Enlightening Photography: An Interview with Joey Terrill

Nikon Ambassador and lighting master Joey Terrill carved his own path as a freelance commercial photographer early on in his career. After a portrait assignment, Terrill became fascinated by the creative possibilities with strobe portraiture and has subsequently put his mark on the world of photography with his eye catching photography. But equally important as… The post Enlightening Photography: An Interview with Joey Terrill appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your 2018 Photography Workshop

by Steve Simon (@stevesimon) and Steve Attard (@sattardphoto) Co-Founders, PhotoEducate.com If you’ve ever taken a great photography workshop you’re probably just as passionate about them as we are. A photography workshop can change your life. It changed ours. Wading through uncharted waters is exhilarating – camera at your eye, taking chances, making mistakes and learning… The post 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your 2018 Photography Workshop appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Do Photojournalism Contests Glamorize Pain and Suffering?

Ronaldo Schemidt/Agence France-Presse In a break from the past, World Press Photo (WPP) released the short list of finalists in advance of naming the winners to their annual contest – arguably the most prestigious in all of photojournalism. The photos are remarkable for their composition, exposure and intimacy. But judging by the subject matter one might… The post Do Photojournalism Contests Glamorize Pain and Suffering? appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Shot It Better? Chloe Kim: Ramona Rosales or Thomas Lovelock

The Olympics turns athletes into bona fide stars. Such is the case with 17-year old Chloe Kim who took the gold in the women’s snowboard halfpipe with a near perfect score. Kim has been dominant on the snowboard stage for many years, but the ebullient daughter of Korean immigrants captured the hearts of millions around… The post Who Shot It Better? Chloe Kim: Ramona Rosales or Thomas Lovelock appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Did Dean Mouhtaropoulos “Try” to Get the Shot? (Or Did He Nail This Image of Adam Rippon)

Vanity Fair contributor Joanna Robinson raised the ire of photographers with this tweet regarding an image taken of figure skater Adam Rippon by Getty Images photographer Dean Mouhtaropoulos: Bless this Getty photographer for trying to capture a whirling Rippon. pic.twitter.com/Dnwvq4AE7P — Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) February 12, 2018 Robinson later clarified her position as a misinterpretation,… The post Did Dean Mouhtaropoulos “Try” to Get the Shot? (Or Did He Nail This Image of Adam Rippon) appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

How the “Global Leader” in Journalism Fails Photographers by Promoting Free Photos

Put aside the intellectual laziness of using an interview format for a expository piece on how to illustrate the news, but this Poynter piece entitled “These Tools Will Help You Find the Right Images for Your Stories” is garbage. In their About page, Poytner describes the organization as a “thought leader” with a special focus… The post How the “Global Leader” in Journalism Fails Photographers by Promoting Free Photos appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Shot It Better? Nick Foles: Rob Tringali or David Klutho

If you were one of the 103 million people to watch Super Bowl LII, you’re probably aware of the Philadelphia Eagles’ upset win over the New England Patriots. The high scoring game matched two gunslingers with record setting performances: Tom Brady – arguably the GOAT of quarterbacks – against the ascendant, back-up quarterback Nick Foles.… The post Who Shot It Better? Nick Foles: Rob Tringali or David Klutho appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Zeiss Otus 28mm vs Leica Q

In the pantheon of lens focal lengths, 28mm is a bit of an outlier. Photojournalists are more apt to reach for the 35mm, while many manufacturers have settled on 24mm for primes and the wide end of their zoom lenses. But 28mm has become visually familiar to consumers because its field-of-view equivalent can be found… The post Zeiss Otus 28mm vs Leica Q appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

New Member Shout-Outs: January 2018 Edition

New year, new site. These photographers wasted no time getting their sites up and running, and coincidentally, they are all using the East template. Check them out for inspiration. Feature image by Harrison Brink Murad Ahmed PhotoShelter template: East Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Instagram: @muradah Specialty and background: I specialize in portraits and concert photography. I enjoy… The post New Member Shout-Outs: January 2018 Edition appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

The Beyond Technique Podcast with Photofocus, Episode 1

We’ve teamed up with Photofocus to bring you Beyond Technique – a podcast empowering photographers to bring their business to the next level. Check out the first episode where hosts Skip Cohen and Chamira Young dive deep into a discussion with Stacy Pearsall about the benefits of having special photography projects. Listen below or get it on… The post The Beyond Technique Podcast with Photofocus, Episode 1 appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

More Celebrities Who Are Serious About Photography

You don’t have to be a full-time professional to enjoy the creative process of photography. We previously wrote about Celebrities Who Are Serious About Photography, and this year brings another crop of celebrities who love their cameras (and yes, they are often using Leica and Rolleiflex for what it’s worth)… Nikki Sixx On his website,… The post More Celebrities Who Are Serious About Photography appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Shot It Better? Jon Bernthal: Beau Grealy or Himself?

Over the past decade, magazine publishers have been experimenting with subscriber-only covers. These covers use different photography and typically rely on less crowded design and typography to give the cover an air of exclusiveness and collectability. New York-based Beau Grealy photographed the cover feature on actor Jon Bernthal – best known for his work in… The post Who Shot It Better? Jon Bernthal: Beau Grealy or Himself? appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

5 Things We’re Hoping from Camera Companies in 2018

Designing and manufacturing camera gear ain’t easy as anyone who has invested in a Kickstarter project can attest. The amount of technology that’s stuffed into gear is astonishing, but that doesn’t mean each product meets the needs of the photographer. So in the spirit of “there’s always room for improvement,” here are a few of… The post 5 Things We’re Hoping from Camera Companies in 2018 appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Comparing 2 Photos of a Kiss: Helmut Newton & Elinor Carucci

Author Kristen Roupenian’s short story “Cat Person” caused a ruckus after it was published in the December 11, 2017 issue of The New Yorker. The contemporary tale of a younger woman pursuing, then rejecting a corpulent, older man struck a nerve with readers, and netted Roupenian a 7-figure book deal. The magazine commissioned Elinor Carucci,… The post Comparing 2 Photos of a Kiss: Helmut Newton & Elinor Carucci appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Our Most Popular Posts of 2017

We published over 160 blog posts in 2017 on a variety of topics ranging from product announcements to gear reviews. We love talking about the intersection of photography, culture and technology and aren’t shy to share an opinion or two. Here are the top ten most read posts of the year in case you missed… The post Our Most Popular Posts of 2017 appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Assessing the State of Photojournalism via the NYT’s Year in Pictures

The end of the year brings about the annual deluge of “Pictures of the Year” packages. Teams of picture editors scour through thousands of photos to assemble jumbo-sized galleries filled with images that are supposedly representative – or at least eye-catching – of the past 12 months. Since 2001, The New York Times has been… The post Assessing the State of Photojournalism via the NYT’s Year in Pictures appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Shot It Better? Wo(Men) in Black: Mick Rock or Michal Pudelka

Subjects photographed wearing black against a black background creates a unique “floating head” look. Properly executed, the technique can help draw the eye to the face without any other distraction. But how does it work when you’re dealing with multiple subjects? Let’s find out! Mick Rock’s classic Queen II album cover is not only iconic,… The post Who Shot It Better? Wo(Men) in Black: Mick Rock or Michal Pudelka appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.