July 2016

The Innovation Issue

© Tyson Sadler

© Tyson Sadler “Seeking Home,” a VR production made by the AP and RYOT, was directed by Tyson Sadler, who photographed the camera rig he used in a migrant camp in Calais, France.

PDNEWS

Picture Story: Jailhouse Horse Trainers
Photographer Aaron Adler took a chance that paid off on a story about Arizona prisoners who train horses for the U.S. Border Patrol.
BY DAVID WALKER

Shoot: Portrait of a Film Festival
Pamela Gentile began photographing the San Francisco International Film Festival as a way to get close to directors—and then she kept at it.
BY REBECCA ROBERTSON

From Assistant to Photographer: Kate Owen, Fashion and Celebrity Photographer
The 28-year-old fashion and editorial photographer explains how she launched her career with her persistence, spunk, connections and luck.
BY DAVID WALKER

What’s Your Niche?: David Mayhew, Storm Chaser
The Colorado photographer explains how he turned his interest in photographing storms and skyscapes into a living.
BY DAVID WALKER

THEME

From Inventor to Entrepreneur
Three photo and filmmaking startup founders on how they brought their ideas to life.
BY GREG SCOBLETE

21 Gear and Software Innovations Photographers Want Now
Photographers and filmmakers discuss the yet-to-be-invented tools that would make them more productive, and describe the workarounds they use now.

VR Photojournalism Gets Real
Grappling with journalistic practice and technology at the bleeding edge of visual storytelling.
BY JON BLISTEIN

FROM THE ARCHIVE

Innovations in Visual Storytelling
Excerpts from PDN’s interviews with photographers and filmmakers who have adapted interactive web design, video gaming and virtual reality to enrich their storytelling.

CREATE

Generating Buzz with Photo Stories
For the BuzzFeed News website and app, editors commission original photos and long-form, photographic features. Senior photo editor Kate Bubacz explains how she assigns photography and how BuzzFeed News supports photographers covering difficult stories.
INTERVIEW BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

GEAR & TECHNIQUES

How I Got That Shot: Moments for Dancing
On a combined still-motion shoot, David Martinez lit the environment first, then followed the action.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Product Reviews
Flashing back with the Olympus PEN-F; testing Tamron’s SP 90mm f/2.8 Macro and print making with Canon’s imagePROGRAF PRO-1000.
BY GREG SCOBLETE

Frames Per Second: From Workshop to Festival Success
In making The Pearl, their new feature-length documentary, photographers Jessica Dimmock and Christopher LaMarca benefitted from advice they got at the Sundance Institute labs.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Innovative Gear for Photographers and Filmmakers
Innovative photography and filmmaking tools we’re excited about—from hardware you can get in your hands now to the gear we’re eagerly anticipating.
BY GREG SCOBLETE

EXPOSURES

Conflicting Histories
Photographer Adam Golfer’s new book explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through his personal experiences trying to come to grips with his politics and family history.
BY CONOR RISCH

Enchanted Gardens
For her series “Heterotopia,” Karine Laval experimented with mirrors, filters and light to make photographs of gardens that confound viewers’ perceptions, and that explore what photography conceals and reveals.
BY CONOR RISCH

End Frame: The Good Earth: David Mayhew on Bernhard Edmaier

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