A Conversation with Jonathan Elderfield

Jonathan Elderfield Street Photography

Many photographers are interested in taking pictures of people on the street, but don’t do it because they don’t know how to start. Of all the genres of photography, Street Photography seems to be shrouded in the most mystery, so we asked Jonathan Elderfield, who is leading our upcoming Street Photography class, to offer some insider tips on getting started. … Continue reading

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What You Don’t Know about the Rule of Thirds #2


In my last blog post on this topic, I wrote about how to deconstruct the common misconceptions about composition, suggesting three simple steps to help you take better pictures. In this post, I am going to delve deeper into what I mean by the first step, “be conscious of your painter’s canvas.” In reality, there is no boundary to what … Continue reading

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Getting Started with Wet Plate Collodion: 2013 Edition


When you start doing wet plate photography, whether you are creating tintypes (positives on metal) or ambrotypes (postives/negatives on glass), you might experience a new sense of freedom. The freedom comes from the fact that you no longer have to worry about supplies like film, memory cards, and batteries. You can make everything with a set of chemicals and some … Continue reading

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Film Photography for Digital Shooters #2: Types of Film

Film Size Comparison: iPhone to 4x5

In the first part of this series, we explored the one-of-a-kind world of film photography with hopes of igniting a spark of interest in all of you digital aficionados out there. Now, we’re ready to delve further into the world of film by exploring the different types of film made today. Although in the end, a photographer may choose film … Continue reading

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What You Don’t Know About the Rule of Thirds

Tsuyoshi Ito

Ok, so, you’ve learned how the camera works, and you’re getting used to using your camera’s manual mode when making pictures. Maybe you’ve also gotten the hang of using software like Lightroom to organize and make adjustments to your images on the computer. You’ve definitely come a long way since the days of shooting your vacation pictures on “Auto” and … Continue reading

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