Are Portrait Session Fees Good Business?

Bradford suggests that eliminating these fees will demonstrate a photographer’s confidence in the high quality of his work
By William Sawalich
Here’s some tough talk on the business of portrait photography from a very successful portrait photographer. The mononymously named “Bradford” runs a financially successful portrait studio with locations in California, Florida and New York, and he recently wrote a post on his “Million Dollar Photographer” blog suggesting that other portrait…

Happy New Year!

CBS News’ program 60 Minutes profiled what's going on at Apple last week
By William Sawalich
What do you expect to be new and exciting camera technology in this coming year? I like to imagine what new technologies will be old hat by the end of the new year. In terms of cameras, some of the most exciting stuff is happening in an unlikely place—smartphones and…

The New York Times Year In Pictures

A moving, heart wrenching collection of the best news pictures from the past year
By William Sawalich
It’s New Year’s Eve. As so many prepare to celebrate—out with the old, in with the new—might I suggest you take a look at one last “best of the year” list? It’s a moving, heart wrenching collection of the best news pictures from the past year. From images of the…

A Year End “Best Of” List… For Your Phone

Kate Palmer Albers has paid attention to another way we access photography—our mobile devices
By William Sawalich
Kate Palmer Albers is a professor of art history at the University of Arizona. She’s an expert in contemporary fine art photography, and a prolific writer and blogger on the topic. She recently wrote one of those “best of the year” lists of which I’m so fond. But instead of…

Dogs Photographed While Trying To Catch Treats

German photographer Christian Vieler photographs dogs while trying to catch a treat from midair
By William Sawalich
As a dog lover, how can I not share this great series of energetic pooch portraits? German photographer Christian Vieler has been photographing dogs for a few years now, and he recently stumbled upon a series that produces awesome results: he photographs dogs while trying to catch a treat from…

The Best Sports Photos Of 2015

There are images of artful, minimalist beauty as well as more traditional images of the traditional big four American sports
By William Sawalich
Well the final week of the year has arrived, so you know I’m all about finding as many “best of the year” lists I can. I’ve shared some great lists of books and news photos, so how about a slightly different take today. It’s the editors of Sports Illustrated and…
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