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 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…

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…

Business of Photography Workshop at UCLA

With UCLA serving as the unofficial home to the workshop, I’m pleased to offer the full two day course again at the Westwood campus. Be sure to check back in fall for registration link. If you have any questions, feel free to email me! Todd Bigelow Photography

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

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…

Licensing: It’s Just Like Going to Ruth Chris Steakhouse

Licensing: It’s Just Like Going to Ruth Chris Steakhouse

A friend of mine and I were laughing the other night when we started talking about the similar requests we get. Corrado does beautiful retouching in Photoshop for high end clients and I shoot images for a variety of publications and eventually license those images to others on an as needed basis. We both receive…

Bits and Bytes Bouncing in My Head

Some days, my mind seems hyperactive, bouncing from one thought to another. Is it a mood? A result of caffeine (I haven’t ventured off my norm)? The weather? I don’t know, but I do want to jot down some thoughts careening throughout my cranium today: Been reading some comments about photo editors and art buyers…