Why People Didn’t Smile In Old Photographs

Image via Ever look at old pictures and wonder why people are not smiling? Even in the happiest of occasions, people in the pictures are expressionless. Did people not have fun back in the day? Well, it turns out this was not the case. There were multiple reasons as to why people

Bill to Ban Street Photography Vetoed

"Street Photography" Image via Google Gov. Asa Hutchinson vetoed SB79, a bill that would have banned street photography in an attempt to "protect the names, voices, signatures, photographs, and likenesses of the citizens of the state from exploration and unauthorized commercial use without the citizen's consent" The bill was authored by Sen. Jon

Deanne Fitzmaurice Scores SI Cover Photo

Image by Deanne Fitzmaurice via SI Finding out that you were adopted is one thing, but to find out your biological father was inarguably the most dominant pro basketball player in his era is a whole other story. If you haven't heard already, that is exactly what happened to Aaron Levi. Levi is an

Photo Walk Gets Busted

Raves and photo walks have a lot in common. Both contain massive groups of people dancing with glow sticks and rolling on some sort of ecstasy. On second thought, the two share very few similarities. But that wasn't the case during a photo walk in Boyle Heights. What was thought to be a rave turned out

AYP Insider – Free Speech, 1st Things First

From my humble beginnings in a high school newsroom to the bustling office here at AYP, my heart has always been with those who are out there telling stories. Before I was a photographer, I was a journalist and whether it be with the written word or with camera in tow, this country and its constitution allows

Rooftopping Is The New Fad

Image Provided via Google Search Yaroslav Kolchin, a 24-year-old tourist from Russia, illegally trespassed on to the Brooklyn Bridge in order to take a picture from atop of it. This act is known as rooftopping: where people dangerously scale to the top of a structure in order to capture photos of themselves and

Key To Success – Organization

From photographers to CEOs, organization goes a long way; especially at work. It's hard enough trying to keep track of deadlines and meetings, let alone creative ideas. Throw in your personal life and suddenly the window ledge on the top floor looks like a sanctuary. Thankfully, there is a safer and better solution. Alykhan Jetha,

Today In History: Nurse In Iconic Time Square Photo Passes

Four years ago today, Edith Shain, the woman depicted in an iconic photograph kissing a sailor in Times Square at the end of World War II, died at the age of 91. The famed photo, snapped by Life photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, shows a young woman in a nurse's uniform at the mercy of a particularly

Chase Jarvis Shooting With A Lego Camera   DigitalRevTV has a great series called, Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera. They flew Chase Jarvis to Hong Kong and had him shoot a professional skate boarder and several different martial arts performers with a Lego toy Camera. It was surprising to see how the photos turned out with such a cheap camera, although chase

Remembering the Photography of Allen Ginsberg

Here's an interesting look into the life of Allen Ginsberg by a friend of our blog, Eve Pearce. Eve is an avid photographer who likes summer sunsets and writing in cafes. She looked into the life of Ginsberg and discovered that like all of us here, he had a keen interest in photography. Remembering the