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ETIENNE-JULES MAREY – Capturing Motion with Chronophotograpy

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com The introduction of photography in 1839 made it possible to capture and fix still images for the first time in history.  Over the course of the next few decades, the technology of...

BARON ADOLPH DE MEYER: The First Fashion Photographer

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com The earliest fashion photography was necessarily stiff and awkward in a time when lenses and emulsions were slow and studio lighting was essentially primitive.  But even as photo technology improved the fashion...

CARLETON WATKINS: Photographer of the America West

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com In the 19th century, as more of the western part of the United States was being explored, it was hard for some people to take seriously the descriptions they heard of places...

5 Things We Love About the Canon R Mirrorless Camera

In case you haven't heard, Canon recently introduced its new EOS system: the R Mirrorless camera. And, we're pretty excited about it. As one can imagine, one of the cool things about working for a...

MOVING PICTURES – Thomas Edison And The Invention Of The Movies

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com The projector and camera of Thomas Edison, combined with the celluloid film of George Eastman, gave birth to the multi-billion dollar movie industry we see today. | Source: https://bit.ly/2Kqdsdt It has been well known...

BEFORE PHOTOSHOP, THERE WAS JERRY UELSMANN

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Boats, for Jerry Uelsmann, often symbolize some kind of spiritual journey or transformation. Photo ©Jerry Uelsmann. In the digital age, creating images that involve manipulation of reality, multiple exposures and compositing is relatively...

Samy’s Camera Outreach Photographs Foster Care Adoptions

Together We Rise is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of motivated young adults and former foster youth. Their vision is to improve the lives of children in foster care, who often find themselves forgotten...

FOCUSING ON THE HOMELESS

FOCUSING ON THE HOMELESS Photos that show they are human beings, not just statistics. By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Almost from the beginning, photography has been used to record and document social and historical problems and realities.  Until Mathew Brady and his colleagues...

The SMPSP and DigitalFusion present: “A Single Frame”

Select Images from the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography Martin Scorsese Photo by: Andrew Cooper The contribution of unit still photographers to the movies and movie history has been an important and significant part...

Samy’s Photo School to Lead Laguna Beach Photo Walk Capturing The Shoreline Project

“I think of this as quiet art. I want it to be quiet and fragile and trumpet things that are the opposite of the ‘noise’ we’re experiencing now in the world.” - Artist Elizabeth Turk...