The Photography Classroom

Amid changing technology and an increasingly difficult business environment, schools and teachers who are training tomorrow’s pros have their work cut out for them as they struggle to push forward while creating a foundation built upon the past
By Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler
Photographers have seen an enormous shift over the past two decades in the way they approach their business. The arsenal of a Hasselblad, a quiver with a range of lenses, a Polaroid back and several film backs that would last for years has become a rarity rather than the norm.…

Creative Commons In Practice

While it can be a powerful tool for getting your work noticed, Creative Commons presents problems for unwary photographers
By Samuel Lewis
Imagine you're a photographer trying to get your work noticed. You've heard that Getty Images and some publishers are utilizing the photo-sharing website Flickr as a way of locating stock images, so you open a Flickr account and upload images. And since Flickr makes it easy to apply a Creative…

Vision To Visuals: Coming Up For Air

For Lane Coder, dramatic life changes brought him to a deeply personal new project
By Baldev Duggal
Lane Coder embodies everything that I love about the new generation of avant-garde photographers. Refusing to be boxed into a single genre of photography, Coder's work blurs boundaries across fashion, landscape, aerial, portrait and fine-art photography. Equally comfortable with creating stunning fashion spreads for clients like Vogue along with landscape…

5 Tips For Avoiding The Rights Grab

Get exposure for your work without losing ownership of it
By Samuel Lewis
Read the terms and conditions of just about any contract, website and even some venues, and it's almost inevitable that you'll find some form of the "rights grab." Even doing something as seemingly innocuous as posting images on social media can result in a "rights grab." What Is The "Rights…

Vision To Visuals: Feed The Models!

Jane Gennaro’s extraordinary project to highlight the bizarre and troubling state of today’s fashion models
By Baldev Duggal
I want to love models. I want to feed them and take care of them and make them better... These opening lines from "Feed the Models!" a monologue performed on NPR's "All Things Considered" by artist Jane Gennaro, are the genesis of her solo exhibition that Duggal helped launch at…

Vision To Visuals: Preserving Image Quality

Staying true to the originals through successive generations or reproduction
By Baldev Duggal
I’ve written a fair amount in this column about the rich experience of working with artists who donate their works for charities. We’re so frequently involved in such projects that we’ve become quite adept at navigating the maze of stakeholders who make these artists’ exhibitions possible, namely the sponsors, collectors,…
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