PDNonline.com - November 12, 2009


Dear reader,

You don't need a lot of gear or multiple assistants to get sophisticated lighting effects. See this week's feature story for tips for making the most of minimal lighting from Strobist blogger David Hobby. This week we posted an obituary for photographer Evelyn Hofer, who succeeded by sticking to a classic, straightforward style. We also have a report from FotoWeekDC, the photo festival that continues through Saturday. On PDN Gear Guide, we look at an intriguing compact camera from Ricoh with interchangeable lenses. On PDNPulse, we gleaned some nuggets of advice from the ASMP's recent report on how to maintain control of how your images are used on Facebook and other social networking sites.


NEWS

Photographer Evelyn Hofer Dies at 87

Once called "America’s most famous ‘unknown’ photographer," Hofer's orderly portraits and scenic photographs, done in collaboration with famous writers like Mary McCarthy, earned her acclaim later in her career.

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FotoWeek DC Lights Up Washington

The photo festival returns for a second year, with an emphasis on documentary work.

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PDNPulse: FotoWeekDC Brings Together NPR, National Geographic

Hachette Folds Metropolitan Home

The latest shelter magazine to fold this year  will shutter with its December issue. 

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People on the Move

A bunch of photographers with new reps and a new creative hire at McCann New York (For subscribers only.)

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Who's Shooting What

The photographers and creatives behind new work for Miller Lite, Marshalls, Nikon, Toyota and more. (For subscribers only.)

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FEATURES

7 Tips for Minimal Lighting, Maximum Impact

In this article from PDN's November issue, "Strobist" David Hobby shares some favorite advice for lighting with little to no gear.  (For subscribers only.)

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PDN's Lighting Issue Now Online

Subscribers can read stories from the November issue of PDN.

TABLE OF CONTENTS »

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GEAR GUIDE

How to Light a Spiral Staircase

Technically Speaking: Photographer Lou Jones describes how to light and shoot the full length of a spiral staircase, and the people on it, simply but effectively.

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"SNL" Shoots Opening Sequence with Canon's EOS DSLRs

Canon: Saturday Night Live's title sequence shot in full 1080p video with minimal lighting. Here's how.

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Ricoh Unveils GXR Interchangeable Camera Unit System

Small and light imaging system lets photographers swap sensor/lens units in camera body housing.

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Review: Tamrac Ultra Pro 17

Carry your digital darkroom in this surprisingly slim shoulder bag.

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Think Tank Photo Releases Urban Disguise 70 Pro Shoulder Bag

This cavernous, briefcase-style gear bag is designed for the discreet photo traveler.

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PDN BLOGS

Warning: Facebook and MySpace Strip Photo Copyright Data
Some social media sites are less than helpful than others at letting photographers maintain control of their intellectual property, according to a new ASMP report.

Also this week on PDNPulse:
- Toyota Apologizes For Using Flickr Photos In SUV Ad
- Paparazzi Photographer Gets In Fight With Mike Tyson
- New Getty Images Grants Schedule: How to Apply
- Six NYC Photography Shows To Check Out

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PDN Photo of the Day

How do you say "quack" in Russian? Check out the charming winter scene from Alexander Gronsky's "Pastoral" series, now on view at FotoWeekDC's exhibit, "New Images from Russia." There's a great new image every day on the PDN Photo of the Day blog.

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Coming up on PDN: We'll analyze the list of bestselling photo books of the year to see what made them successful, and the PDN editors will continue our November round up of the year's most notable books by photographers.


The Editors

 
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Full-Time Studio Manager & Personal Assistant. My current Assistant will produce the NYC workshops next year and is actively looking to hire an additional person to handle the studio. If you are interested please email him for an application: jamie@jaymaisel.com. Due to the high volume of applicants PLEASE SEND ALL CORRESPONDENCE/INQUIRIES TO HIS EMAIL - DO NOT CONTACT THE STUDIO VIA TELEPHONE.  Hard copy application deadline:  Nov. 13, 2009.