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

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