Kylie Jenner has taught us that a picture is worth more than a thousand words. It can also help you build a billion-dollar company. Carol Sankar Published 11:00 am CDT, Friday, August 24, 2018 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Want a Billion-Dollar Brand? Invest in Quality Photography. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery What can the youngest self-made soon-to-be-billionaire, Kylie Jenner, teach aspiring entrepreneurs about the importance of quality photography? Everything. Related: This Ad Agency Head Spends Half His Time Taking Photos for Instagram. Here's Why He Doesn't Consider It a Side Hustle. If there is one thing … [Read more...] about Want a Billion-Dollar Brand? Invest in Quality Photography.
The vast majority of our planet is underwater, extraordinary and largely unexplored. As such, it provides ripe pickings for photography enthusiasts spoilt by rapidly improving technology and an alien world to return to the surface with stunning pictures like this: The whale calf, shot by Rodney Bursai, is actually an upside-down shot. That’s the winning entry in this year’s Through Your Lens photo contest, developed and produced by Scuba Diving Magazine. The annual contest just wrapped up for its 14th year after drawing more than 2100 entries. Scuba Diving said the winning images “were chosen for their beauty and creativity, and further for their ability to impact and inspire”. The prizes were awarded across four categories – wide-angle, conceptual, macro and compact camera. Here’s a selection: Wide Angle – winner Alex Dawson caught this image of an anti-aircraft tank off the coast of Tala Bay in Jordon. Wide Angle – runner-up Karen … [Read more...] about These stunning underwater images took out the top prizes in Scuba Diving magazine’s annual photography contest
Viet Nam News We had a chat with RooM to find out more about their business, thoughts on stock photography and where the future might take us. RooM the Agency is one of the notable companies contributing to Focused Collection stock photo service. Could you tell us more about RooM the Agency, the essence of this project, the early beginnings and where you are now? In such a crowded marketplace, how do you position and differentiate yourself? What are some features or services that are unique to your agency? How many photographers actively contribute to your platform? How do you find and choose them? Could you tell us more about your photographers? Do they work full time as professionals or do you also have enthusiasts? Do you have a strict photo selection process? Is the technically perfect shot more important than an atmospheric one? What made you decide to start a mobile image collection? Does mobile photography sell well on your platform and what is the target … [Read more...] about ROOM THE AGENCY: Is free stock photography the future?
Film photography is alive and well, and Cassidy Osborne is living proof.Osborne started photographing weddings 10 years ago on a digital camera, but her work took an unexpected turn after her own wedding photos were shot on film.“When I got the images back, I couldn’t deny that they just looked magical. I quickly called (the wedding photographer), and she walked me through how to get started. That was seven years ago,” said Osborne, who goes by Cassidy Brooke for her photography.Osborne isn’t the only Colorado Springs photographer still breathing life onto film. About 70 to 100 rolls are dropped off every week at Mike’s Camera, and 20 to 30 are taken to Cameraworks down the street.Film cameras are used mostly by two groups: Older people who never switched to digital, and 20-somethings who long for an analog renaissance, said John Vinson, a customer service representative at Cameraworks.“Go down to a store like Independent Records and see how much … [Read more...] about Film photography is not dead in Colorado Springs
Lomography, a company dedicated to selling analogue film camera products, is still surviving despite the introduction and takeover of digital photography. Their story started in 1991, when a group of students from Vienna stumbled upon a Soviet-made camera that produced unique and quirky results. Their laissez-faire, no-rules approach to photography quickly spread, and what started as a small group of photographers showing off their work grew into an international company. Sally Bibawy and Matthias Fiegl want you to know that film’s not dead. They’re two co-founders of Lomography, which morphed from a simple non-profit society centered around sharing the end results of non-traditional photography into an international brand – selling film, analogue cameras, and accessories in an almost completely digital age. The company’s history can be traced back to 1991, when a group of students from Vienna, Austria, including Bibawy and Fiegl, found a small, cheap … [Read more...] about How a group of students turned their discovery of a cheaply-made Soviet camera into a photography style and international business