Photographs have the ability to shape our understanding of events, yet an over saturation of imagery can have the opposite effect, by making people tune out and turn away. In this climate of visual overload, I believe it is important to show a different perspective, to present a unique voice, to offer a new entry into a world we wouldn’t see otherwise.
Alice Gabriner: TIME’s New International Photo Editor —TIME | LightBox
John Stanmeyer: Witnessing a Desperate Exodus from Syria —Nat Geo | PROOF
On September 20, National Geographic photographer John Stanmeyer witnessed over 100,000 Kurds fleeing from their Syrian home through a hole in the barbed wire border into Turkey. Though reaching a temporary safe-haven, most do not know where their next step will take them.
Profitability for Panasonic hasn’t been looking so hot in the last few years but interview from VP Takuya Sugita reveal a 2.5x increase in their 4K camera sales. Also in the works, a stronger investment in luxury compact and interchangeable lens market as well as advancements in their CM1 smartphone-camera hybrid.
A beautiful picture of Mother Earth every time you open a new tab might be just what you need to brighten your day. Google Chrome’s new Earth View plug-in does just that, bringing you incredible satellite images of landscapes, mountain regions and cities.
Inside Lightroom & Photoshop CC Workflow —Canon Professional Network
Since several of Canon’s products including the EOS 6D are packaged with Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography bundle, Canon has published a series of articles to guide the user through getting the most out of the Lightroom and Photoshop CC couplet.
Seeing Instagram as a mecca for marketing, businesses and brands are turning to Grammers for a stake in the game. While some users are happily taking advantage of extravagant pay-for-play opportunities, others are less enthralled by the “heavy-handed” tactics.
The Restless Genius Who Gave Street Photography Attitude —The Guardian
Photographer Dan Winters’ life-long fascination with shuttles led to some wild launch shots of the Discovery, Endeavor, and Atlantis; now published in his book Last Launch: Discovery, Endeavor, Atlantis. He shares an excerpt detailing the process here.
PDN recently did some investigation into the state of photo blogs that feature photographers. Some of the big news companies pay quite handsomely, while other big sites offer career-boosting exposure instead of money.
The New York Times Lens blog, one of the most prestigious photo blogs, was among the first to publish slideshows of projects, and interview and write about photographers. It pays $350 per slideshow. Other sites with cache among photographers include The New Yorker Photo Booth (which pays $250), CNN Photos ($600), and TIME Lightbox ($750).