Business of Photography Workshop

SORRY. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. IT’S ADVISED YOU JOIN THE WAITLIST AS YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED BY UCLA WHEN THE NEXT WORKSHOP (MARCH, 2020) OPENS. JOINING THE WAITLIST IS FREE. For the 16th time, the Business of Photography Workshop will be held at UCLA in Westwood Village. The classroom is located at 1010 Westwood…

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…

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 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

2017 Business of Photography Workshop Kickoff!

Join me at the 2017 Business of Photography Workshop kickoff held each year at University of California, Los Angeles. This will be the 9th presentation of the workshop at UCLA and it typically sells-out. Early registration discount is offered, so secure your seat early while saving a few hard earned dollars. This is the full,…

Let Us See Who Is The Strongest

Let Us See Who Is The Strongest

“When you have a conflict, that means that there are truths that have to be addressed on each side of the conflict. And when you have a conflict, then it’s an educational process to try to resolve the conflict. And to resolve that, you have to get people on both sides of the conflict involved…

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…

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…