It used to be that when trouble hit the streets, autocratic governments would shut access to the media, in particular to photographers. Those were targeted for a few reasons: One, they were easily identifiable with their gear, two, they could quickly communicate a situation via photos, and three, they worked
The other day, on Mother Jones, another article was published on whether photojournalism could survive in the age of Instagram. For some reason, Instagram is always positioned as the photojournalism killer when other platforms, like Twitter or Flickr have more potential to destroy it. If it can be destroyed.
Here’s what’s wrong with the photography world and social media. They try to use it as a tool to bring more traffic and sales to their images. Social media is all about giving, not taking. If you approach social media like a giant pool
With more and more brands getting involved in social media and social media becoming more and more visual, the need for photography is exploding. To be a relevant brand today, especially if your target audience is the young and connected, you need, at minimum, accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram,
When I was a kid and I had a new toy that I liked, I wanted to show it. Today, if I had a car, and it was new, I would want to show it and even brag about it. And those are things I didn’t even built myself. So
Historically, ( we are talking pre internet here) the only two places one could find images was either at a photo agency or via a photographer. You could, of course, always check if your neighbor had any photographs you could use but chances that there would a match was very,
Taking a cue from the succesful microstock model, here is where photojournalism is heading. It is happening under our eyes, right now and in four steps. The decline of traditional photojournalism: Nothing really new here. Rising cost of living (travel, lodging, food) has made it almost impossible for current print