Archive for February 2016

Secret Service Investigating Agent’s Bodyslam of TIME Photog Chris Morris

Posted by on Monday February 29, 2016 | Photos In The News

After a U.S. Secret Service agent was videotaped throwing TIME photographer Chris Morris to the floor in a chokehold during a Donald Trump rally in Radford, Virginia, yesterday, the Secret Service issued a statement saying that its field office is investigating the incident. TIME has also issued a statement saying that it had contacted the... More

Andrew Ellis, Casper Dalhoff, Stephen Dupont and National Geographic Win Top Awards in Late Round POYi Judging

Posted by on Monday February 29, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Andrew Ellis of MediaStorm has won Multimedia Photographer of the Year honors at the 73rd anual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition, while National Geographic has won Documentary Project of the Year and the Angus McDougall Overall Excellence in Editing Award. Ellis submitted a portfolio that included stories about a farmer at risk of... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday February 26, 2016 | Media

“Reading brings us unknown friends.” — Honoré de Balzac How Portrait Photography Can Rock Your Reality – Deutsche Welle This Is the Best Car for Photographers – Resource Mag Investigating the Documentaries Nominated for Oscars – Documentary.org 5 Photographers Hitting it Big in 2016 – Creator’s Project The Propaganda of Pantone Color – Loki Design... More

The Colors Prized By Instagram’s Top Photographers

Posted by on Friday February 26, 2016 | Social Media/Web

“Color is like dynamite…. dangerous, unless you know how to use it.” – Anonymous There are many ways to parse Instagram data but the firm Mode Analytics has opted for a rather unique one. They’ve done a deep dive into color, exploring which colors figure prominently in the work of 72 of Instagram’s top photographers (a designation... More

Leica Is Entering the Smartphone Market in a Big Way

Posted by on Thursday February 25, 2016 | Camera

Leica isn’t the first name you think of when you think of smartphone photography. If anything, you’d be forgiven for lumping them in with those who turn their nose up at the thought. You would also be wrong. Leica is pairing up with the powerhouse Chinese brand HUAWEI (the third largest smartphone maker in the world)  to develop... More