Archive for April 2015

Marcus Bleasdale Wins 2014 Robert Capa Gold Medal

Posted by on Thursday April 30, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Media

Marcus Bleasdale has won the 2014 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for his coverage of the religious violence in the Central African Republic, the Overseas Press Club (OPC) has announced. The images were made on assignment for Human Rights Watch, Foreign Policy and National Geographic. The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award is bestowed annually for the best foreign... More

What Photographers Need to Know Before They Go Pro

Posted by on Wednesday April 29, 2015 | Business

Sponsored by NYIP What do you need to know before you go pro? Robyn Selman, general manager of The New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) aims to answer this question through curriculum for photographers. Selman works with experts in the field, such as Patrick Donehue, to ensure NYIP’s curriculum is “forward-looking and serves students well,”... More

U.S. Copyright Office (Once Again) Studying Copyright Struggles of Photographers

Posted by on Tuesday April 28, 2015 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Uncategorized

The U.S. Copyright Office has published a call for comments from photographers and visual artists about how their works are “monetized, enforced and registered” and about “obstacles” artists face protecting their copyrights “when navigating the digital landscape.” The U.S. Copyright Office announced the research initiative April 24 in the Federal Register. The written comments are... More

Follow the 2015 PDN’s 30 Photographers on Tumblr, Instagram

Posted by on Monday April 27, 2015 | Uncategorized

PDN’s April issue included the annual PDN’s 30 feature, in which we profile 30 new and emerging photographers to watch. As we’ve done in years past, we’ve put together a list of links to their Tumblr blogs. This year we’re also throwing in links to their Instagram feeds. Social media serves as an important marketing... More

PDN Video: How to Take Your Career to the Next Level

Posted by on Wednesday April 22, 2015 | Celebrity, PDN Video Picks

At a turning point early in his career, veteran celebrity photographer Brian Smith had a brazen (and slightly cringe-worthy) encounter with John Huston, the famous movie director. He got away with it–just barely. At the time, Smith was a staff photographer on assignment for the Orange County Register. He was trying to take his career... More

Adobe Intros Lightroom 6

Posted by on Tuesday April 21, 2015 | Uncategorized

Adobe has rolled out a new version of Lightroom — version 6 for standalone users or the newly renamed Lightroom Creative Cloud for existing subscribers — delivering several new features and an under-the-hood retuning to make it run faster, including on older CPUs and GPUs when using the Develop module. Among the highlights: * You... More

PDN Video: Photographer Brian Smith on How to Get a Striking Celebrity Portrait

Posted by on Monday April 20, 2015 | Celebrity, PDN Video Picks

Nothing is more important on a celebrity shoot than engaging your subject, says photographer Brian Smith. “The lighting, the locations, and the props all matter, but if you’re not actually making a connection with the subject, the pictures really fall flat.” Smith, the author of Secrets of Great Portrait Photography and other books, has been... More

Steady As She Goes: Two Cool Stabilizers at NAB

Posted by on Friday April 17, 2015 | Video

DJI made waves last week for their new Phantom 3 flying cameras, but the company brought another head-turner to NAB, a new Ronin brushless gimbal. The Ronin M is a slimmed down, less expensive and more approachable model than the original Ronin. It weighs just five pounds but can support cameras up to eight pounds thanks to a new magnesium... More

Kevin Frayer Wins Fourth Annual Getty Images & Chris Hondros Fund Award

Posted by on Thursday April 16, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Kevin Frayer has been named winner of the 2015 Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund (CHF) Award of $20,000, and Diana Markosian has won the $5,000 emerging photojournalist award, the photo agency announced today. Both photographers are represented by Getty. They will receive their awards April 30 at a reception in New York City. CHF... More