Dotan Saguy’s Advice for Shooting Street Photography

Posted by on Friday September 2, 2016 | Photojournalism

©Dotan Saguy A former tech entrepreneur now pursuing photography as a second career, Dotan Saguy has gained notice for his project about the vitality, energy and spectacle of Venice Beach. National Geographic, ABC News, and others have published the work online, and Saguy, 46, has been invited to attend both the Missouri Photo Workshop and... More

Getty Images Awards $50,000 In Grants to Five Photojournalists

Posted by on Thursday September 1, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Mary F. Calvert, Kirsten Luce, Katie Orlinsky, Sergey Ponomarev and Jonathan Torgovnik have each won a $10,000 grant from Getty Images through its annual Grants for Editorial Photography program. The program aims to  “showcase and support powerful and inspiring photojournalism projects,” says Getty Images, which announced the winners today. Ponomarev, based in Moscow, was recognized for his... More

Jail for Spreading Photos of French Police on Burkini Patrol?

Posted by on Thursday August 25, 2016 | Social Media/Web

Hopping mad that citizens are using social media to spread  photos of French police forcing Muslim women to take off their burkinis, at least one French politician is threatening to prosecute anyone circulating photos of these incidents. “I condemn these unacceptable provocations,” Christian Estrosi, the deputy mayor of Nice, was quoted as saying in an... More

Fujifilm’s New X-A3 Mirrorless Loves Selfies

Posted by on Thursday August 25, 2016 | Camera, Photo Gear

If you’re the kind of person who thinks our collective selfie obsession is a telltale sign of civilizational collapse, you should probably stop reading. Fujifilm’s new X-A3 mirrorless camera has been optimized for, yes, selfies. The camera’s 3-inch touch display can be flipped up over the camera and slid up so that it’s clear of the top, giving the user... More

The New Workhorse: Meet the Canon 5D Mark IV

Posted by on Thursday August 25, 2016 | Camera, Photo Gear

Canon has officially announced its newest full frame workhorse: the 5D Mark IV. The Mark IV delivers a few main upgrades from its predecessor. The first is a new, higher-resolution sensor: it’s a 30.4-megapixel CMOS chip with a native ISO range of 100-32,000 (expandable to 50-102,400). Another big upgrade comes on the video front. You’ll... More

Brooks Institute, Hallmark Institute to Close

Posted by on Friday August 19, 2016 | Business

California-based Brooks Institute and Massachusetts-based Hallmark Institute of Photography have cancelled classes for the fall and announced plans to close down. The two schools, both private for-profit visual arts colleges, have struggled over the past decade with declining enrollments, financial stress, and management shake-ups. Administrators are also blaming new regulations regarding for-profit schools. “[R]ecent changes... More