Ethics

Matt Brandon Vlog 13: Photographing Iconic Scenes

In this video I look at my struggle to photograph the iconic Tak Bat, alms giving ceremony that takes place every morning...

Matt Brandon Video Log #11

Once again I attempt to start my VLOG. In this episode I talk about what I want to accomplish in...

The On Field Media Project, Teaching NGOs to Tell Their Own Stories

“Photographs are the portal to one’s first impression of a non-profit’s mission via their website. Having amateurs do that work...

PetaPixel Playing With The Truth

    In a recent blog post the tech/photography site PetaPixel suggested a workaround for getting more camera gear on...

I Don’t Know

    Recently, I listened to a Freakonomic Radio podcast by Stephen Dubner and Steve Levitt. This episode was titled...

Just because you can, should you? The ethics of images sales.

I’ve been ruminating over some ethical issues. Recently, I had a business ask to use several of my images, and...

Does your world view influence your art?

  There is a question that pops up every so often about how much does world view influence our work...

Ken Burns, “All story is manipulation”

Ken Burns: On Story from Redglass Pictures on Vimeo. This is a short, but challenging film with Ken Burns, one...

Photography: What’s real, what’s not and does it matter?

This may be bad timing as I am preparing to leave tomorrow for a week in Banda Acheh, Sumatra, Indonesia....

Are your photographs telling the truth?

Recently I read Fernando Gros’ blog post titled, “Telling A Story – Choosing A Story” about his effort to choose...

Depth of Field: Esther Havens

    In this Depth of Field I speak with Esther Havens. Ether Havens is a Humanitarian Photographer. She captures...

Can The Right Photo Be No Photo?

We had such a great response from the last post, “What is your Un-Suck Filter” that I thought I would...

In a Perfect World

This is a dangerous blog post. Partly because it might step on some people’s toes. Partly because I haven’t completed...

FAQ: How do you photograph people? How do you approach them?

Today I thought I would do something a little different and answer a readers question online. The reason is his...

The Ethic of Reciprocity or Back to Sunday School.

There is a rather lengthy and lively debate going on over at David DuChemin’s blog on “Bruce Gilden – Artist...

Be a Cultural Insider and get better photographs. (pt.2)

Picking up where we left off yesterday, I want to give some more thought to the actual “how to” of...

Be a Cultural Insider and get better photographs. (pt.1)

Having worked cross culturally for over 15 years, with 13 of those years spent living in Kashmir, India, I made it...