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  • Blog Post: Call for Entries: 2010 International Conservation Photography Awards

    //by Amy Sorokas Do you have a fantastic photograph that showcases conservation and the environment? The call for entries for the 2010 International Conservation Photography Awards (ICP Awards) is now open through February 28, 2010. The ICP Awards is a premier world-wide photography event...
  • Blog Post: Reed Hoffmann’s Wounded Warrior Project

    //by Amy Sorokas Our Icons of Imaging are an amazing group of folks. Many work on projects that give back to the community and it is always a pleasure to see those projects take shape.   One of these projects is Reed Hoffmann’s Wounded Warriors . This project tells the story of the Wounded Warriors...
  • Blog Post: Photo Happenings in Seattle – September and Beyond

    by Amy Sorokas /   Seattle is alive with many great photography related events over the next few weeks!  Hopefully many people who visit our blog can take advantage of these.  Our friends at Blue Earth Alliance and Glazer’s Camera have come up with a great idea – the Blue Earth Bash! And...
  • Blog Post: Tips from A Pulitzer Prize Winning Photojournalist – on Marc’s Photo Show

    /by Amy Sorokas   Recently, Deanne Fitzmaurice was interviewed by Marc Silber on his photo show . Deanne is one of our Icons of Imaging and she is as Marc points out, “an amazing mixture of talent, curiosity, sensitivity, yet raw courage, rolled into a disarming package—all of which have allowed...
  • Blog Post: One HEART in Tibet by Phil Borges

    Guest Post by Phil Borges /     < editor’s note: it is with great pleasure that we get to share with you the second guest post from Phil Borges , Microsoft Icon of Imaging , who was working on a project in Tibet with One HEART . We hope to hear more from Phil at later dates about the future...
  • Blog Post: “Women Empowered” New Website and Mini-Documentaries by Phil Borges

    Borges Works with CARE to Raise Awareness By Amy Sorokas / Phil Borges , Microsoft Icon of Imaging , has a new website, Women Empowered , built in conjunction with liveBooks to showcase short documentaries Borges created for the organization CARE . The mini-documentaries highlight empowered...
  • Blog Post: ‘One HEART’ Addressing the High Rate Maternal and Infant Mortality - Tibet’s Nomadic Population

    Guest Post by Phil Borges / < editor’s note: it is with great pleasure that we get to share with you this guest post from Phil Borges , Microsoft Icon of Imaging , who is currently working on a project in Tibet with One HEART . We hope to hear more from Phil at later dates about this project...
  • Blog Post: Icons of Imaging – What are They Up To?

    by Amy Sorokas / I had the pleasure of speaking with many of the Icons of Imaging this week, and man, are they busy! A quick round up of what just some of them are working on might make your head spin. So hang onto your hats! Bob Rosato just got home from shooting the NBA finals and his shot is on the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Woman Photo Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    African Photo Entrepreneur Programme 2008 by Jeff Greene / Johannesburg-based Toni Jade Efune won the “ Microsoft Woman Photo Entrepreneur Award ” in the first African Photo Entrepreneur of the Year Awards which were presented by Africa Media Online .    The award, sponsored by Microsoft's...
  • Blog Post: Art Wolfe & Miss Aniela Part 2

    by Jeff Greene /   Two weeks ago I wrote in an earlier post how we were quite fortunate to host photographer Natalie Dybisz ( aka Miss Aniela ) early last month for a series of photo events in Seattle and California .    During that time, she was invited by Microsoft Icons of Imaging Art...
  • Blog Post: 66th Annual Pictures of the Year International

    Microsoft Icon of Imaging Deanne Fitzmaurice Wins 2009 POY i Award of Excellence   by Jeff Greene /     Congratulations to Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, and Microsoft Icon of Imaging , Deanne Fitzmaurice who has once again been honored by her peers for photographic excellence. ...
  • Blog Post: Intense Moments with Peter Read Miller

    by Jeff Greene /       With more than 20 years of experience, Sports Illustrated Staff photographer, and Microsoft Icon of Imaging, Peter Read Miller is recognized as one of the premier sports photographers in the world. Miller's photos have captured some of the biggest and brightest moments...
  • Blog Post: Art Wolfe & Miss Aniela

      by Jeff Greene /   As I mentioned in earlier posts, we were quite fortunate to host photographer Natalie Dybisz ( aka Miss Aniela ) early last month for a series of photo events in Seattle and California .  During that time, she was invited by Microsoft Icon of Imaging Art Wolfe for...
  • Blog Post: Bambi Cantrell - Microsoft Icon of Imaging

    by Jeff Greene /   The Devil Wears BODA   Microsoft Icon of Imaging Bambi is one of our charter Icons and it's always a blast to work with her at the various special events we sponsor. In addition to her incredible talent behind the lens, she is also has a great sense of humor and has made...
  • Blog Post: Matthew Jordan Smith - Video Tutorial: lighting

    Videos on Lighting,  Getting Published , and  Knowing Your Tools   by Jeff Greene /   Microsoft Icons of Imaging Matthew Jordan Smith has just completed three short tutorial videos sharing his insights on beauty lighting, publishing your work, and how to get the most out of your equipment...
  • Blog Post: The Longest Day Winning Videos

    by Jeff Greene /   After 24 hours of brainstorming, prepping, shooting, and editing; the final videos were posted online for viewer voting. Finally, last week during the WPPI awards ceremony inn Las Vegas, the winner was announced....   Congratulations to Team A led by Dane Sanders for their...
  • Blog Post: WPPI Conference and Trade Expo - Day One

    February 16th, 2009 Las Vegas, Nevada                                                                         ...
  • Blog Post: Art Wolfe's Field Seminars

    TRAVELS TO THE EDGE FIELD SEMINARS & CREATIVE SESSIONS By Jeff Greene /   Microsoft Icon of Imaging Art Wolfe is now offering a series of photographic field seminars and workshops that offer many of the same tips and techniques shown on his popular television series " Travels To The Edge...
  • Blog Post: The Longest Day - Episode 8

        ..as the night drags on, some members of Team A get antsy as Dane, DJ, and Becker go on a practical joke rampage (not even the executive producer of the show can escape their antics). Meanwhile, after their food fight in Carl’s Jr. and recording in the world famous Westlake Studios, Team...
  • Blog Post: The Longest Day - Episode 7

        Team A continues filming in Robert Evans’ studio. Meanwhile, Team B, led by Microsoft Icon of Imaging Bambi Cantrell , is granted access to another famous studio, Westlake Studios, where such artists as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and No Doubt have recorded albums. The fun and mayhem...
  • Blog Post: WPPI International Convention & Trade Show

    by Jeff Greene /   The Wedding & Portrait Photographer International (WPPI) trade association, along with Rangefinder & AfterCapture magazines, will present their annual educational conference and trade expo on February 12–19, 2009 at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada...
  • Blog Post: Matthew Jordan Smith in New York City

    Fashion Photography Lighting Seminar Hosted by Microsoft and Foto-Care Date: January 21st, 2009 Location: Splashlight Studios in SoHo   by Jeff Greene /   Join Microsoft Icon of Imaging Matthew Jordan Smith for an inspiring and educational afternoon learning the secrets of lighting techniques...
  • Blog Post: Imaging USA 2009

    January 11-15, 2009 Phoenix, Arizona www.imagingusa.org   Once again, Microsoft is pleased to participate as a Platinum Level Sponsor supporting Imaging USA , the first major industry event of the new year.  Imaging USA 2009 is also the first US show after Photokina – which means attendees...
  • Blog Post: Best Photos of 2008

    by Jeff Greene /   For better and worse, 2008 was a historic year. Every week there were exhilarating highs and demoralizing lows in the news, and all of these valleys and troughs had at least one commonality; they were photographed and published by the worlds’ press.   Microsoft Icons of Imaging...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Icon of Imaging – Matthew Jordan Smith

    by Jeff Greene / Matthew Jordan Smith is one of the world’s most respected fashion photographers; creating portraits of celebrities, appearing on America’s Next Top Model , and shooting for major corporate advertising accounts. My article in this months’ Studio Photography magazine “ How to Be a Celebrity...
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