Archive for June 2015

Magnum Photos Names 6 New Nominees

Posted by on Monday June 29, 2015 | Photojournalism

  Matt Black, Carolyn Drake, Richard Mosse, Newsha Tavakolian, Lorenzo Meloni and Max Pinckers have been named nominees of Magnum Photos. The cooperative agency also voted to make Michael Christopher Brown, who was named a Magnum nominee  in 2013, an associate of the agency. Magnum Photos announced the news yesterday at the conclusion of its... More

It’s in the Details: Vanessa Joy’s Metal-Printed Wedding Photos

Posted by on Thursday June 25, 2015 | Photo Gear

Sponsored by Black River Imaging Over the course of her career, photographer Vanessa Joy has established thoughtful and elegant practices to capture her clients’ engagement sessions and weddings, taking special care to document the details the couple has worked hard to bring to fruition for their special day. From flowers to tablescapes, Joy preserves the... More

Uber for Drones: Fly4Me Connects Pilots with Clients

Posted by on Wednesday June 24, 2015 | Photo Gear

A photo posted by fly4.me (@fly4.me) on Jan 29, 2015 at 2:52pm PST For all the popularity of drones, they’re far from a mass market product. Many users, even many photographers, may be leery of sending a flying robot into the air, lest it wind up on the White House lawn or on someone’s face. That’s... More

Court Rejects Rentmeester’s Infringement Claim Over Nike “Jumpman” Logo

Posted by on Tuesday June 23, 2015 | Copyright/Legal

A federal court in Portland, Oregon has dismissed photographer Jacobus “Co” Rentmeester’s copyright infringement claim against Nike for the same reason so many “copycat” infringement claims fail: Copyright law doesn’t protect ideas, only the expression of those ideas. And Nike’s expression was not “substantially similar” to Rentmeester’s, the court ruled. “Mr. Rentmeester has failed to... More

Photographer Calls Out Taylor Swift for Apple Hypocrisy [Updated]

Posted by on Monday June 22, 2015 | Business, Celebrity, Copyright/Legal

Taylor Swift is rapidly making a name for herself as the scourge of streaming music services, first lambasting Spotify and now, Apple Music, for giving musicians short financial shrift. In an open letter to Apple, Swift complains that the company won’t be paying musicians during a user’s three month free trial period with the service, calling... More

How Well Do Imaging & Cloud Companies Protect Your Privacy?

Posted by on Thursday June 18, 2015 | Social Media/Web

You invest more than just your photos when you use services like Dropbox or Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Sensitive data, such as your location, private communications and more, gets transmitted to third party servers every day. Every year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation surveys key tech firms to judge just how diligently they safeguard your privacy. Companies are judged across... More

5 Tips for Striking Wedding Photographs

Posted by on Thursday June 18, 2015 | Camera

Sponsored by Olympus All photos @ Tracie Jean Photo Studios Tracie Jean Maglosky of Tracie Jean Photo Studios first fell in love with photography 15 years ago, when her first son was born. “Initially it was a passion because I loved my son, but soon enough it became a way of seeing the world and translating... More

A Photo Editor for Medium Makes the Case for Self-Publishing Platforms

Posted by on Wednesday June 17, 2015 | Uncategorized

Self-publishing opportunities abound, as we report in a feature story that’s now available at PDNonline.com, called “Are Visual Storytelling Platforms a Good Thing for Photographers?” We interviewed photographers about how they’ve benefitted (or not) from using a variety of platforms, including Exposure.com, Maptia, VSCO Journal, and Medium. In an effort to promote their work, photographers... More

Video Pick: “Denali,” Film About Photographer Ben Moon and His Dog, Goes Viral

Posted by on Tuesday June 16, 2015 | PDN Video Picks

Denali from FELT SOUL MEDIA on Vimeo. Our cover story last September was about DamNation, a film about dam removal and river restoration by director Ben Knight and the production company Felt Soul Media, which he cofounded with Travis Rummel. Outdoor apparel and equipment company Patagonia commissioned that film because the company’s founder, Yvon Chouinard,... More

LOOK3 2015: Walter Iooss Jr. Shares Advice and Lessons from His Encounters with Great Athletes

Posted by on Monday June 15, 2015 | Events, Fun, Photojournalism

Walter Iooss Jr, a sports photography superstar for more than 50 years, regaled a 2015 LOOK3 audience on Friday with some of the best tales from his storied career. Steve Fine, former director of photography at Sport Illustrated, joined Iooss on stage at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville to prompt Iooss about his encounters with... More