5.14.2015

4.22.2015

Photography Is Not a Crime



An officer in South Gate, California - not far from where I grew up - attacks a woman photographing with her cell phone.  READ STORY (via Peta Pixel)


4.12.2015

Octopus Trained to Photograph


SONY GAVE AN OCTOPUS AT A NEW ZEALAND AQUARIUM A CAMERA; TRAINS IT TO PHOTOGRAPH TOURISTS (Read Story)

Ebola Patients See Faces of Those Helping

3.28.2015

Can We Still Recognize Quality Photography?



 Have advanced camera phones stunted our abilities to recognize professional photography? 

In the wake of mass layoffs of photographers from major news organizations like the Chicago Sun Times and Sports Illustrated, the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) wanted to find out whether or not typical newspaper readers preferred — or could even tell the difference between — photos shot by professional photographers and those contributed by amateur shutterbugs. The results, contained in the newly released scientific Eyetracking Photojournalism Study and commissioned by the NPPA, were the topic of a SXSW panel, “Who’s Driving the Extinction of Pro Photographers?” They should surprise no one...(READ ARTICLE


3.22.2015

Women in Photojournalism:


  • First behind the camera: Photojournalist Jessie Tarbox Beals: READ STORY
  • Two of a Kind: Alice Austen and Jessie Tarbox Beals: READ STORY
  • Jessie Tarbox Beals: En Espanol

Susan Meiselas

Carnival Strippers by Susan Meiselas from Magnum Photos on Vimeo.




Lynsey Addarrio


Lynsey Addario : "One of my goals as a photographer is to motivate people to act" | Behind the lens from Getty Images on Vimeo.
  




Stephanie Sinclair


Too Young to Wed: Destaye from TooYoungtoWed on Vimeo.


"Where Women Rule"  
Finally, I discussed a few of strong women journalists in leadership who I had the good fortune to work with and learn from during my six years as a photographer and deputy photo director at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida. It was a much different (much larger) newspaper then, owned by The New York Times.  American Journalism Review wrote about Diane McFarlin, Janet (Weaver) Coats, Rosemary Armao and, one of my biggest influences, Sara Quinn: READ HERE. (via American Journalism Review)

Steve McCurry's 9 Composition Tips



Nine Photo Composition Tips From Steve McCurry For Taking Better Pictures

  • Rule of Thirds
  • Leading Lines
  • Diagonals
  • Framing
  • Figure to Ground
  • Fill the Frame
  • Center the Dominant Eye
  • Patterns and Repetition
  • Symmetry