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…

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,…

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…

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…

Assisting Yourself as a Photo Assistant!

Assisting Yourself as a Photo Assistant!

A man I respect and admire like few on earth who has taught the arts for fifty years has said many times that the highest form of learning is teaching. With that in mind, I’m here to jot down a few things I’ve learned over my many years as a photographer (and as an assistant…

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…

Reaching Out to the Next Generation of Photojournalists

Reaching Out to the Next Generation of Photojournalists

I spoke the other day to a group of students at the Greater Los Angeles Press Photographer’s Association about their career expectations. Had a great time, saw a number of my former colleagues, all of whom I respect and admire greatly. It was a short presentation. I tend to shy away from the quintessential “let…

Are Rewards Programs Screwing Photographers?

Let’s take a look for a moment at industry wide pricing for stock photographs, shall we? For simplification reasons, let’s agree on the process by which photographs are fed into the giant labyrinth of photo agencies and archives. Essentially, the photographer creates the images, processes them digitally, applies the metadata and uploads them to an…

Reflecting on Katrina Five Years Later

Reflecting on Katrina Five Years Later

Please View My Recent Post on Hurricane Katrina’s 10 Year Anniversary It was the morning of my son’s 9th birthday and the phone rang before I had even finished my coffee. Before I picked up the receiver I knew the celebratory trip to San Diego was not going to happen for me. After watching Hurricane…

Controversial Immigration Law AND Concealed Weapons?

Controversial Immigration Law AND Concealed Weapons?

A local poll shows the majority of Arizonan’s approve of Governor Jan Brewer’s support of the state’s backward thinking immigration law. As stated in the Arizona Star, Gov. Brewer’s approval rating is growing and it’s likely influenced in part by her support for two key bills that she recently signed into law. Two key bills?…