Thursday, June 30, 2016

Did You Know #2


In 1839, a year after the first photo containing a human being was made, photography pioneerRobert Cornelius made the first ever portrait of a human being. 
On a sunny day in October, Robert  
Cornelius set up his camera in the back of his father’s gas lamp-importing business on Chestnut Street in Center City, Philadelphia. After removing the lens cap, he sprinted into the frame, where he sat for more than a minute before covering up the lens. The picture he produced that day was the first photographic self-portrait. It is also widely considered the first successful photographic portrait of a human being.  The words written on the back of the self-portrait, in Cornelius’ own hand, said it all: “The first light Picture ever taken. 1839.”

The photo is now a part of the Library of Congress’ Daguerreotype collection.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Did You Know

We are starting a daily series of 'Did You Know' posts here on  Felts Photography. There will be a variety of subjects ranging from general photo related tid-bits, to facts about our business or services we offer.

Did You Know - Felts Photography has a studio on the square?

Our two room space (located at 102 Palo Pinto St., Suite C) has a camera room and a gallery. Even though we prefer on-location sessions, we use our studio on a regular basis for newborns, head shots, commercial photography and for those who just like the classic studio portrait.  Our portrait gallery is one thing that sets us apart from many other photographers in the area.  I love having a comfortable space with all of our albums samples and wall art visible for prospective wedding clients to view.  I'm surprised that many people are not aware of our studio, so I thought it would be good to let everyone know.  We are there by appointment only, so give us a shout if you would like to come by.  Call 817-613-1439.

Friday, June 10, 2016

High In The Sky

A few images I shot with my phone when returning from our Vegas trip. 

The Hewitt House

On our way home from Austin, we decided to swing through Granger, TX to see and photograph the Hewitt house which was featured in the 2003 remake of 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'. The 1800's house was sandwiched between rows and rows of corn fields. I have seen many other videos and photos from fans so I wanted to do one also. 
















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