“…you don’t have to travel across the globe to experience new things. Your own backyard is the farthest place away to someone else on the other side of the world.” ~Joey L – Photographer
I’m reiterating this again…
Yes, it’s been awhile since I posted last – As David Hobby has said:
I don’t want to be a full time blogger who also does photography…
But over a year since the last posting?
Yeah, I know…
Continue reading “Community Visual Journalism is needed now more than ever”
Creative Commons. Some Rights Reserved. Photo by pacomexico
It was announced today that the buyout of National Geographic by 21st Century Fox earlier this year has resulted in almost 200 staffers being let go.
The very idea of what photojournalist and colleague Patrick Downs stated as
is a severe understatement. “They’re (21st Century Fox) gonna mess up the jewel in the NGS crown”
And yet, the very technology that resulted in the demise of the publication as it was known in the past can very well become an asset.
Continue reading “The NatGeo Layoffs – Turning Lemons into Lemonade”
“In a world where one billion photos are taken each day, we suffer from photographic overload, a collective visual fatigue even among a vibrant array of venues and greater opportunities for sharing photos. The big challenge is to show people something they haven’t seen before, a new approach to an old issue or idea that won’t go away…”
~Maggie Steber – Photojournalist
The deeply troubling news of National Geographic magazine being sold to climate denier Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Corporation yesterday is a reminder that we live in very strange, even depressing, times.
Continue reading “Turning Lemons into Lemonade: The buyout of National Geographic”
…without story, a documentary is an empty vessel. Story is the point. And to quote myself, everything else is details.
Eric Maierson – MediaStorm (
“I really think that… the place of independent film, (is) to be able to tell those stories that aren’t really captured in mainstream media.”
Travis Rummel – Filmmaker
@MediaStorm founder Brian Storm and producer Tim McLaughlin discuss in their first mini-lesson
Continue reading “Audio Interview Basics: MediaStorm Mini-Lesson #001”
Once again, @MediaStorm produces an important multimedia story that goes beyond the pablum being fed to the sheeple masses.
Outstanding use of video, stills, underlying music bed and motion graphics.