Our 10 Most Talked About Posts of the Year

Our 10 Most Talked About Posts of the Year

As we wrapped up the year we took a look back at the best blog posts from the past twelve months – what our readers really enjoyed, dived into, and shared the most. Many of the articles were round ups of other great content, some opinion pieces, and a handful of Facebook news. Take a look in case you missed any of the juiciest posts from 2014!

1. 16 Organizations that Want to Fund Your Photography Project

Photo by Shannon Jensen

Photo by Shannon Jensen

Have a powerful idea for a photography project, but not all the funds you need to make it happen? Here are 16 organizations that can help you make your dream a reality.

2. Why Facebook Photos Look so Bad, and the DIY Solution to Fix It

Photo by Allen Murabayashi

Photo by Allen Murabayashi

With the largest public repository of photos on the Web, it’s not surprising that Facebook has and continues to employ heavy compression to all of the 250 billion images they store. Learn how to upload your photos to Facebook, without compromising their quality.

3. 14 Female Photographers You Should Know Now

Photo by Holly Andres

Photo by Holly Andres

Professional photography has been historically dominated by men, and in certain areas, we still see low representation of women (e.g. the number of women who won World Press Photo accolades). Here’s a list of 14 photographers, all women, who you should know.

4. Have camera, will travel: 50 Awesome Photo Workshops Around the World

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This post lists out over 50 workshops that happened all over the world in 2014, many of which will happen again in 2015. We’ll have an updated version of this post soon!

5. The Top 10 Things Photographers Wish They Learned in Photo School

Photo by Elizabeth Weinberg

Photo by Elizabeth Weinberg

Hindsight is always 20/20, right? That’s why this post is chocked full of grade-A advice from seasoned photographers in the biz.

6. Joe McNally is the #1 Most Inspiring Photographer

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For the open-ended survey question: Which photographer inspires you most? The #1 answer was Joe McNally. We put together all your answers to questions regarding business and inspiration in The Photographer’s Outlook on 2014. We’re releasing the 2015 edition this week!

7. The Most Expensive Photo in the World (or the Best Marketing Stunt)

Photo by Peter Lik

Photo by Peter Lik

Allen Murabayashi questions the price point and sale of Peter Lik’s photograph, which sold for over $6 million dollars, more than any other photo in the world.

8. Hey Photographers! Facebook Changed Again (and this time, they want you to pay)

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In 2014, it happened. Facebook, aka the free marketing platform we’ve come to know and love, wanted businesses and organizations to start paying to engage with their own fans and followers.

9. Building a Photo Brand From the Ground Up: Tips from Art Wolfe

Photo by Art Wolfe

Photo by Art Wolfe

Famed animal and nature photographer Art Wolfe dishes out tips and takeaways on how to build a brand for your photo business.

10. The Best Mirrorless Cameras Used by the Pros

Photo by Brian Smith

Photo by Brian Smith

We let the real pros chime in on which point and shoot cameras they were using. 

 

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