Business

PhotoPlus Expo: Getting Your Career off the Ground

Posted by on Tuesday October 25, 2016 | Business

Building your first photo portfolio doesn’t have to take a lot of money, but it does take a lot of hustle find collaborators, call in favors, find locations and make the most of limited lighting and resources. During the PhotoPlus seminar “Transitioning from Assistant (or Student) to Professional,” David Paul Larson, Kate Owen and Shaina... More

Honest Talk from Photographers about Self-Doubt and Perseverance

Posted by on Tuesday October 18, 2016 | Business

In our issue on Longevity, the editors at PDN asked photographers to consider what it takes to sustain long, productive and creative careers. The photographers we interviewed talk honestly about the lessons they have learned through experience—including their encounters with adversity. Anyone who has managed to survive in the fast-changing photo industry, and watched visual... More

Introducing the all new Workbook.com! – The Perfect Blend of Style and Function

Posted by on Tuesday October 4, 2016 | Business, Social Media/Web

(Sponsored by Workbook) The Launch of the new Workbook.com Combines the Best User Experience and Access to the Best Talent. As the creative industry has rapidly evolved over the past several years, Workbook and its contributors have continued to keep pace with the latest trends. More photographers now direct live action, illustrators increasingly explore animation,... More

Brooks Institute, Hallmark Institute to Close

Posted by on Friday August 19, 2016 | Business

California-based Brooks Institute and Massachusetts-based Hallmark Institute of Photography have cancelled classes for the fall and announced plans to close down. The two schools, both private for-profit visual arts colleges, have struggled over the past decade with declining enrollments, financial stress, and management shake-ups. Administrators are also blaming new regulations regarding for-profit schools. “[R]ecent changes... More

Survey: Why is the Editorial Market Unfair to Photographers?

Posted by on Wednesday July 20, 2016 | Business, Media

In the current editorial photography market, budgets are shrinking as contract terms become less favorable for photographers. As a follow-up to our story “What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contracts,” we surveyed photographers who shoot editorial assignments about the financial challenges of the editorial photography market. A total of 142 photographers responded.... More

Swipe Right: FStop Pairs Up Photographers and Models

Posted by on Wednesday July 13, 2016 | Business, Social Media/Web

  For photographers and models just starting out in the business, building a portfolio by soliciting help online can quickly get… creepy. Craigslist aside, services like Model Mayhem or even direct messaging on Instagram can help forge connections but a new site called FStop is looking to streamline the process still further with a Tinder-style approach.... More

Unfair Editorial Photo Contracts: VICE Wants “All of Photographer’s Rights”

Posted by on Tuesday June 28, 2016 | Business, Copyright/Legal

When we published our story “What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contracts” in the June issue of PDN, we asked readers to tell us about editorial contracts they feel are unfair to photographers. We received a copy of a “Vice Media Photographer Agreement” that a Vice website sent to a photographer earlier... More