Archive for January 2015

PDN Video: Jay Maisel on How to Be a Better Street Photographer

Posted by on Wednesday January 14, 2015 | PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism

Jay Maisel on How to Be a Better Photographer from PDNOnline on Vimeo. Based on the lessons he’s taught to photography students over the past five years at PhotoPlus Expo and elsewhere, legendary photographer Jay Maisel recently published Light, Gesture & Color (New Riders Press). He describes the book as one “for people that are... More

PDN Video Pick: Ed Kashi and Matt Black for The New Yorker

Posted by on Monday January 12, 2015 | PDN Video Picks, Video

For PDN’s January 2015 print edition, we spoke with photographer Matt Black about the photo essay he made for The New Yorker about the drought in California’s Central Valley. Black, who lives in Exeter, California, has been documenting the valley—which produces much of the country’s food—for more than 15 years. But the story in The New Yorker... More

Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 in the Wild

Posted by on Thursday January 8, 2015 | Camera, Photo Gear, Video

The January issue of PDN features a review of the Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 medium format camera system. You can get a sneak peek in this video starring our frequent co-tester, David Patiño, who used the Credo 50 in a marathon product catalog shoot late last year (among other things). Enjoy! Special thanks to Generic... More

The Photo Drones of CES 2015 Do the Flying for You

Posted by on Thursday January 8, 2015 | Photo Gear

The FAA may be making uncomfortable noises in the direction of commercial drone photography, but that hasn’t stopped drone makers from hitting CES with several new products. Many of the photo drones at the show got their start on Kickstarter, where they successfully raised millions in 2014 with an eye toward shipping in 2015. In fact,... More

Upcoming Grant Application Deadlines: Alexia, Center, Light Work, The Documentary Project

Posted by on Wednesday January 7, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Application deadlines for grants worth between $1,000 and $20,000 are approaching. Alexia Foundation Professional Grant The Alexia Foundation’s professional Alexia Grant is meant to give professional photographers and visual journalists the means to produce bodies of work that promote world peace and cultural understanding. Both still photography and multimedia projects are eligible. The grant is... More

New Instagram Feed Highlights Effects of Climate Change

Posted by on Wednesday January 7, 2015 | Media

An Instagram feed showcasing the work of photographers documenting the causes and effects of global climate change launched on January 1. Founded by Tokyo-based photographer James Whitlow Delano, @everydayclimagechange was inspired by the @everydayeverywhere feed, which presents selected images of daily life around the world, and will show how extreme weather and changes to the... More

The New Memory Cards of CES 2015

Posted by on Wednesday January 7, 2015 | Photo Gear

Spare a moment for the humble memory card. While they certainly don’t get top billing at CES–how can they when socks now warm themselves–they remain an invaluable photographic tool. CES saw several new memory cards announcements. And here they are: Lexar launched 1000x microSDHC and microSDXC UHS-II cards for use in action cams, smartphones and other devices needing... More

DJI at CES: Gimbals Galore

Posted by on Wednesday January 7, 2015 | Photo Gear

Drone maker DJI tipped off CES attendees to four new products in the works for 2015. While details are sparse, the company said it would offer a new mount that will let owners of the new Inspire 1 drone decouple the 4K camera from the drone for hand held use. It will offer two modes: one for tracking... More

Smartphone Photography Advances at CES 2015 as Kodak, Panasonic Hit U.S. Market

Posted by on Tuesday January 6, 2015 | Photo Gear

While high-end camera announcements have been few and far between at CES, smartphone vendors kept things exciting with new phones that push the smartphone photography envelope. Panasonic disclosed that its Lumix CM1, originally announced at Photokina for European markets, will be coming to the U.S., though pricing and carrier availability were not announced. Like Samsung’s Galaxy Camera,... More