Life On The Other Side Of The Stage

Life On The Other Side Of The Stage

  Graduation season is here which means that student photographers across the country are donning their well earned caps and gowns, strolling across the stage and entering a brand new phase of life as a professional photographer. Congratulations! It’s time to paaaaaarty! My friendly, unsolicited suggestion is to party for a couple days and enjoy…

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…

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

Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar: Talking Business

The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, the nation’s oldest, continuously run photojournalism seminar, was founded in 1973. I’m presenting portions of my Business of Photography Workshop on Friday, November 11. Please check back for specifics as the date draws nearer. In the meantime, visit the site and plan a weekend in late Fall. There’s a lot going…

ASMP San Diego: Talking Business

ASMP San Diego: Talking Business

Join me at ASMP San Diego for a three hour talk about contracts, licensing and combating infringement. A condensed version of one of the most important sections of my full Business of Photography Workshop, we will scrutinize real (redacted) contracts from magazines, newspapers and non-profits that I’ve received during my twenty-five years of freelancing. We…

Learning How To Freelance

Learning How To Freelance

  What was bred from frustration has grown into a passion. Who would have known? Certainly not me. Several years ago I began to build a curriculum for a seminar course with the idealogical approach that I could somehow do something to stem the devaluation of photography and photojournalism. I suspected that a middle aged…

Teaching Tolerance Award Winning Teachers

Teaching Tolerance Award Winning Teachers

        Here are three examples of the type of person our society should hold in high regard. They aren’t reality show stars or entertainers. They are some of the finest teachers in our country. Devoted, passionate and determined to inspire. They don’t make a lot of money, but they make our society…

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…

Sir Ken Robinson Portrait Photo Shoot

Sir Ken Robinson Portrait Photo Shoot

After shooting the wonderfully brilliant and innovative Sir Ken Robinson for Costco Connection magazine earlier in the summer, Ken reached out and asked if I’d be interested in shooting portraits for him to use at conferences and education symposiums that he speaks at around the world. Of course, I agreed. Sir Ken is a pleasure…

Develop Tube a Great Resource for Teaching

In today’s climate, photojournalists have so many different looks. There’s the classic photojournalist look with five day growth, worn jeans and a look of fatigue from traveling the world. Then there’s the tech look comprised of a plaid, untucked shirt, old school Converse and hip, black eyeglasses demanded on days when we look dumbfounded at…