Archive for April 2016

Aaron Vincent Elkaim Wins $20K Alexia Foundation Grant for 2016

Posted by on Friday April 22, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Toronto, Canada-based photographer Aaron Vincent Elkaim has won the $20,000 Professional Grant from the Alexia Foundation, the organization announced this morning. Elkaim received the grant for his project “Where the River Runs Through,” which examines the consequences of Brazil’s major hydroelectric expansion on the ecosystems, communities and industries within the Amazon Rainforest. The winner of the first place Student... More

Earthquake Rattles CMOS Image Sensor Market

Posted by on Friday April 22, 2016 | Camera

A series of devastating Earthquake hit Japan earlier this month, claiming 44 lives and destroying infrastructure across the island of Kyushu. The quakes also appear to have dealt a blow to Sony’s CMOS image sensor business. Sony’s factory in Kumamoto, located near the epicenter of the quake, has been taken offline indefinitely while the company assesses... More

TIS Books Grant Shows Support for Hardworking Photography Adjuncts

Posted by on Thursday April 21, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Book publisher TIS has launched a grant for adjunct photography instructors. Called the “Essential Non-Essentials Grant,” TIS created the $1,000 award in recognition of hardworking adjuncts, who often work multiple teaching jobs, sometimes in different states, in order to earn a decent living. “One of our co-founders is part of this army of road dog... More

Launching a Career in New York on $66 a Day

Posted by on Thursday April 21, 2016 | Business

Fashion and beauty photographer David Paul Larson launched his career in New York with determination and self-discipline, as we explained in the April issue of PDN. He moved to New York City in 2008 as the economy was collapsing, struggled for two years just to pay rent, and finally rose up the ranks as an... More

Storage at NAB: No Terabyte Left Behind

Posted by on Tuesday April 19, 2016 | Photo Gear

For creatives churning out 4K videos, storage and data speeds are an ever-pressing concern. At NAB, several storage companies unveiled super high capacity drives that combine generous capacities with blazing transfer speeds to cope with the data rich era we live in. G-Technology G-Rack 12 G-Technology hit NAB with its first-ever Network Attached Storage device... More

Travel Log: Brian Smith at Mardi Gras with Sony’s G Master Lenses

Posted by on Tuesday April 19, 2016 | Photo Gear

Sponsored by Sony When Miami-based portrait photographer Brian Smith was asked to test the Sony G Matster Lenses, he chose a setting with color, texture and history: Mardi Gras. The annual New Orleans celebration is a photographer’s playground with parades, vibrant costumes and a diverse range of subjects from day to night. Although he is best known... More

3DR Makes Solo Drone Smarter with Software

Posted by on Tuesday April 19, 2016 | Photo Gear, Video

3DR will make its Solo smart drone smarter with a new software update announced at NAB. The software tackles a number of functions designed to make the drone safer to fly and more functional. Here’s what’s coming: Software-based Scene Awareness: This will help pilots avoid obstacles. According to 3DR, the software is a more effective and safer... More

2016 Photography Pulitzers Go to The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Thompson Reuters

Posted by on Monday April 18, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Two photo teams have won Pulitzer Prizes for Breaking News Photography this year: one prize went to Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter of The New York Times and the second went to the photography staff of Thompson Reuters. The Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography went to Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe. The... More