Learn: History

HASSELBLAD 500 SERIES The Hasselblad 500 series began with the revolutionary 500C, one of the most iconic cameras in photographic history. Modified throughout the years, the 500 series cameras represent the pinnacle of Victor Hasselblad's V System.

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Ari Wilkins offers step-by-step direction in organizing, preserving and cataloging photo collections for future generations, and identifying, digitizing and sharing collections using family trees and social media. This presentation was made at the annual Rootstech conference, February 25, 2018.

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It seems these days so many different types of lenses are referred to as "portrait lenses", regardless of what they were originally meant for. I've argued with self-appointed "experts on large format lenses" who insisted Rodenstock Apo-Ronar process lenses and general-purpose Plasmats were "portrait lenses" because, well, you can make portraits with them...

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What is the past and present state of photography? Is it dead, or just waking up? How can past technologies inform us about ourselves, and even help us predict the future?

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As modernism came to an apex in the mid to late 20th century, Arnold Newman was an active contributor to the art-photography world, making celebrity portraiture more than just a simple snapshot of their image, but an encapsulation of their individualized place in the world and a physical legacy in the form of a photograph.

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The work of Dorothea Lange demonstrates the versatile role of photography as both a medium for artistic expression and a means for social commentary and public awareness.

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Artist, teacher, mentor, writer, musician, outdoorsman, preservationist, photographer. These are some words of many that describe the life and work of Ansel Adams that spanned most of the 20th century.

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