There are plenty of genres and types of photography and assignments. Commercial and editorial photography are terms that often confused, especially if you’re new to the craft. But there are significant differences between the two, and in this video, Scott Choucino will guide you through them.
You may think that a single light isn’t enough to shoot magazine-worthy and professional-looking editorial portraits. But in this video, Elaine Torres shows you how to pull it off. She demonstrates a photo shoot with a single light and a two-light setup, so you can pull it off in a small studio or even at home.
As a photographer myself, I know how hard it can be to do a fabulous fashion or beauty editorial and then try to figure out where to submit it.
Questions like; Which fashion magazine will it fit? What type of magazine do I want it in? Print or online? How should I go about submitting it? etc. etc. Will start racing through your mind.
If you are like me, at this point, you want to give up and just publish them on social media and be done with it.
Well, for months now I have been compiling a large list of fashion magazines and beauty magazines that are always looking for submissions and ready to take a look at your editorials. So hopefully we have made your life just a bit easier.
A few people requested an in-depth post on how to grow your instagram. Here’s how I grew my instagram account without using any online services. Before I dive in, this is purely my workflow and there is no secret App that will make you gain thousands of followers over night nor is this going to be about buying followers/likes. So if this is not for you, just ignore this post.
A little about myself (this is important, I promise) I am a freelance photographer from Tanzania. I spent most of my teenage years abroad (in South East Asia) for studies. Whenever I introduced myself to people, I’d get 3 main questions:
- Where is Tanzania?
- Is it safe?
- What do you guys eat?
Eyebrows were raised in the photojournalism community yesterday when World Press Photo – an industry stalwart – announced the creation of a new contest that would “not have rules limiting how images are produced.” The contest would allow staged and manipulated images – dubbed “creative documentary photography” – in support of contemporary storytelling.
One the one hand, this is outrageous. It’s more than a matter of semantics to reappropriate the meaning of “journalism” and “documentary.” Lives have literally been lost in the pursuit of the ideals espoused by these words.
But let’s take a step back and acknowledge that the contest is still unnamed and that “creative documentary photography” is, perhaps, a working title for an unfinished product.
The blog, Who Pays Photographers, has been around for a little while, but a link to the site recently popped up over on Reddit, reminding me of what a great resource it can be. The blog, which is a spin off of the popular Who Pays Writers, describes itself as “A space to list how much — and how little — magazines, newspapers, websites, NGOs and corporations pay photographers.” The posts on the website, which are all anonymously submitted from photographers around the world, contain a brief summary of the photographers experience on a particular job. The details include the type of job, the pay rate, and how quickly the photographers were paid after they completed the assignment. [Read More…]