May 2012

The Wedding and Events Issue

© Max Wanger

© Max Wanger An image by Max Wanger, shot for the fashion accessories company ban.do. Wanger is one of three wedding photographers who explain how their work for wedding clients has helped them land commercial and editorial assignments in “Crossover Hits.”

PDNews
Alejandro Chaskielberg describes creating moonlit portraits on an assignment in Kenya for Oxfam; John Novis, head of photography at Greenpeace International, explains how the NGO hires photographers; the outcome of Cariou v. Prince, now in federal appeals court, has implications for photographers and the re-mix esthetic of digital culture.
BY DAVID WALKER

The Wedding and Events issue

Crossover Hits
Three wedding photographers discuss how they were able to land commercial assignments.
by david walker, meghan ahearn
BY CONOR RISCH 

Appealing to the Tastemakers
How five of the leading wedding blogs choose the photographers they feature, and how to decide where to submit your best work.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES 

13 Products you Need to Add HD Video to your Business
Video educator Eduardo Angel helps us rank the essential gear for shooting high def.
BY DAN HAVLIK 

FEATURE

Craig Cutler Just Keeps Shooting
The commercial photographer committed to making one new personal work a week for a year. As the CC52 project wraps up, he talks about bringing his concepts to reality, and why it’s important not to get bogged down by your own ideas.
BY MEGHAN AHEARN 

The winners’ gallery for the Top Knots wedding photography competition 

CREATE

Brazil’s Advertising Comes of Age
Spurred on by Brazil’s booming economy and growing middle class, ad agencies are turning out award-winning print campaigns that offer plenty of opportunities for photographers.
BY LUCIANA OBNISKI

Spotlight: Photographer as Art Buyer
Chris Peters, senior art producer at Colle+McVoy, explains how his own photography informs his collaborations with clients and photographers.
INTERVIEW BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES 

How I Got That Shot: Lighting a Rock Climber in Action
After 25 years shootiong outdoor sports, Tom Bol experimented and found a new way to light a rock climber on a rock face.

Objects of Desire
Altec Lansing inMotion Air IMW725, PhotoShelter’s SEO for Photographers, Pico Flex Dolly Kit, ICE Light.

Product Reviews
Hands-on tests of the Canon PowerShot G1 X and Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens and a review by Theano Nikitas of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.
BY DAN HAVLIK 

Frames Per Second: Demystifying DSLR Audio

Exposures
Davide Monteleone’s Red Thistle explores the lives of people in the North Caucusus; Richard Mosse uses infrared lm to photograph the war-torn Eastern Congo, and explore photography’s limitations.
BY CONOR RISCH