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An Open Letter on Behalf of Photographers and Media – Photography Article

Dear Live Nation, This is an open letter to your company regarding the increasingly poor treatment of media and credentialed photographers. I have been shooting concerts for approaching 10 years now, and I have watched the change and decline in how media and photo passes are handled for concerts over the years, so I want to outline this change and explain the extremely frustrating situation I recently experienced at one of your venues. Let’s rewind to 2010 when I was…

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‘Can I Just Get the Digital Files?’ – Photography Article

Dear potential client, I have no crystal ball, yet I know you will be calling me this week for information about what I do. You might have seen one of my displays or my website or, hopefully, you were referred by a friend. And you will have liked what you saw—otherwise, you wouldn’t be calling me. And for that, I am truly happy. We will speak together on the phone: me asking questions to better understand what it is you…

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A Letter to New and Aspiring Wedding Photographers – Photography Article

I have read so many magazine articles, social media posts, and had discussions in which ‘established’ photographers don’t think new and aspiring photographers should be allowed to chart the same course that they once did (and perhaps still do). I’m referring to the general idea of starting with little or no fee to gain experience and establish themselves. With destination weddings and elopements, this is a particularly hot topic because photographers may be willing to work in exchange for their…

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This is Why Guests Should Put Phones Away – Photography Article

A Texas-based wedding photographer is making waves online after speaking out against a wedding guest who ruined an important photo by sticking her iPhone into the aisle at the ceremony. Fort Worth-based photographer Hannah Mbalenhle Stanley of Hannah Way Photography was shooting a wedding recently when a guest blocked her view during the bride’s entrance with her father. After the wedding, Stanley shared the two photos above on Facebook along with the following message to the guest: To the girl…

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Here’s an Explanation of PPA’s New Pro Photographer Certification Process – Photography Article

Hello, everyone. I’m Audrey Wancket, President of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), and this article is a response to recent reaction to PPA’s new “Certified Professional Photographer” certification process. While we believe the reaction to the changes in the certification process are expected, I do believe the examples and thoughts being tossed around in the recent posts here are founded in misinformation. I wanted to help explain the changes in PPA’s certification process for those who are interested in real…

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