Business

Back to Print: The Making of Ian Spanier’s Promo Magazine

Posted by on Monday November 23, 2015 | Business

Sponsored by Blurb Ian Spanier is a photographic chameleon. One day he’s shooting a magazine cover of UFC superwoman Ronda Rousey, and the next he’s shooting advertisements of Danskin ballerinas or U.S. Navy servicemen in the Gulf of Oman. While he always saw his eclectic work as a strength, it often confused clients. “For a... More

B&H Photo Video Warehouse Workers Vote to Unionize

Posted by on Thursday November 5, 2015 | Business

Warehouse employees of B&H Photo Video have voted to unionize under the umbrella of the United Steelworkers, radio station WNYC has reported. The vote, held yesterday among workers in two B&H warehouses in Brooklyn, was 200 to 88, according to the union. After the vote, B&H spokesperson Henry Posner said in a prepared statement, “B&H... More

Staying Ahead of the Curve: The Importance of Photography Education

Posted by on Monday November 2, 2015 | Business

Sponsored by NYIP   The age-old adage goes: “It’s never too late to learn.” The saying is especially true in photography, a field that’s a breeding ground for rapid advancements. Even for professionals, instruction can be vital at all stages of a photographer’s career. New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) student advisor George Delgado points... More

PhotoPlus Expo 2015: The State of Editorial Photography

Posted by on Wednesday October 28, 2015 | Business

The directors of photography at Women’s Health, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Garden & Gun, People and GQ shared stories behind shoots and offered insights into how they work with the photographers they hire in a panel discussion hosted by veteran editorial photographer Art Streiber at PhotoPlus Expo this past week. In “The State of Editorial Photography,” panelists... More

Keeping Your Photo Business Profitable During the Holidays

Posted by on Wednesday October 28, 2015 | Business, Media

Sponsored by Zenfolio The holidays can be a stressful time when you may find yourself spending more money than you’re making. But if you’re a photographer, fear not! You can turn the holidays into a very profitable season. The experts at Zenfolio provide five easy ways to market your photography business during the holidays, because let’s face it:... More

PhotoPlus Expo 2015: John Keatley on Thriving in Business, Marketing and Style

Posted by on Monday October 26, 2015 | Business, Social Media/Web

In his seminar, “Learning to Thrive as an Artist: Business, Marketing and Style for Photographers,” during PhotoPlus Expo this past week, Seattle-based commercial photographer John Keatley neatly summed up one of the themes of the 2015 PhotoPlus Expo conference: In a market in which technically proficient, beautiful photography can be and is created by the... More

PDN Parent Company Acquires HOW Graphic Design Events

Posted by on Wednesday October 14, 2015 | Business

Today Emerald Expositions, the parent company of Photo District News, Rangefinder, PhotoPlus Expo and WPPI, announced the acquisition of HOW Design Live, the largest graphic design conference and expo in the nation, and the HOW Interactive Design Conference series. “HOW is an institution in the graphic design industry and Emerald looks forward to continuing to... More

Lauren Dukoff on Production Skills and Creative Experimentation as Keys to Success

Posted by on Wednesday September 30, 2015 | Business, Fashion

Long before Lauren Dukoff, the subject of the cover story in PDN‘s September issue, started shooting fashion stories for Vogue Japan, she had known for her music photography and portraits. She captured intimate, often candid images for Rolling Stone and Spin, shot the art for Adele’s album 21, and in 2009 published her book Family,... More

Marcus Smith on Navigating the Photography Business as an African-American

Posted by on Friday September 11, 2015 | Business

Women have “made huge headway” toward equality with white men in the photo industry, photojournalist Maggie Steber says in an interview in the September issue of PDN. “Now we have to make sure minorities are making more headway.” For minorities, she explained, there’s still “a lot of benign racism.” Marcus Smith, a successful advertising photographer,... More