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U n f i n i s h e d Blog for F r i d a y April 25 2014


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QUIK SALE


-- Photographer (Another) Just Made $10K-Plus With An Instagram Flash Sale - Jeff Bercovici: “Aaron Huey is a photographer for National Geographic whose Instagram account, @argonautphoto, has more than 160,000 followers. On Monday, during a weeklong stint as guest editor of The New Yorker’s Instagram feed, Huey announced that for the next 24 hours he would be offering prints of his Instagram photos for $100 each. The sale drove a huge volume of traffic to Huey’s website — so much that it crashed the site, forcing him to extend the sale by a day. In the end, he says he sold more than $10,000 worth of prints and decided to let the offer stand indefinitely. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2014/04/11/another-photographer-just-made-thousands-with-an-instagram-flash-sale/
PHOTO: Aaron Huey
Note: for more about Instagram sales, in the search bar, use Daniel Arnold.


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NOT FROM NEBRASKA, NOT EVEN

KANSAS, BUT



-- Stolen photo of a monster storm cloud is cool – but it wasn't taken in Omaha - Nancy Gaarder: “Even the venerable Smithsonian can get snookered. The man who submitted the photo told Smithsonian.com that the storm cell, purportedly spotted in Omaha, “grew exponentially over the next 16 minutes, split twice and spawned three EF4 tornadoes with $67.4 million in damage to residences and crops.” He told the contest organizers that the photo was taken July 2, 2012. The man even attached a copyright to the image. Small problem.
http://www.omaha.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419823
PHOTO: Chris Bellamy


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HOBBYIST OR PRO? Trevor Dayley:
“Every Photographer Should Read and Study This Infographic - While the perception of being a full time photographer is one of double rainbows the reality is there is so much more to what we do. The following infographic should be a required reading for anyone ready to give up their day job to live the “rock style life” of a photographer. http://fstoppers.com/every-photographer-should-read-and-study-this-infographic
TAKEAWAY: An age-old tale. And as one of the commenters points out, the situation is not limited to the photo professions alone. Any and every artist faces this dilemma.


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SHE SLIPPED ON

THIS BANANA

-- Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Banana Lady's Copyright Infringement Suit - Tamlin H. Bason: “A singing telegram performer's copyright infringement claim, which was asserted against a number of credit unions who had hired her to sing at a trade association event and was based on the defendants' alleged inadequate instructions to audience members about their limited right to film the plaintiff's performance, “has no merit.”’ SOURCE: http://www.bna.com/seventh-circuit-affirms-n17179889620/




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FUTURE OF FOOD. National Geographic Launches Robust Online Portal. Beth Foster: National Geographic launched a Web portal, NatGeoFood.com. which will aggregate content from a major series in National Geographic magazine kicking off in May and will include many digital-only features, http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/15/national-geographic-launches-natgeofood-com/






DRONES IN SINGAPORE -- More used by enthusiasts for aerial photography - Channel News Asia: “Drones are usually associated with military operations but more are being used for another purpose -- photography. In Singapore, avid photographers are using drones to take aerial shots, but some people are concerned this could constitute an invasion of privacy.” SOURCE: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/more-drones-used-by/1060748.html





SCENE STEALERS -- Merkats try their hand at photography… while using the cameraman as a lookout post - Chris Pleasance: “One of the biggest problems facing a wildlife photographer is how to get close enough to your quarry to get a good photograph. But not for Will Burrard-Lucas. He said: 'They're normally extremely cautious but these meerkats have no fear of humans so they were more than happy for me to get close. 'They were climbing on me and trying to get as high as they could to have a good look around. SOURCE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2599620/Simples-Family-cheeky-meerkats-try-hand-photography-using-cameraman-lookout-post.html
PHOTO: Wil Burrard

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RESIZE A PHOTO on the iPhone -- Fred Straker: “Luckily there are plenty of options in the App Store when it comes to resizing photos on an iOS device. The six free apps mentioned here mostly provide the basics for a one-time resize or infrequent use. There are also five paid apps listed, which often provide more features and a more polished (and ad-free) user experience. SOURCE: http://www.iphonefaq.org/archives/973430




SAVING ELIZA -- Big Time Photographers Join Forces to Sell Prints and Raise Money for ‘Saving Eliza’ -DL Cade: “By now you’re very familiar with the story of Eliza O’Neill and how the photo community has come together to try and spread the word and help fund her cure. But we’re not done yet! SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/04/16/big-name-photographers-come-together-sell-prints-raise-money-saving-eliza/



CLEAN IT UP -- Your Chaotic Smartphone Photos - Tim Barribeau: “With the smartphone acting as the go to photography device for most people these days, your phone s probably loaded with a chaotic assortment of thousands of images taken at various places and times. So, how do you go about organizing such an array of photos, all stored on one device? The app Tidy aims to help with that, letting you quickly and easily organize your images by location, time, or image shape. SOURCE:
http://www.popphoto.com/news/2014/04/tidy-app-wants-to-clean-your-chaotic-smartphone-photos




HDR Photography on Your iPhone -- and Why You Should - Sandro Cuccia: “You see it as an option on your iPhone’s Camera app screen. First, a little background. After all, to best utilize any technology, at the very least, you should understand the basics of it. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. Great. So now what? SOURCE: http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/how-to-do-hdr-photography-on-your-iphone-and-why-you-should?utm_source=macobserver&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss_iphone
PHOTO: Sandro Cuccia

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Travelers Abroad -- 18:30




Name: Cortez Austin

Phone: 301-806-8136

Email: corteznaturephotography[at]gmail[dot]com

dates#1: 5/1/2014 to 5/19/2014

destination#1: Borneo

Comments: This trip is mainly for wildlife photography but also any aspect of nature and points of interest.


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FULL CONTROL? --Pixels.com Promises Photographers Full Licensing Control of Their Images - Gannon Burgett: “In an attempt to potentially flip the imaging licensing market on its head, Pixels.com has launched a new platform that puts the photographers in control for a change. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/04/16/pixels-com-promises-photographers-licensing-control-of-their-images/


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SIDETRACKED - Jon: “A new adventure magazine that's a bit different. It is, for want of a better term, a coffee table-style adventure journal. http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/outdoor-news-blog/sidetracked---a-new-magazine-really/12751.html



Titan Launches New Star Wars Magazine - Dustin: “The new Star Wars Magazine brings fans brand-new comic strip adventures, features, games and puzzles from the Star Wars™ universe – featuring your fave Star Wars: The Clone Wars characters alongside heroes and villains from all six awesome movies.”
SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/lwonc5d







PETER RABBIT -- Joe Lenane: “Immediate Media Co is launching Peter Rabbit magazine - a new pre-school title channeling the spirit of Beatrix Potter’s stories. Sara Oldham, Editor of Peter Rabbit magazine, said: “Peter Rabbit is a magical educational magazine for 3-5 year-old boys and girls who have a hunger for radishes and a thirst for adventure! https://www.nfrnonline.com/News-Magazines/News-and-Magazines-Latest-News/The-Best-New-Titles/Peter-Rabbit-Magazine-to-Launch-Next-Month








SENIORS ONLY -- New website wants to be everything for seniors - Meg Weaver: Complete Senior is a new digital magazine for people 50+ .
.. http://woodenhorsepub.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/new-website-wants-to-be-everything-for-seniors/






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KNIFE ATTACK --Photographer sues production company on Lana Del Rey video set – TMZ: “A photographer is suing Lana Del Rey's production company, claiming he was attacked with a knife on the set of one of her music videos. Karl Larsen is seeking $1million after alleging that he was assaulted by three men, one of whom cut him with a box cutter knife, when he was photographing the singer while she made the 'Tropico' video in June 2013. http://www.nme.com/news/lana-del-rey/76766
PHOTO: Gerry Kermann



SPLIT DECISION -- U.S. judge issues split decision in couple’s case against Delgaudio’s anti-gay group - Caitlin Gibson: ‘A U.S. District Court judge in Colorado has issued a split decision in the federal case of a same-sex couple who alleged that Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene A. Delgaudio’s conservative advocacy group illegally used the couple’s private engagement photo on anti-gay-marriage campaign fliers in Colorado. Senior U.S. District Judge Wiley Y. Daniel found that the plaintiffs — New Jersey couple Tom Privitere and Brian Edwards, and photographer Kristina Hill, who took the original image — have a “plausible copyright infringement claim” but dismissed their allegation that the couple’s likenesses had been illegally misappropriated.
SOURCE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/us-judge-issues-split-decision-in-couples-case-against-loudoun-supervisors-nonprofit/2014/04/03/c3a93d56-bb4a-11e3-96ae-f2c36d2b1245_story.html
Note: to follow this case, in the search bar call up: Kristina Hill



NO CAN DO --Appeals Court Upholds Copyright Infringement Damages Award to Louis Psihoyos - David Walker: “A federal appeals court in New York has refused a textbook publisher’s request to reduce a $130,750 award that a jury granted to photographer Louis Psihoyos last year for copyright infringement. Psihoyos sued publisher John Wiley & Sons in 2011 for infringement of eight of his photographs. Claims over four of the images were dismissed before trial, but a jury found Wiley liable for willful infringement of two of the remaining images and awarded statutory damages totaling $130,000. At the same time, the jury found Wiley liable for non-willful infringement of a third image, and awarded $750. It concluded that Wiley’s use of the remaining image was not infringing. SOURCE: http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2014/04/appeals-court-upholds-copyright-infringement-damages-award-louis-psihoyos.html

To follow up on this case. . .search in the search tab for Psihoyos



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JOHN HANCOCK DID NOT SIGN IT. Rolling Stone Cover is Weird, Wrong - Chris O'Shea: “On the cover of the latest Rolling Stone... Two thoughts: 1) It is weird, sexist and sort of pathetic. Why is Julia Louis-Dreyfus naked? What does that have to do with her being “The First Lady of Comedy?” It’s so over-the-top for no reason that it comes across as desperate. 2) It is wrong. John Hancock did not sign the Constitution, he signed the Declaration of Independence.” SOURCE: http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/rolling-stone-cover-is-weird-wrong_b209733



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IT’S I-PAD ONLY -- Adobe Lightroom Mobile for iPad: Hands-On Preview - Debbie Grossman: “We’ve been hearing rumors - and seeing demos - of Lightroom’s mobile version for a while now At press time, it's iPad-only, which means iPhone and Android users are out of luck. Still, setting it up is simple and seamless, and in its first version it is already incredibly useful. SOURCE: http://www.popphoto.com/files/resize/imce_uploads/-1-600x450.png http://www.popphoto.com/how-to/2014/04/adobe-lightroom-mobile-ipad-hands-preview



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RETRO PIX --'Retronauting': why we can't stop sharing old photographs - Jonathan Jones: Vintage pictures shared online by accounts such as Retronaut, HistoryInPix and IndiaHistoryPic capture moments gone for ever, but as vividly as the here-and-now. It's a heady mix of nostalgia and history. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/apr/13/retronaut-photographs-vintage-pictures-twitter-historyinpix-indiahistorypic-nostalgia-history
PHOTO: Chalmers Butterfield


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UNFRIENDED? How to Avoid It. - Paul Gillin: “The difference between Facebook and its buttoned-down counterpart, LinkedIn, is best summed up with this statistic: Facebook users spend an average of 6.5 hours per month on the site, while LinkedIn members spend just 17 minutes. In other words, people go to LinkedIn to solve problems quickly, but they go to Facebook to lounge. Learn from the examples of technology gurus such as Intel, HP, Salesforce.com, Lenovo, and Constant Contact. Then, take these five tips to heart: http://www.skyword.com/contentstandard/featured-editorials/how-to-avoid-being-unfriended-by-your-facebook-fans/




GRADUATE FROM FLICKER -- 7 Signs You’re Ready. Sarah Jacobs: Flickr can be great; when it comes to building a community and a following, it can be a good platform to help get your work found. But once you’ve gotten that first client, or even once you’ve decided to go after that first paying client, you want to make sure you have the tools to back up your chops. Your photography may be grade-A, but when presented on a not-so professional platform, you can quickly lose your credibility. SOURCE: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2014/04/x-signs-youre-ready-graduate-flickr/


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WHAT’s TO COME -- Research and Markets: Light Field Photography Trends - Global Market Overview 2014 - Fort Mill Times: “This report predicts that the technology would give rise to new innovations in controls, design and camera lenses. Light Field Cameras have remarkable capabilities such as post click readjustment of focus in images, change in image perspectives and effortless conversion between 2D and 3D pictures. SOURCE: http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2014/04/04/3396381/research-and-markets-light-field.html?sp=/99/103/



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In his sixth book, renowned photographer, popular instructor, and best-selling author Bryan Peterson challenges and inspires us to see close-up photography in new ways when we view it through his eyes. You've seen the dewdrops, but what about dewdrops on a bird's wing or raindrops on a car windshield? You've seen the bumblebees on vibrant flowers, but what about the fluid edge of just one petal or the colorful rusting metal at industrial sites? Even when Peterson doescapture the more traditional subjects, it's done in untraditional ways and oftenwith minimal specialized equipment! Most important, he moves beyond the commonplace to inspire new ways of getting close, using your lenses, and discovering unconventional subjects.
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1893 – Photographic patent of aerial photography was awarded to Cornele Berrien Adams of Augusta, Georgia for a “method of photogrammetry.” By taking photographs of the same tract of land from different aerial points, a topographic effect was obtained.

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On the phone with the photo editor . . .

Do Unto Others –
Treat ‘Em Right

Magazine photo editors, for the most part, have been given a bad rap. They are not difficult to work with if you approach them with professionalism and awareness of the demands on their time.
In fact, many can be a joy to work with. It is wise to remember that the magazine photobuyer faces constant deadlines, has his/her own opinion about recalcitrant stock photographers, and is under no obligation to educate you in the fine points of business etiquette. Your task is to show the photobuyer you are a valuable resource..

Most of your contacts with magazine photobuyers will be by email or fax, due to the far-flung geographical distribution of your markets. But if you have an outstanding photo that fits exactly to a photobuyer’s mission…
you may want to contact the buyer by phone.

In the case of phone communication, there are some points to be aware of that can help you cement a good and rewarding relationship with a buyer. Here are some “phone tips” to keep in mind:
Do Your Homework. Use Google Images or BING Images to get an idea of what kind of images the photobuyer leans toward. In the search bar type the name of the publication and the word: cover.
You’ll be able to pinpoint the type of subject matter they like to receive.
Also, using a regular search engine, type in the phrase photo guidelines along with the name of the publication. You’ll discover hints on how to contact the photobuyer.

PHONE ETIQUETTE

You’ll be prepared to:

1. Present a "give" list. Don't be a "Gimmie." You don't call with questions to the photobuyers. You let them know you can provide them with photos in such-and-such areas (areas you know are dealt with by the photobuyer); that you are in a position to be a regular supplier of such photos. In the course of the conversation you draw out what specific current needs the photobuyer has, all the while emphasizing what experience or qualifications put you in a position to be an important resource for the photobuyer and his/her publication(s).

2. Introduce yourself cheerfully. The way you open the conversation will set the tone for the entire exchange and impression.

3. Be Open. Be candid. Evasiveness or ambiguity won't work. Clarify to yourself your purpose for the call, the points you want to provide to the photobuyer, and then straight-forwardly go for it.

4. Be Optimistic. Exude a sense of confidence. A positive attitude will encourage your photobuyers to want to see various ways they can use your services. Yet don't be overbearing, or confident to the point of arrogance.
5. Be complimentary. A well-placed, well-meaning compliment about the photobuyer's publication, recent cover shots, insightful coverage, etc., will serve you well.

6. Talk about other things. Do not spend the entire time talking about yourself. Discuss briefly one or two current topics related to the photobuyer's area of concern. The more social you are, the more likely your source will favorably respond. Of course, don't overdo it!
7. Return the favor. You might share with the photobuyer some bits of information about their focus area you have learned from other sources in the field. However, be certain not to betray anyone's trust.
8. Be charitable. Allow that 75% of photobuyers don't have time to return phone calls from unknown (to them) prospects, especially after a deadline has passed. Solution: Maintain equanimity.
9. Model Releases. While model releases are always required for commercial and advertising use, they are not required 99% of the time for editorial usage (illustration purposes in books and magazines). Nevertheless, this subject strikes fear in the heart of many editorial photobuyers. Some seem to think they are protecting themselves and their job by requiring model releases. They are not concerned with their or your First Amendment Rights. When photos are used to inform and educate, model releases usually are not required. If the magazine or book photobuyer you're speaking with requires releases, it's a signal to you to politely end the conversation and move on to the many markets who know their First Amendment Rights. (Freedom of the Press).

10. Be concise. Throughout, stay simple and brief.
11. Send thank-you notes. A short note will help to ensure that the photobuyer will be just as welcoming to you in the future. Everyone likes to be appreciated.



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

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