Showing Your Work


So you want to win a mobile photo competition?


The MPAs and the IPPAs: the two leading mobile-only photography awards All photography competitions are businesses in some form or other. Some competitions make profits for their organisers, some are marketing vehicles for their sponsors, others are designed to build archives of photos for sale and some simply want your contact details so they can…

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Sell Your Gig Photos via Social Media


Music photography doesn’t pay. That’s the mantra you hear from a lot of photography professionals. And they’re right, but they’re missing the point. We do it because we love it not because we want to get rich. That said… there are bills to pay and getting paid is nice because it means someone really does…

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The Art of the Edit


Over the years in which I have been involved with professional photography I have edited literally thousands of images—and that is how you learn how to edit. You have to look at photographs, lots of photographs, created by other photographers; you cannot learn to edit by looking purely at your own work. It is often…


Creating a Series of Images


At the start of my career, I assumed that all images were created individually, and so I trained myself to think up completely new ideas daily. While my portfolio was still cohesive because of a similar style running through it, the pictures didn’t belong together. I only started to understand the importance of a series…


20th Century Photographers – An Interview with Arnold Newman


Below is part of an interview by Grace Schaub that can found in the just published book 20th Century Photographers: Interviews on the Craft, Purpose, and the Passion of Photography. To view examples of Arnold Newman’s work, visit Arnold Newman (1918–2006) was a source of inspiration to generations of photographers. His concepts of symbolic…

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Achieving Your Potential As A Digital Photographer
Recorded Webinar with Harold Davis


Recently, Focal Press hosted the following webinar featuring Harold Davis where he discussed Achieving Your Potential As A Digital Photographer. Harold Davis is an internationally-known digital artist and award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of many photography books. In addition to his activity as a bestselling book author, Harold Davis is a Moab Master…

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