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12 Action Cameras For Your Next Extreme Adventure

March 27, 2015 - From 4K to full HD, the newest crop of action cameras blend rugged durability with high-quality video and still recording. More »

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Big Donuts: Photog Jim Mangan and Rally Car Driver Ken Block Put the Landscape in Motion

March 26, 2015 - For his new series "BLAST," Jim Mangan shot aerial landscapes of rally-car driver Ken Block kicking up dust in the Utah desert. More »

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Cooperative Effort: Photographer Ed Panar and Melissa Catanese Crowdsource A People's History of Pittsburgh

March 25, 2015 - With support from the Carnegie Museum of Art, Panar and Catanese gather citizen photos to create a visual history of Pittsburgh, including a searchable Web-based archive and a forthcoming book. More »

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Victory Journal: An Ad Agency as Magazine Publisher

March 24, 2015 - In 2010, the creative studio Doubleday & Cartwright launched a biannual, 11 x 17-inch newsprint publication on sports and culture called Victory Journal, publishing images large. More »

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Cooperative Effort: Stuart Pilkington Graduates from Fan Sites to Collaborative Photo Projects

March 23, 2015 - Inspired by the popularity of his photographer fan sites, Pilkington has started a number of collaborative projects, including "The 50 States Project" and "The Swap," in which two photographers meet and take photos of each other. More »

B-Roll in Action: A Look at the Videos

March 19, 2015 -  Several directors shared their B-roll tips with PDN. Here's the video behind the talk. More »

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Cooperative Effort: Photographers Come Together to Create "The Photographic Dictionary"

March 19, 2015 - Lindley Warren's collaborative project, The Photographic Dictionary, asks photographers to interpret a word of their choice with a photo, or apply a word to an existing photograph. More »

© Peter Funch

Cooperative Effort: Project Pressure's Artful Approach to Environmental Activism

March 17, 2015 - Klaus Thymann, a commercial and fine art photographer, created Project Pressure to bring together photographers with varied skills and find new ways to bring disappearing glaciers to the public's attention. More »

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From Personal Work to Paid Assignments: How Tobias Hutzler's Light Drawing Experiments Led to Commercial Jobs

March 16, 2015 - Hutzler's abstract light-drawing personal work in the deserts of the American West led to assignments for Sony Music and GEO magazine. More »

© JONATHAN CHAPMAN

Tips From Filmmakers On How to Shoot Better B-roll

March 13, 2015 - Filmmaker Grant Slater says B-roll is what "keeps people from being bored." PDN talks to several filmmakers to learn their tips on how to shoot better B-roll. More »

Online Platforms That Bring Video Collaborators Together

March 12, 2015 - A new generation of companies is currently developing Web-based tools to address the needs of creative professionals, such as finding and connecting with talent, client feedback and cloud-based editing. More »

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Filmmaking Partners Ashley Gilbertson and Tim Grucza Pool Their Talents

March 10, 2015 - Gilbertson and Grucza grew up together in Melbourne, Australia, but didn't work together until 2012, when they realized they could bring complementary skills to their partnership. More »

© Jeff Schultz

Chasing Sled Dogs and Mushers at the Iditarod

March 09, 2015 - As official photographer of the Iditarod since 1980, Jeff Schultz is following the race once again this week by air and snowmachine. The following is an excerpt from his self-published book Chasing Dogs, which documents the race and Schultz's adventures covering it for more than 30 years.  
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© JESSE DITTMAR

From Assistant to Photographer: How Jesse Dittmar Launched His Portrait Photography Career

March 09, 2015 - Commercial and editorial portrait photographer Jesse Dittmar explains how he made personal connections with clients to launch his career. More »

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Dennis DeHart Brings Columbia River Basin Community and Conservation Issues to Fine-Art Audiences

March 06, 2015 - Inspired by bioregionalism, photographer Dennis DeHart examines the Columbia River Basin for cultural and ecological connections between communities. More »

© MITCHELL FEINBERG

Collaborative Duos: Mitchell Feinberg and Megan Caponetto Put the Life in Still Lifes

March 05, 2015 - Photographer Mitch Feinberg and prop stylist Megan Caponetto have only been working together for a few years, but their partnership has already produced some of their most iconic work, like the Boston Magazine cover commemorating the tragic bombing. More »

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Collaborative Duos: Alec Soth and Brad Zellar Explore What Community Means Today

March 03, 2015 - Photographer Alec Soth paired with writer Brad Zellar to make the Little Brown Mushroom Dispatches, a series of newspapers that delve into the culture of exurban communities in the U.S. More »

© Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times

© Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times

Don Bartletti's Year-long Exposé of the Hidden Cost of the Food You Eat

March 02, 2015 - What it took for the Los Angeles Times photographer to get inside Mexican farms to expose child labor and human rights abuses.  More »

© PAULA APARICIO

PDN March 2014: The Collaboration Issue

March 01, 2015 - The table of contents for the March 2015 Collaboration issue of PDN. More »

Chiara Goia Instagram Photo

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Q&A: Instagram Editorial Director Pamela Chen

February 27, 2015 - The leader of Instagram’s community team on how they choose photographers to highlight on the influential @Instagram account and blog. More »

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© ERIC GOTTESMAN/SUDDEN FLOWERS

Eric Gottesman Helps AIDS Orphans Tell Their Stories in "Sudden Flowers"

February 26, 2015 - The artist helped empower a collective of children in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, to make photographs that tell their own stories, free of stereotypes. More »

© GARRETT GROVE

© GARRETT GROVE

How Photographers Land Assignments Shooting Sponsored Expeditions

February 24, 2015 - We spoke to art directors at outdoor sports brands to find out what they're looking for in photographers, and how to balance a branding message with the need for thrilling images. More »

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Hawre Khalid's Document of Daily Life in His War-Torn Hometown of Kirkuk

February 23, 2015 - Kirkuk is an oil-rich hot spot in the war between Kurdish forces and ISIS, but to photojournalist Hawre Khalid, it's home, where most just try to go about their daily lives. More »

© JENNILEE MARIGOMEN

© JENNILEE MARIGOMEN

The Beauty and Wonder of Jennilee Marigomen's Book "Window Seat"

February 20, 2015 - The Vancouver-based photographer's second book, Window Seat, uses light, shadow and color to show viewers a world flush with beauty and wonder. More »

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How I Got That Shot: Justin Fantl's Still Life With Fleeing Cat

February 18, 2015 - Photographer Justin Fantl turns a large-scale product shot into a colorful, graphic composition—with a furry surprise. More »

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Still on the Story

February 18, 2015 -  Photographers talk about their motivations, challenges, and rewards of covering a story for many years. More »

© TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH

© TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH

How Cinematographers Make Wide-Angle Action Cam Video Play Well With Cinema Footage

February 17, 2015 - Action cams are prized for the ease with which they can be mounted to goggles, helmets and high-flying athletes, but it's still a challenge to integrate them into productions that use other cameras. More »

© FATALI, THE LIGHT HUNTER

© FATALI, THE LIGHT HUNTER

Chris Burkard on Photographer Michael Fatali's Sense of Pace and Place

February 16, 2015 - Burkard learned from Fatali to have patience and get to know a place before photographing it. More »

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Josef Koudelka on Motivation, Humanity and What Makes a Good Photograph

February 12, 2015 - The Magnum photographer spoke with the Getty Museum's Laura Hubber and Annelisa Stephan as they finished preparations for the exhibit "Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful," which runs at the museum through March 22, 2015. More »

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Jim Fryer and Iri Greco "Brake" into World Tour Cycling

February 11, 2015 - Jim Fryer and Iri Greco make photos and videos of World Tour Cycling's premier athletes. But while they met at a bike race, their paths to meeting couldn't have been more different. More »

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