Link: Calumet Photo Vanishes in the U.S. | La Vida Leica!
announced that they’re shutting down
Link: 14 Female Photographers You Should Know Now
Professional photography has been historically dominated by men, and in certain areas, we still see low representation of women (e.g. the number of women who won World Press Photo accolades). Photography has a rich history of prolific and significant photographers, but here is a short list of a few female photographers whose work you should know now.
Link: Get the Clients You Want: Adventure Photog Alexandre Buisse Dishes Out Advice
Commercial mountain photographer Alexandre Buisse is a natural adventurer. When it comes to rock climbing or going for his major dream client with a cold call, Alex is a brave soul with immense talent to match. His client roster includes Patagonia, Red Bull, Sports Illustrated, Outer Edge Magazine, and many more.
Link: Empowering Photographers to Embrace an Uncertain Future
With a torrent of images from the mundane to the momentous on social media and online, Susan Meiselas has been thinking about how to empower and excite photographers about an uncertain future. Ms. Meiselas, a member of Magnum, was a guest editor for the latest issue of Aperture magazine, where she highlights how photographers can embrace their new tools to make new choices and start new conversations.
Link: Sell your photos apps : Why it’s a bad idea | Photo/Tech Café
While at first look, this might seem like a highly scalable business, after all you need not to worry about producing anything, it is not. You need a highly agile curation engine. Something that can filter out from the massive influx of images, those that are technically and aesthetically adequate ( in focus, not porn, properly framed, etc.) . Currently, no algorithm is capable of delivering perfect result. You need a battery of trained human editors which becomes more massive as your business scales
Link: Selling Fine Art Photography Tip #1: Jimmy Williams on Building a Reputation by Starting Local
Jimmy’s exploration into fine art photography began slowly, as he reached out to expand his network. Partnering with a gallery in his hometown, Jimmy continued to strengthen his relationships within the local art community. Building a reputation and producing well-received fine art pieces, today Jimmy’s work is featured and available to buy in online and offline through galleries in Texas and New Mexico, as well as through his own fine art website.