A Wedding Photographer’s Search For Opportunity During The Coronavirus Crisis

How one pro photographer is balancing the need for income with staying home, long-term goals and the fear of missing out
Shooting family portraits while maintaining social distancing is just one of the ways wedding photographer Mike Colón has attempted to shift gears and find new opportunities. (Photo: Shutterstock) No matter how talented a photographer may be, when the economy shuts down the assignments disappear. We’ve all learned this the hard way in 2020. World-class... Read more

Getting Press For Your Photography—Part 3

In this third of a three-parts series, Amy Touchette explains how to create and sent out a publicity pitch
My previous two posts on how to get press for your photography focused on, first, deciding who your audience is and what’s your story, and then, second, who to pitch to, how to hone your pitch list to a distinct, thoughtful set and how to obtain the contact information of people you want to pitch to. Here is the final set of steps to consider as you... Read more

Getting Press For Your Photography—Part 2

In this second of a three-parts series, Amy Touchette suggests ways of finding contacts online and in social media for getting your photo projects covered in the media
In my previous post, I discussed determining who your audience is and how you want them to be engaged (what you want them to do), as well as crafting your personal story with photography and your project. Here are further steps to consider as you embark on gaining publicity: Figure Out Where To Pitch Your Project This is tied to an earlier step about... Read more
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Photos of the Day April 2020

Did you miss a Photo Of The Day last month? View all of April’s selections in this slideshow.
"Connemara" by Ryszard Lomnicki
Did you miss a Photo Of The Day last month? View all of April’s selections in this slideshow. Each Photo of The Day is chosen from our online gallery and is featured on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Visit the gallery to submit your best photos and gain inspiration from the Digital Photo Magazine community. "Genoveva" by... Read more

Online Auction To Fight The Effects Of COVID-19

The Art Of Staying Home online auction will run for a week starting April 10
“Dekalb Avenue, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn,” by Amy Touchette, signed digital C-Print, 8 x 8 inches, and Deck of Playing Cards. Next Friday, on April 10, Blank White Space, a bespoke private curation and art advisory service based in London, will run an online photography and art auction to help fight the effects of COVID-19. Photographer Amy Touchette... Read more

Fujifilm GFX 100 Offers Studio Quality In A Field-Ready Body

For pro photographers who want the ultimate image quality both in and out of the studio, medium format mirrorless systems like Fujifilm’s GFX series have a lot to offer. The GFX 100 delivers massive 100-megapixel resolution in a body that’s familiar, similar to a traditional rangefinder (though larger). Over at our network site Imaging Resource, Read more…

For pro photographers who want the ultimate image quality both in and out of the studio, medium format mirrorless systems like Fujifilm’s GFX series have a lot to offer. The GFX 100 delivers massive 100-megapixel resolution in a body that’s familiar, similar to a traditional rangefinder (though larger). Over at our network site Imaging Resource,... Read more

Cameras & Digital Imaging from 2010-2019: By The Numbers

A snapshot of changes that have taken place in the camera world and photography over the past 10 years
Let’s travel back in time, like we’re Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future. The year is 2010. Barack Obama is president, the Olympics are being held in Vancouver, Canada and a 7.0-magnitude earthquake has devastated the Caribbean nation of Haiti. Also, a financial crisis has rocked the U.S. and the world, resulting in high... Read more

Our 10 Most Popular Articles Of 2019

A look back at the topics, trends and techniques that photographers found useful this year
With 2019 now in the past, let’s take a look back at some of the most popular articles from the year, including a gear reviews, pro photographer profiles, astrophotography techniques and more. 1. Shooting With The Sony a7R IV Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera A slideshow of photos captured on Sony’s latest full-frame mirrorless model. Read More… Read More → Read more

Getting Press For Your Photography—Part 1

Getting Press For Your Photography—Part 1
Being photographers and not entrepreneurs, a challenging area for many of us is how to create work that doesn’t just live on our hard drive, but actually gets out there and interacts with the world. To do this, use the following lists of questions, which are the first set of steps to consider as you embark on gaining publicity. Decide Who Your Audience... Read more

You Still Have Time To See The Garry Winogrand: Color Exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum

Be sure to catch this fine-art show before it closes this Sunday, December 8, 2019
Garry Winogrand, Untitled (Houston, Texas), 1964 By now, you’ve most likely heard about Garry Winogrand’s exhibition of his color work at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City. But the exhibition is only up until this Sunday, December 8. So if you haven’t gone to see it yet, I highly recommend that you do. It’s an exceptionally designed exhibition,... Read more

How An Essay By Ernst Haas Reminds Us Why We Photograph

Learn what a master from the film era has to say about why we love to shoot photos
Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. © Amy Touchette In 1983, Eastman Kodak published The Joy of Photography, a book billed as “a guide to the tools and techniques of better photography.” In it was a special portfolio by photographer Ernst Haas, along with words he had written in 1979. I remember coming across the book a few years ago while waiting for prints to... Read more

A Street Photographer’s Guide To Choosing A Camera

Use these seven tips when considering the right tool to capture your street photography
When Oskar Barnack and Ernst Leitz invented the Leica 35mm camera in 1924, many street photographers happily put aside their large format cameras for its compact, unobtrusive body and fast captures. But now, almost 100 years later, the array of equipment that’s viable on the street has grown exponentially, both technically and creatively. If you’re... Read more
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