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Using Two Nikon D90s to Shoot 3D Portraits

Posted by on Wednesday May 26, 2010 | Events, Fine Art

  May 26, 2010 By Dan Havlik, PDN’s Technology Specialist If you happen find yourself in Sydney, Australia on May 27th, you should check out an interesting new show that features 3D portraits created with two Nikon D90 cameras. Entitled “Stereo Portrait Project,” the show is the work of visual artists Alex Fry and Jamie... More

Policy Drives Newspaper to Doctor Front Page Photo

Posted by on Thursday May 20, 2010 | Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

May 20th, 2010     The Dominion Post of Morgantown, West Virginia altered a front page news photograph on May 15 to remove three public officials from the image, West Virginia Public Broadcasting has reported. The paper’s editor explained that The Dominion Post has a policy–in effect during the political campaign season–against publishing photos of officials running for re-election.... More

Wedding Photo Disaster (Video)

Posted by on Thursday May 20, 2010 | Fun

May 20, 2010 What do you get when you pose the bride, groom and entire wedding party on a rickety old dock for a group photo? A total wedding FAIL. (Don't try this with your next client.) FAIL. (Don't try this with your next client.) Posted by Dan Havlik on May 20, 2010 at 11:38... More

Eyjafjallajökull Timelapse Video Shot With 5D Mark II

Posted by on Tuesday May 18, 2010 | Uncategorized

Flush with cash from recent jobs and looking at ten days off in late April/early May, photographer and filmmaker Sean Stiegemeierdecided to head to Iceland to create a stop-motion video of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano as “a fun thing to show my friends,” he says. “I’m somewhat weird like that. When I see something I want to... More

LA Photographer Cleared of Criminal Charges

Posted by on Monday May 17, 2010 | Uncategorized

May 17th, 2010 LA photographer Jonas Lara had his day in court today. The criminal charges against him were dropped and the judge issued a court order for the release of his camera equipment, which had been held as evidence since his arrest on February 2, 2010. Lara was fighting a charge of aiding and... More

A Quick Preview of The NYPF Pavilions

Posted by on Sunday May 16, 2010 | Fine Art, Photojournalism

May 16th, 2010 The New York Photo Festival opened last night in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn with a speedy tour for members of the press. The festival’s four main galleries – called “pavilions” – feature so much strong work and provocative imagery that it seems quibbling to note that some of the shows in which... More

Sean Penn Sentenced for Paparazzo Attack. Was Justice Served?

Posted by on Friday May 14, 2010 | Celebrity

May 14, 2010 Sean Penn has been sentenced to three years of probation, 300 hours of community service and 36 hours of anger management counseling after pleading no contest to vandalism charges stemming from an incident last October in which he allegedly kicked and punched a photographer. Penn had been facing misdemeanor battery and vandalism... More

Friday Fun: HBO’s True Blood to Be Shot with Canon 5D Mark IIs?

Posted by on Friday May 14, 2010 | Fun

May 14th, 2010 First there was the much discussed season finale of Fox medical drama House, and now, it appears, that HBO's forked-tongue-in-cheek vampire series, True Blood, may also be shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLRs. According to Cinema 5D, the crew from True Blood just borrowed two Canon 5D Mark IIs... More

Daylight Magazine Photo Awards: Call for Entries deadline May 15, 2010

Posted by on Thursday May 13, 2010 | Uncategorized

May 13, 2010 JURORS: VINCE ALETTI, writer/critic, the New Yorker magazine; DARIUS HIMES, editor/curator, Radius Books; JULIE SAUL, gallery owner/director, Julie Saul Gallery; ALEC SOTH, photographer;  HANK WILLIS THOMAS, photographer;  JAMIE WELLFORD, international photo editor, Newsweek magazine TAJ FORER and MICHAEL ITKOFF, editors, Daylight Magazine ALEXA DILWORTH, publishing director, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University  COURTNEY REID-EATON, exhibitions director, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke... More