Earlier this week the Committee to Protect Journalists issued a report revealing that since 2004, out of 361 journalist deaths only 9 of whose killers had been prosecuted. With the toll rising, the report shares what is being done on a global level in the fight against impunity in journalist killings.
As more and more professional photographers make the jump to Sony (for one reason or another), it only makes sense that the electronics giant start offering professional services along the line of Canon’s CPS program and Nikon’s NPS program.
And that is exactly what the company has decided to do. As of this morning, Sony Imaging has officially launched what it’s calling the Sony PRO Support service program.
Here’s an interesting rumor from the Canon camp. You know that ‘modular’ phone Google is working on that will let you swap out pieces of it — say, the camera, or the processor — by removing and attaching different pieces? Well, fresh rumors suggest Canon is thinking of doing something similar with a forthcoming DSLR. Read more…
DIY Photography Hacks: How To Make Your Own Light Tent —Digital Camera World
Taking photographs of strangers can be a daunting task, especially for us more reserved photographers; however, it can also produce some of the most rewarding and impressive work. To that end, photographer Jimmy Hickey put together this informative video to help shy photographers get comfortable approaching strangers on the street.
Photographer Gail Albert Halaban calls herself a ‘friendly window watcher.’ In 2009, this manifested itself in the much-lauded photographs of her New York City neighbors in the series Out My Window, and now she’s back with another series/book of similar portraits captured in the City of Light: Paris. Read more…
Christoph Bangert, War Porn —L'Oeil de la Photographie
Photographer Christoph Bangert’s book War Porn is not one to be left out on the coffee table for pleasant perusing. In fact some of the images are so horrifying that the pages are still sealed together to let the viewer prepare himself for the image. It’s not just the blood and gore he’s trying to communicate, but the anger, weakness and emotion of modern warfare that often escapes our attention.
If you’ve ever used an underwater housing, you know what it feels like to dunk your several thousand dollar DSLR underwater for the very first time. You know it’s safe, you double checked everything, you probably already tested the seals, but the moment of truth still frays your nerves.
Imagine, then, how filmmaker Chris Bryan felt when he put his $50K Phantom Flex, $45K Phantom Miro M-320S, and $140K Phantom 4K Flex inside his own custom-built underwater housings and took them out into the waves for the first time? Read more…