My readers are well-aware of how stubbornly I hold onto certain photographic convictions — particularly my belief that photos are best-enjoyed printed. In a time when many photographers have never seen even a single one of their photos in print (much less a collection of prints), it's a delight to come across a world in which photographers still practice the fine craft of distributing photographs the "old fashioned" way — via small, independent magazines. This article discusses one such magazine, Littlefields, and how it gives me hope that photography's future need not resemble its present.
Welcome to "ULTRA U," my new online university dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of photographic knowledge, as best I can manipulate it. Here, in Lesson 1, I'll discuss the real history of film formats for still photographers. Give it a read — you'll likely find it's not nearly as dry as you might suspect, and I guarantee you'll learn something you never knew before.
What makes one photograph better than another? Miraculously, I think I found the answer. And, as anyone who frequents this site might suspect, the answer has absolutely nothing to do with what we've previously read, learned or intuited. Read the article to see how I applied this new definition of 'better' to create the "Masquerade" vBook, which premiered on this site a couple weeks ago.