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2016

What role does photography play in the visualization of our collective memories? How is our cultural landscape affected by the images we connect with in our private and public lives? Can history be manipulated by the images chosen to represent it?

The Power of Photography

History of The Camera and How it Has Impacted Society

America’s First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotype Portraits and Views, 1839-1862

Photography in Nineteenth-Century America

How Civil War Photography Changed War

Displaced History and the Art of Collective Memory

PENELOPE PETSINI: MEMORY AND OBLIVION: PHOTOGRAPHY INTERPRETING GREEK CULTURAL AND COLLECTIVE MEMORY

THEORY: “Through a Glass, Darkly: Photography and Cultural Memory”

PHOTOGRAPHY AND COLLECTIVE MEMORY

New York Projects: 9/11

The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform?

Confused About Photography: From the Weimar Republic to the Arab Spring

Why photography matters

How American Photography Went From Family Portraits to Art Form

Why Film Photography Still Has Meaning

2015

TECH TALK – JOE MCNALLY EXPLAINS LIGHTING RATIOS

The re-enactments of Aboriginal history that won the Tokyo International Photography Competition

The Polish student photographer breaking into the fashion industry before she’s even graduated

Steve McCurry: It’s important to photograph things that have meaning” 

Tutorial: How to Get Children to Cooperate for Portraits

31 Photographs That Will Show You The Future of Photography

Without Their Words: These Vintage Ads Starring Women Speak Even More Loudly

Cooperative Effort: Photographers Come Together to Create “The Photographic Dictionary” 

Law & Photography:

Stripped Down Portraits Expose The Problem With Stereotyping Masculinity As Violent

MIT Press – Youth, Identity and Digital Media (2008)

50 Ways to Teach With Current Events

HOW TO RETOUCH WRINKLES IN PHOTOSHOP

16 Organizations that Want to Fund Your Photography Project

New Guide: The 2015 Photo Business Plan Workbook

11 Awe-Inspiring Quotes from David Burnett, Joe McNally, Ami Vitale & More

Photographers on Photography

2014

Article on best free online photography classes 

Photoshop Actions

UNDERSTANDING BASIC LIGHT PROPERTIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING COMPOSITION

Newly Published Isaac Asimov Paper Focuses on Creativity, Ideas

10 No-Nonsense Tips On How to Become a Better Photographer

Flash photography tips: external flash techniques

Color In Motion – great site that speaks about color

The Selfie and a New Global Economic Order

Tutorial: Shows How to Mask Out Hair from a Background in Photoshop

Tutorial: How to ‘Make Eyes Look Amazing’ In Photoshop

Product Photography Tutorial: How to Get ‘Clinique’ Style Product Shots

Detroit: Evolution of a City

Instagram and Anxiety of the Photographer – Part II

Instagram and Anxiety of the Photographer – Part I

A Concise Explanation of How Crop Factor Affects Both Focal Length AND Aperture

How Artificial Intelligence Reconstructs Our Minds and Lives Using Our Photos

Tutorial Explains How to Sharpen Images Contextually

Producing a commercial photo shoot – step by step

How to Plan a Photo Shoot

Student Guide to Professionalism

Visualizing Race, Identity, and Change

The Photographers on Photography

Proof: National Geographic Series

Canon Explorers of Light Series

How to create a slow motion video

PORTRAITS OF NEW YORK CITY EDUCATORS AFTER SCHOOL

FLESH LOVE: PHOTOGRAPHS OF VACUUM-WRAPPED TOKYO COUPLES

PDN All-Star Assistants

The Big Fat List of Documentaries About Photography

Photographer Thankful to Laptop Thief for New Creative Direction

Information on Camera Obscura & Pinhole Cameras:

What is a Photograph?

Photojournalist: Jessica Dimmock

A Fashion Fetish in Los Angeles

DAVID HOCKNEY’S CUBIST PHOTOGRAPHY

‘Cut Food’: Take A Peek At The Beauty Inside Everyday Edibles

2013

The Photo Critique:  (1) The Photo Critique: Portrait Edition  (2) Composition in Nature Photography (3) How to Critique Photographs in 3 Key Steps (4) How To Give a Constructive Critique in Street Photography

Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions

Instagram is debasing real photography

The Next Generation of Online Storytelling: Sea Change

The Art Institutes: Legitimate Photo Schools or Accessories to Fraud? 

Gregory Heisler Shares the Techniques That Go Into His Portraiture

The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected Consequences of Selfie Obsession

The New Economics of Photojournalism: The Rise of Instagram

Austerity & Visual Propaganda

Ones to Watch: Jun Ahn

Arc of Appalachia

Forces of Nature

To Deepen the Mystery: The Self-Portaits of Vivian Maier

Changing Time: How LightBox has renewed Time’s commitment to photography

Alexia Foundation: The Motel, Part 1: Women’s Initiative Update from Tim Matsui

Looking at Our Hometowns

Under Antarctic Ice

New York Times Photo Essays

A Portrait of Mass Transit Through Its Bus Drivers

Wanted: The networked photojournalist

Essay on Urban Landscape Photography

Men Wear Girlfriend’s Clothes

Art & Education

Classical sculptures dressed as hipsters look contemporary and totally badass

The chilling pictures of suitcases left in a New York insane asylum by patients who were locked away for the rest of their lives

Ageing and creative decline in photography: a taboo subject

Know Your Rights: Photographers

On Technique

Times Topics: Photography

The New Fine Art

Diane Arbus: A Rare Portrait Of The Photographer

Photography in an Age of Smartphones

2012

BTS: Shooting Portraits of Scientists for the Cover of Wired UK Magazine

How to photography food with your phone

H.D.R. Photography

Interactive Multi-perspective Imagery from Photos and Videos

Smartphone Photography

The benefits, drawbacks of using camera phones as a photojournalist

The New Economics of Photojournalism

The Science Behind Tintype Photography

2011

Olympus Ad Campaign Disses Cell Phone Photography

Portraits That Recreate Paintings by the Old Masters

Got Photo Cliches?

10 Crucial Tips for Better Mobile Phone Camera Photography

The Most Important Skill for a Photojournalist

Using the Right Lens for the Right Photograph

2010

How to Make Portraits of Strangers

How To Take Candid Pictures of Strangers

News Photos, on the Move, Makes News

What the Still Photo Still Does Best

2009

Lament for a Dying Field: Photojournalism

2008

Pixel Perfect

 

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