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Selling Art in Galleries: Everything You Need To Know

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I’ll admit, there is a lot to learn if you’re hoping to start selling art in galleries. How do you approach a gallery, and then if you do finally get a meeting, what do you say? What are they even looking for? When they ask to see your portfolio, what does that even look like? Do you price your work or does the gallery price your work? How much commission is the normal amount for a gallery to take?

And on and on and on and on…

Well, I’m going to try and answer all of those questions and more, all in a single post. Wish me luck. Read more…

Clark Little Offers Tips, Shows You His Bag, and Takes You In the Water in New Video Series

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We’ve shared an interview with him and even featured a short behind-the-scenes video of him explaining his process a bit. But Nikon recently released a comprehensive collection of videos that will tell you just about everything you might want to know about Clark Little and his beautiful big wave photography. Read more…

Tutorial: A Much More Effective Way to Correct for Distortion in a Fisheye Photograph

When it comes to correcting the distortion on fisheye lenses, most of us use the fairly standard rectilinear methods built into Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. And while that gets the job done decently well, there’s a way to go about it that will leave you with a lot less noticeable distortion and more of your image still intact. Read more…

A Simple Explanation of the Optics Behind Pinholes, Camera Apertures, and Your Eye

If you’ve never thought to find out why aperture works the way it does, you should definitely check out this simple explanation of optics, aperture and pinholes by MinutePhysics. Read more…

Sports Illustrated DoP Tells You How to Get Your Foot in the Door With Photo Editors

Sports Illustrated Director of Photography Brad Smith recently sat down with A.A. Productions to share a few tips and suggestions on how freelance photographers can more effectively approach photo editors in hopes of securing work.

From what works best to get your foot in the door to ensuring your work matches the effort you put towards getting there, Smith packs in an incredible amount of helpful information. And seeing as it’s coming from someone who has seen his fair share of freelance photographers walk in and out of his door, we’d say his advice is worth noting.

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Understanding ISO: A Simple Explanation of How ISO Works and Why Increasing It Creates Noise

Ever wondered what’s actually going on inside your camera when you take your ISO from 400, to 800, to`1,600 and so on? If you’d like to find out, this straight-forward explanation by Ian Gibbons of PanvistaProductions from 2012 does a great job of explaining the electronics behind the exposure. Read more…

Video: The Life and Work of Iconic Photographer Robert Doisneau

Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography is back at it again, taking an in-depth look at the life and work of another inspirational and iconic figure in the world of photography. This time, the subject is French photographer Robert Doisneau. Read more…

Jerry Ghionis On Capturing Striking Images with Any Light Source in Any Environment

Jerry Ghionis is a man who knows how to make the most of almost any environment. Whether he’s in a proper studio setup or is trying to make the most of one of his ‘MacGyvered’ setups, he always seems to find a way to nail the lighting and produce an extraordinary photograph.

In the two-hour presentation above — a recording of one of his B&H classes — Ghionis covers almost every detail of his methodology for lighting images in tricky situations. Read more…

Pulitzer Winning Photographer David Turnley’s Advice to a Class of Photojournalism Students

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I had a wonderful opportunity today in that I got to enjoy the company of Pulitzer Prize-winner photojournalist David Turnley in the setting of my very own classroom. He was very personable, very intelligent, and even made us all stand up and touch each other’s faces to make the point of what photojournalists, street photographers, and portrait photographers do: we create a more intimate viewpoint into someones life that we typically (and this especially true for us mid-westerners) don’t experience on a day-to-day basis. Read more…

Steve Huff on Street Photography: Seeking Connection Rather than the Decisive Moment

There is no ‘right’ way to go about street photography. There’s the laid-back, voyeuristic style, controversial in-your-face methods, and more personal relationship-building approaches.

Well-known photographer and blogger Steve Huff prefers the last of these. Rather than trying to capture a candid image or the ‘decisive moment,’ Huff takes a more humanistic approach by emphasizing making a connection and not just a picture.

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