You Have to See This Place: My Experiment in Places and Photos

In 2018, I launched a Kickstarter project called You Have to See This Place, an experiment involving places and photos. Heres a short version of the pitch to potential backers: 1. Youll pick a spot on the surface of the planet, like a street address or latitude/longitude. 2. Using computers and math, Ill find the […]

How to Turn Your Bedroom Into a Giant Camera and Use it to Make Pictures

Photographer Brendan Barry has put together a detailed step-by-step tutorial that might help you stay busy while you’re stuck inside. In this video, he’ll show you how to take and develop photos by turning your bedroom into a camera obscura, and your bathroom into a makeshift darkroom. To say Brendan is a pro at this […]

The Fallacy of Photo-a-day Projects

At the turn of the millennium, veteran photojournalist David Hume Kennerly embarked on a project using a single camera outfitted with a single lens a medium format Mamiya 7II with a 43mm f/4. 5 lens.

An Interview with Photographer B.A. Van Sise

B.A. Van Sise is one of the world’s busiest travel photographers and a Nikon travel photography ambassador. A frequent contributor to the Village Voice and Buzzfeed, his work has also been featured on the cover of the New York Times, on PBS NewsHour, the Daily Mail, and on NPR. A number of his photos are […]

Do a 52-Week Photo Challenge to Improve Your Skills

You may have heard of the 52-Week Photo Challenge, but have you tried it out before? I committed myself to the challenge in 2014, and my photography skill set has greatly improved since then. Because of that, I want to share this with you.

I Ask People To Write On My Blackboard Their Favorite Movie

We all carry the title of a movie within us that has marked our memories and which, in some way, defines us. If it's true that a photographic portrait can tell a lot about a person, I believe that the movie we are most attached to can tell even more.

How to Make a Camera Lens Lamp

After Canon handed out camera lens mugs at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, novelty lens look-alike mugs and cups have flooded the market. If you’ve received one or more of them as gifts, one thing you can do is turn them into camera lens desk lamps. Filmmaker and freelance media producer Dave Knop of […]

Creating a Century of Portraits in My Living Room

For the last 12 months, I have been working on a personal photo project. The goal of this project was to recreate a portrait from every decade from the 1920s until now. Each picture would highlight the candid life of someone who was living in that era versus what they were really feeling inside. I […]

Magnum Photographer Alex Webb Talks About the Meaning of HOME

Recently, both Fujifilm and Magnum Photos collaborated on a project about the idea of HOME. The resulting images are present in an international gallery exhibit that is taking place throughout Early March in accordance with a number of events.

Heres How to Build a Portable Camera Obscura

“Camera obscura” refers to a device for viewing an image that makes use of the principles of pinhole imagery, and is usually made with a box of sorts. It’s this that was eventually turned into the first pinhole camera – and now you can make your own! In the above video 11-minute video by AdoramaTV, photographer Marcin Lewandowski looks […]

This Custom Made 3D Printed Camera Shoots 614 Medium Format Negatives

"Youre spot on, it's essentially just a really precisely engineered box. " says photographer Paul Hausen who built a very special medium format camera using 3D printed materials. ". . . Knowing that the image doesnt just consist of 1s and 0s lends it a depth and artistic quality thats difficult to put into words.

A Group of Photographers Across the UK Passed Around One Dress

Earlier this year, photographer Danielle Reeder of Somerset, UK, launched an experimental photo project called The Traveling Dress Collective. The idea was to pass one dress around between photographers based around the UK to see the diversity of the resulting portraits.

Field of Dreams: Photographing a Season of Minor League Baseball

In April of 2015 with the approval of the Birmingham Barons of the Southern League, I began a photo project by following the team through the season from beginning to end. The Barons trace their heritage to Rickwood Field, one of the oldest ballparks in America. At one time they were two teams, one all […]

Down by the Hudson: A 3-Mile Strip of Main Street in Poughkeepsie, NY

My name is Caleb Stein, and I’m a recent graduate of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. “Down by the Hudson” is an ongoing project I’m working on. It’s a record of my walks and interactions, mostly along a 3-mile strip of Main Street in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Kano Camera Kit: Build and Program Your Own Camera

London-based DIY computing company Kano has created a new kit for people who would like to assemble and program their own digital camera. It’s called the Kano Camera Kit. Kano previously launched DIY Computer and Screen kits that were popular among kids — over 100,000 kids in 86 countries have built those kits so far. […]