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See you In Two Weeks…
(next issue is January 5th)



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December 22nd 2011


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Watch for it in 2012

A NEW LOOK

for PhotoStockNOTES


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Stock Photography

Some Pretty Good Tips




I like tips – the kind that show you the right path to take, to avoid – well, to avoid taking the wrong path.

Last month, I came upon a seminar going on in the hotel I was staying in. It was on stock photography, so I thought I’d peek in. I didn’t know the instructor, but she was giving out some pretty good tips – so I sat in a seat in the back of the room and listened in for a bit.

She was saying, “Most beginning stock photographers are shy and don’t move in close enough. Notice how close the pros get with their cameras. You’ll know you’re close enough to people you’re photographing when you can see the color of their eyes.


“The best guides on how to take editorial stock photos are the very magazines and books themselves.

The pictures in the publications exhibit certain characteristics: They evoke a mood. Their composition is bold in design (no cluttered background or extraneous distractions). Also, since an editorial illustrative photo is not a documentary photo, there’s no need to tell the whole story.

Don’t insult the reader’s (viewer’s) intelligence. You want to allow the viewer to ‘read into’ the picture – allow the reader to be engaged in the picture’s meaning.

“These are tips to make your picture-taking more efficient. Follow them and you’ll soon be able to match the fine story-telling quality of the pros.

"Any creative work involves the venerable ‘form and content.’ I’ve shown you the form, or ‘format’ of an editorial stock photo. However, I can’t give you the ‘content’ – that’s up to you. That’s the ‘spirit’ of the photo. That’s the secret only you can discover for yourself. Each photographer will bring a special spirit to his or her photographs.”


THE CRITIQUE


Then the instructor presented a slide show of images that the attendees had brought along for critique. The audience appeared to be people who were just starting out in editorial stock photography.

I’ve noticed that newcomers often seem to make the same mistakes in composing their editorial stock photos.

The students usually arrive with prize-winning calendar-type scenics or slick ‘posed’ commercial shots, complete with highly-paid models.

The postcard-type pictures the attendees had brought were great shots, but the instructor let them know that if they want to become editorial stock photographers and selling to books and magazines, they’ll need some “retraining.”


Their photos may have won blue ribbons, but photobuyers won’t be interested in those shots. Buyers have those calendar-type pictures hanging on the walls of their offices, but they are writing checks for editorial stock photos.

At the break, I hung around and mingled with the attendees – there were about 25 or so. After speaking with several of them I came away with the feeling that no one I spoke with learned anything.

Each one had brought along with them an entrenched mindset of what editorial stock photography is. That mindset picture did not match the professional realities the speaker was revealing. Each of those folks arrived with their preconceived notions, and they evidently were going to go home with them.

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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Mikael Karlsson talks about...

The Cost of Doing Business


Numbers really can set you free. Numbers describing your cost of doing business to be more specific.

For many small business owners, coming up with the cost of doing business can seem a daunting task. It really doesn’t have to be. Since you just did your taxes, right?, all the figures and facts you need should be easily accessible.



Here's how to do it:
Add up all the costs you pay for being in business.

You should include everything. We're assuming that the items you use, you use mainly for business, hence we're counting them at 100%. Look back and count everything for 1 year.

A good, basic list of costs to add is: insurance for your Cameras and lenses, health insurance, liability insurance, car insurance car repair, and maintenance (if you use your car For business), office rent, cost for camera equipment repaired or replaced, cost for office machines and computers replaced or repaired, software purchases and upgrades, dues to professional organizations, postage, phone, internet service, website hosting, website upkeep and development, cell phone, social security tax, income tax, retirement savings, and savings to grow your business. Add any other specific costs you have.

Now, add all these costs up. Remember we're looking at the total cost for the entire year.

Once added up divide by 12. That's your cost to do business per month. Now take the new number you have and divide that by 22 (average number of work days in a month) and you'll get your cost of doing business per day. Take that figure and divide by 8.

You now have your cost of doing business on a per hour basis. To this number add the hourly salary you want to pay yourself. The resulting number is your total cost of doing business per hour.

In other words, this is how much you need to bring in per hour - on average - to stay in business.

Use this figure as a base for charging for assignments, for figuring out how much of an investment you're really making when you go out on a week-long stock photography shoot, and much more. Remember to add a little extra for more business expansion, more future shoots, and the occasional pay increase for yourself!

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




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THOSE HOLIDAY PHOTOS -- 10 Creative Tips for Capturing Memorable Ones, Jeff Cable: “As Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holidays approach, it can be easy to focus so much on the normal holiday hustle and bustle so much that we forget to prepare for taking great photos of our family and the Holiday season. Great photography often takes careful planning in order to be successful. To make sure you make the most of the photographic opportunities before you, here are some tips to help you take memorable pictures this Christmas season: http://improvephotography.com/2781/10-creative-tips-for-capturing-memorable-holiday-photos/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ImprovePhotography+%28Improve+Photography%29
PHOTO: Jeff Cable


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PROFILE -- Gary Cohen started his career in photography at the age of 8. He enjoyed the magic of pressing a button and seeing that image come to life moments later. This curiosity hasn’t been dampened even though the technology has gotten better (and more expensive). SOURCE: Lenna Staples: http://shootthestreet.com/post/14063202775/photographer-profile-gary-cohen?fc634ba0

Once Def Jam's "Fourth Beastie Boy," now a NYC Street Photography Legend--meet Ricky Powell. Famed photographer and historian Ricky Powell is curating an exhibit of iconic photography by an all-star group of shutterbugs.
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/blogs/1st-look/Once-Def-Jams-Fourth-Beastie-Boy-Now-a-NYC-Street-Photography-Legend--Meet-Ricky-Powell-135755013.html


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MARKETING TIP: Some photographers use a month/year numbering system to identify their digital images. Don't. You reveal the age of your pictures. Photo buyers are less eager to buy a picture taken in 2007, than one with no date on it. Use an alphabetical photo identification system.

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Here’s a speedy way to learn
how to Shoot Like a Pro

Many a musician used this method
many an author has done it too.

You’ll advance your
picture-taking ability quickly
if you master this technique.





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HOW THE PROS WORK -- Chase Jarvis: “New Work: REI Ski & Snowboard 30-Second Spot – VERY stoked to finally share some of my latest commercial director work that’s playing all over your TV’s here in the USA. It’s the new 30 second broadcast TV spot for that great outdoor brand, REI. Remember all these posts back in March, chronicling the day by day shooting of a video-and-print campaign-all-in-one shoot?…working through some curveball weather challenges? Well, this spot here is one of the fruits of that labor. Video. http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2011/12/chase-jarvis-new-work-rei-ski-snowboard-30-second-spot/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChaseJarvis+%28Chase+Jarvis+Blog%29


FLYIN’ HIGH -- At National Geographic – Sometimes You Need More Than Just a Camera – “National Geographic Photographers are known for pushing the boundaries when it comes to capturing great images. One of the coolest little pieces of technology being deployed is a remote controlled micro-copter equipped with still camera and live video feeds that are remotely monitored by Michael “Nick” Nichols and his crew through cool video. SOURCE: Jeff. goggles. http://www.revellphotography.com/blog/2011/12/at-national-geographic-sometimes-you-need-more-than-just-a-camera/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+revellphotography%2FXmEp+%28PhotoWalkPro%29
PHOTO: Michael Nichols


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A Model Release App for the iPhone – Charlie Borland: VM Release has created a new APP for the iPhone allowing photographers to capture model releases from those they photograph and all digitally using the iPhone. The app has an Adult Release, a Minor Release for the kids, and a Property Release for that farm photo you just took. The site and video states the releases are perfectly legal but it does not state who decided a digital release was legal. http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/12/vm-release-a-model-release-app-for-the-iphone/

LEICA LAUNCHES MAGAZINE APP Leica has introduced a new photographic magazine for users of its S-System, which is available via an iPad app. http://www.techradar.com/news/photography-video-capture/cameras/leica-launches-magazine-app-1048348
PHOTO: The Leica S Magazine is now available as an iPad app

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What Can a Publicist Do for You? – Holly Stuart Hughes: “Photographers are hiring publicists to help generate press for their projects and, in the process, promote their brand. Margery Newman, a publicist who has worked with David Maisel and other photographers, notes, “Once a photographer’s name gets out there over and over, and people start to recognize it, that enhances your career.” SOURCE: PDN Online ; http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/What-Can-a-Publicist-4146.shtml

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Homeland Security, the FBI, local Police, and the paid-by-the-hour Security Guards and self-appointed finger-waggers are excercising extreme scrutiny on a segment of the American public... -us, the photographers.

Sure, legitimate commercial photographers and movie makers with all their light stands and cables need to be kept in tow, lest someone trips over a wire and sprains an ankle; but "No photos!" at the grocery store, the mall, or the schoolyard? ? ?

Check out the Kracker Barrel to learn the latest.

http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11307

Add you thoughts, no registration is necessary, nor is your email.

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THE GIANT IS FADING -- Mathew Daneman: “Kodak battles to stay in the picture. This is not the "Kodak moment" expected of a longtime technology giant. After losing money for 12 of the last 15 quarters, Eastman Kodak is struggling to avoid bankruptcy protection”.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/kodak-battles-to-stay-in-the-picture-20111213-1ostw.html#ixzz1gbnTGCv3
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/kodak-battles-to-stay-in-the-picture-20111213-1ostw.html#ixzz1gr9o1TwV
PHOTO: Eastman Kodak founder George Eastman, left, and Thomas Edison pose with their inventions in a photograph taken in the late 1920s. Photo: AP


DEADLINE TIME -- Linda Sieg: “ Japan’s Olympus ex-CEO Michael Woodford said on Tuesday that he has a realistic chance of winning a battle for control of the scandal-hit company and that he had the support of two major shareholders.” SOURCE :Rueters;
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/13/us-olympus-idUSTRE7BB04P20111213?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews


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UNDERGROUND PHOTOS -- A Rare Look at Corbis’ Massive Underground Photo Storage Facility. Kathleen Davis: “Former limestone mine in Pennsylvania is home to 15 million images, including some of the worlds most iconic.” http://www.popphoto.com/news/2011/12/rare-look-corbis%E2%80%99-massive-underground-photo-storage-facility

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FEAR IN THE STREETS -- David Saxe: “Fearmongers Are Giving Photographers a Bad Name. These three photographs have something in common: They are all about fear. They are a reminder that every day, photographers are mistaken for perverts, terrorists, thieves, and other weirdos just because of the cameras around their necks. People seem to assume that we are “up to something.”
http://rising.blackstar.com/fearmongers-are-giving-photographers-a-bad-name.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Black-Star-Rising+%28Black+Star+Rising%29
PHOTO: David Saxe
TAKEAWAY: Author: Karen McHale adds to the comments about taking photographs in public with, “Another thing here is the male/female thing. I don't get as much crap because I am a woman and am pretty non-threatening.
Who's going to question the middle-aged (ouch) red-headed woman with a camera? But men? You guys are already labeled creepy and terrorists. And, God forbid if you are a man of color! When I am questioned, many people
think it's "cute." So, I pretty much get away with murder when I go out. I can sweet talk a lot of people into posing for me, I can get into places a lot of guys can't with a wink and a smile, and you wouldn't believe what a small pout can get ya! Is it fair? Nope. But it's true. Sexism is still alive and well in our fair nation”. –Karen McHale .
NOTE: Check her post in the comments section.

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239 Magazines Launched In 2011 -- Two hundred and thirty-nine new magazines were launched in 2011, up 24% from 193 new launches in 2010, according to Mediafinder.com, a tracking service established by Oxbridge Communications, which maintains a database of U.S. and Canadian publications.
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/164252/239-magazines-launched-in-2011.html#ixzz1genaxCXG


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Kevin Kubota's Lighting Notebook - Diane Berkenfeld : “101 lighting set-ups described in detail, for you to recreate. If you're looking for a great field guide, one that you can flip through for inspiration and that includes step-by-step guidance on a wide range of lighting set-ups, Kevin Kubota's Lighting Notebook will definitely provide plenty of fodder for your photography. http://www.pixiq.com/article/book-review-0

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Everything
you need to know to start selling your photos to books and magazines-



"How To Market Your Photos"

Order before December 25th

and pay only half-price

50% off




Practical know-how you can use for years to come.



Order info: http://www.photosource.com/cart/ecourse.php

Or give us a call at 800 624-0266


Rohn Engh’s 21-unit Ecourse shows you step-by-step how to start selling* your photos to the book and magazine industry.


You receive the complete eCourse on a DVD shipped direct to your door.

For more information about the eCourse and to order:
https://www.photosource.com/cart/ecourse.php

Regular price: $89.95. Your price if you order before December 25th: $44.98 (Half-price) – plus $4.95 Shipping ( $49.93 total).

*Actually, you don’t sell your photos; you “rent”
them for one-time use – over and over again to
different markets. The eCourse will show you this system.


ORDER


BONUS: We still have some copies of the 2011 Photographer’s Market left.

We’ll send you one if you signup on or before December 25th.

While they last! First come, first served.

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Unlawful arrest for subway photography costs city $30K
Taking pictures in the subway isn’t illegal, but good luck convincing NYPD’s transit officers of that fact. In what has become a series of similar cases, the City of New York had to pay out $30,000 to a man who was unlawfully detained for snapping some subway shots. SOURCE: Benjamin Kabak http://secondavenuesagas.com/2010/02/10/unlawfuly-arrest-for-subway-photography-costs-city-30k/


STAY BACK -- Joe Pompeo: “Video of New york Times photographer's confrontation with police touches off another exchange between NYPD and local media.“
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/null/2011/12/4589454/video-times-photographers-confrontation-police-touches-another-exchange

REDEMPTION -- Jerome Taylor Photographer wins compensation from police. A photojournalist has won compensation and an apology from the Met Police after he was ordered to stop taking pictures of a military parade. At one point an exasperated officer simply claimed that taking photos was "silly, gay and stupid".http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/photographer-wins-compensation-from-police-6276112.html


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The Lightweight Gitzo GT1542T 4- Section Traveler Tripod – Arthur Morris: “For years folks who will never own a big lens have been begging for a stable lightweight tripod that will support their intermediate telephoto lenses and short zooms. I have just finished field testing the four section, 2.2 pound Gitzo GT 1542T Traveler tripod. The first time I set it up I was astounded at how stable it was (primarily due to the stiffness of the legs). http://www.birdsasart-blog.com/2011/12/16/the-skinny-on-the-lightweight-gitzo-gt1542t-4-section-traveler-tripod/

REAL-WORLD PROTECTION -- Why Camera Gear May be Safest in a Four-Wheeled Suitcase When Flying – Michael Zhang: “You probably already know that it’s not a good idea to include your expensive camera gear with check in luggage, but what if you have no choice? If you must, then putting your gear inside a hard-sided “spinner” suitcase with four wheels is your best bet. The Huffington Post has published an interesting interview with an anonymous baggage handler. http://www.petapixel.com/2011/12/16/why-camera-gear-may-be-safest-in-a-four-wheeled-suitcase-when-flying/

SPEEDING BULLET -- Molly McHUGH: “MIT creates imaging system that captures images at one trillion frames per second. Talk about fast: the new mechanism is able to record the motion of light by measuring photons.”
http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/mit-creates-imaging-system-that-captures-images-at-one-trillion-frames-per-second/




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KEEP IT FLOWING -- Passive Social Media Creates Passive Results – Rosh Sillars: Many people create automated accounts with RSS feeds to share other people’s news, thoughts and commentary with their community. Many social media members don’t reply to comments made by people who take the time to acknowledge their work. Some do the minimum just to say they are using social media. Passive, unengaged social media earns passive results. http://www.roshsillars.com/2011/12/passive-social-media-creates-passive-results/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewMediaPhotographer+%28Rosh+Sillars%29

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CLOSER LOOK -- Fashion photography goes under the microscope. Nowadays, computer software smooths over blemishes instead of sprayed ink, but photo “enhancement” is under scrutiny thanks to motions made against Procter & Gamble by the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus in the U.S. From a legal standpoint, retouching photos so they create a misleading impression of product effectiveness is clearly prohibited, he said. But competitors in an industry where post-production work is commonplace haven’t challenged one another’s ads up to now, said beauty consultant Suzanne Grayson.
http://www.marketingmag.ca/news/marketer-news/fashion-photography-goes-under-the-microscope-42659


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NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.

2012 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest is now open for entries
World Press Photo is now accepting entries for the 2012 contest for the best multimedia storytelling in visual journalism. Organized for the second time, this year’s contest is open for photographers, publications and multimedia producers to enter their work to be judged by an international, nine-member jury of experts.

Judging
The 2012 Multimedia Contest jury is chaired by director Vincent Laforet, France/USA, with Alan Stoga, USA, president of Zemi Communications, as secretary of the jury. The names of the full judging panel of nine will be announced later.

Entries
Photographers, publications and multimedia producers can enter their multimedia productions on our web entry site (see link below). The deadline for registration and uploading submissions is 25 January 2012, 23.59 CET. Participants who have already registered for the Photo Contest also need to register separately if they wish to enter work in the Multimedia Contest.


Awards
There will be three productions awarded at the 2012 Multimedia Contest. Each winning team will be recognized with a Golden Eye Award and a certificate. In addition, the team awarded the first prize will receive a cash prize of €5,000. A representative of each of the winning production teams will be invited to Amsterdam to attend the 2012 Awards Days weekend on 20 and 21 April and will receive the awards at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday 21 April.
World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon and TNT.


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FUN STUFF -- Sarah Phillips: “Photographer Lukas Strebel's best shot. ‘I took the table into the water, climbed on with my broom – and jumped. My girlfriend pressed the button.”’
PHOTO: Lukas Strebel


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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





COYOTE FACE,
A TURKEY OR SMALL GROUP OF TURKEYS WITH A COYOTE IN THE BACKGROUND
HUNTING SHOTS OF ALEX RUTLEDGE.
GOBBLERS FIGHTING IN THE FALL
FALL TURKEY HUNTING, BUSTING UP A FLOCK OF TURKEYS.

Inside editorial, possible cover
Close-up (full-frame) shot of a coyote face, face on to the camera. (If it has turkey feathers in it's mouth, it's golden!!!)
Close vertical shot of a turkey or small group of turkeys with a coyote in the background, or vice versa.
Dramatic vertical and horizontal hunting shots of Alex Rutledge. Vertical of gobblers fighting in the fall. Tight, but not too tight. Needs good action.
Fall turkey hunting, busting up a flock of turkeys. Turkeys need to be flying in different directions
Note: Please read our updated contributors guidelines for submission suggestions and pay rates.
http://www.XXXXXXguidelines.html
XXXXX Magazine is the flagship publication of the XXXXX and goes out to all adult members.
No research fees paid
Please send THUMBNAILS to begin with. DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY!!! MAIL IMAGES TO:
XXXXX[at]XXXXX[dot]net
XXXXX XXXX Magazine.
XXXXXXX, SC 29824
Pay Range: $800 (Cover) $300 (Two page spread)
$200 (Full page) $150 (Half page)
Deadline: August 12, 2010

TEENS
Inside and website use
teen girls primping and/or getting ready for a prom or dance.
12 year old girls wearing string bikinis [to illustrate how precocious young girls can be]
teens romantically involved
teen pregnancy
teen [10-14 years old] self-conscious about their looks [pimples or height, etc.]
teen conscripted for national military service
teenage student who has won a science fair or math fair [non-Asian please]
teen who is religious [non-Jewish please]
teens using technology in a wealthy school
Model school designed to promote student engagement. Like "Citizens Schools" or other schools that are successful with high school students. Or other small schools sponsored by the Gates Foundation
Note: No research fees.
All photos should look like real situations with real people, should not look set-up.
Print run 150K, North American Rights & Electronic rights [ ebook, image lecture gallery].
Please submit lores jpgs, If selected will need high resolution digital files. Need Color photos for high school psychology textbook.
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
Email: XXXXXXXX[at]yahoo[dot]com
Pay Range: $175 (1/8) page or less $200 (1/4)
Deadline: Aug 16, 2010

DANCING!
Ads and posters
Dancing!
Action images of dancing, e.g. ballroom, romantic, hot exciting dancing, social dancing, salsa, disco, foxtrot, tango, close-ups of dancers, etc. "These forms of dance only. No foreign countries. Current U.S. look only," says photobuyer.
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting. No phone calls - email ONLY please.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXX, Photo Research
XXXXX ADVERTISING
XXXXXXXXXXXX FL 33122
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: up to $300 (Brochure)
Deadline: September 15, 2010







COLORED APPALOOSA HORSE(S)
INFLUENTIAL APPALOOSA HORSE(S)

Inside editorial, possible cover, ad use.
Vertical or horizontal format.
Colored Appaloosa horse(s).
Influential Appaloosa horses.
The Appaloosa is known for its leopard-spotted coat pattern and other distinctive physical characteristics. The color pattern of the Appaloosa is of interest, as both the coat pattern and other physical characteristics are linked to a "Lp" or "leopard" gene or gene complex.
Note: Pays no research fees. Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges. Call only if necessary before submitting.
We accept high-quality freelance photography submissions that feature Appaloosas with recognizable coat patterns. Photos should be clear, relevant and of the highest quality.
We appreciate digital images submitted in RAW format, but any other image must be no less than 300 dpi at 5x7 inches. Prints are accepted, and should be no smaller than 5x7 inches, though 8x10 inch prints are preferred. Slides, Polaroid or point-and-shoot camera photos are not accepted.
Captions, including identification of all horses and people pictured, are required for photos accompanying an article and are preferred with freelance photography. Model releases, photographer's name and other pertinent information must accompany the image. To avoid marring a photo, never write on either side of the print.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXX Editor
XXXXX JOURNAL
XXXXXXXXXXXX, ID 83843
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: http://www.XXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $25-$50 (Inside) / $100 (Ad) / $250 (Cover)
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2010


ADIRONDACK WILDLIFE (Spring)

Inside editorial usage
Adirondack wildlife such as: moose, bobcat, and black bear. (Spring)
Note: Photos must have been taken inside the borders of the Adirondack Park. Photos can be submitted as slides or in digital format on CD Rom.
Slides must be labeled with your name and the location of the scene. Please include self-addressed, stamped envelope for returns.
Duplicate transparencies must be labeled as such. If you have images that have already been published in XXXXXXX, please do not resubmit them.
DIGITAL PHOTO GUIDELINES:
We can accept Photoshop, tiff, jpeg, or raw files on CD
Digital photos must be shot at high resolution. (for example: a 1/4 page photo must be 800 pixels by 1000 pixels). Do NOT enlarge files from the original file size.
Digital images for cover consideration must be at least 3400 x 2600 pixels in dimension.
Please do NOT crop, color-correct or sharpen images before sending them
If possible, please include good color or B&W proofs. Proofs can be thumbnails or full size. Please include a list of locations for each image.
Medium (2 1/4") and Large format (4" x 5") vertical photos are preferable. If possible, digital photos should be 9"x11" at 300dpi. Please keep in mind that we need some open space (or solid color) at the top of the image for the logo and cover lines.
*Please note that we work on issues 3 to 4 months in advance of the current season.
All images must have the photographer's name and proper identification visible on the mount. Images will be held until publication of the issue in which they are being considered. All images will be returned within two weeks after publication, unless otherwise requested. Providing a SASE is appreciated.
For additional information or to send your submissions contact:
Art Director
XXXXXXX Magazine
XXXXXXXXXXXX, NY 12941
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX XXXX, editor
XXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXX, NY 12941
XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $75 (1/4 page)
Deadline: Oct. 21, 2010


CHILDREN FROM PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL
HIGH SCHOOL-AGE PHOTOS OF ONE TO THREE YOUTH LOOKING/SEARCHING/FINDING

Inside editorial possible cover, calendar
Horizontal
Children from pre-school to high-school. Especially middle-school and
junior-high. Need natural-looking images of groups of two to five kids having fun together. Heads/faces in close proximity. Mixed ethnicity a must. Mixed gender preferred. Can be looking at the camera. Not romantic. Modest clothing styles.
One to three youth (high -school age) looking/searching/finding. Can be pointing at something in the distance, looking through binoculars, spy glass, telescope. Can be using compass, GPS, map. Same guidelines as above apply.
Note: Electronic images only. Please, do not send prints or slides.
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 Researcher
XXXXXX PUBLISHING
Scottsdale
XXXXXXXXXX: PA, PA 15683
Email: XXXX[at]XXX[dot]org \ Web: www.XXX.org
Pay Range: $75 Cover $25 - $50 (Inside) $25 - $50 (Website)
$100 (Poster) $100 (Calendar)
Deadline: Oct. 28, 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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WEEGEE’S OTHER NAKED CITY -- David W. Dunlap: “Arthur H. Fellig, the tabloid photographer known as Weegee, took candid pictures of New York street life in the 1930s and 1940s. His monograph “Naked City” (1945) ranks among the most important sociological studies of New York. Now, after decades of obscurity, Weegee’s Hollywood work is getting a second glance, in “Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles,” by Richard Meyer. SOURCE: NY Times; http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/weegees-other-naked-city/

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


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1839 December 18th - Celestial photograph, a daguerreotype of the moon, was taken by John William Draper, professor of chemistry at New York University, New York City.

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You’ll Do Better


… to market your pictures this way



Frank didn’t understand marketing. "There aren't enough aviation requests in your newsletter," he said when he called to say he wasn’t renewing his subscription to the PhotoDaily Marketletter.

"Let's talk about that," I said, "keeping in mind that the PhotoDaily is a market letter, not a newsletter. I know you are concerned that you don’t see aviation requests each week, or even every month. But let me show you how even a few listings over the course of a year in your specialty area make the marketletter a real value for you.

"A marketletter provides markets for you - not only the current day's specific photo needs, but the markets themselves, to add to your own Market List.

The marketletter does all your research for you and not only finds you new valuable photobuyers, but provides you with the kinds of photos they buy and the prices they pay.
You can take this information, and whether or not you have the specific photo requested in that one listing, if over the long haul that buyer uses photos in your photo specialty, you have made a valuable contact to pursue independently, with a future net worth value to you.”

"But I just told you, your marketletter lists too few aviation buyers."

I asked him to think of "Marketing" as a long term annuity.
"Look at it this way," I said. "We list photo needs every day, five days a week. We list 5 to 10 leads per week – about 300 to 500 per year. Let's say 1% of those are from aviation buyers.”
“That's not many," he said. "That's only 5 or 6 buyers a year!"

"That's a lot," I said. "It's a gold mine!"
"What do you mean?"

"A publishing house that buys aviation pictures, is a buyer you, as an aviation photographer, can be hooked up with for a long time. You can sell photos to them on your own, over and over throughout the

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"Think of the future net worth
of the photobuyers you acquire."


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year. Individual photo editors at that publishing house may come and go, but you'll continue to be an important resource in their database. Eventually they'll be giving your assignmts bcause they know your work, and they know YOU KNOW aviation.
“Over the years here at PhotoSource International, we’ve seen that most editorial stock photographers enjoy a working relationship with any one particular publishing company for an average of ten years (frequently even longer).
Let’s go back to those six buyers of aviation photos that you find through your PhotoDaily Marketletter.
You develop a working relationship with them, directly, on your own, and make an average of five sales a year to each. At an average of $200 per sale, you’d realize $1000 in revenue per buyer per year. That would give you $6000 in income for the year from those six buyers.
“Over a ten-year period, you’re talking $60,000 (ten times $6000). If in one year, because of your excellent aviation photography and aviation knowledge, you acquire six steady buyers, who you make independent sales to, you’re actually acquiring about $60,000 worth of business over the course of the next 10 years. And that’s from the number of buyer contacts made in just one year from our marketletter information. Each year you’d no doubt add more buyers to that original list of six.”

"I never looked at it that way," he said.

I summed up, "Think of the future net worth of the photobuyers you acquire. Each one has a specialized need. In this case, aviation. And you take aviation pictures. There could not be a better match."

Did Frank re-subscribe to our marketletter? No. I haven't heard or seen his name in the literature or markets since. It's been ten years since that conversation.


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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"A penny saved, is a penny earned..." Benjamin Franklin

Mikael Karlsson on
...t h r i f t ....

As photographers, We always try to get the best possible price for our stock photos


When negotiating with photobuyers you put a lot of time and effort into making sure that the fees you are paid are fair and square.

On the other side of the coin, photobuyers are always trying to get the best price possible from you, meaning that they want you to lower your fees or offer more for the same price.

Why shouldn't you expect the same from the people who supply you with the tools and supplies that make your stock photography business run efficiently?



Growing Your Business



Staying in business means growing your business.
Just like an annual raise is welcome for any employee you will want to be able to give yourself a raise, at least every now and then. Costs go up and to be able to keep in step, - your revenues need to go up as well.

1. Go Local
One potential stream of revenue often overlooked is that of local newspapers. Sure, they don't pay top dollar but they are - in most cases - quite willing to pay for quality photographs that they have a need for.
Talk to the local editor and see if they need assistance covering events, sports, local artists, concerts, school happenings and similar.
Chances are they do. Make sure you negotiate with them to give you all rights to all photos so that you can add the photos to your stock photo archive.
This can also be a great way to expand your specialties and the topics you cover. The pay isn't great for local newspapers but the access offered is often more than makes up for that.

2. Local and State Government

A few years back I spent the better part of a year and a half with a big photography project for our state Department of Corrections. The project was to build an up-to-date media photo library encompassing all state prisons, the training academy, special services and more. Not only did I use this opportunity to add hundreds of images to my stock photo archive, I was also paid handsomely by the state government to complete this work.
All kinds of government agencies and departments need photographs. Be it for marketing, documentary purposes, or simply to use in brochures and on web sites -the need is there. Look at the images they're currently using and offer them updates.
More often than not there is some sort of Media Office you can make contact with. Know what you offer and have your convincing arguments ready prior to making contact. You should be able to spell out why they should take you up on your offer quickly and to the point.


3. Volunteer and Network

Ever since I started working as a photographer back in the dawn of time I firmly stated that I'd never photograph weddings, pets or kids. That lasted until last year. A friend at the local Sheriff's Office asked me if I could help him out. His oldest daughter was about to be confirmed and the regular photographer couldn't make it to the church on time for the ceremony.

I gave in and it didn't hurt much. His daughter loved the results. I admire the guys and gals that have figured out how to photograph weddings.

Look for more dollar-saving tips for the stock photographer next week.


Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 26 years' experience of working for magazines and newspapers in more than 30 countries. He moved to the United States in 1998 from his native Sweden. He lives in Nebraska and is currently US correspondent for 11 Swedish magazines and a regular contributor to a wide variety of U.S. publications. Reach him at mike[at]photosource[dot]com.





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LOST FOR WORDS. -- Fifteen Blog Post Ideas - Rosh Sillars: Blogging had been around for a while before it hit me that I could use this tool to share more than what I did on my summer vacation. I discovered I could write in-depth about what makes me tick and my work as a photographer. I wanted to write with my clients and prospects in mind and share information beyond the two-dimensional photographs in my portfolio (as important as they are). I was enthusiastic about the project. Sadly, when I was faced with my first empty page I didn’t know what to write". http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2011/12/fifteen-blog-post-ideas/

ART DÉCOR IDEAS -- More Creative Ways to Sell Your Photos. Dean: ”Start thinking about selling your photos and your first thoughts are likely to be of prints
and licenses. A myriad of options from Buy Now buttons on websites and photo-sharing platforms to garage sales and galleries let photographers offer framed versions of their art. Microstock’s open policy means that anyone can now upload and hope for a royalty. But offering prints means selling in a hugely competitive market while microstock is both saturated and low-paying. Fortunately, there are plenty of very creative ways to get paid for your art.”
http://blogs.photopreneur.com/more-creative-ways-to-sell-your-photos?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29


PHOTOS DON’T LIE -- Old aerial photographs help win legal case in land use dispute Aerial photography dating back to the 1990s has been used to secure the long term future of a nursery in Essex, England. Using historic aerial photography and the service of a professional air photo interpreter, Greenwise Nurseries were able to prove the long term use of the majority of the site for mixed use industrial purposes.
http://www.directionsmag.com/pressreleases/old-aerial-photographs-help-win-legal-case-in-land-use-dispute/218945



IMAGINATION -- The Secrets of taking Good Pictures. Plan ahead with good ideas. Photography expert Tom Langford gives his advice on how to turn an average shot into the perfect photograph. SOURCE: Jerusalem Post; http://www.jpost.com/LifeStyle/Article.aspx?id=248176



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Proposed Legislation Would Make Photographing Farms Illegal – Charlie Borland): “The War on Photography continues! Now legislation has been proposed in several states, and passed one house, that would make it a felony to photograph Agribusiness, farms, and livestock operations without permission from the land owner. The motivation behind this is to shutdown animal activist groups who gain access and secretly tape and/or photograph animal abuses. http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/12/proposed-legislation-would-make-photographing-farms-illegal/
More information: http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/news/Agribusiness-Pressin-2222.shtml



NEW LOOK -- Cosmopolitan Magazine Redesigns – Terri Stone: “The Pentagram Design Consultancy has revamped Cosmopolitan magazine. The new look embraces the short attention span of the Twitter generation “.http://www.creativepro.com/article/cosmopolitan-magazine-redesigns



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ON A COMMERCIAL ASSIGNMENT? Can you sell the "extras"? Yes, the Copyright Law says that unless you've signed a "Work for Hire" agreement, you own the pictures. You can sell whatever and whenever.


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Like to take photos of young children?

There are many magazine and book
publishers in the USA and abroad
whose audience focus is on
children and their parents.

Here's how to find out who these publishers are.

Click on the arrow above




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POWERFUL -- Matthew Jordan Smith: “If you've ever wondered if video will replace still photography just look at the 45 Most Powerful Photographs of 2011. I know the trend at the moment revolves around shooting video but let us not forget the power of a still image. As 2011 comes to an end remember to keep your camera by your side to document the special moments in life, but also don't forget to document the day to day moments as well because what seems ordinary today will be classic tomorrow. SOURCE: Matt Stopera PIXIQ; http://www.pixiq.com/article/the-45-most-powerful-photographs-of-2011
PHOTO: A protester gets sprayed in the face with pepper spray at an Occupy Portland protest. (Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian)


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CRANK OUT THAT EBOOK -- Sales are just getting warmed up, says a recent report from Juniper, the prominent research firm. Reports show that continued strong growth in the dedicated eReader market, allied to an upsurge in usage across tablet devices, “will push annual revenues from eBooks delivered to portable devices to $9.7 billion by 2016. If you’re not keeping tabs, that’s an increase of almost $7 billion from this year, which will see about $3 billion in eBook sales.” www.mobilemarketingwatch.com/ebook-sales-to-mobile-devices-will-approach-10-billion-by-2016-says-juniper-19766/


GETTING POPULAR -- Photography apps top Apple's best-of-year list. A handful of app developers got great news this week from Apple when it chose its top apps of the year in the annual iTunes Rewind list.
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2011/12/photography-apps-top-apples-best-of-year-list/1
Nik software


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PERCEPTION: Creating Your Photography Brand . Conor Risch : “Businesses of all shapes and sizes spend countless hours and a significant amount of money working with experts to fine-tune their brands so they can take control of how clients and customers perceive them. SOURCE: PDNOnline: http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/Creating-Your-Photog-4120.shtml

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NEW DIGITAL MAGAZINE -- British Airways Connects To Their Executive Club Members With New Digital Magazine. To celebrate the relaunch of its Executive Club, British Airways has launched a new digital magazine named “The Club,” a simple, intuitive, and neatly-designed communication channel that aims to provide easy access for millions of Executive Club members around the world.
via PSFK: http://www.psfk.com/2011/12/british-airways-connects-to-their-executive-club-members-with-new-digital-magazine.html

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WHO ARE YOU? Dave Beckerman: “What Type of Photographer Are You? Are you a "stay or go" photographer?” http://www.pixiq.com/article/what-type-of-photographer-are-you
PHOTO: Dave Beckerman

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Learn To Design Heartwarming Images That Capture
The Bonds Between Mothers And Children


Norman Phillips shows you techniques of an important growing segment of the portrait photography market. You’ll learn how to create the right environment , the right props, backgrounds, and lighting to make the mom and her child (or even all of her children) look great-while allowing them to interact and reveal the true character of their relationship.

o Designing traditional and contemporary portraits
o Tips for pregnancy portraits
o Ideas for working with children of all ages-form infants to school-age kids.
o Creating portraits with multiple children
o Flexible lighting techniques to allow kids to be kids
o Posing techniques to make everyone look their best
o Techniques for working in the studio or on location
o Designing storyboards and mini albums from your session


Includes Images From:

Joanne Alice Sarah L. Johnston Sheila Rutledge
Michael Ayers Jeff and Kathleen Hawkins Terry Jo Tache
Michael Barton Mark Laurie Vikki Taufer
Veena Cornish Norman Phillips Wendy Veugeler
Jody Coss Cindy Romano Kerry Firstenleit

Amherst Media, Publisher Of Photography Books, PO Box 586, Buffalo, NY 14226, www.AmherstMedia.com ISBN-13: 978-1584282624


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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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I took the leap. My family and I had settled on a farm in western Wisconsin and I started selling out of my large size mailbox. When the Internet came along, the selling task became even easier, what with digital cameras and electronic photo delivery to buyers.

In today's economy that we find ourselves in, 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.

Here’s the deal - I’ve developed a 21-unit eCourse "How to Market Your Photos" that will answer all of the above questions and many more, like “What's the quickest way to get noticed by photobuyers?" or “What kind of stock photos do buyers prefer?" or "Is it true that I can travel free as a freelance stock photographer?”

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Man Arrested After Photographing Executive Office Building
Washington D.C. currently has a law in its books that allows police to arrest photographers who remain in a single area for more than five minutes. The National Press Photographers Association is trying to get them to change that law.
http://www.pixiq.com/article/man-arrested-after-photographing-executive-office-building-in-dc
Photo via Wikipedia

FOCUS ON THE RIGHT TO FILM POLICE -- Patrick Wilson: “Alton Robinson, of Norfolk, Virginia, was doing what America's judicial system has ruled is his right when he recorded video at a New Black Panther Party march in April on Goff Street. Officers approached him and told him he was not allowed to record them. After Robinson protested, police arrested him. SOURCE: By Patrick Wilson; SOURCE: The Virginian-Pilot (Be sure to take the poll question.)
http://hamptonroads.com/2011/12/norfolk-arrest-puts-focus-right-film-police?page=3


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FOUND -- Maria Popova: 'The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott': 100 Years of Polar Mystery. In April, these rare photos of the first Australian expedition to Antarctica circa 1911-1914 quickly became one of the most read and circulated photography articles on Brain Pickingscolumn. SOURCE: The Atlantic; http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/12/the-lost-photographs-of-captain-scott-100-years-of-polar-mystery/249621/
PHOTO: Herbert Ponting

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Amy Davies: “New memory card format revealed. The CompactFlash Association has announced a new memory card format called XQD, which is slightly bigger than the standard SD card and can provide write speeds of 125MB/sec or higher.” http://www.techradar.com/news/photography-video-capture/cameras/new-memory-card-format-revealed-1046446?src=rss&attr=all


PHOTO KIOSKS -- Cherry H. Butler: “Kiosks are here to stay, The single biggest restraint to the photo kiosk industry: printing, according to research conducted by Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company. However, the 20 percent of photos that consumers print will still result in billions upon billions of prints from kiosks over the next several years. So the bottom line?.” http://www.selfserviceworld.com/article/187767/State-of-the-industry-Photo-kiosks


Molly McHugh: “Forget the camera, take pictures with your hand. Cameras are getting smaller and smaller, but the most pocket-friendly point-and-shoot can’t compete with a new concept.The designer has created a mechanism appropriately called the Air Clicker for using nothing more than your hands to capture images. http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/introducing-air-clicker-forget-the-camera-take-pictures-with-your-hand/


CHEAP AND CLEAN -- The Cloud. Adam Crawford: “Computers crash and discs fail—and sometimes the result is a trove of images lost into the ether. Most people rely on three methods of storage such as these options: keeping images on hard drives, optical media discs (DVD and CD), external hard drives, thumb drives, RAIDs, or uploading to Facebook or Flickr accounts. The cloud can be used as a way to download any image from a photographer’s cache, via any Internet connection, anywhere. This means you can use it as a way to deliver images to your clients. The cloud is also available to back up your sensitive customer data. And the list goes on.
SOURCE: Rangefinder Magazine. http://www.rangefinderonline.com/features/imaging-techniques/Cloud-Rising-1607.shtml via Joe Stansski
TAKEAWAY: Here at PhotoSource we used the Cloud for several reasons but especially to store our video(s) which gobble up a lot of megs. Our local system wouldn’t be able to handle it. I think our cost is around 83 centa a month. Yep, a month. Pretty cheap!



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TAKE YOUR PICK -- Ten Reasons Why Google+ Is Better for Social Photography Than Flickr – Thomas Hawk: “ A few months back I wrote a post “Flickr is Dead.” When I wrote that post I didn’t mean dead literally. Over the past few months the tide has begun shifting even more. Photographers are moving in mass from Flickr to Google+ as their primary photo sharing network. There are a number of reasons why this is happening http://thomashawk.com/2011/11/10-reasons-why-google-is-better-for-social-photography-than-flickr.html


SHOW OFF -- Kodak 'Free Mark' Campaign Aims to Set 1 Million Facebook Photos Free. Katherine Vong: “According to the Kodak ‘Free Mark’ campaign, there are billions of photos on Facebook that are just crying out to be liberated and enjoyed outside of the web. KODAK has an answer with “Free Mark”.
http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/kodak-free-mark


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SQUARES RULE! Five Reasons to Love the Square Format – From o the Guest Contributor Column at DPS, Andrew S. Gibson: “Perhaps one of the unintended consequences of digital photography is that it has opened up areas of photography that were previously limited to people that had certain equipment. Digital cameras have changed all that. You have the choice of using your camera’s native aspect ratio (a rectangle) or you can crop to a different aspect ratio in post-processing. Why would anyone crop to a square? Here are five reasons to love the square format. http://www.digital-photography-school.com/five-reasons-to-love-the-square-format
PHOTO: Andrew S. Gibson


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ALTERED PHOTOGRAPHS -- Jonathan Parker: “In his work with the college's Image Science Research group, Eric Kee, who specializes in video and photography forensics, reviewed 500 examples of significantly altered photos of models advertising beauty products and other items in magazines. http://www.wpcva.com/news/article_54eb4a6c-20e2-11e1-9773-001871e3ce6c.html

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NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.

The Top 50 Photo Contests for 2012
The end of the year means a lot to many people, but one thing that comes to my mind around this time of year are the many photo contests that are ending or about to end their submissions deadlines.
For a photographer, the best exposure comes not from your own mouth, but from others talking about your work. Photo contests are one of the best ways to get people talking about you and your work but sometimes these photo competitions are hard to find. This year, I want to share what I believe are some of the top photo contests around the world. Don't waste any time as some of these contest entry deadlines are fast approaching and the prizes are quite amazing. Some of the prizes up for grabs include 2 first class airline tickets, photo gear, cash, exhibits and more. There seems to be a contest for every type of photographer as well, ranging from teen contests to women only photographers contest, bird photography, sports, B&W, food and more.
SOURCE: Mathew Jordon Smith http://www.pixiq.com/article/the-top-50-photo-contests-for-2012

SECRET STUDY
-- Professors Seek Photographers for Academic Study – David Walker: “Two university professors specializing in intellectual property law are conducting what could be an intriguing study of “creativity among photographers.” To get photographers to participate in their survey, they’ve launched a nature photo contest for professional photographers. Those who participate will be paid $10, and will be eligible for a prize which may include $1,000 in cash and publication on the Huffington Post Web site. http://pdnpulse.com/2011/12/professors-seek-photographers-for-academic-study.html

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CONFLICT PHOTOGRAPHER -- Stan Horaczek: “Recently, Ben Lowy's book, Iraq | Perspecitves was awarded the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize. Split into two parts, the book is made up of images captured in Iraq up to 2008. The first chapter was shot exclusively through blast-proof windows in armored military vehicles, and the second involved rigging a DSLR to a pair of night vision goggles.
http://www.popphoto.com/how-to/2011/12/look-life-conflict-photographer-ben-lowy
PHOTO: , Ben Lowy


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




A BEAUTIFUL CAT
Inside editorial
Horizontal
A beautiful cat. no human being in the picture, just the cat, professionally photographed, close-up (not running in the woods), sprawling, lolling, cleaning itself, sleeping. you must have the feeling you almost can hear the cat purr.
Note: IMMEDIATE NEED!
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, INC
Email:XXXXXX@XXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100+ (depending on size, placement and usage)
Deadline: August 6, 2010

INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER FARMALL TRACTORS
Artist copy
International Harvester Farmall tractors.
Note: For artist copy and reference use in oil paintings. Hi res
Photobuyer requests e-mail for guidelines before submitting. Sample digital preview scans accepted. Mailed submissions will be accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer. No phone calls.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXX, President
XXXXX LLC
XXXXXXXXXXX, CT 06877
Email: XXXXX[at]aol[dot]com \ Web: http://www.XXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 - $250
Deadline: September 1, 2010

ANTIGUAN "CHOP-UP BREAKFAST"

Inside editorial possible cover
Antiguan "chop-up breakfast". (MUST be this specific
dish ONLY please). It's described as: salted cod in a red sauce, served with chop-up; a mixture of veggies--often bright green spinach and creamy orange pumpkin.
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
XXXXX Magazine
xxxxxxxxxxxxx, FL 32789
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com \ Web: www.XXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: August 13, 2010





DYNAMIC SEA KAYAKING
Inside editorial usage
Sea Kayaking photos (and/or scenic shots). "Must show kayak," says photo buyer.
Note: Image Quality/Composition
1. Sharp focus and good, clear composition-subjects should be attractively framed and easy to "read" by viewers
2. Good contrast with rich, vivid color
3. Proper exposure (no overexposed or underexposed images)
4. Interesting subject matter
5. A dynamic quality (for example, an active paddler versus a "posing" paddler)
6. An interesting perspective or angle (we rarely use bow shots; often, the best photos are taken from a different eye level than that of sitting in a kayak or standing on shore
7. Photos that support the article (there should be a good selection of images to match locations/events mentioned in the text)
8. A portrayal of safe, correct kayaking practices (PFDs should be worn in most cases)
Low-resolution sample digital files can be sent in JPEG format via email to: editorial[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com - images can be sent via USPS to:
XXXXXX; Seattle, WA, 98127 (if a physical address is needed, use: Seattle, WA 98107).
All photos should be previously unpublished, and submissions must meet XXXX's photographic requirements for our Destination or Cover format (IMPORTANT: see full photography guidelines at www.XXXXXXX.com under the "Contribute" tab).
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX, Executive Editor
XXXXXX MAGAZINE
xxxxxxxxxxxxx, WA 98107
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $85 (1/2 page)
Deadline: Oct. 30, 2010


MARTINSBURG, WV AREA.
Inside editorial usage.
Martinsburg, Wv area. Restaurants, museums, parks, recreational areas other points of interest.
Note: Photobuyer requests only e-mail, sample digital preview scans or address to lightbox accepted. Jpegs
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, Publisher, Design Director
XXXX INC.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, KY 40202
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: http://www.XXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $75 (small)
Deadline: September 14, 2010


HEALTHY, UPSCALE LIFESTYLE, MIDWEST SEASONAL LIFESTYLE,
CANCER, HEART MEDICAL RESEARCH
UPSCALE SEASONAL FOOD/TABLE SETTINGS
MIDWEST LIFESTYLE SEASONALITY
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
GOURMET RESTAURANTS

For magazine illustration.
1.) Professional adults at work, recreation, fitness, etc.
"Must be upscale lifestyle," says photobuyer
2.) Heart, Cancer, Medical, Research. "Sophisticated and creative use of symbols, etc.," says photobuyer.
3.) Seasonal food/table settings. a.) Upscale and healthy, b.)
picnics, bar-b-ques, outdoor dining, c.) formal and informal place settings, "prefer Midwest influence," says photobuyer.
4.) Midwest lifestyle seasonality. a.) outdoor holiday trees and trimmings, b.) spring rituals, e.g. egg hunts, yard clean ups; c.) summer picnics, sailing, fishing; d.) fall festivals, homecomings, autumn celebrations. "prefer Midwest influence," says photobuyer.
5.) Environmental issues recycling anything green
6.) Gourmet Restaurant. Food on table and close-up.
Any food, pizza, steak, fish meal shots
Note: No phone calls
Photobuyer requests email before submitting.
Send SASE for quick return of submissions.
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, Publisher
XXXXX XXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXX IL 60657
Email: XXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]net \ Web: http://www.XXXXXX.net
Pay Range: 2.5 inch wide pays $30.00
cover pays $125.00
Deadline: Oct. 5, 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





14 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st



HELPER -- The problem with keywording is that it's a long and laborious process. It's hard to think of keywords, and it's time consuming to type them in. The Keyword Master Lightroom plugin helps to relieve these issues by providing photographers with a tool to help them gather or harvest keywords from other sources.
http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Graphics/Lightroom-Keyword-Master.shtml


14 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st




WALKER EVANS brought into focus by Florence Griswold. Kristina Dorsey “ Photographer Walker Evans became a figure of national renown for his portraits of sharecroppers during the Great Depression. Those images remain indelible. The way he captured their haggard faces and their desolate homes all but defined poverty at the time.
http://www.theday.com/article/20111204/ENT16/312049985/1044


14 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st



“Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it may be.”
- Edward Weston


14 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st



1973 December 29th – First comet photograph taken from space, was taken of the comet Kohoutek, by Dr. Edward George Gibson and Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Paul Carr, U.S. Marine Corps, from Skylab 3.

14 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st






Photography, Widgets And Internet Marketing (view mobile)
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To create images that retain clarity and detail when enlarged, the MP990 puts out documents and photos at resolutions up to 9600 x 2400dpi. It is fast, producing 4 x 6" borderless color photos in about 16 seconds.

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07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st






Thieves

Begone !




A photobuyer calls, "We like the photos you sent us and have scanned two dozen of them in our database."

"You what...?" is your response.

The photobuyer responds, "You have a lot of pictures that we feel we could use in the future. We're building an in-house reference file. Any problem with that?"

Consider it a compliment. Scanning of photos by a photobuyer needn't be a threatening experience.

It wasn't always that way. Thirty years ago, when only large corporations had photocopy machines, copying a photo for their files seemed to stock photographers like an infringement of copyright.

Gradually the process became accepted, because stock photographers saw they could get sales from photocopy reference photos already on file with photobuyers.

The same is happening today with scanning.
A photobuyer will scan photos to obtain low resolution "thumbnail" images to put into their reference "view-only" database. A software program cross-references them for keywords.

GOOD OL' BOYS


If you are working with editorial photobuyers, where you know your buyers and they know you, it would be odd to hear of theft among that photobuying community. If you are on a first-name basis with a photobuyer at a publishing house, you are proably in good hands.

In the editorial stock photo field, I’ve rarely heard of a photobuyer intentionally stealing a photo. There’s no sense to it. The photo editor has a budget to work within; there’s no material profit to him or her to “borrow” a photo. Besides, the photo will be published and viewed by hundreds, even thousands of viewers. Most gangsters would say that’s not a good way to run a clandestine thievery business.

ON THE OTHER HAND


With commercial stock photography there is a different attitude and a different morality. In advertising and commercial stock photography there are situations where it could be advantageous to steal someone’s photo. Especially if it’s a limited ad campaign and the campaign ties to a limited region of the country (rather than nationwide).

Because the ad agency is allotted a limited budget for artwork, it might be to the ad agency’s advantage to bring the cost of the photo illustration down to zero (theft). They’ll still bill the client for the artwork.

If you’re involved in strictly editorial stock photography, this kind of information might be news to you. If you deal only in commercial stock photography, it’s no surprise.

Are scans a useful reference tool?


Scanning comes in all forms. The 72-dpi scanned image is excellent. However, it can be “decompressed” and in some cases used as a 300-dpi image.

MISSING IMAGES


A graver problem is that it's possible to easily pass scans on to others (swapping). If an ad agency goes out of business, what happens to your images in their data file?

If you check on Google, you’ll see how often small ad agencies disappear. Also, photobuyers at ad agencies are known to sometimes trade images – yours, or parts of yours could get in the mix.

Again, however, if you are working as a specialist and deal with repeat buyers in a vertical editorial field, you will know your buyers and they will know you. My thirty-five years observing stock photography tell me that for the editorial stock photographer, thievery has never been a problem. There is no incentive for editorial photobuyers to use a photo in a major publication without first finding the owner of the copyright, and making compensation. So, you want to encourage potential repeat buyers to scan your photos.

THE PERMANENT FILE


My recommendation is to go even farther and initiate an offer to leave a substantial selection of photos (a dozen or more) with the art department of a publishing company for potential future use.

Many publishing houses maintain a “permanent file” – a database of photos that are designated as candidates for “layout emergencies.” Any transactions involving these photos on file are coordinated with the accounting department and a check is sent to you the month after publication.

It’s always pleasant to find an unexpected check in the mail!


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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07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st





The Frugal Photographer





by Mikael Karlsson


Note: Here's Mike's helpful tips on how you can SAVE ,,,


Communications and Technology


Here are some ideas for savings that are often overlooked simply because we get stuck in a routine. I'm as guilty of it as everyone else and most of these tips are based on my own personal experience and recent savings.

1. Negotiate your cell-phone plan
How long ago did you sign up for your current cell-phone plan?

I had gone one year beyond my contract. Upon contacting my carrier I asked if they had any current incentives for the kind of plan I already had. It turned out that they did and if I was prepared to sign up for a two-year contract I would be able to save $18 per month keeping the same service, minutes and coverage. That is $216 per year.

2. Change your cell-phone plan
When I signed up for my current cell-phone plan I was working a lot for various state agencies and needed instant access to e-mail all day every day. These days I honestly don't need it even though I still like it.
But once I looked at the numbers I realized I didn't like it enough to warrant the high fees I was paying. My plan ran roughly $110 per month.
By simply changing plans from a data plan (allowing for e-mails and web access) and switching to a voice plan I saved $55 per month. That's a whopping $660 per year!

3. From land-line to VOIP

Do you use your regular land-line phone for business? Do you end up spending a lot of time on the phone with clients, researchers and editors every month? If so it might make sense to you to switch from a regular phone to a Internet-based phone service. VOIP stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol, allows you to place calls to any phone anywhere in the world through your computer. I eliminated my business phone line and switched to Skype.
For an amount that is much lower than that of my old phone-line I pay the monthly fee and get free calls to anywhere in the US and Canada. I also get free calls to any other Skype subscribers in the world as well as a very low per-minute cost when I need to call clients or family back in Europe. The savings on the plan alone amounts to $19 per month or $228 per year. My cost for calling have dropped by more than double, averaging $40 per month. All in all a grand total savings of slightly more than $700 per year.
Budget for a good headset with a noise-cancelling microphone.
I recommend looking for one with a volume control and a mute button built in. VOIP works fine on both PCs and MACs. You don't need the latest and greatest computer. You do need Internet broadband service though.
Note that some VOIP services do not work with 911 Dispatch locator services and if you have an emergency and call 911 they might not be able to find your location automatically. This locator service can be essential for Dispatch and First Responders to be able to find you in a state of emergency.
Some VOIP providers offer 911 locator service in some areas. Make sure you check with your provider before signing up if this is an important feature to you. Also ask your local Police Department or Sheriff's Office Dispatch if they have any good, or bad, experiences with calls from VOIP-phones.
Also worth noting is that if your Internet is down or if there's a power outage your Internet based phone service will not work.

4. Re-negotiate your internet plan
As editorial stock photographers we often need to e-mail large digital photos. There's also the need to update web sites, send files by FTP and many other tasks that a fast Internet service makes easier and faster. But, infrastructure for providers is updated and expanded more often these days.
This means it gets cheaper and more efficient for your Internet provider to offer high-speed access. Often plans that are only a couple of years old are already outdated as far as the speeds offered and the price paid. Because of this it is worth your while to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and ask them for current incentives if you're willing to sign a contract with them for a year or two.
Compare speed offered with monthly fees. Fees for usage over a certain amount each month is a thing of the past and should be negotiated out of any contracts.

5. Wait with investment.
Yes, having the latest technology gadgets and gizmos is nice and a lot of fun. In reality it makes very little fiscal sense though. I know, I can hear the collective wince of all my fellow gadget-lovers out there. I used to update my technology as often as I could and always wanted to have the latest and the greatest.
While it makes sense to invest in technology that will save you significant time or effort in your daily work it is noteworthy that they keywords here are significant and daily.
Technology is like vehicles, simply by purchasing a new car and driving it off the lot the value drops by roughly 20 percent.
To save on technology...
the magical word is wait.
Avoid buying on credit, avoid leasing and simply wait.
Yes I would love to exchange my 5-year-old MacBook Pro for a brand new one. In all honesty though would a new one really give me much more that my old one isn't?

The honest answer is no it wouldn't.

Hence the investment isn't really worth it for me and I'll wait.
I'll figure out how much I would have spent each month paying off a new laptop and put that in a business savings account instead. That way the money will be there when it really comes time to bite the bullet and make the investment.

Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 26 years' experience of working for magazines and newspapers in more than 30 countries. He moved to the United States in 1998 from his native Sweden. He lives in Nebraska and is currently US correspondent for 11 Swedish magazines and a regular contributor to a wide variety of U.S. publications. Reach him at mike[at]photosource[dot]com.





07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st




MAKE IT BETTER -- Tom Langford: “How to turn an average shot into the perfect photograph. The secrets of taking good pictures: Keeping notes. Before shooting, always consider the story you want to tell and look around to include elements that will bring the picture to life. Often you will be disappointed, but when you succeed it is worth all the time and effort required.”
http://www.jpost.com/LifeStyle/Article.aspx?id=247110
Photo: Michael Plutchok

FINDING YOUR VISION – Judy Herrmann: “Almost every time I talk about portfolio development, someone in the audience raises their hand and wails “But what if I don’t know what my vision is???” A great way to really understand what a cohesive portfolio looks like is to spend some time analyzing other photographers’ presentations. No matter where you are in your career, if you’re thinking about redesigning your portfolio, starting with that exercise will help”. http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2011/12/finding-your-vision/


PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR AREA -- Photographer Alicia Canter gives her top tips on how to take pictures of your local area.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/dec/02/camera-club-top-tips-area?newsfeed=true
PHOTO: Alicia Canter

NIGHT PHOTOS -- Jakob Schiller -- “Martin was nice enough to share a few tips with us that we’re passing on to you. Try these out the next time you’ve got the itch to stalk the night with your camera.” ; SOURCE: WIRED.com
http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2011/11/shoot-stunning-night-photos-like-a-pro/
PHOTO: Scott Martin


07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st






A date to remember --December 7th


and..
the "story" of the foot locker and the Brownie Camera

07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st




Photographer Profile: Charlie Colmer “A long time ago, whilst studying at Camberwell Art College, I discovered photography through the works of Cartier-Bresson, Bill Brandt and Lartigue. And when I should have been in class, I often found myself wandering the streets of London, camera in hand, attempting to emulate the images of the masters.”
http://shootthestreet.com/post/13403921744/photographer-profile-charlie-colmer
PHOTO: Charlie Colmer


RULE WON’T CHANGE -- Mike DeBonis: “Washington, D.C.revisited street photography regulations recently. An update on those obscure street-photography regulations: In response to objections from the National Press Photographers Association, Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan said the licensing regime for commercial street photographers will stay.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/mike-debonis/post/dc-will-revisit-street-photography-regulations/2011/11/28/gIQAbxqX5N_blog.html


07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st



STOCK PHOTO AGENCIES can be an outlet for some of your pictures. Do agencies object to you marketing your own pictures when they also represent you? No, not most of the established ones. They encourage you to also market on your own. They want to share the sales with you, and also to share the setbacks. They know that a photographer who markets pictures on his/her own will understand the pitfalls (and glories) of selling and reselling pictures on the open market.

07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st





Meeting the Researcher's
Photo Needs


Often, a photobuyer is looking
for a photo that will demonstrate
a particular concepts, e.g. "shatring"
"giving" "helping."

In this example, what concept do
you think this photo will fill?


Click on the arrow above to start the 3 minute video.






07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st




COVERS -- Patagonia Catalog Winter 2011 – Heidi Volpe interviewed Patagonia photo editor Jenning Steger and asks some great questions and gets some great answers that will interest any outdoor shooter looking to work with Patagonia and any other outdoor equipment manufacturers http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2011/11/22/the-daily-edit-interview-patagonia-catalog-winter-2011/
PHOTO: Wikstrom

NEED ADVICE? -- Your Guide To Working With Consultants – A Photo Editor: “I’ve always been curious what the process of working with a consultant is like so I asked Suzanne Sease to tell us about it. She interviewed a handful of her colleagues to get a broad perspective on the practice. I can assure you, after a few times consulting with photographers myself, that these people are really good at what they do.” SOURCE: APHOTOEDITOR; http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2011/12/01/your-guide-to-working-with-consultants/

PROMOTION -- Services for Promoting Your Work – Dan Havlik: “For most photographers, managing their brand online isn’t just part of the job—it’s an obsession. And just as there are hundreds of ways to analyze online statistics and track traffic to see who’s checking out your photos or reading your blog, there are even more Internet tools available for presenting your work to the world. But which ones will serve you best? We’ve tried many of the top services for showcasing photography on the Web and offer this breakdown on six of our favorites.” http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/6-Great-Web-Services-4108.shtml

DOCUMENTING THE DOCTORS -- Dean at Photopreneur: “Browse the images on the website of photographer Patrick Pfister and you might be in for a bit of a shock. Past the commercial photos of executives andtower blocks, and beyond the aerial shots of Louisville and Kentucky, you reach a black and white picture of a surgeon holding a heart. Next to it is a color shot of a hand attached to an arm by little more than a strip of bone.
http://blogs.photopreneur.com/medical-photographers-document-the-doctors?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29


07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st



BON VOYAGE -- Michele Westmorland's Unique Tip on Packing Equipment for International Travel
– Charlie Borland: “Michele Westmorland’s solution for the past 15 or so years is a good old Igloo cooler. The 60 quart on wheels works fine but you do have to modify it a bit to secure it”. http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/11/michele-westmorlands-unique-tip-on-packing-equipment-for-international-travel/

PEOPLE -- Travel Photography Made Different. Munteanu Sabina: “Traveling to destinations to photograph people in their native locales can make for exciting, interesting and educational images. There are a few tips to keep in mind, to avoid any embarrassing gaffes or unintentional insults, with the most important ones explained below.
http://www.photohowto.info/travel-photography-made-different-photographing-people
Travel Tip: Winter Park Programs


LET IT SNOW -- Just because the weather is getting colder doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. Here’s what’s happening in our park system these days. http://www.petergreenberg.com/2011/12/01/travel-tip-winter-park-programs/
PHOTO: Peter Greenberg

07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st



KINDLE, iPhone, Android.. can't even find them in the dictionary!


Sean Jarvis asks - "Are videos available on Amazon's popular Kindle -- or just pdf's...?"

The Jury is still out. Do you have an answer for Sean?


Here's where to go to view the Kracker Barrel. Post your answer. No need to register.
http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11259






07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st



THE INTERLOPERS -- Not needed: CNN Fires Photojournalists – We May Be To Blame and We May Be Next – Scott Bourne: “According to an article in the Hollywood Reporter, CNN has fired 50 people, most of them photojournalists. Why? Because CNN can get cheap or free media out of the public who seem to cover every event with their cell phone cameras, etc.” http://goingpro2010.com/2011/12/02/cnn-fires-photojournalists-we-may-be-to-blame-and-we-may-be-next/
TAKEAWAY: Every industry and every generation has its advancements, sometimes at the peril of established protocols. As photographers, we must roll with the changes and adapt our talents in new directions.

QUALITY VS. QUANTITY -- Allen Murabayashi: “There is no doubt that the number of photography jobs in traditional media has been dropping precipitously in the past decade. The rise of the cheap DSLR, microstock and the “good enough” attitude have made it increasingly difficult to succeed as a photographer. However, not all is grim. As marketing and commerce on the web continue to mature, companies are relying more and more on great photography to help distance themselves from the pack”. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/11/photo-jobs-in-the-new-economy-bonobos/

07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st



The US newspapers with the greatest daily circulation are USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. According to the World Association of Newspapers, USA Today only comes in at No. 13 worldwide, after five Japanese newspapers, two from England, two from China, and one each from Germany, India and South Korea. The Washington Post is way down the list at No. 101. When The Washington Post first came out on December 6, 1877, it was four pages long and each letter was typeset by hand. It cost three cents.


REDESIGN -- The first redesigned issue of US Airways' in-flight magazine offers a new look and presents readers with stories about the airline, its employees and the people who fly it.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-us-airways-magazine-takes-to-the-skies-2011-12-01


07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st




UNIQUE IMAGERY -- Rethinking Digital Photography. – John Neel: “This fun book is about creativity, inspiration and playful digital photography. If you are looking for a great way to make unique imagery, this book will give you the inspiration to create using alternative methods such as HDR, TTV, macro, 360 x 180 panoramas, alternative lenses and more.” http://www.pixiq.com/article/holiday-photo-play-0\

07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st







ROHN ENGH




IT’S UP… IT’S DOWN

THE STOCK MARKET,

THAT IS…


. . . . . . . .


The Secret:


BUY LOW…. SELL HIGH…


Here’s how to do just that!


If you’ve been following the news on Wall Street recently –you know that the “market” has been explosive.


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07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st



What happened to Kodak's Advantix Photo System? Ray LeVato: “Kodak’s new Advantix camera created quite a stir in the photo world when it was introduced 15 years ago. But the new Advanced Photo System would soon run into a brick wall called digital.”
http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S2387288.shtml?cat=566
TAKEAWAY: The Advantix was one of Kodak’s greatest marketing innovations. But the new digital era exploded on the scene at the same time and Kodak’s star began to implode.



07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st



FOCUS -- Christina Bonnington: “Lytro Camera: How Pro Shooters Use Its Amazing Lens Technology. A little over a month ago, the revolutionary Lytro light-field camera became available for pre-order. But a few lucky pro photographers have been using the Lytro and its “living picture” technology for the last few months, and now we can see their stunning results. Video; http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/12/lytro-camera-zero-g/


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07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st




LOST & FOUND on FACEBOOK Family gets their photos: 1 year after! – Jose Antunes: “A Canon EOS 1000D lost at sea in August 2010 kept the images in pristine condition until now. http://www.pixiq.com/article/family-gets-their-photos-1-year-after

07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st



Digital Point-and-Shoot Cameras Used by the Pros – Lauren Margolis “What point-and-shoot camera do you use now and in your opinion, what’s the best point-and-shoot camera?” Several of the same big-name pros like Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith and photojournalist David Burnett gave their two-cents. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/11/digital-point-and-shoot-cameras-used-by-pros/
TAKEAWAY: I’ve never met Brian Smith, but photojournalist David Burnett came to the farm in 1972 to do a story for TIME magazine on unique places where PC’s were being used. Here’s David’s photo of me and my TRS80 Model -II. The Computer was chosen as Man of the Year. This 1/2 page picture appeared on page 17 January 3rd 1983. What a long way we have come! And yes, we still have the pot-belly stove in our barn office. -RE


THE AUTHOR (ROHN ENGH) AT HIS RADIO SHACK COMPUTER AT PINE LAKE FARM IN WISCONSIN IN 1972. NOTE THE BOOK IN THE RIGHT HAND CORNER. NOW THAT's MARKETING!
PHOTO: David Burnett



07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st



NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2012 WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTEST OPEN FOR SUBMISSION
World Press Photo invites all press photographers and photojournalists around the world to participate in the 55th World Press Photo Contest. The annual Photo Contest is the largest contest in the world for professional press photographers and photojournalists. The 2012 World Press Photo Contest is now open for entries.

2012 Photo Contest
The deadline for submissions is 12 January 2012, 23.59 CET. Entries may be submitted online via our web entry site. Registration for a login is possible until 6 January 2012, 23.59 CET. From today onwards, the entry rules, a description of the categories and instructions on how to enter will be available on the contest website in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. Visit http://submit.worldpressphoto.org for more information.

2012 Jury
The following recognized professionals in the field of press photography worldwide are judging the entries of the Photo Contest at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam from 28 January until 9 February 2012. The results of the contest will be announced on 10 February in a press conference at the Amsterdam City Hall and on www.worldpressphoto.org.

2012 Multimedia Contest
In 2011, World Press Photo organized its first annual contest for the best multimedia storytelling in visual journalism. The second edition in 2012 opens for contestants on 8 December 2012. Details how to enter will be available next week.World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon and TNT.

Visit http://submit.worldpressphoto.org for more information.






07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st




THE PHOTO OF JOBS -- Michael Zhang: “An article published by PDN Pulse reveals the story behind the (perhaps soon to be iconic) photo by Albert Watson.: “Jobs didn’t look immediately at Watson, but looked instead at the set-up and then focused on Watson’s 4×5 camera “like it was something dinosauric,” Watson recalls, “and he said, ‘Wow, you’re shooting film”. I said, ‘I don’t feel like digital is quite here yet.’ And he said, ‘I agree,’ then he turned and looked at me and said, ‘But we’ll get there.’” Jobs gave Watson about an hour. . Watson: “Think about the next project you have on the table,’ and I asked him also to think about instances where people have challenged him.” SOURCE: PdnPulse; PetaPixel; http://www.petapixel.com/2011/10/06/the-story-behind-albert-watsons-portrait-of-steve-jobs/
PHOTO: Albert Watson


07 Dec, 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






THE LODGE & SPA AT CORDILLERA
THE INN OF THE FIVE GRACES

Inside editorial possible cover
1) The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera - interior and snowy/wintery exterior shots as well as shots of the spa, its treatments, the yoga studio, indoor pool, etc
2) The Inn of the Five Graces - interior and snowy/wintery exterior shots with heavy focus on the furnishings/décor of the inn (particularly the textiles and tilework)
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[at]XXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: www.XXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: August 6, 2010


TUCSON AZ GOLF COURSES

Inside
Tucson, AZ Golf courses
Loews 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 XXXXX, Owner
Email: info[at]XXXXXXX[dot]net
Web: http://www.XXXXXXX.net
Pay Range: $100 (décor use)
Deadline: August 15, 2010

ITEMS SPECIFIC TO CAPE VERDE (also known as Cabo/Capo Verde)
Inside editorial possible cover
Items specific to Cape Verde (also known as Cabo/Capo Verde)
Beach:
Praia des Chaves
Curral Velho
Santa Monica
Accommodation:
Hotel Morabeza, colonial-era hotel on the beach at Sal
Villas at Murdeira on Sal
Royal Decameron, Boa Vista
Other:
Atlantis Restaurant
Fish & shellfish dishes served on the island, esp.
langosta (crayfish)
Cachupa (stew)
Fish pastries
Grogue (cane liquor made in Santa Antao), bottled
Paunche (or punch) made from grog, lime and sugar,
essentially a caipirinha
Coffee from Fogo volcano
Clothing and/or baskets (or other local crafts) made
on the island
Currency (paper and/or coin) used on the island
Cesaria Evora (a famous musician)
Also Bau, aka Rufino Almeida (a famous musician)
Noah Andrade (a famous musician)
Sara Tavares (a famous musician)
Traditional instrument Cimboa, big gourd with a stick and a string, played with a bow it looks like you could use to shoot an arrow
Sao Vicente music festival
Carnival in Sao Vicente
Pico volcano, island of Fogo. Apparently there's a vineyard in the caldera - love to see shots of that.
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
XXXXXXXXXXXXX FL 32789
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: www.XXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: August 9, 2010




SHOTGUNS
SHOTGUN SHOOTING EVENTS
SHOTGUN HUNTING
SHOTGUNS AT THE OLYMPICS
SHOTGUNS IN THE MILITARY

Inside editorial, possible cover use.
1.) Shotguns
2.) Shotgun shooting events, e.g. trap, skeet, sporting clays, etc.
3.) Shotgun hunting
4.) Shotguns at the Olympics
5.) Shotguns in the military. "Anything shotgun," says photobuyer
Note: Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges
Will Convert to B&W if necessary
No phone calls, email only
Pays no research fees
"Shotgun and shot gunning ONLY 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.
XXXX XXXX, Production Coordinator
XXXXX MAGAZINE
Auburn, CA
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $25-$50 (Inside) $60 (Cover)
Deadline: Oct. 21st


SALTWATER FLY-FISHING

Inside editorial usage.
Saltwater fly-fishing. Redfish Trout, Tarpon, Snook
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting.
Sample digital preview scans accepted.
May also send dupes for review, will request originals of any selected for use. NO PHONE CALLS
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX XXXXX, Editor
XXXXX MAGAZINE
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, FL 32789
Email: XXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: up to $50+ depending on size, usage and placement
Deadline: Oct 1, 2010

WHITE MARLIN
FAVORITE HARD-TO-REACH LOCATIONS
POD-POWERED GAME FISHING BOATS
HIRING A CAPTAIN AND A MATE

Inside editorial
1. White Marlin - Action shots, as well as location photos from Ocean City, Cape May and Virginia Beach. Photos of the boat Billfisher that recently broke the Ocean City record
2. Favorite Hard-to-Reach Locations - Scenic photos of Madeira, Bora Bora, La Gomera (Canary Islands) and Mauritius. Also action photos of blue marlin.
3. Pod-Powered Game Fishing Boats - photos that show these boats maneuvering on the fishing grounds. Also close-ups of engines, pods, controls, etc. If you previously submitted such photos, call me first. They may still be in house.
4. Hiring a Captain and a Mate - Photos showing captains and mates doing their jobs (doing them well and also doing them poorly). Photos showing teams fishing together.
Note: We accept high-resolution, 300 dpi photos and prefer you send RAW images. Please send low-res images for us to look at and we will request high res of any images we might use. You can send images to XXXX[at]XXXXX[dot]com or XXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Please send low-res jpegs for photo editing if possible and we will request high-res RAW images of those we plan on using. We prefer RAW images, but will accept slides and high-res Jpegs as well. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXXX, Senior Editor
XXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, FL 32789
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: htpp://www.XXXXXXX.com
XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: up to $100 (qtr pg or less)
Deadline: Sept 13, 2010






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07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st



CHOOSING A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Peter West Carey: “It’s in the gloom of the Northern hemisphere’s winter that many people start planning trips for the new year.
It’s also a time some of us upgrade our cameras when the big sales hit in December and begin looking for a teacher to help them get more out of it. A perfect time to talk about choosing a photography workshop or instructional tour". Read more: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/choosing-a-photography-workshop-or-tour
PHOTO: Peter West Carey


07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st




GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS -- Steve McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass . Phaidon: “Steve McCurry is one of our favorite photographers. To help promote the release of Steve McCurry, The Iconic Photographs, Phaidon has created a ten-part video series in which they sit down with the Man himself. Each video is about a minute, but despite the brevity, offer a surprising number of tips and insights, such as in episode of the ten-part series where Steve describes what makes a great photograph. http://fadedandblurred.com/blog/steve-mccurrys-one-minute-masterclass/
PHOTO: Steve McCurry


07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st



“ To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children… to leave the world a better place… to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st



1901 December 6th - Photographer Eliot Porter, famous for his pictures of birds and natural landscapes, was born in Winnetka, Illinois.

07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st







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