David Schonauer

In Focus: World Press Photo Enters 'New Phase' as Managing Director Leaves

PetaPixel   Tuesday June 30, 2020

Earlier this month, the World Press Photo Foundation announced that Lars Boering, the Managing Director of the foundation for the past 5 years, is leaving the organization as it prepares to enter “a new phase for connecting the world to the stories that matter.” The organization seems keen to re-invent itself by adopting a a more resilient business model as well as establishing an “International Advisory Board” whose exact purpose is still unclear, notes PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

PPD Readers Pandemic Projects: Mel Curtis's "Circles of Confusion"

By David Schonauer   Tuesday June 30, 2020

For the past five years, Seattle-based photographer Mel Curtis has been working on a personal project called "Circles of Confusion." Essentially out-of-focus imagery shot at twilight, the work was intended to explore formal aspects of color and light. "When the pandemic hit, I decided to use the same technique to investigate the twilight landscape that was largely devoid of cars, largely empty, something more …   Read the full Story >>

How To: Ace Product Photography at Home

gadgets and tech   Monday June 29, 2020

Want to learn something new? A video from Gadgets and Tech shows you how to use a small keychain light to create light-painting product photography at home. The tutorial comes complete with camera settings to get you started.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: The GraviGrip Is a Battery-Free Phone Stabilizer

KICKSTARTER   Monday June 29, 2020

Here’s something new—a tiny camera stabilizer that doesn’t need batteries. Now absolutely blowing through its Kickstarter goal, the GraviGrip is pocket-sized, hydraulic-based stabilizer for action cameras and smartphones. It doesn’t cost much, either.   Read the full Story >>

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