Archive for March 2016

Berehulak, McIntyre Win NPPA Photojournalist of the Year Honors

Posted by on Wednesday March 30, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The National Press Photographer’s Association (NPPA) has named Australian photographer Daniel Berehulak the Photojournalist of the Year (Large Markets) and Scott McIntyre, a Kentucky native, as the Photojournalist of the Year (Small Markets). Berehulak, who has been shooting since 2000 and was named Photographer of the Year by POYi last year, is based in New Delhi though he... More

Instagram Videos Will Soon Be Longer

Posted by on Tuesday March 29, 2016 | Social Media/Web, Video

With a vocal segment of its user base still smarting over changes to its feed, Instagram announced a new feature update that should be a bit more welcome: longer videos. Coming “soon” Instagram will support videos up to 60 seconds in length. For iOS users, Instagram is also restoring the ability to make videos out... More

Eli Durst Wins 2016 Aperture Portfolio Prize

Posted by on Friday March 25, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Fine Art

Photographer Eli Durst has won the 2016 Aperture Portfolio Prize for his series “In Asmara.” The prize, which includes $3,000 and an exhibition at Aperture Gallery in New York, is intended to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition, according to Aperture. Past winners include LaToya Ruby Frazier, Michal Chelbin, and Bryan... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday March 25, 2016 | Media

“We read to know we’re not alone.” ― William Nicholson We Need to Talk About This Picture – Huffington Post This Photographer’s Minimum Price Is Zero – PhotoShelter It’s Time to Give Up on Flickr – Wired Why I’m Sticking with Flickr – Thomas Hawk From Short Film to Depression to Feature Film – No... More

Nik Software Is Now Free

Posted by on Thursday March 24, 2016 | Business, Photo Manipulation

Google announced today that it was making the Nik Collection desktop software plugins available to users for free. The bundle includes Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund. Google bought Nik software in... More

How Alfred Hitchcock Blocks a Scene

Posted by on Thursday March 24, 2016 | Video

Blocking a scene–harmonizing the movement of actors in relation to the camera–is the core of a director’s job. In the hands of a master, this on-camera choreography is a powerful, yet subtle, storytelling device. Few did it better than Alfred Hitchcock. In this video, Evan Puschak (aka the Nerdwriter) artfully deconstructs a scene from Hitchcock’s... More

Magnum Foundation Announces 2016 Emergency Fund Grants

Posted by on Wednesday March 23, 2016 | Uncategorized

Eighteen photographers from around the world have been awarded the 2016 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund, a grant that helps independent photographers produce in-depth and creative stories on underreported issues. Grantees were selected by an independent editorial committee from a pool of 140 photographers nominated by 26 international editors, curators, and educators. The grantees are: Poulomi Basu,... More

500px Guts Royalty Rate on Non-Exclusive Images

Posted by on Tuesday March 22, 2016 | Business

Photographers can expect to earn less money from 500px going forward. The company is preparing to substantially lower its royalty rate on non-exclusive images effective April 4, bringing the commission from 70 percent to 30 percent. Images that are exclusive to 500px will also get a haircut, albeit smaller, dropping from 70 to 60 percent commission.... More

Civil Rights Photographer Bob Adelman: Interview by Photographer Matt Herron

Posted by on Monday March 21, 2016 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Civil Rights photographer Bob Adelman, who died over the weekend at the age of 85, was profiled recently in an essay titled “Shooting Civil Rights” by photographer Matt Herron. A friend and colleague of Adelman’s, and a fellow Civil Rights activist, Herron wrote the essay for a traveling exhibit called “This Light of Ours: Activist... More