“Do NOT Fake It Till You Make It as a Photographer”

GREAT article & why I have turned down assignment offers.

Know your skill level.

I see the posts. You see them, too. A session gone wrong because a photographer didn’t know want to do. And they didn’t know what to do because they hadn’t yet acquired the skills necessary to do that thing they were hired to do. They said “yes” before they knew what they were doing.

I remember one such story. A gal had agreed to photograph a family at a beachfront hotel; a family that hadn’t been together in years. She photographed them on the balcony in the middle of a sunny day. The balcony was in shade. The beach behind them, in bright sunlight. The client wanted to get both them AND the beautiful beach in the pictures. Remember this family hadn’t been together for years and it would be years before they were together again.

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Photography show to shed more light on dementia

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A new photography show, set to open this weekend at Owen Sound’s Tom Thomson Art Gallery, is intended to depict a “different side of dementia,” organizers say.

“People have a perception of dementia that as soon as you get it, you are unable to do things or remember things or you go immediately into a retirement home and that’s just not the case,” project co-ordinator Chris Doyle of the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce said in an interview Thursday.

He said it’s still possible to live well and learn new things after receiving a diagnosis.

Read at Owen Sound Sun Times

This Beloved Street Photography Bible Gets an Exciting New Edition – Flavorwire

Street photography didn’t start with Henri Cartier-Bresson. Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, Charles Nègre, and other predecessors were capturing the comings and goings on the Boulevard du Temple in Paris and beyond in the 19th century. A detailed history of street photography was first collected in a 1994 landmark book called Bystander, by artist Joel Meyerowitz and curator Colin Westerbeck; Laurence King Publishing is releasing a newly revised edition (available November 7), featuring 27 additional photographers, a new chapter devoted to digital photography, and a historical revisit. From the publisher’s press release:

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When conditions aren’t conducive to color photography, give black and white a try

  While travel photography is very appealing for a variety of reasons, such as being able to visit different and exciting places, there are some potential downsides to shooting in new locations. Even if you scout locations ahead of time online, you can’t ever know a new place like you know your favorite local photography spots. As photographer Thomas Heaton puts it, travel photography can feel like a “whistle stop tour,” meaning you often visit a lot of locations in a short amount of time, never being able to dedicate enough time to each spot.

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Five Tips to Pricing Your Photography Work | Fstoppers

Five Tips to Pricing Your Photography Work

Whether you are just starting out or you have been shooting for years, pricing is always top of your mind. For a long time, I just plucked figures out of the air, which made for very awkward conversations when clients wanted to know various ways to save money on a shoot. I eventually got my arse in gear and had a long (like a week-long) sit down and I went through everything in the smallest detail. Today, I give quotes with confidence, knowing that if a client says no, I am simply not the photographer for t

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Photographer Annie Leibovitz reflects on legendary career, hardships and learning with age – CBS News

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For almost five decades, photographer Annie Leibovitz has built a portfolio that could serve as a chronicle of American culture. She began her career in 1970 as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone magazine and went on to shoot some of the most iconic portraits of our time. She earned a reputation as a relentless perfectionist by way of her stylized, high-concept settings. The Library of Congress in 2000 designated her a living legend. Leibovitz spoke with “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose about her her latest book of portraits, her life and her remarkable work.

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Entrepreneurs launch ‘world first’ comparison site for wedding photography – BQLive

It “feels” like this “comparison” biz model is going to be the future for ALL industries. Can’t you see it for everything?

Two Yorkshire entrepreneurs have designed a new price comparison website to allow couples to source, meet, and pay for wedding photographers and videographers via a single platform.

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Photographer ‘humbled’ after capturing happy memories at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices’ Treehouse in Ipswich – East Anglian Daily Times

Photographer Andrew Kahumbu visited The Treehouse in Ipswich where he met four-year-old Henry Barnard, 10-year-old Lewis and Euan Morley, also ten, and caught a glimpse of the activities enjoyed by patients at the hospice and their families.

Around 120 children with life threatening conditions are currently being cared for at the centre – and Mr Kahumbu said it was a humbling experience to witness the work of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) volunteers first-hand.

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