Gas Prices Going Sky High

Gas Prices Going Sky High

Sometimes, an image doesn’t really need words. This was taken yesterday in Los Angeles. California is reeling from a devastating spike in gas prices due to low supply levels and…

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…

Shoot the Obvious Too

Shoot the Obvious Too

Not a day goes by without the economy dominating the news and infiltrating our lives. Banks scheme for new ways to screw the taxpayer who bailed them out of certain…

“You’ve Received a Request………”

“You’ve Received a Request………”

Is it the economy, or are they opportunists taking advantage of the economy? Is it the result of Royalty Free or is it the result of low pricing models? Whatever…

Pomp & Circumstance: The Future for Photojournalism Grads

Pomp & Circumstance: The Future for Photojournalism Grads

I’ve seen a lot of really talented, young photographers coming out of various colleges and universities in the past few years, their portfolios showcasing meaningful images of social concern such…

$75 for Worldwide Use Forever in all Media? Uh, No Thanks.

$75 for Worldwide Use Forever in all Media? Uh, No Thanks.

When major media companies start working to limit the amount of money they pay to license photographs, it’s time to speak up. I’ve seen this trend coming for years now,…

A Freelancer’s Perspective

There is an interesting story (here) about how the economy has fostered a growth in the world of freelancing. This is not specific to photography by any means, but details…

Thoughts on a FURLOUGH Day

As a part time lecturer in Photojournalism and Visual Communication at a state university where furlough days are mandatory, here’s how I have come to think of the word (read…

Stock Photography: Where Are We Going?

Stock Photography: Where Are We Going?

Great column by James Rainey, who writes about the media, in the LA Times today. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-et-onthemedia22-2010jan22,0,4822231.column The gist of the column will come as little surprise to those of us…