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external Meet ‘Uncle Bob’: The Wedding Photographer’s Friendly Terror —NPR

Jun 20, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield Creatively Turn the Paparazzi Into a Force for Good


In the photography hierarchy, the paparazzi are considered by many to be the lowest of the low. Even when they get attacked by less-than-loved celebrities, the reaction from many of our readers is rarely sympathetic. But thanks to some creativity and quick thinking, actor couple Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have managed to turn the pap into a force for charity. Read more…

Facebook Eases Stance on Breastfeeding Photos


Facebook doesn’t have it easy when it comes to moderating content; with approximately 1.3 billion active users, it’s inevitable there will be a few mess-ups over time. But one issue Facebook has continually struggled with sorting out is the social network’s wishy-washy policy on breastfeeding photographs. Read more…

external Picture Editor Mike Davis On Clarity Of Voice In Today’s Media Landscape —PDN

Davis strongly agrees with many in the industry who believe that, thanks to the increase in imagery that surrounds us now, the “visual literacy of the world is growing.” That change isn’t necessarily a bad thing, he notes. But it does mean that the quality of work and the way in which it is presented is even more important as a photographer builds his or her career. And it means that getting advice on honing and shaping a project is more valuable than ever.

Jun 18, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external 390,000 Instagram Followers Give Mississippi Mom A Job —USA Today

By exploring her artistic side and posting a ton of photos on Instagram as misvincent, she built up more than 390,000 followers, which is why today ad agencies pay her to attend their events and post photos.

“I never in my wildest dreams thought it would work out this way,” Vincent, 37, says as she takes a shot of a bug in her tent on the Okavango Delta. “But it’s pretty cool.”

Jun 18, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Kanye Publicly Slams Annie Leibovitz, Says He Had to Edit His Own Wedding Photos

While speaking on a panel at the Cannes Lions Creativity Conference on Tuesday, Kanye West decided to attack iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz publicly, criticizing her for flaking on the celebrity couple just one day ahead of the nuptials.

What’s more, the infamously loud-mouthed celebrity went on to rant about how he was forced to edit the now-famous most-liked photo on Instagram himself to make it “look like Annie Leibovitz.” Read more…

external Early Adopters Look Back At 25 Years Of Digital Photography In Newsrooms —Poynter

“I enjoyed being in the chaos, in the make-it-up-as-you-go-along atmosphere,” Christie said. “The technology was really clunky, but had a great deal of promise that could solve our problem back at work. So I was hooked.”

Jun 17, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Advice On Publishing Graphic Photos From Iraq —Poynter

In the days to come, President Obama and his advisers will certainly ponder the challenges and questions about U.S. aid and involvement in Iraq — just as media leaders, editors and producers need to decide and be prepared to defend their visual storytelling decisions.

Jun 17, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Fatherhood In The Instagram Era —Dallas News

I wonder what the future holds for my boy. Just as I couldn’t have imagined anything like iPhones, Instagram, Facebook and the like back when I was his age, who knows what kinds of things will be available when he is in his mid-30′s one day, and maybe a father himself. Whatever it is, I hope it’s super cool, but I hope it doesn’t replace the simple joy of just being with another person — of sharing moments no photograph can truly capture.

Jun 17, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Interview: Is Terry Richardson an Artist or a Predator? —New York Magazine

“It’s insane, the internet,” Richardson was saying. “Totally craziness. Like a little cancer. People can just do whatever they want, say whatever they want, be totally anonymous. It’s totally out of control.”

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