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There have been a lot of incredible speakers at the 2010 NPPA Convergence in Charleston South Carolina. But the lessons continue after hours. I shot a quick video of Edit Foundry‘s Shawn Montano as he dove into a quick lesson on how to shoot Tony Overman (in a bikini) for a sequence while eating dinner at a restaurant in downtown Charleston. Great stuff so far and amazing people.

Convergence 2010

July 8, 2010 Regional News No Comments
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Convergence 2010 has started in Charleston.
There are plans to live stream a few events and some video sessions will be put online later.
The board meeting will be live online at 7:30 a.m. PST today.
(links to come)

NPPA “Find A Photographer” listing service revamped

April 2, 2010 Regional News No Comments

DURHAM, NC (April 1, 2010) – Find A Photographer, one of the member-exclusive benefits of the National Press Photographers Association, has been upgraded with significant new features, NPPA executive director Jim Straight announced today.

Find A Photographer is NPPA’s online service for members that allows individuals and businesses in the public who are looking to hire photographers and videographers to search NPPA’s membership using selectable geographic and job related criteria.

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The Kalish 2010 workshop now accepting applications


Looking for a really good visual storytelling workshop that you can afford? Do you want to learn cross-platform/multimedia skills from a faculty of Emmy and Pulitzer Prize winning visual editors including Brian Storm, Geri Migielicz, Sue Morrow, Randy Cox, Kenny Irby and other industry experts?

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Getty Images’ John Moore to Speak at BVJC

Getty Images’ John Moore to Speak at

Bellingham Visual Journalism Conference July 17-18

June 19, 2009

BELLINGHAM, Wash.  — John Moore of Getty Images, whose gripping photographs of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in late 2007, earned him two first-place World Press Photo awards, will be among the presenters at this year’s Bellingham Visual Journalism Conference.

Moore was the sole American journalist present when Bhutto was assassinated on December 27, 2007 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Earlier this year he was named 2008 “Magazine Photographer of the Year” from Pictures of the Year International (POYi) and was awarded “Photojournalist of the Year” from the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA).

The conference will take place at Western Washington University on Friday and Saturday, July 17-18.
Moore joins a lineup of presenters that also includes Michel du Cille, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and assistant managing editor for photography at The Washington Post; Seattle Times photojournalist Alan Berner, NPPA Region 11 2008 Photographer of the Year; Meredith Birkett, senior multimedia editor for special projects at MSNBC.com; and Scott Mc Kiernan, CEO/founder of ZUMA Press and publisher of DOUBLEtruck Magazine and zReportage.com.

Also presenting will be multimedia photojournalist Wes Pope, most recently at The Rocky Mountain News; Heidi de Laubenfels, deputy managing editor for strategy and product development at The Seattle Times; and Jim Seida, senior multimedia producer at msnbc.com.

The conference is co-sponsored by Western Washington University’s Department of Journalism and The Bellingham Herald.
Leaders in the field of visual journalism, including video and still photographers, multimedia producers, agents, and online editors, will share their expertise. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore new avenues for visual storytelling, upgrade their skills, and have their portfolios critiqued by professional visual journalists.

Two concurrent and intensive multimedia workshops, one on producing audio slideshows and the other on shooting video, will be offered Friday, July 17. Cost of each workshop is $100, and space is limited; registration is first-come, first-served.

The conference is offering free registration for Saturday’s speaker series and a catered lunch to all visual journalists who have been laid off from their jobs in the past year. Proceeds from a silent auction of photographic prints will help offset those costs. If you have been laid off and you are coming, please let us know so we can order enough lunch.

      • Both days (workshop and presentations): $150.
      • Professionals for Saturday’s presentations only (includes lunch): $75.
      • Students for Saturday’s presentations only: $50.
    • Registration fees:

More information: http://www.wwu.edu/visualjournalism/

John Harris, Bellingham Visual Journalism Conference director, (360) 650-6140, john.harris@wwu.edu;
Russ Kendall, BVJC Co-director, (360) 255-1014, russkendall@aol.com,
Marissa Doiron, event coordinator, (360) 650-4436, marissa.doiron@wwu.edu;
Carol Brach, journalism department manager, (360) 650-3252, cbrach@hope.journ.wwu.edu

Russ Kendall, Picture Editor

The Bellingham Herald and TheBellinghamHerald.com

1155 N. State St., Bellingham WA 98225

Voice: (360) 715-2265

Fax: (360) 756-2826

E-mail: russ.kendall@bellinghamherald.com

Photographer in the Spotlight

Anthony Bolante

14 Feb 2011

A Coast Guard helicopter is dwarfed in size as it surveys at first sunlight the ecological damage caused by the 639-foot tanker New Carissa which broke into two after running aground at Coos Bay, Oregon

Seattle photographer Anthony Bolante of The Image Arsenal is a multimedia journalist and editor with more than 20 years of professional experience specializing in editorial photography, sports photojournalism and adventure documentation. Born in Honolulu and now based in Seattle, Anthony has worked … [Read More]