Joseph Niepce and his world’s first photograph

Heliography technology including https://www.artlook.us/service/engagement-photography-nyc/ was developed by Niépce at the turn of the 1810s and 1820s. In fact, the parents – Burgundian aristocrats (his father was an adviser to King Louis XV!) – planned that their son would become a priest. However, in 1792, the young man preferred an officer’s […]

How to set white balance on a white sheet (custom white balance)?

Firstly, why: in order to correctly shoot a wedding photo booths nyc with white balance for specific conditions (for example, if the room is lit by daylight from the outside, an incandescent lamp on the table and fluorescent lamps on the ceiling), it makes sense mainly for JPEG, because then […]

“Cluster Pillars of Creation”, Hubble Telescope, NASA, 1995

“Pillars of Creation,” a photograph of part of the Eagle Nebula, is one of the most iconic images taken by the Hubble telescope. But the Pillars have likely long since been torn apart by a distant explosion. The pictures we take today are high-tech and state-of-the-art, but the images are […]

The Kiss of Brezhnev and Honecker, Barbara Klemm, 1979

Everyone who grew up in the USSR remembers the eternal kiss of members of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, foreign guests with the head of the USSR, the chairman of that Presidium – Leonid Brezhnev. The most famous kiss of our amorous General Secretary of the CPSU Leonid Brezhnev […]

The kiss in Times Square as a symbol of the end of the war: the story of one photo

On August 14, 1945, around 7:00 p.m. Tokyo time, Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) 124 of Japan signed general military and naval order No. 1 for the unconditional surrender of the Japanese armed forces. At approximately 11:00 p.m. the NHK Broadcasting Corporation recorded Hirohito reading out the order. A gramophone record was […]

“Victory Banner over the Reichstag”, Yevgeny Khaldei, 1945

Yevgeny Khaldei’s photo “Victory Banner over the Reichstag” in the Soviet Union became a symbol of victory over Nazi Germany. However, not many people remember that in fact the photo was staged – the author took the picture only the day after the actual hoisting of the flag. Khaldei’s finest […]