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The Business of Photography

Operating a digital photography business is no small task. Our experts cover all the issues related to the business of photography from copyright issues to studio concerns, here.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Treatment

As photographers morph into the world of motion-picture video, presenting a client with a brief but complete description of the project, whether still photography, video or both can mean the difference between getting the gig or missing out

The TreatmentThere’s nothing more embarrassing than moving up the career ladder and sitting in a room with your new peers, not understanding a single thing that they’re saying to you.  Read More...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Revolutionary Art

An exhibition aims to help viewers see the world differently

Revolutionary ArtWhen an artist decides to confront complex social issues and express them publicly using a visual platform, we can’t help but be pushed out of our comfort zones and face the troubling aspects of our society, which we inadvertently shelve away from our lives.  Read More...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Will Video Kill The Still Photography Star?

After years of fits and starts, it seems that the much heralded convergence of still photography and video finally is on the verge of happening. Will you be ready for it?

Will Video Kill The Still Photography Star?In 2003, I sat in a movie theater in Los Angeles, Calif., and watched a huge collection of still images from 1980s Hollywood come to life on the screen. The movie, The Kid Stays in the Picture, is a documentary about movie mogul Robert Evans.  Read More...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

America I Am

The African American Imprint

America I AmIn our society overwhelmed with visual information, it’s becoming progressively more challenging to draw people into a collective contemplation of visual imagery.  Read More...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Protecting The Bottom Line

Considering the costs of the equipment you rely upon to make a living as a photographer, understanding how to insure that gear is of paramount importance

Protecting The Bottom LineLabor Day weekend. For most people, it’s the symbolic end of the summer. For sports photographers in south Florida, it also means the beginning of football season and the beginning of the more active half of the hurricane season.  Read More...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The New Face Of Stock Photography

Get an inside look at the business of stock and learn what you can do to take advantage of the current trends

The New Face Of Stock PhotographyWhile stock photography has gone through incredible changes since entering the digital world, at its heart, it’s still a library of images. But how photographers create those images, then which of the stock agencies choose to market them and finally how potential clients locate those images in a massive sea of images are in a constant state of evolution. To better understand this process and the current state of stock, we tap into two of the industry’s powerhouses: Getty Images and Corbis.  Read More...

Friday, April 10, 2009

Vision To Visuals: Focus On Fashion

In crisis, there is opportunity

Vision To Visuals: Focus On FashionIn the more than four decades I’ve spent in New York, I’ve never seen the confidence of this city’s sanguine population shaken as profoundly as I have in the unfolding economic news of the past few months.  Read More...

Friday, February 27, 2009

Money While You Sleep: E-Commerce For Professional Photographers

Web 2.0 means every kind of photo business can and should be online

Money While You Sleep: E-Commerce For Professional PhotographersThe computer revolution in photography isn’t just about Photoshop and digital capture. In fact, a case could be made that a different digital tool has had just as much impact on the photo business. It’s the Internet, and it has changed everything a few times already.  Read More...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Vision To Visuals: A Savory Combination

Photography and gastronomy of the highest order come together at a Manhattan restaurant

Vision To Visuals: A Savory CombinationMy favorite cuisine, Indian, usually accompanies the standard fare of adjectives that range from spicy, hot and exotic to aromatic, flavorful and delicious. Naturally, then, if someone introduces this cuisine, enveloped in the adjective sensuous, I’m more than intrigued. This is just what Rohini Dey, a dynamic restaurateur from Chicago did, when she came to Duggal to produce photographs for her new restaurant At Vermilion in midtown Manhattan. Rohini, it turned out, was no ordinary restaurateur.  Read More...


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