NPPA Blogs

In The Style Of Jump Editing

Edit Foundry by Shawnmontano

You know how to edit.  You understand the basic concepts of video editing.  You understand the importance of a sequence.  You've grasped screen direction.  You understand the importance of tight shots.  You know the rules, which are more guidelines than rules.  So, you want to break some rules? This is a.. (Read More)

FAA Announces Proposed Drone Rules: will allow use of UAS under 55 lbs., under 500 ft; certification required

NPPA Advocacy Committee by Alicia Calzada

Today the FAA proposed allowing drone flights within line of sight, during daylight hours only, and with a special operator's certification. The FAA  announced its long-awaited proposed rules, for the regulation of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS, or sUAVs), commonly referred to as drones. The NPPA is reviewing the rules, and the entire text.. (Read More)

A Question Of Quality: How Research Participants Described Photographs In The NPPA Study

Region 11 by NPPA11.org

Quality. We know it when we see it, right? That's what we set out to discover with our eyetracking research described last week in Part One. But just because we recognize quality doesn't necessarily mean we can articulate it to others. .. (Read More)

Internship Perspective: Sofia Jaramillo, Jackson Hole News&Guide

The Visual Student by Bettina Hansen

[caption id="attachment_5277" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pageant contestants gather together for a photo before the rodeo queen pageant.. (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)