Friday Happy Hour: Filipino Culture, Swimming Elephants & Incredible Sports Photography

Friday Happy Hour: Filipino Culture, Swimming Elephants & Incredible Sports Photography

We’ve picked up a few exciting developments happening for PhotoShelter members throughout the week, and not to be left out, we created a few of our own.

Jacob Maentz’s Katutubong Filipino Project

Jacob Maentz is a documentary photographer based in the Philippines who, over the years, has felt compelled to document what indigenous Filipino cultures remain throughout the archipelago. Now he takes his project to Kickstarter in hopes of fundraising $10,800 to back his travels around the Philippines to gather more images and stories. Jacob’s work was previously featured in PhotoShelter’s 14 Most Dangerous Places for Photojournalists. Jacob says he learned key planning and marketing strategies for this project from PhotoShelter’s Free Guide: Crowdfunding Your Photography Project.

Photo by Jacob Maentz

The Photographic Chain

“In the past decade, technology has changed the way photographers have created their work,” says photographer and journalist Kike Calvo. “But we should not forget, that beyond information and careers, there are humans with unique lessons to share.” For that reason, Kike created The Photographic Chain, which aims to conduct short 5-minute interviews with various players in the photo world. The interviews are posted on Kike’s blog – learn how you can be interviewed on his Facebook page.

Sports Illustrated DOP Schools Us: Video

Did you miss our entertaining and educational live webinar with Steve Fine, legendary DOP of Sports Illustrated? Never fear, we have the video recording for you available here.

NEW Free Guide: 2012 Photo Business Plan Workbook

Yesterday we released the newest addition to PhotoShelter’s Free Guides: The 2012 Photo Business Plan Workbook is a step-by-step guide to help you focus on your strategy and the large scale business plans that can grow your bottom line. Get serious about your photography business and start 2012 off with a bang using the tips from this workbook.

Jody MacDonald Holiday Print Sale

Who doesn’t love a sale? You’ll recognize Jody MacDonald’s photo of the famous swimming elephant. Now that print can be yours for 15% now through December 24. What some tips on fashioning your own holiday sale? Check out our 7 Secrets to a Successful Holiday Sale. Happy selling!

Photo by Jody MacDonald

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