Storage for Photographers (Part 2) — PaulStamatiou.com

Data is eating me alive. Every gadget these days can shoot photos and record video. The move to smaller but faster SSDs hasn't helped with storage. I captured 275GB of photos and videos on my last trip. Just one trip! And I'm just a hobbyist photographer with a mere 12MP camera. If you shoot with any regularity and a 20MP+ camera you'll easily be clocking more than a terabyte a year. Where on earth do normal people store that much data? The cloud?

About Black and White - Luminous Landscape

Composition is the art of arranging in a decorative manner the various elements which the painter uses to express his sentiments. In a picture every separate part will be visible and… everything which has no utility in the picture is for that reason harmf

This is the second essay in this series focused on my approach to photography.  The first essay, titled My Philosophy, was published in the previous issue of this magazine.  This second essay covers my reasons for using black and white instead of color.  It covers other things as well, including my thoughts on color and on monochromatic images.

Project AIR Workflow « Vincent Laforet’s Blog

The speed at which we need to turn images around can be critical.   In Europe, it was not uncommon to edit an 8,000-9,000 frame shoot on Saturday.   To shoot the following city Sunday.  And to complete final edit of BOTH of those cities (nearly 18,000 RAW frames) the following day just hours prior to a release of selects to the press and to the public.

Behind the Scenes at the Australian Open | AP Images Blog

In the film days a photographer might shoot between 10 and 15 rolls a day or a maximum of 550 images. Now, photographers will shoot from 2,000 to 2,500 frames a day. Multiply that by five staffers over 14 days and I was casting my eyes over more than 150,000 images during the Open. Of the approximately 12,000 images taken each day, some 300 plus make it to our customers.

Rules are made to be broken: Five filmmaking rules Pete Pattisson says you should sometimes ignore - Newsshooter

Guest post by Pete Pattisson: When the DSLR filmmaking revolution took off in 2008, a set of ‘rules’ soon emerged about how to get the most out of these cameras’ video capabilities: shoot in manual mode, record audio separately, use a rig, and so on. The

The ‘rules’ are still a useful set of guidelines for filmmaking with DSLR cameras (and mirrorless ones), but I find myself increasingly ignoring them. Perhaps that’s because they were developed for filmmakers who mainly shoot adverts or corporate videos (whereas I make documentaries), but it’s also because camera technology has advanced so far in the past seven years

In the Darkroom with W. Eugene Smith

Gene always liked to get separations around people, figures, and that was always done with potassium ferrocyanide. It was the contrast that made the prints difficult. Gene saw the contrast with his eyes, but the negative wouldn’t capture it the same way. So he would have to bring the lamp down and burn, and then if that spilled too much exposure and made it too dark, you would lighten it with the ferrocyanide.

A mile wide, an inch deep

I was recently quoted as saying, “I don’t give a shit” if Instagram has more users than Twitter…

Numbers are important. Number of users is important. So are lots of other things. Different services create value in different ways. Trust your gut as much (or more) than the numbers. Figure out what matters and build something good.

My Workflow: How to Stay Sane While Working as a Music Photographer on Tour

My workflow is the most important part of being a productive and successful music photographer. Other photographers rarely ask about it, but I feel like

My workflow is the most important part of being a productive and successful music photographer. Other photographers rarely ask about it, but I feel like it’s something a lot of people don’t think about until they’re on the road and freaking out because their workflow sucks. So I’d like to share mine with all of you.

The Optimum Digital Exposure

For too long we have been accepting the “digital look” of our photographs. The compression of tones, especially in the dark areas, seems intrinsic to digital photography, but in reality it is the result of “non-optimum” exposure. With optimum exposure, you don’t have to compromise the film-like appearance with digital photography.

New Guide: How to Market Your Photography - PhotoShelter Blog

For our latest guide we’ve partnered up with email marketing tool, Mad Mimi on How to Market Your Photography! Inside the guide you’ll find tips to create a marketing plan, tackle SEO, blog better, succeed with social media, and take advantage of email ma

For our latest guide we’ve partnered up with email marketing tool, Mad Mimi on How to Market Your Photography! Inside the guide you’ll find tips to create a marketing plan, tackle SEO, blog better, succeed with social media, and take advantage of email marketing. Learn to market your photography better and get the audience you want.

BBC Wildlife Director John Downer & the technology of 'spy-cam' filmmaking - Newsshooter

By site editor Dan Chung: Sensory: BBC Wildlife Director John Downer & the technology of ‘spy-cam’ filmmaking from Getty Images on

During the interview BBC Wildlife Director John Downer talks about how consumer cameras like the GoPro are used where previously they would have used more esoteric gear. His observations go a long way to explaining how the BBC stay at the top of the natural history field.

Get the Guide: 10 Branding Secrets for Photographers - PhotoShelter Blog

What words would you use to describe your photography brand? Fun? Reliable? Adventurous? If you struggle to answer, our latest guide, 10 Branding Secrets for Photographers, will help you define and build a strong brand that will set you apart from the com

What words would you use to describe your photography brand? Fun? Reliable? Adventurous? If you struggle to answer, our latest guide, 10 Branding Secrets for Photographers, will help you define and build a strong brand that will set you apart from the competition and attract the clients you want.

Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video | archiveguide.witness.org

Brenda Ann Kenneally takes photographs, but to call her a photographer isn’t quite accurate. She prefers the term “digital folk artist,” and when you hear how she interacts with her subjects—families living below the poverty line in Troy, New York—and tells their stories, it seems an apt description

The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram - PhotoShelter Blog

Instagram can be a powerful marketing tool for photographers, but are you using it the right way? In our guide, The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram, get tips to make the most of the platform to showcase your brand, build your audience, connect with phot

In our latest guide, The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram, get tips to make the most of the platform to showcase your brand, build your audience, connect with photo editors, and even generate revenue

LightBox | Time

Read the latest stories about LightBox on Time

Jonas Bendiksen has shot these epic, super slow-motion videos of soccer fans and amateur soccer players in action. He’s called them “Still Films,” and below he explains why he sees these pieces as photographic works of art, and not as videos. 

LightBox | Time

Read the latest stories about LightBox on Time

After much research and many phone calls, I came across a man called Michael Kintner, the founder and inventor of 360Heros, a company that makes one of the only 360-degree underwater video rigs

Video: Fool Proof Tips to Secure & Store your Images using Lightroom with Peter Krogh - PhotoShelter Blog

While organizing and backing up your images might not be the highest on your to-do list, it should definitely be high priority for working professionals. A systematic work flow for storage and back up can give you peace of mind, an easy way to find your p

In this webinar, Digital Asset Management master and author of The Dam Book, Peter Krogh dives into all the in’s and out’s of storage and back up techniques. Here he covers the basics and the nitty gritty of storing your photo files safely and securely using Lightroom.