- After this week’s drone incident at the White House, DJI – the drone’s manufacturer – has issued a mandatory firmware update disabling the use of their devices in D.C.’s no-fly zone.
- Sports Illustrated laid off the rest of its photography staff this week. Here’s an attempt to explain why.
- Sometimes the best moments of Saturday Night Live are the host portrait bumpers. Mary Ellen Matthews, the photographer who’s been doing them since 1999, talks about her work.
- Vantage recently posted the second in a two-part interview with Karen Mullarky, “one of the most influential and respected picture editors of all time.” Part 1, Part 2.
- “I tried to imagine my life as a mother. I couldn’t think of a single female war photographer who had a stable relationship, much less a husband or a baby.” The New York Times published an excerpt by photojournalist Lynsey Addario from her book “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War,” available February 5.
- Remote cameras caught a rare glimpse of a Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite National Park.
- Photographer Carrie Schneider’s response to the lack of women in our literary canon.
- Photographer Jim Magnan followed professional rally driver Ken Block kick up all the dust in southern Utah.
- This gallery of Supermarket Spaceships shows life-size rockets inspired by 1950s TV-shows that used to tour the country to advertise bread and meat products.
- While their images of the recent snowstorm had been solicited by the New York Times, Instagrammers only discovered their front-page placement by chance.
- Meanwhile, here are some old photographs showing the aftermath of a huge snow storm that hit the eastern seaboard in March of 1888.
- PDN Magazine is looking for “emerging photographers” to feature in their next issue. Is one of them you?
- Welcome to Oymyakon, Russia – the coldest town on earth. It’s dark for 21 hours a day and, during winter, temperatures average minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Art Shay, now 92 and one of the 20th century’s most prolific photographers, is starting to get the “appreciation from the art world he’s long deserved.”
- 15-year-old white tiger Omar got a routine medical exam at Wildlife Reserves Singapore; his keepers have trained him to stay calm so the tiger, entering his senior years, won’t have to go through the stress of being sedated.
The first snow of the season usually provides some wonderful photo opportunities, and this winter was no exception. Here are some of our favorites, including a couple from the photographers at the Smithsonian National Zoo. You can see more of the zoo’s animals enjoying the snow in this Flickr album.
And don’t forget to post your best photos in the Exposed DC Flickr pool for a chance to give them a wider audience!
Last week, we issued a D.C. area Snow Photo Challenge and you delivered. There were many great photos tagged with #snowexposed in our Flickr pool, but there can only be one winner. Congratulations to Victoria Pickering for her winning photograph, Snow in the Capital. Pickering will be taking home a pair of tickets to the opening of our Exposed DC Photography Show on March 19 at Long View Gallery. Thanks to everyone who entered!
Here are four more excellent photographs that our Exposed team picked as finalists.
It’s a popular adage that “bad weather makes great photos,” and we could not agree more. This snow day is the perfect time to launch a D.C. area Snow Photo Challenge. Submit your best snow photograph to our Flickr pool with the tag #snowexposed by Monday and you could win a free pair of tickets to our Exposed DC Photography Show opening on March 19 at Long View Gallery. We’ll pick one photo as our winner and feature a few more of our favorite photos here on the blog. Snow photos can be from this storm, or any other snowfall through last winter.
So break out your cold weather gear and line up your friend to stage some Olympic events or capture a snow man coming to life. Whatever your ideas, get out there, capture it and share them in the Flickr pool. We can’t wait to see the results!
Winners will be announced on Tuesday.
*Current Exposed photo show winners can participate to win a pair of tickets to give to your friends.
This week we have cat photos from a true animal photography master, electric blue volcano images from Java, the photo inspiration behind a Grammy winning song, and a tiny Batman roaming across Texas.
- Everyone with an Instagram account thinks they’re an expert, but here are lessons from Walter Chandoha, an actual cat photography master. This man has been photographing cats for 60 years, and even Grumpy Cat would be pleased with his work.
- Air & Space Magazine announced the winners of their first annual photo contest.
- Narciso Contreras, the photographer cut by the AP last week, spoke with PDN about what he saw as an unfair process.
- Seniors in a German retirement community recreated famous movie scenes. Jack and Rose look as in love as ever.
- They’re not tigers, but the newest lion cubs at the National Zoo are still pretty adorable.
- Grammy winner Lorde gathered inspiration for her song “Royals” from a picture of from Kansas City Royals star George Brett. The photo originally appeared in a 1976 issue of National Geographic.
- Johnson Press, a UK newspaper chain, let go of all of their photographers.
- In Focus shared images of the snow storm that shut down the South this week.
- The snow also reached the Outer Banks, and the two environments colliding is pretty fantastic.
- Photographer Oliver Grunewalld has been capturing pictures of volcanoes that are straight out of a sci-fi flick. The fantastic blue glow comes from the combustion of sulfuric gases.
- Hold the Alamo, a tiny batman is making his way across Texas. Photos by Remi Noel.
- The New York Public Library held a #shelfie day on twitter, where readers shared photos of their favorite book shelves. #YOLO
- Photographer Roger May photographed people in West Virginia dealing with the chemical spill that has destroyed their drinking water.
- Head down the photographic rabbit hole with this selection of 22 online photo magazines.
- Benjamin Moser is going through the Susan Sontag archives at UCLA, and writing a book about the her life.
- In tiger news, a Phoenix man found a young tiger on his neighbors patio. The local news footage and tiger sounds are glorious.