Quick Tip: How Irving Penn Made Group Portraits Look Dynamic

Posted by on Thursday July 12, 2018 | Uncategorized

©Chris Patey
Lighting Group Portraits: Chris Patey Shares His Techniques

Like other photographers who excel at shooting group portraits, celebrity photographer Christopher Patey says he owes much to the influence of legendary photographer Irving Penn. “He was one of the masters of composing group shots, and I find myself pulling references from him almost every time in a creative conversation with an editor about group... More

Survey of Artists Reveals that an MFA and Gallery Representation Won’t Make You Financially Secure

Posted by on Tuesday July 10, 2018 | Fine Art

The majority of artists aren’t earning a living from sales of their artwork, a new survey suggests. Instead, they rely primarily on freelance and contract work, or other jobs, to make an average of $20,000–$30,000 annually. The survey, “A study on the financial state of visual artists today,” was conducted by The Creative Independent, a... More

Alison Langley’s Classic Yacht Video for a Client of Means

Posted by on Monday July 9, 2018 | Business, Fun

Nautical photographer Alison Langley, who is the subject of this month’s “What’s Your Niche?” column in PDN, specializes in photographing classic wooden yachts: under sail, under construction and in repair in boatyards along the Maine coast. “It’s architecture with curves. It’s visually incredible,” Langley says of the boats she photographs. Among her clients are some... More

Controversial Fair Use Copyright Ruling Faces Appeal

Posted by on Monday July 9, 2018 | Copyright/Legal

Following a controversial ruling in a copyright infringement case in Virginia, attorney (and former photographer) David Deal says he is appealing the decision on behalf of photographer Russell Brammer. Brammer sued Violent Hues Productions in 2017 for unauthorized use of a time-lapse photograph of the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. Violent Hues, which organizes... More

Obituary: Pulitzer-Winning AP Photographer Alan Diaz, 71

Posted by on Thursday July 5, 2018 | Obituary

Alan Diaz, AP, photojournalist, Elian Gonzalez
© Alan Diaz/AP. Diaz's photo of Elian Gonzalez in 2000 won the Pulitzer Prize.

Alan Diaz, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for his photo of federal immigration agents seizing Elián González, the six-year-old Cuban refugee at the center of an international custody dispute, died July 3, according to an AP report. He was 71. Diaz had been freelancing for AP in Miami when González was found floating... More