Archive for February 2011

23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes

TRAFFIC -- and the Future of photography. John Lund: “The recent sale of The Huffington Post to AOL for $315 million dollars underscores an unpleasant truth for us photographers, for us “content producers”. That unpleasant truth is that traffic is valued more than content; that the distribution of our images is, in a significant way, more important than the images themselves. After all, the greatest photo in the world, unseen, will return less revenue, and have less impact, than a mediocre or poor image that is seen by everyone.
TAKEAWAY: Traffic means exposure, and there are plenty of ways of inviting visitors to see your photos. Blogs: Wordpress, Blogger, Typepad, etc.; FACEBOOK, Twitter, LinkedIn,, MySpace, etc. If you specialize, traffic will multiply for you faster.

16 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes

CELL PHONE SNAPPING -- Metro Foot Photography: Creepy, Maybe; Legal, Definitely. What I saw was a large (6'3"/250) African-American man who appeared and acted like he may have a mental or emotional condition indiscreetly snapping several cell phone camera pictures of a young woman probably mid-20s reading a book.He sat across from her pretending to text but my roommate and I could see clearly he was taking pictures of her. SOURCE: Aaron Morrissey; In Washington DC: The exact regulation on the use of cameras inside Metro stations is outlined here.
PHOTO: epmd

GETTING BETTER -- Is Editorial Photography Dead? - Yes, editorial as defined as something that appears in Magazines and Newspapers is dead, but editorial as a style of photography is on the rise. SOURCE: Rob

09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes

A SPECIAL ART -- Invisible Photographer says, " 101 Things I Have Learn About Street Photography "-

Examples: 30. You will be called by others as “weird” for your street photography. Ignore them.
31. Look for the beauty in the mundane.
32. Take photos that make people laugh.
33. Street photography is best experienced alone.
34. Constantly experiment and innovate.
35. Street photography doesn’t have to be in black and white (although sometimes it does look better).
36. Grain is beautiful.
37. Hold your camera with your hand, not your neck.

SHAKE OFF THE INERTIA -- Peter Phun : “Photographers, Stop Making Excuses and Start Taking Pictures - An idea — no matter how original or exciting — doesn’t mean much if it’s confined to the recesses of your mind. You have to get out there and start shooting.”

02 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes

A NEW APPROACH -- Joe Farace: "Is the Customer Always Right? - What I’m about to say may shock you: In my opinion, a business should be run for the benefit of the owners, not the customers. That’s because clients (most of them, anyway) don’t really care if you make enough money to survive. That’s why you need to establish policies to ensure that you do." SOURCE: Joe Farace