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What Is Copyright?

“Sometimes the questions are complicated but the answers are simple.” Dr. Seuss Most people tend to shy away from the legal side of the creative arena because it all seems a bit too complicated. However, even as these creative works are made, most often than not, the creators of these works will seek to sell …

How To Get Models To Look Natural In Images

Cover image and valuable insights from PICHA’s talented in-house photographer, Kat Grudko. Posing Guides One of the quickest ways to level up your game would be to look for posing guides. Many photographers post these online and they are often freely available. These can be very helpful. Take The Time The thing that helps the …

Africa’s Visual Economy | #SWMLagos 2020

We’ve entered the decade of the visual economy surge. People everywhere are consuming visual content that defines their point-of- view and connects with them meaningfully. Winning brands will be those that constantly tell the most persuasive and compelling visual stories that resonate with consumers. For businesses in Africa, how do you break through the content …

Tell Your Story….

Photo credit PICHA/Mohamed Abdulrahman photography …because no one will do it for you and the competition out there is fierce. Many photographers, especially introverted ones, find being behind the lens a very secure place to be. However, it is essential to realize that with so many other creatives competing for work, you cannot just hope …

A Script To Help You Gain More Followers

Image credit: #PICHAcontributor Janet Orilua So you want to participate in the PICHA challenge but you’re finding it a bit hard to talk to people or choose what to say? We know it can all seem quite daunting but it does not have to be – people are more than willing to support your progress …

PICHA Podcast | Episode 1

Welcome to the very first episode of “The Business of Stock” series on the Afrofeaturism PICHA podcast! In this episode we chat with Guya, our resident legal guru and contributor relations manager about fine print and the dreaded red tape stock photographers have to deal with. Why do stock photographers need legal advice and how …

Grow Your Followers | PICHA’s Contributor Challenge

After months of hard work, PICHA 2.0 is here! Fresh-faced, dynamic, faster and more intuitive – the site welcomes you to a whole new afrocentric visual content experience. As part of our new contributors’ portal launch, we’re running a competition open to all PICHA contributors! Simply optimize your new contributor profile and spread the word …

Branding 101 for Photographers

A lot of photographers don’t realise that establishing a solid brand can multiply the success of their photography business considerably. Good branding connects with your ideal clients, giving them all the feels. It’s this that makes your brand memorable and often leads to word of mouth referrals. When done correctly branding lends a consistency to …

How To Take Stock Photos With Your Phone

By Josiane Faubert PICHA is now accepting phone/tablet photography submissions. As the quality of phone photography is getting better every day, PICHA is now accepting phone/tablet photography submissions. This is great – growing your stock photo portfolio is now easier than ever! In order to help you submit your best phone photos, please go over …

PICHA’s Holiday Guide for the Afrocentric Lover

As you’re getting ready to wrap up gifts for loved ones, we thought we’d give you a hand by sharing some of our favourites this festive season! F-Kifuli ring by Adele Dejak Adele Dejak is a jewelry designer based in Nairobi, Kenya who draws inspiration from different African cultures. Shipping available https://www.adeledejak.com/shipping-returns/ Afua Batik Dress …

SKIN | Call for Submissions

PICHA is driven by visual content that showcases the contemporary side of Africa and people of the African diaspora. Each year we run a campaign focused around a particular theme to get our community of photographers all around the continent inspired and involved. This year, we’ve chosen to invite photographers to submit their images and …

Getting To Know Emmah Nzioka

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXMvjjFkdSc&w=560&h=315] As part of the PICHA #BalanceForBetter Series, we get to know Emmah Nzioka aka Coco Em (@coco.emmah) – a Nairobi-based Dj, photographer, cinematographer and artist. Why is #BalanceforBetter important to you? I believe in equal opportunity for women, so that they can get the opportunities to empower and uplift themselves What do you …

PICHA’s Top 5 Image Submissions For February 2019

While it was definitely a challenge choosing our best, here are the top 5 submissions for February 2019: Young Business Professional, Contributor: Mohamed Photography Good use of depth, lighting and composition make up this image by Mohamed Photography. The subject (Young Business Professional) caught in a happy moment after receiving a call results in an image …

Top 3 Stock Photography Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Whether you’re a booming corporate or the little blogger that could, one thing is certain – vibrant and evocative visual content forms a big part of your success. In today’s age of instant gratification, studies have shown that people use less than four seconds (four!) to decide whether they will stay or move on to …