Triggered: David Hobby Reflects on 12 Years with Strobist

For the past 12 years, David Hobby has been living his life as Strobist – one of the first and greatest online photography resources. Entire photo empires have come and gone, but Hobby remains stubbornly wedded to teaching people how to use off-camera flash to augment their photographic skills and inspire their creativity. Photo by David… The post Triggered: David Hobby Reflects on 12 Years with Strobist appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Favorite Career Moments from 5 of the Best Sports Photographers

Sports photography is exciting, exhilarating, and full of adrenaline. It requires an experienced photographer who knows the game and can execute in split-second moments. As fans, the first images that come to mind are those game-winning catches and triumphant celebrations — the kind that end up on the covers of Sports Illustrated. But when we… The post Favorite Career Moments from 5 of the Best Sports Photographers appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Tips for Photographers Dealing with International Clients

Working with international clients can be an exciting addition to a photographer’s client list. But opaque business practices coupled with the difficulty of pursuing payment and legal issues means photographers need to be wary of the risks involved in dealing beyond the borders of your home country. Here are a few tips to consider before… The post Tips for Photographers Dealing with International Clients appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

How a Model Release Turned Her into a Poster Child for…Everything

While a university student, author Shubnum Khan signed a model release in exchange for professional portraits as a part of a project by photographer XX billed as “The 100 Faces Shoot.” Unbeknownst to her at the time, the photographer started licensing the images as stock photography, and Khan’s visage started to appear in advertisements around… The post How a Model Release Turned Her into a Poster Child for…Everything appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

How to Break Into Stock Photography: Tips from 5 Photographers Who Know the Industry

Stock photography is one of the most unique niches of the photography world. Not only is the sales model completely different but the range of subject matter, styles and applications is vast. That’s why we asked all five of the stock photographers from The List for advice — how do you break into a niche… The post How to Break Into Stock Photography: Tips from 5 Photographers Who Know the Industry appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Think All the Photos on Instagram Look the Same? So Does She.

For some photographers, Instagram has been a massive success story, allowing them to build a direct audience of hundred of thousands, if not millions, of followers. The direct publishing platform has created fame and opened up monetization possibilities (from ads to workshops to merchandise) that would otherwise be unavailable. Savvy photographers are attuned to the… The post Think All the Photos on Instagram Look the Same? So Does She. appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Alessio Mamo’s Photos are Abhorrent, And So Is World Press Photo’s Response

Last week Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a somewhat startling statement regarding his company’s responsibility to tamper down on fake news, conspiracy theories and disinformation campaigns. “I’m Jewish, and there’s a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened. I find that deeply offensive. But at the end of the day, I… The post Alessio Mamo’s Photos are Abhorrent, And So Is World Press Photo’s Response appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Lighting Tips from 5 of the Best Still Life Photographers in the Business

Earlier this year we launched The List – a selection of 90 finalists from those who applied in our 80,000+ community of PhotoShelter members, chosen by a panel of independent judges. This week we’re highlighting all five of the still life photographers from The List. It’s clear from their photos that they are masters at… The post Lighting Tips from 5 of the Best Still Life Photographers in the Business appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

I Helped Judge the 2018 Audubon Photography Contest. Here’s How We Did It.

In late 2017 Sabine Meyer, the Photography Director of the National Audubon Society, approached me to join the jury for their annual photography awards contest following an introduction by wildlife and conservation photographer Melissa Groo. Melissa and I have served on the faculty of the Photography at the Summit Nature Workshop for the past several… The post I Helped Judge the 2018 Audubon Photography Contest. Here’s How We Did It. appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

I Helped Judge the 2018 Audubon Photography Contest. Here’s How We Did It.

In late 2017 Sabine Meyer, the Photography Director of the National Audubon Society, approached me to join the jury for their annual photography awards contest following an introduction by wildlife and conservation photographer Melissa Groo. Melissa and I have served on the faculty of the Photography at the Summit Nature Workshop for the past several… The post I Helped Judge the 2018 Audubon Photography Contest. Here’s How We Did It. appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Freefly Systems’ Movi: A Smartphone Gimbal Worth Considering

Although I’ve produced a few videos with DSLR-sized gimbals like the DJI Ronin, I’ve never personally used a gimbal before. But when I started seeing previews of Freefly Systems’ Movi, I was intrigued. As with other consumer options like the DJI Osmo, the Movi is designed to stabilize your phone. At $299, it’s more than… The post Freefly Systems’ Movi: A Smartphone Gimbal Worth Considering appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Freefly Systems’ Movi: A Smartphone Gimbal Worth Considering

Although I’ve produced a few videos with DSLR-sized gimbals like the DJI Ronin, I’ve never personally used a gimbal before. But when I started seeing previews of Freefly Systems’ Movi, I was intrigued. As with other consumer options like the DJI Osmo, the Movi is designed to stabilize your phone. At $299, it’s more than… The post Freefly Systems’ Movi: A Smartphone Gimbal Worth Considering appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

5 Outstanding Wedding Photographers on the Skills You Need to Succeed (That Have Nothing to Do with Photography)

Earlier this year we launched The List – a selection of 90 finalists from those who applied in our 80,000+ community of PhotoShelter members, chosen by a panel of independent judges. This week we are highlighting all five of the wedding photographers from The List. There’s no doubt they have the photo skills, but they… The post 5 Outstanding Wedding Photographers on the Skills You Need to Succeed (That Have Nothing to Do with Photography) appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

John Moore & Chris Hondros and the Agonizing Pain of Children

Getty Images award-winning photojournalist John Moore has traveled the world capturing horrific scenes of violence from war zones to egregious human rights violations. For the past decade, Moore has been photographing the migrant crisis, and ended up in Rio Grande, TX last week where he encountered a Honduran refugee breastfeeding her 2-year old child while… The post John Moore & Chris Hondros and the Agonizing Pain of Children appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

5 Top Landscape Photographers on Getting the Perfect Shot

Every job has its highs and lows. When we see incredible landscape photography we often forget about the 4 a.m. wake up calls after camping in extreme temperatures, the hikes through mountains lugging camera gear, and the frustrations of finding wifi signals in remote locations. Maybe the goal is to make it look easy –… The post 5 Top Landscape Photographers on Getting the Perfect Shot appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

5 Common Copyright Misconceptions Held by Photographers

The most recent version of the Copyright Law of the United States (December 2016) weighs in at a whopping 354 pages. And while there are areas of ambiguity, the basics and benefits of copyright registration for photographers are well-documented. Unfortunately, well-documented doesn’t mean well-understood, so we asked attorney (and former photo rep) Leslie Burns to… The post 5 Common Copyright Misconceptions Held by Photographers appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Your Copyright Registration Fee Might Double to $100

A proposed change to U.S. Copyright Office registration fees will nearly double the cost to photographers to $100 if it is approved by Congress. In February 2018, the U.S. Copyright Office made a significant change to copyright registration that affected photographers. Prior to that date, a photographer could submit a group registration of an unlimited… The post Your Copyright Registration Fee Might Double to $100 appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

What a Mathematician Says About “Lens Compression” in Photography

Our friends at Fstoppers recently created a video to explain “How Lens Compression and Perspective Distortion Work.” “Lens compression” has been a contentious phrase in photography with photographers offering a range of explanations for the phenomenon, or lack thereof. DPReview’s DL Cade wrote: We’ve been saying for years that the term “lens compression” is misleading…The… The post What a Mathematician Says About “Lens Compression” in Photography appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.