Photosecessionists

The other major influence on American photography came from Europe. Alfred Stieglitz returned home to New York from Germany bringing with him the European influences of Naturalistic photography and modern pictorialism. In 1902 he exhibited under the title 'Photo-Secessionists' with nonconformist pictorial photographs, choosing everyday subject matter taken with a hand-held camera. The quarterly magazine Camera Work and a secessionist gallery helped promote Stieglitz's vision for photography to...

Pushing and pulling film

Photographers may push or pull film increase or decrease processing time to alter the resulting contrast. A photographer may also have to push film on location when the ambient light is low and a faster film is unavailable. Increasing the ISO of a film will give the photographer the ability to utilise a faster shutter speed thereby avoiding camera shake or movement blur. It is common to push negative film by one or two stops by raising the ISO, e.g. a 400 ISO film pushed one or two stops would...

Picture Credits

Cover images Mark Galer and Matthew Orchard. Kata Bayer John Blakemore Sabina Bukowski Mackenzie Charlton Michael Davies Lucas Dawson Michael Denovan Frederick Evans Heritage-Images RPS Walker Evans Library of Congress, Prints amp Photographs Division, FSA OWI Collection Frank Falcone Henry Fox Talbot National Museum of Photography, Film and Television Science and Society Picture Library Alan Fredes Martina Gemmola Wil Gleeson Andrew Goldie Shaun Guest Liam Handasyde Orien Harvey Wil Hennesy...