The Problem Isn’t the Photo Contest, It’s Us


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Eye-rolls, shrugs, and barbs greeted the $120,000 Grand Prize winner of Dubai’s HIPA Photography Prize. Malaysian photographer Edwin Ong’s photo of a partially blind Vietnamese woman carrying her baby was derided for representing yet another “poverty porn” contest winner before it was suggested that the image was staged by photographer Ab Rashid. Ong defended his…

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What’s For Lunch? The Story of a 10 Year Photo Project


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It’s no secret that PhotoShelter staff are, well, photo nerds. When we say “by photographers for photographers” we mean it. Keeping up with the latest trends, sharing inspiration and critiques in our #photography Slack channel, and bringing an unnecessary amount of gear to even the most casual of get-togethers are all the norm around here.…

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#FiveSensePhoto: Going Beyond the Visual


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When it comes to photography, one of the five senses immediately comes to mind: sight. We all know photography is so much more than that. Sure, as a photographer, you look through the viewfinder and capture the world around you. In creating your photograph, you’re producing an image for your eyes – and the eyes…

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#FiveSensePhoto: Going Beyond the Visual


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When it comes to photography, one of the five senses immediately comes to mind: sight. We all know photography is so much more than that. Sure, as a photographer, you look through the viewfinder and capture the world around you. In creating your photograph, you’re producing an image for your eyes – and the eyes…

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OMG, You’re Still Entering Photo Contests?


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In episode 2 of our new podcast, Vision Slightly Blurred, Sarah and I talk about the world of photo contests. Have we entered them before? Yes. Have we won? No. Does that make us bitter? Nope! But that still doesn’t mean that photo contests are the best way for photographers to market themselves. Don’t have…

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Gear Up, Clip In & Let’s Go: 18 Adventure Photography Tips to Help You Nail the Shot


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Adventure photographer Craig Hoffman’s work makes you want to get off the couch and suddenly pick up an extreme sport. “What thrills me about photography is the technical and creative aspects in one medium. Behind the camera and in the mountains is where I feel most at home,” he says. While some adventure photographers focus…

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Facial Recognition. The Robot Overlords Know Who You Are Already.


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In the first episode of our brand spanking new podcast, Vision Slightly Blurred, Sarah Jacobs and I talk about facial recognition and how viral “games” like Facebook’s ten year challenge might be helping to train AI to more accurately recognize us. The technology can be very convenient for consumers, but easily abused by hackers, governments…

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The NPPA Confronts Issues of Diversity and Inclusion within Photojournalism


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Diversity, inclusion and representation have become increasingly salient topics as many organizations – from government to restaurants – grapple with a generational shift that is forcing a re-examination of institutional bias, racism, sexual harassment and assault, misogyny and more. After many years of “open secrets” in the photojournalism industry, a scathing report from the Columbia…

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Vision Slightly Blurred – A New PhotoShelter Podcast


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We love photography, but we’re also pretty fond of podcasts. And yes, there are a lot of wonderful photo-specific podcasts out there, but they tend to focus on gear, business, or photographer interviews. It’s been a few years since photographer & photo editor Sarah Jacobs and I took to the airwaves, but over dinner a…

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Flying High with Paul Prescott of Amazing Aerial Agency


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In today’s photo world, drone photography is in a niche all its own. Paul Prescott founded Amazing Aerial Agency out of “the desire to see aerial photos and videos of our planet.” In late 2017, he contacted the best aerial artists around the world and began curating a collection that has since grown to over…

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A Celebration of Black & White Photography


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Black and white photography is undoubtedly timeless. From portraiture to wildlife photography to documentary work, removing color presents photographers with a compositional challenge that requires a sharp focus on the subject. This week we launched our latest guide, The 2019 Photographer’s Guide to Instagram Hashtags. To celebrate one of the many genres included in the…

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Apple’s Uninspired “Shot on iPhone” Winners


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After a controversial launch surrounding photographer compensation, Apple announced the winners of its 2019 “Shot on iPhone” contest to highlight the “best photos shot on iPhone around the world.” Individually, the images have strong visual elements and graphic composition. But as a set, the images have a visual sameness that left me dissatisfied. Like many…

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New Guide! The 2019 Photographer’s Guide to Instagram Hashtags


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“Hashtags are WAY SUPER BIG TIME essential for our photo research. Instagram is our dream bucket filled with personal projects and crazy tech science-y laser fine art stuff that we need the world (ok, maybe just Wired readers) to know exists. We’re always looking for artists, but how do we know about you unless there’s…

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Creating an Iconic Moon Photo: Andrew McCarthy Dishes On His 50k Image Composite


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California-native Andrew McCarthy (@cosmic_background) has made a habit of creating stunning planetary images from the comfort of his backyard in Sacramento. He’s one of a handful of astrophotography enthusiasts who use a combination of telescopes, specialized cameras and astro-specific software to create stunning images of space taken from terra firma with a level of clarity…

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Photographing Alaska and Canada’s Inuit Communities


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Brian Adams has been on our radar for a while. An editorial and documentary photographer, his style is simultaneously calm and probing. He’s got a knack for capturing environments with a thoughtfulness that’s powerful and also clearly working for him, since his work has been featured in both national and international publications. Last year Adams…

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New Guide! The 2019 Photographer’s Guide to PhotoShelter: 101


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How you display and share your work can be as important to your business as the photographs you take. And if you’ve ever wondered about how PhotoShelter can help, then we’ve got the guide for you. In The Photographer’s Guide to PhotoShelter: 101, you’ll get a detailed look at how we can help you work smarter, impress clients, and…

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#Freelancelife AMA with Melissa Lyttle


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We often talk about the impact of social media on the photography industry. One thing less discussed, though, is how photographers can harness their own social media influence to help their peers. Enter Melissa Lyttle. Lyttle is a freelance photographer specializing in documentary photography who recently made a move from LA to DC. Earlier this…

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The New York Times’ Photographic Double Standard


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In covering the terrorist attack on a Nairobi hotel that killed at least 21 people by Shahab extremists, The New York Times decided to publish an image of a bullet-riddled body taken by Khalil Senosi. Photo Twitter was outraged, and Poynter wrote about the “hard choice” the NYT made regarding the selection. Author Tom Jones…

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World Record Egg and the Meaninglessness of Likes


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In the absurdist style of the same photo every day accounts on Instagram, @world_record_egg has smashed past the 18 million likes of Kylie Jenner’s baby photo with a photo of a brown egg. A call to dethrone Jenner resulted in nearly 39 million likes within 10 days. Fstoppers traced the image to DepositPhotos, a popular…

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Black in Canada: An Interview with Jalani Morgan


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If you don’t know Jalani Morgan, you should. I had the pleasure of chatting with Morgan – a PhotoShelter member – to hear all about Black in Canada: 10 Stories, his recent story published by BBC News. Morgan spent nearly a year putting together the project and it shows. Traveling to three Canadian cities, the work…

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