4 things to do before starting your own photography business – Born2Invest

But although starting your own photography business can certainly be emotionally rewarding and financially lucrative, it’s important that you understand the realities before you jump in with both feet. So if you think you’d like to launch your own photography business, here are a few of the most important things to do before you take the plunge.

Source: 4 things to do before starting your own photography business – Born2Invest

iPhone photography: Smartphone technology has made us all photographers 

Yet students often don’t realize they’re seasoned photographers until I prompt them to take their phones out and share a photo they’ve recently made.We could certainly discuss the quality of their photos. What’s most important however, is that the camera is being used, that photographs are being made at an electric pace, and that most everyone also serves as curator of all they produce.

Source: iPhone photography: Smartphone technology has made us all photographers | News & Observer

Stop the Hate Towards Brooklyn Beckham Simply Because Nepotism Exists | Fstoppers

I could not agree any more strongly with this posting than I already do.

By all means criticize the publishing house for choosing to print Beckham’s book over seasoned and highly talented photographers of lesser known families. By all means criticize the people involved in cashing in on Beckham’s fame via his passion. By all means criticize the myriad outlets that will promote and praise the work without proper enquiry simply because his name alone is a click magnet. What I can’t abide is the criticism of an 18-year-old photographer and his work simply because he has taken the i

Read in full at:  Stop the Hate Towards Brooklyn Beckham Simply Because Nepotism Exists | Fstoppers

Guy Tillim Wins HCB 2017 Prize

South African photographer Guy Tillim was appointed  winner of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson  2017 Prize. Born in Johannesburg in 1962, Guy Tillim discovered photography in 1986 and worked for four years with the collective Afrapix. As an independent photographer, he leads missions in Africa for Reuters and AFP. In 2002, he received the SCAM Roger Pic Award. In 2006, he was the first recipient of the Robert Gardner Fellowship Award from the Harvard Museum of Photography.

Read more: Guy Tillim Wins HCB 2017 Prize – The Eye of Photography

Wildlife Photography Without a Telephoto Lens: John Dominis 

The photographers on LIFE Magazine’s staff did it all, taking on assignments wide and varied without a blink of the eye. John Dominis was no exception. He joined LIFE as a staff photographer in 1950 and would go on to shoot some of the biggest stars of the era — Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra and Robert Redford to name a few. He also shot one of the most iconic images of the 20th century: Tommie Smith and John Carlos giving the black power salute at the Olympics in Mexico.

Read article at: Wildlife Photography Without a Telephoto Lens: John Dominis | Time.com

Smugmug

So, I finally bit the bullet and got some of my photos up at Smugmug.  Not sure what will come of it as I’m really just looking for an online source to offer prints people have sometimes requested.  Seems as though Smugmug has lots of products available to order photographs / art on, but I’m not sure how I feel about all of them.  In other words – I don’t really know what I’m doing, but I’ll get there!  LOL

As of now you can definitely get prints at my galleries – so far I have some photos available from Alaska, my ferry trip through the Inland Passage as well as a few from my short time here at the Jersey Shore.

Take a peek if you like & let me know what you think!

You can find all my galleries here at SmugMug 

Brooklyn Beckham holding art exhibition for Grenfell 

Brooklyn Beckham will donate all of the proceeds from his upcoming art exhibition to children affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

The son of David and Victoria Beckham, 18 – who released his debut photography book, What I See, last week – will launch a private viewing at Christie’s in London’s Mayfair on Tuesday, which will display 24 photographs from the book.

Full story at: Brooklyn Beckham holding art exhibition for Grenfell | Daily Mail Online

The Best Animal Photography of the Last 20 Years

There is nothing quite like animal photographs to change the way we see the world. No longer are we, the human being, the center of attention—which can be quite a relief. There’s something very relaxing about getting outside of yourself. Animal photography has powers unlike any other genre that exists: it reminds us of the profundity of existence itself. It makes us aware that no matter how you slice it: life is hard. But it’s also charming, endearing, inspiring, and humbling.

Some great stuff here, some I had seen before but forgotten about.  Be sure to have a look when you have plenty of time to really enjoy all the photos  🙂

Read & view all photos at Crave Online: The Best Animal Photography of the Last 20 Years