Archive for August 2011

31 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st

MINI FUNDNG -- Crowdfunding Your Photography Project – A.M.: ”A cottage industry of "crowdfunding" has come of age to help creative artists (or almost anyone for that matter) pitch an idea online and solicit funding from family, friends and strangers. Kickstarter, and IndieGoGo are a few that we've profiled in our latest guide Crowdfunding Your Photography Project. We interviewed eight different photographers who have used crowdfunding successfully and not so successfully. Download Crowdfunding Your Photography Project for free. SOURCE: Allen Murabayashi ;

10 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st

BARTER –THE CURRENCY OF THE FUTURE? Get a Free Gourmet Meal In Your Neighborhood – R.S.: “Previously, the owner, knowing that I'm a photographer, asked about the trade off. I said, ‘Sure!’ I was on my way to a great sushi meal, and he was on his way to some fresh photos." SOURCE: Rick Sammon
PHOTO: Rick Sammon

03 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st

THE WEB AS A SOURCE OF INCOME -- S.B.: “It’s rare that I actually touch a newspaper these days. We get our news from other sources, like cable-TV and the Internet so newspaper photographers are a rapidly disappearing breed. Along with many magazines, the Web hosts plenty of publications that use professional photography. It’s more competitive than ever, but there is the potential for income there. SOURCE: Scott Bourne ;

FINANCING PROJECTS -- Paid assignments are hard to come by these days, but photographers at agencies and collectives such as Magnum Photos and Facing Change are turning to a new source of funding: camera manufacturers. SOURCE: Olivier Laurent
PHOTO: Alex Majoli