Turning the corner of enthusiast to professional Photographer is one that should be approached with detail and understanding exactly what that means. There’s a great deal at stake when making good first impressions, so ensure you’ve got your checklist down to an art.
As photographers, protecting your images is of real importance to most of us. Ensure you’ve done all you can to keep your images “yours”.
In a photographer’s line of work, there are quite a few things that can go wrong. Not to be negative about the situation, but as with any other business, you should be prepared to deal with certain “sketchy” situations and set yourself some boundaries which you’ll never cross. Having boundaries and knowing exactly how far away […]
Fashion, portraiture, documentary, sport and commercial. If I were to give you one of these genres, you would almost certainly be able to give me the name of one of its most famous photographers. These photographic careers can create superstars, global names like Annie Leibovitz, David Bailey and Don McCullen. Of course below these genres […]
Photography contests aren’t for everyone, that’s a given. And rightfully so–not everyone wants to parade their work around in front of a bunch a strangers who have no obligation to protect your feelings or ego, nor does everyone desire to put in all the work it takes to actually make a successful entry into the […]
Among photographers, the idea of working for “exposure” (i.e.. for free) is a hot button topic. It seems that every other week there’s an example of somebody being asked to shoot for free for some multi-million dollar company or other. Take heart though, as it seems this is not just a problem we in the […]
A few weeks back we took a slightly tongue in cheek look at some of the things that you should not put in your photographer’s biography. Today we will remove our tongues from our cheeks and have a more serious look at what you should include in your bio. Whether you are a professional promoting […]
The photographer’s biography – it’s your window to the world. Your opportunity to reveal the person behind the camera, to impress the world with your knowledge, wisdom and experience. Or so it should be. Photographer’s biographies can be somewhat formulaic, often saying many of the same things: things that the photographer thinks that you want to […]
Some time ago I wrote an article about why a shot works. In it, I reverse engineered a unique image of a cruise ship sheltering behind a giant iceberg in Antarctica. The image reached number one on 500px and has sold a number of times. However, it has not sold as often as I thought […]
One of the biggest thrills for photographers is sharing their work. After so much thought, time, and effort are invested in finding, composing, capturing, and processing your beautiful shots, it would be a shame for no one to ever see them. In the past, the most effective and efficient means of sharing photos was to […]