Monthly Archives: November 2012

Volunteers needed-Photographers/Computer Tech/Videographer

Southern Delaware Help Portrait 2012, is looking for individuals to volunteer as photographers/computer techs/videographer and general volunteers for the 2012 event on Dec. 8 on the DTCC Owens Campus. The event is 8-6pm where photographers/graphic designers, and volunteers come together on to find people in need or deserving of a family portrait,    take their portrait, and give them prints for free.

Our video from last year can be viewed at:

Dec 8th will be our 4th annual event. We are expecting 200+ people to come through, and last year photographed 252 individuals.

Please feel free to call or email if you are interested in volunteering.
Keith 302-228-1852

This is a great way to help people in the community and to meet others in the industry.


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7 Photojournalism Tips

I have always been interested in photojournalism. Just being able to capture someone’s natural feelings and expressions without having them posed or on a set, seems the most raw and real to me. Nothing is better than that kind of authenticity.

These seven most important tips for photojournalism come from photographer Damir Sagolj of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

1. Anticipate; Shoot before the moment, so you’re ready when it comes.
2. Research; know about your subjects, places, etc.
3. Reach Out; help out and be a friend, you’ll never know when you may need them.
4. Prioritise; don’t try to do everything at once, have a focus point.
5. Practice; know what your camera is capable of and know how to use it.
6. Interact; utilize others eyes and ears.
7. Be Invisible; “don’t go into someone’s private space trying to capture reality, that’s not reality.”

This video shows how to shoot news photos that engage audiences and tell a great story.


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Old Time Hollywood Portraits On The Set…But Off Camera

Photographer Bob Willoughby took many photos while on the set of Hollywood movies in the 1950’s through the 1970’s that captured behind the scenes images of some of the most famous movies of the time with its most famous actors. An exhibition is now being put together by Proud Chelsea displaying the ‘Silver Age of Hollywood’ using many of Willouhby’s best portrait pictures.

Ann Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman in “The Graduate”. 1968
James Dean on the set of “Rebel Without A Cause” in 1955.
Frank Sinatra while on the set of “Marriage On The Rocks” 1965.
Jane Fonda rehearsing to herself on the unlit set of “They Shoot Horses Don’t They?” 1969
Natalie Wood. “The Great Race” in 1964.
All of these portraits have the same thing in common. The actors did not know they were being photographed! This just proves some of the better portrait photos are candid shots which capture natural emotion without anything being set up.
– jstoeck

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100 Ideas That Changed Photography

A British publisher named Lawrence King recently released a book entitled, “100 Ideas That Changed Photography”. I found this story that previewed some of the highlights of the book with select ideas over the history of photography. bp2.jpg

The latent image was created from a plate being exposed to mercury fumes in a bath.


The Negative/Positive was another important innovation in photography.


Images being able to be projected onto a screen.


The idea of creating the illusion of motion with pictures had important implications on things such as filming.


Another idea talked about is the more modern idea of sharing photos online with sites like Flickr, facebook, Instagram, etc. Sites we’re all familiar with using in today’s culture.

All in all, it seems like a pretty cool book to go get your hands on if you really want to get a visual and in depth look at the impotant innovations brought to photography from its beginning stages to the present. We talked about a good deal of these in class, but there’s a lot more you can learn about from reading it.

– jstoeck



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photography seminar/workshop

This is a workshop happening in the area incase anyone is interested.


for more info:

George Evancho

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