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Behind the Scenes of a Travel Assignment For The New York Times

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Cross-posted from Ask Mott.  [by Justin Mott]  “What is it like to shoot a travel assignment for a major publication? What’s the process from start to finish? Every publication is a little different but I’ll speak from my experience shooting dozens of assignments for The New York Times travel section throughout Southeast Asia for over a decade. A day in the life of a travel assignment, well, not really a day, it’s more like a…

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LDV Summit – Last Days to Register for Early Bird Tickets!

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  MAY 22-23 IN NYC The leading visual tech researchers, startups, execs, marketers, & investors that will take the stage this May at our premier global gathering in visual tech are being updated daily on our speakers page. This is your last chance to get your Early Bird tickets for the 6th annual LDV Vision Summit. April 16 is the deadline, don’t wait, register today before prices go up. We’re excited to announce some of the themes…

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Questions with a Pro: James Farrell

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, James Farrell. James is a Brooklyn-based photographer specializing in photographing active individuals. He strives to convey the vision of what it really means to be an athlete through his photography. He works with countless big-name clients such as Nike, NFL, Forbes, and many others. Here, James explains how he decided to focus his career around athletes, advice about photographers getting paid for what they are worth, and his biggest stressor…

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Quick Tip: How to Test Shoot Your Way to Paid Assignments

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Cross-posted from pdnonline.com [by David Walker] In our story about how Kristin Gladney launched her advertising career, Gladney explains the key to succeeding as an advertising photographer. First nail down your technical skills, she says. Then “constantly create new work. Test shoot and shoot personal projects in addition to your commissioned work. Then show your work and repeat until you’re getting the assignments you want. Stick with it through the ups and downs.” After internships…

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How to Get Photo Assisting Work

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Cross-posted from PDN. [by David Walker]  “Photo assisting is a common, time-tested pathway to a career as a professional photographer. While some photographers manage to launch their careers right out of school, many assist other photographers as a form of apprenticeship. Photo assisting offers an opportunity to learn essential real-world skills including lighting and technique, production, business management and client relations. Assisting also provides aspiring photographers with the chance to start building professional relationships that…

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Ron Sherman Makes Baseball Hall of Fame With Iconic Hank Aaron Photo

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The iconic April 8, 1974 photo was not attributed to any photographer until late last year with the announcement by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum after Sherman contacted them after learning that a large print of his Hank Aaron photo was hanging in the Museum.   Ron Sherman’s Hank Aaron 715 Story [by Ron Sherman] As an assignment photographer working in Cleveland, Rochester, Florida, Milwaukee and Syracuse, I relocated to Atlanta, GA…

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