Archive for June 2011

29 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st

H'Ya'COMEda JUDGE -- Damien Franco: Top 10 Signs of a Bad Photographer – “So how do you spot the good photographers from the bad photographers? And more importantly, how do you avoid looking like a bad photographer? Well, I asked my Twitter followers if there were ways to identify a bad photographer and we've come up with a top ten list.”
PHOTO: Khiscott

22 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st

Paying Your Dues -- E.M: “Frequently, “new to the industry” photographers want to run before they adequately learn how to walk. It is not about photographic talents…the streets are littered with unemployed talented photographers. No. This is more about the desire to understand and learn the nuances that make up the business side of this crazy profession we know and love.” SOURCE: Ed McDonald ;

15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st

YOU LIKE? -- Chase Jarvis: “When I talk to photographers and survey the industry landscape, I see a zillion photographers trying to have all their work liked by all the people. This comes from our social animal DNA, but it’s the completely wrong approach to success – whether that be measured by your work being licensed, sold, etc, or by getting hired, shown, talked about, displayed, whatever. Simply said, by trying to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one, especially not yourself. Stop Trying To Get Everyone To Like Your Work
PHOTO(s): Chase Jarvis

FINDING OUR WAY -- The Future Of Photography Is In The Photographer Not The Photograph. Stephen Mayes, Managing Director of VII Photo and former Jury Secretary for the World Press Photo Awards (2004-2009) is a leading thinker on the future of photography and of photojournalism in particular.

08 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st

THE RISE AND FALL -- How much longer can photographic film hold on? At the turn of the 21st century, American shutterbugs were buying close to a billion rolls of film per year. This year, 2011, they might buy a mere 20 million. Ben Dobbin: “In everything from wedding to portrait to commercial photography, young professionals are finding digital so prevalent that they’re looking for a sense of differentiation,” SOURCE: Ben Dobbin;

THE MAGIC OF PHOTOGRAPHY -- Photography and Anthropology-book Review in Photography and Anthropology, Christopher Pinney presents a provocative and readable account of the strikingly parallel histories of the two disciplines.
TAKEAWAY: Magic has always been popular.

01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st

LEARNING CHANNEL: Kids sharpen reading and writing through photography – Peter Crimmins : “The "Literacy Through Photography" program (Philadelphia) has children snap photos of their lives, then write about what they see. Now their work is on display at the Moore College of Art and Design gallery through Sept. 10 2011.
PHOTO: Talia