Archive for Editorial Photography

Why the Middle Class Matters

Posted: July 6th, 2016

[by Jan Klier] Cross-posting from LinkedIn. These days there is a lot of talk about the state of the middle class in the world. As a matter of fact, the middle class does not only matter politically, but also within the economic bounds of a specific industry, such as the photography industry. Most photographers entering the [...]

Advertiser Pledge Sets Example of Accountability in the Fight Against Piracy

Posted: June 30th, 2016

With the recent establishment of our partnership with George Mason University’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP), ASMP will begin to include cross-postings in Strictly Business about  political, economic, and social trends related to a broad range of infringement issues being addressed by CPIP and its contributors. Cross-posted from the Mister Copyright blog. It should come as no [...]

The Impact of the Camera Phone and Citizen Journalism

Posted: November 10th, 2011

[by Richard Harrington] While much justifiable criticism has been levied against the evolution of cellphone cameras, there is a tremendous beneficiary… journalism.  We know have a literal global network of camera operators with the ability to capture newsworthy events and transmit usable photos. Many photographers dismiss this technological shift. After all, how can a point-and-shoot [...]

Are You Paying Your Dues?

Posted: June 16th, 2011

[by Ed McDonald] “Pay your dues!” You hear it all the time, but what does it really mean? While colleges and schools teach photographic technique, theory, and marketing, nothing can compare to the experiences of on-set learning from a seasoned professional. It’s not just in how he or she sees, lights, composes or captures the [...]

An Editorial Optimist

Posted: October 8th, 2010

[by Shawn Henry] Many photographers question the viability of a career in editorial photography these days. Magazines and newspapers especially have been hard hit not only by the economic decline of the past several years but by the shift in media consumption away from print to the web, as well. Ad pages are down, editorial [...]

Why Even Try?

Posted: October 7th, 2010

[by Kevin Lock] While in college I pursued my dream of becoming a documentary photographer and a photojournalist.  I quickly segwayed into editorial photography. At the time there seemed to be an unlimited amount of opportunity. Magazines and assignment work was in abundance. Every day more and more magazines appeared. A lot has changed in [...]

My Terms & Conditions

Posted: October 6th, 2010

[by Shawn Henry] We all hate receiving “those” contracts — the multipage monstrosities, with line after mind-numbing line of legal jargon and syntax seemingly designed to confuse and obfuscate rather than clearly define the simple terms of an agreement. Is it any wonder that clients hate receiving that type of contract as well? And is [...]

Editorial Photography is as Important as Ever

Posted: October 5th, 2010

[by Rosh Sillars] No matter how the future of journalism shakes out, the need to tell stories with photographs will always be a part of the picture. At some point, the traditional media we have known all our lives will cease to exist. In the future, companies will be their own media outlets, depending more [...]

Thoughts on Editorial Photography

Posted: October 4th, 2010

[by Suzanne Sease and Amanda Sosa-Stone] The whole question is print dead?  We don’t think so – it may have slowed down, but it’s still alive and kicking (as far as we know).  With O Magazine, Parent Magazine, New York, Real Simple (Amanda’s desk), Esquire, New York, Vanity Fair, Bon Appetit, Time, National Geographic as [...]