January 2015 Newsletter

Hi there!

Hope to see you at one of my upcoming workshops:

www.nikonschool.com

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/

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/lens/2014/12/12/michel-du-cille-a-photographer-with-compassion-and-respect/?smid=fb-share&referrer=

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:

https://www.aclu.org/kyr-photo

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:

Birdman

http://www.cinematographydb.com/2014/11/cinematography-birdman-emmanuel-lubezki-asc/

http://soundandpicture.com/2014/11/birdman-interview-steadicam-operator-chris-haarhoff/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeZ8rTOlSPg

http://nofilmschool.com/2014/11/how-birdman-was-made-to-look-like-film-shot-in-one-take

http://nofilmschool.com/2014/12/how-light-film-looks-one-continuous-take-chivo-talks-birdman

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

 

Happy shooting!
-Michael Schwarz
www.michaelschwarz.com
www.michaeltraining.com

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