3 Reasons Why You Face Pushback On Your Fees

3 Reasons Why You Face Pushback On Your Fees

  It’s with mixed emotions that I throw my laptop bag into the back seat, grab a coffee and head down the 405 to start each workshop. On the one hand, I’m always excited as hell that photographers are interested enough to learn about the business side of freelancing that they’ll give up an entire…

Supplemental Training For Student Journalists

Supplemental Training For Student Journalists

While reading about Poynter awarding supplemental educational support to universities, this short paragraph just jumped out at me: “Perhaps the biggest takeaway was the persistent and growing demand for supplemental journalistic training for student journalists.”-Poynter Announces College Media Project Selections   Let’s take a bit of a look at this because it really is astounding…

Destination Mammoth

Destination Mammoth

  My life long love affair with US 395 and the Eastern Sierras all started because I was going backwards. That’s right, in reverse. I had no idea what was ahead of me, only what was behind me. And I loved every minute of it.    All Images Are Registered With The United States Copyright…

Looking Back: The Dodgers Go From Hell To Highwater in Six Years

Looking Back: The Dodgers Go From Hell To Highwater in Six Years

  With the Los Angeles Dodgers up 1-0 over the Houston Astros and in pursuit of their 7th world Series title, and with the entire city once again bleeding Dodger Blue, it’s worth remembering where the Dodgers were a mere six years ago.      That’s when Sports Illustrated called and asked me to spend…

Chasing Colors In The Sierras

Chasing Colors In The Sierras

  There’s truly something inspiring about traversing a trail with your camera slung over your shoulder and spotting a sign announcing the John Muir Wilderness. Just seeing the majestic beauty that drew the likes of Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell and so many others to call the Eastern Sierras home is enough to humble any photographer….

Road Trippin’ to Mammoth

Road Trippin’ to Mammoth

  Photographs and Text © Todd Bigelow   The drive up US 395 to Mammoth Lakes along the eastern edge of the Sierra Mountains is one I’ve done so many times that I’m convinced I could do it by sound alone. Roll down the windows and point the Subaru north and there’s little doubt I…

New Americans: The Surge in Citizenship

New Americans: The Surge in Citizenship

  It’s widely reported and known that immigrant and minority communities are playing an increasingly important role in the election process and never more so than in recent years. With Trump in the White House and putting an end to DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), immigrants feel they are under attack by the country…

I Wish More Photographers Were Like Prince

I Wish More Photographers Were Like Prince

The passing of Prince last week gave the world pause to consider the nearly peerless artistic success and untimely death of an iconic musician. He was renowned for his ability to create a distinctive sound and deliver to his worldwide fan base a library of songs that put him among the Lennons, Jacksons, Bowies and Marleys of…

Let Us See Who Is The Strongest

Let Us See Who Is The Strongest

“When you have a conflict, that means that there are truths that have to be addressed on each side of the conflict. And when you have a conflict, then it’s an educational process to try to resolve the conflict. And to resolve that, you have to get people on both sides of the conflict involved…

Open Letter To University Photo-J Programs

Open Letter To University Photo-J Programs

It always starts the same way, usually on a Monday. In fact, I’ve come to expect them so much that I can take bets on when they arrive and feel comfortable that I’d win nearly every time. It’s the “Thank You” email following a weekend of teaching my workshop. At first they were a pleasure to…