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.”
As The Islamic State attempts to recruit new members, their use of photography and imagery has arguably become more advanced than any other terrorist group in history
Fortunately, I did get to see a nice variety of photography to share with you here. And I even get to use the word “dick” again, as it was tossed about with shocking abandon by the keynote lecturer, Duane Michals. I kid you not, that dude said “dick” at least 15 times within the first three minutes of his lecture.
As Dorothy Bohm approaches her 90th birthday, the photographer reflects on a life that has encompassed the tragedy of war and separation from her family, and recalls the greats she has known, from Cartier-Bresson to Beaton
More than a few articles have been written on the detrimental effects of working for free in the photo industry. Unsurprisingly, the same issue has raged on for years in the writing community. But I didn’t expect to see the issue percolate in my Facebook feed in relation to the circus industry.
Sean Busher was looking for a project to herald the return of The Light Factory—a non-profit gallery and photo education center in Charlotte, North Carolina–when he hit upon an audacious idea: Recruit dozens of volunteers to create two panoramic images of both sides of Charlotte’s historic main drag
is black and white a gimmick? Given that humans see in color, is converting a photo to black and white, an act of self-importance? A way to make an image appear to be more significant than it otherwise might be in color?
Instagram is now facing the biggest challenge of its short existence. Now that it has succeeded in becoming a top mobile destination and successfully sold itself for a large amount of capital, it needs to perform two things well. One, remain relevant and second, get the next 100 million users. No easy task.
Edelman reminded the audience that artists can “always raise prices but can’t lower them.” Photographers should start low, and if an edition sells quickly the price should increase slowly.
And then you write, “realize that my advice isn’t probably any good– because I have never made a full-time living just from shooting.”
And I can’t help but wonder why on earth didn’t you just lead with that sentence?
From business and gear advice to staying true to your inner artist, and just simply being nice – take notes, cause these nuggets of wisdom are pure gold
if you are a photographer, next time you disagree with an edit, keep in mind that this might be the last time you get a chance to complain. Next time, you could be facing an algorithm who will not care about your comments