Jeff Wignall

PPD Master Series: Glynn Lavender: Adventurer (and Teacher) with a Camera

By Jeff Wignall   Wednesday September 30, 2020

Glynn Lavender possesses an impressive combination of skills that have led him to great success as a photographer, a world-roaming adventurer and as a gifted and generous teacher. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Lavender's company Discovery Photo Tours has led more than 1,000 travel-photo workshops in places as far flung as India, Myanmar, and Tanzania. For the the latest installment of the PPD ...   Read the full Story >>

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Facebook   Wednesday September 30, 2020

Please contact me (button at top) to let me know about any books, shows, or projects you’ve got going. Also visit the Pro Photo Daily Facebook   page, if you haven't already. If you "Like" us you'll get updates of stories that don't make the Daily and shared stories from others. And of course we hope you will give us your opinions on some of the issues we address. You can find an archive of Pro Photo Daily posts at and a look at the best of some of our posts on our monthly Flipboard. Follow me on Twitter @davidschonauer.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Documenting New York's Last Remaining Artists' Housing

By Jeff Wignall   Tuesday September 29, 2020

Westbeth Artists' Housing opened in New York City in 1970. Located in Manhattan's Far West Village, it was meant to be a self-sustaining live, work, and exhibition space where struggling young artists, including Diane Arbus, stayed until they became established. But most of the artists who moved in at the building's inauguration never left. Today, Westbeth stands as a time capsule in ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Unveils the 'World's Smallest' Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony E-Mount

DP Review   Tuesday September 29, 2020

Tamron says its newly announced 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3 Di III RXD lens is ‘the world’s smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.” The lens is constructed of 15 elements in 10 groups, including a low dispersion element for minimizing aberrations, notes DP Review.  The lens measures just 5.8 inches long and weighs 19.2 oz but still offers full weather sealing and features an RXD autofocus motor that can take full advantage of Sony’s much lauded hybrid autofocus system, adds PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

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