Photographers, Instagrammers: Stop Being So D*mn Selfish and Disrespectful

What does it take to push a farmer to this point? The point where, fed up of thousands of disrespectful photographers, wannabe influencers and narcissistic tourists, they feel the only way to get them to stop damaging their business and property, is to damage those peoples photographs? I guess those visiting the lavender fields of […]

Three Seconds of Pleasant Geometry

Back in the day, a compelling photograph could be taken in a fraction of a second and considered for years, even decades. The small world of street photography was dominated by photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, who said, Photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event. […]

Costco Closing (Some) In-Store Photo Depts., Cites Plummeting Printing

Costco’s wholesale warehouse stores used to be an ultra-affordable place to get film developed, as it charged less than $2 a roll while competitors often charged several times as much. But film processing started disappearing from Costco locations a few years ago (to the dismay of many). Now the entire in-store photo departments may be […]

The High Cost of Perfection

Walking past booth after booth at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York, I often heard camera company presenters explaining to their uncomfortably-seated, yet nonetheless-enraptured, audiences how they shot the perfect photo.

Photography: AI Everywhere

There are two major trends in photography today. The first is the ever-increasing numbers of photos being made. I can’t even be bothered to look up how many billions of photos are being uploaded to Instickrbook every minute or every day or every year.

Social Media is Ruining Photography

In the U.S. and most industrialized nations, we have a collective infatuation with technology but a poor understanding of its effects both intended and unintended. We love asking Siri to play our favorite song, but dont fully consider the privacy implications of allowing the device to persistently listen to us. We love the convenience […]

The DSLR Will Likely Die: Are Mirrorless the Future of Big Standalone Cameras?

People often ask me, given the improvement and ubiquity of cell phones, whether DSLRs survive. This actually entails two slightly different questions: will standalone large-ish cameras survive, and will the particular reflex design (the R in DSLR) survive? I am cautiously optimistic about the former and very pessimistic about the latter. In this piece, I […]

Dear Sony: Thank You For the Mirrorless Camera Revolution

The mirrorless camera industry is about to blow up and we have Sony mirrorless to thank for this. This is how they achieved their massive success. This is the story of how one company built an industry from the ground up leaving everyone else behind.

How Tech Disrupted Photography and Made Things Awful for News Photogs

The photojournalism industry has undergone seismic shifts over the past couple of decades with photography’s move to digital and the rise of the smartphone camera. The business intelligence firm L2 recently sat down with veteran photojournalist Rick Smolan to chat about how tech has disrupted photography.

The Death of DSLRs is Near

Two decades ago, DSLRs were introduced to replace film cameras. With only a few megapixels, very short battery life, and an overall low quality, it was only natural that most photographers were very skeptical at first.

Fine Art Prices Are Falling, but Photo Prices Are Rising

If you’ve been thinking about starting a fine art photography collection, now may not be a bad time to start that investment. While most types of fine art are seeing prices plunge, photography is actually growing in clout among art collectors and investors.

10 Predictions About the Future of Photography

How might photography evolve in the coming years and decades? The folks over at COOPH took a look at current trends and research projects to come up with 10 productions about the future of photography.

The Photographer vs. The Internet

ME: I dont want to be a dick but could you please stop using my image on your website? THE INTERNET: Why? ME: Because it is my image and not yours to use! THE INTERNET: But it is on the Internet! ME: It is supposed to be exclusive for a client who paid me to […]

The Problem of Fake Photos in Fake News

The New York Times just reported an incredible story of how a 23-year old recent college graduate created a fake news story about fraudulent Clinton votes in Ohio and netted $22,000 on a fake news website from ads.

Great Photos! You Must Have a Great Camera!

“Great photos! You must have a great camera!” If you take your craft seriously, the odds of having heard these words are quite high. Audiences associate good images with great cameras, and for the longest time this (almost) accusation has bothered photographers who felt their skills were downplayed. But the interesting bit is that were […]

Photographys On The Phone Tell It Im Not Here!

So, time to stock up on bottled water and canned goods — the apocalypse is upon us. The iPhone 7 is here, and with its new and improved high res, dual lens, RAW shooting imaging system, its going to kill the consumer/enthusiast camera industry.

The Mirrorless Revolution: DSLRs Arent Dead, But Theyre On Life Support

Last year, during a panel discussion at one of the yearly industry conferences, I said that my hope was for DSLRs to soon vanish… I said this not because I havent enjoyed the incredible strides made in photo technology during the era of the DSLR — both as a camera store owner and a recreational […]

Photography Never Died

Lately, the photography sphere has been inundated, not with the gazillions of photos everyone is talking about, but with article after article proclaiming that photography is dead/over/irrelevant/trash.