Oleander – the Snow White lesson

  My attention to my Middle Ground artist book has been on hiatus for a short time; in retrospect I think that all of the leporello book binding I completed for this artist book edition in conjunction with preparing for the solo exhibition really took it out of me. It was pretty intense experience, but when a... Continue Reading →

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Photo-blogging – What works?

  A few days back I has asked the rhetorical question Why (Photo) Blog? Needless to say I think I provided a lot of good reasons to consider starting a photo-blog. The question I get pinged the most is; what works? How can you create a potentially successful photo-blog to achieve what you want? So... Continue Reading →

Portfolio Reviews – Is this for you?

  Last week I triggered a bit of a discussion on FlakPhoto's Facebook group with the announcement of the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) 2019 Exposure an event that includes portfolio reviews, talks, seminars, workshops and now a book competition. The FlakPhoto discussion went quickly sideways and was really off-kilter; a shallow focus only on... Continue Reading →

Early Bird discount now available – LACP Exposures – Portfolio Reviews & more

  The early bird discount is now available for September's LACP's 2019 Exposures event, primarily organized around three days of Portfolio Reviews in conjunction with Workshops, Seminars, Networking, Portfolio Walk and just recently announced, a photobook competition & exhibition. The Early Bird discount ends August 1st. Friday – Sunday, September 13-15, 2019 at Hotel MdR, a... Continue Reading →

Why (Photo) Blog?

  This is my perspective after being a photo-blogger for over ten years. This blog that you are reading is still on-going for that entire time, anther one is now a magazine and for another it's busy supporting a SoCal photo group. Oh, I have also started and killed four blogs, but more about those... Continue Reading →

2019 Summer Group Show – Save the Date

  I am very excited to have two of my Memory Pods photographs, including Changes, above, included in the Fabrik Projects Gallery's Summer Group Show. This is an exhibition of the Fabrik Projects Gallery's represented artists and for me another nice validation of this on-going project. The Opening reception is Saturday, August 10th, from 6... Continue Reading →

Post Instagram world?

  There is an interesting article by Josh Rose, an LA professional photographer, posted in Medium about the latest changes at Instagram as to how these effect professional photographers. First, interesting to read how pros had adapted to the early stages of Instagram in terms of how to create jobs and income, and what were... Continue Reading →

Now a magazine publisher

Bookcase, copyright 2019 Douglas Stockdale As readers of this photo-blog know I have self-published three artist books and two photo-technical books as well as founding the photo-book-blog The PhotoBook (most recently what become The PhotoBook Journal). Something that I have been considering for a long while is to convert the the photo-book-blog into a full... Continue Reading →

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