Shore on Eggleston

This was a bonus part of the DVD version of the documentary about William Eggleston “In the Real World’ and features an on-stage interview with Eggleston by photographer Stephen Shore. For those of…


What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann, part 1

Sally Mann’s work was something I first came across in the lat 1980s, whist I was studying photography & film at art college. Mann’s photographs of her family continue even now her children…


Manufactured Landscapes: Edward Burtynsky

Jennifer Baichwal’s cameras follow Edward Burtynsky (1955- ) as he visits what he calls manufactured landscapes: slag heaps, e-waste dumps, huge factories in the Fujian and Zhejiang provinces of China, and a place…


Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye

Excerpt from Palm Pictures releasing of “The Impassioned Eye”; the story of famed photographer Henri Cartier Bresson. In this excerpt from the documentary about the iconic French photographer and his work, Cartier-Bresson describes…


Lights, camera, snap

Walking onto the ‘set’ of a Gregory Crewdson photograph one could be forgiven for thinking it was a motion-picture that was being made. His pictures sell for upwards of $60,000 each and usually…


Cindy Sherman: Characters

This video, from, is an interview with Cindy Sherman who has been getting into ‘character’ for the last 30 years. At first people commented these were ‘self portraits’ but the ‘self’ that…


Making a tin-type

I showed this video to students last weekend as part of the Introduction to the History of Photography Pt.1 class. I’m sure everyone will get something from watching it but for those who…


Basic Digital Workflow: Nikon ViewNX

I’ll be making another video soon about the RAW format and the choices you might want to consider about starting to shoot RAW in the first place. But to give you the quick…

Photography history ‘follow Friday’: Bill Brandt

“In my portraits I try to avoid the fleeting expression and vivacity of a snapshot.” For me Brandt typified mastery of monochrome in a way that made me determined to learn the business…


Lomo: Cult of the Plastic Camera

Nice film detailing the rise and use of the cult plastic camera: the Lomo. Traces its origins from the Lomo company in Russia, which from 1914 was the leading maker of optical instruments….

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Japanorama is run by British professional photographer, Alfie Goodrich, and provides practical photography teaching in Tokyo. Weekly workshops, group and one-to-one lessons bring together photographers of all ages and abilities.

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