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SEPTEMBER 29th 2011


28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



Trump the Competition
Mike Karlsson asked photobuyers your questions.
ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY
10 TIPS FOR FALL COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
How To Photograph Lightning and Live to Tell About It
AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE PHOTO REVIEW
wedding photographer, Liz Banfield.
DOWN TO BUSINESS
Having a hard time getting paid for your freelance work?
If you’ve looked at the App Store lately
Just imagine, if you will
YURI SEEKS PROTÉGÉS
HOW BIG IS BIG?
The Lives Of Abandoned Animals
Newtowner arts and literary magazine prepares to celebrate first year of life
Death Valley Photographer’s Guide
It’s the season!
9/11 Sparked Decade Of Madness Against Photographers
Make Your Photos Pop with CanvasPop
Why All The Fuss About “Google+
PICTURE PROGRESS
The London Gallery to Host Instagram
MAKING MONEY
The Nikon Small World competition
MAKE IT EASY
ICELAND
Master Landscape Photographer Rodney Lough Jr.
Previous Photo Needs
The first step is to start dividing your image
Islamic Center Near Ground Zero to Open With Photography Exhibit
SHEL HERSHORN, 1929-2011


28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st

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28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st






Trump the Competition


Money, money, money…





In the ‘marketing world’
the answer to “getting ahead” has always been to look around and see how your competitors are “making it.” And ask, “How are they surviving?”

But how do you find out who your competitors are in stock photography if some of them might be in another state, or Japan, or Bulgaria?

Here are two major methods to find your competitors and learn their secrets.

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Case Study: A Nature Photographer asks: “Who are my competitors, and how are they managing to survive in a ‘down economy?’”

#1 The ”CREDITS” method
Publishers of magazines and books usually print “credit lines” somewhere in the publication, usually right beside the photo, sometimes in a ‘credits block’ somewhere in the particular issue.

So the rule is to “Follow the trail.”
1.) Look through current issues of publications you’d like to sell your pictures to. When you see a photo(s) similar in style to those you usually make, focusing on subject matter you focus on, you’re looking at a competitor. Collect the names of such photographers from the ‘photo credits’ section of the magazines, trade publications, specialty publications, books, catalogs, textbooks, websites, news releases, blogs, Internet forums, social media, coffee table books, -anywhere where YOUR type of photo could appear. These photographers are your competitors.

This chore can be done in an upscale book store, dentist’s waiting room, barber shop, company reception room. (Not in a public library because those books are "old" and published in the last millennium. However, a young adult librarian at a town or university library could probably direct you to contemporary books and periodicals which could be useful. The reason for this will come out in a minute.)

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

Want to read more ?




28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



Mike Karlsson asked photobuyers your questions.

Here’s what some responded:


In your opinion, what are the most common mistakes entry-level stock photographers make when contacting you?



“Haggling.” We have a budget for each photo. We're not like an advertising agency where you might haggle for a better fee."

"They send a disk that looks like a mini-stock agency. We don't have the time to review a portfolio like that. What they should do is look at what our publishing house produces, then send us a disk with only that category of pictures on it, -not pictures from other categories that only waste our time looking at."

“Too many new photographers are not good editors of their own work. They often send images that are not up to the quality we need. And we buyers are very pressed for time. I do not respond to unsolicited promotions unless I see an image we might use. New photographers in the business sometimes take the no-response as a blanket non-interest. One week we might need interior classroom shot; the next week we might need exteriors of schools.

“They try too hard. I have specific needs, and only purchase photos once a quarter. I don't want them pushing too hard when I'm focused on the other responsibilities of my job.”

"They need to keep sending images to me unless told not to. Too many stop sending us "for consideration" photos because we said "no" one-time.”

“They send more than I ask for. Stick to the request. They send “cute” messages and think I have time to be their pen-pal. They assume they can be put on a mailing list before we've ever worked with them.”

Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 28 years' experience of working for magazines and newspapers in more than 30 countries. He moved to the United States in 1998 from his native Sweden. He lives in Nebraska and is currently US correspondent for 11 Swedish magazines and writes a how to photograph column for PhotoStockNOTES. Reach to Mikael via email .


28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



Name: Kerstin Geier

Email: kkgeier[at]hotmail[dot]com

Dates#1: 10/1/2011 to 10/1/2012

Destination#1: Ethiopia, Capetown, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, and nearby venues.



28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY -- Michael Kelley: Two-Speedlight photos. Two years ago, Los Angeles-based architectural photographer Mike Kelley was 21 years old and working retail for $8.25 an hour. Today, he shoots images like this one -- using just two Canon speedlights.
http://strobist.blogspot.com/2011/09/mike-kelley-two-speedlight.html
PHOTO: Michael Kelley


10 TIPS FOR FALL COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY – Charlie Borland: “Fall has arrived in many areas and photographers are getting ready or are heading out to shoot their favorite places. Here are a few tips on creating great images of fall foliage” http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/09/10-tips-for-fall-color-photography/
PHOTO: Charlie Borland


How To Photograph Lightning and Live to Tell About It – Jeff Colburn: “Photographing lightning is the most amazing type of photography you will ever do. And probably the dumbest thing you can do with a camera, but I love it. Here are some tips on lightning and safety”: SOURCE: Charlie Borland ; : Jeff Colburn


28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE PHOTO REVIEW Who’s Who of Photography Up For Bids. The Photo Review will hold its Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at 7 p.m. at Freeman’s Auctioneers at 1808 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. The event will feature an international slate of photographers as well as a host of Philadelphia artists. Beginning and experienced collectors alike will have the opportunity to bid on work by such historic masters as Berenice Abbott, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Edward S. Curtis, Gertrude Kasebier, Aleksandr Rodchencko, and Max Yavno. Contact Stephen Perloff: 215-891-0214, Info[at]photoreview[dot]org, www.photoreview.org.


28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st





Can a wedding photographer

also be a stock photographer?


Yes, if you know how to go about it.

Check out this 20-minute interview
I made with Minneapolis
wedding photographer, Liz Banfield.

If you're a wedding photographer, your
time spent (20 minutes) will be
well worth the information you'll gain.



28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




DOWN TO BUSINESS -- Business Blitz Photography Events: Coming to Your Town – Andrew Fingerman:“We're excited to announce the National Press Photographers Association's upcoming Business Blitz workshops this fall, happening in St. Louis, San Jose, and St. Petersburg. These one-day educational workshops are perfect for any freelance photographer interested in learning more about how to effectively enhance their portfolio and grow their business. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/09/business-blitz-photography-events-coming-to-your-t.html

GETTING PAID: Prodding the Slow-Paying Client – Brandon Cotter: “Having a hard time getting paid for your freelance work? Some 44 percent of “independent workers” had difficulty getting paid for their work last year, according to the Freelancers Union. http://rising.blackstar.com/getting-paid-prodding-the-slow-paying-client.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Black-Star-Rising+%28Black+Star+Rising%29

28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



IPAD PHOTO APPS – the 10 best; Dan Havlik: “If you’ve looked at the App Store lately, you’ve probably seen that there are a ton of apps to help you show off your images. To help you narrow down the options, we’ve selected our ten favorite photo portfolio apps for the iPad. Here they are, in no particular order, via our Photo Gallery slide show. http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/The-10-Best-Photo-Po-3732.shtml

28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



REVOLUTIONIZING LICENSING -- Paul Melcher: “Just imagine, if you will, that publishers would get paid to use your images. Just imagine that publishers would actually generate a profit directly from your photographs. All that and you would also make more revenue at the same time . Don’t you think you would be the most popular photographer/ photo agency ? “
http://blog.melchersystem.com/2011/09/20/revolutionizing-licensing/
more information:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/adwords-for-images-stipple-debuts-image-licensing-marketplace-for-publishers/2011/09/20/gIQAj9hqhK_story.html
TAKEAWAY: Stock photography will move in the right direction if the company, Stipple, is able to convince the art buying public that Stipple will work for us, the independent stock photographer. The venture capitalists have been convinced. Stipple recently received $2 million in funding.



28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




YURI SEEKS PROTÉGÉS The most recognized name in the microstock industry, Yuri Arcurs, is constructing a program to train an elite group of microstockers who qualify for his 3-year-long “academy”. Interested candidates first have to qualify for the program and those who graduate are expected to eventually become part of the Arcurs staff. The informational flyer says that Yuri hopes to “produce the most competent and gifted photography class of 2015. This program runs for three years, during which participants will be given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience travel to exotic locations, a first-class photography education from some of the industry’s leading experts, and working experience through interactions with real projects, clients and top models.” There was no mention who is going to pay for this training. The deadline to show your interest is December 1st 2011. http://www.arcurs.com/if-you-like-traveling-photography-and-learning-from-the-best-read-this?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YuriArcurs+%28Yuri+Arcurs%29
PHOTO: Yuri Arcurs



28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



HOW BIG IS BIG? -- All the film photographs in the world would cover 4,000 square miles – Michael Zhang: ”According to Wikipedia, there are roughly one trillion photographs on film or photo paper in the world today — enough to cover an area of 4,000 square miles (~10,000 square kilometers). That’s about half the size of the country of Wales, or pretty much exactly the size of Los Angeles County. http://www.petapixel.com/2011/09/24/all-the-film-photographs-in-the-world-would-cover-4000-square-miles/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29

AT PET SHELTERS: Z.D.: “The Lives Of Abandoned Animals Could Be Saved By Better Photography. A dog photographer has started a movement to improve the quality of photographs at pet shelters, leading to a massive uptick in adoption rates.” SOURCE: Zach Davis http://www.popphoto.com/news/2011/09/better-photography-could-save-lives-abandoned-animals
PHOTO: Teresa Berg



28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



Newtowner arts and literary magazine prepares to celebrate first year of life – M.B. Tuccio : “In a time when many publications are struggling to survive, The Newtowner has found its niche. A quarterly arts and literary magazine, it features contributions from around the world, and will release its fall issue this week. Founder and editor-in-chief Georgia Monaghan spoke about The Newtowner in a recent interview, sharing the story of how it came to be, and plans for the future. http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Newtowner-arts-and-literary-magazine-prepares-to-2187180.php

28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




A PhotoSource International Book Review
by Geralee Sullivan


Death Valley Photographer’s Guide:

Where and how to get the best shots.
By Dan Suzio.



Arguably America’s most storied national park, Death Valley National Park serves up a wonderland of unique photo opportunities, from landscapes and historic sites to the rich bird, animal and plant life it harbors.
In this book, wildlife photographer, Dan Suzio, describes how to approach different subjects in the park and what equipment you’ll need.

The biggest section of the book provides descriptions of more than sixty specific locations in and around the park, with tips on their photographic highlights and the time of day for the best light at each place – with maps and directions to get you there.

The author’s photographs fill the book, each captioned with camera, lens, exposure and other information about how the picture was made.

Most of the locations listed are accessible by car, some are more remote and require a 4-wheel drive, and a few call for an all-day hike. Suzio gives tips on how to stay alive in a place that holds records as the hottest, lowest, and driest place in the U.S.

In the final portion of the book Suzio gives a chart that summarizes each of the locations so a photographer can quickly find the best places for flowers, birds, dunes, historic sites, and other subjects.

This book is both a helpful guide and an entertaining read, thanks to Suzio’s humor and clear-cut style.

Published by Nolina Press, PO Box 5803, Berkeley, CA 94705
sales[at]nolinapress[dot]com
dan[at]dansuzio[dot]com
www.DeathValleyPhotographersGuide.com
ISBN 978-0-9846415-0-5 $17.95 114 pages


28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




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28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



9/11 Sparked Decade Of Madness Against Photographers Carlos Miller: "Ten years ago today, terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center, suddenly turning all photographers into suspected terrorists.But there has never been any evidence that terrorists used cameras to document their targets before striking them. Bruce Schneier, a man who obsesses about security more than I obsess about photographers’ rights, pointed this fact out in a memorable 2008 article which needs to be revisited today." SOURCE: http://www.pixiq.com/article/911-sparked-a-decade-of-madness-against-photographers

28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



Make Your Photos Pop with CanvasPop – (Damien Franco) When the folks at CanvasPop asked me to review their products and services I, of course, jumped at the chance. I love prints and I print often but I've only had a few of my photographs printed on canvas. http://www.pixiq.com/article/canvas-review?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YourPhotoTips+%28Your+Photo+Tips%29
PHOTO: Damien Franco


28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




POST+ -- Why All The Fuss About “Google+”? – Scott Kelby: “As far as social media goes, I’d much rather post on Google+ than anywhere;and I hear that same sentiment all the time from other photographers. In fact, I find myself posting there more than anywhere, and in just a few short weeks the number of people who follow me on Google+ blew right past the number of people who follow me on Facebook." http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2011/archives/21882



PICTURE PROGRESS -- Instagram 2.0 upgrades the social photography service into the next generation Instagram is a fun iPhone app that lets you improve and share your iPhone photos quickly to several popular social networks. The service has been so successful that even Facebook is adding Instagram-like functionality to its photo sharing offering.
http://www.tecca.com/news/2011/09/21/instagram-2-0-social-photography-service/


28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




The London Gallery to Host Instagram, the fun mobile app that lets users create stunning retro-looking photos with ease, is moving to the world of high art. From 22-23 October, London’s East Gallery at Brick Lane will be hosting the first ever UK exhibit of Instagram photos. Dubbed “My World Shared“, the exhibit is organized by the London branch of Instagrammers, a community of Instagram users who offers tips and techniques and organizes “photowalks” and other social events for their users. Source: Stan Schroeder http://mashable.com/2011/09/23/london-gallery-instagram-exhibit/
TAKEAWAY: "Social walks?" If the resulting pictures are to be "social statements" (like street photography) wouldn't a group of photographers defeat the purpose? Like the nature photographer studying, observing and photographing "nature" accompanied by several other nature photographers. Isn't all this supposed to be transparent to the entity being photographed in order to capture an authenticity of a photo ?
-RE

28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




MAKING MONEY – (Joe Farace) The real “secret” of any successful photography studio is the establishment of policies that can protect your profitability and help your operation grow. Here are eight suggestions to help insure profitability no matter what kind of operation you have. http://goingpro2010.com/2011/09/23/making-money/
PHOTO: Joe Farace

28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




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.

The Nikon Small World competition, now in its 37th year, attracts entries from around the world. The images were shot by a variety of amateur photographers, professionals and scientists using microscopes with cameras for work or play. There are just 20 pictures in this gallery, but there are more than 100 images at the competition website. You can vote for your favorites and see if the judges agree when the winners are revealed on October 4.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/picture-galleries/8782309/Nikon-Small-World-2011-competition-photographs-through-the-microscope.html
more info: http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/enter

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28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



MAKE IT EASY A unique photography
workshop/retreat at Absolute Sanctuary Resort & Spa in Koh Samui. Gaye Gerard, a former contract photographer for Getty Images will teach photography techniques for photographing in Thailand and the premium island resort areas nearby. He promises it to be educational, relaxing, yoga, fun and an amazing opportunity for people to reconnect with themselves. Date: May 4th-12th 2012. www.gayegerard.com ; +61 410898293 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +61 410898293

ICELAND: Northern Lights photography workshops. Join the Northern Lights photography tour taking place in the South coast of Iceland from October 18th-23rd. The workshops are focussing on improving the use of DSLR cameras and night photography. More information from - http://www.raw.is/photo-tour-northern-lights
Contact - enrique[at]raw[dot]is
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1051&message=39368213

Master Landscape Photographer Rodney Lough Jr. will lead outdoor photography workshops in 2012 beginning in March in Arizona’s Antelope Slot Canyon. For nearly a decade Lough has been leading workshops in the field - taking students deep into the wilderness to teach them new methods and techniques. http://www.theopenpress.com/index.php?a=press&id=116648

28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts are from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues (a year ago). They can inspire you to go out and simulate similar photo needs for a kind of ‘self assignment.’ Each week we include photo listings From PhotoDaily and the weekly PhotoLetter from a year ago. -RE




FEMALE PLAINS COTTONWOOD TREE RELEASING SEEDS
Inside editorial,
Female Plains Cottonwood tree releasing seeds. NOT CLOSE UP. Want to see the whole tree while it is releasing seeds. (Looks like snow falling)
Note: IMMEDIATE NEED (Friday) I will need to receive images as soon as possible to preview for this book due to its schedule
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, Freelance Researcher
XXXXXXXXXXXX, NJ 07830
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $100+
Deadline: Oct. 2nd (by or before)


A BEAUTY SHOT FROM THE HEADWATERS FOREST RESERVE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
DUDLEY STREET NEIGHBORHOOD IN BOSTON W REVITALIZATION
SMALL FEDERALLY OWNED (historical perhaps) BUILDING NEXT TO OR SURROUNDED BY A CORNFIELD OR OTHER FIELD

Inside editorial,
Please note-- this is for a large (2/3rds page) chapter opener and needs to be able to be cropped to fit a square format..... A beauty shot from the Headwaters Forest Reserve in Northern California (this is located in Humboldt County, near the towns of Eureka and Stafford). We have an inset of Julia Butterfly Hill who lived in a Redwood tree for a couple of years from this area when it belonged to a lumber company so we really need the image to be of redwoods from this particular reserve.....
10-18 Dudley Street neighborhood in Boston w revitalization==There should be shots of renovated homes/ buildings. The caption for this reads: Figure 10.18 The Dudley Street Neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. This neighborhood in Boston was once a symbol of urban decay. Today it is a thriving urban community that has adopted many of the principles of smart growth.
EOC3 small federally owned (historical perhaps?) building next to or surrounded by a cornfield or other field... (This should be taken somewhere in America only) This photo will go with a
Free-Response question at the end of this chapter which reads:
Free-Response Questions
1. Assume that the property pictured below belongs to the federal government.
A. Identify and explain which of the four public land management agencies would be involved in managing this public land. (3 pts)
B. Applying any three of the basic principles of smart growth, explain how the private land surrounding this federally-owned property might be developed to minimize environmental impacts. (4 pts)
C. Define Environmental Impact Statement and describe one condition under which an EIS might be required for the land use of either the privately-owned or federally-owned lands associated with this tract. (4 pts) Note: Here is a short list of three items needed for Chapter 10. High school textbook title: Environmental Facts, 1st edition by Andrew XXXXX and Rick XXXXXX.
Note: IMMEADIATE NEED (Today) I will need to receive images as soon as possible to preview for this book due to its schedule
Please also contact me if you do not have an agreement with the publisher as I will need to discuss costs and fees with you before you begin the research for this project
The research for this text book will stretch at least through summer of 2011 with an anticipated bound book date of late fall of 2011 or early winter of 2011.
I am attaching the spec list I received from the editors in pdf format so you can see the thumbnail images they are using as placeholders as well as get some clarification about what they are trying to show...make sure to read their notes as that will help in your selection of images to send. Unless otherwise indicated, we do not need to match these photos exactly but if you have questions they can be a handy visual reference....please use as needed/in tandem with the
Please consign the order for eventual billing and permissions purposes to:
XXX XXXXXXXX
Photo Department Manager
XXXXXX Publishers

XXXXXXXXXXXX,NY 10010
XXXXXXXXXXXX,-XXX-XXXX
Please, however, send all image selections to me at my email address:

XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
If you need my full address for record as the requester/researcher/freelancer for this project it follows here:
XXXXXXXX XXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXX,, NJ 07830
XXXXXXXXXXXX, XXX-XXXX
I can preview digitized images sent separately by spec via email ( jpegs preferred and please indicate spec number in Subject heading of email) or as saved by project title/spec number in digital light boxes (e.g. Headwaters 10-3; Headwaters 10-11, etc....). Please send all digital previews or links to light boxes to my attention via my email account: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com. Please also indicate your preferred credit line and caption information for each submission.
If you have rare images in non-digital format and can only send slides or transparencies or prints for consideration-- please call me first to discuss and so that I may give you XXXXX shipping information and policy. In some extreme cases we maybe willing to accommodate non-digital submissions-- but this would be the rare exception to the rule.
Thanks very much for your interest and assistance with this project. please call me if there are any questions, concerns or additional clarifications or context needed.

NOTE TO RESEARCHER: Please organize/label specs by number when submitting images for consideration. I am aware there may be types of items on this list that you won't have so just submit those you specialize in and/or readily have in your collection.... You should be able to see everything down to spec # EOC3 and my signature.....
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, Freelance Researcher
NJ 07830
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Phone: 908 XXX XXXX
Pay Range: $100+
Deadline: Oct. 12 (by or before)

A GIANT PUMPKIN (or other giant vegetable) CONTEST
Inside textbook use.
Horizontal only
A giant pumpkin (or other giant vegetable) contest. We need to get the concept of being judged in the photo, so we need to see either judges looking at the contestants (pumpkins with their owners), or the contestants (pumpkins with owners) displaying their ribbons/trophies. These events usually take place at a state or county fair
Note: For a chapter opener to illustrate the concept of EVALUATION.
Print and Electronic Rights needed are for the main book, "Writers Handbook" (both hardbound and paperback editions). N. American English only for a total print run of 75,000 copies over the life of the edition, five years from publication.
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.
XXX XXXXXX, Picture Researcher
XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX,
XXXXXXXXXXXX,, MA 02556
Email: XXX[at]XXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $250
Deadline: Oct. 19th







COLORED APPALOOSA HORSE(S)
Inside editorial, possible cover, ad use
Horizontal or vertical
Colored Appaloosa horse(s)
Note: E-mail before submitting
Pays no research fees
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, Editor
XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX,
XXXXXXXXXXXX,, ID 83843
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $25-$50 (Inside) $100 (Ad) $250 (Cover)
Deadline: Nov. 5th

TEACHERS, FAMILY MEMBERS, AND OTHER ADULTS
Inside editorial, possible cover
Teachers, family members, and other adults-both men and women of all ethnicities and ages-who appear warm, friendly, relaxed, and pleased to be with children. Here are some examples of what they might be doing Reading a story to one or two children, or to a small group
Kneeling down to talk with a child on the child's level
Lifting a child so the child can see something
Holding a family-teacher conference
Leading or taking part in a staff meeting or staff development session
Talking informally with other adults (for example, admiring a child's painting, reading information on a message board, discussing daily plans
Note: We cannot use photos of people wearing name tags or dressed in clothing with commercial messages (e.g., a T-shirt advertising a soft drink), nor can we use photos showing unsafe, unhealthy, or inappropriate environments, activities, or teaching practices.
XXXXXXX is the peer-reviewed, bimonthly journal of the National Association for XXXXXXXX
To submit photographs put them in separate files as JPEGs or TIFFs. Photos should be at least 1MB.
"Our photography guidelines may be found on our website at www.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 XXXXX XXXX, Editorial Associate
XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX DC 2005-4101
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXX[dot]org
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXX.org
Pay Range: $60 (Inside color) $125 (Cover)
Deadline: September 21st


MERCHANDISE AND NOVELTIES.
Cover trade magazine, possible ad use.
Vertical
Colorful and humorous depictions of merchandise and novelties. "All types of merchandise that are creative in nature will be considered. Our flea market magazine depicts merchandise and scenes from flea markets and swap meets."
Note: Vertical only. 300 dpi or higher.
For trade magazines for retail stores and flea market vendors.
Pays no research fees.
Submissions via e-mail are acceptable and preferred.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXX, CEO
XXXXX XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX NY 11721
Email:XXXXXX@aol.com
Pay Range: $100 (Cover) $50 (Advertising Use)
Deadline: Sept 29th









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.
Published photographers are eligible to subscribe to the PhotoDaily. If you are a part-time photographer you may prefer the weekly PhotoLetter. If you’re a new comer, Check out our PhotoStockNOTES/PLUS.

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PhotoLetter: http://www.source-photo.com





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Guide to Keywording -- Jody Apap: “The first step is to start dividing your image. Actually, what we are doing is parsing out the language you are using to describe the image, into manageable parts. There are many useful and logical ways to make these divisions, but this is my preferred method. http://currentphotographer.com/guide-to-keywording-images-part-1-by-jody-apap/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CurrentPhotographer+%28Current+Photographer%29

28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




Islamic Center Near Ground Zero to Open With Photography Exhibit
A controversial Islamic community center near Lower Manhattan's Ground Zero will open to the public, marking its debut with a photography exhibit of children from around the world.
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpps/news/islamic-center-near-ground-zero-to-open-with-photography-exhibit-dpgonc-20110921-to_15133917
TAKEAWAY: In my mind, this is historic. When I lived in Morocco and Algeria, both Islamic countries, taking pictures of people was generally verboten. I have many photos but was asked not to display them. I was told the modern Scholars of High Knowledge state that photography is permissible as long as they are of benefit and not for any harmful or prohibited purposes, but that photographs of humans and animals should not be displayed. I have always honored that. Now, the opinion of the Scholars must have been relaxed. I am happy to see this. -RE


28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



“Success means having the Courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.”
– George Sheehan


28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



1930 - Photograph in Natural Colors taken in the air was made by Melville Bell Grosvenor, Assistant Chief of Illustrations Division of "National Geographic Magazine," in July, and published in September 1930 issue.

28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




SHEL HERSHORN, 1929-2011: Photojournalist was first of 'wild radicals'. Shel Hershorn, a photojournalist who documented the tumult of the 1960s, then dropped out to live a rustic lifestyle in Northern New Mexico, most recently in Gallina, died Saturday at a nursing home in Española at age 82. SOURCE: Tom Sharpe ; http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Local%20News/Shel-Hershorn--1929-2011-Photojournalist-was-first-of--wild-rad



28 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st





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SEPTEMBER 22th 2011


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SELLING YOUR PHOTOS
Got A Score Card?
I’VE BEEN HACKED!
Here's what Mikael Karlsson asked of photo editors
7 DEADLY MISTAKES…
SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS
Post Office Reveals Stunning Aerial Photography Stamps For 2012
How to become part of the conversation
Digitally Improve Your Travel Photos
Alamy Gives Students 100% Royalties
This issue is quite complicated
The Stock Photographer Round Table
Photojournalism Going the Microstock Way?
GOODBYE FREEDOM
New Street Photography Magazine
Make your cursor form like Vista
TO RAW OR NOT TO RAW
National Geographic!
Jackie Kennedy interviews
JAIL TIME
Phone Photography to New Levels
LOMOGRAPHY
PORNO POLITICS
Why Photographers Love Tumblr
GETTING PAID
photography contest
THE SKIES
MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY 101
THE NG GUY
Previous Photo Needs
Photography Workshop
KEYWORDING TIPS
BIG TIME IN A SMALL TOWN

21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st

If you want to receive a weekly message from us, go to FACEBOOK and Search "PhotoSource International" or search for our new FACEBOOK page "Photo Marketing Ideas" and then "Like" us.

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21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st





Got A Score Card?


You gotta know who the players are.


Who are the players in the stock photography industry? The players, of course, are the photographers and the buyers – but there are two separate "games" they can play and the stock photos differ, depending on which game they're in.

To get a clear picture of this, take a magazine and tear out all the advertisements. The photos that are left are what we call "editorial photography" [game 1]. The ad photos are "commercial photography" [game 2].
Stock photography is used in both games, but with some big differences.

Most commercial photos are shot in studios or on contrived locations and conform to the wishes of several parties: the client, the ad agency, the art director, and only slightly, the photographer.

Editorial photos, on the other hand, are “true-to-life,” and meet the wishes of the editor of a magazine, book, and sometimes a newspaper. But first and foremost the editorial photo ought to meet the wishes of the photographer.
Commercial stock photos can be designed and produced by the commercial photographer, but the photographer is still under the dictates of having to conform to "what sells."

The photographer must gear the photos to fit into art directors’ dictates, commercial clients' needs, trends in the industry, and to appeal to a wide, general audience. The resulting photos are often called generic images because they are purposefully shots with broad, general content that can fit a variety of uses and appeal to a wide audience.

WELL,WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE ?

Editorial stock photos are produced by a different approach. Rather than appeal to the commercial needs of a client, the editorial stock photographer follows his or her own interest areas, own needs, and enjoyment, in photographing certain segments of life and culture.

Examples: medicine, fitness, sports, social issues, travel, etc. The photographer then sells these photos to specialized markets that use images in those specific subject areas.

Buyers in the commercial field range from graphic design houses, to corporate art directors, to ad agency creative directors. There's much turnover in these positions, so developing consistent working relationships with these markets is frustrating and difficult.

In the editorial field the buyers range from photo editors at books and magazines, to photo researchers -- the people who are hired by publishers and art directors to seek out highly specific pictures. There's less turnover and more longevity with editorial buyers, and editorial stock photographers can enjoy strong long-term working relationships with their buyers -- which translates to more consistent sales.

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 and the PhotoSourceBANK, 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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I’VE BEEN HACKED! How would you react to seeing this text message on your smart phone, sent to you by your Internet-connected ride? Think it can’t happen? Well, probably the warning wouldn't happen, but the hacking might. As more and more of our "everyday" items get linked to networks, the risks of a breach go up. We've all seen the car ads where someone gets locked out, calls in, and the doors magically open. Maybe even the engine starts. Well, what’s to prevent unscrupulous folk from hacking into the wireless network (typically cellular phone services) and doing the exact same thing? Or, telling the car to turn off the engine. Not much, really. Want to feel even better? Networked devices today include security systems, industrial control systems, medical devices, and even home appliances. Homeland Security views it as "a significant concern." And unlike our typical computers, most of these embedded devices cannot be updated remotely by someone who has to physically do it. And, as one industry official recently said, "You just don’t reboot the power grid." Now, stop reading and at least make sure your computers have up to date security and operating system software installed.


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


21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



Do you send promos out to photobuyers on your list?

It's interesting to see this response.



Here's what Mikael Karlsson asked:


Do you prefer to receive marketing and promo materials electronically or traditionally (through the mail)?

Answer Percentage
Electronically 50.85%
Traditionally 3.39%
Makes no difference 27.12%

Mike's Comment:

This clearly shows that while marketing through e-mail and other electronic submissions is preferred, there is still a place for traditional marketing.

In the editorial stock photography trade, that translates into postcards and other printed promo pieces.

Personally I have had really good success with postcards over the years. Especially large postcards. My last postcard marketing campaign I used Overnight Prints and printed cards that are 6” by 11”.

The format allows me to stand out from all the regular size postcards the photobuyers receive. The printing quality was great and the price was good indeed. I have used Modern Postcards extensively in the past and can warmly recommend them as well. They too offer great quality at great prices.

For e-mail marketing I recommend Constant Contact. Once you get signed up on their web site you'll be able to design your own great looking emails. You add your contact list and messages are sent out through their web site. The messages automatically contain opt out links in accordance with current regulations. You'll also get access to links you can put on your web site that will allow people to sign up for your marketing e-mails, newsletters etc. You'll also be able to keep track of who opened your e-mails, who clicked on links etc. All in all a very nice package deal that will allow you a lot of control over your e-mail marketing quickly and easily.

Some resources:
[ Overnight Prints – http://www.overnightprints.com ]
[ Modern Postcard – http://www.modernpostcard.com ]
[ Constant Contact – http://www.constantcontact.com ]

21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



7 DEADLY MISTAKES… You Might Be Making On Your Photography Website – Peter: Do you know that your photography website can actually be damaging your business? Google tells us that there are almost one million photography websites on the web right now. This is bad news for you. The good news is that most of these websites suck. http://www.digital-photography-school.com/7-deadly-mistakes-you-might-be-making-on-your-photography-website?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DigitalPhotographySchool+%28Digital+Photography+School%29
TAKEAWAY: From the other side of the table, photobuyers are pragmatic. They need on-target images. If your website is designed with the photobuyer in mind, not your grandmother, mother, or boy friend, you’ll succeed. Pretty websites, with music, curly ques, and Flash, soothe the ego but too often, they are bothersome to photobuyers who are searching for a specific picture to place in the layout of an art director\client. These are some excellent tips to help you guide potential clients to your site.- RE


SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS -- 10 Tips to Photograph the Unexpected – Jim Goldstein: “Spontaneous moments are often the most exciting and most difficult to photograph. While out in the field recently I made an effort to note what I now do unconsciously as habit, so that I might share a few tips to help you better photograph the unexpected whether your subject of choice is wildlife, weddings (some might say they’re the same thing as wildlife), children, landscapes or any other subject. http://www.jmg-galleries.com/blog/2009/06/23/10-tips-to-photograph-the-uGoldsteinnexpected/
PHOTO; Jim M. Goldstein
TAKEAWAY: Notice the Copyright symbol. In editorial stock photography, it's not necessary. You will be sharing in a community of peers. Placing a copyright symbol on your images in dealing with editorial photobuyers suggests you distrust them. Hence the warning. Don't. -RE


21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




Post Office Reveals Stunning Aerial Photography Stamps For 2012
In 2012, the USPS will offer a range of Forever stamps titled "Earthscapes", which will show a series of 15 near-abstract photographs taken from the world around us.
http://www.popphoto.com/news/2011/09/post-office-reveals-stunning-aerial-photograph-stamps-2012


21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st







If you could improve the marketability
of your stock photos 500% by following
a simple formula, --would you ?

Well, here's the simple formula.


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GET KNOWN -- How to become part of the conversation – Rosh Sillars: “Based on my experience, only about 10 percent of creative people will build and enjoy the career most of us desire. You need to become part of the conversation within your industry. You need to be the example. Very few photographers, writers, and artists can accomplish this without outside promotion. In many cases the famous people you talk about in your industry are also good at networking, marketing, and promotion. How is this accomplished? SOURCE: http://www.roshsillars.com/2011/09/how-to-become-part-of-the-conversation/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewMediaPhotographer+%28Rosh+Sillars%29

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MAKING IT BETTER -- How To: Digitally Improve Your Travel Photos. Steve Daley: “Post-production of digital images on a computer has something of a bad reputation. Many people think that it is time-consuming, difficult and somehow cheating. Yet post-production of images is an integral part of digital imaging. It can involve subtle changes or significant edits, but rather than thinking of these as something alien to the whole process, it’s worth thinking of post-production in the same way that film photographers used to think about printing their pictures in the darkroom: a chance to take something good and make it better.”
http://blog.vtravelled.com/how-to-digitally-improve-your-travel-photos-part-1/
PHOTO: Steve Davey

21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st





This week's Kracker Barrel highlight is from a photographer who wants to find markets (interested photobuyers) for historical photos from his home town.

Part of the discussion:


Rohn: "The Search World has come a long way.
Here’s how you find out if there are book publishers wanting to know about you and your photography specialty.
For example, if your question is, “Are there any historical book publishers that are interested in photos of historical Boston?

"In the Google search bar type in this keyword phrase:
Boston historical book publisher photo guidelines -children -literary agents -author +Boston

"Why the + and the minus sign? It saves time. I’m assuming you’re not interested in Children’s book, literary agents, and authors. Use a minus sign any time you don’t need a certain subject. As far as the plus sign, I always like to add the main subject I’m looking for at the end of a complicated search phrase. I’m not sure if anyone else does this, but it works for me.

"You’ll find a dozen book publishers in this search.

"Here’s a tip: Want some ideas and inspiration of photo sites you want to photograph? Use Google’s “Images” service and type in “Boston historical.” (Quotes not necessary). More than enough shooting ideas will come up for you. Publishers are always interested to see your style and talent because the skyline, buildings, parks, etc. of every city is always changing. Also the time of year, or day (or night). Another place to check is any place that sells post cards of the city you are photographing.
Good luck with your project."

One other thought, if you want to know if there are any magazines you should be contacting with your “Historical Boston” photos, use the same keyword phrase above, but substitute “magazine” for “book publisher”.





21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




START ‘EM YOUNG -- Marco:“Alamy Gives Students 100% Royalties – In a bid to engage with the next generation of picture professionals, Alamy, the world’s largest online stock photo site, is launching a new initiative called ‘100% Royalties’. The campaign will see Alamy offering photography and design students 100 percent royalties on all sales over a two year.period Alamy is offering the scheme to 30 educational institutions in both North America and the United Kingdom, and will launch at the start of the Autumn 2011 term time.
http://www.fastmediamagazine.com/blog/2011/09/08/alamy-gives-students-100-royalties/


21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




IS IT LEGAL? -- Lee Torrens: “The issue is quite complicated, but given the high impact on microstock photographers of having our photos distributed with our copyright information stripped out, it’s worthwhile understanding:. The Case for Metadata Retention in Microstock SOURCE: Microstock Diaries ; http://www.microstockdiaries.com/the-case-for-metadata-retention-in-microstock.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MicrostockDiaries+%28Microstock+Diaries%29
PHOTO: Webopedia

Quantity Over Quality: Photojournalism Going the Microstock Way?
The rise of microstock and the fact that anyone with a camera can sell cheap photos has done a lot to devalue
stock photography, but is the same thing happening to the photojournalism industry? Paul Melcher says that the industry is headed in that direction:
http://www.petapixel.com/2011/09/12/quantity-over-quality-photojournalism-going-the-microstock-way/
TAKEAWAY: Yes, and in the 30’s when automobiles became cheap, the horse and carriage business suffered. But transportation didn’t die. The camera fascination will continue but few of us have the imagination or foresight to imagine what will take the automobile’s place, or the camera’s.
PHOTO: Andrew.Chau

21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



GOODBYE FREEDOM -- Microstock CEO Calls for Global Photographers Union – Dean: “Linda Johannessen, CEO of microstock site YAY Micro, believes that microstock photographers are getting a rough deal — and should do something about it. As long as photographers are willing to accept low commissions, she argues, the large players in the microstock market will be free to increase their earnings at the expense of their contributors. The solution is for photographers around the world to club together and fight for a fairer share of the profits. SOURCE: PHOTOPRENEUR ; http://blogs.photopreneur.com/microstock-ceo-calls-for-global-photographers-union?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29
TAKEAWAY: Hello Solidarity; Goodbye Freedom. Quick comment: This idea has been proposed for photographers every half-century. The reason it has never worked is photographers are feisty individual artists. Like Groucho Marx, they don't join clubs, er, most of them. You can’t corral an artist into a holding pen called a union. -RE


21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




HITS THE STREET -- New Street Photography Magazine: “Radiate” Released (Issue 1);
Stu Egan, a passionate street photographer and magazine editor from London recently put together the first issue of Radiate Magazine, a new street photography magazine filled with great street photographers from all around the globe. SOURCE: Eric Kim http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2011/09/new-street-photography-magazine-radiate-released-issue-1/
PHOTO: Charlie Kirk

21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



The COMPUTER GUY, G.H. Abdou, (Algeria) loves messin’ with XP. We invite you to test out some of his “XP Tricks”. (No casualties yet.) Let us know your results.


SAVE FACE. The “cursor” – the most familiar item in cyber space. Are you bored with the same ol’ ? The Computer Guy shows you how to give it a facelift.


Make your cursor form like Vista & more

If you dislike the simple cursor of Windows XP, you can change them.
There are many types to choose from, I will show you how to change them to become as Vista cursor.

1 - Click on Start

2 - Click on Run

3 - then type this command :

main.cpl

4 - Click on OK.

5
- A window will pop up (Mouse properties).
Click on "Pointers" tab.

6 - Choose any cursor you like from "Scheme" box

7 - Click OK.

SOURCE: GH Abdou ; @4xptricks Algeria ; http://4xptricks.blogspot.com/
http://4xptricks.blogspot.com/ ;


21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



TO RAW OR NOT TO RAW -- Q&A – Copyright Registration Issues – Part 3 – (Carolyn E. Wright), Esq.: “ Which version of my photo should I submit — the original photo right out of the camera or a final version after editing it? http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=2841

21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



A PhotoSource International book review by Joeseph Stanski


National Geographic! What would you expect?
Only the best. National Geographic Complete Photography.
This is a great book. In a beautiful hardbound cover edition, it rekindles that inspiration that brought me to photography those many years ago. There are well illustrated lessons on just about every page in the book.
A textbook, a picture book, a "how to" and a "how it works" book, all rolled into one. A well illustrated, and well-thought-out book.

The book is divided into three distinct sections, with a lot of cross-referencing between sections. Part 1
Photography & The Camera (a lot of "how to's" in this section) with subjects like Technology & the Art, Camera Basics, Composition, Light, Beyond Auto Mode and The Digital Lightroom (where they actually illustrate how to process a RAW file from downloading it to your computer, to RAW processing it, to output - wow!).

Part 2 The Time Line of Photography - "Centuries of See" - A great, well illustrated knowledge-based timeline of the history of photography. Great material for a classroom history lesson.

Part 3 Photographing Your World - Easily my favorite section, this section helps you with finding what YOU want to photograph, with subjects like People and Pets, Nature and Landscapes, Action & Adventure, Familiar Places, Traveling and Special Techniques - all again, with that same "lesson on a page" format.
Added with each chapter of the individual sections is a feature that is called "My Perspective," featuring a National Geographic photographer and his or her work (photographers such as Frans Lanting, Jodi Cobb, David Doubilet, Annie Giffiths, and more).

Every chapter then ends with another feature, called, "What Makes This Photograph Great?" - twelve different National Geographic photographs are analyzed thoroughly for their subject matter, composition, lighting and so on - by James P. Blair, longtime National Geographic photographer.

This is a classic, right out of the gate. User-friendly, well illustrated, updated technology that is current in the field of the "now digital photography world" -- from one of the best -- National Geographic. Well done. I highly recommend it for a stock photographer's library.

National Geographic Complete Photography, Scott Stuckey (Introduction), James P. Blair (Contributor), Priit Vesilind (Contributor) and published by National Geographic itself.
Contact: www.nationalgeographic.com, pressroom[at]ngs[dot]org and mglasspi[at]ngs[dot]org. , ISBN-13: 978-1426207761, Hardcover - 2011 edition, $40.00; Amazon.com: $25.08



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 school teacher and is currently teaching photography and running his stock photography business in Southeast Iowa. browncow108[at]lisco[dot]com



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TALES FROM THE WIFE: Jackie Kennedy interviews are full of surprises Molly Driscoll: “With Kennedy-focused movies, books, and television series such as the recent controversial miniseries "The Kennedys," you'd think there would be nothing new to unearth about the JFK presidency. But in a seven-part interview now released for the first time, former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis reveals intimate details of her time in the White House with her husband as well as some unexpected opinions on historical figures and her husband's staff. SOURCE: CSMonitor http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2011/0912/Jackie-Kennedy-interviews-are-full-of-surprises
TAKEAWAY: Following her graduation in 1951, from Geoge Washington University is D.C., Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy was hired as "Inquiring Photographer" for The Washington Times-Herald. The position required her to pose witty questions to individuals chosen at random on the street and take their pictures to be published alongside selected quotations from their responses in the newspaper. It’s been reported that John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. Senator, was once featured in her column.
PHOTO: Jackie Kennedy, photographer; from government file; Library of Congress; circa 1951

21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



JOIN THE ROUND TABLE

A Personalized Coaching Series

I coach small groups of five photographers each, on how to increase sales of their photos. You don’t need to be a full-time photographer to join one of these Round Tables (held by conference phone). In fact most participants are part-timers, who want to earn extra income with their photographic talent.

* If you’ve wondered how to find markets that want
your photos --
* If you’ve wanted to know how to deal with editors
and photobuyers –
* If Google places you so far back, buyers can’t find
you –
* If you have posted photos on a microstock gallery --
* If you’ve wondered how you can get better sales
from your photo website or your on-line gallery --
– this discussion group is for you.
Rohn Engh

Has your selling activity been slowing down, or has it come to
a halt? Or hasn’t gotten started yet?
You may have done everything right, so far, in putting your photos up on the Internet. But on-line galleries or individual websites will get you only so far. You need experienced help -- everyone needs help when it comes to selling photos. I can provide that for you. Even other pros come to me. Why? Because the web is an evolving entity, the marketplace constantly has new requirements, and you need continuing education to learn how to effectively use the changes and new advancements to make consistent sales.
My PhotoStockArtist RoundTable provides that.
Who should join? A photographer with a website and at least 500 photos (I show you how to tell which ones are marketable) and a keen interest in learning the do’s and don’t’s of selling photographs.
Currently there are two Round Table coaching groups to choose from: Saturday mornings or Saturday afternoons (9 am Pacific Time or 1 pm Pacific Time). You attend by conference phone each Saturday (once you choose your time you stay at that time).
Cost of the coaching is $97 per month (4 sessions), and you can stay with the Round Table as long as you like.
The Coaching Program also has an individual coaching option of 1-on-1 with me, by phone for a half hour each week, at $297 per month. –RE

Interested? Write me at psi2[at]photosource[dot]com

Or phone: 1 800 624 0266


21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



JAIL TIME -- Animal Rights Activist Arrested After Photographing Whale Conservancy Workers. Carlos Miller: “It started with a man taking photos from across a canal of Marine Mammal Conservancy workers standing in the water with a 12-foot whale down in the Florida Keys. It ended with a conservancy volunteer – who happened to be a Miami cop – jumping out of the water and chasing the man down in his car, detaining him at gunpoint.”
http://www.pixiq.com/article/animal-activist-arrested-after-photographing-whale-con?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=twitterfeed



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VERSATILE CAMERA -- David Daw: “iPhone Accessories to Take Your Phone Photography to New Levels. You can add a fish-eye, wide-angle, or a macro lens; capture 360-degree panoramic video; or even mount DSLR lenses on your Apple iPhone with these accessories.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/239877/iphone_accessories_to_take_your_phone_photography_to_new_levels.html


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LOMOGRAPHY -- Lee Yen Yi: “Pictures are a form of art, and there is absolutely no wrongs or rights in photography. Lomography is about experimentation and new ideas. A new style of spontaneous and artistic type of photography, which aims
to encourage people to take as many pictures as possible, at any angle at all, whenever they like.
http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/ILOMO/Article/


PORNO POLITICS -- Swedish Photography Museum Censors Photos To Avoid Facebook Conflict. Fotografiska, a photography museum based in Sweden, has chosen to voluntarily censor images on its Facebook page to avoid conflict with the social networking site and simultaneously ignite a discussion regarding censorship.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/15/swedish-photography-museu_n_965358.html


Why Photographers Love Tumblr – Conor Risch: “Tumblr seems as if it was made for photographers: The micro-blogging platform is highly visual, social, and easy to use and customize. It allows photographers to quickly share their work with an audience of followers, which can grow exponentially in a matter of months (or even days). Photographers are using it to post diacritic or one-off images that observe the world around them, outtakes from editorial shoots, behind-the-scenes photographs, archival material, tear sheets and whatever else they believe might be of interest to their friends, followers, and the more than 25.5 million other Tumblr users. http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/Why-Photographers-Lo-3600.shtml
PHOTO: Brantlley Gutierrez GUTIERREZ


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GETTING PAID -- Brandon Cotter: “It Starts with the Invoice. Invoices are even more important these days with studies showing that in this economy, customers are taking longer than ever to pay small businesses — an average of 48 days, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Businesses. http://rising.blackstar.com/getting-paid-it-starts-with-the-invoice.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Black-Star-Rising+%28Black+Star+Rising%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.

SANTA FE WORKSHOPS -
It's our Semi-annual photography contest
Be Honored by Leaders in the Photographic Community … And Win the Workshop of Your Choice!

CONTEST: "It's summer, and it's the theme of the second photo contest for 2011. Perhaps more than any other season, there's a personality to summer, and it's yours to capture, define, or interpret. Color or black-and-white, an object, a person, a location, a moment—the magic of summer lingers in your images. The contest is an opportunity to pause and review your photography, then join our international community of photographers and share your photographs with our distinguished judges. Plus, the prizes are great!
http://www.santafeworkshops.com/contest/



THE SKIES --The Best Astronomy Pictures of the Year Are Beautiful as Always. The Royal Observatory and Sky at Night Magazine have announced the winners of their best astronomy photograph contest
http://gizmodo.com/5840247/the-best-astronomy-pictures-of-the-year-are-breathtaking-as-always/gallery/1
PHOTO: Jeffrey Sullivan

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MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY 101: Extreme Close-Ups. Roy Furchgott: “If, as poetess Ella Wheeler Wilcox is right, “a weed is but an unloved
flower,” then there are no weeds in the work of Tony Sweet. Mr. Sweet is a macro photographer whose close-up pictures practically caress the petals of the flowers that are his primary subject. SOURCE: NyTIMES; http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/12/macro-photography-101-extreme-close-ups/
PHOTO: Tony Sweet


JOE MCNALLY! – THE NG GUY -- Brad: “I’ve been shooting for “the yellow magazine” since 1987, and that land beyond the yellow border is indeed a wonderful, and strange, place. It contains and defines the entire realm of shooting experiences—impossible odds, magnificent occurrences, unprecedented access, nearly unbelievable bad fortune, outright danger, the exhilaration of the hard won chrome or file captured, and the devastation of bad days, or even weeks in the field. SOURCE: Scott Kelby post ; http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2011/archives/21647
PHOTO: Joe McNally


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Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts are from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues (a year ago). They can inspire you to go out and simulate similar photo needs for a kind of ‘self assignment.’ Each week we include photo listings From PhotoDaily and the weekly PhotoLetter from a year ago. -RE




FRUIT
Inside editorial possible cover
Looking for the following fruits (Could be silos or in
environment/on the tree but not as part of a prepared dish.
The specific fruit needs to be the hero)
soursop
mangosteen
durian
dragonfruit
rambutan
genips
breadfruit
custard apple
feijoa
FTP Info: ftp.XXXXXX.net
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 XXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXX, FL 32789
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com \ Web: www.XXXXXX.com
Pay RangeA: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: Oct. 7th


MALE PUERTO RICAN CONCIERGE
Inside editorial use.
A male Puerto Rican, in his mid-30's, and wearing a suit - in
the lobby or behind the front desk of a very nice hotel. The
'Convento Hotel' in San Juan would be PERFECT! The gentleman
should be smiling, happy to be working there. Chest high
portrait would be good, fairly close up, but we need to be
able to see the hotel context. The luxurious interior will be
showing, but if possible, no logos or trademark of the hotel
itself.
Note: Vertical only.
Photobuyer requests email or preferrably sample digital preview scans before
submitting. No phone calls please. Pays no research fees.
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, freelance
Email: XXXXXX[at]sbcglobal[dot]net
Pay Range: $200 qtr page
Deadline: Oct. 6th


ADULT WITH BOTH A CHILD IN A STROLLER AND AN ELDERLY PERSON IN A WHEELCHAIR.
Inside editiorial usage
Adult with both a child in a stroller and an elderly person
in
a wheelchair.
Note: Pays no research fees.
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox"
College Textbook
Distribution: World/English language
Print run - 50,000. E-book - 10,000
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 researcher
XXXXXX Publishing
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Email: XXXXXXX[at]aol[dot]com
Pay Range: $155 - $175 (Inside)
Deadline: Nov. 10th




DYNAMIC SEA KAYAKING
Inside editorial usage
Sea Kayaking photos (and/or scenic shots). "Must show kayak," says photo
buyer.
Note: Image Quality/Composition
1. Sharp focus and good, clear composition—subjects should be attractively
framed and easy to “read” by viewers
2. Good contrast with rich, vivid color
3. Proper exposure (no overexposed or underexposed images)
4. Interesting subject matter
5. A dynamic quality (for example, an active paddler versus a “posing”
paddler)
6. An interesting perspective or angle (we rarely use bow shots; often, the
best photos are taken from a different eye level than that of sitting in a
kayak or standing on shore
7. Photos that support the article (there should be a good selection of
images to match locations/events mentioned in the text)
8. A portrayal of safe, correct kayaking practices (PFDs should be worn in
most cases)
Low-resolution sample digital files can be sent in JPEG format via email to:
XXXXXXXXl[at]XXXXXXXXXXXX[dot]com – images can be sent via USPS to:
Editorial Dept.; XXXXXXXXX WA, 98107 (if a physical address is needed, use:
XXXX XXX;XXXXXXXX, WA 98107).
All photos should be previously unpublished, and submissions must meet our
photographic requirements for our Destination or Cover format (IMPORTANT:
see full photography guidelines at www.XXXXXXxmag.com under the "Submitting
Photo's" tab).
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails
(no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be
viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In
the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital
scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXX, Executive Editor
XXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXX, WA 98107
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXmag[dot]com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXmag.com
Pay Range: $85 (1/2 page)
Deadline: September 30th


OKLAHOMA
Inside editorial usage
Oklahoma (Recreation, gift boutiques, swimming, hiking,
entertainment: cafes, restaurants, dance, agriculture,
education, shopping etc.) Winter
Please. For November December 2010 issue
Note: We are looking for superb scenic photographs of the state during the
winter season. We use full-page bleed photographs on the cover of the
magazine as well as inside the book.
Submit a minimum of 10 original color transparencies (no color prints or
negatives).
Transparencies must be one of the following formats: 35mm, 120mm, 4x5
Transparencies (no matter what the format) should be submitted in stiff
negative sleeves to prevent loss or damage of slides.
Model releases are required.
All slides should be briefly captioned as to location of image, I.D. number,
and a label with your name.
A caption sheet should be included with all of the following:
1. I.D. number of each photograph
2. Detailed caption of the location and subject.
3. Your name and social security number.
Submit Photographs To
XXXX XXXXX, Assoc Editor
XXXXX Magazine

XXXXXXXXX, OK 73101
Phone: (XXXX XXX-XXXX
Fax: XXXXX XXX-XXXX
Note: Photobuyer requests fax or email before sumitting
All images submitted digitally must be original digital images. If you have
original photography (i.e. prints or transparencies), please submit it in
lieu of a scan of the work.
We prefer all digital submissions on CD or zip disk. Because of necessary
file size, emailed images are a last resort. If emailing is necessary,
please submit photos to XXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com.
Send only "raw" files. Please do not Photoshop or edit the images in any
way. Do not convert color images to black and white. Also, please send a
good representation of your work
We cannot accept highly compressed files.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails
(no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be
viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In
the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital
scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXXXX, Associate Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXX, OK 73102
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXX.com
Fax:XXXX XXX XXXX
Pay Range: $50 - $100 (Full)
Deadline: Oct. 1st


GRAIN ELEVATORS
FEED MILLS
FLOUR MILLS
GRAIN PROCESSING PLANTS

Inside editorial usage possible cover
Grain elevators; interiors, operations, exteriors, aerials,
skylines.
Feed mills; machinery operations, interiors, operations,
exteriors.
Flour mills; machinery operations, interiors, operations,
exteriors.
Grain processing plants.
Note: Sample digital preview scans accepted.
No phone calls
Note: This buyer pays on publication, not on acceptance.
Readers are elevator and feed mill managers, suppliers and others in the
industry.
Our focus is on industry practices and activities. Want clear high quality
images with photo captions.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails
(no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be
viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In
the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital
scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXX, Editor/Publisher
XXXXXXXXXX IL 62526
Email: XXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com \ Web: http://www.XXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $30 (Quarter) - $100 (Cover)
Deadline: Nov. 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.
Published photographers are eligible to subscribe to the PhotoDaily. If you are a part-time photographer you may prefer the weekly PhotoLetter. If you’re a new comer, Check out our PhotoStockNOTES/PLUS.

FOR MORE INFO & SUBSCRIBE:
PhotoDaily: http://www.photosourcepix.com
PhotoLetter: http://www.source-photo.com






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Lunar photography, Night, and Long Exposure Photography Workshop
Lunar photography 3/4-full moon at Brown Canyon. Plus as an extra added bonus, Night and long exposure photography. This is the hottest from of photography going right now. learn the secrets of shooting at night.
http://www.meetup.com/JB-Photo-and-Video-Workshops/events/29411851/


21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



IMAGE KEYWORDING TIPS -- Check out the long-form keywording blog and try our keywording software tool. http://imagekeywording.tumblr.com/
TAKEAWAY: Skyline vs. Cityscape. Always use both. Even though cityscape might be a correct dictionary description, we don't know which term the customer, photo researcher, designer, graphic artist is going to use. Example: In Alabama a person will say "rug"; in Connecticut, it's a carpet.


21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




BIG TIME -- SMALL TOWN -- John P. Aloian: “Perhaps one of Watertown’s best-kept secrets, the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) is celebrating the unveiling of a permanent collection of 25 original signed portraits by renowned Canadian-Armenian photographer Yousuf Karsh. The upcoming ALMA exhibition “Karsh: Celebrating Humanity” will open on September 17. SOURCE: The Harvard Crimson ;
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2011/9/13/alma-karsh-portrait-photography/
PHOTO Yousuf Karsh

21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



“ The job of a Marketer is to SPEND MORE money… not less. If you’re doing your job right, the more you spend the more you’ll make. (If that statement confuses you, get a different profession.)"
– Ryan Delss

21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



1963 September 24th - Photograph (authorized) of Senate in session to vote on the nuclear test ban treaty, was taken by a National Geographic Society photographer for the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, Washington DC.

21 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st





MFC-J220 Compact All-in-One Inkjet Printer - with Fax
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Octacool-6 Fluorescent 1 Light Kit with Octabox (6 Lamps)
The Impact Octacool-6 Fluorescent 1 Light Kit with Octabox (6 Lamps) is a great choice for the photographer or videographer seeking a broad, flattering light source with unique fall-off characteristics for portraiture, fashion or events.
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SEPTEMBER 15th 2011


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CAN I SELL MY PHOTOGRAPHY?
The Politics…
Interview Jack discusses
What Do Photobuyers Want?
EDITING PHOTOS
IVORY TOWER PHOTO LEARNING?
You can take food photos like the pros.
NATURAL DISASTERS
What do you promise your clients regarding archiving images?
PHOTOS FOR THE TROOPS
I-LEARNING
A photobuyer is looking for you?
WHY PHOTOGRAPHERS FAIL…
EXTENDING THE RANGE
AVOID THESE
CHOOSE THE RIGHT AGENCY
Cameras Defining the Chaos and Its Aftermath
MORE HANDCUFFS
Have any of your photos been infringed?
The Beginners Guide to Underwater Digital Photography
Bloomberg, Reuters weigh in on mirrorless market
NO WIRES
TRAFFIC BOOM
They Can Be Fun & Profitable
Entering Juried Photo Competitions
The Undersea World of Michele Westmorland
Ron Galella Q&A’s
Previous Photo Needs.
Moab Photography Workshop
San Juan Mountain Foliage Tour
Photo Tour Company Helps Photographers Capture the Southwest's Best Sights
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
The non-profit ART WORKS Projects
Photographer To The Stars


14 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st

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The Politics…

Of Editorial Stock Photography




If you are constrained as an artist, then you are influenced, and if you are influenced, your directions are coming from someone other than you. If this be the case, then the photograph is not really your artistry.
As an editorial stock photographer you are not coached or art-directed by someone else, as is usually the case in commercial stock photography. You make the decisions. As an editorial stock photographer your mission is to produce images of the world as you see it. This is the same license given to any artist.
Society traditionally prefers that artists produce material that is 'politically correct,' or to put it another way, to not produce material that is considered insensitive to local, regional, or national mores. Within the stock photography field, critics of your editorial stock photography will often wave the banner of "ethics," claiming that you have overstepped certain boundaries in photographing wildlife, or natural objects. Or that you're intruding into the private lives of individuals or government officials.

What does "ethics" have to do with art? Or don't you consider yourself an artist? If you think of yourself solely as an engineer, or a technician, maybe ethics plays a role.

What society calls unethical today, can change tomorrow. Not unlike the fashion industry, or the stock photo industry.

ETHICAL PURITY

For example, a couple of decades ago, photographers were wringing their hands over the possibility that digital photography would disrupt the 'ethical purity' of a photograph by allowing the manipulation of the contents to create an altered image from the original.
Today, the voices of protest have subsided and society accepts digitized images.

This seems to be a cultural question. I don't think that before digitizing, or before film for that matter, artists ever thought of "ethics" in their art. Before film and digits, there were sketches, oils, pastels, watercolors, engravings, lithographs -- and no one ever asked the artist if he or she were being 'ethical'by manipulating a scene to change it or improve it.

Photography, in my opinion, was never meant to be a mechanical art where the medium was in control, not the photographer. Editorial stock photography allows you to go beyond the mere 'taking' of a picture. It allows you to make a picture - and that's being an artist. –RE

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 and the PhotoSourceBANK, 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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14 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




Landscape -- Learning to See: A Conversation with Jack Dykinga – Don Peters: “ In this interview, Jack discusses how he takes photographs, digital processing, the challenges of making a living at photography, conservation, and much more.” http://www.bhinsights.com/content/learning-see-conversation-jack-dykinga.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bhinsights+%28B%26H+Insights%29
PHOTO: Daniel Beltra



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What Do Photobuyers Want?


Mike Karlsson asked photobuyers your questions.
Here’s what some responded:



"In your opinion, what are the biggest mistakes new photographers make as far as customer service and how they work with you as a photobuyer/researcher?"



“Resistance to letting go of non-watermarked comps and hi res files. Insisting on negotiating a fee before my clients have decided to use the image.”

“Slow in responding. Suspicious of your motives, i.e. think that you are going to use their stuff for no payment.”

“If it becomes an issue of education. I hate wasting my time. I can't squeeze 15 years of my knowledge into a 5-minute explanation. I expect them to trust me.”

“Stop pestering me about irrelevant things. I can't get you a comp copy of the book. I don't know when your check will be mailed.”

“The campaign we work on has very specific criteria. Not following the instructions we provide is a waste of our time and theirs...”

“They refer to the antiquated Pickerell Guide as a reference for rights and fees. Publishers do not expect to get something for nothing for photography usage but the advent of the digital book, in all of its forms, has changed everything.”

“When a specific image is requested, supplying images that are irrelevant.”

“Sending a [promotional] CD – don't!”

“Too much time is spent determining file formats for high res images. Too much time is spent on finding ways for them to electronically deliver the high res images to me.”

“Too much time is spent on negotiating prices and often they have unrealistic expectations regarding market rates – they are quoting rates from some published guidebooks which just don't apply to markets in which I work.”

“A few years back I was more than happy to coach them on delivery formats, methods, and even educate about pricing etc—but my clients have pressured me to now have to work much, much faster and there's no time for coaching anymore. I just can't spend the time teaching these things to new photographers and hope to make a living. Personally I hate that my work has come to this as I prefer a more congenial way of working with folks, helping those who need help (like others helped me when I started out) but it just isn't possible.”

“Reply to me quickly. Not a week or two after I contact you.”

“Adding on fees not discussed upfront”

“Submit way too much. They don't stick to the specific request. They send way too much unsolicited material. They want to be put on a wants mailing before we've even seen or published any of their work. Get real!”

“Not enough editing on submissions”



Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 28 years' experience of working for magazines and newspapers in more than 30 countries. He moved to the United States in 1998 from his native Sweden. He lives in Nebraska and is currently US correspondent for 11 Swedish magazines and writes a how to photograph column for PhotoStockNOTES. Reach to Mikael via email .





14 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




EDITING PHOTOS -- Versus Photo Editing, Know the Difference – Rolando Gomez: “Post-Production Is Not The Same As Selecting Images. So in this photoblog article, I’m going to break down the two terms, photo editing and editing photos.. http://www.lensdiaries.com/blog/photo-tips/editing-photos-photo-edit/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LensDiaries+%28Lens+Diaries%29

IVORY TOWER PHOTO LEARNING? -- Ivy League Photography Instruction for Free. Terri Stone: “You may not be able to attend the likes of Stanford University, but you benefit from its ample resources and high standards anyway by following along with one of its photography classes online. http://www.creativepro.com/article/ivy-league-photography-instruction-free
TAKEAWAY: An Ivy League school isn't going to offer any more or better instruction than the many systems you see mentioned here in PhotoStockNOTES. What it takes to succeed: Raw talent and a camera.


I’M HUNGRY! -- You can take food photos like the pros. Beth D'addono: “Used to be , cameras would come out at restaurants only for a family photo or special-occasion snap. These days, even the cheese is saying cheese.
SOURCE: http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/129420658.html
PHOTO: Steve Legato


14 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




REAL THEFT: NATURAL DISASTERS. Here’s a company that will help you prevent loss of your family scrapbooks and photos. Six Reasons to Protect Photos. "One of the most important items in every household are photographs. As the average household has about 5,500 analog photo snapshots, there is an urgency to preserve those generations of precious memories for today's all-digital world,” reports Mitch Goldstone, president and CEO of ScanMyPhotos.com. http://blog.scanmyphotos.com/2010/09/6-reasons-to-protect-photos-during.html?utm_source=feedburner



DON’T LOSE ‘EM -- Archiving & Liability – Todd Joyce: ” What do you promise your clients regarding archiving images? For ASMP’s recommended terms and conditions, which limit liability for archiving: www.ASMP.org/t&c http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2011/09/archiving-liability/


PHOTOS FOR THE TROOPS -- Starting Oct. 1st 3011, PMDA 2011 Portraits of Love Project to Send 10,000 Free Family Portraits to Deployed U.S. Troops for the Holidays. By participating at select USO facilities, military bases hosting on-base sessions, or at the project’s nationwide network of local photography studios, military families will receive a free family portrait and one will be sent to their loved one on active duty overseas. http://www.photoreporter.com/article/pmda-portraits-love-send-10-000-portraits-troops-holidays/1?sponsor=newsletter/news-brief&e=pamcostaphotos%40msn.com

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I-LEARNING -- Many US schools adding iPads, trimming textbooks. -- For incoming freshmen at western Connecticut's suburban Brookfield High School, hefting a backpack weighed down with textbooks is about to give way to tapping out notes and flipping electronic pages on a glossy iPad tablet computer.
SOURCE: Stephanie Reitz, Associated Press ; http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Many-US-schools-adding-iPads-apf-1245885050.html?x=0&.v=2


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A photobuyer is looking for you
at this moment because you have the
specialized picture they need.

If you have a large collection of
photos in the specialty they are
seeking, you will become a sought
after photographer for that buyer
who continually needs photos that
reflect the "theme" of their
publishing house.





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WHY PHOTOGRAPHERS FAIL… - Selina Matthews: “The number one reason why many photo businesses fail is because the photographer does not have a body of work that will sell in today’s market. SOURCE: ASMP ; http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2011/09/why-photographers-fail/
TAKEAWAY: In today’s market, knowledge is an important factor that many photographers overlook. If you “speak the language” of the photobuyer, you are half way there. You become a consultant to them, since rarely does the photobuyer have a deep knowledge of her/his current project. And this all justifies choosing a specialized area of photography you want to photograph in..
Master it...Let it be your brand and you’ll have a world-wide market to deal in. -re



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EXTENDING THE RANGE -- Mobli Ups The Ante Of Social Photography Apps. Mobli – Share The Moment (Free) by Mobli Media Inc. is an app that makes it easy to view life by pictures from others around you or all over the world. http://appadvice.com/appnn/2011/09/quickadvice-mobli


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AVOID THESE -- Peter Carey: “There are a number of classic travel photography mistakes listed in this article. My hope is to help you, and others, pop out of that normal travel photo groove and improve the quality of photos you deem worthy to show friends and the Internet at large.”
SOURCE: Peter Carey ; http://photo.tutsplus.com/articles/shooting-articles/travel-photography-mistakes-to-avoid/




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CHOOSE THE RIGHT AGENCY – to sell your work. Are you a photographer looking for an opportunity to sell your fabulous collections? For most photographers, finding a right agency may not be a difficult task at all. But, if you are a novice having interest in photography and trying to crack into the micro-stock photography circle, then you may need to know about certain good photographic techniques. SOURCE: Alia Haley
http://www.7chip.com/2011/09/choose-right-agency-to-sell-your-work.html



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Cameras Defining the Chaos and Its Aftermath
The destruction of the World Trade Center towers was the first time in history an act of mass murder was broadcast live around the world. An audience of millions became inadvertent, helpless, second-by-second participants in an annihilating event that beggared comprehension.
Source: RICHARD B. WOODWARD http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424053111904716604576542340632755706-lMyQjAxMTAxMDEwMzExNDMyWj.html?mod=wsj_share_email
Photo: Mary Ellen Mark
via Roy Iwaki


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MORE HANDCUFFS -- Licensing Your Photos: Contract Terms Photographers Should Review Closely – Photo District News: “Lori Horne, who is also an attorney, advises photographers who license their images that many contracts contain clauses and limitations that can be detrimental to photographers. SOURCE: Lori Horne ; http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/Licensing-Your-Photo-3563.shtml
PHOTO: Susan Friedman

POLL: SOURCE: Carolyn E. Wright. "Have any of your photos been infringed"? If so, what do you usually do about it? – (Carolyn E. Wright) View this poll. http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=2830



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The Beginners Guide

to Underwater

Digital Photography

By Larry Gates


Larry Gates shows you
how to make the smart technical and creative decisions that lead to great underwater images-without breaking the bank.

Gates covers all the aspects of underwater photography in this manual. He begins with equipment, showing you how to select gear for the kinds of images you want to create.
Next, he shows you how to use this equipment effectively in the underwater environment to produce crisply focused, colorful, and properly exposed images of any scene or subject you might encounter.
Finally, Gates presents practical strategies for maximizing your results when photographing specific subjects-from telephoto images of the smallest creatures to wide-angle images of sunken ships.
Simplifying the seemingly complex task of underwater photography, Gates makes it easy to get started quickly and improve your results on every dive.

• Features
• Adding light to reveal the colorful aspects of the underwater world
• Tips for photographing a variety of underwater subjects, from fish (and other creatures), to wrecks, other divers, and the reef itself.
• Step-by-step techniques for every phase of the photography dive
• font.Maintaining your equipment to minimize the potential for problems,/ during a dive
• Techniques for getting closer to fish and other aquatic creatures
• Postproductions refinements to perfect your images

>Larry Gates is an underwater photographer and photography instructor whose images have appeared in Skin Diver, Florida Scuba News, and Water Line. He has also worked as a safety and support diver for Paramount Studios and provided technical assistance to Vogue Magazine.

$34.95 list, 81/2”x11”, 128p, 180 full-color photos, ISBN 978-1-58428-274-7, Order no. 1911. Publisher: Amherst Media Inc, 2010

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How To Make The Marketable Picture . . . .


Thanks for the Memories!


--The summer season is almost over, so now’s the time to capture summer memories with your camera. Remember, your goal is to “make” a picture, not “take” a picture. You can tell a story with a single photo if you use these suggestions.

(1)


Do pictures like this come by accident? Sometimes.

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

Here’s how.

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

Background + People + Symbol + Involvement

Sometimes you get lucky and you’ll be able to include all four (4) elements.
In this case the photographer was strolling by the County Park and saw a sign for the upcoming Sunday family softball game. (Number 1)

(2)


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


(3)



The photographer came back at the start of the softball game. He found a young boy with his new glove. The photographer said, “Hi! Would you like to be in my picture? My photos appear in magazines and books and I’m adding to my collection.” Sure! "The boy said.
(4)


Then the photographer saw an old-timer and said, , “Hi! Would you like to be in my picture? My photos appear in magazines and books and I’m adding to my collection.” Sure! The gentleman said.

Then the photographer to make it look like a natural scene, the photographer said to the boy , “Ask your new friend if he ever played softball here as a youngster.” Several clicks of the camera and the result is a marketable picture!




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


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

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





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Bloomberg, Reuters weigh in on mirrorless market – Michael R. Tomkins: “The meat of the story is to be
found in Bloomberg's article, reporting on the Japanese market for interchangeable-lens cameras, where leaders Canon and Nikon have seen a 35% drop in their combined market share according to market research firm BCN Inc. According to BCN's figures, mirrorless cameras now account for an impressive 40.5% of Japanese-market ILC sales. http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1315587245.html
PHOTO: Michael R. Tompkins


NO WIRES -- Toshiba has recently announced it will release the world’s first wireless-embedded SDHC memory card early next year. Called the ‘FlashAir™’, the new memory card will have the functionality to support transfers and uploads to and from servers.
http://www.powerhousephoto.co.uk/toshiba-launches-first-wireless-enabled-memory-card-1844.html



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TRAFFIC BOOM -- The Viral Evolution of Carli Davidson's "Shake" Gallery – Allen Murabayashi: “Carli Davidson - an animal caretaker turned pet photographer - inadvertently accomplished the marketing fantasy of photographers around the Internet. In the past few months, her gallery "Shake," featuring dogs and cats caught shaking off water, went viral, appearing in major national and international publications, photography blogs, mainstream news' sites, and passed along via countless emails, tweets, Google+ and Facebook shares. The result? Her website traffic increased 370 times. Not 370%. 37,000%. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/09/the-viral-evolution-of-carli-davidsons-shake-galle.html

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Entering Juried Photo CompetitionsThey Can Be Fun & Profitable – Scott Bourne: “Beyond the money or other prizes – the real value of these competitions comes in getting your work seen by lots of people, including the judges. Juried exhibitions are always more valuable because real, live, living human beings judge the work. These are typically photographers themselves or artists or people associated with the industry. “http://goingpro2010.com/2011/09/08/entering-juried-photo-competitions-they-can-be-fun-profitable/


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The Undersea World of Michele Westmorland – Charlie Borland: Michele Westmorland is a professional photographer based in Redmond, Washington
whose career has taken her across the globe. Specializing in underwater photography, Michele has over 4000 dives and has photographed some of the most beautiful and fragile marine environments. I caught up with Michele during one of her brief stops at home to ask about her career, photography, and current projects.“ http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/09/the-undersea-world-of-michele-westmorland/
PHOTO: Michele Westmoreland



Ron Galella
Q&A
Hailed ‘the Godfather of the American paparazzi culture’ by Time and Vanity Fair, Ron Galella, born 1931, has made
a career of taking unauthorized photos of celebrities, willing to take great risks to secure the perfect shot. 'Vintage Galella' is at Hamiltons Gallery, Mayfair, London, from 14th September until 1st October. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/photography/8751720/Ron-Galella-QandA.html ;
PHOTO: Ron Galella


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






TAMARIND
Inside editorial possible cover
Looking for images of tamarind
(Could be silos or in environment/on the tree but not as part of a prepared dish. The specific
fruit needs to be the hero)
FTP Info: ftp.XXXXX.net

Please use an FTP program (like Fetch) as opposed to a browser.
Please email me to let me know you've uploaded images.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXX Magazine
XXXXXXXXXXXX, FL 32789
Email: XXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com \ Web: www.XXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: June 7th


HUMPBACK WHALE
SCARLET MACAW
ROUGH GREEN SNAKE

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


A WHOLE GRILLED SNAPPER
OISTIN¹S FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY ON BARBADOS

Inside editorial possible cover
A whole grilled snapper (either on the grill or plated)
Oistin¹s Friday Night Fish Fry on Barbados (or just Oistin's in general or any of the dishes served there)

FTP Info: ftp.XXXXXXX.net
Please use an FTP program (like Fetch) as opposed to a browser.
Please email me to let me know you've uploaded images.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX XXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXX Magazine
XXXXXXXXXXXX, FL 32789
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com \ Web: www.XXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: June 7th







GENERAL FITNESS
Inside editorial usage
General fitness or health related - something to do with food or sports.
Physical fitness activities, men and women (youth, pre-natal, seniors)
a.) running, aerobics, swimming, bicycling, etc.
b.) making healthy choices
c.) participating in fitness-oriented outdoor sports, e.g. rock-climbing, hiking, mountain bicycling, etc.
d.) fitness workouts in gym or club
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting
Pays no research fees.
Mailed submissions on CD 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, Managing Editor
XXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXX, CA 91403
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $50 (Inside)
Deadline: August 18th


CHILDREN (all ages/ all ethnic backgrounds)
Inside editorial, possible cover.
Children, (all ages, all ethnic backgrounds)
Solo, small or large group shots - male/female
For our quarterly legal journal.
Note: "This is an independent non-profit law center, images for use in quarterly news journal," says photobuyer.
Photobuyer requests email before submitting.
No phone calls
Pays no research fees.
One-time use.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXX, Director of Communications
XXXXXXXXXXXX, CA 94612
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]org \ Web: http://www.XXXXXXX.org
Pay Range: $25-$50
Deadline: August 21st


PEOPLE BIKING ON ONE OF MINNESOTA'S BIKE TRAILS

Inside editorial usage
Horizontal
People biking on one of Minnesota's bike trails or on a group ride.
Note: E-mail before submitting
No phone calls 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 XXXXXx Researcher
XXXXXXXXXXX, MN 56378
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $100+ (package of 12)
Deadline: August 30th









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.
Published photographers are eligible to subscribe to the PhotoDaily. If you are a part-time photographer you may prefer the weekly PhotoLetter. If you’re a new comer, Check out our PhotoStockNOTES/PLUS.

FOR MORE INFO & SUBSCRIBE:
PhotoDaily: http://www.photosourcepix.com
PhotoLetter: http://www.source-photo.com






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Moab Photography Workshop. If you have attended our Night Photowalks in the past three months, you will likely have heard about the plans we have for the coming Moab Workshop. October 14-16, 2011; Moab Photography Workshop- $749.00 *
PHOTO: EfrainCruz



San Juan Mountain Foliage Tour -- George Lepp, Canon Explorer of Light and frequent Outdoor Photographer contributor, will lead a two day workshop through the grand landscape destination of the San Juan Mountains, known for having some of the best aspen forests and high mountain vistas in the country. There will be plenty of opportunities for close-up details and designs in the forests we will be traveling through. Date:
October 01, 2011 - October 02, 2011; Time: 8:00 am – Evening; Fee: $725 http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/events_calendar/event_details/cll_events/20111001_colorado_foliage_destination_cll.shtml?WT.mc_id=EM1109EO01001&RID=1-330LTZ&CON=1-OST-2018&PRO=&CID=1-30EWDE
PHOTO: George Lepp


Photo Tour Company Helps Photographers Capture the Southwest's Best Sights
EnTOURtain Photo Excursions is releasing dates for their upcoming tours, which include Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, and Natural Bridges Monument. http://www.myprgenie.com Their photography excursions are geared toward the photographer, coordinating location visits with prime photography times to ensure maximum picture-taking conditions. www.entourtainphotoexcursions.com.




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KOPEIKIN GALLERY ANNOUNCES MOBY: DESTROYED PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
September 10, 2011 - October 22, 2011; featuring photography by recording artist Moby. The exhibit, titled Destroyed, will show exclusive, never before seen photos taken by Moby while on tour this past summer in support of his new album Destroyed.
The photos in this exhibition give a glimpse into the musician's perspective of performing in front of thousands of people and capturing the disconcerting strangeness of the audiences gaze.


Bringing Documentary Photography To a Grassroots Audience. The non-profit ART WORKS Projects, which uses documentary photography to highlight human rights abuses, is taking a new approach to bring its latest exhibition, “Women Between Peace and War: Afghanistan,” to a wide and varied audience. SOURCE: Holly Stuart Hughes ; http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/Bringing-Documentary-3598.shtml
PHOTO: Paula Brownstein


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"When words become unclear, I shall focus on photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."
- Ansel Adams

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1925 September 5 – Lt George Goddard, director of photography of the Air Corps Technical School, US Army, took photographs of the Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, area from a plane – the “Flying Laboratory.” The pictures were developed and finished in the air, and dropped to the ground within eight minutes from time of exposure. One picture was then sent by a photographic transmitting set to Governors Island, 1,700 miles away, arriving 27 minutes after it had been taken, constituting the first demonstration of rapid aerial photography.

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Jonathan Exley, Photographer To The Stars, Dies At 63. HOLLYWOOD, CA SOURCE: Hollywood Today. 9/3/11 — The award-winning celebrity photographer best known as Michael Jackson’s favorite photographer for over a decade, died at his home in Los Angeles, August, 29th, from complications due to liver failure, he was 63 years old.
http://www.hollywoodtoday.net/2011/09/03/jonathan-exley-photographer-to-the-stars-dies-at-63/
PHOTO: Jonathan Exley


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7" Digital Picture Frame
Aluratek aptly describes this 7" Digital Picture Frame as a Digital Lifestyle Device. This frame's features allow it to bridge the gap between a digital camera and a home computer, as they can both remain off while the digital frame shows off images. The user can show images either with a digital camera memory card inserted in the frame's multi-card slot, or from a USB cable linked to a PC/Mac/Linux computer. Additionally, the frame can show slideshow images directly from a memory card, and can display photos on its own screen or an external display.
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DV550UW Camcorder
The Bell & Howell DV550UW Camcorder gives you the ability to record on land and under the sea, all at a price that won't break the bank. The included waterproof housing allows for shooting as low as 33' under the surface, while features like 8x digital zoom, a 2.0" LCD, and an ultra-compact design all work hard to make recording easy and fun.
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SEPTEMBER 8th 2011


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SELLING YOUR PHOTOS
Are Your Photos “Efficient?”
Interview (Video) with Legendary Surf Photographer Sean Davey
Saving Money in Your Editorial Stock Business
BIG PRIZE
GETTING THE WORD OUT
Portfolio Website Builder
MAKE OVER
You do not take photos; you make photos.
A Guide To Creating A Strong Photography Contract
IS SHE REALLY THE BUYER?
FAST BOAT TO CHINA
Creating Videos to Improve Your App/Ebook/Website
Travel Photography Tips. By Elliot Guthrie
WHERE THE ACTION IS
FASCIST FANTASY? or FREEDOM FOLLY?
WHAT TO DO
Too much perfection is not good for photography
CATCH 22
The Pleasures of Keyword Perfect
Appeals Court Rules It Is Not Illegal To Film Police
Photography Blog Brings Memories Modern Derry London
JUST BOUGHT A NEW PRODUCT?
Sony Ericsson introduces 3D photography to 2D phones.
The foibles of the world
Trust in a news imagery
NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T
Can you photograph in public places, as long as you're not trespassing?
MAKING IT?
Photographer's Secret
Previous Photo Needs
Making A Living with Nature Photography
THE WHY AND HOW


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Are Your Photos “Efficient?”

Here’s A Way To Make Them Complete…


Q. In every profession there are "inside secrets" that the pros eventually discover but rarely share with beginners. Can you share some?
A. Yes, there are some secrets, and many you will discover for yourself. Maybe you were asking for secrets on how to compose professional-looking stock photos for the book and magazine industry. Like any successful entity, say like a professional football team, the more efficient you are, the better the results. The more efficiently your photo is composed, the better its success.
In my seminars, I've noticed that newcomers often seem to make the same mistakes in composing their editorial stock photos. The students usually arrive with prize-winning calendar-type scenics or slick 'posed' commercial shots with well-paid models.
I tell them those type of pictures are great shots, but the seminar for that calendar/postcard type of photography is down the hall in Room 17. I let them know that if they want to become an editorial stock photographer selling to books and magazines, it’ll require some "re-training."
Their photos may have won blue ribbons, but photobuyers won't be interested. Buyers have those calendar-type pictures hanging on the wall of their office, but they are writing checks for editorial stock photos.

The best guides on how to take editorial stock photos are the very magazines and books you aim for as your markets. The pictures in the publications exhibit certain “efficient” characteristics: They evoke a mood.
Their composition is bold in design (no cluttered background or extraneous distractions).
Also, since an editorial illustrative photo is not a documentary photo, there's no need to tell the whole story. Don't insult the reader's (viewer's) intelligence. You want to allow the viewer to "read into" the picture -- allow the reader to be a collaborator in the picture's meaning.

Finally, most entry-level photographers are shy and don't move in close enough when taking the shot. Notice how close the pros get with their cameras. You'll know you're close enough to people you're photographing when you can see the color of their eyes.

These are four “secrets” to make your picture-taking more efficient. Follow them and you'll soon be able to match the fine picture quality of the pros with photos that photobuyers will want to “use.”
Any creative work involves the venerable "form and content." I've shown you the form, or "format" of an editorial stock photo. However, I can't give you the "content" -- that's up to you. That's the "spirit" of the photo. That's the secret only you can discover for yourself. Each stock photographer will bring a special spirit to his or her photographs. --RE


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 and the PhotoSourceBANK, 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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Interview (Video) with Legendary Surf Photographer Sean Davey. GARAGE SHAPER: “In honor of those that risk it all to bring us those precious and hard to capture images I set out to connect with a pioneer in the surf film industry and I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to interview the one and only Sean Davey.
http://www.dailystoke.com/2011/08/interview-with-legendary-surf-photographer-sean-davey/


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Saving Money in Your

Editorial Stock Business


by Mikael Karlsson





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

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

One way of saving money is not to spend money on taxes that by legal right you’re not required to. Of course, check out this financial strategy with a registered tax advisor who deals with home-office entrepreneurs. You’ll be surprised about some deductions you were missing – and therefore losing money on.

Here are a few tips.

Home Office deductions


Many folks used to be reluctant to take a deduction for having an office in their homes. It was thought that this somehow made the IRS think you were trying to cheat on your taxes. This simply isn't true anymore and the fact is that if you have an office dedicated to your stock photo business use in your home you are likely eligible for significant deductions on your taxes.
Ask your local tax experts for help with the details. The key is to measure your office space in your home and relate that measurement to your total living area. This includes a percent of the cost of upkeep and improvements to your office area as it relates to your normal home expense. If it works out to 1/8 (in measurement) to the size of your home, then the heating/air conditioning expense is reduced by 1/8. So it goes for your new roof. One caveat in this area: If you sell your house, and therefore your business office, these deductions may be retrievable by the IRS, depending on current IRS rulings.

Are you taking all the deductions you can and are allowed by the law? Do you keep records that are viable enough to see you through an audit? There is a huge potential for savings on your yearly tax-bill. Especially if you have invested in computers, cameras/lenses, fax, photocopier, or any other expensive equipment for your business.
I recommend that you check with a local CPA for your taxes. Maybe even have one do your taxes for you. I do, both for my business as well as the personal taxes for my wife, Ruth ,and myself. The cost is roughly $200 per year but the savings making sure I take advantage of the allowable deductions quickly cover and outweigh the cost.
And if your tax advisor is knowledgeable in the area of intellectual properties you might be able save even more since that person will be aware of deductions that a person from, say H&R Block, might not know about.



Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 28 years' experience of working for magazines and newspapers in more than 30 countries. He moved to the United States in 1998 from his native Sweden. He lives in Nebraska and is currently US correspondent for 11 Swedish magazines and writes a how to photograph column for PhotoStockNOTES. Reach to Mikael via email .


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BIG PRIZE -- Valerio Spada of Milan, Italy has won the $25,000 grand prize in the fourth annual Photography Book Now competition, sponsored by Blurb, for his book Gomorrah Girl. http://pdnpulse.com/2011/09/valerio-spado-wins-2011-photography-book-now-grand-prize.html

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GETTING THE WORD OUT -- The Newsletter As A Marketing Tool – RH: “When I give my Social Media Marketing talk to photographers, I like to break up all the talk about blogging and tweeting with an example of a good old-fashion newsletter. Michael Clark explains how a newsletter works for his business. To check out the newsletter you can download the latest issue at: http://www.michaelclarkphoto.com/summer_2011.pdf SOURCE: Rob Haggert ; http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2011/08/31/the-newsletter-as-a-marketing-tool/

WEB BUILDING -- 22Slides Portfolio Website Builder - 22Slides is a new kind of website builder for photographers and other artists, boasting simplicity, ease of use, and helpful customer support. It was built from the ground up by professional photographers. http://www.shutterbug.com/content/22slides-portfolio-website-builder

MAKE OVER -- 7 Factors to Consider When Redesigning Your Website. Kelli Shaver: “There are very few, if any, websites on the Internet that don’t undergo at least a minor facelift at some point in their lifecycle. If you own a business with a web presence, at some point, that site will need to be redesigned, whether it’s due to the changing nature of your business, or purely for aesthetic reasons.” http://mashable.com/2011/09/02/website-redesign-factors/

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You do not take photos; you make photos.
You are not a news photographer, you are
a photo illustrator.
You show the world, through pictures,
how you see the world.


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DO IT RIGHT -- A Guide To Creating A Strong Photography Contract – From Virtual Photography: “When you’re working with a “friend”, or it seems like a simple job, you may approach it with a handshake and a smile. Yet that may be the time you need a contract the most. While I’m not one to say Murphy’s Law is always in place, there still will be the times when your equipment fails, a mistake happens, or you simply don’t agree on what the final results should be. Your contract can stop all of that. http://virtualphotographystudio.com/photographyblog/2011/08/a-guide-to-creating-a-strong-photography-contract/

IS SHE REALLY THE BUYER? – Blake Discher: “When a prospective client calls on the telephone to ask about your rates for an upcoming project she has, it’s imperative to know you are talking with the decision maker. Determining who is really deciding which photographer will be selected is one of the most important early steps in the sales process. SOURCE: B.D.; http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2011/09/are-you-really-the-buyer/


FAST BOAT TO CHINA -- Dean: “There are two ways to enjoy a high standard of living as a photographer. The first is to create great pictures, sell them for large amounts of money and rent out your services for giant commissions. The second is to charge regular amounts of money for your work but move to a place where the cost of living is lower but where there’s still enough growth and vibrancy to support a photography business and deliver an interesting time.” SOURCE: PHOTOPRENEUR ; http://blogs.photopreneur.com/as-china-booms-photographers-struggle?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29


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Creating Videos

to Improve Your App/Ebook/Website


By Lee Foster


Once you have an app, ebook, or website product on the market, is your work over? Hardly. The products must continually be improved and re-released, just to keep up with the competition.

Apps/ebooks/websites come from the software world, not the print world. In the print era, the product tended to be fixed for a long time, and be reprinted, until there was a compelling need for a new edition.

For apps, the consumer expects an update and re-release every three months or so. As I prepared to improve my three apps (on San Francisco, Washington DC, and Berkeley, CA), I asked an extremely knowledgeable observer, Kim Grant, what should be my priorities in advancing my apps.

Kim Grant oversees the hundreds of apps developed by Sutro Media.

“Consumers want quantity as well as quality,” she replied. “More could be done to bulk up your apps. And think of how you can differentiate them from your competitors.”

That was a fair assessment. I have perhaps 125 units in each of my apps, but some apps have 250-300 units. It takes a little more time for me than others to make each unit because I have determined to do all the photography myself rather than cull images from crowd-sourced places, such as Creative Commons.

So I will create more units for each app.

However, another aspect of improving my app/ebook/website products also intrigues me. One factor that truly differentiates apps/ebooks/websites from printed books is that the former can display video. So I am finally launching into the new world of creating video to enhance my electronic products.

To accomplish this, I already have a fairly decent video capture device, a Nikon 300s camera, good for shorter video clips of up to 5 minutes. Since everyone tells me that competitive sound capture must be better than the in-camera microphone, I have invested $369 in a Zoom H4N Handy Recorder and its kit paraphernalia.

Although I am a PC guy, I happen to have an unused MacBook Pro that I bought two years ago. I have dusted it off and purchased the latest version of iMovie as my video-creation software.

Assembling the equipment was the easy part. Learning how to operate it to make videos was more challenging. But I am making progress. My first completed travel video is about the Hokulea Polynesian voyaging canoe and five such canoes that sailed from the Cook Islands to San Francisco recently. You can see the video embedded in my Hokulea article on my website at http://www.fostertravel.com/hawaiis-hokulea-canoe-tells-story-of-polynesian-voyage/ . The video is fed in from my YouTube posting of it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezBiaDbST9w . I will gather my videos on my YouTube “channel” at http://www.youtube.com/leefostertravel .

It is likely that my videos will be narrated slide shows featuring video clips and stills. I anticipate a cluster of them embedded in my three apps, in my forthcoming ebooks on California, and in my website offerings.

Bulking up my products with more units and adding the transformative video genre will be one of my paths forward.

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

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


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Travel Photography Tips. By Elliot Guthrie







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WHERE THE ACTION IS --
The Keys to Better Travel Photography are at Local Markets. Markets are the melting pots of culture – a foreigner’s gateway into a locale’s unfamiliar, indigenous lifestyle. These community centers allow us to peek into the daily lives of locals, enabling us to interact with the once, mysterious strangers we observed from afar.
SOURCE: Rezalutions Magazine ;
http://rezalutions.com/the-keys-to-better-travel-photography-at-local-markets/


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FASCIST FANTASY? or FREEDOM FOLLY? -- Spud Hilton: “Travel photographer? Don't bother with Burning Man. Picture for a moment being in Europe and pulling into a quaint mountain village called Schwarzefelsenstadt, which has particularly photogenic people and attractions. But there's a gate, and a guard in Nevada, USA, who tells you that before you enter you have to sign a waiver in which you agree to: Go to: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/travel/detail?entry_id=96365
image: http://imgs.sfgate.com/blogs/images/sfgate/travel/2011/08/30/burningmangreen02_001_mac360x228.JPG
PHOTO: Michael Macor/Chronicle

WHAT TO DO -- Photo Ethics In The Field: Dealing with Tricky Situations in Travel and Wildlife Photography – D.C.: “ There's the photographer who interacts with the subject and its surroundings. That's where the trouble with photography comes in—managing the effects we as photographers have on our subjects and their environment, whether they are ancient historical sites, natural wonders, people or wildlife. The topic is huge and filled with controversy. I would like to provide some perspective on how you may want to address this in your own adventures.” SOURCE: David Cardinal: http://www.bhinsights.com/content/photo-ethics-field-dealing-tricky-situations-travel-and-wildlife-photography.html
HOTO: David Cardinal


THE TREND IS THE SAME -- Too Much of a Good Thing. Gina Lee Falco: “Too much perfection is not good for photography,” photographer Helmut Klein told a group of students at Webster University Vienna experimenting with genres and media across the analogue/digital divide. Back in Vienna from recent photo shoots in Venice and in Israel sandwiched between meetings with his publisher in Germany, Klein drew on examples from a career that spans four decades in fashion, press and fine art photography. A member of the Art Directors Club of New York, and the only Austrian represented in the Saatchi Gallery in London, Klein’s position in the professional world is unassailable. But for the man himself, taking pictures is simply a way of life, as basic as breathing.” http://www.viennareview.net/arts/too-much-good-thing-5136.html

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CATCH 22 -- Google Tries to Freeze Photographer’s DMCA Take Down Notice – C.W.: “Jason Wilder reports that he recently sent a DMCA Take Down Notice to Google. In response, Google sent him a web form to prepare. SOURCE: Carolyn A. Wright, Esq. http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=2822

07 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



The Pleasures of Keyword Perfect

A PhotoSource International software review by Spencer Grant


Keywording
love it or hate it…you can’t do without it if you plan to succeed with your editorial stock photography. As search engines keep improving and photobuyers and researchers increasingly rely on them for photo search, effective keywording will become a cornerstone of your photo marketing.

Everyone goes about doing keywording a little differently. Some photographers use their own mental vocabularies for keywording, while others consult a thesaurus. I know a photographer who has blocks of often-used synonyms he cuts and pastes into the right place.

Most stock photo agencies have developed their own in-house preferred keywording system. But what of the independent stock photographer? Is there any heavy-duty keywording software available for the individual freelancer? In my estimation, yes, there is.

My inclination has always been to get all the help I can, and the most helpful keywording “companion” I’ve found so far is a program called Keyword Perfect from A2Z Keywording in Tivoli, NY.

In a nutshell, here’s what “KP” does: As the first illustration shows, you start with uploading the pictures you want to keyword and select one or more to work on. You begin with inputting “essential keywords” in the slot up top – basic, fundamental descriptions – then hitting the Tab button to move ‘em to the adjacent slot. Multi-word descriptions are automatically bracketed, a very neat touch. You’ll also see these essential keywords shown in the description boxes below.

Next, proceed to the main page, a series of boxes with drop-down menus covering the image (BW or color, horizontal or vertical); interior or exterior; time of day; number of entities in the picture; dominant color (I usually leave this blank); photo style; location; family groups (if any); people (sexes and ages); people style (i.e., the angle of view); race; age; objects/creatures; expression/activities; emotions/concepts. Not every box must be checked, of course, but the more you check off, the more keywords you’ll get.

Inevitably you’ll come up with a descriptive word that’s not in KP’s vocabulary and you’ll encounter one of the program’s greatest assets: “keyword generators.”

You click to the keyword generator page and start adding synonyms of your choice to the word (I keep an online thesaurus handy to help with this). Once you’ve saved these synonyms, every time you use the original word, all the other words will pop up, too, so the more you use KP the more it gets “customized” to your images. Nice!

In a minute or two the boxes are all checked and you click on “process images” in the upper left under “File.”

In about a half a minute you’re on the keyword page (see the illustration).

Notice that the keywords are now available in two forms: a solid block of ‘em in the lower right PLUS the three-tier style required by Alamy and Getty, all divided and ready to cut and paste into your spot on their website[s] with multi-word keywords correctly set off in brackets. There’s no need for “parsing” by guesswork; Keyword Perfect has done the job for you.

As for the single block of keywords, they can be sent directly to the original images in Photoshop and will wind up in the caption and keyword slots under “File Info” Thus you can get both Alamy/Getty submissions and “everyone else” submissions done almost simultaneously.

Since I’ve been using Keyword Perfect I’ve found my production going up because I can service my material so conveniently. And as to keyword volume, well, let’s take this simple caption: “Caucasian and Asian girls work at writing and art assignments at a summer learning project sponsored by the University of California” and see how many keywords the program has produced:
girls class writing art school summer learning artwork education learn write educating group 5-6 years artworks Asian American Caucasian classes color image crayons desk female tween front view horizontal interior papers photojournalism schools Southern California three University of California students 3 5 years Asian ethnicity California Caucasian appearance college color image female furniture indoor marker tween girl 6 years child groups inside multicolored race South tween Asian Americans Caucasians colleges color images desks educate female tweens front views horizontals interiors photojournalism colored wax damsel minority region state university Spencer Grant teenage girl color images females indoors markers tween girls drawing ethnicity female teenager learning United States multicoloreds tweens educations girl Southwest colored waxes damsels minorities regions teenage girls lass Southland drawings ethnicities female teenagers kid lasses children teenager kids teen adolescent teenagers teenage teens adolescence adolescents people childhood


In the Alamy/Getty three-level style they look like this:

ESSENTIAL KEYWORDS

girls class writing art school summer learning

MAIN KEYWORDS

artwork education learn write educating group [5-6 years] artworks [Asian American] Caucasian classes [color image] crayons desk [female tween] [front view] horizontal interior papers photojournalism schools [Southern California] three [University of California] students 3 [5 years]

COMPREHENSIVE KEYWORDS

[Asian ethnicity] California [Caucasian appearance] college [color image] female furniture indoor marker [tween girl] [6 years] child groups inside multicolored race South tween [Asian Americans] Caucasians colleges [color images] desks educate [female tweens] [front views] horizontals interiors photojournalism [colored wax] damsel minority region [state university] Spencer Grant [teenage girl] [color images] females indoors markers [tween girls] drawing ethnicity [female teenager] learning [United States] multicoloreds tweens educations girl Southwest [colored waxes] damsels minorities regions [teenage girls] lass Southland drawings ethnicities [female teenagers] kid lasses children teenager kids teen adolescent teenagers teenage teens adolescence adolescents people childhood


At $249 Keyword Perfect isn’t cheap, but it does so much, so well, that the price is reasonable. In addition, creator Alexander Zane is usually available on the phone to walk a user through some of KP’s dicier details. At keywordperfect.com there’s a free-sample download allowing you to keyword five pictures. Give it a try! There is also a batch of KP tutorials at http://www.youtube.com/user/keywordperfect giving a realistic look at how the program operates.

Of all the keywording methods I’ve used, Keyword Perfect is by far the best. I really wonder how I got along without it.

Spencer Grant is a longtime editorial
stock photographer; 949-248-0767; spencergrant[at]cox[dot]net;
Keyword Perfect is located at http://a2zkeywording.com/.

TAKEAWAY: What’s the next step? As an independent editorial stock photographer you will build a rich database of this information and be able to locate images swiftly by keyword. The keywords can also be imbedded in each of your digital photos themselves, (photo metadata) along with vital information about you, the photographer, plus location information. A pioneer in disseminating information about the metadata process is David Riecks, < www.controlledvocabulary.com >the Chief Technical Advisor to the Picture Licensing Universal System coalition. < http://www.useplus.com/ >.
Can Google or other search engines “crawl” the imbedded keywords (photo metadata) in your images? At present the technology to do this (an independent editorial stock photographer’s dream) does not exist. But, the day will soon come. For an excellent explanation of this subject:
http://www.controlledvocabulary.com/blog/embedded-metadata-wont-help-seo.html




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Appeals Court Rules It Is Not Illegal To Film Police
Despite the mass hoax still being promulgated by both the mainstream media and local authorities across America, the First Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that it is not illegal for citizens to videotape police officers when they are on public duty.
“The filming of government officials while on duty is protected by the First Amendment, said the Court,” reports Daily Tech.
SOURCE: Paul Joseph Watson http://www.prisonplanet.com/appeals-court-rules-it-is-not-illegal-to-film-police.html

07 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




Photography Blog Brings Memories Modern Derry London” Blogger Taylor Jones has created a fantastic Tumblr site: DearPhotograph.com, that's led hundreds to find those old photos, revisit those same spots their parents, grandparents, or siblings, and then hold the photo up to create a new image from old. SOURCE: http://www.wltx.com/news/watercooler/article/149640/363/Photography-Blog-Brings-Memories-Modern
TAKEAWAY: I grew up in Ocean City , Maryland. Jeri and I revisited my hometown this summer and I brought along to Ocean City an old photo of the two of us at the beach. I asked one of the professional strolling beach photographers to take a picture of us in the exact same pose, but 40 years later. I'll show you the comparison (40 years!) next month, after I get the two transparecies digitized. --RE (By the way, the ol' Kodachrome held up very well!)


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JUST BOUGHT A NEW PRODUCT? Now that you’ve tried out your new equipment, software, or E-course, -want to write about it? We’d love to publish your review in PhotoStockNOTES. Send to info[at]photosource[dot]com


Sony Ericsson introduces 3D photography to 2D phones.
New Xperia Arc S can take 3D panoramas using a standard camera, using a new feature that will also be added to other Sony Ericsson Xperia devices. SOURCE: Matt Warman
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/sony/8738407/Sony-Ericsson-introduces-3D-photography-to-2D-phones.html


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THE REAL THING -- The foibles of the world – Secher: “‘Most of the photographs in your paper, unless they are hard news, are lies,’ ” says Martin Parr. “Fashion pictures show people looking glamorous. Travel pictures show a place looking at its best, nothing to do with the reality. In the cookery pages, the food always looks amazing, right? Most of the pictures we consume are propaganda.” SOURCE: Benjamin Secher http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-features/8723045/The-foibles-of-the-world.html
PHOTO: Martin Parr

PICTURE MANIPULATION and trust in a news imagery. Roger Tooth: “Going through the thousands of photographs that the Guardian picture desk receives each day, we try to keep a critical eye on anything that could be the result of digital retouching software like Photoshop. We are kept on our toes by eagle-eyed readers, always alive to the possibility of artifice. SOURCE: The Guardian ; http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/04/picture-manipulation-news-imagery-photoshop


NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T – Book Review by Saul Austerlitz. An analysis of well-known photos finds that the manipulated images can lead the way to different truths.
http://articles.boston.com/2011-09-04/ae/30113145_1_cannonballs-sontag-tour-guide


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Can you photograph in public places, as long as you're not trespassing?

In the USA, the general rule is yes.

Even though there's a sign that says "No Photography."?

Ninety percent of the time those signs mean, "We sell post cards and pictures of our establishment in our Gift Shop. We don't want you to compete with us."

So much for free enterprise.

In the other 10% of the time -there are legitimate reasons like -- 1.) "No, someone might trip over your tripod and the establishment would be responsible, not you. or, 2.) It might be a sacred or religious place like a mosque where photography is discouraged. Or an American Indian burial site.
But if you are a pro, why not make arrangements ahead of time? The management will be happy to have you serve as a non-paid publicity Representative for them.

Read the discussion in the Kracker Barrel.

http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11058

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MAKING IT -- Landing a photo agent – R.H: .”Elizabeth Weinberg has talent and vision. PDN magazine called her one of 30 emerging photographers to watch in 2010, and they were spot-on. Elizabeth shares how she landed her agent, what it means, and why.” SOURCE: Rachel Hulin ; http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2011/08/landing-a-photo-agent-part-ii-elizabeth-weinberg/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChaseJarvis+%28Chase+Jarvis+Blog%29
PHOTO: Chase Jarvis


PASSION -- Photographer's Secret: Having the Courage to Follow a Personal Passion – G.S.: “Ed Mulholland knows how to take a punch. The New Jersey-based sports photographer has been fascinated with boxing since childhood, and he credits this life-long passion as a major contributor to his success as a photographer of the sport.”
“If there is one simple bit of advice that I (Ed) give to photographers over and over it's that they should shoot what they love.”. SOURCE: Grover Sanschagrin http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/09/one-photographers-secret-having-the-courage-to-fol.html
PHOTO: Ed Mulholland


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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






MALE HISPANIC FLIGHT ATTENDANTS
Inside editorial use.
Male hispanic flight attendants
We are looking for a horizontal image of two Hispanic male flight attendants, (Ideally Bolivian or Peruvian) looking as though they are having a conversation. There should be enough space around/between them, to accommodate two 'speech bubbles'. The airport environment should be evident in the background, or they could actually be in the plane.
Note: Print run of 10,000. Education only. North American, English rights only. All delivery methods - print, companion DVD's, electronic etc.
Rights requested for life of program
Photobuyer requests email or preferrably sample digital preview scans before submitting. No phone calls please. Pays no research fees.
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, freelance
XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]net
Pay Range: $200 qtr page
Deadline: Oct. 6th


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


WEALTHY FAMILY,
Inside editiorial usage
Wealthy family, smiling, wearing nice clothes outside of their large house . . . ideally with expensive car also visible.
Note: Pays no research fees.
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox"
College Textbook
Distribution: World/English language
Print run - 50,000. E-book - 10,000
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 XXXXXXX, Photo researcher
XXXXXXXXXX, NH 03801
Email: XXXXXXX[at]aol[dot]com
Pay Range: $155 - $175 (Inside)
Deadline: Oct. 6th








AMERICAN SCENERY
AMERICAN NATIONAL PARKS
CARIBBEAN SCENERY
INSPIRATIONS

Calendar use. Horizontal format.
1. American Scenery
2. American National Parks
3. Caribbean Scenery
4. Inspirations
Note: "Check our website first (http://www.XXXXXXX.com)
Contact me only if you have compatible images and lots of it. Send me low-res first. Non-exclusive license. Usage right should include any normal promotional usage including catalog," says photobuyer.
Photobuyer requests e-mail only before submitting and for FedEx number.
Sample digital preview scans accepted.
"No phone calls please," says photobuyer.
Pays no research fee.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXX, Vice President Marketing
XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX, NY 11356
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $125
Deadline: Oct. 6th


SAILING VESSELS
Inside editorial usage
Sailing vessels. "Not looking for the average, pretty, generic sailboat photographs that would be used for a poster in a college dorm room."
Please look at past covers on our website at www.XXXXXX.net to see what we are looking for.
Note: Pays no research fees.
Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting.
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.
XXXXXXX, Features Editor
XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX, WI 53074
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXXX[dot]net
Web: http://www.XXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $50 - $100 (Inside)
Deadline: August 10th


WATERSKIING
LAKE SCENICS

For inside editorial usage
Water-skiing, lake Scenics
1.) All aspects of water-skiing, e.g. gear used, clothing, people water-skiing, etc.
2.) Lake scenics preferably with power and/or skier visible.
Note: No calls please
Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXX, Associate Editor
XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXX FL 32789
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]net
Pay Range: $50 (Spot) $75 (1/3 Page)
Deadline: Nov. 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.
Published photographers are eligible to subscribe to the PhotoDaily. If you are a part-time photographer you may prefer the weekly PhotoLetter. If you’re a new comer, Check out our PhotoStockNOTES/PLUS.

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PhotoDaily: http://www.photosourcepix.com
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07 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



GIVING BACK -- Making A Living with Nature Photography. Kathy & George Lepp: “One of the most rewarding ways to promote your art and knowledge of photography is to engage in face-to-face teaching of others who share your passion and want to learn. Remember that teaching carries a responsibility to respect your students and the money and time they’ve invested in you by offering a well-planned performance and valuable information to the entire group. http://www.pixiq.com/article/making-a-living-with-nature-photography-teaching-part-4

07 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



THE WHY AND HOW -- Jody Apap: “This is the final installment of my series on how to keyword your images to increase your stock photography sales. All the suggestions I’ve made should be applied to your images, whether you’re a full-time stock photographer, a hobbyist who hasn’t taken the plunge into selling stock yet, or if you are managing an image library for your company, school, non-profit or group of any kind.” http://blog.keywordsmart.com/

07 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st



“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.”
– Anonymous

07 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st




1963 September 24th - Photograph (authorized) of Senate in session to vote on the nuclear test ban treaty, was taken by National Geographic Society photographers for the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, Washington DC.

07 Sep, 2011 | Posted by: st





M-Monolith 4x5 View Camera
The Arca-Swiss F-Monolith 4x5 View Camera is an incredibly precise and professional studio view camera that features calibrated, finely geared, and easily accessed control blocks (they call them 'function carriers). It is absolutely ideal for use with digital backs. Focusing is done with your right hand, with geared control available from both the front and the rear standard. All camera movements are done on the left. The F-Monolith 4x5 camera includes a telescoping 40cm bench rail, which fully accommodates the included 380mm bellows. It can be extended with optional longer bellows and bench extensions.
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Stock Photographer
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We all always try to get the best possible price for our stock photos. When negotiating with photobuyers you put a lot of time and effort into making sure that the fees you are paid are fair and square. On the other side of the equation, photobuyers are always trying to get the best price possible from you, meaning that they want you to lower your fees or offer more for the same price. Why shouldn't you expect the same from the people who supply you with the tools and supplies that make your stock photography business run efficiently?
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10x50 XM HD Binocular
The Carson 10x50 XM HD Binocular is the largest and brightest binocular in their XM HD series of ultra-premium roof prism units, and it won't disappoint. The star of this series is Carson's own unique HD lens coating technology for the objective lenses; a costly and durable coating, it makes the lenses easy to clean and most importantly gives them an excellent average light transmission in the most demanding conditions of low light. The 5° field of this binocular remains sharp and crisp, with uniform brightness, across a large percentage of the viewing area-given its oversized 50mm objective lenses, the 10x50 XM HD is a great choice for astronomical use.
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