PDN Video Picks

PDN Video: Marcus Smith on How to Develop Your Brand Identity

Posted by on Monday October 27, 2014 | PDN Video Picks

Marcus Smith, Part 2: How to Develop Your Brand Identity from PDNOnline on Vimeo. In a previous PDN Video, advertising photographer Marcus Smith explained how he used personal work to land his dream clients. After winning his first few commercial assignments, though, Smith decided he needed a stronger brand identity to maintain momentum. In this... More

PDN Video: Gerd Ludwig on Why He’s Risked His Life at Chernobyl

Posted by on Friday August 22, 2014 | PDN Video Picks

In 1993, photographer Gerd Ludwig began documenting the consequences of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster while on assignment for National Geographic. “I got involved accidentally [while] covering a story about pollution in the [former] Soviet Union,” he says. “I was struck by the post-apocalyptic feel of the whole zone.” He ended up returning nine times... More

PDN Video: Mary Virginia Swanson on Selling Prints to Corporations

Posted by on Thursday July 10, 2014 | Business, Fine Art, PDN Video Picks

Mary Virginia Swanson on Selling Prints to Corporations from PDNOnline on Vimeo. The corporate market for fine art prints has expanded on two fronts, says art photography consultant Mary Virginia Swanson. Corporations and corporate art consultants are both big purchasers of art, including photographic prints, for the walls of hotels, healthcare facilities, office buildings, and... More

PDN Video Pick: Making Beautiful, Dramatic Video Portraits

Posted by on Friday June 6, 2014 | PDN Video Picks

At several Washington, DC schools, kids are interacting with infants as part of an innovative anti-bullying program, and Washington Post multimedia producer Brad Horn recently visited Maury Elementary school to shoot a story about it. Instead of approaching it as “a standard news story” with bright TV lighting and talking head administrators, Horn combined intimate... More

Video Pick: In Bed With Chanel

Posted by on Tuesday April 22, 2014 | Fashion, PDN Video Picks

Laurel Pantin in Chanel from Ann Street Studio on Vimeo. It’s not easy to create an engaging video, let alone a brief, engaging video. Jamie Back and Kevin Burg of Ann Street Studio recently did just that with this 15-second flick featuring Lucky Magazine market editor Laurel Pantin in a big white bed wearing colorful... More

PDN Video: Lens Blog’s James Estrin’s Career Tips for Photojournalists

Posted by on Wednesday April 2, 2014 | Business, PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism

Jim Estrin: 6 Tips for Emerging Photojournalists from PDNOnline on Vimeo. James Estrin, founder and co-editor of Lens, the popular New York Times photography blog, talks about how to launch a successful career as a photojournalist. His tips and insight cover how to choose meaningful projects, the importance of photojournalistic process, and practical advice about... More

PDN Video Pick: Making an Award-Winning Story of One Woman’s Resilience

Posted by on Thursday March 6, 2014 | PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism, Video

Sensei from ora on Vimeo. Ora DeKornfeld, a communications major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, won first prize for her video “Sensei” in the Multimedia Feature category of the 2014 Pictures of the Year International competition. Brilliantly shot and edited, DeKornfeld’s video tells the powerful story of a rape victim’s survival,... More