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Nigerian-Born Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström Is Exactly What Contemporary Travel Photography Needs – Photography Article

Nigerian-Born Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström Is Exactly What Contemporary Travel Photography Needs Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström has been a PhotoShelter member since 2013 but a champion for travel photography and writing for much longer. A Stockholm-based photographer and author, she’s taking over our Instagram this week to share moments from her travels across the globe. Known for her bright, high contrast images that perfectly capture the excitement of encountering new cultures, foods and terrains, she granted us a window into her experiences…

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When Experimentation Works Out: How Photojournalist Peter Monsees Won the FENCE After a 10-Year Photography Hiatus – Photography Article

When Experimentation Works Out: How Photojournalist Peter Monsees Won the FENCE After a 10-Year Photography Hiatus It’s no secret that we’re big fans of anything that makes photography more accessible. The FENCE, a traveling photo exhibit put on by our friends at United Photo Industries (and the same team behind Photoville), does just that. It brings outstanding photography to public spaces in eight cities throughout North America. Since 2012, the FENCE has provided its more than eight million visitors with…

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How and Why We Are Renewing Our Commitment to PhotoShelter – Photography Article

Transparency builds trust, and for any forward-thinking business, it’s a necessary component for long-term success. To this end, I believe it’s important for leaders to acknowledge where their businesses can be doing a better job of delivering on commitments to customers, and of course, they need to do something about it. At PhotoShelter, I recently had an opportunity to step back and assess our recent growth and look toward the future. There’s a lot to be proud of, but I…

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What’s Your Best Motivational Advice For Emerging Photographers? Photoville 2019 Weighs In. – Photography Article

Earlier this year we launched our latest guide, The Photographer’s Guide to Branding and Marketing in a Distracted World. In it, we outlined tons of branding and marketing tips, as well as asked our members to share career advice for emerging photographers. The responses we received ranged from honoring marginalized communities to tried-and-true advice like “wear good shoes.” But we knew we’d only just scratched the surface, so we decided to keep the momentum going while exhibiting at Photoville this…

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This Year at Photoville: 16 Photographers Share Their Best Motivational Advice – Photography Article

We’re gearing up for the second weekend of Photoville and couldn’t be more excited to wrap up one of our favorite photo events of the year. Produced by our friends at United Photo Industries, this free event in beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park features a modular village made from repurposed shipping containers. It’s oozing with masterful photography, business tips, workshops and opportunities to meet the who’s who of the industry. It’s also in its eighth year, which inspired us to switch…

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Video Tour: 111 Broadway, PhotoShelter’s New Home – Photography Article

Today, we’re celebrating a big step forward – and we couldn’t have done it without you.  Watch the video to get a tour of our new home! We’ve said goodbye to the Decker Building in Union Square – our home for the last 12 years (and fun fact, Andy Warhol’s factory in the 1960s) – and moved into a new space in New York City’s Financial District.  Take a walk down memory lane… In our new office in the Trinity…

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Come Meet Us at Photoville 2019! – Photography Article

The act of taking a photo requires us to leave the confines of our desk, and venture out – often for hours on end – to find that perfect instant where light intersects moment. Yet we too often retreat back to the glow of our computers or cellphones to view photography. And a 5” screen never does a photo justice.  Truth be told, the options to view large collections of photography in real life can be limited to museums or…

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The Reviews Are In: FileFlow Is a Gamechanger – Photography Article

Have you checked out the FileFlow app yet? Designed to streamline the mobile delivery workflow for PhotoShelter members and their clients, FileFlow lets you access your photos, download high-res files on the fly, and quickly share via text, email, social media and more — all from an iPhone. (Never fear, Android users! The Android version is coming soon.)  FileFlow not only gives you mobile access to your photos but also provides your clients with mobile access to the photos you deliver, allowing…

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On Assignment: How FileFlow Makes RZ Creative’s Mobile Workflow Possible – Photography Article

Robert and Nicole Zaleski are the husband and wife team behind RZ Creative Productions. The power couple have combined their specialties – Robert behind the camera and Nicole on the production side of things – to form their production company specializing in outdoor, commercial and lifestyle shoots. They’re also PhotoShelter members with the ultimate mobile lifestyle: they live out of a van and travel throughout the United States and Canada between photography and video gigs. After learning about how they…

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Bringing the FileFlow App to Your Clients – Photography Article

Earlier this week we released FileFlow, a new mobile app for iPhone that lets you and your clients search, download and share photos instantly. We hope you’ve had the chance to see how the app will streamline your mobile workflow. Now, we want to make it easy for you to bring FileFlow to your clients.  FileFlow will give your clients mobile access to the work you deliver. They can use the app to browse their invited content, search across galleries…

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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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