January 2014

The Innovation Issue

© Gina Marie Santucci

© Gina Marie Santucci Gina Marie Santucci’s photograph of a squid, part of a splash series on seafood she shot for her portfolio, was published on the cover of Edible Manhattan this year.

PDNews
Personal Work That Lands Assignments: How Dustin Cohen capitalized on the viral success of his personal video project on Brooklyn, New York-based artisans. Picture Story: On assignment for MSNBC.com in
coal country, Peter van Agtmael had to work around stereotypes of Appalachia and the locals’ mistrust of the media. What’s Your Niche? Lexia Frank on the joys and business challenges of birth photography.
BY DAVID WALKER

THE INNOVATION ISSUE

Five Tech Trends That are Changing the Photo Industry Today 
Emerging trends making an impact on photographers.
BY DAN HAVLIK

6 Photo Innovations
New tools and new ideas changing the way we take and share photos.

From Thrill to Thrift: Low-Cost Options for High-End Camera Features 
Just because you want cutting-edge technology doesn’t mean you have to drop big bucks to get it.
BY THEANO NIKITAS

FEATURE

PDN’s All-Star Assistants
We showcase the photography and skills of 20 outstanding assistants and digital techs.
BY LIBBY PETERSON AND BRIENNE WALSH

CREATE

Asset Management
National Geographic Creative is doing more than just licensing stock images; it’s also creating ads and pitching the unique expertise of the photographers it represents to commercial clients.
BY MEGHAN AHEARN

The winners’ gallery for the ultimate Music Moment photo contest 

GEAR

How I Got that Shot: Beauty in Motion
Shooting a cover story and video for Bolero, fashion and beauty photographer Diana Scheunemann chose to work in a way that would let the model move naturally.

Objects of Desire
Light Blaster, a lavish new photo book for Apple fans, Leica Ultravid Colorline, Yashica Electro 35 GSN.
BY DAN HAVLIK

Product Reviews
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II, Nikon D610, Canon EOS 70D.
EDITED BY DAN HAVLIK

Frames Per Second: Campus Stars
Colleges are making sophisticated videos to lure applicants and donors. The manager of Brigham Young University’s photography crew explains how they created a humorous video on the BYU math team that won this year’s University Photographers’ Association of America Multi Media Competition.
BY DAVID WALKER

Our 7 Favorite Smartphone Tools and Accessories
While these smartphones and accessories won’t replace your main camera rig, they’ll help you shoot some stunning images and videos without weighing you down.
BY GREG SCOBLETE

Exposures
In a new book and exhibition, Yael Ben-Zion delivers nuanced portraits of intermarried couples and their families. For her compelling new book, Elisabeth Tonnard combined images from a historic archive of San Francisco street photographs with various translations of the opening lines of Dante’s The Inferno.
BY DZANA TSOMONDO