Stop Taking Photos

Nestled within the Seto Inland Sea in Japan sits the island of Naoshima, population 3583. The island would be otherwise unknown to outsiders except that in the mid 80s, publisher Testuhiko Fukutake and Naoshima mayor Chikatsugu Miyake dreamed up an idea of making the island a cultural center. Over the next few decades, the vision… The post Stop Taking Photos appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

The Social Photo Editor of The New York Times Breaks Down Her Job

Feature Image Credit: Andreas Meichsner for The New York Times At a large publication like The New York Times, there are a number of photo editors – including those in charge of curating great photography on Instagram. To find out what these photo editors are looking for, we caught up with their Social Photo Editor… The post The Social Photo Editor of The New York Times Breaks Down Her Job appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

The Social Photo Editor of The New York Times Breaks Down Her Job

Feature Image Credit: Andreas Meichsner for The New York Times At a large publication like The New York Times, there are a number of photo editors – including those in charge of curating great photography on Instagram. To find out what these photo editors are looking for, we caught up with their Social Photo Editor… The post The Social Photo Editor of The New York Times Breaks Down Her Job appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

China Says No Xie Xie to Dolce & Gabanna’s Photos

In 2012, Dolce & Gabbana launched their “Italian Family” campaign with actress/model Monica Bellucci and photographer Giampaolo Sgura. The campaign echoed Tommy Hilfiger’s 2010 campaign “The Hilfigers,” shot by Craig McDean, in which various models inhabited different characters of an quirky, idealized family (think Wes Anderson film). As the seasons progressed, the campaign morphed from a fictionalized… The post China Says No Xie Xie to Dolce & Gabanna’s Photos appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Shot It Better? Earth: GOES-16 or Himawari 9

In honor of Earth Day, we present another edition of Who Shot It Better featuring the Big Blue Marble and a pair of geostationary weather satellites: NOAA’s GOES-16 and the Japan Meteorological Agency’s (JPA) Himawari 9. Although weathermen are the butt of many jokes, weather satellites play a crucial role in monitoring and understanding everything… The post Who Shot It Better? Earth: GOES-16 or Himawari 9 appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

These Signed NatGeo Prints Are On Sale Until Earth Day

You can deny climate change, but you can’t deny that these are pretty sweet images. In honor of Earth Day, National Geographic Creative is holding a flash print sale of 22 different images by some of their top photographers. Did I mention the prints are signed? They make great gifts for a loved one, or yourself! HURRY… The post These Signed NatGeo Prints Are On Sale Until Earth Day appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

An African Photographer Inspired a Gucci Campaign

The landlocked African country of Mali gained its independence from France in 1960. Right around that time, a young photographer opened a small studio in the capital of Bamako and started taking photos of the burgeoning youth culture that was creating its own version of the swinging 60s and 70s – freed from colonial restraints.… The post An African Photographer Inspired a Gucci Campaign appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Selling Your Images (Part II): Downloads & Licenses

Pretty much regardless of your specialty, there’s always an opportunity to make some extra cash with digital image sales. If you’re a stock photographer, this is your bread and butter. The nice part? With PhotoShelter, digital downloads and licensing is fast and easy to set up. And, you can even “set and forget” just like… The post Selling Your Images (Part II): Downloads & Licenses appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Should the Media Use Official Portraits When Reporting Misconduct?

Two police officers in Georgia were fired after videos showing them brutally beating a motorist spread like wildfire on social media. A criminal investigation has been initiated over their conduct, and photos of the two officers have emerged in the media. The official police portraits from the Gwinnett County Police paint a radically different personae than… The post Should the Media Use Official Portraits When Reporting Misconduct? appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

New! The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram Hashtags

We’ve partnered with Feature Shoot for The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram Hashtags. The guide is a curated list of some of the best searchable and submittable hashtags to help professional photographers get their work out there. The guide is divided into 11 sections based on photography genre. Those genres are: Travel Portraits Black and White Street Architecture Minimalism… The post New! The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram Hashtags appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Inspirational Photography Projects: April Edition

The photography section of Kickstarter has seen over 10,000 projects since its launch eight years ago. In fact there are 90 live inspirational photography projects right now. We love that we get to be a part of what’s happening through our “Funded by PhotoShelter” efforts, where every month we look for inspirational photography projects to fund.… The post Inspirational Photography Projects: April Edition appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Celebrities Who Are Serious About Photography

Everyone is a photographer, and that includes celebrities. But some celebrities take their photography more seriously than others, investing both significant time and money into developing their craft. Here’s a small sampling. Jeff Bridges The Dude photographs! Jeff Bridges is well-known for his on-set photography using a Widelux camera. The panoramic images have become somewhat… The post Celebrities Who Are Serious About Photography appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

A Photo Gear Analysis of Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Commercial

If you haven’t already seen it, feast your eyes on this trainwreck of a campaign for Pepsi. For those of you without the patience or inclination (you are more than forgiven), the concept boils down to real-life photographer Kendall Jenner witnessing some type of protest while at a photo shoot. After a cellist gives her a… The post A Photo Gear Analysis of Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Commercial appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Shot It Better? Donald Trump: Christopher Anderson or Nadav Kander

Donald Trump presents an interesting case for portrait photography and its use on magazine covers. Prior to his presidential run, he was known as an outspoken businessman and reality television star whose bombastic style brought in yuge ratings for “The Apprentice.” Prior to the presidency, photographers and photo editors played to that persona with covers like… The post Who Shot It Better? Donald Trump: Christopher Anderson or Nadav Kander appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.