As we explain in this month’s print edition of PDN, many non-government organizations (NGOs) pay little or nothing for photography. But some photographers are asking NGO clients for fees and expenses, and getting them. Among those photographers is Washington, D.C.-based Jamie Rose, who offered some invaluable tips that we share here. Rose earns about 60 percent of her income from...
July 6, 2017
As we head into summer, this month’s promos focus on a never-ending source of photographic inspiration: water. “I’ve always been attracted by the enormity it promises—freedom, adventure, mystery, and beauty,” says photographer Elizabeth Cecil, when asked why the ocean features prominently in her images and her new promotion. Photographer Brian Flaherty says he’s drawn to shooting water for the same reasons that... More »
June 22, 2017
Founded in 2005 as a New York-based fashion guide, Refinery29 has expanded its editorial focus and its readership, now claiming about 27 million unique visitors per month. PDN talked to photography director Toby Kaufmann to learn how her department finds and hires photographers, and keeps up with the site’s fast-paced publication schedule. Before joining Refinery29 two years ago, Kaufmann had... More »
June 6, 2017
The art director of the tech and digital culture website explains what kinds of photo stories he wants to publish, and how photographers should pitch them. PDN: What kinds of photo stories is Mashable looking for? Dustin Drankoski: Originally, Mashable was aiming to be a general news site. About a year ago, we narrowed our focus. Now it’s a lot of... More »