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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 »

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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 »

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Project X: Help Portrait

April 04, 2014 - High School Photo Students Inspired to Give, Rather than Take, Portraits
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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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Project X: Shoot, Learn, Sell

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

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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 »

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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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