Relevant reads

Just wanted to share two articles today.

The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) commissioned a study “to help us understand what people value in journalistic photography”, and the results shouldn’t be surprising to any photographer.
For those who wish to learn nude photography (and really, who doesn’t?), here’s an article by experienced model, Ella Rose, that will be a useful primer. It’s great having a model write this, and most of the points are what I teach and reinforce at my workshops (I’m planning one as I type this). It applies to any sort of photography that involves models.
And here’s an old snapshot I took about 3 years ago, back when I still had my M6. Just thought I’d plonk it in here. On a similarly unrelated note, I’m beginning to find that blogging on Format is an experience that is…lacking. The feature still feels like an afterthought, and for sharing photos, nothing really beats Tumblr. It’s useful for news and updates, but the conspicuous lack of an RSS feed means it is incomplete.

Which means I’ve come to the conclusion that this will be used just for updates, not so much for sharing my snapshots and personal projects-in-progress. You can go to my Tumblr for that. There will still be photos and other posts here, but more sporadic, at least until Format improves the blog feature.

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