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Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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The Top 10 Things Photographers Wish They Learned in Photo School

The Top 10 Things Photographers Wish They Learned in Photo School | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Hindsight is always 20/20 – which is why if you’re a photography student or about to launch your photo business, you should turn to those who have already completed the right of passage for a little first-hand, grade-A advice on how to go about the whole thing. With experience comes great wisdom, so we asked seven professional photographers what advice they would give to the graduating class of 2015 photographers, and what they would have done differently if they had known what they know now.

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A Note to Marissa Mayer: What's a Professional Photographer?

A Note to Marissa Mayer: What's a Professional Photographer? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

This appears to be a big week for Yahoo! with their $1 billion Tumblr acquisition announcementfollowed by a number of changes to their Flickr service. Exciting stuff in the tech world. However, amid the Yahoo! hoopla, CEO Marissa Mayer managed to insult the entire professional photography community with her comments, being widely interpreted as “there’s no such thing as professional photographers” anymore.

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For Photographers, Competition Gets Fierce

For Photographers, Competition Gets Fierce | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

For professional photographers, advancements in technology pose an interesting predicament. Camera innovations have enabled them to take better photos, but it’s lowered the barrier to entry by competitors. “You get that instant feedback with a digital camera,” said Chad Redling, 30, a part-time wedding photographer in Rochester who was recently laid off from his job as a computer programmer and is now considering doing photography full time. “It shortens the learning curve.” He’s hardly alone. With unemployment still high, a lot of people, women in particular, are taking their fancy digital cameras and booking jobs shooting weddings, leading some long-established wedding photographers to brand them as “mamarazzis” or “digital debbies.”

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Chicago Sun-Times fires all staff photographers

Chicago Sun-Times fires all staff photographers | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

On Thursday, June 2 the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper announced that it was laying off its entire 28-person staff of photographers.

The Sun-Times photographers were informed of their layoffs in a profoundly hostile manner despite years, in some cases decades, of work for the newspaper. On Wednesday night, they were all told to come to the office the next day at 9:30 a.m. for what would be just the second meeting with the new owners since the paper was purchased by Wrapports LLC.

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An Infographic on Creating Sustainability in the Photography Industry

An Infographic on Creating Sustainability in the Photography Industry | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Instead of simply being discontent about how the industry has been changing, photographers Geoff Johnson and Kameron Bayne decided to do something about it. They’ve created Fotoseeds, a business that aims to make professional photography a sustainable profession by educating photographers, helping them grow their businesses, and doing away with insecurity and ignorance.

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How to Prepare Bids and Estimates as a Professional Photographer

How to Prepare Bids and Estimates as a Professional Photographer | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Whether you're a young freelance photographer or a well established professional with great accounts to run, you'll always come across with long processes of estimates before each job you perform.
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