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The end of DigitalJournalist.org?

The very popular DigitalJournalist online photojournalist magazine reports that they may have to end soon because its main sponsor, Canon, has pulled out. That’s quite unfortunate since DigitalJournalist is an amazing resource for photojournalists, and showcases very important stories by some really talented photographers.

They’re asking for help from their readers through paypal pledges to keep the site afloat for now. I hope they can achieve their goals as the site is one of my favourites.

“If you value The Digital Journalist, this is the time to step up and make a pledge. If enough people do, we may be able to keep The Digital Journalist — and visual journalism — alive. Consider it as an investment in yourself, and the future.”
- Dirck Halstead, Editor and Publisher

For more about this take a look at their announcement here.

Getty Images wants you!

I had an interesting Twitter conversation with someone I just met from Brazil yesterday (I still find that so cool) and I learned about Getty Image’s Flickr collection

Getty Images, if you don’t know, is one of the largest stock photography companies in the world, and many of the photos you see in newspapers and magazines come from their archives.

They’re asking people to send in Flickr collections of their photos for consideration into Getty’s archive, and if the photos are accepted and then sold as stock pictures, the submitters are paid (ching! ching!). I thought this was an innovative way of leveraging the millions of online photographers around the world - it’s like someone at Getty just finished reading  Wikinomics :)

So, if you’re interested in submitting your Flickr pics, becoming famous and getting paid, here’s the howto. Good luck!

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Convention 2010 in Vegas

Last year I attended the annual WPPI convention in Las Vegas and thought it was an awesome experience. There were a lot of great lectures, tutorials and contacts I made during the event. You also get a lot of free stuff :) So I definitely recommend it for any photographers looking to learn something new or be inspired.

The next one coming up is in March 4-11, 2010. The trade show is free I believe so even if you’re just in the area, its worth stopping by and taking a look.

Click here for the 2010 convention website and here for the list speakers.

 

WPPI 2010

(c) WPPI

Nikon announces the iPhone ‘Learn & Explore’ app

Nikon has announced an interesting new app called ‘Learn and Explore’ for the iPhone which allows users to access the educational and editorial content found on NikonUSA.com. Now I’m not sure how many people surf through NikonUSA.com on a regular basis, but there is some exclusive content which makes this app sound worthwhile.

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PDN Wedding Photography Contest 2009

Top Knots is holding a wedding photography contest with a deadline of December 1st 2009, some great prizes, and the chance to be exposed in PDN magazine.

Last year’s winners were stunners and I expect the competition will be tough this time around too, but the rewards are worth it. Read on for the details!

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