Inspiration: Nat Geo Found Photo


I check out Nat Geo Found tumblr a lot. It’s a great place for photographic inspiration and a humbling place to see what has come before me, you, everyone.

Imagine a world where photography existed when holy books were written. The foresight would be so, hmm, intelligent.

Now that would be impressive.

About the above photo:

A diver holding a hose for breathing compressed air feeds fish at Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida, January 1955.




Oh crap. I want one of these




Check out this super cool lens system that is being Kick Started here.

About the lens:

In the 19th Century, the vast majority of photos were shot with the extremely popular Petzval lens. The lens was invented by Joseph Petzval in Vienna in 1840 and had a huge impact on the development of photography. Photos shot with a Petzval lens are immediately recognizable for their sharpness and crispness, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field. The totally distinctive look of Petzval photos is all about the fantastic lens design that gives you the satisfaction of the instant optic experience that goes far beyond using photo editing software and filters.

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An example can be found beneath the fold:

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