The Ethics of Photography

As a professional photographer or photojournalist, it is critical to understand the ethics of picture taking. Those ethics differ according the genre of photography. Because photojournalism is supposed to be as authentic a reflection of reality as possible, the bar on ethics in that genre is set very high. In fashion photography, however, there is … Read More

What is Stock Photography

One important income stream for photographers is stock photography. As I interact with professional photographers around Africa and in my own country, South Africa, I am often surprised at how misunderstood the stock photography market is. As a professional needing to survive in a market where there is currently a glut of photography, understanding various … Read More

The 4 Essentials of Professionalism for Photographers

You may be an award winning photographer with a great ability to tell visual stories, but if you don’t know how to handle yourself as a professional, you won’t survive as a photographer for long. This article on Shutha introduces you to the 4 essential elements needed to become a consummate professional: Competence, Community, Conduct … Read More

Free Resource Launched Aimed at Pro Photographers in Majority World

I am so thrilled to be able to tell you that we have just launched Shutha.org a free resource for professional photographers in the Majority World aimed at ensuring they can compete in both local and international markets for photography. Being at the World Press Photo Awards Days here in Amsterdam where South African photographer, … Read More

Free Online Resource Enabling Photographers to Access Markets

I was in Maputo, Mozambique last week together with DJ Clark, Graeme Cookson, Peter Krogh, Dominique Le Roux and my wife Rosanne Larsen. Together we were working on putting together a free online resource to enable photographers from Africa and other parts of the Majority World to understand photography markets, place themselves correctly in the … Read More