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Daily Archives: July 13, 2011

A Five-Step Guide to Your First Photo Sale

Selling images should be easy. Stock agencies now look at the photographs, not the photographers. Buyers have multiplied as millions of Web pages have spread across the Internet. The gap between collectors and creators has broken down as sellers can use their own marketing skills to create their brands, build a reputation and promote their art. But it isn’t easy. Moving from talented enthusiast with hard drive full of pictures to a semi-professional shooter with a portfolio of sales and a steady revenue stream can take time, hard work and plenty of frustration. This is what you need to do get started….more

This room contains displays drawn from the national collection of the art of photography at the V&A. The Museum’s photography collection is one of the largest and most important in the world. It is international in scope and ranges from the beginnings of photography to the present. The main part of the room shows highlights from the history of photography. The section at the far end is devoted to a programme of temporary displays. There are computers available with a programme showing a selection of images drawn from the V&A collection. Information about the photography collection and photographic processes and techniques can be found in books attached to the benches. V&A


Breathtaking Animal Photography from National Geographic

If I am honest, and I do try to be so, wildlife photography leaves me a bit cold. I understand the technical difficulties, the patience required, the dedication, but in the end it’s about being there, however many people think it is the reason to own a camera. Here are some very nice pictures of animals

Eye on the world: David Peat’s street photography

I’ve been a bit busy lately, teaching a summer school at Lady Margaret Hall here in Oxford in the mornings, so cramming all the rest of my day into the afternoon. Less time to wander the web and find interesting things to delight you. However this came to me from two different sources, so took the time to have a look and really recommend you do the same.

“David Peat is an award-winning documentary film-maker from Scotland. Travelling across the globe for the past 40 years, he has also been building a huge portfolio from his passion for street photography.

But the 64-year-old had never enlarged any of the pictures beyond tiny contact sheets until two years ago, when he was diagnosed with Myeloma, an incurable cancer.

Not wanting to leave thousands of uncatalogued, unseen images lying in boxes he began going through the collection – starting with the photographs he had shot of children playing in the Gorbals in Glasgow in the 1960s.”

There is a short film showing some of his pictures and David talking about what has motivated him to make pictures here

There is an exhibition of his pictures at the Aberfeldy Watermill