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HOW POSTERS REFLECT THEIR TIMES

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com A poster is any piece of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface. Typically posters include both textual and graphic elements, although a poster may be either wholly graphical or wholly text. Posters are...

HAROLD EDGERTON: MASTER OF STROBE PHOTOGRAPHY

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Harold E. Edgerton – bullet hitting an apple | Source: http://bit.ly/2NKhI9L The human eye and brain have evolved to give us visual information about those aspects of reality that help us to function and...

When the Snapshot Was New – and Disruptive!

Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com Growing up in the digital age the concept of “snapshot” is pretty much obsolete.  Millions of people are casually shooting trillions of photos on smart phones, tablets and other devices so that taking...

GEORGE EASTMAN: The Father of Kodak

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com With the introduction of the first Kodak box camera, suddenly non-photographers could shoot photos. But the original box camera, introduced in 1888, cost $25 – out of the reach of many. Source: https://bit.ly/2QHdD6Z As...

THE AMAZING INVENTION OF THE BICYCLE: The Wonder of Two-Wheel Transportation

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com There are millions of bicycle riders all over the world – riding all sorts of bikes including those equipped with complex multi-gears, cruisers, BMX bikes, mountain bikes, recumbent bikes, bicycles-built-for-two and nowadays an increasing...

Julia Margaret Cameron: Victorian Photographer

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com The notion that women can become great photographers comes as no surprise to people who live in a world where Annie Leibovitz is perhaps the most famous photographer in the world.  But...

“WE HAD FACES!” Norma Desmond On Looking Like A Movie Star

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Greta Garbo had one of the great photogenic faces of all time. However. Credit: George Hurrell Faces, and recognizing what they look like, are so important to human beings that we have a...

NICK BRANDT: Inherit The Dust

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Underpass with elephants. Credit: Nick Brandt Nick Brandt established a new standard with his portraits of African wildlife over the years.  His intent, he has explained, was to present them as fellow sentient...

CONSIDER THE LOWLY POSTCARD

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com The digital age and the Internet have created vast changes to our world and culture: some good, some not so good, many unintended.  One of these changes is a diminishment in the...

ALBERT WATSON: Cyclops – Master Photography with One Eye

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com This photo of Alfred Hitchcock was a milestone in the career of Albert Watson. Photograph©Albert WatsonA Cyclops in Greek and Roman mythology was a member of a race of giants with one eye set...