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Reality Check: Randy Olson on The Glamour of Shooting for National Geographic

May 14, 2015 · Features

 
It’s easy to fantasize about the globetrotting life of a National Geographic photographer. It’s a different matter to live it, explains long-time National Geographic contributor Randy Olson, in this excerpt from Lessons in Great Photography, published by The Photo Society. More »

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Scott Conarroe's Large-Format Color Photos of North American Railways

May 21, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

The photographer's photos of railways and coastlines explore the past, present and future of North America. More »

© ANDREW HETHERINGTON

Pro Photographers' Favorite Travel Hacks

May 20, 2015 · Techniques

We asked photographers for their road-tested pro travel tips. More »

© SAMUEL JAMES

Photographer Samuel James Finds a Sanctuary for Wolf-Dogs and Veterans Alike

May 19, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

Samuel James ventures to New Hampshire to document a wolf hybrid sanctuary run by veterans for Harper's Magazine. More »

© Scout Tufankjian

Visibility, Personal Appeals and Other Keys to a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

May 19, 2015 · Marketing

Scout Tufankjian explains how she created a Kickstarter campaign for her book on the Armenian Diaspora that earned $60k and expanded the scope of her work. More »

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David Burnett on His Decisive Moment with Abe Lincoln

May 19, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

David Burnett on how he leaped over tables and chairs to capture a time travel moment for Al Jazeera America.  More »

© ANDREW STANBRIDGE

Nathan Thornburgh on What Makes His Online Magazine Roads & Kingdoms Unique

May 13, 2015 · Features

Roads & Kingdoms—an independent online publication of travel culture, politics, food and music—publishes feature stories from around the world and regularly highlights photographers working on international projects.  More »

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How Airbnb Hires Travel and Lifestyle Photographers

May 11, 2015 · Marketing

With 2,500 contributing photographers around the world, Airbnb's photo department commissions travel, interiors and portraits for social media, events, listings, the Airbnb blog and the home-sharing site's print magazine. More »

© Alex Strohl

Working With Tourism Boards to Make Visual Travel Content

May 07, 2015 · Marketing

For travel and adventure shooters, working with tourism marketing agencies is an opportunity to make commercial images that look like their personal work. More »

© KITRA CAHANA

Career Advice: Photographer Kitra Cahana On Elevating Your Work

May 06, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

In an excerpt from the book Lessons in Great Photography, Cahana explains her intensive approach to storytelling. The book features interviews with ten photographers who have contributed stories to National Geographic. More »

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How Photographers Meet The Demands of the Travel Editorial Market

May 05, 2015 · Features

PDN talks with editors about the nuances of today's travel editorial market, in which "experiential" imagery—featuring more personal, authentic travel stories—is en vogue. More »

© SCOUT TUFANKJIAN

Scout Tufankjian Finds Her Armenian Roots Across the Globe

May 04, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

The photographer sought to understand her Armenian identity, finding diverse communities in 23 countries that welcomed and supported her effort to publish a book on the experience. More »

© JUSTIN MOTT

PDN May 2015: The Travel Photography Issue

May 01, 2015 · Features

The May 2015 issue of PDN focusses on travel photography. More »

© Melanie Dunea
© Melanie Dunea

Eater.com Finds Unique Ways To Tell Food Stories With Photography

May 01, 2015 · Features

Since Eater's site was re-launched in September 2014, features editor Helen Rosner has been commissioning features and original photography, producing image-heavy longform stories. More »

© GREG MILLER

The 2015 PDN's 30 Share Advice From Their Mentors

April 30, 2015 · Features

This year's PDN's 30 photographers share the valuable feedback and advice that helped them the most when they were starting out. More »

© Malin Fezehai

PDN’s 30 Photographers On Building Support for Their Work

April 27, 2015 · Features

Photographers featured in PDN’s 30 discuss the biggest challenge facing a photographer at any stage: sharing work and building support for projects.   More »

© STEPHANIE GONOT

How I Got That Shot: Still Lifes (And GIFs) For Refinery29 and Nasty Gal

April 23, 2015 · Features

Photographer Stephanie Gonot typically does her own propping, styling and art direction on shoots; she tells PDN how she put together photo illustrations for Nasty Gal and Refinery29. More »

11 Camera Bags For Every Assignment

April 22, 2015 · Features

Whether you're at home in the urban jungle or out in the real thing, these camera bags will keep your gear safe and sound. More »

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Why a Confrontation Between Photographers and Locals Turned Ugly in Appalachia

April 21, 2015 · Features

When citizens in Appalachia confronted out-of-town photographers taking photos without permission, the encounter threatened to turn violent. Photographer and West Virginia native Roger May talks to people involved, and looks at the difficult relationship between photographers and an often stereotyped community.  More »

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How Christopher Grimes and Olson Make Custom Content for Target, General Mills and More

April 21, 2015 · Features

Christopher Grimes, a producer at the Minneapolis-based advertising agency Olson, tells PDN how he works with photographers to create integrated campaigns for a variety of platforms. More »

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Wiki Commons

Photo Archiving: In the Digital Age, Longevity Is No Sure Thing

April 20, 2015 · Features

How to make sure your photos are safely preserved for years to come. More »

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How To Preserve Your Photo Archive For The Future

April 14, 2015 · Features

Photographers, appraisers and other experts explain the steps you can take now to make sure your heirs get the most benefit—and least trouble—from the photographic legacy you leave behind. More »

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Frames Per Second: The Interactive Projects of the National Film Board of Canada

April 09, 2015 · Features

A pair of recent projects funded by the National Film Board of Canada borrow from video games to push the limits of visual storytelling. More »

© STEPHANIE BERGER

What's Your Niche: Stephanie Berger, Performing Arts and Culture Photographer

April 08, 2015 · Features

Photographer Stephanie Berger captures the decisive moments of performances at NYC's cultural and performance institutions. More »

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How To Get Repped By Getty Images

April 07, 2015 · Features

Getty Images VP Aidan Sullivan explains how he scouts and selects new photographers for Reportage, Getty's photojournalism division. More »

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Donna J. Wan Addresses Suicide in Her Challenging Series "Death Wooed Us"

April 02, 2015 · Features

Wan's photographs of landscapes where people have committed suicide contemplate how people choose the places they end their lives. More »

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Iraqi-Palestinian Artist Sama Alshaibi's First Book Explores Imperiled Water Resources

April 02, 2015 · Features

In her series "Silsila," Sama Alshaibi utilizes the deserts and bodies of water in the Middle East and North Africa to explore humanity's common struggle for land and resources. More »

© MONIQUE JAQUES

Monique Jaques Goes Behind the Scenes at the Miss World Muslimah Pageant

April 01, 2015 · Features

Following her interest in "Islamic Fashion" to Indonesia, the photographer shot a Muslim beauty pageant for Al-Jazeera America. More »

© SARKER PROTICK

PDN April 2015: The PDN'S 30 Issue

April 01, 2015 · Features

PDN's 30 2015 showcases our choice of new and emerging photographers to watch. More »

© JAKE CHESSUM

How I Got That Shot: Jake Chessum Captures the Essence of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

March 31, 2015 · Features

Chessum explains his secrets for getting a great group portrait, and how he juggled shooting individual portraits while the band members were also shooting a video. More »

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What Joel Sternfeld's Large-Format Photos Taught Stuart Pilkington About Mindfulness

March 30, 2015 · Features

When Pilkington sees Sternfeld's classic, "Exhausted Renegade Elephant, Woodland, Washington, June 1979," he says "I think he must have come across this, and then spent half an hour getting the camera in the right spot." More »

12 Action Cameras For Your Next Extreme Adventure

March 27, 2015 · Features

From 4K to full HD, the newest crop of action cameras blend rugged durability with high-quality video and still recording. More »

© JIM MANGAN

Big Donuts: Jim Mangan and Rally Car Driver Ken Block Put the Landscape in Motion

March 26, 2015 · Features

For his new series "BLAST," Jim Mangan shot aerial landscapes of rally-car driver Ken Block kicking up dust in the Utah desert. More »

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Cooperative Effort: Photographers Ed Panar and Melissa Catanese Crowdsource A People's History of Pittsburgh

March 25, 2015 · Features

With support from the Carnegie Museum of Art, Panar and Catanese gather citizen photos to create a visual history of Pittsburgh, including a searchable Web-based archive and a forthcoming book. More »

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Victory Journal: An Ad Agency as Magazine Publisher

March 24, 2015 · Features

In 2010, the creative studio Doubleday & Cartwright launched a biannual, 11 x 17-inch newsprint publication on sports and culture called Victory Journal, publishing images large. More »

© LARRY SCHWARM

Cooperative Effort: Stuart Pilkington Graduates from Fan Sites to Collaborative Photo Projects

March 23, 2015 · Features

Inspired by the popularity of his photographer fan sites, Pilkington has started a number of collaborative projects, including "The 50 States Project" and "The Swap," in which two photographers meet and take photos of each other. More »

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Cooperative Effort: Photographers Come Together to Create "The Photographic Dictionary"

March 19, 2015 · Features

Lindley Warren's collaborative project, The Photographic Dictionary, asks photographers to interpret a word of their choice with a photo, or apply a word to an existing photograph. More »

B-Roll in Action: A Look at the Videos

March 19, 2015 · Features

 Several directors shared their B-roll tips with PDN. Here's the video behind the talk. More »

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Cooperative Effort: Project Pressure's Artful Approach to Environmental Activism

March 17, 2015 · Features

Klaus Thymann, a commercial and fine art photographer, created Project Pressure to bring together photographers with varied skills and find new ways to bring disappearing glaciers to the public's attention. More »

© Tobias Hutzler

From Personal Work to Paid Assignments: How Tobias Hutzler's Light Drawing Experiments Led to Commercial Jobs

March 16, 2015 · Features

Hutzler's abstract light-drawing personal work in the deserts of the American West led to assignments for Sony Music and GEO magazine. More »

© JONATHAN CHAPMAN

Tips From Filmmakers On How to Shoot Better B-roll

March 13, 2015 · Features

Filmmaker Grant Slater says B-roll is what "keeps people from being bored." PDN talks to several filmmakers to learn their tips on how to shoot better B-roll. More »

Online Platforms That Bring Video Collaborators Together

March 12, 2015 · Features

A new generation of companies is currently developing Web-based tools to address the needs of creative professionals, such as finding and connecting with talent, client feedback and cloud-based editing. More »

© Ashley Gilbertson

Filmmaking Partners Ashley Gilbertson and Tim Grucza Pool Their Talents

March 10, 2015 · Features

Gilbertson and Grucza grew up together in Melbourne, Australia, but didn't work together until 2012, when they realized they could bring complementary skills to their partnership. More »

© JESSE DITTMAR

From Assistant to Photographer: How Jesse Dittmar Launched His Portrait Photography Career

March 09, 2015 · Features

Commercial and editorial portrait photographer Jesse Dittmar explains how he made personal connections with clients to launch his career. More »

© Jeff Schultz

Chasing Sled Dogs and Mushers at the Iditarod

March 09, 2015 · Features

As official photographer of the Iditarod since 1980, Jeff Schultz is following the race once again this week by air and snowmachine. The following is an excerpt from his self-published book Chasing Dogs, which documents the race and Schultz's adventures covering it for more than 30 years.  
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Dennis DeHart Brings Columbia River Basin Community and Conservation Issues to Fine-Art Audiences

March 06, 2015 · Features

Inspired by bioregionalism, photographer Dennis DeHart examines the Columbia River Basin for cultural and ecological connections between communities. More »

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Collaborative Duos: Mitchell Feinberg and Megan Caponetto Put the Life in Still Lifes

March 05, 2015 · Features

Photographer Mitch Feinberg and prop stylist Megan Caponetto have only been working together for a few years, but their partnership has already produced some of their most iconic work, like the Boston Magazine cover commemorating the tragic bombing. More »

© ALEC SOTH

Collaborative Duos: Alec Soth and Brad Zellar Explore What Community Means Today

March 03, 2015 · Features

Photographer Alec Soth paired with writer Brad Zellar to make the Little Brown Mushroom Dispatches, a series of newspapers that delve into the culture of exurban communities in the U.S. More »

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© Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times

Don Bartletti's Year-long Exposé of the Hidden Cost of the Food You Eat

March 02, 2015 · Features

What it took for the Los Angeles Times photographer to get inside Mexican farms to expose child labor and human rights abuses.  More »

© PAULA APARICIO

PDN March 2014: The Collaboration Issue

March 01, 2015 · Features

The table of contents for the March 2015 Collaboration issue of PDN. More »

Chiara Goia
© Chiara Goia

Q&A: Instagram Editorial Director Pamela Chen

February 27, 2015 · Features

The leader of Instagram’s community team on how they choose photographers to highlight on the influential @Instagram account and blog. More »

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© ERIC GOTTESMAN/SUDDEN FLOWERS

Eric Gottesman Helps AIDS Orphans Tell Their Stories in "Sudden Flowers"

February 26, 2015 · Features

The artist helped empower a collective of children in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, to make photographs that tell their own stories, free of stereotypes. More »

© GARRETT GROVE
© GARRETT GROVE

How Photographers Land Assignments Shooting Sponsored Expeditions

February 24, 2015 · Features

We spoke to art directors at outdoor sports brands to find out what they're looking for in photographers, and how to balance a branding message with the need for thrilling images. More »

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Hawre Khalid's Document of Daily Life in His War-Torn Hometown of Kirkuk

February 23, 2015 · Features

Kirkuk is an oil-rich hot spot in the war between Kurdish forces and ISIS, but to photojournalist Hawre Khalid, it's home, where most just try to go about their daily lives. More »

© JENNILEE MARIGOMEN
© JENNILEE MARIGOMEN

The Beauty and Wonder of Jennilee Marigomen's Book "Window Seat"

February 20, 2015 · Features

The Vancouver-based photographer's second book, Window Seat, uses light, shadow and color to show viewers a world flush with beauty and wonder. More »

© JUSTIN FANTL

How I Got That Shot: Justin Fantl's Still Life With Fleeing Cat

February 18, 2015 · Features

Photographer Justin Fantl turns a large-scale product shot into a colorful, graphic composition—with a furry surprise. More »

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Still on the Story

February 18, 2015 · Features

 Photographers talk about their motivations, challenges, and rewards of covering a story for many years. More »

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© TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH

How Cinematographers Make Wide-Angle Action Cam Video Play Well With Cinema Footage

February 17, 2015 · Features

Action cams are prized for the ease with which they can be mounted to goggles, helmets and high-flying athletes, but it's still a challenge to integrate them into productions that use other cameras. More »

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© FATALI, THE LIGHT HUNTER

Chris Burkard on Photographer Michael Fatali's Sense of Pace and Place

February 16, 2015 · Features

Burkard learned from Fatali to have patience and get to know a place before photographing it. More »

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Josef Koudelka on Motivation, Humanity and What Makes a Good Photograph

February 12, 2015 · Features

The Magnum photographer spoke with the Getty Museum's Laura Hubber and Annelisa Stephan as they finished preparations for the exhibit "Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful," which runs at the museum through March 22, 2015. More »

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© BRAKETHROUGH MEDIA

Jim Fryer and Iri Greco "Brake" into World Tour Cycling

February 11, 2015 · Features

Jim Fryer and Iri Greco make photos and videos of World Tour Cycling's premier athletes. But while they met at a bike race, their paths to meeting couldn't have been more different. More »

© MATT SLOCUM
© MATT SLOCUM

Matt Slocum's Rise to the Top of Sports Photography, Via the News Wires

February 10, 2015 · Features

Through passion, hard work and taking advantage of opportunities, Matt Slocum hopped up the food chain of sports photography, starting at his high school newspaper. More »

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© SHAHIR DAUD/TIMUR CIVAN

Frames Per Second: Nigel Stanford and Shahir Daud's "Cymatics"

February 10, 2015 · Features

A musician and a director join forces to make an experiment-filled music video featuring Cymatics, the science of seeing sounds. More »

© RANDI BEREZ

5 Tips for Getting a Winning Portrait of a Sports Star

February 09, 2015 · Features

We asked three photographers—Randi Berez, JJ Miller and John Huet—for tips on how you can get the nuanced and interesting shots you want from a professional athlete. More »

© MARK PECKMEZIAN
© MARK PECKMEZIAN

What's In Your Bag?: Mark Peckmezian, Film Shooter, Camera Lover

February 06, 2015 · Features

Editorial and fine-art photographer Mark Peckmezian, who shoots for The New Yorker, The FADER, Dazed and Confused and other clients, tells PDN what gear he carries and how it informs his work. More »

© MIKE ARTZ
© MIKE ARTZ

Mike Arzt: From Snowboard Photographer to Brand Storyteller

February 05, 2015 · Features

Mike Arzt started The Public Works, a "brand storytelling company," with Frank Philips while the pair was at Burton Snowboards. Now they offer a full range of creative services to clients like Red Bull, Helly Hansen and Aspen Ski Company. More »

© CHRIS BURKARD
© CHRIS BURKARD

Chris Burkard: From Transworld Surf to Apple and Microsoft

February 04, 2015 · Features

Photographer Chris Burkard turned a love of outdoor sports and their setting into assignments from both editorial and commercial clients in the action sports industry—and beyond. More »

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The Unsentimental Education of Photojournalist Lynn Johnson

February 03, 2015 · Features

 The National Geographic Photography Fellow on loyalty, photojournalism as "service," and the most important lessons she's learned during her 40-year career. More »

© DYLAN COULTER
© DYLAN COULTER

Dylan Coulter Puts Sports Portraits in Motion

February 03, 2015 · Features

Photographer Dylan Coulter's reputation for making polished, stylized portraits and videos of athletes has translated into assignments for clients like The New York Times Magazine, Adidas and Nike. More »

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© THE CALIFORNIA SUNDAY MAGAZINE/PHOTO BY HOLLY ANDRES

The Cinematic Photography of The California Sunday Magazine

February 02, 2015 · Features

Beautiful photography with a strong sense of place helps form the visual style of The California Sunday Magazine, a new publication with a West Coast feel. More »

© MIKE ARTZ

PDN February 2015: The Adventure & Sports Photography Issue

February 02, 2015 · Features

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© CYNTHIA HENEBRY

Cynthia Henebry's Series "The Marriage Oaks" Probes the Psychology of Youth and Adulthood

January 29, 2015 · Features

Photographer Cynthia Henebry's "The Marriage Oaks" taps into the "relationship between the chaos and conflict that exists in the adult world and the internal life of the child." More »

Are Art School Hiring Practices Hurting Prospects For MFA Photo Students?

January 28, 2015 · Features

Photographer Eliza Lamb looks at how the trend to replace tenure-track teaching positions with adjunct professorships affects both students and working artists. More »

Making a Portfolio That Wins Grants

January 27, 2015 · Features

 Joseph Sywenkyj, winner of the 2014 W. Eugene Smith Grant, explains how he got the attention of jurors with a competition portfolio that was both exquisite--and affordable. More »

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© JOSEPH SYWENKYJ

How I Got That Grant: Joseph Sywenkyj On Winning The 2014 W. Eugene Smith Grant

January 23, 2015 · Features

Joseph Sywenkyj tells PDN how he won the prestigious photojournalism grant for his multi-faceted project on the Ukraine. More »

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© MAE RYAN

"South of Stars" Tells a Tale of Young Musicians in the Ghetto

January 22, 2015 · Features

In their video "South of Stars," Mae Ryan and Grant Slater tell the story of two young musicians, treating their Watts, Los Angeles, neighborhood as a main character. More »

© BRANDON RALPH
© BRANDON RALPH

Code and Theory, an Agency for the Digital Age

January 15, 2015 · Features

Code and Theory boasts a culture in which creatives and digital engineers work together to produce everything from websites for Vogue and ads for Burger King. More »

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Felipe Jácome's Portraits of Activist Ecuadorians in the Amazon

January 14, 2015 · Features

Felipe Jácome's portrait series "Amazonas" shares the words and images of indigenous Ecuadorian women fighting to protect their land from state-owned oil companies More »

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The Photo Gear of CES 2015

January 13, 2015 · Features

 We came, we saw, we photographed. Here's what caught our eye at CES 2015. More »

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© EMILY SHUR

How I Got That Shot: Emily Shur's Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail for WIRED

January 12, 2015 · Features

Emily Shur explains how she crafted the lighting for her shoot with Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani for WIRED's fall television preview. More »

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Voices of California's Central Valley: Photographer Matt Black on Dorothea Lange

January 09, 2015 · Features

Matt Black tells PDN how Dorothea Lange's Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration in California informs his ongoing coverage of the Central Valley. More »

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Drone Photographers Take To The Skies To Find New Perspectives

January 08, 2015 · Features

As drone photography takes flight around the world, U.S. droneographers wait in the wings for the FAA's blessing. More »

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The Technical Ingenuity of National Geographic's Photo Engineering Department

January 06, 2015 · Features

The secret to National Geographic's uncanny, never-before-seen images from land, sea and air? The creativity and technical skill of the magazine's photo engineering department. More »

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The Innovative Gear That Will Shape 2015

January 05, 2015 · Features

We take a look at the latest cameras, lenses, lights and other gear that will set the technological curve for 2015. More »

Client Meeting with Sabine Meyer, National Audubon Society Photography Director

January 03, 2015 · Features

Our interview with National Audubon Society photography directory Sabine Meyer will be published July 2015. More »

How to Sell Your Fine-Art Prints: A Primer

January 01, 2015 · Features

The full version of this story will be published July 2015. Look for this and other articles from PDN's 2015 Fine-Photography Issue. More »

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Matt Black and Ed Kashi Bring California's Dried-Out Central Valley to The New Yorker

January 01, 2015 · Features

Photographer Matt Black, who has made California's Central Valley his life's work, was tapped by Ed Kashi to round out an assignment on the region's crippling drought last summer."]">Photographer Matt Black, who has made California's Central Valley his life's work, was tapped by Ed Kashi to round out an assignment on the region's crippling drought last summer. More »

PDN January 2015: The Innovation Issue

January 01, 2015 · Features

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Stories in a Frame: Kevin Arnold on VII's Ron Haviv

December 29, 2014 · Features

Photographer Kevin Arnold credits the renowned photojournalist Ron Haviv with helping him think differently about how to create unexpected images while on assignment. More »

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Sunset Magazine's Yvonne Stender on the Magazine, Photo Editing, and How She Finds Photographers

December 26, 2014 · Features

Yvonne Stender, Sunset Magazine's photo director, talks to PDN about the guides and books Sunset publishes, how she finds photographers and why photo editing isn't what it used to be. More »

Roundup: 9 Cool Black-and-White Photo Apps

December 25, 2014 · Features

PDN's senior technology editor Greg Scoblete rounds up nine of the coolest black-and-white apps on the market. More »

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Chloe Dewe Mathews Documents Sites Where Soldiers Were Executed for Cowardice in WWI

December 23, 2014 · Features

Photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews brings a forgotten chapter of history to life in her project documenting the sites where soldiers accused of cowardice were excecuted during World War I. More »

© Katrine Naleid

The Big Ask: What Art Buyers Look For In Image Libraries

December 22, 2014 · Features

With a growing demand for photographers to shoot image libraries, art buyers explain the specific skills they're looking for. More »

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How I Got That Shot: Ty Cole for Metropolis Magazine

December 19, 2014 · Features

Photographer Ty Cole uses his subjects tools to shape his compositions AND to light their environment in a shoot for Metropolis magazine. More »

12 Photographers, 12 Views of Israel and the West Bank, 12 Books

December 18, 2014 · Features

A collaborative project depicts Israel and the West Bank through the eyes of 12 photographers, including Wendy Ewald, Josef Koudelka, Gilles Peress and Thomas Struth.  More »

Notable Photo Books of 2014, Part III

December 16, 2014 · Features

Photo books remain the preferred medium of photographers, and its stature has grown in recent years with no signs of slowing down. In this third and final installment of PDN's Notable Books of 2014, the editors highlight Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb, Eugene Richards and Nicolo Degiorgis. More »

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How Photographers Can Brand Themselves For Social Media Work

December 15, 2014 · Features

As brands and agencies spend more money on social media campaigns, photographers and their reps are altering their strategies to score jobs on platforms like Instagram, Tumblr and Vine. PDN spoke with clients about how they hire photographers for social media jobs and reps on how they're marketing their photographers to get them. More »

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Mona Kuhn's book "Private" and series "Acido Dorado" Take on the Esthetic of the Desert

December 12, 2014 · Features

The colors and landscape of the deserts of California and the American Southwest inspired Mona Kuhn's new book of nude photographs, "Private," and her series "Acido Dorado." More »

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Notable Photo Books of 2014, Part II

December 11, 2014 · Features

Photo books remain the preferred medium of photographers, and its stature has grown in recent years with no signs of slowing down. Here, the editors of PDN highlight some of the most notable photo books of 2014. More »

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Notable Photo Books of 2014: Part I

December 10, 2014 · Features

Photo books remain the preferred medium of photographers, and its stature has grown in recent years with no signs of slowing down. Here, the editors of PDN highlight some of the most notable photo books of 2014. More »

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Shooting On Spec To Land Advertising Assignments: Chris Stanford for Ashworth Golf Apparel

December 10, 2014 · Features

Kevin Buth, a creative director at the ad agency Zambezi, suggested photographer Chris Stanford try shooting a test shoot to score ad work for an Adidas subsidiary; it worked, and also scored him jobs with other clients. More »

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