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Calumet Photographic U.S. Stores CLOSED

Let me begin by saying that it’s March and not April 1st, because what I’m about to reveal is not a joke. After 75 years of business, Calumet Photographic is closing their U.S. stores. This morning they announced through Facebook their “immediate closing in the United States”.

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First Kiss Video A Hoax?

First Kiss – a short video directed by Tatia Pilieva and uploaded to Youtube has gone viral overnight. In just one day the black and white video spotlighting the first moments of physical intimacy between two people, has received over 11 million views and is still going strong. Tatia Pilieva got 20 strangers together, paired them up, and asked them to kiss for the first time in front of her camera. When the strangers have finished embracing, we all just want to stand up and slow clap. But wait… one thing the video doesn’t publicize is that it’s an advertisement for a clothing line. [more]

The Picture Project- London by Night

Matt Davey, a music photographer based in Essex, and iPhonographer Dilshad Corleone take to the streets of London and go on a fun journey of self-discovery and in the process create a collaborative project of creative individuals using the power of photography. I caught up with Matt and he broke down the project and the great experiences that he gained from collaborating with his fellow colleagues. [more]

How One Photographer Made $15,000 In A Day On Instagram

Daniel Arnold may already be known to some of you. With over 30,000 followers on Instagram he has certainly built an audience for his work. He has even been called the best photographer on Instagram…after his account was shutdown when he uploaded a topless photo of sunbathers one fateful day. Arnold has since returned and it seems his plans for notoriety on Instagram may have hit a new high when it was reported he made $15,000 in a single day using the platform. [more]

Photography Marketing 101: Sell Yourself (The Jimmy Buffett Theory)

Last summer, my friend Andy and I, and his six year-old son, were out location scouting. As we drove around, the three of us were playing a very intense game of word association. One of us would say a word, and the others would quickly say the first word that came to mind. As we neared a potential location, Andy called out, “Key West” to which I mindlessly responded, “Jimmy Buffett…” In that instant, I realized that everything I thought I knew about marketing myself as a photographer was completely and utterly wrong. [more]

Finally a Technical Service Advisory for the Nikon D600

After a class action lawsuit, Nikon has announced they are performing free sensor cleanings and shutter replacement for all D600 cameras. As an owner of a D600 I am glad to see Nikon is being held to fixing this very common issue. Funny enough I had my sensor cleaned on Sunday for oil spots.
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ShotKit – Exposing the Camera Bags of Photographers

Introducing ShotKit, a fresh new take on a concept that people have been curious of for years. Sure, gear doesn’t matter – we’ve all been battling with the concept for ages now. A great photographer can take a great photo with any camera, but that doesn’t change all of our allure to new gear. ShotKit is now a service dedicated to showing you what’s in your favorite photographers bag. [more]

Build Relationships, Not Clients

Some years ago, I got started in photography and started looking to find clients that would pay me for my work. I showed up to client meetings, polite, cordial, and generic – hoping that my portfolio would “wow” them. I was sure that keeping a personal life and business life separate was the way to go, boy was I wrong. [more]

Looking for a Great Photo Event in the UK? The Photography Show is This March!

I’m a big fan of shows like Photo Plus, Gulf Photo Plus and WPPI Las Vegas, so when my good friend (and amazing photographer in his own right) David Kai-Piper told me about an event he’s helping orchestrate in the United Kingdom this year, I thought you all would be interested to hear about it. Introducing The Photography Show, a new show and home for professional and hobbyists to come together to enjoy all things photographic. [more]

Compelling Photo Series Shows Life On Food Stamps

Sponsored by “Hunger Free Colorado”, a recent photo series gave digital cameras to 15 woman living on food stamps in Colorado, and asked them to document their lives using the cameras in a series called “Hunger Through My Lens“. The concept is simple, but what it leaves us with, is some incredibly powerful images on the harsh reality of the lives of those battling hunger in America. [more]

Louis Vuitton’s Delusion of the Photographer Results in $3,500 Bag

Photography equipment is not cheap. As photographers, we’re often investing thousands of dollars into metal tubes filled with planes of glass, and quickly justifying it to our friends and families. So what happens when a disconnected fashion brand such as Louis Vuitton markets to photographers, and announces a $3,500 basic camera bag? [more]

Photoshelter Hosts Webinar With DAM Master, Peter Krogh

At the end of this month, Photoshelter will be hosting a very exciting webinar: Mastering Lightroom Organization with Peter Krogh. If you’re a professional photographer and you’re asking what DAM means and who Peter Krogh is, it’s time to educate yourself. Peter Krogh is the Mr. Miyagi of Digital Asset Management (DAM). With over 30 years of experience as a photographer, writer and one the world’s foremost authorities on DAM, Krogh is a Lightroom Master. [more]

Photographers: Why You Should Give Away What You Know

A few months ago, I was out at dinner with a couple of friends of mine. We had each just finished up our respective shoots and had settled into a booth where the conversation inevitably turned toward who we shot, where we shot, and whether or not we were happy with the in-camera results (we were). That night, we spent the better part of two hours eating, drinking and sharing our techniques with one another. [more]

Photos Reflecting the Most Ridiculous Laws in the U.S.

Photographer Olivia Locher, mocks some of the most ridiculous laws still in place in the United States with her new photo series, I Fought The Law. From bouncing pickles to kids with wild hair, Olivia leaves us with a satirical giggle. Check out all the other unbelievable laws.
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Turning Around That Creative Jealousy

Yay! You’re doing something creative.

We can all probably remember the moment when we first realized that we could create cool stuff. That moment when we looked at something we’d made from scratch and not only were we not disappointed by what we created, not only were other people impressed by what we created, but we actually liked what we’d done. [more]

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