Why The Web Made Square Format Images So Popular

Why The Web Made Square Format Images So Popular

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No, Instagram isn’t reallythe reason why square format images so just so popular with folks. Despite the fact that today’s digital age has put such a big emphasis on it for many reasons, photographers have loved to shoot square images since the film days. One of the more popular formats for many photographers was 6×6–which required medium format film and was stuck right in between 6×4.5 and…

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How to Stay Out of Trouble With Police as a Photographer

How to Stay Out of Trouble With Police as a Photographer

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Due to the nature of the work that I do, I was recently asked how I stay out of trouble with the police. The question caught me off guard. The person asking the question brought up the fact that I’m always in New York with a camera. In my photography life, I have occasionally run across my share of bigots. But photographers are mostly a great community of people–and the issue some photographers…

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Still Diet: A Frank Look at the Diets of the World’s Most Influential People

Still Diet: A Frank Look at the Diets of the World’s Most Influential People

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All photographs by Dan Bannino. Used with permission.

It’s in the superfluous as well as the deprivation that Italian photographer Dan Bannino’s Still Diet series takes inspiration from – from the excess of alcohol, cigarettes, and even food and from the lack of moderation and a well-balanced diet.

From the get-go, Dan wanted to actualize a project that…

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Leica Brings the MP Into the Digital World

Leica Brings the MP Into the Digital World

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Years ago, Leica introduced the Leica MP. Back then, it was a film rangefinder–and many could call it the creme-de-la-creme of the rangefinder camera world. Now, Leica has brought in a new camera to the fore with the old Leica MP name; except that this one is digital.

According to Petapixel, the camera houses a 24MP Full Frame sensor, has a 2GB memory buffer, comes in black and silver, has a…

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The Daguerreotype Photography Process Just Turned 175 Years Old

The Daguerreotype Photography Process Just Turned 175 Years Old

Photo via Photohistory

Photo via Photohistory

One of the oldest photography processes just turned 175 years old. This process was developed way before film and film emulsions and in a time when medium and large format photography ruled the world. Back then, the standard in photography required you to use silver plates coated in a photographic emulsion and had to be individually prepared. When they were set, they were…

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Kodak Announces the Death of BW400 CN Film

Kodak Announces the Death of BW400 CN Film

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For those that knew the true beauty of the film today is a very sad day for many photographers.

In a statement recently issued by Kodak, the company has now discontinued their BW400CN film. Though the film isn’t as prolific as Tri-X, it still created beautiful portraits and images overall. In fact, Kodak billed it as the finest grain black and white chromogenic film made. And in some ways,…

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Hasselblad’s New H5D-200c MS Resolves Images at a Mind Boggling 200MP

Hasselblad’s New H5D-200c MS Resolves Images at a Mind Boggling 200MP

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Hasselblad has of a doozy of a medium format camera for you today. Starting off with the 50MP CMOS sensor the Hasselblad H5D-200c MC takes images at an astounding 6200 x 8272 resolution. What makes the sensor even more amazing is the H5D-200c MC can shoot in 4 and 6 consecutive shots, the latter of which it can stitch together into absurdly detailed 200MP pictures.

Dear lord.

The files are a…

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