Archive for February 2011

23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




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23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



February 24th 2011


23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




Selling your photos takes more
How Do You Compare?
Working With A Stock Photo Agency
Finding the best photography in the sport
WHO BUYS MICROSTOCK?
Photographers Can Learn From Borders’ Bankruptcy Filing
Get other sites to link to your site
It's important to make a good picture
Capture a scene in dimly lit situations
What does a photo request look like?
Helpful information about keywords
Why selling stock photos is like fast food.
Traffic is valued higher than content
twelve classic magazines in an E Magazine format
4 Scams That Target Photographers
Copywriters at Webcopyplus pay $4,000 for a digital photo
A Publicity Guide for Artists
Street life in London over 150 years ago
FIGURING OUT FACEBOOK
The staggering numbers of pictures on Facebook
Opportunities for thousands of photographers
Photography one-day Workshop on Saturday, April 9, in Long Beach,
Camera Lighting -- 4-day workshop
Keyword Manager introduces a brand new way of assigning keywords
Five SEO Mistakes that Tank Rankings
Photographer of Nazis, Raymond D'Addario, died at 90.


23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes






How Do You
Compare?




Selling your photos takes more than taking good pictures.


Hooray! Your pictures have received accolades from your camera club, and from your relatives and friends.

But until they start earning checks from photobuyers, don’t consider them marketable photos.

What? In other words, they might be considered pretty photos, even beautiful prizewinners, but unless they are selling and fitting a publisher’s needs, they aren’t MARKETABLE photos.

How do you know if your pictures are marketable?

Make a comparison test.

Compare the content of your photos to pictures that have already been published in books, ads, magazines. After all, if a picture has been published, it’s proof that a photobuyer has considered it marketable.

Here’s an idea. Select a batch of the photos published in recent online or print newsstand magazines, trade magazines, coffee table books, and textbooks (exclude photos from photography magazines or art magazines).

Edit them down to 36 published photos. Display them on your monitor.
Mix 15 or 20 of your own original photos in with them.
Compare them all. Can you compete? Do your pictures blend in? Or do they jump out? How do you fare in the following checklist?
Style – Do your pictures complement the styles of the other published pictures? Do yours look like they belong there?
Composition – Do your pictures match the uncluttered compositions of the published images?
Technical – Fuzzy or out-of-focus pictures might be used in a photo art magazine but rarely in regular publishing channels.
Megs - Are your photos at least 300 dpi enlarged at 8x10?
Content – Do they suggest or tell a story? If your pictures tend to be from-the-hip, haphazard shots in content, rather than “illustrative,” you’ll find a welcome at, perhaps, a newspaper, but seldom at a book or magazine publisher.

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How did you score?
If your pictures blend in, congratulations! If they don’t, it’s “back to the drawing board.”

From this exercise you can learn new techniques by observing and utilizing the techniques that the pros use: exercising control of the lighting, selection of appropriate models (paid or unpaid), selection of what to leave OUT of the photo, effective use of background, symbols, and interaction. Observe what other photographers are doing with their camera.
It’s not against the law to refine your skills by copying techniques your competition is using. Many a musician has used the same system to refine his/her skills to get to the top. One day, your skill will surpass the mentor, and you will be selling your photos nation-wide.


Rohn Engh, veteran stock photographer and best-selling author of "Sell & ReSell Your Photos" and "sellphotos.com," has helped scores of photographers to sell photos.

For help in how to design a marketable photo, check out “How
to Make a Marketable Photo”



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23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes





"A penny saved is a penny earned" Benjamin Franklin was famous for saying.

Mikael Karlsson is developing a "Savings Guide" for stock photographers. In the coming months, we're going to feature some articles from his bank of saving tips. This week the subject is "Growing Your Business".


Is Working With A Stock Photo Agency For You?

Is working with an agency for you? The answer might surprise you, especially in light of the many new agencies that have been introduced these last few years. To determine if you want to work with an agency, examine the pros and cons.

Pros
An agency does the marketing for you
An agency can expose your work to a wide, often world wide, market
An agency does the negotiating with photobuyers
An agency collects payments from photobuyers
An agency handles licensing of your images

Cons
An agency will take a cut (often 50% or more) for licensing of your images.
You have little control of where and how the agency markets your work.
You are competing with other photographers in the same agency for sales.


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. To reach Mikael via email .

23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



Name: John DiRoma

Phone: 203-676-2608

Email: johndiroma[at]att[dot]net

Dates#1: March 17 - 26

Destination#1: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Comments: Will be traveling in several areas of the Island, including
Arecibo.


23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



SKI IMAGES WANTED -- It’s all about great images! Cross Country Magazine prides itself on finding the best photography in the sport and presenting it to the world in a well-designed, high-quality magazine for the free flying community’s enjoyment. http://www.xcmag.com/2011/02/cross-country-magazine-wants-your-best-photos/

WHO BUYS MICROSTOCK?
-- Cutcaster has completed a picture buyer survey. The survey was answered by 344 image users mostly in the US and Canada who use royalty free or rights-managed images ? Cutcaster will be releasing more data from this picture buyer survey shortly, A preliminary report can be found here: http://blog.cutcaster.com/2011/02/10/picture-buyer-stats-released-market-information-for-online-image-users/
TAKEAWAY:
Here are the answers to this question: “What category best describes the type of company or organization for which you work?” 25.3% were from books, magazines, or newspapers; 5.3% were from corporate; 6.7% we from ad agencies; 13.5% were from graphic design firms.

DON’T GO BACKWARDS -- Scott Bourne: “What Photographers Can Learn From Borders’ Bankruptcy Filing - What is the lesson for those of us in the photo industry? We need to adapt, change and overcome." SOURCE: GOING PRO http://goingpro2010.com/2011/02/18/what-photographers-can-learn-from-borders-bankruptcy-filing/


23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



GET KNOWN -- Search Engine Optimization and The Long Tail – Dan Heller: “In this day and age, if you're going to succeed as a stock photographer, you have no choice but to figure out how to get other sites to link to your site. This strategy begins with two questions: 1) which keywords or phrases do you want to rank highly for, and 2) how do you seed yourself around the net?” http://danheller.blogspot.com/2011/02/search-engine-optimization-and-long.html
TAKEAWAY: A rule of thumb: Google declares itself to be a service. If you can be of service to Google’s search visitors, Google will like you and award you high page rank. That means documents as well as photos. It’s sorta like the Golden Rule.
The writer points out some good ideas, like “long tail keywords” work better than single generic phrases. Something I might add:… keep your important phrases in the first 25 words of your keyword source code. Bots tend to get lazy after 25 words. Here’s another suggestion:… plant the important keywords (or phrases) in the first and last paragraph of your document.
Did I mention Google likes text information? (i.e. credible text information the visitor is searching for.) Also get your subject matter noticed (by Google). Here's how: Rather than leave your calling card in the tagline as http://www.abcxyzphotos.com ,instead leave it as a link to injured appaloosa horses (or whatever your target photos are about), complete with blue line and link to abcxyzphotos. One other comment, I’ve never heard that Google or other crawlers will crawl photo metadata in images themselves. It would be nice, maybe it’s in beta, but I would like to see documentation on that suggestion. –RE




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It's important to make a good picture

But just as important:

To know which photo editor will see it tomorrow


23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




Travel Photo Tips -- using a 50mm F1.4 lens to redefine low-light shooting. Being able to effectively capture a scene in dimly lit situations (or at night altogether) is one of the toughest things to do in photography. Even if you have a flash, you have to be careful when firing it if you don't want to simply blow everything out and ruin the "mood" and "feel" of a night shot. SOURCE: Dana Murph
http://www.gadling.com/2011/02/15/travel-photo-tips-using-a-50mm-f1-4-lens-to-redefine-low-light/



23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



What does the typical photo request from a photobuyer look like? That was the request from photographer Ric Trexell of Wisconsin recently.


Ric's suggested a blog where we (PSI) could post examples of past (outdated) photo requests so that newbies could get an idea how photobuyers worded their photo needs requests, what the deadlines are, how many images they needed, what they are willing to pay, and the nature of the request(s).
By viewing these each week, photographers could do some "practice shooting" based on the style of format and contents photobuyers request in real life.

You can see Rick's request and other comments at:

http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,10700

We haven't decided on a name for the blog but we should have it up and ready by the first of March issue (March 3rd). (Any and all suggestions happily accepted!) -RE





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Charles Pike
and Mike Karlsson discuss another topic: keywords. Mike reminds photographers that on the PhotoSourceBANK* that it is completely o.k. to list descriptions of photos that may still be in your database but not yet assembled in your website or personal online catalog.
Yes, and it’s important also to include descriptions in the PhotoSourceBANK of photos that you can easily step outside your door or take a spin downtown and photograph.

That’s part of the beauty of online digital delivery, you can go out and take the picture requested, send a LightBox selection to the photobuyer's desk, and have the finished product of their choice, in the size that they prefer, all within 24 hours which is time enough for most editorial photobuyers.

We have several news items in PhotoStockNOTES in today’s issue that contain helpful information about keywords. Be sure to check out Dan Heller’s keyword comments in the Marketing Tips section on longtail keywords, plus an interesting program: Keyword Manager, plus Neil Patel's advice about keyword mistakes.
Check out the original posts at:
http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,10705

*for photographers:
http://photosource.com/bank
for photobuyers:
http://www.photosourcebank.com





23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



GOOGLE “ONE PASS” - Offers Simpler Way for Publishers to Manage Digital Content - Eric Schmidt has announced Google One Pass, a service that lets publishers set their own prices and terms for their digital content. With Google One Pass, publishers can maintain direct relationships with their customers and give readers access to digital content across websites and mobile apps. http://www.creativepro.com/article/google-one-pass-offers-simpler-way-publishers-manage-access-digital-content

23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



EDITORIAL -- iStockphoto Launches New Editorial Collection – “These images are intended for use by news outlets, publishers, magazines, bloggers and presenters as a descriptive visual reference to a product, place, event or concept. Editorial only images are covered by a licensing agreement that limits the manner in which they can be used.” http://www.fastmediamagazine.com/blog/2011/02/17/istockphoto-launches-new-editorial-collection/

23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




A DIFFERENT MIND-SET -- Yuri Arcurs, the world's best-selling microstock photographer, shares his secrets for success and why selling stock photos is like fast food. SECRET #1: Make it bright and white. Don’t be hobbled by artistic notions. Read more: http://www.photoradar.com/news/story/yuri-arcurs-how-i-sell-2000-stock-photos-per-day#ixzz1E9Z64KXT
TAKEAWAY: Yuri Arcurs sells over 2,000 images a day. He produces them like an engineer produces a functional building: flawlessly, with sound structure, and absent of filigree or rococo design. “It doesn’t matter what color it is, as long as it’s white.”


23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



TRAFFIC -- and the Future of photography. John Lund: “The recent sale of The Huffington Post to AOL for $315 million dollars underscores an unpleasant truth for us photographers, for us “content producers”. That unpleasant truth is that traffic is valued more than content; that the distribution of our images is, in a significant way, more important than the images themselves. After all, the greatest photo in the world, unseen, will return less revenue, and have less impact, than a mediocre or poor image that is seen by everyone.
http://blog.johnlund.com/2011/02/traffic-and-future-of-photography.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+johnlund%2FUkbR+%28The+Stock+Photo+Guy+-+John+Lund+Stock+Photographer%29
TAKEAWAY: Traffic means exposure, and there are plenty of ways of inviting visitors to see your photos. Blogs: Wordpress, Blogger, Typepad, etc.; FACEBOOK, Twitter, LinkedIn,, MySpace, etc. If you specialize, traffic will multiply for you faster.


23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



E MAGAZINES -- TV4U has launched twelve classic magazines in an E Magazine format, and grouped them under their TV4U Magazines.Com banner. The magazines are designed to complement the TV4U.Com 48 channel IPTV network, which presents 63 years of classic television programming spanning the entire history of commercial television in the USA.
http://pr-psa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=622208&Itemid=28


23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



ALERT! -- 4 Scams That Target Photographers - Grover Sanschagrin: “There are 4 scams that target the photography world specifically, so I thought I would describe how they work, and what you can do to avoid falling for them. SOURCE: PhotoShelter. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/02/4-scams-that-target-photographers.html

23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



LEGAL LESSON LEARNED -- Copywriter Pays $4,000 for $10 Photo. Why would copywriters at Webcopyplus pay $4,000 for a digital photo that retails for about $10? “Well, frankly, we screwed up. It’s an expensive lesson on copyright laws that we wish to share with other marketers, so you don’t make the same mistake.” http://blog.webcopyplus.com/2011/02/14/legal-lesson-learned-copywriter-pays-4000-for-10-photo/

DIGITAL AMBULANCE CHASERS -- "Copyright lawsuits as a business model." Copyright holders use technology to cast a legal dragnet that snares legitimate users of content as well as pirates. This company appears to have done so in at least a handful of cases, prompting the EFF to offer its help to Righthaven's targets. SOURCE: Jon Healey; Los Angeles Times http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2010/11/righthaven-copyright-lawsuits-as-a-business-model.html
TAKEAWAY: Nifty trick. What they do: They acquire the copyright when they snare a would-be-offender, get all their ducks in a row, and then take the defenseless offender to court, throwing as much legal penalty as possible at them.

UPDATE -- Copyright Office Issues Final Rule on Deposit Accounts - The Copyright Office is amending its regulations on deposit accounts used to pay for Office Services. SOURCE: Carolyn Wright http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=1991

23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



Power Up with PR: A Publicity Guide for Artists (Paperback)
by Jackie Abramian of Haley Farm Art Gallery


In this book, artists and photographers will learn how to package a media kit, write a press release, pitch the media, build relations with art critics, place stories about their artwork, and, ultimately, how to increase their art sales. They will learn how to enhance their website for use as a valuable PR tool by building an Online Newsroom, creating e-newsletters, writing a blog, and more. Step-by-step directions will provide artists media strategies on how to promote their art sales for free, starting locally and ultimately reaching to national markets.
Increased media publicity has been proven to be the best "advertisement." Now artists can learn the secrets of PR practitioners and power up your art business with PR strategies. $14.95 plis $5.50 shipping. ISBN: 978-0940899-90-2 www.artmarketing.com


SOURCE: Sarah Meyers info[at]artmarketing[dot]com 530-470-0862




23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



for PhotoSourceBANK members. . .


 photosourceBANK
How To Make The
PhotoSourceBANK
Work For You


Getting contact hits and sales from your PhotoSourceBANK entries is directly dependent on the kind of keywords you enter and the number of entries you list.

With this in mind we have to be resolute in asking you to definitely follow the keywording instructions at http://www.photosourcebook.com/instructions/hints.php , and to be sure to use your full allotment of 6,000 entries.

Should you not take either step, you actually prevent the PhotoSourceBANK from bringing you consistent, increased sales and market contacts.

--Rohn Engh


www.photosourcebank.com

23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




LONDON IN THOSE DAYS -- Candid cameras capture street life in London over 150 years ago. A magazine seller at Ludgate Circus in 1893 is seen here after being covertly snapped by Paul Martin, the first photographer to use a hidden camera in an attempt to record life in London "as it is". Visitors to the Museum of London are being given the chance to view life on the capital's streets over the last 150 years in a photo exhibition.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/candid-cameras-capture-street-life-in-london-over-150-years-2213851.html


23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



FIGURING OUT FACEBOOK -- Sanschagrin: “How One Smart Photographer Did It. - It didn't take long for photographer Nathan Armes to reveal the secrets behind his customized Facebook fan page. I mentioned his Facebook Facelift in a blog post on Saturday, and today he created a blog post of his own (complete with illustrative graphics and snippets of code) that explains exactly how he was able to pull it off. SOURCE: PhotoShelter. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/02/customizing-facebook-how-one-smart-photographer-di.html

FACEBOOK PHOTOS -- Everything You Need To Know About Facebook Pictures – Marco: “Here’s another great infographic after the one we published earlier this week. This one, by Pixable captures everything you need to know about the staggering numbers of pictures on Facebook. 100 Billion photos anyone?" http://www.fastmediamagazine.com/blog/2011/02/15/everything-you-need-to-know-about-facebook-pictures/

SMART -- WVIL Digital Camera WTF - A 31MP concept camera that looks like a combination iPhone and EVIL digital camera. Called a WVIL (Weevil?) camera, the concept product is allegedly built around a mobile operating system similar to what you’d find in most apps-laden smart phones. http://pdnpulse.com/2011/02/wvil-digital-camera-wtf.html

23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



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Your comments put things in a better perspective. It's really neat having professionals like you to turn to for advice and suggestions."
-George Forrest, Photographer, Delray Beach FL

23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes


From the folks at The Focus Project
* For the past several years, Artists Wanted and JPG Magazine have made
opportunities for thousands of photographers. The Focus Project is a yearly archive of the world’s most compelling photographs capturing what is most
important in our lives. You take amazing photos: we invite you to share your work and show us the world through your unique lens.
Throughout the course of The Focus Project, selected photographers will be prominently featured on our homepage and have a chance at life-changing awards, world-wide acclaim, a red-carpet New York City reception and more than $75,000 in awards to fund your passion: taking incredible photos.

Everyone who participates in The Focus Project will be given the tools to gain international exposure for their work. Every Focus Project photographer will receive a sleek online portfolio that can be found in our searchable
database, discoverable by editors, agents, enthusiasts and collectors.
For more information:
http://www.focusproject2011.com/images/header-history-text.png

-jg


23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



WORKSHOP FOR FOOD AND STYLING -- Real Food Styling & Photography one-day Workshop on Saturday, April 9, in Long Beach, California. Focus is on food styling and food photography. Intimate setting with stylist Adam Pearson and blogger & photographer Matt Armendariz. http://mattbites.com/workshops/

Camera Lighting -- 4-day workshop in Treehaven in Wisconsin, under the auspices of PPA. Last year’s workshop in Treehaven was well received – in fact, fully booked – so this will be a repeat workshop. The fee for the workshop is an incredibly low $795, which includes all meals and residence in a dorm room at Treehaven. http://neilvn.com/tangents/2011/02/14/4-day-workshop-in-wisconsin-off-camera-lighting/


23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




EFFICIENCY -- Keyword Manager introduces a brand new way of assigning keywords to your photos in a simple and efficient way. Keyword Manager will enhance your photo management experience. http://en.zicos.com/download/i25544854-Keyword-Manager-16-Assign-keywords-to-your-photos-simply-and-efficiently-Beta-Shareware.html

5 SEO Mistakes that Tank Rankings – Neil Patel: “From my experiences in both the black hat and white hat world of SEO, I have learned what you should avoid, if you don’t want your rankings to tank." SOURCE: QuickSprout; http://www.quicksprout.com/2011/02/02/5-seo-mistakes-that-crush-rankings/

23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



"Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life. Do what you feel you have flair for doing, and if you are good enough at it money will come."
-Sir William Rootes

23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



February, 1823 – Matthew Brady was born near Lake George, New York.


23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



Raymond D'Addario, Photographer of Nazis, Died at 90, February 17, 2011
An Army photographer whose camera captured images of Hitler's associates at the Nuremberg trials, he retired from the service and opened a camera shop in his hometown.
via Roy Iwaki http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/us/17daddario.html
via Roy Iwaki


23 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes





Perception Wireless Sports Set

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Organize Your Photos Without Losing Your Mind!
We created a very simple line of products that solves the problem of organizing photographs and negatives. Because life gets hectic, we knew we needed to create something that was super easy to use and covered all the bases at once. (Translation: the solution had to be safe for our photographs so that we’d be organizing and preserving at the same time AND it had to allow us to record our memories right then and there because we knew we’d never “get back to it”.)
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Discovery 10W HID Light
The Amphibico Discovery 10W HID Video Light is designed for all Amphibico video housings to provide a clean and natural light source. The light provides the underwater videographer with even lighting coverage and constant output light temperature.
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February 17th 2011


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As a photo seller, who Are You Known As?
Build a website to sell your photos
How To Tell A Story Through Photos.
Dennis Hopper gallery art swiped.
10 Tips for Photographers Who Want to Sell Images
Choose a logo, a brand, that identifies you
How to become an “expert”
Are you of value to your clients
WHAT WILL HELP YOU SUCCEED?
Get on the first page of Google
Do you have a safe database of your work?
Is Editorial PhotographyDead?
Discovery launches Animal Planet Magazine
Free Photo Organizer Keyword Software
Carl Zeiss Wants A Smaller Camera—Micro Four Thirds
Last Roll of Kodachrome
FNAC Awards Its First 3 Photojournalism Grants
Workshop: Environmental Portraits; David Michael Kennedy
BILL ELLZEY WORKSHOP "A Patagonia Photo Safari..."
Do not underestimate "re-keywording."
Introduction to the Digital Composite Image



16 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes






Who Are You Known As?

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

TO BECOME A “BRAND”





So, you’ve said, “I want to sell my Photos.”

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.)

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.



Want to read more ?




16 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes





"A penny saved is a penny earned" Benjamin Franklin was famous for saying.

Mikael Karlsson is developing a "Savings Guide" for stock photographers. In the coming months, we're going to feature some articles from his bank of saving tips. This week the subject is "Growing Your Business".

A Web Site

If you don't have a web site, consider building one soon. It's a productive marketing tool and a great way to show off your photographs at a very reasonable price.
There are free websites available, but these usually carry advertising or attach your free site to their main site as a sub-directory. Avoid these. They send a signal to photobuyers that you are at the entry level with your stock photography.

When starting out, your website doesn’t have to be intricate or large.

It can be simple, as long as it’s functional and updated often. Be sure to include prominent keywords in your source code to attract both search engines and potential clients who are looking for your specialty in stock photography.

I personally have a large web site with over 2,000 photos on-line. The reason is that many of the researchers I work with need to have a large selection of images and an easy way to access photos and forward them on to the authors and editors they work with.
Even though my photo gallery’s elaborate and large, the rest of my site is simple, very fast to load and easy to update. If you want to have a look, you can find my website at www.arrestingimages.com

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. To reach Mikael via email .



16 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



Familiarization Tour

Are you part of the “travel media”? (Your travel photos regularly appear in national titles). There’s a familiarization conference coming up next weekend in Vicksburg, MS. Here are the details:

A LIMITED number of 40 spaces are reserved for travel media on a first come, first serve basis. Confirm your reservation by Friday, February 18, 2011 by emailing Anne Jernigan at info[at]vicksburgconference[dot]com upon reservation a detailed list of conference logistics will be provided. If you need additional information before making your reservation, feel free to email Anne Jernigan.

Travel (up to $ 1,000.00 max), lodging and meal will be provided and paid in full during conference events beginning on Sunday, April 10 at 6 p.m. through Wednesday, April 13 at noon. All those traveling via airliner, travel into Jackson-Evers International Airport in Jackson, Mississippi. Ground transportation will be provided to and from Vicksburg.

Sponsoring the event is: City of Vicksburg, City of Port Gibson and City of Raymond, Mississippi Development Authority Division of Tourism and Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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TOP TRAVEL BLOGS TO DISCOVER: Michael Hodson -- “I was reading Johnny Jet's post last week on 10 great travel resources to follow on Twitter and thought that some readers might also want to check out some of the really good travel bloggers out there”. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-hodson/top-travel-blogs-discover_b_817283.html


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ONE IMAGE ONLY -- Chris Gampat: "How To Tell A Story Through Photos. For years, photos have been used to tell stories in photojournalism and documentary-type photography. Newspaper and magazine editors have sometimes told their staff that they can only accept one image for a story. So there has to be one image that gets it all right. Here are a few different and important features that every photo essay should have." SOURCE: Chris Gampat http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2011/02/how-to-tell-a-story-through-photos/



"PHOTOGRAPHY EXPOSED" BLOG -- Give it a shot. In the latest Photography Exposed blog entry, GateHouse photographer Emily Reynolds advises aspiring shooters to practice to improve their skills.
http://www.wickedlocal.com/norton/highlight/x549734432/PHOTOGRAPHY-EXPOSED-BLOG-Give-it-a-shot
PHOTO: Emily J. Reynolds



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HANDBAGS GOING HOLLYWOOD -- Handbags Made from the 35mm Film of Hollywood Movies - Julie Lewis saves the 35mm film of Hollywood movies from destruction after they’re done running in theaters by upcycling them into unique handbags and wallets. http://www.petapixel.com/2011/02/12/handbags-made-from-the-35mm-film-of-hollywood-movies/#


REAL THIEVERY -- After a gallery opening called These Friends, they agreed to let a patron use the restroom just before closing. Turns out that this particular patron visited the toilet, but also paid a visit to the incredibly valuable (and beautiful) one-of-a-kind-polaroid-portrait of Dennis Hopper (shot by artist/actor Jason Lee) in the back of the gallery…and he swiped it. Pulled the art off the wall and walked out. http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2011/02/stealing-photos-now-this-is-bullst/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChaseJarvis+%28Chase+Jarvis+Blog%29



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APPETITE FOR FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY -- 10 Tips for Photographers Who Want to Sell Images to Restaurants and Hotels - Alan Shapiro is a New York-based portrait, food, and nature photographer who has made a specialty of working with establishments like restaurants and hotels. Grover Sanschagrin, Photoshelter, asked, how do you sell images to restaurants and hotels? Are there any special marketing tactics that work best?
http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/02/10-tips-for-photographers-who-want-to-sell-images.html


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With your stock photography
choose to become a specialist.

Choose a logo, a brand,
that identifies your specialty.

You'll not only make sales,
But you'll gain a monopoly.


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MAKING IT – In today’s stock photography world, Emily Chow (a student) writes: “To Succeed in Photography, Today’s Students Must Chart Their Own Course. As a photojournalism student, I’ve gotten lots of advice from professional photographers. As well-intended as this counsel may be, it usually comes down to a simple admonition: Stay out of the business."
http://rising.blackstar.com/to-succeed-in-photography-todays-students-must-chart-their-own-courses.html


SELLING MUGS -- John Lund asks: “Can I Make Money with Cafepress.com? To date one of my biggest disappointments with my whole Internet monetization strategy is my Cafepress.com shop. The potential seems so enormous that I feel I must not give up on it just yet".
http://blog.johnlund.com/2011/02/can-i-make-money-with-cafepresscom.html?utm

STRAIGHT TALK — Are You an Expert? - One of the best ways to increase sales is to position yourself as an expert. Clients and potential clients love to deal with experts. Here are Dr. Farace’s sure-fire tips on how to become an “expert”: SOURCE: Joe Farace; http://goingpro2010.com/2011/02/07/are-you-an-expert/


OF SERVICE -- Keith Cooper: "Are you of value to your clients? Do you know what your clients think of you? - Take trouble to listen to their problems – can you be of help? Sure, impressive looking images will help your sales pitch, but remember to say why the image was of real benefit to the client." http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/stuff/?p=777

WHAT WILL HELP YOU SUCCEED? -- Charles Gupton: “As we have all found, however, photographic services are often viewed as a commodity among many potential buyers. When the market seems saturated with suppliers, how do you differentiate your strengths from everyone else out there pushing theirs? I believe one of the greatest differentiators is likability. http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2011/02/will-your-likability-help-you-succeed/

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It's nice to have a backup of your work (remember Digital Railroad?). Mike talks about having a safe database of your work.

We welcome your comments and feedback on the subject at the Kracker Barrel.

http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,10694


PS... Where did the name Kracker Barrel come from? In the ol'days, the country store was the FACEBOOK of the day --the town meetin' place. Men and women would sit around a big lid on a barrel that held dry crackers.
Why do we spell it with a "K" instead of a "C"? About ten years ago, we did spell it with a "C" but a restaurant chain called the "Cracker Barrel" got into a legal battle and we got most of the irate messages. We changed the spelling and the messages stopped. -RE


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CELL PHONE SNAPPING -- Metro Foot Photography: Creepy, Maybe; Legal, Definitely. What I saw was a large (6'3"/250) African-American man who appeared and acted like he may have a mental or emotional condition indiscreetly snapping several cell phone camera pictures of a young woman probably mid-20s reading a book.He sat across from her pretending to text but my roommate and I could see clearly he was taking pictures of her. SOURCE: Aaron Morrissey; In Washington DC: The exact regulation on the use of cameras inside Metro stations is outlined here. http://dcist.com/2011/02/photos_in_metro.php
PHOTO: epmd

GETTING BETTER -- Is Editorial Photography Dead? - Yes, editorial as defined as something that appears in Magazines and Newspapers is dead, but editorial as a style of photography is on the rise. SOURCE: Rob http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2011/02/10/is-editorial-photography-dead/



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NEW MAG -- Discovery launched Animal Planet magazine. The official Animal Planet monthly magazine launched in the UK on 16 February. It will target children between seven and 10. http://www.marketingweek.co.uk/sectors/media/discovery-to-launch-animal-planet-magazine/3023386.article

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COPYRIGHT - What's it all about? Whether you're involved in business, the arts, or multimedia productions, you want to consult FAIR USE, FREE USE AND USE BY PERMISSION: HOW TO HANDLE COPYRIGHTS IN ALL MEDIA. Nowadays, “Photo orphans” are a big problem if you can’t locate a copyright holder. This book can help in the plight of both photo editors and photographers because it also delves into how to locate copyright holders, how to request permissions, and how to understand copyright status of a work. This is a 'must' for any art or photography business library.

About the Author
Lee Wilson has been an intellectual property lawyer for more than twenty years. Her previous books include The Copyright Guide, The Advertising Law Guide, The Trademark Guide, and Making It in the Music Business. She lives in Pleasant View, TN
Allworth Press 10th East 23RD Street, New York NY 10010; attn: Cindy Peng, cpeng[at]allworth[dot]com, tel: 212-777-8395 ext. 15. fax: 212-777-8261



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New York Photographs 1968-1978' -- by Paul McDonough; A photography book about New York city might sound like something that's been done 1,000 times, but photographer Paul McDonough's take on it is truly unique. SOURCE: Genevieve Long Belmaker
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/50931/


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It's a Google world!

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AND IT’S FREE -- Photo Organizer Keyword Downloads. (Check out the other freebies.)
http://softwaretopic.informer.com/photo-organizer-keyword/

MUSIC FOR YOUR PROJECTS – Carolyn Wright: “Jewelbeat Royalty Free Background Music - Many photographers today are working with video or other presentations and need good music for their projects. While I don’t expect to use their sound effects much, the music is top rate and the sound quality is superb.“ JewelBeat Royalty Free Background Music. http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=1960

Carl Zeiss Wants A Smaller Camera—Micro Four Thirds Lenses On The Way.
Optical specialist Carl Zeiss is joining the Micro Four Thirds revolution. The German lens maker, which produces
everything from cheap bits for cell phones to medical equipment, says its first compatible product will be ZEISS HD Video lenses. SOURCE: Gary Cutlack
http://gizmodo.com/#!5753719/carl-zeiss-wants-a-smaller-cameramicro-four-thirds-lenses-on-the-way



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TWITTER MARKETING HELP - This one-hour instructional session on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, will teach you how to monitor Twitter for marketing purposes. SOURCE: Terri Stone http://www.creativepro.com/article/twitter-marketing-help

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“I received an email from one of the publishers listed in a PhotoStockNotes/PLUS listing that they were going to be increasing the rates that they pay photographers for stock photography. Also, when I sent them a lightbox with photos that matched their request, the rate that they said that they would pay was actually for more than what you had listed in the PLUS. So even though I have not been subscribing to PhotoStockNOTES/PLUS for that long, I have already made contacts with editors who are emailing me back after getting a lightbox saying that they are adding me to their photo calls/requests list. These are publications that use what I take, and I would have never found them on my own. Thanks, PhotoSource!”

Charles Pike, photographer, NC www.photosbypike.com


"Thank you for your very informative response to my question in the Kracker Barrel about niches. I just wanted to let you know how very impressed I am with your website, books, and personal insight you give to so many people."
- Karen Fields, Photographer, Orlando FL

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OFF INTO THE SUNSET -- David Friend: “Did Steve McCurry Do Justice to the Last Roll of Kodachrome? - So how did he do with the final frames of this legendary film stock? Did he do justice to the roll? And if not, to whom should Kodak have given the film instead? (View the rest of the images here.) SOURCE: Davud Friend ;PhotoDistrictNEWS; http://pdnpulse.com/2011/02/did-steve-mccurry-do-justice-to-the-last-roll-of-kodachrome.html
PHOTO: Steve McCurry


FNAC Awards Its First 3 Photojournalism Grants – FNAC (a French entertainment media retail chain) has awarded grants of 8,000 Euros (about $10,800 US) apiece to three photojournalists. A jury of 15 photo editors around the world were asked to nominate photojournalists who are working on ongoing projects. Three photographers were chosen from 46 nominations: http://pdnpulse.com/2011/02/fnac-awards-its-first-3-photojournalism-grants.html
PHOTO: Anastasia Taylor-Lind

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Environmental Portraits
February 20-26 with David Michael Kennedy
Tuition: $ 1,175; Fees: $ 170
· Expand you aesthetic, technical and practical skills to gain insights into non-traditional ways to design your portraits.
· The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops campus is nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico.
· Mailing Address: PO Box 9916 Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: 505-983-1400


PHOTO EDITING SOFTWARE -- Learn photo editing at half-day clinic. A half-day post-production photography clinic with Bob Grytten will show photographers how to work with photos after they’re taken. Feb 16th, Waynesville, NC. http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/3179-learn-photo-editing-at-half-day-clinic



BILL ELLZEY WORKSHOP
"A Patagonia Photo Safari...
>...Autumn in the Andes"
Part I: April 18–26, 2011 - Part II: April 26–May 3, 2011
Torres del Paine National Park
Part I costs $4,295; Part II costs $4,495
Ellzey: "This is a two-part traveling workshop or, as we like to call it, a Photo Safari. I first visited Patagonia in 2008, leading a workshop following an itinerary created by my friend and fellow landscape photographer, Linde Waidhofer. It was such a success that I am rescheduling the trip this year. We will explore the most varied locations in Chilean Patagonia at the most exciting time of the year."

part I costs $4,295
part II costs $4,495
These prices are based on double-occupancy rooms, to guarantee your own room, there is a single-room supplement of $400 for Part I and $624 for Part II.
http://www.billellzey.com/pages/workshops_patagonia.html

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EASY IMPROVEMENTS. Do not underestimate "re-keywording." Grigor Atanasov: “I finally decided to make a full re-keywording of my images. I was postponing it for quite a long time.” http://blog.dreamstime.com/2011/02/08/do-not-underestimate-re-keywording-_art34431

16 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




Photo Digital Surrealism...
A DALE O'DELL WEEKEND...

SHOW OPENING and Meet the Artist
Fri. Feb. 25th 5-8 PM | PanTerra Gallery, 22 Main St., Bisbee, AZ
Meet Dale O’Dell and see his Photo Digital Surrealism

LECTURE: Sat. Feb. 26th 7-8 PM | Ecoasis, 54 Brewery Ave., Bisbee, AZ. Dale presents a FREE talk about his Photo Digital Surrealism process.

WORKSHOP An Introduction to the Digital Composite Image. Sun. Feb. 27th Noon-4 PM | Ecoasis, 54 Brewery Ave., Bisbee,AZ.
$25 Workshop on Dale's process in Adobe Photoshop.


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LUCIEN AIGNER: Witness to History-- "Lucien Aigner: Photo/Story," a new exhibit running through April 24 at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln,(England)focuses on the early works of a photographer considered part of a revolution in photojournalism, both in his methods and choice of camera. SOURCE: Margaret Smith http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/archive/x118157113/Lucien-Aigner-Witness-to-history

16 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



“A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout life.”
- Winston Churchill


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February 1977 - The first 35mm color transparency, taken by Ernst Hass, was magnified 516 times and exhibited by Eastman Kodak Company at Grand Central Station, NYC. The resulting blow up was 18x60 feet and consisted of 20 panels which were spliced together and placed on an 18-foot spiral. It depicted a herd of impala grazing in Kenya.

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Just starting out
in stock photography?




But would like to know more. . ?

Our marketletter…

PhotoStockNOTES/Plus is for you.

· you receive two current photo needs from photobuyers at magazine and book publishers every week (on Friday) who are seeking specific images for their upcoming publications.
· They pay between $25 and $100 for each photo.
· They let you know their deadline
· These are NOT microstock prices ($1-$5, etc.)
· Also, you receive the weekly PhotoStockNOTES, a newsletter that brings you up to date on all that’s happening in the field of stock photography.
You’ll quickly learn trade secrets and fresh new ways of selling your individual pictures.



You don’t have to be a “well-known” photographer to join PhotostockNOTES\PLUS.
As long as you have the picture they NEED, you are considered a knight in shining armor if you have the picture they need! (They’ve tried everywhere to find it…)

I’ve made a 5-minute video (see above)for you to explain just what the
PhotoStockNOTES\PLUS marketletter is.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
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Question:


Got a website that’s floundering

out in cyberspace....?


going nowhere, and nobody knowing

you even exist?





Your problem is no different than any merchant who loves to hear that tinkling bell when someone walks off the street and into the shop.


The problem is ‘traffic’. How do you get it????

That tinkling bell is gathering dust and getting rusty. I’ve got the answer for this.

Let me explain.

a website is o.k....


Q: What’s better?


A: a BLOG. . .


Google likes blogs.
They contain. . .

· more current, up to the minute information for the visitor than standard websites

· plus valuable background information.

· Blogs are simple in design

· They feature uncomplicated navigation

· Plus a profile and picture(s) of you

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And also FACEBOOK, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace etc.

· And Blogs feature a central subject plus your point of view on that subject.

· Blogs allow others to join in with their comments, additional insights and opinions.

· And for photographers, best of all:


· Blogs allow you to make an easy BRIDGE over to YOUR standard website.

· Or wherever you “warehouse” your large (or small) portfolio of images.

· And of course, to your shopping cart.


I've got something for you...


want to read more ?

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February 10th 2011


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Make Your Keywords Work For You
On The Front Lines in Cairo
Off-Line marketing
A Sexy Idea for Valentine's Day: Boudoir Photography Takes Off
Extreme Air-to-Air Flash Imagery
Reach people who might not otherwise find you
Creating and capturing of images
The basics of stock photography

Never Before Seen Amazon Tribe
David "The Strobist" Hobby and Joe "Numnuts" McNally
Collective Licensing For Photographers
Rodale Editors Go Plastic-Free For One Month
Learn how to be a great photographer
Choose a stock photo marketing speciality...
Drive and desire to deliver great photography applications
A 4.5 BILLION dollar a year industry in the U.S
The Demands of getting great images
Shoot during the "golden hour," around sunrise and sunset
Licensing a photo to use as a painting
CEO looks to 2012 as Kodak's turning point
JOINING A MICROSTOCK WEBSITE
Things I Have Learned About Street Photography
Stop Making Excuses and Start Taking Pictures
Rat Rod Magazine Hits the Open Road
How to Provide a Photo License to a Friend
Wild Central Park: Crossroads of the World
Valentine’s Day is coming up….
How John Denver Impacted My Photography
The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
The easiest way to find an image is to search for it.
Surf Photographer LeRoy Grannis Dies at 93.





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Make Your Keywords

Work For You





In the field of editorial photography, photo
researchers no longer search for pictures by looking at images ( your eyes begin sagging after a while!). Instead they search, first, for words. Rarely do they do a one-word search (they’d receive thousands of hits). They usually use a three or four word search, and sometimes five or six words.
When you attach descriptive keywords to each of your images, keep this in mind. Try to anticipate what keywords a photobuyer might use in his/her search.
Since text description takes up very little * in a database, be generous in your use of words to describe each image. Also, remember to include colloquial descriptions: In California it’s a “carpet,” in Wisconsin, it’s a “rug.” In Alabama the word is “flying;” in New Jersey it’s “aviation.”
HINT: Stay away from trite descriptions and keyphrases that are too general. The phrase “Infant child and mother” may bring 2,000 hits. A better description would be, “Infant soiled diapers distraught mother”

** (if it more accurately describes the scene).
* The phrase, “ Four score and seven years ago, our fathers…” takes up 32 bytes. A normal 8 meg image takes up 8,000,000 bytes.
** No need to include prepositions.


Examples:


GOOD:

mother supports toddler standing position
a Victorian photo locket circa 1865
Spain Andalusia Seville Giralda tower mother daughter under bell
poor Cuban family seated on sidewalk Havana Cuba
mother daughter Biscarrosse beach France
crazy worm ride Edinburgh funfair people
family mountain biking France Aquitaine Landes forest
France Aquitaine Landes forest
boy mountain biking France Aquiline Landes forest
teenagers looking bored music concert
teenagers looking bored rock concert
little girl mother walking carefully on a snowy dirt road
kid and man repairing mountain bike
elder boy scout welcoming little sister railway station
four children contemplating sunset Frioul islands
France Corsica island Bastia man son Jet Ski
heart-shaped biscuits white plate valentines
male writes graffiti Hebrew
three little boys looking at world globe


NOT GOOD:

These keyphrases are too generic. The photobuyer would get hundreds of inquiries.
They need one or two additional modifiers to make the description more specific. Typical modifiers would be: where they are doing the activity (name the city, park, resort, etc.) If it’s at a school, business, industry, church, synagogue, mosque, add this also. GET SPECIFIC. That’s what the researchers do!

mother and baby playing
family riding bicycle together
children riding carousel
mom with newborn baby
mother kissing child
newborn baby feet
crying baby
baby on bed
newborn baby boy
mother holding baby
tired mother and baby
mother holding baby in arms
mother and child
smiling mother with newborn baby
mother holding newborn baby
infant newborn baby boy
infant child and mother
mother and child
crying baby on mother’s lap
Christmas turkey
mom and daughter opening present
mom and son opening Christmas presents
young boy and girl and dog
young girl and her parents
young girl and her mother
young girl and her father
woman taking photos of children walking in the country
brother and sister playing in the sand
grandmother and her granddaughter
baby grasping father’s finger
mother and daughter kissing
girls hugging
children at beach
grandmother snuggling with baby
father with his little boy


Rohn Engh is publisher of www.sellphotos.com , and the newsletter, PhotoStockNOTES, that shows stock photographers how to sell photos and publishers how to buy photos on the Internet.


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A GIFT OF EROS -- A Sexy Idea for Valentine's Day: Boudoir Photography Takes Off. Women are getting photographs taken just to show the men in their lives. (See video) SOURCE: Doug Magditch dmagditch[at]kspr[dot]com ; http://www.kspr.com/news/local/kspr-sexy-valentines-day-photos-20110210,0,5470668.story?track=rss



Familiarization Tour

Are you part of the “travel media”? (Your travel photos regularly appear in national titles). There’s a familiarization conference coming up next weekend in Vicksburg, MS. Here are the details:

A LIMITED number of 40 spaces are reserved for travel media on a first come, first serve basis. Confirm your reservation by Friday, February 18, 2011 by emailing Anne Jernigan at info[at]vicksburgconference[dot]com upon reservation a detailed list of conference logistics will be provided. If you need additional information before making your reservation, feel free to email Anne Jernigan.

Travel (up to $ 1,000.00 max), lodging and meal will be provided and paid in full during conference events beginning on Sunday, April 10 at 6 p.m. through Wednesday, April 13 at noon. All those traveling via airliner, travel into Jackson-Evers International Airport in Jackson, Mississippi. Ground transportation will be provided to and from Vicksburg.

Sponsoring the event is: City of Vicksburg, City of Port Gibson and City of Raymond, Mississippi Development Authority Division of Tourism and Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.











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Photographer Matthew Cassel in Egypt. Internview by GROVER SANSCHAGRIN (PhotoShelter). On The Front Lines in Cairo with Photojournalist Matthew Cassel - Things are changing fast in Egypt right now, and freelance photographer and journalist Matthew Cassel is experiencing it head-on. Cassel, who has been living and traveling throughout the Middle East since the age of 21 and speaks near fluent Arabic, is covering the events as they unfold in and around Cairo's Tahrir Square. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/02/on-the-front-lines-in-cairo-with-photojournalist-m.html
PHOTO: Matthew Cassel


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Jodi Hein
Silver EDITIONS
133 west 19th St 4th floor
NY NY 10011
212 462 0044 jhein[at]silvereditons[dot]com




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"A penny saved is a penny earned" Benjamin Franklin was famous for saying.

Mikael Karlsson is developing a "Savings Guide" for stock photographers. In the coming months, we're going to feature some articles from his bank of saving tips. This week the subject is "Growing Your Business".


Marketing




In times of financial and economical hardship
one of the most common mistakes many business-owners make is to severely cut down on marketing. Without marketing you will not reach new customers and clients and sales will stagnate. Reaching new sources of income is crucial to grow any business, no matter how big, or small, the business or the customer base is.

Off-Line marketing

Traditional marketing to reach editorial stock photography buyers consists of:
- postcards of all sizes
- promotional flyers
- and even printed catalogs in full color.
Needless to say both printing and mailing of these cost a lot of up front money. However PSI has found that using any of these promotional tools will usually pay for themselves through sales.

Next week: Websites




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. To reach Mikael via email .


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A GAZILLION WATTS -- Airplanista Magazine Highlights the Extreme Air-to-Air Flash Imagery of Sweden`s Claes Axstal. When you combine a gazillion watts of portable flash power with a photographer clever enough to get the rig certified to light off inside aircraft, the results are as dramatic as they are beautiful. Meet Sweden's Claes Axstal.
http://www.prlog.org/11265655-airplanista-magazine-highlights-the-extreme-air-to-air-flash-imagery-of-swedens-claes-axstal.html
PHOTO: Claes Axstal.

Dominate Search Results - having a presence in multiple places means you can reach people who might not otherwise find you from your website.SOURCE: Grover Sanschagrin, Photoshelter http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/02/how-to-dominate-the-entire-first-page-of-google-se.html


GUIDING LIGHT --Karl Rosencrants: “Photography, at its core, is the creating and capturing of images, and light is the foundation of making such images amazing. It is the direction, absence, intensity, color, and size of the lighting that alters the look of a photograph and creates stunning art work.” SOURCE: BigStock http://www.bigstockphoto.com/blog/theupload/2011/01/lighting-basics-for-portrait-photographers/
IMAGE: By Karl Rosencrants

THE BASICS OF STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY: “”Many photographers have problems understanding how stock photography works. The common idea is “give some photos to an agency, get some money back”. However, it’s not as simple as it looks and having 200 nice pictures will not get you far. Let’s review the basics of stock photography from a photographer’s viewpoint. SOURCE: http://photography.dracony.org/2011/02/01/stock-photography-the-basics-of-stock-photography/


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AMAZON FIND -- Gizmodo: Never Before Seen Amazon Tribe Photographed for the First Time. These people are part of an unknown and uncontaminated Amazon tribe living in the Amazon jungle in Brazil.
http://gizmodo.com/5749028/never-before-seen-amazon-tribe-photographed-for-the-first-time

JOY RIDE -- Photographers, Hop on the Flash Bus ! - Demonstrating the speed of light while rolling across the country at the speed of a moving bus, the world's two leading educators and innovators in the big world of small flash, David "The Strobist" Hobby and Joe "Numnuts" McNally team up for the FLASHBUS 2011 TOUR. http://www.creativepro.com/article/photographers-hop-flash-bus

AGAINST THE TIDE -- ASMP’s Mopsik Speaks Out On Collective Licensing For Photographers - According to Mopsik, “Recent changes in the industry, economy, and society have created a perfect storm — the transition to digital capture, digital distribution, the explosion of digital media outlets, the rise of the talented amateur, all coupled with a dilution of effective copyright protection have made it virtually impossible for a commercial photographer to sustain a career solely as an image creator.” http://asmp.org/articles/press-release-11-02-04.html
TAKEAWAY: Here's some history of the situation: http://asmp.org/pdfs/white_papers/Collective_Licensing.pdf

A GIFT OF EROS -- A Sexy Idea for Valentine's Day: Boudoir Photography Takes Off. Women are getting photographs taken just to show the men in their lives. (See video.) SOURCE: Doug Magditch dmagditch[at]kspr[dot]com ; http://www.kspr.com/news/local/kspr-sexy-valentines-day-photos-20110210,0,5470668.story?track=rss


09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



ORGANIC PLEASE -- Rodale Editors Go Plastic-Free For One Month - The month of February means a big shift in daily habits for Rodale.com editors. Staff members are taking on week-long challenges of living life without plastic. That means no takeout containers, plastic shopping bags or even disposable toiletries like razors or shampoo bottles. SOURCE: Amanda Wills http://earth911.com/news/2011/02/02/rodale-editors-go-plastic-free-for-one-month/
TAKEAWAY: Rodale Press, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, publishes dozens of health, fitness, and wellness magazines around the world. They reach more than 70 million people around the world through their media publications, trade books, and online properties. Someone estimated their monthly photogrsaphy budget is $250,000 per month. It's a good photo needs account- if you are into those areas of specialization.



09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



LOOK & LEARN -- How to Get a Professional Marketing Education For Around $9.00 - It’s no secret that branding, messaging, positioning, advertising and public relations are skills most photographers are not born with. Unfortunately, it’s hard enough to learn how to be a great photographer let alone a great marketer. But I have found a way that you can cheat through the marketing degree and it might surprise you. SOURCE: Scott Bourne http://goingpro2010.com/2011/02/04/how-to-get-a-professional-marketing-education-for-around-9-00/

09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes





Begin now to choose a stock photo marketing speciality...

so you can be of use to worldwide publishing companies...


To be successful and profitable, each publishing company...

is built around a
theme.

So why shouldn't you?





09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




WANT A JOB ??? -- Apple looking for photography specialist. Job listing asks for 'iOS Photography Software Engineer.’ A job listing on Apple's website calls for "a dynamic software engineer with the drive and desire to deliver great photography applications for the Mac and iPad platforms". SOURCE: Ben Camm-Jones
http://www.macworld.co.uk/macsoftware/news/index.cfm?newsid=3259347


THE PET INDUSTRY -- Ellen Boughn takes a look at dogs and cats and a star photographer who photographs them, Christina Gandolfo.
Boughn: “The pet food and other related services for cats and dogs make up a 4.5 BILLION dollar a year industry in the U.S. alone. I’ve asked Southern California photographer Christina Gandolfo to share a post from her blog about professional photos of cats and dogs…and the tips will work for pet lizards, snakes, ferrets and hamsters too!”
http://www.ellenboughn.com/a-dog-and-cat-tale-professional-pet-photography?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EllenBoughn+%28Ellen+Boughn+-+Stock+Photo+Consultant%29
PHOTO: Christina Gandolfo

09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




TRAVEL SANS TRAVEL -- Nick Potter:”Travel photography can be great… flying around the world, experiencing different cultures. But unless you’ve won the lottery (and unfortunately I fall into this group) it’s unlikely you’ll be doing this all year. So what to do when you’re stuck at home and have finished processing all the images from your last trip?” http://www.nickpotter.net/archive/2011/01/travel-photography-when-youre-not-travelling


CRUISING -- Having just come back from a 7-day Caribbean cruise, I will touch on the subject of photography while on vacation. More specifically, how you can balance your “relaxing” time at sea with the demands of getting great images. SOURCE: Navigatephotography
http://navigatephotography.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/photography-while-cruising/



FIND THE GOLDEN HOUR -- One of Budget Travel's top tips for taking sharper vacation photos is to shoot during the "golden hour," around sunrise and sunset—when the wash of light that bathes scenery in a soft glow. http://current.newsweek.com/budgettravel/2011/02/travel_photos_tools_to_find_th.html

Caption:
Copenhagen at the Golden Hour, which, in the summer, lasts longer than an hour.
PHOTO: John-Morgan/Flickr


09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes







Roll Back !

Here's our section on good questions asked in past issues.

Good Question!



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Licensing a photo

to use as a painting





Date: February 25, 2009 12:51PM


Hello friends,

I received an email from a potential buyer asking if I could possibly license a photo of mine for his use as a limited edition painting.

Could any one helpme find the forms to do this?
Also what is a fair price for this transaction?

Thank You
Rick Nemish



Posted by: JOHNVYEBBA (IP Logged)
You should check out PRICING PHOTOGRAPHY. By Michal Heron and David MacTavis.
how will the photo be used.
Artist Refernce.
Art Rendering.
Presentation/Layout.
If you can't find the book...e-mail me and I'll try to help.
JOHNYEBBA2009[at]GMAIL[dot]COM




Posted by: photorick (IP Logged)


Buyer would expect to create a limited edition print run of the painting and could be interested in doing additional paintings for the series over time.



Posted by: JOHNVYEBBA
How many print run will their be. ?
Less than 5,000
$500 is a ( low price)
$800 is med.
$1000

5,000-25,000
$750 is low price
$1,200 med price
$1,700 high -price

more than25,000.
$1,500 low
$2,000 med
$2,400 high



Posted by: photorick
Thanks John,

The project seems to be on hold for now.
It's good to have a basis from which to negotiate.

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Original posts are at:

http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,10179,10188#msg-10188


TAKEAWAY:
Most of the “Can I use your photo for the basis of my painting?” deals, I’ve seen over the years, work out best by avoiding any “official” quotes from books or websites. They scare away the painter. And they also take up a great deal of your (administration) time as a photographer.

Historically, most of these arrangements fail, so get your money up front if you can.

Unless you or the painter are “famous artists” in your own right, you’ll want to work a contract out that is open to modification as the painter begins to market his/her work.

If the painting is a limited edition, and the painting is monetarily successful, the fee to the photographer could increase with each sale.

REALITY: It’s best to ask for a copy of the painting (print), as your reward, and then work out an amicable deal between the two of you as you move along with this arrangment.



09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




WIDE BEND IN THE TURNAROUND -- CEO looks to 2012 as Kodak's turning point– After nearly six years at the helm of Eastman Kodak Co., Antonio Perez is reminding Wall Street that the photography pioneer is still a year away from turning itself back into a reliably profitable company.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110203/ap_on_bi_ge/us_kodak_investors_6


09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



JOINING A MICROSTOCK WEBSITE -- Annette Pope: “The Pros and Cons. Money is tight these days and everyone's looking for ways to increase their income to make ends meet, have a little extra pocket money or just to allow their hobby to pay for itself. For photography enthusiasts, the choice generally comes down to venturing into the realm of professional photography—such as shooting weddings and portraits and the like—or selling individual images as stock. While the second option may seem easier than the first, running a stock photography business demands more attention and focus than one may expect.”
SOURCE: Annette Pope http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/photography/articles/105154.aspx#ixzz1CsQxQ6A3

Dan Feildman -- Home Based Business Microstock Photography Tips “Find out ways to get income on the internet out of your digital photos, following these Microstock Photo tips straight away.” SOURCE: Dan Feildman
http://www.compactdigitalcameraguide.com/2011/02/home-based-business-microstock-photography-tips/
TAKEAWAY: These kind of posts don't seem to be written by writers, let alone stock photographers, who have first-hand knowledge of the MICROSTOCK experience. Yes, it's true some people are receiving checks.
But the question is, --is the income form MICROSTOCK paying for the expenses to acquire the photos? (transportation, bus, taxis, airfare,; bookkeping, phone(s), faxes, ISP, software, location fees, models, rentals, extra special equipment cameras and gear, clothing, gate fees, licenses, paper clips, thumb tacks -- and on and on...
If you are a microstocker and you can convince me, (and the IRS) that you made a (net) profit in 2010, I will graciously honor you with a year's subscription to our PhotoDaily marketletter, ($375/yr). -Rohn Engh psi2[at]photosource[dot]com.
All takers welcome!

09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




A SPECIAL ART -- Invisible Photographer says, " 101 Things I Have Learn About Street Photography "-


Examples: 30. You will be called by others as “weird” for your street photography. Ignore them.
31. Look for the beauty in the mundane.
32. Take photos that make people laugh.
33. Street photography is best experienced alone.
34. Constantly experiment and innovate.
35. Street photography doesn’t have to be in black and white (although sometimes it does look better).
36. Grain is beautiful.
37. Hold your camera with your hand, not your neck.
http://invisiblephotographer.asia/2011/02/04/101thinglearntstreetphotography/


SHAKE OFF THE INERTIA -- Peter Phun : “Photographers, Stop Making Excuses and Start Taking Pictures - An idea — no matter how original or exciting — doesn’t mean much if it’s confined to the recesses of your mind. You have to get out there and start shooting.” http://rising.blackstar.com/photographers-stop-making-excuses-and-start-taking-pictures.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Black-Star-Rising+%28Black+Star+Rising%29

09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




Rat Rod Magazine Hits the Open Road -- A father and son start an artistic magazine about cool old cars made with parts from everywhere. They call it Rat Rod Magazine, and print a thousand copies to sell for $6 each at a Princeton, Minn., old car show, and over the Internet. .SOURCE: Steve Alexander http://www.startribune.com/business/114837804.html?elr=KArks:DCiU1OiP:DiiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUoD3aPc:_2yc:a_ncyD_MDCiU


09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



WHEN YOU GIVE -- How to Provide a Photo License to a Friend - Photographers often take photos for friends, such as of their kids or pets. But how does the photographer limit the friend’s use of the photos with tact? http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=1946

09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




To Central Park With Love



Well, you pick this photo book up and flip through it (I always like to flip through picture books backwards), and your first impression is that this was a project of a local 4-H club or Boy Scout group. It’s not something you’ll find at Barnes & Noble or on the first page of a Google search. It’ll never get an art directors’ award. The pictures are too fuzzy and besides there have been 752 books written about New York’s Central Park (just kidding…).

To those of you from the Midwest who think New York City is just a collection of sidewalks filled with fast-lane millionaires, hookers, and dog poop; streets filled with gridlock traffic, Middle Eastern taxi drivers, and wailing police cars, this book is a refreshing moment for you.

The thing is, you won’t appreciate this book if you are a professional photographer, or someone aiming to be a professional. You’ll find it, well, amateurish. But, wait, be kind, put your 300mm lens and your $350 Tamrac backpack aside and take a deep breath and forget about scrutiny and just absorb how one guy with a nostalgic $15 film camera spent 25 years wandering his adopted park, snapping away at the things he just loved. And those are: squirrels (there’s one saying a last minute prayer for a dying buddy), a robin scolding its newborn daughter, a lone jogger on a frosty morning, two lovers in a canoe figuring out how to say goodbye to each other, or maybe deciding who pays the rental fee, and there’s also the two lovers caught in the bushes having just finished the natural ritual, or just starting, and birds, birds, birds (who make Central Park their home base), none of which I know the names of.

Mind you, if you’re one of those expert bird photographers you’re probably going to gulp at the imperfections in the author’s photographic technique. This book is not fancy, or precise, or revealing some esoteric insight except one thing: love. It’s a given. This photographer shows us something with his camera many of we photographers have forgotten. Passion. Photography can introduce friends and neighbors to the way we see the world, like a kindergarten child doing a color drawing for Mom. No one asks for perfection. Just the passion will do, thank you.

Rohn Engh

The author, Roy Iwaki is an expatriate San Franciscan Cal-Berkeley transport to Manhattan, and not only a photographer but also a person with great interest in American aviation. He is a founding member of the American Air Museum in Britain.
Outskirts Press publishes his book, Wild Central Park; Crossroads of the World,
http:www.outskirtspress.com 8.5 x 8.5 86 pages ISBN 978-14327-3462-6 $36.95



09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes






Valentine’s Day
is coming up….




Building a website?

Check out the video at
http://www.photosource.com/video/valentine






email: info[at]photosource[dot]com
web: http://www.photosource.com


09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



UP IN THE CLOUDS -- Online Storage For Photographers - There are several controlling factors in looking at online/cloud storage solution. Cost, speed to upload, chance of catastrophic failure, chance the company will go bankrupt. SOURCE: Rob Haggart http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2011/02/04/online-storage-for-photographers/

09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



"Amazing. That's what your service is... after checking with several large stock houses for some obscure NY building shots, I turned to PhotoSource International. I have had an outpouring of the nicest shots I've ever seen, to use for my brochure. Thank you… Thank you… I'll be back."
- Alan Scott, Photo Editor, Early Design Group

09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



SELF-EDITING -- Drake Fleege: “How John Denver Impacted My Photography - Each set of new images was met with this ruthlessly critical self-evaluation. The quality bar was raised, fewer images were retained. What once was considered good was no longer acceptable, great became simply good, the top-shelf reserved for only a deservedly few.”
http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/02/how-john-denver-impacted-my-photography-2/



09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




BUTTERFLIES, BEES AND BATS
-- They are small – sometimes tiny – but never insignificant. Learn the value of these little guys (and gals) to our gardening endeavors. Feb. 19th.
http://www.chipleypaper.com/articles/three-8376-workshop-bats.html

Winter Light
February 20-26 with Marc MuenchTuition: $1,295
Fees: $ 30
· Enter the dreamscape world of landscapes lit by magical winter light with contemporary master as your guide.

· The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops campus is nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico.
· Who: Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
· Mailing Address: PO Box 9916 Santa Fe, NM 87504
· Phone: 505-983-1400


Point of View
February 13-19 with Sylvia PlachyTuition: $1, 245
Fees: $85
· Find the thread that runs through your photography and further refine your personal perspective.
· The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops campus is nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico.
· Who: Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
· Mailing Address: PO Box 9916 Santa Fe, NM 87504
· Phone: 505-983-1400


09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



FIND YOUR PHOTOS -- Gregory Cazillo: “Ever have trouble finding the right photo in Lightroom? Do you want more views on Flickr/iStock Photo/Photobucket?
Add Metadata! The easiest way to find an image is to search for it. Searches start with good metadata.
Add a title, description & keywords to give you a big head start on your photos. I go over how to use keywording in Lightroom & use the keyword sets.”
http://froknowsphoto.com/keywording-in-adobe-lightroom/


09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



"The hope of the world is the man who keeps right on, changing his methods if he must, but not his purpose"
- Herbert Casson

09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



1906 February 8th - Chester F. Carlson, the inventor of the photo copier, was born in Seattle Washington.

09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



Surf Photographer LeRoy Grannis Dies at 93. Grannis, a noted photographer whose widely printed images captured and popularized the surf culture of California as it exploded in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 93. http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-leroy-grannis-20110205,0,4301369.story

09 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes






SlideHD Camcorder
Why wait until you get home to share your video clips? The Flip Video SlideHD Camcorder answers the calls of Flip fans everywhere - giving
you a way to not only record, but to share your high def videos on a generous 3 inch touch screen display.
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Even without references to the Internet, this book shows the the beginner all the tricks of the trade you need to know to enter the field of stock photography.


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“Reading Sell & Re-Sell Your Photos and other articles Rohn Engh has published gave me the encouragement and enthusiasm to design my own web pages with much determination and persistence"
- Mary Phillips, Wisconsin
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"I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your book, Sell & ReSell Your Photos, and your email marketing tips. I am about a third through the book and I am absorbing it thoroughly." I'm not a fast reader, plus every paragraph and/or chapter pauses me in my tracks and makes me think. Again, I want to thank you for everything.
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"Rohn Engh's Sell & ReSell Your Photos was what got me started in stock photography. I practically memorized it. In the end, I took a big pile of his advice... followed the steps he laid out and got started. I have been shooting and selling stock ever since and actually ended up writing four source books on where to sell your photos."
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"Fabulous book. I tell photographers just starting out, if you want to get into stock - you can buy all the books you want - but you need only to buy one book, "Sell & ReSell Your Photos." I have an early version from the 80's. There's not a lot in there about the Internet, but the marketing method still applies today."
- Steve Bourgeois, Photographer, Weston FL


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02 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



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02 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



February 3rd 2011


02 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



Selling photos in the Digital Era
Google claims Bing copies its search results

The web-based do-not-track list
Separate business insurance
YOUR BEST TRAVEL PHOTOS
State Of The Photography Industry 2011
Trying to find a highly specialized image
Learning how to keyword
Marketable photos during the work week.
Advice for emerging photographers in this day and age
Revolutions in publishing occurring around us
POST EDITING -- How To Improve Your Travel Photography.
Stealing photos on the Internet
The bigger size, the more expensive.
"Is the Customer Always Right?
A new company that publishes their magazines for tablets only.
magazines formatted for the iPad
Court Allows Son of Slain Photojournalist to Sue Iran
Rights found Britain's stop-and-search powers to be illegal
Flickr Photographer in 'Stolen' Pic Copyright Row.
Copyright Office Tries Easier Method to Register Photographs
PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR FAMILY
Think Like Your Customer.

The problem is ‘traffic’. How do you get it????
Avoid Being Hassled by The Cops While Shooting Pictures
If an image can’t be found, it can’t be sold.



02 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes






IT’S ONLY A HICCUP.


Survival in the Digital’s Era’s “information age” is only possible if the words and pictures keep streaming along.

Historically they have been delivered in the medium called ‘print media.’ But if you look at the magazine racks where you pick up your local newspaper, you see that magazines are getting thinner and thinner. And it’s not because there’s a lack of words and pictures.

Magazine advertising has been faltering the last couple of years. In 2010 it was down 25%. Prices for paper, printing and postage are up. A deadlock? No, it’s just a hiccup in the long history of information delivery to the public. In ancient times, it was announced in public plazas and inscribed on stone tablets. In the 1800’s it was plastered poster-like on walls. The world has always been hungry for words and pictures, and even more so in these times.

To the rescue, and just in time ( the public wants information), in the form of Apple’s iPad, a machine that is made to order for displaying words and pictures. The screen display is remarkable. It’s almost better than reading the print version.
Want to see an example? –go to Zinio’s free app. You’ll find samples ranging from National Geographic to Rolling Stone. Some of the magazines even feature hours of streaming audio such as song favorites.
Are there many iPads around? Yes, right now 15 million have already been sold. And there are many more look-a-likes more coming along. So the price is sure to come down.

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What the Internet taketh away… the Internet will giveth back – do you hear that roar?… it’s twice, maybe three times the number of new magazines coming along that will be available to iPad readers (who are 15 million strong, so far) . Take a deep breath. Be ready for the upsurge.

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And just around the corner? …A turn-around of your plummeting photo sales. More electronic magazines will emerge because publishers like the idea of no printing costs, no postage costs.

What could be better for stock photographers? Get ready. Build your market list of those tech-savvy photobuyers who understand this new medium. We'll be supplying you through the PhotoLetter* and PhotoDaily** with new leads as they come along.


Rohn Engh is publisher of www.sellphotos.com , and the newsletter, PhotoStockNOTES, that shows stock photographers how tosell photos and publishers how to buy photos on the Internet.

*http://www.source-photo.com
**http://www.photosourcepix.com



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02 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




THE CLASS WAS DISRUPTED -- Thom Hogan, photographer and workshop instructor extraordinaire, had a bad time in Chile. He and his photo class students were used as hostages and pawns by a local group that wanted government subsidies for heating oil. Result (so far): 3000 stranded tourists, 3 Chilean ministers resigning, 2 deaths, a Chilean Air Force airlift operation, etc. SOURCE: Les Jones ; http://www.lesjones.com/2011/01/24/thom-hogan-had-a-bad-time-in-chile/
PHOTO: Thomas Hogan

02 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



THAT’S MINE! -- Google claims Bing copies its search results. After noticing curious search results at Bing, then running a sting operation to investigate further, Google has concluded that Microsoft is copying Google search results into its own search engine. Google made it clear it isn't happy about it. SOURCE: Stephen Shankl http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20030206-264.html

02 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



Do Not Track on the Web

Mozilla's Firefox plans to be the first Internet browser to offer a feature supporting the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) call for a web-based do-not-track list, similar to the familiar do-not-call list.

Naturally, for this to work, tracking companies must agree to honor it. Not too surprisingly, no tracking company has publicly agreed, though Mozilla is urging them to join. Microsoft said it would revive privacy features (previously left out of MSIE) when Internet Explorer 9 is released.

Google also has similar tools in its Chrome browser, all of which currently rely on a brute-force approach of maintaining a local list of sites to block, whereas the do-not-track list would be something the trackers would agree to honor (by not tracking you) when presented to them by a browser.

Insufficient Addresses
This is a true and looming problem. Folks have been working on it for several years, and it's still several years away from full implementation.
The Internet is running out of addresses. When you type the familiar web address into your browser, it gets translated by root servers into a number. www.photosource.com becomes 74.208.112.83, for example. Well, there are only 4,300,000,000 possible addresses with this system, and, as with area codes, many are reserved. Like the hard disks of yore, when first envisioned, that was a pretty big number. Now, with so many devices wanting their own IP address, the world will run out of IPv4 addresses (as this system is called) very soon.
So, a new system, called IPv6 has been invented with much longer IP addresses that use numbers and letters (up to the letter f, as in Hexadecimal notation).

What's it all mean? Well, you add to your home office with network gear upgrade (or even buy new networking gear) that can process the new IPv6 notation.

You can do a test now. Many big companies have been slowly upgrading their websites and networks to support IPv6. Facebook has an IPv6 website at www.v6.facebook.com, which can only be accessed by systems that can support IPv6. So, type that URL into your browser and see if you get Facebook or an error.


Bill Hopkins is the Webmaster of PhotoSourceFolio, where photographers
display photos
and a regular contributor to PhotoStockNotes. Send comments to Bill via email. Fax:
1 818 831-0916. For on-line questions, contact Bill on the Kracker Barrel.


02 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




Are you letting $$$ mysteriously slip away without knowing? Don’t operate your business blind-folded. Our newest report by Mikael Karlsson shows you where you are losing out when it comes to cameras, software, office equipment, telephone, taxes and more.




Financial


One of the most well-known talk radio hosts on financial matters is Dave Ramsey. His mantra is always the same. Don't go into debt. If you can't afford to buy something without going into debt simply don't do it.

While this makes a lot of sense it's not always practical, especially for those of us who are running a business. Keeping up with demands from customers you'll sometimes find that you need to invest in new equipment before you can pay cash. There's also always the risk of technology and equipment simply breaking down and needing immediate replacement.

1. Protect Yourself

Insurance for your equipment is a very important part of being, and staying, in business. You shouldn't have too much and you shouldn't have too little. Too much will make you have to pay more than you need to and too little will leave you high and dry if you ever need to make a claim. There are specialized insurance companies, like Hill & Usher, that can offer you a tailor-made solution that will fit your specific needs.
I recommend separate business insurance. Yes, it can be a lot cheaper to get a rider, also known as an Inland Marine policy, on your homeowners or renters insurance. But, understand that if you have a claim, your insurance company might deem you a high-risk and drop your insurance. If they drop you it will be both hard and expensive to get a new company to insure you.

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

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 .

02 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




YOUR BEST TRAVEL PHOTOS -- Anna: “Ten Tips for Improving Your Travel Photography. You've got a big trip ahead and you've just bought yourself a new camera - congratulations! Here are a few things I've learned about travel photography that'll hopefully will help you take your best travel photos yet." SOURCE: Anna http://journals.worldnomads.com/travel-tips/story/68375/Worldwide/Travel-Insider-10-Tips-for-Improving-your-Travel-Photography


02 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



State Of The Photography Industry 2011
- Former Art Buyers and current photography consultants Amanda Sosa Stone and Suzanne Sease have some words about the present and the future of our industry. http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2011/01/27/ask-anything-state-of-the-photography-industry-2011/

02 Feb, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



WHO’S KIDDING WHO?

O.K, put aside my grammatical error. That’s not the subject here. What we’re discussing here is photo marketing.
If the local town art fair this month featured stock photos instead of paintings – and say a buyer was in great need of a generic stock photo to illustrate an upcoming promotion and they could employ just about any quality (reasonably technically good) photo, which would they choose? –one that costs a dollar, or the one that costs $250….all things being equal?

When will we stop whining about the good ‘ol’ days and just cry “uncle”? Microstock has won the battle.
We are at stage 2…And indications are that $1 is not the lowest price microstock will go. We’ve all seen a better price: Free.

It was bound to happen, given cheap and easy production costs--stock photography has become democratic. May the best man or woman win. Amen.

And now let’s turn to the real world. If another buyer attended the same art fair and needed a particular stock photo -- say of a certain waterfall in a certain region of the country and it had to be with a man and his dog included – would they be wasting their time at the art fair trying to find such a highly specialized image?
Yes. They’d be better off spending their time on the Internet to learn where they could license such a photo.

No doubt they would find the needed image, if the photographer employed sensible keywording technique.

And the photographer could expect to sell (“rent”) such an image for far more than $1.

LESSON LEARNED:
Put your efforts to learning how to keyword, and get on the first page of a Google search instead of investing in a microstock gallery portfolio. –RE www.sell-photos.com


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Learn to take your "art" pictures
on Sunday outings, and your marketable

photos during the work week.


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ARE PROS CURRENT? -- The perils of taking advice from pros – Dan Heller: “My best advice for emerging photographers in this day and age is not to look at photographers at all -- look at general online business development. There are many texts and periodicals that deal with building business models that are more universal, and can better translate to a photography business than what narrowly-experienced pros can offer.” SOURCE: Dan Heller; http://danheller.blogspot.com/2011/01/perils-of-taking-advice-from-pros.html
TAKEAWAY: In the last century, business entrepreneurs, just starting out, would check out a supplier or prospect by going to the “Better Business Bureau.” (BBB) Today, instead of the BBB, the entrepreneur heads straight to a Google search. If the subject (a pro photographer in this case) has no presence on the first page of the search, it’s time to search for another pro for advice. -RE


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The Ebook

Revolution




By Lee Foster

Turning our attention from apps to ebooks, there are several revolutions in publishing occurring simultaneously around us. All these revolutions affect the photographer who dreams of collecting his or her work in “books” of various kinds.

A first question is: do you want your “book” to be an ebook, an ebook and a print book, or a print book? Ten years ago this question would not have been asked.

Today, an argument can be made that an ebook may be sufficient. As the number of iPads and various readers/tablets proliferates, to say nothing of smart phones that are used by some as ebook readers, the ebook becomes more desirable.

Your print book will probably never sell outside North America, but your ebook can sell worldwide. The same is true of apps, as I have mentioned earlier. My book The Photographer’s Guide to San Francisco sells only in North America. It is a physical object, sold for a modest price, and can’t be shipped economically around the world. My app San Francisco Travel Photo Guide, on the same subject, has sold in 46 foreign countries.

For some, however, holding a physical book in the hand is a critical aspect of the book concept. A physical book has a special tactile solidity than can assist a consumer to feel the project is substantial. For that desire, the rapid advance of quality print-on-demand at an economical price, making one book at a time, is a major revolution.

However, for color-photo books, print-on-demand is generally not yet economical. You still have to print your independent color-photo book in quantity on an offset printing press. I printed 3,000 copies in China of my color-photo/text literary book Travels in an American Imagination at a cost of $2.21 per book. That book is now an ebook in the Apple iTunes App Store.

When thinking of ebooks, you will want to see that your book is available in all the viable formats.

You will want to sell your ebook in the Amazon Kindle Store to be read on Kindle and other devices. One aspect of this is that Kindle devices will only read black and white, not color. However, accept that limitation and flow with it.

Kindle books are not just for the Kindle reading devices. The free Kindle for iPad software, for example, will allow books bought in the Kindle store to be viewed in full color on the iPad. Beyond the world of Amazon, the non-Kindle format called epub will be one further format for you to consider. Google will become a major distributor of ebooks as we look ahead.

There is a lot to study and ponder. One question will be: do you want to handle a lot of the details yourself, or can you get a provider to manage many of the details for you? Some providers to peruse (after Googling them) are Lightning Source, CreateSpace, and Smashwords. These three entities will have answers for many potential photo book publishers.

In the coming months we’ll look more specifically at some of the many issues surrounding ebooks.


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Lee Foster
Foster Travel Publishing
PO Box 5715
Berkeley, CA 94705
510-549-2202
lee[at]fostertravel[dot]com
http://www.fostertravel.com

Travel writing/photos on 200 destinations for consumers and content buyers at http://www.fostertravel.com
5,000 hi-res photos searchable and downloadable at http://stockphotos.fostertravel.com
Two new photo travel guidebooks at http://www.fostertravel.com/book.html
Latest thoughts on travel at http://blog.fostertravel.com
Travel photo guide app on San Francisco at http://www.sutromedia.com/apps/sfphotoguide
Travel photo guide app on Washington DC at http://sutromedia.com/apps/DC_Travel_Photo_Guide
Travel guide app on Berkeley, CA at http://sutromedia.com/apps/Berkeley_Essential_Guide



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POST EDITING -- How To Improve Your Travel Photography. Norbert: “Sometimes, after we have taken maybe hundreds or thousands of pictures through our travels, we sit down and start selecting our best shots. But, even when we capture and compose some of our best pictures, still some of them don’t look as good on the computer as they did on-camera. So, when editing, we need to keep that photographer mentality to make sure our pictures deliver the best of our experience.” SOURCE: Norbert http://www.globotreks.com/tips/how-to-improve-travel-photography-simple-editing-pictures/


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Roll Back !

Here's our section on good questions asked in past issues.

Good Question!



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Back in 2009, Net Thievery was becoming the buzz-word.


J Eberly, Rohn, and James talk about stealing photos on the Internet






Is it safe anymore?
Posted by: jeberly (IP Logged)

I'm still lery about some art director at some big agency grabbing a photo of mine and I'll never know the difference. Is it safe anymore? --J. Eberly

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Posted by: Rohn Engh (IP Logged)

I’ve noticed over the years that one of the first things a photographer ‘just starting out in editorial stock photography’ will ask is "How can I prevent the public from stealing my images and marketing them for themselves?” Images on the Internet are easy to steal. The minor thieves are not easily caught. However, in the area of editorial stock photography, stealing is a rarity because there is no monetary advantage to the publisher, researcher, staff editor, or staff photobuyer.

There are two kinds of stock photographs, editorial and commercial:
1.) The truly editorial picture, taken by a photojournalist, or "made" by a photographer to depict something that happened or could have happened and used as editorial illustration.
2.) The commercial photograph, usually using professional models to depict (in most cases) cliche situations (such as the pretty child romping through a wheat field with a bright red kite and a well-groomed pet dog). It’s for advertising or promotion.
Currently the cost to find and convict an infringer carries a price tag much higher than the usual court-ordered monetary recompense. Even with the use of sophisticated detection software such as PicScout, infringement will continue, much like the stealing of merchandise in brick and mortar retail stores.

Is the photographer liable, the agency, the proprietary on-line service, e.g. Yahoo!, Bing, etc.?
Or what happens if someone borrows part of a picture and marries it with two or three other pictures, some which are model-released and others, which are not? And what happens if all of this takes place in a foreign country? All of these are consideration by the copyright owner (you) when thievery happens.
To make things worse, the whole case might turn out to be what Copyright Law calls, “fair use.” No damages are realized.
It’s comforting to know that I’ve encountered very little theft in the realm of editorial stock photography, which is used mainly in the publishing world.
In the advertising and corporate world, it’s a different story.
If you’re a member of the latter, here are a couple of web addresses where you’ll find information about protection for your images: www.picscout.com; www.digimarc.com . Be sure to check out the archives on the Kracker Barrel to get different takes on this subject. – Rohn

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Re: Is it safe anymore?
Posted by: James Cook (IP Logged)

Of course, the perfect protection is to keep your images out of sight. Don't put them anywhere on the web, don't send out promos. You may never license a single one of them, but they're safe.

If you want to actually market and license them, you have to accept that there's some risk involved. You can minimize the risk by taking normal precautions.
Make sure your copyright notice is visible on every digitally reproduced image.
Add photo metadata so that your branding is electronically embedded within the image. Generate a proper paper trail whenever you do license an image. And - register the copyright for large batches at a time.

Any or all of these steps reduce the chances of an infringement occurring.

Registration makes any infringements that you catch much easier to pursue, since you can recover the costs of the pursuit. In fact, I've had two incidents over the years in which I discovered an infringement of my work. In both instances, when they learned that I had a registered copyright, they settled without delay.

James Cook Creator of:
METAmachine
FindAPhotographer




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SOME LIKE IT BIG -- Melcher: “It started when Royalty Free wanted to find an easier way to price images. Someone, somewhere (history forget his/her name) suggested that images should be priced according to size. A bit like a bag of potatoes. The bigger size, the more expensive. So...." SOURCE: Paul Melcher; http://blog.melchersystem.com/2011/01/24/size-matters-2/



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A NEW APPROACH -- Joe Farace: "Is the Customer Always Right? - What I’m about to say may shock you: In my opinion, a business should be run for the benefit of the owners, not the customers. That’s because clients (most of them, anyway) don’t really care if you make enough money to survive. That’s why you need to establish policies to ensure that you do." SOURCE: Joe Farace http://goingpro2010.com/2011/01/28/is-the-customer-always-right/

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ELECTRONIC MAGAZINES ONLY - "Wonder how to extend pricing to digital extensions of paper magazines? This proves to get ever more difficult with images that will appear in a number(s) of digital formats. Nomad Editions is a new company that publishes their magazines for tablets only. Some examples.." SOURCE: Marco http://www.fastmediamagazine.com/blog/2011/01/28/nomad-media-dismisses-paper-publishes-table-magazines-only/

NEW ONE -- Former Newsweek Editor Planning iPad Magazines. Former Newsweek Magazine President Mark Edmiston is planning to launch a set of magazines formatted for the iPad, according to a report out from Mashable. SOURCE: David Quilty http://www.tuaw.com/2011/01/26/former-newsweek-editor-planning-ipad-magazines/

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Court Allows Son of Slain Photojournalist to Sue Iran - The son of a Canadian photojournalist who was tortured and killed in an Iranian prison in 2003 will be allowed to proceed with a $17 million claim against the government of Iran, the Montreal Gazette has reported. SOURCE: PhotoDistrictNews.
http://pdnpulse.com/2011/01/court-allows-son-of-slain-photojournalist-to-sue-iran.html


BOTTOM LINE: ZERO - "A year after the European Court of Human Rights found Britain's stop-and-search powers to be illegal, and six months after the Home Office ordered a review of the controversial anti-terrorism laws, the proposals unveiled this week fall short of photographers' expectation. What has Section 44 achieved? For photographers, nothing at all." SOURCE: Olivier Laurent http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/blog-post/1946693/section-44-wasted-opportunity
PHOTO: Marina Scukina/BJP





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Flickr Photographer in 'Stolen' Pic Copyright Row. "A photographer was left fuming when an award-winning magazine which prides itself on its 'stunning photography' published an image he had posted on Flickr without seeking permission." SOURCE: Chris Cheesman http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/Flickr_photographer_in_stolen_pic_copyright_row_news_305185.html
PHOTO: Chris Frear

EASIER -- Copyright Office Tries Easier Method to Register Photographs - The Copyright Office is adopting interim regulations governing the electronic submission of (1) applications for registration of automated databases that predominantly consist of photographs and (2) applications for group registration of published photographs. SOURCE: The PhotoAttorney; http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=1938



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PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR FAMILY, And All The Kids and Friends and Animals Who Wander Through Too, by Joel Sartore with John Healey. Photojournalist Joel Sartore is one of National Geographic magazine’s top photographers. He has covered stories about wolves, grizzlies and wildlife around the world.
In this book he deals with basic and advanced techniques, composition ideas, how to make the best digital photos, digital editing techniques and software, how to make better prints, and how to choose a camera. The book is filled with detailed how-to information that anyone can master. (ISBN: 978-1-4262-0218-6; $24.95) National Geographic Books, 1145 17th St. NW, Washington DC 20036-4688. Contact: Alison Reeves, 202-857-7793, areeves[at]ngs[dot]org


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DON’T BE TIMID -- You Have to Ask - Closing the deal. ASMP: “Are you good at it? As artists, we like to show our work and assume the prospective client understands that we want to be hired. There’s a book that has nothing to do with photography – other than it’s a business. “ It’s called Think Like Your Customer. It’s a must read. For stock photographers. http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2011/01/you-have-to-ask/


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Got a website that’s floundering

out in cyberspace....?

going nowhere, and nobody knows

you even exist?





Your problem is no different than any merchant who loves to hear that tinkling bell when someone walks off the street and into the shop.



The problem is ‘traffic’. How do you get it????


That tinkling bell is gathering dust and getting rusty.
I’ve got the answer for this.

Let me explain.

a website is o.k....

Q: What’s better?


A: _ _ _ _ _ _ a BLOG. . .


Google likes blogs. They contain. . .


· more current, up to the minute information for the visitor than standard websites

· plus valuable background information.

· Blogs are simple in design

· They feature uncomplicated navigation

· Plus a profile and picture(s) of you

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And also FACEBOOK, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace etc.

· And Blogs feature a central subject plus your point of view on that subject.

· Blogs allow others to join in with their comments, additional insights and opinions.

· And for photographers, best of all:

· Blogs allow you to make an easy BRIDGE over to YOUR standard website.

· Or wherever you “warehouse” your large (or small) portfolio of images.

· And of course, to your shopping cart.


If you want visitors (traffic)...
I've got something for you...


want to read more ?




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HEAR YEA! >>Download and print this updated version<< of this directive and keep it in your camera bag in case you ever get hassled (be security guards, law enforcement personnel, or over-zealous bystanders...). Avoid Being Hassled By The Cops While Shooting Pictures it is officially legit to photograph ANY AND ALL exteriors of federal buildings from “publicly accessible spaces such as streets, sidewalks, parks and plazas.” SOURCE: Chase Jarvis http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2011/01/avoid-being-hassled-by-the-cops-while-shooting-pictures/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChaseJarvis+%28Chase+Jarvis+Blog%29


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Low Angle Viewfinder - Made by Varavon, this new device attaches to the camera and with the use of two built-in angled mirrors, allows users to simply look down into the viewfinder to see the shot. “For professional photographers, the Pro Finder basically works like a medium format Hasselblad or MAMIYA RZ67, but with Parralax correction,” says Doug Pircher, the general manager of International Supplies. http://www.shutterbug.com/news/012711varavon/

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"Thank you for the work you do!"
- Lynn Eckert, Photographer, Milwaukee WI

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Telluride/Glenn Randall. Winter Landscape Photography Workshop . workshop Friday – Sunday, March 25 – March 27. The course instructor is Visiting Artist Glenn Randall. http://www.tellurideinside.com/2011/01/your-ah-haa-moment-winter-landscape-photography-workshop-in-march.html

Landscape Photographer John Fielder; Colorado Photography Workshops. Award-winning landscape photographer, John Fielder, announces his 2011 schedule of Colorado photography workshops taking place in his favorite backcountry locations. Hobbyist outdoor photographers are invited to choose among 1, 2, 3 or 6 day workshops in Steamboat Springs, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Green River and Telluride, Colorado, where they can learn directly from Fielder how to spot photo opportunities and compose beautiful photographs.
http://www.benzinga.com/press-releases/11/01/p816593/colorado-photography-workshops-presented-by-landscape-photographer-john#ixzz1COqzJ5rT

Basics of Digital Photography

February 20-26 with Rick Allred
Tuition: $1,050
Fee: $25
· The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops campus is nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico. Take a joyful leap into the world of digital photography. Fun and play are encouraged.
· Who: Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
· Mailing Address: PO Box 9916 Santa Fe, NM 87504
· Phone: 505-983-1400

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THE RIGHT WORDS -- Word Association: “If an image can’t be found, it can’t be sold; applying relevant, accurate and consistent keywords enables potential buyers to access images. In short, keywords sell.” SOURCE: Clemency Wright and Maura Framrose
http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/feature/1938789/tips-2011-word-association
PHOTO: Image Source/BC Images.

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My formula for success? It is very simple. I am merely a man who knows how to enlist in his service better men than himself.
- Andrew Carnegie

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1857 February 12th - French photographer Eugene Atget was born in Libourne, France. He took more than 10,000 photographs of Paris architecture, monuments, and people.

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HONORED -- Legendary British photographer, Geoffrey Crawley was honoured with an Exceptional Achievement in Photography Award at the prestigious Amateur Photographer Awards 2011. SOURCE: Chris Cheesman http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/Photography_legend_honoured_at_AP_magazine_awards_news_305163.html


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