Archive for January 2016

Great Weekend Reads in Photography and Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday January 22, 2016 | Media

“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” – P.J. O’Rourke. The Blind Eye and the Vision Machine – Disphotic Why Do We Think It’s OK to Devalue Photographers? – Resource Magazine Images of Starving Children Can Still Shock Us into Action – The Guardian 10... More

Fujifilm Will Raise Film Prices, Again

Posted by on Friday January 22, 2016 | Business

Despite the popularity of its instant film products, Fujifilm will be raising prices on its films around the world, the company announced today in a statement. Fuji didn’t disclose precisely what films would take the hit and by how much other than to note that the increases would effect color negative film, color reversal film, black... More

This Is How Vimeo Plans to Close the Filmmaking Gender Gap

Posted by on Thursday January 21, 2016 | Video

Vimeo is taking aim at what it sees as a gender equality gap in filmmaking with a new initiative to fund at least five feature films by female filmmakers this year. Last year, Vimeo funded just two titles from female filmmakers. The “Share the Screen” initiative was announced at the Sundance Film Festival. Each female-led... More

Nat Geo Seminar: Photographers Explain How they Reach New Audiences to Effect Change

Posted by on Wednesday January 20, 2016 | Events, Photojournalism

In his talk during the National Geographic Seminar on January 14, Louis Psihoyos, the photographer, filmmaker and conservation advocate, urged photojournalists and nature photographers in the audience to reach beyond magazine readers and look for new, ambitious ways to get their message in front of a wider audience. Psihoyos’s film Racing Extinction has been shown... More

Great Photography and Filmmaking Reads for Your Weekend

Posted by on Friday January 15, 2016 | Celebrity, Fine Art, Social Media/Web

There were plenty of great reads published this week–hopefully you can block off a quiet hour or two to enjoy them. Gregory Crewdson on Being an Art Photographer Today – Vogue Annie Leibovitz on Shooting Rock Stars – Biography Meet the Man Who Photographed David Bowie for 40 Years – Vice The Challenges of Managing an Archive of Film... More

What Makes a Photographer?

Posted by on Friday January 15, 2016 | Fine Art

Smartphones have made picture-taking and images abundant commodities. But has this glut encroached on the art and craft of photography? Ken Van Sickle doesn’t think so. In this short interview with PBS, the New York-based photographer offers his thoughts on what it means to be a photographer today. “What a great photographer does is, they are consistently able... More

X Marks the Spot: Fujifilm Preps Several New X-Series Cams for Feb Launch

Posted by on Thursday January 14, 2016 | Camera, Photo Gear

February will be a good month for Fujifilm fans as the company plans to ship several new cameras, including a new flagship in its X-series and a new telephoto zoom lens. X-Pro2 The rangefinder-style X-Pro2 (pictured above) sports a hybrid viewfinder that can switch between an optical and electronic view, a 24.3-megapixel APS-C-sized X-Trans CMOS... More

How Nikon Plans to Make Transferring Images to Your Phone Easier Than Ever

Posted by on Thursday January 14, 2016 | Social Media/Web

While the D5 and D500 understandably took top billing, Nikon made another announcement at CES that’s worth highlighting. That news is an update to the company’s SnapBridge wireless image transfer technology. The new SnapBridge takes advantage of Bluetooth Low Energy, a wireless technology designed to maximize power consumption for tiny connected devices (the so-called “Internet of... More

Preserve the Moment: A Photo Contest Sponsored by Moment and Preservation & Creation™

Posted by on Tuesday January 12, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Here’s what happens when two brands, with similar missions, come together. Moment, known for equipping photographers with the best mobile lenses on the market, has joined with Preservation & Creation, makers of premium photo print products, to celebrate the art of photography. At Moment and Preservation & Creation we share a mutual appreciation and passion for... More