external Ruddy Roye And Instagram Activism —Time LightBox

Before my resources or outlets were few and far between. I depended on a few exhibitions, a few magazine jobs here and there, but the one constant was that I photographed almost everyday. Instagram allows me to share my photos so I no longer have to wait for someone to be interested in my personal work.

Assignments are assignments but my personal work is not something I sit around hoping to get money for. If someone wants to buy a piece, of course I am willing to sell — but I won’t sit on the work because I am waiting for the monetizing of the platform. I am extremely happy that I can post an image that I feel burning in my veins for others to see and at the same time get a refill from seeing a friend’s post.

Jul 08, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Dennis Welsh: Telling Stories with Passion, Precision and Empathy —Leica Camera Blog

Dennis Welsh has been a nationally recognized commercial photographer and director for nearly 20 years, creating award-winning campaigns for a wide variety of clients ranging from the travel and tourism industry to healthcare and the outdoor industry. He has traveled the world using his unique visual perspective to enhance the brand identities of numerous national companies and continues to help define the image of his clients through his signature style. This is his story.

Jul 07, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Life through my lens: Timothy Allen —The Telegraph

Timothy Allen has been commended 11 times in various categories in the annual Travel Photographer of the Year awards. Next week is his moment to pick up the prize that has previously eluded him, the Cutty Sark award for the overall winner.

But he won’t be there — he’ll be travelling and photographing. Instead, his mother will stand in for him when an exhibition of the work of the 2013 winners opens at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

Jul 05, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Urban-Exploring Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch —Vice

While [Michael Jackson’s 3,000-acre primary residence, Neverland Ranch,] floated in real estate limbo, a group of photographers snuck onto the grounds and explored the abandoned kingdom, returning several times between December 2007 and March 2008. I spoke to the photographers to see what they saw.

Jun 29, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Q&A: Peter Hoffman’s Again And Again —National Geographic

A lot of the work I do is exploration or commentary on the relationship between people and their environment, but this is the first time I explored the natural world disrupting a people, and not the other way around. It made me more optimistic about people and find new love for them.

Jun 28, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Perfect Storm: Interview with Stormchaser Mitch Dobrowner

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Mitch Dobrowner is a fine art photographer based in Studio City, California. Born on Long Island (Bethpage) New York he as have a wife (Wendy), 3 kids, a dog… and in his words, a bratty cat.

His work has been published by National Geographic Magazine, ABC News, TIME Magazine, Newsweek, CNN, NPR, Audubon Society, LA Times and LensWork, among others. Google recently produced a 2 minute commercial revolving around his work for their Search Stories campaign. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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external How to Charge What You’re Worth — Which is 3 to 10x More Than You’re Getting Today —Chase Jarvis

recently asked a photographer how she came up with her pricing. She said, “Well… I researched my competition and found that they had similar services, so I charged what they were charging.”

Does that sound familiar? Or worse, do you know people who charge less to “undercut” the competition or “get more business?

Here’s the problem with using “me-too” pricing: You’re signaling to your potential clients that you’re the same as everyone else. Why would they choose you when they can always find someone else charging $10 less?

Jun 24, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Photographer Miller Mobley on Shooting Portraits of the President and First Lady —

Now the pressure is on to make it keep happening and to stay relevant as a photographer, to keep growing and challenging myself on every new shoot and assignment. I’m really excited about keeping the passion and the fire alive.

Jun 24, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external From Iraq To Baby Food: How John Lee Reinvented His Photog Career —Feature Shoot

I think one has to be comfortable with taking one step back before taking two steps forward. I was definitely nervous early on in my freelancing career, not knowing whether taking a gamble on these photographic detours was the right path. I was essentially throwing out my existing photo career to create a new one.

Jun 20, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Flying High: A Conversation with Bill Yates About His Aerial Photography

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Bill Yates is based in North Florida and travels extensively shooting personal projects. Primarily known for his stunning aerial photography, Bill recently discovered nearly 400 rolls of old film he shot in the 70′s & 80′s squirreled away in an old storage locker, which has led to his newest project called “Found Film Recently Developed.”

We sat down with Bill to talk about his history in this industry, how he got into aerial photography, and see if he had any advice for the up-and-comers. Read more…