In 2018 we published over 100 blog posts on a myriad of topics. We shared stellar insights from countless visual storytellers, outlined photo business tips and how-to’s, unpacked how social media is changing the industry, and offered a glimpse inside some noteworthy events. When we look back, all of this (and a few opinions mixed in) made for quite the year.
In case you missed them, here are some of our favorite posts:
Feature Image by Russ Bishop
We assembled an incredible list of some of the top photographers on PhotoShelter. It’s our way of recognizing visual storytellers producing exceptional work, with no signs of stopping. Take a look at all the categories for inspiration and tips.
It’s time to take a look at whether recent trends in photojournalism are romanticizing some of the world’s most devastating realities. How do we acknowledge this issue and move forward in one of the industry’s most widely-circulated genres?
It’s no surprise that the photo industry caught on to the podcast trend. Browse our list of the 17 podcasts we think you should give a listen to. They span everything from gear to business tips and more.
Is it a video or a photo? The inclusion of motion can really up the ante when it comes to portraits and the media has taken note.
As we confront the enormous environmental and health cost around single-use plastic, National Geographic found the perfect image. Stock or not, the image created by Jorge Gamboa couldn’t have been more apropos for one of the most important issues of our time.
A photographer’s copyright is one of the best defenses out there, so it’s important to handle correctly. Plus, did you know Google Images now displays copyright info?
Does social media help or hurt professional photographers? There’s plenty to unpack on both sides of the debate, including a fear of visual sameness, environmental degradation, and more.
We celebrated our sixth year at Photoville, which remains one of our favorite events. PhotoShelter hosted a series of panel discussions covering everything from how to impress photo editors to the importance of archiving, and more. Plus, get inspired with tips on what it takes to publish a photo project.
We’ll admit to being a bit skeptical of crowdfunding camera gear and vanity projects, but we have a soft spot for community building and social change. This project fulfills both criteria and is worth checking out.
There’s a reason we produce this guide year after year. Our latest guide breaks down the deadlines, prizes, and specifics of 28 contests. It also includes some insights from judges and tips on how to stand out.