Category: Photography


In 1909, Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii set out on a three-year photography journey under the blessing of Tsar Nicholas II to capture images of the Russian Empire. Using a specialized camera, Prokudin-Gorskii shot three quick black-and-white shots of his subjects using colored filters. The three images were later combined and projected using filtered lanterns that created near true color images. The vivid shots reveal a fascinating slice of history in a time before the Russian Revolution and World War I.

Full collection at Boston.com’s Big Picture.

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Photo Tuts has compiled a list of “100 Helpful Photography Tutorials for Beginners and Professionals” that is super helpful to becoming a better photographer. The subjects covered include:

  • Composition
  • White balance
  • RAW vs JPEG formats
  • Lighting

Full story at Photo Tuts.

Mastering photography requires patience and practice. A huge collection of handy tutorials doesn’t hurt either. Smashing Magazine rounded up fifty of the most useful web articles that cover everything from high-speed photography to motion blur to RAW processing.

A snapshot of what you can learn:

Black and White Photography Guide

Black and white photography starts before the shot is even taken. In this article you’ll find some quick tips on what to look for to ensure the perfect black and white landscape – e.g. camera settings for black and white photography and what filters are good for black and white landscapes.

Infrared Photography with a Digital Camera

Thanks to digital photography, we can take infrared pictures whenever we please, mix them with “normal” ones and see the results on the spot, tweaking the settings to our heart’s desire.

The Nocturnes

The Nocturnes is an organization dedicated to night photography. Founded by Tim Baskerville in San Francisco in 1991, it has grown to become the premier source of information and education on night photography, as well as an international community for night photographers.

RAW vs. JPEG: The Real Story

You can take the RAW image file and make all of your choices about size, color, contrast, etc., and then output it to a new original each time (which might be a JPEG). This is greatly aided by the fact that there’s 12-bit color. The software can make easier choices and less compromises.

Full list at Smashing Magazine.

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