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Insight: Old Fashioned Marketing Still Works in Wedding Photography

Daniel Adams   Thursday April 30, 2020

With very few exceptions, having one way of marketing is the quickest way to join the 90 percent of small businesses that fail each year, blogs UK-based wedding and portrait photographer Daniel Adams. He advises not relying solely on online marketing efforts, noting that one of the pillars of his own marketing is snail mail. Via PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: The Secret of Greg Lecoeur Underwater Success

MY MODERN MET   Thursday April 30, 2020

Greg Lecoeur is among the top underwater photographers in the world: He recently won the Underwater Photographer of the Year contest with his image of crab-eater seals frolicking among icebergs in Antarctica. Lecoeur recently talked with My Modern Met about the secrets of his success and about other underwater photographers who have inspired him, including David Doubilet, Paul Nicklen, Brian Skerry, Laurent Ballesta, Yves Lefevre. One of his secrets: Studying the animals he plans to photograph.   Read the full Story >>

How To: Create Catchlights for Portraits

Joe Edelman   Thursday April 30, 2020

Enliven your portraits with catchlights —  the bright, specular highlights found in a subject's eyes that are reflections of you light sources. YouTuber Joe Edelman’s new video explains the basics of catchlights and offers tips to create perfect ones.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Pandemic's Effect on African Americans

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC   Thursday April 30, 2020

“In urban centers large and small across the U.S., the novel coronavirus is devastating African American communities. The environments where most live, the jobs they have, the prevalence of health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, and how they are treated by the medical establishment have created a toxic storm of severe illness and death.” So notes National Geographic, which features a report by writer Rodney A. Brooks and images by Sebastian Hidalgo, Erin Patrice O'Brien, and Laylah Amatullah Barrayn.   Read the full Story >>

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