“Bielmann: Straight up the Man,” a short film on Surf Photographer Brian Bielmann

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.

A guide to street photography: Matt Stuart, manners and human autofocus

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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

PDN Video: Is Your Photo Project a Contender for Lens Blog?

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.

Video: Action Photog David Bergman Talks Freelancing, Shooting Live Music & Networking

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.