David Schonauer

Insight: Two Books To Ramp Up Your Creativity and Passion for Photography

By David Schonauer   Monday June 24, 2019

What comes first, creativity or passion? It's a chicken-and-egg question, and far be it from the humble minds at PPD to put forward an answer. As it happens, though, we have recently been looking over two books that cover both possibilities. Photographer Steve Simon recently released a "remastered" second edition of his book "The Passionate Photographer: Dream It, Be It," which promises to ...   Read the full Story >>

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Facebook   Monday June 24, 2019

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Resources: This 3D Map Shows Where You Can Hike In a Given Amount of Time

PetaPixel   Friday June 21, 2019

If you’re a photographer who often hikes in the great outdoors, you might be interested in a new feature from the mapping service FATMAP, notes PetaPixel. It’s called the Travel Distance layer, and it shows on a 3D map exactly where you’ll be able to hike to in any given amount of time. The map doesn’t just take into account the straight line distance for its calculations, but also the geographical properties (e.g. slope/gradient) of the map as well. Surface properties such as brush, swamps, or rivers aren’t taken into account.   Read the full Story >>

Books: Gray Malin's Warm, Colorful "Italy"

CNN   Friday June 21, 2019

Even if you don't know Gray Malin's name, odds are very good that you know his photography — his photos, especially his colorful aerial images of beaches and beach umbrellas, have become so popular that they’ve been featured on phone cases, notes CNN. Malin’s new book Italy is drawn from six separate visits he made to the country. “I wanted to capture not only what it looks like to visit each of these places, but to how truly it feels to be there as well,” Malin tells CNN.    Read the full Story >>

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