in 1985: Photographing the Photographer

On Halloween, October 31st, 1985, photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron toted her trusty Hasselblad and tripod and arrived for a portrait session in downtown New York. Her subject was famous photographer and artist Cindy Sherman.