© Eugene Richards

PDN's Notable Books of 2014

Photo books remain the preferred medium of photographers, and its stature has grown in recent years with no signs of slowing down. Here, the editors of PDN highlight some of the most notable photo books of 2014:

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For Jason Elias, a week-long assignment to shoot promotions for “Moonshiners,” the Discovery Channel reality show, was the big break he’d been waiting for - See more at: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Career-Launch-Jason-Elias-Portrait-Photographer-12264.shtml#sthash.uFD6E76h.dpuf

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© Max de Esteban

PDN Photo of the Day: Complex Compositions

Max de Esteban‘s series of four “propositions,”are designed to challenge the viewer, leaving a lot to the imagination. Proposition Four, “Heads Will Roll,” are collages made of film stills, floral images and some text, relating to the constant barrage of imagery we see every day. - See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2014/12/29676#gallery-7
Max de Esteban‘s series of four “propositions,”are designed to challenge the viewer, leaving a lot to the imagination. Proposition Four, “Heads Will Roll,” are collages made of film stills, floral images and some text, relating to the constant barrage of imagery we see every day. - See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2014/12/29676#gallery-7
Max de Esteban's series, Proposition Four, "Heads Will Roll," are collages made of film stills, floral images and some text, relating to the constant barrage of imagery we see every day. 


PreviewThis Equals That is a picture book designed for kids, but it’s also appealing to anyone interested in the language of photography. - See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2014/12/29610#sthash.ybXhCBB5.dpuf
This Equals That is a picture book designed for kids, but it’s also appealing to anyone interested in the language of photography. - See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2014/12/29610#sthash.ybXhCBB5.dpuf
This Equals That is a picture book designed for kids, but it’s also appealing to anyone interested in the language of photography. - See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2014/12/29610#sthash.ybXhCBB5.dpuf

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© Mona Kuhn

Mona Kuhn's book "Private" and series "Acido Dorado" Take on the Esthetic of the Desert

Known for her thought-provoking and sensual—but decidedly un-erotic—nude photographs, Mona Kuhn uses friends and family as models to create a level of comfort and trust she finds intrinsic to her work.

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Mini Review: Flashpoint SpeedLight Partner

The premise of the Flashpoint SpeedLight Partner is simple: strap it to the top of your flash to deliver a continuous light source, either as a video light or a modeling light.

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Photo © Aya Brackett

2014 TASTE Winners' Gallery

View the winners' gallery for TASTE, PDN's new competition for food photography.

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© Benjamin Kaufmann

Reimagine the Client Gift: Custom Self-promo Magazines

Sponsored: This holiday season, consider a multi-page self-promo piece for clients. Fashion photographer Benjamin Kaufmann discusses his experience creating a high-end glossy through Blurb.

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© powerHouse Books/photo by Phil Stern
Obituary: Phil Stern, Photographer of Hollywood Icons, 95

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© Danny Clinch
Notable Photo Books of 2014, Part II

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©Claire Rosen
PDN 2015 Photo Annual Competition

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Alien Skin Software Launches Exposure 7
 Alien Skin has updated its Exposure film emulation software with non-destructive RAW editing and much more.

Mini Review: Flashpoint SpeedLight Partner
 A hands-on review of the Flashpoint SpeedLight Partner on-camera LED.

New Eizo ColorEdge CG318-4K Monitor Promises Self-Calibration, Pixels Galore
Eizo's ColorEdge CG318-4K monitor delivers true 4K resolution and covers 99 percent of the Adobe RGB color space.

Objects of Holiday Desire: Fun and Practical Gifts for Photographers
If you're shopping for the photographer in your life, or you are the photographer in your life, check out these helpful gifts.
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Product Reviews: Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 500

Elinchrom's newest flagship strobe boasts three new creative modes and ultra-fast recycle times.

Objects of Desire: Knog qudos

The Knog qudos is a waterproof, 5.3-ounce LED designed to work with action cameras; it has a built-in GoPro mount and a cold-shoe adapter.

Objects of Desire: Casio Exilim EX-FR10

Casio's newest action camera can be separated into separate camera and display modules at the touch of a button.

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Notable Photo Books of 2014, Part III

Photo books remain the preferred medium of photographers, and its stature has grown in recent years with no signs of slowing down. In this third and final installment of PDN's Notable Books of 2014, the editors highlight Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb, Eugene Richards and Nicolo DeGiorgios.

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© JUSTIN KEENA

How Photographers Can Brand Themselves For Social Media Work

As brands and agencies spend more money on social media campaigns, photographers and their reps are altering their strategies to score jobs on platforms like Instagram, Tumblr and Vine. PDN spoke with clients about how they hire photographers for social media jobs and reps on how they're marketing their photographers to get them.

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© Mona Kuhn/Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery

Mona Kuhn's book "Private" and series "Acido Dorado" Take on the Esthetic of the Desert

The colors and landscape of the deserts of California and the American Southwest inspired Mona Kuhn's new book of nude photographs, "Private," and her series "Acido Dorado."


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