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Photo: Yellowstone National Park, Photographing Old Faithful (Some rights reserved)

What would those in the know like others understand about photography? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion:

Piden fotógrafos mirar a Oaxaca con ojos críticos y no románticos (Photographers are asked to look at Oaxaca with critical and not romantic eyes) – Noticias
The hidden fingerprint inside your photos – BBC
Responsible Travel Photography. Using the Web to Link Locals and Travelers in Oaxaca, Mexico
The ‘longest-ever photo exposure’ has been found — inside a drink can – CNN
This is why you are afraid of photographing people while traveling
Fotografieren auf Reisen
Taking pictures with poor kids@BluCollarProf
A Traveler’s Eye
Getty Images blows the web’s mind by setting 35 million photos free (with conditions, of course)
Tai Roob Dai Mai@CReidTaylor
How to photograph yourself hugging third world children@Reductress
Digital Cameras Are Messing With Your Memory
Watch where you’re shooting!
Underwater Photography
Was the 2013 World Press Photo of the Year faked with Photoshop
Set Your Phone’s Photos Free With the Wikimedia Commons App
How to photograph strangers
This Is the Oldest Record In History—Scanned and Recreated From a Photo
If You Call It Art, Is It Still A Crime? – Mike Bowers

Making calendars


Recommended Listening
An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar – Photographer Taryn Simon has spent years documenting some extraordinary places – nuclear waste facilities, forensic labs, the contraband room at JFK airport, even the art room at the CIA. Her exhibit, named An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, is currently on display at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne

Rewriting the history of photography – Many people know about the early history of photography involving images on silver plates. But these well known results were based on earlier experiments by a range of people over earlier decades. John Wood and Sally Hoban fill in the gaps, including evidence that another process of creating images was used before the silver plates method. It involved using poisonous cyanide leaving traces around fern leaves. The mystery extends to letters revealing rivalry and bribes. Perhaps the early history of photography is about to be rewritten.

Photojournalism special – Today we look at what effect smart phones in the hands of the public are having — and will have — on photojournalism. And photojournalists aren’t just under pressure from cameras being almost everywhere these days. The decline of newspapers is also having its effect. But amidst all this, many photojournalists are strangely optimistic about the future of their craft and today we’re going to find out why.

A foreigner can photograph the exteriors of a nation. No foreigner can report its interior, its life, its speech, its thoughts. Knowledge of these things is acquired in only one way – years and years of unconscious absorption. One learns people through the heart, not the eyes or the intellect.
– Mark Twain, Essays on Paul Bourget, cited in The Trouble Begins at Eight

Photographs need to be interpreted. The mode is which photographs are made affects what they record.
– Simon Schaffer, The philosophy of astronomy

Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.
Marcel Proust

Photographs don’t discriminate between the living and the dead. In the fragments of time and shards of light that compose them, everyone is equal. Now you see us; now you don’t. It doesn’t matter whether you look through a camera lens and press the shutter. It doesn’t even matter whether you open your eyes or close them. The pictures are always there. And so are the people in them.
Robert Goddard

Mark Twain: A foreigner can photograph the exteriors of a nation

ABC News Photos

Rich Remsburg
Mari Seder

Elsewhere on the Web
Tourist photography may be helpful to destination health
Photographer’s Rights – Bert P. Krages
We are all photographers now – nfp 2.0
Sports Photography Isn’t Easy: US College Rugby Playoffs – White African
Center for Creative Photography
Centro de la Imagen (Mexico)
Life photos on Google
Magnum in Motion
New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography
The Mayan Photo Album – Steve Bridger
Making Pictures of Guanajuato – Steve Bridger
We are all photographers now – Steve Bridger
The Impact Of Conservation Photography – Garth Lenz
XVII Concurso de Fotografía turística

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce

Nicéphore Niépce HouseFlickr@MaisonNiepce

Transitions Abroad
Responsible Tourism Photography
Culturally Sensitive Photography

Embedded Tweets

Hidden Figures Way Dedication (NHQ201906120005)

On smartphones, the rear-facing camera always has better resolution than the front-facing camera


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AE/AF = auto exposure and auto focus

History of photography
Academy ratio
Document camera
Edwin Land
Rule of thirds
Tilt shift photography




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