Archive for March 2016

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday March 18, 2016 | Media

“Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.” ― Harold Bloom The Problem With Modern Lenses  – Yannickk Hong The Biggest Image Sharing Site on the Web You Don’t Use – FC How Art Books Are Thriving in the Digital Era – NY Times Why a Drone Could Sink GoPro For Good... More

“Make This Picture Invisible” – On the Consequences of Going Viral

Posted by on Friday March 18, 2016 | Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

Many photographers would like nothing more than for an image to go viral, spreading their work and name to the far corners of the Internet. For some, though, the experience is anything but thrilling. Photojournalist Nina Berman recounts her own viral experience with an image she took while working for People Magazine that ultimately won... More

FTC Wrist-Slaps Lord & Taylor for Deceptive Instagram Campaign

Posted by on Thursday March 17, 2016 | Business

Lord & Taylor has agreed to settle federal charges that it deceived consumers by paying fashion “influencers” thousands of dollars each to promote its products on Instagram, without disclosing that the posts were paid advertisements. The retailer was also charged with deceiving consumers by placing a paid article in Nylon magazine without disclosing that the... More

Japanese Photographer Daisuke Yokota Wins €20,000 Foam Paul Huf Award

Posted by on Thursday March 17, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Foam, the Amsterdam-based photography museum, has awarded the 10th annual Paul Huf Award to Japanese photographer Daisuke Yokota. The award includes an exhibition at Foam, publication in the organization’s magazine and a €20,000 ($22,642) prize. Named for Dutch photographer Paul Huf, who helped establish Foam, the award supports emerging photographers of any nationality under the... More

Why Instagram Is Changing (Spoiler Alert: Money)

Posted by on Thursday March 17, 2016 | Social Media/Web

Photographers have reacted harshly to Instagram’s decision to uproot chronological posting in favor of an algorithmically sorted feed. This sucks @instagram Company Will Change the Way You See Posts @pdnonline #Instagram #SocialMediaMarketing — Kyrani Kanavaros (@Klikphoto) March 16, 2016 @pdnonline not a single positive comment on Instagram’s official Tumblr post. This is a bad,... More

Gideon Mendel Wins $50,000 Pollock Prize for Creativity

Posted by on Wednesday March 16, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Gideon Mendel has won the inaugural Pollock Prize for Creativity, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation announced today. The South African photographer, who for the last nine years has been working on an ongoing project about climate change called “Drowning World,” has been awarded a $50,000 cash prize. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, which safeguards the artistic legacies of Jackson Pollock and... More

Taking the Sony G Master Lens Series to Task

Posted by on Wednesday March 16, 2016 | Camera, Photo Gear

Sponsored by Sony When Sony unveiled the new G Master Lens line at Industria Superstudio in New York City in February, attendees were treated to a live shoot by portrait photographer Miguel Quiles in Studio 2. Two models acted out a fashion-meets-Bonnie-and-Clyde scene in hotel room set, which included daylight streaming in through the window and... More

Ansel Adams, an Appreciation

Posted by on Wednesday March 16, 2016 | Fine Art, Video

We live in an era where photography is so pervasive and ephemeral that apps get multi-billion dollar valuations on the promise of deleting your images. It’s a state of affairs that would no doubt flummox Ansel Adams, who saw in photography the possibility for “endless horizons of meaning” (today, it’s endless horizons of memes). Readers... More

Here’s How Panasonic Will Improve the GH4

Posted by on Wednesday March 16, 2016 | Camera, Photo Gear, Video

Panasonic is rolling out some new firmware for its flagship mirrorless camera, the GH4. Version 2.5 of the camera’s firmware will be free of charge and available at the end of March at this link. Among the new features it will unlock is Post Focus, which lets users select a focus point on images after... More