David Schonauer

In Focus: Selling Prints To Save Journalists' Lives

TIME LightBox   Friday November 21, 2014

In 2012, following the death of photojournalist Tim Hetherington, his friend and colleague Sebastian Junger founded the non-profit org Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues, or RISC, to train journalists in simple and essential medical skills. Knowing how to tie a tourniquet or properly carry an injured person to safety can save lives in the field and might have saved Hetherington, says Junger. RISC is now holding a benefit auction of photographic prints to raise money to help pay for the training it provides. (Each training session costs $24,000 for 24 New York-based students; overseas sessions cost $36,000, notes Time LightBox.) The fundraising will conclude with a live auction at the Aperture Gallery on Dec. 3.   Read the full Story >>

Insight: Why This Photo Rep Quit the Business

PDN   Friday November 21, 2014

As a photographer, you may know all too well the hurdles that have to be jumped to succeed as a pro. But you’ll have another view of the industry when you read PDN reporter Amy Wolff’s interview with Julian Richards, who, after 20 years as a successful photographer’s rep, recently decided to close his agency. “Digital changed the landscape,” Richards says. “The photographer’s role as sorcerer and custodian of the vision was diminished.”     Read the full Story >>

Trending, 1: An Astonishing Macro View of Spiders in Dew

DIYPhotography   Friday November 21, 2014

Looking at the macro images of spiders reflected in dewdrops created by Italian photographer Alberto Ghizzi Panizza may leave you wondering how he always manages to be at the right place at the right time, notes DIY Photography, one of the websites that have been offering much love to the work. Panizza tells the Daily Mail how he uses focus-stacking techniques to create the final images, which he shoots with a Nikon D7100, usually at 40mm with a two-second shutter speed.   Read the full Story >>

Trending, 2: Boudoir Photography for Single-Sex Couples

The Huffington Post   Friday November 21, 2014

Is boudoir photography necessary in age of selfie exhibitionism? Apparently, yes: Fstoppers says boudoir photography is an increasingly lucrative corner of the photo industry and offers a primer on its fine points. And the Huffington Post spotlights Canadian boudoir photo duo Ewan and Brianna Phelan, who have a growing clientele of same-sex clients. The photogs, who will be speaking at the 2015 WPPI show in Las Vegas, say they take the same approach to every couple they shoot.   Read the full Story >>

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