03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st

STRIKING A BALANCE – Maria Piscipo: “What defines a work as art? This is a highly subjective question. To get an inside look at the fine art photo market we talked with two professionals in the fine art field—a fine art photographer and a fine art gallery owner. http://www.shutterbug.com/content/fine-art-photography-striking-balance
PHOTO: Susan Burnsteen

ADVICE FOR 2012. -- Eleven photographers and industry luminaries offer advice for photographers in the upcoming year.

What’s the most epic photo ever taken?
The Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken from a record distance of 3.7 billion miles, at the edge of our solar system. It was shot and transmitted by the Voyager 1 spacecraft almost 13 years after its launch.
Source: http://www.quora.com/Iconic-Images/Whats-the-most-epic-photo-ever-taken

GOING? GONE? -- Sales of basic digital cameras fall as smartphones fill the niche. Film is already passe for snapshots. Are inexpensive point-and-shoot cameras next to go? http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/12/phone-camera-photos.html

A QUESTION OF ETHICS -- Phil Coomes: “Photographers are facing enormous ethical questions posed by the allegations aired during the ongoing Leveson inquiry. Here, Max Houghton, course leader in MA Photojournalism at the University of Westminster and a writer on photography offers her personal views on the challenges ahead.


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