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10 Photographers You Should Ignore

In Photography News on May 11, 2012 at 2:25 AM

WIRED are hot wired on this one. Too funny and clever not to read.

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The New York Times Is Worth Less Than Instagram At $950 Million

In Photography News on May 2, 2012 at 12:32 PM

 

It has dozens of competitors, but Instagram stands out for its fast ascension and almost cultlike following.

I find below scary and almost unfathomable:

JENNA WORTHAM says in her piece in the The New York’s Times blog – BITS, “It has 30 million users who upload more than five million photos a day, even though it was available for only Apple devices until last week, when the company released an Android app”.

30 million users 5 million photographs a day.  Extraordinary.                                                                                                           

Instagram has only been in existence for two years and Facebook have just bought it for 1 Billion.

The democratisation of photography. More people are making more pictures now then any other point in the history of photography. But the question beckons, is it a sea of mediocrity?

Read Jenna Wortham’s full story here in The New York’s Times blog – BITS

The Importance of a Great Teacher: Jack Picone

In Photography News on April 27, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Award-winning photographer Jack Picone generously spent three hours critiquing my personal project: Chungking Mansions while I was in Bangkok last month. I had edited the body of work down to a small batch, but Jack generously insisted on seeing every image. My session with him brought back memories of having great teachers in my life: those who can look at your work and undo what sits annoyingly tangled in your subconscious. In the three hours, I gained direction for my book project, saw what images I still needed and have a clear outline for the book. He told me exactly why an image worked or didn’t, all the while remaining encouraging. I left feeling positive and focused.I highly recommend The Jack Picone and Stephen Dupont Documentary Photography Workshops to serious amateurs and professional photographers.

 
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PHOTOJOURNALISM NOW by Alison Stieven -Taylor

In Photography News on April 25, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Friend and colleague Alison Stieven-Taylor has a new blog – PHOTOJOURNALISM NOW
Engaging reads in symphony with astute analysis and commentary on photography.
For a insiders view on the future of photography: read here

Rennie Ellis | This is the show

In Photography News on February 8, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Something tells me this will be an amazing show and not to be missed.

Eastman Kodak Files for Bankruptcy

In Photography News on January 30, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Kodak files for Chapter 11



Eastman Kodak has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it attempts to transform the 130-year-old photography pioneer into a digital company.

Read and view the NY TIMES report  here:

Drowning In Their Own Hubris?

In Ethics on January 29, 2012 at 2:33 PM

I agree with much of what Greene says in this interview with  PHOTO RAW  but I think his vitriol about some forms of digital technology is rather extreme. Does using film, digital or even apps (clearly my personal bias is B+W film) in post production really matter? With post production and using apps, the norm is that if the image (if used within a journalism context) is manipulated to a point of altering the content/composition then this needs to be stated clearly in the credit e.g. Photo Illustration by….

Cameras are just tools, it is about a photographers vision – is it not?  Whether a photographer uses a disposable camera (yes, you can still buy them) or a state of the art high-end digital camera is not the issue.

There is enough room in the world for shooting on an iPhone or on a 10×8 Polaroid camera or any other camera you can dream up. Such is the richness and diversity of photography. Genre fascists reduce the world we work in – creatively.

The ugly argument going on in most of this FB dialogue (read it if you are game) is negative and unconstructive.

Are the participants (apart from the few who have made reasonable comments ) in this FB dialogue drowning in their own hubris?

Do they have a one dimensional view of photography and themselves?

Whatever happened to the notion that photography is about the subject, social issues and story telling?

JP

Visual Cliché

In Random Moments on October 29, 2011 at 7:14 AM

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Mostly, I don’t subscribe to photographers taking pictures of themselves in mirrors. It always strikes me as a bit of a Cliché . I make an exception in this case because this image has a certain, joie de vivre about it and also because in this picture are two of  my long time friends and two of Australia’s most accomplished and renowned photojournalists, Stephen Dupont (above me) and David dare Parker (standing at right). It was taken sometime in the late nineties at Sydney’s Lunar Park.

Storm

In Random Moments on October 18, 2011 at 1:06 AM

Day Turns To Night. Saturday 15th October 4:16 PM

Storm, Sufers Paradise © Photograph by Jack Picone

Gold Coast Daily Summaries

Date Min to 9am Anomaly Max from 9am Anomaly Rain to 9am
°C °C °C °C mm
Sat 01/10/2011 12.4 -4.7 27.4 +1.9 0.0
Sun 02/10/2011 11.8 -5.3 23.2 -2.3 0.0
Mon 03/10/2011 14.0 -3.1 23.3 -2.2 0.0
Tue 04/10/2011 12.9 -4.2 22.9 -2.6 0.0
Wed 05/10/2011 12.2 -4.9 21.9 -3.6 0.0
Thu 06/10/2011 15.0 -2.1 20.8 -4.7 2.6
Fri 07/10/2011 15.3 -1.8 25.0 -0.5 1.8
Sat 08/10/2011 16.0 -1.1 22.6 -2.9 5.0

Linotype: The Film | Official Trailer

In Photography News, Workshop in Motion on September 24, 2011 at 7:54 AM

For anyone who has worked as a designer or a photojournalist/journalist on a newspaper or magazine, this is a must see.

Question: “How does the Linotype fit in with new technology?”

Answer: “It doesn’t.”

Just too hilarious.

View here: