No Freedom Fries in France

Remember when the French got picked on a few years ago and everyone stopped ordering “french fries” and went to “freedom fries?” Turns out there really may be a difference. The French government has banned citizens from filming acts of violence. There is an exemption for “professional journalists,” but I wonder how they plan to […]

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Sun-Sentinel package on AIDS Orhpans

Broken down into several parts, the Sun-Sentinel has a package on orphans with AIDS. The multimedia packages are pretty good, though the audio levels are inconsistent and I found myself adjusting the volume several times. The longest piece is narrated by the photographer, Joe Amon, who documented the life of an 18-year-old girl with AIDS. […]

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NT Times piece on Henry Wessel

The Times has an interesting review of a new show at the Museum of Modern Art on Henry Wessel, who has spent his time making some quirky photos of America (and Americana). Not as vicious as Robert Frank’s work, but cutting none-the-less.

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Brumby's Keeper, F.L.Y. Jazz Dance Class

Katie Monroe, a staffer up the hill at The Red & Black, UGA’s independent student newspaper, has put together an audio slide show about Thelma Latimer, a 41-year veteran of the university’s womens dormitory. At just under two minutes in length, it features a little narration and Latimer talking about her time in Brumby Hall. […]

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Mardi Gras in Athens

Well, while I was thinking about learning more about multimedia shows, some of the students were off doing it – assembling and posting a short feature on a Mardi Gras celebration. The folks up the hill at The Red & Black have been posting to their own multimedia and photo blog since the fall, though, […]

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Photo business

This will join the permanent links over in that column, but you really need to pay attention to John Harrington’s Photo Business blog. Harrington has been an out-spoken supporter of photographers business acumen, speaking at every conference that will have him. He speaks eloquently about why our images have value and how to collect on […]

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Apple does washingtonpost.com ad

Okay, not really a full ad, but it’s a promotional piece that shows washingtonpost.com staffers using a lot of Apple gear. There are some ethical questions here … should a news organization be doing hardware ads? Or any sort of PR?

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Voices of Rochester

The photojournalism guy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Doug Rea, showed some of the work his students had done for a series called the Voices of Rochester at a recent Poynter Institute seminar. Simple audio slide shows of the people of Rochester (and the Flash shell is pretty slick, something a student put together […]

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Sports, low angle style

Over on Sportsshooter.com, there’s a good article on how Sports Illustrated’s Peter Read Miller has been making dramatic football photos from a low angle. While it’s geared towards football, there’s a good lesson in there about trying different angles to affect the mood of your images.

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