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Creating a Sustainable Career: Advice from the Pros [VIDEO]

Posted by on November 17, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

How do you build a lasting career in photography? According to the three professional photographers and Nikon ambassadors—lifestyle/editorial shooter Dixie Dixon, photojournalist Deanna Fitzmaurice and portrait pro Matthew Jordan Smith—it takes more than just camera skills. Having a unique, memorable style, strong connections with clients and a true passion for your craft are also key ingredients... More

Building a Team: Advice from Lifestyle Fashion Shooter Dixie Dixon

Posted by on November 1, 2017 | Student Photography

Commercial fashion photographer Dixie Dixon is one of the sixteen original U.S. Nikon Ambassadors. Just a few years out of college, the 20-something has established herself as a business-savvy lifestyle fashion photographer. Last week, she shared her wealth of knowledge with audience members at a PDNedu panel at PhotoPlus Expo called “Creating a Sustainable Career.”... More

Calling Student Photographers: The 15th Annual PDNedu Student Photo Contest is Open!

Posted by on October 11, 2017 | Contests/Events

Attention photography students: the PDNedu Student Photo Contest is now open for submissions. The contest is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, students in a certification program related to photography and, for a special high school category, high school students. The contest provides an opportunity for winners to get their work published in the Spring... More

Our Top Photo Book Picks for Your Shelf

Posted by on October 3, 2017 | Media

James Moore: Photographs 1962-2006 Edited by Nicolas Moore. Published by Damiani. Hardcover. 280 pages. $75. Published April 2017. In the heyday of the Harper’s Bazaar fashion photography renaissance, led by legendary editor Carmel Snow, photographers such as Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Richard Avedon produced work that defined contemporary editorials. But at the end of Avedon’s tenure... More

Zero Gravity, High Fashion

Posted by on September 8, 2017 | Student Photography

Photo © Reiko Wakai

Isn’t it everybody’s dream to travel to outer space? One Japanese fashion photographer, Reiko Wakai, says her dream came true when she had the chance to photograph model Stav Strashko in a zero-gravity environment. Captured as part of the grand prize in the Wix Capture Your Dream Photo Campaign, the photo shoot took place in a Zero-G... More

Preserving African Culture: Yannis Davy Guibinga’s Latest Series

Posted by on August 29, 2017 | Student Photography

For his latest portrait series, “Things I Won’t Forget,” 22-year-old photographer Yannis Davy Guibinga of Gabon, Africa, wanted to elaborate on a story he’s been telling about the diversity of cultures and identities in Africa. For this project specifically, his goal was to communicate the importance of cultural preservation in what he says are increasingly westernized African communities. “Colonization has affected... More

8 Stylish and Functional Gear Bags Under $250

Posted by on July 31, 2017 | Gear

Spruce up your look with one of these functional and fashionable gear bags—perfect for anyone on a budget. Ona Leather Bond Street Ideal for mirrorless or advanced compact cameras, the Leather Bond Street is bedecked in full-grain leather and antique brass hardware. There’s a closed-cell foam-padded interior that’s roomy enough for a body and two lenses. You’ll... More

Less is More: Victor Koroma on Achieving Maximum Impact with Minimalist Lighting

Posted by on July 27, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

(Click the thumbnails above to enlarge the photographs.) Photographer Victor Koroma describes himself as a grown up kid; someone who still enjoys the simple pleasures of childhood—toys, games, crayons—but now, instead of playing with them as he would in his youth, he’s photographing them in a vibrant style that he describes as “witty, whimsical and fun.” Koroma’s... More