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SEPTEMBER 1st 2011


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Selling Your Photos
You Do The Math
Mike asks the Photobuyer
Are You One In Millions ?
FIELDS OF VISION
CASE AGAINST GOOGLE STREET VIEW
BE PREPARED
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
How to Make Contact With Photo Editors
To tell a story with your photos
Travel Tips for great pics and even better trips.
Got A Question?
AP, CORBIS TEAM UP
Does the world really need another microstock site?
SHOW ME HOW YOU SEE
E-MAGAZINE
How This Pro Photographer Recovered $9k Worth of Stolen Gear
A PhotoSource International book review by Joseph Stanski
Yes! It’s still August !
LOOKING BACK
BY THE BUNDLE
Learn how to protect your Facebook account
Search and check out Photo Marketing IDEAS
INSTAGRAM INVASION
MINI FUNDNG
What are the ethics of photography when everyone is a photographer?
Previous Photo Needs
Two-day workshop with Tyler Stableford
BIG JOB
Joe McNally's “Faces Of Ground Zero – 10 Years Later”
Search and check out PhotoSource International.


31 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st






You Do The Math




Editorial stock photography pros who subscribe to our photo listing service know that the fees paid for photos requested on our PhotoDaily are between a minimum of $100 to $300.

Using the average of $200, it is interesting to calculate what fee a commercial stock photographer receives from a major stock agency based on the average of 30%. Getty and Corbis...these two giant companies pay out anywhere from 30% to 40% of the gross sales price.
That's right, the photographer with photos in these or similar giant agencies receives from a $200 sale, -- $80 (40%), while the subscriber to our PhotoDaily receives $200 (100% of the sale).
This may be the answer as to why many commercial stock photographers receive most of their income from work other than stock agency sales, such as annual reports, assignments, fashion, catalogs, weddings, portraits, etc.

Editorial stock photographers are rarely full-time pros. Although they have what it takes to be a pro, they are pros in other fields: education, medicine, sales, technology, law, transportation, etc. They are able to devote their skills and talents to the subjects of their choice in editorial photography, and operate within its promise of long-term value.

THE REAL PAYBACK


There is an unstated factor involved when a photographer is on contract for a stock photo agency. The photographer is required to shoot what the agency needs. Working for yourself as an editorial stock photographer, on the other hand, you shoot what you need and desire, that is, your particular interest area. As one photographer told me, "In commercial stock, the agency's desires drive you; in editorial stock your desires drive you.”
Another consideration is that the editorial photographer who specializes in a particular subject area(category) develops an expertise in that area. He or she develops an expertise that is useful on a consultancy basis for the magazine or book publisher. Eventually the publisher will make assignments to the editorial photographer. The rest of the story is that the publisher and photographer develop a long-term relationship, first-name basis for many years ahead.
A final factor to consider: Many editorial photographers who were shooting editorial subjects in the 70's and 80's, such as environmental issues, personalities, politics, schooling, social issues, etc. have told me that these pictures are now making them more money than when they were originally shot. These editorial photos are used in coffee table books, textbooks, and in PBS and other TV series.
In contrast, I haven't heard of any commercial stock photographers who consider many of their photos of ten or twenty years ago as still marketable. The life of a commercial stock photo is generally considered to be seven to eight years.

THE INFLUENCE OF EDITORIAL STOCK


A testimony to the importance of editorial stock photography is to browse the book Life Magazine published featuring the important photos of the 20th century. All of them can be considered to be editorial stock. The same holds true for classic PBS programs, which show the influence of photography on our lives in the USA. Editorial stock photography has a way of impacting our lives. You are part of that impact.

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 Photobuyer


Question to photobuyers: "If a stock photographer, who has the kind of images you routinely need, offers a free monthly e-mail newsletter on his/her website, will you sign up?"


The photobuyer response:

Answer Percentage
Yes 36.17%
No 38.30%
No answer 25.53%

(It looks pretty much evenly divided)

Mike's Comment:
You have a job ahead of you: to convince persons on your photobuyer mailing list to change their mind and begin to take interest in a newsletter that you are producing.

Is it worth it? Yes it is. There are some big caveats that are very important to keep in mind.
Here are some winning tips.
When you produce a newsletter, you are on some level acting as a publisher. Keeping that in mind, look at publications you like to read. What is it in these publications that draw your interest? Stories about the writer's latest family vacation or an informative piece on (whatever the subject of the publication is).
In writing – especially in the newsletter format – brevity is clarity. Keep articles short and to the point. Never add any pointless filler. Constantly keep your reader in front of your eyes when you write. Write to a single person, and in this case, a photo researcher. Paste a picture of a typical photobuyer on your writing desk wall in front of you. (This is called the avitar approach).
Don't write to entertain yourself, write for your reader.

It is essential to make it easy for people to get in touch with you and many newsletters make the fatal mistake to not include or prominently display contact information e.g your email address or FACEBOOK invitation.
Spend time on the design. Keep it simple, easy to navigate and readable. Wordpress is an easy site builder for most anyone.

Use a business-looking format for your newsletter. Again, picture your readers in front of you. Stick to your knitting. Don't stray from your newsletter's focus. You might love kittens but the chances are that most of your readers are (hopefully) photobuyers with a professional interest in your photos and not much else. Keep that in mind and for more information on this specific area, check out former Sidebar articles in PhotoStockNOTES.
http://www.photosource.com/shop/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=ps2008


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




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Are You One In Millions ?
· Americans now spend as much time using the Internet as they do watching television.
· The vast majority of Internet users turn to search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo! to find answers to common questions. The most popular search engine, Google, yields results for some 1 billion searches each day.
· Of the 206 million American Internet users, 146 million – or 71 percent – stay connected to friends and family via Facebook.
· About 1.4 billion people worldwide use email to send digital messages and pictures to friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances.


"FIELDS OF VISION" a Library of Congress series features 20th-century photographers Gordon Parks, Arthur Rothstein, and Carl Mydans. Selected images from the works of FSA/OWI photographers Gordon Parks (1912-2006), Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985) and Carl Mydans (1907-2004) are now featured in the series titled "Fields of Vision."
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=50035



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EVERYONE CAN BE AN AUTHOR. Ten tips for self-publishing. You just need a time-out to write, an idea about what to write, and the motivation to finish. You are not restricted to novels or non-fiction books, you can also publish calendars, photo books, even comic books. http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2006-07-11-n22.html

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CASE AGAINST GOOGLE STREET VIEW -- Documentary Photography? Two projects with migrant Italian prostitutes as their subject matter. In the last few years, as Google's Street View photography cars continue their march around the world, several artists and photographers have made use of Google's vast archive in their work, combing it for images of interest and presenting them in different ways as standalone projects. SOURCE: John Mahoney ; http://www.popphoto.com/news/2011/08/grim-compelling-case-against-google-street-view-documentary-photography
Photo: Paolo Patrizi

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BE PREPARED. Magazines usually work 6 months in advance when in comes to topics they plan to feature. How do you find what these topics are going to be? Check out the magazine’s advertising section on the Web. That’s where they publish their “Editorial Calendar”. The editorial calendar outlines the topics to be covered in the magazine for the next twelve months. The reason they do this is they want to sell advertising more effectively. Their promotion might say, “In July we are doing a special section on trout fishing. If your product has to do in some way with trout fishing (vacations, clothing, equipment, etc.) this would be a great issue to be in.” This gives you a full twelve months to prepare now to make on-target photos in your specialization area and submit to the magazine early for consideration for that particular issue.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU -- Marketing Campaigns for Wedding Photographers – Say Hello to Everyone – M.S. “It’s not just about saying hi to random strangers in the street but actually being the one to start a conversation with the people you meet in your day to day life. You can help start these conversations by wearing branded shirts or publicly editing in coffee shops. Sometimes just carrying a camera with you is enough but try and look for signs of people’s interest.” SOURCE: Michael Shilling http://currentphotographer.com/marketing-campaigns-for-photographers-say-hello-to-everyone/

WHAT THEY THINK -- How to Make Contact With Photo Editors: Four Tell Us How – C.B.: “Since editorial publishers are a target market for many outdoor photographers, we decided to contact some photo editors of leading magazines and ask for their advice on how best to approach and market to them. SOURCE: Charlie Borland ; http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/08/how-to-make-contact-with-photo-editors-four-tell-us-how/


SELLING AT ART SHOWS -- L.B.: “You’ve been taking pictures for years. Maybe showing your prints to friends and family members and they constantly give you positive feedback and tell you how much they love your photography. Telling you that you should be selling professionally, but where to start? “ SOURCE: Larry Berman. SHUTTERBUG ; http://artshowphoto.com/pages/artshowphotography.htm
PHOTO: Larry Berman

31 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st





Stock photos, especially editorial stock
photos are more interesting if they include "involvement".

To tell a story with your photos,
feature people who are "involved." It
can be involvement in family situations,
the outdoors, in business, in school.

Whenever the people in your pictures
are involved, the viewers to your photos
will be involved with the photos.

You'll find photobuyers like this
aspect of your photography style because
it gets their readers involved in
their magazine or book project.


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Travel Tips for great pics and even better trips.
Congratulations, you are about to leave the comforts of home for a much needed vacation. You’ve mapped out a basic itinerary, taken your vaccines, and found someone to feed Fido. Now what? Surely you are excited to do your best impression of a national geographic photographer as you gear up for your time away from the cubicle, but if you are also a little nervous, fear not. Here are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned (mostly the hard way) while traveling to over 30 countries in 3 years. SOURCE: Brock Anderson http://www.thisweekinphoto.com/travel-tips-for-great-pics-and-even-better-trips/


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The question has come up, "Is a Press Pass from a bona fide organization worth the price to put it in your fedora or cap to get into an event free of charge?
Quick answer: No.
Press passes were usually provided to staff photographers in the last century.
Today, if you have a couple of cameras strung around your neck and an aggressive gait to your stride, you won't need a press pass for lower level events.
For high-ticket events, a letter of introduction from corporate HQ will get you the best seat in the house, depending, of course the circulation of them publication you represent.
This weeks Kracker Barrel discusses various twists to the PRESS PASS topic.

You'll find it at:
http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,10432

Got A Question?
http://board.photosource.com Our team of veteran stock photographers will answer it for you.

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AP, CORBIS TEAM UP—A long time in coming. Financial details of the arrangement between the AP (Associated Press) and Corbis weren't disclosed. The agreement covers more than 10 million digital photos, with the AP and Corbis supplying about 5 million each. SOURCE: Michael Liedtke ; http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/23/2371487/ap-corbis-team-up-in-bid-to-profit.html

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MICROSTOCK SELLERS GET A NEW MARKET – Dean: “Does the world really need another microstock site? Envato, a creative network, launched PhotoDune, in August, giving the Web another place where photographers can upload images in the hope of making a sale and users can download pictures at prices that start at a dollar. SOURCE: Dean ; http://blogs.photopreneur.com/microstock-sellers-get-a-new-market?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29



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SHOW ME HOW YOU SEE - Bookreview: P.R.: “A call to add David Duchemin’s “Vision Is Better” to your photography arsenal. This 115 pages of inspirational imagery and, most importantly, inspiring writing about photography – is well within your $5 budget. SOURCE: Patrick Reed: http://www.thisweekinphoto.com/wp-content/themes/headlines/functions/thumb.php?src=wp-content/uploads/2011/07/vision_is_better-232x300.jpg&w=200&h=200&zc=1&q=90 http://www.thisweekinphoto.com/show-me-how-you-see-it/

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E-MAGAZINE -- Photographer Scott Kelby launches The New "Light It" iPad-Only Publication Kelby Media Group founded by Scott Kelby, is promoting the launch of their new iPad only magazine called “Light It.” Along with being the editor-in-chief of Photoshop User Magazine, Kelby is a long-time photographer and provides online photography training.
Source; Sue Megrund ; http://appadvice.com/appnn/2011/08/photographer-scott-kelby-launches-the-new-light-it-ipad-only-publication


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STOP THIEF!-- How This Pro Photographer Recovered $9k Worth of Stolen Gear – > A. : “ Professional photographer, John Heller, got $9,000 worth of gear stolen in Los Angeles. Here's how he got it all back. SOURCE: Mario Aguilar ; http://m.gizmodo.com/5833987/how-this-pro-photographer-recovered-9k-worth-of-stolen-gear
TAKEAWAY: A commenter writes: “ I wonder if this could also work for images shot with a smartphone? Could be a cool way to track down a lost/stolen phone.”


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A PhotoSource International book review by Joseph Stanski ...




Migration – Lost and Found In America



This is a coffee-table photography book that takes the reader on a journey across America with photos from sixteen photographers. Each one showing us a unique perspective of their personal journey into, and across America.
All the images shown are from larger portfolios of the sixteen photographers – with Website URLs listed with the image credits in the back of the book.
The author selected the best work of some of today’s most acclaimed photographers.
Migration – Lost and Found In America <b>by Donald McCrea</b> a book with a old car on the cover of it
The theme of this book holds up very well, i.e., Lost and Found In America - moments in time reflecting people; people in transition, people moving and most of all people moving to their own beat.
And for the author, his own music. While you view the images, you are directed (website) to listen to the author’s own music (a songwriter in his own right) playing with some of the top musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area.
As explained by the author, this book and these photos, have their origin in people, people migrating across America. The images are clearly enhanced when you listen along to the author’s music.

When you think of migration,
you think of large herds of wildlife species tracking across large wide expanses of say Africa or Alaska; but America?
The pictures are great and reflect a period in time (now), when transitions and changes were and are still going on; the images reflect those very well, with transitions from each photographer melding in every well with the theme of the book.

Migration visits New York, New Orleans, the Heartland, the American West, California, Florida and more. What I liked most about this book was the impression the images conveyed. Seeing the America spirit shine through a country in major transition. A country struggling with economic as well as political upheaval. Poverty, hope, despair, and abundance, all come together in these photos.
This is what America is about. I would highly recommend this portrait of the American Spirit to any stock photographer and their family.

Migration – Lost and Found In America by Donald McCrea and Published by Michael Wiese Productions, ISBN: 9781932907827, $49.95 USA, $59.95 Canada, 10.5 x 9, Full Color, 140 pages, hardcover. www.mwp.com - email mw[at]mwp[dot]com



Joseph Stanski has been an agricultural stock photographer for
the last twenty-five years. (morningstar138@hotmail.com) He has published in many
ag-oriented magazines as well as national publications. He retired as a
school teacher and is currently teaching photography and running his stock
photography business in Southeast Iowa. www.photos4calendars.com



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Yes! It’s still August !



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

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LOOKING BACK -- C.K.: “FILM. For most people, "analog photography" is a relic or something their parents once used. Digital photography has ubiquitous control over the market, leaving little to no room for alternatives. Yet in the New York City metro area, there is a close-knit community of photographers, merchants, galleries, institutions and darkrooms that keep the art of analog photography quietly in practice.”
SOURCE: Cubie King ; http://edition.cnn.com/2011/08/20/living/film-not-dead-yet/


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BY THE BUNDLE -- Gary Fong GearGuard Security Bundles protect photo equipment. It provides photographers with cost-effective options for theft prevention of photography gear. By combining several of its camera, lens and camera bag security devices into two packages, both of which include the company’s new 36-inch cable and TSA-approved combination lock for secure transportation during travel. http://www.photoreporter.com/article/gary-fong-gearguard-security-kits-protect-equipment-ease-airport-travel/1?sponsor=newsletter/news-brief&e=pamcostaphotos%40msn.com

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Free Facebook Security Guide – T.S.: Learn how to protect your Facebook account, and make yourself more valuable to your clients by advising them, too. Download this free guide. It will help you stay secure.” SOURCE: Terri Stone http://www.creativepro.com/article/download-free-facebook-security-guide

On FACEBOOK … search and check out Photo Marketing IDEAS….Do you like? Give us a vote by saying “Like”. Thanks -Rohn


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INSTAGRAM INVASION -- Most were San Francisco residents who had gathered in Chinatown on a warm Saturday morning to take part in an “Instawalk,” an ad hoc gathering of iPhone photography enthusiasts who share their pictures via Instagram, the popular iPhone photo service/social network that has more than seven million users. SOURCE: Todd Lappin ;
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/25/technology/personaltech/strolling-iphone-users-turn-snapshots-into-art.html?_r=1
PHOTO: Glyn Evans

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MINI FUNDNG -- Crowdfunding Your Photography Project – A.M.: ”A cottage industry of "crowdfunding" has come of age to help creative artists (or almost anyone for that matter) pitch an idea online and solicit funding from family, friends and strangers. Kickstarter, Emphas.is and IndieGoGo are a few that we've profiled in our latest guide Crowdfunding Your Photography Project. We interviewed eight different photographers who have used crowdfunding successfully and not so successfully. Download Crowdfunding Your Photography Project for free. SOURCE: Allen Murabayashi ; http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/08/crowdfunding-your-photography-project.html



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SPECIAL EFFECTS -- What are the ethics of photography when everyone is a photographer?
How do you remain an ethical photographer when everyone's relentlessly Twitpic-ing, Facebooking and sharing pics taken from their 5 megapixel camera phones with the latest Apps installed to give artificial effects and ambience to their images? SOURCE: Jerrod Watt
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2011/08/22/3299441.htm?site=ballarat
Photo: Jeremy Bannister



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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 hope you like this new section of PhotoStockNOTES and welcome your feedback. -RE






WELDING
Inside editorial
1-4 -- female welder at work
1-6 -- welding overhead with FCAW (stick welding)
1-8 -- tank designed to hold pressurized gas (Ideally the welds on the tank are visible)
1-10 -- welding in an unusual position (on top of a building for example.)
2-3 -- resistance welding
2-5 -- visual inspection being made of a fusion weld
2-12 -- large weld shop fabricating heavy equipment
2-13 -- three-spindle, vertical-bridge, numerically controlled profiler
2-14 -- mechanic grinding welds or welding on the equipment shown in 2-13
2-15 -- nuclear superheat reactor vessel
2-21 -- shielded metal arc welding
2-22 -- welder working on a diesel engine cab
2-23 -- welder working on large machine
2-27 -- overhead welding showing welder and equipment.
2-28 -- welding on a girder frame to the column of a bridge span
3-64 -- welders working on a large structure
5-8 -- Welder working wearing safety glasses with side shields
5-19A -- Oxyacetylene welding and cutting outfit
5-19B -- Oxyacetylene jewelers welding torch and tips with magnetic stand
6-2 -- cutting using an OFC torch (safety issues -- protective gloves, glasses etc -- need to be correct)
6-16 -- using a cutting machine with pattern tracer (safety issues -- protective gloves, glasses etc -- need to be correct)
7-1 -- supervisor giving instructions to welders on the job
Note: for possible publication in a textbook titled Welding Principles.
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, Photo Researcher
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXX, TX 78757-7512
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $200
Deadline: Sept. 6th

TEEN INDIVIDUALITY
Inside editiorial usage
Teen individuality
Teenager dressed in punk or goth clothing standing out from a crowd of blandly dressed teens and/or adults. To represent individuality. Posed or candid OK.
Note: Pays no research fees.
Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox"
College Textbook
Distribution: World/English language
Print run - 50,000. E-book - 10,000
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXXX, Photo researcher
XXXXXX & XXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX, NH 03801
Email: XXXXXXX[at]aol[dot]com
Pay Range: $155 - $175 (Inside)
Deadline: Sept. 6th


GUATEMALAN STAMP
Inside editorial use.
Guatemalan stamp (ideally with the amount of Q6.50 on it), and a postmark, as from the back of a postcard.
Note: Photobuyer requests fax or preferrably sample digital preview scans before submitting. No phone calls please. 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.
XXXXX XXXXX, freelance
XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXX[dot]net
Pay Range: $100 +(depending on size, usage and placement)
Deadline: Oct. 3rd







STAYING HEALTHY! IT'S A SCIENCE (February)
Inside editorial possible cover use.
Health guidelines are based on ever more exacting science, so an informed population stays healthier, gets better quicker, enjoys lots of energy, and achieves peak physical and mental performance. From the benefits of smiling, to the connection between heart-health and brushing your teeth, we'll provide readers with positive, how-to habits and the science behind them. This issue will launch a regular monthly column called "XXXXXX."
Note: For Feb 2011 XXXXXX, please keep in mind that this magazine is essentially written for 10- to 16- year-old children. You are encouraged to view recent XXXXXX back issues for content and style. Queries may be submitted at any time, but queries sent well in advance of deadline MAY NOT BE ANSWERED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. Go-aheads requesting material proposed in queries are usually sent four months prior to publication date. Unused queries will be returned approximately three to four months prior to publication date. To be certain that your query is received, it is best to send it by regular mail. Receipt of email queries can not be guaranteed.
XXXXXX XXXXXX, Editorial Department
XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
XXXXXXXX xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
XXXXXXXXXXXXX, NH 03458
Pay Range: $35 (Qtr), up to $100 (Full Page) Color Inside
Deadline: Oct. 15th


LET'S PLAY
Inside editorial possible cover
Let's play July/Aug 2011): Games and players around the world, including who creates them, who plays them, and how--from board games to team sports.
Note: For use in our July/August 2011 magazine XXXXXX. Keep in mind XXXXXXX 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 XXXXXX XXXXX (XXX@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.
XXXX XXXXXX, Editor
XXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX, NY 10028
Email: XXXXXX[at]gmail[dot]com
http://www.XXXXXX.com/
Pay Range: $25 (Qtr) - $100 (Full) - Color
Deadline: Sept 21st


BIG-HEADED TURTLE FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA
HONEY POT ANTS

Inside editorial possible cover
Big-headed turtle from Southeast Asia
Honey Pot Ants
Note: E-mail jpegs to photos[at]XXXXXXmagazine[dot]com.
Put subject of photographs in subject line of email message.
Please include name, address, and phone number on all emails so we can easily be in contact.
Photobuyer requests e-mail with thumbnail attachment. Pays no research fees. Photobuyer interested in negotiating for volume purchases. Please label all photographs with your name, address and/or phone number. We prefer high resolution, digital photographs. Images can be emailed, especially when responding to photo need lists on tight deadline. When submitting nature images for long-term consideration as we compile magazines from month-to-month, the photos that get looked at the most are ones that have been submitted digitally with contact prints to identify the images on the CDs submitted.
"We do not accept liability for images. We request photographers submit digital files or duplicates. Please do not send original transparencies," says photobuyer.
E-mail jpegs to photos[at]XXXXXXXmagazine[dot]com.
Put subject of photographs in subject line of email message.
Please include only one subject per e-mail so we can file the email by the topic.
Please include name, address, and phone number on all emails so we can easily be in contact.
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, Art Director
XXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX, VA 22821
Email: XXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXXXXXX[dot]com \
Web: www.XXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $25 (Inside) $50 (Backcover) $75 (Front cover)
Deadline: Sept. 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.
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Mountain Light: The Art of Dramatic Landscape and Action Photography
Two-day workshop with Tyler Stableford. He will share his lighting and composition secrets for professional-looking landscapes and outdoor sports images. The weekend will include field shoots with real cowboys on local ranches, a landscape session at the Maroon Bells mountains, as well as lectures and digital image reviews. September 24, 2011 - September 25, 2011 .
http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/events_calendar/event_details/cll_events/20110924_mountain_light_cll.shtml?WT.mc_id=EM1108EO06001&RID=1-2U2UW0&CON=1-OST-2018&PRO=&CID=1-2S5S5S
PHOTO: Tyler Stableford

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BIG JOB -- George Eastman House Taps “Clickworker” for Iconic Global Crowdsourcing Project. Clickworker utilizes its workforce in the cloud to catalog and tag more than 400,000 photos — bringing to life yet-unseen collections from the world’s oldest photography museum.
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110825006250/en/George-Eastman-House-Taps-Clickworker-Iconic-Global
PHOTO: Nicolas Muray



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Joe McNally's “Faces Of Ground Zero – 10 Years Later– G.S. : “We recently attended this exhibition and encourage everyone who has the chance to do so, and hope that the images and words it contains will be brought to more venues so all can experience it. It reminded us all why photography and story telling are so important a part of history, and can serve as both remembrance of those who have passed and as honoring those who served SOURCE: George Schaub http://www.shutterbug.com/content/joe-mcnallys-%E2%80%9Cfaces-ground-zero-%E2%80%93-10-years-later%E2%80%9D

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"You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
- Wayne Gretzky


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1840 August 14th - Class photograph was taken by professor Samuel Finley Breese Morse of the Yale College class of 1810 at their 30th reunion in New Haven, Connecticut. He made 35 daguerreotypes, each a half-inch square. This was one year after the very first photograph ("daguerreotype") in the U.S.A. had been taken.

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Google Helps You Sell Your Photos
Attending a Workshop
How To Tell a Story Visually
READY TO BREAK IN?
MOUNTAINEER PHOTOGRAPHER
What kind of stock photos sell?
EASY, QUICK, CLEAN
CATCHING UP
OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS
LEARNING FOR TRADITIONALISTS
You can't trust a photograph
Is there still money in microstock photography?
Jennifer McKendrick, Pennsylvania Photographer, Refuses To Photograph Teen Bullies
REMEMBERANCE
BLINK SELECTS
Stock Photo Site Helps You Stop Image Theft by Others
HERE’S A Q&A
Online Marketing and Social Media
The Interviews
CAN’T DO THAT!
FLASH OR NO?
PHOTO OR ART?
UP CLOSE
ONE OF THE GREATS
Previous Photo Needs
PORTFOLIO BOOTCAMP
A Digital Photography Symposium
Keywording is important to photographers
Jaw Droppingly Beautiful Small World Photography
EXPANSION!


24 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st





Google Helps You

Sell Your Photos


…even the ones you haven’t taken yet.





Search engines have come along and made it easier for the photographer who deals in editorial stock.

Most editorial photography editors don't have the tight deadlines (like needing the photo yesterday) that ad agency art directors struggle with. A three- or four-day deadline span is not uncommon for editorial photos.



This reality, together with an editor's "Googlbility" to locate a photographer who shoots in the subject area the editor needs, enables a stock photographer who may not have the needed picture already in-house, to go out and take the picture if it's within a short drive, and deliver the high-res file (or a lightBOX version)to the editor by the next day.

This looks like the way of the future. Google is an easy avenue for researchers to get specialized information quickly just by typing in a few choice keywords. Photobuyers these days utilize Google to locate highly specific photos that they have experienced are not available on the trendy microstock warehouses.

In past years, photobuyers were used to putting much effort into trying to find photographs such as “University Benemerito, Puebla, Mexico,” or "Sod homes in Custer County, Nebraska." They knew in most cases it would be counter-productive for them to pursue searching for such photos, having experienced that the law of probability of finding them at a ma 'n' pa stock photo agency was not on their side. The textbooks, magazines and documentary films of the past reflect this absence of on-target suitable photos.

It's not that the photos did not exist; -- only that a workable, time-effective method of finding them wasn't available.

GOOGLE HAS SOLVED IT


The “digital epoch” has solved all of this. With Google search capabilities available, more and more photobuyers are seeking highly-targeted photo needs. They know chances are good they can locate a source of such a specific photo by matching a description of their photo need with the keywords and phrases a photographer, or a tourist department, historical society, medical school, or stock agency, may have posted on their website.

We will no doubt see photobuyers of the future digging even deeper into the Internet to find sources for the pictures they need.

LET THE YELLOW PAGES BE YOUR GUIDE


Again, in editorial photography, it's known that editorial buyers seldom need a picture the next day (unlike ad agencies).
This means that photographers who own a top-of-the line digital camera are in an excellent position to mesh with the way photobuyers are electronically searching for the specialized photos they need for their books, magazines and various periodicals.
Stock photographers can turn to the information in a Chamber of Commerce brochure or city website to list on their own website the local tourist highlights, public buildings, historical highlights, museums, churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, restaurants, sports arenas, schools, recreation spots, nearby lakes, rivers, mountains, and so on.
This could amount to 5,000 – 6,000 words and phrases. The photographers wouldn't have to actually take the pictures, just list them on their website. Then when they get a photobuyer call for a specific photo listed, they can arrange for an assignment, or volunteer to take the picture 'for consideration', knowing they have a good chance to sell (license) the photo to the buyer, or to a buyer elsewhere on the Net. In this case, the photobuyer has served as a free marketing suggestion guide. (If one photobuyer wants the picture, no doubt the picture will sell multiple times in the future.)

Seasonal picture needs, or certain weather conditions, might prevent the photographer from taking the right photo immediately, to be sure; however, not often enough to discourage the tactic of the photographer to list picture possibilities.

For the photographer, the only effort involved is the time spent amassing a list of keywords and phrases describing area highlights within ten to twenty miles (an afternoon trip) from the photographer's headquarters. The digital photos can be taken and delivered electronically, hi-res, if need be – overnight. Another option is that the photographer can deliver a lightbox of a dozen views for consideration.

Is this sci-fi stock photography? Twenty years ago, yes. Today, Google has changed the landscape for stock photographers and photobuyers. You're at the cutting edge.

Here at PhotoSource International, back in 1999 we started the PhotoSourceBANK, a photo search site where stock photographers can listup to 6,000 keywords describing the photos they have available. The PhotoSourceBANK has grown to be a major resource used by photobuyers searching for highly specific photos they need. Visit it at http://www.photosource.com/bank . If you don't have a section on your own website for keywords, or you don't get much traffic yet, the high-traffic PhotoSourceBANK (you receive your own PhotoSourceBANK page) could be the best place to download your text descriptions of your photos, - actual and possible – to give you more sales and market contacts.

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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Attending a Workshop



We all know that interaction with peers and colleagues is important in any profession. So is networking, discussing new ideas, new trends. So, what should a stock photographer do?

Are you a stock photographer? You know that you shoot alone, work alone, and there's seldom an office where you can mingle with colleagues and co-workers. Have I just described a lonely vocation?

A REMEDY

Attending workshops and seminars is an excellent way to expand your knowledge of your craft. You also get to meet people interested in the field, veterans, and photographers just starting out.
There are plenty of general photography seminars and workshops available across the country. They are great for general info, inspiration, and mastering basic techniques. When it comes to the specific aspects of stock photography, however, you want to look for seminars targeted to stock marketing and in-house operation.

INSPIRATION & KNOWLEDGE


As stock photographers, we sometimes forget that we are much more than "just" a photographer. We are also owners of a small business, and there is a wide range of information in all sorts of fields that comes in really handy for small business-owners.

To gain this knowledge you can arrange to attend other workshops and seminars aside from photographic ones. For example, workshops on direct mail/marketing, small business accounting, small business taxation and tax planning, and graphic design, are all beneficial for small business-owners. A Google search many times will find a current, free government-sponsored seminar on these subjects. YouTube will often offer insights on certain business-related ideas. Also, check out business-related Apps that shed light on specialized business subjects.

GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS


Photography workshops come in all flavors and sizes. You have seen them advertised in the photo magazines and newsletters. They range from highly specialized to broad in their coverage. With a little investigating you're bound to find a seminar/workshop that is of interest to you.

Approach a workshop like you would any other business endeavor. Ask for a few references from photographers who have previously attended the workshop. Check the references out, make sure everything computes, and go for it.

There are several workshop companies that have been around for many years and that have a very solid reputation. The SantaFe Workshops, Maine Photographic Workshops, Rocky Mountain School of Photography and Nikonschool, just to name a few. Again, use Google to expand this list.



Note: Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 18 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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GET FRIENDLY -- To Tell a Story Visually, Build Trust with Your Subject – Carl Costas is a Sacramento-based photographer specializing in photojournalism. He is a former staff photographer for the Sacramento Bee. In his first video on visual storytelling for Black Star Rising, Carl discusses the importance of building rapport with your subject SOURCE: Carl Costas; http://rising.blackstar.com/to-tell-a-story-visually-build-trust-with-your-subject.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Black-Star-Rising+%28Black+Star+Rising%29
TAKEAWAY: Take a look at Carl Costas' photography. It's remarkable. (< www.carlcostas.com >)
But from a photo-selling perspective, here’s the problem for Carl:
I'd like to show you one of Carl’s poignant pictures right here, but I can't. His website is done in “Flash.”
I have no easy (copy and paste) way of capturing and displaying one of those photos for you. And for this same reason, Flash is not acceptable to photobuyers, the people who write the checks.
Photographers – pros or amateurs – who wish to sell their photos as stock, should steer clear of using Flash.
It goes like this: photo researcher, Jim, sees a Flash picture on a photographer's website. He emails the site address to Mary, the graphics person, and tells her the picture would fit nicely in the layout she is preparing. He tells her the photo is the 7th one in the slide show on Carl’s website. Jim cannot capture the photo to display for Mary; it's not a tiff, gif, or jpeg. And also Mary would mot be able to easily display the Flash photo for her staff colleagues or a client to review for consideration.
To get the picture to put it in the running, Mary would need to contact Carl, something photobuyers rarely have the time or inclination to do. "Ah, heck! That's too much Mickey Mouse to go through!” Mary says. End of possible sale story.
In our survey of photobuyers here at PhotoSource, it's unanimous that photobuyers move on when they come across a website that employs Flash as its display method.
I know that web designers use the “anti-theft” feature of Flash when convincing customer prospects. This may be useful for “fine art photography,” but for everyday stock photography marketing, it can be a grave disadvantage. –RE


(Video) READY TO BREAK IN? -- M.S.:”Tips on Photography – Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, professional photographer Jack Hutcheson has taken numerous photographs of landscapes, architecture, and people, including a number of campaigns for famous clients like Apple, Time Magazine and Adobe. Today, he joins Marc Silber to talk about how to break into the professional photography industry."
http://www.silberstudios.tv/videos/photographer-jack-hutch-tips-on-photography-2/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SilberStudios+%28Silber+Studios%29


MOUNTAINEER PHOTOGRAPHER -- J.H.: “I moved from Florida to Idaho. Since then, I have faced immense photographic challenges that I had not anticipated. Here’s a little tutorial on some of the challenges that photographers face when shooting in the mountains to help everyone who faces this challenge SOURCE: Jim Harmer; http://improvephotography.com/1793/tips-ideas-landscape-photography-mountains-hiking-camping/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ImprovePhotography+%28Improve+Photography%29

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What kind of stock photos sell?
What kind do not sell?
Is the criteria have something
to do with popular appeal or
contest awards?
If you said, 'yes', you'll be surprised.






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EASY, QUICK, CLEAN -- S.K.: “Why I’m on Google+ . The answer for me is quite simple. It’s where I’m finding unique content and conversations I can’t find elsewhere on the web as easily, quickly or cleanly. I don’t use social media to find clients for my photography, I use it to find others often of like mind to discuss “things” that pop into my mind. SOURCE: Scott Kelby ; http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2011/08/17/why-im-on-google/


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CATCHING UP -- The first paperback books were released in England in 1935 by Penquin Books. In 1960, dollar sales of paperbacks exceeded those of hardcover books, partially due to the banning of Penguin's unabridged paperback version of Lady Chatterley's Lover. Publication of the book was challenged under the Obscene Publications Act; the company was acquitted and Penguin sold two million copies during that Christmas season and another 1.3 million copies in 1961. Today e-books are beginning to give paperbacks a run for their money.


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OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS -- C.L.: "In the same way that two writers would tell two completely different
accounts of the same moment, two photographers will likely photograph the exact same scene, the exact same moment in two completely different ways. 7 Travel Photography Tips." SOURCE: Christopher Lin ; http://www.travel-writers-exchange.com/2011/08/7-travel-photography-tips/
PHOTO: Christopher Lin



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LEARNING FOR TRADITIONALISTS -- The PACA Conference 2011 – L.T.: “This year I’m hosting three sessions on the program at the PACA International Conference. I’ve picked three topics that I feel are at the core of what makes the difference between growth and contraction for stock photo agencies today. They’re aligned for an audience of primarily traditional, non-microstock, agencies. And the content is based in microstock, the area of knowledge where I can add the most value. SOURCE: Lee Torrens ; http://www.microstockdiaries.com/the-paca-conference-2011.html

MAKING IT -- Bob: “Is there still money in microstock photography? If you’re one of those ‘pro’ photographers who has a hissy-fit when anyone criticizes your work, stop reading now. If however you’re serious about making money in microstock, read on. Rule #1: Stop whining about how unfair the world is and put everything you have into your portfolio… you will find there is TONS of money in microstock photography.…” SOURCE: Bobbigmac
http://blog.picniche.com/tips/is-there-still-money-in-microstock-photography/


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Jennifer McKendrick, Pennsylvania Photographer, Refuses To Photograph Teen Bullies
A Pennsylvania photographer has chosen not to photograph a group of high school girls for their senior portraits after she found evidence of the teens bullying other students on Facebook.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/19/jennifer-mckendrick-penns_n_931324.html



REMEMBERANCE -- Digital Journal launches online project to commemorate 9/11. Several news and social media channels will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Digital Journal invites everyone around the world to submit stories, comments, photos and video to commemorate 9/11. SOURCE:David Silverberg http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/310449#ixzz1VQsBwA1C



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BLINK SELECTS -- H.V.: "A labor of love by Korean native Kim Aram, B:INK magazine features personal work by emerging, established and undiscovered photographers. Issue 5 has just been released. How do you select the images, do you choose a theme for each issue?" SOURCE: HeideVolpe ; http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2011/08/18/blink-magazine-interview/
PHOTO: Todd Baxter (l) and Chris Anthony (r)

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STOP THIEF! -- Stock Photo Site Helps You Stop Image Theft by Others – T.S.: “If your photos are sold on Dreamstime, you can now easily report copyright infringement when you see it. SOURCE: Terri Stone ; http://www.creativepro.com/article/stock-photo-site-helps-you-stop-image-theft



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HERE’S A Q&A – What Year Should I Use for My Copyright Notice? – “I took a photograph in 2007, filed my copyright registration for it in 2008, and published it in 2009. Do you always post a copyright notice with the same year or do you change it to the current year? Why do some people use continual date, such as © 2001-2011? SOURCE: Carolyn A. Wright, Esq. http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=2813

24 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st





The Linked Photographers’ Guide to Online Marketing and Social Media (Lindsay Adler and Rosh Sillars.)– Book is presented in four major sections: an introduction to social networking, a section on social media basics, information for several of the major social media websites, and a collection of case studies and real-world stories. Review: by Aaron Hockley,
http://www.socialphototalk.com/book-review-linked-photographer/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SocialPhotoTalk+%28Social+Photo+Talk%29


24 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st




The Interviews
Rohn Engh


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



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


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CAN’T DO THAT! -- Denver Settles Lawsuit for Wrongful Arrests of Photographers, Others – D.W: “The City of Denver has agreed to pay $200,000 and change its police training procedures to settle a lawsuit over mass arrests of protesters during the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The settlement was announced by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). SOURCE: David Walker ; http://pdnpulse.com/2011/08/denver-settles-lawsuit-for-wrongful-arrests-of-photographers-others.html
More: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_18696226
PHOTO: Kim Sidwell

24 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st



FLASH OR NO? -- Orbis Ring Flash – (Tristan) The Orbis is well made and is designed to be universal fit as part of its secret to success is that it requires you to take your flash off camera. http://www.thisweekinphoto.com/review-orbis-ring-flash/

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EXPANSION! -- As photographs go, pop star Justin Bieber’s snap of Los Angeles traffic was hardly momentous image. However, the young singer took his photo using a mobile phone application called Instagram and shared it with his 11 million followers on Twitter. Soon, around 50 people a minute were joining Instagram to follow Bieber, sparking a mini boom in membership. SOURCE: Shane Richmond http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8710979/Instagram-Hipstamatic-and-the-mobile-photography-movement.html
PHOTO: REX




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NEW ART -- You can't trust a photograph — and that's what makes it so fascinating. 'The Digital Eye': photographic art in the electronic age. Some surreal photographic visions involve no wizardry beyond elaborate staging. Other seemingly "natural" shots are the result of self-effacing camera trickery you'd never guess was at work unless you were informed about it. SOURCE: Michael Upchurch http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/thearts/2015872144_ar14digitaleye.html?prmid=head_main

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UP CLOSE -- Small beauty. Every year, entries in the Nikon Small World competition are stunningly beautiful. The competition receives thousands of submissions of extremely close-up photography from scientists and photomicrographers around the world. These pictures are captured with the help of microscopes, and allow us to see things in amazing detail that we wouldn’t normally be able to. SOURCE: Erin Podolak http://www.geekosystem.com/small-world-photography/
PHOTO: Torsten Wittmann

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ONE OF THE GREATS -- Photographer Elliott Erwitt loves babies, bare bottoms and dogs — specifically, jumping dogs. And he'll go to great lengths — however unorthodox — to get the shot. To get a dog to jump? Bark at it, Erwitt says: "You have to speak their language.... Sometimes they bark back, sometimes they jump." But it's a perilous approach. "Once, one of them peed on my leg as a consequence," he says. SOURCE: Susan Stamberg http://www.wbur.org/npr/139384106/jumping-dogs-and-photo-toons-meet-photographer-elliott-erwitt
PHOTO: Eliott Ewitt


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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 hope you like this new section of PhotoStockNOTES and welcome your feedback. -RE







BATS WITH WHITE NOSE SYNDROME
Inside editorial possible cover
Bats with White Nose Syndrome
Note: Email only, you may send lo res with email.
For XXXXXX Magazine, 285,000 circulation.
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, Photo Editor
XXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX, DC 20036
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXX[dot]org
Pay Range: $150+ ¼ depending size, placement
and usage $525 (Cover)
Deadline: Sept. 7th


ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS (CANADA)
Inside editorial usage
Roadside Attractions, those giant statue-like things that many small towns put up in order to attract tourists.
The Coffee Pot and Mug in Davidson, Saskatchewan
The Happy Rock in Gladstone, Manitoba
The Puffin in Longue-Pointe-de Mingan, Quebec
Note: The project is a book for XXXXX XXXX

IMMEDIATE NEED
No phone calls
Pays no research fees.
Lo res Jpegs
Submit lo-res jpgs by email. Hi-res will be required at a later date for any images chosen.
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
XXXXX XXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX, ONT K1L 7H3 CANADA
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $100+ USD (1/4 page)
Deadline: Sept 18 (TODAY)


HARDWOOD FLOORS
Inside editorial, possible cover use
Vertical
Hardwood floors (new construction in 2009/2010)
Note: For XXXX XXXX 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-XXX. 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.
XXXX XXXXX, Art Director
XXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX, WI 53704
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $200- $500 (Cover/editorial series)
Deadline: Sept. 15th






SR-3 PDE (Pulse Detonation Engine) SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT
FRENCH 15TH CENTURY ERA PAINTING OF THE INFANT JESUS HOLDING A WHIRLYBIRD TOY
CRESCENT-SHAPED AIR-FRAME RECONNAISSANCE
TR-3A BLACK MANTA MANNED TRIANGULAR AIR-FRAME STEALTH AIRCRAFT OF U.S. MILITARY
AC-X SON OF SPECTRE C-130 LASER WEAPON GUNSHIP

Website logo, Game-board box use
Horizontal
SR-3 PDE (Pulse Detonation Engine) Supersonic Aircraft
French 15th Century era painting of the infant Jesus holding a whirlybird toy
Crescent-shaped Air-frame Reconnaissance
TR-3A Black Manta manned Triangular Air-frame Stealth Aircraft of U.S. Military
AC-X Son of Spectre C-130 Laser Weapon Gunship
Note: Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges
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.
XXXXX XXXXXX, Owner
XXXXXXXXXX AZ 85731-7091
Email: XXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]gov
Pay Range: $25-$50 (web logo, game board box cover)
Deadline: Nov. 1st

AMIMALS AND FRESHWATER FISH INDIGENOUS TO VIRGINIA IN NATURAL HABITAT.
Inside editorial
1.) Freshwater fish indigenous to VA photographed underwater NO PEOPLE
2.) Animals close-up(s) of animals, e.g. birds, animals, game and non-game, indigenous to Virginia in their natural habitat;
Note: This is a non-profit organization.
Large format 12x15 horizontal 360 dpi
Please send e-mail before submitting
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXX XXXX, Art Director
XXXX XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX, VA 23230
Email: XXXXXX@XXXXXXXXX
Pay range $50 (inside) $125 (Cover)
Deadline: Sept. 26th


ANIMALS AND US
Inside editorial usage.
Animals and people interacting.
Note: For July/August 2011 issue of XXXX® - world cultures and geography for grades 4 and above. Images suitable for children ages 9 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.
XXXXXX XXXXX, Editor
XXXXX xXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX, NH 03458
Email:XXXXXX@yahoo.com
Fax: XXX XXX XXXX
Pay Range: $35 (Qtr), up to $100 (Full page color inside)
$200-$250 (Cover)
Deadline: Sept. 26th







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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PORTFOLIO BOOTCAMP – R.H.: “September 23 – 24 Santa Fe’s, CENTER has a retreat-style workshop called portfolio bootcamp that I will be participating in. This is a weekend intensive workshop aimed at photographers of all levels who want to get their portfolios in great shape. For more information on the event including a list of presenters: SOURCE: Rob Haggert ; http://www.visitcenter.org/bootcamp http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2011/08/19/portfolio-bootcamp/

“TAKE A SHOT": A Digital Photography Symposium. Saturday, September 17th, 2011 the Boston Center for Adult Education. The BCAE will hold the center’s first annual day-long seminar for photography enthusiasts, practitioners, or simply those wishing to learn more about the many styles and techniques involved in the art. Open to students of all levels, the symposium is designed to provide information and technique sharing through various interactive and intensive workshops taught by some of the most recognized photographers in New England.
http://www.prurgent.com/2011-08-18/pressrelease190203.htm


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MAKE IT A GAME -- Keywording is important to photographers who wish to sell their photos on-line. Photo researchers are delighted to know they can type a phrase like “Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens” into a search engine like Google or Yahoo and find which photographer has the picture. Photo researchers nevertheless are laboring against a basic human problem. As is Google.
http://www.gec09.org/keywording-make-it-a-game


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UP CLOSE -- Jaw Droppingly Beautiful Small World Photography. Every year, entries in the Nikon Small World competition are stunningly beautiful. The competition receives thousands of submissions of extremely close-up photography from scientists and photomicrographers around the world. These pictures are captured with the help of microscopes, and allow us to see things in amazing detail that we wouldn’t normally be able to. SOURCE: Erin Podolak http://www.geekosystem.com/small-world-photography/


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“There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.”
- Francis Bacon


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1869 August 10th - The first Photograph of a meteor was made in the United States, taken by Harvard College Observatory, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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What’s your style? Make it real…
JOHN LUND TALKS WITH LEWIS BLACKWELL.
The Cost of Doing Business
LOCATION CHALLENGE
Storytelling with a camera
CHASE JARVIS’ 5 SECRETS FOR EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS
BASIC MARKETING
WHERE HAVE ALL THE B/W’S GONE?
Not the way YOU would photograph them
IS FILM PHOTOGRAPHY ALIVE?
Are You Leaving Potential Customers Out In The Cold?
UNWANTED PHOTOGRAPHIC INVASION
Via Magazine (AAA's travel publication)
STILL TAX-FREE
The Stock Photographer’s Bible

The Puffin Pad
Olloclip three-in-one camera lens for iPhone 4 review
Nikon patents a DSLR with a built-in projector
Why they love Instagram, Hipstamatic, and the lo-fi photo trend
Matt and Agnes Hage
Previous Photo Needs
THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW
THE EXPERT SHARES THREE SECRETS


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What’s your style?

Make it real…






In 1997, I can remember talking with a California stock photo agency director who waved his hand toward his office files with the exclamation, "Editorial photos? We have plenty of those!" The pictures he referred to, of course, were of squeaky clean models in a work situation, smiling at a computer screen, or a housewife pleasantly choring away with her upscale vacuum cleaner. The viewing public in those days, it was assumed, preferred fairytale "editorial" pictures.
Catalogs of historical B&W photos from the post WWII era also reflect the aspirations of the public (or at least that's what the art directors figured) to depict a wonderland society, peaches and cream, that, however, few people would ever experience
. Times have changed. Maybe it was the shock of 9/11 or the turmoil in the Middle East; or it may be the influence of TV that can portray reality as it really is. The public is growing up and getting real. Publishers are wakening up also. We are seeing a growing willingness of publishers to tackle controversial subjects with natural lighting and hand-held camerawork. Even major Hollywood films today reflect a cultural acceptance of the "real."

Yes, the antiseptic advertising pictures we continue to see today have their place – in microstock online galleries, in travel brochures and TV advertising. Luckily, magazine and book publishers have shifted to a sense of realism in the images they choose for production. They perceive that their readership wants the "straight story."

The nominations for "The Oscars" each year also reflect this willingness to tackle gritty, topical issues head on. The top nominations range from treatment of race relations to the death penalty. Often, major nominees deal with realism and the personal cost of making life decisions based on whether to conform to social norms or not.

If you are an editorial stock photographer, you can translate this trend towards "realness" –as a marketing challenge. It means less or more sales (licensing) of your images based on your personal preferences.
Will the pendulum eventually swing back to the fairytale type of photos of the last decade? Possibly. I've watched this phenomenon over the last 40 years, and my bet is that it will continue in the pattern of shifting back and forth every ten to fifteen years or so. In either case, use Google to find your markets for your editorial style of stock photography, to begin attracting clients who will want your work.

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, 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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JOHN LUND TALKS WITH LEWIS BLACKWELL. (Stock Photo Agency guru…) “Lewis, you spent many years as editor-in-chief of Creative Review, for eight years served as Group Creative Director with Getty Images, and now are Director of Strategy for Image Source. “ http://blog.johnlund.com/2011/08/interview-with-lewis-blackwell-director.html




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The Cost of Doing Business

Numbers really can set you free. Numbers describing your cost of doing
business, to be more specific. Metrics. For many small business owners, coming up with the cost of doing business can seem a daunting task. It really doesn’t have to be. You’ve done your taxes, right? All the figures and facts you need should be easily accessible.
Here's how to do it:

Add up all the costs you pay for being in business. You should include everything. We're assuming that the items you use, you use mainly for business, hence we're counting them at 100%. Look back and count everything for 1 year. A good, basic list of costs is: insurance for your cameras and lenses, health insurance, liability insurance, car insurance, car repair and maintenance (if you use your car for business), office rent, cost for camera equipment repaired or replaced, cost for office machines and computers replaced or repaired, software purchases and upgrades, dues to professional organizations, business subscriptiuons, postage, phone, internet service, website hosting, website upkeep and development, cell phone, social security tax, income tax, retirement savings, and savings to grow your business. Add any other specific costs you have, including utilities or a percentage of utilities if you work from a home office.

Now, add all these costs up. Remember we're looking at the total cost for the entire year. Once added up, divide by 12. That's your cost to do business per month. Now take the new number you have and divide that by 22 (average number of work days in a month) and you'll get your cost of doing business per day. Take that figure and divide by 8.

You now have your cost of doing business on a per hour basis. To this number add the hourly salary you want to pay yourself. The resulting number is your total cost of doing business per hour. In other words, this is how much you need to bring in per hour - on average - to stay in business.

Use this figure as a basis for figuring fees for assignments, for figuring out
how much of an investment you're really making when you go out on a week-long
stock photography shoot, and much more. Remember to add a little extra for more
business expansion, more future shoots, and the occasional pay increase for yourself!

Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 28 years' experience of working for magazines and newspapers in more than 30 countries. He moved to the United States in 1998 from his native Sweden. He lives in Nebraska and is currently US correspondent for 11 Swedish magazines and writes a how-to photograph column for PhotoStockNOTES.
Reach Mikael via email: mk[at]photosource[dot]com





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LOCATION CHALLENGE -- J.H.: A couple of months ago a woman asked me to photograph her backyard. What in her backyard did she want photographed? The neighbor’s flag. Apparently, she really liked the way that it waved in the wind. 10 tips for making great shots even when you’re in a pinch… or a client’s backyard. SOURCE: Jim Harmer; http://improvephotography.com/1493/how-to-take-great-photos-in-boring-locations/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ImprovePhotography+%28Improve+Photography%29
PHOTO: Jim Harmer


THE STORY TELLER -- – S.B.: “Storytelling with a camera is – in my opinion – the highest form of photographic art. But again, it’s hard. Here are some ideas that might help you tell more stories with your camera. SOURCE: Scott Bourne http://photofocus.com/2011/07/28/more-on-storytelling-with-your-camera/
PHOTO: Scott Bourne

CHASE JARVIS’ 5 SECRETS FOR EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS -- In this interview Marc Silber gets an inside look at multi-award winning Chase Jarvis' photography. Follow Chase around the globe as he discusses his style, what he loves about being a photographer and his five tips for getting exceptional photos. SOURCE: Marc Silber ; http://www.silberstudios.tv/episodes/

EXPERT SHARES THREE SECRETS --to a Successful Photography Business. Here they are. You must have 1.) a mastery of the craft, 2.) basic entrepreneurial skills and 3.) a flawless strategy for finding and keeping paying customers. SOURCE: Roy Barker ; http://news.yahoo.com/photography-business-expert-shares-three-secrets-successful-photography-090215403.html
TAKEAWAY: There’s no denying the three secrets are handy to have but to be successful in editorial stock photography, the three most important skills would be …1.) The ability to tell a story with your photos. 2.) A sense of design 3.) Know how to match your photography interest area with that of photobuyers who need your specialization in stock photography. -RE

BASIC MARKETING -- C.K.: “Sandy Puc has been a photographer all her adult life. Her initial focus was on baby photography in the early days. It’s refreshing to hear a presentation that is composed by a person that has not had any career focus save for being a photographer. It is well worth the time invested depending where you are with your own photography business. Here’s a brief look at some of what was shared.” SOURCE: Chris Kieger ; http://www.thisweekinphoto.com/big-rocks-marketing/

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WHERE HAVE ALL THE B/W’S GONE?
If your files are bulging with unused, out-of-date B&W’s from the ‘80’s, -are you ready to toss them into the dumpster? No, you want to place them with ‘collectors’, -the people who will see them as ‘investments.’

The ‘80’s’ might be too early for some investors, especially if they are street photographs, they might ask you to come back in a couple of decades. But if you are into sports or Hollywood celebrities, pix of the 80’s might be in demand with certain collectors. A good place to start learning about photo collectors: Stephen Perloff’s THE PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTOR info@photoreview.org ; 215 757 8921. Another place: Ralph deLuca, email: Ralph[at]ralphdeluca[dot]com; (Madison, NJ) ; Want to see how all this works? http://photocentral.com
PHOTO: Rohn Engh

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Have all the travel
destinations been photographed ?
Well,yes, but not the way YOU
would photograph them.


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FILM PHOTOGRAPHY ALIVE? -- Lomography, a store, magazine and "community" dedicated to the beauty of film photography, is teaching Manhattans the wonders of the pre-digital world by offering regular workshops and social mixers at its gallery and retail stores in the West Village and Gramercy. SOURCE: Serena Solomon http://www.dnainfo.com/20110728/greenwich-village-soho/lomography-keeps-film-photography-alive

GET CRACKIN’ ! -- S.B.: “Are You Leaving Potential Customers Out In The Cold?. I hear all sorts of news about how bad the economy is. From the experiences I have, the economy is slow – no doubt. But the reason it is slow might just have more to do with lazy, untrained, under-educated, unmotivated, self-important, and unfocused business owners and employees than anything else. And that’s a shame. Because there’s no excuse for it. SOURCE: Scott Bourne ; http://goingpro2010.com/2011/08/12/are-you-leaving-potential-customers-out-in-the-cold/


UNWANTED INVASION -- D: “Amateur Buyers Purchase Poor Stock Images from Semi-Pro Photographers. Amateurs have invaded the photography world. They have limited skills, little talent and wouldn’t know a great photo if it were pasted on a billboard next to a headline saying “Great photo!” They’re responsible for bringing down the price of photography for everyone and it’s their fault that the same dull images of grinning models and headset-wearing women appear on page after page and ad after ad. And that’s just the buyers.” SOURCE: Dean. http://blogs.photopreneur.com/amateur-buyers-purchase-poor-stock-images-from-semi-pro-photographers?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29
TAKEAWAY: Be patient with the amateurs and semi-pros. . Here’s a quote from E-How:
“As it is with most breaks with tradition, Impressionist artists were subject to ridicule at the time. It took 20 years for Impressionism to be accepted.”
PHOTO: Yuri Arcurs/iStockPhoto

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MAGAZINE COVER -- S.A.: “ In late 2009 I headed down to Monterrey on assignment, to capture a cover for a client I have worked for since the mid-90s, Via magazine (AAA's travel publication). Millions would see the image on the cover of their January/February 2010 issue (their circulation being one of the largest of any travel magazine in the US), and most wouldn't bat an eye at how I came to capture the image- except for us image-makers. Which is fine; that's my job as a photographer.” Source: Sean Arbabi ;
http://www.photographytalk.com/photography-articles/1434-photography-tiphow-to-capture-a-magazine-cover
PHOTO: Sean Arbabi



STILL TAX-FREE -- The Department of Taxation and Finance in New York has decided that under its currently written tax laws, ebooks are not subject to sales tax
because they are downloadable information rather than a tangibly purchased object. SOURCE: Mercy Pinkington
http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/tax-free-status-for-ebooks-in-new-york/


17 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st



A PhotoSource International book review by Joseph Stanski


The Stock Photographer’s Bible





It’s a familiar stable on the bookshelf of many stock photographers. Not one copy, but many editions, dating back to the 80’s. How many? 34 editions in fact…
PHOTOGRAPHER’S MARKET tells you "where to send" your photos, when you’re ready to sell them. It’s a starting point for beginning stock photographers looking to find markets for their photos.
And, I use it, and have used it in the past, to jumpstart sales in new subject areas I like and have photographed for stock.

The book is an easy read, and its format is pretty much the same but updated each year, with the initial chapters about: How to use the book, Getting started selling your work, Running your business, and Finding Your Niche.
It includes articles and interviews with photographers about such subject as finding inspiration, capturing emotions, sharing and preserving stories through images, video and audio; utilizing local and regional publications, and networking with other photographers. I enjoy this section, because the editors feature different photographers commenting about lots of different subjects that pertain specifically to stock photography.

And then we have the "markets" section. Covered are: Consumer Publications, Newspapers & Newsletters, Trade Publications, Book Publishers, Greeting Cards, Posters and Related Products, Stock Photo Agencies, Galleries, Art Fairs, Contests, Photo Representatives, Workshops, and Photo Tours.

I noted in the "How to Use this Book" section, that the editor, Mary Burzlaff Bostic, included groups of symbols which appear before the name of each company, so you can quickly locate markets that meet certain criteria. These "quick-reference" keys are very helpful.
In the same section, there are also "pay scale" symbols with dollar signs that show what publications are willing to pay.
The format in the Market section for most of the book looks like this: Where and who to send your images to. What media and medium to use to get them there. General guidelines to getting them there. Specific needs. Specific specs. Making contact, and terms, and tips on the type of images they are looking for.
The book is a great help in wading through all the possible questions you might have when sending your images to a potential buyer. It’s a book I highly recommend for your stock photography library.

As an added bonus, this year's edition gives you a free 1-year online subscription to Artist Market Online.

2011 Photographer's Market - Where & How To Sell Your Photographs – 34th edition - Mary Burzlaff Bostic, Editor - North Light Books - www.Northlightshop.com. ISBN-13: 978-1582979564. List price: $34.99 - Price at Amazon.com: $19.24





Joseph Stanski has been an agricultural stock photographer for the last twenty-five years. He has published in many ag-oriented magazines as well as national publications. He retired as a
schoolteacher and is currently teaching photography and running his stock photography business in Southeast Iowa. browncow108[at]lisco[dot]com




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The Puffin Pad is designed to fit over the window of your car, via a slot running the length of the underside. Although originally designed for use in and around your car, the Puffin Pad can be used on the beach to shoot eye level with shore birds, on gates, chair backs, tables, side railings of boats and more. http://www.shutterbug.com/content/puffin-pad

Olloclip three-in-one camera lens for iPhone 4 review
With smartphone photography booming in popularity, it seems like a new
iPhone-specific camera accessory comes out every few days. One of the newest of the bunch is the £43 Olloclip, a three-in-one, clip-on lens that makes it possible to shoot macro, fisheye, and wide-angle photos and videos on an
iPhone 4.
http://www.macworld.co.uk/digitallifestyle/reviews/index.cfm?reviewid=3296640


Nikon patents a DSLR with a built-in projector
A patent application (first spotted by Photography Bay) filed by Samsung has made the rounds today, and for good reason.
SOURCE: Molly McHugh
http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/samsung-camera-patent-focuses-on-refocusing/


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DINGY PICTURES -- B.L.: “Why we love Instagram, Hipstamatic, and the lo-fi photo trend. Why are these dingy, ill-colored, sometimes washed out images so appealing? To understand that, you have to accept
something very fundamental about the nature of photography.” SOURCE: Ben Long ; http://www.macworld.com/article/161514/2011/08/whywelovelofi.html


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Matt and Agnes Hage – M:D.: Interview with outdoor adventure photo team Matt and Agnes Hage. From their Anchorage base camp, the two branch out to assignments all over Alaska, the American West, Canada, the Pacific Islands and the Patagonian Andes. HagePhoto has worked with clients including Backpacker, Outdoor Life, Backcountry, Cascade Designs, Frommer’s Travel Guides and more. SOURCE: Matt Dutilr: -- http://www.digital-photography-school.com/photographer-spotlight-matt-and-agnes-hage-hagephoto?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DigitalPhotographySchool+%28Digital+Photography+School%29

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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 hope you like this new section of PhotoStockNOTES and welcome your feedback. -RE






HORSE JOCKEY
Inside editorial, possible cover use.
horse jockey riding with his hands down. (ecent photo, or historic illustration) ore info: Starting in the 1800s, you could tell a horse jockey was easily winning if they let their hands drop down at the end of a race.
Note: Photobuyer requests call before submitting. "Do not send material without a response from me.
IMMEDIATE NEED, PLEASE,
Email 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.
XXXXX XXXXX, Photo Editor
XXXX XXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX, NY 10570
Email:XXXXX@XXXXXX.com
Color
Pay Range: $100+ depending on size, placement
and usage
Deadline: Aug. 18 (TODAY)

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 XXXXXX, Editor
XXXXXX XXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXX, MT 59802
Email: editor[at]XXXXXXXXXXX[dot]org
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXX.org
Pay Range: $100 - $250 (Inside) $500 (Cover)
Deadline: Sept. 15th

GIRLS ON CONSTRUCTION SITES
Horizontal cropping only
Girls on Construction Sites
Looking for attractive, sexy girls (ages 21 - 32) in Swimsuit tops and plumbing, heating and cooling, landscaping, etc. Girls should be smiling and looking at the camera. Horizontal cropping only.
Note: Photobuyer requests email before submitting.
Pays no research fees.
Shipping is suppliers responsibility.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXX XXXXX, Art Director
XXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX, MN 55107
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $375 per image
Deadline: Sept. 30th





CHILDREN FROM PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL
HIGH SCHOOL-AGE PHOTOS OF ONE TO THREE YOUTH LOOKING/SEARCHING/FINDING

Inside editorial possible cover, calendar
Horizontal
Children from pre-school to high-school. Especially middle-school and
junior-high. Need natural-looking images of groups of two to five kids having fun together. Heads/faces in close proximity. Mixed ethnicity a must. Mixed gender preferred. Can be looking at the camera. Not romantic. Modest clothing styles.
One to three youth (high -school age) looking/searching/finding. Can be pointing at something in the distance, looking through binoculars, spy glass, telescope. Can be using compass, GPS, map. Same guidelines as above apply.
Note: Electronic images only. Please, do not send prints or 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.
XXXX XXXXXX, Researcher
XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXX,PA 15683

Email:XXXX@XXX.org

Web: www.XXX.org
Pay Range: $75 Cover $25 - $50 (Inside) $25 - $50 (Website)
$100 (Poster) $100 (Calendar)
Deadline: August 28th


DECADENT DESSERT
Web use
Extremely high quality, decadent dessert photos needed. May include chocolate, peppermint, dripping with fruit sauce or chocolate, have Christmas/Holiday backgrounds. Rich in color and texture.
Note: Need ASAP! No research fees paid
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,
XXXXX XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX MI 48034
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: web use $50
Deadline: Sept. 2nd


SHOTGUNS
SHOTGUN SHOOTING EVENTS
SHOTGUN HUNTING
SHOTGUNS AT THE OLYMPICS
SHOTGUNS IN THE MILITARY

Inside editorial, possible cover use.
1.) Shotguns
2.) Shotgun shooting events, e.g. trap, skeet, sporting
clays, etc.
3.) Shotgun hunting
4.) Shotguns at the Olympics
5.) Shotguns in the military. "Anything shotgun," says photobuyer
Note: Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges
Will Convert to B&W if necessary
No phone calls, email only
Pays no research fees
"Shotgun and shot gunning ONLY please! " says 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 XXXXXX, Production Coordinator
XXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX, CA
Email:XXXX@XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $25-$50 (Inside) $60 (Cover)
Deadline: Sept. 1st









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






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THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW -- M.G. : “Anyone can take a photo that means something to them, but not everyone can create a work of photographic art that means something to the world.” An international exhibition that showcases the best photographs from artists all around the world. Source: Michelle Guerin ; http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/aug/09/art-photography-show/

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"Photographed images do not seem to be statements about the world so much as pieces of it, miniatures of reality that anyone can make or acquire."
-Susan Sontag


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1873 – August 26th – The birthday of physicist and inventor Lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, Iowa. He patented the Audion vacuum tube in 1907. It was the key component of the first radios. Lee went on to patent hundreds more inventions, things like the radio knife for surgery, and the photoelectric cell, but he was proudest of the Audion tube, and titled his 1950 autobiography, Father of Radio.

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TinyMike Kit
From Ambient Audio, the TinyMike is a compact camera-mountable microphone that delivers incredible sound quality while operating on minimal power. The TinyMike provides a solution to the less-adequate microphones included on high quality, compact video cameras such as the PD-150. The microphone utilizes just 3 volts of power, making it extremely efficient and versatile. An optional phantom accessory may be purchased for operation with +48V power sources. The directional polar pattern minimizes off-axis noise while the compact size is ideal for use on high quality consumer and professional video cameras alike.
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Picture Porter
The Digital Foci Picture Porter 35 Portable Digital Photo Manager is a portable battery powered hard drive unit that allows users to transfer data off of most popular memory card types. This will free up memory card space so you can keep shooting, and provides a safe place to save your precious photos. Just insert the digital camera memory card into Picture Porter 35, your photos are quickly transferred to the device. With its large 3.5" LCD display, you can clearly inspect the photos before deciding which are keepers and which to need to be re-shot.
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Are Your Photos “Real” ?
TIPS FROM A PRO
Growing Your Business
Tell Me How It Was Done
5 Simple Things You Can Do to Make Your Web Images Pop
Magazines today are specialized
EFFECTIVE VS. DECORATIVE
Basics for Building an Online Website Portfolio
MY FAVORITE ASSIGNMENT

TIPS FOR TRAVEL
PHOTO TIPS FROM NAT GEO TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHERS –
Hey! I think the publisher made a change to the picture I licensed to them...
Getty & Flickr go vintage
SO MUCH —YET SO LITTLE
Tribune Co. Working on Newspaper Tablet
WHAT COMES NEXT?
THE PERSONAL LAYER
Rick Sammon’s Complete Guide to Photographing People
FLYING HIGH
The tool can make a face appear to age over time
THE CURRENCY OF THE FUTURE?
The best surf photographers in the world.
HATS OFF!
Previous Photo Needs
PHOTO WORKSHOPS FOR G.I.’s
Professional photographers
The new keywording tool

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Are Your Photos

“Real” ?




Centuries ago, storytellers would regale villagers with tales of adventure, the glories of victory, and the horrors of defeat. The imagination of the listener was a partner in creating the depth of the emotional impact of the stories.

When motion pictures came along, the depiction of adventure, strife, and war was laid out in visual detail with the magic of cinema. Imagination no longer figured in. Hollywood directed whether we shivered with delight or closed our eyes in fright.

But motion pictures focused on fantasy, not delivering human reality to the masses. This kind of John Wayne-make-believe in tinsel-town lasted until the Vietnam War, when we were introduced to real-time TV coverage, albeit much censored by the networks.

To expect to --or try to -- depict real emotions on film in the past was the job of artful movie directors and career actors. But now comes along a new medium of motion pictures, the video format.

Back a few years, the producers of the box-office hit,” The Blair Witch Project," asked, "What if we allowed real people to video tape themselves during their own experience in a potentially near-hysteria situation?" The producers gave three pick-up actors (I'll call them participants) a professional video camera.
They pointed the participants, a female and two males in their 20's, into the woods and gave them an assignment to look into a folktale about a “witch” that legend says once frequented the forest.

The box office proved (the movie has made million$) that viewers were ready to pay for a motion picture that was void of professional actors, computer visuals, and million-dollar backdrops. Yes, to be sure,Internet hype drove many to the film out of curiosity. Word-of-mouth drove the box office receipts off the charts. Viewers were given a peeping-tom license into a storyline that strung together raw footage that laid out the three participants' internal selves as if their emotions were beef cattle parts being prepared for supermarket meat counter packaging. (Sorry, I didn't know any other way to say it.) Did the film propose some message? Since the outcome of the film wasn't predetermined, the traumatized actors were at the mercy of each sequential 3x5-file card with instructions that the producers had given them on the first day of their four-day assignment. The message of the film became as cryptic and as intriguing as a rumor –real, yet maybe unreal. Whatever.

This film is more than the raw reality of a videotaped cop chase on a Los Angeles freeway. The lighting and sound were excellent because of the professional video equipment used, much like the Star Wars weaponry that's issued to youthful U.S. Army reserves in Afghanistan or Iraq. The results can be awesome. The film tinkers with the thought processes of the zombie followers of two-dimensional Stephen King novels, and on a level that writers and cinematographers can't dip into. The maxi-movie film teases our curiosity with riveting insights into the mysteries of miracles and magic. It treats us like a kitten chasing the end of a loose ball of yarn. Frustration, yet reward. The wobbily camera work, by the way, added to this visually dizzy labyrinth. I found myself closing my eyes every now and then to keep from getting nauseous. Film students for years to come will pronounce their own assessments of The Blair Witch Project.

Did we gain a new genre of film? Is it some kind of faux snuff experience in disguise? Did we see new stalls at the video sites and stores: "B-W-P-Type Films"? No, probably because everything that followed The Blair Witch Project was tinted with the temptation to do it one better. When you pull a mask from a face at the Halloween Ball, the black cat is out of the bag. Therein lies the unique voyeurism of this film. Like the wonder of having your first child, it's impossible to repeat the primordial experience.

A funny thing happened on the way to producing, filming and editing it; no one knew just how it would come out. Art sometimes appears by accident.

THE EDITORIAL STOCK PHOTO CONNECTION


Editorial photographers, by virtue of their raison d'être of photographing single pictures, have been capturing emotional subjects like those explored in The Blair Witch Project ever since the invention of the 35mm camera and even earlier. That's something American motion pictures could not do –up until it stumbled on the approach used in this film. We, as editorial photographers, have the same license as did the producers of The Blair Witch Project. We can photograph slices of life without the crutch of Hollywood props, stand-ins, and stunt men. Our editorial photographs project reality and truth. We haven’t seen any more blockbuster Blair Witch Project movies, but the success of the film is another proof to the stock photo industry that "real pictures" sell.

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, Pine Lake Farm, 1910 35th Road, Osceola, WI 54020 USA. Rohn Engh is director of and publisher of ,i>PhotoStockNotes. E-mail: info[at]photosource[dot]com Fax: 1 715 248 3800; www.photosource.com




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TIPS FROM A PRO -- Beginning Bird Photography. David Tipling, a veteran wildlife shooter shares some wisdom for getting great bird images
http://www.popphoto.com/how-to/2011/08/tips-pro-david-tipling-beginning-bird-photography
PHOTO: Dave Tipling

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As photographers, We always try to get the best possible price for our stock photos

When negotiating with photobuyers you put a lot of time and effort into making sure that the fees you are paid are fair and square.

On the other side of the equation, photobuyers are always trying to get the best price possible from you, meaning that they want you to lower your fees or offer more for the same price.

Why shouldn't you expect the same from the people who supply you with the tools and supplies that make your stock photography business run efficiently?



Growing Your Business



Staying in business is to keep growing your business. Just like an annual raise is welcome for any employee you will want to be able to give yourself a raise, at least every now and then. Costs go up and to be able to keep in step, - your revenues need to go up as well.

1. Go Local
One potential stream of revenue often overlooked is that of local newspapers. Sure, they don't pay top dollar but they are - in most cases - quite willing to pay for quality photographs that they have a need for. Talk to the local editor and see if they need assistance covering events, sports, local artists and similar.
Chances are they do. Make sure you negotiate with them to give you all rights to all photos so that you can add the photos to your stock photo archive. This can also be a great way to expand your specialties and the topics you cover. The pay isn't great for local newspapers but the access offered often more than makes up for that. You can photograph crowd scenes and hot dog salespersons, trainers and janitors doing the clean-up afterwards.

2. Local and State Government
A few years back I spent the better part of a year and a half with a big photography project for our state Department of Corrections. The project was to build an up-to-date media photo library encompassing all state prisons, the training academy, special services and more. Not only did I use this opportunity to add hundreds of images to my stock archive, I was also paid handsomely by the state government to complete this work.
All kinds of government agencies and department need photographs. Be it for marketing, documentary purposes, or simply to use in brochures and on web sites the need is there. Look at the images they're currently using and offer them something better.
More often than not there is some sort of Media Office you can make contact with. Know what you offer and have your arguments ready prior to making contact. State, Regional and Chamber of Commerce most often work on a work-for-hire basis where they retain copyright ownership of the pictures you submit to them. Make an agreement with them beforehand that you can bring another camera along to take pictures of your own for your stock file while on a assignment. Because of your photo expertise, they're getting a good deal hiring you, so this arrangment shouldn't be a stumbling block for them.

3. Volunteer and Network

Ever since I started working as a photographer back in the dawn of time I firmly stated that I'd never photograph weddings, pets or kids. That lasted until last year. A friend (you've had this experience,haven't you?) asked me if I could help him out. His oldest daughter was about to be confirmed and the regular photographer couldn't make it to the church on time for the ceremony.
The event went well, everyone was happy (I was exhausted) but I got some great stock photos for my file from the event!






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DETECTIVE WORK -- C.J. “Deconstruct This Photo 5.0 – Tell Me How It Was Done –I still deconstruct the work of other photographers all the time – it’s a great way to expand skill sets and understanding. I was asked to photograph the amazing and controversial Prince Mandrake of India last month in NYC. It was an honor. But tell me…How did I make this picture? SOURCE: (Chase Jarvis) ; http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2011/08/deconstruct-this-photo-5-0/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChaseJarvis+%28Chase+Jarvis+Blog%29


LOOKIN’ GOOD! -- G.S. “5 Simple Things You Can Do to Make Your Web Images Pop –What's the secret to making your website images look like visually vibrant eye-candy for your visitors? When preparing images for your online portfolio, it's important to ensure that the images look their absolute best. What can photographers do to improve the look of their images when they hit the web?. SOURCE: ; Grover Sanschagrin http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/08/5-simple-things-you-can-do-to-make-your-web-images.html
PHOTO: Chris Crumley

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If you're shooting pictures to appeal to the magazine industry (magazine publishers spend thousands of dollars monthly for photography) -- are you shooting specialized photos or generalized photos?
If you are shooting "general" photos, you are shooting for magazines that don't exist --they disappeared in the last century.
Magazines today are
specialized.




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EFFECTIVE VS. DECORATIVE -- Dean: “Photographers hoping to sell usage licenses are always shooting in the dark. They have to produce images first, investing in time, effort, model hire and equipment, then hope that they’ve generated pictures for which there is a demand. Their compositions may be based in part on experience, on a browse of a site’s most popular images, or on a review of their own sales statistics, but there are also a number of other factors that a photographer can consider as he or she starts thinking about images that are more likely to attract a buyer’s eye. SOURCE: Dean ; http://blogs.photopreneur.com/creating-more-effective-stock-photography-images?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29
TAKEAWAY: If you're in the dark about what you
should be shooting as a stock photographer, -- try taking a right turn and look into editorial stock photography. These are the photographers who have decided on "niche shooting" whether it's gardens, antiques, aviation, or railroads, -they have decided to stick with 'something they know.' They have used Google to find their market(s) and guidelines so they are never ‘in the dark’ about what to shoot. Whether your niche is unique (like hang gliding or broad like childhood education) you'll soon be on a first-name basis with your photo editor(s). Once you score a couple times with them, they'll choose you for upcoming assignments or ask you to piggyback picture taking while you’re on your vacation. The pay is good because, 'What sells magazines? PHOTOS!' - and magazine publishers (whether on-line or print) have healthy budgets for their specialized photo needs. -RE
PHOTO: ckaroli

YOUR WEBSITE -- Basics for Building an Online Website Portfolio – M.C.: “The most important marketing tool for any photographer is a website. From my conversations with photo editors, I know that a photographer’s website needs to show the images as large as possible, load quickly, and be straightforward.
“The appearance of your website is also critical. While photo editors are looking mostly at your images, if the design of the website is poor, it will affect the perception of your images. I would recommend a clean and uncluttered look that puts the focus on the images. Make sure you have links for a bio, contact information, and your portfolios at a minimum, and that these links are easily visible and in the same location on every page on the website. For your portfolio galleries, remember that you want to look professional.” SOURCE: Michael Clark ; http://www.pixiq.com/article/basics-for-building-an-online-website-portfolio-0


MY FAVORITE ASSIGNMENT -- J.R. :“Over the years if there is one job that I would want to define my career it would be an assignment I’ve now done for 16 out of the last 17 years. We just finished shooting a few weeks ago for the Toys R Us Differently-Abled Guide. For a week I get the privilege to photograph a wonderful group of special needs, differently-abled kids http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2011/archives/20472


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TIPS FOR TRAVEL -- In common with many other aspiring travel photographers I have read more than my fair share of books and magazines on the subject. These are invariably overflowing with great advice and superb technical information. The authors of the material are highly accomplished masters of their craft and the pages are filled with endless sumptuous images to prove their skill. SOURCE: Linksku ; http://malloryontravel.com/2011/08/photography/travel-photography-for-travellers-adventure-travel-explore-activities-photography-ecotourism-environment-adventuretourism/

PHOTO TIPS FROM NAT GEO TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHERS -- Have you always dreamed of becoming the next great National Geographic photographer, traveling on assignment to some of the world’s most exotic and exciting destinations? Well here’s your chance to learn from the pros and get one step closer to realizing your goal. Beginning in September, the popular photography seminar series returns. http://intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/01/photo-tips-from-nat-geo-travel-photographers/
TAKEAWAY: Want to return with better photos from your exotic trip? Notice that the best National Geographic photos are comprised of these four elements of design: 1.) a background that is not distracting to the foreground activity which is 2.) a person(s) 3.) a symbol representing the topic of your photo. 4) the person’s interaction with that symbol..
The combination of those four elements (if you can pull it off) will charm and engage your family, friends and stock photo agents. -Rohn


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Hey! I think the publisher made a change to the picture I licensed to them..."


That's what Jim Sorensen wrote.




"Well, excuuuuuuuuuooooooz

me!"

Kracker Barrel administrator,

Mike Karlsson answers.


"Editorial stock photography isn't fine art

photography..."



Join the discussion at: http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,10996

It's easy to comment. There's no 'registering' to do.
Try it out at http://board.photosource.com
Your fellow stock photographers will help with an answer to your editorial stock photo question.

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Getty & Flickr go vintage – but commercial photographers not allowed Online photo library, Getty Images has strengthened its partnership with photo sharing website Flickr by offering users the opportunity to sell their old photos through its image library. Known as ‘Fototrove’, it lets amateur photographers make money from old photos which they upload to Flickr. A move that is sure to cause waves in the commercial photography world, many of whom already see the partnership as a threat to their earnings.
SOURCE : Jane Photography News
http://www.powerhousephoto.co.uk/getty-flickr-go-vintage-but-commercial-photographers-not-allowed-1758.html


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SO MUCH —YET SO LITTLE - John receives an email from an art director. “I received the following email from an Art Director/Designer that I worked with frequently back in my assignment days. It cracked me up, but I think it is important to pay attention to a couple things the email brings up. That email is posted below with her permission (I have omitted the photograph forcopyright reasons). SOURCE: John Lund ; http://blog.johnlund.com/2011/08/email-from-art-director-and-stock-photo

JOHN LUND



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DIGITIZED NEWSPAPERS! -- Tribune Co. Working on Newspaper Tablet The Tribune Corporation recently announced that it’s working on its own tablet for disseminating its nationwide newspapers. The company hopes to offer the tablet for free with the purchase of extended subscriptions to publications. As one of the biggest U.S. news agencies, the move would be a significant push towards digitized newspapers
SOURCE: Shelly Palmer http://www.shellypalmer.com/2011/08/tribune-co-working-on-newspaper-tablet/

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WHAT COMES NEXT? -- Diary of a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit – (The Defendant’s Answer) – C.W. : “Now that you’ve filed your copyright infringement lawsuit and have served the defendant (or the defendant has waived service), the defendant must now answer or otherwise respond to the complaint. Once the defendant files its answer, the battle begins. SOURCE: Carolyn Wright, Esq. http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=2754


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THE PERSONAL 'LAYER' -- Can the memory of a photograph be better then the image itself? Do we tend to embellish what we have seen and liked ? Most probably so. The memory of a photograph contains, on top of the graphic visualization of the image, the sum of all the emotions and memories linked to it : The personal experience. It contains all the subjective association that we have made while looking at it, thus creating a highly personal layer that the original vision did not have.
http://blog.melchersystem.com/2011/08/02/the-personal-experience/


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Face to Face:
Rick Sammon’s Complete Guide to Photographing People


Rick Sammon is a people person who loves the art of making – rather than simply taking – people pictures. In Face to Face, he makes learning people photography a quick and enjoyable experience. He provides techniques he uses to make extraordinary photographs of people around the world. The book gives hundreds of tips and strategies for engaging your subject and setting up the shoot, along with techniques for shooting in a variety of conditions both indoors and outdoors. He demonstrates his methods through a collection of his original photographs, each one including notes explaining the principles he followed publishing;and the techniques he used. (ISBN –134: 978-0-596-51574-4; 303 pgs) Contact: O’Reilly Publishing (Corporate Headquarters)
1005 Gravenstein Highway North. Sebastopol, CA 95472. USA

T: (707) 827-7000 / (800) 998-9938 F: (707) 829-0104
www.oreilly.com



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Here’s a QUIZ . . .




Can you answer these questions?

· How do I get buyers to call me (instead of the other way around?)

· I’ve won 3 photo contests. Does that qualify me to be able to sell my photos? (You’ll be surprised at the answer…)

· If there are 3,500 markets out there to sell my photos to, how do I know which one(s) is waiting for me at this moment?

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How do I get people to cooperate and agree to be in my photos (even if they are strangers?)

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Hello, I’m Rohn Engh, and I show photographers how they can successfully break into stock photography and make money with their photos.

Years ago, I had just returned from a European/African journey with loads of great pictures. I tried to sell them. Nobody bought. And then I learned what I was doing wrong.

I took the leap. My family and I settled on a farm in western Wisconsin and I started selling out of my large size mailbox. When the Internet came along, the selling task became even easier, with digital cameras and electronic photo delivery to buyers.

In the economy we find ourselves in now, you’re probably looking for ways to sell those quality “extras” you’ve taken over the years. Or maybe you’re a pro and would like to learn how to find even more outlets for your images.

Here’s the deal - I’ve developed a 21-unit eCourse that will answer all of the above questions and many more, like “With the way the Internet is going, why should I start now to develop ‘Vertical Markets ?" or “Can I travel free as a stock photographer?”



The cost of this 21-unit course, delivered in CD format, is $89.95 - Get yourself started doing what you've dreamed of, making a steady income from your photos.


To see a surprise price for readers today:
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FLYING HIGH -- Kodak Image Sensor Takes a Trip to Jupiter – K.S.: When NASA launches its Juno spacecraft on a five-year trip to Jupiter, the spacecraft will be using Kodak imaging technology. The spacecraft will use a camera called JunoCam to photograph the planet during Juno's orbit of Jupiter. SOURCE: Kyle Schurman ; http://cameras.about.com/b/2011/08/05/kodak-image-sensor-taking-trip-to-jupiter.htm

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Digital Photos Can Animate a Face So it Ages and Moves Before Your Eyes. Computer scientists have created a way to take images from the web or personal photos collections and in seconds create an animation of a person's face. The tool can make a face appear to age over time, or gradually change the expression from a smile to a frown. --University of Washington
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/579266/?sc=swtr&xy=5015484
via Frank Nowikowski


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BARTER –THE CURRENCY OF THE FUTURE? Get a Free Gourmet Meal In Your Neighborhood – R.S.: “Previously, the owner, knowing that I'm a photographer, asked about the trade off. I said, ‘Sure!’ I was on my way to a great sushi meal, and he was on his way to some fresh photos." SOURCE: Rick Sammon http://www.ricksammon.info/2010/05/get-gourmet-meal-in-your-neighborhood.html
PHOTO: Rick Sammon

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SEA GLORY -- The best surf photographers in the world. Surf photographers make surfing an eternal and mystic water sport. Whether it's the beauty of the wave, the breathtaking aerial move or the face expression of the surf, water photography is always special. http://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/5956-the-best-surf-photographers-in-the-world


HATS OFF! Photographers Revered for Their Contributions to Photography. Whether you’re an amateur or an expert photographer, there’re lots that you can learn from these masters of photography. Read on to find out more about these legends. SOURCE: Written by: Sidharth Thakur • Edited by: Elizabeth Wistrom http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/photography/articles/122445.aspx#ixzz1UBU0uz5f
PHOTO: Irving Penn



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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 hope you like this new section of PhotoStockNOTES and welcome your feedback. -RE







HUNTSVILLE AL
VALDOSTA, GA
ELGIN, IL
LOUISVILLE, KY
CARRBORO, NC
NYACK, NY
FREDRICKSBURG, TX
FLOYD, VA
LOGAN, UT

Inside editorial usage
High-quality pictures of the following towns:
Huntsville AL
Valdosta, GA
Elgin, IL
Louisville, KY
Carrboro, NC
Nyack, NY
Fredricksburg, TX
Floyd, VA
Logan, UT
Note: We'd love to see images of community events, outdoor recreation, green initiatives such as farmers markets or recycling programs. But any nice shot of the town would do if those aren't 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.
XXXXX XXXXX, Assistant Editor
XXXXXXXMAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXX, KS 66609
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Deadline: Aug. 30th
Pay Range: Cover: $500 Inside spread: $325
Full Page: $250 /2 to Full (depending on size):
$175 to $225


ISRAEL: LATIN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

In Israel, showing Latin American communities. Retirees
preferred. (web use)
Photobuyer requests Email only
No phone calls please. "Do not contact unless you have exactly what I am looking for," says 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 XXXXX, Photo Editor
Email: XXXXX[at]gmail[dot]com
Pay Range: $200 -$250
Deadline: Aug. 29

RESIDENTIAL SWIMMING POOLS
RESIDENTIAL SPAS
SPA ENCLOSURES
PORTABLE SPAS

Inside editorial, possible cover use
Vertical
1.) Residential swimming pools, above-ground, indoor, vanishing edge, all materials)
2.) Residential spas, hot tubs, swim spas, saunas, spas can be equipped with extensive lighting, sound systems, flat screened televisions with integral DVD players etc.
3.) Spa enclosures
4.) Portable spas. (Especially in a snowy environment.)
Note: Some "spa" lifestyle shots would be considered. Prefer photos from new construction in 2009/2010
Architectural type photos.
"No people, please."
Will be used in monthly 15,000 national circ. trade magazine for the pool and spa industry.
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 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 XXXX, Art Director
XXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX, WI 53704
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $200- $500 (Cover/editorial series)
Deadline: Aug. 30th




MOUNTAIN PEOPLE:
Inside editorial possible cover
Mountain people. Present-day stories from the Blue Ridge Mountains
Winter color: scenics, towns, people, outdoor recreation, attractions, road shots. All MUST BE in the Appalachian mountains of our nine-state coverage area (VA, WV, NC, SC, TN, KY, AL, GA, MD).
Note: For November/December issue. 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.
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: Initial submissions can be low-res. Digital preferred but we do also accept transparencies 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 XXXXXXX, Editor
XXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXX, VA 24018
Email: XXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $150 (Cover)
Deadline: July 15th

PIANO TEACHER AND STUDENT

Inside editorial, possible cover
Vertical
Piano teacher and student. " Both eyes must be open, if pianist looks down, eyes appear to be closed," says photobuyer.
Note: "We work with prints, slides, transparencies, and digital images 300 dpi at 8"x10"," says photobuyer.
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.
XXXX XXXXX, Editor
XXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXX, IL 60093
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $50 (Qtr - Half) $100 (Full ) $200-$250 (Cover)
Deadline: August 25th


FALL COLOR SCENICS

Inside editorial usage
We're looking for a great Sept/Oct cover for Blue Ridge Country: That classic (and of course vertical) fall color shot that makes people's jaws drop . . ideally has mountains in it along with color, and maybe even people. il war sites and scenics in Georgia's historic High Country. (Cartersville/Tocca/Dawsonville area) Winter color: scenics, towns, people, outdoor recreation, attractions, road shots. All MUST BE in the Appalachian mountains of our nine-state coverage area (VA, WV, NC, SC, TN, KY, AL, GA, MD).
Note: For Sept/Oct Cover
IMPORTANT NOTE: Initial submissions can be low-res. Digital preferred but we do also accept transparencies If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXX XXXXX Editor
XXXXXX MAGAZINE
Roanoke, VA 24018
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXpublishing[dot]com
Pay Range: $40 - $100 (interior) $150 (Cover)
Deadline: Sept. 6th








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






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PHOTO WORKSHOPS FOR G.I.’s -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the Maine Media Workshops’ one-, two- and four-week classes as education programs for the GI Bill.
http://knox.villagesoup.com/place/story/veterans-affairs-approves-maine-media-workshops-for-gi-bill-funds/427669

Professional photographers and instructors Susan and Neil Silverman, known for their photo workshops and tours, will lead the photography workshop, If It's Worth Shooting, Make it Great.
http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/ci_18616781


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A NEW WAY -- The new keywording tool MyKeyworder went live August 1st 2011. As a source it uses images from Shutterstock and Flickr. It is possible to exclude image from Flickr. You can create a keyword list, tag cloud, or search for images. You can display the result by popularity or newest. Jump on over to MyKeyworder and try it out. SOURCE: Henrik Lehnerer http://microstockinfos.blogspot.com/2011/08/new-keywording-tool-goes-live.html


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“To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.”
– Lord Byron

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1908 August 28 - Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson was born in Chanteloup, France.

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ACDSee Photo Manager 12 Software
The ACDSee Photo Manager 12 Software from ACD Systems is a software application for Windows that gives you the tools necessary to manage, edit, and share your digital photos. You'll be able to add keywords to your photos, making it easy to find images of a person, event, or place with ease.
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SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash
The Bower SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash for Sony Alpha DSLR cameras is a circular light source which delivers, evenly balanced, shadowless lighting ideal for macro, portraits without red eye, products, medical or technical
applications. It has a Guide Number of 46' (14 m)at ISO 100 and features full automatic TTL flash exposure control. When shooting at extremely short distances, relatively minor movement of lighting and subject results in relatively large changes of exposure. TTL metering eliminates the need for lengthy calculations of exposure, because the inherent loss of light at macro distances can automatically calculated. The ringlight attaches to directly to a lens with a 52mm filter size and by using the included adapter rings (55mm, 58mm, 62mm, & 67mm) it can fit a wide variety of other lenses.
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August 4th 2011


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If you want to receive a weekly message from us,
go to FACEBOOK and add "ROHN ENGH" as a friend.
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SELLING YOUR PHOTOS
What will you do with them?
Changes
Mike Karlsson asked photobuyers your questions.
TRAVEL PHOTO TIPS
SHOOTING MARKETABLE SILHOUETTES
Corbis Acquires Candid Celebrity Site
Marketing Yourself With Photo Books
"ALL-AMERICAN" TOWN
LADY GAGA?!?!?
MARKETING THE "OLDIES"
The Annual Gold Ink Awards
Are you "taking them" or "making them"?
Timeliness is a Virtue
Photography app for iPhone 4
CHANGE YOUR VANTAGE POINT
Photography Workshops for Profit
Getty Images and the Launch of Flickr Select
STEP UP THE SELLING PROCESS with GlobalEye
What It Takes to Make It in Photography
GETTING PUBLISHED IN PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINES
FUNLAND FOTO FREEZE
SEARCHING FOR USE OF YOUR PHOTOS
Wenger Breaks Up Counterfeiting Operation
Court Holds Removal of Photo Credit
The Beginners Guide to Underwater Digital Photography
Take the InfoTrends Professional Survey
Receive the PhotoStockNotes on your Kindle!!!!
MAKEOVER?
THE WEB AS A SOURCE OF INCOME
FINANCING PROJECTS
U.K. Bans Digitally Airbrushed Ads
Previous Photo Needs
The Ansel Adams Gallery
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Workshop
The Business of Photography
UNDER LOCK & KEY
TAG THOSE PHOTOS!
Jerome Liebling


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Expired: Your Photo Collection

What will you do with them?




A photographer asked me, “Thirty-five years ago a museum offered to store a significant artistic/historical collection of photographs of mine.

"The museum is a small but significant private facility, and there was a social relationship between myself and the museum director. No paperwork was offered or asked for. I recently requested the collection back, and the new director of the museum indicated in a letter that the collection cannot be found, although several other interim museum directors remember the photos in the archives.

"Any suggestions for legal assistance?"

- - -


My reply to him was, an attorney would no doubt be able to help him if he can document that the museum was in possession of his photos. He needs to gather witnesses, diaries, written quotes from museum employees, and other documentation such as correspondence, or photos of his photos, etc. that record his situation.

As in all disputes, firm evidence and witnesses are paramount. Hearsay won't work in a court of law.
But his experience brings up something important as we move along in the digital age.

Photographers with an important collection of photographs, either acquired or developed by themselves over the years, no longer have to first expect to just donate their historical collection to a museum, university, or similar non-profit organization.

The new practice in our industry will be to place such a collection as an annuity, with a family member, a colleague, or an employee, as custodian of the files. The collection can begin working right away for the photographer by utilizing an on-line database such as the PhotoSourceBANK > http://www.photosource.com/bank < which photo researchers consult to locate specific pictures.

KEYWORDING IS A 'MUST'


If you keyword (caption) each photo in your collection with highly specific keywords, a researcher will be able to employ the Internet to locate the source of such a photo -- you.

Your experience with the museum is not uncommon. Non-profit organizations have been known to readily accept photographic collections, only to store them away in a basement closet.
A generation later, a worker discovers the carton of photos, all damaged by humidity and neglect, trashes them, and makes room for the cycle to repeat itself.
Unless you can get a firm (in writing) commitment from an organization to protect your photo collection in storage, avoid the arrangement. Instead, market them yourself or arrange for a colleague to do it and split the profits.

It seems like the right thing to do, donate your lifelong collection of photos to a local college, university or museum, sit back, and wait for the accolades to start pouring in. While a non-profit agency or institution frequently is eager to accept your donation, too often your photos simply get stored away in a cocoon. A better alternative: advertise your collection on the Internet and set up an annuity for your heirs.

THE VALUE


Can a donation to a non-profit organization be used as a write-off?

The IRS looks at artwork (which includes photos, both vintage and contemporary) as pieces of replaceable paper. Only if you have sold a particular photo or a similar photo(s) for a certain price and can document the sale(s) with a receipt, will the IRS usually consider a monetary value for the pictures you wish to declare as a donation.

If you are a photographer celebrity, the courts may look at your situation differently. Otherwise, they place very little value (limited to the cost to reprint the image) on a photo.

A museum or university might have a development officer able to place a value to your photo collection (a professional educated guess), but whether that value could serve as a tax write-off might be challenged by the IRS.


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, Pine Lake Farm, 1910 35th Road, Osceola, WI 54020 USA. Rohn Engh is director of and publisher of ,i>PhotoStockNotes. E-mail: info[at]photosource[dot]com Fax: 1 715 248 3800; www.photosource.com






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Monique Berger Monique.Berger[at]ttahead[dot]com

has replaced

Chris Henry at The Territory Ahead.


---

Lisa Munniksma
is no longer with BowTie Inc.
Roger Sipe replaces Lisa
rsipe[at]bowtieinc[dot]com
949-855-8822 ext. 3333.


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Mike Karlsson
asked
photobuyers your questions.


Here’s what some responded:



What don't you like about some photographer website you visit?


“I dislike sites with no functioning search capability. I also hate poorly laid out sites that are difficult to navigate and very difficult to read.”

“First: is no functioning search capability.
Second is having photos in a Flash or slide-show format, or disabling the Save As function [also known as Right Click – note from Mike], preventing photo buyers from saving low res files for further consideration. Editors and researchers need to review photos from different sources together. Photographers who prevent this are losing sales every day. If they are concerned about their images being misused, then set up a secure site where only those people they approve can enter.
Third is just too many graphic elements. Editors and researchers have very little time—just get us to the image database so we can search!”

“Incomplete caption info.”

“I don't like music or other distractions on the site, and I want it to be easy to navigate. But most of all, I want thumbnails of most if not all of their collection, even if I have to register to access them. I want to see the actual images so I can select exactly what I need, not wait for them to guess what I mean and send me their choices.”

“I will not source from vendors who do not have search capabilities on the web...”


Photojournalist Mikael Karlsson has 19 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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TRAVEL PHOTO TIPS -- Is it very hard to capture that perfect sunset, or the lion protecting his pride in the Serengeti. Travel photography has the ability to influence people enough to persuade them to visit a certain destination; for others it captures and immortalizes special moments. http://www.dotwnews.com/Opinion/Column/Toptentravelphotographytips.aspx
PHOTO: Jonathan Dunbar


SHOOTING MARKETABLE SILHOUETTES -- C.B. “The technique is the first important point, but for those marketing images, the concept is equally, maybe more important. The image needs to tell a story and it needs to be explicit in message. The best strategy is to always be alert to good storytelling silhouettes.” SOURCE: – Charlie Borland; http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/07/5-examples-of-marketable-silhouettes/
PHOTO: Charlie Borland

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Corbis Acquires Candid Celebrity (a.k.a. paparazzi) Content -- Corbis Images, a visual media (stock photo agency) provider for the creative community, today announced its acquisition of Splash News for an undisclosed amount. The Los Angeles-based company provides candid celebrity photography and video content to the world's premiere entertainment print, online and broadcast media outlets. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/corbis-images-acquires-splash-news-125894328.html



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MARKET YOURSELF -- With Photo Books – A.F.: “Today we're launching, Marketing Yourself With Photo Books, a new (free) 22-page guide that explores the different ways photographers are using self-publishing to promote themselves to photo editors/buyers and fans alike. SOURCE: Andrew Fingerman http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/07/marketing-yourself-with-photo-books.html
TAKEAWAY: An unexpected bonus: Self-published photo books will serve as a catalog for you. Be sure to include your credit line, email, even your phone whenever the layout will allow. The ROI is excellent. They’re like postcard mailers with a sample of your photo(s) –they always pay for themselves. A photobuyer will contact you, “I’d like to license the photo on page 16.” Our PhotoDaily editor, LeLa LaBree has published 14 books about her dogs: pugs. She uses www.Lulu.com and recommends it.


AN UNCONVENTIONALLY
"ALL-AMERICAN" TOWN
-- Immokalee is a quintessential American town. That’s the message that emerges from the pages of “26º 81º,” a new 40-plate fine arts photography book that features rich, full-color images by Tennessee photographer, Joshua Dudley Greer.
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/jul/26/new-immokalee-photography-book-tells-story-unconve/


LADY GAGA -- Is set to release a book of photographs with famed fashion photographer Terry Richardson. The book titled "Lady Gaga," will be released by Grand Central Publishing on November 22 will include more than 350 color and black-and-white photographs of Gaga. SOURCE: Kristina Lopez
http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/Lady-Gaga-set-to-release-photography-book-with-Terry-Richardson/8278415
PHOTO: Terry Richardson



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MARKETING THE "OLDIES"
Did you ever wonder if your editorial images would be worth any $$$'s after you’re gone?
You don’t have to wait ‘til the public is reading your obituary to learn how valuable your editorial images are. Here’s an example. The Turnley Brothers sold their documentary collection to Corbis for $2.3 million ($3.83 per image). The Bettmann Archive (pictures from the turbulent 20’s, 30’s and 40’s) sold for $13.5 million ($1.23 per image).
Do some math: Figure each of your images at an average $2.53. An edited and keyworded collection of 50,000 images depicting life in the last century could sell for $126,000—a nice legacy to leave your heirs.
Next week I'll supply more information on how to learn more about salable historical images. --RE


The Annual Gold Ink Awards, produced by Printing Impressions and sponsored by Heidelberg, has posted the winners of the 2011 print competition:
http://www.GoldInk.com/winners-revealed. Books and Magazines * Book Covers; * Photo Books * Consumer Magazines
* Event Programs * Magazine Covers * Specialty Magazines
* Trade Magazines
http://www.GoldInk.com/winners-revealed.
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/goldinkawards!

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Your editorial stock photos - - -
Are you "taking them" or "making them"?

You can design your photos so that they
have appeal to many viewers. When you
know how,
you increase their
marketability many times.


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Timeliness is a Virtue

Updating in the Ebook and App Era


By Lee Foster

As I was updating my Yosemite article (http://bit.ly/jwTRWV) for inclusion in my forthcoming ebook Northern California Nature Travel (Spring 2012), I was reminded of how different the updating process is in the new era of ebooks and apps, as opposed to the former era of printed books.

Modern Internet readers are merciless and demanding when it comes to content being up to date. They will scold you, or worse yet, they will ignore you if you fail them.
I am in the process of updating all 200 of my articles and their accompanying photos at www.fostertravel.com because a new website has licensed the use of all of them and because I want to use some of them in my own future ebooks. I save myself from embarrassment by updating each article before it is absorbed by this new client or my new ebooks.

YESTERDAY’S PHOTOS


Can photos actually be out of date? They certainly can.

Beware especially of city skylines in the more architecturally booming places.
I have some strong photos of Orlando, but the skyline has changed. If I make a fool of a photo editor by recommending those out-of-date images, I will lose that client. Clothing is another issue. I remember how a photo editor at Outside Magazine scolded me for presenting some ski photos from Jackson Hole. “Those outfits on the skiers are at least 5 years old,” she lamented. I didn’t divulge to her that I had photographed the skiers while I was wearing the same “classic” or “legacy” outfit I wore in the 1990s. Only some things change, and only to some people.

One benefit of the new digital era is that much of the volatile information can be indicated with a link. Rather than insist that the Veal Parmesan dish is $16.95, as might have been necessary in a former printed travel guide book, I can simply indicate that the price is moderate and refer the reader to the clickable restaurant menu. In this manner, I am saved from hyperinflation destroying the credibility of my article/photos about Brazil or Croatia.

BEWARE OF “CACHED” WEBSITES


Using Google/Yahoo/Bing Search for words and for images makes the process of updating much more efficient, accurate, and less costly than in the old days. But beware of “cached” websites that may be showing you something that no longer exists. In the Internet era, things don’t always actually die. Some get “cached” and live on eternally.

When you make a mistake or have something out of date in an electronic product, it is much easier to resolve the problem than it was in the era of printed books. For example, I misspelled the name of a restaurateur in my app Berkeley Essential Guide. He let me know how he was mightily offended, and he assured me that the world revolved around him. I was able to correct his name in the next update, a month later, not having to wait until perhaps 3,000 books were sold.

--

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

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





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IPHONE APP MIMICS DSLR PHOTOGRAPHY -- Kenigart has released a photography app for iPhone 4, iPod touch and iPad which it claims can transform its humble camera into an SLR quality image capable tool.
http://tech.uk.msn.com/news/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=158605364


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CHANGE YOUR VANTAGE POINT -- N.S.J.: “One of the most common mistakes an amateur/novice photographer makes
is to take the majority of their photos standing up with the camera held near chest or eye level. Everybody else is doing it and if you’re interested in taking photos that are going to impress an audience outside of friends and family it’s time to get down & dirty, climb, contort & twist your body all over the place These are five tips on how to improve your travel photography by changing your vantage point. SOURCE: Samuel Jeffrey
http://nomadicsamuel.com/photography-tips/change-vantage-point-travel-photography-tips
PHOTO: Nomadic Samuel Jeffrey

PROFIT CENTER -- Photography Workshops for Profit, Travel and Inspiration.
With a living as a photographer increasingly hard to come by, teaching
photography enthusiasts and professionals has come to look like both a lucrative way to supplement commissions and license sales, and an enjoyable way for photographers to benefit from their expertise. http://blogs.photopreneur.com/photography-workshops-for-profit-travel-and-inspiration?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotopreneurBlog+%28Photopreneur+Blog%29
PHOTO: Doug Beasley



03 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st






Is the color of your
photo on your computer monitor the
same color in your camera image?
What range of colors will a
photobuyer see? What are the variables?
John Hendricks asked that question
and Nathan gave him a bunch of ways
you can measure and improve this
sensitive situation.


It all spins out at http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,10987


PS Ask your own question and fellow stock photographers will supply a reasonbly knowledgeable answer. No need to register or anything like that.




03 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st



Getty Images and the Launch of Flickr Select
- Getty Images, the massive Seattle stock photo agency has announced the launch of Flickr Select, a collection of professionally curated imagery representing the best of the highly dynamic Flickr Collection. To view the Flickr collection: www.gettyimages.com/flickr.


PACA EXTENDS INVITES TO BROADEN PHOTO AND IMAGE INDUSTRY CONVERSATIONS
The countdown to the 2011 Picture Archive Council of America’s (PACA’s) annual meeting is underway... the 16th International Conference, which will take place at the New York Marriott East Side from October 21-23, 2011. This year’s program was built in conjunction with partner associations American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) to deliver a more broad range of topics and conversations that involve the entire image community. (http://cwp.marriott.com/nycea/paca/).


STEP UP THE SELLING PROCESS -- GlobalEye (a world-wide agency based in Australia but in communication with all continents) offers a plug-n-play photography business system for your stock photography... "We handle all the technical headaches, internet marketing, and search engine optimization. You just add your photos," say Matt Brading, director.
"At GlobalEye," says Brading, "We give you a complete plug-n-play photography business package that you can tailor to your work, your markets and your lifestyle. Let's face it ... you didn't become a photographer so you could spend your time sitting at a computer!"
Check it out:
http://globaleyeimages.com/SellStockPhotos/PhotoSource.asp


03 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st



UNDER LOCK & KEY -- L.T.: “Why Shutterstock’s New Keyword Trends Tool is a Big Step Forward – The data that would make the biggest difference to microstock contributors is locked up tight inside each successful microstock agency. Only rarely does any of it leak out. Why is that? SOURCE: Lee Torrence ; http://www.microstockdiaries.com/why-shutterstocks-new-keyword-trends-tool-is-a-big-step-forward.html


03 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st




What It Takes to Make It in Photography
How many photographers are there in the United States? The statistics say there were 152,000 photographers in 2008, and the numbers are projected to grow 12 percent to 169,500 by 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
To the question of how many photographers there are, Wiki.answers.com responds, “As many as stars in the sky!!! But only a few will become professional photographers who can capture quality photos.”
via Roy Iwaki

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GETTING PUBLISHED IN PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINES – An Editor’s View. A.G.: “I thought it worthwhile to look at the process from the point of view of the photography magazine itself. What do photography magazines look for and what goes through the mind of their staff when they’re considering your submission? As Technical Editor of EOS magazine, I’m in a unique position to give you some insight into those questions.” SOURCE: Andrew S. Gibson; http://www.digital-photography-school.com/getting-published-in-photography-magazines-an-editors-view#ixzz1TRoSuh2I




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FUNLAND FOTO FREEZE -- Photographer Ordered To Stop Taking Photos On Coney Island, NT. C.M. “ The amusements parks in Coney Island, NT, have long been a favorite for photographers. But now that Astroland has been purchased by an Italian company named Zamperla, it has forbidden photography, according to a photographer.
SOURCE: Carlos Miller. http://www.pixiq.com/article/photographer-ordered-to-stop-taking-photos-on-coney-island

SEARCH FOR USE OF YOUR PHOTOS -- C.W.: “Gabriel Whiting shared with me an easy way to find your images as an alternative or addition to Tin Eye and similar services. Specifically, go to Google Images and also open a copy of an image. You just drag the image or the URL into the Google Images search box. I did a test, -several results came up, revealing that some websites are using my RSS feed to reproduce my entire blog (not cool). SOURCE: Carolyn S. Wright, Esq. ; http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=2731


GOTTCHA! -- Wenger Breaks Up Counterfeiting Operation. Wenger has successfully broken up a counterfeit operation at a factory located in the Huadu district of Guangzhou, China, where several hundred fake Wenger backpacks were being manufactured. SOURCE: Photo Industry News
http://demystifyingdigital.com/Photo-Industry-News/Wenger-Counterfeit-Backpacks-Photo-Industry-Newsa/index.aspx


03 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st



Court Holds

Removal of Photo Credit


-- a DMCA Violation



A major problem photographers encounter is how to proceed against an infringer who removes a photo credit from the photograph since such removal is not considered one of the elements of copyright infringement.

A recent court decision has now clarified this situation in favor of the photographer.

The decision in Peter Murphy v. Millennium Radio Group LLC; Craig Carton; Ray Rossi, on appeal to the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, reversed the New Jersey United States District Court in interpreting the key provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
In this case, Peter Murphy was hired by the magazine New Jersey Monthly (“NJM”) to take a photo of Craig Carton and Ray Rossi who, at the time, were the hosts of a radio show on WKXW, a radio station owned by Millennium.
NJM used the photo to illustrate an article in its “Best of New Jersey” issue, naming Carton and Rossi “best shock jocks” in New Jersey. The photo depicted them standing, apparently nude, behind a WKXW sign.

An employee of WKXW then scanned Murphy’s copyrighted image and posted the resulting electronic copy to the WKXW and another website.
The resulting scanned and posted image cut off part of the caption referring to the quote “Best of New Jersey” as well as eliminating NJM’s gutter credit (a credit placed in the inner margin or “gutter” of a magazine page ordinarily printed in a smaller type and running perpendicular to the relevant image on the page), which identified Murphy as the author of the image.
The WKXW website invited visitors to alter the image using photo manipulation software and to submit the resulting versions to WKXW, which resulted in the posting of 26 of these altered submissions.
After Murphy demanded that the alleged infringement cease, Carton and Rossi made him the subject of one of their shows at which time they, claimed Murphy, defamed him in a number of ways. This defamation claim was in addition to his copyright infringement claims.

The DMCA was passed in 1998 to, among other reasons, address the perceived need of copyright owners for legal sanctions to enforce various technological measures that have been adopted to prevent unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted works. The best known provision of the DMCA grants a cause of action to copyright owners for the circumvention of a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work.

One of the best known examples of this is where a movie studio encrypts a DVD so that it cannot be copied without consent and an individual uses his own software to crack the encryption, thereby resulting in the ability to make copies without permission. In such a situation, a separate cause of action now exists for such circumvention of the encryption.

Section 1202(c) of the DMCA includes in its definition of “copyright management information” the name of and other identifying information about the author of a work. As a result, Murphy contended that the NJM photo credit identifying him as the author of the image is copyright management information under the DMCA because it is “the name of the author” and was “conveyed in connection with copies of the image”.

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals analyzed the statute as a whole, reviewed other court decisions and reviewed the legislative history of the DMCA. The court held that a cause of action under Section 1202 of the DMCA potentially lies whenever the types of information listed in the statute and conveyed in connection with copies of a work is falsified or removed, regardless of the form in which that information is conveyed. In this case, the mere fact that Murphy’s name appeared in the printed gutter credit did not prevent it from qualifying as copyright management information. Accordingly, it was within the protection of Section 1202 and therefore Murphy could maintain this cause of action for violation of the DMCA.

This clarification, that removal of photo credit may constitute a violation of the DMCA, is welcome news to all copyright owners and especially to photographers who now have another arrow in their quiver to pursue copyright infringes.

© Joel L. Hecker, 2011

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 .







03 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st





The Beginners Guide to
Underwater Digital Photography



$34.95 list, 81/2”x11”, 128p, 180 full-color photos, ISBN 978-1-58428-274-7, Order no. 1911. Amherst Media; 800 6223278



Writing for the “regular guy” photographer, Larry Gates shows you how to make the smart technical and creative decisions that lead to great underwater images-without breaking the bank.
Gates covers all the critical aspects of underwater photography in this comprehensive manual. He begins with equipment, showing you how to select gear for the kinds of images you want to create.
Next, he shows you how to use this equipment effectively in the underwater environment to produce crisply focused, colorful, and properly exposed images of any scene or subject you might encounter. Finally, Gates presents practical strategies for maximizing your results when photographing specific subjects-from telephoto images of the smallest creatures to wide-angle images of sunken ships.
Simplifying the seemingly complex task of underwater photography, Gates makes it easy to get started quickly and improve your results on every dive.
By Larry Gates
· Features
· Adding light to reveal the colorful aspects of the underwater world
· Tips for photographing a variety of underwater subjects, from fish (and other creatures), to wrecks, other divers, and the reef itself
· Step-by-step techniques for every phase of the photography dive
· Maintaining your equipment to minimize the potential for problems during a dive
· Techniques for getting closer to fish and other aquatic creatures
· Postproductions refinements to perfect your images



Larry Gates is and underwater photographer and photography instructor whose images have appeared in Skin Diver, Florida Scuba News, and Water Line. He has also worked as a safety and support diver for Paramount Studios and provided technical assistance to Vogue Magazine.


03 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st





Have you heard?

A new and different newsletter is in the process here at PhotoSource International....

It's called

PhotoSellerInsider


Watch for it!


--Rohn




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SURVEY -- Take the InfoTrends Professional Survey. Susan Carr: "InfoTrends is conducting a study with professional photographers to better understand their use of technology, future requirements, and new business services. The results will be used to determine the impact of digital photography on your business. Go to: http://survey.infotrends.com/prophoto2011asmp.htm and take the survey. http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2011/07/take-the-infotrends-professional-survey/




03 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st



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Subscribe now to get your 14-day Free Trial. Your issues will be sent automatically and wirelessly to your Kindle via Amazon Whispernet. No cables, no computer, no syncing. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DSBKCG

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MAKEOVER -- These Wide Angle, Macro, Telephoto and Fisheye lenses will give your simple camera phone pics SLR quality, it says here. http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/cell-phone-lenses/


BE GONE FUZZINESS! -- A patent application (first spotted by Photography Bay) filed by Samsung has made the rounds today, and for good reason. The application shows that the manufacturer may be pursuing a camera that will conquer depth-of-field issues that accompany point-and-shoot digital cameras. SOURCE: Molly McHugh http://cdn3.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/samsung-camera.png

03 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st



THE WEB AS A SOURCE OF INCOME -- S.B.: “It’s rare that I actually touch a newspaper these days. We get our news from other sources, like cable-TV and the Internet so newspaper photographers are a rapidly disappearing breed. Along with many magazines, the Web hosts plenty of publications that use professional photography. It’s more competitive than ever, but there is the potential for income there. SOURCE: Scott Bourne ; http://goingpro2010.com/2011/07/29/the-web-as-a-source-of-income-for-photographers/


FINANCING PROJECTS -- Paid assignments are hard to come by these days, but photographers at agencies and collectives such as Magnum Photos and Facing Change are turning to a new source of funding: camera manufacturers. SOURCE: Olivier Laurent
http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news-analysis/2098146/report-financing-projects-leicas-help
PHOTO: Alex Majoli


03 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st



U.K. Bans Digitally Airbrushed Ads
Photoshop can turn even the most unfortunate face into a centerfold lookalike, but the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority doesn’t think it belongs in magazines. The group pulled two L’Oreal ads of Christy Turlington and Julia Roberts, citing that its claims of beautification were digital fabrications. While the ruling is only a single instance, it could set a future standard for an industry built around altered images. Read the full article at PCMag.com
Source: Shelly Palmer
http://www.shellypalmer.com/2011/07/u-k-bans-digitally-airbrushed-ads/


03 Aug, 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 hope you like this new section of PhotoStockNOTES and welcome your feedback. -RE






POPCORN
Packaging
Popcorn - - nice well-lit fresh popcorn DO NOT WANT PEOPLE EATING POPCORN Just a nice shot of popcorn (plain background) alone for possible package.
Note: IMMEDIATE NEED (today)
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, Freelance Photo Research
San Francisco, CA 94123
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]net
Pay Range: $800 Packaging
Deadline: June 22nd (2 pm cst)



BABY 6 TO 12 MONTHS WITH PARENT
DISTRACTED/STRESSED PARENT WITH CHILDREN
TODDLER,
( under 2 yrs)
Inside editorial use.
1. Baby 6 to 12 months with parent, stranger approaching or reaching out to the baby, with the baby showing anxiety. To illustrate how a stranger's style of interaction influences stranger anxiety in a baby.
2. Distracted/stressed parent with children, ( at least one or two under age of 2yrs). Should be living in poverty or stressful living conditions.
3. Toddler, ( under 2 yrs) helping parent clean up toys, to illustrate compliance.
Note: Prefer you send email links to images, but will take a few as attachments.
Age range as specified in photo specs is critical for these images
For college textbook, XXXX Education. interior, will need print and electronic.
Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting and e-mail for FedEx number. Strongly prefers low-res sample digital preview scans. "Contact me first before you send anything," says photobuyer. Mailed submissions will be accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer. Photobuyer pays no research fees.
This is for a complex college textbook, and the specs are "demanding" to say the least.
Specified age is very important. If you have a photo but the age doesn't fit in the category requested, please do not submit.
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 Research
Ipswich, MA 01938
Email: XXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
Phone: 1 978 XXX-XXXX Fax: 1 978 XXX-XXXX
Pay Range: $250 - $300
Deadline: June 23rd




GAS SHALE DEVELOPMENT ANYPLACE
AIR PHOTOS OF TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA OIL FIELDS
AIR PHOTOS OF THE OIL WELLS NEAR BAKERFIELDS AND OTHER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOCATIONS.
IMAGES OF THE IMPACTS FROM THE GULF OIL LEAK
INDIAN POINT NUCLEAR PLANT ON THE HUDSON RIVER, NEW YORK
OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT IN ONTARIO, NEW FOUNDLAND AND NOVA SCOTIA.
OIL AND GAS DRILLING IN OHIO, WEST VIRGINIA AND PENNSYLVANIA
COALBED METHANE GAS DEVELOPMENT IN MONTANA AND WYOMING.
AIR PHOTOS OF OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT IN THE SAN JUAN BASIN OF NEW MEXICO OR OTHER NORTHERN NEW MEXICO LOCATIONS.
GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANTS IN CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA
AIR PHOTO OF HYDRO QUEBEC DAMS AND RESERVOIRS IN NORTHERN QUEBEC.
GAS WELLS ON LAKE ERIE.
ANY IMAGES OF OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT IN NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA.

Inside possible cover
Environmental Impacts of Energy Development.
1. Gas shale development anyplace, but in particular, the Marcellus Shale in the eastern US and Barnett Shales in Texas.
2. Air photos of Texas and Oklahoma oil fields. In particular we are trying to show how much land is fragmented by the drill pads, roads, etc. so photos that show that kind of thing are best.
3. Air photos of the oil wells near Bakerfields and other southern California locations. Again showing dense oil wells and habitat fragmentation.
4. Images of the impacts from the Gulf Oil leak. Mostly looking for oil and clean up efforts.
5. Images of Indian Point Nuclear Plant on the Hudson River, New York
6. IMages of oil and gas development in Ontario, New Foundland and Nova Scotia.
7. Oil and gas drilling in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In particular any air photos, but ground level will be considered.
8. Coalbed Methane gas development in Montana and Wyoming.
9. Air photos of oil and gas development in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico or other northern New Mexico locations.
10. Geothermal power plants in California and Nevada. Ground photos will work, but an air photo would be better.
11, Air photo of Hydro Quebec dams and reservoirs in northern Quebec.
12, Gas wells on Lake Erie.
13. Any images of oil and gas development in northern British Columbia.
Note: CAPTION INFORMATION IS CRITICAL. If I get an image with just a number it is meaningless and useless to me. HAVE YOUR IMAGES CAPTIONED OR DO NOT SEND.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
I want low resolution images. Ideally I would like to get them on a CD, but if not submitting more than 40-50 I will consider lightbox views and/or emails with attached low resolution files.
PLEASE ONLY SEND THE SPECIFIC NEEDS ABOVE
Pays no research fees.
e-mail before submitting, Please contact by email to obtain further guidelines and contract terms.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
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 XXXXX Projects Director
PHONE: 802-XXX-XXXX
RICHMOND, VT 05477
Email: XXXXX[at]gmail[dot]com
Pay Range: $300 - $350 (Inside) $600 - $800 (Cover)
Deadline: July 30th






SEASONAL SPORTS

Inside editorial usage.
Seasonal sports cross-country skiing, hiking, running, mountain biking, road biking, downhill skiing, weightlifting, swimming, camping, backpacking, canoeing, in-line skating, snowboarding, snow shoeing, triathlon, kayaking, tennis, aerobics, rock/ice climbing, telemark skiing, family activities, golf, touring, access, and learning. In addition, related topics on health, fitness, and nutrition are included throughout the year.
Note: "Images must be taken in Northeastern, New York region," says photobuyer. " Please - only submit your work via e-mail or on a PC disk."
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox
is not available.
XXXX XXXXX, Publisher
XXXXXXX Magazine
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Email:XXXX@XXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $25 - $100 (Quarter page - Cover)
Deadline: Aug. 30th


OIL SPILL! CATASTROPHIC SCIENCE (January)
Inside editorial possible cover use.
Oil Spill! Catastrophic Science (January)
Why does something from inside the Earth make such a mess on Earth? How, when, and why did humans discover and burn oil? Gulf disaster (extent and impact, efforts to plug the leak and clean up, energy resources and risk); petroleum chemistry; rigs and refineries; petrol products. Can we break our habit
For January 2011 Odyssey, please keep in mind that this magazine is essentially written for 10- to 16- year-old children. You are encouraged to view recent XXXXX back issues for content and style. Queries may be submitted at any time, but queries sent well in advance of deadline MAY NOT BE ANSWERED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. Go-aheads requesting material proposed in queries are usually sent four months prior to publication date. Unused queries will be returned approximately three to four months prior to publication date. To be certain that your query is received, it is best to send it by regular mail. Receipt of email queries can not be guaranteed.
XXXXXXX XXXXX, Editorial Department
XXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
XXXXXX PUBLISHING
Peterborough, NH 03458
Pay Range: $35 (Qtr), up to $100 (Full Page) Color Inside
Deadline: August 27th

HUNTSVILLE AL
VALDOSTA, GA
ELGIN, IL
LOUISVILLE, KY
CARRBORO, NC
NYACK, NY
FREDRICKSBURG, TX
FLOYD, VA
LOGAN, UT

Inside editorial usage
High-quality pictures of the following towns:
Huntsville AL
Valdosta, GA
Elgin, IL
Louisville, KY
Carrboro, NC
Nyack, NY
Fredricksburg, TX
Floyd, VA
Logan, UT
Note: We'd love to see images of community events, outdoor recreation, green initiatives such as farmers markets or recycling programs. But any nice shot of the town would do if those aren't 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.
XXXXXX XXXX Assistant Editor
XXXXX MAGAZINE
Topeka, KS 66609
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Deadline: Aug. 30th
Pay Range: 1/8 Page or less, or duplicate use
(usually in the table of contents):$50

ADIRONDACK OUT DOOR EVENTS (spring)
Inside editorial usage
Outdoor events, festivals, indoor events, concerts, seasonal related images, people recreating, etc. are all considered for this page. Four-color transparencies or black-and-white images are acceptable. Must be spring.
Note: 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 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.
*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
XXXXXX XXXXX Magazine

Jay, NY 12941
phone: 518-XXX-XXXX
fax: 518-XXX-XXXX

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,
XXXXX XXXX MAGAZINE

Jay, NY 12941.
Email: XXXXX[at]XXXXXXXX[dot]com
e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: Up to 1/4 page - $75 1/4 page to 3/4 page - $100
Deadline: Aug. 15th









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

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






03 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st



The Ansel Adams Gallery has released a schedule of photography classes and workshops with world-renowned instructors. The photography workshops are scheduled in Yosemite. They range in price from $95 to $1,350. http://www.sierrastar.com/2011/07/27/56047/photography-workshops-scheduled.html

LIGHT -- High Dynamic Range (HDR) Workshop. HDR photography is short for High Dynamic Range. One of the constant issues with photography has always been the limitation of the camera and printer to show a scene as we can see it with our eyes. This wider dynamic range allows HDR images to represent more accurately the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight.
http://blog.gregdisch.com/workshopsclasses/high-dynamic-range-hdr-workshop-2/

NPPA – Big Value. The Business of Photography –NPPA has put together an amazing day of workshops - the NPPA Business Blitz, which kicked of at the beginning of June in the DC area, and is now traveling the country. How much? $10 ALL DAY (NPPA members) and $20 (non-NPPA members). Denver, August 8th, St. Louis, September 29, San Jose, October 7, St. Petersburg, November 10. SOURCE: John Harrington ; http://photobusinessforum.blogspot.com/2011/07/nppa-workshops-business-of-photography.html




03 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st



TAG THOSE PHOTOS! -- No matter how rich a digital archive may be, photos without tags or keywords have essentially disappeared from public view. Of the 500,000 images that Magnum has posted online, for example, about 200,000 have little or no information attached to them. Important photos — like those by Leonard Freed in this slide show — are difficult to find. SOURCE: James Estrin ; http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/26/crowd-sourcing-the-magnum-archive/
PHOTO: Leonard Freed


03 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st




Photographers Andreas Feininger and Dana Kyndrová. "If journalism is the first draft of history, photography is a visceral recreation of it. Two photography exhibitions on Old Town Square provide a glimpse into history with stunning black-and-white portraits of life in the mid- to late 20th century in the United States and Czechoslovakia." SOURCE: The Prauge Post; Filip Šenk and Stephan Delbos;
http://www.praguepost.com/tempo/9566-photographers-andreas-feininger-and-dana-kyndrova.html
PHOTO: Andreas Feininger


03 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st



1966 - August - Photograph taken from the moon of the earth was made from Lunar Orbiter 1, which took off August 10th. On August 14th, it became the first United States probe to achieve lunar orbit and it photographed all 9 primary Apollo landing sites. A total of 207 frames (sets) of photographs were taken and relayed back to earth on August 23rd.

03 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st



"You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain."
— Leo Durocher

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Jerome Liebling, 1924-2011. a photographer, filmmaker and teacher, died July 27th at 87. Obituaries appear on the Web sites of The New York Times, The Daily Hampshire Gazette and Hampshire College, where his students included James Estrin, now a staff photographer at The Times and a co-editor of Lens. SOURCE: James Estrin ; http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/28/parting-glance-jerome-liebling-1924-2011/

03 Aug, 2011 | Posted by: st





500mm f/6.3 Manual Focus Telephoto T-Mount Lens
The Bower 500mm f/6.3 Manual Focus Lens is a catadioptric mirror T-mount lens, precision manufactured in South Korea.
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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.
And to markets world-wide. With the help of the Internet.
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