© Ami Vitale
April 01, 2014 -
Last fall, an exclusive panel discussion with Nikon Ambassadors Ami
Vitale, Corey Rich and Jerry Ghionis had New York’s Jacob Javits Center
abuzz with creative inspiration and business advice. These three diverse
photographers shared candid opinions and expert guidance on How to Maintain a Solid Presence in a Shifting Field.
© Jason Francisco <www.jasonfrancisco.com>
March 25, 2014 -
There’s a clear message coming out of the nation’s capital on the issue
of higher education these days: It’s all about skills and jobs. In a
highly reported sound bite from President Obama’s speech before a
group of manufacturing industry workers, he commented, “Folks can make a
lot more potentially with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they
might with an art history degree.” Obama continued with the suggestion
that a four-year college education is less significant than “[getting]
the skills and the training that you need.” What is the future of arts education for the next generation of budding creative talent? This article takes A Sneak Peek at the Obama administration's College Affordability Plan.
Headshot © David Lindner
March 12, 2014 -
Q: I'm an aspiring sports photographer and am currently interning for a
number of teams at my school. I'd like to start selling these images on
the Internet but someone told me I'd need to remove logos from my images
first. Why is that necessary? It seems like it would take a lot of
photo © Christina Katsolis
October 11, 2013 -
Museum Studies: Photography Programs with Associated Museums Generate Academic Enlightenment
© Andy Bloxham
March 22, 2013 -
Photography education is a rapidly evolving field, due in part to the
technological changes affecting the medium. Another factor in this
evolution is a changing of the guard among teachers. As older faculty
members retire or programs grow, yesterday’s graduate students are
moving into teaching positions, full of new ideas to advance the field
and inspire the next generation of students. While jobs in photo
education are not easy to come by and teaching is no simple task, many
photo students and recent graduates aspire to take on this role. For
insights about the path from student to teacher, we talked to three
photo educators who have already greatly affected the programs they
teach in, even at the start of their careers.
graph courtesy of Dr. Glenn Rand
March 07, 2013 -
Any number of anecdotes point to a sharp rise in the number of adjunct faculty currently teaching in photographic education. The 2012 Mac-on-Campus Photography Survey goes further and helps us understand the depth of this trend. While such data can tell us some things, practical examples can offer a clearer view to both advantages and limits of adjunct positions.
photo © Sebastien Secchi
May 01, 2012 -
Three photography programs staffed by dedicated educators who balance teaching with successful photography careers
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
— Benjamin Franklin
At a time when photo education is increasingly influenced by trends such as online learning and systems to economize time and minimize contact, stories about personal guidance by educators who combine teaching expertise with high level, practical knowledge and professional clout offer a breath of fresh air. For students seeking to navigate the rocky terrain from classroom learning to success in the real world, direct contact with instructors offering this level of perspective on the field can be an invaluable educational asset. Here, we investigate three photo programs in varied educational settings, each staffed by distinguished teachers who serve as positive role models to their students while simultaneously pursuing flourishing photography careers of their own.
April 30, 2012 -
Q: During a recent panel discussion, an educator raised a question about a new contract his school is preparing that seeks to claim ownership of intellectual property developed by teachers as part of a school curriculum. If a teacher creates content, who owns it, the school or the teacher? For example, can the school syndicate an online program created by a teacher?
Image © Dave Black
April 27, 2012 -
Three photography masters reveal secrets to surviving the business
© Dwight Eschliman <www.eschlimanphoto.com>
April 18, 2012 -
Perched an hour from Napa Valley and offering a host of stunning cityscapes at its feet and water all around, San Francisco is one of the most desirable locations in the United States. On the downside, it’s the second most densely populated city in the country and the third most expensive place to live (according to Klipinger Real Estate). But, along with the picturesque landscape, great schools abound, and San Francisco is also a principal center for banking and finance—in fact, it’s the ninth top producing city nationwide. A year-round mild climate makes this city hard to beat. With these things in mind, PDNedu takes a look at what it costs to study, live and work in the City by the Bay.
October 17, 2011 - Q: “I was hired by a large, online retail Web site to shoot one
of its look books. I’ve worked with this company many times and have
never signed anything or agreed on specific usage details with the
client. They paid me to shoot the book, I got the check—all was good. A
couple of months passed, when I noticed one of my photos on a major
billboard in the middle of Sunset Boulevard. It was huge and looked
like a very expensive ad. Is this considered kosher in the photography
business? I couldn’t help but feel that I should be getting paid for
the thousands of hits their Web site will receive based on my picture.
Am I wrong?”
—Gregory Minasian, via e-mail
PHOTO © ALEX MARTINEZ
March 29, 2011 - Atlanta, Georgia—the heart of the South—is an attractive place to live. As a top business city, it has a growing job market and a number of excellent schools, and its airport is the busiest in the world— not that you’ll want to leave too often once you’ve settled in the sun belt. PDNedu takes a look at how much it costs to study, live and work in Atlanta.
photo © Robin Dana
March 28, 2011 - Wide-Ranging Study-Abroad Programs Offer Photography Students an International Reach
photo © Paula McCartney/Courtesy of Klompching Gallery, New York
March 21, 2011 - Positioning Your Work Within the Complex World of Photo Book Publishing.
Whether you see it as a calling card, a supplemental portfolio, a stand-alone work of art or a mirror to the photographer’s identity, publishing a book of one’s photographs can be a profound accomplishment and, if done well, is even more important as a career boost. In recent years, multiple forces have converged to help place this achievement well within reach, even for those who are just starting out. Public interest in photography books is on the rise, and simultaneously, online publishing services like Blurb.com have made designing and publishing a photography book simpler and more affordable than ever before.
March 15, 2011 - Q: “My hard drives were stolen while under the watch of a major hotel
chain. I was working on my Web site/portfolio, and these were my backup
drives, containing my only copies of many years’ worth of images. Now
all the images are gone, and I am working with the hotel’s insurance to
try to figure out how all this is going to pan out! How do you put a
value on something that is not ‘tangible’?”
—Sarah Kerver, via e-mail
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