Wednesday Web Links 2/23/11

It’s that time of…week…again. Wednesday web links.

  • Do you ever feel like you are in a creative slump? Every time I have to put my contest entries together I get that feeling. Apparently that’s not uncommon to have. Over at the Black Star Rising photo blog David Saxe tackles the subject in a post titled To Overcome the Creative Block, You Must First Embrace It.
  • As a small town photojournalist, I get a lot of interesting assignments. And by interesting I mean I get to answer the question “why would you ever cover that?” from my non-journalism colleagues. Over at the Toronto Star Photo Blog, photographer Carlos Osorio has a post titled Hazel Turns 90. It’s filled with great little moments that answer that question.
  • The Denver Post’s photo blog (Plog? Awful name. Sorry guys) takes a look at fashion week in New York with a post titled In Focus: the Fashion Society. Some of the behind the scenes and runway setup pictures are fantastic. Picture 14 by Evan Sung of The New York Times is a great example.
  • The next link does not have as much to do with the pictures as it does with the devices used to make them. Tokyo Camera Style is a blog devoted to the photo culture of Tokyo, specifically the film shooters. Film? What’s that? Alive and well in Japan, that’s what.

That’s it for this week. Post a comment if there is something I should be reading. It might make it onto next weeks Wednesday Web Links.

UPDATED: Wednesday Web Links 2/16/11

This is a new feature of smalltownphotojournalism.com that I am working on. Starting today and continuing every Wednesday, I will post a list of links to photojournalism related stories.

  • The New York Times has a a great blog called Lens. If you are not reading it you probably should. This week they have a post titled “Through My Eye, Not Hipstamatics” about the controversy surrounding Damon Winters winning POYi entry.
  • As a counter point to the above link (or maybe you should read this one first), Chip Litherland’s blog has a post titled “There’s an App for Photojournalism” also about Damon Winter’s POYi entry. There is a lot to think about here.
  • This is not really a story but it should be of interest to all the Backpack, multi-platform, one-man-band, jack-of-all-trades, visual story teller, journalists out there. I am going to do everything in my power to make it to the NPPA 2011 Multimedia Immersion workshop this year. It has a great faculty lined up including Wes Pope, formerly of the Rocky Mountain News.
  • I stumbled onto the blog of David Stephenson, a freelance multimedia photojournalist who has had stories run on Time.com. Stephenson’s projects are primarily shot on the venerable Canon 5D Mark II and he does it well.
  • The Boston Globe’s photo blog the Big Picture and features a gallery on the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Kids and dogs. Kids and Dogs. It’s what sells newspapers.

That’s it for this week. Post a comment if there is something I should be reading and it might make it onto next weeks web links.

The 2010 Year in Photo Galleries

Oh yes, oh yes, it’s time for the 2010 Year in Photos galleries. The following list is made up of galleries I have been browsing through. Check it out.

  1. Boston Globe, The Big Picture, 2010 in Photos part 1, part 2 and part 3
  2. Sports Illustrated, Pictures of the Year
  3. The Denver Post, Plog, The Year in Pictures
  4. MSNBC.com, The Year in Pictures – 2010 Year in Review
  5. Getty Images, Year in Focus Digital Book
  6. The Longmont Times Call, Joshua Buck, 2010 Photos of the Year
  7. The Boulder Daily Camera, Class of 2010 Visual Yearbook
  8. Stern Magazine (German), 100 Interesting Sports Moments
  9. The New York Times, Lens, Memorable Moments of 2010: Sports
  10. The New York Times, Lens (by month, lots of images), 2010: The Year in Pictures