With coronavirus lockdowns and isolations, everyone works with what they’ve got and improvise to the max. Robert Pattison and GQ did it too for the June/July issue of this fashion magazine. While self-isolating in London, Pattison shot his own self-portraits for GQ, both for the cover and spread. And considering the circumstances, the results aren’t bad at all.
Due to the social distancing measures, magazine cover photo shoots can’t take place as they normally would. So, supermodel Naomi Campbell and ESSENCE magazine decided to improvise. While isolating at her home, Campbell did her own hair, makeup, and styling. Then she took her iPhone and made some self-portraits for the May/June cover of the magazine.
Last week, Emerald Expositions, the owner of Photo District News (PDN), announced that PDN would no longer publish new content online or in print. The magazine had been a staple of the professional photography industry, particularly for advertising and commercial photography. PDN’s articles covered a wide range of topics that included gear announcement, industry news, and the venerable PDN 30 which identified and showcased emerging photographers. In addition, PDN produced a number of photo contests including the PDN Annual.
There have been some rumors recently that Photo District News (PDN) magazine is about to be shut down. Sadly, they’ve turned out to be true. PDN’s publisher Emerald Expositions has confirmed that the print magazine will cease to exist, and no new content will be added to the online magazine.
Perhaps not a goal, but a desire for many photographers is to see their work published in print. Even if they’re a hobbyist and have no wish to become a professional photographer, it’s a nice validation of one’s efforts. And, no, paying for a feature doesn’t count. You weren’t published, you bought advertising.
In this video, Craig Roberts of e6 Vlogs explains what you can do to help increase your odds of being published. He talks about how to approach publications, as well as how to figure out which publications you might want to approach.
Today is a sad day in photography world: after 80 years, Popular Photography magazine will no longer exist. Its sister magazine American Photo also closes after almost two years of being online-only. The upcoming March 2017/April 2017 will be their last issues, and they won’t even keep the websites alive. Starting from Friday, March 10th, both websites will stop uploading new content.
Or – “A reminder of this social network origins”
It’s 2017 and Instagram is now 600 million users strong, that’s a lot of new images/videos and stories each day. An effervescent but non-curated activity.
Besides all the personal accounts and brands, there are a few magazines. Some of them revolve around the third art: photography. Let’s get a deeper look…
Here is an interesting story. And I do wonder what the industry thinks about this.
I guess there is a trend of celebrities taking on any job they want,simply becasue they are celebrities. It is not uncommon to have celebrities turning chefs, fashion designers, actors, singers and many (MANY) other jobs. Now, Kendall Jenner (wink, wink) has turned into a professional, already hired photographer.
According to Yahoo news, a recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, featured Jenner asking Tyga and friends to pose for her, snapping their photos, not on a smartphone, but on a Nikon camera. She even goes to saying “It doesn’t just take like that, you have to, like, wait for me to focus“… Well, someone saw that she can command a camera and hired Jenner to shoot Kaia Gerber – Cindy Crawford’s model daughter – for an ‘American Beauties’ piece for LOVE.
It’s been the modus operandi for every fashion photographer since light started hitting the silver halides, every single one of us who has been successful in terms of making money from our art has had to be published in magazines in one way or another.
Back when the world was a larger place and in a time where print was king and digital was still just a glimmer in Mr. Casio’s eye, magazines were the only place to be if you wanted your fashion photography to get seen. In fact I’m talking so long ago that magazines actually used to pay you the photographer to be in them (true story) because strangely enough your art was helping to sell their magazine and make them money.
Sadly those pay-days are long gone but it’s not all bad. As a result of an over-saturated photography market so too are there now more magazines than stars in the sky meaning that there is actually far more chance to get your work published and most importantly seen by others than ever before.[Read More…]