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Big Sales Are Over Continuing Sales Are In
Digital Cameras Take the Lead
THE COMPLETE PHOTO
SECRET SERVICE SOLVE SURVEILLANCE SCENARIO
Marketing During the Summer Months
Are you taking identical pictures?
PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE LOUSY EDITORS
DIGITAL POLAROIDS
GeoPhoto new app!
The Incredible Rube Goldberg Portrait Photography Machine
It’s not a call to embrace your feminine side
A New Approach To Sell Stock Photos
Interview with Ivonne Wierink
The Lives of Child Brides
What's an indemnification clause?
Brandjam-Humanizing Brands Through Emotional Design
SECURITYYGUARDITIS
How easy it is to shoot around the city.
LET IT BE
Find Cheap Camera Gear Through Police Auctions on PropertyRoom
HIDE ‘N’ SEEK
Previous Photo Needs
Leica Camera And Momenta Workshops
Jagdish Agarwal

27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st






Big Sales Are Over

Continuing Sales Are In



By Rohn Engh

Single big sales are good, but...but unless you are a full-time freelancer or studio photographer working on assignment, the days of those ‘windfall checks’ in your mailbox are just about practically over. It’s a buyer’s market when it comes to generalize stock photo sales at stock agencies and the on-line galleries.
Unless you have positioned yourself with a huge group of specialized “niche” photos with publishing companies that need your category of photos, the former single big sales are good, but...

CONTINUING SALES ARE BETTER


Here’s the strategy:
Use everybody’s favorite search, Google. Find out any publishing houses or ad agencies exist that use your kind of photo category of photography. A typical search would be [for example foreign automotive]
In the Google search bar, you would type in:
Publisher magazine foreign automotive photo guidelines
(no commas are necessary)
Then make another search for book publisher.
Got it?

MAKE FRIENDS WITH BUYERS


Quit sending inappropriate images to photobuyers. They will un-friend you and put you on a list if you do. It’s called their JUNK Mail list.
Here’s how to make friends with photo buyers. But only certain photobuyers.

Tailor your stock photo shooting and collection in a direction you love photographing.
CAUTION: Be careful. It must be a “niche” – not “general.” In other words, don’t choose nature, -drill down! …what part of nature? Animals? Which animals? Mammals, Birds, ? -- be specific.
Let’s take osprey. Use the exact Google method above to learn if there are any waterfowl magazines that feature osprey. (Just now, I found a couple Google pages for both the magazine search and the book search. ...)
Once you have a couple dozen of your favorite subject, (osprey, in this example) show off your talent by sending a disc of a couple dozen of your “osprey” pictures to the addresses you find on Google.

THE RIGHT WAY


I know you’ve heard that photobuyers stand over a wastebasket to read their morning mail and drop arriving CD’s in there.
Why is that? Most amateurs send beautiful photos, but with no central theme., However, if you have “osprey” splashed all over your outside package and CD label, the osprey photobuyer will set it aside. If your stuff is good (technically and esthetically) you’ll get a message back from the photobuyer.
It will go something like this. “We love your work. Can we keep in on file and send you a check when we have a place for a picture?”
Your answer should be “yes”
This method is called the “Permanent File”. I address this method in my book “Sell & ReSell Your Photos” (Amazon, used, $.95) –or you might have a dog-eared, highlighted copy on your bookshelf.
Often, a photo editor will find themselves in a jam, for one reason or another, and needs a quick image that will satisfy the layout graphics person. They choose your digital photo and send you a check.
Once this happens –you’ll get on their available photographers list, and when you next go on vacation, the photobuyer will piggyback an assignment or two for you, depending on your travel destination.
That’s how stock photography for entry-level photographers works today.
THE METHOD: 1.) Choose a subject that you love shooting. (The hardships and inconveniences cease to bother you when you are doing things you love doing.) 2.) Use Google to find your markets. 3.) Start paying for that new equipment with the proceeds.


As an editorial stock photographer you are going to find much more enjoyment when you are photographing subject matter that you like to take. Learn more about how to sell those pictures at PhotoSource International, Pine Lake Farm, 1910 35th Road, Osceola, WI 54020 USA. Rohn Engh is director of and publisher of PhotoStockNotes. E-mail: info[at]photosource[dot]com Fax: 1 715 248 3800; www.photosource.com





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27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st






Digital Cameras Take the Lead


There’s no doubt – it’s almost 'all digital' these days. So, it's time to crank up your knowledge about digital cameras and what photobuyers expect in the way of image submissions.
And what's a new digital camera going to cost? It depends on your area of interest: family, lifestyles, social issues, sports, nature and landscapes.
One advantage to editorial stock photographers is that many of your pictures are going to be used 1/4 page or smaller, which means you could get by with $800+ (6 to 8 Megapixels). Of course if you expect to consistently publish covers, your camera might cost $2500+ (10 and up Megapixels). If you plan to use it for commercial work, then expect to pay $9,000+ and more (lenses, back, etc.)
If you can get by with an advanced point and shoot type model (a Canon product for instance) where you do not have the option of changing lenses, the dent in your checking account will not be as large as if you need a Digital SLR, like the Canon 50D, 5DII, ID III, IDs III, a Fuji S5 Pro, a Nikon D300, or D3, and so on.
It's also in what you shoot. Action, real life as it happens, sports, demand a camera with little shutter lag and flexibility. For studio work, set-ups, portraits, quick responses from your camera aren't as crucial.
As always with equipment purchases, make sure the camera you are interested in fits you, your hands and your way of working. It doesn't matter how many bells and whistles a camera has if you can't easily reach and use the controls. Before making the digital leap, find out what specs your clients demand on digital images.
Where to buy? Shopping on the Internet has become the place to go to buy equipment. Whare to start? Nowadays, most people start at www.pricewatch.com or streetprices.com. But they usually end up, as of this writing, at amazon.com. There you will find both new and used cameras and equipment. Some merchandisers are known to buy cameras wholesale and then make a few bucks by selling them on amazon.com.
Keep up with the times by learning what photobuyers expect from you in the way of digital submissions. Check out Rohn Engh’s new ebook: How To Market Your Photos, which goes into submission parameters in depth.



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.



27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st



THE COMPLETE PHOTO -- T.P.: “Ten Essential Ingredients. Stock photography is used for countless different purposes these days, so it's easy to imagine that stock photos of anything can sell , but realistically photos that sell are usually going to meet some fairly standard criteria. Obviously there will be exceptions, but more often than not the best selling stock images will usually share some of the following traits... SOURCE: Tim Paquett
http://www.zimbio.com/Really+Simple+Syndication/articles/k7iu5I3qkjQ/Photos+Sell+10+Essential+Ingredients+Selll
TAKEAWAY: When you use Tim’s principles, you in effect become a “photo illustrator.” You “make “ a picture, unlike the photojournalist who “takes” a picture. And when you put the above essentials all together, you want the viewer to “read into” the picture. In other words, become a collaborator with the photo. This turns an objective photo into a subjective experience.


27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st




SECRET SERVICE SOLVE SURVEILLANCE SCENARIO -- Secret Service Suits Swoop Down on Creative Artist For Mildly Creepy Public Photography. Chris Rhodes: “Artist Kyle McDonald put a strange art project into practice when he installed what amounts to surveillance software on the public computers at an Apple computer store and used the images collected to create a presentation that he hoped would give us, by the facial expressions captured, insight into our relationship with the computers we use. An interesting project that borders on creepy.”
SOURCE: Chris Rhodes http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110707/23055015003/secret-service-descends-artist-mildly-creepy-public-photography.shtml


27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st



Marketing During the Summer Months S.M. : "I wrote these thoughts for the ASMP blog and I wanted to share them with you as well! 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.
SOURCE: Selina Maitreya; More:
http://www.selinamaitreya.com
http://www.professionalphotographyteleseminar.com


27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st






Are you taking identical pictures? That is, do you find tri-pod marks
at the location you just took a picture from?
PROBLEM: If others have take the
identical picture, it lessens its marketability.
LESSON: Don't lessen your sales
by making the same picture others
have made.




27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st



PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE LOUSY EDITORS -- Ellen Boughn: “OK, OK -some photographers live on to become stellar photo editors but usually NOT OF THEIR OWN WORK. Photographers sometimes include a few mediocre or downright boring images in really important selections of their work. Yes, most know what work is best from a take but I’ve found there are always a few stinkers in any self-edited mix. As I like to say, “You are known by the weakest photo in your portfolio or submission.” SOURCE: Ellen Boughn ; http://www.ellenboughn.com/photographers-are-lousy-editors?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EllenBoughn+%28Ellen+Boughn+-+Stock+Photo+Consultant%29



27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st




DIGITAL POLAROIDS -- P.K.: “Two war photographers have used camera-phones and a simple app to record stunningly personal images of soldiers and locals in Afghanistan. Aided by a small network of writers, the photographers self-published articles and photos through their Facebook page, Twitter feed, and WordPress website”. SOURCE: Patrick Kinsley
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jul/06/afghanistan-war-iphone-images


GeoPhoto is an app that lets users virtually travel around the world by finding geo-located pictures. GeoPhoto also lets users share pictures via email, save them to a photo album, post to FACEBOOK and more. Geophoto is a handy tool even if you're not a traveler or a photographer. You'll be able to discover faraway places through pictures taken by Flickr users, or simply organize the photos with your friends by pinning them to their neighborhoods.
http://appmodo.com/53454/geophoto-enters-the-top-10-photography-chart-in-the-us-and-other-places/

TAKEAWAY: As a stock photographer, you'll want to keep abreast of developmentss in "geo photos". Editors who are looking for site-specific photos might be using this technology in the future. If your photos are "locateable" via 'geo technology' -you might be ahead of the game. -RE

27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st



Video: The Incredible Rube Goldberg Portrait Photography Machine
This video from 2dphotography.ca is the epitome of a Rube Goldberg iInvention. For four incredible minutes, a warehouse of photography gear is abused, rolled, smashed, swung, photographed, and used in ways the manufacturer never intended in order to get a single portrait shot.
http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2011/07/incredible-rube-goldberg-portrait-machine


27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st




MASTER SENSITIVITY – S.D.: “It’s not a call to embrace your feminine side, rather to learn about one of the most powerful capabilities of your camera: variable ISOs. SOURCE: Steve Davey ; http://blog.vtravelled.com/how-to-master-sensitivity-in-your-travel-photography/
PHOTO: STEVE DAVEY


27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st






What's an indemnification clause? Sometimes a large (or small) publishing house will ask you to be totally responsible for anything that goes wrong in the publication of one of your pictures.

It's not the photobuyer asking you to shoulder the responsibility of potential legal action, it's actually the attorney who writes up the contract.
The publisher is always happy for the photographer to sign such a document because it absolves the company from any legal action. (Paper work.)
Again, the answer: draw a line through anything that smells of indemnification, initial it, and submit your signed contract. If the publisher needs your stock photo bad enough, she/he will 'look the other way.' This is a time-tested technique stock photographers have used for decades.
If you don't sign their waiver to absolve them from any possible legal or public relations problems, they leave you with the impression they won't license your stock photo.
Don't go for it. Read the exchange this week in the Kracker Barrel.

Go here to find it: http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,10981




27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st



CONTENT-BASED -- T.P.: “A New Approach To Sell Stock Photos : Not So Hands-Free Stock Photography. Traditionally stock photography has always been considered a 'hands-free' business, but in the current ultra-competitive market place, more and more freelance photographers are realizing the sit-back-and-wait
approach just doesn't measure up as a business strategy. They publish stock images in a way that is deliberately search-engine friendly. Buyers arrive directly onto the especially created content pages, without passing through the main pages of the website or even the stock library's own photo search engine. SOURCE: timpaquett1259 http://www.zimbio.com/Really+Simple+Syndication/articles/mhftRGJX8TG/New+Approach+Sell+Stock+Photos+Not+Hands+Free

27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st



Interview with Ivonne Wierink – Stock photographer from the Netherlands.
http://blog.pixmac.com/4814/interview-with-ivonne-wierink-stock-photographer-from-the-netherlands/
TAKEAWAY: What is a microstock photo? Microstock is the rich cousin of what the industry knew in the last century as “Clip Art” which were images (usually sketches, doodles, and sometimes photos) that a graphic artist would use to enhance a page layout. As the interviewee points out, a classic microstock photo is a “product-photo with bright colors on a clean white background.”



27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st



INSIGHT -- The Lives of Child Brides, as Captured Through a Photographer's Lens. Stephanie Sinclair has spent nearly a decade photographing the communities that practice child marriage. She has documented the weddings and lives of young girls in Nepal, India, Yemen, Afghanistan, the United States and elsewhere. In each country, Sinclair said, the community uses religion to justify the tradition. SOURCE: Lauren Knapp (Video) http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/07/young-married-and-photographed.html

27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st




What's an indemnification clause? Sometimes a large (or small) publishing house will ask you to be totally responsible for anything that goes wrong in the publication of one of your pictures.
It's not the photobuyer asking you to shoulder the responsibility of potential legal action, it's actually the attorney who writes up the contract.
The publisher is always happy for the photographer to sign such a document because it absolves the company from any legal action. (Paper work.) (Administration hassle)
Again, the answer: draw a line through anything that smells of indemnification, initial it, and submit your signed contract. If the publisher needs your stock photo bad enough, she/he will 'look the other way.' This is a time-tested technique stock photographers have used for decades.
If you don't sign their waiver to absolve them from any possible legal or public relations problems, they leave you with the impression they won't license your stock photo.
Don't go for it. Read the exchange this week in the Kracker Barrel.

Go here to find it:
http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,10981


27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st



Brandjam-Humanizing Brands Through Emotional Design,”




A PhotoSource International review by Joseph Stanski


by Marc Gobe
What do Stock Photography, Coca Cola, Geico Insurance Company, and Mr.Clean all have in common? They all have a brand name they're selling. And if you read Marc Gobe's book, Brandjam, you'll know that each is attempting to humanize that brand, through "emotional design."
Applying Mr. Gobe’s principles to stock photography, his "design concepts" one what I'd identify as my style; my signature. I like Gobe’s dynamic approach to identifying your brand (my style) through clear examples of noted brands like Starbucks, Red Bull, Apple, Virgin. This is the way your brand stays on the cutting edge, the next level, if you will, in keeping your brand fresh, and vital in the human consciousness arena of advertising. The reading of the book was a bit slow at first, but when I got into Part 2, there were more examples and strategies that peaked my interest.
Marc Gobe is a photographer, filmmaker, designer, and president of Emotional Branding LLC, an experimental think tank which offers insights into the trends that move consumers, and ideas to inspire marketers, while writing about humanizing brands through emotional design. He clearly and concisely shows marketers of any product, how to engage today's picky consumers on an emotional level. In this book he demonstrates that a successful brand will reframe their image through unique, differentiated visual and often times, verbal, vocabulary, and in the process, crafting original messages that reach the heart.
Some of the subjects addressed in the book are: Part 1, Design Inspiration, Emotional Design, Feminized Design, Welcome to the Twenty-First Sensory, Design Democracy; and Part 2 (my favorite),Think Emotional Identity, Think Brand Iconography, Think Advertising as "Experiences," Think Retail as "Advertising," and Think Emotional Customization.


Brandjam - Humanizing Brands Through Emotional Design, by Marc Gobe, published by Allworth Press, ISBN-13: 978-1581154689, www.allworth,com, Price: $24.95, at Amazon.com: $17.29, Kindle eBooks: $9.99


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





27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st






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27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st



SECURITYYGUARDITIS -- Powerhouse: “English Heritage has once again caused uproar in the UK amateur and commercial photography community from Leeds to Leicester after demanding a man pay £100 after he took a self portrait in front of Carlisle Castle.” http://www.powerhousephoto.co.uk/english-heritage-caught-up-in-another-photography-furore-1767.html


TRY ME! A group of photographers in London have investigated how easy it is to shoot around the city. The six photographers, backed up with six videographers, attempted to take photographs around the City of London (the city's financial district), to see what resistance they encountered. The experiment, conducted as part of the London Street Photography Festival, showed several private security guards trying to impede the photographers (often with vague allusions to 'security and 'terrorism'). The Police were called in three cases, but, in each instance, the Officers were well aware of the laws concerning photography and appear to have resolved the situations amicably. http://www.dpreview.com/news/1107/11072115streetphotog.asp

27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st



LET IT BE -- M.Z.: Unseen Photos of Beatles Captured by 18-year-old Sell for $360,000. Photographer Mike Mitchell was 18-years-old back in 1964 when he captured The Beatles on their first US tour. After sitting in a box for 45 years, 50 of the photographs were individually sold at a Christie’s auction on Wednesday for a whopping $361,938.
SOURCE: (via SilberStudios via PopPhoto)and Michael Zhang http://www.photozz.com/fizz/18650703.aspx
Photo: Photographs courtesy of Christie’s


27 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st




Find Cheap Camera Gear Through Police Auctions on PropertyRoom
Here’s another site you can bookmark if you’re constantly on the hunt for cheap, used camera gear to play with: PropertyRoom.com is an online auction site through which law enforcement agencies can sell goods that were stolen, seized, or found. There’s a section just for for photography that includes cameras, lenses, and accessories. Like the Goodwill auction site we featured last year, the fact that these auctions sites are lesser known means it more likely that you’ll be able to find a crazy deal.
SOURCE: PropertyRoom.com (via Imaging Insider) http://www.petapixel.com/2011/01/24/find-cheap-camera-gear-through-police-auctions-on-propertyroom/


HIDE ‘N’ SEEK -- Protecting protestors with photos that never existed. An image processing system that obscures the position from which photographs are taken could help protestors in repressive regimes escape arrest - and give journalists "plausible deniability" over the provenance of leaked photos. SOURCE: Paul Marks
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21128195.500-protecting-protestors-with-photos-that-never-existed.html


27 Jul, 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


FUNNY (Humorus) NUNS
Calendar
Funny (humorus) Nuns. We are looking for pictures of Nuns at leisure, having fun for our Nuns Having Fun calendar. Nuns in good humor, laughing, relaxing, doing the Twist, dancing the Polka, playing games, at parties, movies, amusement parks, snow ball fights - anything that is good clean fun! Groups preferred, as opposed to single nuns on their own - but will look at all nun pictures. (We can use single nuns for spots!) etc. Groups preferred, as opposed to single nuns on their own - but will look at all nun pictures. Check our website for last year's Calendar: http://www.XXXX.com
The calendar is lighthearted fun. It prints in black and white but we use both vintage and contemporary 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.
XXXXX XXXX, Photo Researcher
XXXXX PUBLISHING
NY, NY 10003
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $450+ (Inside) More for cover
Deadline: August 1st

LATIN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES IN ISRAEL.
Website use
Latin American communities in Israel. Particularly retirees
Note: Website use
Photobuyer requests Email only
No phone calls please. "Do not contact unless you have exactly what I am looking for," says photobuyer. Sample digital preview scans accepted via Email. Research fees negotiable.
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
Email: XXXXXX[at]gmail[dot]com
Pay Range: $200 -$250
Deadline: July 31


A STAR-NOSED MOLE
(Condylura cristata)
Inside editorial use, possible cover.
A star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata)
Note: For XXXXX Magazine
IMMEDIATE NEED
Photo should be close-up portrait style, vertical or horizontal.
Digital submissions only, please!
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 XXXX, Editor
XXX XXXXXX MAGAZINE
Edgefield, SC 29824
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXX[dot]net \ Web: www.XXXX.org
Pay Range: $100 (half) $125 (full) $175 (2 page spread)
$400 (Cover)
Deadline: July 31 IMMEDIATE NEED



HOUSEHOLD INTERIORS.
Editorial, website usage.
Household interiors, prefer small, close to the wall spaces within a room that would be appropriate for stenciling.
Note: "Need close-ups, for super-imposing our art for web use," says photobuyer.
Minimum size 300x400 pixels.
"No calls, please," says photobuyer.
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 General Manager
XXXXXX INC
Fairfax Station, NY 22039
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $50 - $150 (Half page)
Deadline: August 26th


INDOOR CATS

Inside, possible cover and poster use.
Vertical or horizontal format.
Indoor cats. Cats with people (adults, children, all ages); Must be within the past 3 years. We need attractive, well-groomed models in stylish, modern environments. We don't want posing "portraits," we want shots of cats and people living together. People shots shouldn't look staged or artificial.
Up to date décor is essential. Natural light is preferred.
Note: We are dedicated to cat care for responsible owners. "Before submitting any images, please look through several issues to become acquainted with the type of material we use. Safety and responsible cat care are the cornerstones of our editorial content. Therefore; images must depict clean, healthy cats (unless submitting for a particular article on unhealthy cats) and well-appointed owners, handlers or veterinarians," says photobuyer.
"Human subjects in image should reflect the diverse community of cat owners. All models must be well groomed with appropriate attire. Dark-coated cats must still have highlights in their fur, and white cats should not look over- exposed. All must be tack-sharp. Pay particular attention to the backgrounds of your subjects; avoid clutter. Use indoor situations that feature up-to-date décor. XXXX XXXXX maintains that responsible owners keep their cats indoors, thus any outdoor images should include a harness or enclosure, unless telling a story of strays or feral cats," says photobuyer.
No phone calls
Will be used for 12 months calendar
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges
Identify pedigreed cats by breed; identify others as shelter cats, household pets, strays or feral, as applicable.
Must be current
All submissions must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, large enough for the return of your work, with sufficient return postage.
Should we decide to retain your images for future use, we will send you a contract.
We pay following publication and buy one-time rights; the nonexclusive right to use the image in electronic media; and the nonexclusive right to use the image as well as your name, image and biographical data in advertising and promotion."
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 XXXX, Managing Editor
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com\ Web: http://www.XXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $50-100 (Inside) $100-$200 (Cover)
Deadline: August 15th


CESSNA/PIPER AIRCRAFT
Inside editorial, possible cover usage
Cessna and Piper single and light twin engine aircraft. "Air to air preferred," says photobuyer
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting
Sample digital preview scans accepted
No phone calls email only
Mailed submissions accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer.
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 XXXXX, Editor in Chief
XXXXXX PUBLISHING
Iola, WI 54945-5000
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $25 (Inside) $150 (Cover)
Deadline: August 15th







The listings above
give you a good idea of the kind of income producing information our PhotoDaily and PhotoLetter marketletter can provide you. You get photo needs directly from Photobuyers – new listings each issue – who give you the fees paid for each photo and the deadline. (Buyers in PhotoDaily pay $100 and up per photo; buyers in PhotoLetter pay $75 to $100.)
Photobuyers list with us from across the country and around the world. They are always looking for photographers who can supply them with photos in their publishing house’s category of interest …such as childhood education, family living, outdoor enjoyment, travel in this country and abroad, automotive, gardening, etc.
Many of our subscribers pay for their vacations with their travel pictures; others pay for their new cameras or lenses.
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Leica Camera And Momenta Workshops Collaborate On Documentary Photography Workshops. -- Leica Camera, Inc., the legendary German camera manufacturer, has chosen to collaborate with Momenta Workshops, the documentary photography and multimedia training company, on their 2011-2012 Project Series. Beginning November 2011. Host destinations include New Orleans, Washington, D.C., India and South Africa. The collaboration between Leica Camera and Momenta will kick off with a seminar on the art and business of nonprofit photography in honor of FotoWeekDC in November, 2011. http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1311358725.html


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PRESS RELEASE
DINODIA celebrates 25 years in Images.
Dinodia is the first picture agency of India started in 1987 with the
personal collection of its founder, Jagdish Agarwal. To-day Dinodia
represents over one hundred collections in India on www.dinodia.com and has a choice of over nine million images.
As part of its 25 year celebration, Jagdish Agarwal is showing his black
and white fine-art photography - 40 years of love with b/w photography - at Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai from Monday, 25-July-2011 to
31-July-2011 daily from 11 am to 7 pm. For more information, contact Jagdish Agarwal at jagdish[at]dinodia[dot]com

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“ The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.”
– Ansel Adams

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1850 – First photograph of a star (other than the sun): Vega, which was made at Harvard College Observatory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 17th, by Whipple, a professional photographer. A 15-inch telescope was used as a camera lens and a daguerreotype plate was set up at the eye end.


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Selling Photos In A “Down Economy”
What's A Digital Lightbox ?
ONLINE GALLERY A LA GOOGLE
Lightroom Video
The World’s Largest Photograph
ON THE FLY
STREET PEEK
There are some terrific photographers in LONDON
FRESH AIR
Treat your Action Photography Brain with Red Bull Illume HD iPad app
PHOTOSHOP CHANGED MY PHOTOGRAPHY
FINDING STOCK PHOTOS FASTER
Photography: Sadik Demiroz/Shutterstock
MAKE MORE MONEY
TYRANNY OF THE CAMERA
BATTLEGROUND!!!
Lawsuit over Dance Steps settled
Flash Techniques For Macro And Close-Up Photography
New Civil War Photography App
Websites that grow and shrink to fit your viewer's monitor
Piictu iPhone app
COMPUTATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
MISSING PHOTOGRAPHER?
Pixie Camera Captures Precious Pixels
You could look at them forever
Father of fashion photography
MASTER OF COLOR
Previous Photo Needs
Photography exhibit bares humanity of American troops
PAST MEETS PRESENT
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Kind of Blue Red Filter Gallery
Arles photography festival 2011


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Selling Photos


In A “Down Economy”





by Rohn Engh


My marketing expert friends tell me that the way to move forward in the ‘marketing world’ has always been to look around and see how other competitors in your field are “making it.” How are they surviving?
But how do you find out who your
competitors are in stock photography,
let alone how they’re doing, if some
of them might be in another state,
or Japan, or Bulgaria!

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Who are your competitors?

Here are two ways of finding them:

#1. The ”CREDITS” method
Publishers of magazines and books usually place “credit lines” somewhere in their publication.
So the rule is, “Follow the trail...”

For example, nature photography. “ How to find out who your contemporary nature photography competitors are, and learn how they are surviving in the down economy.”

A.) Wherever – in publications, any media -- you see photos similar to the kind you usually take, these photographers are your competitors. Collect their names from the credit lines or ‘photo credits’ section of the magazines, trade publications, specialty publications, books, catalogs, text books, web sites, news releases, blogs, Internet forums, social media, coffee table books, where YOUR type of photos appear. Notice each photographer’s style and what genre of photo appeals to today’s nature photo editors (or whatever your category is.)

This detective chore can be done in an upscale book store, dentist’s waiting room, barber shop, company reception room,etc.
If you’re in a public library, be sure to use the latest books and publications, not those published in the last millennium. Corral the services of a librarian in a town or university library, to direct you to the contemporary books, reference books, and periodicals which will be useful.

Once you assemble a list of possible competitor photographers, say a couple dozen, delete any government agency photographers or chamber of commerce organizations because those photos would most probably be from federal or state public domain image submissions, and supplied by ‘work for hire’ photographers, staff photographers at the agency, or “one shot” microstock part-time hobbyists.

Assemble a list of your remaining names, which should be of current (still living) competitors, whose credits are mentioned in magazines, books, pamphlets, brochures, websites, blogs, coffee table books, etc.

B.) Make a Google search using each of the names on your list.

The photographers who are still selling to contemporary markets will appear on a Google search.
C.) From the Google search, you will not only learn the names of the publications each photographer works with, but more importantly there may be background information revealing what other ways ("NEW ways") those competitors of yours have found, to sell their brand of nature photos and other services. These ways might include real estate documentary photos, getting an extra job working for an airline or cruise ship line, starting a specialty stock agency, getting into Public Relations, doing pet portraits, photo projects through state, regional or national government/corporate grants, picture framing, weddings, producing videos, setting up an environmental portrait studio, producing web templates, selling photos for coffee mugs, doing consultant work, giving seminars, being a personal coach, publishing eBooks on nature, writing books.
D.) You can also find out how they are making sales of their photos by subscribing to their blogs, website(s), FACEBOOK fan pages, TWITTER, MySpace, LinkedIn, and other social media. The result of your research will be an insight on how your competitors are succeeding in a "down economy."

Your mission: Do something similar, or the same, but do it better.
How? That’s up to you and your competitive spirit.


#2 The Photobuyer SEARCH Method

A.) Use the search engines (Google, BING, Yahoo!,) to find out who your biggest competitors are. {The search organization of choice, again, at this time, will be Google.)
B.) Step to the opposite side of the aisle. Become a (pretend) photobuyer. Search for the kind of photograph(s) you produce. See which photographers and which stock photo agencies come up.

Very likely your results will include persons entirely new to you, including photographers from other countries.

You may not find the person you always thought was your biggest competitor, because that person is probably still sticking to 'the old way' of marketing. Avoid ‘old school’ photographers. Most of them have been successful enough in their own right in decades past, and have not pursued new ways to succeed in the field.

C.) Click on any related links to see what other enterprise(s) a photographer on your list is involved in. Check out related organizations: e.g. National Wildlife Federation, Audubon, Sierra Club, etc.
D.) Another search method is to do a metasearch using Boolean logic. A simple method to use is this:
Put a metasearch sign in front of words that must be present on your web page search. A minus sign (-) in front of a word will tell the search engine to subtract pages that contain that particular word.
A plus sign (+) on your keyboard equals the Boolean search term “AND,” and the minus ( - ) equals the term “AND NOT.” For example, in the search bar type:
nature photographer + trees +flowers –birds
Try the same search in BING and Yahoo!
By the way, this person has probably studied SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and has a FACEBOOK “fan page.” Study his/her web page source code and try for a Page 1 result on a web search for yourself.
E.) Cull from your efforts a "top ten" list of competitors of yours whose names come up the most frequently, and make an extensive Google search of each of them.

Another strategy: If your browser features it, on the upper right corner of each search, you'll see metrics (numbers) that indicate how many times your selected keywords are found. (Remember this is a popularity contest.)
Begin a ‘narrowing’ process to find your top ten competitors. (Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a John Smith or Mary Jones, to have to sift through thousands of names before you find your top competitor(s).)
Remember, the photographers you find at the top of the Google list are current, successful pros, otherwise they wouldn’t be listed.
Well, there you have it … a wide-open universe of ways to observe how to meet “the Economy” head on.

As an editorial stock photographer you are going to find much more enjoyment when you are photographing subject matter that you like to take. Learn more about how to sell those pictures at PhotoSource International, Pine Lake Farm, 1910 35th Road, Osceola, WI 54020 USA. Rohn Engh is director of and publisher of PhotoStockNotes. E-mail: info[at]photosource[dot]com Fax: 1 715 248 3800; www.photosource.com





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What's A


Digital Lightbox ?



When a photobuyer wants to see a selection of your images, he or she will typically ask for low-resolution previews by email. An alternative to email attachments is a Digital Lightbox, sometimes called a viewing platform.

When a photobuyer requests to see a digital lightbox, the photobuyer wants you to put up a selection of images for viewing on your website. (Compared to a traditional lightbox that you used to view your slides on.)

A digital lightbox doesn't have to be fancy or complicated. It can be something as simple as a separate page on your website that you can direct the photobuyer to. The important thing here is to enable the
photobuyer to view selections of your work side by side.

THE IMPORTANCE OF SHARING


Most photobuyers will need to share the images you submit with at least one other staff member before a final image selection is made. Make it easy for the photobuyer to share your lightbox and you will keep the photobuyer happy.

Make it easy for the photobuyer to share the lightbox with other decision-makers or clients at a publishing house. It is obviously much easier for a photobuyer to send a single URL (the digital lightbox) to others, compared to e-mailing 20 or more low-res digital photos to one or more colleagues or staff members.

If you want to limit access to your digital lightbox, you can "password-protect" it on your website, but make sure that you tell the photobuyer that he/she can share the password with anyone that needs to have access to the section of images.

DON'T RUSH


A common mistake among photographers is that photographers take down (delete) their lightbox too quickly. Allow plenty of time for the photobuyer and other staff members to view your lightbox and to share it with others. As you know, image selection can take time, especially for book publishers.

Personally, I give photobuyers at least twice the amount of time I think it will take them to look at and select from the lightbox.
Then, I email the photobuyer and ask if they have made a final selection or if they need the lightbox to stay active for a while longer.
My own policy is that I don't delete the lightbox until I know a final selection has indeed been made, and the photobuyer has sent requests for high-res images. This way it is easy for me to bring the lightbox back to life in case the photobuyer needs to make any last-minute changes.

HOW-TO


How-to instructions for setting up a digital lightbox are hard to explain since the details will vary with the software you use for your site. However, there are a number of details that are important in every case:
One. Make sure your contact info is placed both up front and at the end of the lightbox.
Two. Keep it as simple as possible. Lightboxes should load very quickly and be as easy as possible to navigate.
There. Make sure that you mention if you have variations of the images you place on the lightbox for a buyer. State how the photobuyer should contact you and ask for variations.
Four. Keep copyright warnings, watermarks and so on to a bare minimum, if at all. These don't create a trusting welcome to your potential buyer.
Five. Include caption info for all photos.

I have made a sample lightbox on the PhotoSource website as a reference. This lightbox will stay up for a while, and please feel free to visit it and have a look at how simple it can be to make a digital lightbox.
The url is http://www.photosource.com/101/samplelightbox.pdf and the various items should be self-explanatory.

NOTE: A digital lightbox comes free when you subscriber to the PhotoDaily or PhotoLetter.


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 writes a how to photograph column for PhotoStockNOTES. To reach Mikael --> email --> Mikael via email.




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ONLINE GALLERY A LA GOOGLE -- How to turn Google+ into an online photography portfolio. Google’s latest venture also has all the ingredients to create an online portfolio for the budding photographer or artist – pretty much all you have to do is upload your photos. SOURCE: Nancy Messieh
http://thenextweb.com/google/2011/07/03/how-to-turn-google-into-an-online-photography-portfolio/

Lightroom Video – Before and After Travel Photography M.K.: “This week I’m going to do a very popular video series I did a while back called “Before and After”. Basically, I click the Reset button on one of my photos in Lightroom and take you through the entire editing process, from start to finish. In the end, we can see the before and after and you’ll see exactly how everything unfolded in between. This week’s photo is one I took while teaching in Dubai last year. Exposure-wise, it’s pretty straightforward, but you’ll see that we’ve got some perspective correction to do that requires a little more than Lightroom can swing, so we’ll need to jump to Photoshop as well.(Video 11:28) SOURCE: Matt Kloskowski
http://lightroomkillertips.com/2011/lightroom-video-before-and-after-travel-photography/



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The World’s Largest Photograph July 16 - October 8, 2011. UCR Sweeney Art Gallery & Culver Center of the Arts (Riverside, CA) present The Great Picture: The World’s Largest Photograph & The Legacy Project, an exhibition in three parts that tells the tale of the successful campaign to make the world’s largest camera and photograph. The two-story atrium provides a rare opportunity to present such a gargantuan photograph. The Great Picture will be on view from July 16 to Oct. 8, 2011, with a reception on July 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. http://sweeney.ucr.edu/exh_topic.lasso





ON THE FLY -- Inspiring Words for Bird Photographers
. M.W.: “The 2011 Audubon Magazine Photo Awards are well underway and we love the enthusiasm so far! In case you’re in need of a little inspiration to grab your camera and get outside, take some advice from Bill Thompson III, editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest and writer of the blog “Bill of the Birds.” SOURCE: Michele Wilson; http://magblog.audubon.org/inspiring-words-bird-photographers
PHOTO: Jorja Feldman


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STREET PEEK -- Invisible Photographer Asia: Opening the shutters on street photography in Asia. Online photography platform Invisible Photographer Asia is giving street photography in Asia a new found visibility and buzz. SOURCE: Elaine Ee ; http://www.cnngo.com/singapore/play/invisible-photographer-asia-opening-shutters-street-photography-asia-364824


LONDON -- There are some terrific photographers in the Museum of London’s current exhibition, London Street Photography. The photographers range from John Thomson, who was a 19th-century pioneer in this genre when long exposure times and bulky cameras made such photographs minor miracles, to Nick Turpin, who founded the website In-Public in 2000 to give contemporary practitioners a place to congregate and keep the genre going. Read more:
http://lightbox.time.com/2011/07/14/londons-street-photography/#ixzz1S6aegu2c
PHOTO: Paul Trevor


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You'll
find that travel editors are not always
interested in the usual postcard type of
travel photos. Once you learn this trick,
you'll find your bookkeeper will be happy
when she hears you are "going on vacation"
to take some "travel" photos.


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FRESH AIR -- A retreat for photojournalists whose work takes them to wars, conflicts, and disasters. This year’s free retreat will be held 25-28 August 2011, in Cambridge MA. The retreat offers four days of stress reduction techniques through yoga, massage and acupuncture in good company.
http://warretreat.org/


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FAST FOTOS -- Treat your Action Photography Brain with Red Bull Illume HD iPad app; There is now an app to help you get to the most amazing collection of the best in action and adventure sports photography. It's called the Red Bull Illume HD iPad app, and it has already earned the very prestigious Favorite Website Awards (FWA) “Mobile of the Day” award for June 27, 2011.
http://www.theskichannel.com/news/skinews/20110628/Treat-your-Action-Photography-Brain-with-Red-Bull-Illume-HD-iPad-app
PHOTO: Kelly Eppinger


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PHOTOSHOP CHANGED MY PHOTOGRAPHY -- (Video) “Hey everyone, Matt Kloskowski here again. Thanks once again to Scott, for giving me his blog for the day. I’ve had a topic I’ve been wanting to write about for a while, so here goes: How Photoshop changed my photography. It’s not what you think though. http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2011/archives/20260
PHOTO: Matt Kloskowski


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FINDING STOCK PHOTOS FASTER: Can Stock Photo Launches New Design & Stock
Photo Search Engine The new search engine features technology that enables Can Stock Photo to return stock photo searches in milliseconds to its customers. The company borrowed a page from Google’s playbook and implemented an instant search feature. This is a significant advancement, considering other similar search engines take over 5 seconds to load each search page according to Duncan Enman., General Manager, CAN STOCK;
http://news.yahoo.com/finding-stock-photos-faster-stock-photo-launches-design-070440169.html
TAKEAWAY: Photo Researchers: Here’s where to go to see a demonstration. http://www.canstockphoto.com/search.php?term=snow%20in%20minneapolis&type=1,,,
You’ll find there’s no revolution or transformation here. Nice try! Fancy Google-type algorithms just won’t hack it. It’s still a clunky way to find the photos you need. For example: Try “snow in Minneapolis” ; or “St Paul winter Carnival”. Oh well…


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Photography: Sadik Demiroz/Shutterstock


MAKE MORE MONEY -- in microstock. Matt: These are some of the tips I’ve picked up along the way that help me earn more microstock money now than ever before. Note: not all these tips will apply to everyone. Some are basic. Like always, use what works and discard the rest. SOURCE: Matt Antonio, NiltoMil.com http://www.niltomil.com/tricks/5-ways-money-microstock/?




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TYRANNY OF THE CAMERA. -- Nick Trend : “Photography interrupts the joy of discovery and ruins the moment for other travelers. I might be completely wrong about this (how could it ever be tested?) but my theory is that we remember things better if we haven't interrupted or compromised the experience by taking a photograph of it. Recently the veteran travel writer Paul Theroux was asked about photography. "I never bring a camera - because taking pictures, I've found, makes me less observant.”
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/traveller-tips/look-beyond-the-lens-20110629-1gpwa.html
PHOTO: Getty Images


BATTLEGROUND -- P.M.: “Let’s face it, you are waging a losing battle. In fact, it’s not even a battle because one side has won already. Every time you sign up for a social network, be it Facebook, Twitter or Google +, you are faced with TOS ( Terms of Service) that are pure rights grabbing, making it a very dangerous proposition for you to share your images. Yet, everyone tells you that the only path to success is to have your images on these sites. SOURCE: Paul Melcher; http://blog.melchersystem.com/2011/07/10/share-this/

TAKEAWAY: Y’all haven’t heard the half of it. But, don’t despair. Stock photography is going to rock again. Here’s what’s going to happen.
First of all, we, in the stock photography cocoon, have been obsessed with piracy. It’s made us paranoid to the point that even the neighbor photographer or agency is a potential thief. Just think of all the infringement pocket cash the copyright trolls make in stirring up our community with frightful case studies.
To look on the bright side, the Internet is developing a culture of sharing, collaborating, reusing, and reposting information. It’s one of the most positive developments to come out of the Internet age. As our stock photo industry evolves to suit reality, the anachronism of picture-protectionism (the Great Wall of Copyright ) is starting to tumble. As the man said, when you become too protected you cease developing.
And the basic reality is that it is the creative person’s best interest to have his/her work spread as widely as possible. Most studies have shown that the more people make their work available, the wider their market will be.
The “techs”, are going to perform two blessed miracles:
1.) Information in your images (implanted) will have the ability to contain text descriptions, which will match the text description the photo researcher is seeking. Although the notion of photo metadata is in its infancy, you can imagine what’s to come. This will narrow down the bumbling visual searches of today to a matter of seconds. And be on-target.
2.) And secondly, search engines will have the muscle power to handle such massive multi-billion-image speed searches. Online portfolios and stock agencies (large, medium, or small) will be history. Individual, independent, stock photographers, shooting their favorite subject matter, will emerge triumphant from all of this.
And, hold your hats, a curious phenomenon will happen. Stock photographers of the future will allow their photos to roam freely on the Internet, serving as mini-advertisements of their work.
Musicians, authors, illustrators, software engineers, just like in other intellectual professions, will allow free exposure of their work. “If you like my work click here and give me an assignment.”
We live in a protective-obsessed society, and as photographers we have guarded our work to a point of obscurity. But if you believe in your message and the importance of what you are doing, you will want a large audience. It’s coming, and your expertise and talent will filter to the top once effective technology matches our great need to sell our goods and services. -RE






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MAMBO-JAMBO -- Lawsuit over Dance Steps settled. The photographer who was sued for selling photos of the famous Mambo Dance Steps announced yesterday that he settled the suit less than two weeks before the case was due in court. SOURCE: Conor Christofferson; http://capitolhill.komonews.com/news/people/lawsuit-over-dance-steps-settled-days-trial-was-begin/650239
TAKEAWAY: NOTE: The photographer wasn't sued for taking the picture. He was sued for selling the picture and not sharing the profit with the owner of the copyrighted object.
It's a classic case of the difference between editorial stock photography and commercial stock photography.
There’s no problem in taking a picture of the ‘dance steps’ and selling it as a stock photo to a magazine or book publisher. The courts recognize that as “informing and educating the public” just as I’m doing in this news article.
But if a photographer would take a picture of a copyrighted object and sell it as Hipple did, to a stock photo agency for profit, (violating the sculptor’s copyright), then that’s commercial use. Mackie ought to be compensated for his intellectual property.
And that brings up another point. Stock agencies assume you have a release for any copyrighted entity you have photographed. They have you sign an indemnity clause, which protects them in case of a lawsuit. LESSON: Stick with editorial stock photography, you’ll rarely have any lawsuit worries. –RE
PHOTO: John Mackie


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A PhotoStockNOTES review by Geralee Sullivan


Flash Techniques
for Macro And Close-Up Photography,

(Rod and Robin Deutschmann).

Macro and close-up images provide a glimpse of a world few ever see, but creating them requires a high level of technical ability and creative vision.
In this book, acclaimed photography instructors Rod and Robin Deutschmann show you the ins and outs of photographing small subjects – how to do it without a lot of expensive gear – and how to do it respecting small insect creatures and plants, causing no damage or stress.

The book covers:

· key techniques for controlling a narrow depth of field
· equipment needed to get close to your subjects
· use of electronic flash
· mixing flash and ambient lighting
· using gels and flash modifiers for greater control and creative lighting effects
· tips for working with slow shutter speeds
· going beyond the basics for images with greater visual impact, and much more
There is something magical about really good macro and close-up images. When done well, these images put us in touch with the essence of being. This book opens a window on the passion, insight, and techniques, that can make it happen.

AMHERST MEDIA, Publisher of Photography Books
PO Box 586, Buffalo, NY 14226
www.amherstmedia.com
ISBN – 13: 978-1608952908
$34.95 USA
$38.95 Canada


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for PhotoSourceBANK members. . .

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How To Make The
PhotoSourceBANK
Work For You


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

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

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

--Rohn Engh


www.photosourcebank.com _______ http://www.photosource.com/bank

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New Civil War Photography App - Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War debuts on the iPad. This compilation of images, documenting America's bloodiest war, is one of the most historically significant photographic books ever published. SOURCE: William Creighton ; Tehrkot Media; http://news.yahoo.com/civil-war-photography-app-gardners-photographic-sketch-book-130241181.html



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FOTO FUN -- Piictu iPhone app puts focus on making photography a social game
K.S. "App Piictu is a new social photography network that launched for iPhone and camera-equipped iPod Touch last week. Its developers have promised the app has the best photo UI available (or they’ll buy you a beer) and although I appreciate a company having such faith in its product, Piictu has its work cut out to succeed." SOURCE: Kathryn Swartz
http://www.appolicious.com/tech/articles/8552-piictu-iphone-app-puts-focus-on-making-photography-a-social-game


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COMPUTATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY -- A novel approach to photographic imaging is making its way into cameras and smartphones. Computational photography, a sub discipline of computer graphics, conjures up images rather than simply capturing them. More computer animation than pinhole camera, in other words, though using real light refracted through a lens rather than the virtual sort. The basic premise is to use multiple exposures, and even multiple lenses, to capture information from which photographs may be derived. SOURCE: G.F./Seattle; http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/06/computational-photography


MISSING PHOTOGRAPHER -- Three things are usually necessary in photography: a functional camera, a subject and a photographer. Tulsa artist Geoffrey Hicks begs to differ. His installation piece, titled "The Photographer," dispenses with the human operator of the camera altogether. A digital camera is affixed to a robotic arm, similar to the ones used on automated assembly lines at some factories. .SOURCE: James D. Watts Jr. http://www.vision-systems.com/news/2011/06/1447522907/missing-photographer.html
PHOTO Geoffrey Hicks

Pixie Camera Captures Precious Pixels
Cameras were once big and bulky. Today, really good cameras fit in your pocket. And now, researchers at Cornell have developed a camera that’s just a half-millimeter on each side and a hundredth of a millimeter thick. SOURCE: Cynthia Graber
http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=pixie-camera-captures-precious-pixe-11-07-08

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Thomas Struth: photos so complex 'you could look at them forever'. The celebrated German art photographer talks about his London retrospective, and an 'odd experience' with the Queen. SOURCE: Sean O’Hagan
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/jul/03/thomas-struth-interview-photography-whitechapel
PHOTO: Thomas Struth


Martin Munkácsi: father of fashion photography. Spontaneous images are now the staple of fashion magazines - thanks to the little known Hungarian émigré whose work is revealed in a new exhibition SOURCE: Lucy Davies http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG8597512/Martin-Munkacsi-father-of-fashion-photography.html

ERNST HAAS: MASTER OF COLOR P.C.: “For many of us who came to photography in the 1970s or 80s it was black and white that drew us in, and in terms of press or documentary photography it called the shots. There was of course plenty of color work out there, particularly in the US, but it was an Austrian, Ernst Haas, who first grabbed my attention and showed me the power of color photography SOURCE: Phil Coomes; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-14104149
PHOTO: Ernst Haas



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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


MALASADAS
Inside editorial
Mouthwatering photos of malasadas, which are a food served on
Hawaii

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
XXXXXXXXX, FL 32789
Email: XXXX.XXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: www.XXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside)
Deadline: July 16th

WATERSKIING
LAKE SCENICS

For inside editorial possible cover
Water-skiing, Lake Scenics
1.) All aspects of water-skiing, e.g. clothing, gear used, people
water-skiing, etc.
2.) Lake scenics preferably with power and/or skier visible.
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting.
E-mail only
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, Associate Editor
XXXXX MAGAZINE
Winter Park, FL 32789
Email: XXXX.XXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]net
Pay Range: (1/3) $100 (Half) $125 (1/2 Plus) $175 (Full)
$200 (Full Page Plus) $300 (2 Page Spread) $500 (Cover)
Deadline: July 27th

A CROSS BREED DOG (Specific)
Inside editorial
A cross breed dog. It is a border collie Australian Kelpie mix
Note: It is for use inside for under a page WAL rights.
Photobuyer requests e-mail for FedEx number. "E-mail before submitting," says photobuyer.
Research fee paid upon approval.
Rights needed are World All Languages
Prefer digital preview scans or"Lightbox."
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 XXXXX, Photo Researcher
XXXXXX LIBRARY
Chicago, IL 60602
Email: XXXXX.XXXXX[at]XXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $100 - $175 per image (Inside)
Deadline: July 25th



DANCE INSTRUCTION
Inside editorial usage.
Dance instruction. Demonstration of proper technique in all dance styles. "Prefer diversity in ethnicity and age," says photobuyer.
Note: Sample digital preview scans accepted.
Pays no research fee.
"No phone calls" says photobuyer.
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 XXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXX MEDIA INC
NY, NY 10038
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $25- $150 (Qtr - Full)
Deadline: July 10th


MOUNTAIN BIKING (CA)
KAYAKING (PACIFIC NORTHWEST)
SAIL AND MOTOR BOATING

Inside editorial, possible cover usage
1.) Mountain biking in California
2.) Kayaking in the Pacific Northwest
3.) Sail and motor boating. "Not ski boats or personal water crafts," says photobuyer
Note: No phone calls please email only
Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting
Pays no research fees
Mailed submissions accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer
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, General Manager
Anacortes, WA 98221
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $25 (Inside B&W) $100 (Color Cover)
Deadline: July 30th

MINORITY GROUPS IN PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE
Inside editorial possible cover
Vertical
Minority groups in PROFESSIONAL workplace, dressed professionally, college educated. "Looking for people with disabilities, Native American, Asian American, African American, Hispanic and women."
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting
Sample digital preview scans accepted
Email only
Color only
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 XXXXXX Executive Editor
XXXXXX PUBLICATIONS INC
Melville, NY 11747
Email: XXXXXXX[at]XXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $50 (Inside) $200 (Cover)
Deadline: July 23rd






Would you like to receive photo needs with a deadline and information on what you will earn from the sale (license) of your photos?
Our “Previous Photo Needs” (see above) give you a good idea what the PhotoDaily and the PhotoLetter can provide for you.
These editors from across the country and around the world are always looking for photographers who can supply them with photos in their publishing house’s category of interest …such as childhood education, family living, outdoor enjoyment, travel in this country and abroad, automotive, gardening, etc.
Many of our members pay for their vacations with their travel pictures; others pay for their new cameras or lenses by selling their photos (one-time inside editorial use) with their photos.
Published photographers are eligible to subscribe to the PhotoDaily. If you are just starting out, we suggest you subscribe to the weekly PhotoLetter.

WANT TO SUBSCIBE ?
PhotoDaily: http://www.photosourcepix.com
PhotoLetter: http://www.source-photo.com



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THE TROOPS -- Photography exhibit bares humanity of American troops dating back to Civil War. The "American Soldier" collection consists of 116 large-scale works - some measuring 5 feet high and wide - from conflicts spanning 150 years of U.S. history. SOURCE: Jeffrey Sheban; http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/arts/stories/2011/06/26/soldiering-on.html?sid=101
PHOTO: Signal Corps


PAST MEETS PRESENT In Walk After Dark. Holland Cotter visits the Met’s “Night Vision: Photography After Dark,” (April 26, 2011–September 18, 2011) which conjures memories of a treasured city nightspot: Lower Manhattan. H.C. “Middle of the night is my time, always has been, especially in New York in the summer. The city looks better, sounds better, feels softer, or at least a little less specific. I think and remember better late, or imagine I do. SOURCE: Holland Cotter ; http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/15/arts/design/night-vision-photography-after-dark-at-the-met.html
PHOTO: Peter Hujar

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY -- 1st Annual Colorado Photography Festival, Denver, Colorado. Six of the nation’s leading nature photographers will be coming to Denver to teach their craft at the 1st Annual Colorado Photography Festival. This festival will take place at the Auraria Campus from August 13-15, 2011 and is open to photographers of all skill levels. http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/94217/

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Kind of Blue Red Filter Gallery,
July 28 - September 4 2011; "Kind of Blue" by Michael Benari. A New Exhibit Space For Contemporary Fine Art Photography, Lambertville, NJ. It has recently opened and is dedicated to bringing emerging and mature contemporary fine art photography to a growing audience of photography viewers and collectors. www.redfiltergallery.com; phone 347.244.9758 inquire[at]redfiltergallery[dot]com or find us on Facebook.
PHOTO: Michael Benari


Arles photography festival 2011 – in pictures. From historical shots of army generals to superhero immigrants, the Arles photography festival 2011 presents a vision of Mexicofrom the revolution to the present day – alongside shots of cramped commuters on the Paris metro, abandoned dog kennels and so on. http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2011/jul/08/arles-photography-festival-2011-in-pictures
PHOTO: Enrique Metinides


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“Failure is not the opposite of success; it’s part of success.”
-Arianna Huffington


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1964 – In 17 minutes, 4,316 close-up photographs of the moon were taken by 6 RCA-TV cameras aboard the Ranger VII, approximately 68 hours after takeoff, before Ranger crashed in the Sea of Clouds.


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You've heard it often, "That's a great photo, did you take it? "Congratulations, your scenic mountain-at-sunset won first place in the regional photo contest.
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. (Sell and re-sell...)
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Selling Photos to History Markets
To Sharpen or Not To Sharpen
When it comes to street photography
Lesson
THE RISE & FALL
Someone took a picture of my home and now it's on a cereal box!
INSIDER TIPS
Edible Communities
‘FRONTIER’ TOURISM
THE APPS ARE COMING!
THE BOXING GLOVES ARE OFF
Marketing Fine Art Photography
YOU RECEIVE 100% OF THE SALE
WHERE HAVE ALL THE KID-PIX GONE?
PART-TIMER
3D PRINTER ???
How to move your Facebook photos to Google+
THE STRAIGHT STORY
Photo Urbe Photo Competition
Photo OutColor Photo Competition
One Life: An International Photo Competition
National Wildlife Photo Contest
Photography Book Now Contest
Previous Photo Needs
WORKSHOP!
Tips to help you organize photos on an Android device
Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Black and White
Photojournalist Brian Lanker


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Selling Photos to History Markets



Are you a history or antiquities buff?
Good news. You don’t have to be an archaeological expert or professional historian to submit photos of historical locations and antiquities to the magazine and book publishers -- the people who are in constant need of photos of historical findings and discoveries in the world.

What do they need? Both new aspects of familiar sites and discoveries of fresh artifacts that expand understanding of mankind’s past are hot sellers.

Property release question? If you like to dip into the historical path of photo exploration during your vacations, you might wonder when you seek out ancient sites to photograph, if you need property releases.


Confusion over whether a public object or place can be photographed and published without a release, most usually is harbored by persons who come to the stock photography field through the commercial door, rather than through the editorial door. That is, they were previously photographing subjects for commercial purposes, such as advertisements, posters, brochures, etc.

Yes, property releases and model releases are generally needed for this purpose. However, when you are submitting to magazines and book publishers to “inform or educate,” you’ll seldom hear a photobuyer ask for a property or model release.

For example, photographers who have worked for a newspaper, or TV station, know that model or property releases are not needed if the photo is to be used "to inform or to educate." Conversely, photographers who have worked in the commercial, or advertising sector, e.g. corporate, advertising, and graphic art services, know that any photo used for endorsement or advertising purposes most always requires a model or property release.

If you're in a public place (whether you pay admission or not) you can photograph freely. Only if you were actually trespassing would you run into problems with the law.
However, in foreign countries you may encounter restrictions in public places that are more rigorous than in the States, so educate yourself on local rules and regulations when abroad. If you see another professional photographer there also, ask him/her.

The necessity for a property or model release is usually dictated by a photo's eventual use.

Yes, definitely take the pictures. Later, when you may sell (lease) some of them, if they are used for editorial purposes (not commercial use) you won’t need to have model releases for them. However, if you submit them to an on-line gallery, or stock photo agency, you’ll no doubt be required to submit a release, to cover situations where the photo may be requested for a commercial use.

THE EDITORIAL ADVANTAGE


And that’s precisely why I urge you to involve yourself instead in editorial stock photography, i.e. sales to books and magazines. Many of these markets have a $10,000 to $30,000 a month budget for photos, so why try to break in to ad agency or commercial work when a budget like that awaits you? And..without the entanglements of releases and contracts.

You'll find plenty of historical sites in this country: Carnegie libraries, county court houses, Indian mounds and so om. Many of your own photos may be of historiacal significance.

Overseas: In the case of locations such as the pyramids, the Siq, Jordan biblical sites, the Minoan palace at Knossos, Crete, or the rock Tombs at Petra, whether you are inside or outside the site, no model or property release is required if the pictures are to be used to "inform and educate" (editorial use).

Only when the picture is to be used for a commercial purpose would the publisher ask for a release. This would apply to pictures at archaeological digs, as well. Care should be taken, of course, not to interfere with the work at a site.

Of course, if model or property releases are conveniently available for the asking while you are photographing some of your subjects, you should get the releases for “just in case,” allowing the possibility for the photo to be used commercially should the opportunity arise.

Depending on the field you are in, you’ll know when it’s appropriate and beneficial to obtain a model or property release.

Here at PhotoSource International, our emphasis is on editorial photography, and most of the photo needs we publish in the PhotoDaily or PhotoLetter Marketletters are for magazine and book publishers.
About $170,000 a day is spent on editorial photography in this country. That's about 1/6 of what is spent daily on commercial stock photography.

However, while the monetary rewards in the editorial field are not as high up front as in the commercial field, other rewards abound.

For example: editorial stock photographers can afford to specialize in a field they enjoy working in. This allows them to build a deep selection of images in that specialization, making them a valuable resource to several publishers who are in that field of interest. (Book and magazine publishers specialize, too.) Although the per picture fee is not as high as in commercial stock photography, most publishers buy in volume, which often makes up the difference over the long haul. Plus you can stay with such buyers on a first-name-basis for many years. In contrast, turnover in commercial markets is much higher, requiring you to start from square one frequently with new art directors, etc.
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Some markets that are always interested in photos of historical or antiquities locations.
Note: Before you start shooting, check out issues of each publication or their previously published books, for ideas on how to put your own spin on subjects and locales the market has interest in. Also, when you are in locales that feature historical objects and locations, check out their gift shot for post cards. You'll learn what lighting and angles work best for specific items. Be sure to add your style to the shots.

History Magazine
www.historymagazine.com
SMITHSONIAN Magazine - www.smithsonianmag.com/
Arcadia Book Publishing -- www.arcadiapublishing.com/
History Publishers -- www.acqweb.org/pubr/hist.html
From The Past -- www.imagesfromthepast.com/
Osprey Military History -- Images
www.ospreypublishing.com
Antiquity Journalwww.antiquity.ac.uk
PBS -- www.pbs.org/kenburns/

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As an editorial stock photographer you are going to find much more enjoyment when you are photographing subject matter that you like to take. Learn more about how to sell those pictures at PhotoSource International, Pine Lake Farm, 1910 35th Road, Osceola, WI 54020 USA. Rohn Engh is director of and publisher of PhotoStockNotes. E-mail: info[at]photosource[dot]com Fax: 1 715 248 3800; www.photosource.com




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To Sharpen or

Not To Sharpen


Digital images, especially those from digital cameras, very often need sharpening.*How do you determine how much sharpening to do? If you are working on an image that will be published, there's a basic rule: "don't do any sharpening at all."

FINAL USE SIZE

The reason you should do no sharpening of digital images sent off to a photobuyer is that images are best sharpened at the final usage -- size.
Let's say that you have an image that is roughly 3000 by 2000 pixels. If you sharpen the image at this size, and the photobuyer you send it to wants to use the image at a smaller size, the quality of the reduced image will be poorer than if you had not done any sharpening at all!

THE UNSWEETENED IMAGE


Photobuyers often ask for "unsweetened" images. This means images that have no sharpening applied and very little other manipulation. Sharpening is the most critical issue, because as illustrated above, an image that is sharpened at the "wrong size" might be unusable to a photobuyer.
The actual size an image is used can vary from what the photobuyer initially asks for. Even if you think you know what size the image will be used, there's no way to know with certainty. Not knowing with certainty is the same as guessing.

OTHER MANIPULATIONS


Features such as using the clone stamp to remove dust-spots and to color-correct, are manipulations that are, more or less, expected of you. But, again, remember that specs vary from photobuyer to photobuyer. There's no universal formula when it comes to digital submission preferences.
Ask the photobuyers you work with for their digital specs. Keep them handy in your files. This way you'll have this "digital-preferences" information at your fingertips whenever you need it, for each of your buyers.
CAUTION: Ask your photobuyers from time to time if their digital specs have changed, and update your file accordingly.
*A good treatise on sharpening can be found at: http://bythom.com/sharpening.htm


Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 14 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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Name: Mike Andic

Phone: (519) 536-6453

Email: mike[at]zoompress[dot]com

Dates#1: 7/21 to 8/2

Destination#1:Belgrade (Serbia)

Comments: If there are any requirements for specific images, I'll do my best to obtain them.


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WITH DSLR -- EK: “When it comes to street photography, I am a huge proponent that it doesn’t matter what camera you use. Each camera has its own strengths and weaknesses, and as long as it takes photos it works for street photography. When I asked a while back on my Facebook fan page, I found out that the majority of the community shoots street photography with a DSLR, so I thought it would be a great idea to write an article on how to most effectively use your DSLR for street photography. Keep reading to read some more tips.” SOURCE: Erik Kim ; http://erickimphotography.com/blog/



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Copy the pros!

Here's a quick method to learn how

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Learn which type of photos that

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THE RISE & FALL -- “The rise of stock imagery has led to falling rates for professional photography, owing to market saturation, unwise marketing strategies, the internet and amateurs,” says Betsy Reid, formerly founding executive director of the Stock Artists Alliance. … B.R.: “The concept of a file-sharing service with micro-pricing was developed by an entrepreneur who recognized that digital photography and online file-sharing and selling platforms had broken down the walls between users and creators. With it came the harsh recognition for picture libraries and professional photographers that they were no longer indispensable for creating and licensing images.” SOURCE: Betsy Reid
http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/opinion/2072022/stockpiling-trouble-stock-industry-ate#ixzz1Rqn7HtMJ

TAKEAWAY: When photography historians in the next century write about the Rise & Fall of “Single Photography Produced on Celluloid ” they will remark that a democratized free market system deflated both photographers and their stock photography commodity.
Wal-Mart photos are now common, and microstock fits the bill. The glory days for individual photographers will return when advanced Internet technology will smoothly make the match between the photography category of specialized stock photographers and the abundant theme buyers in the future market place. -RE


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Someone took a picture of my home and now it's on a cereal box!

Well, that's sort of the question J. Eberly has asked on the Kracker Barrel. And, "Can I get compensation for it?"

It's rarely going to happen but, sure, depending on the size of the "cereal company" to can request legal compensation. (copyright infringement).
But no art director at a large corporation is going to use a "look what I found! photo" without discovering who the copyright owner is.
On the other hand, if the picture were used in a high school text book "to inform and educate" you can receive compensation, yes indeed, but you'd be wasting your time, and an attorney's fee to try to get infringement compensation for your photo. Standard textbooks are instruments of knowledge and therefore are immune from infringement situations unless it is a very, very sensitive case.

You can read all about it here:
http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,10962
It's easy to ask a question on the Kracker Barrel. No need to register. Fill in the "captcha" question and check in later for your answer.


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INSIDER TIPS -- Taking Stock in Microstock. Creating photos that sell. This is a book about the ultimate insider guide to creating stock shots that sell from a veteran iStockphoto inspector.
http://www.extrafine.ro/taking-stock-make-money-in-microstock-creating-photos-that-sell/


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EDIBLE -- Food Magazine Makes Debut. Publisher Edible Communities has launched Edible Michiana, a magazine focusing on the culinary culture of northern Indiana and southern Michigan. The first edition of the quarterly magazine was released this month. Source: http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=48598#middle


‘FRONTIER’ TOURISM -- New magazine. Tourism agencies, hotels, restaurants, chambers of commerce and other tourism and travel-related businesses and organizations were recently handed 55,000 magazines to help promote tourism in what is called the Western Arkansas Mountain Frontier. http://www.thecitywire.com/index.php?q=node/16641

THE APPS ARE COMING! -- VIEW – A New Photography Magazine for the iPad. It’s an art photography magazine developed exclusively for the visual possibilities of the iPad by the multimedia design studio FusionLab. It features little-known photographers from around the world, most of whose work was discovered online. VIEW’s inaugural issue launched in March 2011 and the second issue has now been released.
http://appmodo.com/53395/view-a-new-photography-magazine-for-the-ipad/
More info: http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/07/08/view-a-new-photography-magazine-for-the-ipad/

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BOXING GLOVES ARE OFF -- Ending a legal dispute that began last summer, Rick Norsigian has agreed he will stop using Ansel Adams’ name, likeness, or the “Ansel Adams” trademark as he continues to sell prints and posters of Yosemite National Park and coastal California that he has long contended document “lost negatives” shot by the great nature photographer.
The joint statement about the settlement said that both sides continue to deny the other’s claims, but “have now agreed to resolve these disputes” in a confidential agreement, with each side paying its own legal and court costs. Norsigian may continue to sell his prints, but under the settlement he must use a disclaimer that has been approved by the Adams Trust.
PHOTO: Who knows?

SOURCE: LATimes http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/03/ansel-adams-photographs-yosemite-rick-norsigian.html
http://yosemiteblog.com/wp-content/uploads/norsigian-ansel-adams-yosemite-
TAKEAWAY: The Power of Public Relations. If a “no-name” could be mistaken for a great-name, it begs the question, “How many more Ansel Adam look-alike collections are stashed away in attics and cellars in the USA, or in the world, for that matter? Sometimes, “greatness” is no more than good luck or the quality of your publicity agent. -RE


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A PhotoSource International book review by
Geralee Sullivan

Marketing Fine Art Photography,
by Alain Briot.


Alain Briot is one of today’s leading contemporary landscape photographers. After a series of trials and errors, Briot devised a marketing system that allowed him to get out of debt, pay for a state-of-the-art studio, and purchase his first home, all from the sale of his photography.
In Marketing Fine Art Photography you get a marketing guidebook from someone who’s been there. Briot teaches you how to take control of the selling process and increase your profits. He provides practical, field-tested marketing techniques from the viewpoint of a fine art landscape photographer who earns a living from the sale of his prints.
Topics include: wholesale, retail, and consignment; knowing your customer; where to sell and how to price fine art; fundamentals of salesmanship; common marketing mistakes; packing and shipping fine art.

$44.95 ISBN-13: 978-1-933952-55-0 Rocky Nook, Inc. 26 West Mission St, Ste 3, Santa Barbara CA 93111-2432
Distributed by O’Reilly Media, 1005 Gravenstein Highway N, Sebastopol CA 95472




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WHERE HAVE ALL THE KID-PIX GONE? -- Photos Told Not Allowed To Photograph Kids In Public Park. A pair of photographers began taking pictures of a large group of kids swimming in the Frog Pond at Boston Common when they were told they were not allowed. But Boston Common is a public park, so they had every right to photograph the kids as they did in the above photograph. According to the Picture/Day blog, run by photographers Tim and Cat. SOURCE: Carlos Miller ;
http://www.pixiq.com/article/photogs-told-not-allowed-to-photograph-kids-in-public-park
TAKEAWAY: COURAGE NOT COWARDICE. Some of the best pictures of 2011 are not being made. Because of complaints by uniformed police officers or security guards, many photographers are shying away from taking photos in public for fear of being arrested or detained. -RE


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PART-TIMER If you operate your stock photography out of your home, you are eligible for certain tax write-offs. Here's an interview (audio) you'll want to listenin on to gain some insight on answers to tax questions you might have. Julian Block is a tax expert and familiar with persons who operate home-based businesses.
The Interview (60 minutes) is by BlogRadio and centers on ways to save tax dollars for 2011 and gain a head start for 2012. Julian Block's topics include home-office deductions, how the IRS decides which returns to audit, amending tax returns, and whether to do tax returns yourself or use paid preparers.
http://feedraider.com/item/31578868/boomer-and-the-babe-show-w-tax-attorney-julian-block-jun-202011/


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MIGRATION -- How to move your Facebook photos to Google+ ; As a Google+ newbie, you might be wondering how to get all of your photos from your previous obsession (Facebook) to the latest spectacle, Google+.
Facebook went on the defensive recently when users tried to export their friend lists to Google+ for easy adding. Facebook blocked the service. SOURCE: Sharon Vaknin; http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-20078598-285/how-to-move-your-facebook-photos-to-google/


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THE STRAIGHT STORY -- Rob: “The biggest difference between amateur photographers and professional photographers isn’t necessarily the talent and it doesn’t even have to be skill. It’s the expenses. For enthusiasts, the amounts that they spend on new lenses, on driving to locations and on buying props is the price they pay for entertainment. For professionals, those are outlays, investments that have to be recouped if they’re to continue paying out of their pocket. It’s a difference that’s been at the heart of the criticism laid against microstock photographers. The format can only pay, some have argued, if you don’t factor in the cost of production. A new statistics tool for microstock sites reminds even part-time photographers that when they’re looking to make money, costs should drive decisions and define shoots. SOURCE: PHOTOPRENEUR
http://blogs.photopreneur.com/microsoft-analytics-helps-you-think-like-a-professional-photographer?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29



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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.

* Photo Urbe Photo Competition:
Images of the big city contest. We live in a world full of big cities. We invite you to transmit, through images, the way you have of looking at these big, developed cities and capture, from your personal, sensitive point of view, what can influence the everyday life of these metropolises in which we live.
Participate in this contest by showing us your way of illustrating or photographing big cities. It doesn’t matter what camera you use, what technique you employ, or what means of illustration you would like to use. The important thing is what you can transmit with your images.
The 15 winning images will be displayed at Maxó gallery. Barcelona - Spain, from January 26 until 02 February 2012.
For more information:
http://blipoint.com/contests/

* Photo OutColor Photo Competition:
Represent, through images, the magic and art that black and white photography can transmit. The absence of primary colors offers a unique scenario full of dramatic qualities, where the subject and the composition are the protagonists of the photographic image. Represent black and white photography using different techniques: digital photography, analog photography, mixed media, or digital art.
Award:
• First prize of 2.000 euros cash to the author of the best image. Each of the 15 winners will receive as a prize, the edition and production of a photo book, for the presentation of photo book and awards, will be an exhibition from November 25 until December 09. 2011, in the Gallery of the Agrupacio Fotografica de Catalunya
One Orion Studio Kit that consists of two 400w/s Orion flash heads, etc. And a case for professional photographers model HPRC2700
For more information:
http://blipoint.com/contests/


* One Life: An International Photo Competition
What does the world look like through your eyes?
You are invited to participate in the One Life Photography Competition. This worldwide search for photography seeks to illuminate your perspective: what you love, your travels, or anything that reflects your world and experience. Select your best work, submit your photos easily online and have a chance at life-changing awards.
Your photos tell stories. Now is your chance to share them with the world.
The Grand Prize Selected Photographer Will Receive:
World-Wide Acclaim
A Feature in PDN Magazine : A Feature on Artists Wanted
A New York City Exhibition & Reception
Hosted During Photo Plus Expo : Exposing Your Work to 30,000 Guests
The Adventure of a Lifetime
Your Choice of: A Worldwide Travel Adventure or $10,000 Cash
Over $50,000 in prizes and awards, The One Life Photography Competition is an unrivaled opportunity for you and the premier showcase for photography in the world.
Including Special Cash Prizes for:
Each Category, the People's Choice Award and the Early Entry Award
Every entrant will receive a "Thank You Package" with discounts and freebies valued at over $95.
Including: A free website from See.Me and $40 in photo software from FX Photo Studio.
Deadline: Midnight, July 29th (EST)
For more information:
http://www.onelifephotos.com/index.php


* National Wildlife Photo Contest
Snap some prize winning photos and enter today! You can share your photos online and encourage friends to vote for an all-new People’s Choice Award.
Last Call for Entries!
Contest Submission Deadline: July 14
For more information:
http://www.nwf.org/photocontest/

* Photography Book Now
PBN is an international juried competition celebrating the most creative,
most innovative, and finest self-published photography books – and the
people behind them.
Blurb's annual Photography Book Now competition is entering it's last week,
with submissions closing on Thursday, July 14. The competition is in it's
fourth year with entries accepted in three professional categories-- Fine
Art, Documentary and Travel and for the first time, the competition will
celebrate up-and-coming talent with a Student category. This year, entries
will be judged by industry giants including lead judge, Darius Himes,
Larissa Leclair, Chris Boot, Matt Eich, Steve McCurry and Laura Brunow
Miner. The grand prize winner will receive a $25,000 cash prize and four
category winners will each receive $5,000!
For more information:
http://jpgmag.com/news/2011/07/last-week-to-get-a-shot-at-25000-grand-prize.html?utm_source=recentnews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=recentblogmailer and http://photographybooknow.blurb.com/


-jg


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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


A PERSON WATCHING A TV SHOW ON A MOBILE DEVICE,
Inside textbook use.
Vertical
Aperson watching a TV show on a mobile device, such as an iphone, ipad, or other type of cell phone.
Note: The photo would be published in a college level communication textbook. The photo should be natural/journalistic in style, rather than looking posed or like a stock photo.
Rights needed are: Media & Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication 8e
(softcover): 41,000 copiesMedia & Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication
8e Update (softcover): 27,500 copies
Nonexclusive, North American, English language print and electronic rights in these and any alternative editions published or licensed by the publisher. The total number of registered users for the password protected e-book versions will be 7,000 uses over 2 years. The publisher is requesting electronic rights to post the images in its On-Line Image Library for Instructors (available to instructors as class instructional materials).
Please make a light box for my review or email low res files to me.
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, Picture Researcher
Email: XXX[at]XXXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: 1/4 page $200
Deadline: July 18th


RELATED TO THE ISLAND OF TONGA
Inside editorial possible cover
Tapa cloth
traditional Tongan dance
Tonga's Royal family
Ta'ovala, clothing
Robiquetia tongaensis - an enedmic species of orchid.
Tonga Hibiscus
Kava
lu pulu (corn beef wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in underground oven)
ota ika (fish cooked in coconut milk and lemon juice)
roast pig
Humpback whales
Clown fish
Red-breasted musk parrot
Blue-crowned lory
Fafa island resort

username: XXXXXX
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: XXXX.XXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: www.XXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: July 16th

JON COMER
Inside editorial
Horizontal
Jon Comer who is a skateboarder with an artificial leg.
Note: It is for use inside a book called Surviving Extreme Sports for under a page WAL rights.
Photobuyer requests e-mail for FedEx number. "E-mail before submitting," says photobuyer.
Research fee paid upon approval.
Rights needed are World All Languages
Prefer digital preview scans or"Lightbox."
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 XXXXX, Photo Researcher
XXXXXX LIBRARY
Chicago, IL 60602
Email: XXXXX.XXXX[at]XXX[dot]com
Color
Pay Range: $100 - $175 per image (Inside)
Deadline: July 17th




ADULTS AND CHILDREN
Inside editorial, possible cover
Adults and children birth through age eight (third grade) representative of ethnic and cultural diversity in the U.S.
Children with special needs (e.g., physical, visual, auditory) playing and learning with children who do not have special needs
Teachers, family members, and other adults supporting children's play and learning
Teachers, family members, and other adults talking and meeting together
Note: XXXXX XXXXXX is the peer-reviewed, bimonthly journal of the National Association XXXXXXXXX XXXXXX 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.XXXXX.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.
XXXXX XXXXXX, Editorial Associate
Washington, DC 2005-4101
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]org
Web: http://www.XXXXXX.org
Pay Range: $60 (Inside color) $125 (Cover)
Deadline: August 1st


ABSTRACT DESIGNS
Cover
We use nonobjective subject matter for our covers. Examples would be an abstract or enhanced/modified design or photo (we once used a photo of a crystal magnification).
Note: E-mail only digital scans for consideration first.
Please send SASE with submissions if you want them returned
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,
JOURNAL OF XXXXXXX XXXXX
San Francisco CA 94117
Email: XXXXXX[at]comcast[dot]net
Pay Range: $50 (Cover)
Deadline: July 22th


SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGES.
For magazine illustration; possible cover
Secrets of successful marriages, e.g. couples holding hands, going out to eat, happing-looking while talking, etc.
Note: 'We're always looking for ethnic, age and religious mixes as well as people with disabilities. Please send dupes instead of originals," says photobuyer.
Include SASE for return of submissions.
Please Include model release.
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
XXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXX, MN 55120-1497
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXX[dot]org \
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXX.org
Pay Range: $30 (Inside) $50 (Cover)
Deadline: July 25th




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WORKSHOP Join renowned international artist and teacher Gwen Fox in Taos, New Mexico. Watch the light caress the adobe walls filling the air with a soft apricot glow. Allow a new personal vision to emerge while learning skills that will propel you in the direction of your heart. For all levels and all mediums Color, Design & Value Workshop July 18 – 22, 2011 http://www.gwenfox.com/workshops/color-design-value.php

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THE EASY WAY -- Tips to help you organize photos on an Android device. Taking pictures is pointless unless you look at them later. That in turn means organizing
your photos so you can quickly view the ones you want. Tags make relatively light work of this organizational process and mean items you later want to retrieve can be found more easily. Naming photos as you go is good practice, but not every app you may use on your Google Android tablet or Google Android phone will allow you to do so. Transferring shots to a PC for tagging can be easier. SOURCE: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/google-android/3289837/6-tips-to-help-you-organise-photos-on-an-android-device/

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Black and White
The mushroom cloud is one of those images that’s hard to process without resorting to abstractions. In our minds this symbol of nuclear Armageddon has somehow become detached from the weapon’s deadly efficacy.

“The Atomic Explosion” continues through July 29 at Peter Blum Gallery, 99 Wooster Street, SoHo , (212) 343-0441, peterblumgallery.com. “Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945” continues through Aug. 28 at the International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, at 43rd Street, (212) 857-0000, icp.org.
SOURCE: Karen Rosenberg

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/01/arts/design/atomic-bombs-captured-in-photo-exhibitions-review.html

via: Roy Iwaki

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“A technically perfect photograph can be the world’s most boring picture.”
- Andreas Feininger

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1965 – Camera multiple flashbulb device, known as flashcubes, were made by Sylvania Electric Company, and introduced July 8th, at a press conference at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Four flash bulbs were set in a single socket; a sleeve of three cubes retailed for $1.95. The cubes were presented jointly by Sylvania Electric Products Inc, and Eastman Kodak Company.

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Photojournalist Brian Lanker. To honor the legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Brian Lanker, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History will showcase selections from his yearlong journey across the United States documenting a variety of dance styles called, “A Tribute Exhibition: Shall We Dance? Photographs by Brian Lanker.” SOURCE: Eric Diep
http://www.dailyemerald.com/2011/07/03/university-museum-exhibits-late-photojournalist-brian-lanker/
PHOTO: Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald


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Bushnell 10x32 Permafocus Binocular
Bushnell's Permafocus binocular series eliminates the possibilities of fumbling while focusing an action. Fortunately that includes their 10x32 binocular. This innovative focus-free operation requires no adjustment and offers instantaneous sharp viewing at distance. Just aim the binocular at the target and your subject comes into clear view. It is well-suited for sporting events, nature observations, and other outdoor activities. Click Here!


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Leica 21mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens
The Leica S2 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only) offers the incredible imaging quality of digital medium-format in a compact ergonomic design. Employing a large 30x45mm CCD sensor, the S2 captures 37.5 megapixel files in the classic 3:2 ratio. Designed to offer maximum resolution in a convenient form factor, the body is similar in form to a modern 35mm DSLR. Well-designed controls and a simplified menu system make navigating the camera fast and highly intuitive. The camera produces an amazing large 72.5 MB RAW or 106.6 MB JPG file. This opens up to an image over 16 x 24" at 300 DPI.
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