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Feature Shoot announces Emerging Photography Award winners

Feature Shoot hopes to jumpstart the careers of the five photographers selected as winners in its second annual Emerging Photography Awards. Read more

Magnum launches Photography Awards competition to celebrate its 70th birthday

The Magnum Photos agency has announced $18,000 worth of prize money for its first photography competition that will be open to anyone 18 or older. The awards are launched in part to celebrate the agency's 70 years since it was established. Read more

Winners of 2016 Sony World Photography Awards announced

An Iranian photographer has won the top prize in the Sony World Photography Awards with a collection of portraits highlighting the horrors of acid throwing and the plight of its victims. Asghar Khamseh was given the title L’Iris D’or Photographer of the Year. See winners

Readers' Showcase: Giulio Magnifico

Reportage photographer Giulio Magnifico wants to take people on a journey with him when they look at his photos. He captures street scenes and card nights in local osterias in his hometown of Udine, Italy, but over the past few years the focus of his work has been reporting on the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe. Read more

Purple Reign: Photographer Brian Ach shares his experiences of working with Prince

Photographer Brian Ach was Prince's European tour photographer during his 2011 'Welcome 2' tour. Brian shared some tour stories with us in his PIX 2015 closing talk, and chatted with us again today about his experience photographing and working with Prince. Read more

Travels in China: Photographing the landscapes and people of Guilin and XiaPu

A seasoned travel photographer knows that there's hard work involved in getting the best photos from a trip. So when Ken Koskela arrived in China on a 17-day trip, he wasn't exactly planning on a relaxing vacation. Read more

Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize

Optical manufacturer Zeiss has announced the winner of its first Zeiss Photography Award is a student who beat a host of professionals to the €15,000 top prize. Read more

Readers' Showcase: Phil Garcia

A former sports shooter, DPR reader Phil Garcia now spends time studying and photographing Iceland's native Arctic Fox. In our Q+A he shares with us his views on photographing wildlife, respecting the natural world and what it takes to weather Iceland's rain. Read more

New York Public Library launches interactive Photographers’ Identities Catalog

The New York Public Library has launched a new online tool called Photographers' Identities Catalog (PIC), an interactive map with biographical data on more than 115,000 photographers, as well as photography dealers, studios and manufacturers. Read more

Readers' Showcase: Nikhil Shahi

Travel and photography have a close relationship. Photographers are often keen travelers, and in turn traveling can inspire non-photographers to pick up a camera for the first time. DPR reader Nikhil Shahi falls into the latter category. See some of his work and learn more about him in our Q&A. Read more

Bird's eye view: Photographing Cherry Blossoms with the DJI Phantom 4

The cherry blossoms at the University of Washington are well known throughout Seattle, attracting hordes of photographers armed with professional cameras, selfie sticks and everything in between. Rather than fighting the crowds, photographer Dale Johnson embraced them and captured the scene from an entirely different angle. Read more

Ilford Photo announces ordering program for unusual sizes of sheet film

UK film manufacturer Harman Technologies is taking orders for unusual sheet and roll film sizes as part of an annual program. It aims to supply vintage camera owners with low volume and custom-sized Ilford Photo materials. Read more

Blue Earth Alliance presents Collaborations for Cause 2016

Our friends at the Blue Earth Alliance are gearing up for their annual 'Collaborations for Cause' event in Seattle, WA, next month. This year’s Collaborations for Cause theme is “Innovations in Visual Storytelling for Impact.” It’s a rare opportunity for visual storytellers, writers, funders, non-profits, corporations and public agencies to join together as peers: to learn new strategies, tools and ideas to leverage the power of story and effect social change. Learn more

Change of scenery: How a photographer's trip to Idaho inspired a big move

What could convince a California native to leave the state's famously beautiful coasts and sunshine behind? For photographer and Resource Travel editor Michael Bonocore, a visit to Idaho's pristine wilderness and towering mountains was enough. Read more

Readers' Showcase: Steven James Martin

DPR reader Steven James Martin took up photography while living in Asia. Originally from the UK, Martin suddenly found himself within easy traveling distance of locations some photographers can only dream of visiting, like Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar. See some of his images here and find out more about him in our Q+A. Read more

Tip of the iceberg: Learning photography in Antarctica

People become interested in photography in many different ways, and at different stages of life. Some are hooked early on, while others discover the joy of making photos much later. For Kira Morris, it was the isolation and natural beauty of life in Antarctica that inspired her to take up photography. Read more

Emmanuel Lubezki: 'Digital gave me something I could never have done on film'

On Feb. 28 Emmanuel Lubezki won his third consecutive Oscar for Best Cinematography for The Revenant. Lubezki, known for creating immersive cinematic experiences, joined DPReview editors Dale Baskin and Rishi Sanyal to discuss a variety of photographic topics ranging from the artistic to the technical. Read more

Quick Look: Parallelism in Landscape Photography

Part of what can make an image both visually appealing and conceptually interesting is the connection between its different parts. An image is a whole made of different elements, which can either be separate or have a variety of relations between them. Seasoned landscape photographer Erez Marom takes a quick look at some examples of parallelism in action. Read more

'Details matter': Ian Goode on visual storytelling

Ian Goode has over 12 years of experience working in advertising, and until recently owned a production company that specialized in photo illustration and compositing. He has a keen eye for the subtle influences that details can have on an image as a whole, and on the story that it tells. In his PIX 2015 talk, he brings his perspective from advertising to the creation of any imagery. Read more

Visual appetite: Eric Wolfinger's food photography

Eric Wolfinger is a traveling food photographer who spent six years cooking and baking professionally before working behind the lens. His first project, 'Tartine Bread,' was nominated for a James Beard Award and is now in its ninth printing. Twelve books later, he's still going strong. In this presentation from PIX 2015 Eric shares his journey from food to photography, and explains what he went through to achieve success. Read more

Let there be light: Photographing Yosemite's elusive 'Firefall'

Once a year, photographers turn their lenses toward Yosemite's Horsetail Fall and hope for the conditions that transform this waterfall into a spectacle known as 'Firefall'. The late February sun casts a blazing orange glow on the water – that is, if the water is flowing, and if the horizon isn't too cloudy. One photographer shares his story capturing the event. Read more

Wonder of nature: Eight winning photos from the 9th International Garden Photographer of the Year competition

A photographer from the UK has collected £7500 along with the title International Garden Photographer of the Year as the results of the ninth competition have been announced. Richard Bloom took the first prize with a picture of a field of lupins he came across while in New Zealand in the summer of 2015. See his photo and other category winners here. Read more

World Press Photo of the Year 2015 awarded for moonlight migrant portrait

Australian photographer Warren Richardson has won the 2015 World Press Photo of the Year. Richardson’s winning photo, taken on the night of August 28, 2015 at the Hungarian-Serbian border, shows a baby being passed through a barbed wire fence by a refugee. Read more

Tokyo Drifter: Editorial and commercial photographer Alfie Goodrich on working in Japan

First published in 1991 at the age of 23, portrait photographer Alfie Goodrich has been shooting primarily in Japan since 2007. His eye as a photographer as well as a fluency in both English and Japanese has brought him a diverse portfolio of commercial and editorial clients. He commands an impressive online following with a daily blog and popular Google+ page. See his work and find out more about him in our Q+A. Read more

Nikon apologizes for awarding prize to digitally altered photo

Last week, Nikon Singapore chose an image submitted by photographer Chay Yu Wei as the winner of a 'casual photo contest.' Critics quickly pointed out that the airplane featured in the image had been digitally inserted, given away by the highly visible white square around the plane's silhouette. Nikon and Yu Wei have both issued apologies over the submission. Read more

Readers' Showcase: Christopher Michel

It's telling that DPR regular Christopher Michel corresponded about this piece while en route to Antarctica. He considers freelance photography his third career, one that has taken him to the proverbial ends of the earth and beyond. From a U-2 spy plane to the North Pole, he's searched all over for stories and images that inspire. See some of his work here and find out more about him in our Q&A. Read more

Better together: A photographer's trip to Southeast Asia with a limbless man

'If I Can...' is the motto Chris Koch lives by. Born without arms and legs, the Canadian travels as a motivational speaker, challenging his audiences to live their lives to their greatest potential and push beyond difficulties. Portrait and wedding photographer Anna Tenne happened to meet Chris before he gave a presentation in her hometown, and not long after the two fast friends headed on a journey to Southeast Asia. Read more

The Long Night: Tim Matsui on creating social change through stories

Award-winning and Emmy-nominated visual journalist and filmmaker Tim Matsui used to view stories as a means of having experiences. Now, he sees them as a means of creating change, engaging audiences and helping them see that they can make a difference. In this PIX 2015 video, Matsui speaks on The Long Night, his documentary on human trafficking, and how he leveraged grassroots distribution to effect social change. Read more

The gift of connection: A pair of friends photograph Cuba

As a destination for street photographers and photojournalists, there's no place quite like Cuba. The natural beauty of the island is plain to see, but for photographers and good friends Susan Roderick and Kenna Klosterman, the real pulse of the country can be found talking to its inhabitants. Read more

Shooting with a point of view: Anna Mia Davidson in Cuba

In 1999, Anna Mia Davidson packed up 100 rolls of Tri-X film, an old Leica M4-P, two lenses and headed to Cuba to photograph the grittier reality of Cuban life that lurked beneath its colorful surface. Davidson expresses the importance of having a unique point of view to guide her as she made multiple trips over several years, documenting the island nation through some of its most turbulent times. Read more

Out of the shadows: Aaron Draper discusses 'Underexposed'

We introduced Aaron Draper's project 'Underexposed' a little while back. In case you missed it, Draper has made a project of taking stylized portraits of individuals experiencing homelessness, aiming to help others literally see them in a new light. Filmmaker Eric Becker sat down with him at PIX 2015 to talk in depth about the project. Read more

Leica announces €80,000 prize fund for 2016 Oskar Barnack Awards

Leica has increased the value and volume of prizes for its forthcoming Oskar Barnack awards for 2016, with the winner taking home €25,000 in cash on top of a €10,000 M system camera and lens. The newcomer prize has been doubled to €10,000 in cash, and the winner will also receive a Leica rangefinder kit. Read more

Benjamin Von Wong's Shark Shepherd photoshoot captures an underwater fantasy

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong has released photos and a video from his new Shark Shepherd photo shoot, which features a model in a white dress in the sea as sharks swim nearby. The shoot took place in Fiji and aims to expose a less-often seen side of sharks as peaceful creatures. Read more

The power of a photograph: Lynette Johnson and Soulumination

In 2005, wedding and portrait photographer Lynette Johnson founded an organization that would have a profound impact on over 1,400 families. Celebrating its 10th year, Soulumination is a non-profit that provides free professional photography sessions for individuals and families facing truly devastating circumstances – the loss of a child to terminal illness. Read more

Behind the Camera: Sue Bryce's contemporary portraiture

If there's been a theme to Sue Bryce's career, it might be one of evolution. She started making portraits when she was 18 with a Hasselblad film camera, and with grit and sheer determination she built and marketed her own business. We sat down with her recently to learn more about her work and history in contemporary portraiture. Read more

New York Public Library releases thousands of images into public domain

The New York Public Library has released more than 180,000 digitized items into the public domain, making them freely available for anyone to use for any purpose. These items include scans of manuscripts from well-known authors, copies of sheet music, more than 40,000 stereoscopic photographs and more than 20,000 atlases and maps. Read more

Readers' Showcase: Scott Matthews

DPR reader Scott Matthews is an early riser, which is a lucky thing to be if you also have access to sweeping views of the New York skyline. He captures the colors of sunrise, sunset and the night lights of the city all using adapted manual focus lenses with his mirrorless camera body. Find out why he prefers this combination and see a selection of his work. Read more

PIX 2015: A conversation with Devin Allen

When Devin Allen says that photography saved his life, he means it in a real sense. He describes himself as 'the oddball walking around with a camera' in his home of West Baltimore. Now a 26-year-old amateur photographer with aspirations to make a career out of his work, he has become a viral sensation. Read more

Adapted Lens Talk: Readers' Showcase and new forum!

With the ever-growing popularity of using mirrorless cameras with lens adapters, we are pleased to announce the opening of a new forum: Adapted Lens Talk. Thanks to the proposal and volunteer work of its moderator, Tom Caldwell, the forum has taken off dramatically and is full of vintage lens deliciousness. Here are some standouts, along with commentary from each photographer. Read more

Field Test: Brad Puet and the Fujifilm X-T10

In our most recent Field Test, we took Fujifilm's X-T10 out onto the streets of Seattle with local photographer Brad Puet. After capturing our street portraits we took the images to a local print shop, to get them turned into exhibition-quality prints. Read more

FAA officially launches drone registration system

The Federal Aviation Administration has officially launched the drone registration program first reported in October. Drone operators are required to register their UAVs with the Unmanned Aircraft System registry starting December 21, and failure to register could result in criminal and civil penalties. Read more

Readers' Showcase: Rob Kearney

When he was just 19, Rob Kearney had developed an encyclopedic knowledge of cameras and a position at a local camera shop (for which he was the only applicant). With his Leica M6, he fancied himself the Cartier-Bresson of New Haven, Connecticut. He's now a professional re-toucher and a keen street photographer. Learn more about his photographic history and see his work. Read more

Behind the Shot: Prince of the Night

Nature photographer Erez Marom discusses his experience shooting a series of images in a remote part of Patagonia, and the post-processing that went into the creation of the final product. Read more

California dreaming: The zen of photography with Rinzi Ruiz and Jonathan Alcorn

Street photographer Rinzi Ruiz and photojournalist Jonathan Alcorn are both based in the Los Angeles area, but their personal photography takes them to very different places. Take a look at what zen means to these photographers. Read more

US National Park Service looking for the next Ansel Adams

If your dream job hasn't come along yet and you fancy yourself as a bit of an Ansel Adams, you could do worse than to pay a visit to the US Government's employment website. The National Parks Service is looking for a full-time photographer to record the glory of the country's natural treasures, much as Ansel Adams did on contract to the Department of the Interior in the 1940s. Read more

Readers' Showcase: Giuseppe Milo

Giuseppe Milo credits his interest in landscape and architectural photography with helping to shape a series of street photos he calls 'Faceless.' His fascination with the interaction between humans and the built environment are a common thread through the series, a project he calls 'endless' with new additions every week. Take a look at a selection of his photos and learn more about his history with photography. Read more

PIX 2015: Benjamin Von Wong and the journey from ordinary to extraordinary

In his first year learning photography, Benjamin Von Wong created over 50,000 photographs, but none of them struck him as extraordinary. It wasn't until he tried out a flash gun that he began to see new possibilities that could make his work stand out. Read more

Vallerret Photography Gloves are designed for outdoor winter shooting

Vallerret, a Norway-based startup, is looking for funding on Kickstarter for some cold weather photography gloves. Currently in prototype form, the Vallerret Photography Gloves are designed for adventurous photographers who shoot outside in cold temperatures, aiming to eliminate the hassle that comes with bulky, cumbersome gloves while protecting hands from snow and ice. Read more

Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman

After taking a 25 year break from photography, Tom Goodman started taking pictures again and hasn't stopped since. With a background in art history and fine art, he took a break from photography earlier in his career to run an agency representing artists and photographers. Having returned to creating images, he says he has 'no time to lose.' Read our Q&A and see his work. Read more

PIX 2015: Kiliii Fish on Living Wild

It's certainly a rare occasion when a photographer is forced to choose between carrying a bow and arrow or a camera, but that's just the dilemma Kiliii Fish faced. He's made a personal project of joining and photographing a growing movement of people learning primitive survival skills. Check out his PIX 2015 talk and see some of his work. Read more

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