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24 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



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How To Submit

A Photo Story



If you’ve got a yen to write-plus-photograph, creating photo stories will appeal to you. Here are some points for you to consider.

You have a story idea:
Where to publish it ?
Which publications will use a photo story on your subject? a) Check WRITER'S MARKET and PHOTOGRAPHER'S MARKET (www.f&wpubs.com); do some research on Google; b.) Look up publications you've found, on Google or at the library or at newsstands. Study several issues. Check mastheads for correct spelling of the current photo or feature editor's name. Make sure that they haven't published your photo story subject in the recent past, nor do they have it scheduled for the near future. (To find out the latter, request their editorial calendar.)

The Slant
Figure out the angle or slant or “hook” of the article, based on your research of 1.) the publication 2.) its audience, and 3.) your personal point of view.

Your Research
Research your subject thoroughly. Illustrate it with meaningful photos.

Query
Since an email address may not be available, write a one or two-page query letter on professional-looking stationery. a.) Format: Typewritten (word processed), in accepted business letter format. Open with "Dear Mr. or Ms. Last Name," not "Dear John or Joan." Spell check, proofreading it as often as necessary, to make it flawless. One typing error or misspelled word can spoil the professionalism you want to convey. b) Content: Your first paragraph should provocatively refer to your story idea, with a question, a brief story, a quote, an event, etc…. You must grab the photo editor right away or you've lost him/her. Your next paragraph or two can explain your photo story idea in more detail. Following that, in the next paragraph, say something about yourself, your credits, or whatever else you think the photo editor ought to know to be convinced that you’re in a position to deliver what you promise. Include information about your website and where they can go to see a sampling of on-line photos that could illustrate the story. Your closing paragraph should mention that you look forward to hearing from them.

Contact and Delivery
Most editors welcome a postal query, others prefer email. A Google search of their website will generally inform you of their submission guidelines.

Send out your query letter and sit tight. Or better, continue researching and sending out other story queries. It takes anywhere from two to six weeks to hear from a photobuyer on a query like this. (No news is good news.)

The Response
When a photo editor answers: If the answer is "no," be ready with other appropriate markets to send your query off to. If it's “yes,” begin your negotiations to receive payment. If it’s "yes, on spec” (meaning on speculation, no guarantee of publication and payment, but if you send the piece they promise to give it immediate attention), you might consider taking them up on it, especially if this is your first submission to this market.

The Future
Once you have several photo stories to your credit, start a blog of photo stories you’ve already published. Make available a link that other photo editors and prospective buyers can link to.


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





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24 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



Editorial Image, LLC
David Tietz david[at]editorialimage[dot]com
Emily Tietz emily[at]editorialimage[dot]com
Photo Research

Starting April 19, our new address will be:

Editorial Image, LLC
2012 Simond Ave. Unit B
Austin, TX 78723

Phone/fax numbers and email addresses will remain the same.


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When the photographer is new to the photobuyer.


Mike asks:


Are you willing to work with stock photographers who are new to the industry if they are offering the type and quality of images that you typically look for?

Answer Percentage
Yes, absolutely _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _44.07%
Yes, but I’m not thrilled about it – it often leads to issues_ 15.25%
Yes, I guess _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 6.78%
I’d rather not _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _3.39%
No way, I only deal with established professionals _ _ _ _ _1.69%


Mike's Comment:
Yet another piece of good news. Photobuyers are indeed interested in working with new stock photographers. Use the wealth of information in this survey as well as in Rohn Engh's very popular book Sell and Re-Sell Your Photos, to make the best expression you can when contacting photobuyers.




24 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



WITHOUT TOO MUCH GUIDANCE -- Target Marketing Magazine Cover Shoot – Scott Wyden: “About a month ago I was hired to photograph the president of a subsidiary of 1-800-Doctors for the cover of Target Marketing Magazine (April 2012). http://scottwyden.com/target-marketing-magazine-cover-shoot/?


FINE ART -- To Sell Prints on Demand, First Create the Demand. Dean: “For print-on-demand art site, Fine Art America, the challenge lies in creating the demand, not making the prints. The site places as great an emphasis on marketing —and on tools that allow that artists to promote themselves — as it does on delivery. http://blogs.photopreneur.com/to-sell-prints-on-demand-first-create-the-demand?

24 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



PHOTO NEEDS LISTINGS: Are they aimed to give you leads for self-assignment, -- to go out and TAKE the pictures needed?
Yes, if the deadline allows and if you want to add that kind of picture to your stock files. However, in this industry, photo editors share a common bond: a definite tendency to decide on the picture needed at the last moment.
Thus the short deadlines that are a hazard of the trade. Sometimes deadline leeways will allow our market letters, PhotoDaily and PhotoLetter, to be a source of self-assignments for you. But primarily our listing service is designed to provide you with market leads for pictures that you already have in your existing stock files.

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SPICE UP YOUR WEBSITE
TO ATTRACT MORE VISITORS


If you specialize, you’ll be considered a dependable resource by your specialized buyers.

You can take advantage of your specialization (nursing, aviation, wildflowers, astronomy, toddlers, etc.) by offering specialized information to your repeat visitors.

Magazine and book publishers, who usually focus on specific “themes,” gravitate to websites that are useful to them specifically.

Provide "extras" for your visitors and you'll experience repeat visitors and customers. Here are typical features you can include on your site, depending on your specialization; they're all free for the asking:

CALCULATOR. Engineers, architecture, farming, etc.
http://www.bankrate.com/coinfo/licensedCalc_intro.asp
www.csalculatro.com

WEATHER. Aviation, fishing industry, gardening. www.accuweather.com/

MAP. Visitors can use special maps to find the geographic location of their photo need.
www.nemi.org/newsroom/Articles/Japan_paper.pdf ; www.lead-free.org

ASSOCIATIONS. Provide conference and convention dates of associations in fields your specialized clients would find of interest. www.ipl.org/div/aon/

GRANTS. Your visitors will want to know about government and corporate grants that they might qualify for.
www.grantsnet.org ; www.nsf.gov/home/grants.htm

CURRENCY CONVERTER. Will your client be traveling to a foreign country? Here's a help feature for them. www.xe.com

HISTORY. Provide specialized historical info ranging from technology history to crime history. Law enforcement, education, corporate, etc.
www.historychannel.com

FRE-E ITEMS. Several sites offer free items. In a major search engine, type in your specialization and the word FRE-E. Feature a useful free item each week.

DISCOUNTS. You'll find a range of discount websites ranging from travel to hotels, from senior citizen to dental discounts.
www.redtagdeals.com

STATS. And don't forget to assemble all of your website traffic stats, hits, visitor profiles and tracking into a monthly statistical report that will help guide you in the direction you want your website to go.
www.freestats.com/

SEARCH ENGINE. Visitors will want to search for specific subjects. You can offer a search engine.
www.atomz.com/


FOCUS GROUP. Establish a moderated chat group where clients and photographers can discuss their specialized interest areas. www.quicktopic.com/

GUESTBOOK. Keep a record of your visitors by offering a guest book where they can register and make comments. htmlgear.lycos.com/specs/book.html ; www.dreambook.com/

And finally, for general information on how to add value to your website, check out http://www.ehow.com/home/home.jsp.


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PRE-TRIP PREP -- 10 Tips for Preparing for a Trip – Ralph Velasco: “There’s always so much to do before a big trip, and so I thought I’d run down of a few of the steps I take to make sure I’m organized and prepared when I arrive. http://ralphvelasco.com/blog/photo-tips-10-tips-for-preparing-for-a-trip/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RalphVelasco+%28Ralph+Velasco%27s+Blog%29

WORLD PRESS PHOTO -- How to Land an NGO Assignment – David Walker: “For the past three years, the World Press Photo competition has awarded prizes to news and nature stories shot for Greenpeace. We spoke with John Novis, head of photography at Greenpeace International, about how the NGO uses photography, what opportunities it offers to photographers and what it expects from photographers it sends on assignment.
http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Client-QandA-How-to-L-5182.shtml
PHOTO: Nick Cobbing

WHAT’S IN THE BAG? -- Kirstin Cluthe: “A former software executive from Silicon Valley, David Cardinal now spends most days trying to capture the perfect shot. When "digital" became the medium of choice for photography, Cardinal's understanding of technology enabled him to turn what was once his passion into a full-time gig.SOURCE: Crave Asia via PetaPixel
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2402960,00.asp


24 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



500px Launches first ever free Android smartphone and tablet app by 500px. Additionally they also released a major upgrade to their highly acclaimed iPad application which now features retina graphics support for the latest iPad as well as in-app purchase capability, the premier platform and community for sharing, discovering, and selling great photographs, announced today the launch of its
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/04/19/prweb9421977.DTL

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RUDY WINSTON: Explore some of the ins and outs of planning a week-long photo excursion. (Video)
http://vimeo.com/40528569

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METEOR -- Depositphotos’ library hits 7 million images. It announced it has surpassed 7 million stock photographs, illustrations and vector images in its collection. http://www.sys-con.com/node/2251342
TAKEAWAY: And why not? The arithmetic of Microstock says with every fifth person in the world carrying a camera ( or smart-phone ) –there should be a lot of wonderful exquisite photos made every day. -RE

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DO YOU WEAR A CAMERA? – Darren Rowse: Perhaps the biggest challenge when it comes to photography is finding the time to practice. I recently was reading Thorsten Overgaard’s site where he made the statement that photographers should always ‘wear their camera’. By ‘wearing’ your camera Thorsten advocates actually having out of your bag, over your shoulder, switched on and ready to go at all times. http://digital-photography-school.com/do-you-wear-a-camera


VACANT PHOTOS -- Maria Lokke: “Photographs Not Taken” For “Photographs Not Taken,” a new book published by Daylight, the photographer and writer Will Steacy asked photographers to abandon their usual tools and make a picture without a camera. The result is a photo book entirely void of pictures, composed instead of essays written by photographers about those moments that never made it onto film, and the reasons why not.”SOURCE: The New Yorker Magazine; http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/photobooth/2012/04/photographs-not-taken-nina-berman.html

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SHARE THE ART -- Justin Zhuang: “The Shoestring Budgets and Global Dreams Behind 3 Singapore Magazines. A handful of magazines have recently sprung up in Singapore, with publishers less driven by the bottom line than by a desire to share their aesthetic sensibility with the world.
http://blogs.wsj.com/scene/2012/04/19/the-shoestring-budgets-and-global-dreams-behind-3-singapore-magazines/

MOMS -- Acclaimed Photographer Anne Geddes Debuts New Magazine at Destination Maternity. Anne Geddes will launch in April, “my Pregnancy: A Woman's Story”. In this high-quality collectible magazine, Anne Geddes, one of the world's most respected photographers, combines her well-known photography with nine women's intimate and emotional interviews about their pregnancies, the births of their babies, and beyond. http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/18/4424296/acclaimed-photographer-anne-geddes.html

24 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



Flickr Member Sues Virgin Mobile after Appearing in Australian Ad
Alison Chang, a 16-year-old from Bedford, Texas was photographed flashing a victory sign at a church fundraiser in April 2007. The photographer, a youth counselor, posted the image on his Flickr stream with a Creative Commons license.

Advertising executives at Virgin Mobile Australia grabbed the image and placed it on at least one bus shelter with the caption “Dump your pen friend.”
Ryan Zehl, an attorney for Ms. Chang was quoted in the Dallas Morning News saying:
"If a company uses your face in its ads without your consent, then you’re entitled to whatever money those ads generate for the company… It’s Texas law."
Australia, of course, is a long way from Texas but the law suit does touch on all sorts of important issues, including model releases, privacy and copyright as it relates to Creative Commons licenses.
Story Source: Photopreneur.com; http://blogs.photopreneur.com/5-nightmare-photography-court-cases?goback=.gde_4371816_member_105980133


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SHARING BLAME -- When Someone Points the Finger At Someone Else for an Infringement. Carolyn E. Wright, Esq.: “Many website owners/companies will claim that they are not liable for the use of infringing images on their websites because they hired a website design company that posted your image. But they can’t escape liability that easily. http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=3686

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QUAKE -- 1906 Earthquake and Fire, From Muni's Perspective. Chris Roberts: “The public transportation infrastructure that was to become Muni suffered extensive damage, and images from that disaster culled from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's collection of photos are now available for public viewing online.”
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/1906-Earthquake-and-Fire-From-Munis-Perspective-147829595.html


DOCUMENTING USA -- '72, EPA battled pollution; now it's politics. Dina Cappiello: “Forty years after the Environmental Protection Agency sent an army of nearly 100 photographers across the country to capture images at the dawn of environmental regulation, The Associated Press went back for Earth Day this year to see how things have changed. It is something the agency never got to do because the Documerica program, as it was called, died in 1978, the victim of budget cuts. SOURCE: Wall Street Journal;
http://online.wsj.com/article/APf0f65a5e72e74795a1b9db650c5c9fd4.html
PHOTO: Flip Schulke

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UP AND AWAY! -- Scott Bourne: “The Most Expensive (& Perhaps Coolest) Photo Accessory I’ve Ever Seen” Quadrocopter (Video) http://photofocus.com/2012/04/21/the-most-expensive-perhaps-coolest-photo-accessory-ive-ever-seen/

FEEL FOTOS -- Touch Photography: Giving Computer Users a Feel for Things A new type of camera that captures how a surface feels is exactly the kind of technology mechanical engineer Katherine Kuchenbecker believes will change the way humans and computers interact. And she’s helping make that happen. SOURCE: National Science Foundation; .
http://www.livescience.com/19829-touch-photography-nsf-bts.html

24 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st




Facebook Timeline: 5 New Tools For Your Photo Brand – Deborah Block: "If you’re on Facebook, then you probably heard the news that all brand pages and most personal profile pages have converted over to something called “Timeline.” If you read our take on “Why You Need to Ditch Your Personal Facebook Page”, then you know that we are all for your photo business having its own Page, so we’re detailing some tactics and tips that will help you take advantage of Facebook’s new format to help grow your brand. Timeline for pages introduces these 5 new features: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/04/facebook-timeline-5-new-tools-for-your-photo-brand/

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Trashcam Project: Dumpsters shoot great photos – Timothy Fernandez: “Creative garbage collectors in Germany turn dumpsters into giant pinhole cameras, and the resulting images can be stunning. http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57417888-1/trashcam-project-dumpsters-shoot-great-photos/?tag=mncol ; SOURCE: Crave Asia via PetaPixel
PHOTO: Werner Benning, Christoph Blaschke, and Mirko Derpmann
TAKEAWAY: Stunning? Well, maybe not., but surprising. Just a level below an Instagram winner. -RE

24 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



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24 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



$50 CELL PHONE WEDDING SNAPS. Thrifty Couples Opting for Photoshopped Wedding Photos in China. A strange bit of news coming out of China: couples are opting to have their wedding photos faked using Photoshop due to rising photography costs. http://sg.news.yahoo.com/chinese-couples-opting-faked-wedding-albums-080230436.html

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Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts are from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues (1 years ago). They can inspire you to go out and simulate similar photo needs for a kind of ‘self assignment.’ Each week we include photo listings From PhotoDaily and the weekly PhotoLetter from a year ago. -RE





TENNESSEE

Inside, possible cover
Tennesse - want your best dynamic, gorgeous lifestyle images from Tennesse include people dining, shopping, with outstanding scenery.
Note: IMMEDIATE NEED.
Pays no research fees.
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.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Art Director
XXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email:XXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $200 - $800 (depending on placement,
usage and size)
Deadline: April 27th (NOON) CST

KEVIN NAKAMARU
Inside editorial
Captain Kevin Nakamaru on the Northern Lights
Note: We accept high-resolution, 300 dpi photos and prefer you send RAW images. Please send low-res images for us to look at and we will request high res of any images we might use.
Please send low-res jpegs for photo editing if possible and we will request high-res RAW images of those we plan on using. We prefer RAW images, but will accept slides and high-res Jpegs as well. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: DXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: Pay Range: $185 (Half) $250 (Full) $375
(2 page spread) - $1250 (Cover)
Deadline: April 30th

ANIMAL TONGUES
Inside
Green Frog (rana clamitans) catching prey
Downy Woodpecker using tongue to eat
Close-up of Emperor Penguin tongue
Note: For a title for young readers - Animal Tongues Up Close
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.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Photo Manager
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX\ Web: XXXXXXX
Pay Range: $100 - $175 (depending on size, placement
and usage)
Deadline: May 2nd (MORNING)



ANIMALS AND FRESHWATER FISH INDIGENOUS TO VA 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.
At least 9x12 in both vertical and horizontal formats at 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.
XXXXXXXXXXX Art Director
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay range $50 (inside) $125 (cover)
Deadline: April 26th



WORK FORCE DIVERSITY
WOMEN ENGINEERS

Inside editorial, possible cover usage
1.) Work force diversity, e.g. minorities, disabled people, etc. working together.
2.) Women engineers on-the-job.
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting.
Mailed submissions accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXX Art director
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $50-$150 (Quarter - Cover)
Deadline: April 15th



BOATS, SHIPS OR WATERCRAFT OF NOTE, AND THEIR CREWS.
LAKE SUPERIOR AND THE EVENTS AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE REGION.

Inside editorial possible cover
Boats, ships or watercraft of note, and their crews.
The condition of Lake Superior and the events and highlights from the region.
Persons, places and events in the Lake Superior region (contemporary; historic with current tie).
Note: Address all submissions to “Editor.” All submissions MUST include an address, daytime and evening phone numbers, fax number, website and e-mail address as applicable.
Color - 35mm, 2 1/4," 4" x 5" or 8" x 10" transparencies preferred, although color-corrected glossy prints are accepted.
Digital - size, resolution and quality determine use of digital photography. Considered on a case-by-case basis. Any CD with images MUST be accompanied by a printed guide to what is on the disk and MUST show the images in a thumbnail or larger printed version.
Full name of photographer must appear on each photo or slide, or they will be returned without consideration. We will not apply your name to your material for you. Complete photographic identification must be on each photo or on an accompanying cutsheet, which includes subject ID, location and date taken. Photos must be numbered to coincide.
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.
Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXX
Web: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $50 (Inside) $150 (Cover)
Deadline: April 21st






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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BASEBALL -- A century of photographs from Fenway Park. Rosemary Ford: “This year Fenway Park celebrates its centennial as a home to some of baseball's greatest players, historic wins and crushing losses. Some of that sacred magic is captured at two exhibits at the 20-year-old Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester.
http://www.eagletribune.com/lifestyle/x101451756/A-century-of-photographs-from-Fenway-Park
PHOTO: Arthur Griffin


Hotel Rooms With a View Of Photography Shows -- Shivani Vora: “Dozens of hotels have notable art collections, but a few are focusing specifically on photography, with shows that wouldn’t be out of place at a gallery. W Hotels, for example, will introduce its first Instagram photo exhibition on May 1 at the Living Room in its Times Square property.” SOURCE: NYTimes
http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/21/hotel-rooms-with-a-view-of-photography-shows/

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“Photography is a major force in explaining man to mam…”
Edward Steichen


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April 9 - Eadweard Muybridge was born in Kingston-on-the-Thames, England, in 1830. He emigrated to California in the 1850s, where he took up photography and quickly became one of the first internationally known photographers. Between 1867 and 1872 he took more than 2000 photographs, many of them views of the Yosemite Valley.
It was Eadweard Muybridge who designed a new camera that could take a picture in one-thousandth of a second. To test his improvement, he set up twenty-four cameras along a race track with trip wires to pull the shutters. With those cameras, he managed to take a series of pictures of a horse galloping, proving for the first time that all four of a horse's hooves will sometimes be off the ground at the same time.

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If you follow up…
   The Fortune Is There







Quick!
Name a magazine publisher who deals with automobiles -- with male fitness – with historic railroads.

And if your focus is textbooks, name a publisher that deals with college-level subjects such as engineering, or architecture.
If you focus on a few specific interest areas, or categories, in your stock photography, you can benefit in two ways:

1.) You can periodically send out informative emails to your specialized group of photobuyers, and

2.) You can offer content on your website that attracts photobuyers who are looking for photos in your specialty areas.


So, your website is up and running. Can you sit back and relax?

Not exactly.

You need to put continuing attention to adding interesting information and updates to your site on a regular basis.

The answer to your getting repeat visitors -- who will turn into repeat customers -- is to continually enter new content into your site, plus have a plan to always notify your mailing list of your new additions.

Your site is like a storefront window, and you want to make sure you have new, fresh content and products there all the time.

Getting new photos uploaded to
your specialized mailing list,
adding new content and periodically
culling out the old, are great
ways to entice visitors to come
back often.

You are making sure that visitors to your site can consistently look forward to seeing new and different material.

You are showing everyone your up-to-date work and that you continually have fresh photos to offer.

Remember, because your website and your specialized content areas match the focus interest areas of the targeted photobuyers on your mailing list, you are guaranteeing return visitors.

If you published only generic (generalized--all across the board) photos on your site, you would create no burning desire for the photobuyers on your mailing list to return.

Each time you add new photographs to your site, you can send a short email to the select number of the specialized photobuyers on your contact list, and alert them that you have recently made changes to your site.

Because your photos match the photo needs of the specific photobuyers on your list, those buyers will be genuinely interested in your site and your photography. Your marketing strategy of “following up” will eventually pay off in sales.

Photographer, Mike Karlsson, says, “Personally, I have a list of some 50 photobuyers that I know are constantly looking for the kind of photos I make. My specialty is law enforcement.

"These people get emails from me quite often with news about what I have to offer. I have another list of about 300 photobuyers that I know occasionally need my kind of images, and the people on this list get an email once every quarter or whenever I have made a major change on my site.

”I also always mention my upcoming travel, both foreign and domestic. In the "New" section of my website, I put a few words about what images I will be producing in the near future.

For instance, when I know I will be photographing traffic police, I let my photobuyers know this. That way the buyers who are planning something involving images of traffic police will make a note to contact me.


This tactic also can work to create new assignments, and here's how: by sharing what I plan to do, it sometimes will spur my regular buyers to consider producing articles or other works on those same subject lines.


Here’s another way to follow-up with your buyers:
Offer a feedback form and/or contact form to make it easy for buyers and people to get in touch with you.


Again, if you email to your lists regularly, they’ll remember you and your photo specialty. “The fortune is in the follow-up.”



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


Are you open to receiving unsolicited
marketing pieces, e-mails, etc. from stock
photographers currently unknown to you?


Answer Percentage
Yes 50.85%
No 27.12%
No answer 22.03%

Mike's comment:

This shows that at least 51 percent of the photobuyers that took part in the survey are indeed open to receiving unsolicited marketing materials from photographers they currently don't know.
This is really good news.
When people are open to being marketed to, they most often are actually looking for new products, talent, etc.
Since over 22 percent of the photobuyers responding didn't pick yes or no, they might also be open to receiving unsolicited marketing pieces.
So if 50 to 70 percent of photobuyers are open to being marketed to, that means that 5 to 7 of every 10 marketing pieces you send out might hit home. That is extremely high and very promising indeed.
In direct marketing a response rate of 3 to 5 percent is normally considered good. Anything higher than that is considered great.
Just remember to keep on reading so that you can market yourself and your editorial stock photographs as successfully as possible.
Now does this mean they'll buy your photographs? Maybe. But not all marketing results in sales obviously.
You know all those mail-order catalogs you get in the mail? Even though you might not order something right away when the catalog arrives, you'll keep the catalogs you like around so you can order later on right?
It's the same with stock photography marketing pieces.
The good ones will stick around until the time to order have arrived. -MK


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


17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



Robert Doisneau -- Alex Fitzpatrick:Google Doodle honors his 5 best collections of photography. “Born April 14, 1912, Doisneau was one of the original street photographers — he wandered the streets of Paris snapping away with his Leica camera decades before thousands of Brooklyn’s hipsters would do the same throughout Williamsburg”. http://mashable.com/2012/04/14/google-doodle-robert-doisneau/

17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



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


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A Vertical Market. What is it?

Are you spinning in all directions,
trying to find markets for your photos?
Stop! Do this. Find what you love shooting most.
Then find “vertical” markets for those photos.

Here's what that means.


17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st




GET THAT JOB -- Quote a Photography Assignment – “Charlie Borland” -- A stock photo client calls you with an assignment. Commercial clients who purchase your stock images are likely to assume you shoot assignments. If, up to now, you’ve only shot for stock, consider this article a primer to prepare you for taking the step into assignment photography. Unlike shooting stock, assignments are not speculative and have specific client requirements. Assignments require planning, estimating/budgeting and production. Most often you are required to prepare an estimate for the client that will pull all of the elements together. http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2012/04/how-to-quote-a-photography-assignment/
LAYOUT PHOTO: Charlie Borland


GETTING MILEAGE --Distribution. John Lund: Trying to figure out effective stock photo distribution can make you feel like a deer in the headlights! From the get-go I wanted to just make images. I recognized that, while I am pretty good at creating stock imagery, I am not particularly good at the rest of it, nor did I even want to be. I believe in diversification, and I believe in getting additional exposure through my own site http://blog.johnlund.com/2012/04/getting-your-stock-images-distributed.html


BREAKING THROUGH -- Top Tips from the New Pros – Sarah Jacobs: “Every year, Photo District News magazine hand picks the top 30 new and emerging photographers to watch, and this past March the School of Visual Arts hosted a seminar featuring several photographers from the 2012 list, along with other heavy hitters in the industry. I had the chance to attend and listen in as moderator Holly Hughes, editor of PDN, asked three of the list’s emerging photographers about their top tips for “making it” in an increasingly competitive industry. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/04/breaking-through-top-tips-from-the-new-pros/


TRIPLE PLUS -- How Wedding Photographer Catherine Hall Gained Commercial Clients – Conor Risch: “Just as the best wedding photography blurs the line between wedding, fashion and lifestyle genres, so too are photos from weddings and engagement sessions catching the attention of commercial clients who want fresh, fashion-forward imagery. PDN interviewed three wedding photographers who reported that some snobbery towards their specialty still exists among advertising and editorial clients. But with ingenious marketing and careful promotion, these photographers have managed to juggle successful careers shooting editorial, commercial and wedding assignments without compromising their styles or vision. http://www.pdnonline.com/features/How-Wedding-Photogra-5162.shtml
PHOTO: Catherine Hall


LANDIBG SPOTspecific to your target. A landing page is a marketing web page designed to offer specific information related to the advertisement or link clicked by the visitor. The goal of a landing page is to convince the visitor to take the desired action. This action is called a conversion, which may represent downloading a file, filling out a form, contacting the photographer, or purchasing a product or service. People looking for a food photographer don’t want to see fashion photography. A landing page is direct to the point. A good landing page is simple. Have a big headline and title directly related to the ad. SOURCE: Rosh Sillars


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TRIGGERING IMAGINATION -- The hero is the iPhone. Tom Kennedy: “For me, iPhoneography is all about restoring a fundamental kind of creative joy that I had as a 12 year old first discovering the magic of image-making. There is fluidity to using the iPhone as a camera that is somehow triggering my imagination and visual responsiveness to the world around me. http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2012/04/rediscovering-photo-bliss-through-iphoneography/


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WHO'S HUNGRY? -- (New Food Photography Magazine Asks) Anthony Todd: “Visiting Stephen Hamilton's West Side photo studio is like walking into a foodie fantasyland. Stylists are running to and fro and dishes and ingredients are piled everywhere. In one corner, a huge stack of different farmhouse-style cutting boards wait for their moment in the spotlight. In another, 15 different boxes of a national cereal brand are being ripped open and individual pieces are getting the glamour treatment. We all wonder how to make those beautiful food photos that whet our appetite in cookbooks and ads. Now, Who's Hungry?, a new magazine produced by Hamilton, is going to let you in on the secrets.
http://chicagoist.com/2012/04/13/new_magazine_asks_whos_hungry_we_ar.php#photo-1
PHOTO: Stephen Hamilton


17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



Lara Jade Coton Versus Bob Burge and TVX Films
Lara Jade Coton, who we interviewed here not long after the story broke, was a 14-year-old schoolgirl in England when she shot a self-portrait wearing a top hat. She was still under 18 when Bob Burge, owner of TVX Films put the photo on the cover of a porn film called “Body Magic.”
Lara Jade, now an 18-year old photography student, had placed the image on deviantART, protected (she’d hoped) with a watermark and copyright symbol. It was only when Lara Jade used her Flickr page to describe what happened that things really took off. She received press coverage around the world, comments of support from hundreds of photographers… and a court case filed against Bob Burge and TVX films in the summer of 2007. SOURCE: http://blogs.photopreneur.com/5-nightmare-photography-court-cases?goback=.gde_4371816_member_105980133
PHOTO: Lara Jade Coton


17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



STEVE CAPLIN -- Photoshop Digital Artist, Commercial Illustrator, & Author – John "Nemo" Nemerovski: They discuss Steve's books and the ways he uses Photoshop for commercial illustration and creative art projects. Steve hosts a forum for all Photoshop users. He invites the public to join and participate. http://www.pixiq.com/article/interview-steve-caplin-photoshop-digital-artist-author?utm_source=Pixiq+Newsletter&utm_campaign=264b825bb7-MailChimp_April_12_20124_12_2012&utm_medium=email

17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st




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· 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?

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

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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.

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17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st




HANDCUFFED Alan Wolper: "The Picture Told The Whole Story. Kristyna Wentz-Graff, photographer, her Milwaukee Journal Sentinel press credentials dangling from her neck, snapped a series of shots of about 50 Occupy protesters marching near campus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. www.editorandpublisher.com/Newsletter/Article/Ethics-Corner--The-Picture-Told-The-Whole-Story




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WAY BACK WHEN -- Photography pioneers worked to capture light. Cliff Sain: “Photography might be a relatively quick and easy process now, but long ago photography was not very easy or convenient. Not only did each picture require several minutes, or even hours, of exposure to light, but equipment was bulky and delicate and the process required the use of chemicals that were expensive and hazardous.” http://www.news-leader.com/article/20120410/NEWS05/304100038/Newspapers-in-education-history-of-photography
PHOTO: Mathew Brady


FLORIDA INNOCENCE -- Joseph Steimetz captured Sarasota, Florida USA in simpler time. Dale White: “SARASOTA". His photographs depict Sarasota and much of the rest of Florida in a way that — seen through a modern prism — depict an age of innocence. http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120409/ARTICLE/120409598
PHOTO: Joseph Janney Steinmetz

17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



TABLET MAGAZINE FLOP -- Magazines Fumble the iPad Opportunity. Jack Marshall: “The iPad was hailed by many as the savior of the magazine publishing industry when it hit the market back in 2010. It represented a chance for publishers to reinvigorate their flagging subscriber bases. But two years later, few publishers have really gone out of their way to embrace the device. There are examples of magazines that have been adapted well for the iPad environment — Wired and GQ spring to mind — but they’re exceptions to the rule. Most iPad editions of magazines are simply print products squeezed onto a tablet screen. SOURCE: DIGiDAY http://www.digiday.com/publishers/will-ipad-magazines-ever-really-wor/


REINVENTING PHOTOS -- Adam Satariano: “When Ren Ng unveiled his Lytro camera last year, he got the kind of response entrepreneurs dream of: breathless write-ups from the press and, more important, an invitation from Steve Jobs to demo the device at his Palo Alto home. “It was really inspiring,” says Ng, who considered Apple a role model while he was secretly developing the Lytro from 2006 to 2011. http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-04-12/focused-on-reinventing-photography

17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



FOR TRAVEL -- Welcome to the Travel Photographers Online Magazine.
Travel Photographers Network (TPN)is the premiere web community for photographers who want to improve their skills and photographic knowledge. If you are one of those people who still gets excited about the prospect of jumping on a plane, train, car, bicycle, skates, or even sneakers (trainers if you are European) to go across the Equator or across the street, and if you can't conceive of doing this without bringing your camera along, then you'll want to join Travel Photographers Network!
http://www.travelphotographers.net/


17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st




SMARTPHONES -- Eight indispensable travel apps for your smartphone. Sheila Scarborough: "The GPS feature is what makes the difference; it knows where you are, so it can then tell you what is around you. Sometimes that is obvious, of course, so you should just look around with your eyeballs, but when that doesn’t tell you what you need to know, phone app technology can really help when you travel. http://travel.usatoday.com/alliance/destinations/perceptivetravel/post/2012/04/8-indispensable-travel-apps-for-your-smartphone/670901/1

17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



"Thanks for the opportunity to be listed on PhotoSourceBANK! You are providing a great service!"
- Jeff Martin, Photographer, Middleton WI

17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st




Scott Frederick – Urban Explorer – Valerie Jardin: “HDR… High Dynamic Range. A bit of a controversial subject in the community these days. Philadelphia-based photographer, Scott Frederick, is one example of someone who does it well in his ‘urban decay’ photography. Scott answered a few questions for the dPS readers and I am thrilled to share this interview with you as well as some of his images. http://digital-photography-school.com/focus-on-scott-frederick-urban-explorer
PHOTO: Scott Frederick



'MURDER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD' -- Michael Martinez and Jaqueline Hurtado: ”Julian Cardona is a photojournalist who works in the "murder capital of the world" -- Juarez, Mexico. The 51-year-old photographer puts his life on the line for such photography because he wants the world to know of a patch of earth that many American journalists -- even those in Mexico, too -- fear to tread and often avoid. http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/14/world/americas/mexican-photographer-juarez/index.html
PHOTO: Julian Cardona



17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st




Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts are from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues (1 years ago). They can inspire you to go out and simulate similar photo needs for a kind of ‘self assignment.’ Each week we include photo listings From PhotoDaily and the weekly PhotoLetter from a year ago. -RE





ONE STUDENT, WATCHING A TELEVISION IN A STARK, PLAIN ROOM
Inside editorial usage.
Inside editorial usage.
One student, all alone, ideally non-white, watching a
television in a stark, plain room setting that could pass for a
psychology lab research room. (The tv screen
should show something on it that could relate to a
research study like a news show).
Note: PLEASE PHONE ME BEFORE SHOOTING. XXXXXXXXXXX
Photobuyer requests low-res electronic files or viewing platforms.
For College textbook. North America rights.
E-mailed for consideration.
Pays no research fees.
Color, low-res JPEGs only, viewing platform
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXX Photo Researcher
XXXXXXXXX PHOTO RESEARCH
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $250 (1/4 page)
Deadline: April 22nd

U.S. BULLION DEPOSITORY
Postcard
Vertical, Horizontal
Front view of U.S. Bullion Depository (Ft. Knox)
Note: Pays no research fees.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges
Photobuyer requests Email before submitting.
Prefer digital scans. No faxes.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Creative Resources Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $100-$125(Inside Use) $2000-$3000
(Advertising Use)
Deadline: April 21st


BLOGGER
Inside textbook use.
Someone wearing a t-shirt that says "Blogger" on it, or a license plate that says "Blogger" on it.
Note For publication inside textbook use at 1/4 page size.
Rights: North American, English, 55,000 print and 5,000 e-books rights
Please either email low res jpegs to me or create a light box of photos for my review.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXX, Picture Researcher
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $200- $300 (1/4 page)
Deadline: April 25th



WORK FORCE DIVERSITY
WOMEN ENGINEERS

Inside editorial, possible cover usage
1.) Work force diversity, e.g. minorities, disabled people, etc. working together.
2.) Women engineers on-the-job.
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting.
Mailed submissions accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Art director
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $50-$150 (Quarter - Cover)
Deadline: April 15th



BOATS, SHIPS OR WATERCRAFT OF NOTE, AND THEIR CREWS.
LAKE SUPERIOR AND THE EVENTS AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE REGION.

Inside editorial possible cover
Boats, ships or watercraft of note, and their crews.
The condition of Lake Superior and the events and highlights from the region.
Persons, places and events in the Lake Superior region (contemporary; historic with current tie).
Note: Address all submissions to “Editor.” All submissions MUST include an address, daytime and evening phone numbers, fax number, website and e-mail address as applicable.
Color - 35mm, 2 1/4," 4" x 5" or 8" x 10" transparencies preferred, although color-corrected glossy prints are accepted.
Digital - size, resolution and quality determine use of digital photography. Considered on a case-by-case basis. Any CD with images MUST be accompanied by a printed guide to what is on the disk and MUST show the images in a thumbnail or larger printed version.
Full name of photographer must appear on each photo or slide, or they will be returned without consideration. We will not apply your name to your material for you. Complete photographic identification must be on each photo or on an accompanying cutsheet, which includes subject ID, location and date taken. Photos must be numbered to coincide.
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.
Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Web: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $50 (Inside) $150 (Cover)
Deadline: April 21st


GRAIN ELEVATORS
FEED MILLS
FLOUR MILLS
GRAIN PROCESSING PLANTS

Inside editorial usage possible cover
Grain elevators; interiors, operations, exteriors,
aerials, skylines.
Feed mills; machinery operations, interiors, operations,
exteriors.
Flour mills; machinery operations, interiors, operations,
exteriors.
Grain processing plants.
Note: Sample digital preview scans accepted.
No phone calls
Note: Readers are elevator and feed mill managers, suppliers and others in the industry.
Our focus is on industry practices and activities. Want clear high quality images with photo captions.
This buyer pays on publication, not on acceptance.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXX Editor/Publisher
XXXXXXXXXXX JOURNAL
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXX\ Web: XXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $30 (Quarter) - $100 (Cover)
Deadline: April15th








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




17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



Getting the most out of a photo workshop – Juan Pons: “One of the fastest, easiest and most effective ways to improve your photography is by learning from experienced professionals, and what better way to do that than going on a photo workshop to some spectacular and beautiful destination. Here are 6 things to consider in order to improve your next workshop experience.” http://juanpons.org/2012/04/getting-the-most-out-of-a-photo-workshop/


Tim Hetherington’s legacy: A mother’s perspective on her son’s war photography May-Ying Lam: “The late filmmaker Tim Hetherington’s solo exhibition will be available for viewing at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York through May 19. Featured work includes Hetherington’s “sleeping soldier” series, other work from the deadly Korengal Valley of Afghanistan and coverage of Liberia.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/arts-post/post/tim-hetheringtons-legacy-a-mothers-perspective-of-her-war-photographer-son/2012/04/11/gIQAtqqxAT_blog.html


17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



Lost, Now Found: Visions of 1964 Ted Loos: "In the 1970s and ’80s Arthur Tress became well known for his strikingly surreal photographs. He staged odd situations — a man opening the trunk of his car and finding sleeping children; another man, naked, with his head in a bucket and a boot on his back — and SOURCE: NYTimes ttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/arts/design/arthur-tress-early-works-at-de-young-museum.html?_r=1&emc=eta1
via Roy Iwaki

17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st




“There are always two people in every picture: The photographer and the viewer.”
- Ansel Adams


17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



1895 April 26 – Photographer Dorothea Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey.

17 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st






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April 12th 2012


10 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st




Do I Need a Model Release?



No area of editorial stock photography has been more misunderstood
than the issue of model releases. Here’s some clarification.

Photo columnists, unaware of their First Amendment Rights, have been fanning the fires of this hotly debated question for decades. A wall of mythology has built up around the subject, and I'll make the first move to break it down for you. To give you a simplistic answer: No, you do not need a model release.

You may now get up off the floor and sit back down.

I'll ask you to be open to a re-programming process. First, a few questions: Have you ever seen a newspaper photographer ask for a model release? Can you picture Dorthea Lange or Henri Cartier-Bresson in mid-shootting mode stopping to request model releases?


If your photo is informing or
educating the public, you do
not need a model release.



And this is where the confusion comes in. Here at PhotoSource International we encourage you to follow the trail of the new generation of new media.

Its emphasis is the publication trade: magazines, books, and electronic media. About a million dollars a day are spent for photography in this category of the stock photography world, whose essential purpose is to INFORM and to EDUCATE.

Photobuyers in this arena rarely require a model release, unless the photo is so sensitive that it might compromise a person in some way. Short of highly sensitive areas such as drug abuse, sex education, mental retardation, you won't find your buyers asking you for a model release.

“How and why was I under the impression that model releases are always required?" you ask.

Most of the teaching and training in the USA for working photographers is slanted to COMMERCIAL photography, where you always need a model release.

As stock photography grew and became more prevalent, commercial photographers expanded into media photography, and brought along with them the rules for commercial photography: i.e. you need a model release.

Since most classic stock photography is used for commercial purposes, these photographers are right, you do need a model release if you are photographing in the commercial sector, where usage centers on promotion, advertising, and endorsement.

But you, as an editorial stock
photographer
informing, educating,
and entertaining the public, operating
a business in a free enterprise society
-- you have a powerful law on your side,
namely the First Amendment of the U.S.
Constitution. The First Amendment in
effect says you can freely photograph
in public as long as you are not
breaking any local laws, such as
trespassing.


Enter the publishing world. Large publishing houses, which spend $50,000 to $150,000 per month for photography, are vigilant about protecting their First Amendment Rights, and in so doing; they protect your First Amendment Rights.

If Macmillan, McGraw Hill,and Pearson Education, were to require model releases for the pictures they use in their textbooks, for example, they would soon go out of business, because editorial photographers would not put up with the chore of getting model releases for slews of editorial, “non-posed” pictures.
Most of the horror stories concerning model
releases that you read about have had to do with commercial photography (for ads and concerning sales and products for purchase), where YES, you do need a model release.

Not so in the book and magazine illustration field.

The million-dollar-a-day book and magazine publishing houses fill swivel chairs at long oak tables with legal advisors, who remain steadfast in protecting their clients' side of the First Amendment, which is that when you are informing and educating, a model release is not necessary.

The only exceptions would be those rare cases, mentioned above, involving highly sensitive subjects such as sex education, drug abuse, certain medical issues, and religion.

So then, this opens the window and lets some fresh air in on this issue.
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If you've been relinquishing
your First Amendment rights
up to this point, I hope this
article helps you regain them.

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Go out and photograph freely in public, in the style of Margaret Bourke-White, Dorthea Lange, and Arthur Rothstein.

It would be a bureaucrat's dream for officials to be able to say, "You can't photograph in my school, my police precinct, my park."

In reality, these people (school principals, policemen, etc.) are your civil servants. Your taxes pay for their buildings, equipment, and salaries. As long as you are not interrupting their normal course of duties you can photograph them. Just be courteous, ask permission (by rights they should give it), and take care not to interfere in any activity.

There have been lawsuits, yes. But if you examine each case, the plaintiff always goes after the publisher with deep pockets, not the photographer. We're back to the long oak table with swivel chairs filled with First Rights experts. And the plaintiff rarely wins.

The bottom line is that you should break through the wall of mythology that for years has surrounded this model release question, and go out and photograph freely in public. The world will be a better place as a result of your efforts. -RE



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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10 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



Do You Have A Website?

Mike asked this
question of photobuyers:

How many of the photographers you work with routinely do not have a website?

Answer Percentage
None, they all have websites _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _8.47%
Less than 10% do not have a site _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 28.81%
10 to 25% _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 16.95%
25 to 50% _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 8.47%
50 to 70% _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 3.39%
70 to 90% _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1.69%
90% + of the photographers
I work with don't have a site _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _1.69%

Mike's Comment:
If you don't have a website or photo blog -- the time has come to get one. If for nothing else, having a website will allow photobuyers that have never heard of you, to easily find you...provided your website is set up with appropriate keywords and can be found through Google, Yahoo, Ask, Bing and other popular search engines.


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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BREAKING THROUGH: Creativity Exercises. PeterCarroll: “All photographers feel like they are in a rut sometime along their photo journey. Do this photography thing long enough and you'll wander around the wastelands of creativity a couple of times. It's normal. It's hard to keep the engine of creativity tuned to max power all the time.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-carroll/creativity_photo_exercises_b_1394248.html
PHOTO: Peter Carroll


ROCK STEADY -- 5 Pro Tips to be a Better Climbing Photographer. Tewart Green: “I published my first climbing photograph in the old Summit Magazine back when I was a senior in high school in 1970 and since then I've sold and published lots of climbing images in all kinds of publications, magazines, catalogues, ads, calenders, and websites. Here is the third article about climbing photography. http://climbing.about.com/b/2012/04/03/5-pro-tips-to-be-a-better-climbing-photographer.htm
PHOTO: Stewart M. Green


DON’T SAY ‘CHEESE’ -- Child photographer, Natalie Norton: “I have exactly one rigid, non-negotiable rule for myself as a photographer: I don’t shoot fake smiles. Period. I want to photograph what’s real, authentic, alive. The word “cheese” is to authentic photography what a bell is to Pavlov’s Dogs. The MOMENT a kid hears it, they obediently put on their “picture face.” http://digital-photography-school.com/cut-the-cheese-5-tips-for-photographing-kids
PHOTO: Natalie Norton


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SHOOTING THE CAPITOL -- Emma Dumain: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.): Norton: “The time is right to expand commercial filming and photography regulations around Capitol Hill.” Currently, Union Square, an 11-acre swath of land that lies at the base of the Capitol's West Front, is the only spot from which commercial cameras can shoot the Capitol. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/03/eleanor-holmes-norton-filming_n_1401144.html ; SOURCE: Huffington Post

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THINK AHEAD. Most magazine photo editors work six months ahead. Take seasonal pictures today, process them, and then be prepared to market them in a couple of months for publication next year at this time.

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Four Ways To Market Your Photos


Retailers know that consumers usually choose price, brand, and quality when it comes to shopping. The Internet has shown that another factor is important to customers: convenience. With the existence of today’s regional and specialized stock agencies, you, as a freelance stock photographer, have four ways to market your photos: 1.) you'll send your commercially-oriented generic stock off to an automated, digitized giant (Getty, Corbis, Alamy, etc.) ; 2.) you’ll send targeted stock images to smaller, specialized agencies; 3.) you’ll place some of your pictures with a microstock service, such as shutterstock; and 4.) you’ll market your highly specific editorial stock photos yourself, to special-interest buyers whose needs match your personal coverage areas.

Here are the advantages of this “four-tier selling strategy:”

Number 1 and Number 4 will pay the bills. The photos you produce for Number 1 will go stale after five or six years, but you'll continue to keep on top of the fads and pump photos out that will fit Number 1 needs.

Number 2 will enable you to anchor yourself to something other than an email address. You'll give personalized service and receive first-name attention from the specialized agencies.

Number 3 and Number 4 will allow you to photograph in the areas of editorial stock closest to your heart (environment issues, developments in education, Native American issues, the homeless, rodeos, gardening, stock car racing and so on). These latter photos will eventually become of hostorical significance, and you can pass their monetary value on to your heirs if they are properly keyworded.

The Digital Age, with its electronic communications and marketing tools, now allows you more flexibility and freedom in marketing your stock imagery, than ever before.

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. Veteran photographer Rohn Engh is founder/director of PhotoSource International and specializes in helping photographers sell their photos. Email: info[at]photosource[dot]com; Fax: 1 715 248 3800; www.photosource.com

10 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st





If you’ve got time, this interview with photo researcher,
Gary Crabbe is going to be well worth your while.
He gives you an insight into the thought processes of the
art director who is hoping to find that just right photo.

If you follow his advice on getting serious about
keywording your images, it will pay off handsomely in the future.

Do your keywording while the details of your images
are still fresh in your mind.



This video is 29 minutes






click here for more information on this 21-part learning course if you want to begin seeing your photos published in your favorite magazines!

10 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



What do some photobuyers want from you?


This is not a typical photo needs request example from a photobuyer but I thought you would like to see it. It’s almost naive in its delivery, but it does give an insight into what some photobuyers might expect from you. - Rohn

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Here is the photo need listing.

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PROVINCE\STATE
Inside editorial (not Cover)

PROVINCE\STATE [Photos of] This fabulous identifiable PROVINCE\STATE location that makes you want to go there.
Note: [ -magazine-] only accepts professional-grade images. Use a camera with 5 or more megapixels. Submit electronic contact sheets with no more than 12 images per page (smaller thumbnails are not accepted). DO NOT email individual photos.
We repeat: DO NOT email individual photos. Make a PDF contact sheet using Adobe Bridge or similar software. It is acceptable to send a link to a web page of specific images you wish considered but please don’t send links to general photo websites (such as Snapfish, Shutterfly, or Flickr) unless you have built a specific album or lightbox for our review. If electronic means are not available, mail protected prints with a submission letter.
NOTE: The [-magazine-] does not return any mailed materials.
Submissions should be original work that has not been published or submitted to other publications, printed or electronic, in the previous five years. (Yes, we subscribe to those other Iowa publications, so we know who you are.) Always submit photos with location information and a short description of photo content and why you were moved to shoot the images. Your submissions will be reviewed by the editorial staff. You will be contacted and asked to provide digital files of selected work.
Don’t forget to turn your camera sideways! A single full page requires a vertical shot. ALL cover shot are vertical. Turn your camera on its head. Look for new angles. Shoot DOWN from up high. Shoot UP from the ground. Look backward and forward. Pay attention to the background (make sure it’s not distracting). Pay attention to cropping and aspect ratios. Be original. Be creative. Be bold.
Technical Specifications
Process images with the following:
• RAW capture saved as jpg files
• 8 bit
• 300 dpi
• adobe RGB (1998) color space
• image size: Minimum of 300 pixels per inch
• horizontal: Minimum of 18 inches wide x 12 inches high
• vertical: Minimum of 9 inches wide x 12 inches high
• DO NOT sharpen images
Metadata should include:
• photographer’s name
• copyright information
• date
• location
It is the photographer’s responsibility to obtain model and location releases if necessary.


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TURNING PRO -- Valerie Jardin: “You have the skills and the passion and your goal is to become a professional photographer? Unfortunately there is no instruction manual but here are a few tips you may find useful.” http://digital-photography-school.com/15-tips-about-turning-pro
PHOTO: Valerie Jardin



WHAT REPS WANT -- Deb Schwartz on Signing Augustus Butera As told to Kris Wilton) “Deb Schwartz of DS Reps signed lifestyle photographer Augustus Butera in June 2011. She says that “Gus,” shoots fresh, joyful photography that seems to capture genuine moments without over-sentimentality. She tells PDN why she decided to represent him, what their collaboration is like, and what photographers should and should not expect from the photographer-rep relationship: SOURCE: PhotoDistrict News http://www.pdnonline.com/features/What-Reps-Want-Deb--5093.shtml
PHOTO: Augustas Butera

SELLING STOCK -- A Primer – Jason Row: “Before the advent of digital photography, there was no micro and macro in stock photography, royalty free was a little used term and image catalogs were large glossy books with just a selection of the best images. To purchase an image you either asked one of the library’s researchers to look for it or you went in person and trawled through thousands of transparencies on light boxes. So if you wish to offer your images for sale at a stock library, which should you choose, micro or macro?” http://www.lightstalking.com/selling-your-photographs-through-stock-libraries
PHOTO: Jason Row
TAKEAWAY: Which should you choose? As an editorial stock photographer, you shouldn’t choose either one. You should specialize and open your own specialized mimi-stock photo agency and become known in that one field where you love working in.


10 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st




IMPROVING -- Your Travel Photography Part 2; Editing Your Photos; Laurence Norah: “This part of the series is going to cover the other half of the photography equation that is nearly as important as actually taking the shot: the post processing of your creation.” http://www.ytravelblog.com/improving-your-travel-photography-part-2-editing-your-photos/

10 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st






Here's a situation -similar but not the same to last week's question about making a copy of a copy.

Let us know your gut reaction to the problem the investor (art collector) has and as well, the photographer has.
Keep in mind that the way the Copyright Law is written --the person who clicks the camera shutter, owns the photo, unless the ownership is transferred in writing to someone or something else.

O.K. -here goes... A photo is purchased by an art investor -BD (Before Digital). . .The photo increases in value, -thanks to the investor's promotional know-how.
Scene 2: The photographer, in our new digital era, decides to digitize the same photo (he owns the copyright) and precedes to put the result(s) up for sale. Hmmm, what's your opinion?

Here's where to go to comment.

http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11449

Be sure to read the news item background

10 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st




LOSE 40 LBS. -- What do you need today to become a photojournalist? Notice that his equipment is gathering dust.
TAKEAWAY: This was on-the-spot photo coverage by an unidentified camera man whose ‘mobile’ proved more effective than his 40 pounds of equipment. What effect is this new smart phone camera culture going to have on iconic standard cameras ?
Via: D. LaHeeb


10 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



RESOURCES -- Publications in iPad Newsstand Thrive – Pamela Pfiffner: While moving $70,000 per day isn't much for some Silicon Valley firms or metropolitan newspapers at their heyday, it's a remarkable number for the iPad Newsstand that launched only six months ago. The Newsstand is the iPad uber-app that sells and distributes subscription-based periodicals, like newspapers and magazines. The report, by analytics firm Distimo, says that the top 100 Newsstand apps account for the $70,000 in sales. http://www.creativepro.com/article/publications-ipad-newsstand-thrive
TAKEAWAY: Are your photo sales down? Watch them start to rise when new electronic publications begin to catch on.

10 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



CLONING QUESTION -- Sizing Up the Curious New William Eggleston Lawsuit: Julia Halperin: “Is it possible to create a new photograph from an old negative? That’s the question at the center of a bitter legal dispute between collector Jonathan Sobel and photographer William Eggleston. Can a Collector Really Stop Him From Making More Art?”
http://artinfo.com/news/story/797986/
PHOTO: William Eggleston
TAKEAWAY: One-of-a-kind can be priceless. Many-of a-kind can be worthless.


JUNK YARD DOG? -- Marco: “In reaction to letters that Getty Images and other stock libraries have been sending out for unauthorized usage, the website extortionletterinfo.com is focussing on informing and supporting recipients of these letters. Its founders say the site is focussed on ‘Reporting on Getty Images & Stockphoto settlement demand letters (copyright trolls, extortion letters, shakedown letters). The website was established in 2008 and recently reported record traffic levels of traffic. http://www.fastmediamagazine.com/blog/2012/03/19/extortionletterinfo-com-versus-stock-library-copyright-letters-update
TAKEAWAY: Yes, some might consider Getty Image's approach as "a junk yard dog" but for the average stock photographer with no legal defenders to lean on, Getty comes on the scene as a guardian angel. -RE
PHOTO: Dorrys.com

10 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st




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…?"

---Rohn Engh





This e-Book by Rohn Engh, publisher of PhotoStockNOTES will cause you to change the way you take editorial stock photos from now on.
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10 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



GHOST SHIP
Chris Parsons:”Titanic sets off on its doomed voyage: 15-year-old Elliot Brown took image of doomed liner leaving Southampton. His picture of the vessel is one of last ever pictures of Titanic taken from land. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2126457/Titanic-sets-doomed-voyage-Newly-discovered-picture-taken-amateur-photographer-15-shows-gleaming-liner-leaving-Southampton-fateful-journey.html?ITO=1490
PHOTO: Eliott Brown


Sackler Illuminates Forgotten Photography. Gabriel T. Rosen: “Ask most art aficionados about Lyonel Feininger, and they’ll tell you of his vibrant cubist paintings. But the German-American artist also left behind thousands of negatives and photographs, some of which are now being showcased in “Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928-1939,” a new exhibit at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum that opened March 30 and runs until June 2.
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2012/4/3/lyonel-feininger-photography-sackler/
PHOTO: Lyonel Feininger

10 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



ORGANIZED PHOTOS: Do it with PicaJet FX. Clare Nrandt: “If you're like me, you have oodles of digital images, sorted vaguely by date or (if you're lucky) description. Using any database system to sort and label all of your images is a daunting process: Fortunately, the $60 PicaJet FX can create as many category folders, subfolders, and folders within your subfolders as you want. PicaJet can place the same image into multiply folders, making the family vacation images easy to find by person, location, date, or any other categories you add. http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=2A7D9DAD-D97F-BE9A-52A67027D9856A15


INSTAGRAM FOR ANDROID receives 1 million downloads on the first day. Lance Whitney: : Eager Android users awaiting the release of Instagram scooped up a million copies in less than 24 hours. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57409168-93/



IPHONE MAGIC -- Your phone as a scanner? 1000Memories Introduces “Shoeboxes” for Private Photo Sharing. Sarah Perez: “1000 Memories, the startup behind the ShoeBox iPhone application, which lets you “scan” old photographs with your iPhone and post them online using your mobile phone’s camera, is now introducing a new feature to help you better organize your digital collections.http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/03/1000memories-introduces-shoeboxes-for-more-private-photo-sharing/?
TAKEAWAY: This application could also be used as a mini-LightBOX to send a series of your selected photos to a photo editor from your collection for use in a magazine article or a book project. -RE

10 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



KEEP YOUR GUARD UP: 4 Things Every Photographer Should Know About “rotecting Images on Social Networks. Mason Resnick: “The social media revolution is filled with opportunities for self-promotion, but it also poses challenges for photographers who are concerned about protecting their copyrighted, unique creative work. Here's a balanced approach to protecting your work” http://www.adorama.com/alc/blogarticle/4-Things-Every-Photographer-Should-Know-About-Protecting-Images-on-Social-Networks


INSTAGRAM -- Allie Townnsend: “Kevin Systrom Says Comparing Instagram to Photography Is Like ‘Comparing Twitter to Microsoft Word’. TIME Magazine talks with the Instagram co-founder about the pressure to monetize, photo snobs & why a good mobile experience is so hard to come by.” http://techland.time.com/2012/04/04/kevin-systrom-interview/
PHOTO: Keith Bedford


THE SOCIAL-PHOTOGRAPHY CAMERA; Shawn Low: “Concept camera lets multiple users with the same device capture and share images. But its grenade-like appearance could cause problems. http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57408215-1/apollon-the-social-photography-camera/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title


NEW PHOTO COMMUNITY - 72dpi.com, launches. Gary Pageau: “A new free photography community, 72dpi.com, is a blend of social networking, community support and online photo gallery for any level of photographer, from pro to “happy snapper,” where member feedback is encouraged and implemented, according to the company.” http://pmanewsline.com/2012/04/03/new-photo-community-72dpi-com-launches/

10 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



"The PhotoSourceBANK is sure worth the investment. On my PhotoSourceBank site (www.photosource.com/1338) a photobuyer recently found a specific butterfly she needed. The resulting sales will pay for my membership for many years to come! Thank you PhotoSource." - David Liebman, Photographer, Norfolk, VA.

10 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



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

The 24th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is here! The contest runs from April 5 to June 28, with an entry fee of $15. For those procrastinators out there, we've extended the deadline until July 11 with an increase of $10 per entry. We are accepting digital entries online in any of these four categories: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2012/?


10 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



Finding Time to Hear Rohn’s e-Course

I wanted to squeeze time out of my schedule to hear Rohn’s 21-part eCourseon sellingstock photos. But we live in a hectic age. Setting aside time to study isn’t always easy. Work , family, chores take up much of the 24 hours we call a day. Finding important time each day that we can use to further our knowledge of secondary activities can be challenging. A case in point: Rohn’s "How To Market Your Photos" is a great learning tool. There is so much information to absorb from it, but I could only watch and listen to it when I was at my computer. That time is limited.
One day when I was on my treadmill, I was listening to my MP3 player and I thought that it would be great if I could listen to Rohn’s course on my MP3 but the format is designed for computers.
I called PhotoSource and thanks to Webmaster, Bruce Swenson, I can now listen to the course on my MP3. He was able to convert the format so it would work with my MP3. Now if I am on the treadmill, or waiting for my wife in the car, or taking the dog for a walk, I can continue to play the eCourse as often as I wish in order to absorb all the great photo marketing information.
Thank you PhotoSource! -Dennis Carroll, Las Vegas, NV USA


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The ‘Saint of Photojournalists’ at Phoenix Art Museum. Richard Nilsen:”He was best known during his life for a series of photo essays he made for Life magazine in the 1940s and '50s, and four of them are the subject of a new show at the Phoenix Art Museum, "W. Eugene Smith: Photo Essays," curated by Rebecca Senf; http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/ae/articles/2012/03/26/20120326w-eugene-smith-photo-essays-phoenix-art-museum.html
TAKEAWAY: As a young photojournalist myself, I was inspired by the photo essays of W. Eugene Smith. I remember once a photo columnist/speaker at a lecture criticized Smith’s system of re-arranging furniture in a Japanese infirmary to better capture the available light in the room of a dying patient in order to make a better photo of the scene. That moment changed my view of what a stock photo should be. From then on, if it would add to the final scene as I had interpreted it, I moved and changed whatever would improve the picture.
Courtesy: THE CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTO: W. Eugene Smith PHOTOGRAPHY

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Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts are from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues (1 years ago). They can inspire you to go out and simulate similar photo needs for a kind of ‘self assignment.’ Each week we include photo listings From PhotoDaily and the weekly PhotoLetter from a year ago. -RE




FEDERAL BUILDING
MAISON CORMIER
R.C. HARRIS WATER TREATMENT PLANT
GIANT LOBSTER
GIANT BLUEBERRY
GIANT POTATO
GIANT SQUID

Inside editorial usage
1. The Federal Building in Regina, Saskatchewan
2. The R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant in Toronto, Ontario
3. "Maison Cormier" in Montreal, Quebec
4. The giant lobster in Shediac, New Brunswick
5. The giant blueberry in Oxford, Nova Scotia
6. Tthe giant potato in O'Leary, Prince Edward Island
7. The giant squid in Glover's Harbour, Newfoundland
Note: The project is a book for Canada Post
No phone calls
Pays no research fees.
Submit lo-res jpgs by email.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Photo Editor
Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Email: xxxxxxxxxxxx.com
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Pay Range: $150+ USD (Payment based on size
used, minimum $150.)
Deadline: April 13th

SALTWATER FLY-FISHING
Inside editorial possible cover
Saltwater fly-fishing. Redfish Trout, Tarpon, Snook
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting.
Sample digital preview scans accepted.
May also send dupes for review, will request originals of any selected for use. 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.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Editor
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx MAGAZINE
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Email: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx \
Web: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Pay Range: up to $300 (Inside) $600 (Cover)
Deadline: May 1st

HAWAII
Postcard
Scenic Postcards of Hawaii.
Subject matter must be of the key things to see as a visitor
in Hawaii.
Top selection only. QUALITY not quantity.
Please submit a MAXIMUM of 20 shots to be considered
for postcards.
NOTE: Top quality would generate an inquiry for more.
I have a particular interest in photography that would lend itself to some 3D experimental postcards.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX President
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX \
WebXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $150 for postcard rights
Deadline: April 18th



ADIRONDACK WILDLIFE (Spring)
Inside editorial usage
Adirondack wildlife such as: moose, bobcat, and black bear. (Spring)
Note: Photos must have been taken inside the borders of the Adirondack Park. Photos can be submitted as slides or in digital format on CD Rom.
Slides must be labeled with your name and the location of the scene. Please include self-addressed, stamped envelope for returns.
Duplicate transparencies must be labeled as such. If you have images that have already been published in Adirondack Life, please do not resubmit them.
DIGITAL PHOTO GUIDELINES:
We can accept Photoshop, tiff, jpeg, or raw files on CD
Digital photos must be shot at high resolution. (for example: a 1/4 page photo must be 800 pixels by 1000 pixels). Do NOT enlarge files from the original file size.
Digital images for cover consideration must be at least 3400 x 2600 pixels in dimension.
Please do NOT crop, color-correct or sharpen images before sending them
If possible, please include good color or B&W proofs. Proofs can be thumbnails or full size. Please include a list of locations for each image.
Medium (2 1/4") and Large format (4" x 5") vertical photos are preferable. If possible, digital photos should be 9"x11" at 300dpi. Please keep in mind that we need some open space (or solid color) at the top of the image for the logo and cover lines.
*Please note that we work on issues 3 to 4 months in advance of the current season.
All images must have the photographer's name and proper identification visible on the mount. Images will be held until publication of the issue in which they are being considered. All images will be returned within two weeks after publication, unless otherwise requested. Providing a SASE is appreciated.
For additional information or to send your submissions contact:
Art Director
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If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX editor
XXXXXXXXXXX LIFE MAGAZINE
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aXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Web: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $75 (1/4 page)
Deadline: April 4th

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION TOPICS

Inside editorial possible cover
1.) Information technology.
2.) Business communication topics.
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting.
Mailed submissions accepted only after initial contact with photobuyer.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Art director
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Email:XXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $50 (Qtr)- $150 (Cover)
Deadline: April 2nd

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







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

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INSTAGRAM: iPHONE OPENING -- -- More Than Photo Sharing – Tamara Lackey: Initially, I thought the concept was to take a photograph every day with your iPhone, run a simple little filter over it, and post it while checking out others’ images. Over time, though, I started realizing that it could be about much more than that. It could be about showing a slice of your life and getting a very visual feel for how others are living, too. http://photofocus.com/2012/04/06/why-instagram-is-about-more-than-photo-sharing/
PHOTO: Tamara Lackey
TAKEAWAY: Last week I learned that FACEBOOK bought InstaGRAM for a billion of its FACEBOOK/Monopoly money. That’s a lot of green-colored paper or are they zeroes and 1’s? Check this post next year, April 12th 2013 and let’s see which newcomer social network company has bought them both – (or who is cleaning up the mess after the bubble burst?) -RE

10 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



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


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1883 – April 12 – American Photographer Imogen Cunningham was born in Portland, Oregon.

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Photo Specialty Pioneer Edward C. Ritz. Family-owned Ritz Camera Centers was founded as a portrait studio in 1918 by Benjamin Ritz , in the Ritz Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. http://www.photoreporter.com/article/photo-specialty-pioneer-edward-c-ritz-passes/1


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The Transition



Have you been looking at any photos recently?

No, I don’t mean taking or making photos, but looking at them.

If you are over thirty, your initial reaction to a photograph is probably to expect that it’s a representation of reality –that is -- it’s documentation. It’s what the camera saw, and bygod it better not be a faithful rapture of a real moment.


But not so, anymore. This is a new century


Today, some photos are “real”, but it’s common now for photos to be re-enactments, photoshop manipulations , or fiction-history fantasies.

Yes, we are in a transition. And like the film moving pictures industry that went through a similar metamorphosis early in the last century, we “still” photographers are looking, today, at photos not as pure documentation but as entertainment.

Historically, still photography first observed and recorded nature, people and urban/rural scenes. In the last century, photography captured the attention of the public, the same attention that painters and watercolorists enjoyed. Still photography became an “art.” Still photography was expected to capture the real world. Meanwhile, moving pictures, film,” was allowed to slide into the world of ‘entertainment.”

The big change came when movie producers found that they didn’t have to follow the path of still photography. Film could be entertaining and fanciful.

Until a couple decades ago the still photography industry had not approved much experimentation. It had become rigidly attached to a set of principles of form and content that built self-limiting walls. Who was decreeing what was acceptable and what not ? It’s anyone’s guess. But it seems that the usual protectionism that exists in any creative industry was definitely at work.

When Photoshop was introduced we heard cries of ‘fauxtography’ from the traditionalists. Purists in camera clubs revolted. Newspaper editors looked at news shots with skepticism. Art critics frowned on surrealism. The conservative art critics cried “foul.”

But the photographer under 30 doesn’t see it that way. The new technology of photography has introduced creative people to a new way to express themselves without the baggage of hide – bound dictums, let alone chemicals and f-stops.
Yes, we are in a transition, and like with all change the waves are churned up now and then.

Let’s sail on!

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




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Here's what Mike Karlson of PSI asked the photobuyers:

Do you prefer to receive marketing and promo materials electronically or traditionally (through the mail)?


Answer Percentage
Electronically 50.85%
Traditionally 3.39%
Makes no difference 27.12%

Mike's Comment:

This clearly shows that while marketing through e-mail and other electronic submissions is preferred, there is still a place for traditional marketing. In the editorial stock photography trade that translates into postcards and other printed promo pieces.
Personally I have had really good success with postcards over the years.
Especially large postcards. My last postcard marketing campaign I used Overnight Prints and printed cards that are 6” by 11”. The format allows me to stand out from all the regular size postcards the photobuyers receive. The printing quality was great and the price was good indeed. I have used Modern Postcards extensively in the past and can warmly recommend them as well. They too offer great quality at great prices.
For e-mail marketing I recommend Constant Contact. Once you get signed up on their web site you'll be able to design your own great looking emails.
You add your contact list and messages are sent out through their web site. The messages automatically contain opt out links in accordance with
current regulations. You'll also get access to links you can put on your web site that will allow people to sign up for your marketing e-mails, newsletters etc. You'll also be able to keep track of who opened your e-mails, who clicked on links etc. All in all a very nice package deal that will allow you a lot of control over your e-mail marketing quickly and easily.
[ Overnight Prints – http://www.overnightprints.com ]
[ Modern Postcard – http://www.modernpostcard.com ]
[ Constant Contact – http://www.constantcontact.com ]

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. To reach Mikael via email .




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ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS – Natalie Johnson:“Classical or contemporary; architectural photography can be as challenging as it is rewarding. Here are some pointers to help you get started…” http://www.digital-photography-school.com/architectural-photography
PHOTO: fatboyk(LUC)

GRITTY GRUNGY OUTDOOR PORTRAITS Part 1 – Charlie Borland: “The gritty, grungy look for people is a popular look these days and if you Googled those in search terms you would find a wide variety of approaches from other photographers. If you shoot outdoor adventure type images you might want to add an edgy style to your images. This is the first in a series of 5 posts that illustrate the different approaches “ http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2012/03/5-techniques-for-gritty-grungy-outdoor-portraits-pt-1/

UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY – Lauren Margolis: “Underwater photography is a special breed. Caribbean stock and underwater photographer Steve Simonsen is one such specialist who has made his life’s work under water. He broke his strategy down into 5 factors that have led him to success.” http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/03/5-secrets-to-eye-popping-underwater-photography/

Rewatch of Guy Kawasaki On ChaseJarvis LIVE - Chase Jarvis: “Whether you caught the LIVE show or missed it, I recommend pressing play on the #cjLIVE rewatch video. You’ll see why it was one of the most popular shows we’ve run. More than just funny and talented, Kawasaki is a fountain of knowledge on lofty topics like branding, marketing, and vision–down to really specific, actionable checklists for getting your art, photography, product, or gadget noticed. http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2012/03/rewatch-of-guy-kawasaki-on-chasejarvis-live/?

BECOME AN ASSISTANT – Dean: “Assistantships can pave the way to a career in photography but do you need to complete a boot camp just to help a photographer? According to William Sullivan, a 22-year photography veteran, photographers who have been assistants: ‘are better at lighting, have better production skills, are better able to produce the images that their clients are hiring them for, are better at dealing with clients and their crew, and are more secure with the knowledge of their own abilities and thus have the ability to instantly transition between the technical and the creative during a shoot’.”http://blogs.photopreneur.com/take-a-class-to-become-an-assistant?

PHOTOGRAPHING FOOD -- 7 Most Common Food Photography Crimes (and How to Save Yourself) – Neel: “Some of those photos can be improved by changes some techniques, while in other cases, photographer needs to understand the fundamentals of photography. The seven most common crimes and how to avoid them. The most effectively wrong photos combine more than one of the following. http://www.learnfoodphotography.com/food-photography-mistakes/

How I Got That Shot – Royce Bair. Shooting NightscapesA professional illustrative photographer since 1973, and an international lecturer on photography since 1982. As a photographer, writer, and entrepreneur, he has built and sold five photo-related businesses. He and his wife, Linda, are now shooting stock photography while they continue to share their knowledge and experience through workshops and blogs. SOURCE: http://www.pictureline.com/blog/how-i-got-that-shot-royce-bair-shooting-nightscapes/
PHOTO: Royce Bair


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TORNADO TORN -- Photography couple restoring tornado victim's pictures for free. David Williams: “Pictures found in the Henryville tornado rubble can mean a whole lot more than a thousand words. A small mom-and-pop photography studio is helping families restore those memories, one photograph at a time.
http://www.wave3.com/story/17288569/tornado-victims

SHARING -- Photographer captures messages of disaster victims. Scott Meeler The creator of the “Dear World” project, Fogarty has captured images of people who were affected by Hurricane Katrina, the tornado in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the BP oil spill, and earthquakes in Haiti in Japan. In the photos, people write a meaningful message on themselves to share with others.
Note: You this instead of previous one.
http://www.joplinglobe.com/lifestyles/x684079448/Photographer-captures-messages-of-disaster-victims


CANCER TEST -- UV photographs may reveal potential for getting skin cancer. A study published in the March issue of the Journal of the America Academy of Dermatology reveals that UV photography may show pertinent information about the skin cancer risks that can't be seen just by looking at someone's face. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57406624-10391704/uv-photographs-may-reveal-potential-for-getting-skin-cancer/



PINHOLE -- Countdown to WPPD 2012 – John Neel: “As an enthusiastic contributor to Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, I would like to announce that the next WPPD event that happens on the last Sunday in April. WPPD is an event that unites people across the globe. People from all walks of life and nearly every country take pinhole images of whatever they want and upload them to the WPPD website. The resulting gallery is a unique collection of images that showcases more of our commonalities than our differences. http://www.pixiq.com/article/countdown-to-wppd-2012
TAKEAWAY: So INSTAGRAM wasn’t the inspiration that started the PinHole movement ? It was the reverse.
PHOTO: DCI Photography/Flicker


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HOW LONG should you wait before re-submitting your photos to an "ongoing needs" editor listed in the PHOTOLETTER or PHOTODAILY?

About six months. An editor's photo needs will change according to their specializad needs. Your pictures might not be of immediate interest on the first round, but could score on a second or third round. Make a LightBOX available with top quality thumbnails only within the editor's specialization.


A negotiable entity.

“The Internet is teaching us that what we say on our blogs, our comments, keywords, etc, that we better be careful, “it’s going to stay up there for a while” he said to me.

“Not true,” I said, “It’s going to stay up there FOREVER.”
Yes, the Internet is showing us a new way to accept information: It’s always going to be available.

And how do we translate this to stock photography?

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Your pictures, and their keyword
descriptions, are going to be on
the Internet forever, if you
arrange to put them up there.

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Keep this in mind:

1.) Find where you can have all of your images scanned (include your old transparencies and prints, as well as your current photos).
2.) Find where you can store (in the cloud) those pictures at a cheap annual cost. For example, here at PhotoSource International, we pay Amazon.com 93 cent a month to store all of our videos and photos.
3.) Find where you can place keywords describing your photos in your database, on the Internet, such as in the PhotoSourceBANK, where photobuyers search for images they need.

The lifetime of pictures you have made/taken can live on, even after you are gone. What will they virtually be worth? Thousands of dollars, depending on the quality of the pictures, their focus, and the adequacy of their descriptive keywords. (General collections won’t be as valuable as well as specific collections.)

Finally, your photos can be an asset that you or your heirs can sell at some point – and like fine wine, your images can increase in value with age. –RE




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If you’ve got time, this interview with photo researcher,
Gary Crabbe is going to be well worth your while.
He gives you an insight into the thought processes of the
art director who is hoping to find that just right photo.

If you follow his advice on getting serious about
keywording your images, it will pay off handsomely in the future.

Do your keywording while the details of your images
are still fresh in your mind.


This video is 29 minutes






03 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



What Will a Consumer Choose?

The Aesthetic of

Ebooks:



By Lee Foster


If you want to see your photography published in a saleable product, the options today will be a printed book, an ebook, an app, or possibly all three. My San Francisco and Washington DC subjects, for example, exist in all three forms.
Before you commit to any of these modes, it’s worth thinking like a consumer and asking, “What will an end-user want and why?” Last month we looked at the aesthetic of books.
This month let’s consider the aesthetic of ebooks.
Consumers tell me they like the ebook version of my works for several reasons:

-Ebook reading devices keep getting better. Color photos are gorgeous on the iPad or the Kindle Fire. Each new generation of electronic readers raises the bar in terms of photo publishing. Ebooks can, of course, also be read on iPhones and other smart phones, where the color is good but the screen is small.

-Ebooks are compact. You can carry hundreds of ebooks around on a single device. That’s an advantage, especially for travel books, my specialty. Why carry a lot of physical books about a destination when you can use an ebook version?

-Ebooks are green and virtuous. This may become an increasingly important aspect of the consumer choice. Ebooks don’t require that trees be cut, and they have no printing, shipping, and warehousing costs.

-Ebooks can have an enormous number of photos, if that is desired. My printed San Francisco book, The Photographer’s Guide to San Francisco (Countryman Press/Norton), has 75 photos and 96 pages, fixed forever. The ebook version put out by the publisher is a facsimile version of the printed book. However, that is an accidental limitation of the publisher’s current practices. The ebook version could have 500 photos, as does my app San Francisco Travel and Photo Guide (Sutro Media). Ebooks have elasticity in terms of the potential number of photos, even if that is not emphasized at the current time.

-Ebooks can be bought anywhere in the world. This is an unassailable advantage of electronic products, both ebooks and apps, from a consumer’s point of view. My physical San Francisco book will seldom sell outside North America, due to shipping cost. My electronic app product has sold in 46 foreign countries. The ebook has the same potential as the app.

-Ebooks are generally cheaper than printed books, a plus for consumers. The “true” cost of the ebook is rather small and the “true” cost of the content in the printed book (meaning what is paid to the author) is rather small. As ebooks evolve, chances are their market cost for the consumer will go way down and yet the author, the content creator, will actually get a higher payment per inexpensive ebook sold than for expensive printed books sold.

For some customers, however, nothing compares to a printed book. I listen to their comments and never contest them. I like both printed books and ebooks. As the old Roman saying goes, “For taste, there is no accounting.”

A photographer should consider developing a product in both a printed book and an ebook form. One drawback to the printed form is the capital cost to get good quality photo printing on paper at a mass market price, making your book viable in the bookstore trade. To keep the retail price at five times the manufacturing cost, you will need to print perhaps 3,000 copies in China or Malaysia. That requires some capital. Print-on-demand for color photo books is not there yet at a price point for commercial books.

Lee Foster has three apps in the Apple iTunes App Store. Search “Lee Foster” and up come the three in the iPhone Apps list below Movies, Albums, and Songs. Two are travel photo guides with a lot of functionality. They are San Francisco Travel Photo Guide (Sutro Media, $1.99) and Washington DC Travel Photo Guide (Sutro Media, $1.99). Lee’s third app is a travel literary book with photos, an ebook-style app titled Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time (IndiaNIC, $2.99)

http://www.fostertravel.com

Travel writing/photos on 200 destinations for consumers and content buyers at http://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




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INSPIRATION PROJECT: Vietnam – Peter West Carey: “We now focus the Travel Photography Inspiration Project’s lens to Vietnam. I have not been to Vietnam but I hope the photos and the travel/photography tips submitted by your fellow DPS readers helps you plan a trip abroad soon!” http://www.digital-photography-school.com/travel-photography-inspiration-project-vietnam
PHOTO: John Sanwell


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Can you make a Copy of a photo
and then call it a copy when you
click the shutter?


Is it within the rules of the
Copyright Law?

Or is it breaking the Law?


Generally speaking the Copyright Law
is designed to help the free-flow and
distribution of information. Government
leaders throughout the world believe that
an informed public is going to be
happier than if information were
censored or limited.
Photographer Steve Heap asks
the question.

Click here to contribute or to
learn about Copyright of photos.


http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11449







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LOSING STEAM? -- Photographers – Remember To Be Consistent With Your Blog – Skip Cohen: “Having a blog is a terrific marketing tool, especially if you’re providing content to help people. Unfortunately, what I’m finding are people who started their blog and then lost interest. I’m finding blogs where the last post was 2-3 years ago. Success in social media requires consistency. If you’re not going to post a new blog at the very least three times a week, don’t.bother. http://goingpro2010.com/2012/03/28/photographers-remember-to-be-consistent-with-your-blog/



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Copyright Office to Discontinue Form CO – Carolyn E. Wright, Esq.: “Beginning July 1, 2012, the United States Copyright Office is amending its regulations in order to discontinue use of the Form CO application as an option for applying for copyright registration, and in order to remove references to CON 1 and CON 2 continuation sheets. The removal of Form CO leaves applicants a choice of filing an application for registration electronically or by using the appropriate printed application form relating to the subject matter of the application. http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=3667
TAKEAWAY: Next to the IRS Tax Forms, the eCO form has to be the most awkward. Maybe as time goes on they'll refine it (but that hasn't happened with the IRS forms!). Maybe there's an even simpler Form coming on the way? Let's hope so. In the meantime, I think I'll stick with the ol' CO Form. -RE

FAMILIAR -- Gary Crabbe Confronts Artist Who Copied His Photograph – Gary Crabbe: “I was looking for something related to El Capitan. I went to Google Images and searched for “El Capitan Artwork.” A little ways down the page, an image suddenly caught my eye in a very familiar fashion. It was a painting of a bird flying past El Capitan. My immediate thought was, “Hey, that’s my photo in your painting!” The artist was apparently selling copies of ‘his’ painting. But the problem is, it isn’t just his painting he’s selling. He’s selling a work which was created directly from my photo. SOURCE: ProNaturePhotographer. http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2012/03/gary-crabbe-confronts-artist-who-copied-his-photograph/
Note: Click the URL above to see the comparison. Also check out "The Lesson" this week and hear Gary Crabbe talk about how photo researchers think.

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Have you ever considered this?

Your database of photos may be worth:
$5,000
$10,000
$100,000


Or one single photo may be worth several thousand dollars to one single buyer.


Are you making sure your photos are identified and accessible in a permanent collection for safekeeping for yourself and your spouse or heirs—so that your photos can continue to be found by photobuyers and continue earning money?


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

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


*Digitizing all of your images (slides and prints) is now inexpensive for photographers.

Storage of your digital photos has now become affordable for everyone. CHECK OUT Google for a digital storage (cloud) service that meets your budget.


For information and sign-up

http://www.photosource.com/ebookdirectory2.php

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Boston admits it: Cell phone photography is not a crime – Declan McCullagh: “When Massachusetts charged Simon Glik with using a cell phone to film an arrest, prosecutors probably didn't realize they'd set a key First Amendment precedent -- and cost taxpayers $170,000. “the First Amendment's newsgathering protections apply beyond traditional media organizations.”
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57405594-281/boston-admits-it-cell-phone-photography-is-not-a-crime/?tag=mncol;1n

Temple photojournalism student arrested for snapping police. Webdy Ekua Quansah: “For Ian Van Kuyk, a photojournalism student at Temple University, Philadelphia, a course assignment soon turned to an arrest for obstruction of justice, resisting arrest and disorderly contact charges all for taking a photo of a police officer, Digital Journal reports. http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/nation/temple-university-student-arrested-for-pictures-of-officer-argues-rights-to-public-domain


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PHOTO TREASURES -- Pictures of times past: Forgotten photographs give a rare and fascinating insight into 19th Century city life in Britain. Rebecca Seales: “A curious photo archivist from Newcastle stumbled on an amazing treasure trove of street photographs which capture the city's Victorian residents going about their daily lives. Aaron Guy, who works at Newcastle's Mining Institute, discovered the 300-image collection of early glass negatives after peering into a long-forgotten box.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2122864/Pictures


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HANDY CAMERA -- Use your fingers to frame shots with Ubi-Camera
If you want to get more natural with your pics, Japanese researchers are working on a gesture-based mini camera that lets your hands frame the shot.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57406139-1/use-your-fingers-to-frame-shots-with-ubi-camera/


NEW DIMENSION -- Apple awarded patent on 3D imaging camera A patent has been awarded to Apple for "Image Capture Using Three-Dimensional Reconstruction," a method that may improve upon existing 3D imaging devices such as still and video cameras by overcoming the weaknesses of the two main types of 3D sensors already in existence. http://www.macnn.com/articles/12/03/30/would.use.various.techniques.to.gauge.depth/

TAKING CONTROL -- Apple Patents Siri-like System for Controlling Cameras, PMPs Through a Computer or Smartphone. "Siri, turn on the flash and take three pictures with my camera after waiting two seconds." Apple's intelligent voice control system has been wildly popular amongst consumers in the U.S., and abroad, but Siri could be making her way to other devices in the future, including iPods, cameras and other consumer electronics.” SOURCE: http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/29/apple-patents-siri-like-system-for-cameras-pmps/


Flickr’s Digital Camera of Choice? iPhone. John Paczkowski: “Apple’s iPhone is fast becoming the go-to camera not just for smartphone users, but for the point-and-shoot crowd, too.”
http://allthingsd.com/20120329/flickrs-digital-camera-of-choice-iphone/
PHOTO: Factron


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PASSION OR FAD? -- Leslie Meredith: “Enjoy taking photographs? Give Instagram a whirl. Instagram isn't just for hipsters. The iPhone-only photo app is getting ready to take off in a big way, and you might enjoy giving it a try -- even if your kids, like my daughter, say it's really only for people under the age of 25. http://www.standard.net/stories/2012/04/01/enjoy-taking-photographs-give-instagram-whirl
PHOTO Kristen Rae


PINTER-WHAT? -- Pinterest Etiquette for Photographers and Non-Photographers. Stan Horaczek: “By now, you've probably heard of "visual bookmarking" site Pinterest. It's hard to avoid… thanks to its rapidly growing user base and the nonstop parade of trend pieces about it in the media. But despite the exposure, there's still a lot about Pinterest that's unclear to many. This article is split up into two parts. The first is aimed at the photography community in an effort to help use it effectively while keeping your images protected.” SOURCE: POP Photo; http://www.popphoto.com/how-to/2012/03/pinterest-ettiquette-photographers-and-non-photogrpahers

03 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



"Having Horticultural Photography(TM) included in the PhotoSourceBank/PhotoSourceBook is a major part of our marketing strategy. The qualified leads we have received have more than paid for the fees to be part of the system." - Ms. Robin M. Orans, Horticultural Photography(TM) Campbell, CA

03 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st




Pedro E. Guerrero: Frank Lloyd Wright's photographer, in focus. He left Arizona in the 1930s to escape bigotry and to become an artist in Los Angeles. But years later, upon seeing photography of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture, he headed back to Arizona. His destination: Taliesin West, Wright's school near Scottsdale, where he sought to meet the master. He did more than meet Wright. He began a relationship that would last until Wright's death in 1959.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/home_blog/2012/03/pedro-guerrero-photographer.html
Pedro E. Guerrero Portrait credit: Paul Marchand


FROM DARK TO LIGHT -- Blind From Albinism, Photographer Uses Camera for Eyes. Susan Donaldson James: “Amy Hildebrand was born blind. Just hours after delivery, her parents were told that she would never ride a bike, attend regular school or watch movies with friends. Today, the Cincinnati native has defied all those predictions. She is an accomplished visual artist, running a photography business with her husband, whom she met in a college darkroom.”
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/legally-blind-cincinnati-woman-successful-photographer/story?id=15989389
PHOTO: Jesse Chamberlin


03 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



Previous Photo Needs. The following excerpts are from previous PhotoDaily and Photoletter issues (1 years ago). They can inspire you to go out and simulate similar photo needs for a kind of ‘self assignment.’ Each week we include photo listings From PhotoDaily and the weekly PhotoLetter from a year ago. -RE






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.
Will convert color to B&W.
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.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Web: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $100 - $250 (Inside) $500 (Cover)
Deadline: May 1st

PEOPLE AGE 40- 60
Inside editorial usage
People age 40-60 being active (not just yoga or gardening), enjoying the outdoors, traveling, sightseeing, running, walking their pets, dancing, enjoying athletic activities such as golfing, tennis, biking, etc.
Note: Prefer digital preview scans or "Lightbox"
"No phone calls, 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.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Photo Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email:XXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $200 +
Deadline: April 25th


WIRING FISH, RIGGING BAITS,
TRAVELING CAPTAINS, BOATS SITTING AT THE DOCK,
HOOKETS OF ALL KINDS
CLEANING FISH
BLUE MARLIN ( Cover)

Inside editorial
How to Be the Best Mate -- things that mates do...wiring fish, rigging baits, cooking lunch, cleaning, sanding, yard work etc.
How to Keep your captain happy -- traveling captains, boats sitting at the dock, travel docs, paperwork, tournament checks etc.
Keeping them On -- how top captains keep their fish on the line.
Hookets of all kinds, circle hooked rigged baits, lures, lures in fishes mouths, combo lures, hooks in fishes mouths, foul hooked fish, fish throwing bait, lure or combo of the two.
Cleaning fish -- how to, fillets of dolphin, tuna, wahoo, fillet knives, sharpening knives, cleaning tables -- good and bad.
Blue marlin cover. always like to have a blue dog on June/July issue!
Note: For June/July issue We accept high-resolution, 300 dpi photos and prefer you send RAW images. Please send low-res images for us to look at and we will request high res of any images we might use.
Please send low-res jpegs for photo editing if possible and we will request high-res RAW images of those we plan on using. We prefer RAW images, but will accept slides and high-res Jpegs as well. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
EmailXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
\ Web: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $100 (Qtr) $185 (Half) $250 (Full) $375
(2 page spread) $1250 (Cover)
Deadline: April 8th




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


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



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







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

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








03 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st




Unknown Patagonia by Bill Ellzey
April 16 - May 1, 2012
Autumn in the Andes
Part 1 (April 16-24) takes us to the other-worldly Marble Caves; the second largest lake in South America; Rio Baker and many other photo-magic locations in the central region of Chilean Patagonia.
http://www.billellzey.com/pages/workshops_patagonia.html?utm_source=aCopy+of+Support+Copy&utm_campaign=Patagonia+April+Trip&utm_medium=email


April 24 - May 1, 2012 (Bill Ellzey Workshops)
Part 2 continues in Chile's deep south around iconic Torres del Paine; Cuernos del Paine; llama-like Guanacos; Glacier Grey and forests sporting autumn colors.
http://www.billellzey.com/pages/workshops_patagonia.html?utm_source=aCopy+of+Support+Copy&utm_campaign=Patagonia+April+Trip&utm_medium=email

03 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



“Photography is a major force in explaining man to man…”
Edward Steichen


03 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st



1883 April 12th - American Photographer Imogene Cunningham was born in Portland, Oregon.

03 Apr, 2012 | Posted by: st




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