Archive for June 2016

Your Favorite New Travel-Friendly Beauty Dish

Posted by on Wednesday June 29, 2016 | Lighting

Learn how Grimes used the Rapid Box Beauty Dish to get this shot with the below Character-Driving Portrait tip.

Sponsored by Westcott Joel Grimes has spent more than 30 years honing his craft as a portrait and beauty photographer for top advertising clients. One of Canon’s Explorers of Light and a prolific workshop leader, he’s revered for his lighting expertise—a skill that’s taken him on assignment to more than 50 countries around the world.... More

Unfair Editorial Photo Contracts: VICE Wants “All of Photographer’s Rights”

Posted by on Tuesday June 28, 2016 | Business, Copyright/Legal

When we published our story “What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contracts” in the June issue of PDN, we asked readers to tell us about editorial contracts they feel are unfair to photographers. We received a copy of a “Vice Media Photographer Agreement” that a Vice website sent to a photographer earlier... More

Top Lights and Modifiers Built for Road Work

Posted by on Monday June 27, 2016 | Lighting

Portable lights and modifiers are a great asset for the traveling photographer, or for those tight on space in the studio. And while we’ve written roundups on the top lighting tools, like these seven key light modifiers for your studio and these 12 lights for stills and motion in the past, we thought we’d share a recent... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday June 24, 2016 | Media

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“And read… read all the time… read as a matter of principle, as a matter of self-respect. Read as a nourishing staple of life.” ― David McCullough Jr. **** The Role of Photography in Presenting Innocence and Guilt – Time Champions of Monster Polaroids Go Digital – New York Times Guillermo Del Toro’s 11 Rules... More

LA Times Photographer Pleads No Contest to Resisting Arrest After Reagan Funeral

Posted by on Friday June 24, 2016 | Photos In The News

Longtime Los Angeles Times photographer Ricardo DeAratanha has pleaded no contest earlier this week to resisting and obstructing police during the March funeral motorcade of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. The photographer was at the scene covering the funeral for the Times and was sitting in his car transmitting photos from his laptop when police—responding to a report... More

FAA Releases Rules for Commercial and Media Drone Operation

Posted by on Thursday June 23, 2016 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Photo Gear

Yesterday the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a new set of rules for the use of drones in the United States for “non-hobby and non-recreational purposes,” i.e. commercial production and journalism. The rules introduce a certification process for drone pilots, address drone operation when people are present, and spell out when drone operators must clear... More

LOOK3: Chris Morris on Shooting War, Fashion and Politics

Posted by on Thursday June 23, 2016 | Fashion, Photojournalism

The candid conversation between Christopher Morris and MaryAnne Golon at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Viriginia, highlighted the varied paths Morris’s career has taken, from documenting conflict and politics to shooting fashion, and the struggles photographers face in a changing industry. Morris, a founding member of the VII photo agency and contract... More

Q&A with Michael Hejtmanek, President of Hasselblad Americas on Breaking the Medium Format Mold

Posted by on Wednesday June 22, 2016 | Camera

With the X1D, Hasselblad is attempting to redefine the medium format category. We sat down briefly with U.S. President Michael Hejtmanek for his take on the camera and its place in the Hasselblad universe. What follows is a condensed version of the talk that’s been edited for length and clarity. On new lenses for the X1D “We’re... More

Hasselblad Shakes Up Market with Mirrorless Medium Format X1D

Posted by on Wednesday June 22, 2016 | Camera

  One of the Internet’s long-running photo gear rumors was that Sony would introduce a medium format mirrorless camera, but it’s fallen to Hasselblad to take the first stab at it. [Update: we’ve published a short hands-on preview below.] The X1D sports a 50-megapixel medium format CMOS image sensor (43.8mm x 32.9 ) with 14... More

Adobe Updates Creative Cloud, Giving Photoshop New Powers

Posted by on Tuesday June 21, 2016 | Photo Gear, Photo Manipulation

Adobe is updating a number of its Creative Cloud apps today, including Photoshop, giving them a speed boost and several new features. Among the new goodies in Photoshop is the previously teased Content-Aware Crop, which automatically fills in the gaps when you rotate or expand a canvas beyond the original image size. A new Face-Aware Liquify feature uses the... More