18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

July 18 2014




18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos



18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

ARE WE LOOKING AT A. . . .
FADING INDUSTRY?


- Janet Smith:“You might call a market vibrant if it attracts top-tier investors, posts annual sales of about $2 billion and is marked by innovative and evolving distribution centers and ever-easier entry.But for many photographers,the market for stock photography has become far less attractive during the past decade. Long-time industry observer, author and consultant Jim Pickerell says, "There is a huge oversupply of images. Prices are dropping. In many cases, royalty percentages (to photographers) are also falling. And the number of people producing stock images and trying to get a share of the stock-photo pie is growing at an astronomical rate. Many very experienced stock photographers are cutting back dramatically on production or getting out of the stock photo business entirely."
To understand what is behind the scene Pickerell and others describe, it helps to know some basic terms. SOURCE: https://nppa.org/page/selling-stock-industry-trends
TAKEAWAY: The industry might be fading but more stock photos are being used and supplied than ever before. Keep reading PhotoStockNOTES to discover where you fit into this industry and how other photographers are finding ways to sell their stock photos.


18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

AMATEUR DRONE

PILOTS ARRESTED


-- for Flying Too Close to NYPD Chopper - Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai. Two amateur drone pilots have been arrested for flying drones too close to a New York police chopper. Wilkins Mendoza, 23, and Remy Castro, 34, were flying two drones near the George Washington Bridge in New York City when they came within 800 feet of a New York Police Department helicopter. The helicopter was forced to change course to avoid the drones. .
http://mashable.com/2014/07/08/2-drone-pilots-arrested-new-york-police-helicopter/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily


18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

JUDICIAL CONTRADICTION

-- Why a Corporation Got a Religious Exemption, But a Photographer Didn’t - David Walker:"After the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, granting a corporation an exemption to a federal law on the grounds that the law “burdens the exercise of religion” of the company’s owners, we wondered: Why did the Supreme Court grant a religions exemption to a corporation, but decline to give a hearing to a New Mexico wedding photographer who refused to photograph a same-sex wedding for religious reasons? It turns out that the cases are quite different." SOURCE: http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2014/07/corporation-got-religious-exemption-photographer-didnt.html

For further information on this case,
use the PSNotes search bar (above) using the name Elane Photography. (01 april ’14)


18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


GETTY IMPROVES ITS IMAGE


-- Getty Images And iStock iOS Apps Get A Big Overhaul. Darrell Etherington:“Stock photography giant Getty Images is updating its iOS apps, including iStock, and Getting Images proper, which received its overhaul on July 17. Both apps feature design changes that make the photography they show off much more the central focus. Along with these updates, Getty is bringing its new Embed function, which it unveiled on the web back in March, to the Getty Images app. Embed lets users who are looking for stock imagery for non-commercial use to use a simple code to put the picture on their blog or site, where it resides in a wrapper rather than in a traditional IMG tag. SOURCE: http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/10/getty-images-and-istock-ios-apps-get-a-big-overhaul-and-the-new-embed-function/
TAKEAWAY. With increased interest in Getty Images and its Embed function will also come more use of the Embed function which offers free photos for editorial use.
For more on how this may benefit Getty through the newly acquired data, use the psNOTES search bar and ask for Embed.

18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


QUICK FILL

-- 500px Prime Amassed Enough Contributing Photographers to Fill Yankee Stadium in Just 4 Months - Geeks News Desk: “500px now has over 55,000 photographers contributing to its rapidly growing collection of premium stock photography. The commercial licensing marketplace, dubbed 500px Prime, is a stand alone property wholly owned and operated by 500px. 55,000 contributing members is a milestone for 500px, as it's a number incumbents in the photo licensing space often tout when describing the size and diversity of their asset collections. Whereas these competitors often took more than a decade to achieve this following, 500px Prime was able to do it in less than four months after launch.”
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwgeeks/article/How-500px-Prime-Amassed-Enough-Contributing-Photographers-to-Fill-Yankee-Stadium-in-Just-4-Months-20140715


18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





NO MICHAEL KORS PHOTOS ALLOWED --. Michael Kors Fights for Photo Rights, Gucci’s Pimped Out Fall Campaign, and Fashion’s Tennis Blind Spot - Ashley Hoffman: “Were you just about to post your daily photo of a couple in Michael Kors white turtlenecks and camel coats getting off a private jet? Guess what? No Michael Kors photos allowed. The lawyers of Michael Kors are coming down hard on copyright infringers, even regular Joes with no more than 3,000 Twitter followers. It turns out, it is copyright infringement to post an image from a designer’s lookbook or ad campaign on your feed.” SOURCE: http://www.styleite.com/news/michael-kors-fights-for-photo-rights-guccis-pimped-out-campaign-and-fashions-tennis-blind-spot/


18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




Name: Thomas Wiewandt

Phone: 520-743-4551

Email: tom[at]wildhorizons[dot]com

dates#1: 28 Aug. - 16 Sept. 2014

destination#1: South Africa

Comments: I am a professional natural history and travel photographer, and this is NOT a guided tour. I will be one of five people traveling together and we will be driving our own rental vehicle, giving us the flexibility to stop and start as we choose. We will be spending five days in Kruger National Park and the rest of our 3-week itinerary will focus on the Cape Region, the Garden Route along the SE coast, and Kariega Game Reserve.


18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






PHOTOGRAPH LIGHTNING - Rob Schumacher: “Monsoon season is here. It's time to start preparing for our annual photographic obsession. The goal is to capture a great lightning photograph. The Sonoran Desert in Arizona has the second most lightning strikes in the United States. Only the Tampa Bay area has more strikes. Here are some tips on how I do it. SOURCE:
http://www.azcentral.com/story/behind-the-lens/2014/06/30/lightning-photography/11317435/



ENABLING THE IPHONE GRID - Jim Tanous: ‘Professional DSLR cameras, and many consumer point-and-shoots, have an optional grid overlay that provides a perfect canvas for composing your shots based on the Rule of Thirds. As an increasingly capable and handy camera, budding photographers will be happy to know that the iPhone has a grid overlay, too, but it’s disabled by default. Here’s how to enable the iPhone camera grid.
SOURCE: http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/enable-iphone-camera-grid/




PLAYING WITH LIGHT -- Tips From Pro Photographers - Corinne Bagish: ‘The same exact place can look completely different with varied lighting. A positively charming Victorian home, for example, can look bone-chillingly haunted when lit from below, at night. The same forest, enchanted with dappled afternoon sunshine, can appear foreboding (Blair Witch style) when partially illuminated with the wavering beam of a flashlight. When it comes to photography, there are many ways to play with light to create the kind of shot you're aiming for. SOURCE:
http://mashable.com/2014/06/29/light-photography-tips/?utm_cid=mash-prod-em




VISUAL JOURNALISM TRAINING -- BBC Opens Up Internal Resources to the Public - Gannon Burgett: “Last week, the BBC College of Journalism opened up their training website to the public. Full of educational resources created by and for the internal BBC team, these professional videos and guides run through a number of circumstances and suggestions for approaching visual journalism. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/07/08/bbc-opens-internal-visual-journalism-training-resources-public/




MASTER LOW-LIGHT PHOTOS - Eli Epstein -- “Shooting in low-light is a challenge for all photographers — professional and amateur alike. Sometimes, the camera’s flash disturbs those in the shot. In others cases, a dim backdrop prevents the photographer from capturing the important details of the subject. http://mashable.com/2014/06/25/photography-low-light/




PHOTOGRAPHY STARTUPS -- That Will Change Our Industry For The Better - Tom Kray: "Resource has found ten photography startups." that are doing awesome things you should know about. SOURCE: http://resourcemagonline.com/2014/07/10-photography-startups-will-change-industry-better/
TAKEAWAY:
There’s a good chance you may disagree with the choices here. Add your comments, pro or con,


18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





ARE YOU FINDING YOUR MARKET?



Brian Webster asked, “How can I find markets for my hunting and fishing photos?”

There’s a simple way to do this for any photographic interest area you might have.


Check it out at:
http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,12927


PS: The spammers can't borrow your email address from the Kracker Barrel because we don't require it, -so jump in and let's hear your comments. Use your real name or anonymous name. Neither is required. Let's learn from each other.



18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





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ELECTRIC CARS -- Autovolt : “We have been working to bring you the UK’s first hybrid and electric vehicle magazine. Inside the first issue, there are latest news and reviews plus several feature articles that are sure to bring much fascination and intrigue. Currently, the magazine is available as a digital magazine on Magzter and print version via MagCloud. SOURCE: http://www.autovolt-magazine.com/2014/07/brand-new-electric-hybrid-magazine-launched/


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THE ICONIC CAMERAS - Nicole Lewis:"Through the years, photography has touched every one of our lives on many personal levels, from old black and white snapshots to camera-phone selfies. We have highlighted some of the most influential cameras from photography’s history and the lasting moments they continue to help us capture. SOURCE: http://blog.flickr.net/en/2014/06/27/happy-camera-day/



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WORKSHOPS WITH FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS -- For Just $30 - Conor Risch:“What if we said you could take a workshop with Todd Hido, Mary Ellen Mark, Dawoud Bey or Rinko Kawauchi for just $30? Sounds pretty good, right? This summer Aperture is launching The Photography Workshop Series, which aims to present a close approximation of the workshop experience in a handy, portable, nicely designed and inexpensive softcover book. SOURCE: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/New-Books-Offer-Work-11155.shtml

18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





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.


American Bald Eagle Photography Contest 2014. ENTRY DEADLINE: 21 August 2014. This contest was created to showcase the recovery of the American bald eagle population, through pictures of our nation’s symbol thriving in the wild. Awards: 1st Place – $500 Cash Award, Crystal Eagle Trophy & Certificate
2nd Place – $250 Cash Award & Certificate
3rd Place – $100 Cash Award & Certificate
Merit Award – $50 Gift Card & Certificate
People’s Choice – $50 Gift Card & Certificate
Winners announced September 7, 2014.
http://www.photocompete.com/2014/07/11/american-bald-eagle-photography-contest-2014/


18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




"We have completed Rohn's eCourse. It was great and now I have subscribed to the PhotoDaily, which is a cool resource."
-Claire Lore, Photographer/writer, Nice, France

18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





NOT MUCH OF AN ARTIST -- Terry Richardson Isn’t One, Art Critics Say - Jessica Testa:“Fashion photographer Terry Richardson’s defenders have fended off allegations that he’s a sexual predator with a single word: “art.” “Is Terry Richardson an artist or a predator?” New York’s Benjamin Wallace asked in a sympathetic article last month. “Our company worked with Terry Richardson for his artistic and creative value and we are unaware about his private activities,” Roberto Cavalli spokesman Andrew Lister recently wrote in an email to BuzzFeed. SOURCE:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jtes/is-terry-richardson-a-good-artist



18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




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18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




Altering Perceptions -
William Meyers:“'Revelations,' the name of the Wynn Bullock retrospective at the High Museum of Art, is something of a pun. This is the first large-scale exhibition of Bullock's work in 40 years, so the show is intended to make him known—to reveal him—to a new audience. But, also, Bullock was committed in his photography to showing—that is, revealing—things beyond ordinary perception. SOURCE: http://online.wsj.com/articles/exhibition-review-revelations-1404338347
PHOTO: Wynn Bullock


18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




1964 – In 17 minutes, 4,316 close-up photographs of the moon were taken by 6 RCA-TV cameras aboard the Ranger VII, approximately 68 hours after takeoff, before Ranger crashed in the Sea of Clouds.

18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





To take photographs is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge in the face of fleeting reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
- Henri Cartier-Breson

18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





Producing Your

Own DVD’s




When I visited the Optical Disk Pilot Program at the Library of Congress in Washington DC back in 1985, the Deputy Librarian, William J. Welsh, told me that his department was concerned about the speed with which their photo collections were deteriorating.

He felt optical disk technology might save the day. At that time, optical disc meant a platter about the size of an LP record. (Nowadays it’s reduced in size to that of a DVD disc.)

In addition, he felt the technology would be practical in helping the public find pictures faster.

He was certainly correct.

The first stock photography application of video disc technology had already started in 1982, pioneered by First Vision in Newport Beach, CA. Next came Video File, and then even a major stock photo agency, The Image Bank, jumped in. None of these efforts ever really got off the ground, but they laid important groundwork.

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By the late 80’s audio DVD’s had
become well-established, and it didn't
take long before entrepreneurs began
to place sets of photographers’
images onto DVD discs, selling
them at low prices.

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Thus was born the DVD photo industry. At first it was called, Photo Clip Art, and now known by names such as Royalty-Free and microstock. The term RF was borrowed from the music industry, which had used “royalty free” to indicate when royalties weren't required on certain records when played at an event, on a radio broadcast, etc.

THE PERMANENT FILE


Book and magazine publishers will often maintain a "Permanent File". It works like this. If your style and content of photography matches the book or magazine's 'theme', the photobuyer might request a DVD from you that they can keep on file. If they select one of your pictures, (usully to fill a spot in the layout at the last minute) they will credit you with the sale and send you a check at their usual publication rates.

Here's how one photo editor says
it in it in her photographer guidelines:

“Most successful photographers
maintain a file in our offices so
editors can select photos to fill holes
when needed. We keep files since many
times there is not enough time to call
photographers for special needs.
This practice puts your name in front of the editors more
often and increases the chances of sales.”


In the early days, User Groups on the Internet started buzzing about this DVD trend in stock photography, and agonized over whether this would pull the rug out from under the stock photo industry.

It was inevitable that changes in the industry would affect pricing. Microstock, for example, has turned out to be one more choice, in a thriving stock photo arena. The debate goes on. Now that the dust has settled, and millions more photos are available, it has turned out that photographers who can become valuable photo suppliers to a target market because their special interest area can match those of a certain corporation, publisher, manufactureror organization,there's reasonable expectation that the photo supplier can survive.

However, there are some pitfalls you, as a small-business person, should be aware of. Whether you place your images with a traditional online photo gallery or mini-stock agency, here are some issues to consider:

The BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ISSUE. I hear grief stories from photographers about start-up stock photo agencies that have tied up a photographer's images in court for a long period of time.

It goes like this.
A fledgling agency puts their money into slick advertising and attracts a good number of quality photos from participating photographers. These images are given to a production company that is making the agency DVD’s. About midway into production, money runs out. The production company wants its money before they will release the finished discs. Your images are unavailable to you while the court proceedings spin out.


NOTE: It’s a compliment to have your images selected by a start-up company. But make sure the company is reliable (get references) and that you can rely on them to have the cash flow to get them through the fulfillment stage of the business plan.

THE MODEL RELEASE ISSUE. Placing your images in an on-line gallery without iron-clad model releases for recognizable people in your photos is an invitation to trouble. If the gallery does not outline the use limitations of its pictures to customers, and because final end use of the images cannot be controlled, a photographer could be the target of a legal suit if, for example, one of his/her “people” pictures were used in an advertisement about drug abuse or some other sensitive issue.
Law suits have been filed when a person or company who purchased a photo used it in a wrongful or misleading manner.
If you already have made a deal with an online galley, you’ll want to find out how the “fine print” terms and conditions read. It might be necessary for you to either withdraw your images, or get a stronger model release from people in your photos. The good news, concerning model releases: if you are supplying photos to a publisher of a magazine or book- you'll find thaqt they rarely ask for a model release. It's not needed, that to our First Amendment (Freedom of the Press) Rights.

THE GIVE ‘EM WHAT THEY WANT ISSUE. Do you plan to produce your own DVD catalog? Closely critique your packaging – is it inviting and well-conceived? If it’s not, the photo buyer may never look inside. The design, layout, text, and cover image should reflect the excellent quality of your photos. Most art directors and photobuyers open their mail above a wastebasket. If your DVD promotion does not conform to what they consider a professional package, they drop it into the circular file.
Finding photos on a DVD catalog should be fun, not mind-numbing. The process should be easy and speedy. The photos should be large, clear, and sharp. Your catalog should provide the photo buyer with a wide selection of photos on one specialized subject, like antique airplanes, covered bridges, trains, polar bears, etc. Editors don’t like to waste time flipping discs to try to find the picture(s) in the subject area they need.
The buyer should not have to figure out how to get the search software of the catalog into operation. As soon as they open the catalog it should be transparent and easy to maneuver.
If your DVD does not fit this criteria, consider starting over.
THE DISTRIBUTION ISSUE. Many creative people learn too late the maxim that goes like this: Producing a product is only one-third of the venture. The other two thirds are distribution and marketing. If you plan on producing your own quality DVD’s, be sure you have figured out how you will advertise your product, and distribute it. Many a fine DVD catalog is sitting on its producer/photographer's shelf, going out of date, because the photographer didn't have a plan for marketing and distribution. -RE

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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 PhotoSource International and publisher of PhotoStockNotes. E-mail: info[at]photosource[dot]com Fax: 1 715 248 3800; www.photosource.com

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11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson

July 11th 2014




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11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson

Pre-Flight CAMERA CHARGE-UP

-- The TSA Could Abscond with It ---if It Doesn’t Power On - DL Cade: ”TSA has announced that those flying to the US from certain parts of the world may be asked to power on their electronics to make sure, as part of new security measures, they are not hiding explosives. If the gadget doesn’t turn on, you’ll have to leave it behind and could be subject to additional screening. http://petapixel.com/2014/07/07/psa-charge-camera-pre-flight-tsa-take-doesnt-power/

via Frank Nowikowski



11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson


MEDIA INDUSTRY REVENUE IS UP

-- Nearly 5% Year Over Year; Tops $7 Billion for Q1 2014. ABM attributes this revenue gain, in part, to surging digital ad sales. Digital ad revenue for the first quarter of 2014 increased by 19.5 percent over the first quarter of 2013. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/km4cyym


11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson


PAPARAZZI ARE GOOD FOR US

- Andrew Mendelson: “Every day, celebrities and paparazzi are engaged in an ongoing struggle in cities, nightclubs and other public places around the world. The nature of this struggle is most often defined by celebrities, by those in their employ and by those sympathetic to their perceived plight, all of whom speak in terms of a fight for privacy — the right to be left alone. But there is another way to examine this conflict: namely, as a struggle for survival — not in a primitive sense for food or shelter, but for control of one’s image. Indeed, one’s identity. SOURCE:
http://tinyurl.com/prkpmn4


11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson


WATCH THE LIL’ KIM CASE

- Carolyn E. Wright, Esq.: “Back in October, Canadian artist Samantha Ravndahl produced a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a “glam zombie” look using makeup and posted it to her Instagram and other social media outlets. About a month later, Lil’ Kim announced cover for her new single “Dead Gal Walking” and, much to Ravndahl’s surprise, the cover was her image with only slight retouching. That kicked off a flurry activity that saw Ravndahl try to get in touch with Lil’ Kim’s camp and resolve the issue but, after more than two months of trying, Ravndahl gave up and, earlier this week, filed suit against the singer, her agent and others involved. On the surface, this looks to be a pretty straightforward case. SOURCE: http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2014/01/23/photographers-pay-attention-lil-kim-case/
NOTE:
For more information on this story, type ‘Samantha Ravndahl’ into the search bar of PhotoStockNOTES. (02 February 2014)


11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

TWISTER:

Couple's Daring Tornado Wedding Pics Will Blow You Away - Neha Prakash: “A couple in Saskatchewan, Canada, had an unexpected guest photobomb their wedding pictures when a tornado touched down near their reception venue. Instead of fretting about overcast skies, the couple and photographer, Colleen Niska, used the natural disaster as a stellar backdrop.” http://tinyurl.com/pzzfsuc

PHOTO: Coleen Niska


11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


FARM ANIMALS

-- Sweet Family-Style Portraits. Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein: “With his touching series The Farm Family, Brooklyn-based photographer Rob MacInnis shoots barn animals in the style of fashion magazine spreads. Freeing the soulful creatures from the context of the lowly barnyard and challenging rituals of human consumption, he wittily and heartbreakingly captures sheep, cows, and goats in Annie Leibovitz-inspired portraits and panoramas.” SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/qgdbjl8



11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

Facebook:

-- CHEERLEADER’s HUNTING PICS – ‘Here's Why We Deleted Them’. - Chris Taylor: “Facebook came under fire from hunting advocates and gun-rights supporters this weekend when it removed a series of pictures from the account of Kendall Jones, a Texas cheerleader. Jones' pictures showed her posing with a variety of animals she had shot earlier this month on safari in Zimbabwe, such as the leopard, above. It was widely assumed that the pictures were removed in response to widespread outcry from animal-rights groups over Jones' trophy snapshots. But that's not the case, the social network told Mashable — the pictures simply violated Facebook's terms of service. Specifically, the pictures were deemed to break a rule about "graphic images shared for sadistic effect or to celebrate or glorify violence," as outlined in this page on Facebook Community Standards.
http://mashable.com/2014/07/07/facebook-kendall-jones/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily

via Frank Nowikowski


11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


FACEBOOK MOVED 20 BILLION

INSTAGRAM PHOTOS


-- Without You Noticing - Cade Metz: “Your Instagram photos aren’t where they used to be. This spring, even as some 200 million people were using Instagram on their smartphones, a small team of engineers moved the photo sharing service from Amazon’s cloud computing service—where it was built in 2010—into a data center operated by Facebook, which bought Instagram in 2012. “The users are still in the same car they were in at the beginning of the journey,” says Instagram founder Mike Krieger, “but we’ve swapped out every single part without them noticing.” http://www.wired.com/2014/06/facebook-instagram/


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

Photo Contest - The Soaring Café

Photo Contest for July 2014 -
We are looking for striking digital images to celebrate the people in soaring — both the pilots and all those that help make soaring happen — as well as images of the beautiful machines we fly. Let’s just say, for the Café’s first contest, pretty much anything soaring related is what we are looking for.

The Café editors will review the voting and award a $50 USD cash prize each month for the photo receiving the most votes. The editors can choose any of the top 10 photos for the monthly prize.
http://soaringcafe.com/photo-contest-rules-terms-conditions/


11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson





CAN YOU HANDLE THESE? -- The Book Insider: “These photos from the Book Buddies program are an overload of adorableness. The program is operated by the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Penn. and invites children in grades 1–8 to visit the shelter and read to cats waiting for adoption. It helps the kids practice reading and provides the cats with interaction with a new friend. SOURCE: http://thebookinsider.com/shelter-cats/
Photos via Animal Rescue League of Berks County



FAA CLAMPS DOWN ON DRONES – by Realtors. -- Lorennzo Franceschi-Bicchierai: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has started investigating real estate agencies that use flying robots to take aerial pictures and videos of houses and apartments. It maintains that its current regulations ban the use of drones for any commercial purposes, which include real estate agents or aerial photography companies that realtors hire to take shots of properties. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/lyrqlku
PHOTO: Christopher Brown


11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson




Name: Michel Rathwell
Phone: 6132196815
Email: michelrathwell[at]gmail[dot]com
dates#1: July 21 2014
destination#1: Costa Rica
Comments: I will have 2 weeks to myself exploring San Isidro, Costa Rica and the surrounding regions.




Name: Gerald Tang
Phone: 8475514481
Email: tangsphoto[at]comcast[dot]net
dates May 2015
destination#1: Galapagos Islands



11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson





COPYRIGHT -- Video on How to Register A Group of Published Photos using the eCO System - Carolyn E. Wright: “Check John Harrington‘s video on how to register a group of published photos using the eCO System! The link to the spreadsheet is here that is a part of this process. SOURCE: http://ww.photoattorney.com/video-register-group-published-photos-eco-system/





UPGRADING YOURSELF -- The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials - Gautam Tambay: “If you’re looking to kick your photography skills up a notch, I’m curating a list of the best free online courses and resources I’ve found. So whether you’re a budding photojournalist looking toward a career behind the lens, or just a hobbyist looking to take better shots on your next trip, I’m hoping you’ll find something useful here! SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/07/03/best-free-online-photography-courses-tutorials/



MAKE IT ARTISTIC -- Charlotte Runcie and Rachel Ward: ‘ Wedding photography used to be about posing awkwardly in a line with your brand new in-laws, hoping your hairstyle wouldn't look too ridiculous on the mantelpiece in 20 years' time. That's all changed in the last few years with the boom of the wedding industry. Now it's one more way for brides and grooms to express their personalities, with an endless variety of options available.” SOURCE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/photography/10787538/Wedding-photography-how-to-make-it-artistic.html
PHOTO: Emily Johnston




GET THE SHOT -- 9 Tips From Wildlife Photographers - Corinne Bagish: “In the midst of city living, it’s easy to forget that beyond the tall buildings, the world can be a wild, wild place. Although the concrete jungle has its own ecosystem of sorts (see: rats, pigeons), there’s way more species inhabiting the planet; there are creatures in every crevice of the globe. And there are people who spend their lives documenting Earth’s non-human inhabitants — from penguins playing in the freezing Arctic waters, to mischievous meerkats in Botswana. In doing so, wildlife photographers not only capture the magic of Mother Nature, but they encourageus humans to look beyond ourselves, to step outside of our daily routines. The world is a wonderful, inspiring place and wildlife photographers remind us of that with their captivating images. SOURCE:
http://mashable.com/2014/06/17/wildlife-photography-tips/

PHOTO: Rick Fisk ricfiske[at]yahoo[dot]com





LIGHT PAINTING -- With Your Android Device’s Camera - Carlo Magno De Lacy : “At first glance, it would be hard to believe that the photo you are looking at with this article was taken using with an Android smartphone. No post processing at all. Everything was done in a single shot. This is called Long Exposure Photography. This was only possible with DSLRs before, then as technology improved, the feature was made available with lower end cameras and even point-and-shoots. Now, even android camera apps allow you to do this.
http://www.thebitbag.com/how-to-do-light-painting-with-your-android-devices-camera/79582







PHOTOGRAPHING FLOWERS - A Beginner's Guide. Lindsay Rothfeld: “In order to strengthen your artistic eye and truly magnify the delicacy and boldness of certain flowers, photography experts say that practice makes perfect. Here are some tips and tricks to guide you as stop and shoot the flowers. http://mashable.com/2014/06/21/floral-photography-tips/
PHOTO: Kate Terhune





11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson





PROTECTION -- Six Reasons To Watermark Your Photos - John Lund: “By including a watermark on you images you are providing a service to help people find more of your work either for visual enjoyment or licensing. SOURCE: http://blog.johnlund.com/2014/06/six-reasons-to-watermark-your-photos.html
TAKEAWAY. John makes some good points. It doesn’t have to be a garish-looking law enforcement watermark. Just first name, last name will do. If the photo is good, the world will find you.

PHOTO: John Lund





MAKE MONEY – TAKE PICTURES…On Your Smartphone – (Fotolia promotion) Dylan Love: “You probably take several pictures a day on your Android or iOS device. What if there were a way to turn that time and energy into cash? There is! Fotolia is a stock photo company that will pay you to help it build out its library of photos, which it makes available to a variety of individuals and companies looking for cool images to use for their projects. SOURCE: http://www.businessinsider.com/fotolia-instant--make-money-taking-pictures-on-your-smartphone-2014-6
PHOTO: H.T. White

11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson








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