See What Developed – Elsa Dorfman’s Photography

We love Errol Morris and Polaroids. Just had to have Michael Masterson review this super new doc. Treat yourself! By Michael Masterson When I was a teenager I wanted a Polaroid SX-70 camera so badly I could taste it. When my parents finally caved in and gave me one for Christmas, I was entranced with …


Khadija Saye

Obituary: Khadija Saye, fast-rising artist killed tragically young in Grenfell Tower A tribute to Saye and “to all those who lost their lives at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017” has also been set up at Tate Britain, featuring an image from Saye’s series Dwelling. in this space we breathe. A memorial fund has been established …


On the Move with the DMLA

Programming has just been announced for the DMLA (Digital Media Licensing Association) Annual Conference. To be held on October 22-24 at the iconic New Yorker Hotel, the conference will be followed by Visual Connections in the same location. Time to book a room and make your reservations. The programming committee has been working for months …


Erik Wahlstrom on What Makes a Photographer

Erik Wahlstrom is an up and coming shooter who has a super YouTube channel on all things photography. His musings on What Makes a Photographer are relevant and he also sparks good discussion. For more on Erik: Email: erikwahlstromphotography@gmail.com Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/erikewa… Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ErikWahlstrom Instagram: https://www.patreon.com/ErikWahlstrom


Cracking the Vault

The archives of the FBI have long been of great curiousity to researchers everywhere. Thought we would delve a bit deeper and sent our intrepid reporter Michael Masterson to explore a bit. With the FBI so much in the news recently, it seemed timely to do a little investigation of our own. In response to …


footageMarketplace – A Report From Across The Pond

by Julian Jackson footageMarketplace is a zesty expo held in London at the HQ of BAFTA. It’s similar to events held by Visual Connections, in that footage agencies and industry technology suppliers exhibit, while visitors network, meet old friends, and attend seminars. Last week’s event was the eighth, run annually by Robert Prior, who publishes …


Stock Photo Sites from the POV of SEO

Recently, Jacky Chou, a digital marketing consultant and founder of Indexsy and Reputations.io reached out to share with us some of his struggles with sourcing great imagery and a few of his favs: It is difficult to create online content. Many will take a look at the job description and make the determination that it …


What to Know About Media Licensing

Earlier this year, Pond5, in partnership with Association of Clearance and Research Professionals (CLEAR) hosted a panel in Los Angeles called “The Current and Future State of Media Licensing” for Media Professionals curious about how the swift evolution of media is changing the landscape for clearances and licensing. A panel of experts was assembled to represent …


Rounding Up Ranching Culture – Part Two

Michael Masterson continues chatting this week with Seth and Charlie talking about technique and where Ranch Raised Kids is headed. Michael: You are often shooting in remote locations in challenging conditions, Seth. What do you use to capture such natural imagery? Seth: For me it’s all about environment, natural light and a Canon 35mm. F1.4 …


Rounding Up Ranching Culture – Part One

Personal projects – necessary to the creative. Here we start what we hope is an ongoing series exploring what engages and drives one beyond the commercial world. This is part one of a two part conversation Michael Masterson had with respected industry leaders Charlie Holland and Seth Joel. Charlie Holland and Seth Joel have shared …