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After working as a creative for over a decade in an agency environment, I’ve seen just about every bad lifestyle image one could imagine. I’m talking about images that are not just clichés, not just overused royalty-free stock, but images that can zap the life out of an image as opposed to giving it...

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There's not a day or an event that goes by where I'm not inundated with questions from aspiring (and even veteran) photographers asking me questions about how to best go about getting an agent and what to expect when finally finding what will hopefully be the beginning of a long and prosperous worki...

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Back in June of 2014, I did a Q&A with automotive photographer/director Paul Barshon. Since then, his work has continued to evolve into something truly great (not that it wasn’t great before). One of his recent projects for Lexus Europe is a perfect example of his work not only being outstanding in ...

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There’s no shortage of portfolio reviews to attend these days. At-Edge, FotoWorks, APA, ASMP, Lucie Foundation, Photolucida, and Palm Springs Photo Festival are a handful of great options to consider on the West Coast. For those of you elsewhere, many of these organizations have regional chapters or...

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So much of what you find with commercial food photography is more or less the same. Studio lights glaring, over-styled ingredients to the point of ridiculousness, and exactly what you’d expect to find in the next supermarket mailer to arrive in your mailbox — stale catalog shots failing to tell a st...

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As an art producer, I’ve seen my share of portfolios, good and bad. A while back I even wrote a post questioning whether or not printed portfolios are obsolete. I still believe they’re necessary, especially if you’re a newbie. So if you want to knock my socks off and make a career as a photographer...

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Along with 30 world-renowned photographers, painters, sculptors, writers, filmmakers, and musicians including Sebastião Salgado, Mary Ellen Mark, Annie Leibovitz and Vik Muniz — American photographer Glen Wexler took up the challenge when he was commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ...

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It might be old news that Leica opened a store in L.A., but nonetheless, it’s still a place that will be an important photography destination for years to come and definitely worth a visit if you’re in L.A....

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From my last article, “Do you need a Rep?” there was a particular topic that could help an artist go far with editors and buyers in the industry. Can a photographer rely on their creativity/work alone? I’ve been able to work with some A-list photographers in my career and to be honest......

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Whenever I see a new bag on the market, I always take notice and inevitably, I will without fail give it a try. As I’ve aged, I do find myself wanting something that I would label as a classic. Leather is my material of choice......

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