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.


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.


Sun Pictures: Henry Fox Talbot and the First Photographs

If you want to know about something, about anything, then the best way to learn about it is to study it’s history.

Sun Pictures: Henry Fox Talbot and the First Photographs is but just one chapter in the relatively short but incredibly interesting story of photography.

This short animation was created for SFMoMA by Drew Christie and Dan Herforth for the Photographic Interpretive Center.