Lighting 101


World Press Photo winners announced

The winners of the World Press Photos of the Year award were announced today. Anthony Suau won the top honor with this photo from his story about home foreclosures in Cleveland.

Sadly though, as Gawker points out, he is currently seeking employment. Other winners include (ICP instructor) Jonathan Torgovnik, Pep Bonet, Chen Qinggan, and Walter Astrada, among many others.

As per usual (in my ever-so-humble opinion), some were fantastic, some were groundbreaking, some were “meh,” and a few were “and this is here…why?”. My personal “you’ve got to be fucking kidding me” moment is Roger Cremers’ story on people visiting the memorial at Auschwitz-Birkenau fitting into the “Arts and Entertainment” category. Altogether though, a very interesting collection of images that can be seen here as I’m sure my highly copyright infringing photo up top will be removed any second now. Enjoy!


Helpful links from multimedia class with bob sacha

Interactive Narratives

Interactive Narratives is designed to capture the best of online visual storytelling as practiced by online and print journalists from around the country and the world. Our goal is to highlight rich-media content, engaging storytelling, and eye-popping design in an environment that fosters interaction, discussion, and learning.

Radio Lab
Radiolab is a radio program broadcast on public radio stations in the United States. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, each hour-long show focuses on a topic of a scientific and philosophical nature, through stories, interviews, and thought experiments. The show attempts to approach broad, difficult topics such as “time” and “morality” in an accessible and light-hearted manner. Its audio production style is distinctive, often using rapid edits to construct an expository conversation. The credits are generally read by people who were interviewed or featured on the show, rather than by the hosts.

Radiolab is produced by WNYC, a public radio station in New York City. The show is nationally syndicated, and is also available as a podcast.

Transom is an experiment in channeling new work and voices to public radio through the Internet, for discussing that work, and encouraging more.

The Inauguration of Barack Obama

The day has come and gone but memories still remain. I just wanted to share this wonderful essay by photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz. Just click on the photo and it will direct you to the site.


      Copyright: Mustafah Abdulaziz

The PGB Photo Award

I discovered this photo contest when my fellow lightstalker buddies posted this. Please go ahead and see if it is of any interest to you guys. The deadline is January 4th, so it is fast approaching! Below is the link:


And here is the link if you want to find more information about it.

UNICEF Photo of the Year

UNICEF photo of the year award winner has been announced. I checked some of the other work from the finalists and honorable mentions. Worth a look; just click on the photo below.


Copyright: Alicer Smeets

Website do’s and dont’s

For those of you who are thinking of  launching a website or are in the process, should check out this article from PDN online. I found it very helpful: