In the late 1800's photography was still basically like a baby giraffe learning how to get up and walk for the first time. Photography didn't really know what it was, processes were still being invented and refined and there was still great debate between it's uses for amateurs, scientists/engineers, and artists. More clubs and associations began popping up, including the founding of the Professional Photographers of America and the establishment of photography degrees at schools such as the Chicago College of Photography. These all aimed to … [Read more...] about History of Photography: What is Pictorialism?
Today was the last full day of the Professional Photographers of America national convention, Imaging USA. Held in Nashville, it turned out to be the most widely-attended national convention in the history of the organization. More than 10,000 photographers attended, making it one of the largest trade shows and conferences of its kind. I spoke today at Imaging USA. My topic was how photographers can use social media to grow their business. I spoke at 7:30 am and about 500 photographers showed up. I couldn't believe that many got up that early … [Read more...] about Imaging USA Wrap