New service offers expert portfolio reviews online

You know how the portfolio-review experience can be invaluable for improving your work but it’s sometimes hard to schedule the time and save the funds to attend a review? Creative consultant Allegra Wilde has joined forces with photographers Jesse Diamond and Micah Diamond to create Eyeist, a service that provides portfolio reviews online, making it […]

This week’s highlights from other photo blogs

. Verve Photo, which is devoted to documentary photography, highlighted the image by young Belgian photographer Bieke Depoorter, along with a story about it written by Depoorter. Here’s an excerpt: “I took this picture during my second trip through Russia in the winter of 2008/2009. I met the woman a few days before, in the […]

More on photojournalism and Photoshop

Back in April, Stella Kramer stirred people up with her guest column on Adobe CS5‘s Content-Aware Fill feature, which enables users to alter images more easily than ever before. The issue was not that the feature itself didn’t work well. “Think healing or cloning, but on steroids!” enthused PC Magazine after previewing Content-Aware Fill. “If […]

A photo contest with prizes you can really use

APA|NY, the New York chapter of the Advertising Photographers of America, has launched a photo contest to showcase the creative exploration that’s flourishing despite our anemic economy. “This display of work will provoke conversations that highlight the talents of photographers in the New York region, putting them on the map for excellence across all genres […]

Beware of content-aware fill: Stella Kramer on Photoshop CS5

Adobe Photoshop CS5 officially debuts today, and according to PC World, which tested a beta version of the software, “what sets Photoshop CS5 apart isn’t any one killer app but dozens of refinements that will make users’ lives easier, more efficient, and, potentially, more creative.” One of those refinements is “content-aware fill.” “One of the […]

Part 2: More highlights from the APA panel discussion on presenting your work to the new-media landscape

. Previously on Stockland Martel Blog Brings You Highlights From “Multi-Platform Editing: Presenting Your Work to the New Media Landscape”: Vaughan Hannigan photo rep Joe Pritchard offered advice for photographers who are editing their books: Don’t get attached to images “that SUCK,” he said, genially but seriously. Photographer Chris Owyoung offered advice for those who […]

Highlights from the APA panel discussion on presenting your work to the new-media landscape

. I took pages of notes at the sold-out APA/NY panel discussion at Calumet on Wednesday. Let’s just say there was a lot of meat on that bone. I’m going to serve it up in two separate posts. The panel was unusually strong: Roberto De Luna, photo editor at Time Out New York; Joe Pritchard, […]

Tonight: “Presenting Your Work to the New Media Landscape”

. I’m looking forward to attending this APA/NY event tonight at Calumet Photographic: “Multi-Platform Editing: Presenting Your Work to the New Media Landscape.” Stella Kramer will be moderating a panel discussion on how new technologies and media platforms affect the way photographers’ work is viewed, and how photographers’ should adjust their process as a result. […]

Photogs on shooting celebrity portraits

… PDN has expanded its feature on celebrity portraiture, in the December issue, online and asked a variety of photographers to answer questions like “What is the most challenging situation you’ve ever had to deal with while photographing a celebrity and what did you do to get the shot?” The shooters they spoke to include […]

Interview with Brenda Milis of Men’s Health

… Stella Kramer has posted an excellent interview with Men’s Health director of photography Brenda Milis at her blog, Stellazine. Brenda talks about her background (her first love was painting), the story behind specific photos published in the magazine (such as arranging a shoot with President Obama in just a few hours’ time), as well […]