Archive for April 2016

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday April 29, 2016 | Media

“The problem with a life spent reading is you know too much.” ― Josh Lanyon **** The Revolution in Film Festivals – Stephen Follows Lean Photography: A Manifesto – Eric Kim The Outdated Model Hurting Independent Film – New Yorker When Science and Photography Collide – Slate As Money Flows to Online Video, Content Makers... More

National Gallery’s Use of Prince Portrait Infringes Copyright, Photog Claims

Posted by on Wednesday April 27, 2016 | Celebrity, Copyright/Legal

Photographer Lynn Goldsmith’s studio says the Smithsonian Institution violated copyright of her 1993 portrait of Prince last week by distributing the image to the media without permission. The musician died April 21, and the following day, the Smithsonian displayed a print of Goldsmith’s photograph at the National Portrait Gallery’s In Memoriam space. The museum notified... More

Heidi Swanson and Eater Honored in 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards

Posted by on Wednesday April 27, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The James Beard Foundation announced the winners of its annual Books, Broadcast and Journalism awards on April 26. Cookbook author and photographer Heidi Swanson won top honors for the Photography category for her book Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel. The publication Eater was also honored in the Visual Storytelling category for its online feature... More

Getty Files Complaint Against Google In Europe

Posted by on Wednesday April 27, 2016 | Business

Getty Images announced today that it has filed an unfair competition complaint against Google Inc. in Europe, where Google is already under fire. Getty objects to Google’s image search platform, which enables users to easily find and scroll through high resolution, full-screen displays of photographs. That deprives Getty of traffic to its own website, and... More

ON1 Readies RAW Image Processor for Fall

Posted by on Tuesday April 26, 2016 | Photo Manipulation

ON1 is the latest software developer to woo RAW shooters with the promise of greater speed and catalog-free non-destructive editing. The company announced a new software app, ON1 Photo RAW, which will be released in the fall. It will be the successor to the company’s current flagship editor, ON1 Photo 10. Photo RAW is a non-destructive... More

The Incredible Macro Photography of Microsculpture

Posted by on Tuesday April 26, 2016 | Fine Art

Macro photography requires a certain discipline and patience, but even the most redoubtable macro shooter has to marvel at what Levon Biss has done. In a project dubbed Microsculpture Biss created 3 meter prints from 10mm insects–insects sourced from the second largest collection in Britain, at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. As the behind-the-scenes video below details,... More

Asghar Khamseh Named Photographer of the Year in 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Posted by on Friday April 22, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Iranian photographer Asghar Khamseh has been named the Photographer of the Year in the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards. Khamseh was also the first place winner in the Contemporary Issues category, which is one of the 14 competition categories in two divisions (art and documentary).  The winners were chosen from a total of 127,098 images from countries all... More