Archive for November 2011

30 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st

‘We’re Not Drowning In Photography, We’re Getting Rich’ – Chase Jarvis: Excerpt from APhotoEditor, “Drowning in Photography.” “I can’t get over the feeling that pictures taken with a camera in a phone that everyone owns (iphone) have no value.” – Chase Jarvis: “Sorry, forgive me for being prescriptive, but you’d better get over that feeling.. Just because “everyone’s doing it” — because there are a lot of photos out there in the world — doesn’t mean photography is headed for the shitter.
TAKEAWAY: “We’re Not Drowning In Photography, We’re Getting Rich.” The first half sounds correct, --but getting rich? Know any rich photographers?

“Irresponsible” Miu Miu Ad Shot by Bruce Weber Banned in Britain – Meghan Ahearn: “The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), a non-governmental group that deals with complaints about advertising in the U.K., banned a Miu Miu fashion ad shot by Bruce Weber because they found it to be “irresponsible and in breach of the Code in showing a child in a hazardous or dangerous situation.”
PHOTO: Bruce Weber

16 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st

BIG VS. SMALL – Richard Harrington: “The Impact of the Camera Phone and Citizen Journalism. Let’s accept thata modern smartphone has a camera that is technically capable of producing an image that is usable by most news and editorial outlets. Here’s what smartphones have that most DSLRs do not.
TAKEAWAY: It used to be, a freelance photojournalist with his DSLR would enter a room and people would pay attention. Girls would sit up straight, teens would brush back hair from their eyes, and mothers would sit down and put the toddler on her lap. Freelance photographers, especially if they had a second DSLR slung over their shoulder, were accorded a special place in yesterday’s society. Not so anymore. Today, a photojournalist with a good eye, need carry no more than a smartphone anymore…like a Swiss Army Knife or a pocket watch in the last century, (so what else’s new?) you melt into a crowd of others who are eager to compare their own technology purchase with you. Step aside Nikon and Canon. –RE

09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND – Barry Schwartz: “Making personal pictures keeps me from getting tired of myself and keeps my eye fresh, which feeds into my commercial work, which gets me jobs where I can indulge myself with a more personal take, put those images on my website and get hired by clients who are looking for a personal voice.”

SMALL IS BIG -- Dan Havlik “But like other photographers interviewed for this story, Domaniczky says he felt that employing compact cameras was only part of the story. “Whatever the situation is, it depends more on the human factor,” he says. “It depends more on the relation you have with the people around you. If you, as a photographer, go to report and document conflict, you become part of the conflict with a responsibility, whether you like it or not, and your camera won’t help you define your role.”

02 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st

ART OR NOT? -- The Art of Photography. Andrew Clarke: “Photography is something of a forgotten art. Perhaps it is too ubiquitous to be taken seriously as an art form.
PHOTO: David Kelly