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The First Portable Movie Camera Was This 12 FPS Rifle

The next time you complain about this camera or that camera not having high frame rate capability, remember back to the first portable movie camera that had a 25 image magazine and a rifle stock. The design of the first Chronograph (this is how they called it) was made by French scientist Étienne-Jules Marey and debuted at Read MoreRead More

Creating Pictures of Fried Chicken for the KFC Website

Teri Campbell breaks down his approach to creating new iconic photos for a fried chicken franchise. My studio had already been shooting nearly all of KFC’s print work for more than a year when their in-house creative group first contacted us. Turns out they found us through a Google search, and didn’t even realize we had Read MoreRead More

Chris Hadfield’s Snapshots from Space

Throughout his ISS mission, CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield has been taking some of the most incredible photos of Earth ever seen. In this video, the Station Commander takes us to the best seat in the house to gaze at the visual splendour of the Earth. He shares his techniques and his passion for capturing the Read MoreRead More

Andy Baio on the Copyright Infringement Culture

The January 2013 Portland/Creative Mornings features Andy Baio, writer and coder who loves making things most famous for Kind of Bloop, an 8bit remix Miles Davis’ best known album. The global theme for this month was “Reuse,” and Andy spoke about remix culture: “Cut, copy, paste. The ability to reuse and remix is so deeply Read MoreRead More

An Open Letter to New Photographers (and Directors)

Here are a few tips for the photographer coming from the other side of the lens. Dear (new-ish) Photographer, My name is Model. I would love it if when you shoot me you take these things into consideration to achieve the greatest effect for us both. – Male or female, give some playful banter. It Read MoreRead More

The Copyright Zone Guys

Everything you want to know about Copyright and other legal issues, but were too scared to ask. There is a boatload of bad information, myths, factoids, and half-truths about Copyright and other photo related legal issues, like model releases, floating around. Photographer Jack Reznicki and lawyer Ed Greenberg will both demystify and illuminate in their Read MoreRead More

Storytelling Made Easy – Marcus Donner on How to Tell a Story Through Images

Great photos and video don’t happen by accident. It’s a balancing act of good planning and quick thinking. Whether you are an amateur or a pro, everyone wants their photos and videos to tell a compelling story. In this presentation, Marcus Donner, who has been telling people’s stories in pictures for more than 20 years, Read MoreRead More

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