Archive for December 2015

Great Photography and Filmmaking Reads for Your Weekend

Posted by on Friday December 18, 2015 | Uncategorized

Here’s a selection of interesting reads curated by PDN‘s editorial staff for your weekend of leisure and contemplation: How NFL Films Caught Up With the Digital Age – Wired Immersive Story Telling Beyond the Single Screen – PDN I Am Gary Smith and This Is Why I Shoot Film – Emulsive Serious Play: Using Instagram... More

Prints Under Pressure: Lindsay Adler’s Whirlwind Live Shoot

Posted by on Thursday December 17, 2015 | Fashion

Presented by Canon The dissemination of photography online has plenty of advantages, and the ability to visually communicate without barriers on the Web has become a monumental boon for contemporary photographers. But for fashion and beauty photographer Lindsay Adler, who does attribute much of her success to her online reach, printing her work still makes... More

Some (Mostly) Fun Photo Stats for 2015

Posted by on Thursday December 17, 2015 | Fun

  With the year drawing to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year that was and there’s no better way to do that than through a bulleted list of statistics. Here are a few that caught our eye: 1.2 trillion: The number of photos humans have collectively snapped in 2015, according to the... More

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Lenses

Posted by on Tuesday December 15, 2015 | Camera, Video

If Wikipedia is to be believed, the oldest known lens dates back to the 7th century B.C.E. and was used to either magnify objects or start fires. Today, the only thing you’re likely to set alight with your lens is someone’s imagination. Like any technology, lenses have a long and fascinating history–a history that’s informatively... More

The Evolution of Camera Technology in 11 Portraits

Posted by on Monday December 14, 2015 | Camera, Fun, Video

Photography is a bit unique among technologically-driven disciplines in that new advancements don’t completely replace older approaches (even if they do marginalize them). While no one would relish the thought of creating computer-generated graphics on decades-only technology, photographers and artists routinely create work with processes and technologies far older than that. The Cooperative of Photography... More

Own a Drone? You’ll Have to Register It with the FAA

Posted by on Monday December 14, 2015 | Photo Gear

The Federal Aviation Administration announced today that anyone who owns a drone weighing between .55 and 55 pounds will have to register their aircraft with the government—provided they’re not using it for business purposes. According to the FAA, registrants will need to provide their name, home address and e-mail address. When they’ve registered, they’ll receive... More

Free Toolkit and Video Series Provide Business Education for Artists

Posted by on Monday December 14, 2015 | Business, Fine Art

It’s difficult for many artists to think rigidly about time management, goal setting, branding, marketing, social media strategy and other decidedly business-like actions, but that’s exactly what a new, free artist’s education series from Creative Exchange proposes artists do. Work of Art, as the video and workbook series is called, was produced from a professional development... More

Vimeo Launches Wider 4K Streaming

Posted by on Monday December 14, 2015 | Video

The online video service Vimeo will broaden access to 4K videos hosted on its site. Vimeo originally launched 4K streaming and downloading for select users earlier this year, but according to Variety, the service will make 4K videos available to all its users by the first quarter of 2016. Central to Vimeo’s 4K efforts is the... More

Here’s What Footage from the RED Raven Looks Like

Posted by on Friday December 11, 2015 | Camera, Video

RED is known for its modular cinema cameras that push the boundaries of resolution. What they haven’t been known for are compact cameras that don’t break the bank (by cinema camera standards). The  Raven looks to change that. It has a starting weight of 3.5 pounds (body only) with a body-only price of $6,000. Designed to ease newcomers... More

PDN 12-Day Holiday Giveaway

Posted by on Thursday December 10, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants

PDN is offering 12 products from the 2015 Gift Guide to readers! The 12-day giveaway is a daily sweepstakes, so save the dates for the prizes you want to win. You may enter once a day for the duration (12 weekdays starting Thursday, Dec 3).  Each new prize is offered at 11 am EST and entries remain... More