NPPA Blogs

NPPA Short Grants Doubled To $6K Each

Region 11 by NPPA11.org

The National Press Photographers Association today announced the opening of the 2014 Short Grants entry period. The announcement included news of two major enhancements to the program. First, the grant awards have been doubled in size from previous years, with six winners now.. (Read More)

Texas Court Upholds the Right to Photograph and Record Police Activity

NPPA Advocacy Committee by Alicia Calzada

In an important ruling in Texas, a federal judge held that the right to record police activity is a clearly established right protected by the First Amendment. In a civil rights lawsuit, Antonio Buehler alleged that his constitutional rights were violated when he was arrested by the Austin Police Department multiple times.. (Read More)

Imitate The Eye

Edit Foundry by Shawnmontano

I first heard the phrase, imitate the eye, from Lou Davis.  Lou is a photojournalist in North Carolina.  "Capture the world as your eye sees it," he'd say.  I've taken this and applied it to my everyday editing. When you are at an event.  What does your.. (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)