On Organizing Image Files

On Organizing Image Files

Organizing image files is something that we don't really do on a daily basis, yet something that, as photographers, we've done over the years, on a more or less consistent basis. Chances are that, over time, our way of thinking about how best to organize image files and folders has also changed. Hence, every once [...]

2021 Resolutions

2021 Resolutions

Showing and selling your images online, and other resolutions Happy New Year! We start each year making plans and promises (mostly to ourselves) to guide us through yet another chapter in our lives. Yet, in a post-2020 world, with corona virus still among us, are we really ready for this New Year's resolutions? And yet, [...]

Gear (and Self) Care in a Time of Coronavirus

Gear (and Self) Care in a Time of Coronavirus

On keeping yourself and your photo gear as safe as possible when photographing on location in a time of coronavirus "Go wash your hands!" My mom would say every time I would show up for any meal. An infectious disease doctor treating contagious diseases day in and day out, she never, ever brought home any [...]

Why Freelancers Should Not Work for Free

Why Freelancers Should Not Work for Free

Ten reasons why freelancers/creatives/content creators should not give away their work for free As freelancers, as content creators we're often asked to work for "credit," "exposure" or just plainly asked to work for free. This could be considered a "reasonable" request for a very limited time, when freelancers are just starting out and in need [...]

Attending the Annual PDN Photo Plus Expo

Attending the Annual PDN Photo Plus Expo

On the importance of attending photography trade shows Each year, the last weekend of October is a bliss for many photographers in the New York City area, and around the country and the world. That's when PDN Photo Plus Expo comes to Javits Center in New York City. I always do my best to show [...]

Watermarks

Watermarks

On Designing Watermarks to Further Define Our Artist Voice To watermark or not to watermark? That is the question. My personal rule of thumb is: - usually, if I post the image on social media or blogs, I do add a watermark - if the image is for a client or publication, of course, I [...]

On Setting Your Photography Rates

On Setting Your Photography Rates

Things to consider when setting your photography rates   "How much is that doggy in the window?" I know only the beginning of that song, but what stands out, thinking of it as a creative, is that in the song someone does ask and actually is willing to pay for the dog. When it comes [...]