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5 Steps for Success in eCommerce Photography

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by JT Blenker] Product photographers are some of the highest earning professionals in the photography field, and they command their prices with the value they bring to other businesses while creating imagery that engages consumers to purchase those business’ products. If you want a piece of that e-commerce photography pie but are still sweating on where to start, then it’s time to get a crash course that will possible jumpstart your beginnings…

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On the Edge of Failure

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Cross-posted from Adobe Create.  [By Alejandro Chavetta]  “Photographer Joe Pugliese energizes his renowned professional practice with hobbies that invite mistakes and outright failure.” “It took me a long time to understand what I was asking and what it would feel like for the subject. Some portrait photographers earlier in their career are thinking about the final product and not necessarily having empathy for what the subject has to do to give you that, whether or…

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Santu Mofokeng, Photographer of Apartheid Life, Dies at 63

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Cross-posted from The New York Times.  [By Sam Roberts]  “His sublime black-and-white images of everyday life in South Africa both during and after white rule capture hope and unfulfilled expectations.” “His work has been shown around the world. A color landscape series, “Graves,” went on display at the Venice Biennale in 2013. An exhibition at the Walther Collection project space in New York in 2015 surveyed his photographs. A 21-volume collection of 551 photographs from…

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The Daily Edit: The Group

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Editor’s Note: Tracy + David are ASMP Professional Members and part of The Group in Los Angeles. Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Heidi Volpe] Heidi: Why did you choose to form this? The Group: It has become harder and harder for individual photographers to secure a book showing at advertising agencies. We’ve banded together a diverse group of photographers in order to efficiently meet with agencies where solo shooters might have more difficulty securing a show….

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5-Year-Old Girl Recreates Iconic Photos Of Black Women For Black History Month

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Cross-posted from DeMilked If you’re unfamiliar with what Black History Month is, it’s an annual observance celebrated in February. During this month, people celebrate historical events and the important achievements of African-Americans. Three years ago, Cristi Smith-Jones came up with a creative way of celebrating this important month with her 5-year-old daughter. For each day of the month, Cristi had her daughter recreate an iconic photo of an influential black woman, resulting in an interesting and unique…

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Bill Ray, Photographer of Indelible Moments, Dies at 83

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Cross-posted from The New York Times.  [By Richard Sandomir]  “Bill Ray, one of the last staff photographers for the weekly Life magazine, who shot images as breathtaking as Marilyn Monroe singing “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy and as indelible as a Navy cruiser’s guns firing on the Vietcong, died on Jan. 9 at his home in Manhattan. He was 83.” Bill Ray, Photographer of Indelible Moments, Dies at 83

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Photographer Who Failed to Deliver Images Ordered to Pay $200,000 Judgment

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Alex Cooke] Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge recently announced a $200,000 judgment against a photographer who failed to deliver images to clients. The judgment was levied by Circuit Court Judge Tim Fox against Jonathan Funk Photography, LLC and consists of $98,625 in restitution, $100,000 in civil penalties, and $1,135 in filing fees and miscellaneous costs, bringing the total to just a shade under $200,000. In addition, Funk was ordered to hand…

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Industry News: Photo District News Has Been Folded

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  Cross-posted from ai-ap.com [by David Schonauer] Photo District News, or PDN, has been folded. PDN’s current owner, Emerald Expositions, has confirmed that the print edition of the magazine will no longer be published, and that no new content will be added to its online edition. Rangefinder magazine, also owned by Emerald Expositions, will continue to be published. “The PDN online content will not vanish, and we’re looking for ways to ensure that what content…

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Kobe Bryant, Photography, and the Meaning of Work

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Christopher Malcom] As often is the case, the aftermath of tragedy has drawn my attention away from the cool gadgets and techniques of the photographic profession and caused my mind to drift back to the why. Allow me a moment to indulge a larger question. Like most people around the world and especially here in Los Angeles, I was shaken yesterday when I returned home from a routine excursion, flipped on the news,…

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Another Instagrammer Jailed for Scaling the Pyramids

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Kehl Bayern] The desire on the part of some social media users for celebrity is a thirst that will likely never be quenched – unless people stop rewarding them for their bad behavior. In that spirit, we’re not going to tell you the specific creator behind this story but we will tell you the story nonetheless and you can follow our reference link below and do more research if you…

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The Rule of Thirds Is Overrated

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Clinton Lofthouse] The rule of thirds is completely overrated. There, I said it. Nope, I am not going to take it back. The day when I first picked up my camera and looked through my viewfinder to find the grid of thirds, I quickly thought to myself: “well, this seems to be a little too simple and predictable.” Every image with the composition or focus point lined up the same. I…

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Sara Bennett: LOOKING INSIDE: Portraits of Women Serving Life Sentences

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Cross-posted from Lenscratch [by Aline Smithson] Sara Bennett is doing the important work of humanizing those behind prison walls. She has a legacy of considering subjects who have no voice, who have suffered at the hands of others, and those who have had their life change in a flash of bad choices. Her projects chronicle women during and after incarceration and the one that received the 2019 Critical Mass Top 50 nod was Looking Inside: Portraits of…

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