Photo Daily: If You See Her, Say Hello from Berlin

  I was in Berlin for a screening of a film I edited that was being shown as part of the Berlin Underground Film Festival. It was 1995 and only a few years since the Berlin Wall came down. Plenty of evidence of that still everywhere. But Berlin has a strong heart and the people …

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 …

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 …

The Survival of Photography as a Career Depends on Every Photographer

A fairly old statistic offers that only 1 in 500 photographers looking for a full time career in photography will actually achieve it.* The odds are probably much worse than that today. I begin this entry with that sobering statistic not to scare, but as a call to do something positive about the nature of …