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Apr17
Behind the scenes: Small lighting, big results with Joe McNally

Nikon's latest in a series of behind the scenes videos features photographer Joe McNally. An off-camera lighting wizard, McNally shares some useful tips from three different flash scenarios. No diffusion panel? No worries, McNally explains you can get the same results by placing a bed sheet between the flash and the subject. And as natural light began flowing through his studio, like any good photographer, McNally moved his model to make some pictures — without flash, this time. See video

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 10 Published: Apr 17, 2014 at 08:00
Call for entries: Getty Images grants

Getty Images has announced a call for entries for its Getty Grants, a series of photographic grants for editorial and portrait photographers totaling $130,000 (~£77,737). To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its grant program, Getty Images is offering six prizes for editorial photography, three creative grants for non-profits and individual photographers, and one for portrait photographers. Learn more

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 3 Published: Apr 17, 2014 at 07:00
Apr14
Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss'

In 2001 Microsoft released the Windows XP operating system and with it an iconic desktop photograph. Referred to as 'Bliss', the lush landscape of rolling grass hills and a crystal-blue sky has, to Microsoft's estimation, been seen by at least a billion people. To celebrate the retiring of the XP operating system, Microsoft tracked down the original photographer and talked to him about the shot. Learn more

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 111 Published: Apr 14, 2014 at 21:00
Past and present: NYC's changing streetscape

Ten years ago, James and Karla Murray set out photographing New York City's distinct and varied storefronts. The project was known as Storefront: The Disappearing Face of New York. With ten years passed they revisited the same locations and photographed them again, where over and over one-of-a-kind signage has, in fact, disappeared. Banks and fast food restaurants have sprung up in some places, while others decay behind bars and graffiti. See gallery

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 49 Published: Apr 14, 2014 at 08:00
Mary Ellen Mark to receive Sony World Photography award

The World Photography Organization has announced that American photographer Mary Ellen Mark is the recipient of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Photography. She has published eighteen books, with her nineteenth available this spring. Mark is known for becoming deeply ingrained in the lives of her subjects, providing a unique view of their lives without making those on the edges of society look inhuman. Learn more

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 19 Published: Apr 14, 2014 at 07:00
Apr12
In photos: Taking the lid off America's trash cans

On average, Americans send about half of their waste to landfills. Focused on spreading awareness about this issue, The Glad Products Company sponsored award-winning photojournalist Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio's project called 'Waste in Focus.' The photo series looks at what eight families around the U.S. are recycling, composting and sending to landfill. See gallery

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 39 Published: Apr 12, 2014 at 07:00
Apr9
Call for entries: W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography

The W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography is seeking entrants to win a $30,000 (~£18,062) grant to work on a current or future documentary project, and up to $5,000 (~£3,010) if a finalist is deemed 'worthy of special recognition'. Up to forty images may be submitted for the grant. Photos must be from an ongoing project but can include past work that is representative of the photographer's vision of a proposed project. Deadline for submission is May 31, 2014. Learn more 

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 4 Published: Apr 9, 2014 at 08:00
NYT photo editor gives career tips for photojournalists

As part of their continuing video series, Photo District News has released an interview with James Estrin, founder of the New York Times 'The Lens' blog. Estrin provides a series of tips for the aspiring photographer. While many of these aren’t groundbreaking, the video has some real gems. Notably, in his advice to photographers looking to document strife or crisis in exotic places, he says to pursue stories that are closer to home. Learn more

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 21 Published: Apr 9, 2014 at 07:00
Apr8
Get the story behind the photograph

Most photographs - especially photojournalistic work - exist in a void with little insight from the photographer that captured the image and what they were trying to achieve. 'The Image, Deconstructed' looks to turn this around. The website provides interviews with photographers, asking them about their techniques, their gear, their preparation, and their mindsets when they photograph. Learn more

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 11 Published: Apr 8, 2014 at 08:00
Apr6
Meet the UK's first female press photographer

The Museum of London is celebrating the acquisition of a collection of images from Christina Broom, the UK's first female press photographer. Self-taught, Broom photographed London life and British military from 1903 to 1939. She started small, learning on a borrowed camera, and in 1904 she became the official photographer for the Household Division. See gallery

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 20 Published: Apr 6, 2014 at 07:00
Apr5
In photos: Swimming with jellyfish

When Seattle-based photographer Nadia Aly was diving in Jellyfish Lake in Palau, an island in the Pacific Ocean, and found herself surrounded by a swarm of jellyfish, she took advantage of the moment. Since the jellyfish in the lake have no natural predators, they have lost their sting. This enabled Aly to get unusually close and shoot thousands of photos over the course of a few days using her Canon 5D Mark II in an Aquatica Underwater Housing unit. See gallery

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 18 Published: Apr 5, 2014 at 07:00
Apr4
'Dedicated': A Nikon D4s video about photographers using the D4s

Photographer Corey Rich's most recent project, titled 'Dedicated', is a video detailing the working lives of three other notable photographers - Dave Black, Robert Beck and George Karbus - using Nikon's latest flagship camera, the D4s. Along with the final cut of 'Dedicated', a making-of video that shows the 21-day whirlwind tour to capture the footage and interviews for the documentary project was released. See video

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 78 Published: Apr 4, 2014 at 14:00
Apr3
Up close: The beauty of butterfly wings

Some look like impressionistic paintings, while other look like colorful ribbons. It's hard to imagine the subjects of British photographer Linden Gledhill's macro photos are actually butterfly wings. A biochemist by training, Gledhill says, 'I’m completely enchanted by the physical world around me and obsessed by its natural beauty. My career in science has magnified this feeling of awe'. See gallery

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 47 Published: Apr 3, 2014 at 10:00
Apr2
Legendary photographer David Goldblatt shares insights from career

Goldblatt has photographed everyone from Nelson Mandela to divorced housewives, and is especially noted for his stark portrayal of South Africa during Apartheid years. In a presentation at the 2014 Indaba Conference, Goldblatt talks about the challenge of managing the difference between his corporate work and his personal work. See video

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 7 Published: Apr 2, 2014 at 19:00
Apr1
Sony RX10 added to enthusiast compact buying guide

We just added Sony's RX10 to our enthusiast compact camera buying guide and also updated our aperture comparison chart with Canon's PowerShot G1 X Mark II. While image quality in this class won't compete with a good mirrorless camera paired with a good lens, they pack enough features that should satisfy serious photo enthusiasts. Many cameras in this range make an excellent choice as a more portable second camera, or as a single do-it-all option. See how the RX10 ranks

ARTICLE Comments 216 Published: Apr 1, 2014 at 17:30
SmugMug Films: Capturing what you can't control

The latest video from SmugMug Films' ongoing behind-the-lens series is a look at water photographer Sarah Lee. She uses the unpredictability of nature and creates art that captures the interplay of people, water and light. SmugMug's videos aim to show people who follow their passions in photography. They plan to release a new clip every two weeks. See video

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 11 Published: Apr 1, 2014 at 07:00
Mar29
Photographing bubbles, one bubble at a time

British photographer Richard Heeks has made a project of taking something ordinary - soap bubbles - and making them extraordinary. Some of his images capture the exact moment when a bubble bursts, while others reflect the environment around with interesting color. One of his bubbles even looks like the 'Death Star' from the Star Wars trilogy. To get the photos, he took thousands of shots, gradually learning how light, weather, aperture and shutter speeds affect the final image. See gallery

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 72 Published: Mar 29, 2014 at 07:00
Mar28
Ricoh to give away cameras for 'photojournalism' competition

Ricoh Imaging Company has announced an advertorial feature on cnn.com called 'Spherical Report 360', where 360 people will be selected to receive a free Ricoh Theta spherical camera to shoot local news and events. Images taken with the Theta will then be judged for a Pentax K-3 grand prize. To be considered for a free Theta camera visit the Spherical Report 360 website for application guidelines. Applications will be accepted between March 27, 2014 through April 10, 2014. Learn more

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 49 Published: Mar 28, 2014 at 07:00
Mar27
Bigger than life: Drone flight documents Alaskan ice caves

The 12-mile long Mendenhall Glacier, located just outside of Juneau, Alaska may be one of the world's most easily accessible glaciers. But the crew of Firefight Films takes you far beyond the parking lot. Billed as the first documented drone flight through ice caves, Firefight Films’ co-founders, Lion El Aton and Christopher Carson, outfitted a DSLRPros DJI Phantom with a GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition to venture beyond the physical limits of a human film crew. See video

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 67 Published: Mar 27, 2014 at 08:00
Mar26
Father's family photos capture the delightful chaos of youth

While most photos of children and family put forth a cleaned up and polished look, Alain Laboile takes another approach. He photographs his six children in their natural state - which is often pretty messy - as they play and explore in their Bordeaux, France home. The results are delightfully honest and candid images of good old dirt-between-your-toes fun. See gallery

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 159 Published: Mar 26, 2014 at 07:00
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