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PDN's Notable Books of 2014

Photo books remain the preferred medium of photographers, and its stature has grown in recent years with no signs of slowing down. Here, the editors of PDN highlight some of the most notable photo books of 2014:

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For Jason Elias, a week-long assignment to shoot promotions for “Moonshiners,” the Discovery Channel reality show, was the big break he’d been waiting for - See more at: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Career-Launch-Jason-Elias-Portrait-Photographer-12264.shtml#sthash.uFD6E76h.dpuf

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PDN Photo of the Day: Unsettling the Everyday

"Forbidden Games" presents 167 vintage photographs and illustrated books made between the 1920s and 1940s by photographers who embraced both surrealist and modernist impulses.

“Forbidden Games” is international in scope, featuring work by Alexander Rodchenko and El Lissitzky from Russia, Horacio Coppola from Argentina, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy from Hungary and Emiel van Moerkerken from the Netherlands. - See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2014/12/29728#galler"Forbidden Games" at The Cleveland Museum of Art is international in scope, featuring work by Alexander Rodchenko and El Lissitzky from Russia, Horacio Coppola from Argentina, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy from Hungary and more."Forbidden Games" at The Cleveland Museum of Art is international in scope, featuring work by Alexander Rodchenko and El Lissitzky from Russia, Horacio Coppola from Argentina, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy from Hungary and m"Forbidden Games" at The Cleveland Museum of Art is international in scope, featuring work by Alexander Rodchenko and El Lissitzky from Russia, Horacio Coppola from Argentina, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy from Hungary and more.Images in this series were influenced by painter Richard Diebenkorn’s “Ocean Park” paintings. “I was looking at [them] recently and love the compositions and the way the colors are layered over each other,” - See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2014/12/29678#sthash.YyeizKMq.dpuf
Max de Esteban‘s series of four “propositions,”are designed to challenge the viewer, leaving a lot to the imagination. Proposition Four, “Heads Will Roll,” are collages made of film stills, floral images and some text, relating to the constant barrage of imagery we see every day. - See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2014/12/29676#gallery-7
Max de Esteban‘s series of four “propositions,”are designed to challenge the viewer, leaving a lot to the imagination. Proposition Four, “Heads Will Roll,” are collages made of film stills, floral images and some text, relating to the constant barrage of imagery we see every day. - See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2014/12/29676#gallery-7
Images in this series were influenced by painter Richard Diebenkorn’s “Ocean Park” paintings. “I was looking at [them] recently and love the compositions and the way the colors are layered over each other,” - See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2014/12/29678#sthash.YyeizKMq.dpu
PreviewThis Equals That is a picture book designed for kids, but it’s also appealing to anyone interested in the language of photography. - See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2014/12/29610#sthash.ybXhCBB5.dpuf
This Equals That is a picture book designed for kids, but it’s also appealing to anyone interested in the language of photography. - See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2014/12/29610#sthash.ybXhCBB5.dpuf
This Equals That is a picture book designed for kids, but it’s also appealing to anyone interested in the language of photography. - See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2014/12/29610#sthash.ybXhCBB5.dpuf

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© Aischa Gianna Muller

FILM Ferrania’s Plan to Save an Analogue Slide Film Factory From Extinction

Two enterprising Italians have recently begun manufacturing slide film, and may have hit a turning point in their quest to make film’s resurgence a sustainable reality.

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Object of Desire: Lensbaby Sweet 50 and LM10

Lensbaby’s newest selective-focus optic is a 50mm prime, the Sweet 50, which mounst to your camera using the Lensbaby Composer Pro, Muse, Control Freak or Scout lens bodies.

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Photo © David Guenther

Creative Cloud Photography Plan–3 Myths Debunked

Sponsored post: Clearing up three common misconceptions about the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan. Photographer David Guenther chimes in on his experiences with CCPP and how the mobile apps have made his workflow more flexible.

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Photo © Aya Brackett

2014 TASTE Winners' Gallery

View the winners' gallery for TASTE, PDN's new competition for food photography.

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© powerHouse Books/photo by Phil Stern
Obituary: Phil Stern, Photographer of Hollywood Icons, 95

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Notable Photo Books of 2014, Part II

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PDN 2015 Photo Annual Competition

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Alien Skin Software Launches Exposure 7
 Alien Skin has updated its Exposure film emulation software with non-destructive RAW editing and much more.

Mini Review: Flashpoint SpeedLight Partner
 A hands-on review of the Flashpoint SpeedLight Partner on-camera LED.

New Eizo ColorEdge CG318-4K Monitor Promises Self-Calibration, Pixels Galore
Eizo's ColorEdge CG318-4K monitor delivers true 4K resolution and covers 99 percent of the Adobe RGB color space.

Objects of Holiday Desire: Fun and Practical Gifts for Photographers
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Product Reviews: Imagenomic Portraiture for Video

Imagenomic Portraiture for Video applies its tech developed to cleanse portraits of facial blemishes to videos; it works with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, Apple's Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas Pro and DaVinci's Resolve.

Product Reviews: Western Digital My Passport Wireless

Western Digital's new My Passport Wireless is a portable hard drive with an SD card slot that offers wireless connectivity from mobile devices.

Objects of Desire: Lensbaby Sweet 50 and LM10

The Sweet 50, Lensbaby's newest selective-focus optic is a 50mm prime with a 12-blade aperture; the LM10 brings background blur to your mobile images.

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Sunset Magazine's Yvonne Stender on the Magazine, Photo Editing, and How She Finds Photographers

Yvonne Stender, Sunset Magazine's photo director, talks to PDN about the guides and books Sunset publishes, how she finds photographers and why photo editing isn't what it used to be.

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Roundup: 9 Cool Black-and-White Photo Apps

PDN's senior technology editor Greg Scoblete rounds up nine of the coolest black-and-white apps on the market.

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Chloe Dewe Mathews Documents Sites Where Soldiers Were Executed for Cowardice in WWI

Photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews brings a forgotten chapter of history to life in her project documenting the sites where soldiers accused of cowardice were excecuted during World War I.


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