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Photographer’s i

Featured in the newest Issue of Photographer’s i (screen shot above) is Michael Yamashita’s journey through the footsteps of Marco Polo. The book, Marco Polo: A Photographer’s Journey, was first published as a three part article featured in National Geographic Magazine.  This Article is now the inspiration behind Photographer’s i’s new interactive App. This magazine is the first of its kind to show you a Photographers’ perspective, using the combination of text articles with videos, audio recordings, and interactive tutorials. This App directly connects the viewer to first hand experiences from the Photographer.

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Photographer’s i:  Michael Yamashita

iTunes Preview: Photographer’s I

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How do I get published in National Geographic magazine?

How do I get published in National Geographic magazine?

Nine months through his 456 day Megatransect, Mike Fay surveys the surrounding ocean of trees. A chain of rock outcrops in Minkebe Forest marked the most remote point in Fay’s journey, 45 miles from the nearest village.

When I have workshops, one of the first things I find out from the students is: do you really want this to be your career? Or do you want to be a good photographer and have a nice hobby? There’s a real distinction between taking pictures for yourself and taking pictures as a career.

One of the things that’s been frustrating is my students will say, I’ve saved up all my money, I’m going to shoot a photo story in Pakistan, or Afghanistan or South Africa or Bali. And that’s exactly how you don’t get your break at Geographic. Because then you’re competing with me, and James Nachtwey, and all the others that go to those places. 

If you say you really want my job, okay, here’s the deal. There are no more hobbies, no more fun. You can have fun doing the work, but you have to be completely obsessed with it. I think 99% of the people think that professional photography …

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Above and Beyond: George Steinmetz Interactive iPad App

Above and Beyond: George Steinmetz Interactive iPad App

“Angry Birds, beware – a new iPad photography app has cracked the top-40 most popular downloads list in the iTunes Apps store.” – TIME LightBox Blog

The iPad App featuring the photography and methodology of George Steinmetz is now available in the iPad App Store

  • Hear directly from George how each photograph came to be, as well as the police chases, windstorms, equipment malfunctions and rocky landings that nearly got in the way.
  • Explore satellite imagery and maps of each location to discover exotic places throughout the world where George has taken his pictures.
  • Learn about George’s motorized paraglider and what makes it fly, through interactive graphics and an exclusive video that puts you in the harness.
  • Analyze the details of each picture — George’s camera settings, caption information, and high-resolution enlargements that provide an up-close look.
  • Share your favorite photographs through e-mail at the tap of a button. (Internet connection required.)

 

 

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New iPad App: SHORT STORIES: FROM ECUADOR TO TIERRA DEL FUEGO by Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky

New iPad App: SHORT STORIES: FROM ECUADOR TO TIERRA DEL FUEGO by Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky

 A New Digital Photography Book

For more information or to download APP go to the iTunes store HERE

Photographers Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky introduce their first app for the iPad, a personal photographic journey exploring the diverse cultures of five countries in South America. Karla and Ivan traveled for seven months in Sancho, their trusty red jeep, documenting thirteen photo essays along the way, from the equator down to the farthest tip of the continent.

The app features:
• Fourteen photo galleries including more than 165 photographs from Ecuador, Peru,
Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina
• Five videos
• Author narration for each of the fourteen stories plus the introduction
• Eleven pan-and-zoom images, pop-up images, and an interactive map
• Foreword by respected photographer and commentator Pablo Corral Vega
• World Press and POY award-winning coverage included

 


Ivan Kashinsky and Karla Gachet are freelance photographers based in Quito, Ecuador.
Both Ivan and Karla have earned many awards, including World Press, POY, and BOP.
Their work has been published in National Geographic, Time, Smithsonian, The New York Times, and Geo, among other publications.
Short Stories is a joint production of Runa Photos and Lightbox Press, a new publisher of …

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Gerd Ludwig’s iPad App “The Long Shadow of Chernobyl”

Gerd Ludwig’s iPad App “The Long Shadow of Chernobyl”

For more information go to the iTunes store HERE

From thelongshadowofchernobyl.com

At 1:23am on April 26th, 1986, operators in the control room of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant botched a routine safety test, resulting in an explosion, and a fire that burned for 10 days. The radioactive fallout spread over tens of thousands of square miles, driving more than a quarter of a million people permanently from their homes. It was the world’s worst nuclear disaster to date.

To commemorate the tragedy 25 years later, I returned to the Exclusion Zone in early 2011 to continue my coverage of the aftermath of the accident; to update it; to expand it in respect to region and content; and to take my cameras again to severely contaminated areas with the understanding that some of my explorations are not without personal risk. Like many of my colleagues, I do this on behalf of the otherwise voiceless victims who expose their own suffering solely in the hope that tragedies like Chernobyl may be prevented in the future.

As traditional news outlets struggle financially, photojournalists must now turn to alternative funding methods for long-term projects close to their heart. While many in the media have turned …

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