Category - Photography History

Why the Pros Shoot in RAW

The JPEG represented a huge leap in technology compared to film. RAW files are another leap – one that professionals were glad to make.

The History of Macro Photography

How was macro photography developed? It is a genre that is older than you might think, beginning with photomicrography. I have the answers for you...

What is the Next Revolution?

What form will the next revolution in photography take? I don’t think it will be the tools. I think it will be the art itself. Here are my thoughts.

When is the Next Revolution?

Photography seems to go through revolutions every few decades as new things emerge to shake up the way we do things. When is that next revolution...

Must Photos Always Be Rectangular?

Why is it that photographs are almost always rectangular, or at the very least, square? Let's explore this convention and see other shapes can be used.

Reminiscing About Film

It doesn't feel like it was very long ago, but film is now considered outdated. Still, it is worthwhile to reminisce about those old, familiar...

The Use of Symbolism in Photography

Symbolism is perhaps the most important way to instill meaning in photographs. Here, I'll discuss historical and modern symbols in fine art of all...

Early Photography and the Elderly

The invention of photography leads indirectly to the modern world of genealogy, starting with getting photos done of older relatives. Here are the...