David Schonauer

American Photography Open 2020: Meet Judge Jerry Downs

By David Schonauer   Wednesday August 12, 2020

Do you take pictures to discover the world? Or do you discover the world in order to take pictures? "When I go out to take pictures I no longer look for pictures. I simply enjoy the act of looking," says photographer Jerry Downs, an instructor at the Digital Photo Academy. "Not everything makes a good picture but absolutely everything is worthy of appreciation. If ...   Read the full Story >>

What We're Reading: Brian Skerry On Shark Attacks

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC   Wednesday August 12, 2020

This year’s Shark Week was preceded by the news that great whites have returned to New England: A 63-year-old New York woman was recently killed by a shark off Maine’s coast — the first fatal shark attack in the state’s history. At National Geographic, renowned shark photographer Brian Skerry urges caution, not hysteria. “I’ve made many hundreds, perhaps thousands of shark dives over the years and have only had maybe three-four times where I felt that I needed to get out of the water,” he says.   Read the full Story >>

Let's Continue the Conversation ...

Facebook   Wednesday August 12, 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 >>

What We're Reading: A Month of Trends, Opinion and Insight

By David Schonauer   Tuesday August 11, 2020

Whew, yeah, it's hot outside. So sip something cool and catch up up on some reading from the past month. Learn about the new community of Black women photographers pushing to fix he industry's diversity problem. Find out why Pentax is sticking with DSLRs, and why SpaceX is responsible for ruin one photographer's pictures of Comet NEOWISE. Discover the five cinematography ...   Read the full Story >>

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