Archive for December 2016

Top Gear News of 2016

Posted by on Thursday December 29, 2016 | Fun, Photo Gear

It was a busy year for photo gear technology, as PDN‘s Technology Editor Greg Scoblete can attest. Over the past 12 months, he’s reviewed and reported on advances in photo technology, giving readers the pros, cons, and unique features of new cameras, video equipment and lenses, advancements in storage capabilities and what the next iteration of... More

Ten Photojournalists Win $1K Grants from Yunghi Kim

Posted by on Tuesday December 27, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

© Frank Fournier/ Contact Press Images.

Ten photographers have won $1,000 each as part of the 2016 Yunghi Grant. The Yunghi Grant, founded last year, is meant “to emphasize the importance of copyright registration [and] to give back to the profession of photojournalism,” according to photojournalist and grant founder Yunghi Kim. The 2016 recipients are: Frank Fournier Carol Guzy Amnon Gutman Derek Hudson Dania Maxwell Myriam... More

Top Photo News Stories of 2016

Posted by on Tuesday December 27, 2016 | Copyright/Legal, Media, Photos In The News

© Jessica Kourkounis/Getty

Copyright dispute, the continuing controversy over for-profit art schools, Richard Prince (again), First Amendment protections and the President-elect: We look back on the stories that attracted the most attention in 2016. 1- The President-Elect Objects to a News Photo Showing his Double Chin Just 59 days before the President-elect will take an oath to “preserve, protect... More

Last-Minute Advice for Cutting Your 2016 Taxes

Posted by on Wednesday December 21, 2016 | Business

Robyn Cohn, a New York-based CPA who has provided bookkeeping and tax services to photographers for more than a decade, offers advice that PDN readers can act on right now to minimize taxes on their 2016 income—and manage their finances better in the future. PDN: What would you advise photographers to do before the end... More

How Platon Photographed 44 Immigrants, including my 91-Year-Old Friend, in 36 Hours

Posted by on Tuesday December 20, 2016 | Photojournalism

Photos © Platon. The three cover portraits for New York magazine's story, "44 Immigrants on Living in a Sanctuary City."
Photos © Platon. The three cover portraits for New York magazine's story, "44 Immigrants on Living in a Sanctuary City."

For the cover story in the current issue of New York magazine, Platon made portraits of 44 immigrants, ranging in age from one month to 91 years old. His portraits of the subjects, photographed singly and in groups, fill nine pages in the annual “Reasons to Love New York” issue. Platon photographed the parade of... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday December 16, 2016 | Media

Tom Priest | 500PX CC

“Reading itself is an amazing activity: You glance at a thin, flat object made from a tree…and the voice of the author begins to speak inside your head. (Hello!)” ― Carl Sagan **** Meet Our Photographer of the Year – Nat Geo The Fear of Documentary Filmmakers in the Trump Era – CJR Truthers Insist My Sandy... More

Photojournalists Demand Encrypted Cameras

Posted by on Wednesday December 14, 2016 | Camera, Photojournalism

Esther Vargas | Flickr

Hacking is much in the news of late, but the Freedom of the Press Foundation is concerned about a less visible, yet no-less-vital, aspect of information security: the security of digital cameras. Or, more accurately, the lack thereof. The Foundation has published a letter from over 150 documentary filmmakers and photographers that calls on the major... More

Committee to Protect Journalists Issues Advisory for Journalists Crossing U.S. Border

Posted by on Monday December 12, 2016 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Journalists are being stopped at the U.S. border with alarming frequency, prompting the Committee to Project Journalists (CPJ) to issue an advisory outlining steps to prepare journalists for U.S. Customs. According to CPJ, more than seven journalists, including photographers Ed Ou and Kim Badawi, have been detained and questioned, and have had their belongings, including... More

Throw Back: When Cameras Used Floppy Disks

Posted by on Monday December 12, 2016 | Fun

For those who bore witness to the birth of digital photography, this video from The 8-Bit Guy should strike a nostalgic chord. Before you watch it, you should go to your camera and pop out an SD card or, better still, a microSD card, and put it in front of you. Now imagine what the... More