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Whatever you want to do, do it now

Magnum Photographer David Alan Harvey writing on Instagram: Whatever it is you want to do, best to do it now. That’s been my mantra since childhood and magnified with time.  Harvey is now 75 years old so that’s a long-time mantra for him. Harvey encourages photographers to shoot what it feels like, not what it […]

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Social Media: What happens when you stop playing the game

Fashion model Sigrid Agren explains she lost 30,000 Instagram followers when she started posting about what she really cares about rather than creating and posting fantasy-inducing images: I knew that the white sand and turquoise water shot would be popular, especially if I was in it, in a bikini. But what really moved me was […]

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“The rise, fall and resurrection of Flickr” – Ferdy Christant

Ferdy Christant has a long and thoughtful piece on Medium recounting the history of Flickr, defending its current owner – SmugMug – and comparing other places where photographers can share their work. He concludes — and I agree — that Flickr is a very valuable community: a Flickr-sized shutdown would be a catastrophic loss. Even […]