I’d love to give you some philosophical answers on how my photography connects to my music, but I can’t. Truthfully, I invested my time in photography almost in spite of music. Any musician who performs live has those dreams of “making it”, but the music industry is cold; everyone from the record executives to the club promoters. It’s all a business. I feel many of the creative industries are just that: industries.
Every street photographer out there surely tries to find a way to become more and more famous or well known for their work. Photographers have their own ways to trying to become famous, but I sit on the other side of the editorial desk every day. From an Editor’s perspective, there is much that a photographer can do to ensure that they get our attention.
So on February 22nd-24th, The Phoblogrpaher’s Frameworks Workshops are co-hosting a special online photography workshop with Modern Thrive. How to Become a Legitimate Street Photographer will run you $97.00 and includes one hour sessions each night for three nights.
More details are below!
All images by Mark Weinberg. Used with permission. Intro written by Cassie Boorne.
Mark Weinberg is an award-winning freelance photographer based in New York City. He specializes in commercial and advertising photography and has worked with an impressive roster of clients including Target, West Elm, One Kings Lane, Food52, Kenneth Cole, Aveda, and Whole Foods Market. We interviewed Mark about how he built his freelance photography business in celebration of his upcoming online workshop, Building a Photography Business.
We have a special discount for Phoblographer readers at the end of this post.
It’s a sad fact that companies look to work with photographers who have large numbers of followers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. Heck, it’s how we grew Phoblographer.
If you’ve been in the portrait photography industry for a while, you most likely know who Hattie Watson is. But for the uninitiated, Hattie was (and is still) a beautiful model with lots of tattoos and a personality that works really well on camera. She’s taken the transition to being a photographer, but she explains that when she started out, no one really wanted to work with her.
No one wants to buy your prints partially because of the fact that you (if you’re reading this), are most likely a nobody in the photography industry. That’s a very broad and general statement, but let me explain.
It’s a known fact that photographers have been printing less and less over the years. Part of it is because we don’t need to, and instead distribute images online through communities. This is inherently built into the current crop of photographers coming up these days. They understand Polaroids, but they don’t understand prints. Like, seriously, what do you do with them?
Of course, not all of us are of this mentality.
Hey, photographers, there is a new photography focused bag on the block and it is brought to you by educator extraordinaire Sal Cincotta. The new Photographer Bug Out Bag, B.O.B., had been designed and developed Cincotta specifically for working photographers. The BOB is now on Kickstarter hoping to get about $100,000 in funding, having received just about $20,000 so far with 29 days remaining on the campaign.
It is really easy to get caught up in the hoopla and hype surrounding new cameras and lenses, but lets be honest people, there are so many more things that we can all be focusing on to improve out photography. Everything from better techniques to better tech for processing. Since most of the photography focused sites will be sharing some incredible camera and lens gear deals this weekend, I wanted to take a minute and focus on some killer deals for other products that you can use as a photographer.
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Dear Aspiring Professional Photographer,
You’ve got some mojo! You are a photographer so imbued with creative energies and drive that you believe that you’ve got the know-how to become a professional, full-time photographer. Congratulations in the most sincere and honest way possible. You’ve got the aspiration to do what so few believe that they’ll ever be able to.
With that said, I should inform you a bit about the paths ahead in that twisty curvy road that ends up arching out into various stems and branches. Some of the terrain will be rocky, while others are expected to be smooth sailing.