Archive for March 2013

Rodney Smith Scolds PDN About March Cover Image

Posted by on Tuesday March 26, 2013 | Uncategorized

Shortly after we published our Lighting issue, in which we featured Cade Martin’s use of HMI lights to shoot the Starbuck’s Tazo tea campaign, photographer Rodney Smith cried foul. He sent us an e-mail saying that many people had contacted him to say they thought Martin’s work, including the image we ran on our cover,... More

Google Deeply Cuts Price for Nik Plug-in Suite

Posted by on Monday March 25, 2013 | Photo Gear, Photo Manipulation

Perhaps making up for the controversy it created when it discontinued the Snapseed Desktop app, Google today announced a significant price cut for the Nik plug-in suite. The Nik plug-ins have long been popular with photographers looking to expand the power of Photoshop, Aperture or Lightroom. Previously these plug-ins were in the $100-200 range with... More

Upcoming Deadlines for Grants, Fellowships Up to $10,000

Posted by on Friday March 22, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

It’s officially spring. Deadlines for some big grants are approaching. Inge Morath Award Administered by the Magnum Foundation, the Inge Morath Award of $5,000 is given annually to a female photojournalist under the age of 30. The Award supports the completion of a long-term documentary project, and is juried by Magnum photographers and the director... More

National Geographic Celebrates 125 Years with Vintage-Photo Blog

Posted by on Wednesday March 20, 2013 | Uncategorized

As part of the celebration of their 125th year, National Geographic recently launched a Tumblr blog that unearths “lost” photographs from the Yellow Monster’s image archive, which is said to include more the 10.5 million images. Called “Found,” the vintage-photography blog was quietly introduced a couple of weeks ago, and has built an audience rather... More

Video Pick: An Intimate Look at a Hoarder

Posted by on Tuesday March 19, 2013 | PDN Video Picks

The winners of the PDN Edu Student Photo Contest   were announced last week. Alexander Kreher, of Virginia Commonwealth University, won the multimedia/video category with an 18-minute short film, “Street Dreams,” about the young woman who became the first female to run alone and unsupported across the United States. She made the 2,867 mile-run to raise... More

Stalked for Protecting Copyright, Author Gets Restraining Order

Posted by on Friday March 15, 2013 | Business, Copyright/Legal

An author who was stalked and bullied online for her efforts to enforce her copyrights has won a permanent protective order against the perpetrator, Matthew Chan, who is also in the sights of stock photo agencies for thwarting their efforts to enforce photographers’ copyrights. The restraining order reflects an increasingly vitriolic tone and no-holds-barred personal... More

Photog Uses Crappy Client Photos to Get Hired

Posted by on Tuesday March 12, 2013 | Business, Fun

Photographer James Hodgins of Sudbury, Ontario has come up with a creative visual solution for a perennial marketing challenge: Convincing clients who think they can shoot their own photography that they will get better results if they hire a professional photographer. “People are visual. When you start talking lights, they tune you out,” Hodgins says. ... More