Advice

With each passing year, the editorial industry seems to demand more from photographers despite offering less. But amongst the shrinking market, new opportunities are emerging to better equip photographers as storytellers and businesspeople.

A review of advertising photography over the past 12 months reveals that all seems relatively well, and confirms that the end is certainly not nigh.

Using artificial lighting can be both a daunting and expensive prospect for newer photographers. With a myriad of lighting options on the market and a spectrum of price ranges, it’s easy to get confused with all the options out there.

That creativity is important in photography is a given. What’s not so clear, is where creativity comes from, where it sometimes disappears to, and how it can be nurtured and developed in those times when it’s sadly lacking.

If you think you’ve never had one of your images stolen, you’re not looking hard enough. But, does it really matter? What can you do about it? And is there reward in the outcome of fighting image theft?

In 2016, World Press Photo and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism published a startling statistic: only 15% of news photographers are women. And it’s likely that little has changed since then. How can this disparity be explained?

More wisdom and advice from our panel of world-class judges from Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2018. The last installment. It's compulsory reading for all those entering.

All the best advice from our panel of world-class judges from Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2018. It's compulsory reading for all those entering.

An exploration into how and why photographers are so drawn to the art of self portraiture, and the very real and positive things it brings to their lives.

Showcasing, proofing, and selling your work online is a fundamental part of being a photographer, but with so many web platforms to choose from, how can you ensure you choose the right fit for your business?

After the tumultuous year that was 2016, the last couple of years have had a lot to live up to in terms of world events and high-calibre, in-depth, photo-based reportage.

If last year was notable for its absence of any really discernible change in advertising photography, this year has been the complete opposite.

Over the last 12 months, the number of photographers entering the wedding and portrait market continued to swell. The market remains over-saturated & the divide between the lower and upper ends is growing. Standing out remains a constant challenge.

There is no better way to raise awareness about what needs to be changed in the world than through pictures. Pictures can tell their stories in any language. This is a story about those pictures and the artists who make them.

Instagram is the social media platform best tailored to photographers since it is literally a giant photo album, but how does it rate as a business application and marketing tool to help you get more clients? Is it worth the time and effort invested?