Instagram Hashtags for Travel Photographers

Travel is a pretty popular photo niche, and interest in these images goes beyond the traditional photography circle. Think: travel companies, airlines, guides, magazines and blogs for example. These companies and content producers all need great photos and often look for inspiration from popular travel images, which of course includes turning to Instagram. So what’s… The post Instagram Hashtags for Travel Photographers appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

A Collective Determined to Share Untold American Stories

Just recently, a handful of talented photographers launched American Reportage, a collective dedicated to telling stories about the American experience. Founded by photographers Pete Marovich, Justin Merriman, Brian Plonka, Jeff Swensen, Kathleen Flynn and Adria Malcolm, the goal is for its members to produce in-depth stories of people and communities whose voices often go unheard.… The post A Collective Determined to Share Untold American Stories appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

New Member Shout-Outs: July 2017 Edition

We’ve got a great round-up of new members this month! Not only do these three photographers have great work, but the wisdom they bring to their creative outlook and photographic approach is inspiring. featured image by Reza Bahrami Hilde Foss PhotoShelter template: East Location: Oslo, Norway Specialty and background: I am a freelance photographer with… The post New Member Shout-Outs: July 2017 Edition appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Hey Look, Another Racist Fashion Spread!

Fashion is often inspired by other cultures. Cries of cultural appropriation are sometimes overblown, sometimes not. But at a time where asian actors are trying to gain equal pay while dismissing ongoing racist caricatures, along comes photographer Billy Kidd in an advertorial for Chanel in Interview Magazine. Yes, some asians wear straw hats while farming… The post Hey Look, Another Racist Fashion Spread! appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

What The Photo Editor of VanityFair.Com Wants

I’m always trying to stay up-to-date with editorial and commercial photography trends. Once a month, I’ll skim through magazines like GQ, Vogue, Vanity Fair, ESPN, Rolling Stone, and others to get a sense of who’s shooting what and which styles are emerging. Last month I was flipping through Vanity Fair when I caught Chiara Marinai’s… The post What The Photo Editor of VanityFair.Com Wants appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Now That You’re Outraged, Register Your Damn Copyright

Photographer Max Dubler struck a nerve with an article documenting the theft of one of his downhill skateboarding images. After finding a skateboard brand using one of his photos without authorization, he did as he always does – he contacted the offending party and requested a payment of $25 for social media usage. Dubler’s straightforward,… The post Now That You’re Outraged, Register Your Damn Copyright appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Shot It Better? Caroline Wozniacki: Emmanuelle Hauguel vs Dewey Nicks

I’ve always held a fascination with the ESPN Body Issue since it first emerged in 2009. ESPN’s response to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition also features semi-nude and nude photography, but unlike SI, ESPN relies on athletes instead of models to serve as the subjects. The imagery tends to be less formulaic, and like Howard… The post Who Shot It Better? Caroline Wozniacki: Emmanuelle Hauguel vs Dewey Nicks appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

“Whitney” is 30, And You Won’t Believe Who Shot the Album Cover

Although Whitney Houston’s eponymous 1985 debut album introduced her to the world with such hits as “The Greatest Love of All,” it was 1987’s “Whitney” that propelled her to superstar status. Believe it or not, Houston became the first woman to debut at number 1 on the Billboard charts, and the album remained in the… The post “Whitney” is 30, And You Won’t Believe Who Shot the Album Cover appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Instagram Stories: In or Out? 4 Influential Photographers Weigh In

It’s been almost a year since Instagram introduced their Stories feature. From the get-go, we saw photographers embrace the add-on, using it to share behind the scenes on set, snapshots of their workflow, photos from their travels, and food…lots of food. If you’re not looped in, Instagram Stories offers Snapchat-like features and can be a… The post Instagram Stories: In or Out? 4 Influential Photographers Weigh In appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Shot It Better? Pregnancy for Vanity Fair: Annie Leibovitz vs Herself

In 1991, Vanity Fair shocked readers with a cover featuring a nude and pregnant Demi Moore. Fresh off her success in the movie Ghost with Patrick Swayze, the red hot actress wanted the image, which depicted her 7-months pregnant with child Scout (the daughter of then-husband Bruce Willis), to reveal an “anti-Hollywood” attitude. Annie Leibovitz’s image… The post Who Shot It Better? Pregnancy for Vanity Fair: Annie Leibovitz vs Herself appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

No More Light Painting Inside the National Parks?

Buried within the 2016 Superintendent’s Compendium for Grand Tetons National Park & John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway is a small, pesky provision that disallows the use of strobes or other artificial light from dusk til dawn. §2.2(e) of the 2016 Superintendent’s Compendium states: “Viewing of wildlife with any type of artificial lighting is in… The post No More Light Painting Inside the National Parks? appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

New Member Shout-Outs: June 2017 Edition

We’ve got a new round up of our most recent PhotoShelter members. It’s clear these photographers love what they do, and we love sharing them with you. Scroll down to check out their sites and what they’re currently working on. featured image by Pietro Baroni Pietro Baroni PhotoShelter template: Promenade Location: Milan, Italy Specialty and background: With… The post New Member Shout-Outs: June 2017 Edition appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Can AI Make Your Photos Look Better? Macphun Luminar Tries

Blame Instagram. Consumers only had the vaguest experience with retouching until Instagram’s built-in filters introduced a one-click fix as a part of the publishing process. Now everyone wants all their images images to “pop.” Nowadays many apps provide more granular editing controls, but given the choice, I suspect the average person would still opt for… The post Can AI Make Your Photos Look Better? Macphun Luminar Tries appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Shot It Better? Cookie Monster: Roe Ethridge or Carl Fischer

Feeling depressed about the world? May I suggest a cookie? This week in “Who Shot It Better” we feature the ever popular Cookie Monster who, like cookies, never goes out of style. So it will not surprise you to see his magazine cover appearances 40 years apart. Let’s take a look. In 1977, contributing editor… The post Who Shot It Better? Cookie Monster: Roe Ethridge or Carl Fischer appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Portraits from a Genocide

Photographs act as records, and records are what the Nazis and Khmer Rouge sought to create during their brutal genocides of the 20th century. Portraits of thousands of men, women and children taken shortly before their deaths is a savage reminder of the photo as a weapon, but ironically also illustrates how the photos came… The post Portraits from a Genocide appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.