Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Decade in Review

Click here for a link to a video about the photographs from the past decade from The Virginian-Pilot .

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Platon Portraits

The New Yorker online has this terrific interactive portfolio piece by portrait photographer Platon. He photographed the world leaders outside the floor of the United Nations General Assembly in September. The portraits capture the essence of the individual, and the audio commentary by the photographer gives a insight to the process. It's well worth the look and listen.

Video from a Canon 5D

Lowa East Side People: Canon 5D mark II from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Adam Westbrook's Multimedia Advice

Check out this free download. Westbrook's advice is practical and easy to follow. It is a must read before we work on our slideshows. Pay special attention to slide 15.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hearst Journalism Awards

Click on logo for more info.
Competition I is due Tuesday, November 10, 2009.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Photo Night

October 2009 Photo Night will feature the work of photojournalist Stephen M. Katz.
Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 8pm.

*NEW LOCATION: Mint nightclub (not the place that prints money) 50 South 2nd Street in Old City Philadelphia. 215-829-1128.

Stephen M. Katz was named Newspaper Photographer of the Year by POY International in March 2008. He is currently a staff photographer for The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia where he has worked since 2004.
Katz’s career as a photographer began at a small twice-weekly newspaper in Ashland, Virginia after graduating from Temple University with a Masters Degree in journalism. He next moved to a chain of daily Media General newspapers in northern Virginia where he was quickly promoted to Director of Photography with a staff of seven photographers.
Next stop was Fredericksburg, Virginia to be Photo Editor of The Free Lance-Star which became the top photography paper in the National Press Photographers Association’s Region 3.
Following his stint in Fredericksburg, Katz moved to Bangor, Maine to become the Senior Photographer and then the Assistant Photography Editor at the Bangor Daily News.
Katz’s work has been published in several magazines and books and has been exhibited around the country.
He has received numerous state, regional and national photography awards, including top honors from the NPPA’s Northern Short Course (POY 2008), Southern Short Course (POY 2007), The Associated Press and Society of Newspaper Design. Recently Katz placed third in NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism competition.
Prior to focusing on photojournalism, Katz had a varied career - graduating from Dickinson College with a degree in Anthropology, taking a job as a social worker in Washington, DC and then working in public relations for several years.
When not shooting for The Pilot, Katz teaches photojournalism at Tidewater Community College and freelances for a number of NGO’s and the United Nations, covering global health issues in a multitude of third world countries with a recent emphasis on West and Central Africa.

Link to his website