Category Archives: History

In a World that Knows Everything – We Know Very Little

This is a reflective and emotional time for me.  I recently went to visit my dad’s gravesite because it is his birthday.  It stirs a lot of emotion in me, some which is painful, and some that is joyful.  I … Continue reading

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What if?

What if today was your last day on this earth and you had to decide what to photograph? What would you photograph, what film would you use and why? Continue reading

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The Magic of Polaroids

Tim Layton discusses a new book on the history of Polaroid cameras and shares some of his thoughts on the topic. Continue reading

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Good Video – History of Photography

Tim Layton posted this video from PBS on the history of photography. It is a good investment of 25 minutes. Continue reading

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What Difference is There Between a Good Photograph and an Artistic Photograph?

Tim Layton discuss the Robert Demachy article ‘What Difference is There Between a Good Photograph and an Artistic Photograph?” in 1899 in Camera Notes volume III. Continue reading

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Chasing the Image

Tim Layton is changing things up a little by writing about the history of photography in a new series to help photographers of all levels understand the history of their beloved art. Hopefully it is a nice change of pace and maybe you may even learn something new. Continue reading

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