The Business Side of Things

This is an outstanding resource for the basic essentials needed to do creative work for a living. In other words, you need to know how to do business before just being a creative mind. Todd Bigelow Photography

What Do I Know? Speaking at SSAX

What Do I Know? Speaking at SSAX

Since there’s no way to gauge the extent of knowledge in any subject, because all knowledge is infinite, I figure I just don’t know much. But what I do know, I’m happy to share. So, what do I know? I know that the photojournalism community is contracting, evolving and expanding all at once. I know…

Photojournalism Evolution and The Business of Photography Workshop

Photojournalism Evolution and The Business of Photography Workshop

Click Here For Course Topics, Dates & Locations, Student Testimonials and Workshop Supporters Journalism, like life in general, is so revealing when viewed in the rear view mirror. The recent evolution of story telling turned out to be so rapid and encompassing that many photographers today have never experienced asking for a brick of Tri-X…

Pro Photography Helps Sell Homes

Pro Photography Helps Sell Homes

Here’s a great piece on the importance of professional photography in the marketing of your home. The stats alone should convince any homeowner who is selling that professional photos can make or break the sale of your home. Angles, lighting, composition and various other fundamentals like capturing the essence of the neighborhood all contribute to…

Why Do Photographers Give Away Their Work?

Why Do Photographers Give Away Their Work?

From cable companies like Time Warner to iTunes to Viacom and beyond, there is one thing that drives these companies. Content. Pure and simple. Some have control because they produce the content, some have control because they distribute the content. Then there are those who are breaking the mold (authors) who are now producing the…

A Look at Magazine Circulation Numbers

A Look at Magazine Circulation Numbers

If you told me twenty years ago that I would be paying attention to the latest report by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the organization charged with computing the number of subscribers and other data for magazines and newspapers, I would have said you were one pocket protector shy of being an insane accountant. After…

Odds & Ends

Playing catch up on the blog front, so thought it might be easiest on the eye to just throw together a few notes of interest instead of individual blogs. So, here we go……. I recently spent a few hours speaking with journalism students at my Alma Mater, California State University, Northridge. As one of a…

8 Things I Think I Think about the Business of Photojournalism

8 Things I Think I Think about the Business of Photojournalism

I just completed the book “Steve Jobs” that detailed the Apple co-founders life and times. Extraordinary book, even for someone who thought they knew all about the man, his colleagues and the company. That got me thinking about my business, costs and financial factors that I and other photographers face, and what it might mean…

REI Photo Contest: Lots of Rights for Little (or NO) Money

REI Photo Contest: Lots of Rights for Little (or NO) Money

This is why you should ALWAYS read photo contest rules. REI, a company I frequent, is running a photo contest whereby one (yes, one) person will win a $500 gift card. They are requesting that you submit original photos showing someone in their REI clothing or using the REI gear. In return, you are granting…

Gannett/US Presswire Contract

Gannett/US Presswire Contract

John Harrington’s blog is a must read for anyone in the freelance world of photography. Gannett purchased US Presswire in September and plans to add the sports photo wire to its’ worldwide media empire. Sounds great, except for the fact that the contract offered to those who want to shoot for US Presswire/Gannett is abysmal….