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.
Link: New Guide! Selling Fine Art Photography
Fine art experts and photographers weigh in on:
Tips to get galleries to feature your work
Marketing tactics to engage your target audience
Strategies to get your work featured online
Industry insights from a top fine art printer on which pieces sell best
The secret to attracting 244K Facebooks followers
Link: Social Media Tips from a Pro Adventure Photographer
It isn’t the over 14,000 followers on Instagram or 9,000 on Twitter that made adventure photographer Lucas Gilman a finalist in the 2010 and 2013 Red Bull Illume competition (that was all his own talent), but his social media presence has helped keep him top of mind with clients and landed him a few jobs along the way.
Link: Shift in power: David Guttenfelder on the impact and importance of smartphone photography » FLTR
“There’s a whole language being developed – the power structure is being turned on its head,” says David Guttenfelder, who speaks to FLTR about what attracted him to the smartphone
via The latest edition of Photojournalism Links – LightBox
Link: Survey Results: What Do Photographers Expect in 2014?
The survey results are OUT. The Photographer’s Outlook on 2014, our second annual survey, reveals insights from over 5,700 photographers worldwide on their top business goals and challenges for 2014, plus how they plan to market their work and spend money this year.
Link: The Reality Behind Instagram Feeds – The Bold Italic – San Francisco
The creation of Instagram made us all photographers. We began to see beauty in the simplicity. We began to…
Just kidding. It made us all huge f*cking liars
Link: Genius Magazine Editor Does It Again With Marilyn Monroe–Inspired Photoshoot | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source
At press time, reports confirmed the magazine industry had been bowled over once again after Shields oversaw a photoshoot of comedian Russell Brand wearing a suit and tie above the waist but just boxers below.
Link: Playing the Long Game | the literate lens
Photographs are made in fractions of seconds, but a good photography project can take years—even decades. Just ask Harvey Stein