Justin Maxon and Jared Moossy Win the $5K Visura Multimedia Grant

Posted by on Monday September 26, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Justin Maxon and Jared Moossy have won the 2016 Visura Multimedia Grant for their film When the spirit moves, which documents life in Chester, Pennsylvania. Maxon and Moossy, both PDN’s 30 photographers in 2009, were awarded a $5,000 cash prize. The top finalist was Zackary Canepari, who won $1,000 for Flint is the place, a cross-platform, episodic documentary... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday September 23, 2016 | Media

“I don’t know what’s more tragic, knowing how to read and choosing not to, or not knowing how to read and refusing to learn.”― Patricia Goldbach **** The Opposite of a Muse – New Yorker The Camera Industry Has Stagnated – The Verge Photography As Performance – Voices of San Diego What We See When We... More

Photokina 2016: Profoto Releases Pro-10

Posted by on Tuesday September 20, 2016 | Lighting, Photo Gear

Fast on the heels of the D2 announcement and Sony partnership, Profoto has another fast flash to show off at Photokina 2016: the Pro-10 studio generator. The Pro-10 will offer flash durations as fast as 1/80,000 (t.05) of a second and 2400 W/s of power output. Power is adjustable over an 11 stop range in 1/10th... More

Photokina 2016: Sigma Unveils Three New Lenses

Posted by on Monday September 19, 2016 | Photo Gear

After teasing the world with its forthcoming cinema lenses, Sigma hit Photokina with a few new still lenses to talk about. Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art  This new portrait-friendly prime (pictured above) bring delivers a re-engineered AF system with 1.3X the torque of its predecessor. You’ll enjoy full-time manual focus override to dial-in focus even when... More