A photo that you hold in your hand immediately after clicking? 70 years ago this was an almost magical innovation! The story begins in the post-war period with the brilliant American inventor Dr. Edwin Land. Polaroid’s instant photography is born, a phenomenon that subsequently shapes whole generations of snap shooters and photographers, attracting a wide array of wildly experimenting artists. Half a century and a digital revolution later, the demise of Polaroid seems unavoidable. But the presumably dead keep on living. What follows is the miraculous resurrection of a cult object in a world dominated by Smartphones. SUBITO is not just an originally narrated film about the origin and importance of instant photography, it is also a highly amusing insight into popular culture and the untiring human enthusiasm for technical novelty. Renowned film artist Peter Volkart ventures into feature film length for the first time with this fascinating and sprightly narrated documentary essay.
A couple walks quietly when suddenly they see a photography school. She's just been gifted with a DSLR. Both come in to ask something and they interrupt a photography course.
Inside Gyeongbuk Palace, a soon-to-be bride is taking pictures with her soon-to-be husband for their soon-to-be wedding. But is this wedding too soon?
Today’s cameras put an amazing amount of power in the hands of amateur photographers, but it’s not always easy to make use of it. All those buttons, dials, and settings can be pretty intimidating. In this workshop, expert photographer Joseph Linaschke helps you understand what’s going on inside your camera, explaining fundamentals like what an aperture is and how shutter speed works. You'll learn basics such as how to hold the camera, what various modes mean and when to use them, and even how and when to use the camera’s flash. There's also creative instruction to guide you towards becoming a better photographer. As you become more comfortable with your gear, you’ll find that many new creative possibilities open up for you and the quality of your photography improves.
Two actors wandered from house to house in the countryside in the roles of the photographer and the retoucher business man offering their photographic services to the people.
Into a photography studio full of large fantastic machines steps an elderly couple. The bearded proprietor explains the equipment and gives them a demonstration: he starts machines whirring, and projects a painting of three women onto a large screen; suddenly the women begin to move. The customers are impressed. First the women sits in the special seat: she's projected onto the screen, and her good nature comes out in the laughing image. Then it's the man's turn, but the machine discloses a vastly different nature in him. Will his reaction threaten our proprietor's inventions?
Celebrated filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn turns her lens on the pioneers and masters of New York street photography. Dunn profiles artists spanning six decades, including Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark, Jill Freedman, Jeff Mermelstein and Martha Cooper, revealing that these shooters are as colourful and unique as the subjects they’ve relentlessly documented. Everybody Street explores the passion that compelled Freedman to spend years riding in squad cars during the most violent years in the city; Bruce Gilden’s drive to thrust his camera in people’s faces to capture a moment; and Martha Cooper’s dedication to chasing graffiti on passing subway cars in the Bronx. The film is a definitive look at the iconic visionaries of this often imitated art form.
Two abused women become friends, but violent death intervenes in this update of Les Diaboliques.
The film of Michael Engler from the year 1982 showing the different methods of operation of photgraphers Harry Callahan, Mark Cohen, Robert Frank, Ralph Gibson, Duane Michals, Joel Meyerowitz, Stephen Shore, Garry Winogrand and others
A young boy from Prague is trying to find a Soviet soldier from the old 1945 picture.
A look at the life and work of legendary photographer Elsa Dorfman, whose subjects have included such friends as Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, and Jonathan Richman.
In the nearly 4 hour long set of DVD’s Zack Arias go over philosophy, gear, exposure, modifiers, application of it all, how he composes images, what he is looking for in a photo, what he likes, what he doesn’t like, how things go really well, how things start to suck very quickly, how to interact with clients, how to get kicked out of not just one location but two locations, and, most importantly, how to deal with a group of drunk girls out on the street....
In the ongoing project Photography is Easy, Thornton continues her investigation of the production of meaning through media such as photography, film and video. Thornton and a companion are seen hiking through a desert, photographing and recording the journey. Shots of desert landscapes are overlaid with the artist's running commentary and text about Thornton's experience of making a photograph. Questioning the value of the rarified image, Thornton investigates the porous boundaries between the still and the moving image.
The 600th Photo Squadron jumps into combat zones, risking their lives to film the war.
The Open Source Photography Course is a collection of video tutorials that teach you a RAW photography workflow using only free, open source software. The software taught runs on GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and PC-BSD. The course is suitable for beginners, as well as experience photographers. The lessons range from basic file management to advanced editing using layers and masks.
Filmed during the last decade of Andre Kertesz's life, this documentary presents the artist in his own words, explaining his photographs and sharing memories of the life that produced them. Famous for his distorted nudes and his many photographs of his beloved Washington Square Park (which he looked down on from his New York apartment), Kertesz is considered one of the fathers of fine-art photography and photojournalism.
A short Czech film which documents a large family and the house they have built by hand.
Made at what is now Imperial College School of Medicine, this film was intended to document the effects of Glaxo’s Griseofulvin drug on a ringworm-infected thumbnail (although to the untrained eye it looks distinctly like a toe!) over a period of six months. Out of context, the gruesome close-up and mesmerising time-lapse photography evoke an art installation or avant-garde body horror film.
He experiments in a darkroom. She composes on a computer screen. Together, husband-and-wife artists Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor create haunting, layered dreamscapes that push the boundaries of photography's possibilities. This documentary explores both the technical and emotional aspects of Jerry's and Maggie's work, from the composition to the criticism, with insight from other preeminent voices in photography. Step inside the artists' quiet Florida compound for a peek at their complementary work, contrasting processes, and inspiration-seeking expeditions through an alligator-dwelling swamp.
A three-channel video installation and a split-screen video installation in response to an 1850 daguerrotype of a young American-born enslaved woman named Delia, who was photographed stripped bare as visual evidence in support of an ethnographic study by the Swiss-born naturalist professor Louis Agassiz, who held that racial characteristics are a result of differing human origins.
Sky Arts hosts a competition like no other to find the best European amateur or professional photographic talent. An eight-week, eight-episode trial in which finalists must convince a jury of world-famous photographers and experts of their creativity, instinct and versatility,to become the first Master of Photography. The winner will receive €150,000; a show; and a catalogue.