Michael Schwarz
Michael Schwarz
Michael Schwarz
Michael Schwarz

Welcome to the digital photography resource site of Atlanta photographer Michael A. Schwarz. Michael is a commercial and editorial photographer, leads workshops and does consulting and training designed to simplify the process of digital photography. The topics and resource pages menus will lead you to tips, tutorials, reference materials and workshops.


Best Photographer/Filmmaker Items for Under $100

Here’s a short list of items that made my life a little easier this year. Some of these items are handy when shooting video, some are handy when shooting stills and some are handy for both. Some of the things that make my life easiest as a photographer/videographer have nothing at all to do with photography.  But all of these are relatively inexpensive.

Under $10
$5.99 Silver Metallic Sharpie for a 4-pack.
I came to these late in life and have been pleasantly surprised at how often I use them to label all the black items, like hard drives, power bricks and cases, etc. that would otherwise require a sticky-label.

$16.99 Network Adapter, Anker USB 3.0 to RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
I love my MacBook Pro Retina but it has no place to plug in an ethernet cable and there are times when there is no available wireless network or one that’s too slow, but a hard-wired ethernet connection might be available.  This adapter takes allows you to plug an RJ45 ethernet cable into your USB 3 port.

$24.99 Lepow Moonstone External Battery Pack, Portable Battery Charger and Travel Charger 6000 mAh.
We never get enough charge time out of our phones so having a portable battery to charge them is a must.  This device will also power some other devices that have accept power through a mini-usb plug.

$24.99 Photography & Cinema Pico Flex Dolly
Great and inexpensive way to add slider moves to your projects.

$29.95 ATR-3350 Audio Technica Powered Lavalier Microphone (also comes in XLR).
Shockingly good for a bargain price, this hard-wired lav mic come in 1/8 inch or XLR plugs and is great when wireless signal interference abounds or if you are on a tight budget.

$30.45 Cullmann Magnesit Copter Digital Tripod with cb 2.7 Ballhead.
Small compact tripod for supporting small, compact things. Comes with a great little ballhead that is worth the price of admission on its own.

$33.22 SanDisk Extreme 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive.
It’s time to stop using anything USB 2.  USB 3 products are 10 times faster.  You just can’t have enough flash drives for storing or transferring files.

$34.92 Pedco UltraClamp Assembly
Checkout the variety of Pedco clamps.  They come in extremely handy for a wide range of uses. You’ll probably want 2 or 3 once you see how cool they are.

$40.25 Joby GorillaPod with Ball head bundle.
The GorillaPod is a handy little device that not only serves as a nice compact tabletop tripod, but can be used as a shoulder brace and clamp-like device.

$54 SanDisk Extreme Plus 64GB Class-10 UHS-3 SD Card
If you haven’t looked at the price of memory cards lately you will be shocked at how cheap they’ve become. A U3 card like this one is essential if you are shooting 4K video.

$69 Rode VideoMicro On-Camera Microphone
Looking for a small, cheap, decent on-camera microphone? Here ya go. The entry from Rode is of course a compromise because of its size, but it’s a lot better than using the on-camera microphone in your DSLR.

$79.95 WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0
Cheap and handy, we use these as backup drives.

$73 B+W 65-073102 77mm  Variable Neutral Density 0.9-8x
Handy for stills but essential for video, a good quality variable neutral density filter is essential.  Make sure you get the right filter size though. Or invest in a set of step-down rings.

$88.75 Alzo Easy Frame Diffuser & Reflector Kit- 40 Inch Metal Frame with Handle Incl. 1 Diffuser, 1 Silver, 1 Gold Reflector
There are lots reflector diffuser combinations on the market at a fraction of the price of the Alzo and at a multiple of the price of the Alzo, but the Alzo is the best value I’ve found.  It comes with a frame that has a built in stand adapter, a handle, silver, gold, white and diffusion panels.  I used it as a reflector and as a diffuser for both stalls and video. It is well built and compact.

$99 audioblocks.com one year subscription.
While there are lots of great royalty-free music sites, AudioBlocks distinguishes themselves by offering an all-you-can-eat model with some decent music.

Michael A. Schwarz Photography









Never Stop Learning

Never stop learning.

September 30, 2015

As a freelancer for the last 25 years, I’ve become accustomed to the cycles of boom and bust. It’s either so busy that you’re turning down work or so slow you are sending yourself test emails to be sure your server hasn’t gone down.  So I try to keep an even keel, taking pleasure in passing along assignments I can’t handle to other photographer friends and using the slow time to work on marketing, SEO and training. Since I’ve started freelancing there hasn’t been a moment when there was nothing to do.

After a very busy summer and a 3-assignment week to start off September, feast turned to famine and the remainder of the month turned assignment-free.  Assignments that were supposed to happen never materialized.  Bids sent out went unanswered and as part of some great cosmic joke, my email server did go down for seven hours yesterday.

It was extremely fortunate that this slow assignment time coincided with some amazing learning opportunities in Atlanta.  I’ve always tried to stay current and learn new things. This has become especially important in the field of visual communications the last few years, as photography has shifted its’ emphasis from the printed page to pixels on a screen and expanded to include not just the still image but motion and audio.  I find it inspiring and energizing to sit through a class taught well by someone who is an expert in their craft.

My 10 days of learning began with a two-day workshop on the Business of Photography taught by Todd Bigelow and sponsored by the Atlanta Southeast chapter of ASMP. (Full disclosure, I serve on the Board of Directors of the chapter). I’ve been a long-time admirer of Todd’s work but we have never met and I had no idea how great Todd’s workshop would be.  It was gratifying to see other veteran photographers that I know and respect sitting in the audience ready to soak up Todd’s wisdom. Todd is based in Southern California and travels around the country with his program. Make time to see it if you can.  (http://thebigphotoblog.com/the-business-of-photography-workshop/ ) I was blown away by how he has simplified the processes of SEO and copyright protection. I came away from Todd’s workshop with a long list of action items that will keep me busy for weeks.

Two days after Todd’s workshop and with my head still churning with ideas to implement, I sat through a 3-hour Video lighting workshop sponsored by FJ Westcott, Showcase Camera and taught by Jem Schofield of thec47.com fame. Honestly, I had never heard of Jem (slap head, sorry Jem) and was skeptical of this workshop and dreaded that I would simply be paying for the privilege of sitting through an advertisement for Westcott lighting products.  Not to worry, Jem carefully walked that fine line and taught an expert class on video lighting with patience and good humor.  He demonstrated the revolutionary new line of Westcott flexible LED lighting products, but the class was first and foremost about the technqiue of lighting and not a hard-sell for the gear.  Jem really helped break the logjam of video lighting concepts that I’d been having in my brain. Jem’s Booklight Kit now sits in my Wishlist waiting for assignments to return.  http://westcottu.com/jem-schofield-talks-thec47-scrim-jim-cine-kits-with-newsshooter

Next up on the learning binge was a drone workshop conducted by DJI on their new line of Phantom drones. The DJI New Pilot Experience http://event.dji.com/newpilot2015/ is touring worldwide. And while this one-hour workshop was pretty much a sales pitch for DJI drones, which I already own and fly, I did come away with some new ideas on how I might be able to utilize the Phantom 3 series drones in ways in which I had not previosuly considered. Best of all, I was able to walk out of the store where the workshop was held, showing great restraint and self-control, without buying a thing. Score! Phantom 3 Professional, Wishlist, check.

I ended the month of September with a personal video conference on the Mylio software platform (hey, I know a guy who knows a guy, what can I say). Mylio is an amazing new product that allows you to gather and organize your photos across all your devices. Up until learning about this product, I have never found a cataloging system for my photos that worked well with my workflow.  Mylio changes everything. You can try it out for free at www.mylio.com.

But wait, there’s more. One of the best way’s to learn is to teach! I find that teaching forces me to understand things better as it forces you to truly understand the concepts behind what you are teaching.  Last night I taught the first of five classes I will teach this fall at Emory University’s Continuing Education program. Over the next year I will be teaching Nikon School classes on video and lighting around the country.  www.nikonschool.com.  I will be teaching a November 4, ASMP program in Atlanta on Audio for DSLR filmmakers http://asmp.org/education/event/info?id=1087#.VgveK7S4dSE and will be leading a Mentor Series workshop with Tom Bol to Oregon. http://www.popphoto.com/photo-workshop-oregon.  A full list of my workshops can be found here..http://michaelschwarz.photoshelter.com/#!/p/-

One of the best learning opportunities anywhere will take place in Atlanta November 13 & 14, 2015 at the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar.  The Seminar is the longest continuously running photojournalism conference in the U.S. and I’m proud to serve on it’s all-volunteer Board of Directors.  www.photojournalism.org

-Michael A. Schwarz

The post originally appeared at www.michaelschwarz.com

August 2015 Newsletter

August 2015 Newsletter

We’ve been getting ready for the 2015-2016 Nikon School season.  Every year I update my personal introduction show with new photos and music.  Here’s the one I just finished.  http://youtu.be/WRpdv8Yq07o

If you act fast you can get 30% off a lynda.com subscription.  It’s a great way to learn, but the deal only lasts until August 24.  http://www.lynda.com/promo/trial/Default.aspx?lpk35=8492&utm_medium=ldc-partner&utm_source=ssprc&utm_content=11961&utm_campaign=CD2623&cid=l0:en:af:le:prosb:s0:0:ind:ssprc:CD2623&bid=11961&aid=CD2623

A trillion photos will be taken in 2015:  http://resourcemagonline.com/2014/12/infographic-there-will-be-one-trillion-photos-taken-in-2015/45332/

TIME Magazine says these are the top Instagram photographers in each state:  http://time.com/instagram50/?xid=newsletter-brief

The backstory behind one of the greatest sports photos of all time: http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2015/05/ali_liston_50th_anniversary_the_true_story_behind_neil_leifer_s_perfect.html?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5560536704d3011b2e000001&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Vimeo has posted an excellent introduction to Final Cut Pro X: https://vimeo.com/videoschool/lesson/745/ep-1-introducing-final-cut-pro-x

Janna and Nicole from Albany sent in this handy page of photography careers.

French report on the field of photography changing: http://hyperallergic.com/209257/new-french-report-zooms-in-on-field-of-photography/

How JPGS work:  http://petapixel.com/2015/05/24/how-jpeg-handles-colors-and-compression/

Behind the lens with the legendary Z-Man: https://vimeo.com/128810351

Mary Ellen Mark dies at 75: http://time.com/3896572/mary-ellen-mark-dies-at-75/

Apparently your Instagram photos do not belong to you: http://wapo.st/1IVY5Vn

Gaining an edge in sports photography with Damian Strohmeyer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWfz5UGjIf8

The amazing story of two strangers linked together by a photo: http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/strangers-linked-by-iconic-desert-storm-photo-finally-meet-24-years-later-20150530

BTS of Robert Beck’s iconic soccer photo:  http://deadspin.com/how-the-most-iconic-photo-in-womens-soccer-was-almost-n-1708269396

Lightroom and Photoshop Cheat sheets: http://petapixel.com/2015/06/16/ultimate-cheat-sheets-for-photoshop-and-lightroom/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29

Salgado’s advice for young photographers: https://medium.com/morning-light/sebastião-salgado-s-advice-for-young-photographers-today-94d21cb3086f

Combat Camera Troops Put Their Lives at Risk: http://www.stripes.com/news/combat-camera-troops-put-their-lives-at-risk-to-photograph-war-1.353964

The DxO One looks to be a pretty amazing iPhone accessory http://www.dxo.com/us/dxo-one

New Backpack series from ThinkTank Photo:  http://www.thinktankphoto.com/categories/camera-backpacks/trifecta-backpacks.aspx?code=WS-119

Software that detects manipulated images: http://www.businessinsider.com/verifeyed-czech-tech-startup-detects-fake-and-manipulated-images-2015-7?r=UK

Robert Frank interview: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/07/05/magazine/robert-franks-america.html?referrer=

Color grading with a Gladiator look: http://www.kojicolor.com/tutorial-dale-shows-how-he-created-the-look-of-gladiator/

B&H puts their Optic 2015 conference online: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/promotion/11126/optic-2015.html

Interesting Mac-only alternative to Photoshop:  http://www.diyphotography.net/affinity-photo-for-mac-goes-out-of-beta-photoshop-alternative-is-live/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Diyphotographynet+%28DIYPhotography.net+-+Photography+and+Studio+Lighting%29

National Geographic Photographers discuss the Power of Photography: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/national-geographic-photographers-on-photography

I love ThinkTank Photo rollers and now the wheels come in colors.  I can hardly contain myself.  http://www.thinktankphoto.com/categories/rolling-camera-bags/roller-flair.aspx?code=WS-119

Quick article on copyright registration:  http://petapixel.com/2015/08/05/how-to-officially-register-your-photographs-with-the-us-copyright-office/

Kodak’s First Digital Moment: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/12/kodaks-first-digital-moment/?smid=fb-share&_r=0

Happy Shooting,

Michael A. Schwarz

May 2015 Newsletter

May 2015 newsletter

I’ve really enjoyed my new Nikon D750.  I’ve got my favorite camera settings listed here: http://michaeltraining.com/camera-settings/nikon-d750-camera-settings/

Ever wonder what cameras were used to shoot this year’s Oscar nominated films? Of course you didn’t, but here they are anyway:  http://nofilmschool.com/2015/02/which-cameras-were-used-oscar-nominated-films-2015

or this:  https://shotonwhat.com/oscars

Scathing, but right on blog from Kenneth Jarceke: https://medium.com/@kennethjarecke/dumb-photos-for-dumb-people-2821a8f6b3a

Sports Illustrated Photographer Ron Modra has a new book out: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2015/02/27/play-ball-40-years-behind-the-pitch-as-a-sports-illustrated-photographer/

Did you know Leonard Nimoy was an accomplished photographer: http://mashable.com/2015/02/27/leonard-nimoy-photographer-images/#:eyJzIjoiZiIsImkiOiJfaWRxODA4M3QxMTRjbzR2NiJ9

How to be a filmmaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wnHLlPOazc#t=33

The photo that changed the Civil Rights Movement. https://news.vice.com/article/a-black-teen-a-white-cop-and-a-photo-that-changed-the-civil-rights-movement

Twelve Kick Ass Women Photojournalists  to follow on Instagram: http://www.buzzfeed.com/gabrielsanchez/kick-ass-women-photojournalists#.mfNwQybZb

Cool exhibit at the Booth Museum in Cartersville, GA until June 7, with Eric Draper​, David Valdez​ and Bob McNeely.  http://boothmuseum.org/presidentsphotographer/

19th century tourists took silly vacation photos too.  http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/03/12/magazine/19th-century-tourists-took-silly-vacation-photos-too.html?_r=1&referrer=

Interesting study on people’s ability to recognize high quality photographs:  http://thenextweb.com/creativity/2015/03/16/have-advanced-camera-phones-stunted-our-abilities-to-recognize-professional-photography/

John Harrington’s tutorial on registering your photos with the Copyright office. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKZ2m4t8nis&app=desktop

Pretty cool depth of field simulator: http://dofsimulator.net/en/

The Sad tale of Eastman Kodak: http://nyti.ms/1MTazdN

Can’t wait to see this new documentary on Sebastian Salgado:  http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/sebastio-salgados-journey-from-brazil-to-the-world/?module=BlogPost-Title&version=Blog+Main&contentCollection=Multimedia&action=Click&pgtype=Blogs&region=Body&_r=0

Lighting legend Paul Buff passes away at 78.  http://resourcemagonline.com/2015/03/legendary-lighting-industry-manufacturer-paul-c-buff-has-died-at-age-78/49946/

AN excellent book on Copyright for Photographers  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0133904059/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0133904059&linkCode=as2&tag=schwarzillustrat&linkId=QLOOE5YCPXKPXMMJ

Amazon announces unlimited cloud storage: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2028891

Composition, using the work of Steve McCurry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZVyNjKSr0M

Rich Clarkson shooting his 60th Final Four  http://photos.denverpost.com/2015/04/01/photos-photographer-rich-clarkson-shoots-his-60th-final-four-ncaa-games/#1

Interview with Elliott Erwitt: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/30/talking-photography-with-elliott-erwitt/?module=BlogPost-Title&version=Blog+Main&contentCollection=Multimedia&action=Click&pgtype=Blogs&region=Body&_r=0

How one photographer goes after copyright infringers: http://petapixel.com/2015/04/03/so-your-company-has-been-found-using-my-photos-without-permission-what-next/

The Secret Lives of the White House Press Corps:  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/secret-lives-globetrotting-white-house-press-corps-glamorous/story?id=30344697

Lee Friedlander captures New York City: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/magazine/lee-friedlander-captures-the-citys-hustle-and-flow.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad&_r=0

The 2015 Pulitzer Prizes: http://www.pulitzer.org

What good can a photo do?: http://www.curiousanimal.com/photojournalism/

Careless photographer at a bike race:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWFc_RjOiaA

Very scary claim by Facebook on ownership of content:  http://stopstealingphotos.com/facebook-representative-states-uploaded-content/

And the flipped here:  http://www.popphoto.com/facebook-doesnt-own-your-photos-no-matter-what-viral-e-mail-says

A very well-researched piece on the recent confrontation between photographers and some folks in West Virginia: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Why-a-Confrontation-Between-Photographers-and-Locals-Turned-Ugly-in-Appalachia-13417.shtml

A nice anecdote with a happy ending.http://www.npr.org/2015/03/17/393646844/lost-camera-survives-two-years-submerged-in-wyomings-salt-river

Happy Shooting,

February 2015 Newsletter

February 2015 newsletter

It’s not an April Fools joke, but sadly Sports Illustrated laid off all their photographers,  https://nppa.org/node/69374

Very nice tutorial on shooting hyperlapses  https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=84503534&x-yt-ts=1421914688&v=MLURWrcqVRY#t=13

Jim Richardson’s National Geographic presentation “From Food to Table”.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421914688&list=CLF5oiJJRPdPZzo8CTZpeGsg&x-yt-cl=84503534&v=f1b1YWwF3_I

Pen, Brush and Camera, a documentary about Henri Cartier-Bresson:  http://petapixel.com/2015/01/28/pen-brush-camera-1998-documentary-life-work-henri-cartier-bresson/

Everything and more you need to know about Model Releases:  http://www.danheller.com/model-release.html

Nick Didlick’ DSLR audio guide- http://nickdidlick.com/dslr-audio/

ThinkTank Photo has a new line of Perception Backpacks that look great for smaller camera bodies. :  http://www.thinktankphoto.com/categories/camera-backpacks.aspx?code=WS-119

Creative tips from Greg Heisler  https://vimeo.com/77415975?from=facebook

World Press Photo announced their winners and shockingly as many as 20% of the entrants were disqualified for image manipulation in processing.  http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/12/a-subtle-moment-becomes-the-world-press-photo-of-the-year/?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad

Amazing aerial photos from Vincent Laforet: https://www.storehouse.co/stories/r1qx6-air-sin-city-10-8k

Vint Cerf (Father of the Internet) is worried about your photos.  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31450389

The FAA finally releases its proposal for regulating drones: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/15/faa-drone-rule/23440469/

The Verge takes a look at the proposal: http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/16/8046495/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-faa-drone-rules

Photoshop turns 25: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/19/technology/personaltech/photoshop-at-25-a-thriving-chameleon-adapts-to-an-instagram-world.html?smid=nytnow-share&smprod=nytnow&_r=0

Here’s what Photoshop 1.0 looked like  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5CyX5NEnzk

The Mentor Series Trek’s are always a great time. Use my code MS50 when you register for one and you will get $50 off.  http://www.mentorseries.com

This hyperlapse from Dubai will blow your mind.  https://vimeo.com/117770305

Wonderful interview with Josef Koudelka http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Josef-Koudelka-on-Motivation-Humanity-and-What-Makes-a-Good-Photograph-12689.shtml

When Photography and Hucksterism Collide: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/22/business/peter-liks-recipe-for-success-sell-prints-print-money.html?hpw&rref=business&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

Lovely set of photos by Mark Seliger  http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/02/mark-seliger-oscar-party-portraits-2015

And finally, the line of Anti-Paparazzi clothing that you’ve been waiting for: http://petapixel.com/2015/02/25/watch-flashback-anti-paparazzi-clothing-ruin-flash-photographs/

January 2015 Newsletter

Hi there!

Hope to see you at one of my upcoming workshops:


Nashville Video Workshop— January 31-February 1

Orlando- February 6-7.   Action & People/ Elements of Photography

Dallas- February 20-21.  Basics of Camera Control and Exposure/ Action and People/Creative Lighting

Atlanta- March 14-15. Action and People/Landscape and Travel/Basics of Exposure and Camera Control

Baltimore- March 21-22 Action and People/Creative Lighting/Landscape and Travel/Basics of Exposure and Camera Control

Super excited about our upcoming workshop in Costa Rica April 10-17.  Email me for a $150 discount code.  http://www.mentorseries.com/treks/2015/costa-rica-2015

On with the news….

Sad story of how copyright infringement has driven one photographer out of business:  http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/09/one-mans-endless-hopeless-struggle-to-protect-his-copyrighted-images/

Alexandra Boulat, war photographer, is dead.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/06/arts/06boulat.html?_r=1&

Interview with SI Photography Director Brad Smith:  https://vimeo.com/109765650

Another stock photo fail.  You don’t expect to see it from a camera company.  http://petapixel.com/2014/10/25/pentax-k-s1-promo-features-bad-photoshop-job/

How one photographer handles image theft.  http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/photographers-can-protect-work

An interview with me from 2011 https://vimeo.com/22243175

Free NASA sounds.  http://createdigitalmusic.com/2014/10/nasa-posts-huge-library-space-sounds-youre-free-use/

10 things photographers wished they’d learned in photo school:  http://blog.photoshelter.com/2014/10/the-top-10-things-photographers-wish-they-learned-in-photo-school/

A wrap-up of the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar. http://blog.stanleyleary.com/2014/11/my-takeaways-from-atlanta.html

Good intro to flying the DJI Phantom 2:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY6AbEc9sF4

Photoshelter’s Guide to photo contests:  http://www.photoshelter.com/resources/photographers-guide-photo-contests-2015?utm_campaign=contest-guide-2015&utm_medium=bloglaunch&utm_source=link&utm_content=&utm_term=

My colleague Tom Meyer has a nice blog post on pricing his work:  http://twmeyer.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/open-letter-to-client-re-job-killer-quoted-rate/

Outcome of a frivolous lawsuit, Photographer 1- Attorney 0.  http://petapixel.com/2014/12/09/gary-fong-account-ridiculous-300000-lawsuit-threat-nelson-tang

Free online courses to improve your photography  http://www.lightstalking.com/5-free-online-courses-to-improve-your-photography/

Allen Murabayashi nails Peter Lik’s marketing stunt.  http://blog.photoshelter.com/2014/12/the-most-expensive-photo-in-the-world-or-the-best-marketing-stunt/

Michel du Cille, one of the great photojournalists of our time, died in Liberia while covering the Ebola Crisis.  Michel was a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and was respected for his kindness, generosity and dedication.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/2014/12/11/04e06b78-8189-11e4-8882-03cf08410beb_story.html 

A conversation with Michel du Cille about his Ebola coverage:  http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/276123/hysteria-or-proper-precaution-a-conversation-with-michel-du-cille/


Barton Silverman retires  http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/12/19/sports/barton-silvermans-career-in-sports-photography.html?referrer=&_r=0

Nice piece on former Presidential Photographer Dave Valdez.  http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/eyes-history-david-valdez-only-latino-white-house-photographer-n273206

Know your rights as a photographer:


Help Unravel a Gordon Parks mystery: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/12/gordan-parks-a-jim-crow-mystery/?smid=fb-share&_r=0

Robert Frank Online:  http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/14/finding-robert-frank-online/?_r=0

Ken Griffey Jr. is now a photographer.  Good thing he attended Nikon School first.  http://blog.thinktankphoto.com/2015/01/ken-griffey-jr-is-a-professional-photographer/

Steve McCurry up close: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/steve-mccurry-close-up-photographers-at-work?utm_source=General+List&utm_campaign=2d4a374443-Jan-15-2015-Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f1724e682d-2d4a374443-88752825

Jay Maisel on how to be a better photographer: http://vimeo.com/116692462

Espn documentary on 4 photographers that have shot every Super Bowl premiers January 23: http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/espn-documentary-highlights-four-photographers-worked-48-super-bowls.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=espn-documentary-highlights-four-photographers-worked-48-super-bowls

I thought Birdman was an amazing film.  Here are a few stories on how it was made:







Undeveloped WWII Film discovered and developed:  https://vimeo.com/116735360


Happy shooting!
-Michael Schwarz

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