NPPA Blogs

Photo Scam - Photographers Beware

NPPA Advocacy Committee by Tyler Wilson

NPPA has been notified of an attempt to scam a photographer by soliciting work and then sending an “accidental” upfront deposit payment for more than the amount quoted using a fake check, and then following up with a request for the return of the overpayment from the photographer.  Fortunately the.. (Read More)

Nominate A Peer For NPPA’s Awards, Recognition

Region 11 by NPPA11.org

Since the inaugural Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award was given by the National Press Photographers Association in 1949, the organization has annually recognized individuals for their special contributions to both the NPPA and the wider field of visual journalism.  .. (Read More)

You Better Know Your Trim Tools for Video Editing

Edit Foundry by Shawnmontano

I've been editing on non-linear systems for 15 years.  With each passing year and each new NLE I learn, I'm happy to say I'm still learning.   One of the tools that took me a while to really grasp was the trim tools.  In fact.. (Read More)

Emerging Talent - Ora Dekornfeld

The Visual Student by Nick Gonzales

Ora Dekornfeld is a 2014 alumna from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She majored in communications with a concentration in media studies and production and minored in gender studies, and social and economic justice. Her video “Sensei” won first place in the University of Missouri School of.. (Read More)

Judges Choice Awards - Video Editing Competition

NPPA Video BOP by Merry Murray

There are two final awards the judges of the video editing competition are awarding, that is the Judges Choice Awards.  This year the judges decided to award two stories, each with their own merit. Click on heading to.. (Read More)

Confluence of ethics matters

Ethics Matters by Sean Elliot

Some thoughts on photojournalism ethics today By Ethics committee members John Long, Steve Raymer, Peter Southwick and Sean Elliot There was an interesting confluence of ethics oriented events this week: AP dismissed a freelancer for digitally altering a photo; VOGUE magazine retouched a series of photos of Lena Dunham and was criticized for.. (Read More)

Will the White House open up?

Presidential Pondering by NPPA President - Mark Dolan

President Obama appears to have nothing against having his picture taken. He's photographed pretty much constantly by Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza. Pete does a great job documenting President Obama, no doubt about that. There has been an unprecedented flow of photos online through the White House Flickr photostream.. (Read More)

Widget for Cameras: ioShutter

Gear Geek by Mark E. Johnson

Back in the days of yore, we all carried metal cable releases with us. If you were locked down on a tripod and needed to either trip the shutter without touching the camera or hold the shutter open for a long time, this was your tool of choice. One end.. (Read More)

Legal Issues for Photographers seminar

NPPA Region 8 by Kevin M. Cox

SAN ANTONIO, TX: Do you know what your legal rights are as a photographer? In these days of ever changing digital technology, complicated contracts, work for hire, decreased budgets and even the fear of terrorism, knowing our legal rights and how they effect us and our businesses can be.. (Read More)

Auto Draft

NPPA Region 4 by Stephen Sample

The Pulitzer Team: Craig Walker, Tim Rassmussen, and Meghan Lyden—The Denver Post

NPPA Convergence by Mark E. Johnson

By: Frances Micklow Ian Fisher: American Soldier 27 months, three years from idea to publication. 130,000 photographs, 130 hours of video. They had the love of photojournalism to get this published. The Idea: 2007: “Who would want to sign up no?” Working title: A Colarado.. (Read More)

Strohmeyer gets some ink

Visual Journal(ism) - Region 1 by Johnwalker

Region One member Damian Strohmeyer was featured recently in a nice write up in his hometown Lexington Minuteman newspaper. Read the story here. [caption id="attachment_651" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Sports Illustrated photographer Damian Strohmeyer holds one of his most famous photos from Super Bowl 42, of the key plays.. (Read More)

Convergence 2010

nppa events by Tjmullinax

[gallery link="file" columns="2"] photos ©2010 James Michalowski .. (Read More)