David Schonauer

Trending: The 2023 Zenfolio State of Photography Industry Report

By David Schonauer   Friday April 28, 2023

"Just like most industries and small businesses, photography over the past year has not been immune to the lingering effects of the pandemic and the challenges of a not-so-healthy economy." So notes Zenfolio in its 2023 State of Photography Industry Report. The report--a survey of 2,248 photographers across 78 countries that primarily specialize in the portrait, landscape, wedding, sports, and family genres--shows a business …   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: The 2023 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year

GDT Nature Photographer of the Year   Friday April 28, 2023

“I have this habit of constantly looking for birds wherever I am. So every time I pass this electricity pole, I take a look up for there is always some kind of bird sitting there.” So says German photographer Silke Hüttche, winner of the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2023 award for her photo “Scenes from a Marriage,” which shows a pair of birds on a utility pole looking in opposite directions. The contest, from the German Society for Nature Photography, drew nearly 7,000 images from 13 countries.   Read the full Story >>

Addendum: The Weirdest and Most Wonderful Digital Cameras From the '90s

GIZMODO   Friday April 28, 2023

The ‘90s might be best known for 16-bit gaming and flip phones, but the decade also saw digital cameras go from expensive tools for professional photographers to devices accessible to the average consumer—“complete with an awkward teenage phase where companies were willing to try anything to make their digital camera designs stand out,” notes Gizmodo, which has a roundup of what it calls the era’s weirdest and most wonderful digicams. Who remembers the Apple QuickTake 100?   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: A Fashionable Take on Documentary Photography

W Magazine   Friday April 28, 2023

Colombia-born and Madrid-based photographer Felipe Romero Beltrán’s new book Dialect (published by Loose Joints) looks at a group of migrant men making the journey from Morocco to Spain. But in doing so, the work "reinvents documentary photography," notes W magazine, by making it feel like fashion photography. “When I proposed the project, I asked [the young men I was focusing on] to reenact, in the photographs, some of the experiences they had on their journey from Morocco to Spain,” Beltrán explains.   Read the full Story >>

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