Photography articles, editorials and views from the field

Mall Advertising – A Photographer’s Best Bet

Why the Mall?   For photographers, it is always tricky to find a constant supply of new customers. One secret source is large shopping centers, filled with people with disposable incomes. The mall has throngs of potential clients, wandering around, checking out any interesting visual exhibit that gets their attention. Therein lies the perfect advertising medium:  a sophisticated display of the photographer’s best work is sure to...


Commercial Photographers Join Forces

Non-Profit Resource for Commercial Photographers Commercial shooters and photographic assistants have an ally with Commercial Photographers International (CPI), a non-profit association providing...

Pricey Permits Hurt Self-Employed Photographers

Photographers Fight Back   How many photographers out there have ever photographed at a national park or anywhere that requires a government Special Use or Filming Permit?  With high price...

New Grass Roots Effort to Help Photographers in Bad Economy

A “Guardian Angel” for Photographers   Most professional photographers are self-employed, and are feeling the repercussion of the economic downturn.  And many photographers are panicked...

Carve Out Your Own Photo Niche

As is true in most careers, and photography is no exception, you do not want to be a jack of all trades and master of none. Consider the suggestions below to find your own groove, and customize...

Bye, Bye, Photojournalists

Hello, Amateurs   To be sure, there are still news photojournalists to be found, but they are slowly becoming extinct. They are as rare as travel agents, who have been all but replaced by...