Archive for August 2016

Jail for Spreading Photos of French Police on Burkini Patrol?

Posted by on Thursday August 25, 2016 | Social Media/Web

Hopping mad that citizens are using social media to spread  photos of French police forcing Muslim women to take off their burkinis, at least one French politician is threatening to prosecute anyone circulating photos of these incidents. “I condemn these unacceptable provocations,” Christian Estrosi, the deputy mayor of Nice, was quoted as saying in an... More

Fujifilm’s New X-A3 Mirrorless Loves Selfies

Posted by on Thursday August 25, 2016 | Camera, Photo Gear

If you’re the kind of person who thinks our collective selfie obsession is a telltale sign of civilizational collapse, you should probably stop reading. Fujifilm’s new X-A3 mirrorless camera has been optimized for, yes, selfies. The camera’s 3-inch touch display can be flipped up over the camera and slid up so that it’s clear of the top, giving the user... More

The New Workhorse: Meet the Canon 5D Mark IV

Posted by on Thursday August 25, 2016 | Camera, Photo Gear

Canon has officially announced its newest full frame workhorse: the 5D Mark IV. The Mark IV delivers a few main upgrades from its predecessor. The first is a new, higher-resolution sensor: it’s a 30.4-megapixel CMOS chip with a native ISO range of 100-32,000 (expandable to 50-102,400). Another big upgrade comes on the video front. You’ll... More

Brooks Institute, Hallmark Institute to Close

Posted by on Friday August 19, 2016 | Business

California-based Brooks Institute and Massachusetts-based Hallmark Institute of Photography have cancelled classes for the fall and announced plans to close down. The two schools, both private for-profit visual arts colleges, have struggled over the past decade with declining enrollments, financial stress, and management shake-ups. Administrators are also blaming new regulations regarding for-profit schools. “[R]ecent changes... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday August 19, 2016 | Media

Simon Cocks | Flickr

“Some people call reading an escape, but it’s not – it’s embracing the true reality of the best parts of who we are.” ― Sean Gibson **** How Natural Are Nature Documentaries?– The Verge Film’s Stunning Comeback – EuropeanCEO Through the Lens, North Korea Is a Sci-Fi Film Set – CNN What It’s Like to Photograph... More

In Honor of World Photography Day, Here’s the Most Popular PDN Photos of the Day

Posted by on Friday August 19, 2016 | Fun, Uncategorized

Here at PDN, every day is World Photography Day. But in recognition of August 19th’s international holiday dedicated to celebrating passion for photography, PDN‘s editors are bringing attention to some of the most popular photographs that you, our readers, have enjoyed over the past three years. We’ve dug through our archives to showcase some of the most popular... More