Tag Archives: Toby Smith

Guest Blogger 2 – Landscape Photography tips and advice with Toby Smith and Robert Leslie on the World Photography Organisation Blog

© Robert Leslie, Leroux Wash Arizona 2011, Stormbelt. “The most pristine water a man can take, they are drilling it out of the ground. So now the old folks are saying, “What happened to all the deer? What happened to all the birds?” All because of some greedy people lighting up the whole city of New York & LA” Navajo Nation Member

For my second post on the World Photo Organisation Blog, Landscape Photography – Getting it Right, I get some tips and advice and touch upon the question of the acceptable levels of post-production in landscape photography. This is a topic I will return to on Hotshoe Blog later.

I’m no landscape photographer so I asked two well-travelled photographers Toby Smith (TS) and Robert Leslie (RL) for some advice. One tip that is oft repeated is ‘being in the right place at the right time’. Apart from this, you also need patience, determination and a good eye.”

Read more over at the WPO blog.

Photo © Toby Smith/Reportage by Getty Images
BAOTAO, CHINA – DECEMBER 20, 2010: Coal trucks grind down-hill from an open-cast coal mine to the main-highway. Congestion at the highway, weighing points and intersections often sees the vehicles jammed for days as China attempts to redistribute its coal.

Filed under: Documentary photography, Photographers, Photographers blogs, Photojournalism Tagged: Edmund Clarke, HotShoe magazine, Landscape photography Tips, Low-light photography, Miranda Gavin, Post-production, Processing RAW, Robert Leslie, Toby Smith, World Photo Organisation Blog

Monday 29 August 2011

PJ Links comes from Perpignan today…

Related: Photojournalism community gets ready for 23rd Visa Pour l’Image (BJP)

My blog post from May looking at this year’s programme…. and the talks schedule on Visa site.

On a different note….Some breaking news from today….BJP: ‘James Nachtwey leaves VII Photo

Features and Essays 

Update 30 August: Just saw Yuri Kozyrev’s On Revolution Road images from Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, and Libya exhibited here in Perpignan… Amazing work…One of the festival highlights so far… And coming back to the apartment, I noticed TIME Lightbox have put a gallery of Kozyrev’s latest from Tripoli online earlier today.. Don’t think I can wait until next week to share it…so here it is…

Yuri Kozyrev: The Battle for Tripoli (TIME LB: August 2011)

end of update.

Heartbreaking photos from Somalia by Dominic Nahr…

Dominic Nahr: Collateral Crisis: The Catastrophic Famine in Somalia (TIME LB: August 2011)

Moises Saman’s latest from Libya…

Moises Saman: The Battle of Libya (Magnum: August 2011)

Ten years since 9/11 soon…and the start of VII Photo…

VII: 9/11 Remembered (VII Magazine: August 2011)

Ben Lowy: Libya (MSNBC: August 2011) Related

Andrew Hetherington: Muddy Mud People (Whatthejackanory: 2011)

Stephen Crowley: Washington Monument (NYT Lens: August 2011)

Andrew McConnell: Leaving Gaza (Photographer’s website: August 2011)

Brian Ulrich: Copia (TIME LB: August 2011)

Brian Ulrich: Bringing Down the House (TIME LB: August 2011)

Magnum: Libyan Secret Service Archive Pictures (Magnum: 2011)

Clifford Ross: Hurricanes: The Sound and the Fury (TIME LB: August 2011)

Louis Mendes: Polaroids, Bedsheets and Backdrops (NYT Lens: August 2011)

New Yorker: Reality TV shows paired with their photographic counterparts (New Yorker: August 2011)

Cindy Sherman: MAC Cosmetics (TIME LB: August 2011)

Wendy Marijnissen: Pakistani Female Police (Photographer’s archive: August 2011)

Interviews and Talks

Jean-François Leroy (lalettredelaphotographie.com: August 2011)

Martin Parr (shahidulnews.com: August 2011)

Peter Dench (BJP: August 2011)

Elizabeth Avedon (Rawfile: August 2011)

Trent Park (Gommamag: 2011)

Stanley Greene (Polka Mag: 2011)

Photographic Mediations (Coventry University on iTunes)

Toby Smith (Frontline Club: 2011)

Ken Jarecke (leoadambiga.wordpress.com: 2011)

Kiana Hayeri (NYT Lens: August 2011) Hayeri’s website

Nobuyoshi Araki (Vimeo)

Lisa Kristine (Huff Post: 2011)

Briony Campbell (weareoca.com: 2011)

Articles

Must read! Tony Sleep: No Budget for Photography (photographer’s blog: August 2011)

Keith B. Richburg: Chasing the Story (FP: August 2011) “As journalists race to Tripoli to cover Qaddafi’s fall, a veteran correspondent reflects on what they’re witnessing — and what they’re missing.”

Tales of The Mexican Suitcase (TIME LB: August 2011)

Guardian: Photographer Katsu Naito’s best shot (Guardian: August 2011)

Magnum Contact Sheets: Design #1 (Thames and Hudson blog: August 2011)

Facebook Will Kill Photo Filters for Everyone (Gizmodo: August 2011)

Stuart Hughes: War reporting is not a spectator sport (BBC: August 2011)

Peter Dench prepares for Perpignan (Vimeo: August 2011)

Strolling Artists, Bearing iPhones (NYT: August 2011)

Speaking Out Against Commercial Photography as Art (hyperallergic.com: August 2011)

The Hermit Photographer (LPV Magazine: August 2011)

How a photographer recovered $9,000 worth of stolen gear using Flickr (Gizmodo)

A Higher Quality Setting in Photoshop Sometimes Reduces JPEG Quality (Petapixel: August 2011)

How NASA Captured the First Full Photo of Earth Back in 1966 (Petapixel: 2011)

Lewis Hine: Photographer, Activist, Character (NYT Lens: August 2011)

Gordon Parks: American Life, 1940s (life.com: August 2011)

Robert Capa – In love and war (Youtube)

Corbis announces that it has invested in Demotix, the open news platform (BJP)

Crowdfunding Your Photo Projects (PhotoShelter: 2011)

You Just Found Out Your Subject Is a Bully. Do You Shoot? Or Cancel? (PDN: August 2011)

Top 9 ways to piss off an assistant (PhotoShelter: August 2011)

3 Things That Come First Before You Tackle Social Media (writerunboxed.com: August 2011)

Photojournalism prize created in memory of Lucas Dolega (in French) via @dbrabyn

multiMedia

Everyone’s been talking about Once Magazine the past week… I don’t have an iPad so I haven’t had a chance to experience it myself…but hopefully soon… A short piece on the Once blog about Ivor Prickett’s series featured in the pilot issue

Agencies and Collectives 

VII September 2011 newsletter

Rawiya

Exhibitions

photo: Alessandro Rota

Westminster MA Photojournalism 2011 (link to slideshow on Foto8) : Habeas Corpus is on from 2-4 September at Ambika P3, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS. | related

Awards, Grants, and Competitions

International Photography Awards 2011 Winners and Finalists

Jobs

 Magnum Photos New York office is looking for an experienced IT Director

Photographers

Shout-out to Perpignan flatmates…Especially Peter who sorted out the apartment…

Peter di Campo

Toni Greaves

Shannon Jensen

Jane Hahn

Misha Friedman

Andre Liohn

Phil Moore

Louisa Marie Summer

Charlie Mahoney

To finish off…

Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005 

Photographers you should ignore

Stocking is the new planking

Photo News – Nine-Point Perspective group photo show install at Hotshoe Gallery as London riots hit

WHITE SPACES

Monday evening and we start to hang the first Tri-pod group show Nine-Point Perspective: Ways of Seeing ahead of the Private View on Thursday 11 August from 6-9pm. Wood panels to be cut to precise size for snug window fit; walls to be painted; false walls built and shelves added.
Next, we head home and get caught in the rioting in Brixton and Ealing. Long night with helicopters and police sirens, huge plasma TV in box is thrown, and lands, in the front garden and loot stashed near neighbour’s bins, cars driving by picking up groups from the street, while smash and grabs take place up the road.

The next day the aftermath – local resident a 60-year-old is ‘critical’ after clashing with rioters reports local paper and news that the local Panasonic shop lost £200,000 of electrical goods, which could account for the TV.

Today, Tuesday and we head back to the gallery…
Then the shops in Hatton Garden near Farringdon are boarded up and we are advised to leave the gallery. But not before we get some more done in preparation for the show and the wall gets a lick of grey paint.

Let’s see how it all pans out. The Private View is on Thursday so we need to take stock tomorrow. People are asking about whether we are going ahead, and so far we still are, despite some set backs.


Seba Kurtis‘s book signing for Drowned in Hackney was cancelled last night, and Toby Smith‘s talk at The Frontline Club, see last post, was cancelled tonight.
Back home and word at our local Tesco is not good, security guard advises a group went in and one of them said, “We’re coming back to finish what  started”.

Filed under: Artist Talks, HotShoe Gallery, Photographers, Photography Shows Tagged: Dean Hollowood, HotShoe Gallery, Miranda Gavin, Natasha Caruana, Nine-Point Perspective, Seba Kurtis, Wendy Pye

Photo News – Photo competition winners and photo events – What’s on in London, Weekend Round Up

© Michael Grecco, Martin Scorsese

The winners in two photo competitions the 2011 Prix de la Photographie Paris and the new Masters of Photography Masterclass have been announced. While on Tuesday Toby Smith  – reportage photographer and director of Roof Unit, a collective of photographers based in East London – will be giving a talk at The Frontline Club, In the Picture: China’s New Energy Pioneers from 7pm.

Smith will be presenting his photography and discussing China’s environmental record in an event moderated by Jim Footner of Greenpeace. Covering 11 provinces, over two months, he visited “coal mines, wind farms and hydro-electric plants while capturing the landscapes and people implementing the Communist Party’s latest Five Year Plan”. See the Frontline website to book tickets. £10 for the early birds, £12.50 after

2011 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE
Celebrity photographer and director Michael Grecco picked up two gold awards in the 2011 Prix de la Photographie Paris photo competition Portraiture and Personality categories for his portraits Martin Scorsese on Rooftop and Steve Martin as well as two bronze awards. Now in its fifth year, “Px3 strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and to introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris”. Winning photographs from this competition are also published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book. Emerging and professional photographers submit their work for juried consideration in various categories. The 2012 competition will open on 1 January 2012.

© Michael Grecco, Steve Martin

MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS
Macallan single malt announced the winner of the first Masters of Photography Masterclass, in partnership with legendary Scottish photographer Albert Watson. First place went to Luke Bhothipiti from the USA for his image Waiting for the Eclipse. Luke wins a trip to Scotland, courtesy of Visit Scotland. The second, third and fourth prizes are Nikon camera equipment and an annual subscription to Digital Camera Magazine.

Members of the public uploaded photographs celebrating the theme of ‘great journeys’ either from travels or a special moment showing a passage of time. The competition not only attracted over 7,000 entries but 94,000 votes were cast by the public to select the top 20 images. These were then judged by Watson, winner of the prestigious Royal Photographic Society’s 2010 Centenary Medal, who is well known across the globe for his fashion, celebrity and art photography having shot over 200 covers for both Vogue and Rolling Stone Magazine.

© Luke Bhotopiti, Winner. A photograph of my friends standing around a fire for warmth waiting for the lunar eclipse on 12/21/2010. We all made the trip into the country for the best possible view of an event that only comes around every 460 years. This would also be the last photograph of everyone together before they would embark on their own personal journeys.

See over for the winner of second, third and fourth places in XXXX…

© Muhammad Fadl, The Raging Bull, 2nd place. Pacu Jawi, which means The Bull’s Race, is a traditional festival of West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is a celebration of the farmer for the previous harvesting season.

© John Jackson, 3rd place. ‘A motion shot of a 1948 GMCIt just shows the loneliness of being out on the open road alone in some vintage Iron, and that’s what makes it special to me.

© Rob Dallas, Dark night so cold and lonely, .4th place Not being afraid of cold weather, I stepped outside on this dark, so cold and lonely night. I found the bleakness of a winter's night and captured the real beauty of the contrast and color …leaving just the distant sign orange … warm and inviting … like a fire or hearth …winter is not just cold, it is also a place to find warmth.

Other entries can be previewed here:

Filed under: Artist Talks, Documentary photography, Photography Awards & Competitions, Uncategorized Tagged: Albert Watson, china, Frontline Club, Jim Footner, John Jackson, london, Luke Bhothipiti, Masters of Photography, Masters of Photography Masterclass, Michael Grecco, Muhammad Fadli, photo talk, photojournalism, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2011, Rob Dallas, Roof Unit, Toby Smith