Archive for October 2013

Robin Hammond Wins $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Fund Grant

Posted by on Wednesday October 16, 2013 | Photojournalism

Photographer Robin Hammond has been awarded the 2013 W. Eugene Smith Grant, a $30,000 prize, to help complete his ongoing project called “Condemned–Mental Health in African Countries in Crisis.” Hammond has spent two years working on the project, which documents the mental health crisis across Africa, and the abuse and neglect of victims of mental... More

Manfrotto Launches New Camera Bag Lines

Posted by on Monday October 14, 2013 | Uncategorized

Manfrotto has just unveiled two new lines of camera bags, a Pro line and a 12-model Advanced line for more casual photographers who want to be able to carry both camera gear and personal items. The Pro line features 14 different models in various sizes including: four holster-style bags, five shoulder bags, a trio of... More

Nick Brandt’s Photographs Go Viral, But Media and the Internet Miss the Point

Posted by on Friday October 11, 2013 | Fine Art, Media

We recently interviewed Nick Brandt about his new book of fine-art photographs from East Africa, and how his photographic work led to the creation of Big Life, his foundation, which protects elephants and other wildlife from poachers across a two million acre swath of land in the Amboseli ecosystem. Brandt’s photographs and commitment to conservation... More

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue a Key to Walter Iooss’s Access to Top Athletes

Posted by on Wednesday October 9, 2013 | Celebrity, Fun

When you’re trying to get access to top professional athletes, there’s no calling card like a steady gig shooting swimsuit models for Sports Illustrated. Walter Iooss Jr, whom we interviewed in our October issue about his close professional relationship with basketball legend Michael Jordan, has been photographing sports and athletes for 50 years, and photographing... More

Nikon D610 Full-Frame DSLR Announced

Posted by on Tuesday October 8, 2013 | Uncategorized

Nikon just announced the full-frame, 24 megapixel D610—an evolutionary update to the D600. Naturally, the first thing some people will want to know is whether the D600’s dust/oil issues have been resolved. The direct answer is, we don’t know. When asked, Nikon gave the same response as it did earlier this year, which is essentially... More

An Astronaut, Mark Seliger’s Music and Rick Smolan’s Trek: PhotoPlus Expo’s Keynote Speakers Announced

Posted by on Monday October 7, 2013 | Uncategorized

Ever wanted to ask a question of an astronaut, hear how Mark Seliger captures portraits of musicians or know what happens on a National Geographic assignment? You’ll have your chance at the keynote presentations at PhotoPlus Expo. The conference and trade show takes place October 23 through 26 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in... More

Zeiss Announces New, Fast 55mm Lens

Posted by on Monday October 7, 2013 | Uncategorized

Zeiss has just announced the first of its new Otus line of pro, 35mm lenses. Other Otus lenses will follow but, for now, the Otus 55mm, f/1.4 lens leads the way. It’s  available in Nikon F and Canon EF mounts, offers a 55mm field of view and an f/stop range of f/1.4-f/16. Zeiss comparers the... More