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Are You Mining

The Gold?



In the early days of the California Gold Rush, the '49ers who proved most successful were those that panned the creeks first to locate the gold, but then took one more important step. They followed the gold back to the source and then spent their time in the mine.

Too often, stock photographers will sell a photo to a buyer and consider the sale and relationship done. The photographer goes on to look for "gold" elsewhere.

Photographers who succeed in editorial stock photography are those who develop long-term relationships with publishers whose subject focus, or “theme,” matches the photographer’s specialization area.

FUTURE WORTH


These stock photographers learn how to "mine their lode." That is, they calculate the future net worth of each photobuyer (and the market he/she represents) and put the buyer into their marketing program, which includes systematic promotion. A buyer soon passes a photographer by, unless you regularly remind the buyer of your work.

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You can ensure consistent checks
if you cultivate long-term working
relationships with photobuyers at
markets whose photo needs match your
strong coverage areas.


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Determining the future net worth of an editor or photobuyer is not difficult to do. Based on photobuyers at other, similar, markets, be it a book or magazine publisher, a corporation, etc., the photographer estimates the jobs, sales, and other revenue that can be obtained from a photobuyer over two to three years, and then projects what potential revenues will come in based on past performance.

Past experience shows that each buyer represents certain predictable variables: per-picture rate of pay, average number of pictures bought per transaction, frequency of purchases per year, spin-off to other photobuyers in the same publishing house/ad agency/ corporation. From this, it's possible for the stock photographer to determine a fairly accurate future net worth of their new photobuyer.

The future net worth over a ten year period of a typical low-budget buyer is generally in the neighborhood of $10,000 over the 10 years ($1000 in sales to such a market over the course of a year, each year). A mid-range buyer is approximately $50,000 over a ten-year period ($5,000 in sales per year), and a high-budget buyer would be about $150,000 ($15,000 in sales per year over ten years).

By the way, in the editorial stock field, ten years is the average length of time you can expect a working relationship to last with a buyer in the publishing industry. Individual situations may last even longer.

PROMOTION

The critical factor is promotion.

If the stock photographer does not
set up a regular and consistent plan
of promotion, a photobuyer could very
easily be lost as a client...


What does it cost to promote? If your costs to promote were just 10% of the expected gross revenue from a specific buyer, it's easy to see that promotion costs are well spent. The critical factor is to know who you should spend your promotional dollars on.

Which brings us to how to get good leads worth your promotion dollars (panning for gold along the creek). Obviously, the leads in your marketletter (PhotoDaily, PhotoLetter, or PhotoStockNotes/Plus) are the most cost-effective for you.

If you spend $375 per year on a marketletter service such as PhotoDaily, and obtain 10 excellent mid-range leads during that one year, you have a gold mine: 10 x $5,000 (average sales to one mid-range market in one year) = $50,000 for one year, times ten years equals a future net worth of $500,000 for all ten mid-range markets over a ten year period. This at a cost of only $375, plus 10% to promote to the markets over a ten-year period. (And much of your promotion will be no-cost electronic communication.) There are not many businesses that can realize that kind of cost-effective marketing strategy.

Begin today. Follow up with the photobuyers you've cultivated in the past, and your leads from the PhotoDaily or PhotoLetter or PhotoStockNotes/Plus.

Start mining this hidden asset of yours.


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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31 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



Get the word out !

"Growing Your Business".


Marketing


What is marketing? Without marketing you will not reach new customers and clients and sales will stagnate.

Marketing is "selling", yes, but it's strategic selling.

You improve your chances of success, if you make the match of your product with someone who needs it.


Reaching new sources of income is crucial to grow any business, no matter how big, or small the business or the customer base is.


Increase public awareness of your stock photography..

Start A Blog

Marketing is about being visible. Maintaining a blog that you link to from your website can be a great marketing tool. What is a blog? It's no more than a mini-website where you post information on a page from time-to-time. The latest "post" is at the top of your page. Earlier "blogs" are feature in the page(s) below.

Promote it to your clients as yet another way for them to keep up with what you're doing; recent additions of photos to your files, upcoming photo-shoots etc.

Blog services such as Blogger, WordPress, Nucleus, and TypePad and others are usually free...easy to set up and easy to get going.

Be sure to link your best entries onto your social networking accounts, Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace etc.

It takes a little initial effort to get your blog up and running. The trick with blogs is to keep updating and update often.

The other trick is to keep it interesting and relevant. Stick to business-related posts. Use key words in your posts that the search engines will pick up. This will result in a higher rank in Google and other search engine searches. This will result in free advertising for you.

Take advantage of the ease of adding photos to your blog posts. Use alt tags with your photos that will serve as keywords for you and entice the search engines to direct traffic to your blog.

Once you start getting visitors you'll get feedback as to what people are reading. Use the free Google Analytics software to evaluate the productivity of your blog. This will give you insight into what works for your audience.

If you want to post things of a personal nature, please consider getting a separate blog for that. Some folks can find a great balance between personal and business related posts. For me personally, and my day-to-day situation, I can't think of a single thing in my personal life that would even slightly interest the photobuyers I regularly work with. :-)

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. To reach Mikael via email.
mike[at]photosource[dot]com




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GETTING BETTER -- Jim M. Glodstein: 10 Ways To Improve as a Photographer. “Recently I was presented the question, “How does one improve as a photographer?" This question came from a well-seasoned photographer and it got me thinking of the things I’ve done in the past. While the things I've listed worked for me they may not work for everyone. Which leads me to wonder what do you do to improve as a photographer when you feel you’ve hit a wall? http://www.jmg-galleries.com/blog/2012/01/24/10-ways-to-improve-as-a-photographer/
PHOTO: Jim Goldstein

NOT EXPENSIVE -- Free Marketing for Your Photography – Darren Rouse: “One of the challenges of charging for your photography is figuring out how to get clients. You’ve got the technical know-how, but what about the business and marketing side? Marketing doesn’t have to cost much money if you are willing to put in the time. Here are 11 proven ways to get free marketing for your photography business: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/11-ways-to-get-free-marketing-for-your-photography

PUBLICITY -- 8 DIY Publicity Tasks You Must Do Now - Virtual Photography: “You are in business for yourself, you must do every task necessary for your business. Every business owner must be a self-promoter too – unless you have the resources to pay someone else to do it. Not to be confused with marketing, publicity gets others talking about you. Here are some ideas to help you develop a strong publicity program. http://virtualphotographystudio.com/photographyblog/2012/01/8-diy-publicity-tasks-you-must-do-now/

SAY CHEESE! -- The Secret to Shooting for $1,000 an Hour – Dean: “Is it really possible to earn $1,000 an hour as a photographer? A regular photographer. not the kind of high-end fashion photographer or Vogue cover-shooter that requires a lifetime of career achievement. We first asked this question in 2007. The post became one of our most controversial. But what surprised us most about the dozens of comments we’ve received since publishing the article was the number of people who came out in support. “Yes,” they said. “It is possible to make $1,000 an hour as a photographer — and more. I’ve done it.” http://blogs.photopreneur.com/the-secret-to-shooting-for-1000-an-hour?


31 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st





The Pricing of Ebooks


By Lee Foster



The pricing of ebooks is a critical and controversial issue. Views on what is the appropriate price diverge.


Why have I priced my writing/photography travel literary book Travels in an American Imagination so low at $2.99?

Why has Countryman Press priced each of my travel photo books The Photographer’s Guide to San Francisco and The Photographer’s Guide to Washington DC so high at $9.95?

Can both these views be defended?

The comparison is interesting because the three books in question are all comparable books in the printed versions. They all have color photos and texts. They all are nicely printed, about the same total size. All sell as printed books for $14.95. All were printed in Asia in quantities of 3,000 or more to get the manufactured price down to $2-$3. For example, my book cost me $2.21 each when I printed 3,000 copies in China.

One irony in this discussion is that ebooks may be priced quite low, yet may return to the content provider more than occurs with a printed book sale by a traditional publisher.

Countryman pays me a 15% of net sale royalty for my print books with them. The books list for $14.95, but are sold on average at roughly 54% off, so net about $6.87. Of that I get 15% of net or about $1.03 cents. That is a normal print book contract.

When I price my independently-published ebook at $2.99 and run it through BookBaby, I get 100% of the net sale, or $2.09 after Amazon/Apple takes their 30%.

For my ebook I am the publisher and the content provider, with BookBaby as the facilitator into the ebook stores. BookBaby can pay me 100% of the net sale because ebooks are such simple structures, easy to place in a selling system. BookBaby’s business model is to earn from me a $199 fee up front and then a required $19/year fee in years 2, 3, 4, 5 and on to keep my ebook in their system.
THE LONG TERM

That’s where they see their long term profitability, in a longtail fee as a “non- predatory” publisher. (Their parent company, CDBaby, has been doing this for years with musicians.)

Countryman ups my ebook royalty rate to 20% of net sale for ebooks, compared to 15% of net sale for print books.

So, I will earn $1.39 from their net sale at 30% off list price to Amazon/Apple of $6.96, which is 70% of the Countryman $9.95 ebook list price.

When I can publish an ebook myself,
with its simple layout structure,
it becomes problematic to argue the
rationale of working with a publisher
such as Countryman in the future.
Why not take 100% rather than 20%
of the net sale?


With a $0 manufacturing, shipping, storage, and inventory cost, ebooks have some distinct opportunities. Without the need for huge capital to create the book product, one wonders what the traditional publisher is bringing to the transaction. I wish I could say that Countryman and my other boutique royalty book publisher, Globe Pequot, are bringing marketing energy to the transaction.

However, I am not seeing much marketing energy from them. In the modern context, the author needs to personally market the book.

What is the public’s perception of price on ebooks?

I believe the public wants these ebooks sold inexpensively. Because of the major modern developments in ebook-reading devices, today’s ebook marketplace stresses volume and a wide diversity of reading material available at your fingertips for a nominal investment.

When you look at what is selling in ebooks and apps, $2.99 is considered a respectable price. The consumer is beginning to understand that there is no replication cost.
I think my $2.99 book will get some sales. I doubt that Countryman Press will get many sales at $9.95. This $9.95 ebook price is far above the market, in my view.


Scarcity is a factor in price. Perhaps you have noticed that there is no scarcity of ebooks. Quality, value, and brand identity are all factors in price. I think the unit price may be low, but the unit volume of sales may be high.

Countryman would probably argue that I am destroying the market by pricing so low. I feel the market has fundamentally changed with ebooks.

I look forward to re-visiting this subject a year from now to see how the issue of price has evolved.

Who made the wiser price decision in marketing--Countryman Press or me?

Lee Foster has three apps in the Apple iTunes App Store. Search “Lee Foster” and up come the three in the iPhone Apps list below Movies, Albums, and Songs. Two are travel photo guides with a lot of functionality. They are San Francisco Travel Photo Guide (Sutro Media, $1.99) and Washington DC Travel Photo Guide (Sutro Media, $1.99). Lee’s third app is a travel literary book with photos, an ebook-style app titled Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time (IndiaNIC, $2.99)

http://www.fostertravel.com

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




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NEW GANG IN TOWN -- National Geographic photographers form The Photo Society. Randy Olson: “The Photo Society site’s been live for a little while, and it’s got a wealth of information for those wanting to learn a little more about the people and processes behind National Geographic’s photography. Started at the behest of National Geographic’s Photographer’s Advisory Board, the site collects stories and snippets from a host of the magazine’s contributing photographers.
http://www.dvafoto.com/2012/01/national-geographic-photographers-form-the-photo-society/
PHOTO: Melissa Farlow

VERBAL HANDCUFFING IN THE WORLD -- ‘Occupy Crackdowns’cause U.S.A. to Fall To Number 47 On Press Freedom Index. Conor Risch: “Reporters Without Borders ranked the United States 47th on their 2011-2012 Press Freedom Index, down 27 places from the previous year, tied with Argentina and Romania. The Press Freedom Index is calculated using a scoring system based on a questionnaire distributed to partner organizations, a network of 150 correspondents around the world, and to journalists, researchers, jurists and human rights activists. SOURCE: PdnPulse; http://pdnpulse.com/2012/01/us-falls-to-47-on-press-freedom-index-thanks-to-occupy-crackdowns.html
TAKEAWAY: And who were the top of the list of countries? Finland, Norway, Estonia, Netherlands, and Austria. For what it's worth, the World Health Organization reports the suicide rate for 107 coiuntries. Suicide rank of the five countries listed above: Finland 15th; Norway 34th; Estonia 16th; Netherlands 50th; Austria 24th. -RE.

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PHOTOGRAPHY WRITER? If you are preparing an article on photo marketing for a newspaper, magazine, or book and would like background details on PhotoSource International and our market services for photographers, drop us a line and we'll send you a packet of information. Address your request to: Rohn Engh, Publisher, PhotoSource International, Pine Lake Farm, 1910 35th Rd, Osceola, WI 54020, USA, or phone (800) 624-0266; FAX: 715 248 3800. Skype: rohn_engh; psi2[at]photosource[dot]com


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How do you find your markets?


Here's How.





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GOOD LIGHTING -- Still Images In Great Advertising – Suzanne Sease: “I reached out to Bryce Boyer, because the ads he shot show great lighting, clever concepts and the importance of showing your talent to an agency and creative person using a pro-bono campaign to establish a working relationship. The pay off can be huge, many times better than spending thousands on a direct mailer.” http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2012/01/26/still-images-in-great-advertising-bryce-boyer/
PHOTO: Bryce Boyer


HORSE RACING PHOTOGRAPHY -- The King Of Sports Photography – Lauren Margolis: “How does a guy who’s obsessed with sports racing photography get up-close and behind-the-scenes access to the nation’s top horse race events like The Carolina Cup and Iroquois Steeplechase? Well, what if he was actually a jockey himself? That’s where sports photojournalist Jamey Price steps into the picture. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/01/why-racing-photography-is-the-king-of-sports-photography/
PHOTO Jamey Price

COLLABORATION -- Are You Willing to Work for It? Selina Maitreya: “If collaboration makes the shoot even sweeter, why are more photographers not being asked for their ideas before a project is creatively completed? It’s simple. Photographers rarely promote their interest in collaborating. Every one gains through joint creative ventures.” http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2012/01/collaboration-are-you-willing-to-work-for-it/


WISH YOU WERE HERE -- Heather Murphy: “Is it possible for five established photographers to collaborate successfully? It’s a lovely idea, but I confess I was skeptical upon first hearing of the Magnum “Postcards from America” project a few months back. http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/01/27/postcards_from_america_a_magnum_collaboration_.html
TAKEAWAY: As it’s been said, “A camel is a horse designed by a committee”.



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PREMIUM TRAVEL-- Ken Silvestri is available for Personal Adventure Photography at $10,000 per week plus expenses. Document your life and the place you visit. Private jet service preferred but not required. Take us on your next trip to capture and create a movie production of you in high def Blue Ray.
859-621-5543 email kennethsilvestri[at]gmail[dot]com Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG_6Gv-UyvE&feature=g-vrec&context=G2b26f74RVAAAAAAAAAw
TAKEAWAY: Now here’s an idea. Find top paying travel clients who want you to make a Hollywood-calibre video of your next travel trip.


31 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st





Is there a niche for antique cameras and equipment?
That was a question this week on the Kracker Barrel.

There's always a niche for everything. The problem is -would there be enough audience out there -- like a magazine(s) or books published on the subject.
Google will have that answered for you.
Also, there are sub categories to most niches. For example we have a BLOG on the subject of the history of photography. It's at www.sell-photos.com/history_/.

The Kracker Barrel Click here
http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11335

31 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




THE FALLOUT -- Peter Fedynsky: “The recent bankruptcy of Kodak - America’s largest photographic film company - is expected to affect employees and photographers alike, especially those who rely on the film, paper and chemicals Kodak has produced since the 19th century.
http://www.voanews.com/

TAKEAWAY: Yes, nostalgia sometimes gets mixed up with reality. Like, my Dad used to say, "I sure miss smoking Chesterfields." I sure miss the darkroom, but thank heavens I escaped from those CHEMICALS. No nostalgia there for me anymore! -RE

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TEARS -- Todd Leopold: "Not even nostalgia could save Kodak As we all know, Kodak, longtime photography giant, filed for bankruptcy. KODAK made photography commonplace, which helped lead to its demise. Digital has taken over; Kodak hasn't been able to compete in this digital arena -- even thought it was a pioneer in early digital research. Source: CNN


TELL TALES -- A Photographer’s Thoughts On Storytelling And Our Community – Jerod Foster is an editorial and natural history photographer based in Lubbock Texas. Photography is meant to tell a story. At our core, we are storytellers. Whether you’re just starting out, or you have shot professionally for the past 30 years, whether you’re in the studio or on some exotic location, whether you’re shooting solo or as part of a budgeted production crew, story is the central element of the visuals you produce. It’s what each and every one of us as a community (online or not) has in common. http://tiffinbox.org/a-photographers-thoughts-on-storytelling-and-our-community/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Tiffinbox+%28Tiffinbox%29
PHOTO: Jerod Foster


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Jim Wrinn: Wanted: your compelling railroad photography. The staff met for Trains’ annual planning retreat earlier this week, and we talked about the use of great photography in our print edition as well as on our website. Great imagery certainly abounds out there today, thanks partly to the widespread use of digital technology that has enabled the creation of so many amazing images. It’s also due to the keen eye of so many folks like you and me who believe that railroading is one of the most fascinating things on Earth. This is an amazing subject that lends itself to action photography so easily, and it’s no wonder that photojournalists find railroading one of the greatest subjects around.
http://cs.trains.com/TRCCS/blogs/staff/archive/2012/01/19/wanted-your-compelling-railroad-photography.aspx


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NO VERDICT, YET -- When Public Photography Is Not Protected By The First Amendment – Carlos Miller: I’ve been proclaiming for years that photography is protected by the First Amendment, even before launching this blog. It is that belief that led to my arrest in the first place, which in turn, led to this blog. But as it turns out, it is not so cut-and-dry. http://www.pixiq.com/article/when-public-photography-is-not-protected-by-the-first-amendment



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Oliviere Laurent: “Getty Images fights copyright infringement ruling in French court. It is appealing a French court decision that could set a precedent affecting stock photographers across the world. http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2140613/getty-images-fights-copyright-infringement-ruling-french-court#ixzz1kRbaKOXm
TAKEAWAY: If the Copyright Law were a human, it would be eligible for residence in an insane asylum. It can’t help itself. Take the case by the heirs of the manufacturer of a 20th century furniture design, Courvosier, mentioned above, who want to sue Getty Images for copyright infringement for the unauthorized use of a piece of its furniture in a stock photo; and compare it with the recent announcement that Getty’s rival, Corbis, has bought into an organization, NMA, whose sole purpose is ‘branded entertainment’, which helps marketers weave products into the plots of movies and television shows. We have one entity (Courvosier) suing because the product is in the picture, and the other company (Corbis\NMA) requiring product brands to pay to get the product into the picture. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/09/business/media/corbis-to-acquire-nma-group.html?_r=1 ; Crazy, isn’t it? As Huey Long the alleged demagogue governor of Louisiana back in the 1930’s used to say, “I don’t care what you say about me. Just spell my name right!”
Maybe an answer to the furniture squabble would be to require Getty (and other stock houses) to add an alt tag to each photo that includes a Courvosier furniture example; but not charge Courvosier a promotional cost. The long-term advertising would be much more advantageous to the producer owner than an infringement settlement. Are you listening Stipple or Laminate? –RE

ACTUAL COSTS -- Compensating You for Copyright Infringement . Carolyn E. Wright: “If someone infringes your copyright and you haven’t timely registered your photo with the US Copyright Office, then you are eligible only for “actual damages.” Courts usually calculate actual damages based on your normal license fees and/or industry standard licensing fees. In sum, you’re entitled to the amount that the infringer should have paid to you if the infringer had requested a license from you in advance of the infringement”. http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=3555

31 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT A GREAT PHOTO IS…
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You've heard it often, "That's a great photo, did you take it?"
Congratulations, your scenic mountain-at-sunset won first place in the regional photo contest. You scratch your head and ask, "I wonder if I could sell this photo…?"

---Rohn Engh





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31 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



Florida Man Arrested On Wiretapping Charges For Recording Traffic Stop. Carlos Miller: A Florida man was arrested on wiretapping charges after video recording police making a traffic stop from across the street, spending 24 hours in jail and setting the stage for a potential lawsuit.
http://www.pixiq.com/article/florida-man-arrested-on-wiretapping-charges


TOGETHER -- A Life of Marital Bliss (Segregation Laws Aside) Martha Schwendener: “Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple from Virginia whose marriage prompted a benchmark 1967 Supreme Court ruling overturning state miscegenation laws, are portrayed in “The Loving Story: Photographs by Grey Villet” as heroes who fell into history by accident.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/design/the-loving-story-at-international-center-of-photography.html?_r=1
PHOTO: Grey Villet



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Newly-discovered colour photos from inside Hitler’s private home. Several never-before-seen photographs have emerged from Adolf Hitler’s personal photographer, giving a first time look at Hitler’s Berlin apartment and Bavarian estate. http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012
PHOTO: Hugo Jaeger


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BE SAFE -- BBE SAFE -- Backup Plans for the Traveling PhotographerAlohal: Backing up your files on the road can be a massive headache for many photographers. When you’re traveling, you have the compounded problem that you are probably shooting a lot, but you don’t want to take massive amounts of kit that will weigh you down. http://www.lightstalking.com/travel-backups#ixzz1kgHJGh00

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THOSE EYES -- Iconic Afghan Girl photograph expected to fetch Rs25.5 lakh Priced between `7.5 lakh and `25.5 lakh ($15,000 to $50,000), the photograph is up for sale at Sundandram Tagore Gallery, New York.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2092417/Iconic-Afghan-Girl-photograph-expected-fetch-Rs25-5-lakh.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
PHOTO: Steve McCurry


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IT’S A COLD LIFE -- Wildlife Photographer Turns His Passion Into a Career Kali Thiel: “The weather in North Dakota can be unpredictable, and chasing down wildlife in all weather conditions can be difficult. But Craig Bihrle has been doing it for decades. Bihrle is a Communications Supervisor for North Dakota Game and Fish and also takes photos for North Dakota Outdoors Magazine. http://www.kfyrtv.com/News_Stories.asp?news=54693
PHOTO: Craig Bihrle


A DIFFERENT VIEW -- Holly Stuart Hughes: “Editorial and commercial photographer Caren Alpert has photographed food and entertainment for clients like Food & Wine, Bon Appétit and Williams-Sonoma for years, but about two years ago she became interested in examining her subjects more closely. Her images of everyday foods—a blueberry, table salt, a Life Savers candy—magnified between 40 and 250 times were recently exhibited at the James Beard House, have been featured in a variety of online publications.” http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/Everyday-Eats-Magnif-4474.shtml
PHOTO: Caren Alpert


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MAGIC WANDS -- Best Apps For Serious Photographers Kristy Korcz:: “Serious photography requires a serious camera, but that doesn't mean you have to be chained to a laptop or desktop to process them”.
http://www.geeksugar.com/Best-iPhone-iPad-Apps-Photographers-21515223


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Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography. – George Eastman

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1977 - The first 35mm color transparency was magnified 516 times, taken by Ernst Hass, and exhibited by Eastman Kodak Company at Grand Central Station, NYC. It was 18x60 feet and consisted of 20 panels which were spliced together and placed on an 18-foot spiral. It depicted a herd of impala grazing in Kenya.

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Richard M. Ketchum Dies at 89; Chronicled the Rural Life Richard M. Ketchum, an author and editor who co-founded Country Journal, a magazine that offered a blend of the bucolic and the practical, particularly to city folk who had opted for the rural life, died on Jan. 12 at a retirement home in Shelburne, Vt. He was 89 and until four years ago had lived on his nearly 1,000-acre farm, Saddleback, in Dorset, Vt.
source: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/21/us/richard-ketchum-country-journal-co-founder-dies-at-89.html?ref=obituaries


Andrew MacNaughtan, Award-Winning Rock Photographer, Dies. Toronto photographer and video director Andrew MacNaughtan died suddenly Wednesday night of a reported heart attack while in Los Angeles on assignment for rock trio, Rush. http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/genre/rock-and-pop/andrew-macnaughtan-award-winning-rock-photographer-1006017552.story

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Follow Your Dream

There’s A Lot Of Room For You




In the world of “art,” fads and crazes come and go. History shows us that all aspects of creative expression go through these phases as styles and public preferences change. Whether it’s in women’s fashions, men’s hairstyles, or photography, as the ability to gain new information speeds up, thanks to the Internet, we'll see art preferences change even more rapidly.
Here at Photosource International our photobuyer-customers require photos that reflect (in a real-life way) the world around us. We aren't photojournalists, whose customers are usually news blogs, TV, and websites that pay high fees for disaster pictures (the kind we see on the nightly news); nor are we paparazzi who get paid for photographing celebrities and their doings.
DROWNING IN WISHFUL IMAGERY

And especially we are not commercial stock photographers who specialize in wishful imagery (the world according to Getty, iStock, and Corbis).

The Internet is now drowning in this kind of imagery. Check out any of the on-line bright blue sky with white clouds agencies. They're all there: the generic lovely blonde with green sunglasses; a suit throwing documents into a briefcase; day-glow chartreuse tennis balls; a close-up of a wind-swept fashion model; and of course, the smartphone guy. Ho-hum, yawn.

Is this the kind of subject matter that attracts an emerging photographer to the field? In the majority of instances, people decide on a photographic career because of their love of capturing something meaningful or poetic with their camera. They win a prize, they take a photography course, and then they search for ways to make money with their talent, to provide for themselves and their family.

Eventually, they encounter a fork in the road. They learn about microstock, Royalty-Free, and Rights-Managed images. They embark on a career of supplying generic images, copying the current style and content favorites of the major stock houses.

If the photographer takes the copycat approach, most commercial stock shooters have found that the effortless way to produce a bunch of commercially-acceptable stock images is to capitalize on the ideas of the leading stock houses that have done the market research and have anticipated the trends. Are these generic stock images the easiest pictures for emerging commercial stock photographers to take? Yes, next to snapshots, they are.

This has always been the formula for the fashion industry, the music industry, and most other industries where taste and trends guide production. The recipe in the commercial stock photo industry (as opposed to editorial stock photographers) is to keep the current successful image concept the same, but add favored locations, clothing, hairstyles, etc.

Am I being too critical? I hope not. I'm asking, "Is this how you want to spend your creative life?" It seems to me that this kind of photographic activity takes not much more talent and creativity in photography awareness, than photographing fireworks, or hot air balloons, or sunsets and rainbows.

Here’s a test: check out the advertising photographic awards of the year before last, or ten years ago—this'll give you an idea of the shelf life of such commercial stock photos.

- - - - - - - - - - -

Dig deeper. If someone can
easily copy your idea, then it's
not much of an idea.

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Don't be the stock photographer who wakes up one day and asks, "What have I been doing? Have I been shooting to please myself – or someone else?”

Sure, some of the major stock agencies call attention to real-life editorial images, or even historical images. Getty Images, for example, features the TIME-LIFE Magazine collection; Corbis features the Bettmann Archives. But these are not contemporary images.

Contemporary "editorial photographs" are usually interpreted as disaster pictures or photos that are newsworthy. This is commercial stock or journalism. Everyday-life photographs are left to be produced by individual photographers and street photographers who choose to interpret the world around them, void of any influence by art directors or monetary pressures.

Would Getty Images, in today’s stock photography climate, accept work from Margaret Bourke-White, the famed photographer of the ‘40’s? Probably not. "Too narrow, too focused in subject matter…" an art director would say. "Incapable of ‘selling product;’"
“not our market;” “too down-beat.”

IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE?


Can you wear two hats? That is, take meaningful, memorable photos, and also engage in stockschlock to put bread on the table? Probably not. A few have tried, but speaking two languages at the very same time is near impossible.
dark colored cowboy hat
But you can make money in editorial stock. Worldwide, $900 million is spent annually for "editorial stock photography." Three fourths of that is actually "commercial editorial" stock, and about a quarter of that is what I define as true-life editorial stock, with around $60 million spent for it annually. That translates to about $10-$11,000 a day spent on non-commercial editorial stock.

YOU HAVE A CHOICE


Some publishers (of coffee table books, textbooks, etc.) spend $150,000 a month for photography. They're not interested in inexpensive microstock images. They need appropriate editorial stock that reflects the quality of the word content in their projects, and they pay the higher prices these photos demand.

In short, if you follow the big money trail in stock photography you'll find there are plenty of outlets for your kind of editorial stock photography. There are plenty of alternatives in today's visual society. The choice is yours. You can follow your original dream.


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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Marketing




In times of financial and economical hardship
one of the most common mistakes many business-owners make is to severely cut down on marketing.

Without marketing you will not reach new customers and clients and sales will stagnate. Reaching new sources of income is crucial to grow any business, no matter how big, or small, the business or the customer base is.
Traditional marketing to reach editorial stock photography buyers consists of:
- postcards of all sizes
- promotional flyers
- and even printed catalogs in full color.

Needless to say both printing and mailing of these cost a lot of money.


Tighten up your marketing list

If you send out 250 oversized postcards and you get 50 returned to you because of a wrong address, a company no longer in business, personnel changes, etc., you're still paying to mail those 20 percent of postcards that never reach their destination.

Oversized postcards cost the same as a first-class letter. Currently $0.45 per postcard. 50 times $0.45 is $22.50 Since the total cost for mailing 250 postcards is $112.50, $22.50 is a large chunk to add to your cost.
In just five mailings you would be able to get one extra mailing out there with the postage savings by tightening up and updating your mailing list.

Have your postcrds printed professionally.Printing 500 normal size postcards will set you back somewhere around $100 plus shipping and local taxes.

If you compare this to printing post cards (on your printer) yourself, you'll see that you can really save money by Travel postcards lined up in a line having the cards printed by a professional.

If you print your own you have to weigh in the cost of the card stock, cost of printer ink and wear and tear on your printer.
I outsource batches of 500 to 1,000 postcards three to five times per year. Each batch features a different full-color photo of mine.

Lately I have been experimenting with huge over-sized postcards and for me the added costs in printing and postage has been well worth it.

There are a number of on-line printing services available and almost all of them offer coupons, rebates, discounts or other incentives.

Personally I can recommend Modern Postcard and Vista Print. Both companies have delivered high-quality cards repeatedly to me over the years at a great price.
The only time when it doesn't make sense to print your cards professionally is when you operate with a very short mailing list.
If you have fewer than 100 individuals on your mailing list, printing your own cards might make sense.

My list is roughly 250 people, so a batch of 500 cards will cover two mailings. I rotate the batches so I don't send the same postcard too often.

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. To reach Mikael via email.
mike[at]photosource[dot]com




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5 Tips On How To Shoot Killer Portrait Photography –- Lauren Margolis: "Jim Jordan is a widely sought-after fashion, celebrity, lifestyle, and kids photographer based out of Los Angeles and New York City. We wanted to learn more about Jim’s creative process from start to finish – so I picked Jim’s brain and walked away with his top 5 tips on how to shoot killer portrait photography." http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/01/5-tips-on-how-to-shoot-killer-portrait-photography/


LET COMPOSITION SAVE YOU -- Glenn Guy: “How's your photography going? Are you out of sorts, feeling down. There's nothing like a walk to help set the body right. Likewise a stroll with camera in hand can really stimulate the senses. And you know what they say, "healthy mind, healthy body". But what's to be done when our first sojourn in a while leads us out onto a not too interesting street under not particularly interesting light? Remember composition, it can save you. http://www.travelphotographyguru.com/blog/2012/1/17/composition-can-save-the-travel-photographer.html
PHOTO: Glenn Guy


SKETCHING WITH LIGHT -- Sohail Mamdani: “Flow and formatting issues aside, Joe McNally's "Light Sketching" should be required reading for anyone working with strobes, be they small or big. I heartily recommend it for those among you who want to know the “whys” of lighting along with the “hows.” http://www.thisweekinphoto.com/2012/book-review-joe-mcnallys-sketching-light/

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A New Way For Photographers To Self-Publish – Scott Bourne: "Apple officially unveiled iBooks this week. Apple also announced a free tool to make these books called iBooks Author, which is available now. The free iBooks Author Program is available in the iTunes App Store. The books can be distributed free or at a cost of up to $14.99 each. As with any publishing agreement you have to agree to things like exclusivity, and Apple gets a 30% cut. http://photofocus.com/2012/01/21/a-new-way-for-photographers-to-self-publish/
TAKEAWAY: For PC’ers, Ebook self-publishers have Amazon’s KINDLE and Barnes & Noble’s offer THE NOOK. Print versions can be produced by authors at recommended sites such as LuLu, iUniverse, and BLURB.


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SPARE-TIME PHOTOGRAPHER? If you are salaried elsewhere, your withholding dollars can come back to you in the form of a tax "rebate," if you take a few simple steps. Inquire about our report: "Reducing Your Taxes."
http://www.photosource.com/cart/taxtips.php

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Just starting out? Rather than aim for
a gigantic sale of one of your photos,
aim for multiple smaller sales. You'll
get your foot in the door, and, you'll
make new buyer friends. Also, selling
ten photos at $75 is a lot easier, in
the beginning, than trying to sell one
photo at $750.




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MAKING SELLING EASY -- PhotoShelter Introduces new integrated payment processor, Stripe, an additional online payment processor to help photographers sell photos from their websites. The Stripe integration is PhotoShelter members' fourth option for accepting payments, including PayPal, Authorize.net, and Netbilling as well. Read more:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/01/19/prweb9122083.DTL


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GOOD ENOUGH. “Stunning iPhone travel photographs. Juan Huang: “First generation camera phones were used for blurry caller ID pics. Now iPhones can take and edit photos worthy of National Geographic magazine. Well, almost. “ http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/life/ireport/ireport-iphone-travel-photography-161540


USE A LOCAL GUIDE -- Travel and photography go together like cheese and wine. But as any traveler will know, there are certain things that can make your life a lot easier while you’re on the road. Photo-journalists have known for years that getting a “fixer” makes things go more smoothly – especially in developing countries. But what about us normal old tourists? Well, a local guide can make things a lot easier for us too. Here are some things that a guide will bring to the party when you’re on your next photographic excursion overseas.
http://www.lightstalking.com/travel-guide


KEEP IT SIMPLE -- Jim Collins: “You are headed to an interesting or even exotic location for a fortnight or more of vacation, and you want to make the most of the opportunity to collect high-fidelity images of the landscape, the people, the life in the villages, the cities and the countryside. So, of course, your inclination is to pack up an SLR or two, with several lenses, flashes, batteries, remotes, filters, a tripod, a monopod and so on - all in a big old camera bag - to optimize the probability of getting great pix.” http://www.telegram.com/article/20120117/NEWS/120119618&TEMPLATE=PHOTOBLOG
PHOTO: Jim Colins


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Can you take photos in an
emergency room at a hospital?


That’s one of the questions on the Kracker Barrel.

A paparazzi might not think twice
about such a question. As a legitimate
stock photographer, an assignment might
Be for an emergency room. You probably
wouldn’t get the assignment if you
weren’t already known as a medical
or health services photographer and
already knew the right people to
contact. Otherwise, expect a long trail
of administrative permissions to produce.

An alternative:
Maybe a friend or
relative is anticipating an operation.
Hospital officials would probably give
permission. My friend, photographer
Art Shay once underwent a major
operation in Chicago. He took his camera
along with him and photographed every
stage (except the time he was under
the anesthesia.)

You'll find that some magazine and book
photo editors will ask for model releases
in sensitive cases such as hospital photos.

Your opinion?
http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11332

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HOW KODAK FAILED -- Chunka Mui: “Kodak’s missed opportunities in digital photography, a technology that it invented. This strategic failure was the direct cause of Kodak’s decades-long decline as digital photography destroyed its film-based business model.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/chunkamui/2012/01/18/how-kodak-failed/


LESSONS LEARNED. -- Peter Pachal: “How Kodak Squandered Every Single Digital Opportunity It Had. The most immediate takeaway from the fall of Kodak is clear: Don’t be afraid to cannibalize your own business in the name of progress. This is seen time and again in the digital revolution: Sony’s reluctance to develop a competent digital Walkman left an opening for the iPod. Blockbuster laughed off Netflix in the early days, then went bankrupt when it couldn’t compete with its Web-based competitor. And iPads may be eating up some Mac sales, but Apple’s bottom line is stronger than ever.”
http://mashable.com/2012/01/20/kodak-digital-missteps/


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FLAILING AND THRASHING -- Photography And Dealing With Change. John Lund lets us know “change” ain’t always easy. He says, ”Sometimes the best way to deal with change is to take a deep breath and relax.” http://blog.johnlund.com/2012/01/photography-and-dealing-with-change.html?


CITIZEN JOURNALISM -- Top Editorial Contributors Get a Share of Demotix’s Ad Revenues. Photopreneur: “Demotix might just have created a new revenue model for editorial photographers and aspiring photojournalists. The crowd-sourced news agency, which has licensed images to publications and outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine and the BBC, is to begin paying contributors a share of its advertising revenue. http://blogs.photopreneur.com

PHOTO: source: DEMOTIX (Death if Ian Tomlinson)


HEAD OF THE LINE -- Rights Licensing Is All About Visibility – Jim Pickerell: “As I said in my most recent post, getting the images seen by potential customers is the big problem. Here’s a list of the number of images in a few categories at 4 of the major distributors. Statistics show that the vast majority of customers choose an image from those found in the first 300 reviewed in a web search. So the question is how do you get your images shown in that first 300. http://rising.blackstar.com/rights-licensing-is-all-about-visibility.html

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ARE YOU A CRAFTSPERSON? -- Lana Bortolot: “Favoring film in a Digital Age. It's been a while since Kodak was considered "cutting edge," so recent news of the company's shaky future has brought little surprise. "The birth and life of digital has changed the way people use film," Mr. Crouser said. "But the idea of it being dead is simply not true—it's still supported by Kodak and the artists. The medium you choose is your personal expression; using film and paper feels like a craft to me."
http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052970204555904577169062463961458-lMyQjAxMTAyMDIwMzEyNDMyWj.html?mod=wsj_share_email


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DONATIONS ACCEPTED Jennifer Norton: “Magazine readers do not know that the cover price of a magazine is a recommended retail price rather than a fixed one. A recent consumer survey showed that 59 per cent of newspaper readers say price has put them off . According to the results of the survey, as many as 76 per cent of newspaper readers and 68 per cent of magazine readers do not know that the cover price is a recommended retail price rather than a fixed one. Few had experienced price competition, with 25 per cent agreeing that “it would be good if retailers started to offer promotions on newspapers and magazines like they do on other products sold in food and retail stores”. http://blogs.pressgazette.co.uk/wire/8531



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KODAK SUES SAMSUNG -- In a last-gasp patent dispute Kodak showed the mounting extent of its troubles Wednesday by suing Samsung over camera patents. It accused the Galaxy Tab designer of violating five patents for "electronic camera" technology.
http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/01/18/kodak.claims.samsung.violates.camera.patents/


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TIME FOR COPYRIGHT CHANGE: -- Is It About to Get Much Easier for Artists to Bring Copyright-Infringement Lawsuits? Julie Halperin: “While the Stop Online Piracy Act (also known as SOPA) now pending in Congress has members of the technology and art world up in arms, a more subtle remedy for small copyright claims is also quietly being developed by the United States Copyright Office. At the end of October, Congress asked the office — a subset of the Library of Congress that maintains records of U.S. copyright — to study the problems surrounding small copyright disputes, as well as possible alternatives. Fair use, according to the copyright office, “is extremely fact-specific and typically requires courts to examine decades of judicial precedent.” In other words, one can’t trust just any court to get it right.
PHOTO: Baptiste Pons

SOPA & PIPA: Where is it now? Here’s a good run-down.
http://lifehacker.com/5860205/all-about-sopa-the-bill-thats-going-to-cripple-your-internet. Also, re-read David Walker's news item in PhotoDistrict News of November of last year 2011. http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/news/TV-Networks-Play-Fas-3951.shtml
TAKEAWAY: Stealing is not legal, but when Internet laws that prevent stealing... handcuff you to the extent that you become the victim of censorship, then we must seek a middle ground. We’ll keep you posted. -RE


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WAR ON PHOTOGRAPHY -- Mickey Osterreicher: “In recent months the Occupy Wall Street protests have only exacerbated the situation - where photographers have been detained, interfered with and in many cases arrested for doing nothing more than taking pictures or recording video of matters of public concern in traditional public forums such as parks and city streets. http://jpgmag.com/news/2012/01/photography-the-law-1.html

IN THE NAME OF SECURITY. -- Washington Post:’s George Will Weighs in on Lawsuit Against Sheriff's Department. SOURCE: Long Beach POST: “In his column, Will ruminates on current law-enforcement policy "for gathering information 'that could indicate activity or intentions related to' terrorism." Among the activities listed therein as possibly "reveal[ing] a nexus to foreign or domestic terrorism" -- and therefore requiring reportage in a Suspicious Activity Report -- is taking photographs "with no apparent esthetic value." http://www.lbpost.com/news/staffreports/13092

HALT!... KEINE BILDER MACHEN! Las Vegas Policeman Detains Man for Taking Photos. A Las Vegas police officer detained a man for refusing to walk away after taking a photo of a movie set that was completely visible to the public. The man video recorded his interaction, which doesn’t show the officer’s face or name, but allows us to clearly hear him trying to justify giving the photographer an unlawful order. http://www.pixiq.com/article/las-vegas-cop-detains-man-for-taking-photos

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GORGEOUS KODAK ADS -- That Made Photography Popular...see all 22 advertisements. http://www.businessinsider.com/these-were-the-gorgeous-kodak-ads-that-made-photography-popular-2012-1


TRIBUTES -- Nostalgic photographers share their Kodak moments in light of bankruptcy filing Kaleigh Rogers: “The company made us all amateur photographers, by producing cameras and film that were affordable to the average family. No longer did families have to turn to a professional photographer for a posed shot. Photographers are feeling nostalgic about the company’s impact on the history of photography – and looking back on their own personal Kodak moments”: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/nostalgic-photographers-share-their-kodak-moments-in-light-of-bankruptcy-filing/article230881

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Does Uncle Sam and the IRS love it when you pay more taxes than you should?


Actually, the Feds would prefer that you get professional help in preparing your taxes so that you reduce your tax liability to the lowest possible amount.
Why? Because economists tell us that when we have more money available to stimulate the economy, everyone benefits: merchants, employees, and employers. If more money is circulated, it means more taxpayers are generated. The IRS is not unwise in encouraging you to learn how to reduce your taxes.
A famous jurist once said, “To evade taxes in not legal, but to avoid taxes is your right.”

Stock photographers have a special advantage when it comes to tax reduction. Not only are your home office or studio business expenses legal deductions but also so are your travel expenses to get those photos.
Your automobile or air travel, your lodging, not to mention your upgrade to a new camera or photography software -- these are bona fide expenses. Travel expenses for your spouse, if he or she is employed regularly as a model in your photos, are also deductible.
And, of course, your photos become “receipts” that document that you actually traveled to a location and took marketable photos. (The IRS always likes to see proof that you actually performed the work.)

HELP IS ON THE WAY

Where do you find help to learn more about the legal tax deductions that you may be missing out on ? Not in the Yellow Pages. Instead, search the web for tax professionals in your local area who deal in the area of what’s called, “intellectual properties.” Also, ask local successful authors, songwriters, artists, -anyone who makes a living in a creative way – who they use when tax time rolls around. You’ll probably hear the name of a particular local tax expert cropping up often. This is the person who can save you possibly thousands of dollars in unnecessary tax expense.
Prepare yourself for big tax savings. For helpful insights read and study our report, The Stock Photographer’s Guide To Tax Savings. If you’re good at doing your own taxes, this is all you’ll need.
Otherwise, read the Guide and then take it to your tax professional and say, “Save me some money!” He or she will take it from there.
For more information on this subject, go to:
http://www.photosource.com/cart/taxtips.php

PS: Did you know that you can hire your teenage son or daughter in your photo marketing business? They can also become a tax deduction for your stock photography business, plus earn extra money while learning a photography skill.



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PHOTOGRAPHY EFFECTS Software provides film simulation. Available as plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements, and Photoshop Lightroom®, Exposure® 4, accurately simulates films such as Kodachrome, Polaroid, and Panatomic-X
http://news.thomasnet.com/fullstory/Photography-Effects-Software-provides-film-simulation-608177


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WINNING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA -- 5 Ways Social Media Is Going To Improve Your Photo Business – Lauren Margolis: “The Photographer’s Social Media Handbook Part I and Part II is here to help you sort through those changes. This free 2-part handbook addresses key tactics and strategies to help you, the photographer, optimize each platform, with focus on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter. As if you needed any more convincing, here’s a sneak preview of what’s inside the handbook: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/01/5-ways-social-media-is-going-to-improve-your-photo-business/


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Adidas: John McDermott’s Portrait Marathon – Meghan Ahearn: “A strong sports and portraiture portfolio—and a knack for problem solving—helped John McDermott land a job shooting 32 athletes and other subjects across North America for an adidas anniversary book.” ; http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/John-McDermotts-Por-4391.shtml
PHOTO: John McDermott

Eric Ogden: Environmental Portraiture That Tells a Story – (Photo District News -PDN) The portrait photographer explains how photographing his subjects in a setting helps him draw out their personalities and bring a fresh perspective to a celebrity photo. http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/Eric-Ogden-Environm-4361.shtml
PHOTO: Eric Ogden


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MULTIPLYING -- Tablet and E-book reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period . Lee Rainie: “The share of adults in the United States who own tablet computers nearly doubled from 10% to 19% between mid-December and early January and the same surge in growth also applied to e-book readers, which also jumped from 10% to 19% over the same time period. The number of Americans owning at least one of these digital reading devices jumped from 18% in December to 29% in January.” SOURCE: Pew Internet ; http://www.mediabistro.com/10000words/tablet-ebook-ownership_b10207

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Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts are from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues (2 years 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





TEENAGERS AND CARS FROM THE 1970's AND 1980's
Cover
Teenagers and cars from the 1970's and 1980's.
Teenager with his/her first car; driving; fixing; at the dealer shop; buying car; washing.
Looking for nostalgic photo of 'first car' in 70' & 80'
Note: For Book cover "XXXXXXXXXX"
Please put PHOTOSOURCE in the subject line
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX XXXXX, Photo Researcher
XXXXX XXXX COMPANY LLC
XXXXXX, MN 55401
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $300 (Cover)
Deadline: January 29th


AN OLD LORAN UNIT (showing numbers on the screen)
Inside editorial usage
Horizontal for two-page spreads
An old LORAN unit (showing numbers on the screen)
that they can email me VERY quickly? Have a use for this in next issue. Time is of the essence!
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.
XXXXX XXXXX, Senior Editor
XXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXX, FL 32789
Email: XXXXX XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: htpp://www.XXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Qtr) $185 (Half) $250 (Full)
Deadline: January 27th (LATEST)



HISTORICAL PHOTOS OF SOLDIERS FROM SERVING YEARS
Cover
Historical photos of soldiers from serving years:
Colin Powell (Vietnam Era)
Sammy Davis Jr. (Army, World War II);
Bill Cosby (US Navy);
Montel Williams (talk show host, Navy)
Willie Mays (baseball player, Army)
David Robinson (basketball player, Navy)
Shaggy (reggae star, Marine)
Ken Norton, boxer (US Marine)
Jocelyn Elders (Army Medical Corps)
Note: For Book cover "Black Faces of War"
Please put PHOTOSOURCE in the subject line
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXXX, Photo Researcher
XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX, MN 55401
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $300 (Cover)
Deadline: January 29th



SOUTH-WEST FLORIDA
Inside editorial usage
South-west Florida
Looking for Captured moment in time. Something that reflects life in South West Florida. Can be; humorous, powerful, strangely unique, authoratively eccentric. People doing interesting and/or inventively interactive things such as; sport related moments, sophisticated and/or brutal and real environmental shots.
Note: If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXX, Asst Art Director
XXXXXXXXX, FL 34108
Email: XXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $50 - $200 (Qtr - Double Page)
Deadline: March 30th


WILD HORSES
Inside editorial possible cover use.
Wild horses (May/June)
A look at the journey of the horse (55,000 years ago to the present). Genus Equus (modern horses, zebras, asses, donkeys). Are horses native to North America? Social lives of wild horses, the diminishing "range," horse "gathers"- humane or not? To own a horse.
Note: May/June 2010 XXXXX, keep in mind that this magazine is essentially written for 10- to 16- year-old children. You are encouraged to view recent XXXXX back issues for content and style. Queries may be submitted at any time, but queries sent well in advance of deadline MAY NOT BE ANSWERED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. Go-aheads requesting material proposed in queries are usually sent four months prior to publication date. Unused queries will be returned approximately three to four months prior to publication date. To be certain that your query is received, it is best to send it by regular mail. Receipt of email queries can not be guaranteed.
XXXXXX XXXXXX, Editorial Department
XXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com
XXXXXX PUBLISHING
Peterborough, NH 03458
Pay Range: $35 (Qtr), up to $100 (Full Page) (Color Inside)
Deadline: Feb 26th


SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGES.

For magazine illustration; possible cover
Secrets of successful marriages, e.g. couples holding hands, going out to eat, happing-looking while talking, etc
Note: 'We're always looking for ethnic, age and religious mixes as well as people with disabilities.
We prefer dupes instead of originals,' says photobuyer.
Include model release. Include SASE for 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 XXXXXX, Managing Editor
XXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXX, MN 55120-1497
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXXXX[dot]org
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXX.org
Phone: X XXX XXX XXXX Fax: XXX XXX XXXX
Pay Range: $30 (Inside) $50 (Cover full color)
Deadline: Feb 21st








The listings above
give you a good idea of the kind of income producing information our PhotoDaily and PhotoLetter marketletter can provide you. You get photo needs directly from Photobuyers – new listings each issue – who give you the fees paid for each photo and the deadline. (Buyers in PhotoDaily pay $100 and up per photo; buyers in PhotoLetter pay $75 to $100.)
Photobuyers list with us from across the country and around the world. They are always looking for photographers who can supply them with photos in their publishing house’s category of interest …such as childhood education, family living, outdoor enjoyment, travel in this country and abroad, automotive, gardening, etc.
Many of our subscribers pay for their vacations with their travel pictures; others pay for their new cameras or lenses.
Published photographers are eligible to subscribe to the PhotoDaily. If you are a part-time photographer you may prefer the weekly PhotoLetter. If you’re a new comer, Check out our PhotoStockNOTES/PLUS.

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AMBULANCE CHASER -- New York noir brought to life in photo exhibit. Mariano Andrade: “Murders, fires, traffic accidents, mafia encounters: this was the world of eccentric New York photographer Arthur "Weegee" Fellig now brought back to life in a new exhibit.” http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jaa-E48h3xRoYemtey_xa0yCe8Ig?docId=CNG.4100c76d04bbec9094cd4dc90805a56d.401
PHOTO: WeeGee



24 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



I see something special and show it to the camera. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.
– Sam Abell

24 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



The man who wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1871), Lewis Carroll, was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in Cheshire, England, January 28, 1832. He lectured and wrote books on mathematics, and he took up photography as a serious hobby at a time when most people thought of it as more of a curiosity than an art form.

24 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st






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January 19th 2012


17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: bswenson




GONE -- Eastman Kodak Files for Bankruptcy. Michael J. De La Merced: “Eastman Kodak said early Thursday, January 19th that it had filed for bankruptcy protection, as the 131-year-old film pioneer struggled to adapt to an increasingly digital world. As part of its filing, made in the federal bankruptcy court in the Southern District of New York, Kodak will seek to continue selling a portfolio of 1,100 digital imaging patents to raise cash for its loss-making operations. Founded in 1880 by George Eastman, Kodak became one of America’s most notable companies, helping establish the market for camera film and then dominating the field. But it has suffered from a variety of problems over the past four decades.” SOURCE: NYTimes.
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/01/19/eastman-kodak-files-for-bankruptcy
TAKEAWAY: So long, good ol’ yeller. Time marches on.


17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




The Copyright Law


Does it Protect You?



One of the benefits
of producing your stock photos
for the editorial field
as opposed to the commercial field)
is that it’s rare that you’ll ever hear
of a “stolen photo"
by a magazine or book photo editor.


Photobuyers in the editorial field are a group of professionals who perform photo research and purchase either as staff members of publishing houses or as freelancers.

It’s a tight community, and “nicking” photos is not a practice that is condoned – nor would it come with any monetary reward or advantage.

In the advertising world, however, yes, the possibility of theft does exist. But again, not in the fraternity of photobuyers in the editorial field.

So how does the Copyright Law protect you?


According to the Copyright law:
Your copyright protection comes automatically when an original work of authorship (your photo) is fixed in a tangible medium of expression (i.e. you click the shutter on your camera).

That's it.
By clicking your camera shutter,
you have gained copyright on the picture
you just made.


Registration of your photo with the Copyright Office is optional (but you do have to register a photo before you file an infringement suit).

The use of a copyright notice © is optional for photos distributed after March 1, 1989. However, if you feel safer marking you photos with a copyright notice, it can take any of these three forms:

* © followed by a date and name.

* "Copyright" followed by a date and name.

* "Copr." followed by a date and name.

Although the Berne Convention no longer requires that a copyright notice appears on or in your photograph to be fully protected, here at PhotoSource International we recommend that you mark your images with a copyright notice in the photo metadata available to you. If you choose to use an alt tag to display your copyright notices, check Google to learn different opinions on this practice.

Copyright for your photos is free.

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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17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st





Get the word out !


"Growing Your Business".


Marketing



What is marketing? It's "selling", yes, but it's strategic selling. You improve your chances of success, if you make the match of your product with someone who needs it.

Without marketing you will not reach new customers and clients and sales will stagnate.

Reaching new sources of income is crucial to grow any business, no matter how big, or small the business or the customer base is.

You have several choices when it comes to marketing. I use a half-dozen methods. This week I’ll start with


A Web Site


If you don't have a web site, consider building one soon. It's a productive marketing tool and a great way to show off your photographs at a very reasonable price. There are free websites available, but these usually carry advertising or attach your free site to their main site as a sub-directory.
Avoid these.
They send a signal to photobuyers that you are at the entry level with your stock photography.

When starting out, your website doesn’t have to be intricate or large.

It can be simple, as long as it’s functional and updated often. Be sure to include prominent keywords in your source code to attract both search engines and potential clients who are looking for your specialty in stock photography.

I personally have a large web site with over 2,000 photos on-line. The reason is that many of the researchers I work with need to have a large selection of images and an easy way to access photos and forward them on to the authors and editors they work with.

Even though my photo gallery is elaborate and large, the rest of my site is simple, very fast to load and easy to update. If you want to have a look, you can find my website at www.arrestingimages.com

Keeping up with the marketing and staying on the radar of photobuyers is vital to the survival of your business. Here are some ideas that will aid you in doing just that.

These days, a website is your "Headquarters" It's the place where visitors or potential customers go to "learn what you do."

From your website you can develop 'landing pages' where you do your actual marketing, or a blog where you can inform your photobuying audience of your 'happenings.'

Next week: Postcards: A promotional advantage

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. To reach Mikael via email .



17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: bswenson





The Digitization Quagmire
Copyright Office Studies Mass Digitization Issues

By Joel Hecker, Esq.



The Copyright Office has formally recognized that the marketplace for digital versions of copyrighted books (and by extension, copyrighted photographs) is expanding rapidly. It also understands that libraries and others clearly intend to mass digitize collections for various purposes, as evidenced by the Google Book Project and other litigations.

FURTHER DISCUSSION


The Copyright Office believes that issues concerning copyright law and new technologies, which were hotly debated in the Google Book cases, would benefit from further discussion among all stakeholders. To that end, the Copyright Office recently issued a 40 page analysis plus
The court ruled that the proposed class action settlement would inappropriately implement a forward-looking business arrangement which would grant Google significant rights to exploit entire books without permission from copyright owners, while at the same time releasing claims well beyond those alleged in the complaint.
The court also found that the proposed settlement encroached on Congress’s responsibility for setting copyright policy, which traditionally has been the exclusive domain of the legislative branch.

Although photographers were not specifically involved in that lawsuit, the opinion directly affected them since a companion lawsuit brought by the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and others against Google alleged substantially the same wrongdoings and sought substantially the same relief.

PHOTOGRAPHERS TOO


It was the intent of the photographer plaintiffs to become a part of any resolution of the initial lawsuit so that any determination as to authors and publishers would thereby also encompass photographers. The photographers’ case is also ongoing the proposed settlement agreement in the authors’ case has been rejected.now that
The Copyright Office recognizes that these developments have sparked public debate on the risks and opportunities that mass book digitization may create. Questions raised by the Copyright Office include, as stated in the Analysis:
What mass digitization projects are currently underway in the United States?
What are the objectives and who are the intended beneficiaries?
How are the exclusive rights of copyright owners implicated?
What exceptions or limitations may apply, to whom, and in what circumstances?
To the extent there are public policy goals at issue, what could Congress do to facilitate or control the boundaries of mass digitization projects?
Would orphan works legislation help? Are efficient and cost-effective licensing options available?
Could Congress encourage or even require new licensing schemes for mass digitization?
Could it provide direction and oversight to authors, publishers, libraries, and technology companies as they explore solutions?

PUBLIC DISCUSSION


The Analysis concludes that there is now sufficient information to undertake an intense public discussion about the broader policy implications of mass book digitization. By necessity, this discussion must address the relationship between the emerging digital marketplace and the existing copyright framework.

A key preliminary consideration is the extent to which existing digitization projects are already underway. In addition, whether the copyright owners are (or will be) in a position to offer possible market solutions for mass digitization projects should be considered.

Another concern is how to apply the existing copyright framework to the capture, collection, and preservation of “born digital” works, such as electronic books (“ebooks”) and digital photographs and other visual artworks that might be incorporated in those books. The number of these works available in the commercial marketplace has been expanding rapidly.

FINDING THE OWNER


All these questions apply equally to orphan works as well as to works where the copyright owner is known and locatable. In the context of copyright law, the term “orphan work” generally means a work for which the copyright owner cannot be identified or located by a good faith user for the purpose of requesting permission. The Analysis acknowledges that the orphan works problem is much more extreme in the area of photography than books because the title page of books routinely identifies the author, publisher and date of publication, while photographs often lack any copyright or ownership indicia.

In 2008 as a result of the Copyright Office’s 2006 Orphan Works Report, Congress came close to adopting a consensus bill. The Analysis notes that that proposed legislation is a good starting point for the orphan works discussion, and going forward, that Congress may want to explore orphan works in the context of large-scale digitization projects.

The Analysis also discusses benefits and detriments to various options for licensing arrangements, including direct licensing between digitizers and authors or publishers on an individual basis, mandatory or voluntary collective licensing between organizations authorized to grant rights and collect royalties, and statutory licensing. The Analysis does not take a position either way on any of these issues; instead it advances arguments for and against each potential licensing scheme.

THE IMPLICATIONS


This will clearly be a complex and ongoing dialogue amongst the various stakeholders. The implications of any final resolution may profoundly impact the photography industry as we know it today. Accordingly, I suggest each of you should keep abreast of these discussions and events, and actively participate in the dialogue. You therefore may make a difference in the decision-making process.




Attorney Joel L. Hecker lectures and writes extensively on issues of concern to the photography industry. His office is located at Russo & Burke, 600 Third Ave, New York NY 10016. Phone: 1 212 557-9600. E-mail: HeckerEsq[at]aol[dot]com .Copyright 2012 Joel Hecker

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17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




PHOTO MAKING -- Taking good pictures is about so much more than pointing and shooting,” says Holmes, a 20-year veteran professional photographer. She and co-author Greg Baer have just written the friendly, no-nonsense, how-to book That Picture Stinks! www.thatpicturestinks.com). http://www.lybrary.com/that-picture-stinks-p-123866.html

7 Tips For Shooting & Selling Nature Stock Photography – Lauren Margolis “I talked with Greg Basco of Deep Green Photography –a nature photographer specializing in Costa Rica rain forest stock photography. He’s been shooting since he first arrived in Costa Rica in 1992, and now offers you 7 tips for shooting and selling nature stock photography. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/12/7-tips-for-shooting-selling-nature-stock-photography/
PHOTO: Greg Basco

ASK WHY -- The One Question You Should Ask Yourself Before Taking Any Picture – Peter West Carey: "While teaching photography I am often asked, 'What do you think about when you take a picture?' That question is simply: Why am I taking this picture? http://www.digital-photography-school.com/the-one-question-you-should-ask-yourself-before-taking-any-picture?


PUBLISH A CALENDAR -- Robert Rodriguez Jr. self Publishes a Calendar and Tells Us How, “For the past 5 years I have produced a yearly calendar of my landscape photography, and apart from being commercially successful, is also one of my best marketing tools. My experience has shown me a successful calendar needs three things: compelling images, a good design and layout, and a good dosage of marketing.” http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2012/01/robert-rodriguez-self-publishes-a-calendar-and-tells-us-how/
TAKEAWAY: Consider your calendar a marketing tool for the actual photos in the calendar itself. Often the sale of individual photos in the calendar more than pay for the execution, mailing and other costs of producing the calendar.


17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



CENSOR THE WEB? Matt McGee: “As promised earlier, Google has voiced its opposition to two bills currently being discussed in Congress that the company says — and countless critics around the world agree — would censor the web and hurt U.S. businesses. While some sites like Wikipedia are going black for the day on Wednesday, Google has instead chosen to cover its logo in black and add a short message on its home page: Tell Congress: Please don’t censor the web!” http://searchengineland.com/google-blackens-logo-to-protest-sopa-pipa-108436
TAKEAWAY: Who’s censoring whom? And what entity is saying you can’t have information because we won’t give it to you.? It’s a milestone for the Internet. We’ve never seen something this widespread before. Google and Wikipedia and many of the sites we contact for you to pass on information that will help you in your daily existence as a stock photographer, are closed or alerting you for the day. By the time you are reading this, the one-day blackout will be over, but it’s a cold reminder that information you were expecting might be cut off for 24 hours, or 24 days at the whim of those who handle the information.
From our point of view here at PhotoSource, we believe the proposed legislation is on the right track, but needs to be re-written to allow most of the freedom of expression we have been enjoying – yet at the same time limiting the stealth practices of both foreign and domestic entities. Can it be accomplished? Probably not, but it DOES bring attention to a lot of the creative products that are being ripped off in the current Internet environment. For more information on the subject, SOPA or PIPA, check it out at Wikipedia (if they aren’t blacked out in another protest ). -RE


17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



THE PHOTO REQUEST -- is it specific? Don't send a photobuyer unrelated non-target pictures. Maintain a high Reliability Factor with your photobuyer. When sending a Light-Box, edit out unrelated pictures. Save your editor unnecessary work and earn points.

TALK -- Silent Marketing Tips for Photographers –Agnese Aljena: “We all know that word of mouth is the best form of marketing. I am giving very practical, down to earth tips – they are very simple and very effective. The main goal is to get people talking about you. http://www.digital-photography-school.com/silent-marketing-tips-for-photographers

17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st






Where are you going...?


As a travel photographer you'll
want to learn more about the
destination you're going to.
Here are some tips on where
to educate yourself.




17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



NEW ONLINE MAGAZINE -- Ambler Caters to Globally Conscious Travel Community. Emily Kinskey: “As the year kicks off, a new online travel magazine is offering travelers to Central America and beyond a unique resource for insider advice, inspiring true stories, and photography. The Ambler encompasses the best of travel guidebooks, personal travel blogs, and traveler reviews while offering members of the travel community a forum for conversation. http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/13/4185215/new-online-magazine-caters-to.html


EASY CARRY -- Samsung Revolutionizes Travel Photography with Wi-Fi-enabled Long-Zoom Series. Housed in compact, light and durable bodies, the new zoom series from Samsung make the perfect travel companions.



17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



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17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




Kodak fades out of the photography picture
According to reports, for Kodak the picture for the future is gloomy as the company filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday January 19th 2012. While the bankruptcy could allow the company to restructure many think that it will be the end of the iconic firm.
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/11247250-kodak-fades-out-of-the-photography-picture



LAST WORD? -- Kodak Sues Apple and HTC for Infringing Digital Imaging Patents. Joseph Parish: “Eastman Kodak may be going bankrupt, but it's making a last-ditch effort to raise revenue before facing its creditors; the company announced today that it's suing both Apple and HTC for infringing patents related to capturing and transmitting digital images. http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/10/2697811/kodak-sues-apple-htc-digital-imaging-patents


17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



TODAY’s MARKET -- Jim Pickerell: “One of the first things to decide is whether you are committed to licensing your images as RM or traditional RF, or whether you are willing to accept the microstock philosophy of volume sales at much lower prices. http://rising.blackstar.com/licensing-images-in-todays-market.html

CORBIS BUYS NMA -- Stuart Elliott: “Corbis, the digital media company owned by Bill Gates that licenses the intellectual property rights to photographs, music and public personalities, is expanding again by acquiring the NMA Group in Los Angeles, a pioneer in the realm of branded entertainment, which helps marketers weave products into the plots of movies and television shows. SOURCE: NYTIMES;
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/09/business/media/corbis-to-acquire-nma-group.html?_r=1
TAKEAWAY: He giveth and he taketh away. Mr. Bill Corbis Gates, who is famous for his foundation that supports third-world countries’ opportunities to better themselves, now increases his personal empire by investing in “branded entertainment”. What’s that? It’s the shameless insertion of commercial products into films, novels, or any visual endeavor where the public helplessly is exposed to them. What’s wrong with familiar products being introduced into a film plot? For one thing, the masses tend to follow the film hero’s cinema style – like John Wayne and his cigarettes. What products are they injecting into films today that may prove injurious to future generations. In the context of how we, the public, will allow a minor violation to eventually lead to a greater violation, this principle is now sliding into the theaters themselves. You’ve probably experienced the tastelessness of movie theaters subjecting their pre-show audiences to “commercials.” –even though you paid to see the movie, not the commercials.


17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st





HAWAIAN CULTURE -- New Magazine to Cover Hawaiian Culture, Current Affairs. -- MANA Magazine, which will be devoted exclusively to Hawaiian culture and current affairs, will launch in April 2012. The bi-monthly magazine will explore hard-hitting issues facing native Hawaiians, as well as highlight Hawaiian heritage, language, art, music and people. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-mana-magazine-to-cover-hawaiian-culture-current-affairs-2012-01-09

17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



COMPENSATION -- Divorced New York Man Sues Over Wedding Pics. While suits over wedding photographs aren’t unusual, what set Remis’ case apart is his mention of wanting to reconstitute the ceremony and celebration of a bygone union.
http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2012/01/12/198733.htm

CATCH ‘EM -- Tracking Image Licensing Rights – The Universal Solution – Roger Feldman: “Image rights holders and image users face a daunting challenge when it comes to managing licensed rights. To address this challenge image industry leaders from over 70 countries came together to form the non-profit PLUS Coalition.” To learn more about PLUS and to see and use the PLUS Registry as it develops, visit www.PLUSregistry.org http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2012/01/tracking-image-licensing-rights-the-universal-solution

17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




Rumbling Streets of Manhattan; Crossroad of the World, by Roy Iwaki. A new photo book that gives you
a candid glimpse of the riotous diversity of people and activities that fill the streets of Manhattan every day. As a visitor to New York you may catch glimpses of these 'situations'. The author has spent a good deal of his lifetime as a 'street photographer' in Manhattan. Even though the images look like they might have been made with a Brownie pin-hole camera, their technical quality is not what the photographer was looking for. He was seeking out "New York" as he knows it. And he has been successful. You'll find this book to be a sought-after oddity on your coffee table.
108 images, mostly color with a selection of black-and-whites, take you to the sidewalks of the city. The photographs are essentially candid snapshots, not technically perfect images, which adds pace and dynamism and grounds the viewer in realism. Included are images of Chinatown, post- 9/11 tributes, Skid Row in the Bowery, the East Side, West Side, and Times Square. These pictures are full of intensity and feeling; they’re humorous, playful, somber and dramatic, reflecting the city itself.

ISBN: 1453744754
ISBN-13: 9781453744758
$37.00
riwaki5[at]yahoo[dot]com

Available at Amazon.com

17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st





The Interviews
Rohn Engh


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




Order your copy today!


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


17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



John Lund: “The following is a forum post by Lanny Ziering, CEO of SuperStock and a stock photographer himself. Lanny brings an interesting perspective on the new crop of digital cameras....’An interesting questions is whether Nikon and Canon will effectively make the switch away from mirrors, prisms, and mechanical shutters. Neither has a serious mirrorless offering yet for enthusiasts, let alone pros’”. http://blog.johnlund.com/2012/01/new-camerasthe-coming-thing-or.html?


CONGRATS -- Lytro Camera Named Winner of Last Gadget Standing. Living in Digital Times today announced the winners of the most highly anticipated award events at CES that honors the hottest products and mobile apps.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/12/idUS229660+12-Jan-2012+PRN20120112

IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE! -- A Flying iPhone-Controlled HD Camera Is Just A Start. Brian Caulfield : Chief Executive Henry Seydoux said his company decided to attach a high-definition video camera to the new version of the company’s AR.Drone after users uploaded more than 10,000 YouTube videos taken from the plane’s cameras. SOURCE: Forbes; http://www.forbes.com/sites/briancaulfield/2012/01/12/for-parrot-a-flying-iphone-controlled-hd-camera-is-just-a-start/

IPHONE TO THE RESCUE -- NYC Restaurant Owner Says He Was Shut Down After Video Recording Health Inspection. Carlso Miller: “Koulmentas, who received a top grade of “A” five months ago, said he experienced an overzealous inspection a month ago, which is why he pulled out his iPhone during the most recent inspection. http://www.pixiq.com/article/nyc-restaurant-owner-shut-down-video-recording-health-inspection


17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




Organizing Your Digital Photos - Stu Eddins : “When it comes to digital photography, January 2012 is the ideal time to get ready for all the memories you’re sure to capture in the coming year.Here are a few tips to help you organize and protect your precious pics” ; http://www.porters.com/blog/?p=2847

17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



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

The Hope for a Healthy World Photo Competition
gives photographers the opportunity to win cash prizes and have their work recognized at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in 2012, as well as on the website www.pdnonline.com . Win $25,000 in Cash Prizes!
This juried competition is sponsored by BD, a medical technology company dedicated to improving people's health throughout the world. Competition deadline has been extended to February 29, 2012.
http://www.bdphotocompetition.com/?eb1

17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




LOST AND FINDING


Picture this: ... I’m an Eastern city boy way out in an isolated area of the Arizona desert, far off the road.
I’m experimenting for the first time with my brand new digital camera, doing environmental close-up photography of lizards and butterflies.
I put down my camera case with all my lenses in it to give myself more freedom of movement.
I was caught up in getting some great shots, exhilarated by all the life I was observing in the desert.
Eventually I got back to my car and moved on to several more desert stops and shots. I’d been using my wide-angle lens, and when a scene presented itself that needed a macro lens, it hit me (panic time) that my case was miles behind me somewhere where I had left it out in the desert.

Starting a search for my equipment was a scary thought, all the more so since the sun was near setting and that’s when the rattlesnakes come out.

Stop and think for a moment. What would you do? Talk about a needle in a haystack!

Well, first I made a U turn and looked for familiar stops that I had made. Not helpful – everything looked both familiar and unfamiliar.
Then it hit me, why not look at the images on the back of my new digital camera, in reverse order.
I had just learned to use this feature. The background mountains in some of the images guided me slowly back to the area where the bag was lost, but it was still far off the road.
Then I retraced my steps to the last image, where I’d made my last lens change, and walked until I was able to align the background configuration visually with the image on the back of the camera.
Although it was almost dark, I spotted the camera case and all its contents, exactly where I’d left it!

My verdict on digital cameras? Yes, I like ‘em!

By the way, some of the newer digital cameras have a built-in gps system, which could also be useful today in locating something lost.

I hope my experience may help other photographers who may find themselves in a similar fix! - David Heb




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If You Teach A Man To Photograph: Haiti, As Seen By Haitians "Foreign photographers come to Haiti," says renowned photographer Maggie Steber, "but all too often they start and stop with the earthquake." Since 2010, Steber has been an adviser for the nonprofit FotoKonbit, an organization that promotes photography in Haiti.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2012/01/12/144968943/if-you-teach-a-man-to-photograph-haiti-as-seen-by-haitians


A DIFFERENT VISION -- Blind photographer shows the world what she sees. Erin Loxham: “It seems counter-intuitive, a photographer with only 10 per cent vision in her right eye. ‘I have very keen colour sense and I'm very observant and it sounds kind of contradictory but I'm very, very visual and I pick up on details extremely well. I don't particularly recognize faces but if I've met you and come to know you, I will probably be able to tell you what you wore the first time I met you.’"
http://www.news1130.com/news/local/article/317434--blind-photographer-shows-the-world-what-she-sees
PHOTO: Cathy Browne

MAGICIAN -- Focus on Mattijn Franssen ~ An Introduction to his Fictional Universe – Valerie Jardin: “I recently discovered the work of Dutch artist Mattijn Franssen. Photomontage is the technique of making a
composite of several different pictures with a photo editing software. It is commonly used by Photoshop users but few people can create such stunning imagery as Mattijn does. He creates this amazing fantasy world where he, and his cat, are the protagonists.” http://www.digital-photography-school.com/focus-on-mattijn-franssen-an-introduction-to-his-fictional-universe

NO SNOB -- Lindsey Byrnes “An interview with Chase Jarvis, What struck me most when I caught up with Chase was his explanation that “there are a million paths, let’s judge less the path and judge more the output…” http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2012/01/juxtapoz-art-and-culture-magazine-features-chase-jarvis


FASHION -- Interview With Rossella Vanon: “I have been working in the fashion and beauty industry for a year and a half now, and after a few months of general testing, I now focus my photography on fashion and beauty editorials.” SOURCE: ePHOTOzine; http://www.ephotozine.com/article/interview-with-rossella-vanon-18238? PHOTO: Rosella Vanon.
TAKEAWAY: Fashion photography (for their creators) has to be the most “fun” category of the photography industry. The sampling portfolios often look like a Halloween costume catalog. If you like to “dress up” – this niche is the answer for your photographic desires.


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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 YOUNG MAN LEANING AND PLACING HIS FOREHEAD AGAINST THE TRUNK OF AN ASIAN ELEPHANT.
Wall décor
Vertical
A young man leaning and placing his forehead against the trunk of an Asian elephant.
Note: I am trying to find a photo I once saw on the web. It shows a young man leaning and placing his forehead against the trunk of an Asian elephant.
Photobuyer requests email for FedEx number.
Photobuyer pays shipping upon approval.
For use on wall of restaurant as décor
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, Marketing Director
XXXXXXXXXX, OR 97068
Email: XXXXXXX[at]msn[dot]com
Pay Range: $600 - $800
Deadline: Sept 12, 2010


NON MAIN STREAM FOODS

American tourist kids at a food market in a foreign country; they are excited by all the "exotic" foods around them.
Dried lizards hanging up at a roadside stall in the Philippines OR photo of a plate at a restaurant table with fried monitor lizard appetizer, with lizard eggs if possible. The local name for this lizard is Adobong bayawak/itlog.]
A Hong Kong shop with many live snakes visible (selling for food). from Kweilin Street (in Hong Kong/Kowloon/Sham Shui Po). People have named it "Snake Street." OR show a chef from this street wrestling a dangerous/big snake.]
Cooked bats
Vendor in Colombia selling roasted ants
Many mopane worms being sold at a market or a close-up of a bunch of them on a mopane tree in Botswana or another country where people eat the worms.
Jellied moose nose, a Canadian recipe, on a serving plate
Several bird nests for sale at a market or store w/ inset photo of a bowl of bird nest soup. Note that the nest seems to disintegrate in the soup fairly quickly, so only some pics would reveal that there's a nest in the soup. Maybe this one.
A durian cut in half so that the pulp and its thorny skin are visible]
A young person in Japan eating sweet potato ice cream OR adjust caption and show a group of small photos showing the translated Japanese labels for several veggie ice cream flavors.]
A nutria in the swampy wetlands of Louisiana "swamp rats."
Fermented salmon stinkheads, an Alaskan treat Note: cover alternative, non main stream foods that are based in their native countries and lands, some of these places include: Philippines, China, Japan, Alaska, Canada, South America.
Note: The project is titled: "Eat It"
The paperback and supplemental publication to our textbooks, is titled: XXXXX. Which is a program for students of all levels to read as they feel they are capable, so we make these a bit different and interesting and not intimidating, such as their general subjects. These are our alternative reading materials.
In any case, these cover alternative, non main stream foods that are based in their native countries and lands, some of these places include: Philippines, China, Japan, Alaska, Canada, South America.
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, P h o t o E d i t o r
XXXXXXXXX, NY 10012
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $300 per image
Deadline: Aug 27, 2010


SOUTH
Inside editorial usage
South
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest (New Orleans, LA)
Mississippi Delta Blues Festival (Greenville, MS)
Tupelo Elvis Festival (Tupelo, MS)
Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival (Asheville, NC)
CMA Music Festival (Nashville, TN)
Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival (Nashville, TN)
Gospel Music Week (Nashville, TN)
Elvis Week (Memphis, TN)
Music on the Mountaintop (Boone, NC)
Old Fiddlers Convention (Galax, VA.)
R&B of America Festival (Birmingham, AL)
Festival of the Bluegrass (Lexington, KY)
World Championship Barbecue Contest (Memphis, TN)
World's Biggest Fish Fry (Paris, TN)
Miss Martha's Ice Cream Crankin' (Nashville, TN)
Picklefest (Atkins, AR)
Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival (Fellsmere, FL)
Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival (Amelia Island, FL)
World Chicken Festival (London, KY)
Kentucky Bourbon Festival (Bardstown, KY)
Vidalia Onion Festival (Vidalia, GA.)
Alabama Butterbean Festival (Pinson, AL)
Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cookoff (Magnolia, AR)
Mountain Moonshine Festival (Dawsonville, GA)
Dogwood Festival (Atlanta, GA)
National Black Arts Festival (Atlanta, GA)
National Storytelling Festival (Jonesborough, TN)
National Puppetry Festival (Tampa, FL/other locations)
Panoply Arts Festival (Huntsville, AL)
North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, NC):
King Week (Atlanta, GA)
SpringFest (Hilton Head, NC)
Art Deco Weekend (Miami, FL)
Calle Ocho Festival (Miami, FL)
Coconut Grove Goombay Festival (Miami, FL)
Festival of States (St. Petersburg, FL)
Moundville Native American Festival (Moundville, AL)
Bridge Crossing Jubilee (Selma, AL)
Virginia International Tattoo at the Virginia Arts Festival (Norfolk, VA)
Bridge Day (Fayetteville, WV)
Festival of the Horse (Georgetown, KY)
Gasparilla Pirate Fest (Tampa, FL)
Guavaween (Ybor City, FL)
Wooly Worm Festival (Banner Elk, NC)
Mayberry Days (Mount Airy, NC)
BugFest (Raleigh, NC)
Lebowski Fest (Louisville, KY + other locations)
Toad Suck Daze (Conway, AR)
Note: For our book, American Festivals: 100's of Hometown Celebrations
(coffee-table sized).
If chosen, we will need your photos to be available electronically at 8x10", 300dpi (we can acceptslightly smaller sizes, but 300dpi is a must). Licensing will be for one-time, North American, interior use with no size restrictions.
"Payment procedure: Contributors whose images are used in the book will receive a purchase order at the end of the project."
Lightboxes preferred, attachments OK but no more than six to an e-mail. Any and all shots of the specific festivals listed
are welcome. If you have images of these specific festivals, please post a selection of quality thumbnails and e-mail a link to the lightbox where they can be viewed. In the subject area of your e-mail, please use the phrase, PhotoSource Festivals. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least a month. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available (again, only six to an e-mail)
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXX XXXXX, Assoc Acquistions Editor
XXXXXX, IL 60712
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $100
Deadline: Aug 31, 2010



BOATS, SHIPS OR WATERCRAFT OF NOTE, AND THEIR CREWS.
LAKE SUPERIOR AND THE EVENTS AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE REGION.

Inside editorial possible cover
Boats, ships or watercraft of note, and their crews.
The condition of Lake Superior and the events and highlights from the region.
Persons, places and events in the Lake Superior region (contemporary; historic with current tie).
Note: Address all submissions to "Editor." All submissions MUST include an address, daytime and evening phone numbers, fax number, website and e-mail address as applicable.
Color - 35mm, 2 1/4," 4" x 5" or 8" x 10" transparencies preferred, although color-corrected glossy prints are accepted.
Digital - size, resolution and quality determine use of digital photography. Considered on a case-by-case basis. Any CD with images MUST be accompanied by a printed guide to what is on the disk and MUST show the images in a thumbnail or larger printed version.
Full name of photographer must appear on each photo or slide, or they will be returned without consideration. We will not apply your name to your material for you. Complete photographic identification must be on each photo or on an accompanying cutsheet, which includes subject ID, location and date taken. Photos must be numbered to coincide.
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.
Editor
XXXXX XXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX, MN 55816
Email: XXXXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com \ Web: www.XXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $50 (Inside) $150 (Cover)
Deadline: Nov 1, 2010


ANIMALS AND FRESHWATER FISH INDIGENOUS TO VA IN NATURAL HABITAT
Inside editorial
1.) Freshwater fish indigenous to VA photographed underwater NO PEOPLE
2.) Animals close-up(s) of animals, e.g. birds, animals, game and non-game, indigenous to Virginia in their natural habitat;
Note: This is a non-profit organization.
At least 9x12 in both vertical and horizontal formats at 360 dpi.
Please send e-mail before submitting
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXX, Art Director
XXXXXX DEPARTMENT
XXXXXXXXXXX, VA 23230
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]gov
Pay range $50 (inside) $125 (cover)
Deadline: Oct. 26, 2010


OKLAHOMA
Inside editorial usage
Oklahoma (Recreation, gift boutiques, swimming, hiking, entertainment: cafes, dance, restaurants, agriculture, education, shopping etc.)
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before sumitting
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, Associate Editor
XXXXXXXXX City, OK 73102
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $50 (Qtr) - $100 (Full)
Deadline: Oct. 30, 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





17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



GETTING VISITORS -- Hatcheckgirl: “What are long tail keywords? Well, to start with you need to understand the nature of microstock and long tail theory in general. "The Long Tail," is a term that was coined by tech writer Chris Anderson in his article "The Long Tail" in WIRED Magazine. Customers who are searching for unusual and out of the ordinary images are very specific in their search terms and search keywords (it's true - there have been studies!). They use narrower, rather than broader terms. They string words together. Even when searching for a general term like "family" or "law" or "love", they will pair it with one or more other words. http://blog.dreamstime.com/2012/01/13/the-practical-keyworder-long-tail-keywords-and-microstock_art36937


17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they’ll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won’t do a thing for you if you don’t have anything in your head or in your heart. – Arnold Newman

17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



1832 – January 27 – The birthday of mathematician and writer Lewis Carroll (Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), born in Daresbury Cheshire, England, the oldest of eleven children. The former Oxford don is chiefly remembered for his fantasy novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1871). A shy man afficted by a stammer, more confident with children than adults, he invented games and puzzles and also developed new techniques of portrait photography.

17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




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


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EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT A GREAT PHOTO IS…
BUT DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT A GREAT MARKETABLE PHOTO IS?
You've heard it often, "That's a great photo, did you take it? "Congratulations, your scenic mountain-at-sunset won first place in the regional photo contest.
You scratch your head and ask, "I wonder if I could sell this photo…?"
Sure, -- you could sell it... –to the local library, bank, or hotel lobby.
But that doesn't make it "marketable." That kind of sale is a one-time sale. You'll get only a few of those. In contrast, marketable photos are those that have the kind of content and treatment that make them sell over and over again for you.
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January 12th 2012


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The Arithmetic...

of Stock Photography





Editorial stock photoresearchers and photobuyers who list in and subscribe to our photo listing service...know that the fees paid for editorial photos requested on our PhotoDaily marketletter average between $100 and $300 per photo.

Using the mid-range of $200, it is interesting to compare this fee with the fee per image a commercial stock photographer ends up with from sales through agencies such as Getty Images (Getty) or Corbis Media.

These two giant companies take sometimes more than 80% of the sale price.

That’s right, for a $200 sale, the photographer with photos in these agencies receives $40. In contrast, the freelancer subscriber to our PhotoDaily, for a sale through the PhotoDaily, receives the full $200 (100% of the sale).

This low return from agency sales may be the reason why many commercial stock photographers receive most of their income from sources other than stock, such as annual reports, assignments, fashion, social media, catalogs, weddings, portraits, etc.

Pure editorial stock photographers are rarely full-time pros. Although they have what it takes to be a pro, they are frequently pros in other fields: education, medicine, sales, technology, law, transportation, etc. In their avocation or side-line business of editorial stock photography, they are able to devote their skills and talents to the select few specialty subjects of their choice, and realize the long-term promise of the extended value of their photo files.

THE REAL PAYBACK


It’s possible that a commercial stock photographer could sell three times as many photos through an agency than an editorial photographer sells directly to a select group of photobuyers within his or her editorial specialty area.

However, there is another
important factor involved here.


Placing images in a stock agency requires photographers to shoot what the agency needs (e.g. guys running while cellphoning). Working for yourself as an editorial stock photographer, you shoot what you want. As one photographer told me, "In commercial stock, the agency drives you. In editorial stock you’re the driver – of your own wishes.”

Yet another major factor: the long-term value of a photographer’s body of work. Many editorial photographers who were shooting editorial subjects back in the 80’s and 90’s, such as environmental issues, personalities, politics, schooling, social issues, etc. have told me that these pictures, for their historical value, are now making them more money than when they were originally shot.

These photos are used in books, magazine articles, CD collections, training courses, in ads, and in PBS and commercial TV series.

I haven’t heard of any commercial stock photographers who consider their commercial photos of twenty or thirty years ago to be marketable today. The “lifetime” value of a commercial stock photo is generally considered to be three to five years at most.

THE INFLUENCE OF EDITORIAL STOCK


A testimony to the importance of editorial stock photography can be seen by browsing a special edition of Life Magazine put out several years ago that featured what they termed as the important photos of the 20th century.

All of these photos can be considered to be editorial stock. The same holds true for the photography featured in the prime PBS TV program on the impact of photography on our lives in the USA.

Editorial stock photography has
a way of significantly influencing
our lives, and has staying power.


Am I saying “Mothers, don’t let your sons and daughters grow up to be commercial stock photographers?”
No, but most photographers are attracted to the vocation by the presumed opportunity to express themselves and to share their talent and knowledge with the world.

Because of the need to earn bread for the family and pay off the mortgage, they often find themselves lured into an aspect of the profession they didn’t expect, conforming to the dictates of the commercial world.

I like to put in a plug for sticking with the editorial arena, where that original goal can be fulfilled, in spite of sometimes facing financial constraints.

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





AN AFTER THOUGHT: Probably one of the most influencial photography magazine in the USA is PhotoDistrict News. In the upcoming issue(February 2012) the PDN's director of the pdN-sponsored PhotoPlus Expo 2011 lauds the evennt's success and its strong attendance interest in wedding, portrait, nature/landscape, and fine art photography. There was no mention of editorial photography.
I thought that to be curious because when I made an assessment of all the photographs in the current upcoming February issue, I found this. Of the photos in the February PDN magazine, 24 were portraits, 51 were for advertisements, and 81 were editorial photos. Should PhotoPlusExpo do something to attract editorial (stock, documentary, street, journalist) photographers to it? Also important to note is February was their annual portrait issue. Check it out. -RE


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10 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



UNLAP YOUR LAPTOP
Do you have "toasted skin syndrome" -an unusual-looking mottled skin condition resulting from long-term heat exposure. That could be a result of using your laptop computer on your lap for frequent extended periods of time. Temperatures under laptops have been measured at up to 125 degrees. Consider placing a thermal barrier between you and your laptop, such as an extra layer of clothing or mattboard. Better, don't use your lap for holding the computer for long stretches. It's especially important, to keep it off bare skin.


Dark Clouds For Kodak
Laura Tyson told Kodak in December that she will resign from its board. And that makes three recent departures. Adam Clammer and Herald Chen also resigned in December. Kodak continues its efforts to sell patents as a way to generate cash to fund operations. They've not had a profitable year since 1997. Stock price? When we last checked, it was less than one dollar a share (65 cents). They have also warned Wall Street that, unless $500 million can be raised, they may not survive 2012. Maybe you should bronze that last roll of Kodachrome.


Plagued by Frequent Wrong Numbers?
Back in the old days, phone numbers were handed out to phone companies in blocks of 10,000 by the North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA). Today, with the proliferation of cell phones and other devices requiring a phone number, NANPA provides numbers in blocks of just 1,000. If you're planning ahead, it's expected that North America will run out of 10-digit phone numbers by 2040. All this results in numbers being recycled much faster than before. Almost 37 million are recycled each year.
If your new number used to belong to someone or something you'd rather not be getting calls for, you can request a new number from your phone company. But be advised that since the numbers are computer generated (from the telco's assigned blocks), there's no way of knowing ahead of time if your "new" number had been issued previously. Amazingly, there are still about 30 million numbers issued each year that have never been used.


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



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This week, Mikael Karlsson writes about "Growing Your Business".
"How to Save With Savings with Communications and Technology"


Saving Money in Your Editorial Stock Business

by Mikael Karlsson


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 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 and admin striation they offer for getting in doors 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 of Nebraska.
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 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. Look at the images they're currently using and offer to udate hem.
More often than not there they maintain some sort of Media Office that you can make contact with. Know the benefits you can ofer them and have your arguments ready prior to making contact such as retaining copyright of your images. You should be prepared to spell out why they should take you up on your offer.


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 recently. A friend 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 ended up spending a few hours that Sunday at the church photographing my friend's daughter and the rest of the 20+ kids that were going through confirmation. I spent another couple of hours to edit the photos and uploaded them over night to a printing service. I charged cost plus 15% for the prints and ended up making roughly $150 total on the prints. I also refused to accept the $100 they offered me for photographing and editing and they ended up donating that to the ministry my wife runs.
There was a real potential for generating revenue in doing this had I wanted to. Hooking up with the on-line printing service that handed all the printing, shipping and charging made this an enjoyable experience that I would actually probably consider doing again. Just don't tell anyone I said that.

4. Keep your customers coming back for seconds
The trademark of any successful business is loyal customers. In the case of editorial stock photography that means photobuyers at book and magazine publishers. There's no magic answer here really. Think about the businesses that you give your repeat business to. What makes you go back? The prices? The service? The convenience?
Offer a great product at a good price. Top it off with amazing customer service. When you make it easy for photobuyers to work with you, you can be sure they'll be coming back. By the way, don't pester publishers for copies of books, tearsheets and the like. You want the experience of working with them to be as smooth and trouble-free as possible. Promise the moon and deliver even more.
The most important things to think about:
Always deliver on or before deadline
Don't call photobuyers unless they initiate and want you to call
Don't blast photobuyers with constant e-mails
Never ever deliver images that aren't up to par on quality
You can also offer incentives for photobuyers that come back for more business. One way of doing that is to offer some sort of return customer discount.

5. Accept Credit Cards

How flexible are you when it comes to how your customers can pay you? Are you offering any ways aside from by check? If you don't already accept credit cards this is something you should really be considering. A couple of the publishers I regularly work with (one of them is a very large contractor for the federal government) only pays by credit card. If I didn't accept credit cards I would lose the business these publishers send my way. The way I do it is through PayPal. There are no monthly fees and all I have to do is to log into my PayPal account and e-mail an invoice to the buyer through PayPal. The buyer pays by credit card and the amount is put directly into my PayPal account.-minus a small percentage of the total amount of the transaction. Each month I withdraw funds from PayPal and they are wired straight into my bank checking account. This method works really well for business to business sales.
If I would offer any prints at fairs and the like all I would need would be mobile access through my cell phone.
An alternative to accepting cards through PayPal is to talk to your bank about a merchant account. Unless you process a high volume of credit card payments chances are that this way will be more costly compared to PayPal.
If you need to swipe actual cards you might be better off with a Merchant Account though. The equipment to swipe is quite cheap these days and it will boost your sales a lot if you offer prints to the public at fairs, craft shows etc. if you can accept credit cards.
Before you settle on any method, make sure you check out and compare features and costs. Select the method that makes most sense to your specific needs. A phone call to the manager usually gets action that could reduce their monthly fee to you.


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




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AIM FOR THE TOP -- Begin 2012 with Website Basics – Rosh Sillars: “Last January I decided to spend a year working on search engine optimization in order to drive more traffic to my portfolio website: www.rosh.com. My site climbed from No. 17 to No. 2 in Detroit photographer searches”. http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2012/01/marketing-in-the-new-year/


GET IT SHARP -- A Photographer’s Guide To Making Sharp PhotographsFree E-Book –Scott Bourne: “It's available for free download from Animoto. Please pass it on freely if you think it has value or might help someone. There is no fee and you’re welcome to distribute it free of charge to anyone you like”. http://photofocus.com/2012/01/04/a-photographers-guide-to-making-sharp-photographs-free-e-book/
PHOTO: Scott Bourne

BLOGGING MADE EASY -- How to Get a Blog Post to Write Itself – Stephanie Padovani: “Websites with blogs get 55 percent more traffic than those without, according to Hubspot.com. More traffic means more leads, and that adds up to more money. There’s just one problem: What if you’re not a “writer?”
http://rising.blackstar.com/how-to-get-a-blog-to-write-itself.html




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GET HELP -- Successful sales of your pictures takes more than just producing good pictures. You've got to get them to market, on time. Recruit a friend or relative as a partner, assistant, or employee. They can take on the administrative tasks (digital workflow, record keeping, scanning, etc.) and this extra help can make the difference.

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POSITION YOURSELF

In the book and magazine industrty, photo researchers and photobuyers don't seek out 'just any picture'. They look for pictures that deal in the publication's area of interest.

If your photo-making area of interest matches their area of insterst, -you've found a photobuying-partner for life.

Click on the arrow above to learn more.


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WHAT’S IMPORTANT -- Identify Your True Business Needs – Skip Cohen: “Gear and software are especially easy to rationalize. After all, it’s your business and the expense is probably deductible. Make a list of everything on your wish list. Now, take everything on the list and put each item into one of three categories: Necessity, Helpful and Fun” . http://goingpro2010.com/2012/01/06/identifying-your-true-business-needs/

SHOWCASE YOUR IMAGE -- How To Boost Your Photography Business With Pinterest –Virtual Photography.”It was bound to happen sooner or later. Facebook and Twitter have been the social phenomena for many months now, so eventually some other site had to come along and see what they could do to gain traction. While Pinterest is simply a pinboard, meaning there is no true way of selling or getting people to buy your products, it is a popular way to showcase images with links back to the original source. Check out Pinterest and use these ideas to set up and draw attention to your photography”. http://virtualphotographystudio.com/photographyblog/2012/01/how-to-boost-your-photography-business-with-pinterest/
More: http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2012/jan/07/ym_cj_castillo_010812_163702/?viewpoints


CLIENTS DON’T LISTEN -- But don’t get mad at them. Rosh Sillars: “We all get frustrated when dealing with difficult clients. Every time I share a web gallery with a client, I make sure to include the link and the password. . . even if the client has used the system or gallery 100 times before. http://www.roshsillars.com/2012/01/dont-get-mad-at-your-clients/

SHORT & SWEET – Carolyn Potts: “ While I was getting ready to write this post, the radio began playing Michael Jackson’s early hit “ABC easy as 123.” It struck me that that song’s message –about keeping things simple–applies as well to marketing your photography. Just remember to use “ABC” and “123.” http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2012/01/marketing-mastery-short-sweet/
TAKEAWAY: I always liked the quote from Don Hewitt, the former producer for 60-Minutes TV, “Tell me something I don’t know!” This article is filled with stuff that is obvious and we all know. - RE

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Can You Sell Your Photos
If You Don't Have A Website?


That's the question for today.

Well, can you?

See the answer at
http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11324

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THE HARDER THEY FALL The giant is on his knees, people familiar with the matter said. Mike Spector & Dana Mattioli: “Kodak Teeters on the Brink The company is preparing to seek bankruptcy protection in the coming weeks, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would cap a stunning comedown for a company that once ranked among America's corporate titans”, people familiar with the matter said.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203471004577140841495542810.html


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BUSINES IS GREAT! -- John Lund: “People often ask me, as small talk of course, how business is, or if I am staying busy. As a self-employed person I am as busy as I want to be. As someone trying to maintain a successful photography career there is no shortage of work to do! As for how business is, it’s great! I am certainly not making as much as I was a couple of years ago, but my income appears to be stable and I still believe there is ample opportunity for growth. http://blog.johnlund.com/2012/01/busines-is-great.html?
PHOTO: John Lund


INSIDE CAPTIONS -- REALITY: For each photo to you have in your pro-file, there is a photobuyer that is seeking it, right now, somewhere in the world. This program, Stipple, is a step in the right direction in helping you make the match with that photobuyer. How long it will take depends on how this type of technology will advance. These days, as you know, innovation comes quickly. Be on your toes to look into this one. -RE
http://lalettredelaphotographie.com/archives/by_date/2012-01-09/5308/paul-melcher-s-selection


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If you’re in stock photography basically for the money only, this guy has some tips for you.
From: Vegasluvr: I always tell people to get into LEGAL photography. By that I mean take photographs for lawyers. Some of my most lucrative photo opportunities is from lawyers. I have taken images of automobiles, motorcycles, airplanes, buses, trains and skateboards. I also have made great income from spousal and child abuse, wrongful death (exhumations), nursing home (bed sores) and more. SOURCE: dpreview; http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1014&thread=39920696

ETHICS -- Dave: “Why Travel Photography is becoming endangered. How did that travel photograph come about? Are its ethics in question?”
http://www.thelongestwayhome.com/blog/how-to-guides/why-travel-photography-is-becoming-endangered-ethics-of-travel-photography/
PHOTO: Dave
TAKEAWAY: This site shares fine-looking travel photography. The author has many online followers. His name is Dave (I did some research but couldn’t discover his last name). To my mind, he’s the good example of a photographer who is a mechanic, not an artist. Why do I say that? The artist visualizes a picture, and then uses his skill as a painter, watercolorist, photographer etc., to create a physical result that tries to render the sentiment in his mind’s eye. The non-artist who is a skilled photographer with a good camera sees an attractive scene and snaps the shutter –in a sense ‘capturing nature’, ‘a person’, ‘a building’, etc. He has taken a picture, not made one.
I sometimes wonder if he should actually autograph such a picture. If the object, lighting, person hadn’t been there, he wouldn’t have captured it. He’s only part-author of the photo. He had little more to do than snap the shutter at the right time. This is mechanics.
To explain how the artist/photographer works: There is a famous photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson made from above and looking down on a person riding a bicycle around a street corner. Bresson might have captured the moment instantly, but as an artist he might have pre-planned the photo by having a nephew ride the bike several times until he captured the “right moment” he had previously visualized in his artist’s mind. . .
The artist makes a photo, the mechanic takes one. -RE

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What’s It Like To Shoot For Real Simple Magazine? – Lauren Margolis: Real Simple is a women’s lifestyle magazine aimed at helping its readers manage their time, energy, and money. The magazine offers advice on everything from cooking to home decor, health, beauty, and fashion. Brian Madigan, Associate Photo Editor at Real Simple, took the time to answer all our nitty-gritty questions about the magazine’s photography – so if you’re curious about what the photo team is looking for, or want to know what it’s like to work for a top magazine publication, read on and indulge in their gorgeous photo spreads. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/01/whats-it-like-to-shoot-for-a-major-magazine-publication/

WILDERNESS MAGAZINE -- Charlie Borland: “As today’s nature and outdoor photographers face smaller demand for still images, the need to find other ways to market photography becomes crucial to business success. Writing is one of many ways photographers can see their images published. Dave Showalter tells us how he works and has been doing that for years, researching ideas and generating proposals before submitting them to editors and it has resulted in an impressive list of publishing credits. We asked Dave to tell us about this article and how he generates ideas and magazine proposals. http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2012/01/dave-showalter-tells-us-how-he-writes-and-photographs-for-wilderness-magazine/
PHOTO: Dave Showalter


AVIATION MAGAZINE RELAUNCHED as on-line journal. -- Air Facts, first published for private pilots in 1938, has new life and has been reinvented as an online journal at www.AirFactsJournal.com . This important aviation magazine was among the first publications to address the growing number of pilots as aircraft became more accessible to the general population. SOURCE: Sporty’s Pilot Shop
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/04/4162197/74-year-old-aviation-magazine.html


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THE TAXING PART -- Carolyn E. Wright: “Part of knowing your legal rights and responsibilities as a photographer is reporting your taxes properly. While you must comply with the law, you also don’t want to overpay. Do what you can to learn on your own what to do. Some good resources are available though. In addition, here are some accountants who specifically help photographers. “ http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=3543

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Lighting for Architectural Photography, The digital photographer’s guide to flash and ambient Lighting for interior spaces, by John Siskin. Professional Commercial photographers will find this book a good resource, but also it will appeal to anyone who enjoys architectural photography. The book is a guide on how to build optional lighting indoors , coordinating with determining the best positions for capturing meaningful images. Included is advice on underspending angles and contouring prospecting. It’s filled with explanations of various types of light, methods for manipulating them, and which types of light should be used for specific circumstances. Many examples of shots of homes, businesses and public spaces illustrate challenges of shots followed through from solved. Explained are final editing tasks after the shots.

Price: $34.95
Amherst Media
175 rano st suite 200
Buffalo NY 14207
800 622 3278
Kate Neaverth
Kneaverth[at]amherstmedia[dot]com
www.amherstmedia.com

John Siskin is a professional commercial and fine-art photographer whose images have appeared in photo techniques, ViewCamera, and Rangefinder magazine. BOOK SPECS $34.95 list, 81/2”x11

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for PhotoSourceBANK members. . .

 photosourceBANK
How To Make

The PhotoSourceBANK

Work For You



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

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

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

--Rohn Engh

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J. EDGAR EXHUMED? Late NY photographer's FBI file reveals he was watched. Before photographer Milton Rogovin began documenting the lives of the poor and working class, the U.S. government was documenting Rogovin, relying on a network of informants in an era of paranoia toward suspected communists.
http://online.wsj.com/article/APd6b0b7b52cbb4391b1019013d81ae1ce.html
PHOTO: Milton Rogopvin

CRIME DOES NOT PAY -- But the police do. Chris Cheesman: “Amateur photographer wins police payout. An amateur photographer who was stopped while taking photographs in public two years ago has been awarded an out-of-court settlement after suing police for wrongful arrest.”
http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/Amateur_photographer_wins_police_payout_update_505pm_news_310978.html

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KEEPING UP -- 10 Tips to Make Your Phone Photos Amazing; Plus,
Phoneography is the best. No matter where you go, you’ve got a camera. Not just any camera, but a camera that lets you share your photos in that same instant with all your friends. SOURCE: Photojojo;
http://content.photojojo.com/tips/improve-your-phoneography/




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FIVE DOLLAR PICTURES. Photographers Struggle to Sell Images for Five Dollars – Dean: “With photographers already battling against lower fees and increased competition, the last thing they need is another platform offering photography services at cutthroat prices. And yet, Fiverr, a service on which users pitch a range of different jobs for a flat five dollar fee, does now include a number of photographers. Photography isn’t listed. But search for “photography” on the site and you’ll find around 537 people willing to do something image-related for just five bucks. SOURCE: Photopreneur. http://blogs.photopreneur.com/photographers-struggle-to-sell-images-for-five-dollars
TAKEAWAY: Even more reason to arrange your business model around a photo specialization rather than be a generalist and compete with the “crowd”.


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LIGHT SCULPTUR -- Fred R. Conrad: “For more than 20 years, the fine art photographer Harold Ross has been making images using a technique known as “painting with light,” which involves casting light on and around subjects in the dark during a time exposure. Mr. Ross, who also does commercial and studio photography, prefers to call the process “sculpting with light.” Using a Phase One Back on a Hassleblad for still life photographs and a Cambo Wide RS for landscapes, he spends hours creating his images, which look like oil paintings, rich in color and depth. SOURCE: NYTimes ; http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/with-light-sculpting-a-photograph/
PHOTO: Harold Ross


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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





CARS (Specific)
Inside editorial usage
Cadillac Eldorado 1953­ 1985
Pontiac GrandVille 1971­ 1975
Chrysler 300 convertible 1969­ 1970
Ford Galaxie 500/XL/LTD convertible 1968­ 1972
Ford LTD 1965­ 1982
AMC Ambassador 1965 ­1974
Buick Electra 225 1959­ 1984
Chevy Impala 1958­ 1996
Chevy Caprice 1965­ 1996
Oldsmobile 98 Regency 1971 ­1984
Chrysler Cordoba 1975­ 1983
Cadillac Coupe de Ville 1949­ 1984
Buick Riviera 1963 ­1985
AMC Matador 1971 ­1978
Chevy Monte Carlo 1970­ 1988
Laguna 1973­ 1976
Cadillac Sedan deVille 1956 ­1984
Fleetwood 1946­ 1984
Chrysler Imperial/New Yorker 1955­ 1982
Lincoln Continental 1970­ 1979
Chevy Kingswood 1969­ 1972
Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser 1964­ 1977
Buick Estate Wagon 1970 ­1987
Ford Country Squire 1969­ 1991
Pontiac Safari 1957­ 1989
Note: For book "Road Hogs"
PLEASE send ONLY car models from the listed years:
Please put PHOTOSOURCE in the subject line
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXX, Photo Researcher
XXXXXX PUBLISHING COMPANY LLC
XXXXXXXXXXX, MN 55401
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $100 + (depends on number of photos used.)
Deadline: August 24, 2010

ROCKY MOUNTAINS
Inside editorial usage
Rocky Mountains (34)
Underground Music Showcase (Denver, CO)
Aspen Music Festival (Aspen, CO):
Grand Teton Music Festival (Jackson, WY):
Strings Music Festival (Steamboat Springs, CO):
Fruitcake Toss (Manitou Springs, CO):
Great American Beer Festival (Denver, CO):
Idaho Spud Day (Shelley, ID):
Food & Wine Classic (Presented by Food & Wine magazine) (Aspen, CO):
Cherry Creek Arts Festival (Denver, CO):
International Snow Sculpting Championship (Breckenridge, CO)
Winterskol Festival
Snowdown Festival
Winter Carnival Festival
Cowboy Poetry Gathering (Lewistown, MT):
Historic/Heritage
Ullr Fest (Breckenride, CO):
Boom Days (Leadville, CO):
Lewis & Clark Heritage Days (Great Falls, MT):
Pioneer Day (Salt Lake City, UT + other UT cities):
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival (Denver, CO):
Trailing of the Sheep Festival (Hailey, ID):
Crow Fair (Hardin, MT):
Moab Ho-Down Bike Fest (Moab, UT):
World Senior Games (St. George, UT):
National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver, CO):
Frozen Dead Guy Days (Nederland, CO):
Headless Chicken Days (Fruita, CO):
Jackalope Days (Douglas, WY):
Note: For our book, XXXXXX Celebrations
(coffee-table sized).
If chosen, we will need your photos to be available electronically at 8x10", 300dpi (we can accept slightly smaller sizes, but 300dpi is a must). Licensing will be for one-time, North American, interior use with no size restrictions.
Lightboxes preferred, attachments OK but no more than six to an e-mail. Any and all shots of the specific festivals listed
are welcome. If you have images of these specific festivals, please post a selection of quality thumbnails and e-mail a link to the lightbox where they can be viewed. In the subject area of your e-mail, please use the phrase, PhotoSource Festivals. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least a month. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available (again, only six to an e-mail)
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, Assoc Acquistions Editor
XXXX Co. Inc.
XXXXXXXXXX, IL 60712
Email:XXXX@XXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100
Deadline: August 31, 2010

MID ATLANTIC
MID WEST

Inside editorial usage
Mid-Atlantic
Make Music New York (NYC)
Mostly Mozart Festival (NYC)
NEARfest (Bethlehem, PA)
Ninth Avenue International Food Festival (NYC)
Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival (Buffalo, NY)
St. Mary's County Oyster Festival (MD)
Maryland Seafood Festival (Annapolis, MD)
SaratogaArtsFest (Saratoga, NY)
International African Arts Festival (Brooklyn, NY)
Artscape (Baltimore, MD)
Museum Mile Festival (NYC)
Three Rivers Arts Festival (Pittsburgh, PA
Sugarloaf Craft Festival (Gaithersburg, MD)
Annual Gettysburg Reenactment (Gettysburg, PA_
National Cherry Blossom Festival (Washington, D.C)
Fourth of July Fireworks on the National Mall
(Washington, D.C)
Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife (Washington, D.C)
Philadelphia International Flower Show (Philadelphia, PA)
Victorian Week (Cape May, NJ
Feast of San Gennaro (NYC)
International Cultures Festival (NYC):
Mermaid Parade (Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY):
Mummers Parade (Philadelphia):
World's Largest Disco (Buffalo, NY):
World Championship Punkin' Chunkin' Contest (Lewes, DE):
BlobFest (Phoenixville, PA):
Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival (Punxsutawney, PA):
Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers' Fest (Rehoboth Beach, DE):
Legend Weekend (Sleepy Hollow, NY):
Mid-West
Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI)
May Festival (Cincinnati, OH)
Milwaukee Irish Fest (Milwaukee, WI)
Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival (Kansas City, MO)
Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival (Sedalia, MO)
Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival (Little Chute, WI)
Twin Cities Food & Wine Experience
(Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN)
Banana Split Festival (Wilmington, OH)
Schmeckfest (Freeman, SD)
BagelFest (Mattoon, IL)
National Baby Food Festival (Fremont, MI)
Dandelion Festival (Dover, OH):
Corn Palace Festival (Mitchell, SD):
National Cherry Festival (Traverse City, MI)
Cheeseburger in Caseville (Caseville, MI)
Cereal Festival (Battle Creek, MI)
National Maple Syrup Festival (Medora, IN)
Valparaiso Popcorn Festival (Valparaiso, IN)
Ingenuity Festival (Cleveland, OH
Minnesota Fringe Festival (Minneapolis, MN
St. Louis Art Fair (Clayton, MO)
Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival (Nappanee, IN)
Iowa State Fair (Des Moines, IA)
Tulip Time Festival (Holland, MI
Arab American International Festival (Dearborn, MI
St. Paul Winter Carnival (St. Paul, MN
Chicago Air & Water Show (Chicago, IL):
Tall Ships Festival (Cleveland, OH)
African World Festival (Detroit, MI):
Minneapolis Aquatennial (Minnepolis, MN):
Minnesota Renaissance Festival (Shakopee, MN
Tall Stacks Music, Arts, and Heritage Festival (Cincinnati, OH
Kuntsfest (New Harmony, IN):
Covered Bridge Festival (Mansfield, IN
Pony Express Festival (Hanover, KS):
Dodge City Days (Dodge City, KS):
Ozark Mountain Christmas (Branson, MO)
Pinball Expo (Chicago, IL):
Gen Con (Indianapolis, IN):
Superman Celebration (Metropolis, IL)
Circus City Festival (Peru, IN):
National Hobo Convention (Britt, IA)
Twin Days (Twinsburg, OH):
World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival (Collinsville, IL):
Humungus Fungus Fest (Crystal Falls, MI
Wizard of Oz Festival (Chesterton, IN)
National Tom Sawyer Days (Hannibal, MO)
Note: For our book, XXXX Festivals
(coffee-table sized).
If chosen, we will need your photos to be available electronically at 8x10", 300dpi (we can accept slightly smaller sizes, but 300dpi is a must). Licensing will be for one-time, North American, interior use with no size restrictions.
Lightboxes preferred, attachments OK but no more than six to an e-mail. Any and all shots of the specific festivals listed
are welcome. If you have images of these specific festivals, please post a selection of quality thumbnails and e-mail a link to the lightbox where they can be viewed. In the subject area of your e-mail, please use the phrase, PhotoSource Festivals. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least a month. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available (again, only six to an e-mail)
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, Assoc Acquistions Editor
XXXXXX Co. Inc.
XXXXXXXXXXXXX, IL 60712
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $100
Deadline: August 31, 2010






CHILDREN (all ages/ all ethnic backgrounds)
Inside editorial, possible cover.
Children, (all ages, all ethnic backgrounds)
Solo, small or large group shots - male/female
For our quarterly legal journal.
Note: "This is an independent non-profit law center, images for use in quarterly news journal," says photobuyer.
Photobuyer requests email before submitting.
No phone calls
Pays no research fees.
One-time use.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXX, Dir. of Communications
NATIONAL XXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX, CA 94612
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]org \ Web: http://www.XXXXX.org
Pay Range: $25-$50
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2010


PEOPLE BIKING ON ONE OF MINNESOTA'S BIKE TRAILS
Inside editorial usage
Horizontal
People biking on one of Minnesota's bike trails or on a group ride.
Note: E-mail before submitting
No phone calls please
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX XXXXXX, Researcher
XXXXXX TRAILS MAG.
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $100+ (package of 12)
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2010

ADULTS, CHILDREN up to age 8
Inside editorial, possible cover
Adults and children birth through age eight (third grade) representative of ethnic and cultural diversity in the U.S.
Children with special needs (e.g., physical, visual, auditory) playing and learning with children who do not have special needs
Teachers, family members, and other adults supporting children's play and learning
Teachers, family members, and other adults talking and meeting together
Note: We cannot use photos of people wearing name tags or dressed in clothing with commercial messages (e.g., a t-shirt advertising a soft drink), nor can we use photos showing unsafe, unhealthy, or inappropriate environments, activities, or teaching practices.
XXXXX XXXXXX is the peer-reviewed, bi-monthly journal of the XXXXXX. To submit photographs put them in separate files as JPEGs or TIFFs. Photos should be at least 1MB.
"Our photography guidelines may be found on our website at www.XXXXX.org," says photobuyer.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
No phone calls.
We are a non-profit association.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails
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10 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




EYE FOOD -- Juliet Linderman: “Feast your hungry eyes on 65 mouth-watering morsels of food photography at the “Feast Your Eyes” exhibition at the powerHouse Arena, opening Jan. 6. The delectable group show is part of the New York Photo Festival, and features food-related works shot by a mix of renowned and amateur photographers, to create a delicious display of images that pay homage to anything and everything that provides us with sustenance.
http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/35/1/24_feastyoureyes_2012_01_06_bk.html
PHOTO: Beth Galton


10 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



1927 - Photographs taken under the sea in natural colors were made for National Geographic Magazine off the Tortugas of the Florida Keys, and were published in the January issue of the magazine. The work was carried out by Dr. William Harding Longley of Goucher College and Charles Martin, Chief of the National Geographic Society's photographic laboratory.

10 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



Affable Memphis photographer Barney Sellers was talented with cameras and peopleHis wide-ranging pictures included a young Elvis Presley playing touch football, civil rights marches, screaming football coaches, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital founder Danny Thomas with his visiting celebrity friends and, often, shots that reflected the trademark Sellers humor. http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/jan/02/affable-memphis-photographer-barney-sellers-was-sk/
SOURCE: The Commercial Appeal;
PHOTO: Barney Sellers


Photographer Eve Arnold Dies, Age 99 -- Holly Hughes: “Magnum photographer Eve Arnold, recognized for her stories about the ordinary lives of the poor and downtrodden all over the world as well as for her unvarnished portraiture of Marilyn Monroe and other celebrities, has died in London. She was 99.
http://pdnpulse.com/2012/01/photographer-eve-arnold-dies-age-99.html
PHOTO OF: Eve Arnold



10 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st







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07 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



A Good Living from selling stock photos? As a result of the sales and market contacts from PHOTOLETTER and PHOTODAILY, will you have a Rolls Royce in your driveway? No, you might have two. Or you might have a Moped. It's up to you. As a stock photographer, aim not for a good living, but a good life.

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Become an...

ASSET



The only interesting thing about the down economy we all...
(well, most of us) are floundering in..

is that it will be fun to tell out grandchildren about it, and how we were able to survive.

That’s the future. How ‘bout right now?

As stock photographers, there’s definitely some things we can do.

Getting a local day job isn’t the answer. But getting a global day job is.

“Global day job?” Yes, as the world is becoming flatter, and communication is becoming swifter, doors are opening for us srock photographers.

In the past, these global doors were closed. Too many roadblocks discouraged us from trying to open them:
Language barrier. You found a good prospect, but you don’t speak Japanese.
Time: The photo request was ideal, but they needed the image in two days.
Cumbersome delivery. Remember trying to send 100 transparencies to Brisbane?
Administration. Which drawer is it in? You know you have the picture but you’re behind in your filing system.
Communication. Postal mail, telephone and faxes were costly or cumbersome to use for promotion.
Legal. The art directors and graphic artists at publishing houses would lose your work. Attorneys were making the most money in stock photography in those days.

And then came along the Internet
and digital photography.

It took a decade, but thanks to the Internet the above barriers have all disappeared. If you are still trying to market your talents “the old way,” pay attention.

The new way is to consider the world as your market –but target only a few dependable markets, and they aren’t down the street. They are as close as your computer, your software, and Google. If you play your cards right, you can survive nicely.

No, you won’t be a small fish in a big pond --actually, the reverse.

Specialization is the key in the world of global markets. Someone in Lisbon needs your talents right now. Also someone in Albuquerque. And they are searching the Internet right now. If you haven’t positioned yourself correctly, they will pass you by. Just like they did yesterday.

And these “someones” aren’t necessarily everyday photobuyers. They might be a corporate assistant given the task of locating a certain kind of picture for their new office in Cleveland. Or a housewife looking for a birthday present for her husband.
But your major markets will be “theme” publishers and advertisers worldwide, who are building lists of expert photographers worldwide who “speak their language,” who can communicate in the niche area the photobuyers represent and are known for.

You see, it works the other way, too.

Customers (photobuyers) will look for companies (you) that offer the products (stock photos) they are looking for and buying. And the Internet will lead them to the right supplier. Distance, language, and all the other barriers mentioned above won’t matter.

We live in a new era.
Buyers can be coming to you. So what are you doing to position yourself to be found? (Hint: One strategy is to enter keywords that describe your specialization photos you have available, on your own website or a photo search (text-centric) website such as the PhotoSourceBANK, which gets scores of hits per day globlly from photobuyers seeking certain special photos. Check it out at www.hard-to-locate-photos.com

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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03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



Mike Karlsson talks about building a safe business.

Are you letting $$$ mysteriously slip away without knowing? Don’t operate your business blind folded. Our newest report by Mikael Karlsson shows you where you are losing out when it comes to cameras, software, office equipment, telephone, taxes and more.



Financial

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

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

1. Protect Yourself

Insurance for your equipment is a very important part of being, and staying, in business. You shouldn't have too much and you shouldn't have too little. Too much will make you have to pay more than you need to and too little will leave you high and dry if you ever need to make a claim. There are specialized insurance companies, like Hill & Usher, that can offer you a tailor-made solution that will fit your specific needs.
I recommend separate business insurance. Yes, it can be a lot cheaper to get a rider, also known as an Inland Marine policy, on your homeowners or renters insurance. But, understand that if you have a claim, your insurance company might deem you a high-risk and drop your insurance. If they drop you it will be both hard and expensive to get a new company to insure you.

Want to read more?
http://www.photosource.com/psn-article/mysteriously.html


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. To reach Mikael via email .



03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




RE-BIRTH -- Don’t Recycle Your Christmas Tree Until You Create Images Like These – Charlie Borland: “Now that Christmas has passed, there is still time to plan some photographs using a Christmas theme. And one great topic revolves around the Christmas Tree. So before you recycle your Christmas Tree you might want to consider using is as a prop for Holiday themed images that you can later license as stock and use for next years Christmas card. http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/12/dont-recycle-your-christmas-tree-until-you-create-images-like-these/
PHOTO: Charlie Borland

NEGOTIATE YOUR OWN DEALS -- Become an Independent Photographer in 2012 Laurie: “As 2011 has come to an end, it’s time to start planning for the year ahead. For professionals, that means looking at the most successful marketing channels of the last twelve months, understanding which demographics were most likely to hire them and increasing efforts to bring in more work and at higher prices in the coming year. For enthusiasts, it means trying to figure out how they can increase — or at least hold onto — their current rate of sales. In 2012, that’s likely to mean a more independent approach to marketing, a move towards relying on their own efforts to reach buyers instead of hoping for stock agencies to do it for them.” SOURCE: Photopreneur; http://blogs.photopreneur.com/become-an-independent-photographer-in-2012?

YUM! -- 7 Food Photography Tips. Garrett McCord: “It's easy to understand why more and more people are getting into food photography. We eat with our eyes and pretty food makes us hungry. Decorum and a few simple tricks can make even a novice's pictures rather stunning.” http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/blogs/editor/2011/12/food-photography-in-restaurants.html

03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




LOCAL INFLATION -- Mark Black: “Photographer wants DuPage forest district to ease $200 daily permit fee. Warrenville photographer Sheila Rutledge said the $200 daily fee to shoot commercial photos at Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton and other DuPage forest preserve property is too expensive. She’s asking officials to change the ordinance.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111222/news/712229887/


03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




PIXIQ TOP TEN BOOKS – Damien Franco: “This year was a stellar year for our Pixiq authors as they released some truly fantastic photography books throughout the year.
http://www.pixiq.com/article/the-top-11-books-by-pixiq-in-2011

03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



MARKETING TIP: Editorial stock photographers can get by with only a small investment in camera equipment. Unlike the commercial/assignment service photographer who must be "versatile," the editorial stock photographer can get by easily with an 8-meg digital camera and three lenses. If your excess equipment is gathering dust, sell it. Your stock in trade are your pictures, not your equipment.

03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st







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GONE -- Kodak loses three directors in a week – Geoff Duncan: Photography pioneer Kodak is facing a tough 2012...and leadership shakeups,
with a new president and three board members leaving in less than a week. As the world has turned to digital photography, Kodak has failed to retain its once-dominant role in the still and motion photography business. Kodak hasn’t turned a profit since 1997 http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/kodak-loses-three-directors-in-a-week/ Also: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/30/us-kodak-director-idUSTRE7BT18G20111230


2012 KICKSTART -- 11 Essential Reads for Photographers for the New Year. Darrin Rouse: “It’s been a big year so today in our ‘best of 2011 series‘ I’m featuring 11 tutorials that were written this year on dPS that I think might help you to kickstart yourself photographically for 2012. http://www.digital-photography-school.com/11-essential-reads-for-photographers-for-the-new-year
PHOTO: Christina N Dickson

03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




Chris Welch: “Backing up those memories easier, Dropbox appears primed to enter the fray, having brought automatic camera import to the latest experimental forum build of the app.
http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/27/2663971/dropbox-app-beta-camera-import


03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st






Ebook


Layout Simplicity




If you are a photographer or writer thinking of publishing Ebooks, one of the most important concepts to master is their layout simplicity, compared to print books.


Print books, especially if heavy with graphics, requires a fixed layout, which is a special skill.

A type font must be chosen.
The layout of text and photos for every page must be determined.
Photos must be sized.
The layout arts require perhaps a $2,000 investment for a book, such as my The Photographer’s Guide to San Francisco (Countryman Press/Norton, $14.95) and its parallel The Photographer’s Guide to Washington DC.

By contrast, an ebook layout must be simple. An ebook must flow, with text and photos responding to the user’s needs rather than the publisher’s desires.

A standard font, such as Times Roman, should be chosen because the user may select a different font style. The user may choose the size of font desired for viewing.

Some viewing systems, such as Amazon Kindle, will have their own chosen font. Photos will appear sequentially, where directed, between blocks of text.

Text will not “wrap around” the photo. The viewer may be viewing the ebook on a small iPhone screen or on a larger tablet, such as an iPad or a Kindle Fire, or perhaps on a regular computer screen.
A WORD FILE WORKS EASILY


Because so few design choices can be made for an ebook, a simple Word file with photos inserted is the way many Ebooks are delivered to the e-publisher.

If a print book is set up in InDesign, it may be submitted in InDesign, but very little of the functionality of InDesign is actually used.

I remember the day that Ebooks of my two photo books finally appeared in the Amazon Kindle store and in the Apple iBook store.

I had been urging the publisher for two years to publish my print books as Ebooks, but the company was slow and reluctant to do so. They were heavily invested in the concept of print books and not too interested in Ebooks.
I bought a Kindle version of my San Francisco book the day it came out and looked at it on my computer screen. I was struck with its layout simplicity. I could see they had used the InDesign final version for the conversion to ebook, but I didn’t see this as preferable to a simple Word file.
SIMPLICITY


When it came time, soon thereafter, to set up my independently published travel literary book Travels in an American Imagination (Foster Travel Publishing, $14.95) as an ebook, I was able to address some of the issues. I decided to present my book to the e-publisher, BookBaby, as a Word file in Times Roman font.

For example, I noticed that Countryman had kept in the ebook at the same size some of the photos that were quite small in the print book.

But why publish photos small in an ebook? In an ebook there is infinite space. Why not make each photo as large as a full page? I did that in my independent book. I inserted the photos in the Word file at the maximum size that BookBaby said would work, allowing for a caption. My vertical photos were about 600 pixels high.

There are some aesthetic choices to
be made in an ebook layout.


For example, do you want the paragraphs to begin with a few spaces indent in long blocks of type, as in most traditional print book layouts?
Probably this concept evolved so as not to waste valuable space in conventional print book layouts.

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If ebook layout is so simple, and access to the market is so easy, why is a traditional publisher needed?
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Today, when I read the New York Times online, I see blocks of type, with the paragraph beginning flush left, and a line break space allowed between paragraphs.

That white space is restful to my eyes. Though purists will say this is non-standard for books, this is what I chose for my ebook, partly because reading an ebook on a small screen device, as some will read the book, can be wearing on the eye without a line space between paragraphs.

IT’S YOUR TURN


So, think simplicity when you are considering an ebook layout. And do think of an ebook for your photographic content. With the iPhone showing color and tablets such as the iPad, Kindle Fire, Sony Reader, THRIVE, and Nook now all showing color, why not publish color photo books as ebooks?

Also, if ebook layout is so simple, and access to the market is so easy, why is a traditional publisher needed?


I remember the joyous day when my Travels in an American Imagination book came out in the Amazon Kindle store and in the Apple iBook shop. I downloaded a copy from both. My ebook looked good.

The next step is pricing. Why am I selling my travel literary book at $2.99 and Countryman is selling my two travel photo guides at $9.99 each. Is someone making a pricing mistake? I’ll take up the subject of ebook pricing next month.


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



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




03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



STEP BY STEP IN BUILDING YOUR BRAND AWARENESS – Part I – Skip Cohen: “There are so many photographers new to the industry doing exactly the same thing – they don’t do their homework. They build a website, but can’t understand why there isn’t a traffic jam at their front door. They over-invest in gear they don’t really need. Lastly, and too often, there’s no plan in place for marketing and building their brand. http://goingpro2010.com/2011/12/28/photographers-step-by-step-in-building-your-brand-awareness-part-i/

03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




CHECK-IN SMARTS -- Photo Accessories that Fail Security Checks – Heather Angel: ”I was the last in our group to go through security where three alum keys and watchmakers screwdrivers were spotted in my pack. They were about to be confiscated when I realized I needed them for the rest of the trip. http://www.pixiq.com/article/photo-accessories-that-fail-security-checks

03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st






Warren asks if it's o.k., to take photos in a funeral home of a deceased person. I asked around and no one seemed to have a comment on the subject. It seems hush-hush, like in a funeral home.

I'll be interested to hear the response.

Maybe you have some thoughts on this?

go here:
http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11318



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03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



DESCRIPTIVE VISUAL REFERENCE -- is how Depositphotos describes the Editorial Images it accepts at its agency. Depositphotos has expanded its license policy to accept non-model released and non-property-released images for editorial use as a descriptive visual reference to current events, newsworthy stories, social events, places and/or products. http://www.sys-con.com/node/2097599

03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




STRIKING A BALANCE – Maria Piscipo: “What defines a work as art? This is a highly subjective question. To get an inside look at the fine art photo market we talked with two professionals in the fine art field—a fine art photographer and a fine art gallery owner. http://www.shutterbug.com/content/fine-art-photography-striking-balance
PHOTO: Susan Burnsteen

ADVICE FOR 2012. -- Eleven photographers and industry luminaries offer advice for photographers in the upcoming year.
http://blog.johnlund.com/2011/12/advice-to-photographers-from-industry.html?


What’s the most epic photo ever taken?
The Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken from a record distance of 3.7 billion miles, at the edge of our solar system. It was shot and transmitted by the Voyager 1 spacecraft almost 13 years after its launch.
Source: http://www.quora.com/Iconic-Images/Whats-the-most-epic-photo-ever-taken


GOING? GONE? -- Sales of basic digital cameras fall as smartphones fill the niche. Film is already passe for snapshots. Are inexpensive point-and-shoot cameras next to go? http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/12/phone-camera-photos.html


A QUESTION OF ETHICS -- Phil Coomes: “Photographers are facing enormous ethical questions posed by the allegations aired during the ongoing Leveson inquiry. Here, Max Houghton, course leader in MA Photojournalism at the University of Westminster and a writer on photography offers her personal views on the challenges ahead.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-16282985
PHOTO: AFP

03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



BAM! -- Singer Reportedly Kicks Photographer in the Face, Damages Her Camera. Jason McNeil: “According toa Paper Magazine article, photographer Rebecca Smeyne was assigned to cover the singer, Matisyahu’s 'Festival of Light' Hanukkah gig on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg. During one of several of Matisyahu’s playing at the venue, Matisyahu reportedly kicked Smeyne in the face and broke her camera flash.
http://www.spinner.com/2011/12/22/matisyahu-kicks-photographer/


03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st






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03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



Note: If the police confront you or a “by-the-hour-security-guard”, or a “citizen-against-street-photography vigilante”, here’s your opportunity to set the record straight with them. Check out the Police Force articles located in the Police Force archives located in the top right column under Police Force. Print them out and have them in your equipment bag, ready to show to those who need to know The Law.

03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




LINCOLN SAID, YES -- Carleton Watkins's photographs influenced the decision to protect Yosemite in perpetuity. His champions equate him with Cézanne, but his environmental legacy is arguably even greater.
SOURCE: The GUARDIAN; http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/dec/30/carleton-watkins-photographs-saved-yosemite?newsfeed=true
PHOTO: Carleton Watkins's

Curt Brown: “Locked in St. Paul vault: $4.5 million photo album
Housed in a St. Paul bank vault, 19th-century Mississippi River photographs could find a new home soon. A photography expert from Sotheby's, the international auction house, flew in from New York recently and spent a day with the old photo album before appraising it at $4.5 million”.
http://www.startribune.com/local/136240423.html
PHOTO: Bruce Bisping

03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




UPRISING -- Camera and Camera-Phone Trends to Expect in 2012. Tim Moynihan “Both smartphone cameras and stand-alone cameras will become much more versatile next year, and it should be fun to watch. Here are the major photography trends to expect in 2012.” SOURCE: PCWORLD
http://www.pcworld.com/article/246887/camera_and_cameraphone_trends_to_expect_in_2012.html

MISSING MIRROR -- Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras aim for consumers and pro photographers. Jeffery Simpson: “The new category is called “mirrorless” because, in order to maintain a smaller body size, these cameras lack the mirror-based optical viewfinders that are standard on DSLR cameras. However, mirrorless cameras promise higher image quality and other advantages of larger DSLR cameras, such as interchangeable lenses, while avoiding some of the cost and bulk of the professional-grade devices. SOURCE: Straight.com
http://www.straight.com/article-571146/


CATCHING UP -- 27% of Photos and Videos Now Captured on Smartphones. Lauren Indvik: “More than a quarter of photos and videos shot by individuals in the U.S. are now being captured by smartphones, according to an online survey of 3,300 Internet users ages 13 and up. Sales data suggest smartphones are replacing consumers’ need for low-end point-and-shoot cameras and camcorders”.
http://mashable.com/2011/12/22/photos-and-videos-smartphones/?


MOVIES GO DIGITAL -- The Camera That Changed Hollywood. Lee Gomez. How a California entrepreneur helped end the golden age of the 35-millimeter feature film camera. In Hollywood history, 2011 will go down as the year the last three companies still making traditional 35-millimeter film cameras—the gently whirring behemoths that directors sit next to on movie sets—all said, in effect, that they were getting out of the business.
http://www.technologyreview.com/business/39225/?ref=rss



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FACELIFT ON FACEBOOK -- Gary Pageau: “Perfect365 one-click retouching app now on Facebook. ArcSoft Inc., Fremont, Calif., launched Perfect365 for Facebook, adding the ability to touch up and make over portraits as they’re uploaded.
http://www.photozz.com/fizz/24054913.aspx

03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



LOST & FOUND -- Molly McHugh: "Photo thieves beware. Photography will once again benefit from the digital age as a new service uses the Web to locate stolen cameras. GadgetTrak launches CameraTrace. SOURCE: DigitalTrends;
http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/gadgettrak-launches-cameratrace-photo-thieves-beware/

03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




The Aesthetics of a Dictatorship: North Korea’s Photoshopped Funeral. Atrick Witty: “The authenticity of government-released photographs from North Korea has been questioned for years but not until this week, during the funeral of Kim Jong Il, was the issue as widely discussed and analyzed. “SOURCE: TIME.comPhotos.
http://lightbox.time.com/2011/12/30/the-aesthetics-of-a-dictatorship-north-koreas-photoshopped-funeral/
PHOTO: Reuters


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CONVENIENT LIGHT -- Bruno Phillip: “Sovan Philong, 25, is a Cambodian photographer who uses light from strange sources – laptop or motorbike headlights – to reveal unusual aspects about people, places or situations.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/dec/27/sovan-philong-cambodia-headlights-photographer?newsfeed=true
PHOTO: Sovan Philong

STEAL THIS -- He Doesn't Care If His Stuff Is Pirated. Glyn Moody: “Trey Ratcliff is an extremely successful photographer, who specializes in HDR photography. His blog Stuck in Customs is the top travel photography blog on the Internet, with over a million views each week. He uses Creative Commons licensing for all his work, and has just written a wonderful post with the self-explanatory title "Five Reasons Why I Don't Care if My Stuff is Pirated - A New Way of Thinking". Ratcliff: “I'm proud of my artistic work and the creations that I have put on the internet, and for every thousand pirated downloads, I plant a thousand seeds.”
SOURCE: Techdirt; http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111220/08044917142/top-photographer-why-he-doesnt-care-if-his-stuff-is-pirated.shtml
PHOTO: Trey Ratcliff

Dr. While trying to preserve the history of Southwest Georgia's health care industry, Dr. Charles Gillespie has been engaged in something else close to his heart. Photography. Charles Gillespie not only finds joy in helping his patients heal. He also adores photography, and has been practicing his art since he was in high school.

03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



THE PHOTO REP -- Q&A: Marketing Ideas From Rep Julian Richards – (interview by Conor Risch) PhotoDistrictNews recently spoke with a photographer’s rep, Julian Richards, about marketing a photographer to a client(s)—from establishing a voice, to creating custom PDFs, to landing assignments outside of a photographer's area of expertise. (specialization) Richards talked candidly about how pressure on clients and photographers affects creativity, and about how to make the most of the interest and enthusiasm of clients. But his biggest piece of marketing advice is that marketing advice will only get you so far. http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/QandA-Marketing-Ideas-4222.shtml
TAKEAWAY: The Richards interview exemplifies how unpleasant the life of a struggling entry-level commercial photographer working in the fastlane must be. Read this interview and pat yourself on the back that you have omitted this kind of ‘rep scene’ this far in your professional photography career. -RE


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





THE APPLE IPAD (Specific)
Inside textbook use.
The Apple ipad with a view showing WIRED online magazine (www.wired.com) on the ipad screen.
The photo can be a table top studio shot, or show a person holding it looking at Wired magazine on the ipad.
Note: Rights needed are:
* Media & Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication 8e (softcover): 41,000 copies
* Media & Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication 8e Update (softcover): 27,500 copies
Nonexclusive, North American, English language print and electronic rights in these and any alternative editions published or licensed by the publisher. The total number of registered users for the password protected e-book versions will be 7,000 uses over 2 years. Lastly,the publisher is requesting electronic rights to post the images in its On-Line Image Library for Instructors (available to instructors as class instructional materials only).
Please either email low res jpegs to me or create a light box of photos for my review.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXX XXXXXX, Picture Researcher
XXXXXXX RESEARCH INC
Email: XXX[at]XXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $250 (1/4)
Deadline: Aug. 20, 2010

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Inside editorial usage
Southwest Florida Looking for Captured moment in time. Something that reflects life in South West Florida. Can be; humorous, powerful, strangely unique, authoratively eccentric. People doing interesting and/or inventively interactive things, sports related moments, sophisticated and/or brutal and real environmental shots.
Note: If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXX, Asst Art Director
XXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX, FL 34108
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $200+ (Qtr - Double Page)
Deadline: Oct.15, 2010

FESTIVALS (Hometown Celebrations)
Inside editorial usage
Festivals (Hometown Celebrations)
Music
Tanglewood Music Festival (Lenox, MA):
Newport Music Festival (Newport, RI):
Burlington Discover Jazz Festival (Burlington, VT)
Boston Early Music Festival (Boston, MA)
Food
Annual Zucchini Festival (West Stockbridge, MA)
Mystic Seaport Chowderfest (Mystic, CT)
National Cranberry Festival (Carver, MA)
Keene Pumpkin Festival (Keene, NH)
What the Fluff? Fluff Festival (Somerville, MA)
Art
Prescott Park Arts Festival (Portsmouth, NH)
Patriot's Day (Boston, MA):
Boston Harborfest (Boston, MA)
Daffodil Festival (Nantucket Island, MA)
Stowe Winter Carnival (Stowe, VT)
Sports
Mud Bowl Championships (North Conway, NH)
Vermont Summertime Festival Horse Show (East Dorset, VT)
Other
Cambridge Science Festival (Cambridge, MA)
Pollyanna Glad Day (Littleton, NH)
CANADA (20):
Celtic Colours International Festival (Cape Breton, NS
Woofstock (Toronto, ON)
Toronto International Circus Festival (Toronto, ON
Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Stratford, ON
Edmonton Folk Music Festival (Edmonton, AB):
Quebec Winter Carnival (Quebec City, Quebec)
Montreal Jazz Fest (Montreal, Quebec):
Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal, Quebec
Winterlude (Ottawa, ON):
Canada Day (Ottawa and elsewhere)
Vancouver Symphony of Fire (Vancouver, BC):
Festival du Voyageur (Winnipeg, MB):
MuslimFest (Toronto, ON):
Caribana (Toronto, ON):
Canadian Aboriginal Festival (Toronto, ON)
Carp Fair (Ottawa, ON):
Yukon International Storytelling Festival (Whitehorse, YK
Saskatchewan Festival of Words (Moose Jaw, SK)
Note: For our book, American Festivals: 100's of Hometown Celebrations
(coffee-table sized).
If chosen, we will need your photos to be available electronically at 8x10", 300dpi (we can acceptslightly smaller sizes, but 300dpi is a must). Licensing will be for one-time, North American, interior use with no size restrictions.
Lightboxes preferred, attachments OK but no more than six to an e-mail. Any and all shots of the specific festivals listed
are welcome. If you have images of these specific festivals, please post a selection of quality thumbnails and e-mail a link to the lightbox where they can be viewed. In the subject area of your e-mail, please use the phrase, PhotoSource Festivals. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least a month. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available (again, only six to an e-mail)
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 Assoc Acquistions Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXX, IL 60712
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $100
Deadline: August 20, 2010






ANY WRITER RELATED SUBJECTS

Cover
Any writer related subjects such as books, libraries, pens, computers, and people reading or writing. However, we are open to almost anything. In the past we have used landscapes, animals, birds, flowers, cat's eye, and buildings.
Note: $50.00 per image cover images where the top one-third is nonessential because it will be covered with our masthead (magazine title).
You are welcome to visit our back issues Web page where we have thumbnails of past covers. Although the images may not be very clear, you may get an idea of the types of past covers used. The link is http://www.XXXXXXX.htm
We prefer images to be sent via e-mail in TIFF format, with a dpi of 300 or on CDs. We also accept slides or 8 x 10 photos which we will scan.
We are low-budget and pay $50.00 per image for one-time use.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXX, Editor
XXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXX, MN 56573
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXX.htm
Pay Range: $50.00 per image for one-time use.
Deadline: Oct 30, 2010


JOGGERS
Inside editorial usage.
People jogging for sport or recreation. Age group 20-50. (No children.) Appropriate jogging clothing. Groups, couples, or singles. Show pleasures and drawbacks of jogging.
General fitness or health related - something to do with food or sports.
Physical fitness activities, men and women (youth, prenatal, seniors) a.) running, aerobics, swimming, bicycling, etc. b.) making healthy choices; c.) participating in fitness-oriented outdoor sports, e.g. rock-climbing, hiking, mountain bicycling, etc. d.) fitness workouts in gym or club.
Note: CD sample digital previews scans accepted by email.
Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting.
Pays no research fees.
Mailed submissions on CD accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (No more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXX, Managingr Editor
XXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXX, CA 91403
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $50 (Inside)
Deadline: Oct. 27, 2010


SEASONAL SPORTS
Inside editorial usage.
Seasonal sports cross-country skiing, hiking, running, mountain biking, road biking, downhill skiing, weightlifting, swimming, camping, backpacking, canoeing, in-line skating, snowboarding, snow shoeing, triathlon, kayaking, tennis, aerobics, rock/ice climbing, telemark skiing, family activities, golf, touring, access, and learning. In addition, related topics on health, fitness, and nutrition are included throughout the year.
Note: "Images must be taken in Northeastern, New York region," says photobuyer. " Please - only submit your work via e-mail or on a PC disk."
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox
is not available.
XXXX XXXXX, Publisher
XXXXXXXXX, NY 12065
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $25 - $100 (Quarter page - Cover)
Deadline: Nov. 3, 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





03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



"If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance."
— Orville Wright

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1911 – Photograph from an airplane was taken by Major H.A. (“Jimmie”) Erickson on January 10th in a Curtiss biplane piloted by Charles Hamilton, over San Diego, CA.

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