Archive for September 2015

5 of the Coolest Things We Saw at Canon Expo

Posted by on Thursday September 10, 2015 | Camera, Photo Gear, Video

Canon gave visitors a unique opportunity to preview some of the technologies it’s currently working to perfect at its Expo, which opened its three-day stint in New York yesterday. Some of the most intriguing prototypes Canon had to show—including a 120-megapixel DSLR, an 8K video camera and 250-megapixel sensor—were announced before the Expo even kicked off.... More

Newsha Tavakolian Wins €100K Cultural Prize; Pledges to €45K to Help Refugees, Charities in Iran

Posted by on Wednesday September 9, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian has been named winner of the 2015 Principal Prince Claus Award, the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development announced last week in Amsterdam. She will receive a 100,000 Euro prize, and she has already pledged to donate nearly half of her prize money to charity, including an aid organization for... More

Educator, Consultant Mary Virginia Swanson Named New Executive Director of LOOK3

Posted by on Tuesday September 8, 2015 | Uncategorized

The board of directors of LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph today announced they have hired Mary Virginia Swanson, a long-time photo educator, workshop leader, author and consultant to photographers and arts organizations, to be its new executive director. She succeeds Victoria Hindley, who had been executive director of the non-profit photography organization based in Charlottesville,... More

Canon Pumps the Pixels in Product Prototypes

Posted by on Tuesday September 8, 2015 | Camera, Photo Gear, Video

If you thought Canon’s 50-megapixel 5DS and 5DS R were the company’s last word on pixel-packed sensors, think again. The company announced that it has built a 250-megapixel APS-H-sized sensor that can read the letters off an airplane up to 18Km away. It’s also built a 120-megapixel DSLR with an EF mount. Oh, and an... More

Getty Awards $10,000 Grants to 5 Photographers

Posted by on Friday September 4, 2015 | Photojournalism

The winners of the 2015 Getty Grants for Editorial Photography are Souvid Datta, Salvatore Esposito, Javier Arcenillas, Mojgan Ghanbari and Matt Eich, according to an announcement yesterday from Getty Images. Each of the five photojournalists will receive a grant of $10,000, as well as editorial support from Getty, to pursue “projects of personal and journalistic... More

The Future of Storage: Portable, Durable Solid-State Drives

Posted by on Thursday September 3, 2015 | Photo Gear

Sponsored by SanDisk CLIFF MAUTNER, WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER Photographer Cliff Mautner shoots over 50 weddings per year. It’s high-stress, demanding work that means he’s always on the run. One weekend, he’s hopping a plane to San Francisco to shoot a wedding in a Federal-Bank-turned-wedding-hall. The next weekend, he’s photographing a couple in front of a New... More

Ricoh Theta S Delivers Spherical Photos Over Faster Wi-Fi

Posted by on Thursday September 3, 2015 | Camera

Ricoh is refining its Theta spherical camera with the Theta S, bulking up the internal memory and delivering faster Wi-Fi. Like earlier models, the Theta uses a pair of 180-degree lenses and two image sensors to record a scene and then stitches the two shots together in-camera to create a 360-degree spherical photo or video.... More

New Tamron Prime Lenses Get Up Close and Personal

Posted by on Wednesday September 2, 2015 | Uncategorized

Tamron is taking aim at high-resolution DSLRs and mirrorless cameras with a revamped SP series of full frame prime lenses in 35mm and 45mm focal lengths. In debuting the new SP series, Tamron is breaking a bit with prime lens convention by offering image stabilization–up to 3 stops for the 35mm lens and 3.5 stops for... More

How Paul Colangelo Keeps Bears at Bay When Shooting in Wilderness

Posted by on Tuesday September 1, 2015 | Photo Gear, Photojournalism

Working on long-term projects in remote locations can pose logistical challenges for photographers, including lack of phone and internet service, and power for recharging batteries for cameras, laptops, and other gear. Vancouver-based wildlife photographer (and PDN’s 30) Paul Colangelo explains how he copes with those issues in our story, “Managing Photo Tech on Location, Off... More