How One Photographer Turned A Trailer Into A Camera

Kasnoff decided to turn his small box trailer into a camera obscura, and ultimately into a very large format film camera.
By William Sawalich
Many photographers are keeping the days of large format film alive. They shoot with 4x5, 5x7 and even 8x10 view cameras. Some photographers are a bit nuttier, and they use even larger cameras, capturing mammoth 16x20 negatives, or even, say, 20x24 Polaroids. And then there's Ian Kasnoff, who decided that…

On The Devaluation Of Photography

ImageBrief may have had the noblest intentions of helping photographers
By William Sawalich
If you earn some or part of your income from photography, whether that's licensing stock or accepting assignments, you have no doubt noticed that with every passing day it gets more difficult to make a buck. That's largely due to the devaluation of photography, which occurred because new technologies made…

Canon’s New 250-Megapixel Sensor

Used to capture video, the sensor produces resolution more than 125 times greater than 1080p HD, or about 30 times larger than 4k!
By William Sawalich
Canon has announced that it has developed a record-setting new CMOS sensor capable of producing a 250-megapixel image file. The 19,580 x 12,600-pixel, APS-H-sized sensor is apparently able to resolve the lettering on the side of an airplane from more than 11 miles away. The sensor can readout 1.25 billion…

Why Photography is Fun Even If It Doesn’t Make You Rich

Check out the Open Mike column from The Online Photographer
By William Sawalich
I love The Online Photographer blog because I feel like Mike Johnston really is a thoughtful photographer, and a particularly thoughtful writer about everything pertaining to photography. To that end, allow me to recommend that you read his recent column that I quite enjoyed. It's all about the desire for…

Avoiding Scams That Target Photographers

If a message sounds too good to be true it probably is.
By William Sawalich
In an era when many budding photographers are hungry for work, it can be easy to be taken advantage of by scammers. I receive photographer-specific scam emails on a practically weekly basis, and I know from friends and colleagues that I'm not alone. I've gotten pretty good at spotting photo…

A New (Digital) Twist On An Old (Holga) Idea

You'll be seeing plenty of digital Holgas in the hands of your neighborhood hipsters much sooner than later.
By William Sawalich
Are you old enough—or hip enough—to recall when Holga plastic cameras were all the rage? I remember shelling out $15 for my first one 20 years ago at Freestyle Camera in L.A. I still have it, actually. But the thing is, I don't really use my plastic film cameras very…
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