Periodically, I like to learn something about photography that I didn’t know the day before. I’m not picky either. It can either come from some personal revelation, some historical fact, some abstract technique, anything. Recently, I’ve been satisfying my fix on a series published by the BBC a few years back called “The Genius Of Photography”. What an absolutely outstanding production. It takes a fairly brisk walk through photography history, making stops at milestones along the way. I usually have a pen and paper at my side, to take notes. Episode 1 “Fixing The Shadows” was phenomenal, and introduces the evolution of photography, and how many painters of the day despised the growing art. If you have any interest in photography, I highly recommend this series. You’ll enjoy every episode, and learn tons at the same time.
If you’ve seen any of the episodes, I’d love to hear what you think. I’m watch episode 3 today, with a hot cup of strong tea.
Can you name the photograph and photographer on the laptop screen. A very famous image that marked the change of an era in photography and society. Knowing the events that would follow soon after this was taken, almost make this photograph prophetic in a way, so some say. (check the tags for a small hint)