What You Need To Know Your First Year as a Freelance Photographer | PhotoShelter Blog

What You Need To Know Your First Year as a Freelance Photographer

Fresh out of college, Kyle Johnson thought he’d wanted a career in what he’d majored in: video editing. But after a year in a corporate editing job, the Seattleite became bored and quit to work at a coffee shop. He started shooting pictures of friends’ bands on the side, and realized photography was a better fit for him. In 2010, he’d found enough local photography work to quit the coffee shop job and focus on a freelance career

William Mortensen: photographic master at the monster’s ball | Art and design | The Guardian

William Mortensen: photographic master at the monster’s ball

Ansel Adams called him ‘the antichrist’ and wanted him written out of history. But William Mortensen’s grotesque photographs of death, nudity and torture and are now having their day. Chris Campion pays tribute to a master of the macabre

via Ansel Adams called photographer William Mortensen “the Antichrist” – Boing Boing

How the Past Shapes Modern Photography – LightBox

How the Past Shapes Modern Photography

TIME LightBox’s curators series invites top photography curators from around the world to present and discuss photography of their choosing in an effort to learn more about their curatorial preferences and the path from individual images to full-fledged exhibitions. This month, TIME invited Deborah Willis, Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to discuss how the past both shapes and influences modern photography.

10 Workshops, Panels, and Events You Shouldn’t Miss at Photoville 2014 – Feature Shoot

10 Workshops, Panels, and Events You Shouldn’t Miss at Photoville 2014

We’ve been looking forward to Photoville 2014 for months now and it’s finally upon us (opening tonight). An event composed of over 50 photo exhibitions cleverly installed in repurposed shipping containers, Photoville, now in its third year, brings together emerging and established artists and curators from around the world. Along with a plethora of exhibitions (there is something for everyone), Photoville also offers a diverse selection of artist panels, talks, and workshops. Here are a few we are especially excited to check out.

How Smartphones Have Changed the Way We Experience Photography – LightBox

How Smartphones Have Changed the Way We Experience Photography

The Space Between: Redefining Public and Personal in Smartphone Photography is curated by photographer and film maker Henry Jacobson, and through a survey of 10 photographers, one collective and one collaborative project, delves into the never-ending debate around smartphones and their function as cameras capable of capturing a moment in time and distributing it all over the world in a matter of seconds.

Everyday Life Around The World As Told Through Instagram – LightBox

Everyday Life Around The World As Told Through Instagram

“The first thing that comes to my mind with that type of show is the Family of Man exhibition,” say DiCampo, referring to Edward Steichen’s celebrated 1955 Museum of Modern Art show, which went on the become the most-travelled exhibition in the history of photography. “Obviously it’s not on that scale. But to me, the kind of work we’re doing is a modern update to that exhibition, especially considering it’s cell phone photography and it’s distributed through social media.”

A Letter to My 18 Year Old Self: If I Started Street Photography All Over Again


Kim1A Letter to My 18 Year Old Self: If I Started Street Photography All Over Again

You are 18 years old. You just got a point and shoot digital camera from Mom as a high school graduation present. You are super excited, as you never had a camera before. A lot of exciting things will happen in your life surrounding photography. I wanted to write this letter to you and give you some advice I wish I knew. This is coming from your 26-year-old-self.