Category Archives: Did you Know…Fun Facts About Photography

Corky, interesting, useless, humorous, and down right horrifying facts about photography. If you would like to contribute a fun fact or two please email me. Through the contact page of the site. www.pipafineart.com

Did you Know…Hasselblad on the Moon

Did you know…

…that there are 12 Hasselblad cameras on the surface of the moon today. The cameras were apparently left there during one of the Apollo moon landings to allow for the extra weight of the lunar rock samples to be brought back to earth for research….I wonder what else we left up there. Source: Wikipedia

Moon Over Pagoda is a night photograph that was created at the Hilltop Pagoda in Reading, Pennsylvania. I loved the bold reds against the completely black sky. Title: Moon Over Pagoda Landscape Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Night Urban Landscape Photography Item ID# NGHT-7006

To all the shutterbugs…Happy Shooting!

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Did you Know…The Great Picture

Did you know…

Courtesy of Wiki

Ever heard of a whole building being used as a huge camera? The runways and control tower of California’s U.S. Marine Corps Air Station El Toro is the largest photograph to exist. It was photographed with a single exposure on a sanitized fabric. The whole building was used as a camera. The photograph was a part of the Legacy Project and is referred to as the Great Picture. It is 111 feet wide and 32 feet high!

For other odd ball pieces of photographic information (potentially useless but still fun), check out the Did you Know and Quotes Categories of my page. I will be posting one or two a week.

To all the shutterbugs…Happy Shooting!

Did you Know…Photoshop

Abstract photograph in photoshop by landscape photographer Melissa Fgaue

Did you know…

Photoshop was originally created by two brothers, Thomas and John Knoll. In 1987, Thomas began writing a program to display gray scale photographs on a monochrome display. Display, as Photoshop was originally called, caught the attention of Thomas’ brother John, who recommended turning it into a full-fledged image editing program. Together the brothers developed ImagePro, which was eventually bought by Adobe to create what we now know as Photoshop.

For other odd ball pieces of photographic information (potentially useless but still fun), check out the Did you Know and Quotes Categories of my page. I will be posting one or two a week.

To all the shutterbugs…Happy Shooting!