Archive for August 2010

25 Aug, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes



TRADING TALENTS -- Become a Star Photographer with Actors Headshots - Struggling actors are also an opportunity for photographers. To win parts, actors need headshots and to get those headshots they have to turn to photographers, creating a reliable stream of work at a price that ranges broadly around $225 for a two to three-hour shoot. Its a realistically priced niche with plenty of opportunities. http://blogs.photopreneur.com/become-a-star-photographer-with-actors-headshots?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29
TAKEAWAY: But what if the would-be actor is penniless? USE THIS: Im an editorial horticultural (you supply the example) stock photographer and I need a model for many of the pictures I make. Spend an afternoon with me making pictures in local public gardens and Ill barter with you to produce your professional portrait(s).



MONEYSWORTH -- Photographers How To Stop Justifying Your Low, Low Prices. So let me ask you a question. Is it okay that a surgeon makes hundreds of thousands of dollars every year? He has educated himself in his passion; He studies continually; He works in a specialized industry that requires him to be good at what he does; He lives and breathes what he does; He uses his money to take care of himself and others. SOURCE: Virtual Photography Studio Newsletter. http://photographybusiness.wordpress.com/2010/06/15/photographers-how-to-stop-justifying-your-low-low-prices/



MONETIZING PHOTOGRAPHY Twenty Months of SEO and Monetizing Photography. John Lund: What I think is happening is that as I get more material up I get more keyword possibilities for those long-tailed keyword searches. http://blog.johnlund.com/2010/08/twenty-months-of-seo-and-monetizing.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+johnlund%2FUkbR+%28The+Stock+Photo+Guy+-+John+Lund+Stock+Photographer%29

18 Aug, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes





NO SALES -- Best Selling Stock Photos That Aren't. John Lund: I have a number of best sellers that aren't. That is, I have created a number of
stock photos that I was sure would be best selling images that have either barely sold at all, or, indeed, have no sales at all. In the example here I went to quite a bit of trouble to gain access to the recovery room, have a body cast made (actually a plaster mock of one ), execute the shoot and spending the better part of a day using Photoshop to put the whole thing together (the visible patient parts-nose,eyes-fingers etc. are actually mine) and clean up the recovery room. But in this case there doesn't seem to be any traction (pun intended). SOURCE: John Lund ; http://blog.johnlund.com/2010/08/best-selling-stock-photos-that-arent.html