Photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans Killed in Libya

Posted by on Monday October 3, 2016 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Dutch photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans, 45, was killed in Sirte, Libya, on October 2 while on assignment for the Belgian magazine Knack and other publications, Al Jazeera reports.  His body was taken to Misrata, where a doctor reported that Oerlemans had been shot in the chest by a sniper for ISIS, which has been fighting for... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday September 30, 2016 | Media

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” ― Harry Truman **** Documentary Photography from Francis Bacon to 9/11 – Guardian I Gave a Digital Camera to My 19-month Old – JonesMrJones Why Can’t Slim Aarons Get Any Respect? – Town and Country Photo Tips from WIRED’s Go-To Photographers – WIRED In the 1930s There Were Comics... More

Gerd Ludwig on His “Invisible Flash” Technique

Posted by on Thursday September 29, 2016 | Lighting, PDN Video Picks

Photographer Gerd Ludwig is a lighting master with TTL strobe lights. He uses them in unusual and unpredictable ways to direct the the viewer’s eye through his photographs, convey a sense of place, and define his visual style. Yet his strobe lights are all but invisible, blending with available light sources. In this video, Ludwig... More

Backup Photos and Video Quickly and Easily with Flash Porter

Posted by on Thursday September 29, 2016 | Photo Gear

(Sponsored by DFI Gear) DFI Gear is excited to announce the launch of Flash Porter, a portable device for photographers to take care of essential digital photo, video backup and storage. Backup and safe storage continues to be a vital step in any photographer’s workflow, especially on location or in the field. Flash Porter greatly... More

Laura Pannack and David Ryle Win “Dream Photo Project” Grants from Getty Images

Posted by on Wednesday September 28, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Photographers Laura Pannack and David Ryle have won the Getty Images Prestige Grants for 2016, Getty Images announced today. The grants, of $15,000 and $7,500, are given to photographers to help them to pursue “dream projects.” Pannack won a $15,000 award for her project “Youth without age and Life without death,” which through symbolism will... More

Justin Maxon and Jared Moossy Win the $5K Visura Multimedia Grant

Posted by on Monday September 26, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Justin Maxon and Jared Moossy have won the 2016 Visura Multimedia Grant for their film When the spirit moves, which documents life in Chester, Pennsylvania. Maxon and Moossy, both PDN’s 30 photographers in 2009, were awarded a $5,000 cash prize. The top finalist was Zackary Canepari, who won $1,000 for Flint is the place, a cross-platform, episodic documentary... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday September 23, 2016 | Media

“I don’t know what’s more tragic, knowing how to read and choosing not to, or not knowing how to read and refusing to learn.”― Patricia Goldbach **** The Opposite of a Muse – New Yorker The Camera Industry Has Stagnated – The Verge Photography As Performance – Voices of San Diego What We See When We... More