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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The State of Stock Photography

Copyright Paul Mozell 2008 Not long ago if you needed a photograph of a lion pursuing a wildebeast, or The Empire State Building, or a couple strolling down a perfect Carribean beach, you hired a photographer to take the shot. Many days or weeks afterward he shipped you a selection…

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So You Want to Digitize Your Slide Collection?

The articles that I’ve written for a few photography magazines and publications stir up readers to write me with technical questions about this and that. But the one question that pops into my email box more than any other is: I’ve got 4000 slides that I’ve taken over the years…

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Shopping for a digital camera: the megapixel wars

With a bewildering array of digital cameras for sale at everything from pharmacies to stationary stores to online dealers, choosing a camera for family use can be an intimidating project. The good news is that you get more and more camera for your hard earned dollar every day. The bad…

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