Miami, Florida on Flickr.
Hurricane Edouard was no threat to land as it spun over the Atlantic, but it was the perfect storm for testing drones that U.S. government scientists hope to use to collect storm data in the lowest parts of tropical storms where hurricane hunter aircraft cannot fly.

Scientists also drop canisters filled with electronics to transmit data as they fall to the ocean, but they remain airborne for only a few minutes. Cione said those devices deliver snapshots compared to the lengthy transmissions sent back by the drones.
National Hurricane Center forecasters and other scientists will spend months analyzing the data transmitted by the drones. The preliminary results were potential game changers, Cione said.
One drone followed air currents through the storm. Another drone launched into Edouard’s calm eye was directed into the intense eyewall in a maneuver that Cione likened to merging onto a busy highway.
"There’s no other device that can do that," he said by phone from Bermuda, where the drone-bearing hurricane hunter flights originated. "It orbited the eyewall, and we’ve never measured anything like that." … READ MORE

The drones are named Coyotes. To paraphrase a scientist talking about how well they worked: “It was sweeeeeeet.”

Miami, Florida on Flickr.

Hurricane Edouard was no threat to land as it spun over the Atlantic, but it was the perfect storm for testing drones that U.S. government scientists hope to use to collect storm data in the lowest parts of tropical storms where hurricane hunter aircraft cannot fly.

Scientists also drop canisters filled with electronics to transmit data as they fall to the ocean, but they remain airborne for only a few minutes. Cione said those devices deliver snapshots compared to the lengthy transmissions sent back by the drones.

National Hurricane Center forecasters and other scientists will spend months analyzing the data transmitted by the drones. The preliminary results were potential game changers, Cione said.

One drone followed air currents through the storm. Another drone launched into Edouard’s calm eye was directed into the intense eyewall in a maneuver that Cione likened to merging onto a busy highway.

"There’s no other device that can do that," he said by phone from Bermuda, where the drone-bearing hurricane hunter flights originated. "It orbited the eyewall, and we’ve never measured anything like that." … READ MORE

The drones are named Coyotes. To paraphrase a scientist talking about how well they worked: “It was sweeeeeeet.”

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Bob Adelman to Lecture and Consult in Photography at Library | News Releases - Library of Congress

Here’s the line from this press release that has had me thinking since I saw this news on the Lens blog (emphasis mine):

Verna Curtis, curator of photography in the Prints and Photographs Division, said, “Adelman has immersed himself in key events of our time and known many of the great individuals who made them happen, from the inspirational Martin Luther King, Jr. and pop pioneers Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein to fiction writer Raymond Carver. At a time when photographic documentation was becoming personal, Adelman delved deeply into the documentary tradition as Lewis Hine and Dorothea Lange, two of his heroes, had before him. He found important issues—such as poverty, education, war and women’s rights—and became involved in changing and improving what he had witnessed. Adelman’s photographs were used in many venues: classrooms, court cases and fundraising campaigns.”

At a time when photography focused on the personal, Adelman looked outward. Is this recognition the tipping point for regarding photojournalism as fine art or as an equal to fine art photography? I hope so.

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35 Magnum Photographers Give Their Advice to Aspiring Photographerserickimphotography.com

This shot list idea is so smart:

Bill Reeves, a passionate photographer who is fortunate enough to have Magnum photographers Eli Reed and Paolo Pellegrin as his mentors, told me about a blog post that Magnum had a while back regarding advice to young photographers. It was put together by Alec Soth, who has done a series of fascinating projects such as his most popular, “Sleeping by the Missisippi” which was done on a 8×10 view camera. An interesting excerpt that Bill put together about Alec is below:


Alec writes up lists of things to shoot. Some normal objects, like suitcases, and others more weird, like unusually tall people. He would tape this list to his steering wheel, and be reminded to shoot those things when he saw them. When he found someone to shoot, he would talk to them, and from that conversation find the next thing to go looking for. An example is he did a portrait of a guy who built model airplanes, and then a portrait of a hooker. The link? She had airplanes painted on her nails. He then went to photograph Charles Lindberg’s childhood home, which led him to photograph Johnny Cash’s boyhood home and so on and so forth.

35 Magnum Photographers Give Their Advice to Aspiring Photographers
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This shot list idea is so smart:

Bill Reeves, a passionate photographer who is fortunate enough to have Magnum photographers Eli Reed and Paolo Pellegrin as his mentors, told me about a blog post that Magnum had a while back regarding advice to young photographers. It was put together by Alec Soth, who has done a series of fascinating projects such as his most popular, “Sleeping by the Missisippi” which was done on a 8×10 view camera. An interesting excerpt that Bill put together about Alec is below:

Alec writes up lists of things to shoot. Some normal objects, like suitcases, and others more weird, like unusually tall people. He would tape this list to his steering wheel, and be reminded to shoot those things when he saw them. When he found someone to shoot, he would talk to them, and from that conversation find the next thing to go looking for. An example is he did a portrait of a guy who built model airplanes, and then a portrait of a hooker. The link? She had airplanes painted on her nails. He then went to photograph Charles Lindberg’s childhood home, which led him to photograph Johnny Cash’s boyhood home and so on and so forth.

(Source: zachwise)

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reportagebygettyimages:

'Imagery is the unrivaled language of our time and Getty Images is deeply committed to supporting the vision and passions of emerging and established photographers and other artists. Our global grants programme has spanned a decade and is the largest in the industry, yet each year’s entrants never fail to produce work that both inspires and profoundly moves us.' - Getty Images CEO Jonathan Klein

Today, Getty Images announced the recipients of its 2014 Editorial Grants. Congratulations to the winners:

Krisanne Johnson - South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Youth

Juan Arredondo Born in Conflict

Jordi Busqué The Mennonites of Bolivia

William Daniels CAR in Chaos

Giulio Di Sturco Ganges: Death of a River

Laura Boushnak - I Read I Write - Laura was awarded the ‘Lean In’ grant, for a project which deals with the empowerment of women.

All of the recipients will now embark on the completion of their projects. Please read more about the winners and their work on Time Lightbox and New York Times Lens Blog.

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