Shutterstock’s announcement that it has acquired 60 years old UK base photo agency Rex Features for $33 million is certainly good news for Rex ( at least, their share holders) and not so much for Shutterstock. And here’s why:
Professional photographers are no longer artists (were they ever?). The successful photographer is, as Deresiewicz’s friend explained, now an entrepreneur who values having 10,000 contacts more than having Malcolm Gladwell’s mythic 10,000 hours of professional development
soon, we will see the creation of a much needed CVO, Chief Visual Officer ( or variation thereof). The role of the CVO will be to oversee and manage all images ( and video) activities across a brand so that there is consistency. In other word, managing the brand’s visual identity across all mediums
How a Brooklyn family turned their living-room window into a selfie mirror and art project for the community
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“.
Ready to make 2015 your best year yet? In The 2015 Photo Business Plan Workbook, get a step-by-step guide to help you implement a rock solid business plan, target the photo clients you want, and land more gigs.
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.
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.
With 2014 now behind us, it is time to look at the new year with innocent crisp new eyes, full of hope and wishful thinking. As tradition demands, let’s jump into the prediction bandwagon and look at what the Photo:Tech space will bring in 2015.
the cost to produce an image is of no interest to an image buyer. Wether it took 3 flights, 5 camera bodies, twenty-two lenses, five models and a crew of fifteen to produce one shot or the image was shot in a backyard with an iPhone is of no influence to the image buyers perception of the value of the image. What they care about is audience
We always celebrate Reasons to Love Photography, but that doesn’t mean that everything was hunky dory in 2014. Here is a brief compilation of the not-so-good in the photo industry.
Amidst a messy legal battle over copyrights to Vivian Maier’s now famous work, a gallery in Toronto has acquired the entire collection of negatives owned by Jeffrey Goldstein.
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.”
Our annual round-up isn’t just about great photography, but also about culturally significant phenomena related to photography. Photography is a language that’s created everyday by billions of people around the world. Three years later, I can still declare that I Love Photography!
Earlier this year, in a widely read and aptly titled article, Colberg offered his advice on how to write about your photographs. We wanted to know more, so we asked the author to elaborate on his previously published suggestions. This is what he told us.
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.
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.
Richard Koci Hernandez plans to delete more than 1,000 images he posted on Instagram
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.”