Archive for November 2015

Details Magazine to Close After December Issue

Posted by on Wednesday November 18, 2015 | Media

Condé Nast will shutter Details, the men’s general interest magazine, after it releases the December issue, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Condé Nast president Bob Sauerberg, who will take over as CEO in January, 2015, told The Wall Street Journal “that at least 20% of the 60 staffers who work at Details will... More

DJI Drones Are About to Get Safer But at What Price? [Updated]

Posted by on Wednesday November 18, 2015 | Photojournalism

DJI is about to make flying their drones safer thanks to a new “geo-fencing” system that will feed its flying cameras with continually updated airspace information and block them from taking off in or flying into unsafe zones. The information, provided by AirMaps, will alert DJI drone users with up-to-date guidance on locations where flight may... More

Nikon Says a D5 Is Under Development

Posted by on Wednesday November 18, 2015 | Camera

Anyone speculating that Nikon would follow up its D4S with a D5 can bask in vindication. Nikon announced that it is indeed developing a new full frame flagship DSLR to be named the D5. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is all they said about it. Nikon also revealed that a new wireless transmitter (the WT-6)... More

Fund Your Work: $3K Documentary Photo Essay Prize from CDS Seeking Submissions

Posted by on Tuesday November 17, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University is accepting submissions for their $3,000 Documentary Essay Prize now through February 16, 2016. The prize honors a documentary photography project that is ongoing or that has been completed in the past two years. The three-year old award alternates year to year in honoring writing and photography.... More

The Do’s and Don’ts of Collaborating with NGOs

Posted by on Monday November 16, 2015 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Jane Huber, creative director of Oxfam America, says she’s inundated with requests from photographers wanting to work for the non-governmental organization. The photographers she rehires understand its mission and values—which includes respecting the individuals and communities it serves. “When you work in the field with an NGO, for all distinct purposes, you are the NGO,”... More

Daniel Mayrit Wins $10K First PhotoBook Award from Aperture, Paris Photo

Posted by on Friday November 13, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Daniel Mayrit has won the First PhotoBook Award and a $10,000 prize at the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. The award, which is given for an outstanding monograph, was announced today at a ceremony at the Paris Photo festival. Mayrit’s book, You Haven’t Seen Their Faces (published by Riot Books) features photos of “the most... More

If You’re Using This Instagram App, Delete It

Posted by on Thursday November 12, 2015 | Social Media/Web

InstaAgent is a popular app that helps Instagram users track who’s visiting their Instagram account. It’s also, according to a investigation by a developer at Peppersoft, malware. I would say “Who Viewed Your Profile – InstaAgent” is the first malware in the iOS Appstore that is downloaded half a million times. — David L-R (@PeppersoftDev)... More

Watch a Film Camera and Lens Become Art

Posted by on Thursday November 12, 2015 | Camera, Video

There’s an entire cottage industry in the tech world of “tear downs”–the disassembling of new gadgets to learn about their constituent components, see how easy they are to repair or to simply gaze lovingly at their innards. Maison Carnot’s new short film “Disassembly” is a tear down, of sorts, but of older technology: in this... More

Professor Forced Out of U. of Missouri J-School after Blocking Student Journalists at Protest

Posted by on Wednesday November 11, 2015 | Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

A University of Missouri assistant professor who was caught on video trying to block a student journalist from covering a protest on Monday at the university’s main campus in Columbia has resigned her “courtesy appointment” at the Missouri School of Journalism, the university announced late yesterday. The protests, over the university’s handling of racist incidents... More