"A mag up here has been seriously slacking on payments, about 3-4 months worth now, so I emailed them the other day to which they said they’re sending them out “soon”. Being 3-4 months behind on cutting cheques seems insane to me so I wanted to see what kind of payment terms everyone else is on with magazines they submit to. I’m a little fed up with this type of thing seeing as this is the second time in a row where they’ve been really behind on pay outs. Part of me wants to send a snappy email back but I know that’s in bad taste. Can anyone chime in or share some thoughts here?"
"Who is saying the bit about shooting for ads and not having to land the trick, heavily photoshopped, etc? When it comes to shooting skate ads the reader is still relying on the photo to be real/landed, no?"
"On a side note, the idea of what goes into getting a good skate photo has blown minds of some of the commercial photographers I’ve chatted with. The spontaneity of the situation and the fact of not being able to absolutely control the environment they’re working in really freaks them out."
"I’ve been assisting for a bit and quickly realized that there isn’t much truth to advertising so the idea of it being “real” or documentary style is basically out of the picture. When it comes to skating, I think I’m okay with taking a plate and photoshopping out whatever I have to – a person, a garbage bag, a light post – so long as it doesn’t get to the point where it completely changes the subject/skating of the photo. I want to capture the skater as is and draw the attention to what’s happening with him so if that means taking something out in post, I’m okay with that. If we’re talking strict documentary ethics here, where do you draw the line with post work? Look at some of Atiba’s or Daughters’ photos. Those have clearly had some heavy post work done to them but are they respected any less? The answer is no."
"150k on the shutter, some cosmetic wear, 8.5fps. Camera is rugged enough to beat someone over the head but I’m upgrading. $900obo."
"things just got really crazy for instagram users’ rights. it’s not basically a giant stock photo website in which you work for free. http://mashable.com/2012/12/17/instagram-signs-your-life-away/"