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How I Got That Shot: Jake Chessum Captures the Essence of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

March 31, 2015 - Chessum explains his secrets for getting a great group portrait, and how he juggled shooting individual portraits while the band members were also shooting a video. More »

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What Joel Sternfeld's Large-Format Photos Taught Stuart Pilkington About Mindfulness

March 30, 2015 - When Pilkington sees Sternfeld's classic, "Exhausted Renegade Elephant, Woodland, Washington, June 1979," he says "I think he must have come across this, and then spent half an hour getting the camera in the right spot." More »

12 Action Cameras For Your Next Extreme Adventure

March 27, 2015 - From 4K to full HD, the newest crop of action cameras blend rugged durability with high-quality video and still recording. More »

© JIM MANGAN

Big Donuts: Photog Jim Mangan and Rally Car Driver Ken Block Put the Landscape in Motion

March 26, 2015 - For his new series "BLAST," Jim Mangan shot aerial landscapes of rally-car driver Ken Block kicking up dust in the Utah desert. More »

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Cooperative Effort: Photographers Ed Panar and Melissa Catanese Crowdsource A People's History of Pittsburgh

March 25, 2015 - With support from the Carnegie Museum of Art, Panar and Catanese gather citizen photos to create a visual history of Pittsburgh, including a searchable Web-based archive and a forthcoming book. More »

© VICTORY JOURNAL/PHOTOS BY NILS ERICSON

Victory Journal: An Ad Agency as Magazine Publisher

March 24, 2015 - In 2010, the creative studio Doubleday & Cartwright launched a biannual, 11 x 17-inch newsprint publication on sports and culture called Victory Journal, publishing images large. More »

© LARRY SCHWARM

Cooperative Effort: Stuart Pilkington Graduates from Fan Sites to Collaborative Photo Projects

March 23, 2015 - Inspired by the popularity of his photographer fan sites, Pilkington has started a number of collaborative projects, including "The 50 States Project" and "The Swap," in which two photographers meet and take photos of each other. More »

B-Roll in Action: A Look at the Videos

March 19, 2015 -  Several directors shared their B-roll tips with PDN. Here's the video behind the talk. More »

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Cooperative Effort: Photographers Come Together to Create "The Photographic Dictionary"

March 19, 2015 - Lindley Warren's collaborative project, The Photographic Dictionary, asks photographers to interpret a word of their choice with a photo, or apply a word to an existing photograph. More »

© Peter Funch

Cooperative Effort: Project Pressure's Artful Approach to Environmental Activism

March 17, 2015 - Klaus Thymann, a commercial and fine art photographer, created Project Pressure to bring together photographers with varied skills and find new ways to bring disappearing glaciers to the public's attention. More »

© Tobias Hutzler

From Personal Work to Paid Assignments: How Tobias Hutzler's Light Drawing Experiments Led to Commercial Jobs

March 16, 2015 - Hutzler's abstract light-drawing personal work in the deserts of the American West led to assignments for Sony Music and GEO magazine. More »

© JONATHAN CHAPMAN

Tips From Filmmakers On How to Shoot Better B-roll

March 13, 2015 - Filmmaker Grant Slater says B-roll is what "keeps people from being bored." PDN talks to several filmmakers to learn their tips on how to shoot better B-roll. More »

Online Platforms That Bring Video Collaborators Together

March 12, 2015 - A new generation of companies is currently developing Web-based tools to address the needs of creative professionals, such as finding and connecting with talent, client feedback and cloud-based editing. More »

© Ashley Gilbertson

Filmmaking Partners Ashley Gilbertson and Tim Grucza Pool Their Talents

March 10, 2015 - Gilbertson and Grucza grew up together in Melbourne, Australia, but didn't work together until 2012, when they realized they could bring complementary skills to their partnership. More »

© Jeff Schultz

Chasing Sled Dogs and Mushers at the Iditarod

March 09, 2015 - As official photographer of the Iditarod since 1980, Jeff Schultz is following the race once again this week by air and snowmachine. The following is an excerpt from his self-published book Chasing Dogs, which documents the race and Schultz's adventures covering it for more than 30 years.  
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© JESSE DITTMAR

From Assistant to Photographer: How Jesse Dittmar Launched His Portrait Photography Career

March 09, 2015 - Commercial and editorial portrait photographer Jesse Dittmar explains how he made personal connections with clients to launch his career. More »

© DENNIS DEHART

Dennis DeHart Brings Columbia River Basin Community and Conservation Issues to Fine-Art Audiences

March 06, 2015 - Inspired by bioregionalism, photographer Dennis DeHart examines the Columbia River Basin for cultural and ecological connections between communities. More »

© MITCHELL FEINBERG

Collaborative Duos: Mitchell Feinberg and Megan Caponetto Put the Life in Still Lifes

March 05, 2015 - Photographer Mitch Feinberg and prop stylist Megan Caponetto have only been working together for a few years, but their partnership has already produced some of their most iconic work, like the Boston Magazine cover commemorating the tragic bombing. More »

© ALEC SOTH

Collaborative Duos: Alec Soth and Brad Zellar Explore What Community Means Today

March 03, 2015 - Photographer Alec Soth paired with writer Brad Zellar to make the Little Brown Mushroom Dispatches, a series of newspapers that delve into the culture of exurban communities in the U.S. More »

© Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times

© Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times

Don Bartletti's Year-long Exposé of the Hidden Cost of the Food You Eat

March 02, 2015 - What it took for the Los Angeles Times photographer to get inside Mexican farms to expose child labor and human rights abuses.  More »

© PAULA APARICIO

PDN March 2014: The Collaboration Issue

March 01, 2015 - The table of contents for the March 2015 Collaboration issue of PDN. More »

Chiara Goia Instagram Photo

© Chiara Goia

Q&A: Instagram Editorial Director Pamela Chen

February 27, 2015 - The leader of Instagram’s community team on how they choose photographers to highlight on the influential @Instagram account and blog. More »

© ERIC GOTTESMAN/SUDDEN FLOWERS

© ERIC GOTTESMAN/SUDDEN FLOWERS

Eric Gottesman Helps AIDS Orphans Tell Their Stories in "Sudden Flowers"

February 26, 2015 - The artist helped empower a collective of children in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, to make photographs that tell their own stories, free of stereotypes. More »

© GARRETT GROVE

© GARRETT GROVE

How Photographers Land Assignments Shooting Sponsored Expeditions

February 24, 2015 - We spoke to art directors at outdoor sports brands to find out what they're looking for in photographers, and how to balance a branding message with the need for thrilling images. More »

© HAWRE KHALID/METROGRAPHY

Hawre Khalid's Document of Daily Life in His War-Torn Hometown of Kirkuk

February 23, 2015 - Kirkuk is an oil-rich hot spot in the war between Kurdish forces and ISIS, but to photojournalist Hawre Khalid, it's home, where most just try to go about their daily lives. More »

© JENNILEE MARIGOMEN

© JENNILEE MARIGOMEN

The Beauty and Wonder of Jennilee Marigomen's Book "Window Seat"

February 20, 2015 - The Vancouver-based photographer's second book, Window Seat, uses light, shadow and color to show viewers a world flush with beauty and wonder. More »

© JUSTIN FANTL

How I Got That Shot: Justin Fantl's Still Life With Fleeing Cat

February 18, 2015 - Photographer Justin Fantl turns a large-scale product shot into a colorful, graphic composition—with a furry surprise. More »

©Peter Menzel

Still on the Story

February 18, 2015 -  Photographers talk about their motivations, challenges, and rewards of covering a story for many years. More »

© TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH

© TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH

How Cinematographers Make Wide-Angle Action Cam Video Play Well With Cinema Footage

February 17, 2015 - Action cams are prized for the ease with which they can be mounted to goggles, helmets and high-flying athletes, but it's still a challenge to integrate them into productions that use other cameras. More »

© FATALI, THE LIGHT HUNTER

© FATALI, THE LIGHT HUNTER

Chris Burkard on Photographer Michael Fatali's Sense of Pace and Place

February 16, 2015 - Burkard learned from Fatali to have patience and get to know a place before photographing it. More »

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