Archive for March 2012

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27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



March 29th 2012


27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




Direct Mail and

Ground Mail


Will It Disappear?



When TV became the popular medium, most advertisers thought radio was doomed.

It didn’t happen. Radio is still viable.

And what of direct mail? Has the Internet replaced it?

No. Direct mail still has a definite place in your advertising and promotion arsenal.

An effective way to keep your name and photography in front of clients is to contact your photobuyers periodically with your own direct mail campaign.

Postcards, sell sheets, calendars, and posters all can be used to advantage.

In planning your direct mail marketing campaign to photobuyers, you might want to consider what we've learned at the PhotoSource International website.

These tips can make your direct
marketing more effective:


[] By using U.S. Postal Mail to contact your photobuyer prospects (as opposed to email), you can include a Business Response Card (BRC), to give you feed-back information, gauge effectiveness, make sales, and transform prospects into paying customers.

[] Your post card, sell sheet, calendar or poster should feature a photo chosen for its sales potential. Your direct mail campaign can sometimes pay for itself through multiple sales of this featured photo.

[] Making a mailing list of contacts that are targeted to your specialty area (rather than broad-siding). This improves response quality and reduces the unit cost.


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Postcards are an effective
way of communicating with
photobuyers. You can include
a sample of your photography,
plus there’s no envelope to open.


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[] Tailor your message and photo illustrations to your specialty audience.

[] Repeat mailings every four to six months to the same list increases response dramatically.

[] Follow-up telemarketing to your photo clients will help keep your name and your work near the top of their list.

[] If you're engineering an elaborate and expensive mailing, it should go to a tightly targeted group of high-level photobuyers.

[] It's O.K. to explore new, potential photobuyers, "testing-the-waters," but those mailings should be simpler, less expensive, and more frequent. You can expect a 2% to 3% response from this kind of direct mail roll-out.

[] Mailings should be carefully crafted, from envelope to BRC, for maximum impact, leaving an unforgettable impression.




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. Email: info[at]photosource[dot]com Fax: 1 715 248 3800; www.photosource.com




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27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



THE MAGIC -- Lynn DelMastro: “I am Joe’s long time studio manager / producer. Ah, yes, a voice from behind the scenes of a Joe McNally shoot. What really goes on? How does all that stuff actually get dialed into the scene? Well, I’m here to tell you, in part, about some of the “magic” (even though most of the magic actually doesn’t happen, as we know, until Joe gets behind the camera.) http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/2012/03/19/lynns-blog/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+joemcnally+%28Joe+McNally%27s+Blog%29
Joe McNally


27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



Mikael Karlsson of PSI asked photobuyers this question.


Do you use images from micro-stock agencies like iStockphoto, Dreamstime, Shutterstock, etc.?


Answer Percentage
Yes_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _54.76%
No_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _30.95%
No answer_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _14.29%


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.



27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




LAUNCHING -- A Nature Photography Business – Charlie Borland: “Every once in a while I get an email from a reader or a student about how to take their
photography passion and turn it into a business. I have carefully answered those who have inquired with information I feel is relevant to the times and while some things have changed, much remains the same. I have compiled these ideas into the 10 most important steps I believe are crucial to finding success in today’s market: http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2012/03/10-crucial-steps-to-launching-your-nature-photography-businsss/


WORD TO THE WISE: Five things to consider before sharing photos and videos online Whether you are an aspiring professional photographer, videographer or just someone who wants to share your unique content with others while still getting credit for it, here are five things Robbins suggests you consider before sharing your work online:
http://www.jsonline.com/sponsoredarticles/education/143881296.html

Photographing Cars Is Basically Like Photographing Mirrors – (Scott Bourne) I’ve been shooting cars on a regular basis lately. I, like everyone struggle with the specular highlights and reflections that cars produce. I have learned five quick tricks that will make your next car shoot easier. http://photofocus.com/2012/03/23/photographing-cars-is-basically-like-photographing-mirrors/

27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



BIG BIRD -- Perry Stoner: “Photographers flock for crane migration. The sound of hundreds of thousands of Sandhill cranes in the Platte River Valley in central Nebraska is distinct as they migrate to northern summer feeding grounds. The result is a daily spectacle of sights and sounds that draws nature lovers from around the world”.
http://www.kvnonews.com/2012/03/photographers-flock-for-crane-migration/

PHOTO: Perry Stoner


27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



DEADLINES are a necessary bind to photographers. Here at PhotoSource International we request photo editors to send us their listings as far in advance as possible. However, photo editors, because of the nature of the publishing world, often need pictures "now". If you see an "immediate" deadline listed in the PHOTOLETTER or PHOTODAILY, and you can supply the specific picture, phone the editor. He or she may be able to extend the deadline a few days to be able to consider your picture.


27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st






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Some companies offer free do-it-yourself
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However, keep in mind those kind of websites
rarely impress professional photo editors
at publishing houses.

27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




JUST FOR FUN -- 30 Creative Photographer Poses. Here’s 30 examples of photographers who had to get creative with their positioning, while also posing for a photograph. http://www.stockvault.net/blog/photography/30-creative-photographer-poses/

27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



PROMOTE IT -- How To Create A Video Masterpiece With Your Photos (& Get 100,000 Youtube Views). Benjamin Jenks: “I recently hitchhiked all around the USA to live out a dream of mine. I am fascinated by people and this seemed like a great way to meet Americans of all walks of life. I took over 3,000 photographs with 930 people. I then crammed the photos into a 162 second movie. Here are the 7 steps that helped me get it right, how I promoted my video and how you can have similar success. http://www.digital-photography-school.com/how-to-create-a-video-masterpiece-with-your-photos-get-100000-youtube-views

27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



VACATION PICS -- Five travel photography tips for your next vacation. Gail Fisher, former senior photo editor for National Geographic and the Los Angeles Times and current department chair of visual journalism at Brooks Institute: “Whether you're traveling half-way around the world or within your home state this year, you can capture these experiences and create lasting memories with your favorite digital device," http://www.jsonline.com/sponsoredarticles/easyliving/143714906.html

27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




STUDENT BENEFITS -- New York Institute of Photography Has Launched A Student Benefits Program. The well-known home-study photography school is partnering with Collegiate Services, Inc., based in Chicago, IL. Collegiate Services provides one of the largest and longest running discount programs in North America, serving over 100 schools in the US alone. Through the program, students in any of NYIP's many photograph programs will be able to save on purchases from companies like Verizon, Adobe, Best Buy, and Nik Software. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-york-institute-of-photography-launches-new-student-benefits-program-2012-03-21

27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




ESQUIRE -- 6 Ways You Can Break Through. Lauren Margolis: “Founded in 1932, Esquire magazine was one of the only publications to actually flourish during the Great Depression. I spoke with Whitney Tressel, who was a Photo Coordinator at Esquire, to get an inside look at their artistic and hiring processes. Here are Whitney’s 6 tips for working with a magazine like Esquire, plus a look at some of Whitney’s favorite and most successful shoots to date. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/03/6-ways-you-can-break-through-to-a-magazine-like-esquire/
PHOTO: KateOrne


Zoomba Group Launches New Magazine and Websites that serves professionals working in the multi-unit restaurant market. Veteran publisher Maureen Slocum, who formerly served as a magazine publisher for both Reed Business and Zweig-White,
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/3/prweb9303974.htm


27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




THE ART OF STORY -- 10 Lessons for Portrait Photographers:– Christina N. Dickson: “One Hundred Young Americans is a photo book that connects readers to the stories of 100 teenagers around the US. Michael Franzini’s purpose with this book was to capture a true representation of American youth culture. I learned several lessons from this book”. http://www.digital-photography-school.com/10-lessons-for-portrait-photographers-the-art-of-story

27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st






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ALL OF THEM. Even those who are no longer with us.



To learn more how you can make your stock photo

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Have you ever considered this?

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$5,000
$10,000
$100,000


Or one single photo may be worth the above amount... to one single buyer.

Are you making sure your photos are identifiable and in a permanent collection for safekeeping for your heirs and photobuyers so they can benefit from them?

If your digitized photos are not safely stored in a protected environment, your collected works might be lost to damage and ruin. Many photos of the past have experienced this kind of disaster – never to be seen by future generations.

As we move into the new world of virtual (forever) photo collections, have you prepared to make sure your photos of yesterday and tomorrow will become a valuable asset to your heirs in the future?

27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




IN THOSE DAYS -- Edward Curtis’ Epic Project to Photograph Native Americans
SOURCE: SmithsonianMagazie: Year after year, he packed his camera and supplies—everything he’d need for months—and traveled by foot and by horse deep into the Indian territories. At the beginning of the 20th century, Edward S. Curtis worked in the belief that he was in a desperate race against time to document, with film, sound and scholarship, the North American Indian before white expansion and the federal government destroyed what remained of their natives’ way of life. http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2012/03/edward-curtis-epic-project-to-photograph-native-americans/
PHOTO: Edward Curtis


NEW WAY -- Google+: Photographers' New Hangout Sparks A Stunning Book In 3 Months. Michael Humphrey: “Google+ has just re-energized the photography community online,” says Ivan Makarov, corporate tax consultant by day and photographer by all other times.” http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelhumphrey/2012/03/25/google-photographers-new-hangout-sparks-a-stunning-book-in-3-months/


David Douglas Duncan – Philippe Dagen: “Picasso's photographer. An idea hatched years earlier with Robert Capa gave a former war reporter intimate access to the legendary artist.” SOURCE: The Guardian; http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/mar/20/david-douglas-duncan-picasso-photographs?newsfeed=true
PHOTO: David Douglas Duncan


27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




SUPER SEARCH -- Google making search smarter. Google says it is retooling its search machine to go beyond recognizing words in queries and begin understanding what it is people are asking for. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/google-making-search-smarter-20120320-1vias.html


PHOTO: Ron Homer



REVOLUTION -- Toshiba is looking to bring its FlashAir - wireless SD card technology to the U.S. later this spring. Toshiba FlashAir: Wireless Photography Revolution The entry of the memory giant into the wireless card business is just another sign of a wireless revolution that is about to take place this year in the photo industry.
http://thefutureofthings.com/news/11439/toshiba-flashair-wireless-photography-revolution.html

HANDY TOOL
-- Samsung looks to turn cameras into wi-fi hotspots. Recognizing that smart phones beat pockecameras for convenience (a phone, camera, video recorder, and computer all in one), there is no denying that true cameras are more feature-laden and take better pictures. Now, Samsung is planning on turning its cameras into wi-fi hotspots so that the camera and phone, formerly adversaries, can now work in a mutually beneficial partnership for the user.
http://www.examiner.com/photography-in-cleveland/samsung-looks-to-turn-cameras-into-wi-fi-hotspots


27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



BE SOCIAL -- What works in social media? – Rosh Sillars : “People want to know the quickest way to get to the top, the secret to driving traffic and becoming experts in their field. Unfortunately, the answer is not usually what they want to hear. The secret to success in social media is being social. Three things that work for blogs: http://www.roshsillars.com/2012/03/what-works-in-social-media/


27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




PEEK-A-BOO -- A camera that peers around corners A new imaging system could use opaque walls, doors or floors as 'mirrors' to gather information about scenes outside its line of sight. In December, MIT Media Lab researchers caused a stir by releasing a slow-motion video of a burst of light traveling the length of a plastic bottle. But the experimental setup that enabled that video was designed for a much different application: a camera that can see around corners.
Source: Larry Hardesty http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/camera-sees-around-corners-0321.html
via D.LIEBMAN


BLEAK FOR SCHOOL PORTRAITS -- Diana Lampert: “High school students waiting to have senior portraits taken once filled Richard Givens' photography studio in Rancho Cordova, Calif. The small, independent local school photographer -- and others like him -- are being squeezed out by increased competition from big national companies, an economy that has left families with little discretionary income and a decrease in interest from teens who would rather use cellphones to take and immediately post pictures online.: SOURCE: Sacramento Bee; http://www.thonline.com/news/business/article_3561fb6b-b3d3-551c-82c1-72bf893ed953.html

27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



"Wow! What a well-designed and highly useful book is the PhotoSourceBook. I have already had two e-mail inquiries that showed up on my monitor."
-Lee Snider, Photographer, NY, NY

27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



A Matter of Perspective
All fraudulent photos have their secrets. A Berkeley professor uses geometry to uncover them. As digital imaging advances, an increasing number of manipulated photographs are finding their way into the lab, the courtroom, and the newsroom. But if those photos show objects and their reflections, Berkeley computer science professor James O’Brien and his colleague Hany Farid of Dartmouth say they can use geometry to separate the real from the fake.
Source: Elaine Tu http://alumni.berkeley.edu/news/california-magazine/spring-2012-piracy/a-matter-of-perspective
via Roy Iwaki



27 Mar, 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 Manuel Rivera-Oritz Foundation for international reportage/photojournalism. Seeking entries as health , poverty, poverty, oppression, war, famine,submissiond@mrofoundation.org http://www.mrofoundation.org $5000 USD grant may 31, 2012 917.720.5769

27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




WEAR YOUR MITTENS -- Paul Nicklen monitors climate effects on polar regions. His photographic mission is “to celebrate the beauty of the lands and creatures at the ends of the earth and to show the rest of us what is truly at stake in the ongoing debates over global warming.” He will bring that message, and some of his favorite polar images, to Olympia, WA on April 4 as part of the National Geographic Live series.
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/03/25/2452678/photographer-monitors-climate.html


27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts are from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues (1 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





8 MILE ROAD IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN
AFRICAN AMERICANS
HOMES IN INNER CITY AREAS OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
VOTING BOOTHS
MEXICAN WOMEN IN CIUDAD JUAREZ

Inside editiorial usage
8 mile road in Detroit, Michigan - road divides wealthy and less wealthy neighborhoods. ideally would like to see overview of road and indications of class difference on both sides. otherwise, two images of the differing neighborhoods on opposite sides of 8 mile road.
African Americans sitting on steps of apartment complex or brownstones in the Bronx, New York.
Homes in inner city areas of Los Angeles, California. homes should not look appealing or inviting.
Voting booths and/or voting signs/polling area in a run-down neighborhood.
Mexican women in Ciudad Juarez who work in Maquiladora factories - working in factory and/or outside but clear they would be workers.
Note: For college sociology textbook
Pays no research fees.
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox"
College Textbook
Distribution: Print run 100,000
World/All languages
Digital rights
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.
XXXXXXXXXXX, Photo researcher
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $200 - $250 (Inside)


CYCLONE YASI AND THE RECENT FLOODS IN AUSTRALIA
THE SEPTEMBER 2010 AND FEBRUARY 2011 EARTHQUAKES IN NEW ZEALAND
MARCH 2011 EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI IN JAPAN

Inside
Cyclone Yasi and the recent floods in Australia
The September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes in New Zealand
March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan
ONLY these three recent catastrophic events:
Looking for images that document the property loss to businesses and industries first and homes secondly. Also want to find images that illustrate the actual physical event such as the flooding, the destructive tsunami and earthquake damage to structures. Not trying to show the loss of life or human displacement as customer handles property insurance claims. Possible use for images showing damage to cars, boats and airplanes if more than one vehicle, plane or boat involved or if boat is larger ship.
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting and for FedEx number.
Sample digital preview scans accepted.
Photobuyer pays shipping upon approval.
Mailed submissions accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer. Research fee paid with prior approval
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.
XXXXXXXXXXX, Photo Research
Company Name: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
City: XXXXXXXXX
State: XXXXXXXXX
ZIP: XXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXX
Pay Range: Trade ad $200- $250
Deadline: April 5th



MUSLIM WOMAN IN BURKA
SILICON VALLEY (CALIFORNIA) INDUSTRIAL PLANT OR FACTORY.
SMALL HOSPITAL
LAOTIAN WOMAN IN A HOSPITAL

Inside editiorial usage
Muslim woman in Burka talking to a receptionist at a health care facility or standing by the reception area/receptionist. USA.
Silicon valley (California) industrial plant or factory. Exterior and/or interior. To depict the plants as producers of pollution and home to many temporary, low-income racial minority workers.
Hospital in non-white community in USA.
Small hospital that looks like in a rural community in USA.
Laotian woman in a hospital - ideally USA.
Note: College level sociology textbook
print run: 100,000
world rights/all languages
digital rights sociology textbook
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXX Photo researcher
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $200 - $250 (Inside)
Deadline: April 1st



DOGS
Inside editorial possible cover
Dogs and More Dogs (April 2012): ): A focus on our canine companions as pets, workers, explorers and more.
Note: For use in our April 2012 magazine XXXXXXXXXXX. Keep in mind XXXXXXXXXX is a non-fiction social studies magazine for children ages 8 and up, their parents and teachers. Examples may be submitted at any time, Unused examples will be returned prior to publication date. E-mail preferred, remember to list your submission example(s) in the body of your e-mail.
E-mail queries are preferred. To avoid problems in downloading attachments, always include your query in the body of the email.
Queries may be submitted at any time before the deadline, but queries sent well in advance of deadline MAY NOT BE ANSWERED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.
Assignments are made approximately one month before manuscripts are due.
Due to the large volume of queries we receive, we are no longer able to notify those who queries are not selected for assignment. If you wish to check on the status of your query, please e-mail Associate Editor XXXXXXXXXXXXX (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX@verizon.net) no earlier than one month after the query due date.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXX Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXX[at]gmail[dot]com
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $25 (Qtr) - $100 (Full) - Color
Deadline: June 15th 2011



FLOWER OR VEGETABLE GARDENS IN TEXAS
For inside editorial, possible cover use.
Vertical or horizontal
Flower or vegetable gardens in Texas
a.) close-up of plants indigenous to Texas, eg., Indian Blanket, Englemann Daisy, Flatwood Plum, American Holly, Beebalm, Purple Prairie Clover
b.) specific gardening techniques
c.) individual flower and vegetable topics
d.) gardening activities
e.) gardening topics, e.g. weeds in garden, garden pests etc
f.) various types of gardens, water gardens, raised gardens, landscape edging.
"MUST BE Texas gardens ONLY” says photobuyer.
Note: "Must be Texas locales. No commercial gardens," says photobuyer.
Send SASE with submissions.
Low res sample jpedg for review.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXX, Editor/Publisher
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX \
Web: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $25-$75 (Inside) $100-$200 (Cover)
Deadline: March 24th


INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER FARMALL TRACTORS
Artist copy
International Harvester Farmall tractors.
Note: For artist copy and reference use in oil paintings.
Hi-res
Photobuyer requests e-mail for guidelines before submitting.
Sample digital preview scans accepted.
Mailed submissions will be accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer.
No phone calls.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXX President
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX@XXXXXXX \ Web: XXXXXXXXXXX
Color\B&W
Pay Range: $100 - $250
Deadline: April 10th







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







27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know, that is true knowledge."
– Nicolaus Copernicus

27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



1923 - Henry Luce brought out his first issue of TIME magazine.

27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




Lee Balterman, photographer who shot it all, dies at 91.
Unguarded, intimate and raw, Mr. Balterman’s work makes viewers feel as if they are peeking or eavesdropping — or both. http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/11452195-418/lee-balterman-photographer-who-shot-it-all-dies-at-91.html

PHOTO: Lee Balterman


Cris Alexander, Actor and Photographer, Dies at 92. Douglas Martin: ”Mr. Alexander made it in New York as a photographer, taking portraits of the likes of Martha Graham and Vivien Leigh; having gallery shows; working for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine and the New York City Ballet; SOURCE: NY Times; http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/arts/cris-alexander-actor-and-photographer-dies-at-92.html?_r=1


27 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st






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March 22nd 2012


20 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st





Quality Time


...just a Half Hour




The successful photographers
in the stock photo industry are those who know how to cut out useless distractions that steal valuable time.

Do you enjoy your photography? Do you want to justify the time you spend at it ? If your answer is yes, then consider this:

Time, for the creative person, is more important than money. It’s something money can’t buy. If you’ve been squandering your time, you’ve been tossing away your potential profits, much like the lemonade stand proprietor who, without disciplining himself, drinks his profits.
Creative people are famous for wasting time by spending it trying to make money to support their creative habit. They spend time moonlighting at a fast-food restaurant or a construction job to gain the money to buy tripods, cameras, disks, lenses. This can be legitimate to a point, but needs to be carefully balanced. Otherwise priorities tend to get turned around, and they find themselves taking time away from their picture-taking and picture-marketing, going financially and professionally backwards.

THE SQUANDERS


Others squander their time on activities that have little to do with their mission of marketing their pictures. If you are a home gardener, did you ever figure out how much time you spend in your orchard? One hour a day for 6 months is 180 hours. What kind of solid Market List could you build if you devoted 180 hours to your Market List this spring and summer? Once you discover the editors who are out there with $30,000-a-month photography budgets waiting for your specialized orchard photographs, those golden homegrown peaches won’t be so liable to distract you from operating your own real gold-making machinery.

I’ve heard all the alibis gardeners, golfers, dog trainers, hikers, and tennis players have when I ask them why they are pursuing these hobbies rather than building a solid Market List for their stock photography. I have a three-word reply for them: “Excuses, excuses, excuses.”


SAVING TIME


And finally, there is the ambitious go-getter who moonlights as a short-order cook, in-between night classes and a full time job. “I really have no time!”

- - - - - - - - - -

This sounds like a foolproof
excuse, but consider this:
Just 15 minutes a day is
91 ¼ (that’s ninety-one and
a quarter) hours a year!
- - - - - - - - - -



In one year a person could be well on his/her way to successfully marketing their pictures, if they disciplined themselves to spending 15 minutes a day on building a Market List, entering text descriptions (keyword phrases) of their photos onto a text photosearch website, or refining their business model.

In one year they could quit that counterproductive short-order cook job (4 hours a night = 800 hours a year!) and become a valuable resource to a number of editors who have a constant need for photos in the subject areas the photographer specializes in.

The time is now to start putting time where, in the long run, it benefits you most…and the time is now to kiss excuses goodbye.–RE
* http://www.photosource.com/bank

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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20 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st






Turned Off Tracking,

Have You Now?




Maybe so, maybe not. As we learned a short while ago, Google was found to be bypassing privacy settings in Apple's web browser (Safari) on phones and computers.

At the time, Safari was the only browser that had tracking turned off by default. A page on Google's site, since removed, informed Safari users they could rely on the settings in the browser to prevent tracking.

Google has since stopped the tracking and deleted associated files. Other companies were found to be using techniques similar to Google to bypass privacy settings, and when notified by the Wall Street Journal, were "looking into the matter."

No-Track Button

So, after all that, several of the large Internet companies have agreed to support a do-not-track button that would be embedded into most web browsers.

The button (or option)is currently in most browsers (Firefox has had it for a year, for example), But's just that the tracking companies had not agreed to pay any attention to it, and so ignored the preference.

The caveat: It won't stop all tracking, just like the national do-not-call phone list doesn't stop all unsolicited calls. For example, data to customize ads will not be tracked, and the data won't be used for employment, credit, health-care nor insurance purposes.

However, the data can still be tracked and used for market research and product development (and of course, law enforcement). That's a hole a Mack truck can drive through!

Still Using Password1?


Just checking, since that's the most common password used on business systems (welcome is the second). And why not? It's easy to remember, meets the general password guidelines of starting with (or including) a capital letter, a length of at least 8 characters including a numeral. Problem is, it's also an easy (and obvious) guess for those attempting unauthorized access.

So, change it now! Include non-alphabetic characters, such as $, #, @, & and others. That will prevent successful attacks that try to guess a password by using typical words.

If you have multiple accounts requiring passwords, of course you should use a different password for each one, and even different login IDs.




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.


20 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




Do you think less, professionally, of a photographer who doesn’t have their own website and uses a free e-mail service like G-Mail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.?

Answer Percentage
Yes _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 42.55%
No_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 40.43%
No answer_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 17.02%



Is it important to you that a photographer offers direct downloads of high resolution files from their websites?

Answer Percentage
Yes, very _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _15.25%
Yes, but sending me high res images promptly
after requesting, that works too _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ 72.89%
Not very important_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 10.17%
Not important at all; I’m very rarely in that much of a hurry._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _1.69%


Mike's Comment:

It is more important to be able to send the photobuyer a high-resolution file quickly when one is requested than to have high-resolution files available on your website for direct download. This is good news. Offering high-resolution files for direct download is complicated and can be very expensive. Not only do you need a large amount of storage space as well as bandwidth on your website, but you also need a secure way to send the files.
If you do have the need to often have photobuyers download high-resolution files from your archives you might consider one of the websites that offer this service. PhotoShelter is perhaps the most well-known and most widely used among professional photographers. Services like SmugMug can also be used for delivery of high-resolution files. What you want to look for is a good, secure password protected storage system. Many of these sites allow you to charge buyers through them, or you can do that portion of the transaction yourself.



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CAPTURING WATERFALL IMAGES – Ben Willmore: “In Iceland, there’s one thing you simply can’t avoid seeing… a lot of: waterfalls. There are so many that, when you start your trip, you’ll be excited about every one you encounter, but then over time you’ll start to take them for granted. Here are a dozen tips that I use when shooting waterfalls. http://digitalmastery.com/an-educational-teaser-for-my-2012-iceland-trip/

PHOTO: Ben Willmore


SAFE KEEPING -- How to store your photos while traveling. Lexi Sawides: “When you're on the go, it's important to make sure that you have plenty of backups of your travel photos. Here are some of the best ways to make sure that your photographic memories stay intact. http://www.cnet.com.au/how-to-store-your-photos-while-travelling-339332380.htm


STOP THAT NOISE UP THERE! -- Goodbye noisy skies with "distorted pixels"! Andromantic: “Here are a couple of examples, where my first attempts to "improve" the skies led to refusals initially. That time I knew little about the origin of "distorted pixels" and possible noise at nominal IS0. Simply by the method of a "reasonable guess", I decided to redo the editing with less contrast and saturation boost.” SOURCE: Dreamstime; http://blog.dreamstime.com/2012/03/14/goodbye-noisy-skies-with-quotdistorted-pixelsquot_art37276
PHOTO: Andromantic



FLATTERING MATERNITY PHOTOS – Natalie Norton: “The images I see (and take) of pregnant women, are beyond description. They’re beautiful in the kind of way that there simply aren’t words to describe, but that’s OK, because you don’t NEED words. These images make you feel. Here are 5 ways to be sure to flatter your mommy-to-be: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/5-tips-for-flattering-maternity-photography


PHOTO: Natalie Norton


ASK QUESTIONS -- How To Find The Story In Your Photograph – Scott Bourne: “One of my favorite is OeWildWord.com. While the ladies who run the site are posting information for writers, I often find that what they post could be used by photographers too. Take this post for instance – Find your real story by asking these questions - If you simply think of these questions in terms of photography, you’ll find a quicker and better understanding of the concept of photographic storytelling. Here is my list: http://photofocus.com/2012/03/14/how-to-find-the-story-in-your-photograph/

PHOTO: Scott Bourne


Letting Your Fingers Do the Photo Editing. Katherine Boehret: “Editing digital photos is a thankless job that involves hours in front of the computer. Mouse
click after mouse click, one lucky person fixes red eyes, crops layouts and brightens hundreds of images from the latest birthday party or family vacation. Now, Apple wants to free people from their computers with a mobile photo-editing option.
http://allthingsd.com/20120313/letting-your-fingers-do-the-photo-editing/


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LESSONS TO BE LEARNED -- Misconceptions About Marketing & Advertising (particularly as it relates to social media). Scott Bourne: “The truth is marketing and advertising are perhaps the biggest parts of being a professional photographer. The artists out there will fight that statement but they are probably the “starving” artists. You have to market if you want to sell. Here are 12 common misconceptions that photographers (and almost everyone else) have about marketing”.. http://goingpro2010.com/2012/03/15/12-misconceptions-about-marketing-advertising-particularly-as-it-relates-to-social-media/

PROMOTE YOURSELF. Your local city or town newspaper is always looking for interesting feature material about its citizens. You are eligible. Because you market your pictures to national magazines and book publishers, you are unique. Feature editors would like to write about you and publish a few examples of your photographs. If you also conduct a photo marketing class, it's an excellent way to publicize the class. The process: Phone your local newspaper and ask for the Features Editor. Describe what you do, then ask, "Would you like me to drop in for an interview and bring some of my pictures along?" (Personal interviews work better than phone interviews.) Here’s a tip: If you’ve been featured previously in newspapers, and have clippings, leave them at home. Journalists like to be “the author.”


20 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st






Are you Building a Website?


Get the name right. It will
stay with you a long time.
Ask around friends for some
ideas.

Pick a winner!





20 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




GETTING NOTICED -- I Don’t Do any Advertising; All I have is a Blog. Elizabeth Bull:”I don’t consider myself to be a blogger, but I’ve found that my business blogs are my most powerful marketing tools. This may be quite a strange concept in the digital world, with the likes of real-time website analytics, visitor tracking and such, but in my business we don’t measure the success of our web presence by the number of page views we receive or the number of comments posted. Instead, I measure its success by the type of clients that we book and how educated they are about our products and services when they approach us. http://www.digital-photography-school.com/i-dont-do-any-advertising-all-i-have-is-a-blog

MISCONCEPTIONS -- About Marketing & Advertising (particularly as it relates to social media) Scott Bourne: “The truth is marketing and advertising are perhaps the biggest parts of being a professional photographer. The artists out there will fight that statement but they are probably the “starving” artists. You have to market if you want to sell. Here are 12 common misconceptions that photographers (and almost everyone else) have about marketing. http://goingpro2010.com/2012/03/15/12-misconceptions-about-marketing-advertising-particularly-as-it-relates-to-social-media/

TREAT ‘EM NICE -- Go e Extra Mile (for Your Clients + Crew) – Megan,(Producer at Chase Jarvis Inc.) One of the ways you can set yourself apart as a creative professional is to really go the extra mile for both your client(s) and your crew. This applies to YOU, whether you’re a photographer or director producing your own jobs with a small crew, or a producer wrangling a hefty crew with a lot of moving parts. Here are some things to think about before your next shoot: http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2012/03/10-essentials-to-go-the-extra-mile-for-your-clients-crew/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChaseJarvis+%28Chase+Jarvis+Blog%29

CAN I CLICK? Get Subjects to Say Yes – David Saxe: “How does one go about asking complete strangers for permission to take their picture? Over the years, through trial and error, I have developed a number of ways to approach strangers to request and receive their permission. What follows are but a few” http://rising.blackstar.com/four-ways-to-get-photography-subjects-to-say-yes.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Black-Star-Rising+%28Black+Star+Rising%29
PHOTO: David Saxe

TAKEAWAY: If you're a stock photographer, here's something to use. (It works every time).
a.) "My name is_____"
b.) "I'm a stock photographer."
c.) "My pictures appear in books and magazine."
d.) "I'm adding to my stock collection."
- - - - - - - - - -
Shooting stock in public can be fragile, but this routine works well, even with the suspicious. If you wear two cameras around your neck you will be perceived as "The Press", -which basically you are.
As an added touch, wear a lapel pin with your name on it.
If they ask for a copy of the photo, give them your card with your address on it. Don't ask for their address. Few follow through. If they do, do your duty.
For those situations where you must get the photo, carry along some tear sheets of your work in textbooks and other assignments. They realize that this will be their ‘fifteen minutes of fame’.
For editorial stock photos, buyers rarely ask for a release, (First Amendment Rights) but if the situation allows, might as well get one in case you need it for a commercial situation some day.


DON’T TRY THIS AT WORK -- 5 Things You Should Not Do Yourself – David Walker: “Running a successful photography business requires a lot of expertise beyond lighting, composition, and other artistic tasks that draws most people to the profession in the first place. You can try to be a jack-of-all-trades (and master of none). But a better strategy is to focus on your strengths, and hire experts to handle the rest. Of course, everyone has different strengths and budgets, but here are the five tasks you should hire out if you can possibly afford it. SOURCE: David Walker; pdonline; http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/5-Things-You-Should--4920.shtml

IT AIN’T ALL FUN -- The Business Of Editorial Photography: Telling Stories With Pictures, And Getting Paid To Do It – Maria Piscopo: “Editorial photography has always been a glamorous and sought-after career with many dreaming of National Geographic-type assignments. The reality of selling editorial work today is the focus of this month’s column, and as you’ll see it’s not all glamour and glitz. Finding and keeping editorial clients is hard work, requiring marketing expertise as well as good people skills.” http://www.shutterbug.com/content/business-editorial-photography-telling-stories-pictures-and-getting-paid-do-it



20 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



TRAVELING THROUGH EUROPE: Photographic Lessons Learned. Christina N. Dickson:”Last year I went to Europe on a personal photo tour. My journey was a long road which included just about every type of transport invented by man; plane, train, boat, subway, and taxi. I trudged through the rain with a huge pack, weighed down by tripod and camera gear. I walked along the side of the highway to Stonehenge in England. I sat in the pews of St. Chapelle’s in Paris. I crossed over the canal bridges of Venice. Every day I journaled what I saw, what I felt, and what I wanted to capture.
Read more: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/7-photographic-lessons-learned-traveling-through-europe
PHOTO: Christina N Disckson


IN THE BAG -- (Video) Jay Kinghorn's Travel Photography Bag. Ever wondered what's in a professional photographers camera bag when they travel overseas? Olympus Visionary photographer Jay Kinghorn shares what's in his travel bag on a recent trip to Doha, Qatar where he co-taught a National Geographic Photo Camp and explored the visually rich areas around Doha. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke392BBnHRU

20 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st





If your home were hit by a
flood, tornado or fire, would you be able to retrieve your photography? Hank Sommers asks that question in the Kracker Barrel.

What would you do or have you done to prevent an abrupt end to your marketing?

Add a suggestion at:

http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11433

20 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



PREDICTIONS. What are the microstock people thinking: (video interviews) http://photoshopvideo.net/photoshop-industry/microstock-industry-interviews-cepic-2010/
TAKEAWAY: Ever been to a craft fair? Hundreds even thousands of buyers bump into each other. All looking for artwork they can hang on the wall of their den or living room.. The photographs are the same you’ll find on post cards and calendars. Pretty, upbeat, and cheap. Across the street is a small art gallery. Both of these exhibiting places will probably gain the same total revenue by the end of the day.


20 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




GET AWARE -- Your Photo Business: Awareness, Opportunity And Choice – John Lund: “I constantly have my ear to the tracks…that is; I am trying to stay aware of what is coming. By keeping your goals in mind it makes it far more likely that your efforts at keeping tabs on the various advances in technology, social media and whatever else that is happening, are much more likely to benefit you and not just have you spinning your wheels. http://blog.johnlund.com/2012/03/your-photo-business-awareness.html
John Lund


CHASING ICE: Could Time-Lapse Photography Save the Planet? Lily Rothman: “The Extreme Ice Survey, an artistic and scientific project founded by award-winning photographer James Balog, has 27 cameras pointed at 18 glaciers around the world. Together, they snap 8,000 frames worth of time-lapse footage per year. Thus the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) is able to capture alterations to the arctic environment—changes that might seem to be slow, glacially so, are rendered dramatic”. SOURCE: Time Magazine ; http://lightbox.time.com/2012/03/12/chasing-ice/

SHOW OFF -- Paul Melcher: “When I was a kid and I had a new toy that I liked, I wanted to show it. Today, if I had a car, and it was new, I would want to show it and even brag about it. And those are things I didn’t even built myself. So just imagine if I had something made out of a perfect combination of my imagination and my hands ? You couldn’t make me shut up”. http://blog.melchersystem.com/2012/03/14/two-face/

20 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



Size Does Matter… and Shape, Weight and Volume… My Latest Publishing Executive magazine column
Smair Husni (Mr/ Magazine): "I just returned from a trip overseas, and as with all my travel, I am always in a hunting mood for new magazines. Well, I was able to find some first editions, as well as some American magazines that took the journey across the Atlantic. The size, weight and shape of some of these magazines led to this month’s column (and let’s not forget the additional cost of carrying the magazines on the plane with me all the way from Amsterdam to Memphis)". SOURCE: http://mrmagazine.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/size-does-matter-and-shape-weight-and-volume-my-latest-publishing-executive-magazine-column/


20 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



Don’t forget to “Like” our Facebook Pages.



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THE WEALTHY PHOTOGRAPHER on Kindle. Lori Osterberg has just released her newest book, The Wealthy Photographer: 12 Secrets To A Successful Photography Business and Enviable Lifestyle, in Kindle format.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/03/13/prweb9276384.DTL


20 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st







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20 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




SURGE -- Mark Lee: “iPhone Grabs Camera Market From Sony: Chart of the Day. Smartphones from Apple Inc. and HTC Corp. are hijacking the photo-taking market, with camera makers such as Sony Corp. facing the weakest demand since 2009.” http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-03-15/iphone-grabs-camera-market-from-sony-chart


Anatomy of the Ideal Google+ Profile – Lauren Margolis : “Sooner or later, Google is probably going to suck us all into its social network, Google+. ‘What I want to discuss is if (and when) you set up your Google+ profile, how do you know if you’re making the most of it’? I talked to the social media-obsessed nature and travel photographer Shane Srogi, who is followed by 26,616 people, and growing”. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/03/anatomy-of-the-ideal-google-profile/

Shane Srogi





20 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



"I've gotten a number of referrals from the listing in my PhotoSourceBANK over the last two years that have resulted in numerous sales."
-Robin M. Orans, Horitculture Photography, Mountain View, California

20 Mar, 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.


DRAWING THE LINE -- Should Photo Contests Require Original Image Files? – Allen Murabayashi Here’s the thing. The winning photos are very strong without any Photoshopping. So what is the value of the manipulation? Are judges being seduced by these toned images such that a “flat” image is unconsciously doomed? If so, then I believe the onus is more on the judges than on the photographers. My proposal: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/03/should-photo-contests-require-original-image-files/
PHOTO: Shaofeng Xu




20 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts are from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues (1 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





A YOUNG ADULT MALE
Inside editorial usage.
A young adult male wearing a very heavy winter parka
or wool coat and summer shorts and sandals (or flip
flops).
Purpose is to show a mix of winter and summer clothes
being worn. Photo is going to be silhouetted, so the background must be white!
Note: Photobuyer requests low-res electronic files or viewing platforms.
For College textbook. North America rights.
E-mailed for consideration.
Pays no research fees.
Color, low-res JPEGs only, viewing platform
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXXX Photo Researcher
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $250 (1/4 page)
Deadline: March 31st



ASPEN TREE IN THE RAIN
JACKET WITH ZIP VENTS, OR PIT ZIPS

Inside editorial usage
An "aspen tree in the rain". It must be a recognizable aspen tree. Must show rain falling on the tree and leaves, fairly close up so the leaves are recognizable as aspen. Or, a distance photo of a stand of aspen trees in the rain, or under a rain cloud. But please NO photos of just "drops of water on aspen leaves".
I am also looking for a photo of "jacket with zip vents, or pit zips". The focus is on the vents, to show how clothing is made to keep people cool.
Note: Rights needed are inside a Grade 5 textbook, Canadian distribution, English and French, print and electronic, for a term of 20 years (print run is 20 including both languages). Pays no research fees.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXX, Freelance Photo Researcher
XXXXXXXXX RESEARCH
XXXXXXXXXX CANADA
Email: XXXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $100 USD (Inside) ¼ page
Deadline: March 28th

8 MILE ROAD IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN
AFRICAN AMERICANS
HOMES IN INNER CITY AREAS OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
VOTING BOOTHS
MEXICAN WOMEN IN CIUDAD JUAREZ

Inside editiorial usage
8 mile road in Detroit, Michigan - road divides wealthy and less wealthy neighborhoods. ideally would like to see overview of road and indications of class difference on both sides. otherwise, two images of the differing neighborhoods on opposite sides of 8 mile road.
African Americans sitting on steps of apartment complex or brownstones in the Bronx, New York.
Homes in inner city areas of Los Angeles, California. homes should not look appealing or inviting.
Voting booths and/or voting signs/polling area in a run-down neighborhood.
Mexican women in Ciudad Juarez who work in Maquiladora factories - working in factory and/or outside but clear they would be workers.
Note: For college sociology textbook
Pays no research fees.
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox"
College Textbook
Distribution: Print run 100,000
World/All languages
Digital rights
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.
XXXXXXXXXXXX, Photo researcher
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $200 - $250 (Inside)







THE PERFECT STORM
Inside editorial usage.
The Perfect Storm: Weather, Climate and Us (Mar) 4/4/11
Note: For March 2012 issue of FACES ® - world cultures and geography for grades 4 and above.
"No phone calls, please," says photobuyer.
Pays no research fee.
Queries may be submitted at any time before the deadline, but queries sent well in advance of deadline MAY NOT BE ANSWERED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. Go-aheads requesting material proposed in queries are usually sent at least seven months prior to publication date. Examples may be submitted at any time. Un-used queries will be returned if a SASE is supplied.
If you have photographs pertaining to the upcoming theme, please contact the editor by mail or fax, or send them with your query. You may also send images on speculation.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Editor
XXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX NH 03458
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Fax: XXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $35 (Quarter), up to $100 (Full page color inside)
$200-$250 (Cover)
Deadline: April 4th 2011

GENERAL FITNESS
Inside editorial usage
General fitness or health related - something to do with
food or sports.
Physical fitness activities, men and women (youth, pre-natal, seniors)
a.) running, aerobics, swimming, bicycling, etc.
b.) making healthy choices
c.) participating in fitness-oriented outdoor sports, e.g. rock-climbing, hiking, mountain bicycling, etc.
d.) fitness workouts in gym or club
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting
Pays no research fees.
Mailed submissions on CD accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXX Managing Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX CA 91403
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $50 (Inside)
Deadline: March 25th



ABSTRACT DESIGNS
Cover
We use non-objective subject matter for our covers. Examples would be an abstract or enhanced/modified design or photo (we once used a photo of a crystal magnification).
Note: E-mail only digital scans for consideration first.
Please send SASE with submissions if you want them returned.
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.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXX CA 94117
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $50 (Cover)
Deadline: March 28th








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

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







20 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



The Light and Color of Santa Fe
Brenda Tharp -- Revise your photographic approach, experiment with interpretative techniques, and see the world in new light. Who should attend: Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs.
March 28-31
http://www.santafeworkshops.com/photography-workshops/workshop/852

Portraits: Natural and Flash by Bobbi Lane.
Get energized with creative camera techniques and design elements to capture the essence of your subject
Who should attend: Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs.
March 28-31
http://www.santafeworkshops.com/photography-workshops/workshop/848


FROM PIXELS TO PRINT -- A conference in the sunshine state for photographers March 23rd through March 25th . Learn about the latest technologies in digital photography, image editing software and print making from conference speakers, and session leaders at the Naples Hilton Conference Center. All photo enthusiasts are invited to attend. The event is sponsored by the Florida Camera Club Council (FCCC) 2012 Conference. For information about the world-renown speakers and instructional outings at various nearby Naples locations, contact Eric Hansen, F3C 2012 Conference Chairperson, Florida Camera Club Council, 1-800-891-3258 President[at]f3c[dot]org. http://www.onlineprnews.com/news/203297-1328206855-from-pixels-to-print-a-photo-extravaganza-florida-camera-club-council-fccc-2012-conference.html

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JUST SURFIN’ -- An Evening with Photographer Aaron Chang at the California Surf Museum. An internationally acclaimed surf photographer, Aaron Chang has more than 100 magazine covers to his name. His photos have been published internationally in dozens of magazines such as Sports Illustrated, GQ, Newsweek and Elle. Saturday, March 31; SOURCE: Surfline; http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/press-release/an-evening-with-photographer-aaron-chang-saturday-march-31-at-the-california-surf-museum_68015/
PHOTO: Aaron Chang



London Festival of Photography - June 2012 Zoltan Arva-Toth: “In June 2012, a wide range of London’s most celebrated venues will play host to a world-class, city-wide celebration of photography, as the London Festival of Photography returns for its second year. Encompassing documentary, street and conceptual photography, the festival will comprise 18 exhibitions and 40 events, including workshops, talks and screenings. “
http://www.photographyblog.com/news/london_festival_of_photography_-_june_2012/


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"A world without mistakes would unquestionably be less fun."
— Edwin Newman

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1843 - Congress experimented with the telegraph by appropriating funds to build a telegraph line between Washington DC and Baltimore.

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How To Make The Marketable Photo

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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March 15th 2012


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Who is the Biggest?

Which on-Line Photo Source...




Ever wondered which is the largest stock photo agency in the world?

The answer might surprise you.


Did you know you are a member of the largest stock photo agency in the world? Wise photobuyers have learned to check this “agency” out first – before turning to any other stock photo agency.

When buyers seek a specific-content, hard-to-find image, they know not to turn to Getty, Corbis, et al. These agencies do a great job serving up generic and standard pictures, but for real-life specific action and location images, buyers know to go to this other “agency.”

While the familiar large stock agencies have been laboring to keyword their images for access to Internet searches, they’re woefully behind the precision and extensive nature of the keywording being done by many independent photographers.

Getty, Corbis, et al have not been keeping up. And none of them is the largest stock agency in the world. They represent only a small fraction of the number of stock photos that reside in the files of the Internet’s worldwide database of independent photographers.

The largest stock agency
is comprised of the Internet
+ Search Engines + You.





PHOTO: Brad Whitt

Increasing numbers of photobuyers are finding out they can easily locate the source of the exact photo they need by simply using a search engine such as Google, and typing in several specific words describing the photo they need. *

THE GOOGLE EXPERIENCE


You’ve no doubt experienced it: “the Google Experience.” You needed to know the name of the village where Michaelangelo was born... or the name of his father. You typed your question into the Google search bar and your answer was available to you in seconds. A text search on the Internet for photos is no different. If you were a photobuyer researching the making of violins in Italy, you would have found that Cremona is famous for its violins. But you need an aerial view. Your search request on Google or Yahoo would read like this: Cremona Italy violin aerial. Presto, the name of a photographer (or photographers) who has this photo comes up. Try it.

How large is this Internet directory of photographs?

You be the judge.
Estimate how many individual photographers now have digitized and labeled their collections and currently make them available to photobuyers via the Internet. If your calculations are similar to mine, you’ll figure there are presently at least 450 million images search-available on the Internet.. Getty, Corbis, and the other agencies can never catch up.

*Do photobuyers use Google Images as a source for images? No, they don’t. The Google Images system directs them only to sub par images, that also often present complicated copyright issues. More and more buyers know instead to use the “text-centric” option of the Google search bar, (such as the PhotoSourceBANK)and type in their photo-need description, to locate quality stock photos that offer ease of transaction.

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




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Mike asks the question -- they give the answer.


"If you receive an e-mail from a photographer promoting his/her new website, with one or two nice photos in the e-mail itself, how likely are you to visit the site? (Assuming that the photographer offers the type and quality of images you routinely need.)

Photobuyer responds:

Answer With Percentage
Very. I’ll likely visit as soon as I can find the time. 32.20%
Likely. I’ll make a note and will likely visit within the next few days or so. 20.34%
Maybe. I’ll make a note and might visit the site; it might also slip my mind. 15.25%
Unlikely. Probably not. 3.39%
No. I don’t operate like that. I don’t have time to visit
photographer websites. 9%


Mike's Comment:
While there is a not insignificant number of photobuyers who will not visit your site no matter how good your promotions are, the majority can still be persuaded to.

This makes it worth it. Again it is important to remember that the better your promotions are, the better the response. Ideally you want photobuyers to look forward to your promotions and see them as a reminder to visit your very interesting website.
If your choice is between sending out a mediocre promotion or wait for a while and send out a great one – opt for the great one.


Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 20 years' experience of working for magazines and newspapers in more than 30 countries. He moved to the United States in 1998 from his native Sweden. He lives in Nebraska and is currently US correspondent for 11 Swedish magazines and a regular contributor to a wide variety of U.S. publications. Reach him at mike[at]photosource[dot]com.




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Name: Larry Caine

Phone: 303-526-4257

Email: lecaine[at]comcast[dot]net

Dates#1: May

Destination#1: Norway

Dates#2: June

Destination#2: Iceland

Comments: I can shoot on spec for any photo buyers with interest.

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TO THE RESCUE Creative Filter Effects for the Indoor Photographer. Mike Panic: “Indoor photography scares the bajesus out of most photographers, and rightly so. On-camera flash, off-camera flash, ambient lighting and then throw people into the mix and it’s enough to make a grown man weak in the knees. Utilizing filters on lenses and flashes can change any photograph, using them specifically for indoor photography can be a life saver. SOURCE: Lightstalking
http://www.lightstalking.com/creative-filter-effects-for-the-indoor-photographer
PHOTO Marcel Germain\Flickr



FUTURE DaVINCI -- How To Use Social Media To Support Yourself As an Artist
If artists are still starving in the digital age, they’re not trying hard enough. At DIY Days on Saturday, March 3, filmmakers, writers, performers, hackers, and other artists from 12 countries and 20 states gathered at The New School in New York City to brainstorm ideas on how to achieve a sustainable creative industry. The results were not large-scale solutions, but small steps individual artists can take to get their own projects off the ground.
Source: http://socialtimes.com/how-to-use-social-media-to-support-yourself-as-an-artist_b90883?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:
Image by Cienpies Design via Shutterstock.
via Joe Stanski


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Interview: John Lund talks with Josh Wattles of deviantArt about the social netowrkng site and its new collection of photos now available through Fotolia. http://blog.johnlund.com/2012/03/joash-wattles-advisor-in-chief-to.html?

PHOTO: tolgatacmahal


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PREVENT LOSS: Your name, e-mail and address should appear with your digital submissions. Also: If you move: Notify all photo editors who are currently considering your pictures for publication.

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Yes, you can start your own
stock photo agency.




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FINDING CONTACTS -- 4 Reasons Why Networking Is Critical to Going Pro – Lara White(from PhotoMint): “If you are thinking about going pro, it’s time to consider how you’ll market yourself. Traditional advertising is great for building general brand recognition, but not so great for making the phone ring. So the marketing method you choose is key to your success. That’s where networking comes in. As an artist, you need contacts and referrals to clients. Networking is all about finding those key contacts and building long-term relationships with people who can give you business.” (Video) http://www.digital-photography-school.com/4-reasons-why-networking-is-critical-to-going-pro

STEADY AS SHE GOES -- We Don’t “Close Deals” – Selina Maitreya: “In assignment photography we don’t close deals. Your job is NOT to walk into an office, and walk out with a PO for an assignment. Anyone who tries to teach you how to “close the deal” simply doesn’t know our industry. You need to cast a wide net to receive assignments from very few clients, and you will receive assignments USUALLY due to several steps you’ve taken over a great deal of time. Here are the steps you need to take in order to attain assignments: http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2012/03/we-dont-close-deals/

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INSPIRATION -- Peter West Carey: “Travel Photography Inspiration Project: India. “Welcome to the first installment in the long term DPS Travel Photography Inspiration Project. We start our world travels in India. The response to requests for photos was highest for this county more than any other and what a fine group of samples were sent! I asked each participant to not only include a photo or three, but asked them to help other photographers with tips for taking the same type of photo or about travel to India in general.
http://www.digital-photography-school.com/travel-photography-inspiration-project-india
PHOTO: Ralph Valesco




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We thought digital was one thing and film was another and Ric at the Kracker Barrel professes that there's some
kind of invisible umbilical cord between his preferred favorite film and his new favorite (for editorial stock photos) digital.

Can you help him? No, don't try. Filmmaina will stick around 'til the day a speaker refers to KODAK at a photo seminar and the crowd asks, "What's that?".

Anyway, it's all at
http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11345
(see the last couple of messages)

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SMALL POND -- Why You are Better Off Being a Local Hero Than an International Nobody – Charlie Borland: “Does it make business sense to travel the country or the globe shooting the usual places and then market them to the same photo buyers that all photographers market to? Could I ever spend enough time in the Moab, Utah area to capture enough imagery to compete with Tom Till, who lives there? He’s the Local Hero! Being the Local Hero with local or regional specialization has other potential benefits as well. Editorial markets often assign a photographer with a thorough knowledge of an area and with extensive stock photo coverage.” http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2012/03/why-you-are-better-off-being-a-local-hero-than-an-international-nobody/
TAKEAWAY:The Internet has made the “pond” smaller and smaller – and it’s not just for photographers of nature but for all photographers. The “Jack of All Trades” is fast disappearing. Photo editors depend on a photographer’s knowledge and suggestions to help make the project as clear and accurate as can be – not to mention the possible embarrassment when a caption proves faulty. As a photographer, if you are an expert in something, --somewhere in the world a photobuyer would like to know about you. You can be part of their success equation. By the way, lack of knowledge about a photo is usually the reason most major photobuyers shy away from microstock. It’s undependable. The beauty is there –but as the saying goes, “Beauty is only skin deep.”- RE


SAVIOR? How Lytro can save cameras. “The radical Lytro camera is immature and needs refinement, but CNET Reviews Editor- in- Chief, Lindsey Turrentine wants Lytro to succeed for the health of the camera industry. “If the camera industry doesn't change quickly, it will die.”
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57388010-1/how-lytro-can-save-cameras/


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Whole Foods Market: Taste Life With New Online Magazine, Dark Rye™ an online magazine that explores food, art, health and sustainable living.
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/03/08/4321318/whole-foods-market-taste-life.html


FOOD & WINE Discusses Premier Event Photography – Lauren Margolis: Recently “Rory Tischler, Art Director in the marketing department at FOOD & WINE magazine gave a live webinar. We’ve just posted a video recording of the webinar. It’s a must-see for any photographer seeking pointers on working top-tier events, plus a little behind-the-scenes look at FOOD & WINE.” http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/02/new-video-food-wine-discusses-premier-event-photography/

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INAPPROPRIATE -- Judge forbids Apple from pursuing Kodak patent claim Apple has been told it cannot pursue a patent infringement case against once-leading photography giant Kodak, as it was found to be an “inappropriate way forward” after it was declared bankrupt. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/judge-forbids-apple-from-pursuing-kodak-patent-claim/71206

Japan Watchdog Files Criminal Complaint Against Olympus. Japan's securities watchdog became on Tuesday the latest authority to file a criminal complaint against Olympus Corp, some former executives and outside advisers over the company's $1.7 billion (1.1 billion pounds) accounting fraud.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/03/06/uk-olympus-idUKTRE82509K20120306?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews



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New Copyright Office Interim Database Registration

Regulations Adopted



by Joel L. Hecker Esq.


As you know, there are various ways for submitting photographs for copyright registration online.

These include the basic registration claims; claims for unpublished photographs as part of a single collection assuming the copyright claimant must be the same and all of the works must have at least one common author; and for published works as a single work where all copyrightable elements that are otherwise recognizable as self-contained works are included in a single unit of publication, and in which the copyright claimant is the same.

A further registration procedure
exists which permits registration
of a group of published photographs,
all taken by the same photographer
and published within the same
calendar year.

In addition, databases consisting predominately of photographic images, have been subject to
since 1989.

It initially permitted the single registration to cover up to three months’ worth of updates and revisions to an automated database when all of the updates or other revisions are owned by the same copyright claimant, have the same general title, and are similar in general content and organization.

This was used predominately by stock photo agencies to obtain registrations covering all the photos added to their databases within the prior three month period.

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The Copyright Office has now issued
new interim registration regulations
for a pilot program to evaluate
the conditions under which online
registration of automated databases
consisting predominately of photographs
can and should be made, and to
clarify existing regulations in
connection with this program.


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The Visual Arts Division of the Copyright Office will permit participation in this pilot program only to applicants who can utilize the online registration system consistent with the goals of the Copyright Office.

For now, this means registration will initially be limited to photographic databases.

In order to conform to actual practice, the Copyright Office’s regulations are being amended to provide that when an online application is made for registration of an automated database consisting predominately of photographs, the deposit copy shall include all of the photographs claiming to be part of the registration.

Identifying material, such as a list, will no longer constitute a sufficient deposit.

This amendment is also in line with recent court decisions requiring deposit copies of each photograph being registered in order to validate the registration of each such photograph and permit a search for registration based upon a copy of the photograph presumably registered.

The text of the actual regulations may be found in the Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 15, pages 4072-4075, Monday, January 25, 2011. Further information can be obtained at the Office of General Counsel of the Copyright Office, David O. Carson, or Catherine Rowland, Attorney Advisor, Copyright Office, at GC/I&R, P.O. Box 70400, Washington D.C., 20024, telephone number 202-707-8380, fax 202-707-8366.


After the Copyright Office has had a chance to evaluate the situation it is expected that these interim regulations will become final, or modified to the extent necessary based upon the practical record created between now and then.

All in all, these new regulations are aimed at making registration of automated databases of photographs easier. Any time a government agency makes things easier is, of course, greatly welcomed!


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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Is Keywording important?


YES keywording is important – it brings you sales.
And there’s another prime reason that can motivate you to keep churning out those keyword descriptions (captions):

If when you retire you want to sell your collection of photos, or donate it to a museum/university – your entire body of work will be of no use or value unless your photos are equipped with written identifiers. Keywords and keyphrases.

Even more compelling, if you want to leave a legacy of your work to your spouse or children, likewise for it to be of practical value to them, make sure those keywords are up-to-date.
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THE REALITY: A photo collection worth $150,000 would be considered worthless if they are not properly keyworded. –RE
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Here’s a video I made for you that explains all this.

Click here

http://www.photosource.com/psb2012e.html


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An Amateur Snapshot of Kodak’s Early Days
Was this the first Kodak moment? A toddler poses for the camera, thumb in mouth, right ankle twisted in a moment of childhood sheepishness. The scene was captured on a Kodak Graflex by L. L. Martin of New Orleans. In July 1929, it was a moment worth a whopping $2,500.
SOURCE: New York TIMES;KERRI MACDONALD and DARCY EVELEIGH http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/an-amateur-snapshot-of-kodaks-early-days/?emc=eta1
Via: Roy Iwaki


AMERICA'S GREAT RECESSION -- Liesl Bradner: “In the 1930s and '40s, the federal Farm Security Administration ran a photography program headed by Roy E. Stryker to document the plight of rural farm workers affected by the Great Depression. It launched the careers of many extraordinary photographers, including Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange and Gordon Parks. And bnow: "More American Photographs," an exhibition of 100 works from past and present at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. The exhibit will travel to the Wexner Center for the Arts in Ohio in early 2013.”
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2012/03/more-american-photographs-offers-a-glimpse-of-americas-recession.html
PHOTO: Hank Willis Thomas



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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 digital 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,musicians,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:

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.


Rohn Engh is the best-selling author of “Sell & ReSell your Photos” and “sellphotos.com.” He has produced a new eBook, “How To Make the Marketable Photo,”
and an eCourse, “How To Market Your Photos.” For more information and to receive a free eReport: “8 Steps to Becoming Published Photographer,” visit http://www.sellphotos.com 800 624-0266.







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Adobe releases Lightroom 4--at half the price -- Stephen Shankland -- “Version 4 of the photo editing and cataloging software drops to $149 as Adobe adds new video and editing features. http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-57383376-264/adobe-releases-lightroom-4-at-half-the-price/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title

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THE GOOGLE WAY -- Great New Book for Making The Most Out of Google+ - Scott Kelby: “One of my favorite business book authors, Guy Kawasaki, just released a new book about Google+ called “What the Plus! (Google+ for the Rest of Us)” It’savailable on the Kindle or iBook version for just $2.99). http://scottkelby.com/2012/great-new-book-for-making-the-most-out-of-google/
TAKEAWAY: One network socialite recommends a book by another network socialite. This one’s gotta be good. And only $2.98. Be sure to get it on KINDLE. –RE



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Don’t forget to “Like” our Facebook Pages.



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Instagram Financing to Value at $500 Million. Spencer E. Ante: “ The potential new valuation—roughly 20 times what the fast-growing company was worth around a year ago—highlights the promise and pitfalls of technology start-ups that have built their business around users of mobile devices, such as Apple Inc.'s iPhone.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204603004577269770268876982.html?mod=rss_Technology


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"The PhotoSourceBANK has been a great help to our stock photography business. For example, when National Geographic was searching for photos for their book, _Desk Reference to Nature's Medicines_, the photo researcher found my name and keywords in the PhotoSourceBANK, which led to them using 28 of our photos in the book."
- Dennis Light, Photographer, Chicago, IL


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FAST LANE -- How to Get Hired to Shoot Publicity for a TV Network – David Walker: “Diane Cooper, who began her career as a sales rep at stock photo agencies in the late-Eighties, joined Fox Broadcasting Company in 1996. Now, as VP of photo publicity, she oversees photo production for about 30 prime-time entertainment programs, including House, American Idol, Bones and Glee.” http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/How-to-Get-Hired-to--4890.shtml

PHOTO: Ray Mickshaw



ANSEL -- Getty Acquires 25 Ansel Adams Photographs. ArtfixDaily Staff:
“A California couple has gifted 25 iconic images by acclaimed 20th century photographer Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984) to the J. Paul Getty Museum. Carol Vernon and her husband Robert Turbin donated “The Museum Set” in memory of Marjorie and Leonard Vernon, who purchased the images directly from Adams, with the understanding that they would one day be donated to a museum”.
http://www.artfixdaily.com/news_feed/2012/03/05/2872-getty-acquires-25-ansel-adams-photographs


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Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts are from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues (1 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





THE MALL AT KUALA LAMPUR.
WESTON, FLORIDA
QUINCY MARKET AT FANEUIL HALL IN BOSTON, MA.
COLLEGE-AGE STUDENT
THE FLORIDA MODERN-DAY SLAVERY MUSEUM
GOOGLE CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN CHINA
HISTORIC FUTURISTIC TRANSPORT IMAGE
QUETZALS BIRDS IN A CLOUD FOREST.
TWO SIDE-BY-SIDE PHOTOS – ONE SHOWING A SMALL TOWN CENTER IN VERMONT AND THE OTHER SHOWING A WALMART STORE
A CORPORATE IMAGE THAT ILLUSTRATES THE GLOBAL REACH/GLOBALIZATION OF THE COMPANY

Inside editorial usage.
10UN01 Rio de Janeiro
11.41 The Mall at Kuala Lampur. The photo should show the size and structure of the mall (with people milling about).
11.43 Author would like a photo of the community of Weston, Florida that gives either a birds eye view of Weston or something that shows its manicured landscaping and signage.
11.44 We would like a new photo of Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA.
11.46 We would like a photo of a college-age student taking notes on a pad while standing in the middle of a large urban area.
12.2 The Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum (which consists of a cargo truck outfitted as a replica of the trucks used in modern day slavery operations in Florida).
12UN2 Google corporate headquarters in China. Photo should show Google corporate logo in English and Chinese.
12.6 Historic futuristic transport image – people traveling to work or school in a space ship, etc. (something similar to the “Jetsons” cartoon).
12UN3 Quetzals birds in a cloud forest.
12.20 a and b Two side-by-side photos – one showing a small town center in Vermont and the other showing a WalMart store. These photos should illustrate the problem when a corporate giant has plans to open a megastore in a small town (which ultimately endangers the historic landscape of the area.
12UN4 A corporate image that illustrates the global reach/globalization of the company The section asks students to analyze how corporations use visual images and text to convey globalization. The corporation may use the image/text on its corporate web site, advertisements, etc.
Note: Here are the textbook details.
Title: The Human Mosaic
Edition: 12e
Author: XXXXXXXXX
Price, XXXXXXXXXX
Publisher: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Print Run: 30,000
ISBN: 1XXXXXXXX
Geographic Distribution: North America
Book Companion CD/Website: yes to both
Ebook: yes, available on Geography Portal
As always- just focus on what you think you might have. I only need to see EXACT FITS OR VERY SIMILAR IMAGES.
For college level textbook
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Photo Editor
FREELANCE
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $200 - $250 (depending on size, placement and usage)
Deadline: March 18th

A TAIWANESE WEDDING
JAPANESE BUSINESSMAN OFFERING A BOXED WHOLE MELON AS A GIFT
SOMEONE THROWING FLOUR ALL OVER SOMEONE ELSE
CHAMPION PARALYMPIC US SKIER, CHRIS WADDELL

Inside editorial usage.
fig2_114: A Taiwanese wedding
fig2_117: Japanese businessman offering a boxed whole melon as a gift. Holding the open box with two hands
fig2_118: Someone throwing flour all over someone
else (Jamaican birthday tradition)
fig03_130: Champion paralympic US skier, Chris Waddell – climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on his special bicycle
Note: For Cambridge University Press's title View Points Book1
"E-mail low-res digitals only," says photobuyer.
Mailed submissions will not be accepted without prior approval. Pays no research fees.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXXX Researcher
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $175 (1/4 page)
Deadline: March 14th

WATERSKIING
LAKE SCENICS

For inside editorial possible cover
Water-skiing, Lake Scenics
1.) All aspects of water-skiing, e.g. clothing, gear used, people water-skiing, etc.
2.) Lake scenics preferably with power and/or skier visible.
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting.
E-mail only
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Associate Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXXX FL 32789
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: (1/3) $100 (Half) $125 (1/2 Plus) $175 (Full)
$200 (Full Page Plus) $300 (2 Page Spread) $500 (Cover)
Deadline: April 4th



INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER FARMALL TRACTORS
Artist copy
International Harvester Farmall tractors.
Note: For artist copy and reference use in oil paintings.
Hi-res
Photobuyer requests e-mail for guidelines before submitting.
Sample digital preview scans accepted.
Mailed submissions will be accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer.
No phone calls.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXXX President
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXX \ Web: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $100 - $250
Deadline: April 10th

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

ADIRONDACK WILDLIFE (Spring)
Inside editorial usage
Adirondack wildlife such as: moose, bobcat, and black bear. (Spring)
Note: Photos must have been taken inside the borders of the Adirondack Park. Photos can be submitted as slides or in digital format on CD Rom.
Slides must be labeled with your name and the location of the scene. Please include self-addressed, stamped envelope for returns.
Duplicate transparencies must be labeled as such. If you have images that have already been published in Adirondack Life, please do not resubmit them.
DIGITAL PHOTO GUIDELINES:
We can accept Photoshop, tiff, jpeg, or raw files on CD
Digital photos must be shot at high resolution. (for example: a 1/4 page photo must be 800 pixels by 1000 pixels). Do NOT enlarge files from the original file size.
Digital images for cover consideration must be at least 3400 x 2600 pixels in dimension.
Please do NOT crop, color-correct or sharpen images before sending them
If possible, please include good color or B&W proofs. Proofs can be thumbnails or full size. Please include a list of locations for each image.
Medium (2 1/4") and Large format (4" x 5") vertical photos are preferable. If possible, digital photos should be 9"x11" at 300dpi. Please keep in mind that we need some open space (or solid color) at the top of the image for the logo and cover lines.
*Please note that we work on issues 3 to 4 months in advance of the current season.
All images must have the photographer's name and proper identification visible on the mount. Images will be held until publication of the issue in which they are being considered. All images will be returned within two weeks after publication, unless otherwise requested. Providing a SASE is appreciated.
For additional information or to send your submissions contact:
Art Director
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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.
XXXXXXXXXXX editor
XXXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXX NY 12941
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Web: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $75 (1/4 page)
Deadline: April 4th







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






13 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




CHUCKLE TIME -- Fun Photography Courses You’ve Never Considered – Dean: “Photography courses are meant to improve technique, encourage creativity, and often to increase earnings. These courses might not broaden your professional services but they’re fun, challenging — and you haven’t thought of them. http://blogs.photopreneur.com/fun-photography-courses-youve-never-considered?

PHOTO Deborah Sandidge


13 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



CAN THEY FIND YOU? -- Keywording is not the most exciting of jobs. It is however very important if you want potential buyers to find the work you have worked so hard on. And if they can’t find it, they can’t buy it! SOURCE: StockMediaPro; http://www.stockmediapro.com/blog/?p=384
TAKEAWAY: Excellent point: (Can’t find it – can’t can’t buy it! ) One suggestion, though. Spell checking is not as necessary as in the past. In fact, sometimes it’s best to misspell. Why? Editors and art director are known to misspell. Anyone know the correct spelling of Mohamed Ali? -RE

13 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



“To know that we know what we know, and to know that which we do not know, that is true knowledge.” – Nicolaus Copernicus

13 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



1857 March 25 - Photographer Frederick Langenheim of Philadelphia, PA, took 8 pictures in sequence of an eclipse of the sun.

13 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



Paula Lerner, past vice president of the Editorial Photographers trade association and creator of an Emmy-winning multimedia piece, died today at her home in Belmont, Massachusetts, according to her family. The cause of death was breast cancer.
http://pdnpulse.com/2012/03/photographer-paula-lerner-leader-of-photo-advocacy-group-dies.html


13 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st






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06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



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06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st







Do You Have It…?

What Do They Need?



To stay with the flow of the Internet river, you may find you want to re-structure your marketing methods. Here are some points to consider.

How many times can you photograph a snappy young business-type on a cell phone? Or healthy senior citizens bicycling along a scenic roadway? Or the Eiffel Tower, or the Lincoln Memorial?

In the past decade we have seen a proliferation of these generic pictures available on the Internet, and you’d think an art director at Getty or Corbis or twenty other stock agencies, would say, “Hold it!– We have enough!”

If you think this type of stock photography represents success, be prepared to make a detour

MAKING THE ADJUSTMENT

At the end of the last century, the focus was on building files of general, generic photos, and the selling and buying processes for photographer and client in the stock photo industry involved these tried-and-true techniques:
· portfolio presentations
· direct mail campaigns
· pr telemarketing
· posters
· rep visits
· magazine ads
· sell sheets
· news releases
· post cards
· file cabinet magnets
· calendar reminders, etc.


In the past decade we’ve all seen these “hot” marketing methods give way to more efficient methods utilizing the capabilities of the Internet.

Unfortunately, some veteran stock photographers are still holding on to former ways of marketing. Some are still taking generic photos, and as a result have relinquished their hold on the market.

Their sales are dwindling and they declare, “Stock photography is dead or dying.” This prophecy can certainly become true for those photographers if they continue to be generalists and to promote their work using out of date marketing models.

REACTION MARKETING


What has died, or is dying in the stock photo arena, is the age of the “name photographer.” The old model was to “sell yourself” and to build your reputation, in order to make sales.

But no longer do you need to have a big name to attract buyers for your work. The Internet has leveled the playing field.

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What’s important is what the prospect needs.


The stock photographers who will succeed in the coming decade are those who focus on having deep coverage of a select few specific subject areas.

Those who specialize will be able to “speak the language” of their targeted buyers. They will, in effect own a monopoly in their niche markets. And they will sell their photos not at micro-payment prices, but at rights-managed fees.

It’s important to assess what you are selling.

If it’s generic pretty pictures of covered bridges and seagulls, sunsets and hot air balloons, then be prepared for a lot of competition. Everyone has those pictures, even my grandmother and your neighbors

All the world is specialized –medicine, legal matters, agriculture, education.

We all turn to the ‘specialist’ when we want the latest information and technology.

If you have a passion for a few particular special interest areas that you like to photograph, you’re lucky. Capitalize on it.

Why?
Because you separate yourself from the masses of competition who are still trying to sell across-the-board generic images.

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Buying and selling principles haven’t changed since the days of Marco Polo, who traveled in the Middle Ages east to Asia for spices, silks, jewels, and perfumes.

What has changed, for stock photographers, is the selling model.


Internet marketing says, “Why waste valuable printing, mailing and phone costs on ‘shotgun’ marketing (and get a 5% response), when the Internet model can find who your target markets are at almost zero cost?”

In today’s Internet environment,
we have a much better chance of
learning what the customer wants.


It’s called Reaction Marketing. At least, that’s what I’ve come to call it. You use search engine power to get the reaction of your prospect, first -- before spending any energy or dollars on marketing.

Whether it’s Marco Polo or you attempting to sell something, the age-old marketing approach remains the same: target your market, understand what the customer wants (ask them), gain the trust of your client, keep all the promises you make.

This is easier than ever to do, thanks to the Internet.

And what are the new processes the Internet has created for us for marketing? Here’s a sampling: AdWords; Ebay; search engine optimization; joint ventures; Reaction Marketing; Amazon; Facebook; Twitter; MySpace; PR no-cost press releases; YouTube; e-Books, to name a few.

If you haven’t heard of some of these, type the words into Google or your favorite search engine and go from there. See how the process can fit into your new marketing strategy.

NEW TOOLS, NEW HORIZONS, NEW SALES

We are discussing here about the winning strategy at the heart of American business.

Reorganize and win. Follow the trail almost to the edge. Whether it’s a small business or a huge corporation, those who continue to survive have applied and adapted the new Internet capabilities to their business. They have not resisted change.

All of this implies a re-structuring of your marketing working model, and selling strategies. It means the effort of having to re-tool to go with the flow of the Internet river.

Is it worth it? If what matters to you the most is continuing to successfully have fun with the challenge of doing something you love doing, the answer is yes.






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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06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



The Photobuyer Questionnnaire


Mike asks a sticky question --
In your opinion, stock photographers who submit to you, how good are they at listening to your needs and meeting them in their submissions?

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

Mike's Comment:

There's plenty of room for improvement here friends and colleagues.

In your own business, you know that warm and fuzzy feeling you get inside when you find a business that can supply you with a product you love and can also offer a service to you that knocks the socks off anything you have ever seen?

Offer that to your clients.

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

Take that chance and make the very most of it.


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






06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



Name: Susan Jones

Phone: 423-834-2322

Email: spsj2002[at]yahoo[dot]com

Dates#1: November 11, 2012

Destination#1: Belize

Dates#2: November 12, 2012

Destination#2: Costa Maya

Dates#3: November 13, 2012

Destination#3: Cozumel, Honduras

Comments: This is a cruise which is scheduled for Nov. 12 through the 18th.
It is Norwegian Cruise lines..leaving from Tampa, FL


06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




RETRO -- How To Convert Old Images into Current and Compelling Concept Photos – Charlie Borland: Advertising has changed and how advertisers license images has changed as well with Microstock models and the decline in print and the growth in online advertising. One approach I have taken is to review images I have shot over the last 35 years and consider ways to make them relevant again for current markets. http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2012/02/how-to-convert-old-images-into-current-and-compelling-concept-photos/

SUDDENLY PRO -- How To Become A Pro Photographer in 5 Simple Steps. Chase Jarvis: “Got a note the other day from an aspiring photographer. He wanted to know what it takes to become a pro. I thought–very pragmatically–that it’s really not complicated. HARD maybe, but complicated, no. It might be what ‘the industry’ doesn’t want you to know, but here are the 5 steps.” http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2012/03/how-to-become-a-pro-photographer-in-5-easy-steps/



06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




TORNADO DESTRUCTION -- Jack Lail: ““This tornado, everything had a twist appearance to it. The trees are twisted, the homes are twisted, the telephone poles are twisted, the car metal is twisted,” said Rob Cunningham, a Maryville resident who drove from Chicago to Henryville on Saturday.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/mar/04/maryville-man-photographs-tornado-destruction-indi/
PHOTO: Rob Cunningham

COMBAT PHOTOGRAPHY -- Michael Mann Producing Combat Photographer Documentary.
Tim Molloy: “Director Michael Mann, co-executive producer of HBO's horseracing drama "Luck," will collaborate with documentary and commercial director David Frankham on "Witness," a new documentary series that will follow young combat photographers.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/28/idUS389918353920120228

Newsweek's New Tumblr Shows Off the Covershots that Didn't Make the Cut
Have you ever wondered how a major magazine like Newsweek chooses a cover image? For their newest issue, they ended up going with the one above for the cover story "The Politics of Sex", but what about the ones that didn't make the cut? Well, Newsweek has recently set up a Tumblr account, and they're showing off nine of the covers that didn't make it.
SOURCE: Tim Barribeau http://www.popphoto.com/news/2012/02/how-does-newsweek-chose-cover


06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



The 15 Secrets To Selling Photography (Or Anything Else) – Scott Bourne: “Photography is really more of a sales profession than a creative profession. Me, I like sales. I live for it. I actually think it’s fun. It’s challenging. What’s more challenging than getting someone to spend their hard-earned money on something you made? I love a good challenge. http://goingpro2010.com/2012/02/29/the-15-secrets-to-selling-photography-or-anything-else/


FOREIGN PHOTOGRAPHERS: When mailing your CD’s or promotional materials (calendars, books, etc.) to USA editors, mark the outside of your package: `No Commercial Value. Photos On Loan Only.'


06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st







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06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




3 Reasons People Are Walking Away From Your Photography Business - Virtual Photography: “If we want to spend our money, we want to make sure its giving us something in return,(ROI)not causing us more work. Which is why simple messages always work. Its amazing how many entrepreneurs manage to confuse what should be a simple process.” http://virtualphotographystudio.com/photographyblog/2012/02/3-reasons-people-are-walking-away-from-your-photography-business /



06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



Nomadic Samuel: “These days, on a glorious day of shooting, I might exhaust that same memory card in mere hours. It’s an addictive hobby, I’m telling you! I offer the following 10 travel photography tips as a way of hopefully inspiring others to take their photography a little more seriously. http://nomadicsamuel.com/photography-tips/10-tips-to-improve-your-travel-photography?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=10-tips-to-improve-your-travel-photography

How to Take More Interesting Travel Photos. Juno of Solo Friendly: “I like Gray’s photography. It’s always very honest and clear. So I asked her to contribute few of tips for us and she came up with a great one”. http://mastertravelphoto.com/2012/02/29/how-to-take-more-interesting-travel-photos/
PHOTO: Gray Cargill



06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st





No Two Clients Are Going To Be The Same
(found on a Greek column, dated 200BC.)

It would be nice
if all the photobuyers in the world followed a specific standard (like they expect you to do!), but they don't.
Each has its own regime and rules and the only way you'll learn each of your buyer's likes and dislikes is to inquire.

Charles Pike is learning that. And he also tips you off on a system he uses called the "Permanent File."

To learn more, check out the Kracker Barrel.

http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11396

06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



SELLING THE STUFF -- Sue Zeidler: “Eastman Kodak Co has agreed to sell its online photo services business to Shutterfly Inc for $23.8 million, kicking off the bankrupt photography pioneer's relaunch as a much slimmer company although a patent sale deal seen crucial to its turnaround may still be months away.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/02/us-kodak-shutterfly-idUSTRE8202AY20120302?feedType=RSS&feedName=internetNews
PHOTO: Adam Fenster

PARTNERS -- Photobucket to be Part of Windows 8 Launch. Gary Pageau: “Photobucket Corp., Denver, Colo. announced it is one of an exclusive group of companies hand-selected by Microsoft Corp. to be part of the launch of the new Windows Store for Windows 8 apps.
http://pmanewsline.com/2012/03/01/photobucket-to-be-part-of-windows-8-launch/


06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



BULLET POINTING -- Why do photographers struggle with blogging? Rosh Sillars: “ I’ve had photographers tell me they’ve given up on blogging because it doesn’t work for them. Although blog posts do have headlines, it is not enough text to be effective with search engines. If you don’t want to write, make sure you still have enough words on each post for the search engines take notice. One way to do this is with the bullet-point system. For example: “ http://www.roshsillars.com/2012/02/why-do-photographers-struggle-with-blogging/?



06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




LEGITIMACY --10 Ways to Spot a Dodgy Microstock Agency – Lee Torrens: “ I often hear from photographers who’ve been burned by some microstock agency. There’s always some tell-tale signs that, when you know what to look for, tell you when when to run away. So here’s my list of the most obvious 10 ways to identify dubious microstock agencies.”
http://www.microstockdiaries.com/10-ways-to-spot-a-dodgy-microstock-agency.html?



06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



GOING FOR THE GOLD -- Amy Chozick: Do you have a net worth of $5 million? A house worth more than $1.5 million? An average income of more than $250,000? And an affinity for bargain hunting?
If you answered yes, then, aside from being extremely lucky, you’re just the reader for Du Jour, a new digital and print magazine. The publication comes from Jason Binn, founder of luxury magazines like Hamptons, Ocean Drive, Gotham and Aspen Peak, and a chief adviser of the Gilt Groupe, which offers online bargains on luxury goods.
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/new-magazine-called-du-jour-aims-at-luxury-customers/


RELAUNCH -- Gapyear.com Magazine relaunches. Marcus Sherifi: “ Friday 2nd March is a significant day throughout history. It is the day that Morocco gained independence from France. It is the day that greats such as Jon Bon Jovi and Daniel Craig were born. But forget these events, it will now be known in history as the day that gapyear.com relaunched its magazine. http://www.gapyear.com/news/167130/gapyear.com-magazine-relaunches

06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




4 Scams That Target Photographers
These days, anyone can become the victim of a scam or fraud – including photographers. New scams are being invented all the time, especially online, where anonymity is the norm. But there are 4 scams that target the photography world specifically, so I thought I would describe how they work, and what you can do to avoid falling for them.
Source: Grover Sanschagrin http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/02/4-scams-that-target-photographers/

EEEOW! A Lawyer Who Is Also A Photographer Just Deleted All Her Pinterest Boards Out Of Fear. Alyson Shontell: “A woman named Kirsten decided to look into the legality of Pinterest. After all, she's a lawyer with a passion for photography. What she found scared her so much, she shut down her Pinterest boards entirely.”
http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-02-28/tech/31106641_1_repinning-copyright-entire-image


06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




Where do you keep the text descriptions of your photos?





Are you putting the descriptive keywords (captions) of your photos

where few buyers can find them?


OPEN YOUR DOOR WIDE TO SALES!


Put your image keyword phrases on the high-traffic photosource website (you get your own personal web pages), The PhotoSourceBANK.

And once your keyword phrases are on PhotoSourceBANK, you can opt to have them included in the PhotoSourceBANK eBook DIRECTORY DISC – which is sent directly to hundreds of photobuyers.




An updated Directory Disc is made available to photobuyers
every March and September.

Watch for launch information of the PhotoSourceBANK and its Directory Disc in next week's PhotoStockNOTES.


06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




TACTICS -- How to Avoid Dealing With the Police When Shooting in Public – David Hobby: “Are you a photographer in the US? Congratulations. In the eyes of some of your more dimwitted fellow citizens, you are now potentially a member of al Qaida. I actually had an interaction with the police for photographing … a maple tree. http://strobist.blogspot.com/2012/02/how-to-avoid-dealing-with-police-when.html

OUR RIGHTS -- Photographers shouldn't have to defend legal Metro photos to WMATA - John Hendel: “Is it legal to take photos on the Metro? Of course. But a persistent, troubling lie that's floated throughout our transit for years is this idea that you can't. Both riders and WMATA employees have expressed this belief. Look to Flickr, DCist, and countless news publications for evidence of photography's legality. WMATA explicitly states it doesn't regulate still photography that "does not require a tripod, special lighting, film crews, models," assuming it doesn't hurt WMATA's operations. In other words, casual photography is — or should be — perfectly legal.
http://www.tbd.com/blogs/tbd-on-foot/2012/02/photographers-shouldn-t-have-to-defend-legal-metro-photos-to-wmata-14638.html
PHOTO: Joshua Yospyn


06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




Woman who colorized 'Grace' photo dies at 95. Thomas Whisenand: “Eric Enstrom took the photo, displayed in homes and churches nationwide, at his studio in Bovey, Minn., in 1918. Enstrom's daughter, Rhoda Nyberg, brought the photo to life and widespread distribution with her colorization. SOURCE: Duluth News
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Woman-who-colorized-Grace-photo-dies-at-95-3364003.php
PHOTO: Eric Engstrom



06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




LVELife Backpack With Solar Panel and Battery – (Peter) There’s an old saying, “Invent a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.” Well, most of us don’t need a mousetrap, but how about a backpack that can charge your cellphone, e-Reader, iPad or another type of tablet when you’re far from a power source? http://www.photolife.com/blog/?p=6128

FAKE? Counterfeit Nikon Filters on the Loose? Shawn Low: “A shutterbug with a keen eye for detail has written a tutorial on how to tell the difference between fake and original Nikon filters.
http://www.photoreporter.com/aggregatedcontent/



REVOLUTIONARY --Joshua Topolsky: “The Lytro camera is a ‘game-changer’ in the world of photography. It takes pictures in a way that no other camera ever has. The innovation behind this
gadget is light field photography. SOURCE: Washington POST;
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/lytro-camera-a-game-changer-in-world-of-photography/2012/02/29/gIQAX1itiR_story.html?wprss=rss_business


06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



Making Pinterest Work for Photographers – Laurie: “Photographers have good reason to despise social media’s new golden platform but Pinterest is visual, viral and too big to ignore. For photographers though, the most interesting aspect of Pinterest is that it’s visual. There’s no question that Pinterest has the capacity to drive traffic to source sites, and the site’s demographics certainly match some photography businesses’ main markets” http://blogs.photopreneur.com/making-pinterest-work-for-photographers?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29


Social media can be a boon to business, or it can steal your time.
http://blog.johnlund.com/2012/02/tired-of-social-media.html?


SHOW OFF -- Paul Melcher: It's a new year and along with it, like every year (if not very week), it brings along a new social media hype. While they switch and change, some disappearing (myspace) and some growing stronger(Facebook), they all seem to share one thing in common : photography. Most, if not all, prominently use photography as an anchor point around which friends, family, fans and followers gather and discuss. It is no surprise as photographs are created for one purpose only : to share. When we snap a picture, whether be it of familiar faces or foreign landscape, of news events or food, we have one thought it mind : Show the resulting picture to someone else.
SOURCE: http://lalettredelaphotographie.com/entries/5698/paul-melcher-s-selection


06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



Pricing Your Photos on the Internet – Syv Ritch: I'm doing a new website for my commercial photography and was looking for the dos and don't on how to present the pricing. Some people have no explanation, just a “contact me” web form. Of the few web sites that I have seen, 3 web sites had an almost empty web page, with just one word: Pricing or Prices, and nothing else. But there are some really bad web pages. http://www.foto-biz.com/Biz/How-to-price-photos-on-the-internet

06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




Learn more -- Florida's Birding & Photo Fest set for April 25-29. Programs and tours led by some of the world's best bird and nature photographers during the 10th Annual Florida's Birding & Photo Fest, set for April 25-29.
http://staugustine.com/entertainment/arts/2012-03-01/floridas-birding-photo-fest-set-april-25-29
PHOTO: Michael Wolf


06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




DIAL UP A PHOTO -- David Sepulveda: “Joanne Wilcox has invited the community at large to participate in a photographic art project in which SLR and other high-end cameras are set aside for the more accessible, if not ubiquitous, cell phone cameras. A “Call to Everyone,” a cell phone photography art show, will be held at the New Haven , CT, Donald Mitchell Library in Westville CT from April 2-30 and is already generating enthusiastic participation across New Haven, CT, the continental United States, and as far away as Germany and Italy.
http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/library_due-date_for_cell_phone_photos/id_44733
PHOTO: Gregory James


06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



“If you’ve got a good wife, you’ve got a good personal trainer.”

– H.T. White


06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st



1843 – Congress experimented with the telegraph by appropriating funds to build a telegraph line between Washington DC and Baltimore.

06 Mar, 2012 | Posted by: st




Photographer of John F. Kennedy Jr.’s Salute to Father, Dies at 76. Matt Fledgenheimer: ”Stan Stearns, whose iconic photograph of John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his father’s coffin on Nov. 25, 1963, helped encapsulate a nation’s grief, died Friday at a hospice near Annapolis, Md. He was 76.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/05/us/stan-stearns-who-caught-jfk-jrs-salute-on-film-dies-at-76.html
PHOTO: Stan Stearns


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




FAMILY CLOUD GAZING
DEEP SEA CHARTER BOAT FISHING

Inside editorial use, possible cover. Family cloud gazing in spring or early summer (needs to have dramatic clouds) Vertical Deep sea charter boat fishing (distance and close shots of boats with lines in the water, people having fun, women fishing, etc.)
Note: May /June issue of Turkey Country
Please submit low-resolution thumbnails about 4x6 @72 or 100 ppi first.
Digital submissions only, please, no slides.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, SC 29824
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $100 (half) $125 (full) $175 (2 page spread) $400 (Cover)
Deadline: March 15th

HARDWOOD FLOORS
Inside editorial, possible cover use
Vertical
Hardwood floors (new construction in (2010- 2011)
Note: For Hardwood Floors Magazine
Emphasis right now is cover quality images.
Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting and for FedEx
number.
Sample digital preview scans preferred.
Mailed submissions will be accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer.
Research fee paid upon approval.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 12 for each subject) and e-mail to the photobuyer the lightbox where he/she can view them. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one week. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource-HWF. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is
not available.
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.
XXXXXXXXXXXXX Art Director
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXX WI 53704
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $200- $500 (Cover/editorial series)
Deadline: April 5th



SAILING VESSELS
Inside editorial
Sailing vessels. "Not looking for the average, pretty, generic sailboat photographs that would be used for a poster in a college dorm room.”
Please look at past covers on our website at www.sailingmagazine.net to see what we are looking for.
Note: Pays no research fees.
Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting.
Mailed submissions accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
Erin Schanen, Features Editor
SAILING MAGAZINE
125 East Main, PO Box 249, Port Washington, WI 53074
Email: erins[at]sailingmagazine[dot]net \
Web: http://www.sailingonline.com
MP ***
Color
Pay Range: $50 - $100 (Inside)
Deadline: April 1st






GENERAL FITNESS
Inside editorial usage
General fitness or health related - something to do with
food or sports.
Physical fitness activities, men and women (youth, pre-natal, seniors)
a.) running, aerobics, swimming, bicycling, etc.
b.) making healthy choices
c.) participating in fitness-oriented outdoor sports, e.g. rock-climbing, hiking, mountain bicycling, etc.
d.) fitness workouts in gym or club
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting
Pays no research fees.
Mailed submissions on CD accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
Kevin McGuire, Managing Editor
AMERICAN FITNESS MAGAZINE
15250 S Ventura Blvd Ste 200, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Email: Kevin[at]afaa[dot]com
MP ***
Color
Pay Range: $50 (Inside)
Deadline: March 25th




ABSTRACT DESIGNS

Cover
We use non-objective subject matter for our covers. Examples would be an abstract or enhanced/modified design or photo (we once used a photo of a crystal magnification).
Note: E-mail only digital scans for consideration first.
Please send SASE with submissions if you want them returned.
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.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX CA 94117
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $50 (Cover)
Deadline: March 28th



DOGS
Inside editorial possible cover
Dogs and More Dogs (April 2012): ): A focus on our canine companions as pets, workers, explorers and more.
Note: For use in our April 2012 magazine XXXXXXXXX. Keep in mind XXXXXXXXXXX is a non-fiction social studies magazine for children ages 8 and up, their parents and teachers. Examples may be submitted at any time, Unused examples will be returned prior to publication date. E-mail preferred, remember to list your submission example(s) in the body of your e-mail.
E-mail queries are preferred. To avoid problems in downloading attachments, always include your query in the body of the email.
Queries may be submitted at any time before the deadline, but queries sent well in advance of deadline MAY NOT BE ANSWERED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.
Assignments are made approximately one month before manuscripts are due.
Due to the large volume of queries we receive, we are no longer able to notify those who queries are not selected for assignment. If you wish to check on the status of your query, please e-mail Associate Editor XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) no earlier than one month after the query due date.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX, NY 10028
XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $25 (Qtr) - $100 (Full) - Color
Deadline: June 15th 2011








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

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