30 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

On Monday August 4th, Rohn Engh died of a sudden onset of infection causing serious pneumonia and multiple complications. The doctors and nurses at the VA hospital were excellent and did everything possible for him, never giving up. The infection took Rohn in one week. He was two months shy of his 85th birthday.

With Rohn’s passing also pass the market letters and PhotoStockNOTES. In recent years Rohn tried to find a buyer in preparation for retirement, but without success. We regret PhotoSource must close and no longer produce PhotoDaily, PhotoLetter, PhotoStockNOTES and PhotoStockNOTES/Plus.

Thank you for your interest in Rohn’s marketletters and newsletter. It was a great pleasure to Rohn over this long and gratifying course to be part of your photo marketing adventures.

Sincerely,

Brue Swenson for PhotoSource


25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

July 25th 2014




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25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


NO LOVE HERE

MAN JAILED FOR VIDEO-RECORDING POLICE -- ACLU sues over arrest. The ACLU launched a social-media campaign recently urging city residents to tweet their stories of police harassment for recording law enforcement activity with the hashtag #PACopWatch. A 2011 memo from Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey hasn't stopped Philadelphia police officers from intimidating and arresting people who try to record them, the ACLU says. So the organization is hoping a little dose of public shaming will.. The latest case, according to court filings, involves a Temple University junior charged in September with a summary offense for photographing about 20 officers trying to break up a party. Rick Fields snapped photos of the scene on the 1900 block of North 18th Street and quickly drew the ire of officers, according to his lawsuit. SOURCE:
http://tinyurl.com/nzgr42g


25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


SELFIE

-- Pamplona bull runner wanted by police for 'taking selfie' - Police in Pamplona are searching for a bull runner who they believe snapped a selfie as he ran just inches ahead of several charging bulls weighing more than a half a tonne each. As the young man slowed to take a photo in one of the final stretches of the fifth bull run of the San Fermín festival recently, he was captured on camera by several Spanish media. He now faces a fine of up to €3,000 under regulations passed this year by the city of Pamplona. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/13/pamplona-bull-runner-wanted-police-selfie


25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

GONE: NINE PHOTO STAFFERS

-- David Walker: “The New York Daily News has laid off at least 17 newsroom staffers, including five photographers and four photo editors, according to the New York-based publication Capital. Among those who lost their jobs were photographer David Handschuh, who has been with the paper for 27 years, and Jim Alcorn, the paper’s second ranking photo editor.“ SOURCE: http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2014/07/new-york-daily-news-lays-nine-photo-staffers-including-david-handschuh.html

25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

RESALE RIGHTS -- Gain support in US Congress - Julia Halperin: “Royalty bill could be passed by the end of the year, or become part of copyright bill. A bill that would bring droit de suite, also known as artist resale royalty rights, to the US is gaining momentum in Congress. The bill has gained six co-sponsors in the past three weeks. SOURCE: http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Artist-resale-rights-gain-momentum-in-the-US/33303
TAKEAWAY: artist resale royalty rights has long been a legal challenge for copyright holdres. Can you capitalize when your image is sold, then resold to someone else? T’would be nice….. Let’s follow this one.


25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

GET YOUR CONTENT NOTICED

-- Ran Gishri: “Good content is incredibly effective. It boosts brand awareness, drives consumers to purchase your product, and it gives you much desired SEO juice. So how do make sure your content gets to its target audience? Unless you’re basing your marketing plan on your content “going viral” you should start with a content distribution plan, which would typically combine a number of free and paid distribution methods. Here are some of the key ones for you to consider.” SOURCE: : http://www.taboola.com/distribute-content-best-ways?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=%20testbizo&utm_term=thenewrepublic-thenewrepublic



25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos







“LIFESTYLE” PHOTOGRAPHY - Maria Piscopo: ”If you ask a dozen photo buyers to define lifestyle photography you’d get a dozen different answers. The most common reply might be “people doing everyday things, at home and at work.” Lifestyle images are valuable in stock, but what about assignment work? http://tinyurl.com/mnbrtga






YOUR IPHONE CAMERA SETTINGS -- 3 Power Tips - J. Endriga: “There’s a popular saying in the world of photography that “the best camera is always the one that you have with you the most.” In many cases, that’s the camera people have in their smartphones. Thankfully, the iPhone camera is a pretty impressive tool for taking photos. While it lacks the settings of more powerful DSLRs or compact cameras such as lens length, aperture, white balance and shutter speed, it still allows users to access a number of tools. http://www.thebitbag.com/3-power-tips-on-how-to-adjust-your-iphone-camera-settings/83500




GUIDE TO INSTAGRAM -- Sarah Jacobs:”Instagram can be a powerful marketing tool for photographers, but are you using it the right way? In our latest guide, The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram, get tips to make the most of the platform to showcase your brand, build your audience, connect with photo editors, and even generate revenue. Also get advice and inspiration from photographers having success with Instagram, amassing followings up to 830,000”. SOURCE: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2014/07/new-guide-photographers-guide-instagram/


25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





FUNDING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS -- - Holly Stuart Hughes: “How photographers can sell prints to raise money for book publications, without undermining the market for their work? When book publishers ask photographers to pay the cost of producing and printing a photography book, the artists often raise the money by selling prints or offering them as incentives in crowdfunding campaigns. Some book publishers pay for a trade edition by selling a more expensive “collector’s edition,” packaged with a signed and numbered print. There are several strategies to ensure these print offers don’t affect the perceived value of the prints that galleries are selling.” SOURCE: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Selling-Prints-to-Fu-11248.shtml
PHOTO: Jen Davis


25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






Do Your Photos Show 'Involvement'?


When people in your photos are 'involved' - you will increase the marketability of your image(s).








What are the three (3) major secrets
To success in selling your stock photos?

What are two (2) key fundamentals
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You can learn the answers and several important
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25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




BEST LEFT TO THE PROFESSIONALS? -- Valerie Hudson:”Nowadays, with sites like Instagram on the rise, just about everyone has dubbed his- or herself a “photographer.” Yet there are still individuals making careers out of photography. What qualifies someone as a photographer? And if one is not a photographer, when should he or she hire someone else to take photos? So what distinguishes a professional photographer from the average Joe with a cell phone camera in their hand?
http://www.thenorthernlight.org/2014/07/08/photography-best-left-to-the-professionals/



JOURNALISM GROUPS URGE OBAMA: Stop Excessive Controls On Public Information - NPPA: “Thirty-eight journalism and open government groups (including the National Press Photographers Association) called on President Barack Obama to stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to the public. The national organizations sent a letter to Obama today urging changes to policies that constrict information flow to the public, including prohibiting journalists from communicating with staff without going through public information offices, requiring government public information officers to vet interview questions and monitoring interviews between journalists and sources. https://nppa.org/news/journalism-groups-urge-obama-stop-excessive-controls-public-information


25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




FULL-TIME WITH AN IPHONE - Why One Professional Photographer Ditched Her Camera. Caroline Moss: “Kat Sloma, an artist based in Oregon, has been using a 35mm camera for over ten years, including the two years her family lived in Milan, Italy. But she never wanted to learn Photoshop so she purchased an iPhone. Now she only uses her iPhone to take photographs and make art. SOURCE: http://www.businessinsider.com/kat-sloma-iphone-artist-2014-7
PHOTO: Kat Sloma


25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





SPY LAWS IN AUSTRALIA - Jenni Ryall: “The Australian Government has said fears over proposed security laws are unfounded, and will not affect journalists or regular Australians. A bill was presented to the Australian Parliament on Wednesday to expand the powers of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Under the proposed bill, journalists could face prosecution or even jail time if they reported on spy operations or Edward Snowden-style leaks, The Guardian reported.
http://mashable.com/2014/07/16/spy-laws-australia/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily




SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY -- Photographer Reportedly Lands on FBI Terrorism Watchlist for Photographing a Public Art - Tim Barribeau: Well-known photographer James Prigoff and a number of other individuals are fighting back for being targeted for innocent activites. In 2004, James Prigoff tried to photograph the Rainbow Swash mural in Boston, which was deemed to be suspicious activity. Now, a decade later, the ACLU is suing the federal government on behalf of Prigoff, along with others, who have been targeted, and had suspicious activity reports (SARs) filed against them. http://www.popphoto.com/news/2014/07/photographer-reportedly-lands-fbi-terrorism-watchlist-taking-photo-public-art


25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




BIKE TRANSYLVANIA -- The Transylvania Tourism Development Authority (TDA) has released the first edition of Bike Transylvania, a new magazine highlighting local cycling opportunities and culture. SOURCE: http://www.transylvaniatimes.com/story/2014/07/17/news/bike-transylvania-magazine-released-brevard-nc/18757.html

25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





The Copyright Office Proposes Immediate Changes to Recordation and Requests Public Comment - Carolyn E. Wright: "While the Copyright Office continues to develop its strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, it recognizes that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes were made in the interim. To this end the Office has published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would amend the regulations to encourage remitters to include a cover sheet with the documents they submit to the Office; allow remitters to submit long title lists in electronic format; and provide remitters with the option to request return receipts that acknowledge that the Office has received a submission. Written comments are due on or before August 15, 2014. Written comments are due on or before August 15, 2014." SOURCE: http://www.photoattorney.com/copyright-office-proposes-recordation-requests-public-comment/



25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos



Review and recommendation by Fred J. Eckert

A quick, easy and fun way to turn your images into a collage.


Review and recommendation by Fred J. Eckert

Looking for a quick and easy way to put together a collage of your images?

Perhaps you aren’t that good with Photoshop. Or maybe you are but wish for a quicker and easier way.
Then you might want to check out a neat little software program called Fotor. You can’t beat the price – it’s free.
While Fotor bills itself as an image editing program that also features the ability to add a variety of creative effects as well, no way do I suggest that it likely meets your image editing needs. It’s certainly not remotely comparable to my favorite image editing choice of using Lightroom 5 in combination with Perfect Photo Suite 8.
But you might want to check it out as an easy tool to have on hand for quickly assembling collages of your images. The Collage section is the only feature I use, but family and friends with no image editing software and no desire to go beyond basics might find this program quite appealing.
When two recent shoots from our backyard porch included a two-photo sequence of a young bluebird asking to be fed and later a six-photo sequence of a similar behavioral scene, I wanted to share them with my family. Rather than attach two photos or six to an email message and asking recipients to view them in sequence instead I created two collages in Fotor and, for added fun, added text to one of them. It was a snap to do so.
Again, this is a free download:

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Fred J. Eckert, a retired former US Ambassador and Member of Congress, is author/photographer of three coffee table books, a published novelist, and has written feature articles for such national publications as Reader's Digest, Outdoor Life, Family Weekly and The Wall Street Journal. His travel articles covering all seven continents, illustrated with his images, have appeared as the lead travel feature in more than 100 major newspapers. His images have appeared throughout the world in books, magazines, advertisements, postcards and major travel company and tourist board brochures. Fred[at]EckertImages[dot]com






25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





DOMKE NEXT GENERATION -- Chronicle Bag - Dan Havlik: “The Domke brand is a legend in the photo bag industry. And while the company recently updated its line-up of satchels, don’t expect a major overhaul. That’s a good thing. The classic Domke look—part serious business and part serious adventure—is on full display in the new Chronicle bag. SOURCE: http://www.pdnonline.com/gear/Domke-Next-Generatio-11160.shtml



WIPING YOUR PHONE: Hard Proof That It Actually Doesn’t Delete Everything. - Pete Pachal: “Have you ever er sold an old smartphone on eBay? You might be interested to know that the apps, photos and even Google searches on your phone can still be recovered — even if you performed a factory reset. The team at security software company Avast purchased 20 different phones on eBay and unleashed data-recovery tools on them to see what they could find. The results are persuasive evidence that resetting your phone back to factory settings doesn't mean your data is gone forever. SOURCE: http://mashable.com/2014/07/09/data-wipe-recovery-smartphones/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily



MOBILE MOBILES: Tour De France Loads Up With On-Board Cameras - Tim Barribeau: “This year's Tour De France has seen a new addition to the rigorously designed and controlled cycle frames that the athletes ride in the world's most prominent bicycle race: cameras. That's right, for the first time, the bikes have cameras loaded on them, and you can see just how intense and exciting the race is from the middle of the pack. SOURCE: http://www.popphoto.com/news/2014/07/tour-de-france-loads-board-cameras



GOPRO -- The Most Successful Camera Of All Time? Lee Morris: “A few days before GoPro went public I was asked by at least 5 different photographers if I would buy their stock. I personally decided that I wouldn't because I feel like this market is too volatile but there are some very credible reasons why GoPro is poised to remain at the top for a long time.” SOURCE: http://fstoppers.com/business/will-gopro-continue-most-successful-camera-all-time-or-fail-23360

25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






DRONE AERIAL PHOTO CONTEST -- Winners Announced - Jean-Pierre Vrignaud: “ We are pleased to announce the winners of the first National Geographic France/Dronestagram contest for aerial photographs made with the use of drones. [Dronestagram is a website that specializes in photos and videos captured by drone hobbyists. http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/07/11/winners-of-first-drone-aerial-photo-contest-announced/


25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





THE BEAUTY OF ADOPTION - Dennis Green: “The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception. Kate T. Parker, who works as a photographer, was able to capture the scenes that will define her newly expanded extended family. She chronicled all the candid and intimate moments in a photo series called "Blended" following the adoption of her new nephew, Sam. http://mashable.com/2014/07/14/blended-family-photography/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily



HELPING TO SAVE BABIES -- How One PDL Cade : “Chances are good you’ve never heard the term Mingi, but if you were born to one of the tribes in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, this age-old tribal tradition might have been your death sentence. These days, however, that is far less likely, and it’s due almost entirely to the work of Kara tribesman Lale Labuko and his friend and photographer John Rowe. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/07/16/one-photographer-helping-save-babies-brutal-tribal-tradition/


INFLUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS -- 5 Lessons from the 30 Most in Social Media - Mark Fidelman: “In an effort to understand what’s next for social photography, WiFi SD card and cloud service company Eyefi recently asked me to identify today’s most impactful online photography experts. I asked these experts about the social trends and online photography tips. Below are some of the most significant insights from the top 30 experts. https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140710173746-81542-5-lessons-from-the-30-most-influential-photographers-in-social-media


25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos



Congratulations on a brilliant newsletter with great advice. Your information given is unavailable in college or university courses I’ve attended. Keep up the good information.
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25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





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25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




1943 – The covers of National Geographic magazine featured a photograph for the first time. The photo was of the American flag.

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“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.” – Nicolaus Copernicus

25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






Harvesting Public Domain Images


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Need the answer to a stock photography question?


At this webpage http://www.photosource.com/board you'll find our Bulletin Board, called "The Kracker Barrel."
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The following is a typical exchange.

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An email from Tim:

"I was reading in "sellphotos.com" on pages 208 & 209 about how Tom Carroll from California sold a "Public Domain" image to DRS Technologies for their annual report for $875. My question is this. Since he can sell a "Public Domain Image" to a professional publication, is it legal to burn images like that onto a CD (as a collection of images for someone to use as a screensaver), or print out copies for personal use... (i.e. someone has a child who likes photos of jet airplanes), and then sell them say, on an Auction site like Ebay or Craig's List?

I understand that since I did not shoot the image, I don't own the copyright, but as long as I give credit to where credit is due, either in a caption under the photo or as a "terms and conditions" printed on the CD label (i.e. photos courtesy of US Navy-Public Domain...) would it still be ok and legal? Any lawyers out there that specialize in this kind of thing?
Tim Johnson

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Tim-- You are on the right track. (Although an important distinction to note is that Tom Carroll did not "sell" the image; he found the image for his client, and charged the $875 as a research fee.)

When you work for the U.S. government, whether you are building a bridge, landscaping a new park, or taking a photograph, you are working for the people. So, the U.S. Government's reasoning is -the people own the results.
I'm surprised that more people have not come up with ways of selectively distributing the photos that are gathering dust in U.S. government archives. Tom Carroll's approach is certainly valid. And we'll no doubt see many mini-stock agencies like yours begin to use the advantages of the Internet to distribute public domain images that are available to the people for the asking.
These stock images range from aviation (historical to modern; U.S. to Russian), naval (most countries represented), agriculture (historical as well as new and innovative), and photos from NASA, and even photos from the Central Intelligence Agency, which believe it or not are also public domain and available (see page 212 in sellphotos.com).

SOME RESTRICTIONS


But you need to be aware that not everything is available.
The federal government (U.S.) cannot own copyright, but even so, not all photographs on ".gov" and ".mil" sites are public domain.
For example, a private donor or a foundation might donate a copyrighted image to a federal institution with the restriction that the copyright of the image will eventually revert to the estate of the original owner. Same is true for some photographers who make photos for the government on a "work-for-hire" basis, in which case the images may be copyrighted by the photographer and not the government. If you find an image on a U.S. government Internet site, it is most likely useable as a public domain photo, but you'd need to confirm that.

To learn how the government looks
at this situation, check out
pamphlet 195 at http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html

A good place to find the source of public domain images that have little or no publication restrictions on them is:
http://mciunix.mciu.k12.pa.us/~spjvweb/cfimages.html
In some cases, the photo may be an “orphan,” that is, the name of the photographer or government agency tied to the photo is not available. The copyright office at the Library of Congress continues to be at work in designing legislation for this “orphan” problem. To date, in the USA, nothing has been settled. In the UK controversy exists with "orphan" law [assed in 2013: for details: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/hargreaves-orphanmyth.pdf. In the USA to folow the continuing "orphan" challenge, use the PhotoStockNOTES search bar and enter orphan works.
See: http://pdnpulse.com/2013/05/uk-paves-the-way-for-orphan-works-law-will-the-sky-fall.html

In the meantime, the currently accepted practice is if the photobuyer makes due diligence in trying to locate the copyright holder of the photo, the photo can be used without penalty. This can be interpreted as unfair to the copyright holder – but if he or she or another entity cannot be located – the photo may be used.
Governments outside the US often do retain the copyright of their images: For example, check out the Canadian site: http://cgp-egc.gc.ca/copyright/what-e.html
Most individual state governments in the United States do not place their work into the public domain and do in fact own the copyright to their photos.

That's why it's not a good practice to lease images to a state Travel Department, or Bureau of Economic Development. You might be required to give up your copyright.
Be careful to check ownership information before including any presumably public domain photo in your collection. And always do the courtesy of citing where the photo came from. The government organization and photographer both enjoy the publicity.


THE INVOICE


Tom Carroll used public domain photos not only for educational and editorial purposes but also for advertising accounts. The photo you mention was a U.S. Government public domain photo. In his invoice Tom wrote: "Photo (Public Domain): no charge. Research and fulfillment: $875."

By establishing the kind of CD or mini-stock agency that you mention, you are establishing a service to photo buyers which can save them time and money searching out highly specific images, both present-day and historical. Be sure to include descriptions of your mini-stock agency images also in a text-based photo search system such as our http://www.photosource.com/bank

--Rohn Engh


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As an editorial stock photographer you are going to find much more enjoyment when you are photographing subject matter that you like to take. Learn more about how to sell those pictures at PhotoSource International and the PhotoSourceBANK, Pine Lake Farm, 1910 35th Road, Osceola, WI 54020 USA. Rohn Engh is director of PhotoSource International and publisher of PhotoStockNotes. E-mail: info[at]photosource[dot]com Fax: 1 715 248 3800; www.photosource.com

Tags: Internet marketing, social media, issues, stock photo agency, stock photography, public domain, orphan.

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18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

July 18 2014




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18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

ARE WE LOOKING AT A. . . .
FADING INDUSTRY?


- Janet Smith:“You might call a market vibrant if it attracts top-tier investors, posts annual sales of about $2 billion and is marked by innovative and evolving distribution centers and ever-easier entry.But for many photographers,the market for stock photography has become far less attractive during the past decade. Long-time industry observer, author and consultant Jim Pickerell says, "There is a huge oversupply of images. Prices are dropping. In many cases, royalty percentages (to photographers) are also falling. And the number of people producing stock images and trying to get a share of the stock-photo pie is growing at an astronomical rate. Many very experienced stock photographers are cutting back dramatically on production or getting out of the stock photo business entirely."
To understand what is behind the scene Pickerell and others describe, it helps to know some basic terms. SOURCE: https://nppa.org/page/selling-stock-industry-trends
TAKEAWAY: The industry might be fading but more stock photos are being used and supplied than ever before. Keep reading PhotoStockNOTES to discover where you fit into this industry and how other photographers are finding ways to sell their stock photos.


18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

AMATEUR DRONE

PILOTS ARRESTED


-- for Flying Too Close to NYPD Chopper - Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai. Two amateur drone pilots have been arrested for flying drones too close to a New York police chopper. Wilkins Mendoza, 23, and Remy Castro, 34, were flying two drones near the George Washington Bridge in New York City when they came within 800 feet of a New York Police Department helicopter. The helicopter was forced to change course to avoid the drones. .
http://mashable.com/2014/07/08/2-drone-pilots-arrested-new-york-police-helicopter/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily


18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

JUDICIAL CONTRADICTION

-- Why a Corporation Got a Religious Exemption, But a Photographer Didn’t - David Walker:"After the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, granting a corporation an exemption to a federal law on the grounds that the law “burdens the exercise of religion” of the company’s owners, we wondered: Why did the Supreme Court grant a religions exemption to a corporation, but decline to give a hearing to a New Mexico wedding photographer who refused to photograph a same-sex wedding for religious reasons? It turns out that the cases are quite different." SOURCE: http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2014/07/corporation-got-religious-exemption-photographer-didnt.html

For further information on this case,
use the PSNotes search bar (above) using the name Elane Photography. (01 april ’14)


18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


GETTY IMPROVES ITS IMAGE


-- Getty Images And iStock iOS Apps Get A Big Overhaul. Darrell Etherington:“Stock photography giant Getty Images is updating its iOS apps, including iStock, and Getting Images proper, which received its overhaul on July 17. Both apps feature design changes that make the photography they show off much more the central focus. Along with these updates, Getty is bringing its new Embed function, which it unveiled on the web back in March, to the Getty Images app. Embed lets users who are looking for stock imagery for non-commercial use to use a simple code to put the picture on their blog or site, where it resides in a wrapper rather than in a traditional IMG tag. SOURCE: http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/10/getty-images-and-istock-ios-apps-get-a-big-overhaul-and-the-new-embed-function/
TAKEAWAY. With increased interest in Getty Images and its Embed function will also come more use of the Embed function which offers free photos for editorial use.
For more on how this may benefit Getty through the newly acquired data, use the psNOTES search bar and ask for Embed.

18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


QUICK FILL

-- 500px Prime Amassed Enough Contributing Photographers to Fill Yankee Stadium in Just 4 Months - Geeks News Desk: “500px now has over 55,000 photographers contributing to its rapidly growing collection of premium stock photography. The commercial licensing marketplace, dubbed 500px Prime, is a stand alone property wholly owned and operated by 500px. 55,000 contributing members is a milestone for 500px, as it's a number incumbents in the photo licensing space often tout when describing the size and diversity of their asset collections. Whereas these competitors often took more than a decade to achieve this following, 500px Prime was able to do it in less than four months after launch.”
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwgeeks/article/How-500px-Prime-Amassed-Enough-Contributing-Photographers-to-Fill-Yankee-Stadium-in-Just-4-Months-20140715


18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





NO MICHAEL KORS PHOTOS ALLOWED --. Michael Kors Fights for Photo Rights, Gucci’s Pimped Out Fall Campaign, and Fashion’s Tennis Blind Spot - Ashley Hoffman: “Were you just about to post your daily photo of a couple in Michael Kors white turtlenecks and camel coats getting off a private jet? Guess what? No Michael Kors photos allowed. The lawyers of Michael Kors are coming down hard on copyright infringers, even regular Joes with no more than 3,000 Twitter followers. It turns out, it is copyright infringement to post an image from a designer’s lookbook or ad campaign on your feed.” SOURCE: http://www.styleite.com/news/michael-kors-fights-for-photo-rights-guccis-pimped-out-campaign-and-fashions-tennis-blind-spot/


18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




Name: Thomas Wiewandt

Phone: 520-743-4551

Email: tom[at]wildhorizons[dot]com

dates#1: 28 Aug. - 16 Sept. 2014

destination#1: South Africa

Comments: I am a professional natural history and travel photographer, and this is NOT a guided tour. I will be one of five people traveling together and we will be driving our own rental vehicle, giving us the flexibility to stop and start as we choose. We will be spending five days in Kruger National Park and the rest of our 3-week itinerary will focus on the Cape Region, the Garden Route along the SE coast, and Kariega Game Reserve.


18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






PHOTOGRAPH LIGHTNING - Rob Schumacher: “Monsoon season is here. It's time to start preparing for our annual photographic obsession. The goal is to capture a great lightning photograph. The Sonoran Desert in Arizona has the second most lightning strikes in the United States. Only the Tampa Bay area has more strikes. Here are some tips on how I do it. SOURCE:
http://www.azcentral.com/story/behind-the-lens/2014/06/30/lightning-photography/11317435/



ENABLING THE IPHONE GRID - Jim Tanous: ‘Professional DSLR cameras, and many consumer point-and-shoots, have an optional grid overlay that provides a perfect canvas for composing your shots based on the Rule of Thirds. As an increasingly capable and handy camera, budding photographers will be happy to know that the iPhone has a grid overlay, too, but it’s disabled by default. Here’s how to enable the iPhone camera grid.
SOURCE: http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/enable-iphone-camera-grid/




PLAYING WITH LIGHT -- Tips From Pro Photographers - Corinne Bagish: ‘The same exact place can look completely different with varied lighting. A positively charming Victorian home, for example, can look bone-chillingly haunted when lit from below, at night. The same forest, enchanted with dappled afternoon sunshine, can appear foreboding (Blair Witch style) when partially illuminated with the wavering beam of a flashlight. When it comes to photography, there are many ways to play with light to create the kind of shot you're aiming for. SOURCE:
http://mashable.com/2014/06/29/light-photography-tips/?utm_cid=mash-prod-em




VISUAL JOURNALISM TRAINING -- BBC Opens Up Internal Resources to the Public - Gannon Burgett: “Last week, the BBC College of Journalism opened up their training website to the public. Full of educational resources created by and for the internal BBC team, these professional videos and guides run through a number of circumstances and suggestions for approaching visual journalism. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/07/08/bbc-opens-internal-visual-journalism-training-resources-public/




MASTER LOW-LIGHT PHOTOS - Eli Epstein -- “Shooting in low-light is a challenge for all photographers — professional and amateur alike. Sometimes, the camera’s flash disturbs those in the shot. In others cases, a dim backdrop prevents the photographer from capturing the important details of the subject. http://mashable.com/2014/06/25/photography-low-light/




PHOTOGRAPHY STARTUPS -- That Will Change Our Industry For The Better - Tom Kray: "Resource has found ten photography startups." that are doing awesome things you should know about. SOURCE: http://resourcemagonline.com/2014/07/10-photography-startups-will-change-industry-better/
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18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





ARE YOU FINDING YOUR MARKET?



Brian Webster asked, “How can I find markets for my hunting and fishing photos?”

There’s a simple way to do this for any photographic interest area you might have.


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18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





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18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




ELECTRIC CARS -- Autovolt : “We have been working to bring you the UK’s first hybrid and electric vehicle magazine. Inside the first issue, there are latest news and reviews plus several feature articles that are sure to bring much fascination and intrigue. Currently, the magazine is available as a digital magazine on Magzter and print version via MagCloud. SOURCE: http://www.autovolt-magazine.com/2014/07/brand-new-electric-hybrid-magazine-launched/


18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos