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Photoshelter Blog

Be Wary of the Wellcome Photography Prize

The Wellcome Trust is the world’s second largest charitable trust with an endowment of approximately £23.2 billion (~USD$30 billion). For the past 20 years, it has produced a photo contest called the

Triggered: David Hobby Reflects on 12 Years with Strobist

For the past 12 years, David Hobby has been living his life as Strobist – one of the first and greatest online photography resources. Entire photo empires have come and gone, but Hobby remains

Favorite Career Moments from 5 of the Best Sports Photographers

Sports photography is exciting, exhilarating, and full of adrenaline. It requires an experienced photographer who knows the game and can execute in split-second moments. As fans, the first images that

Tips for Photographers Dealing with International Clients

Working with international clients can be an exciting addition to a photographer’s client list. But opaque business practices coupled with the difficulty of pursuing payment and legal issues means

How a Model Release Turned Her into a Poster Child for…Everything

While a university student, author Shubnum Khan signed a model release in exchange for professional portraits as a part of a project by photographer XX billed as “The 100 Faces Shoot.” Unbeknownst to

How to Break Into Stock Photography: Tips from 5 Photographers Who Know the Industry

Stock photography is one of the most unique niches of the photography world. Not only is the sales model completely different but the range of subject matter, styles and applications is vast. That’s

Think All the Photos on Instagram Look the Same? So Does She.

For some photographers, Instagram has been a massive success story, allowing them to build a direct audience of hundred of thousands, if not millions, of followers. The direct publishing platform has

Alessio Mamo’s Photos are Abhorrent, And So Is World Press Photo’s Response

Last week Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a somewhat startling statement regarding his company’s responsibility to tamper down on fake news, conspiracy theories and disinformation

Lighting Tips from 5 of the Best Still Life Photographers in the Business

Earlier this year we launched The List – a selection of 90 finalists from those who applied in our 80,000+ community of PhotoShelter members, chosen by a panel of independent judges. This week we’re

I Helped Judge the 2018 Audubon Photography Contest. Here’s How We Did It.

In late 2017 Sabine Meyer, the Photography Director of the National Audubon Society, approached me to join the jury for their annual photography awards contest following an introduction by wildlife

Freefly Systems’ Movi: A Smartphone Gimbal Worth Considering

Although I’ve produced a few videos with DSLR-sized gimbals like the DJI Ronin, I’ve never personally used a gimbal before. But when I started seeing previews of Freefly Systems’ Movi, I was

Kwaku Alston’s “A Great Day in Hollywood”

In 1958, 33-year old Art Kane assembled 57 jazz musicians to the stoop at 17 East 126th Street at an ungodly 10 a.m. and photographed “A Great Day in Harlem,” one of the most iconic images of the jazz

5 Outstanding Wedding Photographers on the Skills You Need to Succeed (That Have Nothing to Do with Photography)

Earlier this year we launched The List – a selection of 90 finalists from those who applied in our 80,000+ community of PhotoShelter members, chosen by a panel of independent judges. This week we are

Photographing the Agonizing Pain of Children: John Moore and Chris Hondros

Getty Images award-winning photojournalist John Moore has traveled the world capturing horrific scenes of violence from war zones to egregious human rights violations. For the past decade, Moore has

John Moore & Chris Hondros and the Agonizing Pain of Children

Getty Images award-winning photojournalist John Moore has traveled the world capturing horrific scenes of violence from war zones to egregious human rights violations. For the past decade, Moore has

5 Top Landscape Photographers on Getting the Perfect Shot

Every job has its highs and lows. When we see incredible landscape photography we often forget about the 4 a.m. wake up calls after camping in extreme temperatures, the hikes through mountains lugging

5 Common Copyright Misconceptions Held by Photographers

The most recent version of the Copyright Law of the United States (December 2016) weighs in at a whopping 354 pages. And while there are areas of ambiguity, the basics and benefits of copyright

Your Copyright Registration Fee Might Double to $100

A proposed change to U.S. Copyright Office registration fees will nearly double the cost to photographers to $100 if it is approved by Congress. In February 2018, the U.S. Copyright Office made a

What a Mathematician Says About “Lens Compression” in Photography

Our friends at Fstoppers recently created a video to explain “How Lens Compression and Perspective Distortion Work.” “Lens compression” has been a contentious phrase in photography with photographers

These 5 Event Photographers Are Some of the Best in the Business – Here’s Why

The one skill you can’t teach is also probably one of the most important when it comes to event photography. Event photographers are hired to capture life as it unfolds, and there are no second