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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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external Scanning Your Negatives Will Bring Your Memories Into The Digital Age —Boing Boing

San Francisco-based software developer and GIF archivist Dean Putney shares some tips on how to transform your piling boxes of negatives into quality print images.

 
Nov 12, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

external Google Drive Can Now Open Files Directly In Your Desktop Apps —Lifehacker

Google drive has added a new “open with” option that allows you to directly open your photos in Photoshop, Illustrator, or any of your favorite apps with a simple right-click.

 
Nov 12, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Photo Trick: Use Hydrochloric Acid and Ammonia to Create Opaque Steam for Hot Drink Photos

When it comes to food photography, particularly beverages, one of the most difficult things to capture is steam. Not only do the drinks not stay warm for very long, but the steam is often nearly transparent and hard to catch on camera.

Thankfully, photographer Phillip McCordall has a clever trick that’ll solve this problem for you — that is, if you don’t mind working with hydrochloric acid and ammonia.

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external Has a Textbook Publisher Trampled Your Copyrights? There’s a Solution For That —PDN

Attorney Maurice Harmon of Harmon & Seidman LLC, the lawfirm that represents Gordon, Frerck, Steinmetz, Feingersh and many other photographers for claims against textbook publishers, explained via email why these types of claims persist, and how photographers who believe their copyrights have been violated by textbook publishers can protect themselves.

 
Nov 10, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

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…

external Flash and ambient light tips —Digital Photographer

Five easy to implement tips from the folks at Digital Photographer that’ll help you “turn day into night” and make sure your pictures look great doing it.

 
Nov 08, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

The ‘Lost Wallet’ Technique and 10 Other Great Tips for Photographing Wildlife

So you just got yourself a great telephoto lens and you’re aching to go shoot some wildlife (with a camera), but you have no idea what you’re doing. You shoot landscapes, or street photography, or sports, but wildlife is a mystery.

Have no fear, because Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens is here with some solid tips from none other than his father, a seasoned wildlife photographer who shot for the likes of National Geographic and the Audubon Society for many years. Read more…

external PPE 2014: Building a Career in Fine-Art Photography —PDN

Be nice. This simple and self-evident maxim was one of many takeaways from the PhotoPlus Expo seminar, “Your Picture on the Wall: Building a Career in Fine-art Photography,” which was held on Thursday, October 30 at the Javits Center in New York City.

Hosted by collector, curator and former gallerist W.M. Hunt, the panel included gallerists with different ideas and interests: Andrea Meislin and Sasha Wolf from New York, and Catherine Edelman from Chicago. While they may show different work, the gallerists all agreed that being pleasant and respectful goes a long way when you are trying to get a gallerist interested in your work.

 
Nov 06, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

How to Fake a Before and After Photo: The Power of Lighting and Posture

As photographers, we’re already intimately familiar with the importance of lighting and posture, but just how much of a difference can the proper pose and lighting make? This video by BuzzFeedBlue, titled “How to Fake a Before and After Photo,” answers that question by showing the shift in real-time. Read more…