Archive for July 2015

ONE Album That Has it All

Posted by on Thursday July 30, 2015 | Photo Gear

Sponsored by Finao Wedding photographers know that every detail counts, particularly when producing wedding albums to please clients with varying tastes. Finao, maker of high-end wedding albums, knows this too. It’s why the company created the ONE series, a leading line of premium quality, edge-to-edge, flush-mounted albums that give photographers limitless options and tools to... More

PDN Video: W.M. Hunt on How to Build Career Bridges (Not Burn Them)

Posted by on Wednesday July 29, 2015 | Business, Fine Art, PDN Video Picks

Photography careers are built on talent and hard work. But they also depend upon relationships–with mentors, editors, art directors, curators and others who can provide the critical support required for any career to grow and thrive. Veteran collector, curator and photography consultant W.M. Hunt explains in this exclusive PDN video how to build those important... More

Video Pick: Rep Maren Levinson: Being a Good Photographer Isn’t Enough

Posted by on Wednesday July 29, 2015 | Business, Media, PDN Video Picks, Social Media/Web

Seattle-based photographer John Keatley recently posted a video interview he did with his rep, Redeye’s Maren Levinson, in which she touched on several changes to the photography industry. Her frank assessment of the market in which professional photographers and their reps operate has earned the video nearly 30,000 views on YouTube. More

The Perfect Portrait Formula: Peter Hurley’s Flex LED Lighting Setups for Men and Women

Posted by on Monday July 27, 2015 | Lighting, Photo Gear

Sponsored by Westcott Portrait photographer Peter Hurley has become famous for his headshots. His YouTube tutorials for posing have gone viral thanks to his simple, effective tips for photographers—and those who just want to look great in photos. Hurley’s lighting style evolved from a penchant for natural light, so he prefers a continuous light source on... More

6 Photography Tips for Your Next Trip

Posted by on Friday July 24, 2015 | Fun

Sponsored by NYIP Ah, summer! When life is sweet and vacations are (hopefully) a plenty. Whether you’re going for a short jaunt to a nearby locale or traveling for an extended stay abroad, you want to make pictures that show the region in the richest, most interesting way. But how do you do that? New... More

A Dream Tool: Erica Kelly Martin’s Passion for Medium Format Goes Digital

Posted by on Wednesday July 22, 2015 | Camera, Fine Art, Photo Gear

Sponsored by Ricoh Imaging America Erica Kelly Martin’s fascination with medium-format photography can be traced back to a mirror hanging in her childhood bedroom, which echoed the aspect ratio of a medium-format frame, and which she believed had the power to lead her into a “magical world.” As a teenager, she experimented with medium-format box... More

Alec Soth Offering Free “Winnebago Workshop” To Teen Artists

Posted by on Wednesday July 22, 2015 | Events

Photographer Alec Soth and his Little Brown Mushroom (LBM) publishing imprint recently announced a hiatus from bookmaking to pursue a new initiative: The Winnebago Workshop, “a mobile classroom that puts artists with teens to create multimedia stories.” The first free, weeklong workshop is coming up during the week of August 17–22, and Soth and LBM... More

PDN Video Pick: Casey Brooks and Acre Creative for Aéropostale

Posted by on Wednesday July 22, 2015 | PDN Video Picks, Video

In a new 30-second spot for Aéropostale set to appear on a video billboard in Manhattan’s Times Square, Casey Brooks directs a squad of midriff-baring female dancers to illustrate the extreme elasticity of the brand’s new jeans. Creative director Brad Shaffer at the agency Acre Creative brought in Brooks to make the spot for Aéro, giving her... More

The Photographer Who Rocked Taylor Swift: Open Letter Helped to Expose “Hideous Terms” Concert Photogs Face

Posted by on Wednesday July 22, 2015 | Copyright/Legal

There’s a neat symmetry to the Taylor Swift photo contract saga. It all began with an open letter, penned by UK concert photographer Jason Sheldon on his Junction10 blog, lambasting Swift for exploitative contract terms for her 1989 World Tour. Sheldon’s open letter was sparked by Swift’s own public scolding of Apple for not paying... More

Taylor Swift Changes Photo Contract in Response to Online Outrage. Will the Foo Follow?

Posted by on Tuesday July 21, 2015 | Celebrity, Copyright/Legal

Evidently Taylor Swift doesn’t want there to be any bad blood between her 1989 World Tour and photographers. After an outpouring of internet outrage over her tour’s restrictive photo contract, Swift’s team has apparently relented. Writing for Poytner, Benjamin Mullin notes that Swift’s team has removed elements that photographers had found objectionable: According to a source who... More