Opinion

Are Logan Paul’s Photos Worth Millions?

If you pay attention to the world of photography, you may know that YouTube celebrity Logan Paul recently sold a collection of photos titled 99 Originals as NFTs for tens of thousands of dollars per photo.

An Open Letter to the Photography Industry

As an industry, we need to do better. For our craft, for new and experienced photographers alike, for those clients who don’t get the full information.

Photo Gallery

Two Photo Contests, Two Conflicts of Interests, Two Different Responses

Photography competitions garner hundreds of thousands of entries per year and give away about as much money to a small subset of winners. But when those competitions are judged by well-known photographers —which is expected of any prestigious competition — this industry is small enough that it is mathematically impossible to avoid the possibility of a conflict of interest arising.

Photographing a State of Grief

The broad strokes of an emotion can be fairly simple to translate into visual communication. A smile for joy, a tear for sadness, bared teeth for anger, wide eyes for fear. Nuance however is always present, the experience and expression of complex emotions are not always as straightforward.

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Canon, What Are You Doing?

Canon has said the quiet part out loud: it doesn't want you to spend any of your money on anything other than Canon products. This is a huge mistake, and I'm pleading that the company rethink this strategy.

Aventon Aventure

My New Favorite Photography Accessory: The E-Bike

Away from the world, the city, and the light pollution, I stood in a green forest where the breeze couldn’t even penetrate the trees surrounding me. It was an area that only existed to me in my imagination after multiple times of poring over Google Maps and allowing my mind to wander.

Straight Out of Camera is the Purest Form of Photography… or IS It?

The ultimate skill of the photographer -- of the artist -- is to create the aesthetics of the scene in front of them "in the moment". The Natural Landscape Photo Award is perhaps the epitome of this with minimal image manipulation allowed, while the World Press Photo has a Code of Ethics. So straight-out-of-camera (SOOC) has got to be the pinnacle of ability, hasn't it? Or is there more to the notion of what an image is and where the skill lies in producing it?

Blair Bunting

Music and Photography: How One Art Inspires the Other

Of all the arts available to mankind, my heart belongs to music. Perhaps it’s a sentiment that doesn’t serve my self-interest much, as my only achievements in the arts have come through photography.

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Canon is Riding a Rising Market As Cameras Sell Well

Ordinarily, it is the end-of-year results that are the most interesting as they provide a picture of how the year has gone and what the outlook for the next year is. However, with this report, Canon has confirmed three critically important aspects of the camera market which gives it increased confidence going forward.

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Instagram Could Lose to TikTok in Both Photos and Videos

TikTok's domination in short-form video is not the only thing Instagram should be worried about. In the time that Instagram has shifted ever further away from its roots as a photo-sharing app, Generation Z has found a new space to post their selfies and photo-dumps -- and that's TikTok.