My Life Under The Coronavirus Lockdown

My Life Under The Coronavirus Lockdown

  Life Under The Coronavirus Lockdown: A Neighborhood Portrait   Published by NBC News As a photojournalist, I’ve covered disasters and conflicts around the world, yet never have I seen a disaster where everyone worldwide is simultaneously facing the same situation. People everywhere are socially isolated in an attempt to slow a terrorizing virus. As…

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…

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…

How Does Apple News+ Impact Photographers?

How Does Apple News+ Impact Photographers?

Allowing for unlimited use “in original context” permits publications to openly seek and engage in new distribution platforms like Apple News+. It also allows for the photographer to retain the opportunity to earn a little bit of licensing revenue for additional use of the photographs at a time when expansive use is growing along with new platforms. In other words, it’s a fair compromise and one that every photographer should seek.

3 Reasons Why You Face Pushback On Your Fees

3 Reasons Why You Face Pushback On Your Fees

    It’s with mixed emotions that I throw my laptop bag into the back seat, grab a coffee and head down the 405 to start each workshop. On the one hand, I’m always excited as hell that photographers are interested enough to learn about the business side of freelancing that they’ll give up an…

Business of Photography Workshop

Business of Photography Workshop

UPDATE: THIS WORKSHOP HAS SOLD OUT. THE NEXT OFFERING IS JUNE 8-9, 2019 AT UCLA. THANK YOU! For the 14th time in 5 years, the Business of Photography Workshop will be held at UCLA (1010 Westwood Blvd, Room B15). Registration opens November 5, 2018. This course sells out and seating is limited by design to…

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…

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…

Chasing Colors In The Sierras

Chasing Colors In The Sierras

  There’s truly something inspiring about traversing a trail with your camera slung over your shoulder and spotting a sign announcing the John Muir Wilderness. Just seeing the majestic beauty that drew the likes of Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell and so many others to call the Eastern Sierras home is enough to humble any photographer….