USA Today created this short behind-the-scenes video that offers a glimpse into how its staff photographers go about covering the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards ceremony, one of Hollywood’s major award events that’s attended by some of television and cinema’s biggest celebrities.
The photographers talk about how they set themselves up in their respective assignment locations (e.g. red carpet, theater, and photo room) and the unique challenges they face for their specific task (e.g. identifying the right people/moments and fighting for eye contact).
Canadian camera shop The Camera Store has posted the video above naming its selections for this year’s best and worst camera gear. It’s 19-minutes long, and features hosts Chris and Jordan discussing some of camera, equipment, and trends that made a mark on 2014 in good and bad ways. Read more…
With the photograph above, titled “Stinger in the Sun,” 9-year-old Carlos Perez Naval from Spain recently claimed the title of Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He beat out kids almost twice his age, and has earned himself the kind of recognition and praise many wildlife photographers can only hope for. Read more…
Mobile photography has gone from a convenient novelty of sorts to a full-fledged art form in its own right. And in the video above, some of the best photographers in this burgeoning form share insights into their art and tips on how to make the most of the camera in your pocket.. Read more…
The World Photography Organisation has officially announced the winners from all 14 of the categories of the Sony World Photography Awards. From 140,000 photographers across 166 countries, 14 photographers’ works have been chosen as some of the greatest imagery captured this past year. Read more…
A pair of British artists has won the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize for a work that combines war images with text. It is the first time the prestigious photography prize — described as the “biggest” and “most prestigious” photo prize in Europe — has been awarded to a pair of artists. Read more…
Columbia University has announced the winning photographs of both the Breaking News and Feature Photography Pulitzer prizes for 2013 — all of which depict the heartrending civil war in Syria. At first glance that may not seem like a big deal, but when you consider that the Breaking News prize wasn’t awarded to one, but five AP photographers jointly, the power of these photos begins to sink in. Read more…
Shirking expectations of both its size and location, the paper has produced some of the country’s best documentary photography and most thoughtful presentations since the late ’70s.
[…] The paper, a tabloid instead of a broadsheet, has created a following mostly because of its now-famous Saturday photo stories, which combine thoughtful reporting and powerful photography. They’re run ad-free and take up the entire front page plus five additional pages inside, sometimes more.
[…] Because the new Saturday cover features were driven by photography, it was often the photographers who were out finding the stories instead of the other way around. This earned them a newfound respect that has since trickled down.
Today, photographers not only have a real voice in the Saturday features but also in the entire news cycle, bucking a trend of second-class citizenship that still plagues other photojournalists across the country.
Despite the financial downturn in the journalism industry, the paper has had no layoffs and has given its staff a raise every year.
This is a unique and striking image. One that captures perfectly the power, chaos and intensity of the ocean as it surrounds the majestic gull.
While judge Tom Hind of Getty Images is quoted as saying,
I like the defiance in this shot – the gull’s refusal to be moved in the face of this crashing wave seems to sum up a peculiarly British stoicism! It’s also a great example of how the commonplace can be transformed in a judicious moment.
Check out the winners of each individual category here.
The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards are among the most prestigious awards for photography equipment, software, and accessories, and this years winners have just been announced.
The awards are given to the best products to be introduced to the market in the past 12 months, and are voted on by 28 editors of the member magazines of the association.
In the DSLR camera categories, Canon took prizes for advanced consumer and “prosumer” cameras, while Nikon took the prize for professional DSLRs:
Best DSLR Entry Level: Pentax K-x Best DSLR Advanced: Canon EOS 550D Best DSLR Expert: Canon EOS 7D Best DSLR Professional: Nikon D3s
However, Canon didn’t fare so well with its lenses this year:
Best Entry Level Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Best Expert Lens: Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM Best Professional Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
The winners in the compact camera category were much more diverse:
Best Compact Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V Best Rugged Compact Camera: Casio Exilim EX-G1 Best Superzoom Camera: Fujifilm Finepix HS10 Best Expert Compact Camera: Canon Powershot G11 Best Compact System Camera Entry Level: Olympus PEN E-PL1 Best Compact System Camera Advanced: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
Finally, Photoshop CS5 and Blurb won awards for best software and best photo service, respectively. For the complete list of winning products, check out the TIPA Awards 2010 website.
Do you think the awards were given to the correct cameras and lenses? Do you own any of them?