I am so excited to announce the next workshop in Washington DC from August 29th to August 30th! My family and I visited Washington DC a few years ago, and I fell in love with the rich history and the grandiose architecture of the city. So for the next workshop, we are bringing it all the way to the Capital!
As photographers, we all remember the first time we picked up the camera and somehow produced an absolutely AMAZING photo. We then spend the rest of our life chasing that feeling again. Most of us will always do it as a hobbyist, but some of us will make it into a full time job. And if we are smart, perhaps even making a career out of photography. One of the questions I keep hearing from photographers (new & experienced) is about how to run a successful business, while being fulfilled with the type of work they create. It’s definitely a tough dichotomy, but definitely not mutually exclusive. One can have a successful career while producing the kind of work the photographer can be proud of.
I get asked this question quite a bit from other photographers that follow my work. They seem to want to know why I don’t watermark any of my images when they are posted online. Watermarking has been around as long as humans have been creating art. One of the earliest known signature on a vase is by Sophilos, ca 580B.C. not to mention later on the likes of Van Gogh, Picasso, and other well known painters and artists also watermarked (signed) their artistic creations. Watermarking an image with a recognizable logo or signature helps to authenticate the creator of the art. And in many cases, it adds more value to it. However, there are many differences on how it applies to today’s digital world