Category Archives: Q&A Series

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Ryan Pfluger Interviewed on A Photo a Day

Renowned photography blog A Photo A Day interviewed Ryan Pfluger about his image-making process. 1. What do you do before and during the shoot to cultivate the kind of intimacy your shoots clearly enjoy? Even in the celebrity portraits, it

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Ryan Pfluger Interviewed on A Photo a Day

Renowned photography blog A Photo A Day interviewed Ryan Pfluger about his image-making process. 1. What do you do before and during the shoot to cultivate the kind of intimacy your shoots clearly enjoy? Even in the celebrity portraits, it

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Evan Kafka Interviewed for Shutterbug Magazine’s “Marketing Your Work”

Evan Kafka was interviewed for Shutterbug Magazine’s December 2012 Issue! The article, entitled “Marketing Your Work”, shares tips and advice about promotions and marketing from Evan and several other photo professionals. To find out Evan’s thoughts on branding, successful marketing

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Evan Kafka Interviewed for Shutterbug Magazine’s “Marketing Your Work”

Evan Kafka was interviewed for Shutterbug Magazine’s December 2012 Issue! The article, entitled “Marketing Your Work”, shares tips and advice about promotions and marketing from Evan and several other photo professionals. To find out Evan’s thoughts on branding, successful marketing

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Trevor Dixon Shoots Campbell’s Go Soup Campaign for DDW

Campbell’s Soup Co. recently launched a new product line, Campbell’s Go Soups, and Trevor Dixon shot portraits for the packaging. The product is different from anything the company has previously created, as the soups are packaged in plastic pouches and sold in a

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Trevor Dixon Shoots Campbell’s Go Soup Campaign for DDW

Campbell’s Soup Co. recently launched a new product line, Campbell’s Go Soups, and Trevor Dixon shot portraits for the packaging. The product is different from anything the company has previously created, as the soups are packaged in plastic pouches and sold in a

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Trevor Dixon Directs and Shoots Motion and Print Campaign for BHLDN

Trevor Dixon and BHLDN recently teamed up to create a new collaboration project. Although the two have had a partnership for years, the new project included Trevor directing and shooting still photographs and five motion videos for BHLDN. Thus, the bridal company (which

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Trevor Dixon Directs and Shoots Motion and Print Campaign for BHLDN

Trevor Dixon and BHLDN recently teamed up to create a new collaboration project. Although the two have had a partnership for years, the new project included Trevor directing and shooting still photographs and five motion videos for BHLDN. Thus, the bridal company (which

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Adam Taylor Shoots James “The Missle” Magnussen for Samsung Olympic Partner Campaign

Australian swimmer James “The Missle” Magnussen is a favored Olympic hopeful this year at the 2012 London Olympics. The 6’5”, 22-year-old swimmer rose to international attention when he won the 100m freestyle at the World Championships in Shanghai last year. Continuing

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Adam Taylor Shoots James “The Missle” Magnussen for Samsung Olympic Partner Campaign

Australian swimmer James “The Missle” Magnussen is a favored Olympic hopeful this year at the 2012 London Olympics. The 6’5”, 22-year-old swimmer rose to international attention when he won the 100m freestyle at the World Championships in Shanghai last year. Continuing

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Evan Kafka for Ogilvy & Mather and Huggies

It’s that all-too-familiar moment when you are making eye contact with a baby and he/she lets you in on a little secret: they’re the ones who are really in control of the situation. In their third campaign with Glasshouse photographer

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Evan Kafka for Ogilvy & Mather and Huggies

It’s that all-too-familiar moment when you are making eye contact with a baby and he/she lets you in on a little secret: they’re the ones who are really in control of the situation. In their third campaign with Glasshouse photographer

Q&A: Photographers shooting video… continued.

Last month we put a question out to producers about what photographers need to know about making their first steps into video/motion. Since last month’s assignment email was such a hit, we’re following it up with an extended version of

Q&A: Photographers shooting video… continued.

Last month we put a question out to producers about what photographers need to know about making their first steps into video/motion. Since last month’s assignment email was such a hit, we’re following it up with an extended version of

Q&A: End Of Summer Recommendations

As the summer winds down, it’s a great time to catch up on all that relaxation that you’ve been meaning to get to since May. For this month’s Q&A, we’ve decided to catch up with our photographers as well as

Q&A: End Of Summer Recommendations

As the summer winds down, it’s a great time to catch up on all that relaxation that you’ve been meaning to get to since May. For this month’s Q&A, we’ve decided to catch up with our photographers as well as

Q&A: Your fine art vs. commercial career?

Q&A: How do you juggle your fine art and your commercial careers? Lately I’ve seen the lines blurring a little between what is typically considered fine art and commercial photography. Many of the photographers that come to mind as strictly

Q&A: Your fine art vs. commercial career?

Q&A: How do you juggle your fine art and your commercial careers? Lately I’ve seen the lines blurring a little between what is typically considered fine art and commercial photography. Many of the photographers that come to mind as strictly

Q&A: Networking

Networking: The good, the bad, and the inevitably awkward. The term “networking” makes me cringe a bit and I’m not sure why, especially since I go out and do just that most nights after work. I never put much energy

Q&A: Networking

Networking: The good, the bad, and the inevitably awkward. The term “networking” makes me cringe a bit and I’m not sure why, especially since I go out and do just that most nights after work. I never put much energy

Q&A: The Photography Post

A New Magazine Model, Part 3 In the final installment of my three part series about an evolving magazine model, I’ve decided to end with a grand finale of sorts. With the bulk of content migrating online, there seems to

Q&A: The Photography Post

A New Magazine Model, Part 3 In the final installment of my three part series about an evolving magazine model, I’ve decided to end with a grand finale of sorts. With the bulk of content migrating online, there seems to

Q&A: A New Magazine Model, 1000Words

A New Magazine Model, Part 2 This month, we’re picking up where we left off examining new approaches to the traditional magazine model. One of the things I see as a big difference in the last few years is an

Q&A: A New Magazine Model, 1000Words

A New Magazine Model, Part 2 This month, we’re picking up where we left off examining new approaches to the traditional magazine model. One of the things I see as a big difference in the last few years is an

Photographer’s Location, Continued.

Our last Q&A discussed how a photographer’s location factors into their career and business. I put this question out to some of my favorite people in the industry and received some amazing responses. Neil Binkley from Wonderful Machine, wrote me

Photographer’s Location, Continued.

Our last Q&A discussed how a photographer’s location factors into their career and business. I put this question out to some of my favorite people in the industry and received some amazing responses. Neil Binkley from Wonderful Machine, wrote me

Q&A: A Photographer’s Location

Q&A: How does a photographer’s location affect their career? This is one of the questions I always get asked by photographers. Once upon a time, clients could afford to fly you, your assistants, and your ten thousands bags of equipment

Q&A: A Photographer’s Location

Q&A: How does a photographer’s location affect their career? This is one of the questions I always get asked by photographers. Once upon a time, clients could afford to fly you, your assistants, and your ten thousands bags of equipment

Q&A: Portfolio Updates

How often should a photographer update their print portfolio? How about the website? Does putting new work on a blog count? With all the internet avenues to show off new work, it is hard to know how often to update

Q&A: Portfolio Updates

How often should a photographer update their print portfolio? How about the website? Does putting new work on a blog count? With all the internet avenues to show off new work, it is hard to know how often to update

NEW Q&A: Is it time to stop assisting?

While the becoming a photographer doesn’t have the clear career progression some professions do, there is an ideal order to things: assist your idols and eventually leave the nest when you’re ready. However, with magazines becoming scarce and the number

NEW Q&A: Is it time to stop assisting?

While the becoming a photographer doesn’t have the clear career progression some professions do, there is an ideal order to things: assist your idols and eventually leave the nest when you’re ready. However, with magazines becoming scarce and the number

New Q&A!

Q&A Series: Photographers Who Do Video With all the modern technology floating around (video on your phone? really?) photographers are forced to be at the forefront of it all in order to stay competitive. Does being on top of new

New Q&A!

Q&A Series: Photographers Who Do Video With all the modern technology floating around (video on your phone? really?) photographers are forced to be at the forefront of it all in order to stay competitive. Does being on top of new

Q&A: Role of personal work?

What is the role of a photographer’s personal work? As a photographer, how do you negotiate the two halves of your creative self? Does there have to be a separation between the two? As a buyer, do separate bodies of

Q&A: Role of personal work?

What is the role of a photographer’s personal work? As a photographer, how do you negotiate the two halves of your creative self? Does there have to be a separation between the two? As a buyer, do separate bodies of

NEW Q&A: Equipment

Q & A: Was there a piece of equipment that saved the shoot? The most valuable thing to have on a shoot when you hit a snag is the ability to be creative and resourceful. I’ve put this question out

NEW Q&A: Equipment

Q & A: Was there a piece of equipment that saved the shoot? The most valuable thing to have on a shoot when you hit a snag is the ability to be creative and resourceful. I’ve put this question out

Put your ego to rest and make great images

Why do photographers shy away from collaborating with other photographers? I understand the need for complete control and, from a rep’s standpoint, I do like to see a portfolio that is representative of a clear personal vision. That being said,

Put your ego to rest and make great images

Why do photographers shy away from collaborating with other photographers? I understand the need for complete control and, from a rep’s standpoint, I do like to see a portfolio that is representative of a clear personal vision. That being said,

Q&A Series: Loyality vs. New Talent?

Q & A SERIES: With budgets tightening, is now the time to stick to your regular photographers, or are you reaching out to new talent? Are photo editors and art buyers still keeping tabs on new photographers? With jobs being

Q&A Series: Loyality vs. New Talent?

Q & A SERIES: With budgets tightening, is now the time to stick to your regular photographers, or are you reaching out to new talent? Are photo editors and art buyers still keeping tabs on new photographers? With jobs being

Q & A Series: The Worst Mistakes

Q & A SERIES: THE WORST MISTAKES PHOTOGRAPHERS MAKE This month for our Q&A, I’ve asked industry creatives to name the worst mistake a photographer has ever made or could ever make (on a photo shoot? early in their career?

Q & A Series: The Worst Mistakes

Q & A SERIES: THE WORST MISTAKES PHOTOGRAPHERS MAKE This month for our Q&A, I’ve asked industry creatives to name the worst mistake a photographer has ever made or could ever make (on a photo shoot? early in their career?

Q&A: How does competition affect you?

That’s the question we’ve posed to some creative professionals (photo editors, photographers, art buyers, etc.) this month. We hope their answers will not only be enjoyable to read, but informative and thought provoking as well. I plan on throwing out

Q&A: How does competition affect you?

That’s the question we’ve posed to some creative professionals (photo editors, photographers, art buyers, etc.) this month. We hope their answers will not only be enjoyable to read, but informative and thought provoking as well. I plan on throwing out