1. 07/08/2013 -

    Life Framer is new photo competition Every month Life Framer makes a call for submissions for images that best capture the month’s competition theme. Life Framer shortlists their favourite images, then they ask a guest judge (Brian Finke is an upcoming judge) to select their winners, and display them to the world on the Lifeframe website, and at the end of the cycle in a special gallery series in London. For more information about Life Framer click here.

  2. 07/05/2013 -

    Caroline Hunter is Deputy Picture Editor of The Guardian’s Weekend Magazine which features gorgeous photography. I recently spoke with Caroline about the process of finding and hiring American photographers from her vantage in the U.K. How often are you hiring U.S.-based photographers? We hire U.S. photographers every week. I work on a busy picture desk and we often feature contributors and celebrities who are based in the US. Sometimes it feels as though we commission more photography in that part of the world than anywhere else! Are you more likely to look for someone who is located in the city you have an …

  3. 04/29/2013 -

    Sarah Lim, an Austin-based editorial photographer, contacted me because she was having trouble making sense of her various types of images. She had travel and documentary and lit studio portraits and natural light environmental portraits. There were a lot of strong images among the folders on her hard drive, but they were having a hard time getting along. We started by first talking about the kind of work that she would like to be getting. Then we started editing her work so that it was a bit more focused and showed off her strengths. We announced the revised edits via email …

  4. 04/18/2013 -

    TheDocumentaryProjectFund was founded to help make sure that photographers who want to tell the stories of their communities will be able to do so. TheDPF focuses on those photographers who work within their communities. They may work locally but the issues of community are the same as those faced globally. Looking through the lens of a photographer who is committed to his community will translate to communities everywhere. Submissions for entry will begin May 15, 2013 and run through June 15, 2013. More information can be found here.  

  5. 04/12/2013 -

    Calling all students! YPA has finalized the locations for the 2013 mentoring program & has a total of seventeen teams set up around the world. The program takes place over the summer beginning June 1st, ending August 15th pairing up students with leading industry professionals. Teams will meet for eight two hour sessions, (days and times to be determined by teams at first meeting). The results of the program will be featured in an exhibition in NYC and will be prominently displayed to a worldwide audience. You will gain experience and insights from your mentors, create new work for your …

  6. 04/10/2013 -

    Jennifer Whitney‘s spring promo is out, and it’s a beautiful custom envelope with four different bodies of work each with its own trifold insert. The themes of each card are: Everyday moments that make up our daily lives, commercial work she shot for Cooking Channel during SXSW 2012, food, and her series on election season called “the vote”, including coverage of RNC 2012 in Tampa.  

  7. 04/05/2013 -

      KLRU Collective filmed photographer Kimberly Finkel Davis and me at the Texas Photo Roundup! I talk about what it takes to be a working professional, and Kimberly visits AgavePrint and Cloverleaf Studio for help with her beautiful print portfolio.

  8. 04/01/2013 -

    Lissa Gotwals is a Durham, North Carolina-based lifestyle, entertaining and portrait photographer. Her work is full of life and energy, showing the connections that people have between each other, the Earth and the food we grow and eat. Amidst the daily celebrations of life, there are quiet moments that are filled with nostalgia without being overly sentimental. The work feels real and genuine. Her new website puts that work front and center, showing off her great use of color and ease of capturing real moments. In the next few weeks, we’ll be sending out a print promo announcing the new work. …

  9. 03/28/2013 -

    Looking for some musical accompaniment to your photo editing days spent at the computer? Tune into my “Songs about Photography” playlist on Spotify. Have any suggestions to add?

  10. 03/26/2013 -

    Hilary Duffy  is a New York City-based photographer specializing in photography for NGOs, magazines and corporate social responsibility projects. We created a brand new website for her with a new edit that focused on her strengths in storytelling around the world.

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