This week we have links to bright rainbow colors, photographs of childhood nightmares, and images from a time when the EPA hired photographers to document our impact on the environment. [Read more…]
In this week’s stockpile of Friday Links: tintype is the new black; dogs dressed as aliens and UFOs; an interview with a former Exposed winner; and Russian family portraits with tigers.
- Former Exposed winner Monique Atherton was interviewed by ARTFILE Magazine about her work. “Combining my impression of humanity with my relationship to the rural landscape, I’ve attempted to answer the age old question of ‘What’s the point?'”
- At the National Building museum students are using photographs and stories to explore the history of D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood.
- Smithsonian Magazine’s 11th annual photo contest is open. The Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine photo contest is also open.
- Photoshelter has a great breakdown of the Robert Caplin vs. Perez Hilton case and how difficult the financial situation becomes when filing suit for copyright infringement.
- Cue the X-Files music! In Roswell, NM this weekend canine aliens invaded the town.
- Looking for new photo editing software now that Adobe has switched to a subscription model? PDN gives a review of an open source option.
- Need a little assist on how to shoot more creatively? Picture Correct offers a street photography cheat sheet.
- Film’s not Dead spoke to a couple going truly OG – they made a tintype trailer. They probably won’t need that open source editing software.
- Trend alert: tintype. Ed Drew was deployed to Afghanistan and made tintypes of fellow soldiers. Drew made “the first tintypes made in a combat zone since the Civil War.”
- Tired of lugging around a ton of gear? Zach Arias discusses going DSLR free.
- And lastly, what is a Friday Link post without a a tiger? Russian circuses are offering family portraits with wild animals. Kinda makes that laser background you had in the 4th grade seem so pedestrian.
For this week we have some beautiful historic photographs, a tiger realizing that YOLO, men wearing their girlfriends’ clothes, and smart phone images of life after a tornado.
- This excellent gallery of images by former Exposed winner Michael Stargill of high school athletes on ESPN.com makes us very proud.
- Sending images across the ocean in 1926 was a lot more complicated than it is now.
- Ask a photographer to work for free and they will give you funny responses on Craigslist.
- Photographer Rene Burri discusses some of his most famous work and how he thinks Photoshop is getting in the way of the truth.
- This week marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Denver Post put together a gallery of historic images. Be warned that many are quite graphic.
- Speaking of war photography, the Corcoran has two different photography exhibits happening now. They also offer free Saturdays during the summer so go get your art on.
- The British Press Photographers’ Association announced the winners of The Press Photographer’s Year. Prepare to spend some time poring over some beautiful images.
- Oh hey, remember that time Fidel Castro was hanging out in Meridian Hill Park?
- Images of a car that was totaled at the intersection of 14th & T, in 1916.
- National Geographic tweets a picture of a tiger selfie, proving that cats really do run the internet.
- A powerful collection of smart phone images by Lynda Martin of the devastation after the tornado in Moore, OK.
- And finally, a high school Phys Ed teacher wore the same outfit for picture day for the last 40 years.
Every Friday we will be sharing interesting photography links from the far corners of the web and the comfort of our own backyard. Today we have portraits from D.C., interesting answers from a photography master, and the treasures from the past resurfaced. Enjoy!
- Who doesn’t want to drink a photo of themselves?
- Commercial photographer James Bareham describes how his smartphone changed the way he shoots.
- Comparison of Chicago newspapers & Stanley Cup victory photos after the Sun-Times cut their photo staff.
- You will want to read the answers William Eggleston gave to questions from other photographers and critics.
- Have you ever wanted a 3D camera for your iPhone? There is a Kickstarter for that.
- The Urban Photography Series from the Historical Society of Washington D.C. looks like a wonderful adventure for photography lovers and history lovers. Spots for this weekend are still available.
- Sunny 16 rule explained by Angela Kleis on the Smithsonian Arts blog.
- An old and buried interview with Cartier-Bresson was discovered by the daughter of the interviewer 32 years after her mother’s death.
- The National Geographic Found blog is full of wonderful treasures. We particularly like parade of tanks down Pennsylvania Avenue.
- And finally, kids, this is why you don’t stick your lens in the face of a wild animal.