Popular Photography Shuts It’s Doors After 80 Years

The sad end to Popular Photography Magazine

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Eliot Porter: An Appreciation of a 20th Century Master of Landscape Photography

Although I was the son of a professional cinematographer and still photographer, the names of photographic giants Ansel Adams and Edward Weston were of little importance to me. At the moment I first turned the pages of “In Wildness” in our living room, my teenaged mind — swirling with the psychedelic imagery of the Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix and 1960’s pop art— was brought to a new place by the large-format, sublime, color photographs of Eliot Porter.

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Social Media: Using Your Photos To Promote Their Businesses

Have you read the Terms of Service Agreements for your favorite social media sites recently? If you sheepishly answer “No,” you’re not alone.

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Wall Street Journal – on Portrait Photo Trends

By KATHERINE ROSMAN Elizabeth McGuire hates her children’s school photos. “School mug shots,” she calls them. Parents readily snap and share tons of photos, causing some to ask why would they want a school portrait of their child with a forced grin and hair brushed badly in front of a…

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Why You Need A Pro Photographer: DIY In-House Photos Compromise Your Image — Costing You Time and Money

Now more than ever, images and photography play a decisive role in defining your company’s image. When SEO (search engine optimization) tools and specialists record and analyze the duration, source, and movement of each site visit, can you really afford NOT to use professionally produced photographs in your marketing? Is the good enough photo made by someone on your in-house team, what you really want on the front page of marketing piece?

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Online Photography Sales: Do It Yourself!

Selling your own photographic prints and licensing your work is now a do-it-yourself imperative! The photography marketplace is overflowing with online providers of print production services and increasingly, options for posting and selling licensed images on your own, without the help of a stock agency.

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Three Days of Shooting In October: Different

In three consecutive days I shot architecture in Boston’s South End, a client’s family reunion, and took a hike with my daughter to one of our favorite nature venues. The contrast in photo assignments was invigorating and I felt very much “in the zone” with all my creative energies flowing

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Mountain Streams: Another View

Photographing mountain streams in the White Mountain National Forest

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When to hire a pro photographer

© Paul Mozell Let’s say that you work in the marketing communications department of a technology, financial services, or bio-tech company. The VP of marketing has just assigned you to a team developing a new corporate identity. This includes new marketing brochures, sell sheets, web content, and a schedule of…

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How many photos do you shoot at an event?

© Paul Mozell A photographer-colleague of mine recently told me that she shot over 1200 images at a recent wedding. Another photographer I know guarantees his clients that he will shoot and deliver at least 400 photographs to the bride and groom. In the bygone era of film, 200 frames…

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Street Photography: Photographers’ Rights Are Increasingly Restricted

© Paul Mozell 2007 It seems that the political and social atmosphere these days is making it increasing difficult to take stock and editorial photographs in public places. I’m still fuming about being hassled recently by the police in a Massachusetts town who were unhappy about me taking photographs at…

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The Cost of Wedding Photography: Justifying the Rates

© Paul Mozell 2006 You’ve picked a date for your wedding, reserved a function hall, and the next item on your list is to shop for a wedding photographer. A quick scan on the web reveals prices from $1000 to $4000 and you conclude that this may not be simple…

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