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Is It Legal? Ownership Issues and Collaboration Agreements in Team Media and Video Projects

October 30, 2014 - Q: I collaborated with friends on some videos for a band on spec. The band just signed with an agent who wants to use our work to promote an upcoming tour. We shot these videos to build a reel for our own services and covered all expenses ourselves. We don’t have anything in writing with the band or their backers. How can we recoup our expenses, protect our content and not get burned on this project?”
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© Maddie Meyer /Getty Images

Storytellers: Up Next - Sports Photographer Maddie Meyer Prepares to Take the Lead

April 18, 2014 - One might train as an athlete a lot like Maddie Meyer has been training as a sports photographer: at the heart of both are hours and hours of tried-and-true practice, fueled by a fierce love for the game. Smartly, ever since beginning her studies in Ohio University’s visual communications program toward a bachelor of science in photojournalism, Meyer has also been cross-training by diligently pursuing photojournalism internships and attending workshops, including the acclaimed Eddie Adams Workshop in October 2013. More »

© Erika Gatz

Special Report: Total Immersion - Intensive Workshop Programs That Take Learning Photography and Media to New Heights

April 14, 2014 - Learning by doing often trumps classroom study and bookish pursuits as a worthy educational approach. Add top-notch instructors, an inspiring setting, an open-ended schedule and easy access to materials to the mix, and you have all the elements provided by the schools featured here. What’s more, these laboratories of learning are readily accessible to a wide range of pupils, from current students and recent grads to career changers and avocational enthusiasts. In “Total Immersion,” we investigate three distinctive communities in which to study photography, new media, career training and/or craftsmanship—each one offering students an intensity of purpose and incisive vision that regular academic programs can lack. More »

© Trevor Muhler

What Does it Cost... To Study, Live and Work in Salt Lake City, Utah?

April 04, 2014 -

Utah’s biggest city and state capital, Salt Lake City (SLC), is situated in a valley surrounded by mountains—making it an outdoor photographer’s paradise. It’s a mecca for outdoor sport enthusiasts as well, especially skiers. Founded in 1847 by Brigham Young, by the mid-1800s SLC was nicknamed the Crossroads of the West, due to its proximity to the first transcontinental railroad. In 1913, SLC was traversed by the first transcontinental highway and, presently, its locus as hub for the cross-country freeways I-15 and I-80, makes SLC easily accessible to all.

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Group portrait courtesy of Anthony Aquino

Project X: Help Portrait

April 04, 2014 - High School Photo Students Inspired to Give, Rather than Take, Portraits
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© Elan Star

Project X: Shoot, Learn, Sell

April 02, 2014 - StudentStock.com Offers an Online Community and Image Marketplace More »

© Ami Vitale

Step X Step: Recapping the PDNedu/Nikon 2013 Photo Industry Mashup

April 01, 2014 - Last fall, an exclusive panel discussion with Nikon Ambassadors Ami Vitale, Corey Rich and Jerry Ghionis had New York’s Jacob Javits Center abuzz with creative inspiration and business advice. These three diverse photographers shared candid opinions and expert guidance on How to Maintain a Solid Presence in a Shifting Field. More »

© Jessamyn Lovell

Star Teacher: Jessamyn Lovell - Blurring the Lines to Help Students Find Their Way

March 31, 2014 - Jessamyn Lovell’s power as an educator is partly due to the fact that she teaches what she actually practices. Winner of CENTER’s 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award, Lovell says her passion for photography stems from its ability to blur lines between fact and fiction, “to explore in-between truth and tell different versions of the same story.”
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© Jason Francisco

Business Smarts: Ivory Tower or Job Center?

March 25, 2014 - There’s a clear message coming out of the nation’s capital on the issue of higher education these days: It’s all about skills and jobs. In a highly reported sound bite from President Obama’s speech before a group of manufacturing industry workers, he commented, “Folks can make a lot more potentially with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree.”  Obama continued with the suggestion that a four-year college education is less significant than “[getting] the skills and the training that you need.”

What is the future of arts education for the next generation of budding creative talent? This article takes A Sneak Peek at the Obama administration's College Affordability Plan.

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© Rich Clarkson/Clarkson Creative

Photo Gigs: Rich Clarkson - Founder and Director of Clarkson Creative

March 18, 2014 - Q&A with Rich Clarkson: legendary director of photography, photo book packager and director of sports photography services More »

© Supranav Dash

Inside Selection: Supranav Dash - Marginal Trades

March 15, 2014 - Supranav Dash, a 2013 graduate of the School of Visual Arts, recounts his adventures in making large-format portraits of endangered tradesmen in and around his hometown of Kolkata, India, in old-world professions that are at risk of vanishing in our high-tech world. We met with Dash in October 2013 during the 11:30 club at the Eddie Adams Workshop in Jeffersonville, New York.
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© John G. Zimmerman

Out of the Past: John G. Zimmerman

March 14, 2014 - JOHN G. ZIMMERMAN

[1927 - 2002]

Mastermind of Lighting and Action in Sports

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Headshot © David Lindner

Is It Legal? Sports Logos, Branding Identity and Image Sales

March 12, 2014 - Q: I'm an aspiring sports photographer and am currently interning for a number of teams at my school. I'd like to start selling these images on the Internet but someone told me I'd need to remove logos from my images first. Why is that necessary? It seems like it would take a lot of work. More »

©Nate Gowdy

Enter our 2014 Student Photo Contest by Dec. 24

December 17, 2013 - Submit your images in our Student Photo Contest for a chance have your work viewed by influential judges, get your work featured in PDNedu Magazine, and win prizes, such as a Nikon camera, Canson Infinity Discovery Pack, B&H gift card and a portfolio review session with a PDN editor.  More »

© Lynn Goldsmith

It's A Living: The Shape-Shifting Image Maker

November 04, 2013 - Lynn Goldsmith Looks Back on a Life Lighting the Stars

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©Associated Press/Joe Rosenthal (left); ©North Jersey Media Group/Thomas E. Franklin (right)
Court Sustains Infringement Claim over Thomas Franklin's 9/11 Photo


© The Photographic Dictionary/Photos by Cassidy Arazia and Carles Rodrigo
Cooperative Effort: Photographers Come Together to Create "The Photographic Dictionary"


©Patricia Voulgaris
The Curator Fine-Art Photography Contest


PDN March 2014: The Collaboration Issue



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