Introducing the FileFlow App: Search, Download and Share Photos Instantly – Photography Article

It’s time to take mobile delivery to the next level — and give your clients what they’ve been asking for.  Introducing FileFlow, a new PhotoShelter app for iPhone that lets you and your clients search, download and share photos instantly. With FileFlow, you and your clients can:  Access and browse invited content Easily search across galleries and collections  Download files in batch (original file type and size, or JPEG selection)  Quickly share photos via text, email, social media and more …

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Why Food Photographer Joanie Simon Made the Switch to PhotoShelter – Photography Article

Earlier this week we shared our thoughts about having a photography website in 2019 and why it’s essential to build your brand outside of the scope of social media. Besides beautiful websites with killer content, we’re also always on the lookout for people who incorporate PhotoShelter into their existing personal brand and photography business. Someone who recently caught our eye is Joanie Simon, a self-taught food photographer with an affinity for how-to YouTube videos and giving back to the food…

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Do I Still Need a Photography Website in 2019? – Photography Article

Before the rise of social media and the ubiquity of apps like Instagram, photographers established and flexed their brands through their personal website and blog. The photographer website supplanted the printed portfolio, for the most part, offering photographers a way to showcase their work with a remote audience of photo editors, customers, and fans. As Facebook took over our lives in the early 2010s, we encouraged photographers to set up business pages. “Separate your brand from your personal profile!” was…

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Celebrating Underwater Photography with Nick Hawkins – Photography Article

We’ve been itching to learn more about underwater photography for quite some time now. A member of PhotoShelter since 2012, Nick Hawkins caught our eye early on because of his unique ability to convey the complexity of life underwater through his photography. Photography aside, Nick also has a background in biology, and that no doubt impacts his distinctive style when documenting conservation-related issues. Whether in Eastern Canada covering the current mortality crisis facing North Atlantic right whales or documenting the…

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New Guide! The Photographer’s Guide to Branding and Marketing in a Distracted World – Photography Article

You’ve heard it before. To make it in this industry, you have to develop a unique personal brand. You need to make smart marketing and business decisions to push that brand forward. You must stand out and stand apart. But how do you start building an audience and attracting clients in an increasingly distracted and crowded climate? Is it more valuable to focus on sending a newsletter or posting on Instagram? Should you be attending that event or updating your…

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#PhotoShelterAMA July 17th, 2019 with Joe McNally – Photography Article

This Wednesday, July 17th from 12 – 1:30 PM ET we’ll be doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Twitter with award-winning photographer and PhotoShelter member Joe McNally. We hope you’ll pick his brain about business tips, workshops, behind-the-scenes stories and more.  Tweet @photoshelter for a chance to be featured in the AMA. Don’t have a Twitter? Feel free to comment on this post and we’ll get them in the mix, too. To provide a little inspiration we asked Joe…

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A-Ha Moments and Stories of Big Breaks: Women Photographers Share Their Stories – Photography Article

Each quarter, Women Photograph posts statistics about the gender makeup of the A1 lead photo bylines of eight newspapers on Twitter. The data doesn’t lie: photos taken by women are featured less on the homepages of major publications.  The Women Photograph data team monitors the front page lead photo bylines of 8 newspapers on a daily basis. Here are the results from the second quarter of 2019: pic.twitter.com/wa7VUVovGV — Women Photograph (@womenphotograph) July 8, 2019 It makes us pause. It…

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5 Photographers Share What They Wish They Knew Earlier: Branding and Marketing Edition – Photography Article

In the spirit of our upcoming guide on branding and marketing, we asked a handful of our amazing members to share the stories of their big breaks, the proudest moments of their careers and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Whether the invaluable stories and insights shared here encourage you to try something new or reinforce the business decisions you’ve already made, we hope you’ll be motivated to shake things up when it comes to your approach. The biggest…

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I Love You, Mom: A Living Tribute by Stacy Bass – Photography Article

We are constantly inspired by our members’ personal projects. From work documenting climate change in remote locations to remarkable editorial spreads, we admit it can be hard to keep up. One touching story recently came to us from Stacy Bass, who might be best known for her images of lush green gardens and commercial shoots of beautiful interiors in architecture magazines. But behind the scenes, Stacy was dealing with something decidedly more difficult: her mother’s life-altering pancreatic cancer diagnosis in…

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Exploring Notions of Queerness with Authority Collective at Photoville LA – Photography Article

This year, United Photo Industries’ beloved Photoville festival expanded to the west coast. Between April 26th and May 5th over 28,000 photography enthusiasts flocked to the makeshift photo village in Century Park for Photoville LA, presented by the Annenberg Space for Photography, to view container and outdoor exhibits from artists of all backgrounds and specialties. One container exhibit, Parallax, was created by Authority Collective, a group of womxn, femmes, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people of color whose collective mission…

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Alternatives to Adobe Lightroom 2019 – Photography Article

Adobe recently announced that it would both discontinue downloads of older versions of Creative Cloud apps (which includes Lightroom and Photoshop), and revoke the license for older software. Further, Adobe tweeted that consumers “may face potential claims of infringement by third parties.” For some photographers, the thought of continuing to use Adobe’s subscription-based products is unpalatable, and fortunately, there are a number of full-featured alternatives that come without the price nor baggage. Adobe Lightroom (now renamed Lightroom Classic) emerged as…

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This Microbiologist Can Spot Your Fake Images – Photography Article

When National Geographic published Beth Moon’s images of “the world’s oldest trees by starlight,” seasoned astrophotographers like Adrien Mauduit cried foul. Not only were sections of the sky cloned, but specific stars were appearing in portions of the sky that were physical impossibilities. As other astrophotographers chimed in, a microbiologist emerged as the most eagle-eyed of the bunch. Dr. Elisabeth Bik, a science consultant who runs Microbiome Digest (@microbiomdigest), started finding more manipulation in Moon’s work, as well as other…

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Are You an Ethical Photographer? – Photography Article

A group of boys in Baraboo, WI assembled for a junior prom photo and posed with a Nazi salute. One of the boys posted the image to Twitter with the caption “We even got the black kid to throw it up.” In the midst of public outrage, it was revealed that a professional photographer not only took the image, but directed them to “wave goodbye.” Ethics describes a system of principles that informs concepts of right and wrong, as well…

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