Catherine shows you her tips and tricks
Tips + Tricks
The issue of copyright and photography has been on my mind for the better part of my career and I know that it is a relevant issue to amateurs and pros alike. With that in mind, I invited a few renowned and active industry leaders to my first Google+ Hangout “Photo-sharing on the Web: Know Your Rights.” Watch a video of the lively discussion among music editorial photographer Zack Arias, HDR pioneer Trey Ratcliff, food photographer Nicole S Young, Google Photos Community Manager Brian Rose, IP lawyer Christa Laser, Creative Commons VP Mike Linksvayer and photography mogul Scott Kelby for a hot second. Glean their insights into copyright and online sharing of photography, especially on social networking sites, such as Google+ and Facebook.
Rick Sammon’s one of my favorite people in the industry and I have been lucky enough to work with him on several occasions, on TWiT Photo as well as This Week in Photo (TWIP). Rick’s an awesome photography educator and just an all-round great guy; I’m so honored to be invited as a guest on his exceptional Digital Photo Experience Podcast. Bringing you the best photography tips, advice and news, The Digital Photo Experience broadcasts twice a month, at the beginning and middle of the month. Rick cohosts The Digital Photo Experience with wildlife and nature photographer Juan Pons.
In this episode, I talk to Rick about staying well-balanced with yoga, the importance of blogging, sunlight and more! Also on the show, Rick and Juan answer questions live from the participants of Rick Time Square Photo Shoot, and talks to another of my favorites, TWiP’s Frederick Van Johnson. Thanks for the kind words of introduction, Rick!
As an aspiring photographer, one of the most important things you can do is to get your work out there. And there’s no better way to gain exposure than to join photography contests. It can be really difficult to keep track of the hundreds of contests running simultaneously at any time. I was searching for photography contest directories to promote my Lowepro-CHS Self Portrait Photo Contest – and I thought it would be a great idea to share this list with you. Check it out and mark your favorite contests on the calendar.
Oh, and voting is open for my Photo Contest on Facebook – don’t forget to submit your self-portrait if you haven’t already ☺
Photo Contest Information
This website is my go-to photo directory because of its comprehensive listings of photography contests out there. It has a section showing contests that are ending soon and another listing photo contest results. If you are looking to submit your contest, Photo Contest Information also has an amazingly quick response time to requests.
Current Photo Contests
Another of my favorites, Current Photo Contests lists vital information about contests both Stateside and worldwide. The cool tabs on the top right hand corner show you the number of active contests as well as contests with approaching deadlines. To enter your own contest, simply submit details via email to email@example.com. Kudos for its quick response time :)
The Photo Contest
This website has an extremely easy to navigate and well-organized interface. Contests are organized into yearly, monthly and quarterly categories, which makes it easy for you to prepare submissions according to deadlines and frequency of the contests. Have a contest? Submit for consideration via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photography Competitions Network
Photography Competitions Network is probably the most professionally managed of all the listed photo contest directories. It has a team of researchers to look for competitions and contests and routinely work with big-name organizers. It has a user-friendly interface and contests span worldwide and are organized in terms of regions. The only downside? It is slow to respond to contest submissions and features paid advertisers most prominently.
Strictly saying, Photolinks is not a photo contest directory, but a congregation of photography-related directories. It has a section listing photo contests and photo contest websites – and contest listing is free if you are an amateur.
Proof Positive lists both major and minor contests on its site. Spanning worldwide listings, the photo contest directory has comprehensive listings for both amateur and professional photographers. If you are submitting your contest, your contest has to have a deadline that takes place within 6 months of submission.
The AVENGER brand was born 20 years ago, answering to the need of the photo and cine markets of having a boundless product for any set. Product quality is the hallmark of this range, which can withstand extreme use, rough atmospheric conditions, very high stress and heavy loads. All products have been designed under the supervision of the most demanding film grippers to match the strict quality standards and performance needs of the motion picture industry. The result is a complete range of inexhaustible articles that praises some of the most famous products in the cine market: such as the Century Stand (C-Stand).
Stand Quick Guide
Trying to figure out what I’m talking about? Good. Consider this my invitation for you to check out my Top-Ten Tips for Overcoming Fear in Photography, as published by takegreatpictures.com.