All About That Bass

Music Festivals offer photographers an increased level of access to shoot musicians. However, it is often in less than ideal locations, with cluttered stages and backgrounds. One solution to this is to use a long lens, focus on closeups of one or two musicians at a time, and to use a shallow depth of focus; all ofContinue reading “All About That Bass”

Documenting Tributes to Deposed Dictators

Deposed dictators, especially those who caused much bloodshed and hardship for their people, are typically erased from the civic space. Their statues are removed, their names eliminated from buildings and road signs, and their brass plaques melted for scrap. Because of this, it is particularly interesting to document the remnants that escaped destruction. Mussolini isContinue reading “Documenting Tributes to Deposed Dictators”

Some Thoughts on Soliciting Uncompensated Photography

I was recently involved in an interaction on a photography list where the CEO of a non-profit posted a note  asking for images, and full usage rights of those images, for free. This is becoming a more and more common technique for searching for photographic content. Professional photographers, and particularly photojournalists are being progressively replacedContinue reading “Some Thoughts on Soliciting Uncompensated Photography”