Capturing the Moment

Life is made up of countless unique moments. Some are happy, some are sad. Some special and wonderful moments are joyfully anticipated and planned for, like a wedding, the arrival of a new baby or a highschool graduation. Other moments, though, can arise completely spontaneously — anywhere, anytime, even in your own home. A child’s …

Photo Heroes – Robert Capa

Chances are if you’re a fan of great photography, you’re a fan of Robert Capa. You will at least have seen some of his striking images which mark him out as history’s greatest war photographer. Born Endre Friedmann in Budapest, Hungary in 1913, he was forced to flee oppression in his homeland as a teenager. …

History Lesson: The first photograph

The first photograph, View from the Window at Le Gras taken in 1826 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, would be more accurately called the earliest surviving photograph. It is known that Thomas Wedgewood had previously attempted to capture permanent images on boards covered in light-sensitive chemicals, but his experiments had limited success. The picture by Niépce …