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The Reasons Why Unsplash is Cancer for Photographers

If you've read this site for a while, then you know and understand our hate for Unsplash. From their way of blindsiding photographers to their lack of ethics--the list can go on and on. And we've recently taken to discussing it a bit more in-depth.

Unsplash 2020 Awards Continue to Make a Mockery of Photography

If you're unfamiliar with Unsplash, don't worry. You're going to get a crash course in why this virus of a company is hated by photographers worldwide. You see, Unsplash is a community-driven stock photography website that prays on photographers who don't know better.

OP Ed: National Geographic Is in the Wrong for This Rights Grab

Making a sustainable income as a photojournalist isn't easy at the best of times. To do it during a global crisis where everyone is feeling the strain is pretty much impossible. To help keep the flow of quality photojournalism running, National Geographic is offering applicants between $1000 to $8000, so that they can keep working on stories.

Catch and Release is a Stock Image Site with a Unique Twist

Stock photography used to be an incredibly lucrative way for photographers and creatives to make good money. The rise of smartphones and everyone having a camera turned the industry sour, though as the market became flooded with images, and then organizations like Unsplash not only stuck the knife in, they twisted it too.

Catch and Release Is a Stock Image Site with a Unique Twist

Stock photography used to be an incredibly lucrative way for photographers and creatives to make good money. The rise of smartphones and everyone having a camera turned the industry sour, though as the market became flooded with images, and then organizations like Unsplash not only stuck the knife in, they twisted it too.

How Using Unsplash Got This Photographer Into Legal Trouble

If you've been considering posting stuff on Unsplash to get traction for your work, we've been very vocal about what you stand to lose. This time, we want to share what it's like when you're on the other side of the fence, and the legal problem you could find yourself grappling with when you source a photo from Unsplash for use on your blog or website. 

Why Unsplash’s 1-Million-Photo Milestone Is No Big Deal

On May 30, 2019, controversial free stock photo site Unsplash announced that it crossed the 1 million images uploaded mark. That had much of the photo blogosphere up in arms. Many photographers hate Unsplash because it encourages people to give away their pictures for nothing — not even credit. But I’m going to argue that […]

Opinion: Unsplash’s Latest News Is a Mockery to Photographers

We have spoken in quite some depth about Unsplash, and how they are unraveling the threads of photography as we know it. Unfortunately it seems as though the threads are being pulled faster, and faster as the company has just announced that over 1,000,000 images have been shared with them by photographers, and creators who may not understand just what they are doing to themselves, or the industry as a whole.*Heavy sigh*

New Photographers: Please Stop Supporting Unsplash, Support Behance

The motivation for this piece comes not only from the message that I've been actively preaching about Unsplash and the companies supporting them, but also because I've noticed that a ton of new photographers who enjoy showcasing their work on Reddit just don't know any better.

Dropbox Partners With Unsplash in Deal That Rips off Photographers

Just when we thought things couldn't possibly get much worse for photographers who unknowingly give up their image rights to services like Unsplash, things take another turn for the worse. The real bad part here is that Dropbox, one of the largest cloud based services around, has now got in on the act.

The Industry Needs to Stop Taking Photographers Image Rights ASAP

There are a ton of services out there that market themselves as the perfect way for photographers to get their work seen by, and possibly even purchased by major brands and organizations, all you have to do is sign up to use, upload your images and then wait for all of that exposure to pay off; only there's a catch.

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Lessons Learned One Month Into My 365 Project

Well, that’s one month in the books for my 365 project. There were some days where the ideas came easy and some nights filled with tears. (Okay not that dramatic. ) According to Lightroom, I took 1244 photographs this month.

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I Tried Unsplash for Two Years, Here’s What I Learned

It is now exactly 2 years since I started uploading stock photos to Unsplash, the “slightly” controversial stock photo platform where everything is free for everyone. I thought this would be a good occasion to share what I’ve gained from my presence on Unsplash.

30 Composition Styles for Taking Good Pictures

Ever since I decided to start learning photography, I’ve been looking for a good catalog of composition ideas. Once you figure out the mechanics of how a DSLR works, getting good at the composition of your photos seems to be the 80/20 of rapidly improving at photography. I looked around and heard that the best […]