25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

THE BEAUTY OF ADOPTION - Dennis Green: “The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception. Kate T. Parker, who works as a photographer, was able to capture the scenes that will define her newly expanded extended family. She chronicled all the candid and intimate moments in a photo series called "Blended" following the adoption of her new nephew, Sam. http://mashable.com/2014/07/14/blended-family-photography/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily

HELPING TO SAVE BABIES -- How One PDL Cade : “Chances are good you’ve never heard the term Mingi, but if you were born to one of the tribes in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, this age-old tribal tradition might have been your death sentence. These days, however, that is far less likely, and it’s due almost entirely to the work of Kara tribesman Lale Labuko and his friend and photographer John Rowe. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/07/16/one-photographer-helping-save-babies-brutal-tribal-tradition/

INFLUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS -- 5 Lessons from the 30 Most in Social Media - Mark Fidelman: “In an effort to understand what’s next for social photography, WiFi SD card and cloud service company Eyefi recently asked me to identify today’s most impactful online photography experts. I asked these experts about the social trends and online photography tips. Below are some of the most significant insights from the top 30 experts. https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140710173746-81542-5-lessons-from-the-30-most-influential-photographers-in-social-media

18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

NOT MUCH OF AN ARTIST -- Terry Richardson Isn’t One, Art Critics Say - Jessica Testa:“Fashion photographer Terry Richardson’s defenders have fended off allegations that he’s a sexual predator with a single word: “art.” “Is Terry Richardson an artist or a predator?” New York’s Benjamin Wallace asked in a sympathetic article last month. “Our company worked with Terry Richardson for his artistic and creative value and we are unaware about his private activities,” Roberto Cavalli spokesman Andrew Lister recently wrote in an email to BuzzFeed. SOURCE:

11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- Sweet Family-Style Portraits. Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein: “With his touching series The Farm Family, Brooklyn-based photographer Rob MacInnis shoots barn animals in the style of fashion magazine spreads. Freeing the soulful creatures from the context of the lowly barnyard and challenging rituals of human consumption, he wittily and heartbreakingly captures sheep, cows, and goats in Annie Leibovitz-inspired portraits and panoramas.” SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/qgdbjl8

11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson

ROBERT CAPA and his D-Day photos. The author, J. Ross Baughman, raises significant questions about the legends that have come to surround these images, both Capa's production of them and their subsequent fate. SOURCE: http://www.nearbycafe.com/artandphoto/photocritic/2014/06/06/guest-post-11-j-ross-baughman-on-robert-capa/
PHOTOS: Robert Capa
Via Stephen Perloff, The Photo Review

11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson

When They

Give Advice

In grandfather's day, before cell towers dotted the landscape, it was customary to pay attention to the wisdom of “the older voice of experience.”

Grandfather (and grandmother) passed down the wisdom of their forbears. When it comes to ethical and moral issues, that's pretty much true today, too.

But when it comes to today's business operations, including photo research, digital delivery, cloud storage, texting, and smart phone photography, grandpa is usually clueless.

Too often, I hear a photographer say, "So-and-so, who has been doing photo research 20 years, told me that..."

And too often, so-and-so's advice was not applicable.
Why not?

Photo distribution, storage, and the actual production of stock photography has dramatically changed even in the last 5 years.

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If a veteran photo editor is giving
you advice, and still depending on
an antiquated perspective, you can
be sure he or she is advising you
from a limited and biased position.

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Photo editors are like most of us, -they don't
like change.


This sounds like an indictment of senior citizens. It's not. It's simply to caution against the myths that some veteran editors, albeit with good intentions, pass on to photographers who are just starting out. My point is to watch out for faulty consulting. What worked in the last two or three decades frequently doesn't work at all today.

One faulty approach I've heard veteran publishing company photo editors say is, “We have our staff photographer and several freelance photographers we have always depended on. There’s no need to outsource, to locate images we need.”

Red flags should go up. Beware.

The problem with this attitude is that a photo editor entrenched at a publishing house for more than a decade may continue to seek a style and content of photos that may have been popular ten years ago but has now faded.
The photographers they are depending on, staff or freelance, may also be out of touch with the going styles.

Design, layout, and photo content is never static.

Now, to make amends with seasoned photo editors. Of course there are many veteran professional editors who have changed with the times, continually update their business practices, and are on top of the technological changes of the last decade. These 'silver-haired foxes' are the ones to listen to. As for the others, well, turn, and don't walk away, run.

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As an editorial stock photographer you are going to find much more enjoyment when you are photographing subject matter that you like to take. Learn more about how to sell those pictures at PhotoSource International and the PhotoSourceBANK, Pine Lake Farm, 1910 35th Road, Osceola, WI 54020 USA. Rohn Engh is director of PhotoSource International and publisher of PhotoStockNotes. E-mail: info[at]photosource[dot]com Fax: 1 715 248 3800; www.photosource.com

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27 Jun, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

Roger Mayne: Photographer celebrated for his poetic and pioneering pictures of working-class life on the streets of London - Mark Haworth-Booth: “Roger Mayne was one of the outstanding British photographers of the postwar period. He is best known as he photographed one street – Southam Street – from 1956 until it was demolished in 1961 to make way for Erno Goldfinger's Trellick Tower. SOURCE: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/roger-mayne-photographer-celebrated-for-his-poetic-and-pioneering-pictures-of-workingclass-life-on-the-streets-of-london-9533386.html

FLYING HIGH -- A Conversation with Bill Yates About His Aerial Photography: Gregory Eddi Jones: “Bill Yates is based in North Florida and travels extensively. Primarily known for his stunning aerial photography, Bill recently discovered nearly 400 rolls of old film he shot in the 70′s & 80′s squirreled away in an old storage locker, which has led to his newest project called “Found Film Recently Developed.” SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/06/17/flying-high-conversation-bill-yates-aerial-photography/
PHOTO: Bill Yates

13 Jun, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson

Photographer Michael Childers -- Mary Silverman: “Photographer Michael Childers, renowned for his portraits of the icons of popular culture, spent a lifetime collecting art with the late John Schlesinger, Oscar-winning director of "Midnight Cowboy" and many other films of note. Childers art collection can be seen as a reflection of his life. http://www.desertsun.com/story/life/entertainment/2014/05/29/desert-magazine-michael-childers-photographer-hollywood-in-the-desert-sky-mary-silverman/9742433/

06 Jun, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

TANK MAN -- Stuart Franklin: ‘how I photographed Tiananmen Square and 'tank man' - Mee-Lai Stone: “The Magnum photographer tells his story of the 1989 protests, from peaceful demonstration to bloody crackdown, the iconic 'tank man' – and how hamburgers gave him his big break. I was on a balcony with a group of other photographers and journalists when we saw the man jump in front of the tank on 5 June. That image has now become so iconic – but what drove its impact was the fact that people had seen the man moving in front of the tanks on TV, as well as footage of the violent crackdown the night before. The still photographs that a few of us took of that 'tank man' scene seemed unremarkable to me, only because I was so far away on that balcony.”
PHOTO: Stuart Franklin
via Frank Nowikowski

23 May, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson

MOTHERS -- Forgotten Photos - Mark Bussell and Ken Heyman: A few weeks ago, 83-year-old photographer Ken Heyman received a call from the office of his former agent, Woodfin Camp. Stashed inside dozens of old boxes were hundreds of vintage prints and thousands of slides from assignments and books Heyman had done throughout his career. In one box was a folder marked “Mothers.” Many of these photographs were done for a book Heyman created with anthropologist Margaret Mead SOURCE: http://mashable.com/2014/05/09/ken-heyman-mothers-photos/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily
PHOTO: Ken Heyman

16 May, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson

NEW JOB -- Gregory Heisler to Join Syracuse University’s Newhouse faculty in Fall 2014 - Wendy S. Loughlin: “Renowned photographer Gregory Heisler will join the Newhouse School as a Distinguished Professor of photography in the Department of Multimedia Photography and Design. A sought-after speaker and educator, he is the author of “Gregory Heisler: 50 Portraits.http://news.syr.edu/gregory-heisler-to-join-newhouse-faculty-in-fall-2014/

29 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

ADVENTURES IN PATAGONIA - David Walker: “When Nick Hall got a three-week assignment to shoot a story for Nature Conservancy magazine about a project to restore sheep grazing grasslands in Patagonia, in southern Argentina, he figured the biggest challenge would be making pictures of sheep that weren’t, well, boring. ‘Everyone knows what a sheep looks like,’ he says. Little did he realize how difficult it would be.“ http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Picture-Story-Adven-10703.shtml
PHOTO: Nick Hall

INSIDE SHOTS -- Sean O'Hagan: “From activists and Outlaw bikers to prisoners in a Texas jail, Danny Lyon tells radical stories by embroiling himself in the lives of his subjects – a stance that has redefined photojournalism.” SOURCE: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/apr/20/danny-lyon-photographer-outlaw-bikers
PHOTO: Danny Lyon

15 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

Mark Peterson -- Power of Social Media and Political Satire - Krystal Grow: “We spoke to Redux photographer Mark Peterson, whose candid and at times outrageous political photos have appeared on the Instagram feeds of MSNBC and GQ, and in print in the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Fortune and TIME. Instagram, he says, offers endless opportunities to indulge in the unexpected. To wit: “One thing that was interesting was how the conventioneers wouldn’t walk in front of me when I was taking a picture but other photographers would just walk in front of me because they didn’t think I was covering the convention as a photojournalist. It made me even more invisible as a photographer in many ways and able to capture things spontaneously.” SOURCE: #LightBoxFF: Political Satire and Social Media with Mark Peterson - LightBox http://tinyurl.com/oemxuzg
PHOTO: Mark Peterson

SURFER: -- This week’s “How I Got the Shot” showcases a virtual paradise, Tahiti, where photographer Daniel Russo introduces us to the term “mind surf.” Currently Russo works closely with Vans and their surf program, a role he considers more akin to a family relationship than a standard job because he’s been given the freedom to document the best surfers in world, around the world. “It’s a dream job!” he says.
PHOTO: Daniel Russo

08 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


- With Real Wildlife: Dennis Green: "Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova has thrown the age-old saying "never work with animals" to the wind. That is indeed a real bear, however it isn't just your average bear. With the help of professional animal trainers, Plotnikova creates photographs you would never believe possible using the most savage of subjects.” SOURCE: http://mashable.com/2014/04/08/animal-surrealism/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily
PHOTO: Katerina Plotnikova

08 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

What's Your Niche? David Walker: Photographer Jeff Scovil of Phoenix travels 230 days per year around the U.S. and Europe to photograph crystal specimens for mineral dealers, private collectors, museums, scientists and publishers. He’s the author of Photographing Minerals, Fossils, and Lapidary Materials (Mountain Press Publishing Co, 1996), and is a long-time contributor to The Mineralogical Record and Rocks & Minerals magazines. SOURCE: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Whats-Your-Niche-M-10597.shtml

STORYTELLERS: Corey Rich’s Film “Dedicated” Spotlights Pro Photographers. Mike Wilkinson: “Corey Rich just released his new film, “Dedicated,” which reveals the hard work and perseverance of 3 professional photographers. Each shooter profiled has their own version of what it takes to perform at the highest level and produce great work. A behind the scenes video is in the full post. The photographers featured are Dave Black, Robert Beck and George Karbus.
PHOTO: Corey Rich

01 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

SHOOTING HOOPS -- The Aim of a New Photography Series - Carmel Melouney. Photographer Thai Neave, 32 years old, started his “Shooting Hoops” documentary photo series in 2009 when he traveled from his home in Sydney to New York City, birthplace of numerous basketball legends and home to the famous Rucker Park courts. http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2014/03/24/shooting-hoops-in-new-york-is-the-aim-of-this-photography-series/?KEYWORDS=CARMEL+MELOUNEY&mod=wsj_valettop_email

18 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

CYBER/ANALOG MARRIAGE -- iPhone Meets Hasselblad: Analog and Digital Unite in Ukraine. Richard Conway: “The videos featured in Views From My Belly Button — an ongoing Instagram project by photographer Anastasia Taylor-Lind — probably couldn’t be more timely. The video portraits were taken on the fringes of the Maidan anti-government protest camp in Kiev, and are the result of the photographer mounting an iPhone on her Hasselblad camera via the use of an elaborately constructed arm, and then filming what she sees through the viewfinder. http://lightbox.time.com/2014/03/10/ukraine-iphone-videos-instagram/
Anastasia Taylor-Lind

11 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

STORYTELLING -- Facebook’s Teru Kuwayama on How To Use Social Media. Holly Hughes: “Long before he went to work for Facebook as the social media giant’s liaison to the photo community, photographer Teru Kuwuyama saw social media as a tool for photographers ‘to eliminate the gatekeepers and the editors, and to be our own operators.’ Many photographers who have been ‘adaptable’ to social platforms are using them to reach and engage audiences.http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2014/02/facebooks-teru-kuwayama-on-how-to-use-social-media-for-documentary-storytelling.html

04 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

B&W AND THE DISTURBANCE OF COLOR -- Jagdish Agarwal made his first photograph fifty years ago and sold his first photograph over forty years ago. He started the first photo library of India, DINODIA, more than twenty five years ago. In all these years, as a photo library owner, he has viewed and processed millions of photographs. We asked him, “What’s the difference between painting and photography?” “A painter starts with a blank canvas and adds elements, he is an aggregator, whereas, a photographer starts with the whole world in front of his eyes and he eliminates, he is an ‘eliminator’. “The photographs chosen for my exhibitions are the result of the silent hand of time. The photograph does not exist, a moment before it was photographed. The photograph does not exist, a moment after it was photographed. The photograph exists in the moment. The moment of truth. The truth of black and white photography. Without the disturbance of colour. Jagdish Agarwal has just had his ninth one-man-show of black and white photographs “Silent Hand of Time” at Jehangir Terrace Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.
PHOTO: Jagdish Agarwal

A “Master of Photography,” Karen Cernich: “Don’t talk to Jack Sims about retiring. Even though he was 95 Saturday, Feb. 22, he won’t think about putting the brakes on his career as a portrait photographer. “I really love it too much,” he said. He has an indoor studio inside the two-story farmhouse that was built around an original one-room log cabin.

25 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

Patrick Smith Named POYi’s 2014 Sports Photographer of the Year - David Walker: Freelance photographer Patrick Smith has won Sports Photographer of the Year honors at the 2014 Pictures of the Year International competition (POYi). Other categories in the 2014 POYi Sports Division contest and their first-place winners include: http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2014/02/patrick-smith-named-poyis-2014-sports-photographer-of-the-year.html
PHOTO: Patrick Smith

04 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

CONSERVATION PHOTOGRAPHY -- Meet the woman who elevated conservation photography to a whole new level - Jaymi Heimbuch: “It is no small task to take the good that can come of photography and turn it into a movement. But that's just what Cristina Mittermeier has done with conservation photography. SOURCE: http://www.mnn.com/leaderboard/stories/meet-the-woman-who-elevated-conservation-photography-to-a-whole-new-level

Dan Schawbel: In an interview with Dan Schawbel, he talks about how he got started in his career, how he’s stood out in the competitive world of photography, the inspiration behind his business, the technologies he’s paying attention to right now and his best advice. http://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2014/01/27/chase-jarvis-how-he-became-the-photographer-everyone-wants-to-work-with/

21 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

A POEM AS LOVELY AS A…-- Editors of Wall Street Journal: “When the giant Sequoia nicknamed the President was a sapling, the Hittite Empire was crumbling and Troy was still standing. A photographic review of "Wildlife Photographer of the Year”: Portfolio 23. One of the world's largest trees and other natural delights. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/kaf57f4
Via: Roy Iwaki
PHOTO: Michael Nichols

Imaginative photographer lands world-tour job at Coke - Ameya Pendse: “Growing up, Canadian photographer Joel Robison, known on Flickr as Boy_Wonder, was always a bit of a daydreamer. Blame it on the movies he watched or the stories he read as a kid, but it caused him to look at everyday objects differently. It’s a creative direction that blended both fantasy and reality. And years later, it would lead him to a dream job in photography and become a Flickr icon! SOURCE: http://blog.flickr.net/en/2014/01/17/imaginative-photographer-lands-world-tour-job-at-coke/

BINGO! -- School senior selected for show at Vermont gallery - Ryan Johnson: “Brittany Cossette didn’t realize an assignment in her photography class at Minnesota State University Moorhead would get her into an international juried gallery show. The portrait, “Something I Need,” was among the 60 selected out of more than 800 submissions for the recent “Faces” juried show 1500 miles away at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Vt. SOURCE: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/423509/group/News/

14 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

ONE OF PHOTOGRAPHY’S GREATS - Joe Bendel: 'In No Great Hurry', a little more exposure for photographer Saul Leiter. It has been a terrible year for photography. For many, an important form of art and journalism has been debased by the ubiquitous “selfie.” Can a curmudgeonly but self-effacing octogenarian photographer rejuvenate viewer appreciation for the art-form in the age of Kardashian vanity? http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/434556-delving-into-one-of-photographys-greats/
PHOTO: Saul Leiter

07 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

HIS STREET TO THEIR STREET Quitting Wall Street To Tell A Prostitute's Story. HPR Staff: “Chris Arnade spent 20 years working on Wall Street, but after the financial crisis of 2008, he found himself increasingly disillusioned with his profession. So, in the summer of 2012, he quit and began walking the streets of New York, camera in hand. Arnade was drawn to the Hunts Point neighborhood in the Bronx, known for its crime, drug trade and prostitution. There, he met Takeesha, a prostitute, outside an old monastery with a high, barbed-wire wall a block long. SOURCE: http://news.wjct.org/post/quitting-wall-street-tell-prostitutes-story
PHOTO: Chris Arnade

17 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

ESTATE BATTLE -- Gay lover of famed photographer Francesco Scavullo battles his estate over archives - Jensen Werley: “The ailing gay lover of the late fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo is battling the renowned artist’s family for possession of his valuable photo archives. Executors for Scavullo’s $1.5 million estate are telling Byrnes to keep his paws off the pieces, arguing they are not the “tangible property” Scavullo left him in his will.“ SOURCE: http://nypost.com/2013/08/12/gay-lover-of-famed-photographer-francesco-scavullo-battles-estate-over-archives
Francesco Scavullo

FROM ABOVE -- Oil Spill by Daniel Beltrá - in pictures - It was one of the world's most destructive environmental disasters in human history: in April 2010. Spill is the first book from photographer Daniel Beltrá, who documented the spill from a Cessna floatplane, SOURCE: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/dec/09/spill-daniel-beltra-in-pictures
via Frank Nowikowski
PHOTO: Daniel Beltrá

TIME PICKS THE BEST -- Muhammed Muheisen: Wire Photographer of 2013.
AP: “Throughout the year, one name has stood out from the rest: Associated Press photographer Muhammed Muheisen. At-once authoritative and distinctive, Muheisen’s photographs have become indispensable for news outlets the world over; in fact, throughout 2013, Muheisen earned distinction as the photographer whose work appeared most often in LightBox’s Pictures of the Week feature.” SOURCE:
PHOTO: Nathalie Bardou

10 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

LAST MOMENTS With Beloved Pets - Minneapolis Photographer Captures Beautiful Images - Devan McGuinness: “Sarah Beth, from Minneapolis has been offering a unique service she calls ”Joy Sessions” under her distinctive pet photography business Sarah Beth Photography. And when I saw her photos, I instantly fell in love.” SOURCE: http://www.babble.com/pets/photographer-captures-beautiful-last-moments-with-beloved-pets/
PHOTO: Sarah Beth

Vancouver non-profit uses photography to change lives around the world
Christine Tam: “Vancouver non-profit works with at-risk and marginalized youth around the world, many of who have never held a camera. Through photography, their programs are changing lives and giving a voice to incredible stories of survival.”

03 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

AFTER TYPHOON HAIYAN -- Photojournalist Captures Resiliency in the Philippines. Ker Than: “Photojournalist David Guttenfelder was on assignment in North Korea when he first learned about the catastrophic damage that Super Typhoon Haiyan had inflicted on the Philippines. Guttenfelder, who is the chief Asia photographer for the Associated Press news agency and a frequent National Geographic contributor, read about it on Twitter while traveling in a car from the capital city of Pyongyang to the far northeast corner of the country, near the Russian border. SOURCE:
PHOTO: David Guttenfelder

PANORAMIC IMAGES -- 2013 Epson International Pano Awards.
The Epson International Pano Awards were announced this week including the winners of the 2013 Epson panoramic photography competition. Winners include photographer Andrew Prokos who was honored by jurors with five awards for his panoramic fine art photography of New York City, Toronto, and Bryce Canyon, Utah. SOURCE:

TOP OF THEIR FIELD -- National Geographic's pioneering female photographers.. Sheena McKenzie. “Leading Women connects you to extraordinary women of our time. Each week, we profile women at the top of their field, exploring their careers, lives and ideas. SOURCE:
PHOTO: Erika Larsen/National Geographic

LONG JOURNEY -- Around the world in one beautiful time-lapse.
Yahoo News UK: “Photographer Dustin Farrell, 35, spent four years traveling around the world in his quest to capture the most beautiful sights our planet has to offer.” SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/lo8hgvv
PHOTO: Dustin Farrell

DAVID YARROW -- The haunting wildlife photography - Frances Cha, CNN: “One thing makes Scottish photographer David Yarrow's work stand out from a world of wildlife photography -- a unique point of view. African elephants tower over you, lions stare balefully into your eyes, tigers look up from the water and rhinoceros charge straight at you. SOURCE: http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/26/travel/africa-wildlife-david-yarrow/

DOING WELL -- Pro Bono Photography -- Doing Good - Maria Piscopo: “The photographers interviewed for this article share their experiences in this field, including why they became involved and how giving of their time and effort pays off in both personal satisfaction and in recognition of their work by others, which often leads to work that helps pay their own bills.” SOURCE: http://www.shutterbug.com/content/pro-bono-photography-doing-well-doing-good
PHOTO: Benjamin Rasmussen

25 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

RESCUE FOR THE RESCUE DOGS -- This Photographer Is Giving Her All To Save Shelter Dogs - Nick Visser: “Every week, Shannon Johnstone goes to the local animal shelter to photograph a dog in need of a new home. The dogs she picks up have been homeless for at least two weeks and face euthanasia if they can't find a new family, so she takes them for a car ride, lets them frolic around the local landfill for a few hours and then takes their portraits. SOURCE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/15/shelter-dogs-shannon-johnstone_n_4282076.html
PHOTO: Shannon Johnstone

’MODEL CITY' -- Artist Denzil Browne's photography turns city into model/ Linda Stewart: “These images may look like Northern Ireland's most ambitious toy railway set, but they're actually aerial shots of Londonderry. The pictures were taken from a helicopter by photographer and artist Denzil Browne and then tweaked to produce a curious 'toytown' effect. "It's a combination of aerial shots and then applying a focus technique called tilt shift to the images, which gives them the effect that there is a very shallow band of focus, so it looks like a model or a toy town," the Dungannon-born artist explained. SOURCE: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/theatre-arts/artist-denzil-brownes-photography-turns-derry-into-model-city-29768473.html

FLYING PHOTOGRAPHER -- Holly Baker: “Jim Anderson has a different perspective on northern Michigan. He spends his time looking at things from above and through a camera lens for his aerial photography business. Jim started taking pictures from his airplane in 1980 after being a speech pathologist in Traverse City for over 30 years. Jim decided to "retire" so his aerial photography business could really take off.” SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/m3bygs3

19 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

Forever 15yrs -- James Estrin & Merrill D. Oliver: “Ms. Panich-Linsman, who was studying at the International Center of Photography, wanted to shadow and photograph teenage girls as they made the small decisions that began to define them as women. So she went inside and started to explain how she wanted to be a fly on the wall as they lived their hormone-charged teenage lives. They were, to her surprise, immediately interested. SOURCE: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/01/forever-fifteen/?_r=1
PHOTO: Illana Panich-Linsman
Via Roy Iwaki

VISUAL STORY TELLING -- At the National Geographic Traveler - Oded Wagenstein: “Calling Myself A Photographer Took Some Time. In fact, it took me quite some time to call myself a "photographer" and to decide to do it fulltime. Like everyone else, I had a normal office day job, yet I spent my money and free time on photography. I was not spending it on buying new gear (!!) but on crafting my art: buying photography books, going to lectures, seeing the portfolios of photography masters and mainly traveling as much as I can.” SOURCE: http://www.diyphotography.net/visual-story-telling-national-geographic?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Diyphotographynet+%28DIYPhotography.net+-+Photography+and+Studio+Lighting%29

On Being a Woman Photographer With Maggie Steber and Lynn Johnson
Walking through the National Geographic Society’s latest exhibition, “Women of Vision,” one is instantly surrounded by exhilaration and pain, beauty and longing. Although all of the images are courtesy of 11 female photographers, once their images grab you, gender falls by the wayside. SOURCE: http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/05/are-women-photographers-wired-differently-with-maggie-steber-and-lynn-johnson/

12 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

STAR PHOTOGRAPHER -- Ringo Starr’s “Photograph” reveals his incredible photography archives - Tim Barribeau: “It turns out that Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was more than just a member of one of the greatest music acts of all time — but was also a passionate photographer. And now Starr has opened his archives for a new limited edition book called Photograph. Tracing Starr's life both in and out of the Beatles, it's compilation of not just photos by the musician, but also of him, and personal materials.

28 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

WHITE HOUSE -- Pete Souza on His Long-Term Photographic Partnership With President Barack Obama - David Walker: “PDN speaks with the chief official White House photographer about his experiences photographing the President since his early days in public office. SOURCE: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Pete-Souza-on-His-Lo-9332.shtml

WHO WAS SHE? -- To Deepen the Mystery: The Self-Portraits of Vivian Maier – Mia Tramz: “Diane Arbus said, ‘A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.‘ The odyssey of Vivian Maier is proving to be further proof of this. Mr. Maloof and Elizabeth Avedon, who have provided the introduction to Self Portraits, discuss Vivian, her work, and what they have gleaned about the prolific and ever evasive artist. http://tinyurl.com/mp7mruv
PHOTO: Vivian Meier

FEARLESS -- Robert Capa: Finding a Fearless Photographer’s Voice – James Estrin: “Robert Capa — born a hundred years ago — was famous as a dashing, brave photojournalist who often put himself in danger. He was a pivotal figure in the history of photography and helped found Magnum before his death covering the French Indochina War in 1954. But in the last few years, accusations that he set up one of his most famous photos — “Falling Soldier,” from the Spanish Civil War — have tarred his reputation. Until today, when the International Center of Photography released a recently discovered recording of a radio interview made in October 1947.” SOURCE: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/22/finding-a-fearless-photographers-voice

TIME LAPSE -- A South Dakota farmer who creates time-lapse photos and videos of the sky over Western landscapes went to new places for his latest project. Randy Halverson, of Kennebec, SD, says his "Horizons" video includes images from the Black Hills, Devil's Tower in Wyoming and the Aurora over South Dakota's Badlands. SOURCE: Associated Press: http://www.kwqc.com/story/23713310/badlands-in-sd-farmers-latest-time-lapse-project
PHOTO: Randy Halverson

FLASH EXPERT -- Janene Holzberg: “At 2 a.m. one morning in March 2010, photographer David Hobby was wandering, awestruck, around a gilded palace in Southwest Asia as the royal guest of a monarch. "I thought to myself, 'Holy crap! I'm in the sultan's palace in Oman, and no one's even around,'" recalled the Ellicott City, MD, resident, who had been invited to the small Arab state to speak about Strobist.com, his photography website and blog.” SOURCE:


16 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

Jody Feinberg: "Unlike people, birds don't pose for portraits. But the photos in "Birds as Art" have the beauty and detail that would seem to come from a lengthy sitting, rather than a brief encounter." SOURCE: http://www.wickedlocal.com/westborough/fun/gardening/x2139020039/Photographer-Arthur-Morris-captures-the-beauty-of-birds

Astro photographer Stephen Banks captured the stunning rock archway backdropped against the star-filled 'gateway to the Milky Way' in Dorset. By setting his camera to a 30-second exposure time, and using a bright LED torch to illuminate the arch, the 24-year-old snatched the perfect moment. SOURCE:

07 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

CAPTURES MOLTEN LAVA FLOWS -- Fearless photographer gets up close in Hawaii. Meet the photographer who risks death standing just an INCH from molten lava flows - even though he's color blind. Lava lover Sean King, 47, dedicates his life to documenting hauntingly beautiful images of volcanoes on his island home of Pahoa, Hawaii. SOURCE: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/photographer-risks-life-capture-molten-lava-flows-hawaii-article-1.1472664
PHOTO: Sean King

22 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

Art Streiber -- Photographs the Cast of Duck Dynasty. Jaron Schneider: “Art gives you a look at how he captured images for the #1 hit nonfiction show that has 11.8 million viewers. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/lom9w57
PHOTO: Art Streiber

18 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: psn

SHATTERING FLOWERS -- Photographer Captures Spectacular Images. Ali Swank: With his high-speed camera, German photographer Martin Klimas often combines art and science. He's photographed vegetables bursting, flower vases cracking, and porcelain figurines breaking apart upon impact. SOURCE: http://shine.yahoo.com/photos/photographer-captures-spectacular-images-shattering-slideshow/
PHOTO: Martin Klimas

FIVE YEARS LATER -- Predictions/Observations from a Local Galveston Photographer. After Hurricane Ike unleashed a 15 foot wall of salt water that flooded 75 percent of the structures in the city, nationally recognized photographer, Robert Mihovil made a bold prediction to Guidry News Service that “Historic Galveston Island would be back to normal in two years and better than before in five years.” This is his report after five years.” SOURCE: http://www.guidrynews.com/story.aspx?id=1000054953

PHOTO: Robert Mihovil

11 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

Julia Margaret Cameron, The Victorian Queen Of Contemporary Photography - Priscilla Frank: “Cameron was 48 years old when she obtained her first camera, given to her as a gift by her daughter and son-in-law. "From the first moment I handled my lens with a tender ardour," she wrote upon receiving it, "and it has become to me as a living thing, with voice and memory and creative vigour." SOURCE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/01/julia-margaret-cameron_n_3832126.html
PHOTO: Julia Margaret Cameron

Steve McCurry, and interview edited from an email interview. Sara Clemence: “The globe-trotting photographer on shirt collecting, the most beautiful destinations and an expensive remedy for jet lag. SOURCE: http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-319060/

Vet-turned-photographer. Shawnwees Peacock: “In a world where everyone seems to be a budding photographer with the simple click of a button on their smart phones, it might appear to some that the art of photography is sadly dwindling. However, one glance at local photographer Ted E. Davis’ pieces illustrates how the fusion of modern day technology and art is advancing the field and pushing each photographer’s creativity to new heights.

04 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: psn

HOMELESS VETS -- Thano Genos, a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is beginning a journey he has long desired to start but hasn't found the outlet to do it until now. Helping veterans has become a huge part of his passion. Through a project on Kickstarter.com and an overwhelming level of encouragement from friends and family, a local Marine Corps Veteran and photographer tells his story of passion and drive to make a difference in the level of homelessness in the veteran population. SOURCE: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1418932

WARHOL GETS HIS FAME TOO -- Never-before-seen photographs of celebrities captured in informal moments by the artist Andy Warhol. The American pop artist used photography as a medium of art towards the end of his career. SOURCE:
PHOTO: Andy Warhol
Via Roy Iwaki

CHERISHED VEHICLES -- Charles Runnells: “Chris Ceron already knew his tricked-out Lexus was a sexy beast. Now he has the photos to prove it. Ceron has photographer Bryon McCartney to thank for those gallery-worthy shots of his sweet ride.” SOURCE:

26 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

Greg Miller is fascinated with the human interest angle at fairs across the country. Using a large format 8x10 camera, Miller documented the events, producing a series of intriguing shots commissioned by Life's newspaper supplement. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2401720/photographer-Greg-Miller-tells-human-tales-county-fairs-U-S.html

A WOMAN’S EYE: How Imogen Cunningham broke through gender barriers to help redefine modern photography
In her long life, Imogen Cunningham was one of America's finest photographers and one of a handful of our great portrait artists. Throughout her long photographic life one thing remained constant: She photographed the world with a woman's eye, from a viewpoint far different than that of the male dominated photographic world of her time and ours. http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2013/08/23/womans-eye-how-photographer-imogen-cunningham-broke-through-gender-barriers
PHOTO: Imogene Cunningham (Self-Portrait)

Henry Diltz -- Woodstock photographer. Patrician Sheridan: “He was the official photographer at Woodstock, the famous music festival that took place August 15-18, 1969, in Upstate New York, but Henry Diltz started out as just another folk singer riding the wave of a counterculture that swept across America in the 1960s. As the peace-and-love generation began to "Turn on, tune in and drop out," Diltz picked up a camera and captured the era for generations to come. SOURCE: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2013/aug/19/talking-woodstock-photographer-henry-diltz/
PHOTO: Henry Diltz

20 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson

WORKING-CLASS HEROES - Matthew Healey: ‘Made in America: Building a Nation” seems a rather grandiose title for a set of stamps, a glance at the images chosen for the 12 new stamps issued last week by the Postal Service shows it is only fitting. Mostly featuring black-and-white photographs by Lewis Wickes Hine, the sociologist and photographer who came to fame in the early 20th century documenting immigrants, child laborers and other have-nots, the stamps each offer a portrayal of American industrial labor that can be fairly described as iconic. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/nyregion/working-class-heroes.html?emc=eta1

PHOTOGRAPHER PHENOM -- The fact that he's only 17 is remarkable'

"I started shooting when I was 11 - just with my mom's old broken camera that got fixed." Six years later, 17-year-old Lijah Hanley of Vancouver, Wash., is one of the Pacific Northwest's up and coming photographers. And that's not just us saying it - the folks at National Geographic have had their eye on him for years.


SLEEP PHOTOGRAPHS -- Ted Spagna was a photographer with a one-track mind: he only photographed his subjects in bed, fast asleep. Freud would have loved the results, writes Horatia Harrod.


STUNNING VIEW OF DOUBLE RAINBOW -- Rebecca Lewis: “Given nature's blessing: Wedding photo captures stunning view of double rainbow on Alaskan mountain. The talented photographer later captioned the shot: 'We guarantee double rainbows on your wedding day.'” SOURCE:
PHOTO: Josh Martinez/Chugach Peaks Photography

13 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

Louis Draper, Plucked From Obscurity – John Edwin Mason: “Until recently, histories of photography would have ignored Louis H. Draper — not because of the quality of his photographs, but because of the color of his skin. With the exception of Gordon Parks, African-Americans were mostly glossed over or excluded altogether. http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/glossed-over-no-more-louis-drapers-archive
PHOTO: Louis Draper

TINTYPE PHOTOGRAPHS -- Veteran Documents His Afghanistan Unit. While he was deployed to Afghanistan, Drew brought his equipment from art school, including equipment to make tintypes – an antiquated photographic process that reached its peak during the Civil War. Drew’s tintype portraits of his unit were the first to be made in a war zone since the Civil War. SOURCE: http://www.kuow.org/post/veteran-documents-his-unit-tintype-photographs
PHOTO: Ed Drew\Robt. Koch Gallery

HARNIMAN—Automotive Photographer, an award winning advertising & commercial car photographer who is well-known for his spectacular automotive images. For some projects he uses camera rigs attached to the cars or sometimes he even inserts the cars into the images using CGI technology. SOURCE: http://www.slrlounge.com/harniman-photographer

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHER -- Diana Tula: “Today we’d like to introduce you to Gabriele Liaudanskaite, a 17 year old food photographer from Lithuania. Photography is her hobby and here’s the story of how it started. SOURCE: http://500px.com/blog/728/gabriele-liaudanskaite-a-food-photographer

06 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

Fuji, the 3-year-old Nigerian photographer. Carol Kuruvilla: “The young photographer has been snapping pictures of street life in Lagos, Nigeria ever since he first got his hands on a camera at 11 months. He’s currently working on a Sony DSLR Alpha 200, but his parents say he’s outgrown it. SOURCE: