Archive for January 2015

PDN Video Pick: Acclaimed Beijing Portrait Project, Expanded with Video

Posted by on Wednesday January 28, 2015 | PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism, Video

With support from two clients and a creative approach to funding, photographer Sim Chi Yin has just released this video showing an old project from a new, more immersive angle. The video profiles Zhang Xi, a college graduate turned street peddler who is part of Beijing’s “Rat Tribe,” so named because they live in sub-standard... More

Fellowship Opportunity for Conservation Photographers

Posted by on Thursday January 22, 2015 | Uncategorized

The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) is currently accepting applications for its Associate Fellows program. The iLCP is a non-profit organization whose members create images and other content that help advocate for environmental conservation causes all over the world. The organization counts many respected conservation photographers among its ranks, including senior fellows James Balog, Paul Nicklen,... More

Magnum Foundation Announces Emergency Fund Grants, Fellowships

Posted by on Thursday January 22, 2015 | Uncategorized

Today the Magnum Foundation announced the recipients of its 2015 Emergency Fund grants, which support the production of in-depth documentary photography projects “that can no longer be funded through the media alone.” The 11 grantees were selected from more than 100 nominees from around the world. Their projects include investigations of Pakistan’s legal system; the... More

Study: Taking “Artistic Photographs” Makes You Attractive to the Opposite Sex

Posted by on Thursday January 22, 2015 | Uncategorized

There are as many motivations to pursue a life in photography as there are photographers, but a study lead by Scott Kaufman of the University of Pennsylvania may nudge a few more into the ranks. The study, titled “Who Finds Bill Gates Sexy? Creative Mate Preferences as a Function of Cognitive Ability, Personality, and Creative Achievement” sought to... More

Adobe Spotlight: Kate Edwards’s Ethereal Fashion Photography

Posted by on Tuesday January 20, 2015 | Fashion

Sponsored by Adobe All photos © Kate Edwards Kate Edwards is a Brooklyn-based fashion photographer who creates dreamy, ethereal imagery through calculated use of gesture and color. Her models are often lost in thought, or turned away from the camera, and she’s drawn to iridescent color palettes that are carefully refined, or pale neutrals that... More

5 Fundamental Photo Tips for Aspiring Wedding and Portrait Photographers

Posted by on Tuesday January 20, 2015 | Business

Sponsored by NYIP Photos courtesy of NYIP For wedding and portrait photographers who want to sharpen their skills, but already have a full schedule, The New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) offers an online course for each specialty that covers both technical skills and business smarts. Each course is 150 hours, divided into four units, and can... More

Behind Cosmo UK’s Honor Killings Protest “Cover” Photograph

Posted by on Tuesday January 20, 2015 | Media

Last week a mock Cosmopolitan UK cover that sought to protest honor killings drew attention and praise online. Honor killing is a horrific practice in which family members kill one of their own, often a daughter, who is perceived to have brought shame on a family. The Cosmo UK mock cover depicts what appears to... More

Martyna Galla Makes Her Mark with a Format.com Online Portfolio

Posted by on Friday January 16, 2015 | Fashion

Sponsored by Format At just 22 years old, fashion photographer Martyna Galla is a force to be reckoned with. She’s amassed a list of clients that includes Avon, Universal Music and Elle; success she credits to her insatiable enthusiasm for creating imagery. Raised in a small town near Warsaw, the burgeoning teen’s discovery of the... More

Under Pressure, FAA Issues Handful of Exemptions for Commercial Drone Use

Posted by on Thursday January 15, 2015 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Photo Gear

For as long as inexpensive camera-toting drones have been popular, their commercial use in the U.S. has been in a precarious proposition. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the division of the U.S. Department of Transportation that governs the use of our airspace, waited years after the proliferation of drones to issue any guidelines on their use... More