New service offers expert portfolio reviews online

You know how the portfolio-review experience can be invaluable for improving your work but it’s sometimes hard to schedule the time and save the funds to attend a review? Creative consultant Allegra Wilde has joined forces with photographers Jesse Diamond and Micah Diamond to create Eyeist, a service that provides portfolio reviews online, making it […]

This week’s highlights from other photo blogs

. Verve Photo, which is devoted to documentary photography, highlighted the image by young Belgian photographer Bieke Depoorter, along with a story about it written by Depoorter. Here’s an excerpt: “I took this picture during my second trip through Russia in the winter of 2008/2009. I met the woman a few days before, in the […]

Photos: SMart Book 2011 launch party

A big, big thank you to everyone who came out, despite the prodigious snow and slush clogging the city streets, to The Gallery @ Stockland Martel last Thursday for our SMart Book 2011 launch party and exhibition. It was a fabulous night. Here’s a look: . . If you’re in the creative industry and would […]

More SMart Book 2010 party pics!

. At his Facebook page, Kwaku Alston has posted a bunch of photos he took at the SMart Book 2010 party/exhibition last Thursday, including these: . . . . . These next photos, meanwhile, are from the SMart party pics posted at the Society of Visual Creatives: . . . . Thank you to everyone […]

Establishing a universal estimate form, part 2

… Last week, I posted a Q&A with Allegra Wilde on her efforts to establish a Universal Bid Form for the photo industry. She mentioned that she was working on the project with Lou Lesko of BlinkBid, “who agreed to put together a template example for us, and has also agreed to give up a […]

Can we all agree on an estimate form?

… Estimates: You can’t live with them, and you can’t live without them. They’re a bear to assemble and often just as complicated to parse if you’re the one doing the hiring. And the fact that everyone uses their own form/format only adds a layer of headache-inducing complexity. That, at least, is roughly how Allegra […]

Congratulations, Nadav (updated)

… Last night at the Lucies, Nadav Kander was presented with the International Photography Award for Photographer of the Year in the editorial category. Well done, Nadav! … UPDATE: I just received some great photos of that glittery night… … … …. …. … … ……                   […]