Archive for December 2015

In Memoriam: John Chervinsky, Physics Engineer and Photographer, 54

Posted by on Tuesday December 29, 2015 | Obituary

John Chervinsky, an engineer whose photographs exploring the nature of time were exhibited around the U.S., died December 21 at the age of 54. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer, according to the Griffin Museum of Photography, which administers a scholarship in his name. Chervinsky balanced his loves of art and science while pursuing... More

The Bestselling Item in Amazon’s Camera Department During the Holidays Was Film

Posted by on Tuesday December 29, 2015 | Business

That’s right. Amazon has released its holiday sales recap, filled with fun facts like: “customers purchased enough women’s boots this holiday season that, if stacked on top of each other, they would be high enough to reach the orbit of the International Space Station” and “during Cyber Monday, Amazon.com customers purchased one Adele CD every... More

Vincent Laforet Talks AIR

Posted by on Monday December 28, 2015 | Video

If anyone attended the PhotoPlus Show this past October, they would have had a chance to catch photographer and filmmaker Vincent Laforet discuss his well-publicized AIR project, a series of high altitude photographs of cities around the world. In this TedX talk, Laforet explores the origin, execution and the images of the AIR project. Interestingly,... More

Photo Gear Repair Rates: LensRentals Crunched the Numbers

Posted by on Monday December 28, 2015 | Photo Gear

LensRentals has released a comprehensive overview photo gear repair rates after 24 months in the field. PDN has the exclusive details. First, a quick primer on how LensRental generated their numbers. The company bases its results on “repair events”—or an instance of when a piece of equipment is sent to the repair department. According to LensRental,... More

PDN Pulse: Top Gear Stories of 2015

Posted by on Wednesday December 23, 2015 | Camera, Photo Gear

PDN‘s Technology Editor Greg Scoblete reviewed and reported on a wide range of gear and new technology in 2015, giving readers the pros, cons, and unique features of new cameras, video equipment, software, and accessories from lighting to lenses. Below is a list of the stories that attracted the most attention from PDN readers (and fellow gear... More

Nina Berman Wins 2016 Aftermath Grant For Project on War’s Toxic Legacy

Posted by on Tuesday December 22, 2015 | Uncategorized

Nina Berman has won the 2016 Aftermath Project Grant for “Acknowledgment of Danger,” a look at the “toxic legacy of war on the American landscape.” Berman, a documentary photographer, has published two books: Purple Hearts—Back from Iraq (2004), on wounded veterans; and Homeland (2008), a look at surveillance and paranoia in post 9/11 America. Sara... More

PDN Pulse: Top Photo News Stories of 2015

Posted by on Tuesday December 22, 2015 | Copyright/Legal, Photos In The News

From photographer contract restrictions to instagram apps, and from copyright infringements to a changing code of ethics, this year’s list of the most-read articles on PDNPulse capture some of the highs and lows of the photography business this year. A photo posted by SuicideGirls ? (@suicidegirls) on May 27, 2015 at 1:10pm PDT 1–“SuicideGirls” Deliver Cleverest Response to... More