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Photography tips from 1946

Sometimes the more things change the more they stay the same and photography is no exception. The information and advice offered in this 1940s Vocational Guidance Film for aspiring professional photographers is still as applicable today as it was in 1946 when the film was made.

Of course things have changed since 1946 but more things have remained the same than have changed. Today most people shoot digital instead of film. Post processing, and retouching is performed on a computer. The filed of professional photography is still crowded, even more so today than it was in 1946 as the film points out.

So photography hasn’t really changed that much over time, it’s mainly the tools, the methods and how we think about photography that have changed.

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Slices of Time: Eadweard Muybridge’s Cinematic Legacy

Been enjoying your favourite TV show or movie? Well you can thank photography and Eadweard Muybridge for it. If it weren’t for photography and Eadweard Muybridge we might not have cinema as we know it today. Slices of Time: Eadweard Muybridge’s Cinematic Legacy tells the story of Eadweard Muybridge and how he laid the foundations for cinema.

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Visions and Images: Elliott Erwitt, 1981

Why don’t we have any programs like this on TV anymore? Although I’m not sure if I would want to watch a show with an interviewer that is as vapid as BarbaraLee Diamonstein. Don’t watch this for any insights, instead watch it for Elliott Erwitt’s humour as he takes the piss in response to some of the uninspired questions that are put to him.

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The History Of Photography In 5 Minutes

I enjoy history, it provides us with an understanding of the importance of things, and an understanding of why things are the way they are. History teaches us how we got from A to B. History is as interesting as it is important. The history of photography is no exception. Although photography is a relatively new art having only been around for a few hundred years the history of photography is quite interesting. If you are interested in the history of photography but don’t have a bunch of time to study a few hundred years of photography history then checkout the Cooperative of Photography’s video The History Of Photography In 5 Minutes.