By: Lauren Walters
Itching for news in the world of photography? Here are our
top ten blog posts for this week. From tips and tutorials to adventure and high
art, this week's top ten is a creative cluster.
USA: The Next Stage of Your Photography Career Begins Here!
Become more knowledgeable, connected, and confident by attending Imaging
USA. This convention hosted by PPA takes place on Sunday, Feb. 1 - Tuesday, Feb.
3, 2015, in Nashville, Tennessee. Read this article to find out about all the
benefits it has to offer. Come join the fun at Imaging
Consequences of Working for Free
Relating the life of a photographer to a life of a circus performer, this blog
shares a few concepts of working the circus life that seem all too familiar to
us photographers. There is no publicity value in working for free. North
America has a silly belief system that work should not be enjoyable, therefore
we should only be paid if there isn't enjoyment. But, don't sell your skills
for free just yet! Value your work and yourself as a professional.
to Make Artistic Multiple Exposures In-camera and in Photoshop
Interested in expanding your portfolio with creative pieces? Try a multiple
exposure piece! From abstract to artistic portraits, regardless of the medium,
this tutorial covers it all when it comes to multiple exposures. Have fun
I Learned to Stop Taking Photographs and Start Making Photographs
SHIFT: Going from taking photos to making art can be a huge step. A common
struggle among learning photographers can be focusing on a shallow depth of
field. As soon as you start to learn that photography is a story telling device
is when you start "making" photos instead of "taking" them.
Photographers Aren't Artists
vs. PROFESSIONALS: As a photographer, do you consider yourself an artist?
This blog distinguishes creative individuals as craftsmen, artists,
professionals and finally entrepreneurs. Furthermore, this blog explains that
true artistic geniuses such as Beethoven no longer exist. Instead of artists,
we've become professionals.
Unravel a Gordon Parks Southern Mystery
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The featured photograph dates
back to 1956 in an Atlanta airport. Relations of race and gender are assumed
through this intimate photograph. Although, the details of this photo still
remain a mystery today.
I Am Being Sued for Nearly $500,000 by a Model I Photographed
PROTECTION: After signing a release, participating in the shoot and getting
paid, a model decides to sue the photographer for the photos getting stolen.
The model signed a release allowing her photos to be used as stock, but they
got stolen off her personal Facebook page after posting them herself. You won't
believe where the images wound up!
Gotham 7.5K A Rare
High Altitude Night Flight Above NYC
BY NIGHT: "Gotham From Above" was shot from a helicopter 7,500 feet above
the ground of New York. Capturing aerial photographs can be quite a challenge;
helicopters vibrate, so the photographer had to use a relatively high shutter
speed. This project showcases the scale of New York City.
armed with just a SWORD braves threat of wolves and -50C in Siberia to snap
awe-inspiring Northern Lights images
AURORA BOREALIS: Into the
Siberian wilderness, a Russian photographer ventured to capture images of the
Northern Lights. Because of temperatures (as low as -50C), the photographer
designed a coat to protect his camera. We applaud this photographer for braving
such harsh conditions for the sake of art. Take a look at the results!
Photos of Acrobatic Dancer Leap and Twirl Amid Dynamic Clouds of Powder
VS. FINE ART: Check out this high art marketing campaign. An acrobat dances
in a cloud of powdered milk to create the most stunning photography designed to
sell creamer. Did this approach make you crave creamer?
Enjoy this week's blog posts? Check back next
week for more excitement! If you have a blog you want us to check out, let us
know on theLoop!