The Gender of a Photographer is Irrelevant (Until You Make Them the Face of Your Company)

The launch of the Nikon D850 in the company’s 100th anniversary year has brought almost universal praise for its technology, leading to months-long waitlists. But the din of outrage permeated social media as Jason Vinson asked “Is the Nikon D850 for Men Only?” referring to a team of 32 professional photographers assembled to promote the… The post The Gender of a Photographer is Irrelevant (Until You Make Them the Face of Your Company) appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

How Computational Photography is Changing Your Conception of Photography

In the era of film, photography was largely relegated to the recording of light via optical processes. Although specialized gear like the strip camera challenged the orthodoxy of the single exposure, film photography (even in the art photography world) was a fairly literal way of seeing the world. But in digital photography, light is converted… The post How Computational Photography is Changing Your Conception of Photography appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

How One Photojournalist Covered Hurricane Harvey: Alyssa Schukar in Houston

Chicago-based freelance photojournalist, Alyssa Schukar (@alyssaschukar), has been covering Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath for the New York Times. We spoke to her via phone to get some insight into covering a tragedy with so many logistical challenges. You knew Harvey was going to be a huge storm with significant flooding after the fact. How… The post How One Photojournalist Covered Hurricane Harvey: Alyssa Schukar in Houston appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Is This Eclipse Image #FakeNews?

Much ado about nothing or a serious ethical breach of photojournalistic norms? A debate emerged on Facebook when freelancer and Pulitzer Prize winner Ken Geiger’s image appeared in the National Geographic Instagram feed and in a slideshow on the NatGeo website. The image was a composite of multiple images created in-camera that resulted in an… The post Is This Eclipse Image #FakeNews? appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

New Member Shout-Outs: August 2017 Edition

This month’s featured new members span the width of variety in photography—commercial, editorial, fine art, documentary, and landscape. We love how diverse their work is and how they’ve each set up their new sites. Check out five photographers that stood out to us this month. Featured image by Kathleen Larsen Ignacio Auditore PhotoShelter template: East… The post New Member Shout-Outs: August 2017 Edition appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

How to Create a Viral Eclipse Photo

This week’s total solar eclipse over the continental U.S. generated a barrage of photos of varying levels of technical and artistic quality. But the best photos shared a common feature: namely, meticulous planning sprinkled with a little luck. Such was the case for a small team comprised of photographers Andrew Studer (@andrew.studer)and Ted Hesser (@tedhesser) with climbers Tommy… The post How to Create a Viral Eclipse Photo appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Shot It Better? Idris Elba: Peter Yang or Craig McDean

Fans were in a tizzy when rumors started to circulate that Idris Elba might become the first black James Bond. Unfortunately, they turned out to only be rumors. But Elba has nevertheless carved out quite a resume that includes everything from “Luther” to “Thor.” His latest outing is in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, and… The post Who Shot It Better? Idris Elba: Peter Yang or Craig McDean appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Using Photos to Fight Hate: For Better or Worse

On August 10, 2017, the popular podcast Radiolab published an episode entitled “Truth Trolls,” which recounted the story of actor Shia Lebeouf’s “He Will Not Divide Us” performance art protest against Donald Trump’s ascendency to President of the United States. After a number of heated incidents in New York and Albuquerque, Lebeouf moved the project… The post Using Photos to Fight Hate: For Better or Worse appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Announcing 5th Annual Luminance Talks at Photoville: Sept 15th, St. Ann’s Warehouse in NYC

For the fifth year in a row, PhotoShelter’s Luminance returns to Photoville for a full day of inspiring conversations about the business and creative side of photography.  Join us at the studio in St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn all day Friday, September 15th for discussions with industry professionals and photographers. We’ll cover topics like mistakes photographers make,… The post Announcing 5th Annual Luminance Talks at Photoville: Sept 15th, St. Ann’s Warehouse in NYC appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Shot It Better? Jennifer Lawrence: Annie Leibovitz or Mario Testino

The highest paid actress in the world, Jennifer Lawrence, is well-known for her portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games series and Mystique in the X-Men movies. But she’s also garnered four Oscar nominations and won a Best Actress award for Silver Linings Playbook. And this month, she becomes the first actress to appear… The post Who Shot It Better? Jennifer Lawrence: Annie Leibovitz or Mario Testino appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Why You Should (Re)-Join the NPPA

Trade associations in almost every industry have suffered drastic membership loss in the past decade, and photography is no exception. As users moved online and “precious” information became freely available, many photographers have questioned why they should pony up money for an occasional happy hour and conference in an outdated hotel. I’ve personally maintained my… The post Why You Should (Re)-Join the NPPA appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Shot it Better? Stephen Colbert: Miller Mobley or Michael O’Neill

When photographing a comedian for a magazine cover, the final product better be damn funny. Rubber-faced satirist, Stephen Colbert, provides pretty good source material, and he generally seems up for whatever. Thus, we’ve come to expect the absurd. For her first Fashion Issue as editor-in-chief, Laura Brown selected Colbert as one of five subscriber-only covers,… The post Who Shot it Better? Stephen Colbert: Miller Mobley or Michael O’Neill appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

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.