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Quick Tip: Three Photo Editors on How They Find Photographers

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Cross-posted from PDNPulse[by David Walker] To get editorial assignments, photographers have to get their names—and work—in front of photo editors. PDN’s “Who I’ve Hired” interview series offers insight about how different photo editors find the photographers they’ve hired lately. Here are three examples from recent interviews: Chloe Coleman, international photo editor, Washington Post: PDN: Besides recommendation from other photographers, how do you find photographers you want to hire for assignments?C.C.: Jurying contests has been big the…

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The Captivating Story Of Henry Diltz: Legendary 1969 Woodstock Photographer

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Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by Sean Lewis] The 1969 Woodstock Music Festival was a true, once-in-a-lifetime experience, and legendary photographer Henry Diltz was there to capture it all. Back in 1969, Henry received a call from lighting designer Chip Monck to be the official photographer for a music festival that would go on to define an entire generation. Needless to say, he accepted, and the rest is history. Director Scott Hanson put together a short,…

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An Invisible Immediate Love

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Cross-posted from LensCulture [by W. Scott Olsen] We all know the feeling. There’s something electric in the air. It could be the chemistry between two people who have just met but—oh my—it seems like they like each other. It could be suspense in a movie. It could be peering into an oven at some unfinished dish knowing, somehow, this is going to be good. There is no evidence for any of it. Nothing you can…

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Good tax news for Freelancers! The IRS is automatically waiving 2018 estimated tax penalties

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Jonathan Medows] The Internal Revenue Service has really been digging into its watchdog role lately, but here’s proof that the agency tries to take a balanced approach when it can: The IRS has announced that it will automatically waive the estimated tax penalty for over 400,000 eligible taxpayers who have already filed their 2018 federal income tax returns but who didn’t claim the waiver. This announcement comes in addition to…

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Celebrating World Photography Day Across the World Through Diptychs That Bring Us Together

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  Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Anete Lusina] Today is the annual World Photography Day, and what better way to celebrate the diversity of artists all over the world? Take a look at these diptychs that have captured similar scenes with vast differences from photographers who are worlds apart! World Photography Day celebrates all the reasons why we feel the inkling of picking up that camera of ours and documenting the world all around us. Without…

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5 Times When Using Paper and a Pen is Better than Using an App

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [By Stephanie Vozza] We’re living in a digital world—one where screens dominate our time. The average American adult spends three hours and 43 minutes on mobile devices, according to 2019 research by eMarketer. This doesn’t include the time spent on a computer at work or parked in front of the television at home. It’s easy to find an app or software platform to help you do run your life, making paper and…

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360-Degree Camera Ball Wants to Charge You for Every Snap You Take Now

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Kehl Bayern] Truth be told, the 360-degree camera concept that Panono touted when it first came to Indiegogo years ago was really, really cool. But, like so many dreams, it has quickly devolved into a bit of a nightmare for backers who never got it and owners who did and now find themselves getting nickel and dimed for each capture. As Gizmodo reports, the original firm behind the company closed…

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Storytelling Through Photography

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers[by Jonathan Reid] When I read the description of most photographers’ websites, I see them describing themselves as storytellers. In certain genres, like photo journalism, this makes sense. But how do you tell  a story with one landscape image. In this video, Colby Brown gives his take on storytelling and goes a long way towards answering my question. In my 14 years as a photographer I’ve spent most of my time doing landscape,…

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William Eugene Smith – Master of the Editorial Photo Essay

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Editor’s Note: The late W. Eugene Smith was an ASMP Member. Cross-posted from ISO 1200 Today “All About Street Photography” would like to talk about American photojournalist described as “perhaps the single most important American photographer in the development of the editorial photo essay.” The man who shot photo projects so large that they can not be displayed in any museum. Lets talk about brilliant photographer William Eugene Smith. Read more

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