Category Archives: Other Stuff

THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 14: 26TH OCT-1ST NOV )

This month we run with changes over at Flickr and the release of Warhol’s photo collection online. We’ll also sign up with the RVS for some wartime shots and look at when to use Kodak’s finest. And someone sticks an intax on a drone and your chance to share and give. Continue reading THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 14: 26TH OCT-1ST NOV )

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A brief History of Photography by Objects – 5 – Photograph of Newborn Baby 1997

This pixelated photograph from an early consumer digital camera might seem an  odd inclusion. Babies have been stable subjects for photographs from the days of the Daguerreotype. By 1997 although not fully mainstream, digital cameras were starting to gain a foothold and this won’t have been the first digital photo of a baby by a long shot. But Time rightly recognised this as one of the most influential photographs ever taken. Continue reading A brief History of Photography by Objects – 5 – Photograph of Newborn Baby 1997

THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 13: 19TH-25TH OCT)

Apols for the delay but a busy week and a ceratain crap but not so crap digital got in the way of this. Let’s have a look at some great cameras from the past some known and some not so well known and a film that arrived in the darkest of days and went to the moon and is just coming back right through to a Rock Star who wants to do your D&P. We’ll also snatch a glimpse of Eastern Europe before WWII and check your vision. Continue reading THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 13: 19TH-25TH OCT)

THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 12: 12TH-18TH OCT)

I’m currently away for the Scottish half chasing my weans around theme parks and castles in the Midlands and the South of England with a Espio and the lomographer’s favourite the LC-A. However there’s been quite a lot published online that’s worth picking up on. So this week we’ve a camera you’ve never really heard of, a legendary rangefinder and Canon’s answer to the F2. We look at the rebirth of a classic but also sadly have to mourn the passing of one of the greats. and we also get to answer the question of what happened to the moon cameras ? Continue reading THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 12: 12TH-18TH OCT)

THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 11: 5TH-11TH OCT)

So this week I’ve selected a great eclectic bag of stuff. We’ll find long overlooked classics, kill it disposable style and shoot the ghosts of the past. There’s an open letter to Kodak too, plus a mysterious emulsion, a compact trip up river and do we really need to post that !! Continue reading THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 11: 5TH-11TH OCT)

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY OBJECTS – 4 – Fujica Camera ~1958

We leap forward by over a century and half.  Our subject is a lowly simple viewfinder from Japan. But this is one of  a new wave of innovative cameras in the late 1950’s offering automatic exposure.  It also represents an early hint of the shifting dominance of the camera market in the coming decade. Continue reading A BRIEF HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY OBJECTS – 4 – Fujica Camera ~1958

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY OBJECTS – 3 – Chalk Drawing Circa 1800

It’s not the drawing or  artist who created it that we’re after here.  our subject is the man pictured. He is arguably the first person to create a photograph as we’d understand almost a quarter of century before the oldest surviving examples. Sadly like his photographs, he has faded into relative obscurity. Continue reading A BRIEF HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY OBJECTS – 3 – Chalk Drawing Circa 1800