Of Drones and Photography

We have all gasped at the stunning footage more than once. Here, guest writer Max Therry provides a comprehensive look at what you need to know when commissioning/shooting with drones. Definitely one to bookmark! Over the years, photography has seen many different forms. But perhaps, one of the most controversial methods of photography, has been …


Keren Sachs – Visual Content and Strategy Consultant

We always appreciate the opportunity to catch up with picture professionals. Profiling Keren Sachs this week to find out how roles are shifting and evolving in our industry. Keren has a broad and deep background working with visual media; from creating collections (Offset) to developing markets for Archives (Commercial division for Trunk Archive), to directing …


Listening in on Sharky

By Tom Sheeter In 20-30 minutes, you could burn 200 or so calories, enjoy about 200 calories of pinot noir, or do either while getting up to speed on industry gossip, tech trends, and the burning questions faced by working photographers. Since 2015, the popular PetaPixel.com site has produced a twice-weekly podcast that covers all …


Instant Dreams

Premiering at the IDFA . Will be looking for distribution on this one! Directed by Willem Baptist: https://www.willembaptist.nl


Going Back to the Future

Review of Visual Connections 2017 by Michael Masterson. This year’s Visual Connections in New York was a glittering affair, literally, held in the eponymous Crystal Ballroom at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel. The elegant space was filled with returning exhibitors and a dozen new ones including Curated Artists, Gallery Stock, Storyblocks, Come Alive Images, IMG …


The photos that killed a friendship

By Tom Sheeter Harry Houdini left us on October 31, 1926. Or perhaps his spirit lingers on, as his former friend Sir Arthur Conan Doyle believed. Even more unlikely than the mutual admiration shared by the showman and the scribe was a source of its undoing: disputed photographs and a mocking selfie. The two celebs …


Make Business Beautiful with Janet Odgis

Janet Odgis is President and Creative Director of Odgis + Company, a New York-based, woman-owned, design firm with a prestigious list of clients, and a seemingly unending list of awards and accolades. She retains the same passion and enthusiasm as she must have had, when setting up her firm 30 years ago. Chatting with her …


Balancing Creative and Analytical with Meghan Labot

At the upcoming Visual Connections Expo on October 25th, a not to be missed session on creative process bring together two top leaders in branding to discuss their process, their companies and their passions. This week we talk to Meghan Labot, Managing Director of Spring Design Partners. In your LinkedIn bio, Meghan, you talk about …


Monetizing Shiny Object Syndrome

Inevitable that a library of  gifs would emerge as a viable and useful business tool for media professionals. Michael Masterson finds out more about Come Alive Images and we highlight some of their work. Currently co-founder of Come Alive Images, Joe Panker was the founder of digital agency Jellyfish Advertising and served in marketing and …


Catching up with Gallery Stock

Lucky enough to catch up with Rylan Venegas at Gallery Stock to see some new images and get a snapshot of what they are up to: Give us the elevator pitch for Gallery Stock We leverage our expertise to give you access to top photographers through our captivating image licensing collection and through our bespoke …