Tamrac’s New Stratus Shoulder Bags

My first real camera bag was a Tamrac nearly 30 years ago
By William Sawalich
There are few things I enjoy as much as getting my hands on a new camera bag. To that end, let me tell you about these new Stratus bags from Tamrac. Announced just a few weeks ago, the Stratus line of shoulder bags was built from the ground up and…

Vertical Panoramas Of New York Churches

Visiting beautiful New York churches, Silver positions himself in the center aisle
By William Sawalich
Here's a collection of photographs quite unlike anything I've ever seen before—even though I've certainly seen the subjects. Photographer Richard Silver is a creative guy, having previously been featured on the Colossal blog for his time slice photography techniques of famous structures. Well now he's been using his DSLR to…

GoPro Reinvents The Business Of Action Sports Photography

These sports are nearly impossible to broadcast the way football games or basketball games can be, but they are perfect for YouTube
By William Sawalich
Have you noticed how you've been seeing a lot more of extreme adventure sports like kayaking and mountain climbing in recent years? That's largely thanks to GoPro, makers of the tiny little Hero action cameras that can be strapped to helmets or paddles or flight suits to capture wide angle,…

Dronefest Photography And Video Competition

If you're serious about making photos and videos with your drone, consider entering Dronefest
By William Sawalich
Are you serious about your droneography? That's the name I've given to the act of capturing stills or recording video from a quadcopter-style drone. It's becoming an unbelievably popular activity. (I read the other day, in fact, that the FAA is freaking out about the prospect of more than one…

The Most Iconic Stock Photo of All Time?

To date, this picture has earned almost a million dollars in licensing fees
By William Sawalich
I attended the Brooks Institute, and during my tenure there one of the faculty members, Ralph Clevenger, hung a pretty neat picture on the wall. It's an image of an iceberg that, in the intervening 17 years, I've seen in countless places. The famous image depicts a little bit of…

That Time Helmut Newton Photographed Van Halen

It's a must-read, whether you're a fan of good ol' rock 'n roll, Helmut Newton, photography in general or any and all of the above
By William Sawalich
If you're a lover of photography and the glory days of early 1980s rock music, then have I got the story for you. It's from Medium's Cuepoint music blog, and it's all about the time Helmut Newton photographed Van Halen. It was 1979, and Van Halen was working on its…
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