Northern Short Course 2019

For the fourth consecutive year, I will present portions of my workshop at the 2019 event in New Jersey on March 7-9, 2019. For specific information on my talks at NSC 2019, please click here http://www.northernshortcourse.org/speakers/todd-bigelow-2 The Northern Short Course, in association with the National Press Photographers Association, holds an annual conference along the eastern seaboard…

Business of Photography Workshop

Business of Photography Workshop

UPDATE: THIS WORKSHOP HAS SOLD OUT. THE NEXT OFFERING IS JUNE 8-9, 2019 AT UCLA. THANK YOU! For the 14th time in 5 years, the Business of Photography Workshop will be held at UCLA (1010 Westwood Blvd, Room B15). Registration opens November 5, 2018. This course sells out and seating is limited by design to…

Business of Photography Workshop at UCLA

Business of Photography Workshop at UCLA

With UCLA serving as the unofficial West Coast home to the workshop, I’m pleased to offer the full two day course again at the Westwood campus again. The information you will gain from the 15 hours of instruction will help you build and sustain a freelance photo career.  Make sure to visit the workshop’s home…

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…

A Donation Request by My Journalism Alma Mater & My Reply

A Donation Request by My Journalism Alma Mater & My Reply

  A week ago I received an email from my alumni association requesting donations to the journalism alumni association. The message was signed by the chair of the journalism department who I know and respect and alluded to some important changes to the journalism program. The email contained the following paragraph:  “The Department of Journalism…

Talking Business: NPPA Northern Short Course

The Northern Short Course, in association with the National Press Photographers Association, holds an annual conference along the eastern seaboard in late winter or early spring each year. This is a tremendous opportunity for students and professional photojournalists to gather amongst themselves to view work, discuss trends, participate in a host of discussions and workshops…

ASMP Oregon: Business of Photography Workshop

This is a great weekend! The ASMP Oregon chapter is a diverse group of very talented photographers who know how to present the workshop having done so in 2015 to a full house (with a waiting list). The full, two day workshop will be presented, so keep an eye out and register early to guarantee…

Talking Business at 22nd Annual FotoFusion Festival

The 22nd Annual FOTOfusion Festival is a four day photo festival in beautiful Palm Beach, Florida that is packed with dynamic workshops, discussions, speakers, classes, portfolio reviews and networking with top professionals in the business. I’ll be presenting a series of talks revolving around necessary business practices for the freelance photojournalist. Todd Bigelow Photography

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…

A Note To Young Photographers

A Note To Young Photographers

After years of reading posts on various social media sites from young photographers with years (yes, years) of experience, I was almost ready to admit it: I’m a dinosaur, a relic from the past, a slow moving Snorkasaurus (picture Dino from the Flintstones) with one foot stuck in the La Brea Tar Pits and one trying desperately…