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This Simple Strategy Sells More Photos

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Brian Pernicone] Put your camera down. Over there. Immediately. You don’t need it if you want to earn more money as a photographer. The single greatest lesson I’ve learned about the business of photography in the past few years is that the images I make are less important to sales than my ability to connect with people. That’s why when I’m out shooting on location, I make a genuine effort to…

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Led Zeppelin as Seen by Led Zeppelin

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Editor’s Note: Contributing photographers Bob Gruen and Elliot Erwitt are current ASMP Life Members. Cross-posted from PDN Photo of the Day Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin is a unique collaboration between Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, the three remaining living members of the legendary band. Commemorating 50 years since their formation, the 400-page chronology spans the band’s career. It’s comprised of hundreds of images and artworks personally selected by the band from…

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Tips for Lighting on Location

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Editor’s Note: Stuart Hughes presents tips from eight photographers on lighting in various locations. Cross-post from pdnonline.com [by Holly Stuart Hughes] Versatile Lighting for a Fitness Shoot with Gigi Hadid Photographer/director Monica May shoots a variety of subjects in different styles, and notes, “I don’t have a ‘go-to’ lighting setup, since a lot of what I shoot is inspired by the creative, the location.” On a Reebok shoot with model and Reebok spokesperson Gigi Hadid,…

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You Delight Up My Life: Make Yourself Memorable to Your Clients

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Michael Katz] If you buy a hot dog at a ball game, there’s not much surprise in the outcome (hopefully). You pay your money, you get your food, all done. When you buy a professional service, on the other hand, it’s more complicated. With things like executive coaching, or financial advice, or management consulting, there are many more unknowns. Your clients are making a best guess, but they don’t really…

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10 Iconic Photographers Who Immortalized the City Streets

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Cross-posted from artsy.net [by Alina Cohen] Editor’s Note: Street photography is having a resurgence, but it never really went anywhere, and goes back to the origins of the art.   The variations are endless, including fine art, photojournalism, and something in between.  Here’s an article about ten of the best, from the online magazine, Artsy. Street photographers remind us that history isn’t just composed of monumental events, celebrities, and politicians, but of people like us. They capture…

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The 5 People You Must Have in Your Network

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [By Lars Schmidt] The role and impact of mentors may vary, but the generally accepted business practice is that people need a mentor. It’s time to challenge that wisdom. The roots of mentoring came from a different era when career paths were mostly linear. Getting career advice from a sage veteran who has successfully navigated that career path made sense, as most employees sought a similar vertical path. Today’s careers are a…

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Why Street Photography Will Make You a Better Wedding Photographer

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Anete Lusina] Don’t have any time for roaming streets with your camera? Well, put it aside for your personal development, because it can make you a better wedding photographer! Whether your busy wedding season is kicking off or you’re slowly readjusting to have a quiet period, setting time aside for some personal street photography is certainly something that could help you take your photography and business to the next level. Constantly…

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Press Release: PhotoPlus Expo Returns to New York City

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Largest Photography Conference and Expo in North America Returns to the Jacob Javits Center this Fall with New Offerings and Enhanced Conference NEW YORK (October 8, 2018) — The annual PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Jacob Javits Center in New York from October 25-27 is a must-attend event for any photographer or imaging enthusiast. PhotoPlus is the largest photographic event in North America where manufacturers showcase the latest technologies and renowned photographers and…

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The Raised Hand

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Cross-posted from Vantage – Medium [by KC McGinnis] Some thoughts on the pitfalls of photographing religious observance. At a glance, this photo by Demetrius Freeman in The New York Times looks like a repetition of a familiar visual trope: inflamed with passion, a man lifts his hand into the air during a worship service. Photographs like this can be problematic not only because they’re overly common, but because they present something that’s hard for readers to…

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Why File Sharing Is A Photographer’s Best Marketing Tool

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Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by SLR Lounge Official] Great photographers are not always great marketers. In fact, some of the best photographers in the world still struggle to grow their visibility and fill their lead pipeline. There are dozens of marketing tools out there that promise solutions for photographers such as directories, magazine ads, social media, and more. But many fail to recognize that the best marketing tool that every photographer has is his or her…

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Please Stop Tagging the Locations of Your Outdoor Photographs

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Tim Behuniak] Please stop tagging the exact location of your outdoor photographs. I’m just as guilty of it as anyone else. I used to share mountain, lake, river, and scenic vista names for all of my Facebook, Instagram, 500px, and Flickr audiences to see. Through my own outdoor and landscape photography, I always want to encourage others to have their own outdoor experience and to understand why nature is worth loving….

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Photographer Sues Zillow for Scraping His Real Estate Photos

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Cross-posted from petapixel.com [by Michael Zhang] A real estate photographer has filed a lawsuit against Zillow, accusing the popular online real estate database of using his photos without permission. The American Genius reports that California/Nevada-based photographer George Gutenberg claims that Zillow scraped photos from Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) and went beyond using the data syndicated to Zillow. This allegedly led to Zillow obtaining Gutenberg’s copyrighted photos and using them without permission on their for-profit website….

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