David Schonauer

What We Learned This Week: Glow Worm Lighting; Uber for Drones

By David Schonauer   Friday July 3, 2015

This week in photography we learned that bioluminescent bugs can be effective light sources. We also learned the there is now an Uber-like service for drones, that one big stock-photo agency is getting in on the virtual-reality trend, and that Instagram is making some significant updates that will help users connect with photographers. We also learned that the award-winning title sequence for HBO's ...   Read the full Story >>

Passings: Photojournalist Charles Harbutt Dies at 79

The New York Times   Friday July 3, 2015

Widely admired photojournalist and fine-art photographer Charles Harbutt died late Monday or early Tuesday in Monteagle, Tenn., near Chattanooga, where he was teaching, notes the New York Times. He was 79. “He and Burk Uzzle took photojournalism and pushed it in a direction away from literalism or classicism—away from certainly the European paradigm of Cartier-Bresson, and away from the narrative paradigm of Gene Smith to something very, very different, very involved with metaphor.” says Jeff Jacobson, a former colleague. Go here  for more.   Read the full Story >>

See It Now: Looking Back At America With Robert Frank

The New York Times Magazine   Friday July 3, 2015

In time for Fourth of July, the New York Times Magazine looks at America with the man who saw it as no one else has: Robert Frank, the most influential photographer alive. Writer Nicholas Dawidoff profiles the 90-year-old Frank, who reflects on his life and his journey to the heart and soul of the country he came to as a young man. ‘‘Something I really like is a big flag. Here, people are so proud of it. In other countries you don’t feel they’re so proud of their flag.,” he says. This is a must read for the weekend. Photos by Katy Grannan.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Polarr's iOS Editing App Is a Big Hit

Business Insider   Friday July 3, 2015

The newly launched iOS version of popular browser-based photo editor Polarr   is a hit: Business Insider reports that the app, featured by Apple, was downloaded some 250,000 times in the first 48 hours it was available at the iTunes store. The key to its success: The app provides powerful features — offering pre-made and custom presets/filters you can apply to your images— for a fraction of the price of Photoshop.   Read the full Story >>

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