Archive for November 2013

PDN Video: Tips for Directing Kids on Advertising Shoots

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

Photographer Bil Zelman on How to Photograph Kids for Advertising Campaigns from PDNOnline on Vimeo. Photographer Bil Zelman explains how he used psychology (and magic) to get emotionally genuine performances from kids for two recent advertising shoots. Zelman specializes in shooting lifestyle advertising for top brands such as Coke, Apple and Budweiser that looks real,... More

Pro Tips for Photographers with Jake Stangel

Posted by on Monday November 18, 2013 | Business

Colleagues know San Francisco-based photographer Jake Stangel as a person who is open with information, advice and encouragement for his peers and aspiring shooters. Occasionally over the past few years Stangel has answered questions and offered “Pro Tips” on his Tumblr to younger photographers who are wondering how to go about building a career in... More

PDN Video: Bil Zelman on How to Shoot Ads That Look Real (Not Staged)

Posted by on Monday November 18, 2013 | PDN Video Picks

Photographer Bil Zelman specializes in shooting lifestyle advertising for top brands such as Coke, Apple and Budweiser that looks real, not staged. Getting natural, emotionally genuine performances out of talent is one of the biggest challenges for advertising photographers, but Zelman has spent his career honing his skill. In this video, he describes how he... More

Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Award Winners Announced

Posted by on Friday November 15, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Fine Art

The winners of the 2013 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards were announced this evening in Paris. The self-published book A01 [COD.19.1.1.43] — A27 [S | COD.23] by Rosângela Rennó was named PhotoBook of the Year. The book considers the disappearance due to theft of the material in 27 archival boxes housed in the General Archive... More

Head of Kodak Alaris Tells Lomographers: Film Lives

Posted by on Friday November 15, 2013 | Uncategorized

In a move to reassure a large base of film buyers, Kodak Alaris President of Personalized Imaging Dennis Olbrich issued an open letter to members of the Lomographic Society yesterday. Olbrich told the international group of analogue camera enthusiasts that the Eastman Kodak spinoff is “as committed to preserving your Kodak Moments as we ever... More

Richard Mosse, Lorna Simpson on Shortlist for 2014 Deutsche Borse Prize

Posted by on Friday November 15, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The four finalists for the 2014 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, which comes with a 30,000 pound (about $48,000 US) award, were announced yesterday. The prize, one of the biggest in the photography world, honors a contemporary photographer who has made a significant contribution to the medium of photography through an exhibition or publication. The shortlisted... More

Shortlist for $109K Prix Pictet Announced

Posted by on Thursday November 14, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The shortlist for the fifth Prix Pictet was announced last night in Paris. Kofi Annan, the former secretary-general of the United Nations, will announce the winner of the CHF 100,000 (approx. $109,218 US) prize, which will be awarded to a photography project fitting the theme “consumption,” on May 21, 2014 at the Victoria and Albert... More

Open Society Announces 2013 Audience Engagement Grant Winners

Posted by on Wednesday November 13, 2013 | Uncategorized

The Open Society Foundations (OSF) has announced the winners of its 2013 Audience Engagement Grants. The annual grants, which vary in dollar amounts, supports projects that provide ways for audiences to take a more direct role in making change happen. The grantees partner with organizations to present the work. Most grantees collaborate with the communities... More