Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday July 8, 2016 | Media

Josue Goge | Flickr
Josue Goge | Flickr

“The world belongs to those who read.” ― Rick Holland **** Cindy Sherman: Why Am I In These Photos? – The Guardian Why the Times Went After Peter Lik – AFT How We Spot Altered Photographs – National Geographic Animals Sly Enough to Surprise David Attenborough – NYT Not Everyone’s Happy with Digital Photography –... More

Step Inside Ansel Adams’ Darkroom

Posted by on Thursday July 7, 2016 | Video

Perhaps one of Ansel Adams’ most memorable observations is that great photographs aren’t taken, they’re made. In his day, the making of photographs took place in the dark, amid the vapors of chemicals. In this short video from Marc Silber of Advancing Photography, you’ll get a glimpse through Adams’ darkroom and learn from his son Michael... More

Fujifilm’s X-T2 Delivers 4K Video, Improved AF

Posted by on Thursday July 7, 2016 | Camera

    Fujifilm’s new X-T2 mirrorless camera may look similar to its predecessor, but it’s had a major internal overhaul to improve AF speed, video recording and overall performance. The X-T2 uses a 24-megapixel APS-C-sized X-Trans CMOS III image sensor with no low-pass filter. It’s the first Fuji camera to support 4K video recording (3840... More

The Battle to Create Real Portrait Photos

Posted by on Tuesday July 5, 2016 | Video

Most people aren’t naturally predisposed to be comfortable in front of a camera, bottling up their personalities at the first sight of a lens. More than possessing the requisite technical skills, great portrait photographers are often the ones who can pop the cork and let a subject’s personality flow through their lenses. In this video... More

Obituary: Photo Lab Owner Baldev Duggal, 78

Posted by on Friday July 1, 2016 | Obituary

Baldev Duggal, founder of the photo lab Duggal Color, which anchored New York City’s Photo District from the 1960s through 1990s, died at home June 29, according to a statement from his company, Duggal Visual Solutions. He was 78. Born in Jalandhar, India, Duggal arrived in New York City in 1957 with a student visa... More

Your Favorite New Travel-Friendly Beauty Dish

Posted by on Wednesday June 29, 2016 | Lighting

Learn how Grimes used the Rapid Box Beauty Dish to get this shot with the below Character-Driving Portrait tip.
© Joel Grimes

Sponsored by Westcott Joel Grimes has spent more than 30 years honing his craft as a portrait and beauty photographer for top advertising clients. One of Canon’s Explorers of Light and a prolific workshop leader, he’s revered for his lighting expertise—a skill that’s taken him on assignment to more than 50 countries around the world.... More

Unfair Editorial Photo Contracts: VICE Wants “All of Photographer’s Rights”

Posted by on Tuesday June 28, 2016 | Business, Copyright/Legal

When we published our story “What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contracts” in the June issue of PDN, we asked readers to tell us about editorial contracts they feel are unfair to photographers. We received a copy of a “Vice Media Photographer Agreement” that a Vice website sent to a photographer earlier... More

Top Lights and Modifiers Built for Road Work

Posted by on Monday June 27, 2016 | Lighting

Portable lights and modifiers are a great asset for the traveling photographer, or for those tight on space in the studio. And while we’ve written roundups on the top lighting tools, like these seven key light modifiers for your studio and these 12 lights for stills and motion in the past, we thought we’d share a recent... More