Archive for October 2011

26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



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26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



October 27th 2011


26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st


HALLOWEEN -FIRE SALE- COMING UP!
Sell Your Photos !
That Copyright Is Yours
Are you communicating with your photobuyers?
Why Kids Are Great Outdoor Stock Photo Subjects
SERIOUS LANDSCAPES
Six Tips For Building A Photography Career
WANT TO GET PUBLISHED?
NUTS AND BOLTS
PHOTO BOOK
WATERLOGGED
LEICA
Stipple Marketplace
How 6 Minutes Changed Everything by Liam McHenry
If you're a sports photographer…
JEEZE…LOOK AT THIS
IPhone 4S Camera Captures Gorgeous Video
NEGATIVE EXPOSURE
MORE MAKES LESS
Why Simply Being “Better” Won’t Get You Assignments
Building up a network of photographers
New York Institute of Photography
How They Hire Photographers
The Copyright Act of 1976
Lighting Techniques
Want To Turn Pro? The GoingPro Book Is Here
DON’T TOUCH ME!
Take the photo and then adjust the focus
WHEN IS "GOOD" ENUF?
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER (UK) LAUNCHES CONTEST
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Previous Photo Needs

26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st

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26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




That Copyright Is Yours



When Randolph Hearst, the famed newspaper conglomerate king back in the 1920’s, first introduced the concept of cartoon syndicates, he made the cartoonist sign a contract that stated the syndicate would promote the cartoon if the artist followed a certain cartoon theme and style, and kept to it. The contract also stated that the syndicate would own the copyright to the cartoon. Not the cartoonist.
How’s that again? The syndicate owned the copyright? Yes.
If the artist decided to leave the syndicate, he or she could not continue the cartoon as a freelancer. The syndicate appoints a new cartoonist to continue it. Cartoonists are commodities.
Will the new-on-the-scene large corporate market-driven stock photo houses soon treat photographers and their photos as commodities?
History tells us the answer could very well be yes.
United Feature Syndicate Inc/ABC

ONLY PEANUTS FOR PEANUTS


Believe it or not, the late Charles Schultz, of Minneapolis, did not own the copyright to his cartoon strip, Peanuts. The syndicate owned the copyright. Schultz received royalties, yes, and also promotion and endorsement monies, but he did not own the copyright on his own creation!
Can corporate stock photo agencies institute a system something like this? They certainly could. Vulnerable photographers, trying to make a living, could conceivably be open to signing over their copyright privilege in return for a paycheck, royalties, or other monetary return.
LESSON : Read the fine print. Stock agencies are starting to treat stock photos as commodities, that are "popular today, and gone tomorrow." The agencies may want to commandeer an extra benefit for themselves by arranging to secure the copyright of your short-lived generic stock photos. Perhaps their enticement will be to pay you a higher percent royalty (70% instead of 40%) if you sign over your copyright.
And don't forget, if an agency owns the copyright, they are now free to digitally "enhance" your photo in any way they wish -- such as changing the color of a flag or removing an object.
If you are new to the stock photography field and you submit your images to a major stock photo agency, carefully check over the contract they send you, to be sure you don’t inadvertently sign over your copyright to the agency.


COPYRIGHT STATEMENT


Here's an all-inclusive copyright statement you can write in on any contract, concerning reproduction of your website photos.
Note that this statement also prohibits "use of any image as part of another photographic concept."

"All photographs, text and code appearing on the ______________________ site are the exclusive property of the individual photographers and are protected under United States and international Copyright Laws. Photographs, text and code may not be reproduced, copied, stored, or manipulated in any form without the written permission of the respective photographers or webmaster. This includes use of any image as part of another photographic concept or illustration. No image or any part of this site is within public domain.”
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As an editorial stock photographer you are going to find much more enjoyment when you are photographing subject matter that you like to take. Learn more about how to sell those pictures at PhotoSource International 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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26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



Are you communicating with your photobuyers?


Mike asked this question:


"If a photographer, who has the kind of images you routinely need, offers a free monthly e-mail newsletter on their website, will you sign up to subscribe?"



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


Mike's Comments:

Is it worth putting time into producing a newsletter (or blog) aimed specifically at phoyobuyers

Yes it is.

There are some big caveats that are very important to keep in mind. When you send out a newsletter you are actually acting as a publisher.

Keeping that in mind, look at the publications you like to read. What is it in these publications that draw your interest? Stories about the writer's latest family vacation or an informative piece on (whatever the subject of the publication is)?

In writing – especially in the newsletter format – brevity is clarity. Keep articles short and to the point. Never add anything as pointless filler. Constantly keep your readers in front of your eyes when you write. You don't write to entertain yourself, you write for your readers.

Can they contact you? It is essential to make it easy for people to get in touch with you and many newsletters make the fatal mistake to not include or prominently display contact information.

Spend time on the format and design of your newsletter. Keep it simple, easy to navigate and readable. Again, picture your readers in front of you. Use a business-looking style for your newsletter. You might love kittens but the chances are that most of your readers are (hopefully) photobuyers with a professional interest in your photos and not much else.

Keep that in mind and for more information on how to communicate with your audience (photobuyers) check out former Sidebar articles in PhotoStockNOTES.
http://www.photosource.com/shop/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=ps2008


Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 25 years' experience of working for magazines and newspapers in more than 30 countries. He moved to the United States in 1998 from his native Sweden. He lives in Nebraska and is currently US correspondent for 11 Swedish magazines and a regular contributor to a wide variety of U.S. publications. Reach him at mike[at]photosource[dot]com.





26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




NATURAL MODELS -- Why Kids Are Great Outdoor Stock Photo Subjects. Charlie Borland: Many outdoor photographers are parents as well and one subject that they should be shooting is their children in the outdoors. Not so much the ‘happy snaps’ but images of the kids active in a variety of outdoor activities from hiking and backpacking, to fishing, canoeing, biking, and other outdoor adventure activities. http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/10/why-kids-are-great-outdoor-stock-photo-subjects/
TAKEAWAY: And when you’ve got winning models, remember to include the elements of a marketable photo: P=B+P+I. (Picture =background, plus person(s), plus symbol; puks involvement).
PHOTO: Charlie Borland


SERIOUS LANDSCAPES -- Carsten Frieger: “Landscape photography is an immensely time consuming endeavor. It can take weeks, months or even years before the picture is eventually made. Preparation and planning is essential to be at the right place at the right time.” SOURCE: DPReview ; http://www.dpreview.com/articles/1401444260/an-introduction-to-landscape-photography-part-2
PHOTO: Carsten Krieger


REALITY: Six Tips For Building A Photography Career. John Lund “The road to success requires going the extra mile." http://blog.johnlund.com/2011/10/font-face-font-family-cambriap.html


WANT TO GET PUBLISHED? -- LARA WHITE: “Avoid These 6 Mistakes to Create Magazine Worthy Images – If you are trying to break into the glamorous world of wedding magazines and blogs, stay away from these six mistakes listed below. These tips will show you what to avoid when it comes to wedding photography, and what to do instead. “ http://www.digital-photography-school.com/want-to-get-published-avoid-these-6-mistakes-to-create-magazine-worthy-images?



NUTS AND BOLTS -- Location Assignment: Firehouse Portraits –New York photographer Ian Spanier walks you through his prep work and setup while demonstrating how he handled the inevitable roadblocks that always seem to pop up while shooting on location. Spanier with friend, Florian Bachleda, initially thought he’d photograph about twelve members, but that quickly ballooned to twenty-seven subjects. He had to work simply and fast, given the number of subjects. SOURCE: Ian Spanier; http://www.adorama.com/alc/article/13324

26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



PHOTO BOOK. An Ebook For Photographers – Chris Owyoung: “BLURB will now convert any book made with
their free bookmaking software into an ebook for just US $1.99 . The resulting Ebooks are available for purchase in the BLURB Bookstore and on the iBooks app on the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Book owners are able to set their own prices for both the printed and ebook versions. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/10/blurb-launches-ebook-publishing-for-photographers/
TAKEAWAY: A photobook is great for family and friends as a Christmas present, but more importantly, you can use it as a catalog to distribute to your favorite photoresearcher or graphics artist(s).

WATERLOGGED -- Nikon's Thailand Factory Still Closed. Nikon's factory in Thailand is showing no signs of recovery after flood damage submerged the entire first floor. A statement on Nikon's Japanese website states that the water level is as high as around 2 metres and there has been "no remarkable change" since October 12. The factory's operations have been suspended since October 6th.
http://www.techradar.com/news/photography-video-capture/cameras/nikons-thailand-factory-still-closed-1035636?src=rss&attr=all


LEICA -- Private equity company Blackstone has bought a 44 percent stake in Germany's Leica Camera from Austrian billionaire Andreas Kaufmann to help the maker of the world's first compact camera finance expansion abroad. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/19/leica-blackstone-idUSL5E7LJ1VC20111019?feedType=RSS&feedName=privateEquity


NEW MARKET? Colleen Taylor: "Last September saw the launch of "Stipple Marketplace," an image repository and licensing service that actually inverts the business model used by Getty and other similar services. Photographers and photo agencies upload their pictures to Stipple, which then allows brands to tag the photos with links back to information about the products shown in the image. Stipple is going up against some stiff competition. Getty Images has dominated the industry for nearly 15 years, and publishers have been paying photographers or photo agencies to use their images since photography was invented." : SOURCE: New York TIMES
http://gigaom2.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/stipplemarketplace-e1316804014552.jpg?w=374&h=248



26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



SIX MINUTE CHANGE
-- Eric Kim: "How 6 Minutes Made a Difference. Liam McHenry, a street photographer from Australia (and one of my private online street photography students), put together this insightful video shooting about an encounter he had with a teenage boy in a suburb. To sum up the video, Liam photographed a boy who got really upset about Liam taking the shot. The boy started cursing at Liam, and wouldn’t calm down. After chatting with the boy, the boy realized how special he was in being the subject of Liam’s viewfinder.
Source: Eric Kim http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2011/10/how-6-minutes-changed-everything-by-liam-mchenry/

26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st





If you're a sports photographer,
you'll find quicker and better
markets for your sports photography
if you choose one favorite sport
(like golf, tennis, soccer, etc.)
and specialize in just one.

Same with nature photography,
-the competition is easier, especially
because photobuyers rarely look for
"nature photos", -they look for
specific categories of nature.
Eagles, salemanders, bears, and so on.

Specialize and you'll succeed.

Check the link above to learn more.




26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



JEEZE…LOOK AT THIS. Naldz Graphics: “Photography lovers will not merely get those great shots from their favorite subjects but would also opt to enhance their
photos to make it look better. Of course, with the aid of today’s various programs, you can certainly improve your photos. But it would even be more convenient if you have all these stuff in your iPad so that you can do some editing anywhere you want and you can even share your works to others.” http://naldzgraphics.net/photography/best-ipad-apps-for-photographers/

26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



IPhone 4S Camera Captures Gorgeous Video. A video shot by Vimeo user Benjamin Dowie on the new iPhone's high-definition 1,080p camera looks more like an indie music video than something filmed on a phone. The video captures a day at the beach--complete with crashing waves, waving sea grass and skateboarding--and moves indoors for an intimate look at various domestic details. Dowie runs Beanpole Productions, an independent film studio in Australia. SOURCE: Huffington Post ; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/17/iphone-4s-camera-video_n_1016651.html

26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




How far should you go to get a picture of a growling dog? That was the question on the Kracker Barrel recently.

Can you get sued for poking your camera through a chain-link fence at a neighbor's dog?
As a passive picture-taker you'll probably be courteous and ask permission.
On the other hand, the "law" generally says if you're on public property, like a sidewalk and you're in no way tresspassing, and you need an illustration for an eassy you're doing on mean-looking dogs, and you don't have time (because of a deadline) to track down the neighbor, you 'd be expressing your First Admendment Rights, at least in this country, to take the picture and it to your essay with no repercussion from "the law".

The discussion is at
http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11171
You are welcome to comment.
No need to register.

26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




NEGATIVE EXPOSURE -- Justin Martin: “Antonio M. Perez, Kodak’s chief executive, has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into transforming Kodak into a giant in the inkjet printer business, even as printouts are increasingly being replaced with electronic copies on computers, tablets and smartphones..SOURCE: NYTimes; http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/21/business/kodaks-bet-on-its-printers-fails-to-quell-the-doubters.html?_r=1&ref=business

26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




MORE MAKES LESS -- When Yuri Arcurs, probably the world’s most successful microstock photographer, told macrostock photographer John Lund at the beginning of the year that his return per image had fallen from a peak of $9.10 in 2009 to $7.10 in 2010, and that he expected it to reach $5.60 in 2011, it seemed like a seminal moment for microstock photographers.
http://blogs.photopreneur.com/has-microstock-photography-had-its-day



26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




Why Simply Being “Better” Won’t Get You Assignments – Don Giannotti (Wizwow): “Better at what? Why is it better? Who says it’s better? How do we measure that? How does that apply to me? Can I see it? Once we hit that point, that level of producing images that are technically acceptable, it becomes important for us to be able to differentiate ourselves, and stand out.” http://www.lighting-essentials.com/why-simply-being-better-wont-get-you-assignments/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=why-simply-being-better-wont-get-you-assignments

TEAMWORK -- John Lund: “Building up a network of photographers, seeing your peers as a resource, can add to your productivity as well as to your enjoyment of the profession. http://blog.johnlund.com/2011/10/outsourcing-and-team-work.html

26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




GET HIRED -- Automobile Magazine: How They Hire Photographers – Lauren Margolis: Love cars? Love taking pictures of cars? If you’re a professional or aspiring photographer specializing in vehicles, then read on: Mike Tierney, Art Director at Automobile magazine, shared his thoughts and advice with us on everything from photography websites to photographer promotions. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/10/how-automobile-magazine-hires/
PHOTO: Paul Barshon


26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



New Test for Injunctive Relief in Copyright Infringement Cases Adopted by Ninth Circuit


The Copyright Act of 1976 authorizes courts to grant preliminary and final injunctions on such terms as the court may deem reasonable to prevent or restrain copyright infringements.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers most of the western region of the United States, has now agreed with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (covering New York, Connecticut and Vermont)that a change in the prior test for granting injunctive relief is mandated as a result of the United States Supreme Court decision in eBay, Inc. v. MercExchange, L.L.C.


As a result, this new test will undoubtedly be uniformly accepted by all the other Circuit Courts of Appeal, thereby establishing it as a new national standard for injunctive relief in copyright infringement cases. The Ninth Circuit opinion is in Perfect 10 v. Google, Inc. and the Second Circuit opinion is in Salinger v. Colting.

Prior Test for Injunctive Relief

The long-standing general test to determine whether or not an injunction should be issued in copyright infringement cases required both a finding of (a) irreparable harm and (b) either (1) likelihood of success on the merits or (2) sufficiently serious questions going to the merits to make them a fair ground for litigation and a balance of hardships tipping decidedly towards the party requesting preliminary relief.

This remains the general overall standard.


On the second prong of this test, under the prior standard once a plaintiff established a likelihood of success on the merits (that there was indeed the probability of an infringement of a registered copyright), the only additional requirement was a showing that the plaintiff would be irreparably harmed absent a preliminary injunction.

Traditionally, before these eBay, Salinger and Perfect 10 decisions, the courts presumed that once a plaintiff was found to be likely to prevail on the merits of the copyright claim, the plaintiff also was presumed likely to suffer irreparable harm unless an injunction was issued.

This part of the test has now been changed.


Courts previously applied this presumption in several ways. They either held that the allegations of irreparable injury need not be very detailed because such injury was normally presumed under the old test when a copyright was infringed, or that the presumption applied automatically and was irrefutable. Under either of these circumstances, before the eBay, Salinger and Perfect 10 decisions, the courts nearly always issued injunctions as a matter of course in copyright infringement cases once there was such a finding of likelihood of success on the merits.

This process is no longer good law.

New Test for Injunctive Relief

The Ninth Circuit Court in Perfect 10 affirmed the District Court’s holding that Perfect 10 had not shown it was likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of injunctive relief, as well as failing to satisfy any of the other requirements for a preliminary injunction.

In light of the eBay decision and the Second Circuit’s interpretation that eBay applies to copyright as well as patent cases, the Ninth Circuit specifically overturned its prior long-standing test which a plaintiff was presumed to suffer irreparable harm once the plaintiff made a strong showing of likely success on the merits.

Although the eBay decision only concerned a request for a permanent injunction, the Ninth Circuit, along with the Second Circuit opinion in Salinger, both extended the ruling to preliminary injunctions as well. They held that the standard for a preliminary injunction is essentially the same as for a permanent injunction with the exception that the plaintiff for a preliminary injunction must show a likelihood of success on the merits rather than actual success.


In sum, the court concluded that the Ninth Circuit’s prior long-standing rule was clearly irreconcilable with the Supreme Court’s decision in eBay and has therefore been “effectively overruled”.

Conclusion


With the new test presumably now accepted as the uniform rule across the nation, it will obviously be more difficult to obtain injunctive relief regardless of where in the United States a copyright infringement case is brought. This new balancing test will undoubtedly make it more difficult to enforce copyright rights since the mere threat of injunctive relief, a potent weapon indeed, is often sufficient in and of itself to compel the infringer to negotiate in good faith.


Only time will tell how this will all play out in practice.



© Joel L. Hecker, 2011

Attorney Joel L. Hecker lectures and writes extensively on issues of concern to the photography industry. His office is located at Russo & Burke, 600 Third Ave, New York NY 10016. Phone: 1 212 557-9600. E-mail: HeckerEsq[at]aol[dot]com .





26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




Lighting Techniques


A PhotoSource Book Review .....

MASTER THE TECHNICAL AND CREATIVE ASPECTS OF LIGHTING MODELS


Billy Pegram provides the knowledge you need to showcase a model’s best attributes, conceal any problem areas, and reveal her personality. Just as importantly, he teaches you how to match the type of lighting to the market the model is trying to reach-including advertising, catalogs, swimwear, fashion, hand modeling, and more.
Following along with ample start-to-finish analysis of real-life sessions-each with a different model and a different objective-you’ll learn the problem –solving, technical, and creative strategies needed to design great lighting setups (or find them in nature).
Packed with eye-catching photos, this book takes you through the process of creating masterfully lit images that will get you model (and you!) noticed.

TECHNIQUES FOR PHOTOGRAPHING MODEL PORTFOLIOS



· Features
o Understanding the challenges of model photography-and why it requires a different approach than other types of photography
o Evaluating models and using light to help accentuate their best and most marketable features
o Designing creative lighting effects in the studio and on location
o Working as part of a creative team and communicating your ideas to ensure a productive shoot
o Practical examples showing the creation of the portfolio images for real models
o Tips for working with models and ensuring that your images help them meet their goals

· About the Author
Billy Pegram is a successful photographer and videographer who has created images for clients like Fila and Lord of the Dance, as well as numerous celebrities and clothing designers.
Book Specs:
$34.95 list, 81/2”x11”, 128p, 180 color photos, ISBN-13: 978-1-58428-259-4, Order no. 1889.

For Further Information …
Kate Neaverth or Craig Alesse, Amherst Media, 175 Rano Street, Suite 200, Buffalo, NY 14207 (800) 622-3278 · fax (800) 622-3298 · kneaverth[at]amherstmedia[dot]com · www.amherstmedia.com




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Want To Turn Pro? The GoingPro Book Is Here – Scott Bourne: “My new book with Skip Cohen – Going Pro: How to Make the Leap from Aspiring to Professional Photographer has started shipping.” ; http://photofocus.com/2011/10/19/want-to-turn-pro-the-goingpro-book-is-here/

26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



New York Institute of Photography. Have you ever seen that name before? I have. In small ads in travel magazines, and large ads in photo magazines.

The school has been around a LONG time. The magazines might no longer exist and the travel organizations might have disappeared, but the school is still there.

They were teaching students when the going camera was a 4x5 Graflex and the film of choice was Kodachrome.

I wondered if they successfully made the transition to digital.

They did. And in the meantime their alumni list has grown to over 500,000 photographers -worldwide. And it's all done through correspondence. Instead of the postal service, it's now digital service.

The little classified ads are still out there, but most of them are now in the form of Adwords on Google.

What's their appeal? I thought I would look into them and I gave them a call. The pleasant receptionist let me speak to one of the instructors.

I learned their emphasis is on education. If it's professional photography you want to learn about, the New York Institue of Photography stands ready to offer you an A-Z robust course.

NYIP is the world’s largest and oldest photography school. Plenty of photo schools have come and gone. NYIP has trained more successful photographers than any other school in the world. Their home-study training method allows you to learn the business and the art of photography from your home. They've been around, it seems, since the invention of the camera. They have perfected a way to train students long distance with a private instructor guiding your way, looking over your shoulder, so to speak, by making productive critiques of your progression as you move through the course.

Interested in enrolling? I asked the top people at NYIP if they would give PhotoSource International members a special deal on enrollment. Yes, was the answer. Here's the deal.
As a member of PhotoSource International, they will cut $500 off the cost of NYIP’s Complete Course in Professional Photography. If you decide to enroll, use the coupon code, "MOTO', at checkout time on your application form.

You will get all the benefits of a high-quality photography education without the disruptions of commuting to a school or living in a dorm. You can study in your spare time, at your own speed, and gain access to NYIP’s experienced faculty members who will provide feedback and support.


Again, when you enroll online with the discount code, "MOTO", you will save up to $500 off of the full price of the Professional Photography Course. And you’ll be covered by NYIP’s No-Risk Refund Policy.
To get started, visit www.nyip.com. Or call 1-800-445-7279 to enroll by phone.
Tell that friendly receptionist that 'Rohn' sent you.


26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



DON’T TOUCH ME! -- L.A. Sheriff's Deputies Trained To Pat-Down Photographers – Carlos Miller: “Greggory Moore, a Long Beach Post reporter who was detained for taking pictures last summer, has embarked on a mission to expose the unconstitutional practices of local law enforcement agencies in how they deal with photographers. His latest installment reveals that Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies are trained to search photographers who are taking pictures in public, which is illegal (the pat down, not the photography). http://www.pixiq.com/article/la-sheriffs-deputies-trained-to-pat-down-photographers
TAKEAWAY - It's a paradox isn't it? We send soldiers overseas to spread the good word about the benefits of a free, democratic society. It's important to Congress, and to our general public to do this, especially the soldiers who are willing to disrupt their lives to help these downtrodden, oppressed peoples of the world to learn and see what it's like to live in a free society.
Question: Yet, at home, we have security guards, police officers and detectives tapping our phones and grabbing our cameras and our bodies to protect us?
If we let it escalate, who will protect us from our protectors? -RE



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AROUND THE CORNER -- Take the photo and then adjust the focus, -just like the human eye does when it zeroes in on the most important element in view. Justin Fritiz: “California-based startup, Lytro, thanks to some help from its exciting new light field technology, is the best hope the digital camera has of staying alive for years to come."
http://www.wallstreetdaily.com/2011/10/21/meet-the-savior-of-digital-photography/



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WHEN IS "GOOD" ENUF? -- Does Editorial Post-Production Cost Too Much? – Jay Mallin: “Budget-wary photo editors are concerned about the often high costs and overuse of post-production, while photographers insist that post is an essential element of the images they deliver. In this PDN report, photographers, editors and retouchers share their perspectives. http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/Does-Editorial-Post--3869.shtml

26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER (UK) LAUNCHES TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
National Geographic Traveller (UK) has launched its inaugural Travel Photography Competition in association with Tesco and The Aurora Zone. Six categories: People, Culture, Nature, Landscape, Adventure and City. Contact: Pat Ridell ;
http://www.responsesource.com/releases/rel_display.php?relid=67844


26 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND -- When rumors broke out that 2011 was the last year Master Photographer Rodney Lough Jr. would offer wilderness workshops - his fans, collectors and previous workshop participants were in an uproar. The overwhelming response and subsequent spike in demand has persuaded the artist to offer the popular program once more in 2012 and even expand location options.
http://www.theopenpress.com/index.php?a=press&id=119443



26 Oct, 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




A GERM-FREE ISOLATOR
Inside editorial usage.
A germ-free isolator, a sterile enclosure for rearing and handling
germ-free laboratory animals, sometimes also called an animal cabinet.
Note: For a college textbook
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, Photo Research
XXXXX, LLC
Pay Range: $150 (Inside)
Deadline: Nov. 23rd

WILD ANIMALS
Wildlife ads, web usage.
Wild animals
Blue lorikeet - Vini peruviana
Cuban crocodile - Crocodylus rhombifer
Note: Must be photographed in the wild. No evidence of humans (leg bands, tags, fence posts, etc.) should be visible
Please do not send photos of captive animals.
Lightboxes are preferred, though we also accept e-mail attachments (no more than 5 MB per e-mail). JPEGs should be maximum 600 pixels on the longest side, and have metadata -- including location -- embedded. Feel free to e-mail with questions.
Submission Requirements: Color, JPEGs Only, No Originals Accepted
Rights Required: One-time print + limited web use
Please read the directions carefully. Please DO NOT send us captive photos, species that aren't listed (www.XXXXXX.org is where to check) or species that have already run.
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
Contract Researcher
XXXXXX SOCIETY
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $2000+
Deadline: March 5th, 2012


NATURAL LANDSCAPE WITH MOON AND WATER
Calendar
Horizontal format.
Natural landscape of ocean or lake subject with moon (any phase) in background sky. "Must have moon and water in photo," says photobuyer."Avoid silhouettes. Avoid arid/rocks only subjects, e.g., Mono Lake. Colorful, light details desirable, e.g., grasses, leafed out trees, luminous sky
Note: Photobuyer prefers digital comps posted on your website.
Send e-mail with link address for review.
Sample digital preview scans accepted.
Pays no research fees.
Specify for 2013 Calendar.
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,
XXXXXXX PRODUCTS INC
xxxxxxxxxxxx, VA 20118
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXproducts[dot]com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXproducts.com
Pay Range: $300 (Calendar) ($100 extra if selected
for use on cover of annual catalog
Deadline: July. 2nd, 2012







TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN CLASSROOM.
Inside editorial, possible cover
Teachers and students
a.) In classroom setting
b.) Students alone or in groups
"Prefer vertical format for cover," says photobuyer.
Note: Photobuyer requests email before submitting and that photos be unposed and good contrast.
Payment on publication.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX XXXX, Assistant Editor
xxxxxxxxx, MD 20832
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXX[dot]org
Pay Range: $50-$100 (Inside-Cover)
Deadline Nov. 2, 2011


DRUG TREATMENT
Cover
"We use non-objective subject matter for our covers," says photobuyer. Examples would be an abstract design, painting, sketch. We recently used an example of crystal magnification.
Note: "We do 4 issues per year and consider cover art at any time," says photobuyer.
E-mail only digital scans for consideration first.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXX, Editor
XXXXXXXXXX, CA 94117
Email: XXXXXXX[at]comcast[dot]net
Pay Range: $50
Deadline: Nov. 16th


PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED PERSON.
Inside editorial use, possible cover.
Physically challenged person in an outdoor or family situation, enjoying life. "Must have to do with physically disabled person," says photobuyer.
Accessibility, travel, etc. Active physically disabled people involved in positive activities, indoor or outdoors, e.g. canoeing/kayaking, skydiving, sailing, cooking, weight-lifting, hunting, fishing, visiting Disney WorldNet. "Photos MUST be positive, attractive depictions of active lifestyles. Showing how the activities are not impaired by the physical disability," says photobuyer.
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting. Articles welcome. Photobuyer welcomes creative ideas with inquiries. Because of sensitive nature of this subject matter, model release required.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXX, Editor
XXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXX, IL 61702
Email: XXXX[at]aol[dot]com \ Web: http://www.XXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $35 (Inside) $75 - $100 (Cover)
Deadline: Nov. 30th








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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.
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Selling Your Photos
Here's the question Mike asked
Travelers Abroad
guide to capturing the Northern Lights
WHAT GOES, WHAT STAYS
Facebook isn’t the best place for photographers
Olympus Fires British
Call to Action
Kodak offering 20 free prints via Facebook
Travel Stock Photographer
Planning the Year Ahead
Niche Your Business? 10 Ways People Get It Wrong
GOING, GOING, GONE!
When it comes to sports photography,
A review of Touchnote
SNAPSHOT OR PUBLICATION ?
The Stock Photo Image Glut And Making A Living
Photo District News
New Nikon based photography magazine.
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19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st

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19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




STARTING OUT

Selling Your Photos --


Where Does Your Trail Go?




In the first edition (1981) of my book, "Sell & ReSell Your Photos," I advised photographers to avoid setting up a stock photo agency of their own that did not specialize in a particular subject area. By specializing, you can better define your customers and survive in this industry.

Those stock agencies that did not heed my advice now find themselves in competition with Corbis, Getty, Alamy, Shutterstock, and other giants.

The present economy bodes well for the individual editorial stock photographer. Individual editorial stock photography is its own ball game. You match your highly specialized stock photography area with the same category of a highly specialized publishing company(s).

Example: --not aviation, but American World War II aircraft. A search in Google provides you with publishing house(s) of magazines, books, and electronic media that is seeking your photos as we talk.

Since editorial stock photographers work in a vertical market -- selling single-use, content-specific images and working in volume with close-knit special-interest clients, this is different than most generalized stock photographers who tend to spead themselves thin in all markets, all directions out there.

Editorial photographers don’t work broadly across the board, as do commercial or other photographers working with microstock or traditional all-purpose stock agencies.

So, editorial stock photographers can sit back and be spectators in the battle now roiling in the commercial stock photography field, where inexpensive “royalty-free” is fast becoming the source of choice for commercial images among many art directors who don't mind using manufactured all-pirpose photos.

When you specialize in your stock photography, you, in a sense, become an “authority” in your field –a mini-expert. Because the specialty you have chosen to photograph is important to you (childhood education, panthers, antique Ford automobiles, health care, etc.) you are enthusiastic about the subject. This knowledge and enthusiasm spills over into your photography as well as communication and correspondence with your clients. They sense your competence on the subject and choose to work with you for stock photos, as well as for future assignments.

WHY WOULD THEY CHOOSE YOU?

Specialized photobuying customers looking for pictures they need do not care who made the photo. A lot depends on the right choice of photo for their project not the name of the photographer who made the picture.
They feel safe with a photographer who is an “authority” in the subject area, plus shows technical skill.

Should you only specialize? Continue to take random photos and dump them in your favorite microstock site(s), but build a deep selection of photos in a specialized area you’re passionate about. This is your treasure chest that no other photographer can compete with. You, in a sense, will eventually have a monopoly in this category.

This will be the key to your stock photo success.

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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19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



If you deal in the area of commercial stock photography, you probably know that staff persons at stock photo agencies, certain photo reasearchers, and large publishing houses are required to look for their needed photos first at a "favored" photosupplier, e.g. Corbis, Getty Images, specialized photographers, or other super-size photo agencies that can afford to offer lower fees to photobuyers if the photobuyer/researcher directs his/her business to these "preferred vendors".
Mike was curious to know if the photobuyers he is personally dealing with are beholdened to look first at a "preferred vendor." You could become such a vendor if all the elements of the deal are right.

Here's the question Mike asked:


Does your photo licensing business enter into any kind of preferred vendor agreements with photographers and or agencies?


Answer Percentage
Yes_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 47.62%
No_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _26.19%
No answer_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 26.19%


Mike's Comment:
Try to get on that “preferred vendor” list with the photobuyers you work with frequently. Don't approach this subject though until after you have proven yourself to be a reliable source of the type of images the photobuyer in question uses frequently. (Special categories).
These lists or agreements typically will lead to more sales for you. Typically fees paid per image will be lower but the photobuyer will ask you for images before asking others.
Generally speaking, these agreements work well if you already have a lot of specialized images to offer to a photobuyer that uses a lot of that type of image. Look at your history with the photobuyer in question before signing, though. Compare how many images you normally license to them over the time of a year or so and see what kind of licensing fees you are currently getting.

THE GAMBLE IS YOURS


Understand that just because you are on the list doesn't mean you will automatically make more sales to this photobuyer. It is a bit of a gamble. In my personal experience it is a gamble that almost always pays off. CAUTION: Like with any other business agreement you are considering, make sure you enter into it with both eyes open.

Photobuyer Comments
These comments were left by photobuyers participating in the survey. Look at them as a great opportunity to hear what the photobuyers have to say about things they like, dislike, want, and don't want. There is plenty to learn here, no matter if you have been in business for decades or if you're just starting out or starting over.


Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 25 years' experience of working for magazines and newspapers in more than 30 countries. He moved to the United States in 1998 from his native Sweden. He lives in Nebraska and is currently US correspondent for 12 Swedish magazines and a regular contributor to a wide variety of U.S. publications. Reach him at mike[at]photosource[dot]com.


Want to get a copy of the Photobuyer Survey? Go to www.photosource.com/shop

19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



Name: Maggie Martin

Phone: 5197338878

Email: maggie.msmn5g5[at]gmail[dot]com

Dates#1: 25th November 2011- 2nd December, 2011

Destination#1: England, Norfolk, Norwich. Holland on Sea, Essex

Dates#2: 31st December, 2011-

Destination#2: Guatemala City

Comments: I will be in each location for a week.

19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




BRIGHT LIGHTS -- Auroral photography: A guide to capturing the Northern Lights. Ben Hatterbach. “If you're at all interested in aurora photography, now is a very good time to start and here's why: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8217618174/auroral-photography-a-guide-to-capturing-the-northern-lights
PHOTO: Ben Hattenbach

WHAT GOES, WHAT STAYS -- Editing Your Portfolio. Zack Arias: “I’m currently in the process of updating and printing a new portfolio and I thought I would take a moment half day to talk about the process. The process can suck but it is a process you need to go through on a regular basis. At least twice a year. Minimum. http://zackarias.com/editorial-photography/editing-your-portfolio/

19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



THUMBS UP -- Laurie: “Facebook isn’t the best place for photographers to show off their images. Flickr is better known for serendipitous sales (and its tie-in with Getty) and searching Facebook for pictures, let alone shooters, isn’t straightforward. But the site’s size and its constant growth have made it a popular destination for photographers. Some use it to exchange ideas and a significant number have found that the site can be an extremely effective way of generating extra SOURCE: Photopreneur. income.http://blogs.photopreneur.com/inspiring-photographers-on-facebook?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29


GONE -- Olympus Fires British CEO, a Self-Confessed Loud-Mouth. Japan's Olympus Corp fired its CEO and president over the Britain's management of the camera and endoscope maker, sparking a 17 percent plunge in the firm's share price recently. SOURCE: Tim Kelly and Isabel Reynolds/Reuters ; http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/14/us-olympus-idUSTRE79D0PD20111014


HALT! -- Charlie Borland: “Call to Action: Denali NP Plan to ‘Do-Away’ With Photographer Passes & Give Them to Tour Companies. The parks new road plan will eliminate the road pass program for photographers and give those spots to tour companies and cruise lines.” http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/10/call-to-action-denali-np-plan-to-do-away-with-photographer-passes-give-them-to-tour-companies/

FREE PRINTS -- Kodak offering 20 free prints via Facebook. It's an opportunity for customers to print photos from their Facebook account for free directly from a Kodak Picture Kiosk. Retail partners participating in Free Prints Week from Oct. 17 – 23, include CVS/pharmacy locations across North America, as well as select Bartell Drugs, Discount Drug Mart, Lewis Drugs and Ritz Camera locations. SOURCE: Gary Pageau ; http://pmanewsline.com/2011/10/14/kodak-offering-free-prints-next-week/

19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st





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find a lot of competition.

But don't give up hope.
Here's a secret way to become...

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19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st





WHAT’S NEXT? -- Photographers: Step by Step – Planning the Year Ahead. Skip Cohen: “What’s on your list to make 2012 a better year than this one? Here are some key questions to start thinking about?” http://goingpro2010.com/2011/10/13/photographers-step-by-step-planning-the-year-ahead/


Niche Your Business? 10 Ways People Get It Wrong – SOURCE: Virtual Photography “When you first thought about going into business for yourself, you saw yourself doing one type of photography again and again. While “niching” may seem easy to accomplish, many people simply don’t understand the concept, and end up doing it wrong. And if you don’t niche in the right way, your chances of success aren’t high. Here are some tips to help you niche the right way. http://virtualphotographystudio.com/photographyblog/2011/10/niche-your-business/

GOING, GOING, GONE! -- How 50 Artists Raised $125,000 for Charity in One Night – Chase Jarvis: “This video chronicles just a part of the story–the making of my piece (wish we were able to chronicle everyone’s!), the preview of the work, and the gala auction (sneak peeks of Sting and Serena Williams), in short, it’s everything we could muster capturing on video amidst all the hard work…notwithstanding the final, staggering result that we achieved together, raising more than $125,000 for Free Arts NYC. http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2011/10/how-50-artists-raised-125000-for-charity-in-one-night/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChaseJarvis+%28Chase+Jarvis+Blog%29


SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY -- Lauren Margolis “When it comes to sports photography, Athlon Sports knows what they’re talking about. The media company has published a monthly publication as well as preseason annuals covering professional and college athletics for 43 years. I sat down with Tim to figure out what a sports photographer needs to stand out from the rest and get hired for a game these days.” SOURCE: PhotoShelter; http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/10/selling-photos-athlon-sports/
PHOTO: Layne Murdoch


19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




PIXELS TO POSTCARDS – Haje Jan Kamps: “A review of Touchnote. Sending real postcards from your smart phone or computer. http://www.pixiq.com/article/from-pixels-to-postcards





19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




SNAPSHOT OR PUBLICATION ? -- Matt Brading: “Travel photography is perhaps one of the most misunderstood fields of professional photography. For most photographers, the sole criteria for shooting travel images is for them to be traveling, but the truth of the matter is very different. The added bonus of focussing on the visitor experience is that as soon as ‘people ‘ are included, travel photography publishers are likely to need current images showing up to date hairstyles & fashions. So these are the shots that are always in demand. The destination might be a 2000 years old landmark, but the people viewing it will need to be contemporary. SOURCE: GlobalEyeImages ; http://elusivephotography.com/digital-photography/travel-photography-vs-holiday-snaps/
PHOTO: H.T. White

19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



The Stock Photo Image Glut And Making A Living
Jim Pickerell reports that in a little over a year the number of images available on stock sites has increased by over 41% (see his full article here: http://www.selling-stock.com There are now more than 375,000 individuals, world-wide, who are creating and contributing stock photos. Of course, this doesn’t count the number of images being added on flickr, and other non-commercial photo sharing sites.
http://blog.johnlund.com/2011/09/stock-photo-image-glut-and-making.html



19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




COMPLETELY ONLINE -- Photo District News (PDN) and Rangefinder, two of the most trusted publications in photography, announces today their collaboration to launch the first ever completely online magazine for professional and advanced amateur photographers - Pix, The Photographer's Field Guide. Pix, will be available via e-mail to subscribers, through the iTunes App store as well as on the PDN and Rangefinder websites.
http://www.cameratown.com/news/news.cfm/hurl/id%7C10366


N-Photo, the new Nikon based photography magazine. Publisher Future has announced the release of a new magazine, N-Photo, which will be dedicated to covering Nikon photography. SOURCE: Stephen Lepitak ; http://www.thedrum.co.uk/news/2011/10/12/future-set-publish-nikon-based-photography-magazine

19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




SO WHAT? Diary of a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit – 6; The Motion to Dismiss. Carolyn E.Wright, Esq: “Instead of answering the Complaint, the defendant first may file a Motion to Dismiss the complaint. In sum, a motion to dismiss is a formal way of saying, “Yea? So what!” In other words, the defendant is claiming in the motion that, even if all that the plaintiff says in the complaint is true, the plaintiff still may not recover from the defendant. http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=2971

19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



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19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




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19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




SECRETS -- Molly McHugh: “ Lytro’s beta photographers: This camera is a ‘game changer’
While the project is still hush hush, we were able to get a better idea of Lytro's potential and what professional photographers think of the concept camera.
http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/qa-with-lytros-beta-photographers-this-camera-is-a-game-changer/

REAL SHARP -- Jefferson Graham: “The camera features of Apple's new iPhone 4S are one of the two standouts that differentiate the new model, along with the voice-activated personal assistant, Siri.”
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/talkingtech/story/2011-10-12/iphone-4s-camera-review/50745262/1?csp=34money

19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




THE PHOTO BOOM -- John C. Dvorak: “Thanks to new advances in photography, the Golden Age of Imaging is upon us, but is threatened by societal issues.” http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2394664,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03079TX1K0000585


19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




VISION -- Blind photographer uses senses to capture images... Tara Miller's snapshots of nature, agriculture and food has caught the eye of Canadians and netted her a top prize at a photography contest this year. But what makes this an astounding accomplishment is that Miller is legally blind. SOURCE: CTVNews ;
http://calgary.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20111012/blind-photographer-canadian-original-111013/20111013/?hub=CalgaryHome
PHOTO: Tara Miller

INVENTORS - How Inventors Turn Their Ideas Into Photo Products – Holly Stuart Hughes: “Several photographers-turned-inventors have launched businesses making and distributing the fruits of their ingenuity. We talked to the inventors of three successful product lines to learn how their businesses have changed since they came up with their first inventions.” SOURCE: PhotoDistrictNews. http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/How-Inventors-Turn-T-3821.shtml

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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




PRESCHOOL AGE ( 3-5) CHILDREN
BLACK CHILD, AGED 3-5,

Inside editorial use.
Preschool age ( 3-5) children of varying heights, with one child significantly shorter than other children of similar age. Child should be within normal range but distinctly shorter. Children be all of the same gender, ( all boys or all girls). MUST BE preschool age.
Black child, aged 3-5, going to sleep in room w/sibling(s).
Note: Prefer you send email links to images, but will take a few as attachments.
Age range as specified in photo specs is critical for these images
For college textbook, XXXXXXXX Education. interior, will need print and electronic.
Pays no research fees.
E-mail before submitting, Prefer that you email me first.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXX, Photo Research
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $300-$350
Deadline: Nov. 15th


BARN / BARNS PAINTED WITH QUILT PATTERNS

Inside editorial usage
Barn / barns painted with quilt patterns in Caledonia Minnesota, or from anywhere in Southeastern Minnesota.
Note: For XXXXX magazine, September 2010, MN edition
full-color, JPEGs Only, No Originals Accepted, Viewing Platform
Pays no research fees.
Email onlyJpegs or online lightboxes
No phone calls
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX XXXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXXX, NC 27401
Email: XXXXX.XXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com
Web: www.XXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 - $250 Inside
Deadline: Nov. 20th

INSTRUMENTS (either solo or in environment):
Inside editorial possible cover
Percussion
Trinidad: steelplan [steel drum]
Cuba: bongo
Puerto Rico: maracas
Papua New Guinea: slit drums, pan flutes
Strings
Hawaii: ukulele
Barbados: shukster [guitar string stretched between two houses]
Puerto Rico: Bordonua, cuatro and tiple
Jamaica: early forms of the banjo, including bangil and merry-wang
Wind
Curacao: bastel [horn made from cow's horn]]
Kai Islands of Indonesia: savarngil [small flute]
Micronesia: nose flute
Ireland: penny whistle
Please use an FTP program (like Fetch) as opposed to a browser.
Please email me to let me know you've uploaded images.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXXXX Magazine
XXXXXXXXXXFL 32789
Email: XXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com \ Web: www.XXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $300-$350 (Cover)
Deadline: Nov. 21st



THE LAKE SUPERIOR REGION.
Inside editorial possible cover
The Lake Superior region - history, current events, life styles, environment, tourism.
Note: Address all submissions to "Editor." All submissions MUST include an address, daytime and evening phone numbers, fax number, website and e-mail address as applicable.
Color - 35mm, 2 1/4," 4" x 5" or 8" x 10" transparencies preferred, although color-corrected glossy prints are accepted.
Digital - size, resolution and quality determine use of digital photography. Considered on a case-by-case basis. Any CD with images MUST be accompanied by a printed guide to what is on the disk and MUST show the images in a thumbnail or larger printed version.
Full name of photographer must appear on each photo or slide, or they will be returned without consideration. We will not apply your name to your material for you. Complete photographic identification must be on each photo or on an accompanying cutsheet, which includes subject ID, location and date taken. Photos must be numbered to coincide.
Editor
XXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXX, MN 55816
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com
Web: www.XXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $50 (Inside) $150 (Cover)
Deadline: Nov. 27th


SO TALL TREES (April 2012)

Inside editorial possible cover use.
So Tall! Trees (April)
Trees are big and important. They build our homes and clean our air. How is regreening going? What are the best wood replacements? Logging (statistically the most dangerous job in America). Forest fires. Rare trees. The BIGGEST trees. Tree keepers.
Note: April 2012 XXXXXXX, keep in mind that this magazine is essentially written for 10- to 16- year-old children. You are encouraged to view recent XXXXXX back issues for content and style. Queries may be submitted at any time, but queries sent well in advance of deadline MAY NOT BE ANSWERED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. Go-aheads requesting material proposed in queries are usually sent four months prior to publication date. Unused queries will be returned approximately three to four months prior to publication date. To be certain that your query is received, it is best to send it by regular mail. Receipt of e-mail queries can not be guaranteed.
XXXXX XXXXXX, Editorial Department
XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
XXXXXXXX PUBLISHING
Pay Range: $35 (Quarter), up to $100 (Full Page)
Deadline: Dec. 20th 2011


FLOWER OR VEGETABLE GARDENS IN TEXAS
For inside editorial, possible cover use.
Vertical or horizontal
Flower or vegetable gardens in Texas
a.) close-up of plants indigenous to Texas, eg., Indian Blanket, Englemann Daisy, Flatwood Plum, American Holly, Beebalm, Purple Prairie Clover
b.) specific gardening techniques
c.) individual flower and vegetable topics
d.) gardening activities
e.) gardening topics, e.g. weeds in garden, garden pests etc
f.) various types of gardens, water gardens, raised gardens, landscape edging.
"MUST BE Texas gardens ONLY" says photobuyer.
Note: "Must be Texas locales. No commercial gardens," says photobuyer.
Send SASE with submissions.
Low res sample jpedg for review.
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/Publisher
XXXXX Magazine
XXXXXX TX 76714
Email: info[at]XXXXX[dot]com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $25-$75 (Inside) $100-$200 (Cover)
Deadline: Dec. 1st







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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POWERFUL COMBINATION -- For creative digital photographers who edit their work, the combination of Raw with Photoshop provides the most powerful combination of tools. There is also some overlap between these programs, so we need to learn what to do where and when for an efficient workflow. Thursdays, January 12–March 15, 2012. Gary Hilton, instructor.
6:30–9:00 p.m. Portland, Oregon.
http://pnwcp.com/workshops/raw_photoshop_1-12.htm


19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



“The opposite of good is evil. The opposite of good is apathy.” – Anonymous

19 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



October 7th, 1839. 1840 - March 4th - Alexander S. Wolcott and John Johnson opened a Commercial Photography studio in New York City. Wolcott took his first photograph on October 7th, 1839.

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Complete Stand Alone Dfx Software (Version 2)
Tiffen Dfx is a major breakthrough in software design. This filter program offers the user more than a complete spectrum of standard and special effects. More specifically, over 1000 various effects can be achieved, that represent everything from gels to custom filters.
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CREATE YOUR FIRST MIXBOOK
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Easy Online Scrapbook Editor - Free to edit online - no download required!
Collaborate with Friends - Your friends and family can upload photos and edit pages
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October 13th 2011


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I WANT TO SELL MY PHOTOS
Four Ways To Market Your Photos
Changes
Do You have a Website or Blog?
Travelers abroad
How to use your smart phone for extra cash.
How to Compose Shots When Shooting the Interiors of Homes
SHOOTING FROM A TRAIN
Photographer’s Lost Archive Turns Up at NY Flea Market
Happy Birthday !!!
We’re Listening
My vote would go for Rick Smolan.
Find the Best Photo Storage Site
How to Write a Killer Bio for Your Website
"EXPERIENCE" NOT SIGHTS
Digitally Improve Your Travel Photos
BOUNCE BACK?
Photographers Follow On Tumblr
iStockphoto has started a new online Community Mentoring Group
Would Photography Greats Still be Great in Our Time?
MISSOULA & ANSEL ADAMS
Copyright Registration with the eCO System
Children’s Portrait Photography Handbook
500 Poses for Photographing
Business Diversity with Carey Schumacher
PRICEY SOFTWARE VIA THE CLOUD
GET ABOARD GOOGLE+
People all over the world
War photography
It Takes us to New York's Heart
AT RISK VIEWING
Previous Photo Needs.
ONE OF THE BEST
THE MAN WHO INSPIRED STEVE JOBS


12 Oct, 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.

http://www.facebook.com

12 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




Four Ways...

To Sell Your Photos







Store managers know that consumers usually choose price, brand, and quality when it comes to shopping.

The Internet has shown that another factor is important to customers: convenience.

With the existence of today’s regional and specialized stock agencies, you, as a freelance stock photographer, have four ways to market your photos:

1.) you'll send your commercially-oriented generic stock photos off to an automated, digitized giant stock agancy(Getty, Corbis, Alamy, etc.)

2.) you’ll send targeted stock images to smaller, specialized agencies;

3.) you’ll place some of your pictures with a microstock service, such as shutterstock;

4.) you’ll market your highly specific editorial stock photos yourself, to special-interest buyers whose needs match your personal coverage areas.

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The Digital Age, with its
electronic communications and
marketing tools, now allows you
more flexibility and
freedom in marketing your stock
imagery, than ever before.

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Here are the advantages of this”four-tier selling strategy:”

Number 1 and Number 4 will pay the bills. The photos you produce for Number 1 will go stale after five or six years.

But, --you'll continue to keep on top of the fads and pump photos out that will fit Number 1 needs.

Number 2 will enable you to anchor yourself to something other than an email address at some agency.

You'll give personalized service and receive first-name attention from the specialized agencies.

Number 3 and Number 4 will allow you to photograph in the areas of editorial stock closest to your heart (environmental issues, developments in education, gardening, Native American issues, the homeless, rodeos, industrial shots, and so on).

These latter photos will eventually become of historical significance, and you can pass their monetary value on to your heirs.

The Digital Age,
with its electronic communications and marketing tools, now allows you more flexibility and freedom in marketing your stock imagery, than ever before.

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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Bryan Stusse
612 344 8100
bstusse[at]quaysidepub[dot]com

Has replaced

Krystyna Borgen
Photo Researcher
MBI PUBLISHING COMPANY LLC
400 First Ave N #300
Mpls, MN 55401
612-344-8131
kborgen[at]quaysidepub[dot]com

12 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



Do You have a Website or Blog?

In the photoresearcher survey, Mikael asked:

How many of the photographers you work with routinely do not have a blog or website?

Answer Percentage
None, they all have websites _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _8.47%
Less than 10% do not have a site _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 28.81%
10 to 25% _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 16.95%
25 to 50% _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 8.47%
50 to 70% _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 3.39%
70 to 90% _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1.69%
90% + of the photographers I work with don't have a site _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _1.69%

Mike's Comment:
If you don't have a website or blog, the time has come to get one.
If for nothing else, having a website will allow photobuyers that have never heard of you to easily find you.
Be sure your website or blog is set up with effective keywords and can be found through Google, Yahoo!, Ask, Bing and other popular search engines.

At PSI, we use blogs such as WordPress, TypePad and Neucleus.
We designed our own website using DreamWeaver but you can find ready-made websites on Google such as GlobalEyeImages.


Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 25 years' experience of working for magazines and newspapers in more than 30 countries. He moved to the United States in 1998 from his native Sweden. He lives in Nebraska and is currently US correspondent for 11 Swedish magazines and a regular contributor to a wide variety of U.S. publications. Reach him at mike[at]photosource[dot]com.




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Name: Doug Bardwell

Phone: 216-592-8551

Email: dougbardwell[at]gmail[dot]com

Dates#1: October 12 - 23

Destination#1: Zimbabwe - Harare, Great Zimbabwe, Matopos, Hwange, Victoria
Falls, Bulawayo

Dates#2: October 23-25

Destination#2: London, England

Dates#3: November 1-13

Destination#3: Entire island of Taiwan

Comments: Will have limited free time on these trips, but happy to discuss
assignments or spec needs.



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CURSE AND A BLESSING. -- How to use your smart phone for extra cash. Rosh Sillars: “Many photographers are very upset about how technology, cheap photography, and Creative Commons have affected the photography industry. I’ve felt the frustration and pain, too. It’s time to take advantage of all these changes in technology. I receive calls and e-mails every week via the Internet from prospects looking for a professional photographer. Three of the five largest jobs I did this year came from people using a search engine to find a professional.” photographer. http://www.roshsillars.com/2011/10/how-to-use-your-smart-phone-for-seo/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewMediaPhotographer+%28Rosh+Sillars%29
PHOTO: Rosh Sillars

COMPOSITION -- (Video) How to Compose Shots When Shooting the Interiors of Homes - by San Francisco-based interior photographer, Scott Hargis. Stepping into the scene itself like Hargis does is a great way to teach composition. http://www.petapixel.com/2011/10/08/how-to-compose-shots-when-shooting-the-interiors-of-homes/


SHOOTING FROM A TRAIN – Ralph Velasco: “Getting successful images from a moving train can be quite tricky, and a real test of one’s patience and persistence.http://www.digital-photography-school.com/18-tips-for-shooting-from-a-train
PHOTO: Ralph Velasco

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LOOK WHAT I FOUND! -- Photographer’s Lost Archive Turns Up at NY Flea Market – Conor Risch: “Photographer-turned-filmmaker Alexi Tan almost lost his
entire photographic archive because of an expired credit card. This past June, photographer and self-professed flea market hound Henry Leutwyler was browsing a Manhattan market when he came across boxes of prints, negatives and contact sheets on a merchant’s folding tables. Leutwyler noticed the boxes were marked with the photographer’s name: Alexi Tan. SOURCE: Conor Risch. http://pdnpulse.com/2011/10/photographers-lost-archive-turns-up-at-ny-flea-market.html






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We’re Listening


Here at Photosource International we are always seeking your opinions and critiques, in our constant efforts to improve our services for you.

We conduct telephone surveys from time to time to hear your views on our products and services. If you’d like to participate, please send us an email with your phone number – I’ll give you a brief call to ask a couple questions to get your feedback for our survey.

Your input is valuable to us and will help us provide you with the best possible service and products.

Many thanks! Rohn Engh
psi2[at]photosource[dot]com 1 800 624 0266


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If there's a living legend in
our field of editorial stock
photography, my vote would go for
Rick Smolan,
the creator of the ever-popular
"Day in the Life.. "
series of coffee table books.

Here's a half-hour well-spent when
you hear Rick Smolan trace his
background from the early days
of stock photography to the present.


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STORAGE -- Find the Best Photo Storage Site. Chris Gray Faust: “You know you should back up your travel photos. Here's what to consider when deciding among Flickr, Picasa, Shutterfly, or other online photo storage sites like SmugMug and Photobucket. http://www.frommers.com/articles/7466.html

ACHIEVEMENTS -- How to Write a Killer Bio for Your Website –Beate Chelette,Photo Business Coach: “Here’s some advice on highlighting your achievements in a high-impact biography for your website. http://rising.blackstar.com/ask-the-photo-business-coach-how-to-write-a-killer-bio-2.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Black-Star-Rising+%28Black+Star+Rising%29

12 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




EXPERIENCE NOT SIGHTS --- Cities are difficult subjects. Travel Photography Tips: Capturing the City Look for ways to photograph the experience instead of the structures. Famous sites make good background elements, but structures alone can seem dead unless you find a novel approach.
http://intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/2011/10/03/travel-photography-tips-capturing-the-city/
PHOTO: Markus Urban

Digitally Improve Your Travel Photos -- Steve Davey:
In part one of this series, we looked at the basics of
travel photography post-production. This time we’re going to explore RAW processing and simple post-production of JPEGs. It’s obviously a huge, complex topic but this is just a simple guide and introduction to how to improve your pictures on a computer.
http://blog.vtravelled.com/how-to-digitally-improve-your-travel-photos-part-2/
PHOTO: Steve Davey



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Vintage PHOTOS -- A person is on the Kracker Barrel this week saying he has vintage photos of the Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese given to him by an Associated Press photographer.
He wants to know his next step.

If you have advice for him, join the discussion.

It's at http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11128 -



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BOUNCE BACK? -- Kodak shares rose as company seeks new strategy. Currently Kodak is relying on a strategy of mining its patent portfolio to revive its business.
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/10/07/business-specialized-consumer-services-us-eastman-kodak-mover_8722691.html


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Photographers Follow On Tumblr – Conor Risch: “Photographers have used micro-blogging site Tumblr as a tool to share their work with audiences online, many of them building followings that number in the thousands and even tens of thousands. But photographers also use the site to follow other shooters, keeping up with what their peers are doing and passing along work they like or admire. http://pdnpulse.com/2011/10/who-photographers-follow-on-tumblr.html
PHOTO: Jody Rojac

12 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



LEARNING -- iStockphotohas has started a new online Community Mentoring Group. The program is an initiative that supports people who want to further their abilities in the field of photography, design, marketing, writing, film, etc. Feast, is the name of the mentoring program. It is supported by a variety of international professionals who recognize the need for the development of ongoing photography talent in the creative industry.
http://www.stockphotosecrets.com/news/istockphoto-starts-a-new-online-community-mentoring-group-supported-by-international-creative-thought-leaders.html


12 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




Would Photography Greats Still be Great in Our Time?
Have you ever wondered whether hall of fame athletes from decades ago would still find success if the played their sports today? How about the same question, but applied to photographers? Would the historical greats of photography be brilliant across all ages, or were they simply pioneers and ahead of the curve in their generation? If they were just starting out today, which of the famous photographers throughout history do you think would still become renowned in the present day, and which wouldn’t?
PHOTO: Henri Cartier-Bresson

MISSOULA & ANSEL ADAMS -- Joe Nickell: “Tom Meredith never envisioned himself as the steward of the most important collection of photographs by the most
well-known photographer in American history. He just wanted to be a good husband. Meredith lit on the idea of buying his wife a quartet of photographs by Adams. He called a friend with connections to the art world, asking him to keep an eye out. "I can definitely help you out," the friend said. "But it's not four. It's 138 prints.". It was, in other words, the authoritative collection of Adams' work. SOURCE: Missoulan.
http://missoulian.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/article_cd6fbc04-f093-11e0-a433-001cc4c03286.html
PHOTO: Ansel Adams

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Copyright Registration with the eCO System – Carolyn Wright: Copyright registration with the eCO system is quick and easy. But the system is fairly new and the procedures aren’t always clear. Such was the case with Joe Vogan. He sent me an email as follows: http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=2945

12 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



Children’s Portrait Photography Handbook

TECHNIQUES FOR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHERS, 2ND ED.


MASTER THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO CREATE
ENDURING PORTRAITS THAT CAPTURE THE MAGIC OF CHILDHOOD


Children are notoriously difficult to photograph, but this book provides the insight you need to rise to the challenge and create images that will be treasured for generations. Rangefinder magazine editor, Bill Hurter takes you behind the scenes with some of the world’s top children’s photographers to explore the amazing images and see just how they created them.

INCLUDES TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM:

Patti Andre Jim Garner Craig Kienast
Drake Busath Amber Holritz Larry Peters
Michele Celentano Elizabeth Homan Tim Schooler
Bruce Dorn Kevin Jairaj Vicki Taufer
Frank Frost Tim Kelly …and more...






· FEATURES
o Picking the right camera and lighting equipment for photographing busy children
o Studio lighting techniques for both formal and casual portraits-and tips for working with children who just won’t stay put
o Using window light to capture natural images
o Taking your shoot outdoors for fun sessions and portraits that reflect the joy of children at play
o Posing tips for infants, toddlers, school-aged kids, and senior portraits
o Talking to kids and planning a successful shoot
o Design techniques for collecting you images in albums that parents will treasure forever
· $34.95 list, 81/2”x11”, 128p, 165 full-color photos, ISBN 978-1-58428-996-8, Order no. 1917.

Contact:
Kate Neaverth or Craig Alesse, Amherst Media, 175 Rano Street, Suite 200, Buffalo, NY 14207 (800) 622-3278 · fax (800) 622-3298 · kneaverth[at]amherstmedia[dot]com · www.amherstmedia.com




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FEMALE PORTRAITS -- Book review: 500 Poses for Photographing – Adam Koplan: “How well your subjects are posed can make the difference between a photoshoot that looks professional, and one that looks amateurish. Richly illustrated, Michelle Perkins' book '500 Poses for Photographing Women: A Visual Sourcebook for Portrait Photographers' provides hundreds of examples of female portraits.” http://www.dpreview.com/articles/1763347270/500-poses-for-photographing-women-a-visual-sourcebook-for-portrait-photographers




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Receive the PhotoStockNotes on your Kindle
Subscribe now to get your 14-day Free Trial. Your issues will be sent automatically and wirelessly to your Kindle via Amazon Whispernet. No cables, no computer, no syncing. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DSBKCG





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PRICEY SOFTWARE VIA THE CLOUD -- Adobe Systems Inc.the maker of such products as Photoshop and Dreamweaver is overhauling the way it sells its most popular software to spur more frequent purchases by distributing programs over the Internet. Aron Ricadela: “ Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch plans to release what Adobe calls its Creative Cloud software package early next year. The company will let customers rent programs on a monthly basis and share their work across PCs and mobile devices, rather than make larger purchases that can cost more than $1,000.” SOURCE: Businessweek ;
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-10-07/adobe-to-sell-software-online-to-spur-more-frequent-buying.html


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GET ABOARD GOOGLE+ -- 10 Tips to Help Photographers on Google+ - Kelby Training Online. Scott: “Matt, RC Concepcion and I put together a short Kelby Training Online class with some handy tips for photographers on making the most of Google+, and we hope if you’re on G+ you’ll find it helpful. The two part online class is FREE (you can watch it here). This is really aimed at photographers who are new to G+. http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2011/archives/22120
TAKEAWAY: gPLUS looks well-designed for photographers. Each training is a half-hour and well worth an hour because the info is aimed at photographers.


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PHOTOGRAPHING THE PROTESTS. All of them. – Lauren Margolis: “People all over the world are unhappy, and they're taking to the streets to say so. That's a pretty obvious point. But the sheer volume of protests taking place simultaneously across the globe is truly staggering. We're lucky to have a front row seat for all of these protests -- there's literally a PhotoShelter member on the ground capturing each of them.” http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/10/front-row-at-protests-worldwide.html
PHOTO: Martin von den Driesch


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ENOUGH -- Mairi Mackay: “ Don McCullin is best known for the unwavering gaze of his war photography. He has, as he puts it, taken "terrible liberties" with his life to bring home images that are, at times, excruciating to look at but often unforgettable. And yet, as enduring as these images are, forgetting them is exactly what McCullin now wants to do.
SOURCE: CNN ; http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/08/world/europe/don-mccullin-war-photography/
PHOTO: Don McCullin


SUBWAY -- Sean O’Hagan: “Bruce Davidson's subway photography takes us to New York's heart . The photographer's classic book Subway is an extraordinarily visceral record of the city in the 1980s – and provides a revealing contrast to Walker Evans's earlier underground images. http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/oct/06/bruce-davidson-subway-photography-new-york?newsfeed=true
PHOTO: Bruce Davidson

KIDS -- Great Ideas: Business Diversity with Carey Schumacher – Skip Cohen: Carey’s been a children’s photographer in San Diego for the last ten years. Her idea? To combine her skills as a photographer with a commercial application with a local four-store chain of sporting good shops. Working together with her vendor, Pixel2Canvas, she was able to develop an idea to display images of the local junior soccer heroes in several different communities. Here’s the brilliance of the concept: http://goingpro2010.com/2011/10/03/great-ideas-business-diversity-with-carey-schumacher/

AT RISK VIEWING -- Jodi Cobb: “A newspaper article about Congress passing the Anti-Trafficking Act caught my eye and I knew that contemporary slavery was an issue I had to try to make sense of. It would be the culmination of all my passions and experience. The trafficking of human beings has become the world’s second-largest criminal activity.”
http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2011/archives/21940#more-21940
TAKEAWAY: Jodi Cob’s essay is a reminder of the power of the still. Unlike snippets of TV or tweets, the still photograph allows us to remain still and contemplate one frozen moment at a time. The room she is in becomes her canvas. Enter at your own risk. Information awaits you – and not all pleasant. –RE


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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




A CITY STREET (Specific)
Inside editorial use.
A city street such as in New York that shows competing bank branches side by side on the street. Best picture would show more than two banks in the photo but can look at images showng two or more. Apparently in New York on Broadway between Park Place and Chambers Street, opposite City Hall Park there are seven bank branches within 500 feet of one another.
Note: Rights must include both print and electronic.
Low res preview images (relevent images only, please no advertising) can be sent to me at my email address: XXXXXX[at]comcast[dot]net
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 Photo Editor
Email: XXXXXXX[at]comcast[dot]net
Pay Range: $250 (up to)
Deadline: Nov. 14th

GROUP SHOT OF 5 WOMEN OF DIFFERENT RACES
Inside editiorial usage
Group shot of 5 women of different races (i.e. White, Asian, Hispanic,Indian, Black, Middle Eastern/Arabic)
Note: For college sociology textbook
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 XXXXXXX, Photo researcher
XXXXXXXXXXX NH 03801
Email: XXXXXXX[at]aol[dot]com
Pay Range: $155 - $175 (Inside)
Deadline: Nov. 12th

SURFING
SKATEBOARDING
AVIATION
MILITARY
AUTOMOBILES
SCENICS
INSECTS
HISTORICAL BUILDINGS
MUSCLE CARS
ANIMALS
POSTER SURFING
SKATEBOARDING
AVIATION
MILITARY
AUTOMOBILES
SCENICS
INSECTS
HISTORICAL BUILDINGS

Poster
Surfing
Skateboarding
Aviation
Military
Automobiles
Scenics
Insects
Historical buildings
Muscle cars
Animals
Poster surfing
Skateboarding
Aviation
Military
Automobiles
Scenics
Insects
Historical buildings
Note: Because of the extreme "general" subject matter, be selective in your submission and send only your best.
Photobuyer pays $150 up front or use up to 5,000 run. Beyond that number, photobuyer will pay on a pre-arranged royalty basis.
No phone calls,
$150+ per run 5000 sheet
Low to medium res jags or disk
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXXX, President
XXXXXXXXXXX, CA 93278
Email: XXXXXXX[at]att[dot]net
Pay Range: $150+
Deadline: Nov. 15th



2011 LICENSE PLATES (Specific)
poster
2011 License plates of the following states
1. Alabama
2. Alaska
3. Washington, D.C.
4. Florida
5. Illinois
6. Indiana
7. Iowa
8. Kansas
9. Kentucky
10. Louisiana
11. Maryland
12. Massachusetts
13. Michigan
14. Minnesota
15. Mississippi
16. Montana
17. Nebraska
18. New Mexico
19. New York
20. Oklahoma
21. South Carolina
22. Texas
23. Utah
24. Virginia
25. Wyoming
Note: For a poster with a map of the United States, we will be using a border of license plates from all 50 states, and Washington, D.C.
The poster is to be bundled with the monthly publication XXXXXXX, so it's not stand alone. One-time, non exclusive, English only, print rights.
At the moment we need approximately 25 individual plates, of THE MOST RECENT plate design for each state, and I'm hoping that photographers from around the country will be able to send me a straight-on photo of, again, the most recent design as of 2011.
Only emails, with low resolution files attached, and must have a high resolution digital file of the license plate: minimum of 300 dpi, and approximately 5"x7" size.
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
XXXXXXXXXXX NY 10012
Email:XXXX@XXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $25 per plate
Deadline: Nov. 5th

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 (please, 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: editorial[at]XXXXXX[dot]com - images can be sent via USPS to:
XXXXX XXX Editorial Dept.; Seattle, WA, 98127 (if a physical address is needed, use: XXXX Ave. Seattle, WA 98107).
All photos should be previously unpublished, and submissions must meet XXXXX XXXXX'X photographic requirements for our Destination or Cover format (IMPORTANT: see full photography guidelines at www.XXXXXXX .com under the "Contribute" tab).
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX XXXXX, Executive Editor
XXXX XXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXX, WA 98107
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $85 (half page)
Deadline: Nov. 30th


CHILDREN
Inside editorial, possible cover
Children: Typically, photos are close-up action shots of children engaged in an activity. On occasion, we also need photos of children who appear unhappy or are engaged in disagreements. We rarely use images of children posing for the camera. The photographs must depict developmentally appropriate practices as described in our publications and in the position statement Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8. Here are examples of what children of different ages might be doing.
Infants: clutching a toy, crawling, interacting and laughing with an adult, looking at a board book, going for a walk outdoors, playing peek-a-boo, eating finger foods, being cared for by an adult
Toddlers: doing a simple puzzle, filling a container then dumping the contents, playing dress-up, riding a tricycle, scribbling or painting on paper, looking at books, putting on a coat, talking and playing with other children or adults
Preschool children: making snacks, playing with sand or water, putting a doll to bed, playing house or store, painting at an easel, writing, listening to a story, reading books, pulling a friend in a wagon, building a block tower
School-age children: reading, writing, playing a game, solving math or science problems, building a complex block structure, working on a craft project, performing a puppet show, talking with other children or adults
Note: For Young Children
Young Children is the peer-reviewed, bimonthly journal of the XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX. 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.
XXXXXX XXXX XXXX, Editorial Associate
XXXXXXXXXXX, DC 2005-4101
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]org \
Web: http://www.XXXXXX.org
Pay Range: $60 (Inside color) $125 Cover
Deadline: Nov. 25th








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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ONE OF THE BEST -- They Teach At JACKSON, Wy Summit Workshop. Kylie Bearse: “It's not unusual to hear the clicking of shutters as the colors of the sun start to shine on the Tetons, but this week with a closer listen you might overhear shared wisdom from some of the top photographers in the world. It's all part of Photography at the Summit that started 27 years ago by Rich Clarkson, who attended photography workshops for years as a professional photographer for National Geographic and Sports Illustrated.”
http://www.localnews8.com/news/29387952/detail.html
PHOTO: Mark Kelley



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“Stop trying to fit in when you were born to stand out.”
– Anonymous

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1997 – October 6th – Soviet war photographer Yevgeny Khaldei, best remembered for his pictures of Soviet soldiers hoisting the red flag over the Reichstag in Berlin at the end of World War II, died at age 80.

12 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



THE MAN WHO INSPIRED STEVE JOBS -- In the memorials to Steven P. Jobs this week, Apple’s co-founder was compared with the world’s great inventor-entrepreneurs: Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Alexander Graham Bell. Yet virtually none of the obituaries mentioned the man Jobs himself considered his hero, the person on whose career he explicitly modeled his own: Edwin H. Land, the genius domus of Polaroid Corporation and inventor of instant photography.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/opinion/the-man-who-inspired-jobs.html?_r=1


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Selling Your Photos
Got Leverage?
IF THE SHOE FITS...
Law of Supply and Demand?
Get Yours Featured Online
The 6 Secrets to a Successful Photo Project
Launching Your Online Portfolio
Five Reasons Why Your Photo Business Isn’t Successful
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Street Photography Now Project
How to Create Spooky Halloween Photography
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Changing the Rules
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Reasons Your Photography Blog is Failing
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Got Leverage?



YOU'RE IN THE BIG LEAGUES NOW





The Digital Age has “flattened out” the stock photo world.

The Internet has catapulted individual editorial stock photographers to a position where they have more leverage than ever.

Now that we photographers have Google et al on our side, it's very easy for a photobuyer to use their researching skills and come up with a picture that just a decade ago would have been nearly impossible to find -- let alone purchase -- in a workable amount of time.

If you review publications from the last century, you'll notice photobuyers leaned toward making-do with easy-to-locate pictures (generic) that they slapped in the layout, and then moved on to the next project.
Today's sophisticated reader expects more. The search engines today, based on search of text descriptions of images, provide avenues for researchers to find more specific pictures; "best" pictures instead of second-best.

THE HAPPY PHOTO RESEARCHER
PHOTO: Mangin Photography


The result: happy researchers and happy photobuyers. Check out www.photosource.com/bank and you'll see how photographers are getting aboard this new 'text-centric' way of providing images to stock buyers.
With digital image technology, the "editorial stock photography" needs haven't changed from the days of transparencies. What has changed for the editorial stock photographer, is the delivery of pictures (speedy!), the absence of worries about losing a transparency (legal issues!), and a work flow that allows a photographer to make production decisions (control!).

Most editorial buyers are now looking for highly specific pictures. These images make their productions, periodicals, magazine articles, textbooks, more unique, and more appealing to their readers. If a photo researcher can find an image that is not generic (i.e. general content that anyone could use), but rather, specifically matches the writing content of the production project, they are successful at their job. Researchers have recognized the value of text-centric searching.

Any photographer these days who has a deep selection of images in a specific category, is a very important resource to a target group of photobuyers out there whose "publishing theme" focuses on that category. These buyers' monthly budgets for photography can range from $20,000 per month to $90,000 per month.

You'll continue to find a home in today's editorial stock photography field if you use the leverage of the Internet and photograph subject areas that please you, and match your subject areas with the subject focus of specific publishing houses and magazines.

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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IF THE SHOE FITS...


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


What is your pet gripe – or gripes – on stock photographer websites?



“I dislike long narratives explaining the process behind the image-making. I just want the picture. Also, I dislike music. Important: poor contact information, is the worst omission.”

“I dislike Flash sites the most. Cute but not functional to our business. Web designers should stop going over-board – function over form! Please...”

“I look for searchability. I hate hi-tech sites, those that load slowly because of all the graphics and gimmicks. Just let me get in, search, save a lightbox (and share it) and get out. Easily located contact info is a must”.

“Fortunately, I don't often encounter music, or that would be #1. On those rare occasions when I visit a photographer's website, I usually want to know if he or she has a particular focus (subje( areact. I like lots of photo choices, but I want to be able to find them (search) w/o having to ask the photographer for help.”

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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Name: Ed Moroz

Phone: 403 285-8707

Email: edm49[at]hotmail[dot]com

Dates#1: 11/10/ 2011 - 11/24/2011

Destination#1: Aruba, Panama, West coast of Mexico

Comments: This is a Panama Canal Cruise, with stops in Aruba, Panama and the
west coast of Mexico



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Name: Doranne Jacobson

Phone: 217-787-0939

Email: dorannejacobson[at]springnet1[dot]com

Dates#1: Nov. 1-22, 2011

Destination#1: Myanmar/Burma

Comments: My travels in Myanmar include many destinations and some festivals. Please let me know of your specific photo needs in advance, and I'll try to provide the desired images.

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Have you heard of the
"Law of Supply and Demand?"
It applies to stock photos too...
In this way.
If your photos look like
the next guy's,
Photobuyers will send you
to the back of the line.

Be different

Brand Yourself



  


05 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st




FINE ART -- Get Yours Featured Online – Liz Margolis: “We talked at length with 12 pros - fine art photographers, curators and gallerists (online and offline galleries), and one fine art printer to get their best tips and tricks, find out what's working and what's not. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/09/10-tips-for-getting-galleries-to-feature-your-fine.html
Photo: Matt Seuss

DO IT RIGHT -- The 6 Secrets to a Successful Photo Project – Grover Sanschagrin: “I recently sat down with Todd Bigelow, a freelance photojournalist, I wanted to talk to him about his approach to photo projects. He has mastered something that many documentary photographers struggle to do: shoot photos of a subject they are passionate about; get those images seen by lots of people; and make enough money to fund the project (and then some.) http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/09/the-6-secrets-to-a-successful-photo-project.html

SHOW OFF: The Working Pro: Launching Your Online Portfolio – Stu Eddins: “Creating a professional photography portfolio has never been easier, but with all the options available, it can be a confusing process. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your online professional promotions: SOURCE: Porters; http://www.porters.com/blog/?p=2605

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ABOUT FACE -- Scott Bourne:”Five Reasons Why Your Photo Business Isn’t Successful – I’ve consulted with several studios lately and I’ve observed all of these mistakes. I guarantee you they are costing these studios business and they are costing your business too if you’re making them. http://goingpro2010.com/2011/09/29/five-reasons-why-your-photo-business-isnt-successful/

YOU NEED TWO -- The Reasons Your Photography Blog is Failing – Laurie: “Photographers need two websites. They need a portfolio site that shows off their images, offers tear sheets, introduces their portfolio and reveals their taste through their personal projects. Those sites win jobs. If your blog is failing to show up in search results, one reason may be that it has too many pictures and not enough writing. SOURCE: Photoproneur; http://blogs.photopreneur.com/the-reasons-your-photography-blog-is-failing?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29

CARE PACKAGE -- PPA to Buy Equipment Insurance for Most Members – PPA is introducing a brand-new member benefit, one that marks a landmark decision to help protect our members' businesses and put hundreds of dollars back into their pockets each year: PhotoCare Equipment Insurance. SOURCE: PPA Staff; .http://www.ppa.com/ppa-today-blog/benefits/ppa-to-buy-equipment-insurance.php


Street Photography Now Project: shoot on sight
Last October, SPNP set out to encourage a generation of Cartier-Bressons through the simple means of a weekly instruction: participants had six days to shoot the brief and upload their single best shot. The final instruction was issued last week; contributions have come from all over the world, and the project has now collated 14,000 images, all of which can be seen online
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/oct/02/street-photography-now-project?newsfeed=true
PHOTO: Ilya Schtutza


How to Create Spooky Halloween Photography
Photographers, get ready for a fright! Halloween is one of the most creative opportunities for photographers. The question for some is how to capture this magical holiday and remember the creativity and excitement while lending supernatural fear to your images?
SOURCE: Ambe Flowers
http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2011/09/29/the_amplifier/arts/doc4e81e74fd6a1e025645714.txt


05 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st



Invite Google to Index Your Web Page
Search engines, such as Google, make it a practice to add and update new websites and blogs to their index each time they "crawl" the web.

Google invites you to submit your Web page's URL.

Google doesn’t add all submitted URLs to their index, and they cannot make any promises, predictions, or guarantees about when your website will be indexed. But it's worth giving it a try.

To submit your website to Google: http://www.google.com
/addurl/?continue=/addurl.

Want to add your URL to other search engines for free? Go to: http://www.submitexpress.com/submit.html.

Also (for free) submit your site to the Open Directory: http://dmoz.org/add.html.
Note: Here at PhotoSource we have added the PhotoSourceBANK to all of the major search engines. Depending which search engine is your favorite, if you are a PhotoSourceBANK member, type in a keyword or key phrase in the search bar of your favorite search engine, a space, then the word Photosource.

If your page reference does not come up, try another search engine. There are many besides Google: Alta Vista, Ask Jeeves, Bing,Yahoo! etc.

Here’s a list of popular search engines, their history and their popularity: www.thesearchenginelist.com. -RE



05 Oct, 2011 | Posted by: st







Changing the Rules


By Lee Foster



If you want to get involved in the new world of apps and ebooks, it is best to be of a resilient temperament.

Resilience is a virtue because the big marketers in the field can change the rules, and occasionally do. Apple and Amazon are the biggest marketers. You will need to work with them. Sometimes they do change the rules.
For example, I have a specialized app entitled San Francisco Travel Photo Guide and two other specialized apps in the Apple iTunes app store.

I am grandfathered in and will always have an honored place in iTunes. However, I would not be allowed to publish my app as a high level “root directory” listing today in iTunes. Apple is now restricting my publisher, Sutro Media, to “country-wide” titles, with more specialized titles to be sold within a free app entitled Sutro World.

Suppose I wanted to do a new travel photo app today entitled Wisconsin Scenic Byways and Farms. That would be an appealing subject to me. It is unlikely, however, that I could get a “root directory” high level visibility for it now in the iTunes store. It would have to be sold from within the Sutro World free app. Without the visibility, would it be successful?


Amazon has done some similar switches. Some of my colleagues have published ebooks and the parallel print-on-demand books through an Ingram book distribution entity called Lightning Source. Amazon has carried these products, although Amazon has its competing print-on-demand entity called CreateSpace.

Now, Amazon is diminishing the Lightning Source distribution access. The issues are complex, involving discounts offered and whether the book on Amazon is listed as In Stock (delivery in 2-3 days) or Delivery Time 2-3 Weeks (a sales killer).

Amazon has an interest in promoting its own CreateSpace publishing option rather than its competitor, Lightning Source.

It is sometimes difficult to keep up with all these changing developments. One of my critical sources of information is Joel Friedlander, who spends his waking moments following this publishing revolution.

Each night Joel posts another nuanced insight in the book design world, which is now mainly about ebook creation and distribution. You can subscribe to his daily insights for free and browse his past commentaries at www.thebookdesigner.com.

Joel has gathered some of his most critical comments into his book A Self Publisher’s Companion.

Those who change the rules sometimes do so as a brutal power play to get business and kill the competition. Sometimes they also do so in an effort to improve the consumer experience in the marketplace.

Apple probably feels that the app world is getting a little cluttered, from a consumer perspective, and that more order needs to be asserted. Sometimes there are also inadvertent changes in the rules due to technological innovation.

When I wake up tomorrow, the rules may change again.
There is always the possibility of a nefarious background aspect to a rules change. However, there is also sometimes the possibility of a glorious technological breakthrough that will increase consumer joy regarding app and ebook products.

On October 4 Apple announced a new generation of iPhones, the iPhone4s,
with incremental technological advances. It is possible that the new generation of pc tablets, such as the new Amazon Kindle Fire, will have a transformative effect because they support good color graphics, comparable to the iPad, but are much cheaper. These color-enabled pc tablets may greatly increase the Android-system market for photographers developing apps and ebooks.


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

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



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PHOTOGRAPHING STRANGERS -- Intelligent Travel:
“While travel is about destinations, as often as not our travel photographs feature people as subjects. Their manner, dress, and activities reveal as much about a place as its architecture and topography.” http://intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/2011/09/26/travel-photography-tips-photographing-strangers/
PHOTO: Soumya Bandyopadhyay

David Herschorn: “Photography is one of my two favorite things in the world. The other is traveling. Luckily, travel and photography are like two peas in a pod. I’ll discuss some of my techniques and mindset and will talk a little bit about some of my travel pictures, which I’ll post at the end.
http://www.dailycal.org/2011/09/29/photographer-spotlight-david-herschorn-day-2-on-travel-photography-part-1/
PHOTO: Davis Herschorn

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O.K. !


Which is it ?

Windows or The MAC ?

We've all heard of TechnoLust and how Mac users will tie themselves up in a fiber optic line and strap themselves to a tree before they would be in the same room as a Windows machine.


Well, a visitor asks you folks who have been around a whole generation of MAC vs. PC to tell us the bottom line, the truth.

Which wins out for the editorial photographer wishing to sell hers/his photos to editorial buyers?

The place to make your comments:

http://board.photosource.com/list.php?1

http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11119

Not cussing or subtle insults, please.

PS: We'll tell you what we use here at PhotoSource International when the dust has settled.

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No Credit ? -- Dennis Bodzash: “Kodak is on the verge of bankruptcy In trouble for some time now thanks to declining sales, Kodak was openly looking to sell its patents. Unfortunately for the company, potential buyers' are so concerned about Kodak's financial well-being that any proposed deals may not materialize.”
http://www.examiner.com/photography-in-national/kodak-on-the-verge-of-bankruptcy



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STORY TELLER -- David Alan Harvey: “You must have something to say. You must be brutally honest with yourself about your photographs. : SOURCE: aPhotoEditor
http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2011/09/22/magnum-advice-for-young-photographers-%E2%80%93-part-2/
TAKEAWAY: Again, Harvey’s words remind us there’s more to a photograph than digits, color, and focus.


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219 New Magazines Launch in 3Q 2011
Stephanie Boteloh: “When monitoring the health of the economy (and in turn monitoring the health of the magazine industry), development of new businesses and new publications is undoubtedly a promising sign. According to publishing expert Samir Husni (a.k.a. Mr. Magazine), third quarter 2011 saw the debut of at least 219 new magazine titles on the newsstand.
SOURCE: FOLIO ; http://www.foliomag.com/2011/219-new-magazines-launch-3q-2011


SHOWCASE -- A new revenue stream for photographers? Laurent Olivier: “Once Magazine isn't really a photography magazine - it's more a showcase for
long-term photographic projects. Available as an app for the iPad, Once Magazine presents, each month, the work of three selected photographers. For each one, the magazine publishes around 20 images, with background information, interviews and audio files. SOURCE: British Journal of Photography; http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2112025/magazine-revenue-stream-photographers#ixzz1Z6LUtpIX

HGTV MAGAZINE -- Hearst Magazines, one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, and HGTV, a leading home and lifestyle brand, today announced that the first test issue of HGTV Magazine, a new home/lifestyle publication, will hit newsstands nationwide on October 4. The magazine will appeal to homeowners, real-estate lovers, renovation aficionados, and HGTV fans alike and will provide unprecedented access to HGTV's stars. SOURCE: Marketwire Via Comtex
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/hearst-magazines-and-hgtv-introduce-hgtv-magazine-2011-09-26



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PHOTOS AS EVIDENCE -- Carolyn Wright, Esq.: “As a result of the recent unfortunate incident at the Reno Air Races, aviation photographers are wondering what are the laws and ethics for supplying images to the NTSB or other investigative body. Larry Grace, Chairman of the International Society for Aviation Photography, recently contacted me to discuss the issues. Our Q & A is included here. http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=2934
PHOTO: Kevin Clifford



WAIT A SECOND -- David Allen Green: :”Photography and Contempt of Court. Yesterday it was reported that Paul Thompson was sent to prison for two months, just for taking a photograph in court with his Blackberry.”
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/david-allen-green/2011/09/court-thompson-law-story


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KEEPING UP WITH PHOTOSHOP -- As Adobe releases new versions of Photoshop, Scott Kelby rewrites his authoritative yet chatty manual to the program to address relevant changes and upgrades: The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3007700902/the-adobe-photoshop-cs5-book-for-digital-photographers


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The Interviews
Rohn Engh


BRIGHT Ideas . . . I interview 12 photographers who have come up with smart ways to sell their photography. Learn how they meet the challenges of achieving success as an independent photographer in today’s economy.
Brian Yarvin’s specialty is food photography; Bob Carroll’s is agriculture. If you have strong knowledge in a particular category, and you photograph it as well, there are book and magazine publishers who would like to learn about your expertise and photographic skills and what photos you have available.
You can learn which photobuyers want to hear about your photo talents by searching on Google. You type in your specialization plus the words: publishing and photo guidelines.
Introduce yourself to these photobuyers and send them a LightBox or CD with photos that match the content and subject area their publishing company or magazine focusses on. Once you’ve made this match, they will say, “Where have you been all this time!”
Listen to how these top veterans do it.



The price for this Interview Series is $24.95. Immediate deliver on-line or delivered to your door. click here or phone 1 800 624 0266.


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Fifty+ Years of Shooting Stock


Then & Now

by Spencer Grant




Fourteen years ago I joined what seemed like the stock agency of my dreams.


Unlike any previous agent, this outfit didn’t just ask me to shoot what I liked – they sent out countless specific “assignments” passed on from their textbook clients, with precise specifications and deadlines like ready-money commercial work.

True, these assignments were speculative but their specificity made them click far more than random shooting: I’d say 50% versus 5%.

I quickly built my life around these assignments and in one notable year I did 401. I began making more stock photo money than I’d ever seen before and hoped this agreeable situation would go on indefinitely.

Silly boy. . . as if anything goes on indefinitely.

Things began to change. The agency’s dynamic, hands-on founder/honcho began to show her dark side as a jealous control freak who threatened to heave me out of the agency if I gave any of my work to other agencies although nothing in my contract forbade it.

My original enthusiasm began turning into surly bitterness as I referred to her as “Her Nibs.” Still, I was making good money so I just kept my head down and did the continuing assignments.
SPENCER AS A KID.

PHOTOGRAHER


The end was inevitable and obvious. She was older than I was and soon she sold the business to a guy who knew nothing whatsoever about stock photography and probably thought he’d bought a turnkey business that would continue to make money without any help from him.

The loss of the old boss began to be felt. Yes, she’d been a nasty control freak but she’d also been the heart and soul of the agency and her loss was akin to disconnecting the locomotive from a moving train. I still make money there but I can’t depend on it any longer: For every good payment there are several for almost nothing.

Still, stock photography is my livelihood, my place in the world. I’ve adapted many times to industry changes.

In my forty years in the industry the most obvious change has been the rise of the well-capitalized “factory” companies that bought out dozens of personalized, hands-on stock agencies. The intimacy of earlier days isn’t quite gone but it has diminished.

Am I sorry? Sure, but it’s not that simple. The new mega-agencies reach a worldwide audience the smaller outfits could never match. Sure, they take big commissions but they make previously impossible sales too.

In any case, they’re here to stay.

While the era of thousands of speculative assignments may be over, the experience I gained from them lives on:

1 – Get as many educated suggestions as may be available. My old agency still makes some specific requests. Unlike most of the disillusioned photographers I take them seriously.
SPENCER NOW


2 – I’ve finally broken the habit of believing that “wow” pictures have any special edge in stock sales. In the editorial world, stock photos have to support ideas extrapolated from already-written text. As a

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Picture researchers don’t even look at images at first -- images are researched using keywords. There can never be too many keywords!

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result, I shoot countless mundane subjects and shy away from subjects with difficult access and technical complexity. There’s no reason to think more effort means more sales.

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– Ansel Adams I ain’t. Pictures beautiful in themselves rarely click for me. I leave the scenic stuff to others. I’m only good with real people doing real things.
4 – The big agencies often sell oddball subjects I would have avoided in the old days, so I try to be more fanciful.

5- I continue to take captions very seriously. With my newspaper background, writing who-what-when-where-how captions is a no-brainer. As my old boss at UPI used to say, “Another name for a picture without a caption is trash!”

6—Picture researchers don’t even look at images at first -- images are researched using keywords. There can never be too many keywords! Elsewhere in PSNotes I describe what I believe is the best keyword program... and ...no picture leaves my desk without at least a hundred of them.

7—More than ever, I seek out picture ideas in the newspaper. There’s almost always something going on that would make a good picture and someone who’s already appeared in the paper might be inclined to cooperate. I always ask – yes or no, at least I tried.

8—I tell anyone I meet I’m a stock photographer and I consider their stock photo potentials. More than once a near-stranger has come up with a great picture idea.

9Finally, I’m determined to continue having fun taking stock photos. After all, there’s no guarantee any of them will sell. There’s no guarantee of some agency’s “floating” payments. There’s no guarantee my approach will produce a saleable image.

In short, there are countless reasons to forget about making money in stock at all, although after four decades I seem to have made it work. So if I’m going to get nothing else from my work I’ll still enjoy myself –the same way as I did when I fell in love with photography at age 12, half a century ago. That age-old enthusiasm is my greatest professional asset.

My very first agent advised me “Shoot whatever you want; it’s what you’ll do best.” Back when I was naïve and idealistic this approach produced many arty pictures that couldn’t possibly have sold but enough useful ones that clicked to keep me trying and growing.

The years have taught me a lot. Now I approach stock with an experienced eye for what will sell and I relish the whole process: research, access, shooting, post-production, caption, keywords, submissions, and (one hopes) – sales.

All this is great fun and still beats working for a living. That old advice is still good.

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Spencer Grant lives in Laguna Niguel, CA, He has lots of ideas.



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WHERE’S MY MONEY? Brandon Cotter: “Freelancers in all sorts of businesses seem to be in agreement that going to court may be throwing good money after bad. Professional copywriter Dean Rieck has some realistic advice on how to handle what’s admittedly a tough situation. SOURCE: BlackStarRising; http://rising.blackstar.com/getting-paid-collection-agencies-and-courts.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Black-Star-Rising+%28Black+Star+Rising%29

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David Eulitt: Talking Football Photography – David Walker “Kansas City Star photographer David Eulitt began covering the Kansas City Chiefs in 1992, when he was shooting for the Topeka Capital-Journal. He now covers the team at home and away, and has earned a reputation among his peers as one of the best football photographers currently shooting pro football.” SOURCE: PhotoDistrict News ; http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/David-Eulitt-Talkin-3776.shtml


JOURNEY INTO NIGHT; Scott Kelby: “National Geographic Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Jim Richardson.” http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2011/archives/21651#more-21651
PHOTO: Jim Richardson22

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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




FRESH WATER SPRINGS
Inside editorial,
Freshwater springs. MUST SHOW water bubbling out of ground,
NOT A POND. Must see tht ground and rocks around it.
Note: IMMEDIATE NEED (Today) 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.
XXXXX XXXXXX, Freelance Researcher
XXXXXXXXXX, NJ 07830
Email: XXXXXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $150+
Deadline: Oct. 6th (TODAY)

CAROLINA SAILS
HOOKS
CARING FOR DEAD BAIT
HIRING A CAPT AND CREW

Inside editorial
1. Carolina Sails Photos of jumping Atlantic sailfish, especially off ports in North and South Carolina, with Carolina based boats and crews.
2. Hooks Everything about hooks... Photo needs include rigging hooks, hook close ups, hooks in the mouths of fish, circle hooks, arranged hooks, etc.
3. Caring for Dead Bait, Bait coolers, managing ice in bait coolers, bait trays, frozen bait (ballyhoo, mackerel and mullet preferred) packages...
4. Hiring A Capt and Crew This one might be tough, so be creative. Photos of captains and mates at work (doing things correctly and incorrectly). Also photos of crew caring for the boat and engine room, making lunch, doing boat work, cleaning and all the other chores needed to be a good crewman.
Note: For November issue. We prefer low-res Jpegs for review purposes. You can send images to XXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com or XXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Please send low-res jpegs for photo editing if possible and we will request high-res RAW images of those we plan on using. We prefer RAW images, but will accept slides and high-res Jpegs as well. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
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, Senior Editor
XXXXXX xxxxxxxx
XXXXXXXXXXXX FL 32789
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: htpp://www.XXXXXX.com
Deadline: Oct. 15


ELEGANT CHRISTMAS DESSERTS
Cover
vertical
Elegant Christmas desserts. (see example)
Note: No research fees paid
No phone calls
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXXXX,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX MI 48034
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: up to $400
Deadline: Oct.. 14th



XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
Inside editorial possible cover use.
XXXXXXX XXXXXX (March 2012)
From isomeric molecules to mirrors, RNA, regeneration, and binary stars; a creative look at how one becomes two (and many more) in all areas of science.
Note: March 2012 XXXXXXX, keep in mind that this magazine is essentially written for 10- to 16- year-old children. You are encouraged to view recent XXXXXX back issues for content and style. Queries may be submitted at any time, but queries sent well in advance of deadline MAY NOT BE ANSWERED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. Go-aheads requesting material proposed in queries are usually sent four months prior to publication date. Unused queries will be returned approximately three to four months prior to publication date. To be certain that your query is received, it is best to send it by regular mail. Receipt of e-mail queries can not be guaranteed.
XXXXXX XXXXX, Editorial Department
XXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
XXXXXXXX Xxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxx NH 03458
Pay Range: $35 (Quarter), up to $100 (Full Page) (Color Inside)
Deadline: Dec. 31st, 2011


CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
LEADERSHIP.

Inside editorial, possible cover.
1.) Christian fellowship.
2.) Leadership. Diversity preferred, congregations, mission stations, and Para-church agencies of Christian Churches.
Note: "No calls, please," says photobuyer.
No research fees paid
For use in a monthly magazine for volunteer and paid church leaders.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXXX, Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXX, OH 45231
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $25-$100 (Inside) $100 - $300 (Cover)
Deadline: Nov. 10th


BICYCLE TRAVEL
Website use
Bicycle travel. "Not interested in road racing, mountain bike racing, mountain bikers jumping off cliffs, etc. Looking for of people traveling/touring by bike with panniers or loaded trailers," says photobuyer.
Note: Prefer 35 mm slide or hi-res digital only, e-mail for FedEx number.
Sample digital preview scans accepted.
Pays no research fees.
Will convert color to B&W.
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, Editor
XXXXXX XXXXX XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX, MT 59802
Email: XXXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXX[dot]org
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXX.org
Pay Range: $25-$50 (Website)
Deadline: Nov. 28th









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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PHOTO SAFARI – AFRICA Odyssey Safaris and Aperture Academy today announced they are offering two two-week luxury photography safari workshop in Kenya. Escorted by safari guides and professional photographers, travelers will be able to improve their photography skills through close instruction from Aperture Academy's professional instructors and personal attention from Odyssey Safaris's guides who will get them in position for the perfect shot. The safari workshops, which will take place in August 2012, will visit the leading safaris sites and luxury accommodations in Kenya.
http://www.prweb.com/releases/photogrpahysafari/kenyasafaris/prweb8827038.htm
PHOTO: Scott Davis


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ON THE GO -- Photosmith v1.1, an update of the app for Apple's iPad that allows sorting, rating, captioning and keywording of pictures on the go, and then later syncing those pictures and metadata to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, is now available. The new version addresses several bugs, improves stability, introduces compatibility with the upcoming iOS 5 and more.
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11665-11956

HOW TO GET LEFT OUT (OF THE SEARCH) -- Jody Apap: “The Top 10 Keywording Mistakes that Photographers Make; http://blog.keywordsmart.com/2011/09/30/the-top-10-keywording-mistakes-that-photographers-make/

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Ansel Adams Timeless Photographs Travel to Lake County Museum Ansel Adams - A rare exhibit of his prints, a set he made for his daughter, and that he considered the best examples of his artistic achievement, are on display at the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda, Illinois.
http://libertyville.patch.com/articles/ansel-adams-timeless-photographs-travel-to-lake-county-museum-0425c541
PHOTO: Ansel Adams


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1968 - October 14th - Captain Walter Sherra, U.S.N., Major Don Eisele, U.S.A.F. and Major Ronnie Cunningham conducted the first live television broadcast from outer space.


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“An architect’s most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site…”

Frank Lloyd Wright


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A special note from Rohn. . .


I asked my 'mate from downunder' in Australia, Matt Brading, of GlobalEye Images, to put together a special offer for PhotoSource International members. I've known Matt for six years and he said, "Sure!"

What is GlobalEye? It's a "co-operative" stock library where photographers and photobuyers deal directly with each other, so there's no commissions involved.

You can actually build a stock photography business rather than just wait around for sales.

Here's what Matt came up with. If this business model sounds like something that could work for you, you can register to access the full information package and submit an application.

http://GlobalEyeImages.com/PhotoSource

You'll receive a free Stock Photography Business Kit that's yours just or looking over the Photographer's Information section, and if you decide to get started with GlobalEye, Matt's got a very special 'Fast Start' offer that he'll throw in.

It's a professional SEO package (a $97 value) to help get your new GlobalEye web presence firmly in Google and the other search engines.

First things first though. Take a look at the GlobalEye co-op system, and if it sounds like a better way of selling stock photos, register and submit the short application ASAP.

http://GlobalEyeImages.com/PhotoSource


Also: If you take a look around the website, remember to go back to the private PhotoSource link to register, to make sure you lock in this special offer!
http://GlobalEyeImages.com/PhotoSource

--Rohn









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