Archive for June, 2012

40 Years After ‘Napalm Girl’

Forty years after ‘napalm girl’ picture, a photographer reflects on the moment that might have been his

It’s difficult to explain to someone who has grown up in the world of digital photography just what it was like being a photojournalist in the all-too-recently-passed era of film cameras. That there was, necessarily, a moment when your finite roll of film would end at frame 36, and you would have to swap out the shot film for a fresh roll before being able to resume the hunt for a picture. In those “in between” moments, brief as they might have been, there was always the possibility of the picture taking place. You would try to anticipate what was happening in front of your eyes, and avoid being out of film at some key intersection of time and place. But sometimes the moment just wouldn’t wait. Photojournalism — the pursuit of storytelling with a camera — is still a relatively young trade, but there are plenty of stories about those missed pictures.

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Star Trail Photographs

Photographing star trails involves one of the trickiest photography techniques to master, but these photographers know what they’re doing.

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