This weekend, The Benevolent Media Festival will celebrate the people, organizations, and projects that work to compel others to care about a cause or take action on an issue. “Media Creators” are invited to host their own workshops or events to showcase their work for good (see full schedule here). We’re particularly excited about the Photography for Good: Slideshows & Discussion held on Sunday, which will showcase three professional photographers who have used their talent to bring social and environmental issues to light.
Congrats to PhotoShelter member Dave Getzschman for being named in PDN’s December magazine issue as one of the “Rising Stars of Wedding Photography”! Dave is a San Francisco-based documentary photographer who was recruited by wedding photographer and friend Ben Chrisman. While he’s retained his main newspaper client, his real work has been shooting weddings for Chrisman Studios. He was quoted by PDN, saying: “You really can shoot weddings in documentary fashion and you can have fun and challenge yourself. I do more photojournalism for weddings than I ever did for newspapers.”
Kerry Garrison from Camera Dojo has released a new eBook titled “All About Lighting”. It’s 50 pages of information and insight on a variety of lighting topics including color balance, lighting angles, equipment, and more. You can get your copy for $14.99 here.
To mark their 45th volume, PhotographyBB has released a Special Commemorative Edition that includes a tribute to Steve Jobs for his contributions to the world of technology. The volume also includes photography tips for creating a mood of mystery, how to find a photographic mentor, and much more.
After James Whitlow Delano lost his sister to cancer, he wanted to find a way to show his appreciation for the hospice center where she lived almost pain-free during her final months. So he set out to create a charity photo book project that would create awareness and raise funds for hospice and palliative care. The result was The Mercy Project, a collection of 118 images from photographers who James asked to share one image that captured the meaning of mercy for them.
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