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May 26th 2011


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Our new section called Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues can inspire you to go out and simulate similar photo needs for a kind of ‘self assignment.’ Each week we include photo listings from a year ago. We present here typical photo needs from a year ago. 2010.
We hope you like this new section of PhotoStockNOTES and welcome your feedback. -RE






GALENA, ILLINOIS
Inside editorial usage
Galena, Illinois
mining cottages on Dewey Avenue, Galena
Council Hill Station: wood-frame City Hall, historic schoolhouse, any picturesque buildings.
Note: For XXXX Living magazine, interior, editorial, full-color
Color, JPEGs Only, No Originals Accepted, Viewing Platform
Pays no research fees.
Email only
Email for FedEx number
No phone calls
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXXXXX, NC 27401
Email: XXXXX XXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: www.XXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $200 - $250 Inside
Deadline: May 18th

BADJAO SEAFRONT RESTAURANT IN PALAWAN
ROASTED SPARROWS COMMONLY SERVED IN TAIWAN

Inside editorial possible cover
Badjao Seafront Restaurant in Palawan (shots of the restaurant and any of its dishes)
Roasted sparrows commonly served in Taiwan - They are literally tiny birds, whole roasted and seasoned. You can buy them from street vendors in a little paper bag. They are eaten whole, bones, innards and all!
Note: Ref Islands SO 10/Taste
FTP Info: ftp.XXXXX.net
username: XXXXX
pass: XXXXXXX
Please use an FTP program (like Fetch) as opposed to a browser.
Please email me to let me know you've uploaded images.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXX XXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXXX Magazine and XXXXXXX Magazine
XXXXXXX, FL 32789
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: www.XXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: May 18th


WILDLIFE especially BEARS (in or near residential areas)
Inside editorial usage
Wildlife especially bears (in or near residential, tourist areas, school and playgrounds, on highways, roads.) "Wild animals in or near houses, schools, playgrounds, subdivision streets, highways, roads, walkways, porches, backyards, swimming pools, campground or near tourists clearly shown as part of the image." We are always looking for fresh, new images," says photobuyer.
Note: Please prepare a collage of jpeg thumbnail images for review. Include your complete address information and phone number.
Note: Include name, address, phone number and where photos were taken.
Pays no research fees.
"No phone calls please," says photobuyer.
High res.
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.
XXXXXXX XXXXXX, Executive Director
Missoula, MT 59807
Email: XXXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]org \
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXXX.org
Pay Range: $100- $300 (Inside)
Deadline: June 21st





ON ICE!
Inside editorial possible cover use.
On Ice! Everything that's cool about ice. How does a Zamboni work? How are crops protected with ice? ice in first-aid, icing on airplane wings. Why is ice always 32 degrees F? Ice ages, ice fishing, the Greenland ice sheet and more.
Note: Nov/Dec 2010 XXXXXXX, keep in mind that this magazine is essentially written for 10- to 16- year-old children. You are encouraged to view recent XXXXX back issues for content and style. Queries may be submitted at any time, but queries sent well in advance of deadline MAY NOT BE ANSWERED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. Go-aheads requesting material proposed in queries are usually sent four months prior to publication date. Unused queries will be returned approximately three to four months prior to publication date. To be certain that your query is received, it is best to send it by regular mail. Receipt of e-mail queries can not be guaranteed.
XXXXX XXXXXX, Editorial Department
XXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
XXXXXXXX PUBLISHING
XXXXXXXXXX, NH 03458
Pay Range: $35 (Quarter), up to $100 (Full Page) (Color Inside)
Deadline: May 28th 2010

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.
XXXX XXXXX, Editor/Publisher
XXXX GARDENER
Waco, TX 76714
Email:XXXX@XXXXXXXXXX.com \
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $25-$75 (Inside) $100-$200 (Cover)
Deadline: June 1st

LARGE MARLIN
BIG BOATS POWERED BY PODS
ARUBA TRAVEL BRIEF
EASY BILLFISH DESTINATIONS

Cover and two-page spreads
Vertical for cover
Horizontal for two-page spreads
1. LARGE MARLIN -- We need BIG marlin (800-plus pounds),
both blue and black marlin. No shots of hanging fish, please. We want jumping marlin and shots of big fish boat side. Also need fishing-related (marinas, boats, beaches) of Cairns, Australia; Bermuda; Kona, HI; Cabo Frio, Brazil; Madeira; and Tahiti.
2. BIG BOATS POWERED BY PODS -- sport-fishing convertibles
powered by pods (Volvo, CumminsMerCruiser, Zeus, etc). Running shots and interior shots will be considered.
3. ARUBA TRAVEL BRIEF -- Marina shots, blue marlin, white marlin, wahoo..
4. EASY BILLFISH DESTINATIONS -- More info TBA...
Note: For Aug/Sept issue
Please send low-res jpegs for selection process. We will request RAW images of those photos we intend to use. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXXX, Senior Editor
XXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXX, FL 32789
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: htpp://www.XXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: up to $100 (qtr or less)
Deadline: May 24th



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May 19th 2011


18 May, 2011 | Posted by: st



In the past two articles, we have been through the first steps of getting ready to enter the microstock segment of the world of stock photography. Now to the details!

If you do decide to “have a go,” future articles in this series will describe each of the main microstock photography sites and provide links. You'll find in general, there are no charges or fees to join these sites as a contributor.



Your First Microstock Photographs


Now to business

I happen to be more comfortable with landscapes and travel photography than working with models, although I do think that the brightly lit studio model shots sell very well.
Go with your comfort zone, at least at the start. I recommend that you go through your old photos (although not too old, the images need to be at least 4Mpixels at

most sites). Find the ones that are sharp, well exposed, have no people or identifiable products in them,*and then review the images at full size to make sure that there are no dust marks on the sensor. If noise is present in the shadows (colored blobs of “grain”), use noise reduction and then reduce the image down to about 4 – 5 Mpixels.
ISLAND OFF ST. JOHN

Finally, look at them at a small thumbnail size as well, as the buyers will often look at a whole page of images at that size and your picture needs to jump out at them even as a thumbnail. The first pictures I uploaded were travel ones like these:

These were pictures that I had taken during a vacation in
the Caribbean and were nice travel pictures. The originals were not much bigger than 4M – this was back in 2005 when the pictures were taken, and so I had to carefully crop them to not lose much of the file size. I also boosted the saturation a bit to make them jump off the screen, but not so much that they look artificial. These were accepted by all the agencies I deal with (although I had to reduce saturation for the St John Islands
LIZARD ON THE A STONE WALL
shot to get it accepted at iStockPhoto as they are not keen on over-filtered images).
You should try to find about 30 images and get them all into first class condition and sized to 6M, say.

By the way, when I talk about 6M, I mean that if you multiply the dimensions of the image (eg 3000 x 2000 pixels) you get a number around 6,000,000. Smaller is OK as long as it is more than 4M.
To avoid confusion, this figure does not refer to the file size when you look at the file on your computer.

Save the images at the highest quality JPEG setting – usually 10, or 100%. You don’t want to have any sign of compression in the image that comes from using a lower quality setting. Also, if you can control the color profile, convert the image to sRGB before saving, as most monitors and websites are set to show those colors correctly.

Next, you have to keyword your photos. Keywords are probably the most boring part of the process as they need to be comprehensive, but not misleading, and so too much copy and paste between images is not going to work.

For a set from the same location, I often create a list of the keywords that apply to all images and copy them to each of the images, and then add some specific keywords to fully describe each picture.

There is a good keywording site which works by searching Shutterstock for similar images and then lets you select the keywords that apply to your image.
You should aim for about 30 - 40 keywords - never more than 50. Then add a title with around 10 words that succinctly describes the image and a description that more fully describes the picture.
I'm told that it is a good idea to include as many of the really important keywords in the title and description as possible, as that will help your picture in web searches.

If you keyword in Lightroom, you should then save the metadata (keywords etc.) to the file as they need to go along with the uploaded image to the microstock site.
There is a "right-click" command in Lightroom to do this, otherwise it may happen that the keywords will stay in the database and not be copied into the file itself. You can also use Photoshop and some free tools for manipulating the "metadata" in files. I've had good success as well with ProStockMaster, which is now a free software program. Now you have 30 properly edited, keyworded and described images ready for upload!

The next post
will describe each of the main microstock sites and their foibles!

* Ed. Note: Although true for many microstock sites, this is rarely true for editorial stock photography.

Steve Heap is an accomplished photographer who has built up a
profitable portfolio of microstock images over the past three years – mainly focusing
on travel and landscape images. He blogs regularly about his day by day experiences
in stock photography on BackyardSilver.com
and offers his best images for sale as prints or downloads on BackyardImage.com.


18 May, 2011 | Posted by: st




Our new section called Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues can inspire you to go out and simulate similar photo needs for a kind of ‘self assignment.’ Each week we include photo listings from a year ago. We present here typical photo needs from a year ago. 2010.
We hope you like this new section of PhotoStockNOTES and welcome your feedback. -RE





BICYCLE TRAVEL
Inside editorial, possible cover, brochure and website use.
Bicycle travel. "Not interested in road racing, mountain bike racing, mountain bikers jumping off cliffs, etc. Looking for of people traveling/touring by bike with panniers or loaded trailers," says photobuyer.
Note: Prefer 35 mm slide or hi res digital only, email for FedEx number.
Sample digital preview scans accepted.
Pays no research fees.
Will convert color to B&W.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXX, Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXX, MT 59802
Email: editor[at]XXXXXXXXXXX[dot]org \
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXXXX.org
Pay Range: $100 - $250 (Inside) $500 (Cover)
Deadline: June 15th

BEAUTIFUL AND UNUSUAL ADIRONDACK LANDSCAPES (Winter)
Cover
Beautiful And Unusual Adirondack Landscapes.
without people (Spring)
Note: We generally select the best seasonal image available. Close-up details or beautiful vistas of the Adirondacks, wildlife and people are all considered.
Photography Guidelines
Adirondack Life works with freelance photographers on every issue. Most images are stock; some are assigned. Assignments generally go to photographers we've worked with previously. We accept any size format transparencies or black-and-white prints. All images must be taken in the Adirondack Park. Ideas for photo essays and photo features are welcome.
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 XXXXXXXXXXX, 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
Jay, NY 12941
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXXX , editor
XXXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXX NY 12941
XXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: Cover - $400
Deadline: June 14th

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





ALTERNATIVE-ENERGY SOLUTIONS IN OLD HOMES
WOMEN CANNING AND AND MARKETING/PACKAGING SHOTS
PLANTING, GROWING, HARVESTING AND USING HEIRLOOM POTATOES
Inside usage
Vertical or horizontal.
Energy-efficient updates and alternative-energy solutions in old homes Women canning and preserving in a small-business/commercial kitchen setting, including the final product and marketing/packaging shots
Planting, growing, harvesting and using heirloom potatoes (must include variety identification)
Note: Please put submissions on a CD and include a contact sheet.
Mail it to XXXXXXX
"No phone calls, please," says photobuyer.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox".
"Only need previews if I have not worked with you before and you are a digital photographer," says photobuyer.
Pays no research fees.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox", Comments: Digital specs: 300 dpi at actual size (at least 4x6 in tiff format. Cover consideration 8x11
If these rates are not acceptable please bring this up on the initial contact.
Digital images welcomed at 300 dpi
at actual size (at least 5 x 5, larger preferred).
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXXXXXX, Managing Edi
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX KY 40533
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $65 (partial page)
Deadline: May 14th

NORTH CAROLINA
Cover
Vertical
NORTH CAROLINA
Beech Mountain
Mt. Mitchell
Sugar Mountain
Note: For the July/August issue. High-altitude escapes - looking for beautiful, summer shots images that say "high up"
The theme: high-altitude escapes.
All must be taken in our coverage region in the mountains of these
nine states: VA, WV, TN, KY, AL, GA, MD, NC, SC
Our coverage area is outlined here:
http://www.XXXXXXXXX.html
Looking for beautiful scenics that tie into our stories - should be
gorgeous vertical or crop able-to-vertical pix, including mountains, can
include people but avoid staging, high saturation color, high quality images with room at top for a masthead.
Keep in mind COVER SHOTS, too, especially from travel features and photo essay: great vertical shots (or crop-able horizontals), with room at the top for a masthead and not too busy, especially on the left, which is where we usually put the teasers.
For cover and for travel stories, - we're looking for Summer scenics, towns, people, outdoor recreation, attractions, road shots. All images Summer
To save paper, postage, materials and time - on our part and yours - for those of you who are shooting digitally, PLEASE SUBMIT VIA E MAIL OR FTP rather than sending disks, if at all possible (this might not be possible for those with dial-up connections). Attach cutlines in a document with your submission.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please don't submit non-digital images (slides,
transparencies) for more than two issues in advance - there are definite limits to our time and storage space here. Post this calendar wherever you find it most handy for future reference. If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXX, Editor
XXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXX VA 24018
Email:XXXXXXX@XXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $40 - $100 (Interior)
$150 (Covers)
Deadline: May 13th

PEOPLE INTERACTING, CANDID INDIVIDUALS, RURAL AND URBAN SCENICS, WORSHIP, NATURAL/EVERYDAY SETTINGS.
Inside editorial use.
People Interacting, Candid Individuals, Rural And Urban Scenics, Worship,Natural/Everyday Settings.
1.) People interacting in spontaneous, unposed situations.
2.) Candid of individuals.
3.) Rural and urban scenics.
4.) Worship scenes.
5.) Multi-ethnic or ethnic in natural, everyday settings. "We try to include a diversity of age, sex, race, socioeconomic backgrounds as well as persons with handicapping conditions.
Note: May crop without seeking photographer," says photobuyer.
Send to:
XXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXX TN 37203
Note: Does not pay holding fee.
Requires return postage (SASE only) sent with submissions.
This is a non-profit organization.
Pays upon publication.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXX Associate Editor
XXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXX TN 37203
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXX[dot]org
Web: http://www.XXXXX.org
Pay Range: $40
Deadline: June 1st


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May 12th 2011


11 May, 2011 | Posted by: st




Our new section called Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues can inspire you to go out and simulate similar photo needs for a kind of ‘self assignment.’ Each week we include photo listings from a year ago. We present here typical photo needs from a year ago. 2010.
We hope you like this new section of PhotoStockNOTES and welcome your feedback. -RE






CHILDREN PUSHING AN ADULT INTO SWIMMING POOL
Canon Ad
Vertical
Children pushing an adult into swimming pool, MUST be shot with a Canon camera
Note: IMMEDIATE NEED
Pays no research fees.
One year all print media in North America, Latin America, and electronic
Please send low res jpegs
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXXX, Art Buying Manager
New York, NY 10013
Email: XXXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $2500
Deadline: March 8th TODAY END OF DAY

HOTEL HORSA IN RIO DE JANIERO
Inside editorial use.
Horizontal
Hotel Horsa in Rio De Janiero Interior or exterior of
Horsa Hotel
Originally opened as an apartment building, the Hora National Hotel has 510 guest rooms and suites across from the beach at Gaeva.
Note: IMMEDIATE NEED TODAY
Photobuyer requests Email before submitting and for FedEx number. No phone calls please. "Do not contact unless you have exactly what I am looking for," says photobuyer. Will convert color to B&W. Mailed submissions accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer. Sample digital preview scans accepted via Email. Research fees negotiable.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXXX, Photo Editor
Email: XXXXXXX[at]gmail[dot]com
Pay Range: $300 - $350
Deadline: March 8th TODAY

LAKE AHQUABI STATE PARK, LAKE AHQUABI
Inside editorial usage, web
Lake Ahquabi State Park, Lake Ahquabi
(22 miles south of Des Moines)
Any attractive scenic photos of the park, lake, hiking trails, forest.
People in shot OK.
Note: Color, JPEGs Only, No Originals Accepted, Viewing Platform
Pays no research fees.
Email only
No phone calls
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXXX MAGAZINE
Greensboro, NC 27401
Email: XXXXXXX XXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: www.XXXXXXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $175 - $200 Inside $100 Website
Deadline: March 12th



TENNESSEE
Cover
Vertical
Tennessee
Mt. LeConte
Roan Mountain
Rocky Top/Thunderhead Mountain
Note: For the July/August issue. High-altitude escapes - looking for beautiful, summer shots images that say "high up"
The theme: high-altitude escapes.
All must be taken in our coverage region in the mountains of these
nine states: VA, WV, TN, KY, AL, GA, MD, NC, SC
Our coverage area is outlined here:
http://www.XXXXXXXXXXXXXX.html
Looking for beautiful scenics that tie into our stories - should be
gorgeous vertical or crop able-to-vertical pix, including mountains, can
include people but avoid staging, high saturation color, high quality images with room at top for a masthead.
Keep in mind COVER SHOTS, too, especially from travel features and photo essay: great vertical shots (or crop-able horizontals), with room at the top for a masthead and not too busy, especially on the left, which is where we usually put the teasers.
For cover and for travel stories, - we're looking for Summer scenics, towns, people, outdoor recreation, attractions, road shots. All images Summer
To save paper, postage, materials and time - on our part and yours - for those of you who are shooting digitally, PLEASE SUBMIT VIA E MAIL OR FTP rather than sending disks, if at all possible (this might not be possible for those with dial-up connections). Attach cutlines in a document with your submission.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please don't submit non-digital images (slides,
transparencies) for more than two issues in advance - there are definite limits to our time and storage space here. Post this calendar wherever you find it most handy for future reference. If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXX XXXXX, Editor
XXXXXXX XXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXX, VA 24018
Email:XXXXXXX@XXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $40 - $100 (Interior)
$150 (Covers)
Deadline: May 6th

LITERARY VOICES; AMERICAN AUTHORS
Inside editorial possible cover
Literary Voices: American Authors. Looking for anything (suitable for children ages 8-14) related to this
Note: For July/Aug 2011 issue of XXXXXXXX®. Do not forget that our magazine is aimed at youths from ages 8 to 14.
If you have photographs pertaining to any upcoming theme, please contact the editor by mail or fax, or send them with your query. You may also send images on speculation.
XXXXX XXXXXX, Editor
XXXXXXXXX, NH 03458
Fax: X XXX XXX XXXX
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $25 (Qtr) - $100 (Full page)
Deadline: June 1st

CHILDREN (all ages/ all ethnic backgrounds)
Inside editorial, possible cover.
Children, (all ages, all ethnic backgrounds)
Solo, small or large group shots - male/female
For our quarterly legal journal.
Note: "This is an independent non-profit law center, images for use in quarterly news journal," says photobuyer.
Photobuyer requests email before submitting.
No phone calls
Pays no research fees.
One-time use.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX XXXXX, Director of Communications
XXXX, CA 94612
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]org \ Web: http://www.XXXXXXXX.org
Pay Range: $25-$50
Deadline: May 21st


04 May, 2011 | Posted by: st



04 May, 2011 | Posted by: st



May 5th 2011


04 May, 2011 | Posted by: st




Introduction to


Microstock Sales


– How to start...




by Steve Heap

In the previous post I gave a brief overview of how making sales through microstock sites works – now to dig deeper into how to get involved.
How much can I earn?
I have photographs on about 15 microstock sites on the Internet, with around 1300 images on average on each site – some sites more, others considerably less as their standards are either higher or they restrict the number of uploads you can make per week.
iStockPhoto is the most restrictive, allowing only 20 images in any seven days. As their standards are also high, you can see how it takes a long time to build a large portfolio with iStock.
Although I have been creating stock photographs for 3 years, I really focused on getting more images online in 2010. I had 360 images at the end of 2009 on Shutterstock – today it is almost 1400. Across the main sites, I had this number of files on-line at the end of March 2011:



How did that effort translate into hard cash? Earnings over the last year have steadily grown – I took more pictures, uploaded more pictures and, like clockwork, the income rose:

Stock Earnings during 2010

As you can see, in March, I finally hit $750 for the month, and in 2010 as a whole, I earned almost $5000. A recent survey by a microstock proponent, MicrostockForum, of 540 stock photographers for 2010, reported that the average income was $13000, with the highest reported income being $211,000! The median (the most common income across the group) was $3200, of those who answered the survey, which shows that there are a lot of low earners, but some really successful photographers at the top end.
Compared to the median, I did pretty well! If you want to have a go at making money from microstock sites with your stock photography, read on!

Setting up a Limited Liability Company

The first step is to think about taxes and how you can set the costs of setting up in business as a stock photographer against the earnings you receive.
In my case, I decided to create a Limited Liability Company (LLC) that safeguards your assets from anyone who has a problem with an image that you have published.
There are many useful articles on the web about how to set up an LLC – I followed one of those and wrote an earlier blog on setting up a Limited Liability Company for your earnings.
Please consult with a tax adviser and lawyer if you are not sure about this. I do my own personal taxes, but I have used a professional to create the tax return for the LLC and pass the losses (in the early days) back to me for inclusion in my own tax return.
As long as you are steadily attempting to make money, you can set the cost of your equipment, running expenses such as website hosting, phone, rent, software etc. against the income you receive.
In the early days of your new business, this will almost always be an overall loss, and you can deduct that loss from your personal income on your own tax return.
Although I haven’t yet gotten to the stage of taking photo collecting trips to exotic places, I assume that you can set the cost of such trips against income when you really start to earn some serious money from your photographs! [Ed Note: The IRS encourages entrepreneurs to engage in business. Read chapter 16, “A Mini Tax Shelter” in Rohn Engh’s Sell & Resell Your Photos to learn how you are eligible to reduce your tax debt, including travel costs. Show chapter 16 to your tax advisor. If he/she does not agree, find a new advisor because that person is costing you tax savings. – RE ]

What sort of equipment do you need?


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04 May, 2011 | Posted by: st




Our new section called Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues can inspire you to go out and simulate similar photo needs for a kind of ‘self assignment.’ Each week we include photo listings from a year ago. We present here typical photo needs from a year ago. 2010.
We hope you like this new section of PhotoStockNOTES and welcome your feedback. -RE






LIGHTHOUSES
Cover
Lighthouses NOT on rocky coasts just on the ocean
Note: Please send ONLY what is listed and your best.
No Phone calls.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXXX, Creative Director.
XXXXXX XXXXXX PUBLISHING
NYC, NY 10017
Email:XXXX XXXXX[at]XXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $2000-$3000 Cover
Deadline: May 10th

NEW ORLEANS.
Inside, possible cover
Vertical
New Orleans. Specifically, shopping on Magazine Street; touristy souvenirs from Bourbon Street (or depicting Bourbon Street); recognizable landmarks, strong vertical scenic. or depicting Bourbon Street); recognizable landmarks, strong vertical scenic
Note: Pays no research fees.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
E-mail before submitting,
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX XXXXXX, Managing Editor
St Louis, MO 63141
Email: XXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: www.XXXXXXXXXXXX.com
***
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $300 - $350(Cover)
Deadline: May 10th

BRUNY ISLAND
Inside editorial possible cover
Bruny Island
43 Degrees Apartments on Bruny Island
Camping at Captain Cook Caravan Park on Bruny Island
White wallabies on Bruny Island
Fairy Penguins on Bruny Island
Berry Farm on Bruny Island
Blight Museum of Pacific Exploration on Bruny Island
South Bruny National Park on Bruny Island
Cape Bruny Light House
Friars Rocks on Bruny Island
Also food shots of oysters, cheese, and white wine (in simple, generic
environments - if they have an island/tropical feel, that'd be great)
FTP Info: ftp.XXXXXXXX.net
username: XXXXX
pass: XXXXXX
Please use an FTP program (like Fetch) as opposed to a browser.
Please email me to let me know you've uploaded images.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXXXX Magazine and XXXX Magazine
XXXXXXXXXXXXX Winter Park, FL 32789
Email:XXXXX XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: www.XXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (Inside) $350 (Cover)
Deadline: May 10th



WOMEN.
Inside editorial usage.
Women in positive light showing women in all strata's and situations of society, alone or in group. All ages/ethnic mix. "We want to depict real women in real life," says photobuyer.
Note: Photobuyer buying all rights. Photographer responsible for model release.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX XXXX, Editorial/Production Director
XXXXXX Press
XXXXXX, OH 44115-1100
Email:XXXXXX@XXXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $50+ (Quarter)
Deadline: May 15th

SAILING VESSELS
Inside editorial usage
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.
XXXXX XXXXX, Features Editor
XXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXX, WI 53074
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXXX[dot]net \
Web: http://www.XXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $50 - $100 (Inside)
Deadline: May 21st

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