We’ll go ahead and start by saying that we’re using the term “photographer” lightly; in reality we should probably say “users.” But there’s a certain irony to calling celebrity Instagramers “photographers” that we quite enjoy. Unlike Flickr where many of the best loved users are well known photogs showcasing their most recent work, Instagram’s top users are made up entirely of celebrities.
Have you been running low on creative juices lately? Fill up again with these 29 simple ways to stay creative.
You can also check out the list of 13 tips for staying motivated in photography we shared a while back.
(via Laughing Squid)
CNBC just their list of America’s 10 most stressful jobs for 2011, and “photojournalist” comes in at #4.
Much like newscasters, photojournalists are expected to be on the front lines, with a job description that requires them to enter some of the most dangerous, remote or volatile places on earth. Many are on call 24 hours a day. And when news breaks, the photojournalists may have to mobilize with extremely short notice and stay on assignment for extended periods of time.
They also report that the average salary of a photojournalist in the US is $43,270.
America’s Most Stressful Jobs 2011 (via Discarted)
Image credit: Kwon Chol by Jim O’Connell
TED has some of the most interesting talks you’ll find on the web, with topics ranging from how diet can prevent cancer to demonstrations of amazing new photo technology. They also have a great collection of talks by photographers, and we’ve compiled a list of 14 of them here. These short talks are eye-opening, jaw-dropping, and often quite moving.