Archive for July 2013

Camilo Jose Vergara Is First Photographer to Win National Medal of Humanities

Posted by on Friday July 12, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Sociologist, writer and documentary photographer Camilo José Vergara is the first photographer to win a National Medal of Humanities. On July 10, President Obama awarded 24 National Medals of Arts & Humanities for 2012– Vergara included for his “stark visual representation of American cities” over the past four decades. The National Medal of Humanities recognizes those... More

WeddingWire CEO Says Rebuilding of liveBooks is Underway

Posted by on Thursday July 11, 2013 | Uncategorized

The head of the company which yesterday purchased liveBooks says they have started to “aggressively” hire back liveBooks staffers who had been laid off due to financial troubles,  in order to “get back the level of customer service that [liveBooks] customers expect.” Timothy Chi, co-founder and CEO of WeddingWire, told PDN, “Our goal is that... More

Photo Students and Young Photogs: Ian Parry Scholarship Applications Due August 1

Posted by on Wednesday July 10, 2013 | Uncategorized

Applications for the Ian Parry Scholarship, which supports current full-time photography students and young photographers 24 years of age and under, are due August 1. Details are available on the PDNEdu blog. This year’s winner will be announced in early September, during the Visa pour l’Image Festival in Perpignan. The winner will receive a monetary... More

In Financial Distress, liveBooks Sold to WeddingWire

Posted by on Wednesday July 10, 2013 | Uncategorized

LiveBooks, the content management company that provides website management and other services to professional photographers and designers, has announced that it has been acquired by WeddingWire, Inc., an online marketplace for vendors in the wedding and events industry. Terms were not disclosed. Andy Patrick, CEO of liveBooks, announced the ownership change to liveBooks customers earlier... More

New Look PhotoShelter Adds Portfolio Sites and Social Media Integration

Posted by on Tuesday July 9, 2013 | Business, Social Media/Web

Today PhotoShelter launched Beam, its new portfolio website platform, which is connected to its e-commerce, cloud storage, image delivery, client proofing and marketing tools for professional photographers. The launch also includes integration with popular social media, blogging and video tools like Instagram, Tumblr, Vimeo and WordPress, allowing users to add content from those platforms to... More

Phottix Releases Luna Line of Softboxes and Beauty Dishes

Posted by on Monday July 8, 2013 | Uncategorized

Phottix, the company behind the popular Odin TTL flash trigger, has released the Luna line of softboxes and beauty dishes. They are designed to help solve the frustrations of using these two popular light modifiers on location. The Luna series uses folding and locking fiberglass rods, and an integrated speed ring to speed up assembly... More

LightZone Image-Editing Software Re-Released as Free and Open Source

Posted by on Monday July 8, 2013 | Uncategorized

Remember LightZone software? For those who do not, LightZone was a photo-editing program that offered a number of groundbreaking features including full 16-bit, selective and  nondestructive RAW editing in a fairly user-friendly GUI. Released in 2005, it won awards from MacWorld, MacUser and American Photo magazine. LightZone was marketed and sold by Lightcrafts until September... More

Pelican Introduces S115 Sport Elite Pack

Posted by on Wednesday July 3, 2013 | Uncategorized

Pelican has long been a well known brand for those who demand strong, though bulky, protection for their gear. But recently they have been releasing what some might call the “softer” side of Pelican. Over the past few months we’ve seen a few different bags and cases from them that are aimed more at day... More

Canon Announces 70D DSLR

Posted by on Tuesday July 2, 2013 | Uncategorized

Canon today announced the successor to their 60D DSLR, named the Canon 70D. Featuring a very interesting new Dual Pixel CMOS AF system that promises “instant and precise focusing of video as well as still images,” the EOS 70D also has a completely new 20.2 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor and uses Canon’s  DIGIC 5+... More

Magnum Announces Just One Nominee, Welcomes Olivia Arthur and Peter van Agtmael as Full Members

Posted by on Monday July 1, 2013 | Business, Photojournalism

Magnum Photos has announced that just one photographer, Michael Christopher Brown, will join the agency as a nominee this year. Olivia Arthur and Peter van Agtmael will become full members of the agency, and Alex Majoli will continue as president of Magnum Photos. The announcements were made this afternoon following Magnum’s annual general meeting last... More