Archive for May 2013

Chicago Sun-Times Eliminates Photo Staff

Posted by on Thursday May 30, 2013 | Business, Photojournalism

The Chicago Sun-Times has laid off its entire photography staff, and will instead rely on reporters and freelancers for pictures, according to a Chicago Tribune report. The lay-offs affect about 20 full-time staff. In announcing the layoffs, the Sun-Times issued a statement saying its “business is changing rapidly and our audiences are consistently seeking more... More

PDN Video Pick: Our Own Little World

Posted by on Thursday May 30, 2013 | PDN Video Picks

Photographer Lori Waselchuk‘s three-minute video titled Our Own Little World was one of several noteworthy projects produced by participants at the 2013 NPPA Multimedia Immersion workshop at Syracuse University earlier this month. The five-day workshop, which was attended by a PDN editor David Walker at the invitation of the organizers, started with a crash course... More

Leica Hints At New M Camera Coming June 11

Posted by on Monday May 27, 2013 | Uncategorized

Leica has updated its Facebook page with a header image hinting at a new camera, the Mini-M, coming June 11th. Details on the Mini-M are virtually non-existent. But the rumor mill seems to suggest that it’s likely to be either a fixed-lens large sensor compact similar to the Sony RX1 or a live view M-mount... More

The Highs and Lows of Photographing an Italian Cycling Competition

Posted by on Tuesday May 21, 2013 | Photojournalism, Uncategorized

Manual for Speed (MFS), a website covering professional cycling created by writer/photographer Daniel Wakefield Pasley and photographer Emiliano Granado, is currently featuring daily reports from the Giro d’Italia, a cycling race through Italy that dips into neighboring European countries. Granado and Pasley created MFS in 2011 with sponsorship from Castelli, a cycling apparel company. Pasley’s... More

NY Times Public Editor Questions T Magazine Photoshopping Policy

Posted by on Monday May 20, 2013 | Fashion, Media, Photo Manipulation

In an editorial published yesterday in The New York Times, the newspaper’s public editor, Margaret Sullivan, questioned the rules regarding Photoshopping at T, the monthly style magazine published by the Times, and suggested that readers should be notified when fashion images have been digitally manipulated. She also pointed out that editors shouldn’t assume that readers... More

Fotodiox Announces 600w Equivalent LED Studio Lights

Posted by on Friday May 17, 2013 | Uncategorized

Fotodiox, a company more commonly known for its adapters and lighting accessories, has announced the release of their new 600 watt incandescent equivalent high-intensity LED studio light, the LED100WA. LED lights give off almost no heat and thus are considerably more comfortable for subject and photographer, particularly in indoor studio settings. The size, weight, output... More

Awards, Book Fairs, Exhibitions and Other Photo Happenings

Posted by on Wednesday May 15, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Events, Fine Art

Exhibitions and Other Happenings: TOMORROW! Columbia College Chicago is hosting an informal portfolio review for their graduating photography students from 5-8pm tomorrow, May 16. Creative professionals are invited to go check out the work of this group of young photographers. There will be food and drink and conversations about photography. http://www.colum.edu/industryevents/events/photography-review.php The Philadelphia Photo Arts... More

Tomas Munita, Bryan Denton to Receive Getty & Chris Hondros Fund Awards

Posted by on Wednesday May 15, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Tomás Munita and Bryan Denton will receive Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Awards at a June 7 benefit and silent auction, the Hondros Fund has announced. The Chris Hondros Fund is a non-profit photojournalism organization founded by Christina Piaia to honor her late fiancé, who was killed in a mortar attack while covering the... More

No Sense of Irony In Hansen “Fake” Journalism Accusation

Posted by on Wednesday May 15, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Let’s review: On Monday Paul Hansen, a veteran photojournalist and two-time newspaper photographer of the year award winner was accused of “faking” his World Press Photo award winning image. An analysis by independent experts recruited by the World Press Photo organization has since cleared Hansen of the charge. The accusation was leveled by a tech... More