COMMON SENSE AND PLAIN DEALING | by Richard Weisgrau
Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote: "Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing." Photographers and their clients could profit immeasurably if each lived by Emerson's words in their daily dealing over rights to use images.
PERSPECTIVES: STEPHEN DUPONT | by Phillip Simpson
Photographer Stephen Dupont
works outside the conventions of the traditional news oriented 'war photographer', producing long term book and exhibition projects using a wide variety of camera formats. He has been quoted as saying that "no photograph is worth dying for" but this has not stopped him from shooting in some of the hairiest spots on the planet for over two decades. The humbling breadth of his work has earned him numerous prestigious awards and accolades, including the W. Eugene Smith grant for humanistic photography.
THE UNFORESEEN CONSEQUENCES OF UNPROFITABLE JOBS | by Tom Zimberoff
Some photographers think that any fee they can collect on a day that would not otherwise have been booked counts as profit. At first this seems like a logical assumption, because the alternative is - well, zero. Even just a little income has to be better than nothing at all, right? But there are really bad consequences to that line of thinking. It is delusional.
AIRPORT SECURITY ISSUES WHEN TRANSPORTING PORTABLE LIGHTING BATTERIES | by Phillip Simpson
A number of AIPA photographers have reported being refused permission to check in battery packs for their portable lighting systems at local and international terminals. The reason for this is that the chemicals contained within batteries can quickly corrode the fuselage of an aircraft and as such they are considered ‘dangerous goods'. It is therefore up to the individual photographer to convince airline officials that their batteries are safe to check in.
PERSPECTIVES: MIKE O'SULLIVAN @ DROGA5 | by Phillip Simpson
Mike O'Sullivan is Irish but has lived in New Zealand since 1994. In this time he has been the Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand, Colenso BBDO Auckland and Publicis Mojo Auckland. He is globally recognised with numerous awards, has sat on most global award juries and held a place on the Saatchi Worldwide Creative Board. Photographer Phillip Simpson
met Mike in his latest role as ECD of communications agency Droga5
and spoke to him about the challenges and opportunities presented to creatives by ever changing technological advances.
PERSPECTIVES: MICHAEL HALL | by Phillip Simpson
is a Sydney based professional photographer with over 20 years experience. He recently returned home to New Zealand to give a presentation at the AIPA's annual ‘Image Nation' conference. Phillip Simpson
spoke to him about his major personal project documenting the causes and effects of global climate change.
2009 SONY / AIPA ASSISTANT SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Mara Sommer won the 2009 Sony / AIPA Assistant Scholarship with her fashion series entitled 'Treasures'.
2009 SONY / AIPA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Massey University student Helena de Kok won the 2009 Sony / AIPA Student Scholarship with a series of photographs that explores the concept of homesickness.
KEYWORDS TO UNLOCK SALES | by Kevin Townsend, CEO Keedup Ltd
It doesn't matter how many wonderful images you have, how well your site is designed, or how good your search engine is, if the right keywords aren't there your images will stay unfound and unsold.
PERSPECTIVES: CHRISTINA FORCE @ THE COLLECTIVE FORCE | by Phillip Simpson
Christina Force is the founder and director of The Collective Force, a photographer's agency based in Auckland, New Zealand. The agency was set up in 1996 when Christina arrived in New Zealand and saw the potential to work with great photographers who had also chosen this beautiful country as their home.
2008 SONY / AIPA ASSISTANT SCHOLARSHIP WINNER | by Kristian Frires
Kristian Frires won the inaugural 2008 Sony / AIPA Assistant Scholarship with this striking series of photographs of cataracts patients from the Solomon Islands.
2008 SONY / AIPA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP WINNER | by Rebekah Robinson
Unitec student Rebekah Robinson was the winner of the 2008 Sony / AIPA Student Scholarship. Her winning portfolio consists of a series of images that cleverly reveal aspects of care given to domestic pets.
PERSPECTIVES: ANDY BLOOD @ TBWA WHYBIN | by Phillip Simpson
Phil Simpson interviews award winning Creative Director Andy Blood, from Auckland advertising agency TBWA/Whybin
PERSPECTIVES: DAN MERCER @ SEVEN | by Phillip Simpson
Founded in 1997, Seven
has grown from a one man band to a team of twelve passionate individuals from a range of backgrounds. Famed for their fantastical mid-winter parties, these guys can design just about anything and have worked for clients on all four continents.
GETTING STARTED AS A PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSISTANT | by Phillip Simpson
Photographic assisting can be an extremely beneficial stage in a young photographer's professional development. The exposure to a wide variety of equipment and work practices provides invaluable experience that will help prepare an assistant for their own photographic career. However, the assisting field is also a highly competitive market that can be difficult to break into. If you're an aspiring assistant you will probably be wondering "where do I begin?" so here are a few tips to help get you started.