Photography

09
Nov

Thomas Patterson: The Editor’s Take on Ethics in Nonprofit Storytelling

Posted by | · · · · | Business · Ethics · Nonprofits · Photography · Video & Film

  “Better to fail with honor than succeed by fraud.” – Sophocles   Many of us who tell stories for NGOs and other nonprofits come from the journalism world, and we consciously try to bring along the ethical framework we learned in journalism: using truth to afflict the comfortable and […]

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05
Nov

Radi-Aid Awards Fighting Visual Stereotypes With New Social Media Guidelines

Posted by | · · · · · | Ethics · Photography · Social Media

You’ve probably seen the picture on social media before: a young man or woman, typically from Europe or the United States, holding a baby in Africa and feeling #thankful. The visual trope is so ubiquitous that it’s satirized and parodied in places like the the Barbie Savior Instagram account and […]

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26
Oct

A Flowchart to Help You Find the Right Medium for Your Story

Posted by | · | Infographic · Photography · Social Media · Storytelling · Video & Film · Writing

Do you ever get stumped about what kind of story to create? Let our story flowchart help you! Click on it to see it larger with links and all. Flowchart made with SmartDraw.

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26
Oct

How to Rework a Story for Social Media

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

This month we wanted to get down to practicalities and show you how to rework a story for different social media channels. Today, I’ll share the way I used a video story for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. While my demonstration in these posts uses a video for the major links […]

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05
Oct

Visual Stories for Nonprofits: Webdoc on Iraqi Refugees by Terre des Hommes

Posted by | · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · | Multimedia · Nonprofits · Photography · Social Media · Uncategorized · Video & Film

This is a collaborative interview with the video project manager and the social media manager for the nonprofit Terre des hommes on their recent web documentary on Iraqi refugees entitled Heartbeats at Mosul’s Gates. Joakim Löb is the Digital & Video Project Manager at Terre des hommes. He’s based in […]

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28
Sep

What Photographers Wish Nonprofits Understood About Working Together

Posted by | · · · | Nonprofits · Photography

I love my job. Not only are the people usually fun and interesting to work with, but I get to tell stories about topics I may otherwise never know about. I mean, how else would I ever learn firsthand about the rigors of cashew farming or the work that goes […]

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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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