Archive for June 2011

29 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



Your newsletter, PhotoStockNOTES, will be on vacation the Fourth-of July holiday week (July 4th – July 10th). A skeletal crew will be on hand at PhotoSource International for Customer Service. Have a great Fourth-of-July (Independence Day) from all of us at PhotoSource International.

29 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



June 30th 2011


29 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st

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Someone wants to use my picture….
Let "Search" Spark Your Imagination
STEP BY STEP
Why Photographers Shouldn't Shy Away from the Telephone
7 Tips to Practice Food Photography Without Cooking
THE JOY OF PRINT
Mystery Nazi photo album
Facebook Fails Stock Photographers
Richard Bram’s first exhibition of his color Street Photography
Crowdsourcing Image Requests
Are you a Copy Cat?
A New Door Opens For Traditional Stock Photographers
Jasmine DeFoore has a Q&A session with GSD&M Senior Art Producer
Benefiting from Portfolio Reviews
The Evolving “Engine” Running Your App or Ebook
Google and Your Social Media Reputation
photographer for Smithsonian Magazine,
PHOTO TIPS
Five tips to Increase your Microstock Sales
Success is really a collection of failures
Top 10 Signs of a Bad Photographer
Shine Group and Reveille to launch MasterChef Magazine.
Scuba Diver Through The Lens
IT’S MISSING!
Head and Shoulders Portrait Photography
DON’T GO THERE!
Camera Start-Up Lytro Promises to Revolutionize Photography
Pentax Q: Too little, too late and too much?
A new camera is about to change
Apple's new non-linear editing app
Spider Holster Modular Pad System
PRICEY-PIX
CLOSER LOOK
He Cut a Fresh Path in Mountain Photography
MUSIC MAN
Previous Photo Needs
Telluride's 2nd Annual Photography Festival
New ePublishing Training
Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx to lecture on photography.
A legally blind photographer


29 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




Someone

wants to use

my picture….




The phone rings, an unfamiliar voice says, “I saw your photo of the cat at the village exhibit and I asked the director for your phone number.”
“Uh-uh,” you say.
He continues. “We have a website and a product that we sell on the Internet. It’s about cats. (He gives you the website address and you write it down) “We’d like to use your picture of the gray cat on our site and in our CD/Ebook of our product, and in our local magazine. We’re really excited about the way you caught that cat’s expression.”
“Hmmmm…” You say.
Silence.
“Are you there?”
You’re astonished. Speechless. You never imagined someone would actually want to use one of your photos on the Internet, let alone pay you money for it.


IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME


If you let people see your work, and it’s good, you’re bound to get responses like this. Your next question (to yourself), “What da heck do I charge this guy???” You have now entered that grand arena that Marco Polo made famous hundreds of years ago. Trade. Buying and Selling, Haggling.
Now I can’t tell you what to charge him, any more than you can tell me what I should sell my motorbike for. It all depends. But I can come close with an educated guess.
Here at PhotoSource International we deal most of the time with book publishers and magazine publishers. Photo editors at those places have a set budget and a set fee for each assignment on their production schedule. There’s no haggling necessary, you either accept the fee they are authorized to pay, or not. That’s the beauty of working with the multi-million dollar industry of book and magazine publishing.
The kinds of pictures these editors use are called “editorial stock photos.”
The kind of pictures this guy is asking about is “commercial stock photos.” In that arena, the picture might sell for $1, or $1,000.00.
My friends who are commercial stock photographers tell me that you need to do a little research before you blurt out a price. For example, if he were to use your picture in their magazine, get the ad rate card of their publication (you just phone their advertising department and ask them to send you their Ad Rate card.
If you know he wants to use it ¼ page, one-time, inside (not on the cover) charge him whatever fee they get for a ¼ page ad. If he’s going to use it ½ (half) page, charge him that fee. If they want to use it on the cover, charge him 5 times the half page rate.

Now you have a base for other fees to charge, for use in web pages, CD’s, brochures, announcements, etc. My friends in the commercial stock business also tell me that a web page can be an “ongoing” recurring fee–one fee for the cover, or for inner pages, a lesser fee that you receive for a limited amount of time, say, 6 months, a year, etc.

With a little homework you can become a first class negotiator.

You can get information about the size of a company at http://www.alexa.com. You can learn how many hits they are getting, when they were established, stuff like that.
A good trick, my friends tell me, is to use Google to find a similar-sized trade publication in another nearby state and seek out the name of the photographer of one of the photos (credit line). Find him or her on Google also, call them and ask outright “What did you get for that horse, dog, fish, picture? (You fill in the blanks). You’d be surprised how helpful fellow pro photographers are – as long as you don’t live in the same ZIP Code. You can do this also with magazines and books at a newsstand. Do some research.
By the way, if a buyer wants to “re-use” your picture again or for some similar purpose, the standard fee to charge is 75% of the original fee.

SELLING PRINTS


Unless you are a household name in the art world, print selling is pretty much standard. Prices fluctuate with economic times. A visit to an art fair will be a good education for you. So will inquiring at an upscale art gallery. Picasso once said, “You can sell a painting for $25, $250, $2500 or $25,000. It’s all a matter of waiting.”
Keep in mind that visitors at an art fair usually go with a fifty-dollar bill in their pocket and expect to return home with a painting or photo they will take to their local art frame shop. Depending on who the customer is and who you are, you’ll probably sell your first print around that $50 mark.
And, yes, tell ‘em, you don’t take Visa but you will accept a check.

There's no time better than now to start selling your photos, getting published and seeing your credit line in national circulation. Rohn Engh is the best-selling author of “Sell & ReSell Your Photos” and “sellphotos.com.” He has produced an eBook, “How To Make the Marketable Photo,” and an eCourse, “How To Market Your Photos.” For more information and to receive a free eReport: “8 Steps to Becoming Published Photographer,” visit http://www.sellphotos.com
800 624-0266.






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29 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st






Let "Search" Spark

Your Imagination



Your imagination can be your most useful photographic asset. So can your knowledge about a subject. But knowing a lot about a topic or area of interest doesn't always spark your imagination.

At the heart of editorial photography is the word illustration. You illustrate a mood, a place, a city, a flower or whatever it might be, to complement a magazine article, book chapter, brochure, etc. To successfully illustrate, you need to know as much as you can about your subject. As you know, this is a powerful confirmation of the advantages of specializing, and you've no doubt experienced that it's a lifelong process to continually add to your knowledge in your special interest areas.
But sometimes knowing a lot about a topic or area isn't quite enough.

Inspiration From The Web


These days, there is help available to get those creative juices flowing, swiftly and cheaply, and it’s right at your fingertips. Search engines are fast becoming the photographer’s most powerful idea tool.

If you find that you are running low on new creative ideas, browsing the work of others might be just the thing you need. In the past this would require a trip to the library and countless hours flipping through books and magazines.
Not so any more.
These days, all you need to do to browse the work of hundreds, if not thousands, of photographers, is to fire up your computer, get online and let a search engine such as Google work it's magic. Google seems to be the favorite these days.

Go to www.google.com and select the “Images Tab”. Then key in whatever special area/topic you photograph. Click “Search” and you'll soon see what I mean. You will encounter a huge number of images from photographers in all corners of the earth.

Find inspiration

“Is this legal?” you ask.

Finding inspiration from the work of others is not illegal or ethicakky wrong. (Unless you downright copy what you see, of course.) To browse the work of other photographers, painters, peers, to find inspiration, is not only perfectly O.K., it's also a great way to get your creativity kicked into high gear.
Study what others have produced. Think about how you would improve their concept or their images. Observe the symbols that were used. Try to understand the concepts that were incorporated in the production of the various images. This whole process can help you come up with new fresh ideas for your own photos.

Just around the corner

While in the past it was common to say that inspiration was lurking just around the corner, these days it might be more fitting to say that inspiration is waiting for you just within your next Web-search.

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Want To Invite Google to Index Your Web Page?

Popular search engines, such as Google, will add and update new sites to their index each time they “crawl” the web. For example, Google invites you to submit your Web page’s URL. They don’t add all submitted URLs to their index, and they cannot make any predictions or guarantees about when your website would be indexed. But it’s worth giving it a try. To add your website to Google: http://www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl.
Want to add your URL to other search engines for free? Go to: http://www.submitexpress.com/submit.html

Also (for free) submit your site to the Open Directory: http://dmoz.org/add.html

Note: Here at PhotoSource we have added the PhotoSourceBANK to all of the major search engines. Depending which search engine is your favorite, if you are a PhotoSourceBANK member, type in a keyword or key phrase in the search bar of your favorite search engine, a space, then the word Photosource.

If your page reference does not come up, try another search engine. There are many besides Google: Bing, Yahoo!, Alta Vista, Duckduckgo*, Ask Jeeves, Dogpile, etc. -RE
* A brand new one as of this writing

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Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 25 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 a regular contributor to a wide variety of U.S. publications. Reach him at mike[at]photosource[dot]com.






29 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




STEP BY STEP -- Skip Cohen: “Building Your Portfolio –two weeks ago I was one of four judges doing portfolio review. It was a kick to see some outstanding work, but there was a common theme in both seasoned and new photographers alike: not enough depth. Here are a few suggestions to give your book more impact": http://goingpro2010.com/2011/06/24/step-by-step-building-your-portfolio/

HELLO! -- --GS: “ Why Photographers Shouldn't Shy Away from the Telephone – Most photographers shy away from using the telephone when it comes to sales and marketing,...-instead relying on email and word-of-mouth. By not factoring the telephone into their sales routine, photographers may be missing the proven benefits that it can bring to their businesses.” SOURCE: – Grover Sanschagrin: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/06/why-photographers-shouldnt-shy-away-from-the-telep.html


YUM! 7 Tips to Practice Food Photography Without Cooking -Neel: “If you don’t cook, there are still ways to practice food photography. You don’t really have to cook food, to practice food photography. Here’s how SOURCE: Neel; http://www.learnfoodphotography.com/7-food-photography-tips-to-practice-without-cooking/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=7-food-photography-tips-to-practice-without-cooking


THE JOY OF PRINT -- The advent of digital photography has saved us from all the pain and expense of shooting film. The problem is that all this photographic freedom has stopped people printing and, without tangible photography and a well-made print of a photo, few will ever fully experience the joys of a truly decent shot. SOURCE: Hunter Skipworth ;
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/40594/digital-photography-blurb-and-printing


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WHO DAT? -- In Hours, Online Readers Identify Nazi Photographer When The New York Times posted online a mystery Nazi photo album, it took just hours for readers to identify the photographer. SOURCE: JAMES BARRON and DAVID W. DUNLAP http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/25/arts/design/mystery-of-a-nazi-photographer-solved-by-online-readers.html?_r=1&emc=eta1
via Roy Iwaki


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NO SALE -- Facebook Fails Stock Photographers – Dean: “For photographers selling their services directly to the public, the benefits of maintaining a business Facebook page are clear enough. But what about stock photographers? Does Facebook offer anything for professionals and enthusiasts whose buyers are more likely to be businesses than individuals? According to the experience of at least one stock photographer, if the aim is only to sell licenses, then the answer may well be no. http://blogs.photopreneur.com/facebook-fails-stock-photographers?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29
PHOTO: Todd Arena


EXHIBIT -- Richard Bram’s first exhibition of his color Street Photography opens in New York City. Lunasa. 126 First Avenue (between 7th and 8th Streets) New York, NY. The opening reception is Thursday, 30 June from 6 – 9 p.m. and the exhibition will continue through the summer until the end of August.
http://www.in-public.com/
PHOTO: Richard BRAM



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ImageBrief – Crowdsourcing Image Requests – R.H.: ”ImageBrief is a company that aims to become the marketplace where Image buyers and professional photographers can connect. The buyers post a brief with their requirements and the photographers respond with images that match. Seems simple what could possibly go wrong? Plenty of course. SOURCE: Rob: http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2011/06/24/imagebrief-crowdsourcing-image-requests/
TAKEAWAY: A site that offers Photo Needs must seem like an alien idea to the author. Our PhotoDaily has been in existence since 1985. Yes, in the pre-Internet days, photobuyers contacted us via fax and phone, and of course, now, the Internet. Many current pros learned about stock photography by subscribing to the original PhotoDaily < www.photosourcepix.com > We’ve had 7 copycats come along in the last two decades but none are still in existence. Photobuyers worldwide have trusted PhotoSource International when they need to find a hard-to-locate photo(s).


29 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st







Are you a Copy Cat
? Should you find the
location, or similar location of a pro
photographer, and, using a tripod, f-stop,
and the right light, go and outright copy
the scene? SURPRISE! It’s a good idea to
do this. It’s a great and speedy learning
process. But be careful. Don’t be tempted
to pass the results off as yours. That’s
infringement or at least it’s an
unethical way of doing business.




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UNCLE! -- John Lund: “A New Door Opens For Traditional Stock Photographers. One of the fundamental problems in the stock photo industry, as it stands now, is the conundrum of microstock. I do not want to license my images at microstock prices, but I am missing out on the vast audience that turns to microstock for their photography needs. I have heard that half of all stock images licensed are licensed through iStockphoto! That is a rather large segment of the market to be missing out on.” SOURCE: John Lund
http://blog.johnlund.com/2011/06/new-door-opens-for-traditional-stock.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+johnlund%2FUkbR+%28The+Stock+Photo+Guy+-+John+Lund+Stock+Photographer%29
TAKEAWAY : The one problem with this approach, is, guess what? Netscape learned it (Microsoft competition) ; AltaVista learned it (Google competition); The American car industry learned it (foreign car imports); Ma & Pa hardware stores learned it (Costco competition). iStock/Getty will become an also-ran by the next decade. It’s better to use the power of search/cloud computing and become an independent specialty stock photographer. Very little competition and no need to take a Wal-Mart approach to attract eyeballs. The only eyeballs you want are those that are photobuyers who MUST have your specialization photos today. The world will find you, and at top prices because someone needs you right now in Australia, Brazil, Philadelphia, South Africa and Paris. Problem is that the technology hasn’t adequately been put together yet. In the meantime, build a vast collection of your stock photography specialty. You already have a steady stream of lifetime-value-customers (or should) of buyers by now. Your big day is coming soon thanks to cloud and search.


IN THE TRENCHES -- Jasmine DeFoore has a Q&A session with GSD&M Senior Art Producer, Shannon McMillan : “Every day at GSD&M is different, which is nice because it keeps the work-life scenario interesting. Production is hectic, fun, stressful, an adrenaline rush, and a love/hate relationship. There is definitely never a dull moment! “ http://jasminedefoore.com/qa-shannon-mcmillan/

WHATCHAGOT? -- Jacqueline Tobin: “Benefiting from Portfolio Reviews: How To Stay In Touch – Once you have the reviewer’s attention, the right follow-up can lead to more connections and help land a deal, according to veteran reviewers. SOURCE: PDNews. ; http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/Benefiting-from-Port-3091.shtml

29 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st






Choosing the right publisher . . .



The Evolving “Engine”

Running Your App or Ebook




By Lee Foster

Some basic concepts about publishing your content as apps or ebooks are different from publishing in traditional printed books.

Understanding these concepts can be vital for many reasons, including your decision about which publishing partner you choose.

One such concept is that the publishing form will evolve. Not only will your content evolve, which is something you control, but your publishing partner’s “engine” running your content will evolve. Therefore, it is important to choose a partner whose software is on a promising trajectory.

For example, my three travel photo guide apps in the Apple iTunes App store with Sutro Media have just been re-released in an updated form. If you already own the apps, you will get automatic and free updates. The apps are San Francisco Travel Photo Guide, Washington DC Travel Photo Guide, and Berkeley Essential Guide.

The new releases have new content, which is my contribution. But the new releases also have a couple of major software advances from Sutro Media, my partners with the “engine” running my app content.

Now, for example, a user can view the app in both a vertical and a horizontal mode on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Think of the pleasure of seeing horizontal photos as horizontal. They are now bigger.

AND MAPS, TOO


A user can also now see offline or online the maps useful in locating photo locations and travel sites. Formerly, the maps were only viewable online. This is a huge matter in Europe, where the user can now see the maps without requiring any connectivity. The maps reside in the software on the device. This greatly reduces any data access costs a user might incur.

Sutro Media is also working hard to develop a “web based” version of their software to run my app. This would make the app accessible beyond the Apple iTunes App Store. This “engine” change could potentially open up further markets for my apps.

Sutro Media appears to be constantly evolving, on the cutting edge of content presentation. They need to be on the cutting edge to survive. I need them to be there to be successful.

Suppose I had chosen another publishing partner whose software looked good at the time of the original publishing decision, but whose software was not evolving further. I might be stuck with a software “engine” that became progressively irrelevant, compared to the competition.

This was not the situation in earlier print book publishing. When the book dimensions and layout were decided on, and the printing occurred, you knew the final results. Those results would last forever. There might be a need or desire to update the “content” as time went forward, but the publishing vehicle itself was fixed and not variable. Successive future printing would be “re-prints.”
This is not so with apps and ebooks. Future “re-prints” hopefully will have new and added functionality in the “engine” running your content, possibly opening up new markets.




--
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


29 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



YOUR REPUTATION -- Google and Your Social Media Reputation – Rosh Sillars: “An important part of social media is managing your brand. Your brand is your reputation. Google has a few features that will help you manage the reputation of your brand. http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2011/06/google-and-your-social-media-reputation/

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THE CLICHÉ -- In three decades as a photographer for Smithsonian Magazine, Michael Freeman has been asked to shoot some of the world’s most picturesque locales. But they are also some of the world’s most photographed, which presents a challenge. SOURCE: Roy Furchgott http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/20/five-tips-to-avoid-travel-photo-cliches/
more: examples: http://www.ilex-press.com/2011/06/michael-freeman-gives-10-travel-photo-...
PHOTO Michael Freemann


PHOTO TIPS -- Sarah: “ Editorial Assistant Abi continues her series of easy tips to help you take better travel pictures. This week she turns her attention to photographing people. “ SOURCE: Sarah http://blog.i-escape.com/2011/06/21/travel-photography-tips-people/

29 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




SALES -- Five tips to Increase your Microstock Sales
http://www.extrafine.ro/five-tips-to-increase-your-microstock-sales/
TAKEAWAY: By the looks of this finely produced webpage, another tip to increase your microstock sales is to construct a blog that promotes microstock and then solicit ads from microstock-oriented advertisers.


EARLY DAYS -- “Success is really a collection of failures” says the founder of 'StockByte.’ In the series on Irish business success stories, Jerry Kennelly, a school drop-out who went on to sell his stock photo company for $130 million to Getty, (just before the downturn) tells Carl O'Brien that anyone can be an entrepreneur – you just need passion.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2011/0620/1224299216511.html
PHOTO George Doyle


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H'Ya'COMEda JUDGE -- Damien Franco: Top 10 Signs of a Bad Photographer – “So how do you spot the good photographers from the bad photographers? And more importantly, how do you avoid looking like a bad photographer? Well, I asked my Twitter followers if there were ways to identify a bad photographer and we've come up with a top ten list.” http://www.pixiq.com/article/top-10-signs-of-a-bad-photographer?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YourPhotoTips+%28Your+Photo+Tips%29
PHOTO: Khiscott


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COOKING -- Taste of Home, Shine Group and Reveille to launch MasterChef Magazine. Hit FOX Show Heats Up Newsstands through Partnership with World's #1 Cooking Magazine SOURCE: Ashley Julian ; http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/taste-of-home-shine-group-and-reveille-to-launch-masterchef-magazine-124350513.html

SCUBA -- DivePhotoGuide will be collaborating with Asian Geographic Magazines and Edition Fifty Fathoms to release the first ever global underwater photography print magazine - Scuba Diver Through The Lens. http://www.divephotoguide.com/underwater-photography-scuba-ocean-news/dpg-announces-first-global-underwater-photography-magazine/


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IT’S MISSING! C.W.: – “Now that the Third Circuit and other courts (and here) are awarding damages when infringes remove photographers’ copyright management information (“CMI”) (which can be your name, your contact information – such as your website or phone number – or a copyright notice), it’s important for photographers to place your CMI on your photos via a watermark and in the metadata of the photo file. Fortunately, there’s many ways to do this. SOURCE: Carolyn E. Wright, Esq. http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=2663
More info: Removal of Printed Photo Credit Qualifies as DMCA Violation, Court Says (David Walker) A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has reinstated a photographer's copyright lawsuit against a New Jersey radio station owner, after finding that a lower court came to the wrong decision on every issue in the case. Most significantly, the appeals court said that a photo credit printed in the gutter of a magazine qualifies as copyright management information (CMI) under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/news/Removal-of-Printed-P-3095.shtml


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Head and Shoulders Portrait Photography



Jeff Smith's Guide to Head and Shoulders Portrait Photography The goal of portrait photography is to capture the likeness of a person or a small group of people, typically in a flattering manner. Like other types of portraiture, the focus of photograph is the person's face, although the entire body and the background may be included.
He is a professional portrait photographer, studio owner, and photography instructor.
He covers in detail posing a subject to make the most of their features and minimize any problem areas and how to use carefully executed lighting to make each subject look their very best.
Jeff Smith's Guide to Head and Shoulders Portrait Photography is targeted to the professional portrait photographer who would like to make head and shoulder portraits more creative, more flattering, and more profitable. Any serious amateur photographer will also benefit by Jeff’s techniques.
In "Guide to Head and Shoulders Portrait Photography" Jeff shows the photographer how head and shoulders portraits can be just as rewarding as full-length portraits--both creatively and financially.
From designing a customized portrait concept that clients will love (and buy), to lighting and posing the subject for a flawless effect, and to simple retouching for a polished look, Smith guides the photographer through the process from start to finish.
Also he explains how to get the perfect expression, whether it's a serious business headshot, a smiling portrait for Morn, or a photograph of the photographer's favorite model.

Published by Amherst Media, ISBN m : 978-1-58428-256-3 . www.amherstmedia.com Buffalo NY 14226 . Soft cover, 8 1/2 X 11,120 pages, 150 color photos, $34.95 US

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PHOTODAILY

or
PHOTOLETTER

subscribers . . .


It's this WEEKEND!


You will save $50 …On our Fourth of July sale.

$50 that you can spend on fireworks.. or something less bombastic.. Also, everyone who signs up get
PHOTOGRAPHER'S MARKET...the popular directory of photobuyers.

It all starts Thursday night at MIDNIGHT


This will all happen over the Fourth weekend. If you happen to be away that weekend, give us a call and we’ll open the gates early for you. 800 624 0266. Ask for Bruce or Rohn

Click here
to learn more about the Fourth of July sale for the PhotoLetter or PhotoDaily

At this rate, you can renew or extend your subscription. Or, if you're new to PhotoSource International you can sign up at a $50 savings. --Rohn

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DON’T GO THERE! -- Security guards harassing a photographer shooting in a Los Angeles park and a man being threatened for videotaping a whale in the Florida Keys; such incidents are becoming increasingly common, making shutterbugs hesitant to take pictures that they're well within their rights to take. SOURCE: Christopher Elliott ; http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/travel/2015383437_webtroubleshooter21.html

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IN FOCUS -- P.M.: A new camera is about to change how we think about photography. Or is it ? This camera, called Lytro; It records the light field instead of a beam of light. Let me try to explain:” SOURCE: Paul Melcher ; http://blog.melchersystem.com/2011/06/22/in-depth-of-fields/
More details:http://www.pcworld.com/article/231245/eight_questions_about_lytros_lightfield_camera.html#tk.hp_new

http://www.pcworld.com/article/230867/camera_startup_lytro_promises_to_revolutionize_photography.html
http://www.lytro.com/

http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/what-does-lytro-mean-for-photography/


FIRST LOOK -- Final Cut Pro X . G.A.: “Apple's new non-linear editing app plots a roadmap to the future of video editing. Apple has revamped Final Cut Pro's hands-on user experience in three major areas: Editing, media organization, and post-production workflow.“ SOURCE: Gary Adcock http://www.macworld.com/article/160618/2011/06/fcpx.html
http://www.macworld.com/article/160618/2011/06/fcpx.html


QUICK DRAW -- Spider Holster Modular Pad System which allows photographers a comfortable and convenient method to carry two pro-level DSLR cameras without straps or bags. The design places a Spider Holster and pad on each hip, eliminating the back, shoulder and neck strain of carrying cameras on a tangle of neck straps. http://www.shutterbug.com/content/spider-holster-modular-pad-system


PRICEY-PIX Snap world-class photos every time with cutting-edge digital camera technology called "plenoptics". Plenoptic cameras employ an array of lenses, each with a different degree of focus, to capture light from every angle of a scene. The price is still very hefty, over $30,000.
http://www.tecca.com/news/2011/06/22/plenoptics-raytrix-lytro/?icid=hp_carousel_2011/06/22/plenoptics-raytrix-lytro


CLOSER LOOK -- Mermaid mini robot swims in your digestive tract, makes endoscopy easy. Self-propelled endoscope sends images to doctor, is remote controlled by the doctor, has a 10 hour battery and will be one of the smallest available.
SOURCE: Mike Wehrner http://www.tecca.com/news/2011/06/23/mermaid-endoscope-robot/


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MOUNTAIN MAN, He Cut a Fresh Path in Mountain Photography. Jules Beck, mountain climber and pioneer in adventure photography, is getting his first one-man show more than a century after his death.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703992704576307350174545170.html


MUSIC MAN -- 'Ansel Adams America' blends photography and music. The late Ansel Adams is known for his powerful black and white images of the American West, yet many people are unaware that before he was a photographer, he was a concert pianist. "Photographers are in a sense composers," he once said, "and the negatives are their scores." SOURCE: Silvia Pettem http://www.dailycamera.com/features/ci_18347297#ixzz1QL0pJcZG


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Our new section called Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues can inspire you to go out and simulate similar photo needs for a kind of ‘self assignment.’ Each week we include photo listings from a year ago.
We hope you like this new section of PhotoStockNOTES and welcome your feedback. -RE



HAPPY CHILDREN (Caucasian)
Cover
Happy children (Caucasian)
Happy children (Caucasian) flying kites. it can be at the beach, on a lawn etc.
Note: IMMEDIATE NEED!
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX SERVICES, INC
NY, NY 10011
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $800 Cover
Deadline: June 8th (Immediate need)

A PCR GEL FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS
Inside
A PCR gel for cystic fibrosis
Note: One time use
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXXXX PUBLISHERS
NY, NY 10010
Email: XXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $300
Deadline: June 10th

ISLANDS (Specific)
Inside editorial possible cover
Islands, looking for stunning landscapes of:
Pohnpei
Tonga
Tokelau
Tuvalu
Palmyra Atoll
Rangiroa
FTP Info: ftp.XXXXXX.net
MUST BE HORIZONTAL
Please use an FTP program (like Fetch) as opposed to a browser.
Please email me to let me know you've uploaded images.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXXX Magazine
XXXXXXXXXX, FL 32789
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: www.XXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: June 10th





HISTORICAL LIES
Inside editorial possible cover use.
Historical lies (July/August 2011).
Note: For XXXXX a publication on - world history for grades 4 and above
Unused examples will be returned prior to publication date. Hard copy queries ONLY, no email. For July/August 2010 issue of XXXXXXX®, a publication covering world history (East / West). We are looking for lively, original approaches to the subject. Keep in mind that our magazine is aimed at youths from ages 8 to 14.
Queries may be submitted at any time, but queries sent well in advance of deadline MAY NOT BE ANSWERED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. Go-aheads requesting material proposed in queries are usually sent five months prior to publication date. Unused queries will be returned approximately three to four months prior to publication date.
Hard copy queries ONLY, no email.
XXXX XXXXXX, Editorial Department
XXXXXX PUBLISHING
XXXXXXXXXXXX, NH 03458
Pay Range: $35 (Qtr), up to $100 (Full Page) (Color Inside)
$200-$250 (Cover)
Deadline: June 25th

TRIMMING AND SHOEING HORSES
Inside editorial, possible cover
Trimming and Shoeing horses:
a) medical conditions, e.g. examination or treatments;
b) uncommon shoes, nails or techniques;
c) dramatic lighting or angle, unique perspective;
d) severe, intense or inspiring situations, even disturbing.
Note: "Please no general farrier, maintenance images. MUST be dramatic, unique or uncommon," says photobuyer.
Photobuyer requests email before submitting.
Pays no research fees.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails
(no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed.
Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area
of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted
via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXX, Editor
XXXXX XXXXXX JOURNAL
XXXXXXXXX, WI 53045
Email:XXXXXX@XXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Quarter) $150 (Cover)
Deadline: July 15th

TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN CLASSROOM.
Inside editorial, possible cover
Teachers and students
a.) In classroom setting
b.) Students alone or in groups
"Prefer vertical format for cover," says photobuyer.
Note: Photobuyer requests email before submitting and that photos be unposed and good contrast.
Payment on publication.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXX, Assistant Editor
XXXXX, MD 20832
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXX[dot]org
Pay Range: $50-$100 (Inside-Cover)
Deadline: June 28th




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Telluride's 2nd Annual Photography Festival: September 26 - October 2, 2011
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/06/20/prweb8584954.DTL#ixzz1PyqxmDfm


New ePublishing Training - The two-day conference will be in Chicago and online, September 13-14, 2011, and will cover several aspects of epublishing, including digital magazine and eBook preparation. http://www.creativepro.com/article/new-epublishing-training


Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx to lecture on photography. Nikki Sixx, who rose to fame as bass player and main songwriter of the ribald L.A. headbangers Motley Crue, has branched from heavy metal rock to silver emulsion photography. SOURCE: Mike Boehm ; http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/06/nikki-sixx-motley-crue-photography-.html
PHOTO: Jake Danna Stevens / Los Angeles Times


First prize in this year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2011 went to the Danish photographer Jan Grarup. For his award-winning portfolio, entitled “Haiti Aftermath,” the winner will be presented with a Leica M9 camera and lenses worth around €9,500 (approximately $13,760), as well as a cash prize of €5,000 (approximately $7,240). The second winner in this year’s competition is Jing Huang from China. His portfolio, “Pure of Sight,” won the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award 2011 and a Leica M9 with lenses. The prizes will be presented on July 5 as part of the photographic festival in Arles. SOURCE: Editor: Stephen Perloff The Photograph Collector, 140 East Richardson Avenue, Suite 301, Langhorne, PA 19047, (215) 891-0214 - Fax (215) 891-9358 - Email
info at photoreview.org


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BLIND PHOTOGRAPHER -- A legally blind photographer from Winnipeg, Canada, is a finalist in the CNIB Eye Remember national photography competition. SOURCE: Julie Carl; http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/blind-photographer-sees-beauty-in-life-124532944.html
PHOTO: Mike Aporius


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“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst”
- Henri Cartier Bresson

29 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



1940 - The first cystoscopic photographs were published (in the Southern Surgeon). They were taken in color by Drs Edgar Garrison Ballenger, Harold Paul McDonald, and Reese Clinton Coleman of Atlanta, Georgia.

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CO-7 Sports Housing Kit with Canon EOS 7D Digital Camera
This B&H Kit includes the Aqua Tech CO-7 Sports Housing and the Canon EOS 7D Digital Camera. This Aqua Tech lightweight housing is constructed from polyurethane and epoxy, and is designed for surfing, wake boarding, and shallow water photography. The housing combined with the Canon EOS 7D digital camera is a great combination for photography in and around the water.
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Flat Port OAFP0001 for Amphibico Phenom and Endeavor Underwater Housings
The Amphibico Flat Port OAFP0001 contains a single, flat, uncorrected element. The field of view becomes narrowed underwater since the image is subject to the same magnification effect as a diver looking through a face mask. This port allows full camera zoom capability.
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If you want to receive a weekly message from us,
go to FACEBOOK and add "ROHN ENGH" as a friend.
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When You Sell Your Photos
Can They Find You ?
Lightroom Does The Job
DIY Beauty Dish
Behind the scene look FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
The Stock Photograph...
LOOK BUT DON’T SNAP
A Secret Way To Judge/Build A Photo Portfolio
RightsPro Adds PLUS Licensing
Industry Interview with Sue Gough Henly
CHECKLIST?
TRAVEL PHOTO TIPS
he Ten Best Travel Photography Books of All Time
The Internet now contains thousands of stock photography sites
Paying Your Dues
FORWARD TO THE PAST
ONLINE SOARING UP / PRINT VERSION GOING DOWN
What’s the world’s top-selling monthly magazine?
The right to use the images on your website
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
Photographer Successfully Sues
Appropriation Artist and Copyright Infringement
Power Up with PR: A Publicity Guide for Artists
DON’T SHOOT !
Bought and Paid for by Hollywood?
Macs GAIN ON PCS
What To Do When Your Memory Card Fails
Google has just launched a new way to search
LensPen OutDoorPro Kit
Top 5 Social Media Sites To Promote Your Photography
What Are You Going To Do Today To Make Some Money?
HOW PHOTOS LIE
UNFAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER
DIGITAL VISUAL INTERACTION
Previous Photo Needs
UNDERWATER WHALE PHOTOGRAPHY
Using Symbol Spraying for your metadata
3D PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
Upcoming Jackson Fine Art exhibition. The classic American rites of summer
35 T-shirt Designs For Photographers


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YOUR PHOTOBUYERS...

Can They Find You ?



Demographers tell us that in our mobile society, we can expect the greater part of the U.S. population to have a new address every five years. Here at PhotoSource International, we certainly find that to be true when we make a mailing to photographers on our database. Photographers move a lot.

If you have moved recently, it's important to personally let your buyers and clients know of your new address.
In our day and age, technology offers ways we can make sure our photobuyers can find us, even during the transition of a move. Your Email address and 800# can remain the same, independent of any changes in your mailing address. You won't lose touch with your photobuyers if you have both.

GET AN EMAIL ADDRESS AND KEEP IT


It might seem that an Email address can be a lifesaver for the peripatetic photographer, but there’s a drawback here if you’re not careful:

From time to time we are tempted by local and national ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to hook up with their Email services. They dangle an alluring low fee, much as credit card companies will do, to bring you aboard. Then, be it six months or twelve months later, they’re sure to raise their fees. Your problem: Should you switch to a cheaper company or stay with your original ISP?
If you make the switch, it means that every place you’ve registered your Email address, you’ll have to contact them and make the change. This includes all your printed matter, such as your business cards, sellsheets, flyers, stationery, plus your blog(s) and Web addresses and links where you have registered your name.

LESSON: When choosing an Internet Service Provider, pick one with a track record that indicates there’s a good chance they’ll be around for the next decade. We’ve all heard examples of low-fee start up ISPs that are out of business in a few months. Instead, choose an ISP you estimate will be around for a long time (even though the cost may be somewhat higher). In the long run, you’ll be happy you did.

You may want to sign up for private Email in addition to your regular business Email. A second Email (sometimes called Webmail) can be used much as you would use a “non-published” telephone number.

There are several dozen companies that will offer you a free Email. Keep in mind that many of these free Email sites receive their profits from advertising. You can expect commercial intrusion to ride along with your message.
To find free Email services, use one of the search engines such as Bing, Google or Yahoo.

HotMail (MSN) http://www.hotmail.com is popular as well as Google’s Gmail and Yahoo.com .

PEOPLE FIND


Should you list your name and Email address on a “people search”? If you are a recluse, a hermit, an artist who doesn’t want to be hounded by the press or be bothered by relatives, no, don’t submit your name and Email to a People Search feature at your favorite Search Engine. On the other hand, if you want to receive attention from photobuyers and other business entities that are a part of the stock photo industry, the answer is, yes.
Sure, it’s true: you might open yourself to receiving what most of us call “junk mail.” But think of it this way. You can recognize the difference between the subject matter of a junk mail pitchman and a response from a photobuyer. (“It just rings differently.”) So the choice comes down to whether to put up with receiving 24 junk mail letters that take twenty four seconds to delete for the chance to receive one Email from a photobuyer that might lead to a lifetime of future stock photo sales and assignments. No contest.

Photographer Directories
There are a number of photographer directories on the Internet that will list you and your areas of expertise. You have probably found a few favorites of your own. In case you have not come across these –here are some popular “bookmarks:”

Find a Photographer http://photographersindex.com
Global Photographers Search http://www.photographers.com
Guilfoyle Report http://www.ag-editions.com
Newsmakers http://www.newsmakers.net
Fine Art Photographers http://art-support.com/photographers.htm
PhotoServe http://www.photoserve.com
PhotoSourceBank http://www.photosource.com/psb
Photographers.com http://www.photographers.com
Folionet (AGT) http://www.folionet.com

LET THEM FIND YOU ON THE WEB


With a Web site or blog address on your business card or stationery, you rise a few notches in a photobuyer’s estimation.
Are Web sites expensive? Yes, they can be. But they can also be free, if you roll up your sleeves and build your own. It’s surprisingly easy.
The following free Web authoring companies offer a variety of benefits, ranging from templates for easy page creation, to storage space, reliable on-line connectivity, feedback forms, font and color choices. Some “free” Web provision companies require an extra fee if you use their service for a commercial purpose.

Most free Web site companies offer essentially the same services. I'll start the list with the first two companies to have come on the scene, which happen to also be the leading companies so far, on the Web.
http://www.wix.com/
http://www.smallbusiness.com
http://www.yahoo.com/webhosting

No computer knowledge is necessary to build a free Web site at most free sites. Example: http://www.angelfire.com. Follow the simple instructions at the Angelfire site (there are about a dozen steps to go through and it'll take about 15 minutes). Size of Web MB is 11 Megs at this date. You can also add photos and illustrations to your site. (Again, adding the photos might take the aid of a computer-wise colleague.) Anglefire provides 2 single pages. Free Email.

Tripod
( http://www.tripod.com ) Although it sounds like a photography-oriented site, it isn't. But this may be a good one to initially hook up to because you'll receive a URL that reads" "Tripod." Size of the “Homepage Studios” is 11 Megs.
Wordpress.com (for non-techies) is a well-respected blog builder; wordpress.org is a powerful site building service, but tech-knowledge is necessary.


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Note: Here are some suggestions. but the best suggestion is to use a search engine suchas Google, and in the search bar, type in a longtail search phrase suchas
free website
oer free hosting

FortuneCity ( http://www.fortunecity.com ) you receive 6 MB free space and access to an online html editor.
Free Town ( http://www.freetown.com ) Is available when you sign up as a citizen of Free Town.
TrailerPark ( http://www.trailerpark.com )

I recently experienced another way that photobuyers can find photographers.
Nancy Ritz, photo coordinator at Prentice Hall, the book publishing company, Emailed me saying she was returning one of my photos (an original B&W 8X10) that her company had used in one of their textbooks. She pointed out that they've filed a digitized copy of the photo, and the number stamped on the back of the print is the database designation from the Corporate Digital Archive (CDA) of their parent company, Simon & Schuster. She said in her letter, "You are listed as the photographer, copyright holder, and source. When another member of Simon & Schuster should come across the photo, the information is already in our computers relating you to that photograph."
It's nice to know computers, databases, and mergers of large publishing houses can still produce beneficial rewards for independent photographers.
My digitized photo will probably remain in their CDA a long time. It's nice to know that that photo, taken many years ago in 1978, is in such an archive – which can benefit not only me but also my grandchildren, and possibly their grandchildren.

Finally: Where will they find you. There are many, many online galleries. For a starter, here's is an excellent list from Photopreneur.com:
.” http://blogs.photopreneur.com/stock-photography-big-list?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29


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There's no time better than now to start selling your photos, getting published and seeing your credit line in national circulation. Rohn Engh is the best-selling author of “Sell & ReSell Your Photos” and “sellphotos.com.” He has produced an eBook, “How To Make the Marketable Photo,” and an eCourse, “How To Market Your Photos.” For more information and to receive a free eReport: “8 Steps to Becoming Published Photographer,” visit http://www.sellphotos.com
800 624-0266.






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Lightroom


Does The Job


by Mikael Karlsson, PSI Technical Editor



For years, Adobe Photoshop was the only choice for professional photographers editing their own digital photos. Not so anymore.

Adobe Lightroom might just become the new standard for digital photographers. I have been using it since the first Beta version. I use Lightroom for developing the RAW files from my camera, light editing for sensor dust, and basic image content editing. Actually, these days I rarely use Photoshop.

I have Lightroom set up so it automatically imports new files every time I plug a CF card into my card reader. A conservative estimate is that I now spend at least 50 % less time developing RAW files and doing initial image editing compared to when I used to use Photoshop and Bridge.

SAFETY MEASURE

Lightroom saves the RAW files into a folder called the Lightroom Library. When working with the files, you work on copies rather than the digital original. This is a great safety measure to keep your digital originals safe. The only drawback is that the library quickly becomes very large. I edit out and delete unneeded RAW files once a week, which helps keep the library folder manageable.

You can download a free demo version of Lightroom from Adobe’s web site (www.adobe.com) to learn if the software is for you.

In the developing mode of Lightroom, there are controls to adjust features such as white balance, exposure, color temperature, and fill light and much more. These options are more than enough for the majority of basic image editing. You’ll also find a tool similar to the Clone Stamp in Photoshop that will allow you to clone out dust spots and other minor flaws. However, for more serious editing of problems that need to be removed or cloned out, Photoshop is still your best bet.

Lightroom is easy to work with and the learning curve is short and fast. If you have even a little bit of experience working with digital files, you’ll be able to start working with Lightroom in minutes after you install the software.

Lightroom is available for both PC and Mac. The price for the full version is only $299. For what you get for your money, in my opinion, it is a steal.


Mike Karlsson is Technical Editor at PhotoSource International. (1 402 821 3098; mike[at]photosource[dot]com)





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DIY Beauty Dish - Diy Bare Bulb Flash Beauty Dish Made from an Aluminium Cooking Vessel
SB: “Since most of you might have a fairly good idea about what a beauty dish is and what it does; We are not dwelling into those details here. And for those of my friends who have never heard the term – a short explanation: - A beauty dish is a light modifier in the form of a modified reflector to a normal flash unit which alters the quality of light being emitted from the regular flash, giving it more spread and thus softening the light. Result more wrapping effect as some photographers rightly says. A beauty dish is something that could produce intermediate results between a bare flash and a soft box.” SOURCE: Shibu Bhlskar
http://enchantingkerala.org/digital-photography-school/diy-beauty-dish.php

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
-- Video -- Creating the image: Behind the scene look. http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-food-photography-how-we-shot-the-shrimp-sambal-recipe-20110614,0,1894879.story
 
Video: Bil Hogan


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The Stock Photograph...

What is it?

There are two (2) kinds.

Editorial
and Commercial

They are different

Which path do you choose?







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LOOK BUT DON’T SNAP -- AppleFunPolice to block event photography. Yikes! iPhone users may be prevented from photographing or filming live concerts and sports events.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/5159880/Apple-fun-police-to-block-event-photography
Also Apple: http://www.fastcompany.com/1682306/facetime-dating-service-launched-for-iphone-4
PHOTO: Getty

TAKE A CARD, ANY CARD. S.B: “A Secret Way To Judge/Build A Photo Portfolio –When you look at a photographer’s portfolio, it’s pretty easy to expect that the first image you will see will be great. But here’s a secret. Anyone can come up with one lucky shot. How about that seventh shot? Is that as good as the first?” SOURCE: Scott Bourne ; http://photofocus.com/2011/06/17/a-secret-way-to-judgebuild-a-photo-portfolio/
TAKEAWAY: The beauty of editorial stock photography is that photobuyers buy photos not necessarily because they like them, but because they need them. Award-winning images will adorn the walls of their office, but they will sign checks for marketable photos –images that match the theme of the storyline of the assignment the photobuyer is working on. You will fatten your wallet if you use this marketing principle before you take your next photo: Ask yourself, “Why am I taking this picture? Will it be on a photobuyer’s desk tomorrow? If not, why not?” -RE


RightsPro Adds PLUS Licensing – R.G.: “We’re very excited about the addition of the PLUS licensing standards to RightsPro.com, further empowering our photo buyers and sellers to easily communicate the rights granted in a license agreement. PLUS Packs are an easy way to offer or request convenient bundles of rights, developed collaboratively by image buyers and sellers in 30 countries. SOURCE: Ray Gauss ; http://blog.rightspro.com/2011/06/16/rightspro-adds-plus-licensing/

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Industry Interview with Sue Gough Henly
We chat with to Sue Gough Henly - an award-winning photojournalist and writer. We also feature some of her best photography throughout the piece.
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/164392/20110616/sue-gough-henly-photography-travel.htm
PHOTO: Sue Gough Henly


CHECKLIST -- MF: “Standard practice in professional editorial assignments is to vary the style, scale and lighting, so that the total take looks rich and varied and gives the art director different material to work with. I've boiled this approach down to these nine quick items on a checklist. Bring this pro method to your own trips and work from this checklist.” SOURCE: Michael Freeman
http://www.adorama.com/alc/article/Travel-Photography-10-Point-Checklist


TRAVEL PHOTO TIPS: Wikipedia describes travel photography as a subcategory of photography which involves the documentation of an area’s landscape, people, cultures, customs and history. The Photographic Society of America defines it as an image which expresses the feeling of time and place, portrays a land, its people and a culture in its natural state. SOURCE: PHOTO Journal ; http://www.tutorialized.com/view/tutorial/Tips-for-Travel-Photography/68986
PHOTO: Nikolaz Godet

TOP TEN
-- The Ten Best Travel Photography Books of All Time. Travel photography is a subcategory of photography involving the documentation of an area’s landscape, people, cultures, customs and history. The Photographic Society of America defines a travel photo as an image that expresses the feeling of a time and place, portrays a land, its people, or a culture in its natural state, and has no geographical limitations. SOURCE: Globetr0tter. http://www.listsofbests.com/list/92174-the-ten-best-travel-photography-books-of-all-time


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BY CATEGORY -- From Photopreneur: “The Internet now contains thousands of stock photography sites, giving editors a huge choice of image sources, and photographers a wide range of outlets for their images. We’ve checked sites and pored over lists to produce our own guide to stock photography.” http://blogs.photopreneur.com/stock-photography-big-list?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29
TAKEAWAY: Good list! Good job. A new category for this list: Do-it-Yourself sites. The DYI sites cater to independent stock photographers who find new leads for themselves and their stock photo brands by subscribing to a photo request site that publishes (daily) current photo needs that the photobuyer can’t find or don’t wish to take the time to seek out through normal online photo galleries: Two such sites are http://agpix.com/ and our own http://www.photosource.com.


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Paying Your Dues -- E.M: “Frequently, “new to the industry” photographers want to run before they adequately learn how to walk. It is not about photographic talents…the streets are littered with unemployed talented photographers. No. This is more about the desire to understand and learn the nuances that make up the business side of this crazy profession we know and love.” SOURCE: Ed McDonald ; http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2011/06/are-you-paying-your-dues/

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FORWARD TO THE PAST
-- Lifestyle Magazine Coming to Middletown, NY (Ulster} The Times Herald-Record used the backdrop of the Rondout Creek to announce the planned launch this September of Ulster Magazine, a full-color, glossy magazine that will be published bimonthly.
Read more: http://www.benzinga.com/press-releases/11/06/p1164576/lifestyle-magazine-coming-to-ulster#ixzz1PZuAViuE


ONLINE SOARING UP / PRINT VERSION GOING DOWN -- L.M.: “Advertising is starting to recover. The shift by readers and advertisers to online will limit the growth of print magazines, the industry’s former lifeblood. SOURCE: Lucia Moses. http://www.adweek.com/news/press/new-report-sees-more-tough-years-ahead-magazines-132498


WHO'S ON TOP? What’s the world’s top-selling monthly magazine? Thanks to the boost of its international editions, Reader’s Digest is the world’s best-selling monthly magazine; it is published in 35 languages, in 52 editions, and is sold in more than 100 countries. Many of the international editions are simply translations of the US version, but in a growing number of countries, articles of local interest and importance are written expressly for the local version of Reader’s Digest. DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace published their first issue – 5,000 copies – of the undersized magazine on February 5, 1922. It cost 25 cents and was sold by mail. In the 1929, the magazine was first sold at newsstands. It was DeWitt Wallace’s idea to condense articles – and later, books – that would be gathered in a magazine small enough to slip into a pocket or a bag. Alexander Graham Bell wrote the lead article in the first issue; it was about the importance of continuing to learn throughout one’s life.




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ARE YOUR PHOTOS LEGAL?
Check that you have the right to use the images on your website, small businesses warned
Small business owners are being urged to check the images they are using on their websites in order to guard against costly copyright claims.

The Forum of Private Business issued the warning after a noticeable increase in calls to its member helpline on the issue in recent months, with several businesses receiving letters demanding payment for unwittingly using copyrighted pictures.


Instead, by buying images from reputable stock photography websites and using them in an acceptable way, business owners can prove that they bought the rights to use the image. Some companies even offer a legal guarantee to protect a business if it is accused of copyright infringement by the original artist.

SOURCE: http://www.fpb.org/news/2432/Check_you_have_the_right_to_use_the_images_on_your_website__small_businesses_warned.htm




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YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR -- C.W.: “Photographers love to shoot. Some enjoy processing and printing their images. Unfortunately, most don’t enjoy the tedious process and filing fee required to register their copyrights for their photos with the U.S. Copyright Office. Don’t be fooled by the “free and easy” claim by some websites that purport to “protect” your copyrights, such as one called: “MyFreeCopyright.com.” SOURCE: Carolyn E. Wright, Esq. http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=2588


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Photographer Successfully Sues

Appropriation Artist for

Copyright Infringement



By Joel L. Hecker,Esq


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Richard Prince, the well known appropriation artist, his gallery, and the gallery’s principal, have all been found to be guilty of copyright infringement in connection with Prince’s paintings which copied professional photographer Patrick Cariou’s copyrighted photographs of Rastafarians in Jamaica. This important case was brought in the Federal Court in New York. The court’s decision was rendered on March 18, 2011.
Background Facts:
Cariou spent a considerable amount of time with Rastafarians in Jamaica over the course of some six years. As a result, he gained their trust and was able to take their photographic portraits. In 2000, he published a book of his Rastafarian photographs titled, Yes, Rasta.

Cariou testified about the creative choices he made (as is customary for professional photographers), including equipment used, staging and composing individual photos and techniques and processes. He was also heavily involved in the layout, editing, and printing of the book.
Prince is a well known and highly successful “appropriation artist.” His work has been shown at numerous museums and other institutions, including a solo show at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Defendant Gagosian Gallery is an art dealer and gallery, which represents Prince and markets his art. Defendant Lawrence Gagosian is the Gallery’s president, founder, and owner.

Between December 2007 through February 2008, Prince showed some of his artwork in St. Barts, including a collage entitled “Canal Zone (2007)” (“Canal Zone”) which consisted of a collage of thirty-five photographs literally torn from Cariou’s book and attached to a wooden backer board. Prince painted over some portions of thirty-five photographs, using some of them in their entirety and some partially. Portions of the collage were also reproduced in a magazine article about Prince’s show at the Gagosian Gallery.

Prince admitted using at least forty-one photos from Yes, Rasta as elements of his Canal Zone paintings.
Fair Use Analysis

The primary defense raised by the defendants was that Prince’s use of the photos was a fair use under the Copyright Act and therefore entitled to protection.
The purpose of fair use is to address the inevitable tension between the property rights established under copyright’s purpose “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts” as contained in the U.S. Constitution and the ability of authors to express themselves by referencing the work of others. The doctrine of fair use consists of a four-factor test.

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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


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DON’T SHOOT? CE:“But it’s a public space. Taking an innocent snapshot in a public area may get you in trouble,even if photography is allowed. It almost landed Ryan Miklus behind bars when he flew from Phoenix to Reno ...Such incidents are becoming increasingly common, making shutterbugs hesitant to take pictures that they’re well within \
their rights to take.” SOURCE: Christopher Elliott
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/the-navigator-dont-shoot-but-its-a-public-space/2011/06/13/AGbD5GWH_story.html?wprss=rss_style
TAKEAWAY: “Freedom of the Press” has given people living in a free society the opportunity to learn what’s going on – politics, religion, education –we are our own watchdogs, especially if we have a camera/video to protect ourselves. But freedom, as we know, can go awry and backfire if we don’t exercise common sense.
more info: http://www.photographyisntacrime.com/

TINSEL COPS -- D.W.: “Ft. Lauderdale Photo Ban: Bought and Paid for by Hollywood? Citing First Amendment violations, a Florida publisher and the Society of Professional Journalists have filed suit against the city of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and its police chief over the city’s temporary ban on photography in a public area around a Hollywood movie set. City police officers are reportedly being paid by the film producers to guard the periphery, and enforce the photo ban. SOURCE: David Walker ; http://pdnpulse.com/2011/06/ft-lauderdale-photo-ban-bought-and-paid-for-by-hollywood.html



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Macs GAIN ON PCS. According to IDC,( International Data Corporation ) Mac shipments grew 27 percent in March—a period in which PC shipments declined 1.2 percent. In Europe, Mac sales were up 10 percent year over year, while the PC market there was down 17.5 percent. In Asia, Mac sales were up 69.4 percent, while the PC market was up just 8.8 percent. In Japan, Mac sales where up 21.1 percent and total PC sales declined 16.1 percent. SOURCE: IDC

ROADBLOCK: -- S.B: “What To Do When Your Memory Card Fails? Unfortunately, technology doesn’t always work So, what do you do when you get home with a memory card full of awesome photos and your computer refuses to read it? Well, there’s a few simple things you can try, like using another memory card reader or another computer. SOURCE: – Steve Berardi ; http://photonaturalist.net/what-to-do-when-your-memory-card-fails/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+photonaturalist+%28PhotoNaturalist%29

BETTER RESULTS -- –Google has just launched a new way to search. You can now put an image in the search box and it will find relevant matching images and/or information relating to the image. You can add the images in three different ways. SOURCE: Marco; http://www.fastmediamagazine.com/blog/2011/06/16/google-launches-search-with-images/
More info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t99BfDnBZcI


LensPen OutDoorPro Kit - The LensPen OutDoorPro Kit includes everything you need to keep your cameras, binoculars and other fine optics clean and producing sharp photos and beautiful vistas. It’s the perfect travel companion for the summer, whether you’re heading out on the trip of a lifetime, or taking a “staycation” in town. http://www.shutterbug.com/content/lenspen-outdoorpro-kit


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Top 5 Social Media Sites To Promote Your Photography – M.B.: “Are you a young photographer trying to promote your name? Or perhaps you are a veteran professional looking to expand your marketing base. Either way there are several social media sites that can be used to promote your photography. SOURCE : Mike Barbre; http://currentphotographer.com/top-5-social-media-sites-to-promote-your-photography/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CurrentPhotographer+%28Current+Photographer%29


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MAKING MONEY -- CB: “What Are You Going To Do Today To Make Some Money? –I don’t always make $500.00 in a day or even a dime on other days, but the focus and plan of action required is there in my mind. One of the best strategies to stay focused on the task at hand is to set goals. Source: Charlie Borland ; http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/06/what-are-you-going-to-do-today-to-make-some-money/



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HOW PHOTOS LIE -- At first glance, this photo of two people kissing amidst the ... SOURCE: Kat Hannaford
http://gizmodo.com/5812924/how-photos-lie
PHOTO: Richard Lam – Getty


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UNFAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER -- The most famous Canadian photographer you’ve never heard of. Wandering through George Hunter’s Mississauga, Ont., studio, one gets the distinct impression of flipping through Canada’s scrapbook His images have appeared on currency, stamps and in textbooks and galleries across the country. SOURCE: Jodi White
http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/06/14/the-most-famous-canadian-photographer-you%E2%80%99ve-never-heard-of/
PHOTO: Simon Bell



DIGITAL VISUAL INTERACTIONS -- C.R.: “ Fishing the Photo Stream: Penelope Umbrico's (photographs) –Few people have parsed our visual culture with the esthetic and conceptual chops of Penelope Umbrico. In her work Umbrico often appropriates or re-photographs existing images and, by gathering and presenting them with titles that draw attention to the “contingent relationships between the photographs,” suggests ideas and, indeed, narratives about the photographs and photography that are far different from those intended by the photographer or the original publisher of the image. SOURCE: Conor Risch ; http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/Fishing-the-Photo-St-3073.shtml
PHOTO: Penelope Umbrico


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Our new section called Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues can inspire you to go out and simulate similar photo needs for a kind of ‘self assignment.’ Each week we include photo listings from a year ago.
We hope you like this new section of PhotoStockNOTES and welcome your feedback. -RE




TAMARIND
Inside editorial possible cover
Looking for images of tamarind
(Could be silos or in environment/on the tree but not as part of a prepared dish. The specific
fruit needs to be the hero)
FTP Info: ftp.XXXXXX.net
username:XXXXXX
pass: ftpXXXXX
Please use an FTP program (like Fetch) as opposed to a browser.
Please email me to let me know you've uploaded images.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXXX Magazine
XXXXXXX, FL 32789
Email: XXXX XXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: www.XXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: June 7th


HUMPBACK WHALE
SCARLET MACAW
ROUGH GREEN SNAKE

Inside editorial usage, possible cover
Humpback whale: vertical or horizontal: underwater
Humpback whale: vertical-head breaking surface of water: portrait style
Scarlet macaw: vertical: flying or portrait style
Rough green snake: vertical: I'd like a close-up wide-angle with snake looking at camera, maybe with mouth open, or tongue out
Note: For summer issue of XXXXX MAGAZINE.
One of these may be for cover use, so send only your best, please. Digital submissions only right now.
XXXXX Magazine is the NWTF/s publication for members of
its youth program. We are dedicated to informing and
educating youth in wildlife conservation and the wise
stewardship of our natural resources. Average age reader for
this magazine in 10 years of age.
No research fees paid
Digital images must be embedded with ownership meta data, the photographer's name and contact information, as well as caption and credit information.
A printed contact sheet that includes image names must accompany digital images submitted on CD-ROM or DVD.
E mailed submissions must not exceed 18mb and must be approved by the editor prior to transmission. It is best to send low resolution thumbnails at 3x5 inches/72pi in an initial email. The editor may then ask you to send specific high resolution files as needed. Enclose a SASE for return
The XXXX agrees to one time North American rights for each image selected for publication or additional rights as negotiated with the contributor.
For color photo submissions, the XXXX accepts only original (not duplicate) transparencies: 35mm is the most common, although medium formats are also acceptable.
Each photo should have the contributor's name, address and phone number on it, and a code number for identification.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails no more than 6 for each subject) and email the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your email, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via email If lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXX Publishing assist
XXXXX EMAGAZINE
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXX[dot]net
Pay Range: $400 (Cover) $175 (2 page spread)
$125 (full page)
$100 (half page)
Deadline: June 7th


KOSRAE.
Inside editorial possible cover
Stunning landscapes from the island of Kosrae. MUST be
horizontal.
FTP Info: ftp.XXXXXXXX.net
username: ftpXXX
pass:XXXXX
Please use an FTP program (like Fetch) as opposed to a browser.
Please email me to let me know you've uploaded images.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXXX Magazine
XXXXXXXX, FL 32789
Email: XXXXX XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: www.XXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: June 9th





PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER/HELPING EACH OTHER/
Inside usage
Vertical or horizontal.
People working together/helping each other/teaching in a garden, people discussing a garden over paperwork/contracts
Farm hosts welcoming guests to a party; holiday celebrations using antiques and heirloom items; old family photos on display; cultural traditions at wedding, holiday and other celebrations
People sitting by a fire with a book and a hot drink; people enjoying a holiday party or a holiday setting
Women preparing foods, cooking and packaging food items in a commercial kitchen; product and marketing shots from food items that could be produced in a commercial kitchen
Note: Please put submissions on a CD and include a contact sheet.
Mail it to XXXXXXXXX
"No phone calls, please," says photobuyer.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox".
"Only need previews if I have not worked with you before and you are a digital photographer," says photobuyer.
Pays no research fees.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox", Comments: Digital specs: 300 dpi at actual size (at least 4x6 in tiff format. Cover consideration 8x11
If these rates are not acceptable please bring this up on the initial contact.
Digital images welcomed at 300 dpi
at actual size (at least 5 x 5, larger preferred).
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXXXXX, Managing Editor
XXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXX, KY 40533
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $65 (partial page)
Deadline: July 15th


SALTWATER FLY-FISHING
Inside editorial usage.
Saltwater fly-fishing. Redfish Trout, Tarpon, Snook
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting.
Sample digital preview scans accepted.
May also send dupes for review, will request originals of any selected for use. NO PHONE CALLS
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXXX, Editor
XXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXX, FL 32789
Email: XXXX.XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: http://www.XXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: up to $50+ depending on size, usage and placement
Deadline: July 1st


GEORGIA
Inside editorial usage
Georgia
Brasstown Bald
Rabun Bald
Initial digital submissions can be low resolution, but we will need any published image to be a minimum of 300 dpi at 8.5 x 11", raw .tiff preferred.
Note: For a cover for our July/August issue.
High-altitude escapes - looking for beautiful, summer shots from any of the following areas, images that say "high up" -v. All must be in the Appalachian mountains of our nine-state coverage area (VA, WV, NC, SC, TN, KY, AL, GA, MD).
Important note: Initial submissions can be low-res. Digital preferred but we do also accept transparencies If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXXXX, Editor
XXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXX, VA 24018
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $40 - $100 (Interior)
Deadline: June 1st


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UNDERWATER WHALE PHOTOGRAPHY -- With Flip Nicklin. Widely regarded as one of the premier whale photographers of the world, Flip Nicklin and a National Geographic contributing photographer. He will be hosting two photography workshops at the Bermuda Society of Arts [BSoA] and a one-night only talk at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI]. http://bernews.com/2011/06/workshop-with-national-geographic-photographer/

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AN EASY WAY -- Using Symbol Spraying for your metadata: copyright and keywording (Lightroom 2) SOURCE: Rafael Conception ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKydWmDmYg8

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3D PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT -- His three-dimensional photos have been used in international newspapers in England and Germany. His mentor, Hahrokh is from Iran. Moorehead Cultural Center. WIT in Sioux City, Jun 15th to July 10th.
http://southwestiowanews.com/shared-content/search/index.php?search=go&o=0&l=&s=&r=&d1=06%2F04%2F11&d2=06%2F18%2F11&q=3D+PHOTOGRAPHY+EXHIBIT++

Upcoming Jackson Fine Art exhibition. The classic American rites of summer: blasting music, preening teenagers and fast cars are the subjects of a pop culture. infused at Jackson Fine Art photography exhibition. http://www.1888pressrelease.com/upcoming-jackson-fine-art-photography-exhibition-starting-ju-pr-311115.html



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“Anyone who isn’t confused really doesn’t understand the situation.”
- Edward R. Murrow


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1815 June 11thJulia Margaret Cameron was born in Calcutta, India. She taught herself photography at age 48 and began exhibiting her work one year later. Cameron was one of the first to experiment with soft focus portraits, to achieve a more expressive image. She bucked criticism of their approach from her peers, who thought she lacked understanding of sharp focus. She stuck to her guns, and today her style is emulated by many sensitive portraitists. Her subjects included Sir John Herschel, Alfred Tennyson and Charles Darwin. Julia Cameron was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame in 1984.

22 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




35 T-shirt Designs For Photographers Around The World
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BUT DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT A GREAT MARKETABLE PHOTO IS?
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You scratch your head and ask, "I wonder if I could sell this photo…?"
Sure, -- you could sell it... –to the local library, bank, or hotel lobby.
But that doesn't make it "marketable." That kind of sale is a one-time sale. You'll get only a few of those. In contrast, marketable photos are those that have the kind of content and treatment that make them sell over and over again for you.
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SELLING YOUR IMAGES
Keeping up with innovation…
Rental Boomerang
Mike Asks The Photobuyer
WHAT’S FOR DINNER?
GET THE COLOR RIGHT
The Original Street Fashion Photographer
FINDING A NICHE And Filling It
YOUR SHIP WILL COME IN
Publish EXIF Data?
Marketing During the Summer Months
MARKETING RISK
JUST FOR FUN
DO YOU REALLY LIKE IT?
FINDING OUR WAY
What’s the world’s top-selling monthly magazine?
CONVINCE MAGAZINE PUBLISHERS
DO YOU OWN YOUR PHOTOS ONLINE?
Family Photography
Microstock Passion to Paycheck
IT’S THE BIG ONE
PROS AND CONS
Life Cycle of a Photographer
Previous Photo Needs
A Photo Tour will lead the way to good photos
Maine Media Workshops

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Keeping up

with innovation…




The prophesies are over. The book is closed. We have morphed into the Information Age. The time it takes to deliver information has become so quick compared to what went before. It's almost instantaneous. Even to Indonesia. Remarkable!
This allows us to capitalize on opportunities with new efficiency, and helps us avoid unnecessary risks. The “information float” is collapsing. We don't twiddle our thumbs waiting for a response.
The change is here. Photography technology is outdoing itself. Digital transmission, storage, and manipulation of images has become a reality.
Printers can produce images that compete in quality with film. Corbis, Getty, Alamy and others, provide clients with on-line retrieval and viewing of over 1,000,000 stock selections. Digital thermometers, touch panels, audio tones, and timers are now
commonplace in the photography studio.
But don’t let all the bells and whistles distract you. The actors, props, and settings may be different, but it’s still the same show. Getting pictures that are publishable still takes creative ability - - and that takes talent and knowledge. And it has always taken more than talent to consistently receive checks from publications and ad agencies, and to see your credit line in national circulation. That takes marketing know-how, and always will.
The Law of Probability is on your side if you direct your initial marketing efforts toward the specialized magazines and specialized book publishers listed in periodical places and directories you find on Google. Just type in your specialized category and you’re in business.

THE FIRST MISTAKE


Don’t be tempted to be “all things to all photo editors.” This is usually the first mistake the fledgling photo illustrator makes. Photo editors recognize that one photographer can’t be that versatile. Their primary concern is that they get material that’s accurate that they can present to their readers and advertisers. All photo managers prefer to work with a photographer who already knows something about the interest area of his/her publishing project.
"Where should I start? Where should I go?" You ask. Focus on a market area that appeals to you, such as outdoor recreation, aviation, medicine, trains, education, etc. These categories and hundreds of others are listed on Google. Ask the publishers for their “Photographer’s Guidelines.” If you already have a collection of photos that focuses on one particular category, put them all on a disk and send it to a publsher whose theme is the same as your category shooting area. You'll find a good friend waiting for your disk because they're used to receiving disks filled with butterflies, waterfalls and seagulls. Every thing they *Don't* need!

WHAT DO THEY PAY?

Some specialized markets work with monthly photography budgets ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Many spend $40,000 - $90,000 (per month – not per year) on photography. If you zero in on just 10 specialized publishers in your category of picture-taking, you will have, as they say in the marketing field, found your “corner of the market” – the sweet spot. The photo editors of these markets will consider you an important resource. Once you have made some sales to an editor, he or she will be interested in sending special assignments your way.
If you just do this part-time, you’ll still be able to handle lengthier assignments by scheduling them on your vacation time (and as a result give yourself free vacations!).
Turn over a new leaf tomorrow. Get prepared for a genuine assignment by giving yourself some “practice” assignments this year. Using photo layots in one or two of your targeted publications as guides, duplicate the photos used by those photographers, and teach yourself how to develop photo essays.
Make this the year you get your stock photography marketing off the ground.

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PRICING YOUR PHOTOS

Refer to freelance photography handbooks on Google, to research how to price yourself for your day rate.
Three tips for assignment work: Since each publication you work with will offer a different ‘day rate,’ based on such things as circulation, advertising revenue, and size, you’ll find day rates ranging from $400 a day to $2,000 a day.
In addition to the base ‘day rate’ fee, it is acceptable to also submit a statement for expenses like the following: mileage (52 cents per mile outside your general metropolitan area; if you live outside the general metropolitan area of the publishing house, do not charge a fee for coming in to the city); car rental; plane; train; meals; lodging. Also, photographic expenses: workflow; renting of special equipment; props; model fees; location charges (such as rent); mailing and/or carrier charges; special phone calls (beyond the ordinary); messengers; porters; guards. Be sure to keep your receipts and staple them to your statement.
Some popular pricing guides: FotoQuote, Cradoc Corporation, 145 Tyee Dr #286, Point Roberts, WA 98281-9602; Phone: 1 206 842-4030; Fax: 1 206 824-1381; Email: cradoc[at]ibm[dot]net.
Jim Pickerell’s, Selling Stock, 110 Fredrick Ave Ste A, Rockville, MD 20850; Phone: 1 301 251-0720; Fax: 1 301 309-0941; Email: jim[at]chd[dot]com.
Michal Heron’s, Pricing Photography, 28 W 71st St, New York, NY 10023; Phone: 1 212 787-1272; Fax: 1 212 721-0844; email: mheron[at]interport[dot]net.
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There's no time better than now to start selling your photos, getting published and seeing your credit line in national circulation. Rohn Engh is the best-selling author of “Sell & ReSell Your Photos” and “sellphotos.com.” He has produced an eBook, “How To Make the Marketable Photo,” and an eCourse, “How To Market Your Photos.” For more information and to receive a free eReport: “8 Steps to Becoming Published Photographer,” visit http://www.sellphotos.com
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Rental Boomerang


What do you do when you need an extra computer, like when yours fails and you have important and urgent work to complete, or you need a second one for just a short while to catch up with your keywording?
Or you need one for your daughter away at college or on a trip to Europe?
One course is to rent a computer.
And if all goes well, you pay your rental fees and return the computer per the rental agreement. But what if things don’t go well, or you run into financial difficulties?
Looking at it from the rental company’s view, you've got their equipment and are not paying for it. In a federal lawsuit filed against an Atlanta-based company, the allegations are that the rental company installed software on the computer to track keystrokes, make screenshots and even for taking webcam images. Of course, this raised privacy issues, especially since the renter was allegedly not informed of the monitoring software.
The company says it has the right to install monitoring software to facilitate retrieval of their equipment. Naturally, as with any lawsuit, there are fine points, differing interpretations, and differing viewpoints of legal matters. And this is not the first instance of such action.
Last year a school district agreed to pay a fine to settle lawsuits over photos taken on school-issued laptops in an attempt to locate missing computers. Such monitoring is something to keep in mind when renting equipment, and this may apply to electronic equipment other than computers.

Do Not Track



By now we all know about the national Do Not Call list, and its counterpart for Internet users, the various Do Not Track proposals. We reported to you last time on Apple’s addition of a Do Not Track tool to their browser (coming soon). Microsoft has added a similar tool to their latest browser.
The idea, and problem, is that these tools are intended to tell trackers that you don’t want to be tracked, but that doesn't (yet) mean that the trackers have to pay attention. In a strange twist, Microsoft’s advertising unit may be ignoring such requests, according to a recent article. Such discord underscores the divergent views of the major players in this technology. So perhaps for a while at least, the Do Not Track requests are being sent and no one is listening.


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.



15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




Mike Asks The Photobuyer


"If a stock photographer, who has the kind of images you routinely need, offers you a free monthly e-mail newsletter on the photographer's website, would you sign up?"

Answer Percentage
Yes 36.17%
No 38.30%
No answer 25.53%


Mike's Comment:

Is it worth it? Yes it is. Here are some newsletter pointers that are important to keep in mind. When you send out a newsletter you are on some level acting as a publisher.
Keeping that in mind, look at the publications you like to read. What is it in these publications that draw your interest? Stories about the writer's latest family vacation or an informative piece on (whatever the subject of the publication is).
In writing – especially in the newsletter format – brevity is clarity. Keep articles short and to the point. Never add anything as pointless filler. Constantly keep your readers in front of your eyes when you write. You don't write to entertain yourself, you write for your readers.
It is essential to make it easy for people to get in touch with you and many newsletters make the fatal mistake to not include or prominently display contact information.
Spend time on the design. Keep it simple, easy to navigate and readable.
Again, picture your readers in front of you. Use a business-looking format for your newsletter. You might love kittens but the chances are that most of your readers are (hopefully) photobuyers with a professional interest in your photos and not much else. Keep that in mind and for more information on this specific area, check out former Sidebar articles in PhotoStockNOTES.
http://www.photosource.com/shop/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=ps2008


Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 25 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 a regular contributor to a wide variety of U.S. publications. Reach him at mike[at]photosource[dot]com.



15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




WHAT’S FOR DINNER? -- Editorial Restaurant Photography – Matt Dutile: “Photographing restaurants either in your home city or abroad during travel can be a great “sneak peak” into this cultural corner. Many of the same ideas and principles to travel photography also apply to restaurant photography. You really have to capture the essence of a place – the food, patrons, staff, setting and anything that makes the place unique. http://www.digital-photography-school.com/editorial-restaurant-photography?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DigitalPhotographySchool+%28Digital+Photography+School%29
PHOTO: Matt Dutile

GET THE COLOR RIGHT -- Free June Webinars - X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of June Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers. Gain new confidence, learn quick, easy and powerful ways to enhance color workflow. http://www.shutterbug.com/content/x-rite-free-june-webinars

15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




Bill Cunningham: The Original Street Fashion Photographer. “It’s not photography,” Cunningham says. “I’m just documenting what I see. I let the street speak to me.” http://lightbox.time.com/2011/03/16/bill-cunningham-new-york/#1


15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




FINDING A NICHE -- And Filling It – DH: “For a couple of years now, I have been divorcing myself from the idea of shooting editorial for other people and instead learning to think more entrepreneurially. I am thinking hyper-local, and looking at the inefficiency of coherent, quality visual information about the county where I live. It just seems logical to explore the options that exist right at my doorstep as publishing continues its major upheaval.” http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2011/archives/19067
PHOTO: David Hobby

YOUR SHIP WILL COME IN -- The Cover Shot. Skip Cohen: “How many times have you looked at a cover of any magazine and said, “My work is better!” Or maybe you said, “I could have shot that!” Well, the point is you didn’t, but you also didn’t do anything to go after the cover and another photographer did! Here are some things to think about: http://goingpro2010.com/2011/06/08/step-by-step-%E2%80%93-getting-a-cover-shot/


Publish EXIF Data? -- Scott Bourne: “ No. But, I wanted you to know my reasons for my choice and hopefully motivate some of you to concentrate less on gear and technique and more on art, craft and vision. http://photofocus.com/2011/06/09/why-i-usually-dont-publish-exif-data-on-my-photos/
TAKEAWAY: Good point. But there’s more. EXIF data is like a digital genome of each picture you take. Different photo hosting sites may use different terms other than “EXIF”. For example, Flickr uses the word properties; Picasa web albums have an area called Photo information. Another good point, although it's not universal in cyberspace, it’s bound to be part of your photo selling arsenal: keyword search of images via IPTC standard and EXIF data in each of your photos. A French company, Kalimages, for example, offers captioning and searching of digital images using IPTC/IIM and XMP standards for photo indexation. Wouldn’t it be nice in the future to have your photo turn up in a Google search for Glastenbury Mountain because an editor was doing a springtime story on Vermont? -RE

VACATION BREAK
-- Marketing During the Summer Months – Selena Maitreya: In my world, marketing during the summer months is no different than the rest of the year, assuming you have a well developed 12-month sales and marketing program. Create a solid 12-month sales and marketing program that you work consistently! Here is what your program should contain: http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2011/06/marketing-during-the-summer-months/



MARKET RISK -- "Some would say that these uncertain times warrant the greatest, boldest and yummiest risks—what do you think?" (Art buyer Heather Morton on “Risky Promotions”) Reena Newman's promo arrives in butcher paper with a weight label affixed and opens up to reveal great imagery and tasty taffy, some of it made with bacon. Morton features Newman's promo on her blog. SOURCE: PhotoDistrictNEWS http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/static/Promos-I-Kept-Art-B-3028.shtml

15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




JUST FOR FUN -- Glenn Riffey: “Unless you are photographing for money what should it care if others don't like your work as long as you are satisfied with what you are doing? This took me a long time to figure this out and when I did, photography became fun again. And isn't that why most of us do photography in the first place; for the enjoyment of it?“ http://www.riffspics.com/search?updated-min=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-05%3A00&updated-max=2009-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=15

15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



YOU LIKE? -- Chase Jarvis: “When I talk to photographers and survey the industry landscape, I see a zillion photographers trying to have all their work liked by all the people. This comes from our social animal DNA, but it’s the completely wrong approach to success – whether that be measured by your work being licensed, sold, etc, or by getting hired, shown, talked about, displayed, whatever. Simply said, by trying to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one, especially not yourself. Stop Trying To Get Everyone To Like Your Work http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2011/06/stop-trying-to-get-everyone-to-like-your-work/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChaseJarvis+%28Chase+Jarvis+Blog%29
PHOTO(s): Chase Jarvis

FINDING OUR WAY -- The Future Of Photography Is In The Photographer Not The Photograph. Stephen Mayes, Managing Director of VII Photo and former Jury Secretary for the World Press Photo Awards (2004-2009) is a leading thinker on the future of photography and of photojournalism in particular.
http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2011/06/10/the-future-of-photography-is-in-the-photographer-not-the-photograph/


15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




ON THE TOP -- What’s the world’s top-selling monthly magazine? Thanks to the Reader’s Digestoost of its international editions, is the world’s best-selling monthly magazine; it is published in 35 languages, in 52 editions, and is sold in more than 100 countries. Many of the international editions are simply translations of the US version, but in a growing number of countries, articles of local interest and importance are written expressly for the local version of Reader’s Digest. DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace published their first issue – 5,000 copies – of the undersized magazine on February 5, 1922. It cost 25 cents and was sold by mail. In the 1929, the magazine was first sold at newsstands. It was DeWitt Wallace’s idea to condense articles – and later, books – that would be gathered in a magazine small enough to slip into a pocket or a bag. Alexander Graham Bell wrote the lead article in the first issue; it was about the importance of continuing to learn throughout one’s life.

CONVINCE MAGAZINE PUBLISHERS -- to use your photos. SOURCE: PhotographyTalk.com “One of the markets for freelance photographers is the many national, regional and local magazines and periodicals. Of course, that market is very competitive, especially for the high-profile major magazines.
http://www.photographytalk.com/photography-articles/647-photography-tiphow-to-convince-magazine-publishers-to-use-your-photos
TAKEAWAY: Getting published in a magazine is actually easy. How? Start with a specialty magazine on Google search that matches your interest(and photo collection)area. Example: Camping: 14 magazines; Trains: (model and real) 12; Gardens: 18 (USA and Canada); Aircraft: 9; Photo editors of those magazines will consider you a long lost friend if you submit samples of your work that matches their everyday photo needs. -RE


15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



DO YOU OWN YOUR PHOTOS ONLINE? – Damien Franco: “The simple idea is that we own the copyright to a photograph (an artistic creation) as soon as we click the shutter and we retain those rights when we share them online. Or do we? The hard thing for most photographers to grasp is that we often give up those rights when we upload images to various sites across the Internet. This can be true on more traditional sites like forums and communities as well as newer online entities like social media.”
http://www.pixiq.com/article/do-you-own-your-photos-online?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YourPhotoTips+%28Your+Photo+Tips%29
more info: http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2011/06/who-really-owns-your-photos-in-social-media157.html


15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



A PhotoSource International book review by Joseph Stanski


Family Photography
by Christie Mumm http://www.amherstmedia.com/


First and foremost, this book is not just about photographing family. It's about those relationships that mean most in our lives - our family and its individuals that help make us who we are.
This book is about those relationships - family relationships. Most, if not all, the images in this book reflect that the family is the cornerstone of both our society as well as in this book.

It approaches the portrait business with Part One, Foundations of a Portrait Business - areas such as Tools of the Trade (Film vs. Digital), Editing, Lighting, Backdrops and more. Plus, using Techniques for such areas as Finding Your Style, Working Outdoors, Working in the Clients' Home and Working with Families - Beginning the Relationship, Sharing Your Vision, as well as Shooting with the Client's Expectation in Mind -- all subjects that go well in running a meaningful portrait studio.
Yes, there's more. Part Two, To Everything There Is a Season - This is so well thought out that you'd swear Christie Mumm did this book with her own family. She starts this section with The Beginning of a Family - The Miracle of Life (Marketing to the Expectant Mother), Planning the Maternity Session, Posing, Backgrounds, Products for Expectant Mothers, Proofing the Maternity Session. Baby's First Year - Newborn Photography, Posing the Newborn, Props, Clothing, and Creating a Baby Plan Collections (Photos for the first year and Milestones).
Then there's the "Grow With Me" Sessions - A great marketing idea! Photos of the children at different meaningful times in their lives. She continues to build on this theme of family relationship with a section on Family Portraits through getting involved with Social Networking Sites, Greeting Cards, Annual Family Portraits, Day-in-The-Life Sessions.
She brings us full circle with this "Relationship Marketing" theme with the final section of Ongoing Relationship Marketing (Web Presence, Blogging and Social Networking, Events for Families as well as "Giving Back" - her way of showing special appreciation for her clients.
What I came away from in this book wasn't just about business practices. It was about how to enjoy life experiences with our family and others' families, that enrich our lives with each other. The cover photo says it all - "happy family portraits".
I would not hesitate to recommend this book to stock photographers as well as up and coming family portrait photographers.

Family Photography by Christie Mumm and published by Amherst Media, marketing[at]AmherstMedia[dot]com, ISBN-13: 978-1-60895=302-8, Price: $34.95; at Amazon.com $23.07


Joseph Stanski has been an agricultural stock photographer for the last twenty-five years. He has published in many ag-oriented magazines as well as national publications. He retired as a schoolteacher and is currently teaching photography and running his stock
photography business in Southeast Iowa. browncow108[at]lisco[dot]com


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Microstock Passion to Paycheck – eBook Review (Lee Torrens)

Microstock – Passion to Paycheck’, is an introduction to microstock. The strength of this eBook comes from Nicole Young’s walking the talk – she’s an established, full-time microstock photographer with a portfolio of over 6,000 photos. She’s also reached this point without creating a large scale business or producing high-budget shoots. She’s an example of a self-taught hobbyist who has grown up with the industry.

http://www.microstockdiaries.com/microstock-passion-to-paycheck-ebook-review.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MicrostockDiaries+%28Microstock+Diaries%29

How To Make The Marketable Picture . . . .15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: bswenson



How To Make The Marketable Picture . . . .


With the Fourth of July coming up soon, you’ll probably be seeing patriotic pictures of the Stars and Stripes.



Do pictures like this come by accident? Sometimes.

But you can make them happen if you know how to “make a marketable photo.”

Here’s how.

As you know, the elements you want to include in a marketable photo (the kind photobuyers love to see and purchase for their publishing project) are:

Background + People + Symbol + Involvement

Sometimes you get lucky and you’ll be able to include all four (4) elements.
In this case the photographer was strolling along a country road and saw a flag flowing at a fence post. (Number 1)


-Number 1

Two elements are present: an uncluttered background; a symbol (a symbol can be any object that can serve as the attention-getter (in many cases) of your photo.



Number 2

Along came a boy and girl strolling down the road and the photographer said, “Hi! Would you like to be in my picture? My photos appear in magazines and books and I’m adding to my collection.” Sure! They said.

The photographer waited ‘til the sun was behind a cloud, which rendered soft shadows on the landscape and the boy and girl.


Number 3

This photo has sold many times as a rights-managed picture and it even appeared in the local high school Social Studies textbook, -much to the thrill of the boy and girl.

With a little practice, you can take photo illustrations like this. To speed up the “how-to” part, we offer a handy e-book:

To order: http://www.photosource.com/marketablephoto/


15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




BIG ONE – Michael Zhang: “Amateur astronomy enthusiasts may be content with shooting the stars with a DSLR through a telescope, but what would a consortium of astronomy institutes use for photographing the night sky? The answer is the OmegaCam, a giant 1,700-lb camera found at the heart of the largest telescope designed for visible light surveying: the VST. http://www.petapixel.com/2011/06/10/huge-visible-light-telescope-shoots-268-megapixel-photos-of-space/




15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



PROS AND CONS -- Antonio Marques: “The advent of social networks has been a huge buzz around the internet for years. Primarily through open forums and later in sites like digg.com, del.icio.us, and of course the latest photographyVoter.com (dedicated to photography), social networking has fulfilled a gap that existed for long: the ability to judge internet content. Also, finding like-minded individuals allows for a great exchange of ideas and discussion.”
http://www.tzplanet.com/words/5-pros-of-social-photography-sharing-networks/29


15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



THE CONSTANT: Life Cycle of a Photographer – Moose Peterson: "As I’ve quoted so many times, as my good friend Wayne Lynch likes to say, “Wildlife photographers start each day unemployed!” When the economy started to go south, one of the first things to feel the pinch is photography (also the last thing to feel the upswing). There are a whole lot more peaks than valleys but you do have both in the pursuit of art and self expression. We’re in the business of creating a lifetime of treasures and not just a moment of pleasure. Don’t wait for that lottery, change the rules of the game and make your own win. http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2011/06/10/life-cycle-of-a-photographer/

15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




Our new section called Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues can inspire you to go out and simulate similar photo needs for a kind of ‘self assignment.’ Each week we include photo listings from a year ago.
We hope you like this new section of PhotoStockNOTES and welcome your feedback. -RE




PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER/HELPING EACH OTHER
Inside usage
Vertical or horizontal.
People working together/helping each other/teaching in a garden, people discussing a garden over paperwork/contracts
Farm hosts welcoming guests to a party; holiday celebrations using antiques and heirloom items; old family photos on display; cultural traditions at wedding, holiday and other celebrations
People sitting by a fire with a book and a hot drink; people enjoying a holiday party or a holiday setting
Women preparing foods, cooking and packaging food items in a commercial kitchen; product and marketing shots from food items that could be produced in a commercial kitchen
Note: Please put submissions on a CD and include a contact sheet.
Mail it to Hobby Farms
"No phone calls, please," says photobuyer.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox".
"Only need previews if I have not worked with you before and you are a digital photographer," says photobuyer.
Pays no research fees.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox", Comments: Digital specs: 300 dpi at actual size (at least 4x6 in tiff format. Cover consideration 8x11
If these rates are not acceptable please bring this up on the initial contact.
Digital images welcomed at 300 dpi
at actual size (at least 5 x 5, larger preferred).
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXXX, Managing Editor, Hobby Farms and Urban Farm
XXXXXX XXXX MAGAZINE
Lexington, KY 40533
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: http://www.XXXXXXmagazine.com
Pay Range: $100 (full page)
Deadline: July 15th

FRUIT
Inside editorial possible cover
Looking the following fruits (Could be silos or in
environment/on the tree but not as part of a prepared dish.
The specific fruit needs to be the hero)
soursop
mangosteen
durian
dragonfruit
rambutan
genips
breadfruit
custard apple
feijoa
Note: Ref XXXXXX
FTP Info: XXXXXXX.net
username: XXXX
Please use an FTP program (like Fetch) as opposed to a browser.
Please email me to let me know you've uploaded images.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXX & XXXXX Magazine
XXXXXXXX, FL 32789
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: www.XXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: June 27th


A WHOLE GRILLED SNAPPER
OISTIN¹S FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY ON BARBADOS

Inside editorial possible cover
A whole grilled snapper (either on the grill or plated)
Oistin¹s Friday Night Fish Fry on Barbados (or just Oistin's in general or any of the dishes served there)
FTP Info: ftp.XXXXXX.net
username: XXXXXX
Please use an FTP program (like Fetch) as opposed to a browser.
Please email me to let me know you've uploaded images.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXX & XXXXX Magazine
XXXXXXX, FL 32789
Email: XXXX XXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: www.XXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: June 27th





VIRGINIA
WEST VIRGINIA

Cover
Vertical
VIRGINIA
Whitetop Mountain
Mt. Rogers
WEST VIRGINIA
Canaan Valley and surrounding
Snowshoe Mountain
Spruce Knob
GEORGIA
Brasstown Bald
Rabun Bald
Note: For the July/August issue. High-altitude escapes - looking for beautiful, summer shots images that say "high up"
The theme: high-altitude escapes.
All must be taken in our coverage region in the mountains of these
nine states: VA, WV, TN, KY, AL, GA, MD, NC, SC
Our coverage area is outlined here:
http://www.blueridgecountry.com/business/blue-ridge-country-region-boundaries.html
Looking for beautiful scenics that tie into our stories - should be
gorgeous vertical or crop able-to-vertical pix, including mountains, can
include people but avoid staging, high saturation color, high quality images with room at top for a masthead.
Keep in mind COVER SHOTS, too, especially from travel features and photo essay: great vertical shots (or crop-able horizontals), with room at the top for a masthead and not too busy, especially on the left, which is where we usually put the teasers.
For cover and for travel stories, - we're looking for Summer scenics, towns, people, outdoor recreation, attractions, road shots. All images Summer
To save paper, postage, materials and time - on our part and yours - for those of you who are shooting digitally, PLEASE SUBMIT VIA E MAIL OR FTP rather than sending disks, if at all possible (this might not be possible for those with dial-up connections). Attach cutlines in a document with your submission.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please don't submit non-digital images (slides,
transparencies) for more than two issues in advance - there are definite limits to our time and storage space here. Post this calendar wherever you find it most handy for future reference. If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXXX, Editor
XXXX XXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXX, VA 24018
Email: XXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $40 - $100 (Interior)
$150 (Covers)
Deadline: July 27th

ROCKIES
Inside editorial usage.
Rockies
Note: For May/June 2011 issue of XXXXX ® - world cultures and geography for grades 4 and above.
"No phone calls, please," says photobuyer.
Pays no research fee.
Queries may be submitted at any time before the deadline, but queries sent well in advance of deadline MAY NOT BE ANSWERED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. Go-aheads requesting material proposed in queries are usually sent at least seven months prior to publication date. Examples may be submitted at any time. Un-used queries will be returned if a SASE is supplied.
If you have photographs pertaining to the upcoming theme, please contact the editor by mail or fax, or send them with your query. You may also send images on speculation.
XXXXXX XXXXX, Editor
XXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
xxxxxxxxxx, NH 03458
Email: XXXXXXX[at]yahoo[dot]com
Fax: 1 XXX XXX XXXX
Pay Range: $35 (Qtr), up to $100 (Full page color inside)
$200-$250 (Cover)
Deadline: June 28th 2010

HEALTHY, UPSCALE LIFESTYLE, MIDWEST SEASONAL LIFESTYLE,
CANCER, HEART MEDICAL RESEARCH
UPSCALE SEASONAL FOOD/TABLE SETTINGS
MIDWEST LIFESTYLE SEASONALITY
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
GOURMET RESTAURANTS

For magazine illustration.
1.) Professional adults at work, recreation, fitness, etc. "Must be upscale lifestyle," says photobuyer
2.) Heart, Cancer, Medical, Research. "Sophisticated and creative use of symbols, etc.," says photobuyer.
3.) Seasonal food/table settings. a.) Upscale and healthy, b.) picnics,
bar-b-ques, outdoor dining, c.) formal and informal place settings, "prefer Midwest influence," says photobuyer.
4.) Midwest lifestyle seasonality. a.) outdoor holiday trees and trimmings, b. spring rituals, e.g. egg hunts, yard clean ups; c.) summer picnics, sailing, fishing; d.) fall festivals, homecomings, autumn celebrations. "prefer Midwest influence," says photobuyer.
5.) Environmental issues recycling anything green
6.) Gourmet Restaurant. Food on table and close-up.
Any food, pizza, steak, fish meal shots
Note: No phone calls
Photobuyer requests email before submitting.
Send SASE for quick return of submissions.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXX XXXXXX, Publisher
XXXXX XXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXX, IL 60657
Email: XXX[at]XXXXXXXXX[dot]net
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXX.net
Pay Range: 2.5 inch wide pays $30.00
cover pays $125.00
Deadline: June 25th



15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




A Photo Tour will lead the way to good photos. Cynthia Diall: “Tired of your ho-hum travel photos? Then go on tour with a pro. Photo tours help you see your surroundings through expert eyes. They're also about timing: synched to the best weather, light and subjects. Here are four we found.” http://www.time.com/time/travel/article/0,31542,2076680,00.html#ixzz1OqbLuiM9



Dagney Ernest: Maine Media Workshops invites the community to a series of Monday afternoon summer presentations at the Union Hall Theater, Rockport, Maine, on some of the great photographers of the 20th century. All lectures, presentations and discussions will begin at 4 p.m. in the theatre, 2 Central St. in the village. Admission is free.
http://knox.villagesoup.com/ae/story/photography-lecture-series-begins/406747


15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



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

15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



1815 June 11th – Julia Margaret Cameron was born in Calcutta, India. She taught herself photography at age 48 and began exhibiting her work one year later. Cameron was one of the first to experiment with soft focus portraits, to achieve a more expressive image. She bucked criticism of their approach from her peers, who thought she lacked understanding of sharp focus. She stuck to her guns, and today her style is emulated by many sensitive portraitists. Her subjects included Sir John Herschel, Alfred Tennyson and Charles Darwin. Julia Cameron was inducted into the International Photography Hall of fame in 1984.

15 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st





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June 9th 2011


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selling your photos
Economy of scale
Submitting to An On-Line Gallery
CREATE PHOTO BOOK LAYOUTS
Where are the promotional gaps in your market?
How Photographers Are Hired
How to tell the story of a location
A new international online stock photography resource
CHECK FOR DUPES
An Eye on Architecture
How much longer can photographic film hold on?
THE MAGIC OF PHOTOGRAPHY
O.HENRY MAGAZINE
New and excitingmagazine for creative photographers
IN PUBLIC – YOU’RE AT RISK
Big Time Sites
The ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography
Curious about stock photography?
NOT A THREAT
Epson rolls out significant rebates on pro printers
STATE OF THE ART
PHOTOGRAPHY PRICING
Breaking new ground in China
Previous Photo Needs.
Why Summer School for Photographers?
PhotoKeywording.com is a new resource of guides
CANON MEDIA AWARDS Winners 2011 Photography.
ELLIOTT ERWITT/TWO EXHIBITS
Representing the work of renowned photographer Bob Krist


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Economy of scale



Single sales are good, but...MULTIPLE SALES ARE BETTER. Every now and then, a commercial stock photographer says to us here at PhotoSource International, "I never sell a photo for less than $300." He goes on, "I don't see how you can survive at stock photography, selling photos for less than $300!"
It's true--if you are selling commercial stock photos on a one-shot basis, to clients you probably won't deal with a second time. In fact, the overhead cost of contacting and following up in the initial sale to any commercial client could eat up most of your profits.

The secret is to develop your editorial stock business so that you are working vertically--rather than across the board (horizontally) with your buyers.

CONTINUING SALES


Editorial stock photography lends itself best to continuing sales, by developing a long-term working relationship with a photo editor.
If a photo editor pays an average of $125 per picture and you make 4 sales a year to him, that one photo editor really represents a $500 annual annuity for you (4 x $125).
If that specialized market remains a client for you for 10 years - which is the industry average -- that one photo editor (or her company) represents $5,000 in revenue for you, minimum. If in one year you make a match with ten specialized photo editors, with yearly sales of about $500 to each, you're talking about a $5,000 annual annuity. This translates to a total $50,000 asset if they remain clients for the usual ten-year period.
Effort put to keeping your photo editors satisfied in their special interest area is effort well spent.

Photo editors of the future will lean heavily on finding their specialized pictures not through an on-line gallery visit, but an Internet search engine.
There are two reasons for this: 1.) because it's easier. 2.) because they are lazy and don't want to spend unnecessary time 'looking at pictures' when they know the exact editorial image they want to find.


Rohn Engh is the best-selling author of “Sell & ReSell Your Photos”
and “sellphotos.com.” He has produced an eBook, “How To Make the Marketable Photo,” and an eCourse, “How To Market Your Photos.” For more information and to receive a free eReport: “8 Steps to Becoming Published Photographer,” visit http://www.sellphotos.com
800 624-0266.







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Submitting to An

On-Line Gallery



A RUNDOWN OF SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT YOU MIGHT NEED

If you intend to place images with your favorite on-line gallery, below are some guidelines that are important for stock photographers, to make sure your photos can be accepted and used by photobuyers.

(Note: These guidelines might appear to be stringent. There's a reason.
When photobuyers direct download a picture from the Internet, they require it to be "camera-ready," that is, no fuss, no bother, ready for publication. They soon cross you off the list if your images aren't in the correct format or don't exhibit the technical quality required.)



Digital Cameras

Cameras need to have a minimum of 6 megapixels. This would exclude some point-and-shoot cameras. If you are considering a particular camera and want to know if it is acceptable before you buy, you are welcome to contact me, Mike Karlsson, at info[at]photosource[dot]com. The cameras listed below are acceptable.
Canon
14.0
40D
50D
5D Mark I and II
1D Mark II and III,
1Ds Mark I, II and III

Fuji
Fuji Finepix S5 Pro

Hasselblad
Any modern Hasselblad digital camera

Mamiya
Any modern Mamiya digital camera

Nikon
12.3
D60
D80
D200
D300
D700
D2X
D3
Digital backs for medium and large format cameras
Generally speaking - any modern fairly recently released – digital back will do very nicely indeed.

Scanners
Flatbed scanners are not acceptable unless you are scanning large negatives/slides. When selecting a film scanner, pick one with at least 2,800 dpi and always scan at the highest available resolution. (Use Google or other search services to review any equipment you plan to buy.) We can recommend the following scanners:
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 II
Nikon Coolscan V ED
Nikon Coolscan 5000 ED
Nikon Super Coolscan 9000 ED
Drum scanners are also acceptable. I strongly recommend that you look for a scanner with ICE or similar dust/scratch removal tools.

Image Editing Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS4 and upgrade are king of the image editing software and is norm in the industry. CS4 comes with a powerful RAW converter, all the tools you need to clean dust and dirt from your photos, and much more. It is the most complete of the image editing softwares.
An alternative to the full Photoshop CS2 is Photoshop Elements. The latest version of Elements at this writing is version 9. Photoshop Elements is a "light" version of the full Photoshop, and the price reflects this.
Photoshop CS4 currently retails for $699.95, while Elements 9 can be found for $74.99.
If you want to keyword and caption your images and send high-resolution files directly to photobuyers, I highly recommend the full Photoshop CS4. If you envision yourself doing only light editing and only rarely will send high res images to photobuyers, you should be fine with Elements 7.
There is a free alternative called GIMP. Find it at
www.gimp.org

Cataloguing Software
Once your collection of digital images grows to over a few hundred, you'll start to appreciate having them all well organized from the beginning. I personally use Adobe Lightroom and Photo Mechanic (from Camerabits), and can recommend that warmly.

This list will be updated continuously. If you have a product you would like to recommend for inclusion on this list, please contact Mike Karlsson by email at mike[at]photosource[dot]com





Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 18 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 a regular contributor to a wide variety of U.S. publications. Reach him at mike[at]photosource[dot]com.




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CREATE PHOTO BOOK LAYOUTS – Scott Kelby: “I had a lot of folks asking about how I create those photo book layouts that I showed here on the blog from my trips to Denmark, and more recently London. I start in Lightroom, and then I use Apple’s iPhoto software for the actual book layouts.”
http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2011/archives/19351


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FIND MISSING LINKS -- Where are the promotional gaps in your market? - Skip Cohen: “Everything we do is always based on a particular mindset. Well, what if instead of trying to re-invent the wheel every time you just started looking in your community and what’s missing. What are your competitors NOT doing? Where are the opportunities that nobody is addressing?”
http://goingpro2010.com/2011/06/02/step-by-step-photographers-where-are-the-promotional-gaps-in-your-market/


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If you have knowledge about a special topic, and you photographph it often, you are in a good position to be a favored photographer for certain publishing houses who specialize in your same favortie subject area. These publsishing houses will often have a monthly budget of $10,000 to $50,000. What are you waiting for?






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HIRE ME! -- How Photographers Are Hired : Interview with Kat Dalager – Grover Sanschagrin: “Kat Dalager is Manager of Print Production for Campbell Mithun, an advertising and marketing firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She participated in a webinar recently, titled "How We Hire Photographers," and she shared some extremely valuable information, including: how she finds photographers; how to get her attention with email and promo mailers; and what she is looking for with a photographer's website. SOURCE: Grover Sanschagrin. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/06/how-photographers-are-hired-interview-with-kat-dal.html

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TELLING THE STORY -- Editorial Travel Photography. MD: “If you are ever given a travel assignment by a magazine – or hope to get one – you need to learn how to tell the story of a location.
SOURCE: Matthew Dutile http://www.digital-photography-school.com/editorial-travel-photography-%e2%80%93-telling-the-story-of-a-location#ixzz1OBuQY5Lr



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Free speech, freedom of the press, photographing in public comes up often these days in the news.
...and with it usually comes the question of model releases, trespassing, and taking pictures in public places.
This week's Kracker Barrel is not without those subjects.


You'll find it all at
http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,10930

:-O

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NEW GUIDE --A new international online stock photography resource launched last month. The director: “With an increase in web use and development, StockPhotoSecrets.com identified a need to educate stock buyers, simplify the available stock photo information, offer stock photo savings and connect buyers with agencies in one location. The company is based in Germany. SOURCE: Amos Struck ; http://www.onlineprnews.com/news/139221-1305606873-new-free-international-online-stock-photography-resource-launches-today.html
More info: http://www.facebook.com/StockPhotoSecrets?sk=notes
TAKEAWAY: This one sounds very much like the one-stop-shopping stock photo agency, in Waukesha, Wisconsin USA, www.fotosearch.com


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CHECK FOR DUPES -- (Video) Keyword Tool Overview – A Tool for Microstock Photographers. The tool is a quick little tool for comparing two keyword lists. Here's what it can do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN32JdiOO2A

08 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st





Norman McGrath
On June 2, “An Eye on Architecture,” a show of Norman McGrath’s photographs opens at the New York’s Center for Architecture where it will run until June 25th. Susan S. Szenasy: "I put some questions to him about his work in observing and recording architecture, changes in technology and approach, and memorable imagery."
http://www.metropolismag.com/pov/20110601/qa-norman-mcgrath


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THE RISE AND FALL -- How much longer can photographic film hold on? At the turn of the 21st century, American shutterbugs were buying close to a billion rolls of film per year. This year, 2011, they might buy a mere 20 million. Ben Dobbin: “In everything from wedding to portrait to commercial photography, young professionals are finding digital so prevalent that they’re looking for a sense of differentiation,” SOURCE: Ben Dobbin; http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/1/how-much-longer-can-photographic-film-hold-on/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

THE MAGIC OF PHOTOGRAPHY -- Photography and Anthropology-book Review in Photography and Anthropology, Christopher Pinney presents a provocative and readable account of the strikingly parallel histories of the two disciplines.
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/P/bo11434045.html
TAKEAWAY: Magic has always been popular.


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O.HENRY MAGAZINE -- will focus on regional arts, culture, people and places in Greensboro, N.C. The magazine is named for William Sydney Porter, the acclaimed author who was raised in Greensboro and wrote under the pen name “O.Henry.” The new magazine will feature Greensboro writers, photographers, people, places and events. It will be funded by an experienced publishing group.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/OHenry-Magazine/126536257425350
more information: http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/jun/01/new-magazine-coming-greensboro/

PRACTICAL PHOTOSHOP -- is the new and exciting magazine for creative photographers and digital artists. Packed with 116 pages of easy-to-follow technique guides and expert tips, each issue also comes with a DVD of video lessons for every tutorial. Whether you want to transform your digital photos with eye-catching effects or take your first steps into digital art, Practical Photoshop promises all the inspiration and advice you need to create amazing imagery. SOURCE: Marcus Hawkins
Read more: http://www.photoradar.com/news/story/first-issue-of-practical-photoshop-magazine-on-sale-now?#ixzz1OBvzvecI




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USE CONDITIONS IN YOUR LICENSES -- Carolyn E. Wright Esq. “The language in your licenses can affect your options for recovery if your photos are used without your permission. Include language such as “No rights are granted to Client until Photographer has received payment in full.” http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=2526


IN PUBLIC – YOU’RE AT RISK -- Judge: Celebrities Who Walk Red Carpets Consent To Photos Being Sold – Erig Gardner: “A California judge has ruled that celebrities who walk down the red carpet at a Hollywood event imply their consent to the use of their likeness in photographs. The ruling dismissed a class action lawsuit brought by Shirley Jones, star of the TV series The Partridge Family. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-celebrities-who-walk-red-193320

08 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



OPENING THE DOOR TO

Big Time Sites



by Steve Heap

Introduction Here’s a wrap-up of my series about getting involved in microstock photography. Hope you found the series interesting! I keep a blog with up-to-date news on microstock sites and any special offers at BackyardSilver.com.

Dreamstime This is a top professional site that earns well for its contributors. Buyers purchase credits. Photos typically cost 1, 2, 3, and 4 dollars based on size. As a photo gets more sales, the price increases as well – it steps up after as few as 5 downloads. This means that you shouldn’t upload very similar photos as you could slow up the increase in download fee. Exclusive members get a 60% commission and standard members get 50%. There is no application review process so you can start uploading photos once signed up. Use this link to sign up as a contributor on Dreamstime. You have to assign categories to each image on the web site. They are harsh on rejecting “similar images.” You may get more rejections than you expect. One important lesson is to “go with the flow” – you may get annoyed that your best image has been rejected, but if it is accepted elsewhere, then don’t sweat it! The site currently has a restriction on the number of images per week – this varies with your success rate in uploading images, and so you need to be careful to only upload (or submit) images that you think have a good chance of being accepted. I have heard that the search algorithm takes the upload success rate into account as well, although I have not seen this proven. Minimum payout on this site is $100. My best selling image on Dreamstime:


Fotolia

Fotolia is an easy site to upload to – no application test and a good FTP approach. Sign up as a contributor to Fotolia here. They are quite strict on the photos they accept. It seems to be getting harder over time – I have about 1000 pictures on this site after uploading 2200!! The keywords have to be entered in order of importance, but I have not seen that to be an issue. It is hard (or impossible) to get keywords in anything other than alphabetic in Lightroom, and so I have ignored this rumor! There is also a section on the keywording page to select the country where the image was taken. I didn’t see this until year 3, and so I don’t know if it makes a difference! One last tip about Fotolia – when you are uploading each image on the site on the My Files page, there is an opportunity to select “Offer an extended RF license” which is not normally selected. I suggest you select this to be able to get higher earnings from certain types of licensing. This site also lets you put rejected images into a “free” section – I have never seen any logic to doing this as an image rejected on one site is often bought from another. My best selling photo on Fotolia:


BigStockPhoto

BigStockPhoto is worth uploading to – nice and easy. Their site suggests categories for the image, although you have to make sure they are accurate as I have had rejections for invalid categories. It is not a great earner, but it can be slow and steady. Sign up as a contributor to BigStockPhoto here. Some large newspapers use BigStock for images – I have had pictures in the Washington Post from this site. Minimum payout is $30.

123RF Sign up for 123RF here. It is a low earner, but not difficult to work with. You can upload your images and then they automatically review them and accept or reject – there is no need to visit the site to add categories. They require you to submit 10 images for initial approval. Minimum payout is $50.

Most Photos This is an oddball site – I have been there for 2 years and have had four sales! So, why am I including them here? They are very easy to upload to, no categories and a trust system for model releases, but the main attraction is that you can upload your high resolution images, and use them as a free storage library. As the owner, you can later go along and download the images again, so it is a good secure way of maintaining a backup for your photos.
I haven’t had to use this (as I maintain separate backups anyway), but it could be helpful in an emergency. The other good point – the first sale I had generated about $15! Here is the Contributor link for Most Photos.

Graphic Leftovers Graphic Leftovers The last site on my list is one I joined in the fall of 2010. They have a reasonably easy approach to approvals, have created a GL Collection which contains their best images, and they have pretty fair payment percentages. You can choose your own price, but the default of $6 seems to work well – for every sale, I get $3.12. The people running the site are very helpful as well. After a slow start, I am seeing 2 sales a month and hopefully that will increase over time. I stay with the site because it is easy to upload to – just use FTP and forget it – and new sales are always welcome! Here is the Contributor link for Graphic Leftovers.

Last Thoughts

There are, of course, other sites out there. Each has its own peculiarities. For example, sometimes a site will pay for uploaded images. I’ll post updates on my blog if I discover any of these.
Some examples of additional uses of microstock photos: you can also use your photos as templates for business cards, which is an interesting sideline, and sell unique products based on your images and design on Zazzle. The key thing is to enjoy yourself and let your photography generate some much needed cash!


Steve Heap is an accomplished photographer who has built up a profitable portfolio of microstock images over the past three years – mainly focusing on travel and landscape images. He blogs regularly about his day by day experiences in stock photography on BackyardSilver.com and offers his best images for sale as prints or downloads on BackyardImage.com. He has poured all of his learning and experiences over the past three years into a new "Step by step guide to Stock Photography" available in his eStore.


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The ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography, 7th edition, American Society of Media Photographers, Allworth Press - http://www.allworth.com/




-a PhotoSource International book review by

Joe Stanski


This is a book of business practices in media that have been collected from previously published articles in the American Society of Media Photographers ASMP Bulletin.
It is a book with a lot of subject material that applies to stock photographers, as well as media photographers.

It is a general book about these subjects, and includes chapters about: Understanding Licensing; Copyright - Protecting Your Assets; Assignment Photography; Stock Photography; Paperwork (Forms); Releases; Marketing (Websites, Reps, Art Directors); Negotiating; Customer Service; Digital Business Essentials; as well as Professional Services (Attorney, Accountant, Estate Planner and Insurance Agent).

As you can see from the above, there are a lot of subjects touched on in this book. And the operative word here is "touched on." It is a book that a beginning stock photographer would have in his or her library for subject referencing only. Its value is in giving the new media and/or stock photographer a starting point -- but not an all-inclusive knowledge database, to begin from.

For this reason, I would recommend that this book be used only as a reference guide to business practices, practiced by stock photographers. Its attempt at being an all-inclusive media photography guide falls short, and one should review additional professional references for any of the above subject areas, if you are a serious stock photographer.

Also included: Your Pricing Structure; Metadata Basics; Book Publishing; Your Fine Art Career; Interviews with Stock Photographers; Avoiding Business Conflicts; Sample Releases; Estate Planning for Photographers; Digital Asset Management; and Negotiating Principles.

Published by Allworth Press. http://www.allworth.com/. ISBN-13 978-1581154979
Available from Allworth Press ($35.00) and from Amazon.com ($23.10) as well as in Kindle Edition at $15.40 from Amazon.com
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Joseph Stanski has been an agricultural stock photographer for
the last twenty-five years. He has published in many
ag-oriented magazines as well as national publications. He is a retired
schoolteacher and is currently teaching photography and running his stock
photography business in Southeast Iowa. www.photos4calendars.com








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Curious about stock photography?

Want to see your photos published in books, magazines, on the Web?

We produce a marketletter for folks just starting out in stock photography.

I wish I could've subscribed to such a marketletter when I was first starting out in stock photography. It would've saved me a lot of time -going down wrong roads, making wrong turns.

This weekend coming up, June 10th to the 13th, we have a special sale going on for you. Check it out.




--Rohn



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NO THREAT -- Renowned camera manufacturer. Nikon believes that mobile phones with picture-taking features will not be a threat to the company’s business but will instead complement it as they can help enhance the photography culture, says a company official. http://my.news.yahoo.com/nikon-doesnt-see-mobile-phones-camera-features-threat-084314705.html
TAKEAWAY: “Eagles do not fly with butterflies..” Yaqui Indian saying.


Epson rolls out significant rebates on pro printers - For the month of June, Epson in both the U.S. and Canada is offering rebates of between $500 and $1250 on several models and configurations of its large-format photo printers. The Stylus Pro 4900 Standard Edition, for example, is eligible for a $500 mail-in rebate, while the Stylus Pro 9890 Standard Edition is being offered with a $1000 instant rebate. http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11622-11636



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STATE OF THE ART -- Global Commercial Photography Industry. Reportlinker.com announces a new market research report analyzes the Global market for Commercial Photography in US$’s Million. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. And yes, divisions of stock photography and microstock photography are included among the several dozen segments http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Global-Commercial-Photography-prnews-2133833996.html?x=0&.v=1. Purchase information: Nicolas Bombourg, Reportlinker, Email: nbo[at]reportlinker[dot]com, (805)652-2626, Intl: +1 805-652-2626 [Stock Photography II-7 ]

PHOTOGRAPHY PRICING -- How to find a reasonable rate on how to negotiate with a client when their budget is unrealistic. –Grover Sanschagrin interviews (on Skype) John Harrington. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/06/photography-pricing-how-to-find-a-reasonable-rate.html

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


* Outdoor Alabama magazine announces that entries are now being accepted for its 2012 Photo Contest. Winning entries will be published in the February 2012 issue of the magazine. All photos must have been taken in Alabama.
Deadline: October 31, 2011
For more information:
www.outdooralabama.com


* The Nature Conservancy's 2011 Digital Photo Contest opened June 4. Your original digital photos of our lands, waters, plants, animals and people in nature from around the world are all eligible for the competition. This year, at least 35 photos will be selected as honorable mentions and finalists. Our online community will then vote for their favorite image, determining the grand prize winner featured on the cover of the 2013 Nature Conservancy calendar.
The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years or older regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation.
Deadline: 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time Monday, September 12, 2011.
For more information:
http://my.nature.org/photography/




-jg


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OFF TO CHINA -- John Lund heard that Shannon Fagan, well-known NYC stock photographer, is breaking new ground in China. He caught him for an e-mail-type interview. He is a past president of the Stock Artists Alliance. Lund asked, "Why China?". His answer was pretty cool. http://blog.johnlund.com/2011/05/photographer-shannon-fagan-answers.html

08 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




Our new section called Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues can inspire you to go out and simulate similar photo needs for a kind of ‘self assignment.’ Each week we include photo listings from a year ago.
We hope you like this new section of PhotoStockNOTES and welcome your feedback. -RE




A WALL OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Inside editorial usage
Horizontal, square 100 low-res images total for trial look."
A wall of photography (should look like personal snapshots) as a test in a retail location. Looking for hi res images that look like things the average person would take (flowers, birthday parties, dogs, family portraits, graduations, etc).
Note: In all I need about 100 pictures. I have an extremely small budget, so can only offer a tiny monetary compensation. However, if this test works well and the client decides to move forward with the project en masse, fees will be re-negotiated. Please send me lo res jpegs of images you'd like to have considered along with details on the largest file size available for each image. If you need examples, I can also send you a PDF.
NOTE: DO NOT SEND PHOTOS AS AN ATTACHMENT. Send only a lightbox.
Please email links to your picture samples or a lightbox.
Pays no research fees.
Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one week
XXXXXXXX XXXXXX, Photo Researcher
New York, NY 10001
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Editor Note: the photobuyer will need 100 images eventually. Suggestion: Send a sampling of a dozen or two low-res, in a Lightbox (or links to the photos.)
Pay Range: $30 per image (need approx 100)
Deadline: June 26 (before 10:00 am)

PORTS ON THE BACK OF AN INTERNET READY TELEVISION
Inside editorial
1.14 -- ports on the back of an internet ready television (must show an ethernet port and other video input ports)
Note: For possible publication in a textbook titled: Technology in Action, 8e by Evans et al.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX XXXXX, Photo Researcher
XXXXXXX PHOTO RESEARCH
Austin, TX 78757-7512
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $200 (Inside)
Deadline: June 27th

PETUNIAS
Cover
Petunias showing co suppression
Note: Please send only petunias, and send ONLY photos illustrating petunia co suppression. Do not send ordinary petunia photos or other flower pictures.
Note: for a textbook cover use.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXXX PUBLISHERS
NY, NY 10010
Email: XXXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $500- $600 (Cover)
Deadline: June 21st



PEACH BLOSSOM FISH
HUMOROUS PHOTO

Inside editorial possible cover
Vertical
1. Peach Blossom Fish - "Freshwater Jellyfish" Craspedacusta sowerbii
2. Humorous photo - vertical format - to caption for back cover use. See link for sample: http://www.XXXXXXX.com
Note: E-mail jpegs to photos[at]XXXXXXXXXX[dot]com.
Put subject of photographs in subject line of email message.
Please include name, address, and phone number on all emails so we can easily be in contact.
Please label all photographs with your name, address and/or phone number. We prefer high resolution, digital photographs. Images can be emailed, especially when responding to photo need lists on tight deadline. When submitting nature images for long-term consideration as we compile magazines from month-to-month, the photos that get looked at the most are ones that have been submitted digitally with contact prints to identify the images on the CDs submitted.
"We do not accept liability for images. We request photographers submit digital files or duplicates. Please do not send original transparencies," says photobuyer.
E-mail jpegs to photos[at]XXXXXXXXXXX[dot]com.
Put subject of photographs in subject line of email message.
Please include only one subject per e-mail so we can file the email by the topic.
Please include name, address, and phone number on all emails so we can easily be in contact.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXX, Art Director
XXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXX, VA 22821
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: www.XXXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $25 (Inside) $50 (Back cover) $75 (Front cover)
Deadline: June 20th or before

BOUTIQUE PUMPKIN VARIETIES
MILKING SHORTHORN CATTLE

Inside usage
Vertical or horizontal.
Boutique pumpkin varieties and cultivation (must include variety identification)
Milking Shorthorn cattle
Note: Please put submissions on a CD and include a contact sheet.
Mail it to XXXXXX Farms
"No phone calls, please," says photobuyer.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox".
"Only need previews if I have not worked with you before and you are a digital photographer," says photobuyer.
Pays no research fees.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox", Comments: Digital specs: 300 dpi at actual size (at least 4x6 in tiff format. Cover consideration 8x11
If these rates are not acceptable please bring this up on the initial contact.
Digital images welcomed at 300 dpi
at actual size (at least 5 x 5, larger preferred).
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXXXX, Managing Editor,
XXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
Lexington, KY 40533
Email: XXXXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $65 Partial page
Deadline: June 15th

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK
Post card usage.
Tourist attractions of Western and Central New York; museums, historic sites, restorations, recreation, beach scenes, sailing, skiing, boutiques, dining.
Note: Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
Sample digital preview scans accepted. If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXX PRESS
Rochester, NY 14626
Email: XXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]net \
Web: htpp://www.XXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $50 - $100
Deadline: June 30th


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BACK TO BASICS -- Why Summer School for Photographers? Skip Cohen: “The short list: new ideas, networking, recharging your battery, new vendors, the very best photographic educators in the industry and a chance to really get to know each one, new friends and it’s the best bang for your buck in photography…all with no lines to wait in, always a seat in every program and virtually no decisions to make! Here’s the longer list…http://skipsphotonetwork.com/2011/05/why-summer-school-for-photographers/

08 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



PhotoKeywording.com is a new resource of guides, tools, links and services to help you with setting better, more effective, and higher-quality keywords on your commercial images.
http://www.photokeywording.com/general/welcome


08 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



CANON MEDIA AWARDS -- Winners 2011 Photography.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1106/S00035/photography-winners-of-the-canon-media-awards-2011.htm


ELLIOTT ERWITT/TWO EXHIBITS -- Two exhibitions at the International Center of Photography are so different in subject and sensibility that passing from one into the other requires a mental recalibration. “Personal Best”/ “Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945” SOURCE: Ariella Budick http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/68ccc660-8ad2-11e0-b2f1-00144feab49a.html#axzz1O5MutsBA



ZIA|GALLERY -- (Chicago area) will represent the work of renowned photographer Bob Krist. Assignments from notable publications such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Islands have taken Krist to all seven continents. http://triblocal.com/winnetka-northfield/community/stories/2011/05/renowned-photographer-bob-krist-at-ziagallery/
PHOTO: Bob Krist


08 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.”
–Reba McEntire

08 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



1940 – The first cystoscopic photographs were published (in the Southern Surgeon). They were taken in color by Drs Edgar Garrison Ballenger, Harold Paul McDonald, and Reese Clinton Coleman of Atlanta, Georgia.

08 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st





Canvas 12 Software
The Canvas 12 Software from ACD Systems is a graphics suite designed for engineers, technical illustrators, and other professionals who require extreme precision when creating graphics. Canvas has tools for working with both vector and raster images, and supports all standard file formats. Click Here!


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Even without references to the Internet, this book shows the beginner all the tricks of the trade you need to know to enter the field of stock photography.

What they're saying about
Sell & ReSell Your Photos



“Reading Sell & Re-Sell Your Photos and other articles that 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.
- TZ McCants, Zire Photography & Graphics, Arlington Heights, IL


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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."
- Melanie Rockett, Photographer, British Colombia, CA


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"Your books have always been an inspiration. Thanks!"

- Richard Smith, Photographer, New Bloomfield PA


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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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"Your book, Sell & ReSell Your Photos is very insightful with very useful and helpful information. As an amateur photographer, I had no clue how to go about selling or making money with your camera."
- Linda E. Skugstad, Photographer, Seattle, Washington


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Cintiq 21UX
The Cintiq 21UX from Wacom is a full-sized 21.3" pressure sensitive display ideal for designers, illustrators, animators, and other creative professionals. It functions as a Wacom input tablet, allowing you to create digital illustrations with the greatest nuance and finest detail. The grip pen includes three types of nibs to simulate pen, brush, and felt pressures, while the screen itself has over 2000 pressure levels, giving you complete control of line weight.

Sixteen programmable Express Keys let you turn features and functions from your illustrating program of choice on or off with a single touch. This unique display/tablet allows your creativity to translate seamlessly into a digital environment.
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go to FACEBOOK and add "ROHN ENGH" as a friend.
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June 2nd 2011


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SELLING PHOTOS
Save $'s with Communications and Technology Products
How I Shot The Snowshoeing Photography Assignment
SUCCEED WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY
15 Misc Portrait Photography Tips
A WAY TO SAY THANK YOU
Robert Smith Interview
MAKING A LIVING with Nature Photography
Why ‘Day Rates’ Are Not Good For Photographers.
Photography Isn’t Dead, The Business Model Is
Mark Coker, the Master of Ebooks
Literacy Through Photography
Marketing Microstock Imagery
Photo & Imaging News
Alpinist, Backcountry and Telemark Skier Magazines
new railways magazine
HEY! THAT’S MINE !
That famous space shuttle photo
Hetherington and Hondros in Misrata, Libya repercussions
What On-Line Gallery Will You Work With?
The Art and Business of Photography
Can you answer these questions?
Keep Your Camera Close, No Matter What
New Instant Color Film for Polaroid 600 Cameras
NEW NOOK from Barnes & Noble
Twitter Mistakes to Avoid in Your Photo Business
Previous Photo Needs
It’s Time to Book Your Summer Work
Snapfish Stock Images
Travel photography
RICHARD STEINHEIMER dies at 81


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Are You...

A Giant Killer?






Those massive stock agency conglomerates were once the "big guns" of the industry. Until recently they had a corner on state-of-the-art technology that gave them superior advantage over independent stock photographers.

Speed, price, and automation rule.

But now prices of today’s technology have dropped to where independent stock photographers no longer have to take a back seat. They now can compete on a level playing field.
Today, everyone benefits from increase in bandwidth, speed, the decrease in cost of eCommerce hardware and communications, as well as advances in search capabilities.
Individual stock photographers now have the tools enabling them to give service as complete, speedy, and relevant as the giants.
And, working directly with photobuyers, individual photographers are able to keep 100% of the sales of their photos.

Fortune 500 companies have been buying up and merging with other companies, making life in the fast lane even faster.

In the book-trade industry, the world’s largest publisher, Bertelsman (owner of Random House), the world’s largest bookseller (Barnes & Noble), and the world’s largest book wholesaler (Ingram Book Company), have joined together in an arrangement that creates the most powerful publishing entity on the planet.

Computer connectivity and the resulting cost-cutting synergy was the basis for the move.

When this trio reduces costs by focusing only on books that have mass audience appeal, some authors and writers fear that such a tripartite is sure to eliminate room for creative book ideas that don’t appeal to mainstream tastes.

Many photographers see the same phenomenon happening in the stock photo industry. Although no official tripartite exists in our stock photo field, three giants have emerged: Corbis, Getty, and Alamy. Can independent stock photographers flourish, given such competition?

An answer might be indicated in another phenomenon that’s flourishing on the Internet: self-publishing.

Self-publishers in the book industry couldn’t care less about the size of their competition. They’ve found an inexpensive way to avoid the usual publishing road bumps: profits eaten away by publishing, distribution, advertising, and fulfillment costs. They have discovered the Internet and eCommerce.

Take the case of Corey Rudl, who authored a book a decade or so ago, called, “Car Secrets Revealed.” Before the Internet came along, he outspent himself on direct marketing, general magazine advertising, newspaper advertising, and retail sales. Nothing, it seemed, brought results. He placed ads in major automotive magazines. The bottom line: He broke even.

And then it all changed. He switched to the Internet. On the Internet, his book soon became the #1 best-selling car book, with over 10,000 sold in less than 12 months; and over $140,000 in net profit (that’s net profit -- not gross sales).

No big publisher was involved, to siphon off large chunks from his potential profits. After printing expenses, and meager Internet costs, he received 100% of the sales.

MARKETING SECRET REVEALED


We can all benefit by taking a close look at what doing business on the Internet has to offer editorial stock photographers.

The formula goes like this: Find out the email addresses of photobuyers whose photo needs are in subject areas that you cover in your areas of photo specialization.
Contact them often (monthly, twice-monthly) with notices describing what you’ve photographed recently. (Make sure your area of interest matches the theme of the publisher. In the body of your email message, include a hyperlink to a page on your website or blog where they can see some of your newest images. No photobuyer will consider your email as “junk mail” if you restrict your email noticesonly to photobuyers whose photo needs match your photographic specialty areas.

If you have discovered 50 photobuyers who buy in your areas of specialization, and you gain a $1,000 average net profit from each of them over a year’s time, you’ve made a tidy $50,000 for your coffers.

You’ll spend it however you wish, but I suspect you’ll put a portion toward an airline ticket to somewhere on the planet where you’ve always wanted to photograph.

In any case, when other photographers complain about “big business” taking over the industry, you can smile – all the way to the bank.


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Rohn Engh is the best-selling author of “Sell & ReSell Your Photos”
and “sellphotos.com.” He has produced an eBook, “How To Make the Marketable Photo,” and an eCourse, “How To Market Your Photos.” For more information and to receive a free eReport: “8 Steps to Becoming Published Photographer,” visit http://www.sellphotos.com
800 624-0266.





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Note: Here's Mike's helpful tips on how you can SAVE $'s.

Save $'s with Communications and Technology


I'm as guilty of it as everyone else and most of these tips are based on my own personal experience and recent savings. Here are some ideas for savings that are often overlooked simply because we get stuck in a routine.


How long ago did you sign up for your current cell-phone plan?
1. Negotiate your cell-phone planI had gone one year beyond my contract. Upon contacting my carrier I asked if they had any current incentives for the kind of plan I already had. It turned out that they did and if I was prepared to sign up for a two-year contract I would be able to save $18 per month keeping the same service, minutes and coverage. That is $216 per year.

2. Change your cell-phone plan
When I signed up for my current cell-phone plan I was working a lot for various state agencies and needed instant access to e-mail all day every day. These days I honestly don't need it even though I still like it. But once I looked at the numbers I realized I didn't like it enough to warrant the high fees I was paying. My plan ran roughly $110 per month.
By simply changing plans from a data plan (allowing for e-mails and web access) and switching to a voice plan I saved $55 per month. That's a whopping $660 per year!

3. Land Line To VOIP
Do you use your regular land-line phone for business? Do you end up spending a lot of time on the phone with clients, researchers and editors every month? If so it might make sense to you to switch from a regular phone to an Internet-based phone service. VOIP stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol, allows you to place calls to any phone anywhere in the world through your computer.
I eliminated my business phone line and switched to Skype. For an amount that is much lower than that of my old phone-line.
I pay the monthly fee and get free calls to anywhere in the US and Canada. I also get free calls to any other Skype subscribers in the world as well as a very low per-minute cost when I need to call clients or family back in Europe. The savings on the plan alone amounts to $19 per month or $228 per year. My cost for calling have dropped by more than double, averaging $40 per month. All in all a grand total savings of slightly more than $700 per year.
Budget for a good headset with a noise-cancelling microphone. I recommend looking for one with a volume control and a mute button built in. VOIP works fine on both PCs and MACs. You don't need the latest and greatest computer. You do need Internet broadband (DSL) service though.
Note that some VOIP services do not work with 911 Dispatch locator services and if you have an emergency and call 911 they might not be able to find your location automatically. This locator service can be essential for Dispatch and First Responders to be able to find you in a state of emergency. Some VOIP providers offer 911 locator service in some areas. Make sure you check with your provider before signing up if this is an important feature to you. Also ask your local Police Department or Sheriff's Office Dispatch if they have any good, or bad, experiences with calls from VOIP-phones.
Also worth noting is that if your Internet is down or if there's a power outage your Internet based phone service will not work.

4. Re-negotiate your internet plan
As editorial stock photographers we often need to e-mail large digital photos. There's also the need to update web sites, send files by FTP and many other tasks that a fast Internet service makes easier and faster. But, infrastructure for providers is updated and expanded more often these days.
This means it gets cheaper and more efficient for your Internet provider to offer high-speed access. Often plans that are only a couple of years old are already outdated as far as the speeds offered and the price paid.
Because of this it is worth your while to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and ask them for current incentives if you're willing to sign a contract with them for a year or two. Compare speed offered with monthly fees. Fees for usage over a certain amount each month is a thing of the past and should be negotiated out of any contracts.

5. Wait with investment.

Yes, having the latest technology gadgets and gizmos is nice and a lot of fun. In reality it makes very little fiscal sense though.
I know, I can hear the collective wince of all my fellow gadget-lovers out there. I used to update my technology as often as I could and always wanted to have the latest and the greatest.
While it makes sense to invest in technology that will save you significant time or effort in your daily work ,it is noteworthy that they keywords here are significant and daily. Technology is like, vehicles, Simply by purchasing a new car and driving it off the lot the value drops by roughly 20 percent.
To save on technology the magical word is wait. Avoid buying on credit, avoid leasing and simply wait. Yes I would love to exchange my 3-year-old MacBook Pro for a brand new one. In all honesty though would a new one really give me much more versatility that my old one isn't?

The honest answer is no it wouldn't.
Hence the investment isn't really worth it for me and I'll wait. I'll figure out how much I would have spent each month paying off a new laptop and put that in a business savings account instead. That way the money will be there when it really comes time to bite the bullet and make the investment.


Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 26 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 a regular contributor to a wide variety of U.S. publications. Reach him at 1 800 624 0266





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FROZEN TOES -- On Assignment in the Dead of Winter on Oregon’s Mt. Hood. “In this post: How I Shot The Snowshoeing Photography Assignment, I discuss the assignment and its criteria in regards to the client’s budget with respect their need for as many shots as we could do in a specific amount of days.” SOURCE: Charlie Borland ; http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/05/on-assignment-in-the-dead-of-winter-on-oregon%e2%80%99s-mt-hood/
PHOTO: Charlie Borland

SUCCEED WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY – Lara Swanson: “When I began writing a book about strategies for photography blogging success with Zach Prez, I realized that most photographers struggle with the timing of their blog posts. It’s important to plan your content and schedule ahead of time so that you can consistently deliver thoughtful, helpful and engaging posts to your readership SOURCE: Lara Swanson http://www.thisweekinphoto.com/how-to-succeed-with-your-photography-blog/



PORTRAITURE -- 15 Misc Portrait Photography Tips. Scott Bourne: “Here are 15 random portrait photography tips. Try them before you decide they won’t work.” http://photofocus.com/2011/05/26/15-misc-portrait-photography-tips/
PHOTO: Scott Bourne


01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



A WAY TO SAY THANK YOU -- Marketing Campaigns for Photographers – Michael Shilling: “This might sound like a strange idea for a marketing campaign Rather than leave these photographers that I’ve discovered only as a bookmark on my computer, I thought it would be a nice idea to create a post listing some of my favorites. Sometimes these articles are more of a ‘thank you’ to photographers or websites that have helped me in my journey to becoming a photographer.” SOURCE: Michael Shilling ; 100 awesome photography blogs is a good example of this. http://currentphotographer.com/marketing-campaigns-photographers-writing-flattery-article/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CurrentPhotographer+%28Current+Photographer%29

01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



Robert Smith is a
biologist and he has figured out how to
sell his images to local and state
publications who are constantly in need
of his wildlife and nature images.
Here's a 15-minute interview that
you'll find educational !
-Rohn Engh






01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




MAKING A LIVING -- with Nature Photography - Taking Stock: Kathy & George Lepp: “Can you make money marketing your images as photo stock? Yes. How much money? Probably much less than it cost you to take the pictures.” http://www.pixiq.com/article/making-a-living-with-nature-photography-taking-stock-part-3
PHOTO: George Lepp
TAKEAWAY: It's no secret, a couple of decades ago, there we're 500 nature photographers. Now there are 5,000 thanks to digital cameras. The economy of scale has increased the number of nature photos available and the law of supply and demand has lowered prices.


GOODBYE DAY RATES? -- Why ‘Day Rates’ Are Not Good For Photographers. Grover Sanschagrin: “ I recently interviewed John Harrington via Skype. Harrington is a Washington DC-based photographer and the author of the book "Best Business Practices for Photographers." My question was about establishing a fair "day rate" - and he jumped all over me just for mentioning the term. It turns out that the concept of "day rates" is outdated, and should be avoided by photographers. John explains exactly why in the video, below.“ SOURCE: PhotoShelter Blog ; http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/05/why-day-rates-are-bad-for-photographers.html



BOOT STRAPS -- Thomas Werner: “Photography Isn’t Dead, The Business Model Is – Thomas Werner. While you will find many people mourning this disappearing model and trying to figure out what to do next, you will find many more who are problem solving the issues that face us. People become frustrated in the face of change, but it is time for change in our business. Personally I don’t see it as all doom and gloom”. SOURCE: ASMP http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2011/05/photography-isnt-dead-the-business-model-is/

01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




Mark Coker, the Master of Ebooks

By Lee Foster

If you have ever dreamed of publishing an ebook, Mark Coker and his Smashwords organization is an entity you will probably want to know about.

A cluster of other authors and I had an opportunity to meet with Mark recently in the Bay Area of California, where he and I live.

Mark is now the largest distributor of independent authors and their books in the world. He owns an ebook conversion and distribution service, Smashwords, which you can see at www.smashwords.com.

He began publishing in 2008, with 140 books. This year, 2011, he will publish an incredible 75,000 books. By books, I mean ebooks. Amazon is now selling more ebooks than print books.

What he offers is a free tool, which he calls the “meatgrinder,” into which you put your text (and photos). When the product is ready, he can distribute it to many of the major ebook vendors, such as the Barnes & Noble Nook reader and the Apple iTunes iBook store.

He has not worked out a deal with Amazon Kindle, the biggest player. So you need to do your ebook with Amazon directly and with Smashwords for all the rest. However, his “meatgrinder” tool develops a file, called a MOBI file, that you can use for the Amazon Kindle effort.

Format your ebook carefully with Smashwords and you have an Amazon Kindle file ready to go!

When thinking of photos and ebooks, there are a few considerations. Keep your design layout simple because readers will choose their own delivery format, such as type size. So, make a photo an element in the layout rather than a fixed placement in a layout with wrap around text. Place each photo between paragraphs as if it were a paragraph in itself.

Accept that one main delivery system, Amazon Kindle for Kindle Readers, is now just black and white. However, Amazon Kindle for the iPad has color. Accept also that your gorgeous photo book may well be read on a smart phone. This is not a desecration, but an opportunity for you.

Mark sees the current era as a time of empowerment for authors.

“I want to unleash the great potential of authors,” he says. “Authors are amazing.”

Tools on his website can be downloaded for free and used even if you never work with him.

The most important is the Smashwords Formatting Style Guide at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/52. Format your book very carefully, using the Style Guide, to get the best “meatgrinder” results.

A second tool is the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/305.

Study these two documents to bring yourself up to speed on the ebook revolution, which is now full blown.

We are in the midst of a pervasive cultural and technological shift. Ebooks are a manifestation of this paradigm change. Mark Coker is a major player. I will probably do two ebooks with him myself, as we look ahead.



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Lee Foster

Foster Travel Publishing
PO Box 5715
Berkeley, CA 94705
510-549-2202 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting
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


01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st





LEARNING CHANNEL: Kids sharpen reading and writing through photography – Peter Crimmins : “The "Literacy Through Photography" program (Philadelphia) has children snap photos of their lives, then write about what they see. Now their work is on display at the Moore College of Art and Design gallery through Sept. 10 2011. http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/art-entertainment-sports/item/20308-25pcmoore
PHOTO: Talia


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BUY AND HOLD -- PATIENCE, is said by the author, to be the key When Marketing Microstock Imagery. Here are some constant points that new contributors could benefit from, and perhaps veterans in the business could use a reminder of. SOURCE: Ed Endicott
http://blog.dreamstime.com/2011/05/22/patience-is-key-when-marketing-stock-imagery_art35243
PHOTO: Ed Endicott


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ANOTHER ON-LINE -- Yaffa Publishing Group will cease publication of the printed version of the long-standing retail photo magazine Photo & Imaging News and begin publishing on-line.
http://www.photoimagingnews.com.au/news/yaffa-farewells-retail-photo-magazine-after-53-years


NEW ONE -- Backcountry snowboarding has arrived. And Height of Land Publications (HOL), publisher of Alpinist, Backcountry and Telemark Skier Magazines has announced the launch of Kronicle, a first of its kind of magazine dedicated exclusively to backcountry snowboarding. SOURCE: Mike Horn http://www.backcountrymagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=619&Itemid=52

IN INDIA -- Rail Bandhu, in Patna has launched a new railways magazine, on the pattern of Air India and Indian Airlines' magazines, for passengers travelling by its premier Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains across the country on India. The magazine will provide a variety of informative stories about development and achievements of Indian Railways at the country level,. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/Rlys-introduces-on-board-magazine/articleshow/8558820.cms

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HEY! THAT’S MINE ! -- Twitpic: Laundering Images of Owners’ Rights – :David Walker: "A London celebrity photo agency that has won rights to distribute pictures posted on Twitpic has told PDN that it has “no direct relationship with those posting images on Twitpic.” The statement implies that the agency, World Entertainment News Network, will not share licensing revenues with the image owners: SOURCE: David Walker ; http://pdnpulse.com/2011/05/twitpic-laundering-images-of-owners-rights.html



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BE-TWIX AND BETWEEN -- “Bob Sullivan: “That famous space shuttle photo: When is sharing (on the Internet) stealing? Stefanie Gordon’s now-famous photo of the space shuttle Endeavour soaring through the clouds got her an overwhelming amount of attention . It also landed her smack in the middle of a copyright debate. Gordon's photo has been viewed nearly 1 million times, and shown by media TV, Web and print news outlets around the world. She was paid by only five news organizations.“ http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/05/23/6703177-that-famous-space-shuttle-photo-when-is-sharing-stealing
PHOTO: Stefanie Gordon

CONUNDRUM -- When the deaths of photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros in Misrata, Libya, were announced on Facebook on April 20 before their families had been notified, many were shocked and horrified. Photographers and their editors are asking: “How can and should the family and next of kin be notified in the event of an accident or injury? Would your colleagues or medical personnel know how to access vital medical information, like your blood type, or reach your emergency contact information if you were unable to access them yourself?” http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/In-Case-of-Emergency-2944.shtml

01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




What On-Line Gallery

Will you Work With?


by Steve Heap


Although I don’t recommend that you upload to iStockPhoto just yet, (probably the best know microstock company) there is a very helpful on-line microstock manual on their site that explains about the type of images, what is acceptable and what is not, when a model or property release may be required etc. You can only access the manual if you have already joined, and so go to iStockPhoto and create an account. Then look for “Contribute” and this will take you to the manual.

Which Stock Sites to join?


I’ve thought about this a lot - Shutterstock, in my experience, is the most exciting site. I enjoy sales every day.
But you have to pass a "quality test" to get in, and if you fail, you have to wait a month before trying again.
So, I think the best plan is to start with CanStockPhoto. This is an easy site to join, there are no tests, no need to categorize images on the site (which is another pain) and, best of all, they have reasonable and very fast reviews of your images – usually within a couple of hours. So, sign up as a contributor at CanStockPhoto, search out the "Upload" section, upload your images, confirm that you are the owner and own the copyright and then take a break!
Go back to the site in a few hours and look at your displayed portfolio.
There is a separate section for rejected files. Canstock will include a reason for rejection. Examine your rejections. Try to see if you can reprocess the image to make it better. You can upload “fixed” images again, and it is worth doing this in the beginning. Once you are in the swing of this, you can probably judge the ones that are worth repairing.
OK – you have a set of images that were accepted at CanStock – what next?
Now is the time to try those images on Shutterstock – the most exciting and best earner for my personal portfolio. Go to the Submitter’s section of the Shutterstock website and create an account from the landing page.
Shutterstock
Commissions for photographers at Shutterstock start at 25 cents for each picture downloaded and after 500 dollars in earnings this bumps up to 33 cents each. At $3000 this goes to 36cents.
This may not seem like much, but because of the monthly subscription approach for buyers, a much larger number of pictures are downloaded each day – I currently get an average of 20 images per day on a portfolio of 1500 photos, and have now moved into the highest per-download earning bracket.
There are on-demand downloads which generate around $2, and occasionally, buyers will pay more for an “enhanced license” allowing a broader range of uses of the image – I normally have at least one or two at $28.00 each month.


My best selling image on Shutterstock

UPLOAD OFFER


I have found that you need to upload steadily and regularly to this site, as there is an option for the photobuyers to display images that match their search requests showing the newest images first. This gives your pictures a chance of being seen quickly.
To be accepted as a member of Shutterstock you have to submit 10 photos and have at least seven of them approved. If you get less then seven approved, you will have to wait 30 days to try again.
It took me two cycles to get approved – so this is one of the sites to be very careful with. Choose 10 images that are technically perfect (and previously got accepted by CanStock) and send a mixed batch – some objects, some travel, some architecture – just to show that you can take a wide range of good shots. If you get rejected, it is OK to reuse the ones that passed, but if you have others that are as good, try a different mix on the second attempt.
Shutterstock is extremely fun to be a part of because of the high number of downloads per day and high earnings.

A word about the iStockPhoto Stock site

Photobuyers can purchase credits which can then be used to download images. Images are priced based on the size the buyer wants to download (starting around $1 for a small size and going up from there).
There is a lot of angst in the microstock community at present, as iStock has reduced most commissions (from 20% down to 16% in my case) and have reputedly modified the search algorithms to favor their exclusive members.
I personally can’t see the logic for being exclusive on iStockPhoto as you are required to be exclusive as a photographer, not at the image level, which means that you are tying your future to the success of that one site.
To apply, you sign up at the iStockPhoto Submission page. Search for “Contribute” on the bottom right of the screen. There is then an instruction manual to read that covers a general overview of stock photography. You must pass an on-line test based on the manual. You can then upload 3 photos for review and if they approve your application you can begin uploading. If your application is denied, you can try another 3 at any time. Make sure your submission is 3 files of different types, so iStockPhoto can see your overall abilities.

The only downside to iStockphoto is a somewhat cumbersome upload system when compared to FTP, but it is well worth it if you get a good photo that is popular as they pay more per picture than other sites.

KEYWORDS


iStockPhoto also has a very complex keywording system that forces you to match your keywords against their standardized vocabulary and they are very strict about not selecting “invalid” keywords. There is a specific program designed to help you upload to iStockPhoto and work on the keywords on your computer, which is well worth using – it is called Deepmeta – and you should start using this once you have been accepted.
Minimum payout on the site is $100. As if you needed more, they restrict uploads to 20 in any 7 day period, and will reject images for any noise, defects, dust spots, artifacts (which can be any sort of flaw) as well as copyright issues.

Editorial stock photographers won’t like this: If there is the smallest noticeable person, iStockPhoto requires a model release.

My best selling image on iStockPhoto


I’ll continue the review of the main microstock on-line galleries in the next posting!

This article is one of a series about getting involved in microstock photography. For up-to-date information, please check my blog at BackyardSilver.com.


Steve Heap is an accomplished photographer who has built up a
profitable portfolio of microstock images over the past three years – mainly
focusing on travel and landscape images. He blogs regularly about his day by day experiences in stock photography on BackyardSilver.com and offers his best images for sale as prints or downloads on BackyardImage.com. He has poured all of his learning and experiences over the past three years into a new "Step by step guide to Stock Photography" available in his eStore.


01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




Where Did The Clients Go?


The Art and Business of Photography, by Susan Carr. A twenty–year veteran of the photography industry
Chicago-based photographer Susan Carr offers a detailed history of the profession, and real-time advice about working successfully in today’s marketplace.
This book is a comprehensive guide to navigating through a photographer’s legal and business concerns, and provides practical resources for photographers to achieve the delicate balance of art and business.
The author discusses the challenges and adaptations to the recent dramatic changes in the industry, due to not only the Internet revolution but forces in today’s advertising and media fields.

Both aspiring and established photographers will be inspired by the three photo essays included, along with the interviews with eleven top photographers.

$24.95, 6x9, 256 pages
Paperback, ISBN 978-158115-759-8
Allworth Press; Contact: Cindy Peng, 212 643-6816 x234
Susan Carr’s photographs are included in the collections of the Pfizer Corporation and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. A former president of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) she currently serves as ASMP education director. She is also editor of ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography.


01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



Can you answer these questions?

· How do I get buyers to call me (instead of the other way around?)

· I’ve won 3 photo contests. Does that qualify me to be able to sell my photos? (You’ll be surprised at the answer…)

· If there are 3,500 markets out there to sell my photos to, how do I know which one(s) is waiting for me at this moment?

· How do I get people to cooperate and agree to be in my photos (even if they are strangers?)

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01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




Keep Your Camera Close, No Matter What – Terri Stone: "It's a common dilemma for photographers: If you wear your camera around your neck, it bounces and swings. If you keep it in a bag, it's not readily accessible. Peter Dering thought he had the answer. This engineer by vocation/photographer by avocation cobbled together a system that adds a clip to the bottom of a digital SLR camera so the camera can attach to a belt, a backpack strap, or any similar location." SOURCE: Terri Stone http://www.creativepro.com/article/keep-your-camera-close-no-matter-what


NICE TRY -- New Instant Color Film for Polaroid 600 Cameras - Discontinued in 2008, the legendary Polaroid 600 color film is difficult to find and sorely missed by millions of photographers. Impossible now fills this colorless void just in time for the most colorful season and proudly introduces a new generation instant color film. http://shutterbug.com/news/052511polaroid/
TAKEAWAY: “Sorely missed by millions of photographers…?” I don’t think so. Maybe dozens? Digital is here to stay. Editorial buyers may find Polaroid as an interesting product, but they’ll demand digital delivery from you. Save Polaroid for your weekend nostalgic shooting. –RE


NEW NOOK from Barnes & Noble. D.Costa : “The device comes with a touch display, super compact design, two months of battery life, and may even hold a solution to that annoying screen flash found on all E Ink displays. The Kindle has some real competition coming.
SOURCE: Dan Costa. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2385832,00.asp


01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




Twitter Mistakes to Avoid for Your Photo Business
Follow Up With Your Followers
· When new people follow you, use the direct message feature built into Twitter to send a thank you message.
· Provide them with a link to your blog or website.
· See if there are any joint venture possibilities and if so, propose them
SOURCE: Rodney Washington; http://photographywebmarketing.com/social-media/twitter-photo-business-mistakes/


01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




Our new section called Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues can inspire you to go out and simulate similar photo needs for a kind of ‘self assignment.’ Each week we include photo listings from a year ago.
We hope you like this new section of PhotoStockNOTES and welcome your feedback. -RE


BOUTIQUE PUMPKIN VARIETIES
MILKING SHORTHORN CATTLE

Inside usage
Vertical or horizontal.
Boutique pumpkin varieties and cultivation (must
include variety identification)
Milking Shorthorn cattle
Note: Please put submissions on a CD and include a contact sheet.
Mail it to XXXXXXXXXX
"No phone calls, please," says photobuyer.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox".
"Only need previews if I have not worked with you before and you are a digital photographer," says photobuyer.
Pays no research fees.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox", Comments: Digital specs: 300 dpi at actual size (at least 4x6 in tiff format. Cover consideration 8x11
If these rates are not acceptable please bring this up on the initial contact.
Digital images welcomed at 300 dpi
at actual size (at least 5 x 5, larger preferred).
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXXX, Managing Editor,
XXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXX, KY 40533
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: http://www.XXXXXmagazine.com
Pay Range: $100 full page
Deadline: June 15th

TEACHERS, FAMILY MEMBERS, AND OTHER ADULTS
Inside editorial, possible cover
Teachers, family members, and other adults-both men and women of all ethnicities and ages-who appear warm, friendly, relaxed, and pleased to be with children. Here are some examples of what they might be doing: Reading a story to one or two children, or to a small group
Kneeling down to talk with a child on the child's level
Lifting a child so the child can see something
Holding a family-teacher conference
Leading or taking part in a staff meeting or staff development session
Talking informally with other adults (for example, admiring a child's painting, reading information on a message board, discussing daily plans Note: We cannot use photos of people wearing name tags or dressed in clothing with commercial messages (e.g., a T-shirt advertising a soft drink), nor can we use photos showing unsafe, unhealthy, or inappropriate environments, activities, or teaching practices.
XXXXXXX XXXX is the peer-reviewed, bimonthly journal of the XXXXXXXX
To submit photographs put them in separate files as JPEGs or TIFFs. Photos should be at least 1MB.
"Our photography guidelines may be found on our website at www.XXXXXX.org," says photobuyer.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
No phone calls, We are a non-profit association. If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX XXXXX, Editorial Associate
Washington, DC 2005-4101
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXX[dot]org \
Web: http://www.XXXXXXX.asp
Pay Range $450 - $500 (Poster)
Deadline: June 15th

DYNAMIC SEA KAYAKING
Inside editorial, possible cover use.
Sea Kayaking photos (and/or scenic shots). "Must show kayak," says photo buyer.
Note: Image Quality/Composition
1. Sharp focus and good, clear composition-subjects should be attractively framed and easy to "read" by viewers
2. Good contrast with rich, vivid color
3. Proper exposure (no overexposed or underexposed images)
4. Interesting subject matter
5. A dynamic quality (for example, an active paddler versus a "posing" paddler)
6. An interesting perspective or angle (we rarely use bow shots; often, the best photos are taken from a different eye level than that of sitting in a kayak or standing on shore
7. Photos that support the article (there should be a good selection of images to match locations/events mentioned in the text)
8. A portrayal of safe, correct kayaking practices (PFDs should be worn in most cases)
Low-resolution sample digital files can be sent in JPEG format via email to: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com - images can be sent via USPS to:
All photos should be previously unpublished, and submissions must meet XXXXX photographic requirements for our Destination or Cover format (IMPORTANT: see full photography guidelines at www.XXXXXXXXXXX.com under the "Contribute" tab).
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX XXXXX, Executive Editor
XXXXXX MAGAZINE

XXXXXXXXXXX, WA 98107
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $400 (cover) $250-200 (full inside spread)
$150 full page, $100 (3/4-page)
Deadline: June 15th



TOP-BAR BEEKEEPING
BACKYARD VERTICAL FARMING

Inside usage
Vertical or horizontal.
Top-bar beekeeping in urban/suburban settings
Backyard vertical farming techniques and tools
Note: Please put submissions on a CD and include a contact sheet.
Mail it to XXXXXXXXXXX
"No phone calls, please," says photobuyer.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox".
"Only need previews if I have not worked with you before and you are a digital photographer," says photobuyer.
Pays no research fees.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox", Comments: Digital specs: 300 dpi at actual size (at least 4x6 in tiff format. Cover consideration 8x11
If these rates are not acceptable please bring this up on the initial contact.
Digital images welcomed at 300 dpi
at actual size (at least 5 x 5, larger preferred).
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXXX, Managing Editor,
XXXXXXXXXXX, KY 40533
Email:XXXXXXX@XXXXXXXXXX.com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $65 Partial page
Deadline: May 18th

VIRGINIA
WEST VIRGINIA

Cover
Vertical
Virginia
Whitetop Mountain
Mt. Rogers
West Virginia
Canaan Valley and surrounding
Snowshoe Mountain
Spruce Knob
Note: For the July/August issue. High-altitude escapes - looking for beautiful, summer shots images that say "high up"
The theme: high-altitude escapes.
All must be taken in our coverage region in the mountains of these
nine states: VA, WV, TN, KY, AL, GA, MD, NC, SC
Our coverage area is outlined here:
http://www.XXXXXXXXXXX.html
Looking for beautiful scenics that tie into our stories - should be
gorgeous vertical or crop able-to-vertical pix, including mountains, can
include people but avoid staging, high saturation color, high quality images with room at top for a masthead.
Keep in mind COVER SHOTS, too, especially from travel features and photo essay: great vertical shots (or crop-able horizontals), with room at the top for a masthead and not too busy, especially on the left, which is where we usually put the teasers.
For cover and for travel stories, - we're looking for Summer scenics, towns, people, outdoor recreation, attractions, road shots. All images Summer
To save paper, postage, materials and time - on our part and yours - for those of you who are shooting digitally, PLEASE SUBMIT VIA E MAIL OR FTP rather than sending disks, if at all possible (this might not be possible for those with dial-up connections). Attach cutlines in a document with your submission.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please don't submit non-digital images (slides,
transparencies) for more than two issues in advance - there are definite limits to our time and storage space here. Post this calendar wherever you find it most handy for future reference. If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXX, Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXX, VA 24018
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $40 - $100 (Interior)
$150 (Covers)
Deadline: May 20th

RUSSIA
Inside editorial usage.
Russia
Note: For April 2011 issue of XXXXX - world cultures and geography for grades 4 and above.
"No phone calls, please," says photobuyer.
Pays no research fee. Queries may be submitted at any time before the deadline, but queries sent well in advance of deadline MAY NOT BE ANSWERED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. Go-aheads requesting material proposed in queries are usually sent at least seven months prior to publication date. Examples may be submitted at any time. Un-used queries will be returned if a SASE is supplied.
If you have photographs pertaining to the upcoming theme, please contact the editor by mail or fax, or send them with your query. You may also send images on speculation.
XXXX XXXXXXX, Editor
XXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXX, NH 03458
Email: XXXXXXX[at]yahoo[dot]com
Fax: 1 XXX XXX XXX
Pay Range: $35 (Qtr), up to $100 (Full page color inside)
$200-$250 (Cover)
Deadline: May 31st 2010



01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




Photographers, It’s Time to Book Your Summer Work--ation
For photographers looking to dust off their skills, or build some new ones, summer photography workshops are a great way to score a learning vacation that can also be a tax write-off.
http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2011/05/workshops/
PHOTO: Bob Krist


01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st




QUICK SNAP -- Snapfish, the online photo developer, has introduced Snapfish Stock Images, an image and microstock licensing service. The service offers thousands of stock images to Snapfish members from Snapfish members. This includes event photos, product images, and pictures snapped by professional photographers.
An alternative for all the publicists out there who organize a lot of events and need to send snapshots quickly. SOURCE: Tonya Garcia http://www.mediabistro.com/prnewser/snapfish-stock-images-offers-photos-image-licensing_b21578
TAKEAWAY: Did I hear 'iStock revisited?' -RE


01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



Travel photography by John Fogle, will featured at the Gallery at Grosvenor Park from June 4 through July 7. The gallery is located at 7 Loring Hills Ave., Vinnin Square, in Salem, MA. http://www.wickedlocal.com/salem/archive/x1836100595/Travel-photography-exhibit-at-Grosvenor-gallery#ixzz1NcO6pGbH

01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



"The camera's only job is to get out the way of making photographs." - Ken Rockwell

01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



1940 - The first cystoscopic photographs were published (in the Southern Surgeon). They were taken in color by Drs. Edgar Garrison Ballenger, Harold Paul McDonald, and Reese Clinton Coleman of Atlanta, Georgia

01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st



RICHARD STEINHEIMER -- dies at 81; pre-eminent railroad photographer.

He recorded the industry's transition from steam to diesel, perched atop speeding trains to photograph their motion, and took 'some of the most beautiful night photographs of railroads ever made.'
SOURCE: valerie.nelson[at]latimes[dot]com
http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-richard-steinheimer-20110522,0,1878831.story
PHOTO: Richard Steinheimer


01 Jun, 2011 | Posted by: st





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