We see a lot great photography these days of severe storms from all around the globe and I admit I am fascinated by lightning and thunder and photographing these events from a safe place. While we can have severe storms anywhere In the United States, it’s the Midwestern states that
By Joseph Classen In the ever-evolving digital world that we live in, it has become exceedingly more difficult to earn a few bucks (much less a living) as a wildlife/nature photographer. Overloaded stock agencies are giving away images for free, the methods for unethical individuals to steal one’s work are
Photographers love Utah and all its stunning scenery! The red rock country of Southern Utah is very popular and offers some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet. Red rock walls, arches, vast canyons, sand dunes, and the stunning scenery preserved in Utah’s National Parks, it’s no wonder landscape
While it is so important to keep marketing aggressively these days, using the social media apparatus as one or many methods, promoting protecting our photography is for many working pros, a big concern. Fortunately, new technologies are emerging that help you earn money from your photography that is posted on social sites and protect your online images from unauthorized use.
The business of photography has changed and if you have not changed with it you might not have a business for much longer. If you are just getting started, then looking at a broader market strategy than just scenic images will ensure a higher chance for success.
New Mexico’s Organ Mountains are being considered for National Monument status and legendary landscape photographer David Muench has photographed there many times. David first photographed the region in the 1960’s and in this video, he tells the story behind his images, vividly recalling the fine details and wonderful experience shooting here over the last 40 years.
Success in outdoor photography is all about marketing! With so many tools available to market, which approach is best: Facebook, G+, YouTube, Vimeo, LinkedIn, 500PX? Marty Knapp is a B&W fine art landscape photographer and he has an exceptionally well done video on Vimeo and his website. What I think makes this video powerful is it not only shows his fabulous work
If you are active online and on photo sharing social media sites, it is quite possible you will be contacted by someone interested in using your photograph. That requested usage could be for a variety of things from buying a print to licensing the image in a magazine or brochure or a website.
First, it is my opinion if someone wants your image for an unauthorized use then they will just take it in one form or another and I am not covering that angle here. Instead, I want to look at legitimate requests to use your landscape nature photography and the steps that you should consider before agreeing to the sale.
The Nevada State Parks has, like many state parks and the National Park Service, fees for commercial photography. How will they determine who with a camera requires a permit besides those who admit…… Will there be car searches looking for ‘professional’ cameras? If you wear a camera backpack will you be considered pro (because amateurs have shoulder bags)?
Are you consistently happy with your landscape photographs or are you always feeling you could have done better? It’s natural to wonder what you might be doing wrong that spurs a search for answers. Careful examination of how you work when in the field might point to a number of different things but one that is quite consistent with bad images is how time is spent with the subjects. Since we all want to make photographs that are masterpieces, here’s one thing that you can change today about how you create your images.
The creative spirit that has motivated me through 35 years of photography, often yearns to do the same with motion shot using my HDdSLR. While I will probably never get there, this video is a great example of what I find so attractive with shooting video stories. Superbly done, the creators tell a inspirational story about a man on a canoe trip.
Flash is an excellent tool for photographing any subject outdoors. From wildflowers to people, action to adventure, the flash is an excellent lighting tool for outdoor and nature photography. In this video we show how to light a hiker in an old growth forest of ponderous pines with a remote wireless Canon 580EXII flash on a light stand and Pocket Wizard TT1 and TT5 wireless radio transmitters in a Strobist style photo shoot.