Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Cathy Seaver, a commercial photographer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She works primarily for Cull Group shooting product, corporate headshots, and other client needs. In her off time, Cathy enjoys getting out into nature to shoot what she sees around her. She is also an avid horseback rider, enjoying her time in the saddle on trails and playing around with a bit of dressage. Check out her work on Instagram. In November I came across an activity I hadn’t encountered before. While I wasn’t entirely … [Read more...] about Is Baiting Wild Birds For Photography Ethical?
Usually, my articles have a lighthearted note, full of photography wit and wisdom (bite your tongue, let me cling to my illusion.) But, I’m going to get a little serious in this one. I am a firm believer that to be a better nature photographer, you have to be a better naturalist - a continuous student and passionate observer of the natural world and all its creatures. To do so requires a core code of ethics; there are lines that you just do not cross in pursuit of your nature pictures. With wildlife, it is very tempting to try to get closer … [Read more...] about Photographing Wildlife Up Close… the Right Way
NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT - OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Join Rich and Scott as they discuss the "Reset Concept." Learn how to deal with a shoot with everything seems to be going wrong. Learn how to mentally reset as well as how to reset your gear so you can make a fresh start. The second half of the show … [Read more...] about Photofocus Podcast with Special Guest Katrin Eismann
Creative professionals are facing a wealth of problems when it comes to pricing. I have found that many are running a race to the bottom. Gear keeps getting cheaper, which is a good thing in many ways. The problem lies in the cost barrier. Being a professional used to have a certain barrier to entry with gear, computers, and software creating a certain threshold of investment. These days most of those restrictions are gone. Add to this sudden influx hundreds of schools pumping out graduates and you have a cluttered workplace. I do not say … [Read more...] about Playing Fair In Business
Most of my photo friends know that I am a digital dog. I like all things digital. I bought all the early (expensive) digital cameras and printers and while all that equipment is now being used as a boat anchor, I don't regret buying any of it. I learned what I know about digital by having AITB syndrome. (Arrows In The But!) First down the path and all that. The trials and tribulations I experienced with early digital equipment however seemed minor when compared to the outright prejudice and abuse shown to me by my fellow photographers. When I … [Read more...] about Digital Ethics – Much Ado About Nothing