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Popular Photography magazine
Mar 19, 2017
The apparent demise of Popular Photography is another reminder that the Internet has changed everything about traditional media. Popular Photography, which was celebrating its 80th of publishing, has now closed its doors, along with its sister publication, American Photographer.
Nikon's 100th anniversary
Feb 28, 2017
As Nikon celebrates its 100th anniverary in 2017, the company reportedly is going to get serious about mirrorless cameras, according to Yahoo Japan. It includes the possibility of developing multiple mirrorless cameras. For photography enthusiasts, there are two reactions (and one of them isn’t, “Ho, hum.”). Why would Nikon do that? What took so long? I am in the second group.
Mike Elek, © 2003
Jan 02, 2017
What are your plans for the new year? Not New Year’s, but the new year. Do those plans include photography? You are reading this on PhotographyToday.net, so hopefully that’s something that you plan to do. If you haven’t given it much thought, here’s something: Challenge yourself. I always think that it’s good to shake up your photography now and then. Here are a few ideas. WATCH A MOVIE
Bill Cunningham at New York Fashion Week - Men's in 2015. (Photo by Mike Elek)
Jul 01, 2016
I never knew Bill Cunningham, and in fact I didn’t really know anything about him until someone at a fashion show mentioned him. They gave me that “you haven’t heard of Bill Cunningham?” look. In the fashion world, Bill Cunningham probably was as well known as Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour.
The poster for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
Jan 29, 2016
Despite being under pressure from studios, several movie directors are still shooting film. Add Colin Trevorrow to that list? Who is Colin Trevorrow? He is the director of "Star Wars IX," and Trevorrow recently announced that he will be shooting the movie with film.
Nov 30, 2015
My fascination with Windows 10 as the operating system on my primary computer ended this weekend. The way that I use my computer is as a productivity tool. I manage the PhotographyToday.net site and forum, write, create videos, edit photos and do website work. I don't do much else, although occasionally I do play an older game. "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
A few cameras
Nov 25, 2015
In photography circles, people mention GAS - Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Most amateur photographers love their cameras. We like to look at them. We like talking about them. And we like dreaming about buying something else. The one thing that is better than the above is buying a new piece of camera equipment.
The Holga
Nov 25, 2015
It’s the end of the line for Holga, the plastic camera that has enthralled millions with its soft lenses, light leaks and dreamy photos. Holga creates its own photographic niche, which continues to this day, as people seek out older cameras with meniscus lenses. Its photos were reminiscent of the “pictorial” style that was popular for a while in the 1920s.
Yashica Electro 35 GSN
Sep 27, 2015
For those who shoot film, there is a familiarity with it that can't be replicated by digital. That's not a knock against digital, but it is a realization that film is a mature medium.
Nikon D5500 (2015)
Sep 24, 2015
There are many reasons why you should be shooting with a digital camera, and convenience is at or near the top of the list. What I mean is that having constant access to a camera today is so much easier than in the film days. For sure, many of us had a compact camera or point and shoot in a briefcase, backpack or coat pocket. These days, however, the camera of choice for many people is the smartphone.