Link: Best News Bloopers 2013 – Boing Boing
I just can’t get enough live TV news bloopers. Fortunately, there’s this video: “Best News Bloopers 2013″ Great work, everyone. Keep f*cking that chicken.
Link: Juxtapoz Magazine – “Bielmann: Straight up the Man,” a short film on Surf Photographer Brian Bielmann
“Bielmann: Straight up the Man” is a short film presented by Sanuk that profiles world-renowned surf photographer Brian Bielmann. Following the lenend on his Hawaiian home turf, the film tells the incredible stories behind the iconic shots he’s snapped over his 30+ year career. It also features a handful of the surfing world’s stalwarts including Chris Cote, Alek Parker, Aaron Checkwood, Clark Little, Nathan Fletcher, Herbie Fletcher, Kai “Bork” Garcia, and Matt Meola.
Link: Mary Ellen Mark: Nothing More Extraordinary than Reality « The Leica Camera
Mary Ellen Mark is a renowned, award-winning photographer. Her work has spanned over 40 years with exhibits all over the world including “Leica: My First Camera” that premiered at the opening of Leica Store and Gallery Los Angeles in June 2013 and is now on display at Leica Store Washington DC.
Link: A guide to street photography: Matt Stuart, manners and human autofocus
Now we’re going all in with a look at manual focusing. Our guide is Matt Stuart, a London-based photographer who’s made his name with funny and quirky shots of humanity going about its business; shots that often materialize and then disappear so quickly that even the fastest autofocus system would fail to keep up. Since Stuart’s style often involves stepping right up to people, almost to the point of invading their personal space, we’ll also try to figure out how he manages to avoid confrontation
Link: PDNPulse » PDN Video: Is Your Photo Project a Contender for Lens Blog?
Jim Estrin, founder and co-editor of Lens, the popular New York Times photography blog, recently sat down with PDN to talk about what he looks for in photo projects, what distinguishes the projects that Lens blog publishes, and why Lens editors reject many other stories. For photographers trying to get his attention, he offers insight and tips about work ethic, story choice, and representation of subjects. He also discusses two projects that exemplify Lens Blog’s standards and esthetic.
Link: Video: Action Photog David Bergman Talks Freelancing, Shooting Live Music & Networking
Here, listen in as he discusses building a freelance career, the importance of learning new techniques to keep your business ahead of the curve, and just how vital networking is. He also touches on the gear he uses while shooting live music shows in packed stadiums, and even shares a few behind-the-scenes stories.
Link: 7 Golden Photojournalism Rules by a Reuters Chief Photographer | THEME
What are the key tips to shooting great news photography? This video by award-winning Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj, an experienced Asia hand, shares his seven ideas on how to shoot news photos that engage audiences and tell a great story.