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This is what I had feared when I first participated in the CNN’s iReport and when my photos of the Wisconsin protests in Madison were approved by the iReport editor as to be fit for publication and use by CNN, I was happy. Yet, the direct result of the citizen journalism is that the reduced cost for CNN to produce stories with the use of an army of unpaid or minimally paid “journalists” who happen to be at the right place with a camera phone or any sort of recording device. Unfortunately, my fears were justified and here we see the results.
The layoffs – which hit CNN offices in Atlanta, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Miami – come at the end of a three-year work process analysis. The CNN archive library will be centralized in Atlanta while the library in Washington will be downsized and the New York library closed entirely. The company will add positions in Atlanta and expects to eventually be back to pre-layoff personnel levels.
“We anticipate that the number of positions in the overall organization in the next six months will remain roughly flat with what we had this past year,” said a CNN spokesperson.Additionally, CNN’s Washington-based live production unit also had layoffs today.
In an email to staff on Friday, CNN senior vp Jack Womack outlined the reorganization noting that new technology in desk-top editing and user-generated content and social media have made some editing and photojournalism positions redundant.
The rational behind the decision to ban the ad evidently is that the ad looks like the kid is unhappy and seating on the rails, therefore she is contemplating suicide! For the life of me, I just cannot understand how these people figure things! It makes utterly no sense to me.
The Advertising Standards Authority ASA, a non-governmental group that deals with “complaints about advertising” in the U.K., banned a Miu Miu fashion ad shot by Bruce Weber because they found it to be “irresponsible and in breach of the Code in showing a child in a hazardous or dangerous situation.” The child in question is 14-year-old American actress Hailee Steinfeld, the breakout star of last year’s True Grit.
The ad shows Steinfeld donning 1940s-inspired Miu Miu clothing while sitting on abandoned railroad tracks. The ASA accepted parent company Prada’s explanation that the setting was meant to depict an actress on a movie set, relaxing between takes and rubbing her eye nonchalantly, rather than to suggest the young girl is upset and contemplating suicide.
The ASA also acknowledged that the ad was geared toward a mature audience since it was published in Tatler magazine, whose readership is for the most part adult. However, the ASA still found the ad to be troublesome since Steinfeld is shown in a “potentially hazardous situation” and noted the “ad must not appear again in its current form.”
More photos here: miumiu.com OFFICIAL WEBSITE.
I took this editorial portrait in my dinning room after having moved the table and all the chairs. It was a very nice sunny day and the sun was shining through the windows. At first I wanted to use a beauty dish but after a few tests I decided that the portrait image would work best if I simply use a silver reflector to open up the face and the shadow areas. I also wanted to white out the background. Melvina is a local model and she was a pleasure to work with. The end result, turned out just the way I wanted it and, if I may say so, I was rather pleased with it.
Model: Melvina A.
Wooden Version of the Sigma SD1
Ok, Sigma is going to make only ten (10) copies of this wooden Sigma SD1. I assume, presume and predict that they will cost an arm and a leg to buy and they will mostly be collector items. So, if you have a lot of money to burn, this is something to consider… I suppose. I, have better things to do with my money however!
There is nothing to say about this other than watch it…
We shot on Sunday October 18, 2011. Katie L. is an amazing model from Florida who was passing through Illinois and I got the privilege of having her as a model for a shoot. These photos were the ones we started with and then we continued to the second series of photos which I will be posting shortly.
I love these photos and I think the vintage look work nicely with the feel and the atmosphere of the photographs.
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Back when I was a kid I used to have a Canon Super8 movie camera. The movie camera shot between 18 and 24fps. This camera is about to be a hybrid between world of the movies and that of the stills. It amazes me to no end…
As the rumors foretold, Canon has announced a new DSLR today combining the 1D and 1Ds line of DSLRs into a single camera: the EOS-1D X. This beastly DSLR is an 18-megapixel jack of all trades. It’s full frame, but still shoots 14fps using 61 autofocus points and a 252-zone metering system. ISO can be boosted up to a whopping 204,000.
There’s a large 3.2-inch LCD screen on the back, and a futuristic optical viewfinder that offers things such as a dual-axis electronic level and an on-demand grid. For remote shooting and file transferring, there’s a handy built-in wired LAN connection. In terms of video, camera can also do 1080p recording at 24/25/30fps, along with 720p at 50/60fps. You’ll have to start saving up though — the 1D X will cost $6,800 when it’s released in March 2012.
There are so many places to take photos of here in Chicago. Now the Summer is over and the weather is going to pits, time is limited to get out and take photos without having to wear 12 layers of clothing.
I have been in most places listed below except the EL Station at 95th Street. It is now on the agenda.
1. Montrose Point
2. Lower Wacker/Michigan/Columbus network of streets
3. Wabash in the Loop
4. Millennium Park
5. Hancock Observatory
6. 95th St CTA stop/Dan Ryan and/or 18th Street in Pilsen
7. Outside Wrigley Field on Game Days
8. Planetarium - Looking Back at the City
9. Lincoln Park Zoo/Lagoon
10. Along the Chicago River Downtown
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What they’re saying is that there’s a different compression strategy is used for a quality of 7 compared to 6. Holding the JPEG image quality constant, this change would normally drastically increase the file size of the photograph. However, not wanting to have a giant leap in file size between 6 and 7, Adobe actually reduces the image quality when going from 6 to 7 in order to compensate for the larger file size!
So basically, don’t ever use a quality of 7 when saving JPEGs with Photoshop. Either use 6, or something higher than 7 if you want to actually increase the quality of the photo.
We shot this editorial portraits photograph in Evanston beach by the Light House. That is a great location next to the beach and at the time we got there, there were almost no one on the beach and we had it all to ourselves. My assistant Dan Finley was helping me out that day by holding a radio controlled light box equipped with Metz 45 and powered by a Quantum II battery. We were running up and down the beach while taking photos and after a few back and forth, we were all tired and out breath—that is when Alexs began to play with his hair and I continued shooting as he was trying to catch his breath and get back to normal.
This editorial portrait is just right because it was spontaneous and it has soul—at least so far as I am concerned.
Jenny M. is my neighbor and is a math teacher in a local school. She is also a great model! I made these editorial portrait photographs of Jenny last year. That morning before the shoot, I went to a local beauty shop and purchased these glue on nails. We spent a good bit of time gluing these nails—I know I had never done something like that so it was all new to me and from the looks of it, it was all new to Jenny as well. I wanted to have a vixen/cat woman type of beauty shot. After playing around with the fingers and nails, I got this shot about a little more than half way through the shoot.
I used a simple beauty dish for her and had the backdrop lite from behind by a huge soft box. I like this shot!
Jenna is great. She is a very versatile model and it is very fun working with her. It is always a pleasure working with her and having her try new things. This photograph is an homage to William Klein and Serge Gainsbourg. I will let you find which photograph I am talking about but you can’t miss it!!!
I have seen many photos of Man Ray, but this one is the one that talks to me the most. Taken a short period of time before his death in 1976, Man Ray has been a huge influence on me and my photography. I look at this photograph and all I see is an artist, a person of influence, an independent thinker, and a person who was not afraid to raise hell. He looks tired and inpatient—as if the photographer is preventing him from going outside and raising some more hell. He appears alert and witty. This, without a doubt, is my favorite editorial portrait of Man Ray.
Every once in a while I come up with a little video that can be placed here and there about the editorial photography, portraits and headshots I do. Feel free to share this if you like my photography.