This is a guest post by Stephan Bollinger - www.stephanbollinger.com Follow him on G+: plus.google.com/+StephanBollinger My previous article about the advantages of portfolio reviews has created a very interesting discussion. The question was raised “Why would I need a portfolio, I’m not a pro”, and even more intriguing “what exactly is a portfolio”. To clarify a few things, first let me […]
This week’s show features two interviews from different points of view in the photo industry. We catch up with noted portrait photographer Brian Smith about his work to capture unique images of some of the most photographed subjects in the world. Then we speak with Bryan O’Neil Hughes to learn about the next generation of digital imaging tools and workflows from Adobe.
A good portfolio is a personal statement about a photographer. As such, there are no one-size fits all approach that will work for each individual. The best advice is to look at other people’s portfolios. There is a wealth of online portfolios you can find on the Internet. The key step here is to start […]
Editor’s Note: Each weekend we take a look at a photographer of influence who’s helped shape our industry. Linda McCartney lead a diverse professional career as a musician, photographer, animal rights activist, and entrepreneur. She started working as a receptionist for Town & Country magazine, where she found herself often taking pictures as a photographer. She eventually […]
This week’s show features two greats of the photo industry. First up, Melissa Niu interviews Joe McNally a photographer who’s had an extensive career as a journalist and author. Next Rich Harrington interviews Erik Valind about his approach to making the most out of any shooting situation.
This is a guest post by Stephan Bollinger – http://www.stephanbollinger.com Follow him on G+: plus.google.com/+StephanBollinger It’s not easy to select the best (most impactful, appealing, selling, effective) images for your own portfolio, and it is an even tougher call to throw some of your most beloved images out. To clarify: With “editing” I talk about the […]
In our most recent podcast, we heard from a very unique photographer that adds to the list of incredible Photofocus-featured talents. Even though he is currently on set in Hollywood, Michael Kubeisy took time away from the production set to chat with Rich Harrington about working as a photographer in Hollywood. From crime scenes to […]
The primary place video is watched these days is on mobile devices. This means small screens and lots of distractions. Add in changes in the human attention span, and I can’t emphaize enough to keep the total run time low to avoid viewer fatigue. Here’s a simple idea: Keep your videos short. It is better […]
When creating a video project (particularly for a client), one of the best of the things you can create is a treatment. The treatment is considered a standard part of the development cycle for most film and television productions. The truth is that all kinds of video producers can benefit from creating a treatment. The […]
Through the years, I’ve learned a lot of lessons the hard way. While every project is unique, it often seems that the problems remain the same. If you are doing a personal project, think of yourself as the client. Here are a few questions I always encourage asking at the start of any video project: […]
This article is a guest post from Gerard Murphy or Mosaic. His company uses the Cloud to provide services to Lightroom users. The Adobe naysayers have been working overtime lately. They aren’t talking about the quality of the Adobe software or the amazing advances in digital photography in the past decade, but their frustration with […]
The growth of broadband video has had an impact on the viewing habits of its users. Want to increase your business opportunities, start making and posting videos for your clients. Befiore you say it’s too hard… consider these facts. According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, in 2013: 31% of American adult internet […]
When I set out my product offerings to my wedding clients back in 1998 a pre wedding shoot was a novel idea. It became the ‘walk in a park’ photo shoot for many photographers with shots couples walking towards the camera holding hands or leaning against a tree kissing. This serves most customers well but […]
Whether you’re an aspiring or working professional photographer, there’s a good chance you’re having the same problem: You’re surviving – but not thriving. Photographer’s THRIVE means to change all that. On March 2, 2014 we’re going to launch a new approach to photographic education. We’re going to focus exclusively on the marketing and business side. […]
In my previous post I showed how I capture love. Those tight passionate shots only make up a part of my engagement shoots. Here is the detail of my pre-wedding or engagement portraits process. I have included my business targets in case they are of interest to those of you who shoot weddings for a […]
This week’s show is a triple feature… we tackle three areas of the photo industry that are hot topics. First up, Scott Bourne interviews Rich Harrington about how to get started in DSLR video. Rich Harrington then takes the microphone and talks to Terry White from Adobe about changes at Adobe as well as Terry’s photography. Our third segment, Melissa Niu interviews Matt Kloskowski of Kelby Training to find out about how the photo industry is evolving.
When it comes to running a photography business, there are different areas that must be managed in order to be a profitable and successful business owner. Marketing, shooting, self-education, administrative duties, selling, collecting, and of course, editing are just a mentionable few. Pile on some time to eat, sleep, socialize, exercise and if you have […]
We recently ran a story about Facebook’s changes to terms of service which essential require you to grant them an unlimited license (read the article here). Many responded in the comments with a need to watermark their images more. Here are a few articles from our archives to help you out. How to Sign Your […]
Some of you aren’t regular listeners to our podcast. The changes to Facebook have many concerned, so we excerpted this interview so you can listen to these important opinions. Is the problem real? Yep… even the feds have gotten involved. If you post photos to Facebook, be sure to listen. Photographers are giving up even […]