Are you using Facebook to get people excited about your photography? In The Photographer’s Guide to Facebook, we break down tactics to help you use this platform to attract, engage, and get referrals from your audience.
Plus, you’ll get loads of examples of pages from photographers who have successfully used Facebook to market their own business — each doing things like simply posting regularly, asking interesting questions, showcasing compelling images and providing an excellent sense of their personality.
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“25 Practical Tips from Elliott Erwitt for Street Photographers” —Eric Kim Street Photography
“I think if you’re going to take a picture, you need visual sense. Unless you take photos of your cat, dog, or child as a memento. If you’re serious of taking photos, you should study the classic arts to speak—you need a visual sense of composition. I think you should find substance in your pictures. Meaning, content. If you’re lucky and you do something that is graphically interesting like content—and there is a little magic on top of it, perhaps you have a picture.
Photography is really quite simple, it isn’t rocket science. Its just reacting to what you see, and putting it into a frame. And that’s about it.”
Sample Letters to Copyright Infringers That Range from Civil to Pissed Off —Scientific American
Etymologist and photographer Alex Wild sends out a ton of takedown notices and demands for payment to infringers each year. And since he’s gotten a bunch of requests to share these, he’s published the 5 types of letters he uses as templates for other artists to use when infringed upon.
The letters range in tone and scope from civil DMCA Takedown Notices or “Credit Me Please” letters, to a much more strongly worded letter he saves for repeat commercial offenders.
The ability to pull photos out of your camera and onto your computer wirelessly is an incredibly useful tool that many photographers use, but what if you could pull those photos instantly into Lightroom right there on-location? Well, it turns out you can, and it’s not all that complicated either. Read more…
Street photography is the purest, most spontaneous way to create art with a camera. No studios, no props, no poses; all you need is the right equipment and a street with people on it. In this original series for Engadget, we’ll follow three seasoned street fighters and try to glean some practical wisdom about what engages their eyes, brains and fingers in the moments before they shoot.
Usually we try to stay away from traumatizing you at the very beginning of the week, but this week, we’ll make an exception. The video above started out as a tutorial on how to quickly attach and detach a lens “just like a pro”; it turned into a cringeworthy photographer fail. Read more…
There’s something inspirational about watching a seasoned photographer work at his craft — whether it’s a studio photog who molds light to his will or a street photographer whose demeanor and results both scream professionalism.
Jack Simon falls under the latter of those categories, and in the video above, fellow street photographer Eric Kim takes us behind the scenes with Simon as he walks the streets of San Francisco. Read more…
If you think the only journalists who face danger on the job are those working in Syria or Egypt, you’re wrong. Last week, WDAZ reporter Adam Ladwig was attacked by three people while covering a fire. Last month, a woman attacked a WUSA9 crew. A CBS2/KCAL9 reporter and photojournalist were attacked while covering the Zimmerman verdict protests in July.
In August, Poynter told you about the San Francisco area attacks on news crews. In a six-week period, thieves attacked journalists six times, targeting cameras, computers and tripods and taking gear at gunpoint in at least one case. In 2011, journalists across the country said they were attacked by both crowds and police while covering the “Occupy” protests.
I turned to seasoned reporters and photojournalists and to the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma for advice on how to stay safe and still get your job done.