Photography

08
Sep

Thomas Patterson: The Editor’s Take on Working With Photographers

Posted by | · · · · · · · | Nonprofits · Photography · Storytelling

Photography can be a lonely business.   When I was a full-time photographer, I often felt like a lone wolf, moving from assignment to assignment, shoot to shoot, without much of a connection to the audience for my work and without the feedback from clients I needed to improve. Too […]

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29
Jun

Podcast 2: How We Negotiate Contracts When Working With Nonprofits

Posted by | · · · · · · | Audio & Music · Business · Multimedia · Nonprofits · Photography · Uncategorized · Video & Film

One of our post popular blogs was written about contracts in 2012. Since then it’s received about 4200 hits so we decided it was time to revisit the topic. In this podcast we talk about how we created our contracts, how we negotiate contracts with our nonprofit clients, and and […]

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08
Jun

Copyright Lawyer Ceren Taygun on Understanding Copyright and Contracts

Posted by | · · · | Business · Photography

Ceren Taygun is an international copyright lawyer and PR consultant based in the Middle East. She holds a Masters in Criminal and Intellectual Law from the University of Amsterdam and formerly worked for NORMA, a Dutch collective management organization for performers’ rights. Disclaimer: This interview does not provide legal advice […]

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11
May

Visual Stories for Nonprofits: ICRC’s Syria Street

Posted by | · · · · · · · · | Multimedia · Nonprofits · Photography · Storytelling · Video & Film

Malak Jaafar is the Digital Content Manager at the ICRC in Lebanon. She has been working with the ICRC’s Communications Department since 2014. She is based in Beirut.   We recently saw your multimedia story called “Syria Street” and we were really impressed by your innovative use of design, audio, […]

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04
May

Understanding Your Audience is the Most Important Part of Nonprofit Storytelling

Posted by | · · · · · | Nonprofits · Photography · Social Media · Storytelling · Video & Film

Have you put time and energy into a campaign or video, published it online, and gotten fewer than 100 likes or totally missed your fundraising goal? I’ve been there. It’s a horrible experience. Storytelling is supposed to be the magic bullet to get people’s attention, right? Nonprofits sometimes assume donors […]

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28
Apr

Nonprofit Communication Staff Talk Budget

Posted by | · · · · · · · · | Business · Multimedia · Nonprofits · Photography · Storytelling · Video & Film

This month we pitched budget questions to various communications directors at nonprofits to get a better idea of what they spend on media. We want to open up a space to have open, candid conversation around telling stories and the production cost of those stories. We believe that discussion leads […]

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06
Apr

What You Should Charge Nonprofits for Photography

Posted by | · · · · · | Business · Nonprofits · Photography

One of the top questions people ask me and Crystaline is “How much should I charge nonprofits for photography?” They want to know about standard industry rates, which is important and should be a factor in determining what to charge. You don’t want to undercut the whole industry – and […]

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09
Mar

Rwandan Photographer Mussa Uwitonze on Changing Visual Perceptions of His Country

Posted by | · · · · · | Ethics · Nonprofits · Photography

Mussa Uwitonze began learning photography as a nine-year-old boy selected to work on a photo project at Imbabazi Orphanage in Gisenyi, Rwanda, where he grew up. He now lives in Kigali with his wife and two children. You can see his work at www.pprphoto.com and on Instagram at @photo_mussa. Thank you for […]

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02
Mar

Why Your Nonprofit Should Care About Visual Storytelling

Posted by | · · · · · | Multimedia · Nonprofits · Photography · Storytelling · Video & Film

What do you do as a humanitarian storyteller if your organization doesn’t currently see the value of visual storytelling? It’s time to convince them. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), there are more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the United States alone. This number includes public charities, […]

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