Richard Wong

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A Professional’s Retrospective: Exploring The Fine Art of Nature

I was talking to someone recently who asked me what kind of photographs I make. I paused for a moment to ponder this basic but critical question, …

Canon EOS

Triggered: David Hobby Reflects on 12 Years with Strobist

For the past 12 years, David Hobby has been living his life as Strobist – one of the first and greatest online photography resources. Entire photo …

Social Media

Survey of Artists Reveals that an MFA and Gallery Representation Won’t Make You Financially Secure

The majority of artists aren’t earning a living from sales of their artwork, a new survey suggests. Instead, they rely primarily on freelance and …

Is National Geographic Fine Art a Ripoff for Photographers?

I recently received an email from National Geographic Fine Art Galleries (NGFA) for a request to include one of my photos in their galleries. It was …

Court Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use

A Virginia federal court has made a decision that photographers won’t be happy to hear: the court ruled that finding a photo on the Internet and then …

Facebook Nukes 10 Major Groups Used to Game Instagram’s Algorithm

Facebook has suspended 10 large groups on its service that were being used by hundreds of thousands of people to game Instagram in hopes of making …

I Spent Two Years Botting on Instagram — Here’s What I Learned

In the world of Instagram, there is a practice known as <i>botting</i> — and I hate it. For the uninitiated, botting is the process of tying your Instagram …

Social Media

A Tale of Two Photo Scams; Pt. 1: The One that Was - Gary Crabbe - Enlightened Images Photography

“I blame the Nigerians”; Pt. 1: The Photography Assignment that was a SCAM.<p>or: “Look Ma, I’m gonna be a Fashion Footwear Assignment …

Photographer Wins Monkey Selfie Copyright Case, Court Slams PETA

Photographer David Slater has won his legal battle over that monkey selfie. A US appeals court ruled Monday that US copyright law doesn’t allow …

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Life Beyond Photography

A deep passion for photography is only part of what it takes to succeed as a full-time photographer. Fewer staff positions combined with static or …

Developing Your Photography Brand Part VI – The Wine Label Test

<i>I originally wrote this series of six branding articles on another site ten years ago and wanted to update this for my own site. In addition to being</i> …

Wine

Developing Your Photography Brand V – Brand Identity

<i>I originally wrote this series of articles on another site ten years ago and wanted to update this for my own site. In addition to being a</i> …

Are Facebook Ads Worth It?

Rarely does a week go by that I don’t hear from business owners and photographers about how Facebook ads are a waste of money, blah, blah, blah. I’ve …

Facebook Ads

Martin Stavars, The One Man in a Web of Online Photo Contests

Online photo contests are a popular way for photographers to test their skills and vie for global recognition and bragging rights. But some contests …

Awards

Developing Your Photography Brand Part IV – Marketing Campaigns

<i>I originally wrote this series of articles on another site ten years ago and wanted to update this for my own site. In addition to being a</i> …

ImageBrief is shutting down, users have one week to save their images

Photo licensing service ImageBrief, which was founded in 2011, is officially shutting down. The news was announced over email, in which ImageBrief …

ImageBrief Abruptly Closes In Yet Another Ominous Sign for Stock Image Markets

ImageBrief announced last week that it would be shutting down. The stock-image market founded in 2011 by Simon Moss allowed advertisers to send in …

Developing Your Photography Brand III – Perceived Value

<i>I originally wrote this series of articles on another site ten years ago and wanted to update this for my own site. In addition to being a</i> …

Developing Your Photography Brand II – Target Audiences

<i>I originally wrote this series of articles on another site ten years ago and wanted to update this for my own site. In addition to being a</i> …

500px Acquired by VCG, the Getty Images of China

500px has been acquired by Visual China Group (VCG), the Beijing, China-based photo and media agency that’s known as “the Getty Images of China.”<p>VCG …

Developing Your Photography Brand – Part One (of Six)

<i>I originally wrote this series of articles on another site ten years ago and wanted to update this for my own site. In addition to being a</i> …

What National Geographic Photo Editors Actually Do

Have you ever wondered what the photo editors at <i>National Geographic</i> do? No, they don’t sit around and edit pictures in Photoshop. In this 6-minute …

How Photo Editors Use Instagram to Discover Photographers

When PDN asked photo editors how Instagram helps them discover photographers, many mentioned the phrase “rabbit hole”: Browsing posts by a …

Instagram Freebooting Is Out of Control and the Company Is Letting It Happen

As Instagram evolves, copyright violations don't seem to be an issue for this social media giant. More images mean more views which mean more ad …

Shoot Like A Pro?

If I hear one more person or read one more camera ad that tells me to SHOOT LIKE A PRO! I swear to god I’ll start drinking gin from the cat bowl and …

Personal Finance & Photography

Anyone that has shopped for a camera or browsed a B&H catalog knows that photography equipment can be rather expensive. So you might be wondering how …

Personal Finance

Is Social Media the End of Landscape Photography?

Landscape photography is more popular than it’s ever been and with the high quality of smartphone cameras, it’s also more accessible than ever …

Facebook moving non-promoted posts out of news feed in trial

New system could destroy smaller publishers if implemented, after journalists report drop in organic reach – but users will still see their friends’ posts<p>Facebook is testing a major change that would shift non-promoted posts out of its news feed, a move that could be catastrophic for publishers …

How NOT to Become a Brand Ambassador as a Photographer

I’ve often received emails from photographers who have approached my little brand, 3 Legged Thing with offers of “collaboration”. There’s is nothing …

ImageRights Opens Copyright Registration to Non-Subscribers, Adds Blockchain Record Keeping

ImageRights is opening up a dedicated copyright registration service for users who aren’t ImageRights subscribers.<p>The new service promises a quick …