Name Your Dream Assignment Grand Prize Winner: The Shutter Sisters

Photographers and storycatchers Jen Lemen and Stephanie C. Roberts were awarded $50,000 and named the grand prize winners of the Name Your Dream Assignment photography competition sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft for their Picture Hope submission—a competition that attracted more than 2,500 submissions throughout the United States.   The Picture Hope assignment sends the two…

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Bob Rosato: Sports Journalist, Road Warrior

//by Amy Sorokas   Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a professional sports photojournalist?  To travel to sporting events around the country, documenting professional athletes at the top of their game?  Seeing one of your photos gracing the cover of a national sports magazine?    Bob Rosato, Sports Illustrated staff…

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Call for Entries: 2010 International Conservation Photography Awards

//by Amy Sorokas   Do you have a fantastic photograph that showcases conservation and the environment?  The call for entries for the 2010 International Conservation Photography Awards (ICP Awards) is now open through February 28, 2010.    The ICP Awards is a premier world-wide photography event for both amateur and professional photographers focused on conservation…

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Deanne Fitzmaurice on NPR Discussing the Images from Haiti

  //by Amy Sorokas   The media coverage of the tragedy in Haiti has brought forth a discussion about the graphic nature of the imagery that is being presented in the media. Deanne Fitzmaurice, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Icon of Imaging, discussed the topic with NPR correspondent, Lynn Neary and NPR multimedia producer, Keith…

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Reed Hoffmann’s Wounded Warrior Project

//by Amy Sorokas Our Icons of Imaging are an amazing group of folks. Many work on projects that give back to the community and it is always a pleasure to see those projects take shape.   One of these projects is Reed Hoffmann’s Wounded Warriors. This project tells the story of the Wounded Warriors program…

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John Moore’s Spirit – the Book

//by Amy Sorokas   It is always more fun to work with people who are really into what they are working on, no matter your occupation. For me, it is even better when it is one of our photographer friends who is working on a great project and their excitement is contagious.   That is…

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REPOST: Expression Media 2 – Known Issues on Windows 7 & Snow Leopard

by Expression Media Support Team   <Repost of 10/22/09 post on the Expression Media Support Team blog.  Direct link:  http://blogs.msdn.com/xmediasupport/archive/2009/10/22/known-issues-on-windows-7-snow-leopard.aspx >     Hello Expression Media 2 users. It’s been awhile since we’ve posted on here. Recently, we’ve had reports of some issues using Expression Media 2 on Windows 7 and Snow Leopard. Below, you’ll…

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The Shutter Sisters “Picture Hope”

by Amy Sorokas /   The winning project, Picture Hope, from the Name Your Dream Assignment contest continues to form into the story Jen Lemen and Stephanie Roberts envisioned. In fact, they are journaling their experience as they work on it.   Each time I check back to their journal I am amazed at the…

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Photo Happenings in Seattle – September and Beyond

by Amy Sorokas /   Seattle is alive with many great photography related events over the next few weeks!  Hopefully many people who visit our blog can take advantage of these.  Our friends at Blue Earth Alliance and Glazer’s Camera have come up with a great idea – the Blue Earth Bash! And one of…

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Tips from A Pulitzer Prize Winning Photojournalist – on Marc’s Photo Show

/by Amy Sorokas   Recently, Deanne Fitzmaurice was interviewed by Marc Silber on his photo show. Deanne is one of our Icons of Imaging and she is as Marc points out, “an amazing mixture of talent, curiosity, sensitivity, yet raw courage, rolled into a disarming package—all of which have allowed her to reach deep into…

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