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Illustrating African Folktales of the Congo Basin in Photographs – Fine Art Photography Article

Illustrating African Folktales of the Congo Basin in Photographs “The Rainbow Python“ The Story Tree from “Stories of Tees and Tree of Stories“ “The Mole and The Sun“ The Odzala-Kokoua National Park is the crown jewel of the Congo Basin— one of the largest, oldest, most intact preserves that has never been logged, or overexploited by poachers and hunters. In an age where the natural landscape is disappearing at a tragic rate, this corner of the world is one of…

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ICP to Reopen January 25 in New $29M Space – Fine Art Photography Article

ICP to Reopen January 25 in New $29M Space The International Center of Photography (ICP) will reopen on January 25 in its new 40,000 square foot space at Essex Crossing, a residential, retail and office complex on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The move allows ICP to consolidate its museum space and photography school for the first time since 2016, when the museum moved to temporary space on the Bowery and the school remained in Midtown. According to real estate news…

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Announcing the Winners of The Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards! – Fine Art Photography Article

Announcing the Winners of The Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards! ‘Fading Flamingos’ © Maximilian Mann We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2019 Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards. Now in its fifth year, our international competition drew hundreds of outstanding submissions, and in the end, our judges selected thirty-one photographers to be part of our upcoming group show at Aperture Gallery in Chelsea, New York on January 23, 2020 from 6-8PM. This year’s jury included Jessie Wender, Photo Editor…

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PDN’s Top 5 Photography Tips of 2019 – Fine Art Photography Article

PDN’s Top 5 Photography Tips of 2019 PDN publishes lots of advice on photographic techniques and the photo business. This year, the tips that PDN readers read, shared and responded to the most included useful insights into printing and marketing fine-art photography, details (and warnings) about getting your photo book published, and some inspiring reflections from street photographers and artists. In each of these stories, there’s one nugget relevant to photographers working in every genre: You’re going to make mistakes,…

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Quick Tip: Fine-Art Print Pricing Advice from 3 Photographers – Fine Art Photography Article

Quick Tip: Fine-Art Print Pricing Advice from 3 Photographers Determining how to price and edition your fine-art prints can be difficult, especially for emerging photographers. Fortunately, there is plenty of information available that can help photographers make informed decisions, as we explain in “Tips for Editioning and Pricing Fine-Art Photographs.” For most photographers, the best approach to fine-art print pricing is to ask experts, and observe how other photographers set prices on their editions. When commercial photographer Reuben Wu decided…

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Elinor Carucci at PhotoPlus: On Midlife and Getting Her Teens’ Approval of Her Photos – Fine Art Photography Article

Elinor Carucci at PhotoPlus: On Midlife and Getting Her Teens’ Approval of Her Photos Elinor Carucci’s photographs offer an intimate, unvarnished view of family life. In her books Closer and Mother, Carucci has shown the ups and downs of marriage and motherhood, earning widespread praise and some criticism, as well, for exposing her family to public scrutiny. In a recent talk at the PDN’s 30 Creator’s Lounge at PhotoPlus 2019, Carucci discussed her new book, Midlife; the difference between photographing…

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New Born Maternity Portraits with Alicia and Alivia – Commercial Photography Article

New Born Maternity Portraits with Alicia and Alivia The return of Alicia and her beautiful new born daughter Alivia, for an updated infant maternity portrait session to go along with her original maternity session. It was such a pleasure to have them in the studio, you couldn’t ask for a more adorable baby…and so happy. Definitely got her modeling career off to a great start.I’m so excited to share a few portrait highlights of our time together.  … This is…

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Sara Macel and Danna Singer on Forging a Fine-Art Career: Creators’ Lounge at PHOTOPLUS – Fine Art Photography Article

Sara Macel and Danna Singer on Forging a Fine-Art Career: Creators’ Lounge at PHOTOPLUS In a lively conversation at the PDN’s 30 Creators’ Lounge at PHOTOPLUS, photographers Sara Macel and Danna Singer discussed how they established their fine-art careers. They shared lessons they have learned about sharing their work with collectors and editors, approaching strangers to make photos and handling rejection.  Macel showed three projects and explained what each has taught her. For her first, “Kiss and Tell,” she interviewed…

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Shea | Mesa Arizona Fashion Photographer Chad Weed – Commercial Photography Article

Shea | Mesa Arizona Fashion Photographer Chad Weed Studio Session with Shea and Mesa Fashion Photographer Chad WeedAnother custom design by my amazing Fashion Stylist Jennifer! Who better to bring this look to life than Shea, an amazing local fashion model with more talent than I can possibly capture… They both absolutely crushed it and I couldn’t be prouder of how this turned out.One part super model and one part super hero…with just the right amount of soft gorgeous lighting…

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Kaylee | Mesa Fashion Photographer Chad Weed – Commercial Photography Article

Kaylee | Mesa Fashion Photographer Chad Weed Fine Art Fashion Portraits with KayleeAnother amazing custom fashion look designed and created by my Stylist Jennifer. We were fortunate enough to get another opportunity to work with Kaylee who really brought this to life. Her subtle and elegant posing really helped set the mood for this session. Really couldn’t be happier with the results! The use of chiffon and satin to create this long mermaid style dress was brilliant. Of… This is…

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Vivian | Mesa Arizona Portrait Photographer Chad Weed – Commercial Photography Article

Vivian | Mesa Arizona Portrait Photographer Chad Weed Vivian’s Fine Art Portrait SessionWe were lucky enough to get another opportunity to do a photo shoot with a beautiful local model we worked with earlier this year. This time around we opted for a ballerina inspired fine art portrait that we think is truly amazing! … This is only a snippet of a Commercial Photography Article written by Chad J Weed Photography Read Full Article

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Fine Art Nude Model Elley with Mesa Portrait Photographer — Chad J Weed Photography – Commercial Photography Article

Fine Art Nude Model Elley with Mesa Portrait Photographer — Chad J Weed Photography Fine Art Nude Model Elley with Mesa Fashion Portrait PhotographerHoly cow did Jennifer hit it out of the park with this look or what?! Incredibly artistic, not to mention the obvious sex appeal! I couldn’t be more proud of her for embracing and owning this new direction.To accent her design, I went with a different lighting set up… brighter, yet I still managed to bring in…

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Mesa Fashion Portrait Photographer and Art Model Elley — Chad J Weed Photography – Commercial Photography Article

Mesa Fashion Portrait Photographer and Art Model Elley — Chad J Weed Photography Fine Art Model Elley with Mesa Fashion Portrait PhotographerI came across the portrait work of Australian Fine Art Fashion Photographer Vicky Papas, of Vergara Studio and I was immediately inspired to create my own version. I relied heavily on my Stylist Jennifer to come up with an amazing look that is part fashion and part fantasy, which could be shot in my unique lighting style. This is…

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Quick Tip: McNair Evans’s Strategy for Getting His Work Exhibited – Fine Art Photography Article

Quick Tip: McNair Evans’s Strategy for Getting His Work Exhibited In our recent story called “Fine Art Careers: McNair Evans Learns the Value of Patience (and a Business Plan)” the San Francisco-based fine-art photographer describes how raised money to publish his first book, and how he got exposure for his work early in his career. Shortly after earning a photography degree in 2011, Evans created a zine featuring ten images from his first project, called “Confessions for a Son.” He…

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Danielle | Mesa Arizona Portrait Photographer Chad Weed – Commercial Photography Article

Danielle | Mesa Arizona Portrait Photographer Chad Weed Mesa Portrait Photographer with Model DanielleWe were lucky enough to get a scheduled portrait session with a gorgeous local model, Danielle, who wanted something dramatic and moody with a splash of sex appeal… I think she came to the right place.I am thrilled to share some of our favorite portraits from our session in the slideshow below: … This is only a snippet of a Commercial Photography Article written by Chad J…

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Studio Portrait Session with Rebecca – Commercial Photography Article

Studio Portrait Session with Rebecca Dramatic Fine Art Portraits with BeccaWe had the pleasure of working with a beautiful alternative model, with the most amazing tattoos. The idea was to contrast ink with the different personas we all have: work, play and private. As always we had a great time and really like the results of what we created. … This is only a snippet of a Commercial Photography Article written by Chad J Weed Photography Read Full Article

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Lesser Known Photography Galleries: Seek Them Out – Photography Article

If you’re into photography and you’re into galleries, I’m confident you’ve heard of New York’s MoMa, Toronto’s AGO, and London’s Tate Modern. But what about some of the lesser known galleries that are often given short shrift in favor of the bigger iconic galleries? Take a look at the following galleries if you haven’t heard of them or been lucky enough to check them out:  Foam is certainly well known, but, standing in the shadow of the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk, and…

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Stunning Underwater Photography Will Make You Rethink Shooting in Color – Photography Article

One might think the vibrant colors of sea life would make color a non-negotiable in underwater photography. But photographer Christian Vizl produced some of the most compelling images of ocean life I’ve ever seen — and they’re all black-and-white. Shooting a wedding may be a technical challenge, but once you have your settings down, it’s all about relationships (and keeping them afloat — literally). Under water, Vizl faces additional obstacles masked by the tranquility of the dense environment surrounding him. Backscatter…

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The Ultimate Guide to Selling Fine Art Prints – Photography Article

Did you ever want to get into the prestigious and often lucrative world of selling your photos as fine art limited edition prints, but didn’t know where to start? In this video, learn how you can get started in the fine art world of photography and start making money with your photography today.  In this extensive, jam-packed informational 1.5-hour video, Thomas Werner, a private art dealer, former New York gallery owner, and established fine art photographer, dives deep into the world of…

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Printing For Rich Contrast and Colors With Hahnemühle’s Photo Rag® Baryta – Photography Article

When you’ve decided to print your work and you’re looking for the right paper, your options are near endless. If you know that you’re wanting strong contrast and rich color representation, then take a look at this paper from Hahnemühle. When having different paper options from a company that you can rely on for consistency and quality is important, I’ve found that Hahnemühle is one company that always brings their A game. When it comes to printing and paper selection,…

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500px Blog » » Contributor Agnieszka Pasko on “weird” minimalist photography – Photography Article

Exclusive Licensing Contributor Agnieszka Pasko is a fine art photographer based in Gdansk, Poland. Her work caters to minimalist tastes, utilizing visual simplicity while highlighting complex concepts in her series such as identity, femininity, and form. Browse her Licensing collection here. Q: Tell us a bit about who you are as a photographer. A: I think that my photography is…weird. I really like when my photographs are a little bit disturbing. I love minimalism and white spaces; they help me…

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Stop Trying To Get Everyone To Like Your Work – Photography Article

When I talk to creators and survey the industry landscape, I see a zillion creators trying to have all their work liked by all the people. This comes from our social animal DNA, but it’s the completely wrong approach to success – whether that be measured by your work being licensed, sold, etc, or by getting hired, shown, talked about, displayed, whatever. Simply said, by trying to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one, especially not yourself. But fear…

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The Dirtiest Secret in Photography – Photography Article

I’m often asked: where I get my inspiration from, how to stand out? AND why I’m sharing less BTS videos of my photo shoots? Well….glad you asked. Because in today’s episode of #cjRAW, I answer those questions specifically….but wanted to do something a little bit different. A little stripped down. Straight talk. Heart to heart — just you and me. In fact, in this episode, I reveal the dirtiest secret in photography. Truth is: the most game-changing ideas come from…

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