MOMENTA WORKSHOPS: A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO PHOTO EDUCATION
Allison Shelley, freelance photographer, has been chosen as the recipient of the White House News Photographers 2011 Project Grant. The grant of $10,000, half from the WHNPA and a matching amount of $5,000 from PNY Technologies, will fund her project to examine and raise awareness on the health implications of adolescent childbearing in rural India. Every minute a woman dies from pregnancy-related causes according to The United Nations Population Fund. In developing countries maternal mortality is the leading cause of death for women of reproductive age. But when the mother is under the age of 15, she is five times more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth than a woman in her 20’s. Girls 15 to 19 are twice as likely to die in pregnancy.
Join award winning photographer Rick Friedman for his 2 day hands-on “Location Lighting Workshop”. This workshop is designed for wedding photographers, portrait photographers, photojournalists and serious amateurs who want to improve their knowledge of lighting. This workshop begins with ways to create wonderful light using a single speedlite and continues to add a 2nd and 3rd speedlite and progress to using studio strobes. Rick's workshops are limited to a small class size to keep it intimate and provide individual attention.
Attendees will explore many different ways to achieve the lighting effect you desire for your photographs; multiple light situations, balancing available light with strobes, mixing speed lights with studio strobes as well as determining when speed lights are really the better option. Topics include: color balances, color correction, cross filtering and adding and controlling color in your photographs. Students will work with many different types of light modifiers and you will see the effects of softboxes, umbrellas, light panels, screens, grids, snoots, reflectors, gobos and barn doors. Students will learn create lighting for different types of portraits and lighting situations both indoors and outside. Also, Rick will explain the various ways to fire strobes, how to build some of your own light modifiers and building your own gaffers kit. Rick teaches using both Nikon and Canon systems, and utilizes PNY flash memory products and high speed HDMI cables. Rick will also be doing portfolios reviews.
It’s beginning to get a bit cooler and we’re putting the dog days of summer in the rearview mirror. We wanted to give a brief update on a couple of recent events that PNY was involved with the White House News Photographers Association.
It can get confusing with a bunch of the same color flash cards rattling around your camera bag. Well, here at PNY we're looking to help alleviate some of that confusion by offering a line of color SDHC memory cards.
PNY: Presents the 2010 Political Photo of the Year
It's May and in Washington, D.C. that means awards time for the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA). This year marked the 89th annual WHNPA "Eyes of History" awards gala. The Eyes of History event honors photojournalists who are covering major news events in Washington and around the globe, along with acknowledging outstanding journalism achievements in Video and New Media categories. "The Eyes of History" contest brings the best images of the President, political leaders, and major domestic and international news stories of the year to be judged by the finest photographers and directors of photography in the business.
Grand Canyon GigaView
A Virtual Tour of America's Premier River Trip
PNY Secure Digital cards go rafting.
It's always amazing to see an idea start with a simple mission and blow up to a worldwide movement. It's also proof that photography can transcend economic lines, and help those in need. That's precisely what celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart pulled off and delivered with his Help-Portrait photography project. This evolved into a movement of both professional and amateur photographers hoping make a difference this holiday season.