Why I Don’t Like to Shoot Weddings Alone

Why I Don't Like to Shoot Weddings Alone There's much to be said about enriching the photography industry through positive and honest collaborations between professionals, but one thing I think we don't talk about enough is the benefits of shooting weddings with a trusted second shooter and how it can benefit your business and even your wellbeing. [ Read More ]

Fujifilm X-H1: A Disappointing Release

Fujifilm X-H1: A Disappointing Release Fujifilm has recently announced the X-H1, a larger APS-C mirrorless camera that leans more towards the video crowd. Although this camera is definitely an interesting one, I can't help but feel a little disappointed with the features. [ Read More ]

Using ACDSee Pro on iOS for Advanced Color Grading

Using ACDSee Pro on iOS for Advanced Color Grading In a mobile world filled with an endless selection of preset filters, there are surprisingly few options to employ more creative color grading that is driven by specific choice rather than by simply perusing a gallery of presets. ACDSee Pro for iOS is one of the few apps that look to bridge this gap with an array of powerful color grading tools that emulate the color grading freedom of desktop editing. [ Read More ]

Ready to Go from Amateur to Pro Photographer? Here’s What You Need to Know to Get Started

Ready to Go from Amateur to Pro Photographer? Here’s What You Need to Know to Get Started Practicing photography as a hobby versus building a business upon your photography are two very different monsters. Running a successful photography business is what distinguishes a pro from an amateur. Without the proper preparations or knowledge, your budding photography business can quickly flounder. Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking of turning your hobby into a professional business. [ Read More ]

Journalism Institute Diminishes Importance of Photojournalism

Journalism Institute Diminishes Importance of Photojournalism The Poynter Institute bills itself as a global leader in journalism. For decades, journalists have turned to the Florida-based organization's workshops, resources, and staff to learn about and advance journalism. For a time, that seemed to include the visuals side as well, but if a recent article and the furor around it is any indication, it looks like photojournalists are no longer welcome to the party. It's a sad development to see unfold, and it's not a good look for the storied journalism institution. [ Read More ]

Even Peter Lik Says His Art Is Not Worth the Money

Even Peter Lik Says His Art Is Not Worth the Money “It’s like a Mercedes-Benz. You drive it off the lot, it loses half its value," says artist Peter Lik, describing his own work. This brutal article from the New York Times examines the extraordinary amounts of money that people continue to spend on Lik's work and how he has created his own speculative — and lucrative — economy. [ Read More ]