Archive for November 2014

Cowboy Lifestyle Photographer David Stoecklein Dies, 65

Posted by on Thursday November 13, 2014 | Obituary

Photographer David Stoecklein, who built a small publishing empire on his photographs of cowboys, horses, and western lifestyle and landscapes, died November 10 at the age of 65, according to a report in the Idaho Mountain Express. The newspaper gave no details about the cause of death. Based in Ketchum, Idaho, Stoecklein began his career... More

Forest Service Chief Says Journalists Don’t Need Permits to Photograph in National Forests

Posted by on Wednesday November 12, 2014 | Media, Photojournalism, Video

When the United States Forest Service released a vaguely worded directive that suggested journalists would have to pay up to $1500 for a permit to photograph or film in national forests, photographers and first amendment activists were alarmed. The controversial directive, issued as a draft in September, was first reported by The Oregonian newspaper. Following... More

Photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa’s Murder Trial Delayed Again

Posted by on Tuesday November 11, 2014 | Fine Art

The trial of photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa, who has been charged with the 2013 murder of an alleged sex worker in a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, has been postponed six months because no judge is available, the Daily Maverick newspaper reports. Mthethwa, who is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery and published his first monograph... More

Canon’s New 100-400mm Lens Is Steadier Than Ever

Posted by on Monday November 10, 2014 | Uncategorized

It’s been 16 years since Canon shooters have seen a new 100-400mm EF lens. The wait is now over. The second generation EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM lens is official and boasts improved image stabilization, giving it four stops of stabilization versus the 1.5 available on the first generation model. Image stabilization is also now... More

Reimagine the Client Gift: Custom Self-promo Magazines

Posted by on Friday November 7, 2014 | Business

Sponsored by Blurb While small self-promo pieces for clients are a popular option for photographers during the holiday season, a multi-page printed promo can have much more impact. Fashion photographer Benjamin Kaufmann recently created his first print run of a custom self-promotional magazine that mimics the high-end glossy magazines that he regularly shoots for. For... More

PPE 2014: Building a Career in Fine-Art Photography

Posted by on Wednesday November 5, 2014 | Events, Fine Art

Be nice. This simple and self-evident maxim was one of many takeaways from the PhotoPlus Expo seminar, “Your Picture on the Wall: Building a Career in Fine-art Photography,” which was held on Thursday, October 30 at the Javits Center in New York City. Hosted by collector, curator and former gallerist W.M. Hunt, the panel included... More

OSI Announces 2014 Audience Engagement Grant Winners, and New Funding Model

Posted by on Tuesday November 4, 2014 | Uncategorized

Open Society Documentary Photography Project has announced the winners of its Audience Engagement Grant Program, which supports photographers who “have gone beyond documenting a human rights or social justice issue to enacting change.” This year, Open Society Foundations offered two forms of support. The Project Development grants  gave grantees a chance to attend a workshop,... More