Martian Panoramic Landscape

One of my favorite photographers isn’t a person, it’s a machine
By William Sawalich
Here’s a link to some pretty impressive landscape photos. There’s one catch, though: they weren’t made by a typical landscape photographer. They weren’t even made on earth. One of my favorite photographers isn’t a person, it’s a machine. It’s the Mars Rover, and it recently sent back images that were…

Another Treasure Trove Of Historic Images

For anyone who’d like to lose hours of their day browsing a collection of amazing historical photographs
By William Sawalich
There’s a trend in prominent museums and archives around the world toward increasing online access to the contents of their collections. I’ve written recently about Yale University and the National Archives working on similar open access projects, and now I bring you news of the New York Public Library, which…

Monkeys Can’t Own Copyrights

According to a U.S. federal judge, monkeys cannot own copyrights
By William Sawalich
Good news, for those of you planning to create an army of trained monkeys to take pictures for you. It turns out that according to a U.S. federal judge, monkeys cannot own copyrights. This all stems from the strange-but-true story of David Slater who, a few years back, was photographing…

Popular Movies Before And After Visual Effects

It’s a neat way to explore how visual effects are applied, and just how integral they are for practically every film.
By William Sawalich
Here’s a cool collection of before and after images that illustrates just how advanced Hollywood moviemaking has become. These 17 films are depicted before and after visual effects have been added. Rather than simple side-by-side comparisons, though, the images are overlaid on top of each other, and a slider is…

Huge List Of Photography Grants, Funds And Fellowships

Have someone else finance your work!
By William Sawalich
Photographers and photography students, pay attention! Here’s a huge list of international photography grants, funds and fellowships for which you can apply. Have someone else finance your work! Included here in Fotografia Magazine’s list of more than 35 opportunities to show your work, prove your worth, and receive funds to…

Urbex Photographer’s Death Should Be A Warning To Others

Let’s all pledge to be safer this year while taking pictures
By William Sawalich
I’ve had some students in my photo classes in recent years who are practitioners of the art of urban exploration and infiltration, or “urbex” for short. The problem I regularly find myself preaching to them is the inherent danger of trespassing, whether a building is active or not. Well, let…
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