Archive for November 2011

23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st

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

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

16 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st

NICKLE & DIME -- Craig Oppenheimer: “Flat Rate Magazine Contracts.
We're increasingly seeing publications prefer to pay flat fees for magazine photo shoots. While working this way can keep the costs predictable for the client, it puts all the financial risk on the photographer.. SOURCE: Aphotoeditor.

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

02 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st

Seven Questions You Should Ask Every Accomplished Photographer – (David H. Wells) The answers to these questions will teach you a great deal about what it is that makes a master photographer. So let me explain the questions, and give you my answers.”
PHOTO David H. Wells

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