Archive for July 2018

Fadi BouKaram on How to Shoot Better Street Photography

Posted by on Tuesday July 31, 2018 | Photojournalism

©Fadi BouKaram
©Fadi BouKaram

In this excerpt from The Candid Frame podcast, Lebanese photographer Fadi BouKaram, a founding member of Observe Collective, explains how he trained his eye as a street photographer, and learned to shoot street photographs that have emotional impact. BouKaram also talks about the value of respecting subjects. He was interviewed by Ibarionex Perello, host of... More

Eddie Adams Workshop Announces New Sexual Harassment Reporting Policy

Posted by on Friday July 27, 2018 | Photojournalism

The organizers of the Eddie Adams Workshop (EAW) today announced they will work with anti-harassment experts and others to institute more safeguards against sexual harassment, create new procedures for handling reports of harassment, and do more to raise awareness about the EAW’s “zero-tolerance policy” for sexual misconduct. EAW’s announcement, posted today on the EAW website... More

Would-be Heirs Petition Again for Rights to Vivian Maier Estate

Posted by on Friday July 27, 2018 | Business, Copyright/Legal

The cover of a collection of Vivian Maier's photographs, published by John Maloof

Petitioners claiming to be the legal heirs of photographer Vivian Maier are once again back in court, this time with 300 pages of genealogical evidence to support their claim, according to attorney (and former photographer) David Deal. “There’s no doubt” they are blood relations to Maier, asserts Deal, who did most of the research and... More

CJR’s Sexual Harassment Report: It’s as Much about Photo-j Culture as the Predators

Posted by on Wednesday July 25, 2018 | Photojournalism

From the Columbia Journalism Review's report on sexual harassment. Photo © Darrel Frost

The report on sexual harassment in photojournalism published last week in the Columbia Journalism Review shows that not much has changed in the year since PDN reported several women photographers’ accounts of sexual harassment in newsrooms and at industry events. It’s also been eight months since Bill Frakes lost his appeal in a sexual harassment... More

Quick Tip: How to Avoid Excess Baggage Fees

Posted by on Wednesday July 25, 2018 | Business, Photo Gear

Celebrity photographer Andrew Hetherington's forlorn travel bag. See his travel advice in "Pro Photographers' Favorite Travel Hacks." ©Andrew Hetherington

Clients are so budget-conscious that every dollar you save on expenses counts. And airline fees can add up quickly. In our story “Pro Photographers’ Favorite Travel Hacks,” several photographers shared their strategies for avoiding excess baggage fees. “Use curbside check-in to help with overweight [equipment cases],” Christopher Testani recommends. “If you use curbside check-in and... More

Quick Tip: How Irving Penn Made Group Portraits Look Dynamic

Posted by on Thursday July 12, 2018 | Uncategorized

©Chris Patey
The stars of the Marvel Universe at San Diego Comic-Con, photographed for The Hollywood Reporter by Christopher Patey. ©Christopher Patey

Like other photographers who excel at shooting group portraits, celebrity photographer Christopher Patey says he owes much to the influence of legendary photographer Irving Penn. “He was one of the masters of composing group shots, and I find myself pulling references from him almost every time in a creative conversation with an editor about group... More

Survey of Artists Reveals that an MFA and Gallery Representation Won’t Make You Financially Secure

Posted by on Tuesday July 10, 2018 | Fine Art

The majority of artists aren’t earning a living from sales of their artwork, a new survey suggests. Instead, they rely primarily on freelance and contract work, or other jobs, to make an average of $20,000–$30,000 annually. The survey, “A study on the financial state of visual artists today,” was conducted by The Creative Independent, a... More