Interviewed For The Full Time Photographer Podcast

Interviewed For The Full Time Photographer Podcast

  Josh Rossi, who founded a popular photography podcast, interviewed me recently about my experiences as a freelance photographer today versus years past, client development as well as mentioning my workshop. The interview runs about 20 minutes and is available for free on iTunes as well. TweetPlease follow and like us:

Getty As The Titanic

The Titanic was the largest passenger cruise ship to sail the ocean. As such, it relied on the captain to steer the ship in a responsible manner in an effort to avoid a catastrophe. The captain failed, hit an iceberg and ultimately sank the vessel. But only after failing to realize the enormity of the disaster….

Teaching Tolerance Recognizes Excellence in Teaching

Please take a moment to view the profiles of these two fantastic teachers who were recently recognized by Teaching Tolerance as among the five best teachers in the nation. I was asked to spend a day in their Oregon and Wisconsin classrooms to document their approach to teaching and their thoughts about how to create…

Licensing the Easy Way

Licensing the Easy Way

Despite all the angst from photographers about publications unwilling to license photography for standard rates, I’ve found that the licensing answer is exceedingly simple. Of course, this “answer” is really just my opinion and I openly acknowledge that others may choose to adhere to alternative solutions, but this works for me. In fact, it’s worked quite…

Westboro Baptist Church: A Hate Group of Cowards

(Photographs © Todd Bigelow/All Rights Reserved) The death of Fred Phelps, the founder of the anything-but-a-church Westboro Baptist Church can only bring hope that this nation’s most vile group of haters will reconsider their lives. I’ve photographed the WBC, though I never saw Fred Phelps on the streets. What I did see was enough to…

GettyMart and Their 35 Million Free Images

GettyMart and Their 35 Million Free Images

It took me a couple of days of reading about Getty Images announcement that they will make 35 million images available for free. Yes, free. As in “you want it, you can have it.” A few of the stories, like these from the Niemanlab site and Photoshelter focus more on the reality of Getty’s bombshell move, while…

More from LA’s Streets

More from LA’s Streets

I look forward to teaching my Street Photography class at UCLA Extension and getting out into the city with the students. It’s a chance to get to know them on a more personal level, to gauge what makes them tick as photographers and see them at work on the streets. It also provides me a…

Say Say Project

Some days, everything just seems to come together in harmony. Kind of like a classic Cartier-Bresson image where you stare at it and wonder how could it possibly get any better than this? I just had one of those days. They don’t happen often, but when they do it’s worth the total enjoyment. I was assigned…

Street Poets in LA

Once outside our own little worlds that are increasingly defined by status updates, tweets and posts, all of which are anything but urgent 99% of the time, it’s refreshing to discover people delving into their communities and really connecting with people one-on-one. That was the case recently when I accompanied the Street Poets on a…

Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons

                                                                                        I love the simplicity of Summer and mourn its death each…