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
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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

Use these questions to determine who your audience is in order to help you gain publicity for your work
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

How To Fine-Tune Your Artist Statement

Follow these steps to fine-tune your artist statement and make it the best it can possibly be
Once you’ve written your artist statement, you’ll want to fine-tune it to make it the best it can possibly be. Follow these steps: Compare your draft to your project and to your practice as a photographer. Do the ideas and details portray you and your photography authentically? Delete those that don’t. Do any of the images in your series... Read more

How To Write Your Artist Statement

Communicate your project and personal vision in your artist statement with these writing tips
How To Write Your Artist Statement
An artist statement conveys not just what our images say, but all the things they can’t, by their very nature, say. It’s also a way to communicate our project and personal vision to others who aren’t privy to our thoughts and creative process. It tells people in our industry that we are serious, dedicated; that we’ve put time into thinking... Read more

Why You Actually Do Want To Write Your Artist Statement

Because when we write about our photographs, we’re forced to express what they portray and what compelled us to make them
Why You Actually Do Want To Write Your Artist Statement
We see the world in visual terms and we express ourselves through visual art. Had we wanted to express ourselves with words, we would have become writers, right? And yet, crafting an artist statement or writing about our work in some form, for one reason or the other, is inevitably asked of us. The good news is that any discomfort or frustration you... Read more

The Fundamentals Of Model And Property Releases

From individuals to property owners, find out under what circumstances you need model and property releases
The Fundamentals Of Model And Property Releases
When do you need to get a model release? Is the person in the photograph identifiable? If no, you don’t need a model release. If the person is identifiable, ask yourself: Is the image being used to advertise a product or service? If yes, get a model release. Is the image being used to further the interests of a business? If yes, get a model release. Do... Read more
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