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27 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource

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26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource





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26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource







Branding, … THE NEW WAY



The stock photo industry has finally come around to recognizing a previously largely neglected major marketing principle. To wit: there's a vast market of photobuyers who are not interested in high-fee, RM ("rights-managed") photos. These buyers simply want an image they can temporarily use, one-time, in one of their low-circulation, limited-readership, publications.

Let me backtrack: A century ago, magazines featured mostly text. Graphics were secondary. Today, it's reversed. If you include advertisements, our periodicals today feature more graphics than text. The new "automated" stock photo services (with royalty-free photos at lower prices), are providing quality generic images to publishers who previously couldn't afford photography as an option. As a result, new markets are now opening up for photographers who produce specialized “brand” images.


In the 1950's, there were few stock photo agencies. When I returned from a trip through Africa in 1958, I sought out an agency from the very few (3) listed in the Manhattan telephone directory. My photos landed at Photo Researchers, then a two-person, hole-in-the-wall in New York City on 42nd Street. Photo Researchers is still alive today. It has provided me with many checks in the past half-century.

Brand ManagementA dozen or so "managed-rights" photo agencies began appearing over the next several years. In the late 80's and early 90’s this "rights-managed" (RM) stock industry was at its peak. Today – the industry has taken on a different flavor. The major impetus is the emergence of the massive corporate digital agency (Corbis, Getty, etc.). The smaller stock photo RM agencies are folding or being absorbed in mergers, or have resorted to specializing. A new flavor has emerged: the microstock agency that features quality low-priced images ($1 to $5), that allows small publishers and self-publishers wide opportunities to illustrate their products.

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WHAT IS STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY BRANDING?



You know what photography is, and you know what stock photography is -- yes?
Take a new look. During the past couple of decades, an aspect of photography has been growing to where it is now planted firmly on the scene as a photographic division in its own right: stock photography branding.

Want to read more?
http://www.photosource.com/psn-article/branding.html


26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



Mike Karlsson asked photobuyers your questions.
Here’s what some responded:



What is your pet peeve – or peeves – on stock photographer websites?


“I dislike sites with no functioning search capability. I also hate poorly laid out sites that are difficult to navigate and very difficult to read.”

“First is no functioning search capability. Second is having photos in a Flash or slide-show format, or disabling the Save As function [also known as Right Click – note from Mike], preventing photo buyers from saving low res files for further consideration. Editors and researchers need to review photos from different sources together. Photographers who prevent this are losing sales every day. If they are concerned about their images being misused, then set up a secure site where only those people they approve can enter. Third is just too many graphic elements. Editors and researchers have very little time—just get us to the image database so we can search.”

“Incomplete caption info.”

“I don't like music or other distractions on the site, and I want it to be easy to navigate. But most of all, I want thumbnails of most if not all of their collection, even if I have to register to access them. I want to see the actual images so I can select exactly what I need, not wait for them to guess what I mean and send me their choices.”

“I will not source from vendors who do not have search capabilities on the web...”




26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



KEEP IN TOUCH -- Whether you are a professional working photographer or just a weekend hobbyist, subscribing to a photo newsletter can be an invaluable tool.
If you are a working professional photographer, either artistic or commercial, a photo newsletter can help to expand your business through advertising or perhaps help to put you in contact with other local photographers looking to collaborate on work.
http://ezinearticles.com/?Photo-Newsletter---Opportunities-For-Professional-Photographers-Or-Weekend-Hobbyists&id=4295953


DO IT DRAMATICALLY Diagonals And Perspective - For Photography and Photographers . Getting key lines in your shot to run at an angle is one of the simplest ways of making your shots more dramatic.
http://ezinearticles.com/?Diagonals-And-Perspective---For-Photography-and-Photographers&id=4262789




26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



BIG NAMES AT AUCTION -- Avedon, Adams: Images created by giants of 20th century photography to be auctioned in LONDON. Christie's is set to auction a series of mostly black and white photographs, including one from Mario Testino's Vanity Fair shoot of Princess Diana.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/05/19/avedon-adams-images-created-giants-th-century-photography-auctioned/


26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource




Brand Marketing . . .



How would you like to enter a field of “Brand” photography where---



[ ] Buyers eagerly anticipate your photo submissions.
[ ] You are required to make photographs only of subject matter you enjoy.
[ ] Buyers offer you assignments.
[ ] Buyers contact you directly for specific photos they need.
[ ] The buyers are always there when you need them They are responsible and accountable.
[ ] You rarely enter into a dispute with photobuyers.
[ ] You can phone your buyers collect.
[ ] Your photos can lend themselves to your own book projects that you can produce.
[ ] You rarely, if ever, need a model release.
[ ] You sell to “theme” publishers whose focus doesn’t change.
[ ] You can shoot on speculation, because you can count on your photos being targeted for several “theme” buyers in your chosen marketplace.
[ ] No special gear is needed -- no studio, no unorthodox or unwieldy photographic equipment, just a standard digital camera in most cases.
[ ] You own a near-monopoly in your specific fields of interest. The competition? A google search will show you it’s almost non-existent.
[ ] You get referrals all the time, especially from your fellow photographers who aren’t in the same “brand” sector as you.
[ ] When you retire, your investment in this kind of “brand” photography will become an extra annuity for you. And because your contemporary photos become “historical” photos, and thus more valuable as time moves on, you can pass the copyright on to your heirs.
If that all sounds satisfactory, consider specializing in brand stock photography, and choosing a select area to focus on and build deep coverage. Then promote your work through your own brand website and blog.


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Rohn Engh is the best-selling author of “Sell & ReSell Your Photos” and “sellphotos.com.” He has produced an eBook, “How to Make the Marketable Photo.”



26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource






26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



More older Americans start own businesses.


Pat Althizer started Photo Safari Yosemite, which takes tourists to the best photo-taking spots in the national park.
Althizer has embraced his new vocation with enthusiasm. He plastered decals that promote his firm, Photo Safari Yosemite, on the windows of his white Jeep Cherokee, networked with the folks who run local tourist attractions, and at his daughters' behest, joined Facebook to promote his firm, which takes tourists to the best photo-taking spots in the national park.
Althizer has embraced his new vocation with enthusiasm. He plastered decals that promote his firm, Photo Safari Yosemite, on the windows of his white Jeep Cherokee, networked with the folks who run local tourist attractions, and at his daughters' behest, joined Facebook to promote his firm, which takes tourists to the best photo-taking spots in the national park. SOURCE: Laura Petrecca, USA TODAY . http://www.usatoday.com/money/smallbusiness/2010-05-25-olderworkers25_CV_N.htm


26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



If you are an accomplished travel writer and good with a camera The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau www.VisitRedondo.com will host a press tour Friday, June 25 to Sunday June 27. During the same time will be held the annual Riviera Village Summer Festival held in the Village. It was once called the "Hollywood Riviera" for the celebs who patronized the local cafes.
The press familiarization tour will include: Up to $300 toward writer's airfare; Meals at local restaurants; Live entertainment options; Activities and attractions, including biking, boating, ocean kayaking, skating, shopping, visit to SeaLab, and more Up to four nights at The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club, or Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Attendance at the Summer Festival
Note: Be prepared to submit tearsheets from your previous publications.
RSVP by June 3 to Maris Somerville, 310-207-5663 or toll free, 866-607-5663 maris[at]somervillepr[dot]com


26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource


photography forum
Selling to a “licensing agency” is one of the topics this week on the Kracker Barrel.
Brian Yarvin and James Cook hesitate to answer the question as to what this agency is or what it does until they learn more.

Do you know what a “licensing agency” is? At PhotoSource International the last time we heard that term used was in the early 80’s when some stock photo agencies when they were first starting out called themselves a “licensing agency.”

http://board.photosource.com

26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



PRIVACY ISN'T EVERYTHING
-- The latest push to regulate the Internet wants to save people from what they say about themselves on social media sites. But with Facebook approaching 500 million users, the people have spoken. Whatever our views about privacy used to be, social media sites have radically changed our expectations. Facebook has been around for only six years, since Mark Zuckerberg founded the service in his Harvard dorm room. He thinks social media have changed how we think about information. "People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people," he said at a technology conference earlier this year. "That social norm is just something that has evolved over time." SOURCE: GORDON CROVITZ. Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704546304575260470054326304.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_opinion


26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



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26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



PHOTO BAN IS UNLAWFUL -- The Marine Life Protection Act Initiative has reversed its ban on photography and filming at work sessions, following news coverage that called the legality of that ban into question. SOURCE: FRANK HARTZELL; Mendocino Beacon http://www.mendocinobeacon.com/news/ci_15125476?source=rss

WHERE ARE MY PHOTOS? -- Photography Studio Owners Due In Court. The owners of Forever In Time Photography in Salem, NH are scheduled to make a court appearance Thursday on charges of violating the Consumer Protection Act.
http://www.wmur.com/news/23617552/detail.html
more details: http://www.wmur.com/news/23573830/detail.html


26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource











26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource






Google Street View: breach of privacy?

Germany's consumer protection agency said that Google had acted "illegally" and failed to show respect for the privacy of its citizens with its “Google Street View”. The UK Information Commissioner has asked Google to delete information gathered on British citizens as soon as possible. Now Stephen Conroy, Australia's minister for broadband, communications and the digital economy, has told a senate committee that Google deliberately decided to collect the private information. SOURCE: Bonnie Malkin (Sydney) ; Telegraph.co.uk http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/7763461/Google-Street-View-single-biggest-breach-of-privacy-in-history.html



26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource





Lonely Planet's Guide To Travel Photography


Richard I'Anson’s third edition of Lonely Planet's best-selling Travel Photography, shows you how to avoid the usual photography mistakes and to develop your compositional and technical skills as a photographer.
It’s a comprehensive look at most aspects of travel photography, from the equipment you’ll need to the software and hardware required to store and process your images back at your headquarters. Also, it offers you ways to earn money with your photos. .

Try out the exercises and examples to learn photographer-tested techniques and tips.
It's full of practical exercises and examples to hone the tips and techniques outlined in the text, and stunning travel photographs throughout will inspire you on your journey.
§ Fully updated for the digital photographer
§ Most everything you need to know to sell your travel photographs
§ Capture that perfect moment – a new section shows you how to anticipate.
§ Camera technologies, from working with film and digital to taking pictures on your camera phone

Author: Richard I'Anson US $21.99 3rd Edition / August 2009 ; ISBN: 9781741046892
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26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



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26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



STEPPING ON RIGHTS? -- The City Of London Police War On Photography.
When architectural photographer Grant Smith was harassed by security guards and detained by City of London police last December he probably thought it was just happenstance. When it happened again last week he might have considered it coincidence. Now, thanks to a document obtained by the Guardian under the Freedom of Information Act, he knows it was enemy action all along. Such police action against photographers is not just illegal; it’s a waste of resources and displays a lack of understanding of the tools available to any terrorist involved in hostile reconnaissance.
http://www.jeremynicholl.com/blog/2010/05/17/the-city-of-london-police-war-on-photography/


26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource





Going green: Installing energy-efficient home improvements like windows and doors in your principal residence will qualify you for a tax credit. The credit equals 30% of the cost, capped at a maximum of $1,500. There’s another credit of 30% of the cost of installing renewable-energy improvements like solar water heaters and solar panels. This credit isn’t capped, and the residence doesn’t have to be your principal residence. For detailed information on the laundry list of items that qualify for the two credits, go to EnergyTaxIncentives.org.

Buy a home and lower taxes: New rules that took effect on November 7, 2009, extend and liberalize tax credits for homebuyers. Now there are two kinds of credits for homes costing under $800,000. One is a credit of up to $8,000 for first-time buyers of a principal residence who didn’t own another principal residence during the three-year period ending on the date they purchase the new place. The other is up to $6,500 for buyers who owned a principal residence for any five consecutive years during the eight-year period that ends on the purchase date. Both credits allow buyers with higher incomes to qualify and require them to sign a binding contract by April 30, 2010, and complete the deal by June 30, 2010.
If you own more than one dwelling, the terms principal residence or main home mean the place you live most of the year, as opposed to a vacation retreat or property for which you charge rent. A principal residence is not just a conventional single-family home. It also can be a condominium, a co-op apartment, a housetrailer, a mobile home, or anything else that provides all the amenities of a dwelling, such as a houseboat or yacht that has facilities for cooking, sleeping, and sanitation.
Credits versus deductions: Most taxpayers do not understand the difference between credits and deductions. Credits lower a person’s taxes dollar for dollar, making them more valuable than deductions, which merely reduce the amount of income on which taxes are figured. The distinction is critical. A deduction of $1,000 saves $350 in taxes for someone in the highest bracket of 35%, but only $100 for someone in the lowest bracket of 10%. A credit of $1,000 reduces taxes by that amount, whatever someone’s bracket is.
Another difference is that credits come in two flavors, nonrefundable and refundable. Nonrefundable means credits cannot be refunded to the extent that they exceed your income tax. Put another way, credits like the one for child care provide no help after your income tax becomes zero. Refundable means credits like the recently revised one for first-time homebuyers can be refunded to the extent that they exceed your income tax. So even buyers who have no income-tax liability could receive as much as $8,000 from the IRS.


Julian Block,an attorney in Larchmont, NY, has been cited as a "leading tax professional" (New York Times), "an accomplished writer on taxes" (Wall Street Journal) and “an authority on tax planning” (Financial Planning Magazine). His books include “Tax Tips For Small Businesses: Savvy Ways For Stock Photographers, Artists and Other Freelancers To Trim Taxes To The Legal Minimum,” praised by law professor James E. Maule of Villanova University as "An easy-to-read and well-organized explanation of the tax rules. Business owners would be well advised to buy this book." To order his books, visit www.julianblocktaxexpert.com



26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



FREE FRUGAL PHOTOGRAPHER -- Why pay $’s when you can acquire top quality photography software. Here are 32 Free Software Solutions For Photographers. Here are some examples. Need to recover a lost photo that you didn’t intend to delete? Ready to manage all your photo collection? Need to edit one of your images? Or stitch two together? You’ll find these 32 software (free) open source programs very useful. And there’s more to come. Click below. SOURCE: D-I-Y Photography . http://www.diyphotography.net/32-free-software-solutions-for-photographers

GET ORGANIZED -- Pixamba transforms microstock photography image management has launched the Pixamba Media Management platform, a digital asset management service, specifically designed to help microstock photography users to manage their portfolios. The service helps users to index, store, search, tag, retrieve and back up their images, whether purchased from photo stock agencies or edited in-house. The service also enables users to manage microstock photography in multiple drafts and file versions.
http://www.sys-con.com/node/1400423

BACKUP YOUR STUFF
-- Don’t be caught unprepared. Local or remote? Storing data remotely is well and good, but a local backup is easier if you need to restore files, and setting it up was as easy as plugging in a drive and telling the software to use it. External USB drives are economical these days--less than $100 for 1TB--and it's nice not having to configure two different backup systems. The flip side is that online backup can take a very long time, especially for somebody like me with a lot of photos. I have more than 600GB of data. Though I've been a Mozy customer since late 2009. It hasn't helped of course that I've taken so many more pictures recently, of course. http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20005103-264.html




26 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource




Witnesses to Hunger.—The Rhode Island Community Food Bank in Providence is hosting a photo exhibit called Witnesses to Hunger.
The free exhibit features photographs taken by mothers struggling with hunger and poverty. It was created by the School of Public Health at Drexel University in Philadelphia. You can see the show at the Atrium of the Peerless Lofts information: on Union Street in Providence and it runs through June 4.
http://www2.turnto10.com/jar/news/local/article/photo_exhibit_sends_a_strong_message/37098/



25 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



PRIVACY ISN'T EVERYTHING -- The latest push to regulate the Internet wants to save people from what they say about themselves on social media sites. But with Facebook approaching 500 million users, the people have spoken. Whatever our views about privacy used to be, social media sites have radically changed our expectations. Facebook has been around for only six years, since Mark Zuckerberg founded the service in his Harvard dorm room. He thinks social media have changed how we think about information. "People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people," he said at a technology conference earlier this year. "That social norm is just something that has evolved over time." SOURCE: GORDON CROVITZ. Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704546304575260470054326304.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_opinion


25 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



EARTHY -- One artist who's prepared to venture into familiar if unpopular terrain instead of following art's hipster conformism is photographer Chris Verene. The town shutterbug for Galesburg, Illinois—
A Whitney Biennial artist (2000) and veteran of countless gallery shows, Verene's work resonates far beyond wine-sipping country. Reflections of life that ignore multimillion-dollar museum expansions and gavel-ready Picassos, the images Verene collects in Family lay bare America's dirt-poor, cracker, punch-drunk face. SOURCE: Christian Viveros-Fauné; Village Voice
http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-05-11/art/chris-verene-welcomes-you-to-another-america


25 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



Long-Term Photo Storage
Q: I have a lot of pictures saved in my hard drive and make back-ups on DVD and flash drives. But what is the best way to archive my pictures long term?--Efrain R. Camara, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
A: The best long-term storage that money can buy is a second hard drive. You can get a terabyte of storage for under a hundred dollars, which is a mind-bogglingly good value. SOURCE: Dave Johnson, PC World http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/052410-frequently-asked-photo-questions-for.html


25 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



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25 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource





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My Story




# 20




Waking up in the morning is such a routine. Like breathing. At least it was for me before this journey of mine. Back in Wuerzburg in the Army waking up meant no matter what time you went to bed, you always woke up the same time, and the same sound –reveille… played on a scratchy record down the hall somewhere. And back at prep school at Mercersburg – the 6:00 a.m. carillon bells gong, gong, gonging away at the chapel across the quadrangle, and back in Baltimore at art school –an abrasive-sounding alarm clock I inherited from my brother.

Prisoners, they probably wish they didn’t have to wake up. Or men who work at jobs they hate. They wish they could lie in bed all day. Everyone has to wake up. I can’t think of anyone that doesn’t have to do it. Wake up. Well, maybe some rich people or royalty. People like that. They can sleep all day if they want to. Or insomniacs that can’t sleep. And also, I’ve heard of people that never go to sleep. They don’t have to go through the routine of waking up.

It used to be I didn’t like waking up – or maybe it was I didn’t like someone or something waking me up. But now, on this trip, I was beginning to like waking up. Maybe it was the aroma of clover that greeted me outside our tent on a grassy knoll in eastern France, or maybe it was the sound of a rooster and his cackling hens outside a barn window.

I could elect to lie there and listen or maybe fall back to sleep or I could get up and take a walk before everyone else was stirring. Usually I would get up and get dressed and start walking around wherever I was. Like in a city or village or farm or something. I would creep out and start looking around. That time of the morning if you saw someone on the street they didn’t have the energy to stare at you or ask questions, they were just as sleepy as you were, so I had the village or whatever all to myself just to look around without the distraction of people.
I think as I look back on it now, one of the reasons I didn’t go back to sleep was because it wasn’t easy. Rudi snored. I mean he really snored. I guess it was because of his broken nose. I guess he had his sinuses all banged up when he smashed his nose when the vegetable truck he was riding in back in Wuesterheide went into the ditch when that Mustang or Spitfire strafed those people.

Boy! Could he snore!
Anyway…
In the morning, both of us wo ke up with the rest of the farm animals that were sniffing and snorting in the barn. Marie knocked on the door, “C’mon boys, time for some breakfast!”
We went in and Madame Rouge was preparing the usual French farm breakfast, a roll and a cup of coffee. That was 5:30 a.m., but later in the morning, at 10:00 a.m. we got a more substantial meal, two rolls and a cup of coffee.

“Got a lot of work for you guys today,” Monsieur Rogue greeted us. Either of you fellows know anything about chickens?”
“Sure, I do!” I popped up; “We used to have them when we lived out in the country when I was little.” I thought he was going to ask me to go out and feed the chickens or something.
“Good. See that crate over there?” I looked to where he was pointing in the yard. There must have been at least a dozen chickens in a big crate. “I want you to cut off their necks and have them cleaned and dressed by the time Madame Rouge and I return from town!” I took a gulp, as he handed me a meat ax.

I’m a great friend of animals, and I find it hard to swat a fly or step on a cricket. I looked at Rudi, and he just grinned at the predicament I was in. By this time, he’d gotten to know me enough that unless it was for our survival, I didn’t have it in me to go off and volunteer to kill something unless the situation called for it. As Monsieur Rouge went into a shed, Rudi leaned over and whispered , “Better take care of your job Engh, or he’ll think you’re a coward!” and he poked me in the ribs.
“Rudi! I gotta job for you; come with me!”
“Yes, sir!” Rudi shouted, snapping to attention. He followed Monsieur Rouge, turning and looking back at me smiling as he swung his arm in a whirling motion as though he were chopping off a giant chicken’s head. “Watch out! They got long teeth!” he shouted back.
Marie showed me the chopping block; it was a blood-stained tree stump. I turned to the task at hand, and scratching my head, wondered what kind of mess I was going to make of these twelve chickens. Luckily, I had watched my older brother, Lynn, decapitate chickens when I was younger. I opened the crate and grabbed one of the chickens, but dammit! --two others popped out before I could get the top closed again. I ran around the farmyard holding the one chicken in my arm like a football, and tried to catch the other two. Marie laughed. Dodging, ducking, sliding and running was going to be in vain. She came to the rescue, and in a matter of a few seconds had the two chickens cornered, and returned them to the cage. With her arms folded, and a teasing smile on her face, she came over to examine my guillotine operations. I couldn’t let her down, and recalled as best I could how my brother, Lynn, had done it. It was either the chicken, or me.
I grabbed the poor squawking animal by the two legs. I put it fluttering on Monsieur Rouge’s tree stump, said some kind of pagan prayer, and with one swift accurate blow, brought the ax down on the chicken’s neck. Blood splattered everywhere. In only a few short seconds the poor creature was running about the farmyard without a head, spouting a geyser of blood. The head lay there on the stump, blinking its eye, like it was winking at me.
Marie giggled at the sight of the chicken frantically bumping into fences and barn doors in search of its head. I tried to catch the body to settle it down, but Marie yelled, “Let it alone; you’ll get yourself all bloody! It’ll soon run out of gas!”
There were eleven more to go, so I rolled up my sleeves and went about the job, hoping that my stomach would last the ordeal. I won’t tell you about the near misses. By the time I had finished the last chicken, Marie had the de-feathering machine running. It was a power-driven wheel with pieces of rubber from old tires attached to it that whirled around, beating most of the feathers off the birds. Marie showed me where to cut them open for cleaning. Like a dedicated surgeon I removed the insides, sorted them out, and then plugged the chickens up again with the edible giblets.

Right before the midday meal Rudi returned, covered with what looked like mud. “You get a good job?” I shouted to him as he headed for the back of the house where they had an outside shower stall.
“You know what a honey wagon is?” He yelled over to me in a disgusted tone. I remembered the big long wooden barrel-shaped horse-drawn wagons in Germany, full of a mixture of rainwater and manure that the farmers used as a rich fertilizer in early planting season. I nodded to him.

“The spout broke off it while I was laying under it, fixing the rear wheel!”
I laughed and asked him if he needed any soap as he was heading to the outside shower stall. “Yes, and bring me some dry clothes!”
Marie had heard the conversation and yelled out the kitchen window, “You want some perfume too, Rudi?”

He just threw his arms up to the heavens and disappeared into the shower stall. I delivered his clean clothing and Marie volunteered to wash the remaining clothing, in fact, all of our clothing that needed it. We were leaving the farm in the morning.

Want to read more?
http://www.photosource.com/psn-article/mystory20.html


25 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



" If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up."

Richard Avedon




25 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



1884 - May 4th - Photograph of a lightning flash three miles away was taken by W C Gurley of the Marietta Observatory, Marietta, OH.

1895 - May 26th
- Dorthea Lange, Hoboken, NJ, started as a portrait photographer for socialites in San Francisco. The unemployed men in the streets inspired her to make documentary photographs. Her "Migrant Mother" is the most famous of her work.


19 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource


May 19th 2010


19 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource




YOUR BULLS EYE PHOTOS

Become known for “your Brand” and sales will soar...

A photobuyer is searching for a photo of an American sycamore tree (Platanus occidentalis; common name: buttonwood tree). The photo should be in summer or early fall. People should be in the picture, adult men only.
Get used to it.
The old adage, "once you've seen a tree, you've seen 'em all,” doesn't work anymore. Photobuyers are no longer satisfied with catalog shots of trees. For this research project, for example, your image will have to complement the message of the text. In this case the picture is for a textbook about the New York Stock Exchange, which is said to have been formed by a group of brokers who held their founding meeting under a “buttonwood tree” (sycamore) in lower Manhattan on Wall Street in 1792 .

NOT HARD-TO-PLEASE



Photobuyers in the 80's and 90's weren't picky-picky. They were usually satisfied with "something nearly on-target," because readers didn't expect on-target illustrations. They were hard to come byl. Besides, a decade ago the methods available to try to locate a highly-specific picture were labor-intensive and costly. Today, photobuyers are more selective. They know they can tap easily into highly specialized collections of photos, thanks to the Internet. If you don't have the exact picture they need, the Internet will quickly find someone for them who does.

This photobuyer looking for a picture of Platanus occidentalis, may need such a picture just once. If you have this picture and the photobuyer can find you, as a tree specialist, on the Internet, you've made the sale!
HARD-TO-PLEASE


Since the Internet offers access to thousands of picture suppliers, with files totaling millions of images, you might surmise that to stand a chance to compete your marketing approach should be to take pictures of everything in sight, and enter them onto a website of your own. Big mistake.


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http://www.photosource.com/psn-article/bulls.html




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Mike Karlsson asked photobuyers your questions.
Here’s what some responded:


What is your pet peeve – or peeves – on stock photographer websites?



“I dislike Flash sites the most. Cute but not functional to our business. Web designers should stop going over-board – function over form!”

“I look for searchability. I hate hi-tech sites, those that load slowly because of all the graphics and gimmicks. Just let me get in, search, save a lightbox (and share it) and get out. Easily located contact info is a must”.

“Fortunately, I don't often encounter music, or that would be #1. On those rare occasions when I visit a photographer's website, I usually want to know if he or she has a particular subject. I like lots of photos, but I want to be able to find them (search) w/o having to ask the photographer for help”

“I dislike long narratives explaining the process behind the image-making and music. Poor contact information, however, is the worst omission.”


(More next week)


Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 28 years' experience of working for magazines and newspapers in more than 30 countries. He moved to the United States in 1998 from his native Sweden. He lives in Nebraska and is currently US correspondent for 11 Swedish magazines and writes a how to photograph column for PhotoStockNOTES. Reach to Mikael via email .


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CONSISTENT INCOME -- Instant Strategies Anyone Can Use To Market Their Online Photography Services. No one would trust their wedding day in the hands of an amateur with an expensive camera. They’ll hire a professional. You want to venture out into this world, hopefully make a small profit doing something you love and know you’re good at. And you’re aware the online industry is the place to start, but how? Where does a solo service professional begin to make a name for himself online?
http://www.jonorana.com/strategies-market-their-online-photography-services
Volcanic landforms, anite domes, gushing geysers, and majestic waterfalls are just some of the natural wonders you’ll encounter during a trip to a United States national park.
http://uniquephoto.blogspot.com/2010/05/tamron-summer-travel-photography-tips_11.html


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UP CLOSE -
- Ever left wondering why your up-close-and-personal shots of your babies, pets, or objects are blurry while the background is in focus? Wonder no more! Zooming in and focusing on an object can result in some amazing images, but only if your camera's settings are optimized. SOURCE: GeekSugar http://www.geeksugar.com/National-Photography-Month-Photo-Tip-Day-8476456



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MAKING PLANS -- Whether you are on a professional assignment or just planning to take some photos on your annual vacation, by putting some effort into planning your trip properly you will be able to maximize your time and produce better results. It all comes down to research and knowing what to expect once you get there.
http://www.directlytravel.com/travel-photography-planning-your-trip.html

THOSE FEES -- Adventure Travel Wilderness And Hiking Trails Fees Continue To Rise
Is adventure travel getting expensive for the family? The good news for adventure travel and wilderness hiking trails is that the USA has some of the most unique and incredible places to see on earth. Our National, State Parks, Monuments and Wilderness Areas are awesome, but for years there have been reduced number of visitors. Many citizens have said that a four-year program to increase national parks entrance fees to make them more uniform may discourage some Americans from visiting their national parks such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Zion and Yellowstone. http://www.fastcashphoto.com/2010/05/adventure-travel-wilderness-and-hiking-trails-fees-continue-to-rise/

PHOTO TIPS -- Summer Travel Photography , Sandra Nykerk offers tips and techniques for capturing the beauty and emotion in our country’s most awe-inspiring natural treasures.
http://uniquephoto.blogspot.com/2010/05/tamron-summer-travel-photography-tips_11.html



TRAVEL OVERSEAS -- -- Shooting International Destinations. Richard Martin offers tips and techniques for capturing some of the world’s most exotic people and places. While you’re on the road thousands of miles from home, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the cultural differences, travel logistics, and encounters with some of the world’s most iconic landmarks. Here ar tips on the best ways to capture the flavor of wherever your international adventures may take you.
http://uniquephoto.blogspot.com/2010/05/tamron-summer-travel-photography-tips.html


19 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource





Can a medium format camera be useful in the field of stock photography?

Learn what BrianYarvin and Mike Karlsson have to say.

http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,10476,10492#msg-10492

19 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



CHASING ORIGINALITY -- John Lund: “Few things can be as rewarding for a photographer as the vigorous pursuit of creativity (love that phrase...read it in the latest issue of CA). Creativity is key to creating work that stands apart from the vast ocean of images and subsequently has value both in terms of monetary gain and in terms of personal satisfaction.” http://blog.johnlund.com/2010/05/in-vigorous-pursuit-of-creativity.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+johnlund%2FUkbR+%28The+Stock+Photo+Guy+-+John+Lund+Stock+Photographer%29


WHERETO FROM HERE? -- The Bohemian: “What we are witnessing are the first final steps of those who wanted to be giants who will collapse on their own weight. Because, once you have reached critical mass, once you have cornered every major aspect of this market, there is only one way to go.”
TAKEAWAY: Maybe the stock photography organizations will experience a downfall. However, "Crumble" is in the forecast for the “generalists”agencies. But for specialized stock photo agencies and independent stock photographers the direction will be always be upwards, thanks to sophisticated search engines. -RE
http://blog.melchersystem.com/



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TRUCKS -- Randall-Reilly launches ProPickup magazine. Tuscaloosa-based business-to-business media company Randall-Reilly, which focuses on the trucking, construction and industrial markets, has launched a new publication. ProPickup, a quarterly magazine targeting businesses that rely on pickup trucks, debuted in May 2010. Source: Staff Report ; http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20100515/NEWS/100519675/1001



IDEAS -- 48 HR Magazine Experiment Big Hit. It was on. Beginning at noon on May 7, a Friday, they announced the theme of the magazine would be “hustle” and watched in wonder/horror as 1,502 pieces of writing, illustration and photography came sailing in over the electronic transom. SOURCE: DAVID CARR; New York Times
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/19/48-hr-magazine-experiment-big-hit-except-for-that-part-about-the-lawyers/?src=busln


19 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource




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YOUR RIGHTS -- Getty Images Launches 'Stock Photo Rights' Site. It's often a difficult thing to figure out rights management when you buy something from a stock site. Be it video, music, photography, or what have you, if you're working at an interdisciplinary type of shop, where your finished product will appear in all sorts of different mediums, those lines can get blurry as to where you're allowed to use things and how much you need to pay for the rights. SOURCE: Steve Delahoyde
http://www.mediabistro.com/unbeige/business/getty_images_launches_stock_photo_rights_site_161988.asp


19 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



THROWN OUT -- Talk about winning on a technicality---! In a copyright infringement case brought by photographers who sued Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company over the allegedly unapproved use of their photos, Chief Judge Loretta Preska of Manhattan federal district court ruled Tuesday that the works at issue had not been properly registered. Judge Preska threw out most of the photographers' claims in her 24-page ruling. Houghton attorney Mary Rasenberger of Skadden, a veteran of the Copyright Office, told us that Judge Preska's decision is important because photographers who don't register their works properly can't seek statutory damages; they can only seek actual damages and profits. SOURCE: Andrew Longstreth The American Lawyer
http://www.law.com/jsp/cc/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202458128279&Skadden_Wins_Summary_Judgment_for_Houghton_Mifflin_in_Photo_Copyright_Case_of_First_Impression


19 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource




Face to Face:
Rick Sammon’s Complete Guide to Photographing People


Rick Sammon is a people person who loves the art of making – rather than simply taking – people pictures. In Face to Face, he makes learning people photography a quick and enjoyable experience. He provides techniques he uses to make extraordinary photographs of people around the world. The book gives hundreds of tips and strategies for engaging your subject and setting up the shoot, along with techniques for shooting in a variety of conditions both indoors and outdoors. He demonstrates his methods through a collection of his original photographs, each one including notes explaining the principles he followed publishing;and the techniques he used. (ISBN –134: 978-0-596-51574-4; 303 pgs) Contact: O’Reilly Publishing (Corporate Headquarters)
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T: (707) 827-7000 / (800) 998-9938 F: (707) 829-0104
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19 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource




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SUPERBIRD How to meet a newspaper deadline. Foster Marshall, then the assistant managing editor for graphics for the newspapers, remembered a similar situation where a photographer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal used a homing pigeon to fly film out of Cape Canaveral when it was shut down during the late ’50s for a suborbital manned space flight. Marshall told his editors to find a homing pigeon. Then-photo editor Don Ray asked where he could find a homing pigeon. After a spin around the Rolodex and several phone calls later, Ray was in touch with pigeon enthusiast Robert Bernard, a retired Prudential Insurance Co. employee, who lived about 11 miles west of Mayport and six miles from downtown Jacksonville. SOURCE: Florida Times-Union; Jessie-Lynne Kerr
http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2010-05-16/story/look-back-birds-helped-get-film-back-newsroom


19 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



WE ARE WATCHING
-- The 7 types of pictures that will haunt you on Facebook We all do dumb things. Some of us do some very, very dumb things. And unfortunately, everybody has a camera on their phone these days meaning you are always being watched. SOURCE: Shawn Norris
http://guyism.com/2010/05/the-7-types-of-pictures-that-will-haunt-you-on-facebook.html


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WHO’S WATCHING ? On-line privacy. Facebook's under fire for everything from its labyrinth of confusing privacy settings to apparently banning users who want to share. Google inadvertently collected data transmitted on open Wi-Fi networks its Street View cars drove by. People search engines like Spokeo make your photo, salary, and home address accessible at the press of a button.
http://www.fastcompany.com/1648478/online-privacy-check-yourself-before-you-wreck-yourself


19 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



HIGH STAKES -- New York Photo Auctions Total Nearly $18 Million
Representatives of the photography departments at Christie’s, Phillips
de Pury and Sotheby’s touted results of the spring photography auctions
last week as positive.
http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/content_display/photo-news/fine-art/e3i7db724a2489ff4cc206aaf6895c073ce?pn=1&imw=Y


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"Thought your latest PhotoStockNOTES was excellent. Forwarded it to a Swedish Photographer for whom I am acting as a consultant."

- Brian Seed, Photography Consultant, Chicago IL


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BLURRED PHOTO- -ETHICS INTACT -- A Los Angeles resident who described himself as a reader of The L.A. Times questioned a photo from the Los Angeles May Day immigration rally: “Forgive me, but for some time now I thought it was the policy of The Times not to print "manipulated" news photographs of any kind. Looking at the subject image, it is obvious that techniques were used to achieve a "selective focus" effect. .." Note: In fact, this photo has not been altered. Read more. SOURCE: Deirdre Edgar; Los Angeles Times
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/readers/2010/05/photo-is-blurred-but-ethics-guidelines-arent.html
TAKEAWAY: What's real? We ask," Is this pottery hand-made or is it from Taiwan? We ask is this photo real? Sometimes, we are in doubt. -RE


19 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource





RAIN
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WAITING FOR THE RAIN TO STOP




RAFT

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A SMALL CREEK AND A RAFT




newspaper

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THE HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER IS INTERESTED



train

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ONE WAY PASSAGE TO GREECE FOR RUDI





My Story




# 19





“Well, it all began when I left Yugoslavia and passed through a No Man’s Land to the Greek border.

Rudi crossed his leg, sat back and gripped the arms of a thick wooden chair in the kitchen, preparing to tell his story. He curled his two hands together in a motion that looked like he was rounding a ball of dough or something. Rudi was in his element when he was telling of his exploits. It wasn’t like a casual conversation; it was more like a lecture.

I guess he inherited this lecture style from his grade school teacher, and she interpreted this lecture style from the town’s burgermeister, who’s example was the emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II who the townspeople all listened to on the radio or saw when they went to the movies on a Saturday afternoon in the 1930’s that included the current newsreel from the propaganda office in Berlin.
And that was a podium style where, without a microphone, speaking softly to your audience was not acceptable. It was much like in the movies of the early thirties when actors had just graduated from the theater world of the stage. To be heard, the actor would project loud enough so that the person in the back row could be heard. When you watch the old-time movies you can track the progression and see it took ‘em about ten years of Hollywood films before they could shake off that stiff way of acting and take advantage of the new audio technology.

It’s funny now to watch those old movies but that’s the way it was when Rudi would relate anything about his bicycle trip. That’s the way it sounded and people listening got a kick out of Rudi’s style. He was a real actor and he loved it. Rudi could’ve made a good character actor back in the early days of the movies in Germany except for his broken nose. They didn’t have plastic surgery back then except for the wealthy. But it didn’t seem to matter to him and his love life certainly wasn’t at a disadvantage.

You could say he was at a disadvantage when he was talking with an audience that didn’t speak German, but he would make up for it with words in French and English, even if he didn’t fully speak French or English he made up his own language that you pretty well knew what he was talking about. If he got stuck with a word or phrase he couldn’t express, he would turn to me and I would translate from his German into French or Spanish, where we happened to be. Sometimes I knew what he was talking about but I could tell a lot of people didn’t understand some of what he was saying but I didn’t want to interrupt the flow of the whole drama. The rest of the show was too good to interrupt him.

To make it easier for you, I’ll kind of ‘translate’ it for you here.

Rudi continued, “At the Greek border office, there was this fat man with a big black curling waxed moustache and he asked me how much money I had with me to enter his country. I told him I was on a world tour, and I didn’t need much money, and he said, “Do you have twenty-five dollars?” Of course I had to reply that I didn’t, so he took my passport and wrote a big “void until with sufficient funds” across my visa for Greece.

“I asked what I could do then, and he said it didn’t matter to him, just so that I would clear out of his office. So I went back to the Yugoslav border, planning to go back to Yugoslavia and try to raise the twenty-five dollars. The officials there said, “Sorry young man, since you’ve already exited our country, your visa to get back in is invalid. You can’t enter here until you get another one, and you’ll have to go back into Greece to do that.” I told them they wouldn’t let me into Greece, and like they treat all problems like this at the borders he said, “I’m sorry, that’s your problem, not mine!” And he went on about shuffling some papers on his desk to appear busy so I would leave. I left, and there I was, in No Man’s Land, with no place to go.
“How did you ever get out?” Marie asked anxiously.
“At first there was nothing to do but put up my tent, right there in the middle of No Man’s Land.”
“How big an area was that?” Monsieur Rouge asked.
“It was about two miles wide, and extended as far as the Greek-Yugoslav border extended, I guess.”
“And what happened, Rudi?” Marie asked again impatiently.
“The first day, I got pretty hungry, sitting there in front of my tent, watching the cars and trucks pass, trying to think of some way I could get over the border. A passing farmer gave me some potatoes from his wagon. While I was talking to the farmer a car stopped on the morning of the second day. I saw it had a German license plate; he must have seen my German flag hanging from the back of my bike. And he hollered to me, “What’re you up to?” I told him how I was stuck, and we got into a long conversation; and when he left he handed me a ten-dollar USA note and told me he hoped it would help me out. I thanked him and wondered how may weeks it would be ‘til another nice person like that came along.
“With nothing else to do one early morning, I went walking in the nearby mountainside and in the deep woods went down to a creek at the bottom. By my compass, it was flowing south towards Greece. I got to thinking that this might be the answer, so I began finding dead saplings and dry fallen small timber on the ground and with Tarzan type vines and my hunting knife I hitched them all together and by nightfall I had a nice flat raft built big enough to put me and my bicycle on. I tested it out with a steering pole several times the next day. It worked. I loaded up my bike and other belongings.

The next evening I set sail just at sunset and headed south hoping to land somewhere in Greece. The little creek moved slowly and by the light of the stars I could maneuver around any boulders in the creek. If I got stuck in shallow areas, I got out and pushed. All I had to do was crouch low on my raft and hope I would land somewhere in Greece.
“The lights of the Greek military border post was shining out from behind the trees along the bank, and in the dark night I saw silhouettes of soldiers with rifles hung from their backs patrolling the edge of the river with flashlights. I crouched lower, and just hoped the current wouldn’t sweep me close to them . They’d yell, ‘stop or we’ll shoot,' and I wouldn’t have been able to stop, and I can’t speak any Greek, and it would’ve been helluva predicament.”
“What happened Rudi, what happened?” Marie interrupted.
“Well, I passed quietly by, and none of the soldiers saw or heard me. I guess they didn’t expect anyone to be daring as to try and slip under their noses like that. And then I started to think how lucky I was, because I had heard stories of how the Greeks badly treat smugglers and illegal border crossers, and sometimes put them in jail for years when they’re caught, and torture them if they think they’re part of a spy ring, or smuggler’s ring. Or something.

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18 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



LIFE BEFORE HOLOCAUST -- The International Center of Photography today announced the acquisition of the entire archive of work by renowned photographer Roman Vishniac. The Vishniac archive provides a comprehensive record of his photographs, including prints of many celebrated images of Eastern and Central European Jewish life before the Holocaust,
http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=38011


18 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



THE IMPORT PHOTOS DIALOG BOX -- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – Keywording Your Images. You can add keyword metadata via the Import Photos dialog box as you import your images, or edit the keywords later via the Library module’s Keywording panel.
http://www.adobephotoshoplightroom.info/adobe-photoshop-lightroom-keywording-your-images/


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SUGGESTIONS FOR BETTER KEYWORDING -- Having the correct and most relevant keywords associated with your files will not only get them in front of the most interested visitors but will improve your ranking in our new search engine. Here are 12 suggestions you can think about when keywording your images.
http://blog.cutcaster.com/2010/05/12/10-suggestions-for-better-keywording/


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EYES OF WOMEN -- A female perspective of history of photography MoMA exhibit presents account of medium through photos by women- It's instructive to realize that whatever genre or style in which men worked, even industrial photography, women were doing the same. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/37090375/ns/today-entertainment/
Read more: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/37090375/ns/today-entertainment/#ixzz0o9FlJ9pK

YOU CAN FIGHT CITY HALL -- America’s Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York, looking at the Lindsay years of the 1960s and ’70s, is at the Museum of the City of New York through Oct. 3. Look closely at this exhibition with its photographs, screaming headlines, posters, pamphlets, city-planning documents, video interviews, news footage and political artifacts, and the celebration is controlled, inquiring, cautious, as it must be. Whatever your take on the Lindsay years, this show will both challenge and expand it. Source” EDWARD ROTHSTEIN ; New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/14/arts/design/14lindsay.html?emc=eta1



FIRST EVER -- A new contemporary photography museum will open in Stockholm this month, drawing tears from ABBA fans everywhere. Stockholm will unveil its first-ever photography museum . It'll spring from the shell of an early 20th-century pier building, a triumph of historic preservation in a city whose building stock dates back more than 700 years. It'll showcase the most famous photogs ...
http://www.fastcompany.com/1643276/stockholm-finally-has-its-abba-museum-no-wait-make-that-a-photography-museum?partner=rss

Jean Libby presents her collection of historical photographs of John Brown, the Abolitionist at the Lribray and Archives, Kansas State Historical Society. Topeka.
http://www.kshs.org/calendar/detail.php?eventID=1096


18 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



“Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.”
Frederic Chopin

18 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



SUPERBIRD -- How to meet a newspaper deadline. Foster Marshall, then the assistant managing editor for graphics for the newspapers, remembered a similar situation where a photographer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal used a homing pigeon to fly film out of Cape Canaveral when it was shut down during the late ’50s for a suborbital manned space flight. Marshall told his editors to find a homing pigeon. Then-photo editor Don Ray asked where he could find a homing pigeon. After a spin around the Rolodex and several phone calls later, Ray was in touch with pigeon enthusiast Robert Bernard, a retired Prudential Insurance Co. employee, who lived about 11 miles west of Mayport and six miles from downtown Jacksonville. SOURCE: Florida Times-Union; Jessie-Lynne Kerr
http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2010-05-16/story/look-back-birds-helped-get-film-back-newsroom


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Who Are You Known As?


WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO BECOME A “BRAND”





You’ve always thought you could be a 'published photographer' , now you know it.

Here’s how it happened: You bought your first digital camera and you struggled through the inconvenience of having to learn a completely (almost) new way of taking pictures, a new way of processing them, sending them off to friends and family – and potential buyers.
It worked! Except for dealing with the potential buyers at publishing houses who were also trying to learn this new process. However, now that the dust has settled and photobuyers have learned to welcome digital submissions, you are ready to start running down the road that takes you to buyers who can use (and pay for) your pictures.

The automatic controls on cameras today make the technical side of photography much easier than a generation ago. As a result, the person with a sensitive eye finds that she or he is amassing a healthy collection of "quite good" images.

"How can I get my pictures published?" is usually the next question. And rightly so, because you've seen pictures published that were not even as good as yours.

Award-winning pictures in exhibitions and contests may earn you blue ribbons, but if you're interested in seeing your credit line in national circulation and receiving checks in the mail, here are some tips on how to shift your emphasis. It’s called “branding.”

For the purposes of marketing, the real judges of what makes a good photo are the editors at magazine or book publishing houses, who buy photos not because they like them, but because they need them.

I've been in many an editor's office where stunning calendar-type pictures are on the wall, but the editor is signing a check for a work-a-day nuts-and-bolts picture he or she needs for their current project. Like, for example, a basketball coach helping youngsters in a special learning-disabled class in suburbia, or a toddler with his father at a model railroad show. (Millions of this category of pictures are published daily –worldwide.)

A BASIC PRINCIPLE


If you're interested in making money from your photographic talent, you will want to follow a basic business concept: positioning. If your collection of photos is strong in, say, education, position yourself so that you become a valuable resource to editors who are in continual need of education photos. Or your specialty might be roses. Yes, the flower. Roses in each stage of growth, planting, pruning, diseases, indoor care and cultivation, and so on.

I know photographers who have positioned themselves so well in their specialty area that they get put on an “available photographer’s list” of photographers who “speak the language” of the special interest area of the readers and advertisers in the magazines they’re targeting as their buyers. These photographers can phone photo editors ‘collect’ to let them know they are in France, or Italy, to inform the photo editor that they have discovered a new aspect of their special subject matter. When you’re at that stage, you are in effect, taking a free vacation by paying for it with the sale of your photos.
Nowadays, you don’t have to be a full-time “pro” to do this. The technology of cameras and the Internet will allow you to do this, and still keep your ‘day-job.’

THEME PUBLISHERS


Wh en you position yourself to focus on a specific subject area, you lock yourself into publishing houses that produce visual materials relating to that one theme. They have so-to-speak, stuck to the same “brand.” To be a successful part-time stock photographer today, you can do the same: brand yourself, the same as theme publishers do. Thin of a photography brand the same as you think of an artist’s “style”. For example when you think of VanGough, Matisse, Modrian, Rockwell, or Picasso you think of a certain style that identifies them. Your specialization in the same manner will be your “brand.”

Your theme photos may be of auto racing, gardening, hang-gliding, medicine, and so on. When you submit your first selection of photos to such a “theme” publishing house, you will spark the photobuyer to say, "This photographer speaks my language." And then the photobuyer will say, “Where have you been all my life???”

Once you sell your first photo to a theme publisher, you will find it much easier to make subsequent sales. I have found that once a photographer establishes him/herself with a theme publisher, he can expect to stay with that publisher for an average of ten years, minimum. The individual photo editors or graphic artists at such a publishing house may come and go, but the theme of the publishing house remains the same. This translates to $20,000 to $50,000 in sales over the ten-year period. And of course the business relationship may go on even longer.

And that is the beauty of marketing your own photos. You can choose to stay with only one or two theme publishers, or go big time and deal with dozens who focus on that theme, and, of course, you can repeat the process with two or three additional themes, if you position-and brand-yourself.



Rohn Engh is director of PhotoSource International and publisher of the weekly PhotoStockNotes/PLUS, a weekly marketing newsletter for photographers just breaking into stock photography. You receive new leads each week of photobuyers currently looking for specific stock photos. These are not $1 sales. The buyers pay from $25 to $75 per image. Email: info[at]photosource[dot]com Fax: 1 715 248 3800. Web site: www.photosource.com/resources
800 624 0266.






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Note that we don't include North American travelers because many of our members live in North America. Only travelers going abroad will be listed. Thanks

Name: Jason Laure

Phone: 212 691-7466

Email: Africatrek[at]aol[dot]com

dates#1: 6/5/2010-8/26/2010

destination#1: South Africa
dates#2: 9/2/2010-9/15/2010
destination#2: Kenya
dates#3: 9/18/2010-10/10/2010
destination#3: Zimbabwe
Comments: World Cup in South Africa June 11-July 11, 2010


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FOG, MIST, RAIN PHOTOS -- Photography in bad weather. The weather in most parts of the world is not always picture perfect. Where I live on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada we have our share of rain and what I like to call heavy mist. As a photographer what do we do to prepare ourselves for this? SOURCE: Kevin ; Nature Photography. http://www.naturephotography.info/photography-in-bad-weather-botanical-beach/

OUTLASTING THE NON-PROFITS -- Free Photos - Carl Skolai had another photo request for free use of my images today. How does one find that confluence of non-profit and profit, that junction of free and I can eat this week? So, I made up a little Action in Photoshop that solved the problem. http://skolaiimages.com/journal/2010/04/06/free-photos-bull-elk-photo/

GETTING PUBLISHED -- There’s no singular secret to getting published. It’s a combination of networking, quality, timing and patience. Being published is about recognition and the result of staying focused SOURCE: Skip Cohen. http://goingpro2010.com/?p=219
TAKEAWAY: The secret to getting published is 1.) Decide what YOU like to photograph. Learn all about the subject. (You probably already know all about it. 2.) Using Google/Yahoo/Bing make a list of all the publishers in that singular category: books, magazines, calendars, posters. 3.)With your deep selection of images, start selling your ware. They all will ask you, “Where have you been hiding all this time.?” Yes there is a singular secret to getting published. -RE

OBSTACLE FREE -- Your Photo Sales - If you’re struggling to find buyers for your pictures, it’s likely that you’re putting one of these common obstacles between the buyer and the sale. You’re shooting the Wrong Kind of Image. SOURCE: Laurie http://blogs.photopreneur.com/photo-sales-obstacles?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29

BE NICE -- Top 10 Ways to Make a Photo Editor fall in love with you – Grover Sanschagrin gathered information from a panel of photo editors in an attempt to find the quickest paths to their heart. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2010/05/top-10-ways-to-make-a-photo-editor-fall-in-love-wi.html

FIVE5 HIKING TIPS -- Photography and hiking have gone together for years and years. Whether you’re planning a day hike with friends or a 7-day solo trek, here are 5 tips to carry you through your journey. May your photos be second only to your adventures SOURCE: David Flores http://photography.bhinsights.com/content/5-hiking-tips-photographers.html


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LEMONADE -- Transitioning to Video: Wendy Hope Shoots on Spec - Wendy Hope was about to produce an ad for Studio Gear Cosmetics when the economy crashed and the shoot was scrapped. Later she realized that a lot of still photo productions were calling for video production, too. “I needed to get that under my belt,” she says, “so I decided that I would go ahead with the Studio Gear shoot anyway—as a cohesive still and motion project—for my own book.” http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/content_display/features/pdn-online/e3i38514fc7c3e49c471e840b76a89c0dfb


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SALES-ORIENTED ?
If you are a sales-oriented photographer, you may fail at editorial stock photography.

Why? Take a look at those who succeed in the stock field. How do they do it? We've followed many career editorial stock photographers who are successful in this industry, and we've noted a common thread: They become customer-oriented.
Their first sale is usually a loss -or at best, a break-even. But if they have targeted their marketing (matched their photo strength areas with the right photobuyers) -- they create a long-term financially rewarding relationship with each photobuyer (customer). Their photography focuses on filling the needs of their customers, and with patience building gradually to higher fees and consistency of sales to the customer.

Most photographers come to the stock photography area from a sales-oriented experience. It's no wonder many drop out when they don't make sales right away, or find that sales are at lower fees than they experienced in the field of advertising or other commercial photography.

It helps to reverse your thinking. Go for the long term, volume sales from dependable customers. Look to building a slow, steady relationship with your photobuyers. You'll discover that this way you create an annuity, in effect, with each customer.



Rohn Engh is the best-selling author of “Sell & ReSell Your Photos” and “sellphotos.com.” He has produced a new eBook, “How to Make the Marketable Photo.” For more information and to receive a free eReport: “8 Steps to Becoming a Published Photographer,” visit http://www.sellphotos.com



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JUST SAY NO -- Photographers, Don’t Fall for These Client Pick-Up Lines - One of the toughest things for a photographer to do is to say “no” to new business, even if it’s a bad deal. Especially in today’s environment, your prospective clients have an arsenal of pick-up lines — ranging from sweet talk to coy bluffs — to make bad deals sound like good ones. Here are some examples: http://rising.blackstar.com/photographers-dont-fall-for-these-client-pick-up-lines.html#more-11353

NEW REALITY -- John Lund: “I did a search on Getty Images today while checking to see the competition that existed for an image idea I am considering creating. Then, just for the heck of it, I did the same search on iStockphoto. It was a bit of a revelation. Not only were there far more images, a couple of thousand rather than a couple of hundred, the iStockphoto images also included ones that were both higher in production value and more creative. http://blog.johnlund.com/


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TIPS FOR TAKING ICONIC TRAVEL PHOTOS. An iconic travel image should communicate the very essence of a place to your viewers. When shooting travel pictures it helps to have some idea of what you want to shoot before you go on your trip. The last thing you need on a trip is to be overwhelmed by your surroundings when arriving at your location. SOURCE: Dan Bailey http://thephotoletariat.com/simple-tips-for-taking-iconic-travel-photos/

VIVID TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY -- It’s up to you, the photographer, to feel and find that moment and translate it into film or pixels.
http://almostfearless.com/2010/05/04/shooting-vivid-photography-in-well-traveled-places/




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3 BUSINESS MODELS -- The New Business of Microstock – Three Distinct Methods for Success - The ‘New Business of Microstock’ session at iStockalypse Cannes provided insight into three very diverse stock photo production businesses. The three speakers each shoot different subjects, with different objectives, and different business models. http://www.microstockdiaries.com/the-new-business-of-microstock-three-distinct-methods-for-success.html

THOSE DOLLAR PIX -- Jim Pickerell is tired of seeing rights-managed sellers refer to microstock as $1 images. That is not what most people are paying, particularly those personal users who buy very few pictures. Actual prices are substantially higher, even for the smallest, Web-use only file sizes. SOURCE: BlackStar rising ; http://rising.blackstar.com/do-one-dollar-stock-photos-really-exist.html


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FOR SALE – “We have reported losses in the tens of millions for the last two years," Washington Post company chairman Donald E. Graham told the Newsweek staff. Newsweek is for sale. SOURCE: David Walker http://www.pdnpulse.com/2010/05/newsweek-is-for-sale.html

KEEP IN TOUCH -- Which way are magazines going? Keep in touch with these sites and blogs.
http://timholmes.blogspot.com/2009/08/newspapers-new-magazines.html
www.mrmagazine.com/newtitles.html
www.magazine.com
http://www.magazinelaunch.com/
http://www.blogmagazine.com/


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Have you received that oft-dreaded phone call yet? You know the one we’re talking about...

Your Boss or Supplier or Photobuyer friend: "Our number one client will be in town next week. Let's entertain him with a dinner party at your house. And let's make it good!"

Your new Boyfriend: "How about a nice romantic dinner for two at your house this weekend Hon?"

Your Husband: "Honey, I know it's late notice, but I invited some fellow freelance photographers to dinner tonight and wondered if you could whip a little something up for us?"

What to do next:Click Here


CONSUMER NOTICE: You should assume that the sender of this email has an affiliate relationship and/or another material connection to the providers of goods and services mentioned in this message and may be compensated when you purchase from a provider. You should always perform due diligence before buying goods or services from anyone via the Internet or offline.


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IT’S YOURS -- So You Think You Own Your Own Photographs? I’m sure many of you have heard in the news about the Digital Economy Bill. It introduced powers to cut your Internet connection if you’re caught illegally downloading films, music or software, but most damaging to us photographers income and rights, it tried to take our photographs too! http://www.travelphotography.org.uk/2010/05/so-you-think-you-own-your-own-photographs/



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LOOPHOLE -- New York Court Invalidates Copyright Registrations - The first thing that an alleged infringer will do in a copyright infringement case is attempt to invalidate your copyright registration. That’s just what happened in the case of the Muench Photography, Inc. v. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co., et al. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY ruled on Tuesday in the Muench case that the copyright registrations that Corbis made for its photographers are invalid. SOURCE: Carolyn Wright. http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=1287


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Zen and the Magic of Photography


"Learning to See and to Be
Through Photography"
by Wayne Rowe

SOURCE: Bob Etier Blog Critics. http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-review-zen-and-the-magic/#ixzz0nBllB5he

ISBN 978 -1-1-933952-54-3
Contact: Joan Dixon ROCKY NOOK Inc.
805 687 8727

joan[at]rocknook[dot]com


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Are you selling your photos for $1, fifty cents?.. or maybe a big sale of $5?





It doesn't have to be that way. when you subscribe to our weekly PhotoStockNOTES/PLUS The prices paid are: $25, $50 and $75...never less


Our annual PhotoStockNOTES/PLUS sale.

More about this next week.

Starting out?

Watch for a special offer for emerging photographers like you on June 9th

--Rohn


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HOW TO FIND A TAX ADVISOR

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Looking for a tax professional knowledgeable in the area of intellectual properties? Some people mistakenly think they can turn to a neighbor, or Uncle Jim, or that retired bookkeeper down the block, who is “good at taxes.” The price might be right, but for those who go this route it costs them in the long run. Moreover, they’re opening their checkbook to educate this tax person, since the average tax accountant or CPA deals with intellectual properties seldom, if at all.

The aim is to save on your taxes, not just to pay them. (“To evade taxes is illegal, to avoid is your constitutional right!”)

You want a tax adviser experienced in intellectual properties, who will show you how to apply for and get the write-offs (deductions) that are due you. A tax accountant experienced in intellectual properties may not be easy to locate in your local neighborhood. But here is a simple method to find one. Check around your community and find several successful creative persons who are doing well in their business: musicians, filmmakers, software developers, artists, songwriters, photographers, etc.

Call each one and ask who they use for their accounting and tax work. After awhile, the same name will keep cropping up. He is your man (or woman). –RE


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GET BLOGGING -- Photoshelter publishes free blog handbook - The company has published a new free tool that focusses on blogging. Anyone can download it on the Photoshelter website after submitting an email adress. http://www.fastmediamagazine.com/archives/6419

FAUX OR FACT -- This Nikonos was a total mystery. A secret that not many people knew about until recently. In fact, its existence was repeatedly denied by the manufacturer, even after the US Navy published this photo, showing a member of SEAL Team One equipped with one and the
following caption:
SOURCE: Jesus Diaz, jesus[at]gizmodo[dot]com.
http://gizmodo.com/5532611/the-secret-behind-the-mysterious-digital-nikonos-camera
TAKEAWAY A bit of hype and a bit of fun (when you read the comments).


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"We have completed Rohn's eCourse. It was great and now I have subscribed to the PhotoDaily, which is a cool resource."
-Claire Lore, Photographer/writer, Nice, France


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NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.


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From my history books in high school I always thought France was this big ‘ol gigantic country. There was so much goin’ on there – Napoleon and all… I thought it would take Rudi and me forever to cross it on a motor scooter.

And then in art school, they were always talking about France and how important it was to the Arts and you couldn’t go anywhere in the world without seeing some important painting or some important place where some French artist was born- that kinda stuff.

But when I was in the Army over in Wuerzburg I hardly heard of France except to hear how lousy the French people were to American tourists and you better not go there. They’ll just snub you and speak under their breath to their friends when they’re looking at you. But I didn’t find any of that so far, even when I had a German guy with me -- and that could’ve ignited a big mess but it didn’t.
Back in Paris, Toby told me he didn’t get any of that. But he said he watched American tourists with their arrogant nature and some of the tourists certainly deserved their poor reputation. They always thought Toby was a Frenchman because he spoke French pretty good. If they spoke to him, and it was usually in a loud voice and poor manners, he just shrugged his shoulders and said “No parley the English” and walked off.

Toby said the last couple of generations of French had been in two wars and had not got much to show for it except losing a lot of their male population. It was like if you brought up the subject of war with them, they always brought up Napoleon and how he almost got the countries of Europe into a United Europe kind of unity thing and that would have been good for everyone, Toby thought.
But we never talked up the subject of war. It would be a ticket to get thrown out of the bistro, or the farmhouse. We didn’t want that. So we never talked about it. It was a subject that really stings with the French and I don’t blame them. Back in art school we used to say, “The French are not fighters, they’re lovers.”
Now, how big is France? I read in a pamphlet at the American Express office in Paris that said France is 211,000 square miles. Texas is 269,000 square miles and California is 164,000 square miles in size. So France is somewhere in between the two of them as far as size goes.

The people at the American Express office had given us a good map of France. Rudi was studying it. He was trying to find the village of Cravant. When he was traveling through France before on his bicycle on his way to India, he spent three days with a farm family outside of Cravant.
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“They’ll be happy to see us, “ Rudi was confident. “They’ll be surprised too because they made me promise I’d come back again. When I said, ‘Au revoir’ they reminded me that the words mean “—here’s to the return! –“

The weather was cloudy. As we got closer to where we were going, we saw a road sign that said, “Cravant 75 km” There were so many little towns mentioned on the sign posts in France, you almost had to stop and read each one to find which way to go. We had good weather most of the way. Just as we caught sight of the farm homestead, it began to rain. It felt cold. The family’s name was “Rouge”.
The rain was really coming down, and since we were only about five minutes away, there was no use taking shelter. It was getting downright cold! We pulled off the highway and drove up their lane in a teaming downpour of rain. When we arrived at the farmyard, it was a mass of bubbling puddles and scattering rain-soaked chickens. The sound of our scooter must’ve frightened them. People running with rain capes spread over their heads hunched over as if from the weight of the beating rain, were running about the farmyard closing windows and shooing animals into the barn. The darkening sky was shifting the time of day far into late evening and it looked as if the rain was going to set in for the rest of the day.

One teenage girl peeked from beneath the rain cloak draped over her head and shouted, “Heavens! Come into the kitchen quickly before you’re soaked to the skin!”
In the kitchen, she recognized Rudi. “Rudi ...!. You’ve come back!” she shouted, almost jumping like a child. She shouted to a heavy-set woman just coming into the kitchen door draped in rain protection that looked like a table cloth, “Madam Rouge”!! Madame Rouge”!! It’s Rudi! He’s come back. Rudi’s here!”
“Rudi, you ol’ rascal!” she shouted, hanging her rain tarp on a hook on the kitchen wall. “How are you? You ol’ darling.” And she threw her heavy arms around him while he kissed her wet forehead. I could see there was fun in store for the weekend.
“This is Rohn Engh,” my American friend, “he said introducing me to Madame Rouge and the young girl, Marie, a pink-cheeked, Irish-looking girl who asked Rudi, “Do you still have my sun glasses? Remember the ones I gave you when you left, and told you to bring them back to me someday?” Do you still have them, Rudi?” she asked him –very excitedly. He smiled, reached into his travel pouch and brought out a pair of sunglasses that he often wore.
“You mean these?” placing them over her eyes.

“You did, you did!” You brought them back. She shouted bounding around the room, wearing the sunglasses.
“Enough of this foolishness you two!” Madame Rouge said, “Take off those wet shoes, boys and sit here by the stove before you catch your death of cold.” She threw some more kindling into the wood stove.

Can I wear the sunglasses as long as you’re here, Rudi?” Marie asked while we were taking off our shoes.
“Of course you can. But they’re my glasses now. So don’t scratch them or anything!”
Madame Rouge told us to put our motor scooter in a dry shed and when we came back she handed us each a cup. “Now take this hot cup of wine and tell me about yourself Rudi. What’ve you been doing all this time? You look good. You’re not as skinny as when I saw you last, all wiry and bony.” She tied her apron again and said, “I’m fixing supper.”
Down here in this south central part of France, we were getting into the real wine growing part of France and the wine tasted great, even warm like this. I’d never tasted warm wine. I later learned that skiers up in the Alps always drank it this way. They mix a few spices with it like cinnamon and nutmeg I think. They called it ‘grog.’

?? ?Do you like it?” She asked us. I smiled. Rudi nodded his head. That was the funny thing about Rudi. He didn’t have all the manners that I was used to back in Maryland and all the schools I used to go to. You’d think he would be more courteous to people when they gave him something like a hot cup of wine. I used to think for Rudi this was some kind of arrogance or something. But it wasn’t. It was just the way he was brought up, and probably most of the people in Wuesterheide after the war. Or maybe even before the war.
I looked at it this way.
O.K. if I weren’t brought up to say “Thank You” and “Please” after every encounter with people, I’d probably act the same as Rudi. I know there were people in my high school class who were like that. They didn’t mean anything by it. They were people that lived way back in the stix on a farm and had to walk a mile or so just to get the school bus. They didn’t have electric lights on the farm, or any machinery, just horses, and didn’t have a telephone or fridge or even a radio because they didn’t have any electricity. And because the war was going or, they didn’t get anything like that ‘til ‘46 or ’47. Another interesting thing, in the spring at planting time, they didn’t come to school. They had to help out at the farm. It was the same way in the fall at harvest time. They didn’t come to school until all the harvest was done. Their parents just didn’t allow them to attend school when there was work to be done. And they turned out to be pretty bashful people. I know my friend Dave Pearl who had a car, drove to their house one time for some reason, I think the guy was on our baseball team, and when he got there, the little children in the family, I think there were three, all hid behind trees until their older brother who was in our class told them it was O.K. to come out. But they didn’t. They stayed there ‘til Dave left.

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Nature Photography Day will be observed for the fifth consecutive year on Tuesday, June 15 2010. The NANPA website has details on the photo event regarding the annual observance. Photographers can use their smartphones and upload an image directly to the web page, http://www.nanpa.org/nature_photography_day_event.php
Established in 1994, NANPA has more than 3,000 members in North America and internationally. Special events include the Annual Summit and Trade Show as well as Road Shows and Forums held in several regions throughout the year.
For more information, visit http://www.nanpa.org/nature_photography_day.php and www.nanpa.org or call 303-422-8527.
http://www.nanpa.org/nature_photography_day_event.php



First Telluride Photo Festival Is Sept. 20-26. Telluride, CO is a spectacular place to visit any time of year. But if you want to improve your outdoor, nature, and landscape photography skills, a good time to visit this year would be Sept. 20-26, when some of the world's most renowned outdoor and adventure photographers will be sharing their art at the inaugural Telluride Photography Festival. http://greatoutput.blogspot.com/2010/05/first-telluride-photo-festival-to-be.html





Eddie Adams: Vietnam -- from May 13-July 11, The Museum at Bethel Woods (www.bethelwoodscenter.org) will present a special exhibit entitled "Eddie Adams: Vietnam," a unique look at the Vietnam War through the lens of the legendary photojournalist. As a working photographer, Adams' images were never exhibited, and The Museum at Bethel Woods will be the first museum to exhibit this collection of photographs to celebrate his extraordinary record of our world.
http://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/pressroom/museumphotos.aspx



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GEO-TAG YOUR PHOTOS -- For photographers who hope to sell the pictures they take, at least some of that information can be useful. Although few buyers will care whether the photo was taken with a Nikon or a Canon, many will want to know exactly what they’re looking at before they buy — especially if they are editorial buyers and need a highly specific photo. SOURCE: Dean http://blogs.photopreneur.com/should-you-be-geotagging


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Picture Buyers Fair seminar program
- The event takes place on the 19th and 20th of May in the Barbican centre in London. Fast Media Magazine will be moderating two panel discussions that will focus on some of the challenges picture buyers and sellers are facing in a fast changing industry. Note: a comprehensive article about new business models for the digital media industry http://www.fastmediamagazine.com/archives/6477


Poetry In Allen Ginsberg's Photography. On May 2, the first-ever scholarly exhibition of his photographs opened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. More than a writer, Ginsberg was a bearded, Buddhist, flower-powered Renaissance man. He was a political activist, a connoisseur of soups and, through it all, a photographer. Mostly we see the poetry of Ginsberg’s life, the poetic way in which he saw the world — how an artist crafted that vision into words and photographs. http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2010/05/05/126532131/ginsberg?ft=1&f=1008





"Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century," now in MoMA's top-floor galleries through June 28, SOURCE: RICHARD B. WOODWARD Wallstreetjournal
http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052702303348504575183883431209308-lMyQjAxMTAwMDAwNjEwNDYyWj.html


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"Look and think before clicking he shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.”
Yousuf Karsh


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1884 - May 4 - Photograph of a lightning flash three miles distant was taken by W C Gurley of the Marietta Observatory, Marietta OH.

1959 - Photographs in color of the heavens (the Great Nebula in Orion; Crab Nebula; Veil Nebula in Cygnus; and the Swan) were published in the May `59 issue of National Geographic Magazine.


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Clint Grant, longtime Dallas Morning News photographer, dies at 93
SOURCE: DallasNews; JOE SIMNACHER
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/042110dnmetclintgrantobit.26d1a827d.html


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May 6th 2010


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Are You Branding Your Photography?




Rohn Engh, veteran stock photographer and best-selling author of “Sell & ReSell Your Photos” and “sellphotos.com,” has helped scores of photographers launch their careers. He is the author of the new ecourse on selling photos, https://www.photosource.com/cart/marketyourphotos.php . For access to great information on making money from pictures you like to take, http://www.photosource.com/ecourse


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Note that we don't include North American travelers because many of our members live in North America. Only travelers going abroad will be listed. Thanks



Name: Dennis Thompson
Phone: 972 475-3967

Email: denisthompson[at]hotmail[dot]com

dates#1: 4-6 June 2010

destination#1: Barcelona, Spain

dates#2: 8-10 June 2010

destination#2: Naples,Rome,CinqueTerra

dates#3: 11-12 June 2010

destination#3: Nice, Marseille







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CHEEZE -- Three tips for making your subjects smile - It’s hard to get your subject to smile in a way that looks natural. While a highly exaggerated smile can be hilarious, it might not be quite the natural look that you were going for. SOURCE: Sherry Osbourne Beyond MegaPixels ; http://www.beyondmegapixels.com/2010/04/three-tips-for-making-your-subjects-smile/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BeyondMegapixels+%28Beyond+Megapixels%29

GET ORGANIZED -- Do you need an editorial calendar? - A calendar helps people avoid reinventing the editorial wheel. Once a plan is in place, the project becomes more about producing great content to fulfill the plan than wasting time or discontinuing the effort attempting to figure out what to do next. http://www.newmediaphotographer.com/2010/04/do-you-need-an-editorial-calendar/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewMediaPhotographer+%28New+Media+Photographer%29



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KEEP IN TOUCH
-- Creating an Effective Photography Newsletter - It’s no surprise then that one of the biggest challenges for photographers looking to keep clients is reminding them that they still exist, that they’re still shooting — and that they’re still happy to photograph for them and for anyone they know. One way to do that is through a regular newsletter. SOURCE: Dean ; Photopreneur ; http://blogs.photopreneur.com/creating-an-effective-photography-newsletter

Survival Strategies for Photographers: Spend Time — Not Money — on Marketing - In this post in my video series on survival strategies for photographers, Sean Cayton looks at some low-cost and no-cost ways to attract new business in a down economy. http://rising.blackstar.com/survival-strategies-for-photographers-spend-time-not-money-on-marketing.html


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Apps and Your

Photographic Dreams



By Lee Foster


Occasionally a new technology emerges that can have a dramatic effect on the way we realize our dreams. That's happening today,with the new technology of apps.

Chances are you have dreams of publishing your photography.

You also enjoy seeing the photography of others. I share those dreams.

Rohn Engh helps you achieve your dream with his publication, of PhotoStockNOTES. Rohn is aware of the new technology and has asked me to pen a new column for you, called Apps, Ebooks, and Your Photography, to appear on the first Thursday of each month.

Like you, I have dreamed of publishing my photography in printed books. I have had success with this.

My most recent books are The Photographer’s Guide to San Francisco: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them http://bit.ly/sanfranbook

I also published a parallel volume, The Photographer’s Guide to Washington,D.C http://bit.ly/washdcbook

But are there possibilities now for publishing our photos in an entirely different way, beyond books? Yes, there are. It's the technology of apps and Ebooks. You can create an app and sell it in the Apple iTunes App Store. Apps are different from books, and we'll explore those differences.

My first two apps are San Francisco Travel Photo Guide
http://www.sutromedia.com/apps/sfphotoguide and D.C. Travel Photo Guide
http://sutromedia.com/apps/DC_Travel_Photo_Guide

You can get a free account in the Apple iTunes App Store and browse around, seeing all the photography and travel apps available now for the i Phone. Eventually, different versions of apps will be readable on all mobile devices. If you have a cell phone, there are apps in your future.
A lot of questions are likely to emerge in your mind. We'll consider them as this column unfolds. This is a big subject, and we can't get it all said in a short space.

What is an apps? What if I don't have an iPhone or iPod? Can I make an apps myself or do I need a publisher? What special functionality in app software makes apps unlike regular books? How will things change as Google and its Android phone system for viewing apps becomes a bigger player?

So, let's begin our ongoing conversation on this exciting subject. I guarantee you one thing: The new technology of apps and Ebooks will dramatically change in positive ways your opportunity to publish your photography and enjoy the photography of others.
--

Lee Foster is an awarding-winning travel photographer and
writer, winner of eight Lowell Thomas Awards. Lee publishes 200 worldwide travel photo/writing coverages to consumers and to content buyers on his Foster Travel Publishing website at http://www.fostertravel.com
There you can see his photos, writing, books, and apps. His photo selling site is at http://stockphotos.fostertravel.com




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Survival Strategies for Photographers:

Spend Time — Not Money — on Marketing

By Sean Cayton
In this post in my video series on survival strategies for photographers, I look at some low-cost and no-cost ways to attract new business in a down economy.
click here:
http://rising.blackstar.com/survival-strategies-for-photographers-spend-time-not-money-on-marketing.html
SOURCE: Black Star Rising


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SHARING INTERESTS -- Networking: The good, the bad, and the inevitably awkward. - For this month’s Q&A, Jacqueline Bovaird gets people’s reactions to networking. We’re not talking about social networking here, but rather the good ol’ fashioned meet and greet. Almost everyone acknowledges the inevitable awkwardness, but also accepts the value of fostering a supportive community. My advice is not see people as a business connection, because that becomes transparent quickly. Instead, think of networking as meeting people within your industry who inevitably share the same interests. SOURCE: Jacqueline Bovaird; Stone Thrower; http://stone-thrower.com/2010/04/22/networking/


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A SWITCH -- Online publication turns to print in unconventional move - Mashable reports on social media on a very popular website with over 15 million pageviews each month. It has now entered into an agreement with Metro International, the publisher of the free Metro newspaper. Articles from Mashable will be published in print every Thursday in the US edition of Metro. http://www.fastmediagroup.com/archives/6169

HELP NEEDED -- Be a Part of "48 Hour Magazine" - On May 7, 2010, the magazine staff will reveal the theme of the first issue, which they're calling "Issue Zero." Anyone who wants to participate has 24 hours to create and submit text, photos, or illustrations that relate to the theme. http://www.creativepro.com/article/be-part-48-hour-magazine


05 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource




Greening Your Family

Do you have questions about safe food, personal care and cleaning product choices? Greening Your Family is a great resource for anyone interested in well-researched, practical advice about minimizing their families’ exposure to toxins in household products.

The information in this book is arranged in an easy-to-use format that allows readers to quickly find what they need. The book includes a lot of charts and product lists, recipes for making homemade cleaners, (cheap!) and a variety of web-based places to go to find additional info.
It’s perfect to bring to the store with you and refer to while you’re shopping. Greening Your Family offers busy families an important tool they can use for better health.
This book also raises your family member’s awareness about the government’s involvement. Often there isn’t much governmental scrutiny into dangerous chemicals used in personal care products,cleaning products and the food we eat.
Author Lindsey Carmichael explains how scary, shocking and outrageous the situation is. She promotes advocacy on a grass roots level, and outlines how we can take action to make our families safer.

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NO CAN DO -- Photographer Arrested While Photographing Graffiti Artists - Jonas Lara is an artist and photographer working on a long-term project to document artists both in their lives and in the process of their artwork. On February 4th 2010, while photographing 2 graffiti artists painting a mural in Los Angeles. He was arrested and initially charged with Felony Vandalism. SOURCE: Caroln Wright, (photo attorney.com) http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=1215


UNDER THE EARTHQUAKE -- News Agency Suing Photographer It Stole Photos From - AFP (Agences-News-Presse) is suing a Haitian photojournalist for "antagonistic assertion of [his] rights" after it distributed his news-breaking earthquake photos without his permission. AFP is mad because the photographer, Daniel Morel, sent cease and desist letters to numerous AFP clients, allegedly made false and defamatory statements about AFP, and made unreasonable monetary demands of AFP for infringement. Source: David Walker pdNEWS http://www.pdnpulse.com/2010/04/insult-to-injury-afp-suing-photographer-it-stole-photos-from.html




Photographer Scott Nathan is singing Lindsay Lohan for owing him money according to his lawsuit filings. Apparently, Nathan shot a few photos of Lohan for her fashion line 6126 not too long ago and in return, he was told that he would receive 1% interest on all sales. Nathan is claiming that he didn’t receive any interest.
http://pwspoilers.com/photographer-suing-lindsay-lohan=3936



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Speed Up Computer Performance:


Turn Off Unecessary Services in Windows XP

15 Services to Turn Off (Valid for Service Pack 3 32-bit - a partial list is presented here)


Alerter: Notifies selected users and computers of administrative alerts. If the service is stopped, programs that use administrative alerts will not receive them. If this this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Notes: Set to disabled by default in SP3.

Automatic Updates: Enables the download and installation of Windows Updates. If this service is disabled, this computer will not be able to use the Automatic Updates feature or the Windows Update Web site.

Notes: Using this feature is a good idea if you don't have a firewall, for the security updates, but if you have a software firewall, you can turn this setting off. Having said that, some security mavens feel that you should leave this setting on no matter what. Note that you'll see a security alert on the lower right and you'll occasionally see a popup (nag) telling you that Windows Update is off and you should click on the balloon to fix the problem. This can be ignored.

Indexing Service: Indexes contents and properties of the files on local and remote computers; provides rapid access to files thorugh flexible querying language
.
Notes: This program occupies a lot of RAM and creates a large database of files on your system. If you don't do a lot of searches, I recommend that you disable this program. You'll need to do this in two steps, to turn it off in Services, then go to Start: Settings: Control Panel.
In the Control Panel, click on Add or Remove Programs.
In the dialog box, click on the Add/Remove Windows Components icon on the left side of the dialog box.


In the Windows Components Wizard, uncheck Indexing service and click on the Next button at the bottom of the dialog box. A dialog box will come up telling you that it's configuring the components.

That will be replaced by a dialog box about "Completing the Windows Components Wizard." Click on Finish and you're done.




Nathan Segal, from Victoria, BC, Canada, is a writer/photographer who has also been active as a digital artist for well over a decade. For the past 9+ years, he has written numerous articles for computer and photographic magazines and has provided his own illustrations and photographs for the articles. His articles have covered : software reviews, tutorials, computer tips and tricks, profiles and investigative reporting. visualartist49[at]gmail[dot]com; 1 408 844-4851



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05 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



TIT FOR TAT -- Gizmodo Caught In Copyright Crossfire. In an attempt to protect their rights, the leading gadget blog Gizmodo has been sending out takedown notices to bloggers who use their articles in full while running ads. At the same time, however, Gizmodo itself continues to infringe on the rights of photographers by using their images commercially. A true copyright crossfire. SOURCE: Ernesto; Torrentfreak. http://torrentfreak.com/gizmodo-caught-in-copyright-crossfire-100423/


05 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



Lighting Techniques


By Billy Pegram

MASTER THE TECHNICAL AND CREATIVE ASPECTS OF LIGHTING MODELS

Billy Pegram provides the knowledge you need to showcase a model’s best attributes, conceal any problem areas, and reveal her personality. Just as importantly, he teaches you how to match the type of lighting to the market the model is trying to reach-including advertising, catalogs, swimwear, fashion, hand modeling, and more.
Following along with ample start-to-finish analysis of real-life sessions-each with a different model and a different objective-you’ll learn the problem –solving, technical, and creative strategies needed to design great lighting setups (or find them in nature).
Packed with eye-catching photos, this book takes you through the process of creating masterfully lit images that will get you model (and you!) noticed.

TECHNIQUES FOR PHOTOGRAPHING MODEL PORTFOLIOS


· Features
o Understanding the challenges of model photography-and why it requires a different approach than other types of photography
o Evaluating models and using light to help accentuate their best and most marketable features
o Designing creative lighting effects in the studio and on location
o Working as part of a creative team and communicating your ideas to ensure a productive shoot
o Practical examples showing the creation of the portfolio images for real models
o Tips for working with models and ensuring that your images help them meet their goals

· About the Author
Billy Pegram is a successful photographer and videographer who has created images for clients like Fila and Lord of the Dance, as well as numerous celebrities and clothing designers.
Book Specs:
$34.95 list, 81/2”x11”, 128p, 180 color photos, ISBN-13: 978-1-58428-259-4, Order no. 1889.

For Further Information …
Kate Neaverth or Craig Alesse, Amherst Media, 175 Rano Street, Suite 200, Buffalo, NY 14207 (800) 622-3278 · fax (800) 622-3298 · kneaverth[at]amherstmedia[dot]com · www.amherstmedia.com






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Tonight ! May 5th is the Early Bird

Sale ends on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 9th.

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What is a podcast?

Source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast

A podcast (or netcast) is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication.

The mode of delivery differentiates podcasting from other means of accessing media files over the Internet, such as direct download, or streamed webcasting. A list of all the audio or video files currently associated with a given series is maintained centrally on the distributor's server as a web feed, and the listener or viewer employs special client application software known as a podcatcher that can access this web feed, check it for updates, and download any new files in the series. This process can be automated so that new files are downloaded automatically. Files are stored locally on the user's computer or other device ready for offline use, giving simple and convenient access to episodic content.[1][2] Commonly used audio file formats are Ogg Vorbis and MP3.


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Canon vs ... Pentax Kx

70-minute Canon vs Nikon podcast at GearViewPoint - 1001 Noisy CamerasA new edition of the GearView podcast has a 70-minute episode (iTunes) of Canon vs ... Pentax Kx stock status ... Pro Photo Life · Engadget Digital Cameras ...www.1001noisycameras.com/.../70minute-canon-vs-nikon-po...

Internet Radio Interview | Skolai Images Stock Photo Blog
Hopefully the conversation will be interesting. The broadcast can be heard live here. If you miss the show, it will be edited and available as a podcast soon after – I'll add a link to this post when that becomes available. I hope you enjoy the show, ... We'll post on a variety of topics that in some way or another relate to nature photography, including also travel and adventure photos. If you'd like to browse the stock photos section of the website, click here. ...
Skolai Images - SOURCE: Carl D http://skolaiimages.com/journal/







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DUST OFF YOUR OLD CAMERA -- Sarah Carmen’s major is Art and Design with a concentration in photography and a minor in Education. Sarah came to Alfred to study art but didn’t jump into photography until registering for a semester overseas - Scotland. Sarah filled out paperwork choosing graphic design but when she saw those words on the paper it looked wrong. She changed it to photography and has been snapping up antique cameras and photos on 2 continents.
http://www.wellsvilledaily.com/news/x1130688360/Slide-show-Three-amazing-artists-at-Alfred-Universitys-School-of-Art-and-Design



05 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



Appeals Court Apologizes for Unrepentant IRS


An egregious example of bureaucratic imperiousness...

According to a former Internal Revenue Service commissioner,
some of the agency’s employees “need more training on how to be courteous.” Would it were that simple. Unfortunately, the problem is worse; the top brass want their staffers to take no prisoners and, like that Edith Piaf song, have no regrets.

For more information:
http://www.silverplanet.com/money/tax/appeals-court-apologizes-unrepentant-irs/56672


Julian Block,an attorney in Larchmont, NY, has been cited as a "leading tax professional" (New York Times), "an accomplished writer on taxes" (Wall Street Journal) and “an authority on tax planning” (Financial Planning Magazine). His books include “Tax Tips For Small Businesses: Savvy Ways For Stock Photographers, Artists and Other Freelancers To Trim Taxes To The Legal Minimum,” praised by law professor James E. Maule of Villanova University as "An easy-to-read and well-organized explanation of the tax rules. Business owners would be well advised to buy this book." To order his books, visit www.julianblocktaxexpert.com



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EASY PERMISSION -- iD RELEASEThis evolutionary app will change the way the photography and film-making industries (professional and amateur alike) obtain permission from talent. iD RELEASE uses industry-standard release forms used by Getty Images, the world’s largest stock photography agency. http://idrelease.com/


SHOW OFF – Get your photos onto the iPad. At first glance you may assume that the iPad Photos app is just a simple piece of software. But like many Apple applications, it's unexpectedly useful, especially if you fill the iPad with your best photos by syncing it with iPhoto or Aperture on your host Mac. SOURCE: Derrick Story, Macworld.com
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/194589/show_off_your_photos_on_the_ipad.html


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SURVIVING FACEBOOK What has become uncomfortably evident is that Facebook is starting to factor into many of my friends’ lives. When I came face to face with this statement, I almost deleted my FACEBOOK bookmark and started to “defriend”: SOURCE: Ronnie Citron-Fink Care2
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/balancing-social-media-8-ways-to-keep-it-from-sucking-up-your-time.html


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NEW TRENDS IN CAMERAS -- 12 mp Camera Phones: Fulfill Your Photography Dreams . The development of mobile phone technology at a massive speed gave birth to other trends of technology. The camera phones are still in higher demands. The mobile users who keep the ability to go through photography entertainment will be happy to get a 12 mega pixel camera in their hand. Beside camera, the 12 mega pixel camera phone comes with other wonderful features such as internet including GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth, WiFi, HSDPA and USB technology so that the users may enjoy all the tasks related to internet. They can also easily access to their favourate websites through built in web browsers. http://www.fastpitchnetworking.com/press/12%20mp%20Camera%20Phones%20Fulfill%20Your%20Photography%20Dreams.html

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NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.


The Dodge County Master Gardener’s Association is inviting amateur photographers to enter photos in the group’s annual photography contest.
Winning photographs will be displayed at the 2010 Dodge County Master Gardeners Association Photography Workshop on June 19. Ribbons will be awarded to the top photographs in each of five categories and the Best of Show Ribbon and $50 cash prize will also be awarded.
The deadline: June 7th
http://www.wiscnews.com/bdc/news/local/article_303e4d82-572a-11df-bd09-001cc4c03286.html



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My Story




#17










TOBY AT WORK



WHAT’S THIS ?
When I was 26, and living in Maryland, USA, I made a wanderlust trip through Europe, Africa, USA, Mexico and Central America that lasted over 35 months, almost three years. That was in 1957-60. When I returned home I began writing a memoir during 1960 and ’61. When I finished, I put it away in a closet and forgot it. I really didn’t forget it. I just didn’t think I should publish it because there were so many episodes and descriptions in there that would prove awkward to people like my relatives and my friends along the way. So I left it all alone. It’s now 2010, almost 40 years later and my family and me are living on a farm in western Wisconsin. I’ll dust off the manuscript and publish it here for the first time. –RE



After the first leg of my voyage through Europe and Africa, I sold my photos and story to the Saturday Evening Post, a popular magazine in 1958. This taught me that maybe I was cut out for a career in photojournalism.








#17







A FAREWELL TO PARIS


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A FAREWELL TO PARIS




MONTMARTRE

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MONTMARTRE





ROHN PLAYS A TUNE

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ROHN PLAYS A TUNE



TOBY AT WORK


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TOBY AT WORK



Toby and Rudi were asleep when I returned to the studio. I tiptoed in and hit the sack immediately. When I woke up Toby was washing up and Rudi was gathering our belongings, preparing for our goodbye to Paris. I went out to bring back some baguettes for breakfast. By the time I got back, Rudi had rounded up just about everything of ours for the trip. As you can imagine, we had collected a lot of stuff in Paris- but we couldn’t take them with us. No room on the scooter! A couple of things I mailed to my parents. I think Rudi sent some stuff to Wuesterheide.

“What did you say the name of your girl friend was?”
Toby asked Rudi as we munched on the baguettes and cheese.
“I didn’t “ Rudi said.
“Well what is it?” I said.
“Why do you want to know?” Rudi answered.
That was strange, I thought. It’s not that Toby or me were going to steal the girl away
from him.
“Well, if you don’t want to tell us, that? ??s O.K. too” Toby said.
Rudi grudgingly got his wallet and pulled out a picture of a girl, a nice-looking French girl.
“Her name is Genevieve,” He said.

I was beginning to see that some things were very personal with Rudi and he just didn’t think they deserved to be talked about in public. Maybe back in Germany he left a girl behind and he felt he was being insincere. Or maybe a guy’s love life wasn’t proper to talk about back in Wuesterheide. During the trip I learned later that his love life wasn’t the only thing he chose not to talk about.
I’m pretty good at getting information out of people. Rudi didn’t have to be forced to ‘spill all’ -- but he wasn’t someone to jibber jabber all the time. That would be annoying. And he wasn’t anyone for just shootin’ the breeze, that sort of thing.
I didn’t press the point, and Toby didn’t care anyway. Rudi started whistling. I guess it was a way of his saying that the case was closed.

Toby got the point too and said, “Well, I must say, you guys have spent a worthwhile three days in Paris! Most tourists spend a couple of weeks and half a bankroll and don’t experience a fraction of what you guys have.”

“Rudi acknowledged Toby’s comment with a slight smile as he put our sleeping bags under one arm and his suitcase under the other. I was learning that a slight smile from Rudi meant approval.

“Here, let me help you with that stuff.” Toby accompanied us down to the patio where we loaded up the scooter. “I’m going to miss you guys,” He said kicking the rear tire of the Vespa.
“We’ll see each other again,” I said confidently.
“See you later, Toby, and thank you!” Rudi said as he shook hands with him.
Toby was still waving when I looked back.

We headed out into the lively Paris afternoon, this crazy Paris that was saying, “Don’t go!” and then on the other hand, “Get the hell outta here!” We had tasted Paris and wondered if we would ever return. It didn’t matter. The world was waiting for us; we knew it. There was more on the platter to enjoy, and we were anticipating it.

In a half hour, we were breathing gulps of the French countryside air as the skyline of Paris behind us disappeared out of sight. Next, -- the skylines of Lyon! Barcelona! ! Madrid! Lisbon! Tangier! Casablanca! --- they all awaited us.


The landscape of rural France stretched out. It looked much like the land between Belgium and Paris -- rolling hills, well-kept farms, honey wagons (manure spreaders) horse drawn wagons full of hay, narrow tree-lined roads, vineyards on hillsides facing south. We were headed south toward the Mediterranean shoreline, and then west to Spain and Portugal. Our music supported us but also other things like washing restaurant windows, painting signs, sketching portraits, working on farms.

We did anything that would get us into homes of people and getting to know them. Well, I did anyway. Rudi was more interested in dinner and a dry bed at night and performing his songs. He was really good at singing his songs. Back in Paris, one of Toby’ friends had invited us to visit a music academy for singers. Rudi could’ve given any of those students at the music academy a run for their money. Rudi was really an untrained opera singer at heart. He had the right voice. It just needed some polish.

On the other hand I was the opposite in many ways. I enjoyed singing harmony to Rudi’s songs if it meant it would allow us to introduce ourselves to the people. Sure, music is universal. Never fails. We figured that out. And I think we would have been only half as successful on our trip if we didn’t have our guitars.

We never knew what we were going to get into when we stopped at a farm in early evening before the sun went down. Ever ybody’s a stranger until you get to know them. Even the roughest-looking peasants wouldn’t shoot at a couple of foreign strangers who had nothing more than guitars as their weapons.

I told that to an American guy in Paris and he said, “Wait a minute. That may be true in Europe but what are you gonna do in Morocco with the A-Rabs or in Black Africa? They might have never seen a guitar before and they might think it’s a club or something and come at you with sabers and stuff.”

Well, he had me there. I had no answer to that. But he was on of those guys you meet all the time on a trip like this. They want to discourage you. They don’t mean anything by it, they’re just envious. They’re just mad as hell that they see some guy doing something they wish they could be doing. They start building up scary scenarios and possible tragic evens for you. Sometimes it makes me mad, but then if I put myself in their place, say back in Baltimore. I wouldn’t be surprised that I’d do the same thing myself. I’d be so jealous.

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http://www.photosource.com/psn-article/mystory17.html


05 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource




TRAVEL IMAGES is synonymous with photo workshops and tours, photo travel, photo field trips, guided photography tours, nature, landscape and macro photography, or whatever 'label' one can put on what I do.
If you prefer smaller groups of up to *8, would enjoy more time and attention, and return home as a better photographer, I hope you'll consider a photography tour or workshop with Travel Images. I'm John Baker a British Photographer based in Boise, Idaho, and Photographer/Leader of Travel Images specializing in small-group photo tours.

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Can I help your photo travel 'dreams' come true?
Would you like a personalized trip with a few friends or with your Camera Club or Photographic Society ?
Let me know where you want to go and I'll customize an itinerary along with a trip fee that won't cost more than a comparable scheduled Travel Images photo tour if there are at least 4 of you.

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05 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



LANDSCAPE VS. EDITORIAL -- When the Oakland Museum of California finishes its renovations and reopens on Saturday, there will be two dedicated sections in the area devoted to photography: One will feature material by and about Dorothea Lange, and the other material related to Group f/64. Lange (1895-1965) is the documentary photographer best known for her portraits of people displaced by the Depression, and Group f/64 was a gaggle of Bay Area photographers whose most prominent member was Ansel Adams (1902-1984). The two exhibitions will highlight two very different approaches to photography, as well as the importance of the medium in the San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley region. SOURCE: Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703709804575202392980817992.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEFTSecondBucket


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MISSING PERSON -- The son of Errol Flynn was a noted combat photographer, and his thirst was for real adventure, rather than the Hollywood variety. WILDLY handsome and extravagantly glamorous, Sean Flynn rode into the ranks of the missing astride a motorbike. It was Cambodia, 1970, and he was on the hunt for news. With his companion Dana Stone, Flynn was probably captured and killed by the Khmer Rouge, but their remains have never been found, despite intensive searches over the years. SOURCE: Sian Powell; The Australian; http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/vietnams-press-gang-at-war-over-flynn-find/story-e6frg996-1225861304022


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“What is a good photograph? I cannot say. A photograph is tied to the time, what is good today may be a cliché tomorrow. The problem of the photographer is to discover his own language, a visual ABC. The picture represents the feelings and point of view of the intelligence behind the camera. This disease of our age is boredom and a good photographer must combat it. The way to do this is by invention – by surprise. When I say a good picture has surprise value I mean that it stimulates my thinking and intrigues me. The best way to achieve surprise quality is by avoiding clichés. Imitation is the greatest danger of the young photographer.” - Alexey Brodovitch - Photography, February 1964 [cited in: Creative Camera February 1972, p. 472]


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1884 - May 4 - Photograph of a lightning flash three miles distant was taken by W C Gurley of the Marietta Observatory, Marietta OH.

1959 - Photographs in color of the heavens (the Great Nebula in Orion; Crab Nebula; Veil Nebula in Cygnus; and the Swan) were published in the May `59 issue of National Geographic Magazine.


05 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



Al Paglione, a longshoreman-turned-photojournalist who chronicled 35 years in the life of North Jersey, died Wednesday night at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck. He was 80 and lived in Ridgefield Park. “Al was the master of the feature photograph,” said veteran Record photographer Carmine Galasso. “To this day it amazes me the kind of pictures he made. I scratch my head and say, ‘How the hell did he make those pictures?’ ” The self-taught Mr. Paglione made those astonishing pictures — thousands of them — by being creative and energetic, but also by being a man of the people. SOURCE: Jay Levin, The Record ;
http://www.northjersey.com/obituaries/042910_paglione.html