‘Life’ Official Trailer Released and it’s Packed Full of Cameras

The official trailer for the upcoming movie ‘Life’ starring Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan has been released and promises to be packed full of photography fun:

Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan starring in 'Life'
Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan starring in the movie ‘Life’

Directed by Anton Corbijn, ‘Life’ is based on the true story of Magnum photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) and his friendship with Hollywood actor Continue reading

Infographic: How to Take the Ultimate Selfie

This fun little infographic by Zippi is less of a how-to and more of a how-did-it-all-start.

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Don’t worry though, we’re as fed up as selfies as you guys, but in the interests of bringing you the stories first, here’s the complete run down. Enjoy. Continue reading

Colour Film was Built for White People

Here’s an interesting short from VOX that will bring you up to speed on a certain controversy in photography. Most photographers, especially those who used to shoot with film (perhaps they still do) will be aware that the chemical process was geared towards fairer skin. However if you are of the younger, digital generation this will be an eyeopener…

Factual Inaccuracies in ‘SelfieSpoon’ Advertisement

From the sublime, to the ridiculous to the absurd. The selfie stick has officially morphed into the Selfie Spoon courtesy of the pranksters at Cinnamon Toast Crunch. We took a look at the Youtube advert that delicately portrays their new invention, and in the fashion it deserves picked out numerous factual inaccuracies.

Selfie Spoon is for cunts

Statement: “Everyone loves a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.”

This is wholly incorrect. I have Continue reading

Can a Photograph Bring Down a Government?

Earlier this morning news broke concerning allegations that the Prime minister of the United Kingdom had performed an egregious act on a dead animal during an initiation into the infamous Bullingdon Club. The story was revealed in a a new book Call me Dave: The Unauthorised Biography which backs up its statements saying a source close to the MP has seen photographic evidence of the lewd act. We ask, can a photograph bring down a government?

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A Scene from Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror (2011)

Despite the hashtag #Piggate only being a few hours old Twittersphere has erupted with joy at the story and filled news feeds with dozens of photographs of David Cameron Continue reading

Actual Photons Resolved from an Exoplanet Orbiting a Star

Brace yourselves for a nerd boner of epic proportions. Scientists have managed to resolve enough pixels to directly image an exoplanet orbiting a star 60 light years away. It’s a six second video (shorter than a Vine even) but its contents give rise to a promise of what is in store for the future.

Exoplanet Directly Imaged

How far away is Beta Pictoris b exactly? Sixty light years distant is roughly Continue reading

The Dark Side of Photography: When Getting the ‘Best’ Shot is Just Plain Wrong

I firmly believe that photography is a powerful force for good in this world.

As reportage, it opens our eyes to tragedies we might otherwise ignore; as landscape or wildlife photography, it reveals a beauty we too often take for granted, and encourages us to treat the planet with the respect it demands; as portraiture, it reminds us that each person has uncharted and unfathomable depths to their humanity that we may never truly understand.

But there is a line. Cross it, and the art of photography is twisted into something that does harm—into vandalism, and animal cruelty, and doing outright harm to the environment in the name of a pretty picture.

This post is about the dark side of photography.

Three Stories

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Abusing Your Subject

Jimmy McIntyre recently captured a photo he’s been dreaming of for years. In China, standing waist deep in the Li river, he finally shot a portrait of the famed cormorant fishermen.

But the experience came at a cost. Continue reading

Photographer Explodes Gunpowder onto Images to Create Wonderful ‘Works of Fire’

Every once in a while you come across a series of images that explode off the page with a beautiful simplicity and Christopher Colville’s photographs have quite literally done just that – because they’re created using gunpowder!

Christopher Colville's 'Works of Fire' series
Christopher Colville’s ‘Works of Fire’ series

Christopher Colville’s stunning ‘Works of Fire‘ series was created by artfully pouring gunpowder over a silver gelatin print and igniting them, with Continue reading

Reasons to Try Film: A Retro Poster Series by Ilford

Over the last few weeks our friends at Ilford Photo have been rolling out a series of retro posters to compliment their popular range of 35mm films. PhoGoTraphy has been given exclusive access to the as yet unreleased posters which you can view for the first time here and whet your appetite for some of that delicious black and white film.

1.HP5 A4

The retro style posters have a familiar feel to feel to them. In 2010 Lomography released a series called Continue reading

Insight Astrophotographer of the Year 2015 Winners Announced

…And the winner is Luc Jamet for this stunning photograph of totality from Sassendalen!

Luc Jesson

The Royal Observatory Greenwich just tweeted out a list of winners and runners up, one of whom we interviewed earlier today. Just scroll through these images Continue reading