Social Media is Ruining Photography – PhotoShelter Blog Is social media ruining photography? A simple yes or no answer is unhelpfully reductive because the answer depends on the context. As the year comes to a close, I thought it would be beneficial to give the topic a more nuanced look on a complex topic that […]
Dispatches From a Ruined Paradise – The New York Times Robert Adams’s succinct preface to his 2010 book of photographs “What Can We Believe Where?” begins with uplift: “In common with many photographers,” he writes, “I began making pictures because I wanted to record what supports hope: the untranslatable mystery and beauty of the world.” […]
B: An Open Letter To Nick Turpin Perhaps it would’ve been better to write you this letter in private. But your recent public statements regarding iN-PUBLiC and myself —in particular your interview with Blackkamera— have brought this dispute into the open, into the public streets, as it were. So I thought it would be best to respond in […]
Highlights from Photoville 2018 – PhotoShelter Blog This year we hosted the Luminance Professional Development Day, which included six panels covering everything from archiving to how to get noticed (and paid!). The sold out day included insights from photo editors, professional photographers, and industry leaders who shared tips for getting the most out of your […]
A summer of 2018 review – Thoughts of a Bohemian It’s not by lack of topics ( there are many). Nor is it by lack of interest. It’s just a lack of time. Sometimes there are not enough hours in the day and if something has to be sacrificed, unfortunately, it is this blog. However, the […]
Bill Cunningham Was So Alive | The New Yorker This essay is adapted from the preface to “Fashion Climbing,” a posthumous memoir by the New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, to be published in September, by Penguin.
Getty Images to be Fully Controlled by the Getty Family Once Again The stock photo powerhouse Getty Images is now once again owned by the Getty family from which it received its name. The company announced that the family has acquired a majority stake in the company and will take full control.
Supply and Demand: Photography is Like Water We all know the importance of photography, whether it’s journalism’s role in changing the world to a wonderful moment captured of someone’s special day. As photographers, we value our craft and the importance it has in our lives. But the market is valuing it less and less. Why […]
Photographers on Photographers: Paul Matzner on Niall McDiarmid | LENSCRATCH Niall McDiarmid popped into my life on a Facebook feed one day in January, 2016. I have no idea how that happened, but since we are both photographers there must be some sort of internet alchemy at work. Niall does a lot of street portraits in […]
Announcing 6th Annual Luminance Talks at Photoville: Sept 14th in NYC – PhotoShelter Blog Join us on Friday, September 14th for discussions with industry professionals and photographers at 60 Water Street near Brooklyn Bridge Park. We’ll cover topics like best practices for archiving your work, how to land a job and negotiate contracts, non-profit storytelling, creative ways to […]
Pro Tips: What it Takes to Publish a Personal Photo Project – PhotoShelter Blog In honor of World Photo Day, we asked editorial and commercial photographers Emanuel Hahn and Andrew Kung to share the story behind their audiovisual storytelling piece, The Mississippi Delta Chinese. Emanuel and Andrew recently stopped by our office to speak at […]
There’s Less to Portraits Than Meets the Eye, and More – The New York Times Portraiture existed long before photography was invented. And for more than a dozen years after photography’s invention, it was practically impossible to make a photographic portrait: the required exposure times were too long. But the two eventually came together, and […]
Photographers on Photographers: Emily Hamilton Laux on Richard Rothman | LENSCRATCH I met Richard Rothman about four years ago, in a class he taught at the International Center of Photography on large format photography. His teaching, both the technical and cerebral aspects, deeply influenced the way I think about making pictures. After memorizing the zone […]
How to find your way as a self-starting photographer As a photographer driven by intuition, MPB’s Ian Howorth has pursued a winding path – one that’s given him an eye for detail and an unconventional approach. Here, he shares some tips to navigate the world of photography.
Shutterbugs, Pixel Peepers and Others Who Annoy Me – Kenneth Jarecke – Medium A picture that can accomplish this gets my attention. If it does that, I might drill a little deeper by thinking about the photographer’s thought process or motivation. I might wonder if I would have done better or worse in the same […]
Shutterbugs, Pixel Peepers and Others Who Annoy Me – Kenneth Jarecke – Medium I bring this up for the obvious reason. A few photographers have taken offense to a statement I made about Sony cameras in an article posted on Bloomberg this week. Unheard of, I know, but it does give me the opportunity to […]
We Need Perspective in Landscape Photography in the Instagram Age A quick glance at Instagram hashtags reveals over 90 million photos tagged #landscape, around 50 million #sunrise photos and over 180 million tagged #sunset. There are 40 million #trees, nearly 90 million #clouds and about 190 million #beach photos.
From Errol Morris, a list of 10 things you should know about truth & photography In 2011, writer and filmmaker Errol Morris summarized the main points in Believing Is Seeing, his book on the nature of truth, belief, and reality in photography with a series of tweets.
Photography Composition: The Definitive Guide – Beautiful Pictures This article summarizes all my knowledge, experience and 6 months of work. I believe, anyone, newbie or pro, could find some new useful info inside of it. There are already hundreds of articles, dozens of guides. And some of them are really good. However, there was still […]
fovi8 volume #2 issue #7 – Jonesblog fovi8 volume 2, issue 7 is now released and printed. This is our new issue and something that you can hold in your hand, with a beautiful cover by keithj, and 28 of the best photographs uploaded in the month of June, 2018. Other contributing Photographers: Nashgraphy, Trent, GDSimpson, Cathy […]