Friday Shout-Outs, Plenty of Projects, and One Cool Trick

Friday Shout-Outs, Plenty of Projects, and One Cool Trick

This week we’re showing off a variety of cool photo projects. One project happens entirely on one street corner in Texas, another is happening in communist countries around the world, and another documents the history of an NCAA sports photography legend. To finish it up, we share one clever website trick that you can steal for yourself.

Shout-Outs are a regular Friday thing, and you can be part of it, too. Send us suggestions! If we think it’s worth shouting about, it will show up here in the blog on a Friday. To submit something, scroll to the bottom to see how.


The New York Times Fashion & Style section just published 41 images from photographer Ben Sklar, who just documented “style cross-overs” at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas.

The name of the featured collection is “A Studied Cool: Street Style at SXSW“, and I found the images to be a fascinating. All of them.


“It shows a cross section of one street corner and many different intersections of humanity that attend the event,” he said.

Great job, Ben!

Brett Wilhelm of NCAA Photos just tipped me off about a great new video interview with legendary sports photographer Rich Clarkson.

“We just produced the first part of series of short interviews with Rich Clarkson about some of his favorite Final Four moments, illustrated with his images from the NCAA Photos collection,” he said.

In this video, Clarkson tells the amusing story of his first-ever cover of Sports Illustrated. Highly amusing, and perfect timing with the NCAA basketball tournament currently underway.

I’m looking forward to seeing more of these!

It’s that time of year again. One of the best photo workshop experiences that a young photographer can ever have in their career has officially started accepting applications.


The Eddie Adams Workshop will be accepting applications until May 27th for Barnstorm XXIV.

Applications can be found on the Eddie Adams Workshop homepage, and the process is entirely online.

As an attendee of Barnstorm II (yeah I’m old, so what) I can tell you first hand that it truly is an amazing career-boosting experience.

The British Journal of Photography recently posted a story about a project by documentary photographer Tomas Van Houtryve, and his use of the fund-raising site to get the money he needs to finish his long term project on “the last communist holdouts around the world.”

Here’s a great video that explains the project:

Van Houtryve’s goal is $8,800. As of this writing, he has already funded $3,861 from 67 different backers, and he has 11 days left to raise the remaining $4,939.



Tod Grubbs, a Texas-based photographer who runs Bee Creek Photography came up with a neat little trick that allows him to embed the popular Photo Wall from his PhotoShelter website into the front page of his WordPress blog using the Graph Paper Press “Modularity” theme.

“I replaced the slide show on the main WordPress page with the PhotoShelter photo wall output,” he said. “I generate the photo wall in PhotoShelter, and then replaced the slideshow.php guts with the photo wall code to get this look on my main page.”

Good thinking!

I am always looking for things to include here in our Friday Shout-Outs – so if you have anything you think is worthy, let me know. One great way to do that is to post a note to Twitter with my name in it (@heygrover), and that way I won’t forget it later. Don’t have Twitter? Email me: grover-at-photoshelter-dot-com.

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