2012: A Year in Review

2012 has been an interesting year with plenty of opportunities for photography. The biggest news stories from this year were the US Presidential election, Hurricane Sandy hitting the northeast, the Syrian civil war, and the riots in Greece and Spain over austerity measures. Other major stories include the gradual draw-down of NATO troops in Afghanistan […]

Historical Photographers: Robert Capa

Some of the most famous photos taken during the twentieth century were photos taken in times of war and strife. Brave photographers, armed with cameras instead of rifles, took to the fields of war alongside soldiers and captured the hectic heroism of war. One of those photographers, most well-known for the images of the Allied […]

Happy Holidays from Beach Camera!

It’s December 24th — Christmas Eve. All of us here at Beach Camera would just like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your business over the past year and to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We will be offering special post-Christmas clearance deals later this […]

Famous Photographers: Henri Cartier-Bresson

The early part of the 20th century was a time of firsts and births in photography. Names like Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, and others stand out among the crowd as being the men who brought photography out of obscurity and cemented it as a modern artform. However, these giants were not alone. Other men were […]

Cinematography: The Three Phases of Movie Making

With the winter weather setting in and cold and flu season in full force, movies are becoming a mainstay of entertainment during these cold, dark months. However, many people don’t know how movies are made. Today’s entry will attempt to dispel a bit of the mystery behind movie making by discussing the three phases of […]

Seasonal Gatherings and Photography

Every year, families and friends get together for the holidays to celebrate the year that is passing and to welcome the years to come. Everyone has their normal “roles” at these gatherings — the greeter, the quiet person, the gossip, etc — but one thing I’ve noticed is that every one of these gatherings has […]

Historical Photographers: Yousuf Karsh

If you’ve seen some of the most well-known photos of famous and influential people from the 20th century, then chances are that you’ve seen Yousuf Karsh’s work. He was the photographer who captured the most famous photograph of Winston Churchill that became the cover of Life magazine. He also photographed Queen Elizabeth II, Albert Einstein, […]

Photojournalism and Ethics

There is an image making its way around the Internet today. It was captured by New York photographer R. Umar Abbasi and depicts a man who was shoved onto the tracks of a subway station with the train bearing down on him. The image ran as the front page image of the New York Post, […]

Historical Photographers: Alfred Stieglitz, Part IV

Part I, Part II, and Part III of this series were posted earlier As his relationship with Georgia O’Keeffe deepened, Stieglitz began to resent any time spent apart from her. His marriage to Emmeline had been loveless for many years. He deeply resented Emmy not becoming his “twin” upon marriage. Now that he had found […]