Peter Lik’s Recipe for Success: Sell Prints. Print Money. – NYTimes.com

Peter Lik’s Recipe for Success: Sell Prints. Print Money.

Peter Lik is in awe of himself. When he describes his career as a fine-art photographer, he speaks with the satisfaction of a guy who has performed miracles, at the pace of a bystander who just caught a glimpse of Superman. The words tumble forth in self-exalting, run-on sentences, most of them laced with profanity, all of them in the sunny, chummy accent of his native Australia.

Peter Lik’s Recipe for Success: Sell Prints. Print Money. – NYTimes.com

A True Picture of Black Skin – NYTimes.com

A True Picture of Black Skin

All technology arises out of specific social circumstances. In our time, as in previous generations, cameras and the mechanical tools of photography have rarely made it easy to photograph black skin. The dynamic range of film emulsions, for example, were generally calibrated for white skin and had limited sensitivity to brown, red or yellow skin tones. Light meters had similar limitations, with a tendency to underexpose dark skin.

A True Picture of Black Skin – NYTimes.com

New Guide: The Photographer’s Outlook on 2015 | PhotoShelter Blog

New Guide: The Photographer’s Outlook on 2015

In our third annual survey, hear from nearly 7,500 professional photographers and enthusiasts who share their top photo business goals for 2015. From plans to invest money, market their work and find inspiration, plus challenges they anticipate, get the full lowdown in The Photographer’s Outlook on 2015. 

New Guide: The Photographer’s Outlook on 2015 | PhotoShelter Blog

Want to Pitch a Photo Editor? Do This Before You Hit Send | PhotoShelter Blog

Want to Pitch a Photo Editor? Do This Before You Hit Send

As a photo editor, Wendy is constantly getting approached by photographers looking for work – but not everyone goes about it the right way. We talked to Wendy about what she likes to see in an email pitch, if she subscribes to photographer’s newsletters, and how she keeps tabs on those she wants to work with in the future.

Want to Pitch a Photo Editor? Do This Before You Hit Send | PhotoShelter Blog

Giant Fantasy Scenes Created by Photographing Kids on the Floor with Everyday Things

Giant Fantasy Scenes Created by Photographing Kids on the Floor with Everyday Things

German photographer Jan von Holleben is known for creating imaginative scenes by having kids lie on the ground and carefully arranging everyday objects around them. One of his first viral projects that featured this style was “Dreams of Flying“.

Giant Fantasy Scenes Created by Photographing Kids on the Floor with Everyday Things

Maps Showing the Pro Photography Landscape in the United States

Maps Showing the Pro Photography Landscape in the United States

What is the current state of the professional photography industry in the United States? Back in April 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released statistics about the photography profession from May 2013. The data offers an interesting look into where photographers are living and how much they’re earning.

Maps Showing the Pro Photography Landscape in the United States

Selfies on a Stick, and the Social-Content Challenge for the Media – NYTimes.com

Selfies on a Stick, and the Social-Content Challenge for the Media

I’d seen the same phenomenon when I was touring the Colosseum in Rome last month. So many people were fighting for space to take selfies with their long sticks — what some have called the “Narcissistick” — that it looked like a reprise of the gladiatorial battles the place once hosted.

Selfies on a Stick, and the Social-Content Challenge for the Media – NYTimes.com