X-Rays As Art

Ever seen X-ray art? Sure you have.
By William Sawalich
Ever seen X-ray art? Sure you have. The images tend to be pretty neat no matter whether the subject is a human or a flower or a briefcase. Photographer Nick Veasey has taken the X-ray as art one step further—and several steps larger in scale—by photographing the unseen insides of…

The Making Of “Migrant Mother”

One of the most iconic photographs of all time is Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother," the portrait of a dignified woman with her hungry children that has come to be the visual symbol of the great depression.
By William Sawalich
One of the most iconic photographs of all time is Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother," the portrait of a dignified woman with her hungry children that has come to be the visual symbol of the great depression. Now, in a new book written by Lange's goddaughter (Grab a Hunk of Lighting…

Professional Photographers Shouldn’t Give It Away

Working photographers, and those who aspire to charge for their work, would do well to consider subjects like the one brought up by David Hobby recently on his Strobist blog.
By William Sawalich
Working photographers, and those who aspire to charge for their work, would do well to consider subjects like the one brought up by David Hobby recently on his Strobist blog. Hobby wrote about how to appropriately charge for work—or, at least, how not to be taken for a fool and…

Photographers, Keep Off The Tracks!

When I was a little kid, probably just five years old, my grandfather photographed my cousin and I walking along the railroad tracks near his home.
By William Sawalich
When I was a little kid, probably just five years old, my grandfather photographed my cousin and I walking along the railroad tracks near his home. The resulting pictures are adorable, and they have hung in his living room ever since. The problem is, railroads really don't want you hanging…

National Parks Are Free Today

First of all, happy Veteran's Day!
By William Sawalich
First of all, happy Veteran's Day! If you are a veteran, I thank you for your service. In honor of the holiday, all the U.S. National Parks are free for all today. It's the perfect excuse to skip work and spend the day photographing nature. Before you go, check out…

Find Your Next Photo Location With ShotHotSpot

I recently discovered a neat web service called ShotHotSpot.com.
By William Sawalich
I recently discovered a neat web service called ShotHotSpot.com. It helps you determine which locations are the most popular sites of photographs indexed via geolocation tags. When you're looking at a Google map you can click the "Photos" option to see still photographs arranged on the map by the location…
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