Famous Photographic Firsts

I love photographic firsts.
By William Sawalich
I love photographic firsts. I've long been a fan of the famous "first photograph," Niepce's view from a window (which has an interesting creation story all its own), and I've remained interested in virtually collecting other famous photographic firsts—like the first photograph depicting a human, the first image of a…

The Chef And The Photographer

When renowned chef and restaurateur Charlie Trotter passed away last month, it prompted a flood of well deserved remembrances.
By William Sawalich
When renowned chef and restaurateur Charlie Trotter passed away last month, it prompted a flood of well deserved remembrances. My favorite is this one, from photographer Melanie Dunea, who recounts the harrowing story of when she photographed the famous chef for her book "My Last Supper," a collection of portraits…

Photographer Wins Major Copyright Battle

How can you make a million dollars in photography?
By William Sawalich
How can you make a million dollars in photography? One way is to follow in the footsteps of Daniel Morel, the photographer whose images of the 2010 Haiti earthquake aftermath were taken from his Twitter feed and illegally licensed by Getty Images and Agence France-Presse. A U.S. court just awarded…

The Cubist Collages Of Maurizio Galimberti

I love collage artists who turn disparate elements into a unified whole—particularly when those images are made up of photographs.
By William Sawalich
I love collage artists who turn disparate elements into a unified whole—particularly when those images are made up of photographs. Maurizio Galimberti creates collages that are fun and captivating; they simply make me want to keep exploring more and more. What else could you want from a successful photograph? Visit…

The Right Way To Put Dates In Photo Files

Do you date your files? By that I mean, do you put the date a photograph was made right there in the filename?
By William Sawalich
Do you date your files? By that I mean, do you put the date a photograph was made right there in the filename? Dates can come in fairly handy when you're tracking down images years after they were made. It's not enough to simply date a file or folder; you've…

Replichrome For Lightroom Recreates The Elusive “Film Look”

I recently downloaded a Lightroom plugin called Replichrome to test out its capabilities for replicating the look of many popular films.
By William Sawalich
I recently downloaded a Lightroom plugin called Replichrome to test out its capabilities for replicating the look of many popular films. I wasn't especially optimistic, because every time I've gotten my hopes up about a set of plugins that offered some processing recipe that promised to mimic the look of…
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