The colorization of iconic black and white images by Sanna Dullaway have gone viral and stirred up a controversy. Should iconic photography (or films) be colorized like this?Read more "The Colorization of Films and Photos. Good or Bad?"
In the past few weeks, I’ve seen something that 15 years ago I would never have dreamed would be a reality: Blockbuster Video stores with “Store Closing” banners hanging out front. What in the world happened? There was a time when Blockbuster was the “king of the world.” They were to small mom and pop […]Read more "Blockbuster Video and a Fatal Lesson About Ignoring the Signs"
At the end of Jim Cameron’s sci-fi thriller “Terminator,” Sarah Connor the reluctant hero (played terrifically by Linda Hamilton), the mother of the savior of the world, is sitting in a jeep at a Mexican border gas station, looking solemnly towards the hills. Her face is wrought with sadness and anticipation. The wind blows. A […]Read more "Photography is Headed for an Industry Storm"
The bruhaha that stirred up over the past 36 hours regarding Jesh de Rox’s “Beloved” webinar is a testament to what is both great and terrible about this industry. The passion and love people have for this craft is great. The desire to want to defend and stand up for someone or something you believe […]Read more "The Art and Business of Photography: A Perspective to Ponder"
Last week Chase Jarvis posted a very intriguing short documentary film about a stolen image from Flickr (the film was created by FStoppers). In short, Noam Galai posted a self-portrait photograph of himself screaming and it was circulated worldwide. It ended up on the cover of magazines, books, spray-painted on walls, used in propaganda brochures, […]Read more "The Challenges of Protecting Your Copyrights Online"
“We all want to be the best. And if you want to be the best, it takes everything you have.” ~ Doug Menuez Last month I posted “Act 1” of my short film documentary series about commercial photographer Doug Menuez. In this episode Doug shares his thoughts and wisdom about making it in this business. […]Read more "Do You Have the Fortitude to Be the Best? Menuez on Manhattan – Act 2"
**UPDATE: This blog post was part 3 of a 3-part series. ** I hazard to guess the post I posted a couple of days ago may have ruffled some feathers. Those of you who follow me regularly were either thinking “Someone must have hacked into Ron’s blog!” or you were thinking “Here we go again. […]Read more "The Future is Bright, or Bleak. What’s Your Perspective?"
**UPDATE: This blog post was part 2 of a 3-part series. Be sure to read part 1 (The Future is Bleak) and Part 3 (The Future is Bright or Bleak). 🙂 ** There is absolutely no better time than NOW to be a small business photographer or filmmaker. The equipment we have at our disposal […]Read more "The Future is BRIGHT for Small Business Photographers and Filmmakers"
**UPDATE: This blog post was part 1 of a 3-part series. Be sure to read part 2 (The Future is Bright) and Part 3 (The Future is Bright or Bleak). 🙂 ** Why don’t we all just admit it. If you’re a small business making a living by shooting photos (e.g. weddings & events, portraits, […]Read more "The Future is Bleak for Small Business Photographers and Filmmakers"
Last week this video premiered on Pictage’s new PhotoLife site. This was one of the films we shot for the opening keynote address at PartnerCon 2010. In it five photogs share their frustrations about the photography industry. The video stars Evie Perez, Eliud Matos, Michelle Standerfer, Katrina Wheeler, and Shari Zellers. They were all willing […]Read more "Getting RAW – What Frustrates You About the Photog Biz?"