Educator, Consultant Mary Virginia Swanson Named New Executive Director of LOOK3

Posted by on Tuesday September 8, 2015 | Uncategorized

The board of directors of LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph today announced they have hired Mary Virginia Swanson, a long-time photo educator, workshop leader, author and consultant to photographers and arts organizations, to be its new executive director. She succeeds Victoria Hindley, who had been executive director of the non-profit photography organization based in Charlottesville,... More

New Tamron Prime Lenses Get Up Close and Personal

Posted by on Wednesday September 2, 2015 | Uncategorized

Tamron is taking aim at high-resolution DSLRs and mirrorless cameras with a revamped SP series of full frame prime lenses in 35mm and 45mm focal lengths. In debuting the new SP series, Tamron is breaking a bit with prime lens convention by offering image stabilization–up to 3 stops for the 35mm lens and 3.5 stops for... More

What New Federal Trade Commission Guides Mean For Instagram Influencers

Posted by on Monday August 24, 2015 | Business, Social Media/Web, Uncategorized

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued new guidelines regarding paid endorsements that photographers should be aware of—especially if they’re being paid to promote products on their Instagram feeds. This summer the FTC updated Guides to Section 5 of the FTC Act to add guidelines about how “Instagram influencers” and bloggers should identify any company... More

Magnum Foundation Grants 2 Fellowships to Support Collaborative Documentary Projects

Posted by on Friday August 21, 2015 | Uncategorized

Magnum Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Magnum Photos, has announced the winners of a new fellowship supporting photographic projects that invite public participation. Magnum Foundation has partnered with the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the Columbia School of Journalism to create the Photography, Expanded Fellowship, which will help photographers “collaborate with technologists to expand... More

5 Winners of 2015 Aaron Siskind Fellowships Named

Posted by on Wednesday August 19, 2015 | Uncategorized

The Aaron Siskind Foundation has announced the winners of its 2015 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship (IPF) grants on August 17. This year’s recipients are: Juan Arredondo of West Orange, NJ Amy Finkelstein of Takoma Park, MD Robyn Hasty of Brooklyn, NY Ed Kashi of Montclair, NJ Natalie Krick of Longmont, CO The first-round judges for this... More

A Photo Editor for Medium Makes the Case for Self-Publishing Platforms

Posted by on Wednesday June 17, 2015 | Uncategorized

Self-publishing opportunities abound, as we report in a feature story that’s now available at PDNonline.com, called “Are Visual Storytelling Platforms a Good Thing for Photographers?” We interviewed photographers about how they’ve benefitted (or not) from using a variety of platforms, including Exposure.com, Maptia, VSCO Journal, and Medium. In an effort to promote their work, photographers... More

Google Photos Puts Dropbox, Box on Notice with Unlimited Photo Storage, Pushes Deeper into VR

Posted by on Friday May 29, 2015 | Uncategorized

Google is rapidly pushing cloud storage into commodity territory with a new Photos app that gives users unlimited photo storage for images with a resolution of 16-megapixels and under. The app was announced at Google’s I/O developer conference. Photographers shooting images at higher resolutions can opt to have Google automatically resize their images to stay... More

U.S. Copyright Office (Once Again) Studying Copyright Struggles of Photographers

Posted by on Tuesday April 28, 2015 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Uncategorized

The U.S. Copyright Office has published a call for comments from photographers and visual artists about how their works are “monetized, enforced and registered” and about “obstacles” artists face protecting their copyrights “when navigating the digital landscape.” The U.S. Copyright Office announced the research initiative April 24 in the Federal Register. The written comments are... More

Follow the 2015 PDN’s 30 Photographers on Tumblr, Instagram

Posted by on Monday April 27, 2015 | Uncategorized

PDN’s April issue included the annual PDN’s 30 feature, in which we profile 30 new and emerging photographers to watch. As we’ve done in years past, we’ve put together a list of links to their Tumblr blogs. This year we’re also throwing in links to their Instagram feeds. Social media serves as an important marketing... More

Adobe Intros Lightroom 6

Posted by on Tuesday April 21, 2015 | Uncategorized

Adobe has rolled out a new version of Lightroom — version 6 for standalone users or the newly renamed Lightroom Creative Cloud for existing subscribers — delivering several new features and an under-the-hood retuning to make it run faster, including on older CPUs and GPUs when using the Develop module. Among the highlights: * You... More