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Here's How This Guy Took A Pioneering Selfie In 1935

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology

Instagram and iPhones weren't around when this man wanted to snap a selfie in 1935, but he made it happen with just a film camera and some string. Red...

French Art: After Paris

Anna Wilding | Posted 11.20.2015 | Arts
Anna Wilding

We have all been deeply shocked and horrified by the Parisian attacks. I was thinking today, that after I had the chance to catch my breath in the fast paced "news" cycles as a White House Correspondent, where was the art in all this?

Tech Addicts Beware: These New Gadgets are Waiting for You

Michael L. Berman | Posted 10.22.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Tech addiction: The inability to stroll through the aisles of a computer/box/department store without drooling over and buying computer-based/electronic items you really don't need.

Camp Brave Trails: Healing Behind the Lens

Kyle Jarrett | Posted 09.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Kyle Jarrett

It was a weekend of beautiful invitations, to dance, to hike, to talk and to prance across the dining hall in a lacy, blue tutu, hailed by shouts of "Go Kyle!" rather than "Oh God," or "You're so weird" or that awful silence.

I'm Leaving Behind Friends And Family For A Year On NASA's Simulated Mars

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 09.03.2015 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

What do you say during your last few minutes "on Earth"? Things will break. We will not. How I know that I just can't say. I think it's because we prefer to laugh more than we like just about anything else. Even science. Even being astronauts for a year during NASA's longest planned Mars simulation.

An Open Letter to Children: Smile for the Damn Camera!

David Lesser | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
David Lesser

Come on! You were having fun a second ago. Geez, you're so literal...a few minutes ago. Remember way back then? Ah, the laughter. You don't have to be having a great time right now, you just have to look like you're having a great time.

Lebanese Journalists Union Elections: Rerun, Rehash, Rejection

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.17.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The campaign's aim is to change the makeup of the very clubby syndicate that benefits only a handful of its executives, some members and quite a few flunkies. It's headed by the just-re-elected Elias Aoun.

New Nikon DSLR Makes 'Moving Up' an Easy Process

Michael L. Berman | Posted 08.12.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

The first thing you notice when unpacking the new Nikon D7200 DSLR camera ($1,699 with an 18 - 140 mm DX lens) is the size of the so-called user's manual.

"I Said Remember This Moment"

Marin Langlieb | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
Marin Langlieb

I'm a die hard Taylor Swift fan. I listened to Fifteen on my first day of high school, nervously tapping my feet to the lines; "Take a deep breath as you walk through the doors/it's the moment of your very first day."

Astoria Characters: The Wedding Photographer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.07.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

He's always the one taking the pictures, and he doesn't know what to do when the eye of the lens is pointed in his direction.

Big Thanks to GoPro's Customer Service Department!

Ira Israel | Posted 06.19.2015 | Technology
Ira Israel

I bought a GoPro Hero 4 Silver in March so that I could shoot some meditation sequences for my new "A Beginner's Guide to Happiness" DVD on my April t...

'Boom Boom' Baz: A1 Photojournalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.07.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's his nickname, acquired being first on the scene to shoot the effects of booby-trapped cars during his native Lebanon's civil war.

Farah Nosh, Canada's War Photographer

Nate Clark | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Nate Clark

For award winning photojournalist Farah Nosh, there is a photograph that defines the madness of war, and it's one of her own.

Media Ethics: Whose Standards?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.28.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Broadcast media are under intense pressure, given tight deadlines, security threats, competition and shrinking budgets. The key challenges are: How do we define media ethics and who sets the standards when the journalism of terror is becoming the new normal?

Project Runway's Helen Castillo and Her No-Frills Take on Fashion

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.07.2015 | Style
Lauren Kruczyk

Recently, Helen Castillo of "Project Runway All Stars" visited Houston for the Vanity event at Henke and Pillot--a fashion event featuring local models, a cocktail hour, live entertainment, giveaways and a runway show viewing with designers.

Making Change: Nordic Countries And Gender Equality in Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.13.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Would Swedish actress and Casablanca star Ingrid Bergman have made a good producer or director? Hollywood movie fans may not know much about the Sca...

7 Throwback Gadgets That Bring Your Favorite Technologies Into the 21st Century

Posted 02.13.2015 | Technology

Since the rise of PCs, smartphones, MP3s and an app for nearly everything, it’s never been less practical to use old technology. But among a certain...

Could Tasers and Cameras Have Saved the Life of Michael Brown?

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Natalie Pace

For an inside perspective, I turned to Rick Smith, the CEO and co-founder of Taser International - the leading provider of Tasers, cameras and evidence archival software for police departments.

Recording Is the Art of Forgetting - Enjoy Yourself

Jon Foreman | Posted 01.31.2015 | Arts
Jon Foreman

We want to acknowledge the worth of the present tense -- to take a picture, to write it down. But as I look out from stage night after night at a sea of cell phones, I wonder whether anyone could really capture a moment?

Three Killer Photo Apps

Shayla R. Price | Posted 01.21.2015 | Technology
Shayla R. Price

As smartphone cameras continue to get better, mobile photography will amaze us even more. Social media has made us addicted to telling stories, and photos bring those stories to life.

Domke Metro Messenger Camera Bag Review

David Ryder | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
David Ryder

Photojournalist Jim Domke designed the first Domke camera bag in 1975 while he was on staff at The Philadelphia Inquirer. The bags haven't changed muc...

10 Smartphone Rules We Should All Follow

Zach Dean | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

This is not a blog on your rights. You have a right to be oblivious to your surroundings and a right to be obnoxious. That includes your right to obnoxiously use your smartphone the same way you obnoxiously do anything else. This is a piece on etiquette.

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.06.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot feature makes it easy to use, choosing the right image-enhancing app can prove more difficult.

Travel Tips: How to Take the Best Selfie Ever

Sonia Gil | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Taking pictures of yourself isn't always the easiest thing to do. Have you ever been on the road and asked somebody to take a picture of you? But then... where are you?

Polaroid Enters the Action Camera Business with XS100i

Michael L. Berman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Usually when we think of sports action cameras, GoPro is the first brand that comes to mind. Well, the folks at Polaroid are determined to change that...