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Looking At You Looking At Me

In Street Photography on August 18, 2012 at 8:54 AM

                                                                                                     © Photograph at Pattaya Beach Thailand by Jack Picone

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Slap Him Again!

In Random Moments on July 19, 2012 at 12:20 PM

My sentiments exactly. The cape crusader saves photography from mediocrity and probable extinction – once again! Thank you Batman. What was the Boy Wonder thinking? Holy Gotham City!

10X100 ’10 Australian Photographers’

In Photography News on July 6, 2012 at 3:38 AM

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10 of Australia’s finest contemporary photographers were invited to explore their creativity using Fujifilm’s recently developed, compact, new generation Finepix X100 digital camera, submitting 10 photographs each for publication in the book and exhibition ’10×100: 10 Australian Photographers’.

“The 10 were chosen for their prominence as world-class photographers, their award-winning careers and their status as some of Australia’s finest working visual artists”.

’10×100: 10 Australian Photographers’ to exhibit at the Queensland Centre For Photography. Read here:

Why Leica Is Opening So Many Stores

In Photography News on June 25, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Mimicking luxury clothing designers, pricey camera maker Leica will open 160 of its own stores by 2016 to sell the allure of photography. Read why here:

FUJIFILM Discusses Photography & The X-Pro1 With Jack Picone

In Photography News on June 15, 2012 at 4:17 AM

Jack Picone, world renowned Photojournalist & Documentary Photographer talks to FUJIFILM about his work with the X-Pro1 & X100. View here:

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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Our next workshop is in Luang Prabang, Laos 9th July – 14th July 2012

In Workshop News on May 9, 2012 at 1:11 PM

 

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(Above) Participants from our last workshop in Luang Prabang (2006) view their images during our evening projections.

 

About Laos

Award-winning documentary photographer  Jack Picone will work in tandem with workshop partner Stephen Dupont, acclaimed photojournalist and filmmaker. Both Steve and Jack along with guest tutor Ed Giles renowned for his multimedia productions, will be there to critique and edit participants work one-on-one, and also take part in evening projections and discussions.

An introductory get-together will be held on the evening prior to the workshop’s formal start in Luang Prabang. Like any working documentary photographer, participants will be given an assignment brief to interpret as they wish. (The brief will be announced prior to the workshop to give participants time to research possible subjects before they arrive.)

The aim is to produce a documentary photo essay with a striking visual narrative, to be shown on the final evening of the workshop. Tutors will hold individual and group sessions to supervise and edit the assignments, and dialogue intensively on topics such as photographic composition, portraiture, basic camera techniques, how to research ideas and tell an original story, how to market a body of work, and how to hone your personal style. The workshop is very project based as opposed to technically driven.

The workshop’s schedule will be demanding but highly rewarding. Tutors and field assistants will be on hand constantly to help navigate any areas of difficulty and discuss all participants photographic concerns. Interpreters can also be arranged where necessary.

Traditional Photo Essay and Multimedia

During the workshops participants will have an option to produce a completed photo essay within documentary tradition or in a more contemporary context – a multimedia. In both cases, tutors will be on hand to guide you through the respective process.

Cost: US$2,500. Includes all workshop sessions. Workshop cost does not include travel costs to Laos and accommodation. A US$500 (non-refundable) deposit secures a place on the workshop.

Application: The workshop is strictly limited to 15 participants. This is one of our most popular workshops so book early to avoid disappointment.

For enquires email Jack:   jack@jackpicone.com

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

Say “People”.

In Random Moments on May 2, 2012 at 6:47 AM

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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