Rangefinder Tech Editor John Rettie took a last look around the WPPI trade show floor and has posted a wrap-up of new products that debuted there this week. He was able to preview the new lighting kit from Lowell, the Medusa lighting system developed by photographer Peter Hurley, the Fotodiox RhinoCam, which adapts a compact camera to work with a medium-format lens, a new bag from LowePro, and more. He also checked out how Animoto Pro has changed its slide show software to expand the length of presentations and, thanks to a deal with Triple Scoop Music, make licensing music much easier.
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 ›
Photographer Jill Greenberg has launched an online directory in an effort to promote women photographers for advertising jobs, film and television key art, and magazine covers. Called Alreadymade, the platform serves as a resource for clients looking to hire experienced women photographers. To be included on the site, photographers have to have shot at least... More ›
South African photographer Sam Nzima, whose iconic photograph (right) from a Soweto uprising in 1976 helped turn world opinion against apartheid, died Saturday in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, according to press reports. He was 83. Nzima’s famous photograph showed a distraught 18-year-old named Mbuyisa Makhubo carrying the dead body of 13-year-old Hector Pieterson, a student... More ›