Archive for February, 2016

Who Pays Photographers (And How Much)

February 23, 2016

Alex Lau for Bon Appétit Magazine

From magazines to agencies, this is the ultimate resource for discovering how much, or how little, top publications will pay for your photography.

When it comes to pricing your photography, publications can be a stumbling block. Newspapers, magazines and online publications rarely advertise their rates and furthermore, those rates can vary based on assignments. Have you been published before? Is your work very exclusive and highly desirable? Are you willing to sell your work for less if it’s a prestigious publishing credit?

Read’s actual answers – with dollar amounts from anonymous photographers working for named publications.


Liz Dare on Her Upcoming Show

February 23, 2016


While many students spent their winter break eating too many holiday cookies and sleeping in late, senior photography and anthropology major Elisabeth Dare was trekking France, Portugal and Iceland creating work for an upcoming end-of-year art show… Read the article by Becky Byron on The Cleveland Stater website.

Commercial Photography – Fall 2016

February 12, 2016


ART 334:
Special Topics: Commercial Photography

Part studio course, part professional practices. This class will prepare you for several different photography career options:

  • Event and wedding photography
  • Fashion and glamour
  • Product and catalog photography
  • Headshots and portraits
  • Food and still life photography
  • Editorial photography
  • Stock photography
  • Freelance
  • …and professional practices for photographers

ART334 will meet Tue & Thu 3:15-5:45pm in Fall 2016

CSU/CIA Post-Baccalaureate Program

February 7, 2016

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If you have graduated within the last five years, or if you are graduating in Spring Semester 2016, you are eligible to apply to the new CSU/CIA Post-baccalaureate program!

Eight recent graduates in Art from Cleveland State University will be chosen. The students who are chosen will receive one-year scholarships to further their studies at the Cleveland Institute of Art, tuition free.

Application procedure:
Application package requires 12 digital images or movies, a list of works, a personal statement outlining artistic and personal goals, and a resume.


  • All images must be submitted in JPG format.
  • Image minimum size 1000 x 1000 pixels, maximum 3000 x 3000 pixels.
  • Label each images file with a number. (1-12)_your last name_first initial.jpg. For example: 1_smith_B.jpg

Instructions for Video and Time-based Work
Image uploads are reqired on the application. Create still screen shots of your time-based work to upload. In the image information make it clear in the Media field that it is time-based. In the Dimensions field, include the duration of the piece. There is an optional Time-Based Link field for links to video work posted online. Copy and Paste the URL(s) to this field.

Please be aware that students enrolled in this program will have their tuition charges waived, but will be responsible for payment of all required fees, including but not limited to materials, student activity fee, lab fee, and parking. If taking 12 credits or more , you are also required to carry health insurance, either your own coverage or purchased through CIA.

Questions? Contact Prof. Qian Li:

Rube Goldberg Photography Studio

February 4, 2016

How to make a portrait, courtesy of 2D House on Vimeo.