National Park Service & the ‘Ansel Adams’ Job. Was Film Killed off too Early?

On Tuesday we published an article describing a lucrative photography position available at the US National Park Service with the tag line Skills Required: Large Format Photography. Garnering significant interest from the analog community and poking the never ending coals of the film vs digital debate the post went viral through re-blogs, retellings of the story and different spins to receive worldwide attention. The term “Ansel Adams” an inevitable connection to be made began trending on Twitter and continues to do as of writing this article.

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Jack Boucher, former HABS (c) Photographer.

The story essentially highlighted exciting proof that film was not dead – despite the phrase having being uttered in both positive and negative forms for the past three decades. This, coupled with Continue reading

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The Monk in my Phone

Losing a phone can be a devastating time for even the most technology inept of us. We use the little electronic-laden bricks to connect us to the world, record our memories and share experiences with friends and family. However when Scott Herder lost his iPod touch during his travels someone else was going to take him on a different kind of journey. A Monk in his Phone.

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Herder says that after losing his iPod Touch earlier this year he felt like kicking things and was furious with the world, but managed to accept it and move on. The reason he took the iPod instead of his iPhone on his eight month excursion to South East Asia was exactly in case something unfortunate like this happened. It wasn’t until a month later that strange photographs started appearing in his iCloud camera roll. Continue reading