Film photography shows signs of revival among Japan’s youth

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Perhaps that used to be true, back in a time when a single photograph could feed a starving nation like Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother,” or condemn war like Nick Ut’s “Napalm Girl,” or capture the burning spirit of a generation like Stuart Franklin’s “Tank Man.” Those photographs came to define, and in some cases change, the course of history. What’s different today is that photographers aren’t just competing with each other for attention. They’re also competing against a wired and visually…

Ricoh GRIII review: A great street photography camera, but far from perfect

Ricoh might not be the first brand that pops to mind when thinking about photography, but its GRII camera won the hearts of photographers around the world with its excellent image quality, sturdy but stylish build, and enviously compact body. To many, it was – and still is – the best alternative to exorbitantly priced Leica street-shooters and bulky DSLRs. In fact, its stellar reputation has kept it among the top options for street photographers years after its release in 2015. So when earlier this year Ricoh announced the successor…

Three Common Photography and Videography Business Mistakes

You can have all the talent and creative vision in the world, but if you don’t have good business skills, you won’t make it as a photographer or videographer. This excellent video details three common business mistakes photographers and videographers make. Coming to you from YC Imaging, this excellent video details three business mistakes commonly made by photographers and videographers (though it’s oriented toward video work, it’s just as applicable to the stills side of things). Of the three, the most salient for me was definitely not getting everything in writing.…