Brooks Institute, Hallmark Institute to Close

Posted by on Friday August 19, 2016 | Business

California-based Brooks Institute and Massachusetts-based Hallmark Institute of Photography have cancelled classes for the fall and announced plans to close down. The two schools, both private for-profit visual arts colleges, have struggled over the past decade with declining enrollments, financial stress, and management shake-ups. Administrators are also blaming new regulations regarding for-profit schools. “[R]ecent changes... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday August 19, 2016 | Media

“Some people call reading an escape, but it’s not – it’s embracing the true reality of the best parts of who we are.” ― Sean Gibson **** How Natural Are Nature Documentaries?– The Verge Film’s Stunning Comeback – EuropeanCEO Through the Lens, North Korea Is a Sci-Fi Film Set – CNN What It’s Like to Photograph... More

In Honor of World Photography Day, Here’s the Most Popular PDN Photos of the Day

Posted by on Friday August 19, 2016 | Fun, Uncategorized

Here at PDN, every day is World Photography Day. But in recognition of August 19th’s international holiday dedicated to celebrating passion for photography, PDN‘s editors are bringing attention to some of the most popular photographs that you, our readers, have enjoyed over the past three years. We’ve dug through our archives to showcase some of the most popular... More

500px’s New Splash Tool Finds Images Through Rough Sketches

Posted by on Thursday August 18, 2016 | Media, Social Media/Web

We’ve seen a flurry of technological innovation centered around image search, particularly in the form of artificial intelligence algorithms that can automatically tag images to make them more discoverable. After all, it’s no good to have a massive collection of digital assets if no one can find what they’re looking for. Now 500px is getting... More

Former National Geographic Editor Wilbur Garrett Dies at 85

Posted by on Wednesday August 17, 2016 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Wilbur “Bill” Garrett, who methodically raised the standards for photography at National Geographic and pushed for coverage of timely and sometimes controversial subjects during his tenure as editor in the 1980s, died at his home on August 13, National Geographic has reported. He was 85. Garrett began pushing for a more photojournalistic approach to Geographic... More

The New Power Couple: Phottix Indra500 and Odin II

Posted by on Monday August 15, 2016 | Camera, Lighting, Photo Gear

Sponsored by Phottix Though Cliff Mautner only occasionally used artificial lighting for the first 15 years of his career as a photojournalist, it has been paramount to his repertoire for the last 15-plus years as a wedding photographer. Mautner is known for his mastery of balancing light, having photographed close to 1,000 weddings in various settings around the world.... More