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PDN Video: A Photographer’s Guide to the First Amendment and Dealing with Police Intimidation

Posted by on Thursday February 20, 2014 | PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, news photographers have been subject to police intimidation and arrest, as if photography is a crime. But federal law protects photography and photographers, as Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association, explains in this video. The challenge for photographers is knowing how to assert your rights in... More

PDN Video: How to Get the Most Out of a Portfolio Review

Posted by on Monday December 23, 2013 | Fine Art, PDN Video Picks

Portfolio review events geared toward photographers have proliferated in recent years, and they’re “a great place to meet a peer group, and start a dialogue about your photographs,” says photography consultant Mary Virginia Swanson. But at a cost of several hundred dollars, not including travel expenses, portfolio reviews are an investment. In this video Swanson... More

PDN Video: Bil Zelman on Shooting Portraits of Difficult Celebrity Subjects

Posted by on Wednesday November 20, 2013 | Celebrity, PDN Video Picks, Video

Photographer Bil Zelman: How to Shoot Portraits of Challenging Celebrities from PDNOnline on Vimeo. Celebrities can be skittish and uncooperative in front of a camera, so photographer Bil Zelman sometimes uses psychology to elicit a particular reaction for a compelling portrait. In this video, he describes how he calmed author Isabel Allende, who was self-conscious... More

PDN Video: Tips for Directing Kids on Advertising Shoots

Posted by on Tuesday November 19, 2013 | PDN Video Picks, Video

Photographer Bil Zelman on How to Photograph Kids for Advertising Campaigns from PDNOnline on Vimeo. Photographer Bil Zelman explains how he used psychology (and magic) to get emotionally genuine performances from kids for two recent advertising shoots. Zelman specializes in shooting lifestyle advertising for top brands such as Coke, Apple and Budweiser that looks real,... More

PDN Video: Bil Zelman on How to Shoot Ads That Look Real (Not Staged)

Posted by on Monday November 18, 2013 | PDN Video Picks

Photographer Bil Zelman specializes in shooting lifestyle advertising for top brands such as Coke, Apple and Budweiser that looks real, not staged. Getting natural, emotionally genuine performances out of talent is one of the biggest challenges for advertising photographers, but Zelman has spent his career honing his skill. In this video, he describes how he... More

PDN Video: Gregory Heisler on How to Relate to Portrait Subjects (Even If You Are Shy and Bumbling)

Posted by on Monday October 28, 2013 | Celebrity, PDN Video Picks

Portrait photographer Gregory Heisler says people constantly ask him, “How do you get people to pose?” In our latest clip from our video interview with Heisler, he explains the importance of putting yourself in the shoes of your subjects, and figuring out how to interact with them in ways that suit your own personality. He... More