How Samuel F.B. Morse Brought Photography to America 

Morse code creator Samuel F.B. Morse made long-distance chats almost instantaneous with his co-invention of the telegraph, which he patented in 1847. While he’s best known for revolutionizing telecommunications, Morse spent most of his career working as an artist—and he had a major influence on the future of that field, too, by introducing photography to the United States. Selfies, Instagram, and the ability to show off your vacation photos while you’re still at the beach can all be traced back to Morse’s vision.

Source: How Samuel F.B. Morse Brought Photography to America | Mental Floss

Baby photography: Top celebrity photographer Julia Boggio shares her top tips

So adorable!!!

Celebrity family photographer Julia Boggio has been photographing babies and families for over 12 years. Her trendsetting work in the photography industry, as well as her American-style customer service, has helped her to become the photographer of choice in the London luxury market; Julia had the pleasure of photographing Richard Branson’s twin grandchildren when they were just a few days old, as well as Katy Hill’s family (in the most adorable photoshoot ever).

Source: Baby photography: Top celebrity photographer Julia Boggio shares her top tips

Matamata photographer uses competition to highlight methamphetamine abuse

I find this to be both stunning and sad – amazing photograph.

“It’s an insidious cancerous tentacle that reaches every part of society, it does not discriminate who it grabs hold of.”This was professional photographer Myra Bayly’s explanation behind her haunting snapshot of a methamphetamine user she labelled Epidemic.

Full story: Matamata photographer uses competition to highlight methamphetamine abuse | Stuff.co.nz

Dual-cameras: The next big thing in smartphone photography – Dual Cameras

Today dual-cameras are making a return. A large variety of smartphone makers are now using this system to take smartphone camera capabilities to the next level. Apart from using HTC M8 Eye mechanism to imitate a low depth of field, we now have dual-cameras that offer separate focal length for wider or zoomed-in pictures, while others are using RGB and monochrome sensors. Lets see them one by one.

Read full story here:  Dual-cameras: The next big thing in smartphone photography – Dual Cameras

4 things to do before starting your own photography business – Born2Invest

But although starting your own photography business can certainly be emotionally rewarding and financially lucrative, it’s important that you understand the realities before you jump in with both feet. So if you think you’d like to launch your own photography business, here are a few of the most important things to do before you take the plunge.

Source: 4 things to do before starting your own photography business – Born2Invest

iPhone photography: Smartphone technology has made us all photographers 

Yet students often don’t realize they’re seasoned photographers until I prompt them to take their phones out and share a photo they’ve recently made.We could certainly discuss the quality of their photos. What’s most important however, is that the camera is being used, that photographs are being made at an electric pace, and that most everyone also serves as curator of all they produce.

Source: iPhone photography: Smartphone technology has made us all photographers | News & Observer

Stop the Hate Towards Brooklyn Beckham Simply Because Nepotism Exists | Fstoppers

I could not agree any more strongly with this posting than I already do.

By all means criticize the publishing house for choosing to print Beckham’s book over seasoned and highly talented photographers of lesser known families. By all means criticize the people involved in cashing in on Beckham’s fame via his passion. By all means criticize the myriad outlets that will promote and praise the work without proper enquiry simply because his name alone is a click magnet. What I can’t abide is the criticism of an 18-year-old photographer and his work simply because he has taken the i

Read in full at:  Stop the Hate Towards Brooklyn Beckham Simply Because Nepotism Exists | Fstoppers

Guy Tillim Wins HCB 2017 Prize

South African photographer Guy Tillim was appointed  winner of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson  2017 Prize. Born in Johannesburg in 1962, Guy Tillim discovered photography in 1986 and worked for four years with the collective Afrapix. As an independent photographer, he leads missions in Africa for Reuters and AFP. In 2002, he received the SCAM Roger Pic Award. In 2006, he was the first recipient of the Robert Gardner Fellowship Award from the Harvard Museum of Photography.

Read more: Guy Tillim Wins HCB 2017 Prize – The Eye of Photography

Wildlife Photography Without a Telephoto Lens: John Dominis 

The photographers on LIFE Magazine’s staff did it all, taking on assignments wide and varied without a blink of the eye. John Dominis was no exception. He joined LIFE as a staff photographer in 1950 and would go on to shoot some of the biggest stars of the era — Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra and Robert Redford to name a few. He also shot one of the most iconic images of the 20th century: Tommie Smith and John Carlos giving the black power salute at the Olympics in Mexico.

Read article at: Wildlife Photography Without a Telephoto Lens: John Dominis | Time.com