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December 1st 2011


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30 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st







Can You Afford

to Make Mistakes


--in your photo marketing?




When I was in my junior year of art school at Maryland Institute, I needed money to buy Christmas presents for my family. I saw an ad from the U.S. Postal Service in the Baltimore SUN that said they needed persons with trucks to handle delivery of packages during the two-week Christmas rush.

I didn’t own a truck but I called U-Haul in the Yellow Pages and they said, “Sure , we’ll rent you a truck.”

I did the arithmetic and weighed what the Postal Service would pay me against truck rental and truck license fees and gas costs, and I figured I could do more than break even.

Everything would have gone well that snowy Christmas season back in Baltimore except for one thing.

The start of it was when I realized the rental truck would be sitting idle at nighttime. I spotted another ad in the newspaper: “Wholesale Christmas Trees for Sale.” I found out that a distributor was selling them down at the railroad yard straight out of the boxcar.

The wholesale Christmas trees were selling at a price that I could mark up 75%. This was a deal I couldn’t refuse. The truck could serve to haul the trees to sidewalk spots where I could sell them.

I hired my brother, Lynn, who was going to Peabody Music School in Baltimore, and two other fellows from art school, to sell the Christmas trees on street corners in the suburbs.

They would get a 50% commission on every tree they sold. I could use the truck to haul trees to my three corner outposts, and then to pick up my workers and their remaining trees each night. In the morning, I would hire me and my truck out to the U.S. Postal Service.

My business plan sounded good on paper. My workers were eager to earn some extra Christmas money and didn’t mind braving the cold winter winds, standing on a street corner, bundled up, ringing the brass bells I’d found in a thrift shop.
In the meantime I arranged to work ‘til 3pm each day for the Postal Service delivering packages in the ghetto section of downtown Baltimore.

This was a big, big truck and it was big enough to handle all the Christmas trees I needed for my three corner posts. After 3 o’clock in the afternoon, I drove down to the railway yard but the foreman told me the tree people were only there at night. That night I went to the dimly lit railway loading dock and found the wholesaler, who was a friendly guy, so friendly that he directed three of his men to quickly put the trees in my truck. I paid him in cash.
The next afternoon at 3pm, I drove out to my first outpost to deliver a group of trees. I opened the back door of the truck. The trees were horrible-looking – some were losing branches and looked like they’d been attacked by a blight, some were turning brown all over. Lynn, my brother, said, “You expect me to sell these?”

Life’s Little Lessons


Well, you can imagine the rest of the story. I made signs that said 50% off, or “Buy one, get one FREE...”

My brother stuck it out, but after two days, the art school students quit, not because of frostbite but because of embarrassment to be connected to my feeble trees.
I filled in for them, but by Christmas Eve, Lynn and I had sold only a third of the truck load.
I wish I could say family and friends got Christmas presents that year.

We’re taught that failing is not considered failing if when you fall down you get up and start again.

My Dad reminded me, "Every Master, has a Disater."

To take this into our realm of stock photography, it pretty much applies.

Because you’re dealing with an emotional product, your photography –it’s more than disappointing to have a buyer reject your photo submission. I’ve had it, you’ve had it. I asked a fellow stock photographer, a veteran in the field, “What did you do when you were first starting out and got rejected?”

He said, “You'll never get to second base if you keep your foot on first. You have to dismiss the idea that your photography is your newborn, your baby. You have to look at it almost like a commodity. If you can make it through that lesson, then the field is clear for you to move forward.”

I got a business lesson in my entrepreneurial experience with the Christmas trees, I think you'll agree. What mistake did I make? Could it have been avoided?
Maybe, but as with your photo marketing, some insights can’t be learned from a book or a newsletter. You have to go through the process.

Yes, there’s an emotional aspect to selling your photos, but there’s the other side of the table to consider, too. The photobuyers.

They are also emotionally charged. Many are highly creative. Many are wannabe photographers. And most of them have stressful job-meeting deadlines, and rejection themselves from publishers or advertising clients.
Take this test. Are you willing to learn the process of selling your photos, with all its opportunities for rejection, so much that wild horses couldn’t pull you away from your calling?

Then, if you are, you’re ready to survive in this field. There’s proof that you can survive. Many photographers do. You see their bylines, their published work, you see their work at exhibits and conferences. They’ve all had their tough first lessons.

And the rest of the Christmas tree story? In my next year, my senior year, my experience had shown me the path. I learned to buy Christmas trees in daylight. I learned to choose workers who couldn’t afford not to earn extra money at Christmas time. I learned it's nice to have a loyal brother, like, Lynn. And I learned the meeting of the ol’ phrase, caveat emptor.
And, yes, my senior year, everyone did get Christmas presents!



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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Mike asks photobuyers
about phones and emails.


Is it important to you that you can call a photographer, or is contact via e-mail enough?

Answer Percentage

E-mail is enough_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _13.56%
E-mail is enough if people reply as quickly as possible _ _ _ _ _ _ _23.73%
I prefer having the option to call if needed _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _32.20%
I prefer calling. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _1.69%

Mike's Comment:

Remember the paperless office?

Yes, it didn't quite turn out that way. The same goes for communications. Many experts thought that when e-mail came along the telephone would drop dead pretty much on the spot.

While telephones certainly have changed a lot in the last ten years, the rumor of their death is wildly exaggerated.
The key to being successful in business these days is to be reach-able.

I carry a BlackBerry and can receive and send e-mails on the fly even when I'm far away from the office as well as a computer.

I use Skype to have the capability to call, make conference-calls, make international calls etc. through my computer when I'm away from the office.

If you cringe at the thought of signing a contract with a cell-phone carrier you'll be delighted to know that you can get service similar to that of a BlackBerry and an iPhone with no contracts and without paying exorbitant prices for equipment.

Look at services such as TracPhone and pay-as-you-go services from the big cell-phone companies themselves such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile etc.


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



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.


30 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




READING A PHOTOGRAPH -- Christina N. Dickson: “Photographers like to critique photos – deliberately pointing out how the photo could have been improved by this or that. But what percentage of the time do we look at a photo and allow ourselves to get lost in it? How often do we take a moment to really evaluate what the creator intended to communicate?” SOURCE: DPS; http://www.digital-photography-school.com/reading-a-photograph
PHOTO: Christina N. Dickson


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HELPING OUT -- A tornado struck Joplin, Missouri this year. Fujifilm had a unique opportunity to help the people of Joplin as they rebuilt their community and their lives by restoring damaged images and taking free family portraits to replace the ones that were lost in the tornado,”
http://www.photoreporter.com/article/fujifilm-restores-customers-photographs-after-joplin-missouri-tornado/
PHOTO: Joe Raedle


The World’s Largest Photo--70 Gigabytes of Budapest; By Steve Meltzer; “360World set out to break the record for big panoramic shots and they do it.”
SOURCE:PIXIQ ; http://www.pixiq.com/article/the-worlds-largest-photo-the-70-billion-pixel-budapest


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TOP SELLERS -- Conor Risch: “Inside the Bestseller List: Top Photo Books of 2011 –For the second straight year National Geographic published the bestselling photography book in the U.S. market, according to data obtained by PDN from Nielsen BookScan, which tracks retail book sales. LIFE, Abrams, Phaidon and Little, Brown & Co. were among the other publishers whose photography books were in the top 15 in sales this year.SOURCE: PDN Online; http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/Inside-the-Bestselle-4071.shtml

30 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



Book Review: Vivien Maier: Street Photographer, Edited by John Maloof, with an Essay by Geoff Dyer; Pat Padua: “Real estate agent John Maloof was researching a book on the history of Chicago's Northwest side when he purchased a group of photographic negatives at a storage unit auction. Maloof hoped to ask the photographer for tips, but sadly, when he finally came across the person's name, a Google search came up with just one item: an obituary published just days earlier.”
http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Book-Review-Vivien-Maier-Street-Photographer-2281523.php
PHOTO: Viveine Meier


30 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



ONE-TIME USE ONLY should be indicated in each transaction you have with a photobuyer. In some cases, photo editors may wish to retain your images in the publishing house's Central Art Database for possible future use. For second-time use of the same image, charge the picture buyer 75% of the original fee. Think twice about selling EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS to your photograph. We encourage you to "rent" your pictures rather than "sell" them. If you do receive a request to sell exclusive rights to your picture, multiply your "renting" fee by four times at least, or even by the number of times you would anticipate marketing the picture in future years. When you sell exclusive rights to your image, the buyer maintains all use rights to your image, but you still retain ownership of the copyright.

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COPYRIGHT POSITION STATEMENT (Publishers please take note.) Our PHOTODAILY, PHOTOLETTER, and PhotoStockNOTES marketletter subscribers consistently supply professional-quality photographs to the publishing industry. These pictures are provided on a rental basis. They are not provided on an all-rights, work-for-hire basis, which would conflict with both the letter and the spirit of the revised Copyright Law enacted into force on January 1, 1978. We urge our subscribers not to endorse checks or sign agreements (`work for hire’) which would imply that rights to a picture are transferred to the publisher (or person making the assignment). Such rights are transferred only through special agreement and substantial compensation.

30 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st







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30 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



The Ebook Publishing Link

Between Musicians

and Photographers




By Lee Foster



Ironically, there is a special link between musicians and photographers/writers in the new publishing world of ebooks and apps.

Musicians have led the way in the publishing of digital files, meaning downloadable files or files on a CD product.

Now photographers/writers are beginning to benefit from the publishing of digital files, meaning ebooks and apps, either downloadable or on a CD product. Most of the activity and benefit is in the downloadable sector.

Photographers/writers owe a great debt of gratitude to musicians, who have created the ground-breaking relationships for selling in this manner in the new digital age.

An interesting expression of this relationship can be seen in a Portland-based company that started with the company title “CDBaby”, and has now expanded to include an ebook-publishing branch called “BookBaby.”
(http://www.bookbaby.com/).

CDBaby claims to have published music from more than 250,000 independent musical artists, paying them about $200 million in royalties.

BookBaby hopes to do the same for photographers/writers who want to publish ebooks/apps.

BookBaby, like CDBaby, has an unusual business model. They charge a small up-front fee of about $100 for formatting and placement of the ebook in the main structures (iBook store, Nook, Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, etc).

There may be further charges for graphics-intensive layouts. They also charge a longtail fee of $20 to keep the ebook in their system for every year after the first year. Beyond that, they return to the creator 100% of all sales.

It sounds almost too good to be true. However, they have vast experience with handling digital files and setting up automatic bullet-proof accounting systems in CDBaby, which has a similar revenue payout.

So they can now make this same offer to photographers/writers. CDBaby/BookBaby describes itself as a “non-predatory” publisher. They also offer cover design and are beginning to get into print-on-demand physical books.

I am considering BookBaby for two future ebooks I plan to do. Ebook publishing guru Joel Friedlander conducted a fascinating interview with the CDBaby/BookBaby founder, Brian Felsen, at
http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2011/06/e-book-distribution-with-bookbabys-brian-felsen-video/

Felsen comments that they have had so much success with musicians that it is easy for the company now to branch out to photographers/writers who want to market their products as ebooks. After all, digital files are digital files.


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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



30 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




Benjamin Lowy recently visited the George Eastman Houseas a guest lecturer for the Wish You Were Here travel photography lecture series. His photos of Iraq have been chosen by Photo District News as some of the most iconic of the 21st century. Karl Krzok: “While he was in town I had a chance to talk to him about his life and work". SOURCE: Karl Krzok;
http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/yp1/?p=1350
PHOTO: Benjamin Lowy


30 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



On the Kracker Barrel this week.. . .

a photographer asks,
"Can I take pictures
at an airport?"


As a stock photographers you probably have a good reason for taking airport pictures. They are in demand.

But the answer on the Kracker Barrel says, yes, you can.. -but proceed with caution. The first step is to find out who is in charge. You'll probably get permission.

And don't forget the rule, --wear two cameras around your neck, and wear a lapel badge with your name on it. (See #20 in "How to Market Your Photos".) Here's the post:

http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11260

30 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



‘We’re Not Drowning In Photography, We’re Getting Rich’ – Chase Jarvis: Excerpt from APhotoEditor, “Drowning in Photography.” “I can’t get over the feeling that pictures taken with a camera in a phone that everyone owns (iphone) have no value.” – Chase Jarvis: “Sorry, forgive me for being prescriptive, but you’d better get over that feeling.. Just because “everyone’s doing it” — because there are a lot of photos out there in the world — doesn’t mean photography is headed for the shitter. http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2011/11/were-not-drowning-in-photography-getting-rich/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChaseJarvis+%28Chase+Jarvis+Blog%29
TAKEAWAY: “We’re Not Drowning In Photography, We’re Getting Rich.” The first half sounds correct, --but getting rich? Know any rich photographers?


“Irresponsible” Miu Miu Ad Shot by Bruce Weber Banned in Britain – Meghan Ahearn: “The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), a non-governmental group that deals with complaints about advertising in the U.K., banned a Miu Miu fashion ad shot by Bruce Weber because they found it to be “irresponsible and in breach of the Code in showing a child in a hazardous or dangerous situation.” http://pdnpulse.com/2011/11/irresponsible-miu-miu-ad-shot-by-bruce-weber-banned-in-britain.html
PHOTO: Bruce Weber


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TABLETMAG --
Rob Galbraith: “Photographer'si, a new tablet-based photography magazine launches. The inaugural issue of the new photography magazine called Photographer's i, which will be available only on tablet devices, has been published. All of the magazine's issues will be delivered through a free app, which is now available for the iPad and Android tablets. http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11667-12131

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RELEASE(S) -- One More Necessity in Your Camera Bag – Skip Cohen: “In John Harrington’s, Best Business Practices for Photographers, an incredible resource book all photographers should have in their library, dedicated a whole chapter to the releases you need for models, adults, children, property and the like. It’s such an important aspect of protecting yourself, yet new photographers, especially, don’t even think about it! Learn to know when you need one and when you don’t and always opt on the side of caution. http://goingpro2010.com/2011/11/25/one-more-necessity-in-your-camera-bag/

PRIVACY -- “Don't Post Pictures of My Kid on the Internet” Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe revisit the etiquette, and legality, of posting photographs of other people’s onlines. They decided to take a second look at the topic after listeners had strong reactions to a pervious post SOURCE: Slate; http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/manners_for_the_digital_age
TAKEAWAY: Don’t have an ‘expectation of privacy’ when you’re out in public, as Attorney Carolyn Wright is famous for saying; and we repeat it as often as possible here in PhotoStockNOTES. Unless you are physically trespassing, you have the right to freely take pictures of people and children in public places (including inside homes where you have been invited) as illustrated in this SLATE article.) Be sure to listen to the audio interview included.


30 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




The Art of Photographic Lighting,

by Eib Eibelshaeuser
A PhotoSource International Book Review


Eib Eibelshaeuser has a Master of Fine Arts degree and is currently a faculty member at the University of Applied Sciences, Duesseldorf, Germany in the Design and Photography Department.
In his book, The Art of Photographic Lighting, Eib introduces us to the different types of lighting as well as lighting theory, lighting history, and the different types of mechanical lights used in the photographic and film industry.
I particularly like the beginning of the book for its approach to both perception of light types, as well as their light history through perception -- perception examples are shown and illustrated well, with a lot of illustrated theory.
In the first section, Introduction / Light, the author introduces us to Aspects of the Perception of Light, Photographic Lighting and Perception and Gestalt Theory and then moves quickly into different types of lighting and lights themselves, with: Artificial Light, Incandescent Lamps,Nonincandescent Lamps, Movie Lights, Electroluminescence, Classic Photo Lights, Electronic Flash, Color Temperature, Color Systems, Light and Shade, and Controlling Light.
Although this is rather dry textbook type reading, the illustrations for each subject keep the reading moving along.
In the second half of the book, he goes into the different types of lighting conditions: Day, Night, Outdoors, and Indoor Conditions.
This was the more interesting part of the book and was equally well illustrated with images to match his descriptions on just about every page. He discusses such subjects as Direct Light, Hard Light, Reflections and Indirect lighting techniques that bring out just how well-thought-out and organized the book is.

This is one of the more interesting books on lighting theory that I have read. And with the illustrations that fill 99 percent of the book, it is a book that I would recommend stock photographers having in their library for an excellent reference textbook on the subject of lighting.

The Art of Photographic Lighting by Eib Eibelshaeuser and published by published by Rockynook publishers.

Rockynook, at www.rockynook.com
ISBN-13: 978-1933952758; price is $44.95; at Amazon.com $24.52

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




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BEHIND PHOTOGRAPHS

LEGENDS OF THE INDUSTRY. Remember that photo? Who took it?
For the past five years, photographer Tim Mantoani, has been making portraits of noted photographers on 20x24 Polaroid. (That’s rare in itself.)

They are placed in a book, “BEHIND PHOTOGRAPHS:.
In each case, the photographer is holding one of his/her favorite or most iconic images.
Neil Leifer's image of Muhammad Ali standing over a knocked-out Sonny Liston, Harry Benson's epic photo of The Beatles having a pillow fight and Steve McCurry's famed portrait of the Afghan Girl from the cover of National Geographic.
You remember them? At the bottom of each Polaroid, the photographer has been asked to write out a short story about their image in their own penmanship. In many cases, the text is as revealing about the photographer as the image itself. The project includes over 150 photographers.
The series has evolved to become a vehicle to preserve photographic history. While the public is familiar with many of the images, including numerous Pulitzer Prize winning photographs in this project, most viewers would not recognize the photographers who made them.

This project should become a way for future generations to not only appreciate the photography of our time, but the photographers as well.
By Tim Mantoani, Mark Murphy - Channel Photographics (2011) - Paperback - 208 pages - ISBN 0982613792 Online $35
For more information: Donetta Campbell, The BarnyardGroup,
15 Central Park West, Suite G104, New York, NY 10023
Dcampbell[at]TheBarnYardGroup[dot]com


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The Twitter Book,
2nd Edition,
by Tim O’Reilly and Sarah Milstein.

Twitter has become a sophisticated communications tool for stock photographers around the globe. This book is an updated edition, and includes all new examples, plus tips and tools readers can use to get the most out of Twitter as it works today. Whether you use Twitter to keep in touch with friends, photo editors, or to build your brand, this effective handbook can serve to get you up to speed on not only standard features but on new options and nuanced uses that can help you tweet with confidence.
For more information about the book, including table of contents and author bios, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920022336.do


Print ISBN: 9781449314200
Ebook ISBN: 9781449314194
Publisher: O’Reilly Media, 1005 Gravenstein Hiway North, Sebastopol CA 95472
(707) 827-7000
256 pages, Print: $19.99; Ebook: $15.99
orders[at]oreilly[dot]com


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TITANIC'S FINAL PHOTOGRAPHS -- “Some of the finest photographs taken of the Titanic will be featured in a new edition of Father Frank Browne’s Titanic Album which is to be launched at Cobh Heritage Centre in County Cork on Wednesday. The Jesuit's photographs were used by director James Cameron to reconstruct the ship for his 1997 blockbuster film.
TAKEAWAY: Read what happened to the man and boy in the above picture.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-15856784
PHOTO: Father Frank Browne


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GET THE MOST OUT OF IT -- Adario Strange: “Lens Dial gives your iPhone the ultimate photography kit. The latest iPhone has already been widely acknowledged as possibly the only camera you'll ever need, unless you're a DSLR fanatic. Now there's a super lens kit designed to help you get the most out of your digital point and shoot. SOURCE: dVICE; http://dvice.com/archives/2011/11/lens-dial-gives.php

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JUST LIKE PAINTING -- Markus von Luecken: “The first time I came across Computer Generated Imaging was about 4 years ago. I was so fascinated that I immediately gave up my job as advertising director with a major company in order to be able to concentrate completely on my own creative work. For me CGI is just like painting. The only limitation is your own imagination. http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2011/archives/22912
PHOTO: Markus von Luecken




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Outdoor Adventure Photographer Jerry Monkman -- Charlie Borland: “Jerry Monkman is an accomplished professional nature, adventure, and travel photographer
whose work has appeared in publications around the world. What Jerry has really carved out is a niche as a conservation photographer, photographing over 100 projects dedicated to conservation and preservation, which have resulted in the protection of several hundred thousand acres of open space across New England.” http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/11/interview-with-outdoor-adventure-photographer-jerry-monkman/
PHOTO: Jerry Monkman


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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




HAMEAU ALBER HOTEL
Inside editorial possible cover
Hameau Alber Hotel (in Chamonix France) focusing on the food, dining, wine cellar, and snowy exteriors
ONLY shots from that specific hotel
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 XXX Photo Editor
XXXXX Magazine
Winter Park, FL 32789
Email: XXXX XXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: www.XXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: August 4, 2010

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN (Specific)
Inside editorial possible cover
Horizontal
Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Specific)
Zugspitze: Germany's highest mountain and an iconic sight, from the top there are stunning 360-degree views of 400 peaks in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland (the mountain itself straddles the border w/Austria)
Zugspitzbahn: The old cog railway, it provides access to Germany's only glacier, the Schneeferner, which has its own ski area
Glacier and Eibsee cable cars: Both access the summit and the Zugspitze ski area; Glacier runs from the rail terminus, while Eibsee offers views of Eibsee Lake on the other side of the mountain
Kandahar downhill run, in the Garmisch-Classic ski area
Schloss Elmau: Luxury hotel in nearby town of Elmau
Iglu Village: Luxury igloos on the Zugspitze glacier
Joseph Naus Stub'n: Restaurant in the Hotel Zugspitze known for its local Bavarian specialties
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.
XXXXX XXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXXX Magazine
XXXXXXXXXXXX, FL 32789
Email:XXXXX XXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com \ Web: www.XXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: August 4, 2010

THE RITZ-CARLTON HIGHLANDS LAKE TAHOE
SKIING (The Northstar Resort In Lake Tahoe)
SHOPPING, DINING, OR VILLAGE SCENES FROM THE NORTHSTAR RESORT
MOODY'S BISTRO

Inside editorial possible cover
The Ritz-Carlton Highlands Lake Tahoe (interiors, exteriors, preferably wintery/snowy, should convey a luxury vibe)
Skiing the backside of Northstar, skiing Challenger, skiing Burnout -- all of those are within the Northstar Resort in Lake Tahoe
Shopping, dining, or village scenes from the Northstar Resort area in Lake Tahoe
Moody's Bistro (a restaurant in Truckee)
Please use an FTP program (like Fetch) as opposed to a browser.
Please email me to let me know you've uploaded images.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXX Magazine
XXXXXXXXXXXX, FL 32789
Email: XXXXX XXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: www.XXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: August 4, 2010







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 XXXXXXXX Assoc.. 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 XXXXXX, Editorial Associate
XXXXXX Assoc.
XXXXXXXXXX, DC 20050
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]org
Web: http://www.XXXXXXX.asp
Pay Range: $60 (Inside color) $125 Cover
Deadline: Oct. 2, 2010


INDOOR CATS
Inside, possible cover and poster use.
Vertical or horizontal format.
Indoor cats. Cats with people (adults, children, all ages); Must be within the past 3 years. We need attractive, well-groomed models in stylish, modern environments. We don't want posing "portraits," we want shots of cats and people living together. People shots shouldn't look staged or artificial.
Up to date décor is essential. Natural light is preferred.
Note: We are dedicated to cat care for responsible owners. "Before submitting any images, please look through several issues to become acquainted with the type of material we use. Safety and responsible cat care are the cornerstones of our editorial content. Therefore; images must depict clean, healthy cats (unless submitting for a particular article on unhealthy cats) and well-appointed owners, handlers or veterinarians," says photobuyer.
"Human subjects in image should reflect the diverse community of cat owners. All models must be well groomed with appropriate attire. Dark-coated cats must still have highlights in their fur, and white cats should not look over- exposed. All must be tack-sharp. Pay particular attention to the backgrounds of your subjects; avoid clutter. Use indoor situations that feature up-to-date décor. CAT FANCY maintains that responsible owners keep their cats indoors, thus any outdoor images should include a harness or enclosure, unless telling a story of strays or feral cats," says photobuyer.
No phone calls
Will be used for 12 months calendar
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges
Identify pedigreed cats by breed; identify others as shelter cats, household pets, strays or feral, as applicable.
Must be current
All submissions must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, large enough for the return of your work, with sufficient return postage.
Should we decide to retain your images for future use, we will send you a contract.
We pay following publication and buy one-time rights; the nonexclusive right to use the image in electronic media; and the nonexclusive right to use the image as well as your name, image and biographical data in advertising and promotion."
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXXX, Managing Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX, CA 92690
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com\ Web: http://www.XXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $50-100 (Inside) $100-$200 (Cover)
Deadline: Oct. 25th, 2010


OSIRIS IN THE UNDERWORLD
Inside editorial possible cover use.
Osiris in the Underworld (Sep 2011) an Egyptian god known as the
god of the the underworld and the dead.
Note: For XXXXX, a publication on - world history for grades 4 and above
Unused examples will be returned prior to publication date.
Hard copy queries ONLY, no email.
For Sept 2011 issue of XXXXXXX®, a publication covering world history (East / West).
We are looking for lively, original approaches to the subject.
Keep in mind that our magazine is aimed at youths from ages 8 to 14.
Queries may be submitted at any time, but queries sent well in advance of deadline MAY NOT BE ANSWERED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.
Go-aheads requesting material proposed in queries are usually sent five months prior to publication date.
Unused queries will be returned approximately three to four months prior to publication date.
Hard copy queries ONLY, no email.
XXXXX XXXXX, Editorial Department
XXXXXXXX PUBLISHING
XXXXXXX, NH 03458
Pay Range: $35 (Qtr), up to $100 (Full Page) (Color Inside)
$200- $250 (Cover)
Deadline: Sept 9th, 2010







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






30 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




KEYWORDS ARE THE KEY -- Paul Burwell: “I talk to a lot of photographers each year and am always curious to learn how people organize their digital photographs for later retrieval. Some come up with file naming schemes that include the subject in the title, others build elaborate electronic folder systems to help them organize their photographs by subject and/or date that the image was made. While those are perfectly valid organizational techniques, they just won’t work for me and my memory; http://bsop.ca/blog/2011/11/keywords-are-the-key/
PHOTO: Paul Burwell
TAKEAWAY: Yes,and in 2040 add another 20 years or so when you want to pass your collection on to a son or daughter or relative. Your investment in keywording now will be a welcome bonus!


30 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



“Pain from the change is less than the pain from remaining the same…”
H.T. White

30 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



1925 November 20th - Photograph from an airplane at night was taken over Rochester NY, by Lieutenant George Goddard in cooperation with the Eastman Kodak Company, which supplied a photometer by which the intensity of light was measured. The photographs were taken from a 3,000-foot altitude and showed about 3 square miles of the city's area. A light bomb was dropped which made a flash lasting but one twentieth of a second.

30 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st







LEGRIA HF S30E Flash Memory PAL Camcorder
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23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st

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23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



NOVEMBER 24th 2011


23 Nov, 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

23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st





We’ve Come

A Long Way --


And We’re Taking Advantage Of It…





Whether the number of photos in your files is large or small, it's likely you have specific photos in your stock file that certain editors at this moment are looking for.

That makes you an important resource to those specific photo editors.

And in today’s digital world, if you utilize the Internet the right way, those editors can find you and your photos.

Thanks to the global nature of the Web, photobuyers and photo researchers no longer need to look to the stock photo agency down the street for that “just right” image.
Whether a photobuyer lives in Hong Kong or Alaska, if you have a photo they need, you can make the sale.

Can you be a successful editorial stock photographer in today’s world if you’re a generalist, with photos in a variety of subject areas, all across the board? Will your sales be consistent?
It’s doubtful, especially if you place your photos with an on-line “photo warehouse.”

What's the answer?
Specialize.

When you specialize (Medicine, Teens, Auto Racing, Backpacking, Children, Model Railroading, etc.), when an editor finds you -- he or she usually represents a particular special interest, and if you have a deep selection of photos in his area, you've just met a photobuyer who will be a long-term customer for you.

A NEW WAY OF MARKETING

Today, to make your work known and accessible to buyers, you can utilize the Internet by listing descriptions of your photos in a marketing site such as the PhotoSourceBANK* (a text site used by photobuyers to find photos they need.)

As a member photographer, you have your own PhotoSourceBANK pages, where you enter keywords describing photos you have available. You then respond to the inquiries from buyers looking for the kind of photos you’ve described (keywords).

Before the Internet, stock photographers faced an uphill battle to get their work in front of buyers.
Persons with excellent photography found it difficult to publish their images on a broad scale. Yes, an occasional exhibit of their work, or an expensive ad page in a stock photo catalog or magazine, would bring in some customers -- but in most cases even those sales were lucky to be a break-even proposition.

STOCK AGENCY BLUES

Stock photo agencies in the past, were the primary marketing recourse. But everyone has heard of the stock agency blues. You placed your slides with a stock agency and many times they gathered as much "dust" there as they did in your own shoe box at home. And don’t forget the accompanying restrictions, restrictions, restrictions: "You may not place your photos with another agency; you may not withdraw your photos before five years; you receive 30% of the sale;” and so on.

How ‘bout on-line galleries? They work like this: Photographers are able to display selections of their pictures in a "mall" along with hundreds of other photographers. Photobuyers using search engines are guided to these sites, where they may find photos that will almost fit the theme of their current project.

YOUR OWN 'AGENCY'

However, as you can imagine, the competition is huge. Instead, develop your own website or blog with your specialized photos, and let the search engines do the job for buyers to find you and the category of photos they need.
Since your site may not enjoy a lot of traffic until you build a mailing list, it’s a good idea to consider also using the text marketing sites mentioned above, the PhotoSourceBANK, which does receive a great deal of traffic from photobuyers.

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

*www.photosourcebank.com



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23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



Kodak Needs Money
They're not asking for donations (yet), but if you have several hundred million dollars to invest, they'd like to sell you their Kodak Gallery (Kodak bought Ofoto in 2001). As Kodak continues to try to transform from a film company into a printer company, they continue to shed assets. They are also burning through cash and have warned investors they may run out of cash within a year. Kodak Gallery "helps users store their digital photos and print them out into scrapbooks, cards and calendars for a fee." However, the business has never been profitable, and the drop in traffic could be a deterrent to potential buyers. Over the last three years, visitor traffic has dropped from about 7 million to about 1.5 million. In fact, compared to the other major photo-sharing websites (Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa, and Shutterfly), Gallery's visitor count is way down at the bottom.

Photographer's Market 2012
If you're starting (or re-starting) out in Stock Photography, a very good resource for places to sell (remember, you're actually leasing) your photos is the latest edition of Photographer's Market. You can find it in our Bookstore at this link: http://www.photosourcefolio.com/bookstoreone.htm#1440314195. It is also available for Amazon's Kindle (and Kindle apps), where you can download and start your research in under a minute.
Included are verified listings for magazines and book publishers, greeting card companies, stock agencies, advertising firms, fine art, and more. You also get a FREE 1-year subscription to ArtistMarketOnline.com.

RoboCallers Want Your Cell Number
The Mobile Informational Call Act, sponsored by Rep. Lee Terry, would allow robocalling* to cellular devices. Currently, under the 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act, unsolicited calling to cell phones is prohibited. You don't have to be on a do-not-call list. Naturally, businesses (like banks and collection agencies) and their lobbyists are supportive, just as consumer groups are opposed. And there is another group impacted: Those on prepaid plans, where each minute incurs a cost, and those with tiered data plans. You could end up paying for unwanted cell phone calls!
*unsolicited calling to cell phones

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


23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




NOW WHAT?-- -- Slash Lane: “A new interview with the biographer of Steve Jobs reveals that before he died, the Apple co-founder had three things he wanted to reinvent: Television, textbooks and photography”. http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/11/18/


23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



The Question Mike Asked the Photo Editors:

"If a photographer, who has the kind of images you routinely are looking for, offers a free monthly e-mail newsletter, would you sign up?"


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


Mike's Comment:

Is it worth it?
Yes it is.
There are some big caveats that
are very important to keep in mind.

When you send out a newsletter
you are on some level acting
as a publisher.

Keeping that in mind,
look at the publications
that you like to read.

What is it in these publications
(the theme) that draws your interest?

Stories about the writer's
latest family vacation or
an informative piece on
whatever the subject of
the publication is?

In writing – especially
in the newsletter format,
– brevity is clarity.
Keep articles short
and to the point.


Never add anything as
pointless filler.
Constantly keep your readers
in front of your eyes when
you write.
You don't write to entertain yourself,
you write for your readers.

It is essential to make
it easy for people to get in touch
with you.
Spend time on the design.
Keep it simple,
easy to navigate and readable.

Again, picture your readers in front of you.
Use a business-looking format.
You might love kittens but the chances are
that most of your readers
are (hopefully) photobuyers with a
professional interest in your photos
and not much else.
Keep that in mind and
for more information on this specific area,
check out former Sidebar articles in PhotoStockNOTES.



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.



23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



Name: David O'Neil

Phone: 250-386-5666

Email: donebc[at]yahoo[dot]com

Dates#1: Dec 3-28, 2011

Destination#1: Bali, various Island locations (not Kuta Beach area)

Dates#2: Dec 31-March 30

Destination#2: India, Chennai, Varanasi, then various locations

Comments: For images from previous trips to India please see
http://daveindia.blogspot.com


23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



CAN YOU FIX IT IN PHOTOSHOP? -- 21 Readers Tell What they Wish They’d Known about Photography – Darren Rowse: “Over the weekend I asked our Facebook page a quick question about what they wish they’d known when they first started out in photography. I gave them a 50 word limit an over the next 48 hours hundreds of great tips came in..” http://www.digital-photography-school.com/21-readers-tell-what-they-wish-theyd-known-about-photography
PHOTO John Corvera


A COMMERCIAL AS TEACHER -- What Car Commercials Can Teach You About Marketing Your Photography Business. Scott Bourne: “Marketing should be about storytelling. In this case, Chevrolet – a division of General Motors, is using brand storytelling. They are selling an experience, a memory a story. Four video examples:” SOURCE: GoingPro; http://goingpro2010.com/2011/11/15/what-car-commercials-can-teach-you-about-marketing-your-photography-business/
TAKEAWAY: Editorial stock photography gives you the opportunity to share your vision of the world with others.


AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY. -- Rob Neil : “Aviation photography provides an opportunity for even beginning photographers to capture unique images. Good aviation photography, however, requires a degree of technical know-how as well as basic knowledge of the principles of flight. http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4293153502/aviation-photography
PHOTO: Rob Neil


23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




PROFILE: Johannes Kick -- “I was born in Weiden, Germany, in 1985. I studied in Zittau where I am still living. I work for a software company, so I am not a full-time photographer.”
http://shootthestreet.com/post/12739879825/photographer-profile-johannes-kick
PHOTO: Johannes Kick


23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



MARKETING TIP: As a stock photographer, you will rarely need a model release when taking pictures of people in public. (When those pictures are used editorially, as opposed to use for advertising, endorsement, etc.) Book and magazine editors fiercely protect their First Amendment rights, which allow us to know what’s going around us via the Internet, the printed word and the photograph. Don’t be confused by service photography (advertising, commercial use of pictures) – advertising use does require model releases.

23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st





Look around. How often do you see
PEOPLE in book and magazine photos?
Pretty much always, right?

Are you shy? Afraid to ask someone
to be in your photo?

Here's how to get people to be in your photos.

click above to find out how

Ask about our
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23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



WINDFALL -- Opportunity to Claim Unpaid Royalties. – SOURCE: Authors Coalition of America, LLC (“ACA”). The organization has identified a number of American photographers and illustrators who may be due royalty payments from non-U.S. sources. These royalties have been received to compensate authors for the foreign reprographic use of U.S. copyrighted materials. http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2011/11/attention-opportunity-to-claim-unpaid-royalties/


TAKE-IT-OR-LEAVE-IT -- Getty Cuts Pay for Editorial Contributors – David Walker: “Getty has announced a take-it-or-leave-it rate cut for its editorial contributors under a new contract that specifies 35 percent royalties for all sales. Under current contracts that will soon expire, Getty pays photographers 50 percent for some sales, and 35 percent for others. Photographers who don’t sign the contract will be terminated when their current contracts expire.
http://pdnpulse.com/2011/11/getty-cuts-pay-for-editorial-contributors.html


23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




Gretchen has a photo of her Dad she would like to publish as a product. She didn't take the picture, someone else did. Would this be copyright infringement? See the answer on the Kracker Barrel.

You'll find it at
http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11239



23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



FOR SALE, AGAIN -- , The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Eastman Kodak Co is trying to sell its online photo-sharing unit. Shares of the struggling photography company rose almost 8 percent.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/17/us-eastmankodak-idUSTRE7AG22H20111117


23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




FIRST ONE -- Microstock Expo – 'My Experience Creating an Industry Conference' – Lee Torrens: “The first Microstock Expo took place in Berlin, Germany earlier this month, produced by Amos Struck and myself. Attended by over 150 people, 20 microstock agencies, 12 traditional agencies and 8 service providers, the room was jumping!”. http://www.microstockdiaries.com/microstock-expo-my-experience-creating-an-industry-conference.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MicrostockDiaries+%28Microstock+Diaries%29

23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




RAVE REVIEWS -- Moffly Media Launches Fairfield Living Magazine to Rave Reviews. The premiere issue, on newsstands now, joins the company's titles: four regional publications— Greenwich, New Canaan - Darien, Stamford and Westport—as well as its home-design publication, At Home in Fairfield County. SOURCE: Gabriella Mays ; http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/15/4056090/moffly-media-launches-fairfield.html


23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




POSSIBLE GANGSTER LINK. A unit from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's organized crime division has joined an investigation into an accounting scam at Japan's disgraced Olympus Corp, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday, in a sign that the scandal could widen.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/18/us-olympus-idUSTRE7AH03O20111118?


23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



J’ACCUSE -- Photo Attorney Receives a DMCA Take Down Notice! – Updated – Carolyn Wright: “As a photographer, author, and copyright attorney, I’ve prepared and sent for myself and on my clients’ behalf many DMCA Take Down Notices. So you can imagine my surprise when I received an email from Go Daddy today stating that someone had reported that I had infringed his copyright. Go Daddy took down my entire wildlife photography website normally located at www.vividwildlife.com ! http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=3247
TAKEAWAY: Cool, Calm Carolyn shows us how to handle a false accusation (copyright infringement).


THE PROBLEM WITH CC -- Creative Commons Effect on Photo Licensing – Dan Heller: “What the CC has done is create a legally legitimate infrastructure for those who freely share copyrighted works. Before CC, such activity was technically an infringement, because the publication of creative works requires consent of copyright holders. CC clears up that technicality, which is great. But it has inadvertently given people the impression that it has affected the licensing industry's pricing structures. http://danheller.blogspot.com/2011/11/creative-commons-effect-on-photo.html



23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




Possible Copyright Infringement

Small Claims Alternative



The Copyright Office has been asked by Congress to study the obstacles which face small copyright claims disputes and whether there can be alternatives to provide real justice in such situations.

This is in response to the recognition that not all copyright owners have the same resources to bring a copyright infringement lawsuit in Federal Court to protect their interests given the fact that such litigation may require substantial time, money and effort.

This is particularly so where the infringement has caused a relatively small amount of economic damage to the copyright owner and where statutory damages and attorneys’ fees may not be available at all or cannot be recovered until after the copyright owner has engaged in a potentially long court battle that requires the copyright owner to advance the costs as they are incurred.

Accordingly the Copyright Office is now undertaking a study to:

1. Assess the extent to which authors and other copyright owners are effectively prevented from seeking relief in Federal Court from infringements due to the effective constraints in the current system; and

2. Furnish specific recommendations, as appropriate, for changes in administrative, regulatory, and statutory authority that will improve the adjudication of small copyright claims and thereby enable all copyright owners to more fully realize the promise of exclusive rights enshrined in our Constitution.

The initial Notice of Inquiry from the Copyright Office seeks comments from the general public and copyright owners on how copyright owners have

-- handled these small copyright claims in the past,
-- the obstacles they have encountered,
-- the benefits of using Federal District Courts to adjudicate these claims,
-- and any potential alternatives to the current legal system that could better accommodate these claims.
The Copyright Office expects, over the next two years, to seek additional comments, conduct roundtables or hearings and generally meet with those persons who have an interest.


The Notice of Inquiry is now available at www.copyright.gov/docs/smallclaims/, where you can find a submission form to submit comments.
The deadline for comments on this round is January 16, 2012.

I encourage all of you who have had experiences in copyright infringement claims of relatively small economic value to submit your comments in an attempt to try and fix the system.

This is certainly a welcome development for photographers and other copyright owners who have been faced with the inability to effectively pursue copyright infringements because of the cost of pursuing claims of relatively small amounts.

© 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 .


23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st





Can you answer these questions?

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

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

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

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

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In the economy we find ourselves in now, you’re probably looking for ways to sell those quality “extras” you’ve taken over the years. Or maybe you’re a pro and would like to learn how to find even more outlets for your images.

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23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




PEPPER PARTY -- Carlos Miller: “Why This Is The Most Iconic Image Of Occupy Movement ... So Far. In a week that produced several “iconic” images from Occupy protests throughout the country, the above photo is easily the most iconic and not just because of the blatant way the cop is pepper spraying the non-resistant students.”.
http://www.pixiq.com/article/why-this-is-the-most-iconic-image-of-occupy-movement-so-far
PHOTO: Louise Macabitas


23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



NEARLY FORGOTTEN. Photographer captures history. Brad Newman: “Richardson’s first book, a self-published collection of images from U.S. Route 66, embodies the photographer’s propensity for the nearly forgotten. ‘I wanted to show the road as it might have looked decades ago, in its heyday,’” Richardson said”..
http://amarillo.com/lifestyle/arts/2011-11-18/photographer-captures-history


THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPH -- David Gewirtz: “If you look carefully, you can see the outbuildings, courtyard, trees, and surrounding landscape as Nicephore saw it through his window, all the way back in 1826. And the rest is history. SOURCE: Zdnet; http://www.zdnet.com/blog/diy-it/the-story-of-the-first-photograph/288

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PRO PRAISE -- Need a Camera? Try the Iphone. Professional photographer Annie Leibovitz is singing the praises of the iPhone’s camera, joining the thousands of people who have turned to mobile devices for their basic photography needs.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mobiledia/2011/11/18/need-a-camera-try-the-iphone/
TAKEAWAY: (Save this announcement, but don't show it to my advertisers!) If you are an editorial stock photographer or a semi-pro photojournalist, DO NOT buy a DSLR. If magazines, newspaper and book publishers are your target, an iPhone5 will do the job. Wait 'til the #6 is out, you'll hear fellow editorial photographers asking, "What's a DSLR?". -RE

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SHOOTING FOR CHANGE -- James Estrin: “Antonio Amendola has harnessed the fervor of socially concerned amateur photographers to create Shoot 4 Change, a nonprofit that digs into social issues through photography.
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/shoot-local-think-global/


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Pieter Hugo photographs the lingering legacy of the Rwanda genocide.
SeanO’Hagan:”The still-visible aftermath of the 1994 atrocities forms the focus of one of Hugo's projects, in which he challenges the camera's power to portray things as they really are.” SOURCE: The Guardian; http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/nov/16/pieter-hugo-photographs-rwanda-genocide?newsfeed=true


TAKE THIS JOB AND..........! Ansel Adams Didn't Like His Job Either. Erik Hayden: "Life Magazine, the sadly-not-in-print American photo-magazine that still offers amazing online galleries, has published a very clickable 20 Worst Covers slideshow: and we were surprised to see that one those covers was listed as being photographed by a young Ansel Adams.
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2011/11/ansel-adams-didnt-his-job-either/45054/
PHOTO: Ansel Adams
TAKEAWAY: There’s creative photography, and there’s not-so-creative photography. Editorial stock photography gives you the opportunity to make the pictures you want to in a specialty you love; plus partner with companies that need your category of stock photos.


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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




BEAUTIFUL SCENICS (specific)
Inside editorial possible cover
Horizontal
New Ireland, Papua New Guinea
Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles
Praslin, Seychelles
Cape Verde
Bioko, Equatorial Guinea (west coast Africa)
Islas Murcielagos (Bat Islands), Costa Rica
Please use an FTP program (like Fetch) as opposed to a browser.
Please email me to let me know you've uploaded images.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails
(no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be
viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In
the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital
scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXX Photo Editor
XXXXXX Magazine
XXXXXXXX Park, FL 32789
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: www.XXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: August 1st, 2010

KNITTING (specific)
Inside
Knitting
Austrian twisted-stitch knitting
Kunst lace
scoggers/hoggers
natural dyeplants such as woad, stonemoss, madder
Lopi sweater
Komi mittens
anything knit-related from China
Cowichan sweater
Thrummed mittens
Faroe Islands knitting
Note: for book: Knitting Around the World.
Please put PHOTOSOURCE in the subject line
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails
(no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be
viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In
the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital
scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXX, Photo Researcher
XXXX PUBLISHING COMPANY
ZXXXXXXXXXX MN 55401
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $100 + (depends on number of photos used.)
Deadline: August 6th, 2010

PEOPLE WORKING ON OR PLAYING IN THE OCEAN
Calendar
People working on or playing in the ocean. Photos must have some
relationships to the oceans tides. Examples of previously published tide
calendars can be seen at this hidden page: http://www.XXXXXX.htm
Note: For our Southern California Tide Calendar and Hawaiian Tide Calendar
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox" "No phone calls, please", says
photobuyer. email of thumbnail scans
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails
(no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be
viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In
the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital
scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXX XXXX President
XXXXX CO LTD
Waipahu, HI 96797
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]net
Web: http://www.XXXXXXX.net
Pay Range: $150 per photo
Deadline: August 10th, 2010




TOURIST ATTRACTIONS WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK
Post card usage.
Tourist attractions of Western and Central New York; museums,
historic sites, restorations, recreation, beach scenes, sailing,
skiing,
boutiques, dining.
Note: Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
Sample digital preview scans accepted.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails
(no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be
viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In
the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital
scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.

XXXXXX PRESS
XXXXXXXXXXX, NY 14626
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]net \
Web: htpp://www.XXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $50 - $100
Deadline: Oct. 1st, 2010


ALL TRAVEL DESTINATIONS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
Inside editorial, possible cover
All travel destinations throughout the world:
1.) People
2.) Animals
3.) Beaches
4.) Scenics
5.) Ruins
6.) Hotels
7.) Attractions
Note: 300 DPI Tif images or 35mm slides requested.
Mailed submissions accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails
(no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be
viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In
the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital
scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXX Art Director
XXXXXX MAGAZINE
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $25 (Quarter) $150 (Cover)
Deadline: Oct. 10th, 2010


WHO DID WHAT IN COLONIAL TIMES?
Inside editorial possible cover
Who Did What in Colonial Times? (Sep 2011): Continuing our
on-going series examining how things were made and done long ago.
Note: For use in our Sept 2011 magazine XXXXXX. Keep in mind XXXXXX is a
non-fiction social studies magazine for children ages 8 and up, their
parents and teachers. Examples may be submitted at any time, Unused examples
will be returned prior to publication date. E-mail preferred, remember to
list your submission example(s) in the body of your e-mail.
E-mail queries are preferred. To avoid problems in downloading attachments,
always include your query in the body of the email.
Queries may be submitted at any time before the deadline, but queries sent
well in advance of deadline MAY NOT BE ANSWERED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.
Assignments are made approximately one month before manuscripts are due.
Due to the large volume of queries we receive, we are no longer able to
notify those who queries are not selected for assignment. If you wish to
check on the status of your query, please e-mail Associate Editor XXXXXX
XXXXXX (XXXXXXX@verizon.net) no earlier than one month after the query due
date.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails
(no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be
viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In
the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital
scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXX, Editor
XXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXX, NY 10028
Email: XXXXXXX[at]gmail[dot]com http://www.XXXXXX.html
Pay Range: $25 (Qtr) - $100 (Full) - Color
Deadline: Oct 15th, 2010







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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CAPTIONING –NOT -- Stephen Sidlo: “Over the last week we have had a few reporters who have reported issues with captioning when publishers have amended their work. As the head publisher at Demotix, this is where we stand. SOURCE: Demotix ; http://www.demotix.com/blog/926912/avoiding-captioning-frustrations
TAKEAWAY: What is Demotix? It's an agency for any photojournalist who wants to roam the world and find out where -the action- is. You'll probably work with an iPhone that can send your images and captions directly to Demotix who will transmit them to potential buyers worldwide. You get get a commission.

GET TRAFFIC -- Websites using alt tags in their Home Page photos gain more traffic Nowadays SEO is really an important element in websites ranking. Sometimes we spend time to optimize our websites or blogs for search engines like Google using some kind of keyword research tool to obtain the top searched keywords within our niche. However, lots of people make the mistake of focusing only on text, title tags, meta descriptions, meta keywords and post tags. But if you do not take time to put a couple of relevant images with an optimized filename, (ALT text), and title text, you can be missing a large number of potential visitors each and every month. An alt tagged image is a backlink to your page. So make the alt tags of niche(s)you’re interested in. SOURCE: neojit;http://yoursinfo.com/image-alt-tag-using-websites-gain-more-traffic/



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“Freelancing is like being a soldier. It’s always a battle. Some days you’re winning and euphoric. Other days you’re losing and despondent. I guess you just have to love the battle. After you’re gone and 6 feet under will you know if you’ve been a success or not.
– H.T. White


23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



1850 – Daguerreian Journal, a 32-page photography magazine, was first published in New York City, and sold for 25 cents.

1993 – The first issue of PhotoStockNotes appeared.


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NOVEMBER 17th 2011


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Build

A Memorable Photo


-- using three

important "E"lements




Most editorial photographers approach their stock photography with a mission.

They have a point of view or a story to tell. They want to change people's minds or offer new insights about the environment, preservation, pets, religion, politics, alcoholism, civil rights, schools, and so on.

In a sense, they want to educate the public.

But educating the public to your way of thinking is a lost cause if you approach your mission solely with logic. As the saying goes, "Don't clutter this argument with the facts."

Plain logic very often does not win arguments. Psychologists tell us that how you say something (your body language, tone of voice, your facial expression, etc.) is much more convincing than what you say (the words).

With that in mind, when you’re ready to click your shutter, be ready to incorporate these three important "E's":


EVOKE A MOOD


How does this apply to your stock photography? As a stock photographer, you don't "take" pictures, you "make" pictures.

In order to be convincing, your images must go beyond the visual representation of what you are depicting. In order to reach and to appeal to the widest possible audience, your pictures should evoke a mood.
A portrait of a cat, yes, evokes a mood, but a picture of a cat with a sore paw being attended to by a young teenager evokes a much stronger mood; i.e. conveys emotion.

They say the Super Bowl enjoys a TV viewing audience of 250 million. The Academy Awards presentation attracts an amazing ten times that amount. The broadcasts of the funerals of Mother Teresa, Princess Diana, and Michael Jackson drew even more.

And why is this information important to you? It reminds you that your photos not only have to be of top photographic quality, they must have emotion or entertaining value, to appeal to viewers.

Your viewers are interested in not only what information you can impart, but how you make them feel. Photo editors recognize this and will always choose a photo that allows readers to "read into a photo" over one that simply documents a landscape, a dramatic event, or disaster. Emotion, then, is an important element in each of your stock photos.

ENTERTAIN

The world loves an entertainer, be it a sports figure, singer, movie star, author, politician, or daredevil.

As a creative stock photographer, you have the opportunity to weave an entertainment value into your pictures. There are plenty of ways to entertain your viewers through the use of color, humor, style, innuendo, and graphics.

I once talked with Richard Steedman, founder and director of what was one of New York's largest stock photo agencies, THE STOCK MARKET. When we discussed the "Information Age" we live in, he said, "No, it's not the Information Age, it's the 'Entertainment Age.'" What he meant by that, I think, is that we all value entertainment; it has a high priority in our lives; and today's world has more sophisticated sources of entertainment available to broader numbers of people than ever before.

Entertainment can be an escape from the woes of the world or from the doldrums, offers a break from routine, a light counterpoint to one’s responsibilities, an antidote. If your stock photography is entertaining, it increases its effectiveness and eventually its market value.

EXCELLENCE

The final "E" is Excellence. Without excellent technical quality, composition, and design, your stock photos will be shut out from sales. Study photos that appeal to you in your area(s) of specialization. Figure out how the photographer achieved his/her excellent results. Use top-quality optics to evoke mood and entertain, and you'll produce winning stock photography.

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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Mike asks the photobuyer...



What are some of the things that will get you to come back to an editorial stock photographer's website again and again?

They respond:


“Just good organization and captions...”

“Searchability”

“Well-thought out search capability with searchable keywords that include location and Latin names for animals and plants within the frame. And photos in standard jpg format which can be saved to my desktop. Further, the file-names should include the photo's file number, and have complete description (species, location, season etc.) in the photometadata.”

“Good keyword search, unwatermarked comps with easy download.”

“Put up the whole selection, outtakes and everything, so I can choose exactly what I want!”

“Targeted pictures

“Reliable search capabilities. The content that I need. Good customer service – quick turn-around of replies to any queries I have; assistance I need.”

“Search, contact info, labeled galleries, as much stock as possible, easy navigation. Don't bother me with your philosophy, etc. Just show me your photos!”


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




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Name: Jim Bushelle

Phone: 608-755-1828

Email: jim[at]bushellephotography[dot]com

Dates#1: 16 - 21 November 2011

Destination#1: Leon Mexico

Comments: I am heading to Leon Mexico to Festival Del Globo. The worlds
second largest hot air balloon event


16 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



Photographers, Learn How to Build a WordPress Website – Terri Stone: Do you want to get your photographic portfolio online but aren't sure how? From November 29 through December 1, CreativeLive is offering the webinar WordPress for Photographers. As is usual for this training company, you can attend the online workshop as it happens without paying a cent. http://www.creativepro.com/article/photographers-learn-how-build-wordpress-website

16 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




OCCUPY SOTHBY’s? -- And you thought there was no money to be made in photography ? Well, you were wrong , there is and it doesn’t involve taking exclusive pictures of Angelina Jolie’s new twins. In fact, it looks more like it involves taking pictures of the most boring things, blowing them big and putting the whole thing signed up for auction at Sotheby’s.
http://blog.melchersystem.com/2011/11/10/for-whom-the-mallet-falls/
Also: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57323385/gursky-photo-sets-$4.3m-auction-record/
PHOTO: Andreas Gursky


ENTREPRENEUR -- Ben Yakes: “Did Metro New York Manipulate OWS Photographer For Front Page Controversy? Metro New York ran a front page story this morning on photographer Andrew Piccone, whose first gallery show, “Faces of Occupy Wall Street,” opens tonight at the Frontrunner gallery in TriBeCa. Piccone was grateful for the attention for what may be the first Occupy Wall Street-related gallery opening in the city—but was surprised to find himself portrayed as an opportunist trying to profit off of OWS.
http://gothamist.com/2011/11/10/did_metro_new_york_manipulate_ows_p.php


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NEW FREEDOM IN U.K. – Olivier Laurent: “A new set of guidelines has been published for security guards, who, in an increasing number of cases, have been accused of preventing professional photographers from working in public places.
Security guards have no right to prevent street photography,’ says Home OfficeMore than a year after Home Secretary Theresa May launched a review of the UK's counter-terrorims and security powers,
Read more: http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2123186/-security-guards-prevent-street-photography-home-office


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ALL RIGHTS? SHOULD YOU SELL THEM? Only if the fee is substantial enough to justify you giving up your resale rights. What to charge? Usually three or four times the fee you would charge that same market for one-time use for the same picture. Writers, by the way, for all rights generally charge half again as much as the same market would pay for first rights (for an article), if the market is in the top fee range; for a market in the middle or lower ranges their fee for all rights is two to three times the first-rights.

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It's time to start getting your photos
published (and paid for) in your
favorite magazines.


Have you noticed that magazine editors look for photos that contain a lot of information about the subject matter of their publication?

You can "build" a photo by remembering to include this kind of information into your photo.

Learn how to "build a photo" from this lesson from, "How to Market Your Photos."

Click on the arrow above





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NICKLE & DIME -- Craig Oppenheimer: “Flat Rate Magazine Contracts.
We're increasingly seeing publications prefer to pay flat fees for magazine photo shoots. While working this way can keep the costs predictable for the client, it puts all the financial risk on the photographer.. SOURCE: Aphotoeditor. http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2011/11/08/real-world-estimates-flat-rate-magazine-contracts/


YARDSTICK -- Measuring Social Media Influence: Klout – Allen Murabayashi: “As we’ve pointed out before, understanding whether your social media activity is really working for you is pretty important to ensure you’re not wasting your time. The third party service, Klout, has come up with ways to measure your Twitter success, and all you have to do is login with Twitter, which grants them access to your account.” http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/11/measuring-social-media-influence-klout/



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Branding Your Photography Business – Matt Dutile How a business presents itself can be the difference between success and failure. Photographers are no exception to this rule. From logo to business cards, website to social media pages, portfolio to promo piece – all affect a buyer’s decision whether to work with you or not”. http://www.digital-photography-school.com/ready-branding-your-photography-business-part-1-logos

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ROAMING ITALY -- James Brandon: “I was fortunate enough to go and shoot a wedding in Italy for a long time client and now friend. I brought my wife along with me and made a nice little extended vacation out of the trip and it was incredible. I’ve picked up quite a few travel tips over the years and I learned a few more on this most recent trip. So, I thought I’d compile a short list of some of the more important ones here”.. http://www.digital-photography-school.com/lessons-learned-from-my-trip-to-italy
PHOTO: James Brandon


PHOTO TIPS FOR TRAVELERS -- Rick Steves: “Every year I ask myself whether it's worth the worry and expense of mixing photography with my travels. Then, after I see my images and re-live my trip through them, the answer is always "Yes!" Here are some tips and lessons that I've learned from the photographic school of hard knocks.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/ricksteveseurope/2016716631_websteves08.html
PHOTO: Dominic Bonuccelli


16 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



STILL ALIVE -- Kodak's 3Q to offer insight into cash woes Kodak has been struggling to make headway in its decade-long transformation into a profitable player in digital photography and printing. It has posted only one annual profit since 2004 and doesn't expect to cross back to profitability until sometime in 2012.
http://news.yahoo.com/kodaks-3q-offer-insight-cash-woes-163723640.html

COVERUP -- Olympus admits to hiding losses for two decades Olympus admitted today to hiding losses from its investors with acquisitions over two decades, and now the company’s largest shareholder outside of Japan is demanding the resignation of the entire board of directors.
http://venturebeat.com/2011/11/08/olympus-admits-to-hiding-losses-for-two-decades/
TAKEAWAY: Photos don’t lie but camera manufacturers can.

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SUNDOWN FOR MICROSTOCK? -- One opinion. AtomicGirl on Wizzley: “ Is microstock photography worth it? Everywhere you go, there are people crowing about the lucrativeness of ‘making money with your photographs’. The pitch is always the same-- just grab your camera, start submitting some great shots, and the world will be your oyster.” SOURCE: Atomic Girl; http://wizzley.com/is-microstock-photography-worth-it/
TAKEAWAY: The kind of photos that photobuyers need to buy are not the kind that will win photo contests for you. And they are not the proud photos you want to show your granchildren a couple decades from today.
The reward for microstock is the dollars. But, with more and more photographers jumping on board the online galleries, it makes for less and less opportunity to sell, and sometimes less and less money to be paid for your photos -like $1 each, or less. Something has to change. Microstock is becoming an embarassment to the field of photography. -RE



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BIG VS. SMALL – Richard Harrington: “The Impact of the Camera Phone and Citizen Journalism. Let’s accept thata modern smartphone has a camera that is technically capable of producing an image that is usable by most news and editorial outlets. Here’s what smartphones have that most DSLRs do not. http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2011/11/the-impact-of-the-camera-phone-and-citizen-journalism/
TAKEAWAY: It used to be, a freelance photojournalist with his DSLR would enter a room and people would pay attention. Girls would sit up straight, teens would brush back hair from their eyes, and mothers would sit down and put the toddler on her lap. Freelance photographers, especially if they had a second DSLR slung over their shoulder, were accorded a special place in yesterday’s society. Not so anymore. Today, a photojournalist with a good eye, need carry no more than a smartphone anymore…like a Swiss Army Knife or a pocket watch in the last century, (so what else’s new?) you melt into a crowd of others who are eager to compare their own technology purchase with you. Step aside Nikon and Canon. –RE

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ARLINGTON gets its own glossy magazine. Arlington Magazine launched late last month. The most recent issue was a fat 336 pages, Arlington Magazine publisher Greg Hamilton said this week.SOURCE: Tom Jackson;
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-state-of-nova/post/arlington-gets-its-own-glossy-magazine/2011/11/10/gIQA53jpAN_blog.html


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PHILIPPINO PHOTOGRAPHERS PROTEST -- From Jeannette I. Andrade and Jerome Aning: “More than 100 photographers recently marched to Manila’s Rizal
Park
to denounce a policy by park custodians requiring commercial photographers to pay fees if they want to shoot pictures in the park, and also protest against supposed discrimination against Filipino photo-shooters. http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/92475/photographers-snap-at-rizal-park-execs-for-%e2%80%98no-shoot%e2%80%99-rule
PHOTO Nino Jesus Orbeta/Inquirer

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EASY & ALMOST FREE -- David Walker: “TV Networks Play Fast and Loose with Photographers' Copyrights.. A flurry of recent copyright claims against TV networks for unauthorized use of still photographs raises an obvious question: Why are media corporations with a self-interest in protecting the principles of copyright so reckless with the copyrights of others? Is it a matter of business expedience—i.e., fighting lawsuits is easier and cheaper than purchasing licenses? Is Big Media giving in to the “information wants to be free” anarchy? http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/news/TV-Networks-Play-Fas-3951.shtml



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A PhotoSource International book review...



One of the most important factors that photographers can control in their images is the lighting.


In this book, John Siskin,CONTROLLING STROBE LIGHTING,shows you how to choose the right strobe light sources and modifiers for the looks you want to create, implement them effectively on a shoot, and produce images you’ll be proud to share.

Siskin begins with an overview of the physics of lighting and the basics of strobe lighting gear, including tips for building a lighting kit.
Next, he moves on to techniques for getting the right exposure with strobe lighting and triggering you studio strobes with sync cords, radio and optical slaves, or infrared control systems.
UNDERSTANDING AND CONTROLLING STROBE LIGHTING
By John Siskin


LEARN TO PREVISUALIZE AN IMAGE,THEN CREATE THE LIGHTING YOU NEED TO ACHIEVE YOUR OBJECTIVE


· Features
o Using umbrellas, softboxes, light panels, beauty dishes, and more to soften the lighting for a gentle look
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o Techniques for outstanding images with just one light
o Lighting design techniques for product and tabletop photography
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· About the Author
John Siskin is a professional commercial and fine-art photographer whose images have appeared in Photo Techniques, ViewCamera, and Rangefinder magazines.· BOOK SPECS
$34.95 list, 81/2”x11”, 128p, 275 full-color photos, ISBN 978-1-60895-242-7, Order no. 1927.

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BIKING -- Mchael Mikisson: “Author and Tucson bicycle photographer Matha Retallick is at it again. Never one to be without her camera at a bike event, Retallick has assembled some of her bicycle photography into a book. You may remember this post about the book she wrote about bicycling in all 50 states.”
http://tucsonvelo.com/news/local-photograhper-selling-book-of-bicycle-photos/10594



16 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



How To Make The Marketable Picture . . . .


Thanks for the Memories!


--The summer season is over, did you get some good 'outdoors' photos? Remember, your goal is to “make” a picture, not “take” a picture. You can tell a story with a single photo if you use these suggestions.

(1)


Do pictures like this come by accident? Sometimes.

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

Here’s how.

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

Background + People + Symbol + Involvement

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

(2)


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


(3)



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


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

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




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


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

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16 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




NOT ALLOWED -- Caros Miller: “Cops Tell Man He's "Not Allowed To Take Photos Of A Collision Scene." An Arizona man who walked on a freeway to photograph a collision was detained by police who told him he was “not allowed to take photos of a collision scene.” The cops are wrong, of course, because there is no law against photographing a collision scene.
http://www.pixiq.com/article/cops-tell-man-no-photos-of-collision-scene


16 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



IT’S NOT FAULTLESS -- Bill Husted : "The smallest glitches can ruin your digital photography experience. There are plenty of wonderful things to say about digital photography. But we won't say any of them today. Instead, we'll talk about how a digital camera can lead you to disaster in a snap. SOURCE: Palm Bach POST
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/money/smallest-glitches-can-ruin-digital-photography-1963496.html



16 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



GETTING PAID -- Charlie Borland: Why You Should Always Get Paid Up Front – Making a sale is really only a ‘promise of a sale’ until the money is sitting in your account. So what you want to do it make it easy for the clients to do business with you while insisting you get paid up front. My steps to making the sale: http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/11/why-you-should-always-get-paid-up-front/

16 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




Brooks Potteiger: “So what type of photography do I do? I guess I’m still trying to figure out “what that looks like”. My desire is to hopefully bring a little piece of the kingdom of heaven to Earth through it, and to use it to show people the good work that is being done throughout the world.: SOURCE: Scott Kelby ; http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2011/archives/22633
PHOTO: Brooks Potteiger


SPECIALIST -- Dom Romney quit a short career as a newspaper photographer two years ago to follow his passion for motor sports photography, which covers “anything with an engine—bikes, boats, planes—but mostly cars,” he says. He won the 2009 young photographer of the year award at the age of 20 from the UK’s Motor Sports Association. Based in Stansted, England, Romney also shoots nonmotorized sports.
http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/Whats-Your-Specialt-3986.shtml
PHOTO: Don Romney

WITH CAMERA, IRAQI BOY CELEBRATES LIFE -- Dan Zak: “He is 8, he was born into war, raised on
instability and began to take photos in kindergarten. He said he likes to document life — an earnest hobby in a society that’s generated iconic photos of death ever since he was born.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/with-camera-iraqi-boy-celebrates-life/2011/11/04/gIQATzAtzM_story.html


16 Nov, 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






GOLF COURSES (specific)
Inside
Golf courses
Loew's Ventana Canyon, Westin La Paloma and Marriott
Star Pass
Note: Sample digital preview scans accepted.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXXX, Owner
XXXXXXXX Magazine
Email: info[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]net \ Web: http://www.XXXXXX.net
Pay Range: $100 (décor use)
Deadline: July 26th 2010

LEMON SHARKS
Inside editorial possible cover
Lemon sharks (preferably in Bimini)
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.
XXXXX XXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXXX Magazine
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, FL 32789
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com \ Web: www.XXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: July 30th 2010

DINING OR ENTERTAINMENT ON BOARD A CRUISE SHIP.
Cover
Dining or entertainment on board a cruise ship. Must illustrate the story's concept of cruising as a good vacation value. NO sports/activities. Can be people relaxing poolside.
Note: For the cover of Sept/Oct XXXXXXX Magazine.
MUST BE: From one of these lines: RCI, Holland America, Princess, Celebrity-NO CARNIVAL SHOTS. This is the short list, folks, and we have to work within the lines. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Pays no research fees.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
E-mail before submitting,
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXXX, Managing Editor
xxxxxx, MO 63141
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: www.XXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $500 - $600 (Cover)
Deadline: July 30th 2010




SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGES.

For magazine illustration; possible cover
Secrets of successful marriages, e.g. couples holding hands, going out to eat, happing-looking while talking, etc.
Note: 'We're always looking for ethnic, age and religious mixes as well as people with disabilities. Please send dupes instead of originals," says photobuyer.
Include SASE for return of submissions.
Please Include model release.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXXX, Managing Editor
XXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
xxxxxxxxxxxx, MN 55120-1497
Email: editor[at]XXXXXXX[dot]org
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXX.org

Pay Range: $30 (Inside) $50 (Cover)
Deadline: September 15th 2010

SOUTH-WEST FLORIDA

Inside editorial usage
South-west Florida
Looking for Captured moment in time. Something that reflects life in South West Florida. Can be; humorous, powerful, strangely unique, authoratively eccentric. People doing interesting and/or inventively interactive things such as; sport related moments, sophisticated and/or brutal and real environmental shots.
Note: 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, Asst Art Director

xxxxxxxx, FL 34108
Email: XXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $50 - $200 (Qtr - Double Page)
Deadline: Sept 30th 2010


MINORITY GROUPS IN PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE
Inside editorial possible cover
Vertical
Minority groups in PROFESSIONAL workplace, dressed professionally, college educated. "Looking for people with disabilities, Native American, Asian American, African American, Hispanic and women."
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting
Sample digital preview scans accepted
Email only
Color only
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX XXXXX, Executive Editor
XXXXX PUBLICATIONS INC
Melville, NY 11747
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXX[dot]com
Color
Pay Range: $50 (Inside) $200 (Cover)
Deadline: Oct. 23rd 2010







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





16 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




DIFFERENT THINKING -- David Gonzalez: “15 Years That Changed Photography. Sixty years ago this week, the Photo League fell victim to Cold War witch hunts and blacklists, closing its doors after 15 intense years of photography trailblazing – and sometimes hell-raising – documentary photography.
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/15-years-that-changed-photography/
PHOTO: Sid Grossman


THERE WERE TWO -- Jeff Favre: “ Lyonel Feininger — photographer? Get used to the idea. Curator Laura Muir keeps getting "corrected" when she tells people about the Getty Center's exhibition of photographs by Lyonel Feininger. http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/nov/11/lyonel-feininger-151-photographer-get-used-to/
PHOTO: Lyonel Feiniger


BUILDING AN EXHIBIT -- The Department of Defense announced today that it seeks donations of photographs of U.S. military service life overseas from current and former service members for use in a photo recognition exhibition planned in conjunction with the State Department.
http://militarytimes.com/blogs/line-of-sight/2011/11/08/overseas-service-photography-project-2/
PHOTO: Mathew Moeller


16 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



“I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself – that is the best combination.”
– Dame Judi Dench

16 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



1787 November 18 – Louis Jacques Daguerre was born. Louis Jacques invented the daguerreo type, the first photographic process.



16 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st







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NOVEMBER 10th 2011


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SELLING PHOTOS
Stock Photography .......Still Alive?
Backup Safety
LESS IS MORE
GIVING SHOTS PERSPECTIVE
WORDS OF A MASTER Elizabeth Halford
RELAX YOUR PORTRAIT SUBJECT
THAT URL IS TOO LONG!
NY exhibit pays homage to documentary photographers
CHECK YOUR CALENDAR!
Your photobuyers are waiting for you.
PUNK ROCK WORLD TRAVELER
THE FAMILY JEWELS
WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
SMALL IS BIG
How many openings are there in stock photography?
Police crackdown on Occupy Richmond
HAND-CUFFED!
Easy Tax Guide
GOOGLE ANALYTICS
"It's a game changer
MAKE MONEY FOR THE HOLIDAYS
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Previous Photo Needs
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09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st

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09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st





Stock Photography

.......Still Alive?







No wonder there are so many pictures available these days. And the number will keep multiplying as cameras become cheaper and better and amateur photographers and their photos become more plentiful.
The automatic controls on cameras today make it near impossible not to take a technically good picture. A pro and an amateur can each make a picture of the Grand Canyon in the right lighting and no client or customer can tell whether the pro or the amateur is the author.
So what are well-meaning pros to do about this widening competition to their talents? As actor Helen Mirren said when asked about how she landed on her feet after major busts in her career, “Just deal with it.” And that of course means, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen,” to quote feisty president Harry S. Truman.
For over forty years, I’ve watched hundreds of photographers enter the profession, stay a while, and get out. Those that stuck it out? How did they “deal with it?” Changes in any commercial enterprise come in waves. No different in photography. The survivors seem to have a common trait. They love what they’re doing. Wild horses couldn’t pull them away. They adapt. They adjust. They assess and move forward. They ride the ups and downs of the wave.

Outsiders might say, “Too bad for stock photographers. They’ve lost their market in the enormous flood of available photos today.”

But the survivors haven’t noticed. They‘ve already adapted to new ways of selling themselves and their raw talent to the public and the photobuyers. They know pictures will never go out of style, whether on walls of caves in pre-historic France or the walls of Grand Central Station in New York.

I’ve noticed a trend in photographers today, especially in stock photography. You can expect to burn and crash if you employ the selling methods and marketing model that was taught to you in your youth. Unfortunately many photographers can’t see the immense tidal wave coming their way.
The change is coming. Many stock photographers have wisely moved toward targeting their photography focus to a segment

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Art directors, photo researchers, and photo editors prefer working
with specialist photographers.
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of the market, where they feel comfortable and “speak the language” of their clients.

They have narrowed their personal expertise down to a point where they are no longer the "generalist". They have planted their flag as a specialist, much like other professions have evolved -- medicine, education, law. They concentrate on building a massive photo collection and knowledge in a highly specific field, such as health sciences, motor sports, education, deep-sea fishing, and so on. They get so good at their “brand” that assignments build in their favor in a vertical direction for them, all in their area of expertise.
Art directors, photo researchers, and photo editors prefer working with such specialist photographers.


Why?
To cover their own tails. They know if a photographer is well-grounded in the subject area they work in, it comes through in the veracity of their work, and makes the photo editor look good. Editors and buyers now choose photographers based on what knowledge and expertise they possess in this expanding world of information.
The Digital Age has made all this happen. The annihilation of distance, the speed of delivery, a compact in-house workflow, automation in cameras, and not the least, search engines. Clients now have the capability to swiftly find the right photographer for the job through a keyword search. This has resulted in a New Era for photographers, both the veterans and the newcomers, to step forward, and move forward.

I, for one, see great things ahead for our picture-taking profession. -RE


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



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09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




Backup Safety




In this digital world
, secure and high quality back-ups of your digital photos is a must.

At the very least you should back up regularly to a second hard-drive so you have two copies of each file. Better is to also back up to a portable hard-drive that you keep off-location, I keep mine in a safety deposit box at my local Bank.

Lately, another option for backups has become a very interesting concept for photographers. Back-ups on-line, on highest quality servers that are monitored, continually backed-up, and secure preventing someone else getting to your files.

PhotoShelter is one company among a few others offering such a service. Their storage solution is called the PhotoShelter Personal Archive system.


I like PhotoShelter Personal Archive for two main reasons:
1. The interface is very user-friendly making it a breeze to use.
2. You can opt for storage alone, or you can add e-commerce to couple it with selling your digital photos on-line through PhotoShelter.


Signing up for the Starter Package is free. It only gives you 50MB of space but this is an excellent way to test it out and see if it seems right for you and your particular workflow.

The pricing for larger collections are affordable. The Basic Package offers 10GB of storage space and will run you $9.99/month.The Pro version offers 100GB of storage space at an affordable $49.99/month. (Find more about pricing of various packages at https://pa.photoshelter.com/signup/signup/subscriber )
SHELTER


That’s not a lot of money to be able to sleep soundly knowing your digital files are safe and secure regardless of if your office gets flooded and all your computer equipment is toast, there’s a power surge that zaps your equipment, or you get a virus that corrupts your digital files.

On-line storage is all about peace of mind. There are a lot of very experienced pro photographers, both stock shooters and others, that use PhotoShelter.

Customer service is among the best I’ve ever seen from any company. Answers to questions are sent promptly and follow up questions are dealt with equally promptly and with great patience from the PhotoShelter customer service staff.

In addition to Personal Archive, PhotoShelter also offers a web portal where you can upload your files and sell them through The PhotoShelter Collection.

The collection is edited and the editors decide which of the files you upload will be accepted.

Bottom line: Peace of mind with on-line backups of your digital files is no longer cost-prohibitive for individual photographers. For more info see PhotoShelter’s web site at http://www.photoshelter.com


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







09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




LESS IS MORE -- How to Overcome the Problem of ‘Inadequate’ Gear – S Senthil Kumaran: “My
biggest grudge was not having a long telephoto lens since I took up bird photography a bit more seriously. The longest lens I had was 200mm. Then I decided, if the lens is not going to take me close to the bird, I will take the lens close to the bird. http://www.digital-photography-school.com/how-to-overcome-the-problem-of-inadequate-gear?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DigitalPhotographySchool+%28Digital+Photography+School%29
PHOTO: S Senthil Kumaran.


GIVING SHOTS PERSPECTIVE – Sophie Goldsworthy: “If you want your pictures to show scale and depth, you’re going to have to create them yourself in your composition. Perspective in photography is all about the spatial relationship between the objects in a scene. http://www.ephotozine.com/article/photography-tips--giving-shots-perspective-17743?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Ephotozine+%28ePHOTOzine%29

PHOTO: Sophie Goldsworthy


WORDS OF A MASTER Elizabeth Halford: “This is what Henri Carter-Bresson famously called “the decisive moment”. http://www.digital-photography-school.com/the-decisive-moment-from-an-impetuous-photographer#ixzz1cbrs8Yq7
PHOTO: Brooke Snow


RELAX YOUR PORTRAIT SUBJECT – Scott Bourne: “While many of the new portrait photographers I work with are concerned with lighting, pose and lens choice (all good things to think about) the hardest part of portraiture has nothing to do with all those things. Getting your portrait subjects to relax is probably the hardest thing to learn how to do and accomplish. http://photofocus.com/2011/11/03/photographers-five-tips-that-will-help-you-relax-your-next-portrait-subject/
PHOTO: Scott Bourne

09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



THAT URL IS TOO LONG! -- Allen Murabayashi :…”bit.ly is a URL shortening service that you might already be familiar with. What you might not know about bit.ly is that you can take any bit.ly URL and add a “+” to see the analytics for that link. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/11/url-shortening-for-photographers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotoshelterBlog+%28PhotoShelter+Blog%29




09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




Ellen Freilich: “NY exhibit pays homage to documentary photographers. Compelling portraits of everyday life drawn from the streets of New York City form the heart of a new exhibit . The Jewish Museum. The exhibit runs through March 25, 2012 and then will travel to other U.S. cities. SOURCE: Reuters; http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/01/uk-exhibit-photoleague-idUSLNE7A004S20111101

09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



CHECK YOUR CALENDAR

11-11-11 --
It’s coming up… 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 - 1 - 1 … What does it remind you of? Do those numbers apply to you? Numero Uno. Are you Number One in your field of stock photography? What’s the secret of the top pros in their field? Why are they number one in their field?

Here’s a tip. At seminars given by pros, or interviews of them on radio and TV, or in blog posts where they relate their rise to prominence in the field, they all describe a similar path that got them to the top.


It goes like this. At the start,they accepted any job that would provide for the family and pay the rent. With their talent and persistence, they survived at 'nuts&bolts' customary assignments until one of those assignments, a few years later, provided them with work that they thoroughly enjoyed. They began seeking out more work in that specialty area.

They found those assignments and eventually became an authority in that area. Charlie Parker, the great jazz musician, described this phenomenon as, “eventually finding your style”. In the marketing world it’s called ‘branding oneself.’

When people recognize your brand, and if it’s a category of stock photography you love shooting in, you are Numero Uno in your field. You own, in a sense –a monopoly.

How does this apply to you? If you are not already Number One in your field, why not start today? Why not leapfrog over all those 'nuts&bolts' jobs and leap to a specialty in stock photography where you can build a foundation for your soon-to-be monopoly? -RE


09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st





Your photobuyers are waiting for you.


No matter what your specialty in
stock photograophy, you can easily
find who your markets are and let
them know of your deep selection
of photos in their interest area.

Let Google do the work for you.

Here's how it's done.


Click on the link above.

09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




PUNK ROCK WORLD TRAVELER. Interview with Henry Rollins: Jim Benning asks the musician about his new book of photographs and how travel has humbled him
http://www.worldhum.com/features/travel-interviews/interview-with-henry-rollins-punk-rock-travel-20111101/
PHOTO: Henry Rollins

09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




THE FAMILY JEWELS -- Sid Yadav: Bankruptcy Threat Pushes Kodak to Ditch Patents, Endangering Websites. It could be avoided through a patent sell-off. But will Kodak's bankruptcy dodge further threaten photo-sharing websites?
SOURCE: Christia Science Monitor ; http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Latest-News-Wires/2011/1031/Bankruptcy-threat-pushes-Kodak-to-ditch-patents-endangering-websites


09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND – Barry Schwartz: “Making personal pictures keeps me from getting tired of myself and keeps my eye fresh, which feeds into my commercial work, which gets me jobs where I can indulge myself with a more personal take, put those images on my website and get hired by clients who are looking for a personal voice.” http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2011/11/what-goes-around-comes-around/

SMALL IS BIG -- Dan Havlik “But like other photographers interviewed for this story, Domaniczky says he felt that employing compact cameras was only part of the story. “Whatever the situation is, it depends more on the human factor,” he says. “It depends more on the relation you have with the people around you. If you, as a photographer, go to report and document conflict, you become part of the conflict with a responsibility, whether you like it or not, and your camera won’t help you define your role.” http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/Compact-Cameras-Kee-3921.shtml


09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st






People will ask me “How many openings are there in stock photography”?

It’s like asking, “How many openings are there in sports journalism?To answer…talent is one thing but a business strategy to get to where you want to go is another. And being there at the right time with the “know how” to pull it off is another.

I’m here to give you the tools to make the right decisions, the current information, and the motivation.

But why would you need motivation if you love what you’re doing? I’m here to point you in the right direction and coach you. You wouldn’t have gotten this far if you didn’t love what you’re doing. So to answer this question, there are thousands of door openings. The question should be, “Is the door closed for an aspiring stock photographer?”
Rohn Engh


No, it is not. Your first step should be to read PhotoStockNOTES every Thursday.

Find out the trends, the ideas, and what’s happening in stock photography. Your present knowledge about stock photography may be out dated and leading you on the wrong path.

There are several paths you can take in stock photography just as there is in sports journalism. PhotoStockNOTES will be your guide to finding the right path to let you decide for yourself.

Learn who the current players are in stock photography, find out what kind of buyers there are and what their preferences are and how to match their needs with the kind of photos you like to take.

All of this comes to you in weekly parcels when you subscribe to PhotoStockNOTES.

You already have the inventory, -your photos, hundreds of them.

Now you need to learn about the industry. PhotoStockNOTES will keep to abreast of what to do next.

If it’s time for you to renew your subscription, we will be sending you a reminder this weekend. Don’t miss an issue! -Rohn



09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st





CROSSING THE LINE
-- A Virginia photojournalist was arrested while documenting a police crackdown on Occupy Richmond protesters. Ian Graham, who was shooting for RVA Magazine, was arrested on charges on trespassing for crossing a public street outside Kanawa Plaza where protesters had been camping out since October 15.
http://www.pixiq.com/article/police-arrest-photojournalist-documenting-occupy-richmond


HAND-CUFFED -- Kristyna Wentz-Graff was taking photographs of a small, vocal group of protesters near the University of Wisconsin campus when she was handcuffed and hauled away by Milwaukee police. She works for the local Milwaukee Journal.Sentinel. http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/editorial/article_f0175410-0673-11e1-ba6e-001cc4c002e0.html
PHOTO: Bebeto Mathews

09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




Easy Tax Guide
for Writers, Photographers, and Other Freelancers.




by Prof. James Edward Maule


A Tax Book for Writers (and Others)
Prof: James Edward Maule: "Almost five years ago, in A Tax Advice Book for People Who Write and Illustrate Books, I reviewed Julian Block’s “TAX TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: Savvy Ways for Writers, Photographers, Artists and Other Freelancers to Trim Taxes to the Legal Minimum. He has now released a new edition, with a modified title, “Julian Block’s Easy Tax Guide for Writers, Photographers, and Other Freelancers.” Once again, Julian has given tax practitioners and taxpayers with any sort of connection to the literary or artistic world a handy and helpful explanation of tax tips that they might otherwise neglect.
Julian opens the book with several questions posed by readers of the earlier edition. What are the tax consequences of writing a book for an agreed price, incurring reimbursable expenses only to discover that the publisher went out of business and did not pay?
Are the tax consequences different if the writing business is a part-time one?
How should an author react when one publisher sends a Form 1099 net of agent’s commissions and the other publisher sends a Form 1099 showing the gross royalty?
Must expense reimbursements included in a Form 1099 be reported?
Are the expenses incurred for a spouse who accompanies a writer to a conference deductible?
What is the tax treatment of a speaking honorarium that the speaker asks be paid to a charity?
What sort of charitable contribution is available for donating papers, photos, original manuscripts, and correspondence to a charity?
Is a charitable contribution available for an artist who paints a portrait and donates it to a church bazaar?

There are more questions. Yes, there are answers, but to discover them, buy the book.

Julian then discusses, in succession, the hobby loss and for-profit rules, the tax treatment of awards received for photography/writing and other accomplishments, depreciation deductions for writers and artists, how freelance photographers compute health insurance deductions, automobile expenses, travel expenses for spouses, the tax consequences of hiring one’s children (a plus!), home office deductions (there are mant for the freelancer), sales of homes for which home office deductions have been claimed, and clothing expenses.
Julian deals with these topics in language suitable for those who are not familiar with the technical verbiage of the Internal Revenue Code.(A major accomplishment along!)

Writers, photographers and other freelancers, especially those unfamiliar with the impact of tax law on their activities, should get themselves a copy of this book. I recommend it just as I recommended Julian’s previous books, "MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE: Savvy Ways For Persons Marrying, Married Or Divorcing To Trim Their Taxes - And They’re Legal," HOME SELLER’S GUIDE TO TAX SAVINGS: Simple Ways For Any Seller To Lower Taxes To The Legal Minimum," TAX TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: Savvy Ways For Writers, Photographers, Artists And Other Freelancers To Trim Taxes To The Legal Minimum," “Year Round Tax Savings," "Travel and Moving Expenses: How To Take Maximum Advantage Of Every Tax Break The Law Allows," and "Ultimate Tax-Saving Resource '08."
-Prof. James Edward Maule (Villanova University)

The link below for publitariat.com leads to a series of Q&As that are excerpted from the book.

Julian's columns are at www.Publitariat.com



09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



GOOGLE ANALYTICS – Allen Murabayashi: “In the past few months, there has been a torrent of new features that have accompanied the Google Analytics version 5
release that came out earlier this year. And of the myriad of changes, real-time metrics are one of the most interesting and easily accessible tools that you might want to check out. How do you get there? You have to make sure you’re using the new version of Google Analytics by clicking the link in the upper right. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/11/google-analytics-real-time-for-photographers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotoshelterBlog+%28PhotoShelter+Blog%29


NEW STUFF -- James Temple: "It's game changing, it's a great time to be alive if you're a photographer.
Indeed, photography and videography are in the midst of a digital revolution that is redefining the field.”
SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle;
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/09/BU881LPJIP.DTL&type=tech
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/08/BU881LPJIP.DTL#ixzz1dDlhSFhd
PHOTO: Beck Diefenbach

09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



MAKE MONEY FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Virtual Photography Site: “With only weeksleft until the big day, what can you do now to bring in some business in the coming weeks? Give these ideas a try.” SOURCE: Virtual Photography. http://virtualphotographystudio.com/photographyblog/2011/11/7-ways-to-make-money-for-the-holidays/


SPACE WALKING -- Simon Tomlinson: ””Out of this world! Vintage photographs of space program fetch astronomic sum at auctionNearly 300 exhibits taken by astronauts sold in London. SOURCE: Daily Mail -
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2057231/Vintage-photographs-Apollo-missions-space-fetch-astronomic-sum-auction.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


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DREAM CAREER -- In Five Years. Dean: “Few photography jobs though are better than those won by Scott Leggo. A former officer in the Royal Australian Air Force, Leggo’s work is now divided between aviation photography and landscape photography — and sometimes a combination of the two. Usually, he can be found in the wilderness, with his camera, waiting for the weather to give him a perfect shot. It’s the ideal photographic life, and it took Leggo just five years to build with no formal training and a background in aviation, not artistry. SOURCE: Photopreneur.; http://blogs.photopreneur.com/building-a-dream-photography-career-in-five-years?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29
PHOTO: Scott Leggo


09 Nov, 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





CANADIAN INUIT FAMILY
CHILDREN JUNK FOOD

Inside editorial use.
Horizontal
Canadian Inuit family
Children eating junk food or fast food.
Note: Photobuyer requests low-res electronic files or viewing platforms.
E-mailed for consideration.
Pays no research fees.
Color, low-res JPEGs only, viewing platform
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX XXXXX, Photo Researcher
XXXXXX XXXXXX PHOTO RESEARCH
Email: XXXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXXXX[dot]net
Pay Range: $200 - $250
Deadline: Jan. 30th, 2011


CALIFORNIA (specific)
Inside editorial usage
CALIFORNIA (specific)
1) Photo showing both Carly Fiorina and Tom Campbell together
2) People holding up signs for candidates at voting stations during the CA primaries
3) Candidate supporters out canvassing, passing out pamphlets, holding up signs, etc.
4) Meg Whitman fans holding signs (but not at election night party)
5) A candidate surrounded by the media, but not Whitman or Fiorina
6) Steve Poizner -- NOT related to his campaign -- preferably (but not necessarily) something related to insurance rate hikes
7) Something related to the issue of Eminent Domain, including person/people in shot (not just a building or a tract of land)
8) Something recent (no more than four years) related to California Film Commission
9) Any legislator meeting with a lobbyist or someone from a special interest group
10) Poll monitors (NOT poll workers; monitors are different from regular poll workers)
11) A court case with mediators or arbitrators rather than judges.
Note: all photos MUST be from CALIFORNIA.
"No phone calls, please," says photobuyer.
No research fees paid.
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, Director
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $200 - $250
Deadline: Jan. 26, 2011


HARBOR ISLANDS PINK SANDS RESORT
Horizontal
Inside editorial possible cover
Harbor Islands Pink Sands Resort in the
Bahamas (http://www.XXXXXXXX.com/) Must be specific to this resort and only this resort please!
Please use an FTP program (like Fetch) as opposed to a browser.
Please email me to let me know you've uploaded images.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXXXX Magazine
XXXXXXXXX, FL 32789
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: www.XXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: Jan. 30, 2011









HOUSEHOLD INTERIORS.
Editorial, website usage.
Household interiors, prefer small, close to the wall spaces within a room that would be appropriate for stenciling.
Note: "Need close-ups, for super-imposing our art for web use," says photobuyer.
Minimum size 300x400 pixels.
"No calls, please," says photobuyer.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXX, General Manager
XXXXXXX INC
XXXXXXXXXX, NY 22039
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $50 - $150 (Half page)
Deadline: Jan. 26, 2011


PEOPLE INTERACTING, CANDID INDIVIDUALS, RURAL AND URBAN SCENICS, WORSHIP, NATURAL/EVERYDAY SETTINGS.
Inside editorial use.
People Interacting, Candid Individuals, Rural And Urban Scenics, Worship, Natural/Everyday Settings.
1.) People interacting in spontaneous, unposed situations.
2.) Candid of individuals.
3.) Rural and urban scenics.
4.) Worship scenes.
5.) Multi-ethnic or ethnic in natural, everyday settings. "We try to include a diversity of age, sex, race, socioeconomic backgrounds as well as persons with handicapping conditions.
Note: May crop without seeking photographer," says photobuyer.
Send to:
XXXXXX MAGAZINE
Nashville, TN 37203
Note: Does not pay holding fee.
Requires return postage (SASE only) sent with submissions.
This is a non-profit organization.
Pays upon 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.
Associate Editor
XXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXX, TN 37203-0004
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]org
Web: http://www.XXXXXX.org
Pay Range: $40
Deadline: Jan. 1, 2011


SUN, BABY, SUN!
Inside editorial possible cover use.
Sun, Baby, Sun! (May/June)
The sun is waking up from a deep slumber. The next few years could bring high levels of solar activity and potential stormy space weather. We'll look at monster sunspots, the Solar Dynamics Observatory, helioseismology, sunsets, sun stats, solar cells and solar sails, Earth-Sun Day, and sunscreen.
Note: Mar./Apr. 2011 XXXXXX, 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 XXXXX, Editorial Department
XXXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com
XXXXXXX PUBLISHING
XXXXXXXXXX, NH 03458
Pay Range: $35 (Quarter), up to $100 (Full Page) (Color Inside)
Deadline: Jan. 4, 2011







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





09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




AUBREY BODINE -- The Easton Gallery of Photographic Arts has opened an exhibit of 40 photos by A. Aubrey Bodine, famed Maryland photographer.
http://www.stardem.com/article_bdeb0d2d-4d62-57a4-af19-2e6b33869c0c.html
PHOTO: Aubrey Bodine


09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



“ Don’t make a photo. Let the photo make you…”
H.T. White


09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



1925 November 20th - Photograph from an airplane at night was taken over Rochester NY, by Lieutenant George Goddard in cooperation with the Eastman Kodak Company, which supplied a photometer by which the intensity of light was measured. The photographs were taken from a 3,000-foot altitude and showed about 3 square miles of the city's area. A light bomb was dropped which made a flash lasting but one twentieth of a second.

09 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st







Photography, Widgets And Internet Marketing (view mobile)
From Wordpress Widgets To Time-lapse Photography On The Nikon D90. Ebook's And Widget Software Solutions For Wordpress With A Foursquare Wordpress Widget For Businesses And An Ebook To Accompany That. Geo Location Software Is The New Twitter.


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Julian Block’s Tax Tips for Stock Photographers gives you this important information.
Julian Block has been singled out by the New York Times as a “leading tax professional,” and the Wall Street Journal calls him “an accomplished writer on taxes.” He has published many books on tax issues and often contributes to magazines such as Consumer Reports, Money, Parade, and Reader’s Digest.
Price: $29.95
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Braun Slide Scan 4000 Film Scanner

The Braun Slide Scan 4000 Film Scanner is specifically designed to batch scan 35mm mounted slides (scanning area is 37.5 x 37.5mm with a 50 x 50mm Mount). By using a slide magazine, the Slide Scan 4000 is capable of scanning up to 50-100 mounted slides at a time.

The scanner includes a USB interface which is compatible with both Windows and Macintosh systems, and includes the Digital ICE3 system for automated image clean-up and color balance.
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02 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



NOVEMBER 3rd 2011


02 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st


CAN I SELL PHOTOS?
Can I Photograph Public Properties?
In your opinion…
PRODUCING EDITORIAL SHOOTS
Magazine work can be tough
THE HARD WAY
Looking for proven tips on creating the best photography website?
What’s PhotoMetaData? What’s an Alt Tag?
Is it possible to "brand" your photos?
Questions You Should Ask Every Accomplished Photographer
CROSSING OVER
Credit Card Sales Devices for Smart Phones
The 10 lesser-known categories of travel photography
MULTIPLE USE
John Loengard - Editor/LIFE Magazine
Microstock libraries do like "bright" images
The Art of Photography
GOOD EXPOSURE
New Skate Magazine
REALLY INSURED?
HAD ANY COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS?
Advanced Underwater Photography
GOOD SUMARITAN
STICK‘EM UP!
COPS & PHOTOGRAPHERS
This Really, Really, Big Camera
NO MIRRORS?
Environmental photography of the year
Previous Photo Needs
2012 Leica Akademie. The multi-city event
Selling stock photography

02 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st

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02 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st








Can I Photograph

Public Properties?



What’s The Deal?



Mary Jacobs asked: I have some questions on what I can and cannot try and do to sell my photos when it comes to photos of archaeological sites.

I'm wondering about selling photos of things like the pyramids, the Siq, or rock tombs at Petra, Jordan, or the Minoan palace at Knossos, Crete- all of which are located in archaeological parks for which you pay admission.

I know the legalities of artifacts found on-site or displayed in museums, and these are very strict -- the rights belonging to the director of the site or the museum, but was wondering if you knew anything about structures that stand in public view (although you have to pay to get into the park to photograph them). Thank you.

A: Remember these two words: eventual use.

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

In the case of the pyramids, the Siq, Jordan biblical sites, or the Minoan palace at Knossos, Crete, whether you are inside or outside the site, or whether it's the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame or the rock Tombs at Petra, no model or property release is required if the pictures are used to "inform and educate" (editorial use).

Only if such a picture would be used for a commercial purpose -- advertising, promotion, endorsment, would the publisher ever ask for a release. This would apply to archaeological digs, as well.

The confusion over whether a public object can be photographed and published most usually comes from persons who arrive at the stock photography industry through the commercial door rather than through the editorial door.

Or it stems from well-meaning but erroneous advice written by newspaper and magazine columnists who are unaware of their or your First Amendment Rights.

Photographers who have worked for a newspaper most of their career, know that model or property releases are not needed if the photo is to be used "to inform or to educate."

In contrast, photographers who have worked in the commercial or advertising sector, e.g. corporate, advertising, or graphic art services, know that any photo used for endorsement or advertising purposes always requires a model or property release.

IT'S DIFFERENT


But you live in a different world -- your photography is “editorial.” You supply the book and magazine industry with photos that “inform and educate.” So when you are at a seminar and you ask the presenter, “If I sell my photos, do I need a model or property release?” He or she should respond, “It depends on the use. If it’s for commercial use (advertising, promotion, etc.), yes. If it’s for editorial use (book, magazine, PBS TV, etc.), no.

Here at PhotoSource International (www.photosource.com), our emphasis is on editorial photography, and most of our markets, such as magazines and book publishers, maintain an editorial focus.


About $70,000 a day is spent on editorial photography in this country. That's about 1/5 of what is spent daily on commercial stock photography. Although the monetary rewards in the editorial field are not as high up front as in the commercial field, other rewards abound.

One example: editorial stock photographers have the opportunity to specialize in a field they enjoy working in. This allows them to build a deep selection of images in that specialization, making them a valuable resource to several publishers who focus on that field of interest. (Book and magazine publishers specialize, too.) Although the per picture fee for editorial use is not as high as in commercial stock photography, most publishers buy in volume, and stay as long-term clients, which often makes up the difference over the long haul.

Again, regards model or product releases, if you are taking what you consider editorial photos, if releases are conveniently available for the asking while you are photographing in a particular instance, you should go ahead and get them, as that will allow those images to be available for a commercial use if the opportunity arises. Depending on the field you are in, you'll know when it's appropriate and beneficial to obtain a model or property release.

If you're in a public place (whether you pay admission or not) you can photograph freely. Only if you are trespassing would you run into the law.

In the USA, trespass restrictions in public places are not as rigorous as you might encounter in a foreign country. Even in these times of heightened suspicion, security guards and law enforcement officers are usually aware of citizens’ rights when it comes to photographing in public.

But if your area of specialty is in sensitive areas such as aviation, transportation or petroleum -- watch for signs of where you can photograph and where you can't.

But keep in mind this kind of thing: here at PhotoSource International we have heard reports of some instances of security guards accosting a photographer for photographing a "sensitive" site. Later it was pointed out the same photo was available on the company's website or on Google.

Note: a cell phone call to the company's president or Public Relations officer, while on the site, usually solves the problem and gets permission for you.

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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02 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



John Loengard

- Age of Silver



David Schonauer: “An entire generation of photographers has come of age since digital technology supplanted film technology in photography. For those who have never wound a roll of film through a camera or dipped their fingers in darkroom chemicals, but have nonetheless wondered about that archaic process, let me recommend the following description from photographer and former Life magazine director of photography John Loengard”

An excerpt: “John Loengard: Yes, I was looking for pictures that inform the readers of something. Not just…that’s a good-looking picture, boy, that photographer knows how to take a good picture. I think pictures like that are incredibly boring. It’s fine for portfolios, it’s fine for gallery shows, I guess, if that’s what you want. But I think that to inform people, to have something to say to people, a photograph can’t be just well made."http://lalettredelaphotographie.com/entries/4175/john-loengard-age-of-silver




02 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



In your opinion, how good are stock photographers at listening to your needs and meeting them in their submissions?

Answer Percentage
Great_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 6.67%
Good but could be better_ _ _ _35.56%
OK I guess_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 17.78%
Not all that great _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 11.11%
Horrible _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _0.00%
No answer_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 28.89%

Mike's Comment:

There's plenty of room for improvement here friends and colleagues.
You know that warm and fuzzy feeling you get inside when you find a business that can supply you with a product you love and offer a service that knocks the socks off anything you have ever seen?
Offer that to your clients too.

When you have a chance to offer a client a service they really need and that few others can provide, you have the chance of making a life-long business relationship.

Take that step and make the very most of it!


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.









02 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



PRODUCING EDITORIAL SHOOTS – Russell Graves:
“Magazine work can be tough. Believe me I do plenty of it. Assignment work, while as exotic as it seems, can be a challenge. Often I’m presented with challenges that range from creatively lighting in the field to catching up with wary subjects. I tell people that on a magazine shoot, the real work happens before the shoot. Here’s why:” http://www.pixiq.com/article/producing-an-editorial-shoot
PHOTO: Russell Graves

THE HARD WAY -- Tommy Holt: “Your first “professional” shoot can be daunting, but there are a few mistakes that you can avoid by learning from my experience as a beginning photographer.” http://improvephotography.com/2385/7-lessons-that-most-photographers-learn-the-hard-way/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ImprovePhotography+%28Improve+Photography%29

02 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



LEARNING -- Lauren Margolis: “Looking for proven tips on creating the best photography website? We’ve taken the best of the best from all of our educational resources to create our first ever Photo Business Bootcamp. This comprehensive 5-week email series is designed to guide photographers who are ready to achieve greater success in their photography And unlike other bootcamps, ours is free. Visit the Photo Business Bootcamp signup page to register for your weekly email series today.” http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/10/photo-business-bootcamp-power-your-photography-business/


02 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



What’s PhotoMetaData? What’s an Alt Tag?

Camera Canon EOS 7D
Exposure 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture f/5.6
Focal Length 700 mm
ISO Speed 400
Exposure Bias 0 EV
(Above) Typical photometadata that is included with each of the camera’s images. This data (information) is embedded in each picture with the snap of the shutter. Such image data is useless to most photo researchers. Caption text can be included in the interior of the image also, but like the photometadata above, it cannot be seen or retrieved by search engines.
If you want photo researchers to find your photos, your photo descriptions have to be embedded in the exterior of the photo as an “alt tag”. Check YouTube to learn how to make Alt Tags for your photos. Alt tags will also help your search engine ranking if you pursue a stock photo specialization. –RE



02 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st





Is it possible to "brand" your photos?
That is, do photobuyers recognize "your" brand?

They will if you are consistent in your approach and style when you pick up a camera to shoot.

If your subject matter is all across the board, you hand-cuff yourself. Photobuyers cannot distinguish your work from another.

Begin today to choose a definite area of subject matter you want to photograph, and then begin to buid a collection of photos in that category. Don't stray from it, no matter how appealing it might be.
Soon you will have established your "brand."

LEARN MORE by clicking above.




02 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




Seven Questions You Should Ask Every Accomplished Photographer – (David H. Wells) The answers to these questions will teach you a great deal about what it is that makes a master photographer. So let me explain the questions, and give you my answers.” http://www.bhinsights.com/content/seven-questions-you-should-ask-every-accomplished-photographer.html
PHOTO David H. Wells

CROSSING OVER -- Making the Transition from Staff Photographer to Freelancer. Jacqueline Tobin: “When Tiffany Brown decided to leave her job as a staff photographer at the Las Vegas Sun last May 2010, she knew she wanted to rebrand her photojournalistic work to target editorial, commercial and corporate clients. The question she had was: How? SOURCE: PdOnline; http://www.pdnonline.com/Making-the-Transitio-3901.shtml

02 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st







Credit Card Sales Devices

for Smart Phones



By Lee Foster


The new world of apps and smart phone/tablet devices helps solve a practical problem that many photographers have experienced.

Have you ever been face to face with a customer who wanted to buy a photo print, a book, a consultation, anything, but wanted to pay you with a credit or debit card?

How can you get the sale?

The old way was complicated. You would have to take down credit card information on a form. Then you had to re-key that information into your credit card vendor system.

I have ProPay for such purposes and collected some sales in this manner.

With the rise of the so-called “smart” phones, such as the iPhone, more facile credit card swipe devices have emerged. For some time I have been watching this development. ProPay, for example, developed its own swipe device and tried to sell it to me.

However, a new San Francisco company, called Square (www.squareup.com), has emerged as a leader in this business. I decided to go with Square.

Study the Square website to see if it works for you.
One aspect of my decision is that Square is free in terms of up-front costs and monthly charges. I filled out their form online, indicating my bank account for deposits, and they mailed me the little device, which fits into my iPhone4. The device is so small that I keep it in its mailing case when not using it so I won’t lose it. I then downloaded the free Square app from the iTunes App Store.

Square makes its money on a 2.75% transaction charge. That comes off the top before Square deposits the balance of the transaction into your bank account.

I did a few tests of the device. I made small "purchases" (of my own products) using my credit card. Sure enough, the money, minus the 2.75%, showed up in my bank account in a couple of days. The charge appeared on my monthly credit card statement in the next cycle.

Square does not work flawlessly yet, in my experience. It seems to work better when I have a strong wireless situation, but not as well when using only 3G connectivity.

However, three nifty aspects of Square impress me.
IMAGE: Fate Francis

First, Square prompts me to use the phone camera to capture an image of the purchased item, which in my case might be a book. You take a photo of the product, if you wish, when you make the sale.

Second, Square engages the buyer. The buyer uses a finger to draw their name, authenticating the sale.

Third, Square sends the total information about the purchase as an email receipt to the buyer and to me as the seller.

Beyond providing an email address for a receipt, the buyer doesn’t need to share any further information with the seller. All the Square data exchange appears to be encrypted and safe.

It is likely that Square and other providers of this card-swipe-on-smart-phones service will transform how many small purchases are made. Imagine the local Farmers’ Market, for example, going to a cashless exchange.

Credit cards and debit cards can be used on Square. Square works on iPhones, iPads, and on Android phones.
Consumers will get more and more comfortable with Square and similar devices. According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, Square has shipped more than 750,000 units to aspiring merchants. Venture capitalists are reported to have sunk $100 million into Square as a visionary startup with an enormous potential market.

So, due to the advancing world of apps and these liberating smart phone devices, you now have an opportunity to get a sale of your fine art photo, your book, or whatever, when face to face with a buyer who wants to pay you with a credit/debit card.



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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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DON’T FORGET -- Ralph Velasco: “The 10 lesser-known categories of travel photos. A shot list is supposed to remind and inspire you to bring back a series of images showing those aspects of the place you’re visiting that are distinctive and unique to it, not one full of clichés and record shots. http://www.lightstalking.com/10-lesser-known-shot-list-categories
PHOTO: Ralph Velasco


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MULTIPLE USE; Science Photo Library Introduces ‘One Client All Uses License’ – Marco: “Science Photo Library, a leading provider of scientific and specialist imagery has created a unique license. “One Client All Uses” allows image buyers to purchase a rights managed image at one price, for use by one client or company for all manner of uses. This includes things like brochures, newsletters, events, magazines, presentations, e-shots and websites.”. http://www.fastmediamagazine.com/blog/2011/10/25/science-photo-library-introduces-one-client-all-uses-license/
TAKEAWAY: In other words, Royaly Free


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DRENCHED IN SUNLIGHT -- Microstock libraries do like "bright" images. They are not too keen on "moody" "dramatic" etc. Mainly because of the markets they do best in. For example, travel images for brochures, on websites etc. need to be drenched in sunlight, with few or no shadows.
http://soundimageplus.blogspot.com/2011/10/microstock-libraries.html
TAKEAWAY: Those Microstock photos hark back to the 1930's when what the world needed during the gloom of the Great Depression was something upbeat. So...Hollywood supplied our grandparents with happy movies, and the music industry supplied us with happy tunes, and the book industry, and the magazine industry too... and the radio too! When the "drenched in sunlight" photos of microstock have served its purpose during this Big Recession, will stock photography return to realism? Will microstock fade away? -re

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ART OR NOT? -- The Art of Photography. Andrew Clarke: “Photography is something of a forgotten art. Perhaps it is too ubiquitous to be taken seriously as an art form.
http://www.eveningstar.co.uk/entertainment/news/the_art_of_photography_1_1107122
PHOTO: David Kelly

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GOOD EXPOSURE -- Lauren Margolis: “Time Out New York, the self-described “go-to playbook” for art, music, nightlife, restaurants, shopping and even dating, has a magazine circulation of 150,000 and averages 1.1 million website visitors per month. For a photographer, that’s a whole lot of people checking out your work. So we talked with Jolie Ruben, Photo Editor at TONY to learn more about what it takes to get noticed by a magazine that’s published everything from concert photography to apartment interiors.” http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/10/talking-with-time-out-new-york/


New Skate Magazine -- Killeen Gonzalez: ”Ah the skate magazine! It provides a heady brew of boards, babes, business and baubles that many skaters find intoxicating. If you happen to be one of them, I've got some news to share that will make you raise your glass of energy drink and bang your board on the pavement. http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=ycn-10288123



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REALLY INSURED? - Drake Fleege: “Is your camera equipment properly insured for at least the typical misfortunes? I sure thought mine was, until …."
http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/10/are-you-really-insured/
TAKEAWAY: Do you have a vehicle with an audible alarm which is fully operational and armed.

HAD ANY COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS? -- Carolyn Wright, Esq.: “Finally! Copyright Office Initiates Study and Seeks Comments on Small Copyright Claims – Recently, the Copyright Office published a Federal Register notice requesting written comments on how copyright owners have handled small copyright claims. Specifically, the Office seeks comments on how copyright owners and defendants use the current legal system for small copyright claims. http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=3179

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Advanced Underwater Photography


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The author, Larry Gates, is a PADI Master Instructor, and experienced in teaching underwater photography. In this book he shows how to create images that are technically flawless, how to choose compelling subjects, and techniques of composition.
He covers lighting aspects, controlling color balance, equipment choices, and post-production options, in exacting detail.
Larry discusses what makes a “perfect” image, and examines the tools you need to achieve what you want to come away with down there in the deep. Included are designing silhouettes, wide-angle shots, close-ups, and much more.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60895-253-3
8.5 x 11 inches, 128 pages, $34.95
225 full-color photographs
Amherst Media, 175 Rano St, Ste 200, Buffalo, NY 14207
800 622-3278. Contact: Kate Neaverth
kneaverth[at]amherstmedia[dot]com


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

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

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

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GOOD SUMARITAN -- Carlos Miller: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Protect Photographer From Arrest. “As we've seen, there has been hostility from some of the other Occupy activists towards photographers. In New York, it's been the other way around, especially in an incident on Friday where a group of protesters protected a photographer from getting arrested. One of them even earned a beatdown and arrest by police for his efforts.
http://www.pixiq.com/article/occupy-wall-street-protesters-protect-photographer-from-arrest

STICK ‘EM UP! -- (Video) ACLU Sues LASD For Harassing Photographers. The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Thursday, claiming the law enforcement agency is harassing news photographers and other people who take pictures in public places.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/28/aclu-sues-lasd-for-harass_n_1063664.html


COPS & PHOTOGRAPHERS. It used to be “Cops and Robbers”. Is the Police Dept. in your city finding new targets for their investigating? Spending More Than 5 Minutes Taking Photos From One Spot Can Land You In Jail In Washington, D.C. And another: Alabama Cop Neglects Job Duty To Grab Photographer's Lens. Photographer vows to file assault charges. SOURCE: Carlos Miller; http://www.pixiq.com/article/alabama-cop-grabs-photographers-lens More: http://www.pixiq.com/article/spending-more-than-5-minutes-taking-photo-can-land-you-in-jail
PHOTO: Michael Pancier



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STRANGE OBJECT -- Steve Meltzer: “Darren Samuelson and This Really, Really, Big Camera. The cops pulled up just as Darren Samuelson and his father had finished taking photos of the Manhattan skyline from a deserted dock across the Hudson River. They asked what they were doing and what that weird thing they had with them was. What they were doing was photographing New York City with the huge six-foot long camera, 70 lb camera Darren had built at home.
http://www.pixiq.com/article/one-mighty-big-camera-six-feet-of-photographic-power
PHOTO: John B. Carnett


NO MIRRORS? Matt Warman: “In between mobile phone cameras and expensive professional-style DSLRs, photography manufacturers are hoping to sneak a whole new category – compact system cameras.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/matt-warman/8842641/Mirror-less-a-new-category-of-camera.html

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Environmental photography of the year. The best eco-photographers on the planet have whipped up a storm by entering more entries than ever in this year's prestigious Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition.
http://www.nypost.com




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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





KIRIBATI
Horizontal
Inside editorial possible cover
Kiribati. Sweeping scenics (can be anything)
Please use an FTP program (like Fetch) as opposed to a browser.
Please email me to let me know you've uploaded images.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXXX Magazine
XXXXXX FL 32789
Email:XXXXX@XXXXXXXXX.com
Web: www.XXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: Dec.. 23rd

EMINENT DOMAIN IN TEXAS.
Inside editorial usage
Eminent Domain in Texas.
Particularly interested in Paso del Norte, but will take anything GOOD (chapter opener).
Note: Must be able to crop to vertical
"No phone calls, please," says photobuyer.
No research fees paid.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXX XXXXX, Director
XXXXXX PHOTO
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $200 - $250
Deadline: Dec. 22nd


ISLA OMETEPE, NICARAGUA,
BOHUSLAN ARCHIPELAGO, SWEDEN
ILHA GRANDE, BRAZIL
Horizontal

Inside editorial possible cover
Sweeping scenics (can be anything) of the islands of:
Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua, in Lake Nicaragua
Bohuslan Archipelago, Sweden (any island in the chain)
Ilha Grande, Brazil
Please use an FTP program (like Fetch) as opposed to a browser.
Please email me to let me know you've uploaded images.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXX, Photo Editor
XXXX Magazine
XXXXXX, FL 32789
Email:XXXXX@XXXXXXXX.com
Web: www.XXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: Jan. 6, 2012






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

Inside editorial, possible cover usage
1.) Mountain biking in California
2.) Kayaking in the Pacific Northwest
3.) Sail and motor boating. "Not ski boats or personal water crafts," says photobuyer
Note: No phone calls please email only
Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting
Pays no research fees
Mailed submissions accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available
XXXXX, General Manager
XXXXXX PRODUCTIONS LLC
XXXXXX, WA 98221
Email: XXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $25 (Inside B&W) $100 (Color Cover)
Deadline: Jan. 3, 2012


MATCHING AND INDIVIDUAL ITEMS
COMMON TOOLS AROUND HOUSE, GARDEN ITEMS, KITCHEN ITEMS, AUTOMOBILE AND SCHOOL BUS, SIGNS FOR MAJOR COMPANIES, STREET SIGNS

Children's puzzle usage.
Matching and individual items for matching game children's puzzles. "Five pictures in a puzzle, two go together and three do not, e.g., nail, hammer, cowboy hat, stove, bird." says photobuyer.
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mailed link to lightgbox or website.
Pays no research fees.
Photobuyer pays shipping upon approval.
Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting and for FedEx number.
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,
XXXXXX INC
XXXXXX, NY 10583
Email: XXXXXX[at]verizon[dot]net
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $25
Deadline: Jan. 10, 2012

TRIMMING AND SHOEING HORSES
Inside editorial, possible cover
Trimming and Shoeing horses:
a) medical conditions, e.g. examination or treatments;
b) uncommon shoes, nails or techniques;
c) dramatic lighting or angle, unique perspective;
d) severe, intense or inspiring situations, even disturbing.
Note: "Please no general farrier, maintenance images. MUST be dramatic, unique or uncommon," says photobuyer.
Photobuyer requests email before submitting.
Pays no research fees.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed.
Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXX, Editor
XXXXXXXXXX JOURNAL
xxxxxxxxxx, WI 53045
Email: XXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $100 (Quarter) $150 (Cover)
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2012







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





02 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st



2012 Leica Akademie. The multi-city event, which will begin Jan. 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, and conclude on Aug. 25, 2012 in San Francisco, will feature a series of 38 photographic lectures, workshops and hands-on experiential learning across 16 cities. The first Leica Destinations program takes place in Big Sur/Monterey, Calif., from April 23-26, 2012. For $1,695.95, guests stay at the Casa Munras Resort and Spa. http://www.twice.com/article/475686-2012_Leica_Akademie_Announced.php

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