© Maddie Meyer /Getty Images
April 18, 2014 -
One might train as an athlete a lot like Maddie Meyer has been training as a sports photographer: at the heart of both are hours and hours of tried-and-true practice, fueled by a fierce love for the game. Smartly, ever since beginning her studies in Ohio University’s visual communications program toward a bachelor of science in photojournalism, Meyer has also been cross-training by diligently pursuing photojournalism internships and attending workshops, including the acclaimed Eddie Adams Workshop in October 2013.
© Erika Gatz
April 14, 2014 -
Learning by doing often trumps classroom study and bookish
pursuits as a worthy educational approach. Add top-notch instructors, an
inspiring setting, an open-ended schedule and easy access to materials
to the mix, and you have all the elements provided by the schools
featured here. What’s more, these laboratories of learning are readily
accessible to a wide range of pupils, from current students and recent
grads to career changers and avocational enthusiasts. In “Total
Immersion,” we investigate three distinctive communities in which to
study photography, new media, career training and/or craftsmanship—each
one offering students an intensity of purpose and incisive vision that
regular academic programs can lack.
Group portrait courtesy of Anthony Aquino
April 04, 2014 -
High School Photo Students Inspired to Give, Rather than Take, Portraits
© Trevor Muhler
April 04, 2014 -
Utah’s biggest city and state capital, Salt Lake City (SLC), is situated in a valley surrounded by mountains—making it an outdoor photographer’s paradise. It’s a mecca for outdoor sport enthusiasts as well, especially skiers. Founded in 1847 by Brigham Young, by the mid-1800s SLC was nicknamed
the Crossroads of the West,
due to its proximity to the first transcontinental railroad. In 1913,
SLC was traversed by the first transcontinental highway and, presently,
its locus as hub for the cross-country freeways I-15 and I-80, makes SLC
easily accessible to all.
© Elan Star
April 02, 2014 -
StudentStock.com Offers an Online Community and Image Marketplace
© Ami Vitale
April 01, 2014 -
Last fall, an exclusive panel discussion with Nikon Ambassadors Ami
Vitale, Corey Rich and Jerry Ghionis had New York’s Jacob Javits Center
abuzz with creative inspiration and business advice. These three diverse
photographers shared candid opinions and expert guidance on How to Maintain a Solid Presence in a Shifting Field.
© Jessamyn Lovell
March 31, 2014 -
Jessamyn Lovell’s power as an educator is partly due to the fact that she teaches what she actually practices. Winner of CENTER’s 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award, Lovell says her passion for photography stems from its ability to blur lines between fact and fiction, “to explore in-between truth and tell different versions of the same story.”
© Jason Francisco
March 25, 2014 -
There’s a clear message coming out of the nation’s capital on the issue
of higher education these days: It’s all about skills and jobs. In a
highly reported sound bite from President Obama’s speech before a
group of manufacturing industry workers, he commented, “Folks can make a
lot more potentially with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they
might with an art history degree.” Obama continued with the suggestion
that a four-year college education is less significant than “[getting]
the skills and the training that you need.”
What is the future of arts education for the next generation of budding creative talent? This article takes A Sneak Peek at the Obama administration's College Affordability Plan.
© Rich Clarkson/Clarkson Creative
March 18, 2014 -
Q&A with Rich Clarkson: legendary director of photography, photo book packager and director of sports photography services
© Supranav Dash
March 15, 2014 -
Supranav Dash, a 2013 graduate of the School of Visual Arts, recounts his adventures in making large-format portraits of endangered tradesmen in and around his hometown of Kolkata, India, in old-world professions that are at risk of vanishing in our high-tech world. We met with Dash in October 2013 during the 11:30 club at the Eddie Adams Workshop in Jeffersonville, New York.
© John G. Zimmerman
March 14, 2014 -
JOHN G. ZIMMERMAN
[1927 - 2002]
Mastermind of Lighting and Action in Sports
Headshot © David Lindner
March 12, 2014 -
Q: I'm an aspiring sports photographer and am currently interning for a
number of teams at my school. I'd like to start selling these images on
the Internet but someone told me I'd need to remove logos from my images
first. Why is that necessary? It seems like it would take a lot of
December 17, 2013 -
Submit your images in our Student Photo Contest for a chance have your work viewed by influential judges, get your work featured in PDNedu Magazine, and win prizes, such as a Nikon camera, Canson Infinity Discovery Pack, B&H gift card and a portfolio review session with a PDN editor.
© Lynn Goldsmith
November 04, 2013 -
Lynn Goldsmith Looks Back on a Life Lighting the Stars
© CJ Harker
November 01, 2013 -
Like many young photographers who document their friends and lifestyle, CJ Harker finds his inspiration in the culture of skateboarding.
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