Staying Safe While Photographing Wildlife

Want to take pictures of wildlife but you're a little skittish about, you know, being mauled by a ravenous beast?
By William Sawalich
Want to take pictures of wildlife but you're a little skittish about, you know, being mauled by a ravenous beast? Take a look at this Slanted Lens video by Jay P. Morgan in which he explains 11 tips to photograph wild animals without getting killed. It includes some old standbys…

The World’s Youngest Successful Photographer?

As the father of a toddler myself, I can't begin to imagine my kid wielding a camera—much less using it to make great pictures.
By William Sawalich
As the father of a toddler myself, I can't begin to imagine my kid wielding a camera—much less using it to make great pictures. But that's exactly what four-year-old Hawkeye Huey does. He's the son of National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey and he's got one heck of an artistic eye—especially…

One Photographer’s Thoughts On Discount Pricing

If you're at all interested in getting into the photography business, even part time, you should read this post on pricing by pet photographer Jamie Pflughoeft.
By William Sawalich
If you're at all interested in getting into the photography business, even part time, you should read this post on pricing by pet photographer Jamie Pflughoeft. It's called, "Dear Cheap-But-Good Photographer: You are ruining my life and this industry." That title's a grabber, wouldn't you say? Some folks might call…

The Complex Legacy Of Kodak’s Shirley Cards

During my morning commute last Thursday I listened to an interesting story on NPR about Kodak's Shirley Cards.
By William Sawalich
During my morning commute last Thursday I listened to an interesting story on NPR about Kodak's Shirley Cards. These photographic portrait negatives and prints were distributed to labs across the country to be used to set the "normal" skin tone standard for photographic prints. The process began back to the…

Photos From The Surface Of A Comet

Last week, the European Space Agency made a whole lot of well-deserved headlines when its Rosetta mission to land a probe on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was a rousing success.
By William Sawalich
Last week, the European Space Agency made a whole lot of well-deserved headlines when its Rosetta mission to land a probe on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was a rousing success. After a tense, seven-hour descent to the comet, which followed ten years of hurtling through space, the Philae probe…

Astronauts Make A Weird Floating GoPro Water Bubble

Apparently astronauts are just big goof-offs too, like many of us down here on terra firma.
By William Sawalich
Apparently astronauts are just big goof-offs too, like many of us down here on terra firma. In this video, astronauts on the International Space Station squeeze water into their weightless cabin, and it forms into a blob that clings together and floats there in "midair." But then they decide to…
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