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

Flickr Sorry for Selling Creative Commons Photos as Wall Art, Will Stop and Refund All Sales To Date

Flickr Sorry for Selling Creative Commons Photos as Wall Art, Will Stop and Refund All Sales To Date

In a message posted today to the Flickr blog titled “An Update on Flickr Wall Art,” Flickr head honcho Bernardo Hernandez apologizes for the program saying, “We’re sorry we let some of you down.”

Flickr Sorry for Selling Creative Commons Photos as Wall Art, Will Stop and Refund All Sales To Date

New Guide: The Inspiration Handbook – 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers | PhotoShelter Blog

New Guide: The Inspiration Handbook – 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers

It’s our last guide of the year! And it’s one you’ll want to keep in your back pocket. In The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, award-winning photographers, recognized photo editors, and leading industry experts share their best advice to make 2015 a knockout year.

New Guide: The Inspiration Handbook – 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers | PhotoShelter Blog

If you want to stand out in the filmmaking crowd, focus on the evolution of your CRAFT – not the TOOLS. « Vincent Laforet’s Blog

If you want to stand out in the filmmaking crowd, focus on the evolution of your CRAFT – not the TOOLS.

The irony in all of this, is that digital can be said to have diminished the perceived value of CRAFT or of a CRAFTSPERSON since we began this decade.

If you want to stand out in the filmmaking crowd, focus on the evolution of your CRAFT – not the TOOLS. « Vincent Laforet’s Blog

Paying Homage To Julian Richards, An Irreverent, Demented Master Of Ceremonies Disguised As An Agent | A Photo Editor

Paying Homage To Julian Richards, An Irreverent, Demented Master Of Ceremonies Disguised As An Agent

i immediately called julian and explained the situation. after a barrage of hysterical ricky gervais-esque retorts, he said, “i’ve got it! if he wants an outlandish, perverted personality, let’s give it to him. let’s do the call again after the weekend.”

“how would that change anything?” i asked.

“because i’ll pretend to be the photographer.”

Paying Homage To Julian Richards, An Irreverent, Demented Master Of Ceremonies Disguised As An Agent | A Photo Editor

Work From The Medium Festival of Photography 2014 – Part 1 | A Photo Editor

Work From The Medium Festival of Photography 2014 – Part 1

Fortunately, I did get to see a nice variety of photography to share with you here. And I even get to use the word “dick” again, as it was tossed about with shocking abandon by the keynote lecturer, Duane Michals. I kid you not, that dude said “dick” at least 15 times within the first three minutes of his lecture.

Work From The Medium Festival of Photography 2014 – Part 1 | A Photo Editor