Over at PDNOnline, Matthew Ismael Ruiz has a summation of Gerd Ludwig’s talk at PhotoPlus Expo on how he handles low light situations.
Part of his talk was about working in Chernobyl and photogrpahing the people affected by the radiation:
When shooting underprivileged victims, you have to realize that when you point the camera at them, you temporarily increase their pain.
Many, many people have uttered the phrase I wish I knew then what I know now … and often they’re lamenting not learning something in school that they had to figure out on their jobs. In that vein, Sarah Jacobs at PhotoShelter has a post of the Top 10 Things Photographers Wish They Learned in Photo School that you should take a look at.
The recurring one – business practices. I’m hopeful my kids won’t be saying that with PhotoShelter recognizes their star power and interviews them in a few years …
Retired Staff Sgt. Stacy Pearsall has a piece up on Guideposts talking about how she started shooting portraits of veterans. Which would be a great story, but the fact that she’s a combat-wounded veteran herself makes it just a little bit better.
Almost hidden down at the bottom is a link to Pearsall talking about her portraits.
I was lucky enough to have her in a class at Syracuse many, many years ago. There are some students who you help, there are some that help you – she was the latter. I learned more from looking at her images than I’ve been able to teach.
I try to keep things pretty tight on my academic schedule – assignments for the intro class go out on a Wednesday and are due the following Friday. Nine days seems like enough time for them to do some research, find a subject, try it out, see it doesn’t work, find another subject, get that one to work out then edit and submit.
Years ago, I would have killed for a schedule like that … in reality, many wait until Thursday afternoon, then scramble for whatever is available. I don’t like that, but I get it.
Now, if they read this post by Vincent Musi on taking eight years to get one story done, they’ll be complaining they need way more time … of course, he’s shooting for National Geographic and did a bunch of other pieces in between.
Still, a lesson for me, perhaps.
The Columbia Tribune’s Daniel Brenner mounted a camera to his head and let it roll for eight hours while covering the Missouri-Georgia football game.
They get shuttles at Missouri? Nice …
(Thanks to Jake May for the link.)
The New York Times’ Lens blog has a post and video up of staff photographer Ozier Muhammad covering the People’s Climate March. A simple take, but worth spending a few minutes on.
Sometimes the size is so overwhelming it’s hard to find a picture.
(Thanks to Grant Blankenship for the link.)
Very nice post by Sid Ceaser over at DEDPXL on being prepared.
Why the odd title? Go read and find out.
You can’t cross the streams unless you take a chance.
Short piece by the Washington Post’s Jackie Kucinich on Senator Patrick Leahy’s photo exhibit. Towards the end of the video is a nice segment about how he’s the only one photographing president’s actually signing documents – it’s a nicely different perspective.