Link: Larry Clark Sells Snapshots for $100 Each – NYTimes.com
The sale is for people who “come to my shows in thousands and could never afford 10 to 15 thousand dollars for a print,” Mr. Clark, 70, wrote in an email. “This is a payback to all the skate rats and collectors who would like a souvenir, so I can die happy.”
Link: The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook: Infographic and Guide
Ready to kickstart your 2014? Our newest guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook will help you build your business plan and stick to it this year. With this step-by-step guide, learn how to think about your photography from more of a business perspective, including smart tips to fine tune your marketing and attract more clients. Now’s the time to focus your business strategy, develop plans to target clients, and rev up your income.
Link: Average wage for US photographers: $36,330, plus other data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics | dvafoto
The result is picture of the American workforce unlike any other, collating average wages and employment numbers across the country in fine detail. Here is the most recent data (May 2012) for photographers in the US
Link: The Inspiring Stories of Five Photographers Committed to Making a Difference | Feature Shoot
We’ve recently been incredibly inspired by a handful of photographers who are giving back to their communities in ways that go far beyond the occasional volunteer day or pro bono assignment. From a celebrity photographer who started a grassroots revolution donating portraits to the needy to a fine art photographer-turned-wildlife savior, these individuals have dedicated an exceptional amount of time, talent, and passion to their cause. We’d like to share with you the stories of five photographers whose devotion and generosity is truly remarkable—artists who are compelled to make a difference.
Link: PDNPulse » How About a Holiday Gift That Supports Photography?
It’s not only the season of giving. It’s your last chance to make a tax-deductible donation to a non-profit that you can list on your 2013 tax form
Link: 54 Reasons to Love Photography in 2013
As a self-appointed pundit, I spend a fair amount of time criticizing the photography industry, but I have a little secret…I love photography! And 2013 brought yet another year full of strange, interesting and inspiring moments in photography. Let’s go on a little journey…in no particular order.
Link: In Defense of Merit | Conscientious Photography Magazine
We need to talk about how to establish artistic merit so we can engage with photography on a deeper and more meaningful level, so we can enjoy what photography has to offer on a deeper and more meaningful level.
Link: Photo of the Day: Best of November | PROOF
When people ask me what makes a Photo of the Day—a curated look at photography around National Geographic—my answer is simple: I have to want to spend time with the picture, and whether full of complex detail or exquisitely simple, it has to stand on its own
Link: The Fine Art Photography Business
Fine Art Photography differs from other types of photography in that the purpose of the artist creating a fine art photograph is to express himself or herself rather than please the demands of a client. Unlike a commercial photographer who operates under contract, a fine art photographer creates images without being contracted by anyone. The artist’s only requirement is to fulfill his vision and please himself in the process. While the challenge of the commercial photographer is to fulfill the contract they signed with their client, the challenge of the fine art photographer is to convince clients to purchase artwork whose purpose is purely aesthetic and to do so after the artwork was created.
Link: Work From The Medium Festival of Photography | A Photo Editor
He made black and white photographs on ride-arounds before joining the force, then while in the Police Academy, and he shot some images while “on the job” as well. The dated feel brought me right back to the days when gringo kids like me were bopping our heads to NWA, singing aloud about this mysterious place, “Compton.” (Actually, I heard ‘Dre and Snoop in the car just yesterday, and couldn’t help belting out the chorus.)