Our Most Popular Posts of 2019

Our Most Popular Posts of 2019

We published over 115 blog posts in 2019. Topics ranged from marketing and branding advice for photographers to a critique of The New York Times’ photojournalistic double standard and big announcements about the future of PhotoShelter.

2020 is sure to bring big things to our members and the photo industry at large, but in the meantime, we’ve rounded up the top 10 blog posts of the year for you.

We hope everyone has a restful holiday season!

Cover image by PhotoShelter Chairman and co-founder Allen Murabayashi.

Would You Relinquish Your Privacy to Look Old? Don’t Use FaceApp

FaceApp and the FaceApp Challenge went viral. But ‬the trade-off of losing privacy for a simulation of your older self is a poor one. If you really want to know what you’ll look like when you’re old, we recommend just taking a look at your parents‪.

Alternatives to Adobe Lightroom 2019

On its face, Adobe’s announcement of the Content Authenticity Initiative at Adobe MAX 2019 seemed like a positive development for photographers to address issues of “orphaned” works. But there are a few reasons to be skeptical…

Have Camera, Will Travel: 40 Exciting Photography Workshops Happening in 2019 & 2020

We did the research so you don’t have to. Plan your next adventure with our roundup of these amazing workshops and educational organizations.

We’re Listening To You. Here’s Our Roadmap.

Earlier this fall we announced how we’re renewing our commitment to PhotoShelter. A key component of that commitment is building out a team dedicated solely to improving, expanding and evolving the PhotoShelter product in new, exciting ways. Now, in the spirit of transparency, we’re sharing the details of our product roadmap for 2019 and beyond.


Introducing the FileFlow App: Search, Download and Share Photos Instantly

Now, you and your clients can search, download and share photos on mobile — instantly. Download the iOS app today (Android coming soon!).

Apple’s Uninspired “Shot on iPhone” Winners

Apple’s entire business is predicated on the success of the iPhone, and they will develop marketing campaigns to facilitate that goal. Sadly, inspiration left the building a long time ago. We can celebrate the amazing technology powering modern smartphones, but look elsewhere to understand the wonder of photography.

A Very Brief Review of the Leica Q2 & The Perils of LED Lighting

Two notable problems caused our co-founder Allen Murabayashi to send his new Leica back to their service center: dust and banding from LEDs. Check out his review.

Dr. Elisabeth Bik, PhD

This Microbiologist Can Spot Your Fake Images

When National Geographic published Beth Moon’s images of “the world’s oldest trees by starlight,” seasoned astrophotographers like Adrien Mauduit cried foul. As other astrophotographers chimed in, a microbiologist emerged as the most eagle-eyed of the bunch. Dr. Elisabeth Bik’s eagle eye for detail is unreal. How did this microbiologist get so good at spotting photographic similarities?

5 Photographers Share What They Wish They Knew Earlier: Branding and Marketing Edition

We asked a handful of our amazing members to share the stories of their big breaks, the proudest moments of their careers and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. The biggest takeaway? There’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to your business or your brand. And we think that’s what makes it all the more fun.

Do you need a photo website?

Do I Still Need a Photography Website in 2019?

In 2019, photographers are often beholden to social media algorithms. But before the rise of apps like Facebook and Instagram, photographers often flexed their brands on personal websites. Here’s why having a photography website is still the way to go.


Eyes need a break? Check out our podcast Vision Slightly Blurred, which launched in March of 2019. Our co-hosts, PhotoShelter co-founder and Chairman Allen Murabayashi and photographer and photo editor Sarah Jacobs, discuss photography and its intersection with culture and technology. Check it out for discussions about when you might consider taking photos for free, and how technologies like facial recognition alter our relationship with photos. And Beyoncé.

You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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