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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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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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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Practice Makes Perfect – Even for Professional Photographers

by Amy Sorokas / Kostas Mallios, Microsoft’s General Manager of Rich Media Labs, is the opening keynote speaker for a new educational event for all levels of professional photographers, “Skip’s Summer School ’09.”  The program created by Skip Cohen, the founder of MEI, Marketing Essentials International, and the past president of Rangefinder Publishing Inc. and…

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Want to Zoom? Seadragon.com

by Amy Sorokas / Our friends on the Live Labs team here at Microsoft just released a cool new service at www.seadragon.com.  You can now transform your own photos into zoomable images by using Seadragon and then embed them right on your website or blog.     It is very easy to do and interesting…

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It’s A Photographic Journey of Historical Significance

The Library of Congress and The Official Whitehouse Photostream by Amy Sorokas /   The trend of making photographs easily accessible and available for anyone to view at any time online is great thing for institutions with a plethora of images of historical significance.   There are two great examples of this trend on Flickr…

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“Women Empowered” New Website and Mini-Documentaries by Phil Borges

Borges Works with CARE to Raise Awareness By Amy Sorokas /   Phil Borges, Microsoft Icon of Imaging, has a new website, Women Empowered, built in conjunction with liveBooks to showcase short documentaries Borges created for the organization CARE. The mini-documentaries highlight empowered woman and girls in the developing world: Learning to Lead portrays the…

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