Think Tank Photo’s ‘About a Photograph’ Series Asks “When Do You Take a Photo?”

In this ‘About a Photograph’ story from Think Tank Photo, photojournalist Al Diaz tells the story behind this powerful image of a nurse performing infant CPR on the side of the road. Diaz has a great breakdown of how the events happened and what went into when and why he captured the photo.

You can read more about this story here on Al Diaz’s blog.

[via About a Photograph]

Our Beautiful, Fragile World – New Book

Our Beautiful Fragile World

Our Beautiful, Fragile World is a new book from photojournalist Peter Essick, which features images taken while he was on assignment for National Geographic magazine.

“In this book, Essick showcases a diverse series of photographs from some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world and documents major contemporary environmental issues, such as climate change and nuclear waste.

Each photograph is accompanied by informative highlights from the research Essick completed for the story, his personal experiences while on each assignment, as well as commentary on the photographic challenges and decisions made for each image.”

Our Beautiful, Fragile World retails for $34.95; however, it is currently available for $21.38 on Amazon.com.

HBO Documentary ‘Witness’ Follows Combat Photographers

‘Witness’ is a new 4-part documentary from HBO and executive producers Michael Mann and Davide Frankham.  It follows combat photographers into conflict zones in Mexico, Libya, South Sudan and Brazil.  The next episode airs tonight at 9pm ET.

Check out the trailer below.

More details on HBO’s website.

[via A Photo Editor]

Back-To-School Digital Cameras

Olympus's Micro 4/3rd's camera

School will be starting again and you’re going to be taking that digital photography or photojournalism class you always wanted to (or just to get rid of credits.) If it’s a good program, your teacher is going to tell you to go out and buy a manual camera of some sort. Despite the fact that you’re most likely going to sell back those textbooks, it will probably be a good investment for you to get a great camera now. Here’s a list of cameras that you may want to get your hands on that may potentially stick with you for the long run.

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The Essence of Street Photography: The Paparazzi

Julia Roberts: close up side shot

There are many different elements to street photography. As I’ve stated in previous posts, good things to focus on are the recession and the unusual/candid. There are lots more elements to street photography than that, and in this posting we will be focusing on something that I’m only now delving into: the paparazzi. [Read more...]

The Essence of Street Photography: Part II

Waiting

In my last posting on street photography, I talked about photographing the effects of the recession. This one will focus on shooting interesting and unusual moments that one can catch on camera: they’re usually called candids. The unusual is something that you’re taught to capture and search for in photojournalism. The streets provide lots of opportunities to do such things. [Read more...]

Demotix User-Generated Newswire

Want to be a photojournalist? Having a hard time hooking up with Getty Images? Consider Demotix.

Demotix has entered the photojournalism realm with a new take on the traditional newswire. Demotix calls it street journalism. I had a giddy feeling when I watched the above video that demonstrates a bit of the potential that Demotix can bring to photographers around the globe. I’m not saying Demotix has arrived as the next big thing, but it has some potential.

Check out the details in the press release below and let me know your thoughts as photographers. [Read more...]