Billy Sheahan Art Photographs Store Now Open – Give the Gift of Art! – 25% off this week

  Billy Sheahan Art Photographs Store Now Open – Give the Gift of Art Hello again, Gentle Readers! I’m very excited to announce the opening of the new Billy Sheahan Photography Art Store. (There’s a coupon code for 25% off this week at the bottom of this blog.) I know all of you get bombarded with emails …

Billy’s Freelance Survival Guide – Celebrating Independence Day Weekend

During this American Holiday Weekend of Independence Day, I thought it might be a good time to talk about artistic and creative independence. Pulled from many emails and conversations I’ve had with colleagues over the years, let me present, Billy’s Freelance Survival Guide. Perfect for celebrating Independence Day Weekend, no matter where you are on this …

The Business of Our Business: A Panel Discussion at ChiCPUG

I’m happy to announce I’ll be returning to the Chicago Creative Pro Users Group on Wednesday September 25th, 2013 to be a part of a panel discussion called The Business of Our Business. Anyone who works in the creative industry these days is faced with new challenges and new opportunities. It’s  wonderful to have the …

What to Charge for Photography: Photography Pricing Answers (2013 Epic Edition)

What to charge for photography? Here you’ll find some answers on the topic I get asked about most often from fellow photographers, both beginners and established shooters expanding into new areas. The question of how to price their work. I originally wrote this blog posting more than three years ago in 2010. It is consistently the …

Adobe Creative Suite is Dead! Long Live Adobe Creative Cloud! The Misconceptions

Today, Adobe announced new versions of the programs we photographers, editors and designers have come to know and mostly love. I’ve been noticing some panic out there on some of the Adobe related forums and I thought I would try to clear up a few things.

Instagram: Some thoughts about when free isn’t really free

UPDATED: Instagram tonight announced they would revert back to their previous Terms of Service from October 2010. More details at the end of the original blog post. When Facebook purchased Instagram recently for $1 billion three months ago, I wondered how soon they would roll out a new Terms of Service (TOS) agreement that would …

How it Used to Be vs. Where it’s Going: On Being an Artist… Today

I watched an excellent film today called Pause Press Play. Great documentary on the current state of creating and consuming art and the implications for the future. If you’re an artist, you should watch it. Yesterday, I watched a thought provoking presentation on TED by Larry Lessig called Laws that Choke Creativity. They both, in …

Another opportunity to learn DSLR Filmmaking with Billy at fxphd

My apologies for the tardy notice, but I wanted everyone to know that my DSLR Filmmaking course is available online once again over at fxphd as part of the July – September term, already a couple of weeks in progress. I received many notes last Fall, after the course had ended, asking when it might be …

How to take your painstakingly designed website and destroy it with 1 bad decision

Some colleagues and I were talking about some archival news footage of The Beatles at Comiskey Park in 1965 that I recently ran across. I couldn’t remember if I saw it on WGN TVs website or if it was the Chicago Tribune, both owned by the Tribune Company. I guessed first at WGN. And what …