January 1, 2018

The Photo Industry Trends Issue

© Spencer Lowell

© Spencer Lowell Spencer Lowell photographed James F. Goldstein on the roof of his Modernist LA home. Read about Lowell’s work photographing architecture and find out what architecture clients and reps want from photographers this month.


Career Change: R.J. Kern Segues from Weddings to Fine Art
A just-for-fun lighting experiment with some sheep leads photographer R.J. Kern to a fine-art career he never anticipated.
By David Walker

Picture Story: Police Funeral Keepsake
The Buffalo News rushes to publish a special section about the funeral of a police officer, and passes it out to mourners as they leave the service.
By David Walker

Grants & Awards: Q&A with 2017 Smith Grant Winner Daniel Castro Garcia
The photographer talks about his methods and influences, and the responsibilities of photographers. 
By David Walker


The Gear of the Year
What caught our eye this year.
By Greg Scoblete

Gear We’re Excited About
By Greg Scoblete

PDN’s Photographer Survey: How’s Business?
Photographers tell us about their specialties, their earnings and their outlook for growth.
By David Walker

Photography’s Computational Future
By Ross Rubin


How Architecture and Interior Design Firms Work with Photographers
We spoke with architecture clients, photographers and their reps to learn how they work together.
By Conor Risch


What Nike Wants from Photographers
Suzanne Donaldson, senior director for creative production at Nike’s Global Brand Image department, explains how her experience in the fine-art, advertising and editorial worlds influences her work with photographers.
By Holly Stuart Hughes

Gear & Techniques

How I Got That Shot: Springsteen in 11 Minutes
On an assignment to photograph his hero, Bryan Derballa wanted to create simple and timeless portraits within the short time he had. 
By Holly Stuart Hughes

Product Reviews
We go hands-on withNikon’s D850, Tamron’s SP 24-70mm and the Broncolor Scoro S.
By Greg Scoblete

Frames Per Second: New Generation Apps Bring AR to Photo Books
In the past year, several photographers have added AR (augmented reality) functionality to photo books, allowing readers to view videos using off-the-shelf and customized apps.    
By  Holly Stuart Hughes

Gear Roundup: 17 Tripods & Rigs to Keep You on the Level
Gear for steadying your photography and filmmaking.
By Greg Scoblete


Finding a Refuge in Football
Looking to grow as both a photographer and a person, Fredrik Clement worked with NGO streetfootballworld to document the organization’s efforts to create a positive experience for refugees living in camps across Europe.
By Conor Risch

Uneasy Feeling
Deanna Pizzitelli uses various darkroom techniques to process her portraits, landscapes and still lifes, creating series that reflect the complexity of human emotion.
By Conor Risch

End Frame

Long Stories Told: Daniel Castro Garcia on Tim Hetherington
By Holly Stuart Hughes