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May 31st 2012


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Unless you wanna sink . . .


Move With The Stream




It's said that it took six weeks by horseback to get news of Abraham Lincoln's first presidential election to the citizens out in Nebraska. By the end of the Civil War, information was being delivered 1,000 miles per hour via telegraph.

Then came the telephone, and radio. With so much "overwhelm" of new technology, it was hard for 19th century citizens to keep up with all the new advances making changes in their lives.

Sound familiar?

Are you getting behinder and behinder when it comes to technology? ISDN, websites, asynchronous transfer mode, Skidoo, iPads, smart phones -- all that stuff?

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES.


It seems that all the other guys know these buzz words. And the magazines write about them like it's all happening everywhere.
And you don't even have Skype or a cell phone number on your business card. Can you ever catch up?
Well, here's the straight story. No, you will never fully catch up. Like in 19th century America, we are confronted with an avalanche of technological "next's."

Before you learn the how-to of one software, they throw the next version at you. You finally buy that speedy hardware, only to learn two months later that the next update is available.

Don’t be intrigued by the avalanche in your in-box. All those intriguing offers are someone else’s agenda.Pick and choose wisely where you spend your time.

Change comes so quickly in today's world that right this moment innovations in technology might be outdated before they come to market.

If there's a prevalent virus in today's computer industry, it's upgrade-itis. How did all this happen? Mass marketing, robotics, same-day-delivery, competition from abroad, Facebook overhauls --all the advantages of living in the 21st century have a corollary to their benefits: we can never catch up.
We're on shaky ground. We are living in times of non-stop technology tremors. What to do?

GO WITH THE FLOW


Don't fight it. Learn a lesson from our 19th century cousins. Don't resist the inevitable -- learn to navigate within it. Move with the flow, but cautiously. There's no eye to this hurricane; it'll just keep coming.

We're all on shaky ground. Even the Joneses who appear to be ahead of you. They face the same adjustments you do.
It's nothing new. Our great-great-grandparents thought they'd never learn to cope with Western Union; our great-grandparents were in awe of the radio; and our parents still are somewhat suspicious of computers.

And now it's our turn. Our children haven't noticed the revolution. They accept it without missing a beat. We can too. Erase the old stuff. Discard it. Go with the flow.



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 photos 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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29 May, 2012 | Posted by: st




Mikael Karlsson of PSI asked photobuyers this question.

"Do you prefer Royalty-Free, micro, or Rights Managed images?"
Answer Percentage
I prefer Royalty-Free - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8.47%
I prefer images from micro-stock agencies - - - - - 3.39%
I prefer Rights Managed images - - - - - - - - - - - 22.03%
It makes no difference. I will use the image best
suited for the usage regardless. - - - - - - - - - - - 64.77%

Mike's Comment:


Once again we see that source and price matters less than the content of what is actually offered.

Images from micro agencies are a lot cheaper compared to RM(Rights Managed) images. If price were a deciding factor, most publishers would use these types of images and save millions of dollars. It is safe to say that this isn't the case.

So how do you compete with the micro-agencies that offer images for $5 a piece?

By offering what they aren't offering. Spend a rainy day and search through the micro-agencies looking for the type of images you offer photobuyers. Then compare what they offer to what you offer.


If you offer something different, something better, something demanding special knowledge or access --you win. It really is as simple as that.
This goes back to what we have been saying here at PhotoSource International the last 35+ years. Specialize. Find your niche. Offer images from this niche that few other photographers offer. Research! Learn as much as you can about your niche. Use your expert knowledge to deepen and widen your stock photo files to cover everything and anything within your niche. Your knowledge of the the subject will be an added plus when photobuyers make their purchade decision.

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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GALLERY -- Lauren Margolis: “Earlier this year, we interviewed some of New York City’s top gallerists to find out how photographers can ensure a kickass gallery opening night. This time around, we went to photographers to get their words of wisdom – because who knows better how to prepare for an opening than those who have done it themselves?” http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/05/a-photographers-guide-to-a-successful-gallery-opening/

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NO PHOTOS -- General restricts war-zone photography. Dan Lamothe: “Marine commanders in Afghanistan have cracked down on war-zone photography in the wake of two international scandals this year in which U.S. troops were depicted posing with dead Taliban fighters.” http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/05/marine-afghanistan-photography-gurganus-052412/



Kathleen Davis: This Is What Happens When a Bear Meets a Rented Nikon D4 and 600mm Lens
Shing Rheberg: “Andrew Kane is very thankful he paid a little extra to cover his gear from Lens Rentals. Otherwise his story of a bear encounter would have a painful ending.” http://www.popphoto.com/news/2012/05/make-sure-damage-wavier-covers-bear-attack
image Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you (and they include 'pork', 'cloud' and 'Mexico')

MOON SHOT -- Louisa Hufstader: “Napa Photographer Captures Solar Eclipse Phases.
Seven photos merged into one spread show the beginning, bottom right, of the recent solar eclipse through annular totality and the post-annular phases upper left. http://napa.patch.com/articles/napa-photographer-captures-solar-eclipse-phases
PHOTO: Richard Bruns


29 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



The Five ‘F’s of Street Photography. Street photographer John Free shares a system he’s developed to take the confusion and guesswork out of practicing street photography, called “the five Fs”. (Video) Source: http://www.petapixel.com/2012/05/24/the-five-fs-of-street-photography/

29 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



MARKETING TIP : Uncle Sam will pay you up to a $1000 a year to stop calling your photography a `hobby' and start calling it a business. IRS guidelines encourage you to get serious about your photography and to use your tax write-offs. You have three years before you have to show you sold a picture or made a profit. All you have to show is intent. It's a government incentive to encourage you start up your business.
You could save as much as $1,000 in tax deductions. Check with a local tax advisor who deals in intellectual properties to explain how this works.


VAST PHOTO MARKET? -- Social Media: Are we on the Edge of a New Market for Images? Alexandre Fagundes: “All this debate about Pinterest made me wonder about what this new social networks mean to our image marketing. Meanwhile we are terrified with the escalation of piracy and finding tons of copyrights inflingements around the web, we wonder if this industry has a future or if we are on a sinking boat? http://blog.dreamstime.com/2012/05/23/social-media:-are-we-on-the-edge-of-a-new-market-for-images_art37611



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WHO DAT? -- Natasha Baker: “New app identifies faces in photos. Imagine taking a snapshot of a group of friends and having your smartphone instantly reveal the identity of everyone in the photo. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/21/us-app-klik-idUSBRE84K0DA20120521


APP-IMANIA -- Kami Bigler: “15 awesome photo editing iPhone apps . I’m a big fan of my phone. I know don’t laugh, but I love it…like a lot. Since I know a bunch of you are iPhone users since my last iPhone post (the #1 tip all iPhone users need to know), I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite apps with you.”
http://blogs.babycenter.com/life_and_home/05222012-15-awesome-photo-editing-iphone-apps/


Facebook Camera: New Camera App for iPhone and iPod Touch Joanna Stern:”The world might be focused on the issues surrounding Facebook’s stock price and Mark Zuckerberg’s relationship with investors, but the social media giant is trying to move ahead with business as usual. And today’s business? The announcement of a brand new Facebook app: Facebook Camera.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/05/facebook-camera-new-camera-app-for-iphone-and-ipod-touch/


29 May, 2012 | Posted by: st




Darren Rowse: ”Interview with Underwater Photographer Elena Kalis [+12 Beautiful Underwater Images]
A photographer that I’ve been admiring the work of for some time now is Russian Born Underwater Photographer Elena Kalis. I first came across her playful (yet mesmerising) Alice in Wonderland series after someone featured it on Google+. “
http://digital-photography-school.com/interview-with-underwater-photographer-elena-kalis-12-beautiful-underwater-images


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FUN TIPS -- Staphanie Millner -- “How to Get Fabulous Images and Still Have Fun. Your bags are packed, and you’re ready to go? Not so fast! Travel photography is very different from everyday client work, and how you travel is every bit as important as what you actually shoot. Consider the following tips for travel photography and your next trip should be smooth sailing as far as your camera is concerned.”
http://www.ppmag.com/web-exclusives/2012/05/travel-photography.html
PHOTO: Stephanie Millner

THE FRUGAL TRAVELER -- Myscha Theriault, “Simple
ways to save on summer travel. Myscha Theriault, “Afraid that recent price increases in critical budget areas will cramp your warm-weather travel style? Relax. With these simple saving strategies, your summer fun is in the bag.” http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-05-21/travel/vs-frugal-traveler-summer-travel-20120521_1_summer-travel-summer-camp-powerful-savings

THE BASICS -- Alberto Molero: “In this first
photography article, I’m going to explain the basics of photography first, giving as many practical examples as possible. Keep in mind that for every new term, fact or technique that you learn there is at least one new amazing picture you can take on your next trip”.
http://www.wildjunket.com/2012/05/23/travel-photography-tips-part-i-the-basics/
PHOTO: Alberoi Molero


29 May, 2012 | Posted by: st





It was always the custom for an artist who wanted to use a photograph as a basis for her/his painting to contact the photographer and ask.
Doesn't seem to be happening now that with millions of available photos on the Internet, trying to find the photographer copyright holder is too much work and time. What's your thoughts on this dilemma?


Join the discussion:
http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,10325

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INTERLOPER -- Paul Melcher: “AP launches new photo agency. Just on the edge of their announced possible IPO / sale, and while everyone thought the battle for editorial photography supremacy was over, easily won by the Seattle gargantua , here comes from the outfield a new agency that could create havoc. Called Invision Agency , it is a spinoff of the 150 years old Associated Press."
http://blog.melchersystem.com/2012/05/24/ap-launches-new-photo-agency/



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LESS COMPETITION -- How to Find Low-Competition Subjects: Quality vs Quantity in Microstock Photography Yesterday, professional photographer Danny Warren shared a “shoot smarter, not harder” tip to make more money from your stock photos by carefully taking fewer photographs. Today, he shares another trick – how to find stock photo subjects that don’t have much competition. http://www.thephotographerslife.com/2012/05/how-to-find-low-competition-subjects-quality-vs-quantity-in-microstock-photography/

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BOON TO JOURNALISM -- Alex Hare: “The Photography Blog: Rise of the smartphone, but smart photography too? Facebook recently paid $1 Billion for the smartphone app, Instagram. Assuming Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t got his sums wrong, the market for smartphone photography is booming. So what impact is the smartphone having on our photography and what is it’s role in our photo taking process? As smartphone cameras improve, can you see a day when we will no longer need even consumer level SLRs?” http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/05/20/the-photography-blog-rise-of-the-smartphone-but-smart-photography-too/

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MARILYN AND ME -- In this "Memoir in Words and Pictures", the Life, Time and Newsweek photographer, Lawrence Schiller, recounts the two assignments that made his name: photographing Marilyn Monroe on set during the making of Let's Make Love, which was released in 1960, and Something's Got to Give, shown right, which was never completed.
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/photography-marilyn-and-me-by-lawrence-schiller-7791196.html
PHOTO: Lawrence Schiller




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OFFBEAT HISTORICAL PHOTOS -- Historical offbeat photography from yesteryear that was just a bit bizarre or just slightly ahead of it’s time. You be the judge. http://photos.denverpost.com/mediacenter/2012/05/photos-offbeat-historical-photos/36340/


Mark F. Moran: “Collectors snap up vintage photography. Although many categories of antiques and collectibles have declined in value during the last two decades, one area that has bucked the trend is vintage photography.
http://www.postbulletin.com/news/stories/display.php?id=1497940

THE OLDIES -- The recently unveiled collection in the Town Hall includes about 80 vintage cameras from an Eastman Kodak camera which sold for $3 in 1907 to a 1939 Kodak Baby Brownie camera which was worth about $1.25 when it first came out.
http://www.capebretonpost.com/Living/2012-05-25/article-2988655/Antique-photography-display-attracting-a-crowd/1


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THE FIRST RED BARON - Wikipedia: “Did you ever wonder how aerial photography got started? No, it wasn’t that German flying ace, but a bird that could get through enemy lines.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeon_photography
via MOTHman


CARLIN REVISITED? -- Daniel Miller: “Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you (and they include 'pork', 'cloud' and 'Mexico'). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150281/REVEALED-Hundreds-words-avoid-using-online-dont-want-government-spying-you.html

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LOOKIN’ AT GLASS -- Project Glass could change the world of mobile photography. Google’s Project Glass has continued to make headlines since it was unveiled earlier this year. Developed by the Google X Lab, the project combines augmented reality technology with eyewear, creating a head-mounted system. http://www.qrcodepress.com/project-glass-could-change-the-world-of-mobile-photography/859283/

WHERE AM I? -- Craig Ellison: “The 265WT is essentially a 4.3-inch widescreen version of the older Garmin 265T. It shares an otherwise identical feature set with its 3.5-inch-screen sibling. Though included in Garmin's 200 series of Nuvis aimed at entry-level buyers, the 265WT includes features often found only in midlevel or premium-priced devices.” SOURCE: Macworld.com;
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt1WJbdpmss
Via: D. Liebman


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GOOGLE’s PHOTOS -- Cynthia Boris: “Could Photos Be the Saving Grace for Google+? Did you know that Google+ is currently running a conference in San Francisco specifically aimed at photographers? Me, either, but it’s true. http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2012/05/could-photos-be-the-saving-grace-for-google.html

Seven ways to separate yourself from the competition
When your industry becomes a commodity, it is important to develop new ways to separate yourself from the competition. I champion what I call the Combination Code by asking what is your And? A number of the examples listed below employ this tactic.
Telling potential customers you have the best service, or you’ve been in business for 25 years or you offer the best prices rarely helps you gain traction in any industry. Add value to what you do, then you will earn what you are worth.
Source: Rosh Sillars http://www.roshsillars.com/


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PAINT ART -- Beautiful flowers? Look a little closer and you'll see these stunning bouquets are actually drops of paint. At first glance, these incredible images look like still-life portraits of flowers. But far from being drawn in the traditional way, they are created by photographing fast-moving droplets of paint as they fall through the air. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2148837/Artist-Jack-Long-creates-incredible-pictures-flowers-using-drops-paint.html
PHOTO: Jack Long


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"Glad we renewed. Just had someone find us today through PhotoSourceBANK to renew a usage for a textbook revision for $800+ from 10 years ago." - Paula McNamara & Jack McConnell, McConnell & McNamara, photographers, Wethersfield, CT.

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RESIDENT MODEL -- A photographer’s personal Golden Gate. May-Ying Lam: “When photographer Richard Misrach and his wife trimmed back the vegetation that pressed up against their new home perched atop a steep Berkeley hill, a stunning view met them. Across the way, the Golden Gate Bridge in miniature rested, toothpick-like in its delicacy. For the next three years, Misrach found relaxation in capturing the beauty of the bridge with his 8-by-10 camera.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/arts-post/post/a-photographers-personal-golden-gate/2012/05/25/gJQAIeoeqU_blog.html
PHOTO: Richard Misrach

Megan Casserly: “When 33-year-old wedding photographer Allyson Magda was tapped to bring her camera to Mark Zuckerberg’s Palo Alto home on Saturday, May 19th, she, like everyone else who was invited that day, was under the impression she’d be photographing the surprise graduation party of girlfriend Priscilla Chan” SOURCE: http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2012/05/22/facebook-wedding-photographer-it-was-a-surprise-for-me-too/
PHOTO: Allyson Magda


DELICIOUS -- Jacob Schiller: “When Shooting Food, It’s Really All About the People. Penny De Los Santos is one of the world’s premier culinary photographers, and while her exotic food photos will make your mouth water, they’re also a gateway to the larger bond that food creates across all cultures.”
http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2012/05/penny-de-los-santos/

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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




VERMONT
Inside editorial, possible cover.
Vermont, scenic photography, ranging from landscapes
to activities in a Vermont setting.
Note: XXXXXXXXXX uses ONLY digital photographs from cameras of at least 6 megapixels. Photographs must be current - taken within the last THREE years.
Digital photos should be sent on CDs or DVDs.
Pictures selected for use in the magazine are bought for one-time exclusive use for six months from publication date. Occasionally we will seek permission for a second use in calendars or other products, for which there is additional remuneration. Please refer to the following page for our current stock photo payment rates. Payment for any photographs selected for use by XXXXXXXX includes the possible reproduction of those photographs in connection with the advertising and promotion of Vermont Life and may include use on the XXXXXXXXXXX website.
Submissions will not be returned without a self-addressed stamped envelope or a check for return postage included with your submission. We take no responsibility for unsolicited materials.
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX Magazine
XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range$500 (front cover) $250 (2 page spread) $225
(1 2/3 – 1 ¾ page)
$200 (1 1/3 to 1½ pages) $150 (full page) $125 (3/4 page)
$100 (½ page)
Deadline: July 15th

SOMEONE DOING INTERIOR WORK ON A CLASSIC '60S OR '70S CAR
Cover
A clean, well-lit shot of someone doing interior work on preferably a classic '60s or '70s car but a basic, simple-looking Hot Rod could work too. Please only photos of interior of the car, no exterior work.
Note: Please put PHOTOSOURCE in the subject line
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
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $300
Deadline: June 2nd

COLORADO
Inside possible cover
Colorado: travel and outdoor activates around the state of Colorado
Note: Submit only images that are of the highest quality and that you believe exemplify the type and quality of photographs that is found in Colorado Explorer Magazine. In order to achieve the high-quality photos in our publications, we require large format digital (five mega- pixel or greater), 4x5 transparencies, or original 35 mm slides or transparencies that have exceptional quality and content. No prints, negatives, or duplicate transparencies will be accepted for review by our photography editors.
Please include along with your photograph a caption that includes the photographer’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail. Photographs will not be reviewed if the photographer’s name does not appear on every CD or transparency mount. Digital photos must be submitted on a CD and in a protective case with each photograph clearly labeled. In order to protect the images and for ease of viewing by the editors, use slide file pages and clear acetate sleeves on all slides and transparencies.
XXXXXXXXXXXX Magazine purchases one-time rights of all photographs. If XXXXXXXXXXXX Magazine uses your photograph several times (e.g., in an issue and a calendar), then you will be paid for each instance it is used. Submitting your photographs for consideration means you agree to our policies and give permission for publication in XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Magazine or any of our publications. We do not acknowledge as binding the terms of individual photographers' submittal forms. We do not accommodate any individual exceptions to our terms and policies. If you disagree with any of our policies or wish us to make individual exceptions, you should not submit any photographs for review.
XXXXXXXXX Magazine
XXXXXXXXXXX Art Director
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $200(Cover) $150 (2 page spread) $100
(full page plus)
Deadline: June 14th



Alaska
Inside editorial usage,
Alaska people, places and wildlife
Note: Photographic submissions must be high-resolution digital images that are sharp and properly exposed. Please note: slides transparencies and prints will not be accepted. Also, no digital composites, please. Historical black-and-white prints for which negatives are not available can be submitted in any size. All photo submissions will be carefully packaged before being returned. XXXXXXXXXXmagazine assumes no responsibility for unsolicited photographs.
DIGITAL IMAGES: Images made with a digital camera of 5 megapixels or better are acceptable. Images may be submitted on CD, DVD or flash drive. Photo manipulations of any kind must be clearly noted and defined. Digital composites will not be accepted. The following criteria must be met with each submission Carefully package materials Basic caption information for each image (who, what, where, when) should be embedded in the image file. Images must be submitted in RAW (unprocessed) format. Additional copies of images with minor adjustments or cropping (saved in TIFF or JPEG) maybe included as well. Send by certified mail with return receipt. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of the submission. 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. Send submissions to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $75+ (qtr page)
Deadline: June 1st



NATIVE CALIFORNIA FISH, WILDLIFE, PLANTS AND HABITAT
Inside editorial usage
Native California fish, wildlife, plants and habitat.
Underwater photography along the California coast.
Note: For Sept/Oct issue Format: We prefer digital images at 300 dpi. We still accept 35 mm slides and negatives, but suggest you provide duplicates. If a slide is submitted, print your name on the slide jacket in indelible ink.
Requirements: All photographers must complete a vendor data record before payment can be expected. Contact the editor for further information on the data record. XXXXXXXXXX can only pay for photographs after they have appeared in the printed magazine. Once the items have appeared, please submit an invoice on letterhead with the publication date, items listed, agreed price, and total. Be sure to sign the invoice and send it to: 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 Editor,
XXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range$75 (under half page)
Deadline: June 1st

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Inside editorial usage.
The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. A holiday celebration is planned in the United Kingdom. Some of the highlights of the celebration: a XXXXXXXXX will be issued, and the celebration will take place during the first weekend of June 2012. A 1,000 boat, 7.5 mile long flotilla will follow The Queen in a specially converted Thames Sailing Barge starting from just outside the Classic Boat offices below Putney Bridge and running downriver to Canary Wharf just below Tower Bridge.
Note: For May/June 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.
XXXXXXXXXXX Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXX
Fax: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $35 (Quarter), up to $100 (Full page color inside)
$200-$250 (Cover)
Deadline: June 3rd







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
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Photography shows are all the rage in Chicago
Mary Houlihan: “When the photograph first began to work its way into museums and galleries, it was a hotly debated art form. What makes it so special? What makes it art? Those questions have been answered over the decades thanks to photographers whose artistic visions have taken an Everyman medium to new heights.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/site/newspaper/entertainment/ct-ent-0524-photography-shows-20120523,0,6172786.story



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“In photography, the smallest thing can become a big subject, an insignificant human detail can become a leitmotiv. We see and we make seen as a witness to the world around us; the event, in its natural activity, generates an organic rhythm of forms.” - Henri Cartier Bresson

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1895 - May 26th - Dorthea Lange, Hoboken, NJ, started as a portrait photographer for socialites in San Francisco. The unemployed men in the streets inspired her to make documentary photographs. Her "Migrant Mother" is the most famous of her work.



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May 24th 2012


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Success in Editorial Stock photography is a matter of some simple elements.

You can guess what those elements are: quality photos, sound research, marketing, a specialty, and a recognized brand.

When you put them all together, you invite another question: Just how do you put them all together effectively?


We all know that creative people can be found everywhere. Getting recognized is a separate task. Lady Luck many times plays an important role. But you can’t sit back and wait for luck. Smart marketing is the key. And that takes knowledge and effort.

Thanks to the Internet you can “get to the head of the line” much quicker if you apply a marketing strategy called specializing.

As the search engines, led by Google, become smarter, consumers (photobuyers) become more savvy, along with photo suppliers like you who become more “search smart.”

This is where specialization comes in.

Back to basics. A search engine, let’s use Google in this example, is a robot, generally speaking. It’s programmed to do what you expect it to do. Allow it to meander all over the place, it will bring back rambling results. Give it some specific directions, it will satisfy your search request.

That’s where you come in. That’s where your keywords, tags, and long tail keyword phrases come in. If you can anticipate what descriptive text a particular photobuyer might use when searching for specific photos in a particular subject area, you’re on the road to success in photo marketing.

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So, it turns out that in today’s
cyberspace era, the “best” stock
photo doesn’t end up on page 1 of
a Google search every time, but
the best keyworded (“tagged”) photo does.

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In your efforts to reach your potential customers, do you aim your niche stock photography only to potential buyers who search the same selective environment that you service?
No, not necessarily. For example, if your specialty is Shetland sheepdogs, do you consider your target market to be just pet owners? How about veterinarians, pet food suppliers, dog trainers, dog show entrepreneurs.

These should be included in your tags, even though you have no photos of veterinarians, dog food dishes, or dog trainers. The purpose is to create activity and traffic to your site, to be considered active and relevant by the search engines.

However, don’t be tempted to photograph in these peripheral subject areas. If you do you’ll be “shot gunning” instead of using a rifle, and taking yourself back to your ‘old-self,’ spreading yourself too thin and diluting your effectiveness.

The Internet appears to let you be ‘all things to all persons,’ but unless you are a multi-million dollar enterprise, it just ain’t gonna happen.

So the rule is:
1.) Stick to and photograph a select few specialized subjects (ones that you are comfortable in and enjoy photographing);
2.) build a deep selection of photos to offer your customers; and
3.)
build links to your website by appealing (with keywords) to peripheral subject areas that would be attracted to visiting your site, e.g. the veterinarians, pet shops, dog trainers, dog food companies mentioned above.
So what are typical ‘peripheral’ subject areas?
Here are some examples:



Got the idea? In other words, yes, you specialize, but for keywords you also include ‘peripheral area’ keywords in your source code on your website, in the “tag” section, and the complementary theme articles you write in your blog or website.

This approach will promote your 'brand' and widen your “Google Appeal”, plus cause links back to your website, which will cause “Google Interest,” which will in turn attract more traffic to your web page or blog.


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 photos 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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Your Newsletter




Mike asks:

"If a photographer, who has the kind of images you routinely need, offers a free monthly e-mail newsletter on their website, will you sign up?"

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


Mike's Comment:

Is it worth it? Yes it is.
There are some big caveats that are very important to keep in mind.
When you send out a newsletter you are on some level acting as a publisher. Keeping that in mind, look at the publications you like to read.
What is it in these publications that draw your interest? Stories about the writer's latest family vacation or an informative piece on (whatever the subject of the publication is?)
In writing – especially in the newsletter format – brevity is clarity.
Keep articles short and to the point.
Never add anything as pointless filler.
Constantly keep your readers in front of your eyes when you write. Here's how you can actually do this. Clip a picture of someone from a magazine page that you imagine might look like one of your typical photobuyers. Paste this 'avatar' on a wall in front of you. Write with that person in mind.
Remember, -you don't write to entertain yourself, you write for your readers.
ADVISORY: It is essential to make it easy for people to get in touch with you and many newsletters make the fatal mistake to not include or prominently display contact information.
Spend time on the design. Keep it simple, easy to navigate and readable. Again, picture your readers in front of you. Use a business-looking format for your newsletter. You might love kittens but the chances are that most of your readers are (hopefully) photobuyers with a professional interest in your photos and not much else.




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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SPECIALIZE TO SUCCEED -- Thomas Campbell: “Photography is a pretty crazy business. There is no barrier to entry and it is one of the most popular
hobbies in the world. Over the past few years, many people have quit or lost their jobs in the down economy and have decided to seek to use their hobby as a full time job. Because of this, the photography market is incredibly saturated with photographers. To make it, you need to stand out in some way. That way is specialization”.
http://www.thephoblographer.com/2012/05/18/useful-photography-tip-27-specialize-to-succeed/

CLEAN IT! -- What is noise and how to handle it? (in 5 minutes ;) Parkinsonsniper: “Whatever software you use to clean noise, you should first know what are you trying to clean and how you should fight against noise.” SOURCE: Dreamstime ;
http://blog.dreamstime.com/2012/05/18/what-is-noise-and-how-to-handle-it--x28;in-5-minutes-;-x29;_art37597


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TRAVELING? For a lesson on how best to take the "tourist-travel" picture write to the Bureau of Tourism or the Department of Economic Development of each state you'll be visiting this vacation season, and ask for informational literature. The free brochures will be an instructional blueprint on what pictures editors currently consider acceptable `travel shots.’ Look for similar scenes and situations in the states you visit. Attempt to duplicate the same format. This technique will help you improve your professionalism and pay for your vacation.

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If you sell photos to
books and magazines,
how do you price them?




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


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TAKE THE TEST -- Lauren Margolis: “Personality Traits & Skills Photo Buyers DON’T Want in Photographers. It’s time to stop guessing what photo buyers want and find out the truth: what personality traits and business skills do they look for in the photographers that they hire? “ http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/05/personality-traits-skills-photo-buyers-dont-want-in-photographers/

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LOOKIN’ GOOD -- Six apps to help bring out the photographer in you. Aracontent: “With cameras built into smartphones and tablet computers, it's easier than ever to take photos wherever you are and whenever you want. There are also more photography-related apps - or software applications for mobile devices - to help edit, improve, share or store these pictures. SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal; http://www.lvrj.com/sponsored/six-apps-to-help-bring-out-the-photographer-in-you.html?ref=005


POLAROID LOOK-ALIKE -- With all of the retro iPhone photography apps that are available, filters and borders that simulate Polaroid instant prints have been popular. Now Polaroid has finally entered the game with their own official iPhone photography app.
http://www.iphonefaq.org/archives/971956


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MUST HAVE -- Travel Photography Tips For Photography Equipment That You Must Have in Your Traveling Bag. http://www.risurfrider.org/2012/05/12/travel-photography-tips-top-5-photography-equipment-that-you-must-have-in-your-travelling-bag/


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Will They Steal Them?

Jan Williams is building a website and going to offer her photos for sale.

Can she expect them to be safe and not be stolen by pirates?

The discussion starts here:
http://board.photosource.com/list.php?1

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COPYRIGHT FEE HIKES -- The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), along with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), has submitted comments to the U.S. Copyright Office in response to proposed new registration fees. ASMP General Counsel Victor Perlman added, "The proposed Copyright Office fee increases would be catastrophic for working photographers and would drastically reduce the frequency of their copyright registrations. We urge the Copyright Office and the Congress to leave the current fee schedule in place."
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/asmp-submits-comments-on-new-copyright-fees-2012-05-14


22 May, 2012 | Posted by: st




A Photosource International Video Training Review by Dennis Carroll


Posing For Portrait Photography
by JEFF SMITH
A Head to Toe Guide for Digital Photographers Amherst Media
There are many books and DVDs regarding posing that are on the market these days, but few that are as informative as those produced by Jeff Smith through Amherst Publishing.
This latest offering is no exception. This is an Enhanced Audio Book with photographs, covering Senior and Family portraiture.
The attention to details regarding posing is outstanding. Jeff shows the viewer how to go about building a pose that fits the subject and shows them at their best. He teaches you to listen to the client’s wishes, and not just run them through formula poses. This approach results in increased sales. Good video!
FEATURES:
*Understanding the styles of poses
*Fixing common appearance problems
*Tailoring the pose to each subject`s figure and personal style
*Specialized tips for male and female subjects
*Posing couples and larger groups
*Studio and location posing techniques
If you are involved with Senior or Family portraits, this DVD is a must have.
running time 70 minutes
www.amherstmedia.com
ISBN-13: 978-1608954926
$34.95 USA $38.95 Canada

Dennis Carroll is a freelance photographer-writer from Las Vegas, NV. He is a magician by profession, and a correspondent for PhotoStockNOTES.



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This weekend, Friday thru Monday
May 25th - May 28th





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DETENTION AND HARASSMENT -- J.D. Tucille: “Cops Detain Photographer Until They Realize the Incident Is Being Recorded. The Los Angeles Times reports that he is one of three photographers, along with the National Press Photographers Association, represented by the ACLU of Southern California in a lawsuit against the department over the detention and harassment of people taking pictures in public places”. http://reason.com/blog/2012/05/14/cops-detain-photographer-until-they-real?


NOT GUILTY -- Photographer acquitted in Occupy arrest. Jennifer Peltz: “A student photographer arrested during an Occupy Wall Street march was acquitted Tuesday in one of the first trials stemming from thousands of arrests at protests in New York since the movement's start last fall.”
http://www.postcrescent.com/usatoday/article/39259049?odyssey=mod


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SHAKER LIFE IN 1936 -- Rebecca Dravis: “The photographs tell a story -- two elderly women, faces lined with the evidence of hard work, modesty and a devotion to a greater calling. "A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA," running from May 26 through October 2013 at Hancock Shaker Village. (NY) ” http://www.advocateweekly.com/ci_20636241/photos-capture-shaker-life-1936
PHOTO : Noel Vicentini


NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- There are many ways to look at the George Grantham Bain Collection at the Library of Congress, since it embraces about 100,000 images. Michael Carlebach’s new book, A Distant New York, Strangely Familiar “Bain’s New York: The City in News Pictures, 1900-1925” (Dover Publications), which chronicles the work of the George Bain News Service, depicts ordinary life at the turn of the 20th century and some of the extraordinary moments that have always defined this mad city.
Source: DAVID W. DUNLAP - NyTIMES http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/17/a-distant-new-york-strangely-familiar/?emc=eta1
via: Roy iwaki



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Lightroom for Travel Photography. Learn how to go from taking images on your travel adventure to editing and sharing your images with Adobe Photoshop. Lightroom 4. -- a comprehensive set of videos that will help you get the most from your travel photography. http://tv.adobe.com/show/lightroom-for-travel-photography/

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LIGHTBOX SUBSTITUTE -- Pinterest - The Cross Agency Lightbox? There's been a lot of discussion about Pinterest lately here on the DT blogs and forums. Some feel its a great social networking promotion tool while others think its the spawn of the devil and yet another example of rampant copyright infringement on the Internet. Others simply don't know what to make of it yet. SOURCE: Dreamstime ; http://blog.dreamstime.com/2012/05/18/pinterest-the-cross-agency-lightbox_art37599
Photo dreamstime c Peanotroaste

LONG VIEW -- Rosh Silars: "Your social reach is farther than you think. Have you ever had someone respond to something you were sharing about your life with: “Yeah, I saw that on Facebook.” When we post on Facebook or any social media platform, we don’t really realize how many people we are reaching. If you have 500 people following you on Facebook and more than 50 percent of people on Facebook check in every day, you have a lot of eyeballs looking at you. You are potentially sharing your information with 250 people. If your friends and family start to like and share you status update that number goes up dramatically." SOURCE Rosh Silars http://www.roshsillars.com/2012/05/your-social-reach-is-farther-than-you-think/?


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"As of today, my statistics show that I have had two contacts that originated from your site!"
-Rob vanNostrand, Photographer, Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia

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A ‘FRACKED’ PHOTOGRAPH -- Andrew Revkin: “Mark Graf occasionally creates intriguing abstract photographs by zooming in tightly on polished surfaces of rocks and minerals.” NY TIMES. http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/a-fracked-photograp/


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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




SOMEONE DOING INTERIOR WORK ON A CLASSIC '60S OR '70S CAR
Cover
A clean, well-lit shot of someone doing interior work on preferably a classic '60s or '70s car but a basic, simple-looking Hot Rod could work too. Please only photos of interior of the car, no exterior work.
Note: Please put PHOTOSOURCE in the subject line
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, Photo Researcher
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
Email:XXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $300
Deadline: June 2nd


VERMONT
Inside editorial, possible cover.
Vermont, scenic photography, ranging from landscapes
to activities in a Vermont setting.
Note: XXXXXXXXXXX uses ONLY digital photographs from cameras of at least 6 megapixels. Photographs must be current - taken within the last THREE years.
Digital photos should be sent on CDs or DVDs.
Pictures selected for use in the magazine are bought for one-time exclusive use for six months from publication date. Occasionally we will seek permission for a second use in calendars or other products, for which there is additional remuneration. Please refer to the following page for our current stock photo payment rates. Payment for any photographs selected for use by XXXXXX includes the possible reproduction of those photographs in connection with the advertising and promotion of XXXXXXXX and may include use on the XXXXXXXXXX website.
Submissions will not be returned without a self-addressed stamped envelope or a check for return postage included with your submission. We take no responsibility for unsolicited materials.
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range$500 (front cover) $250 (2 page spread) $225
(1 2/3 – 1 ¾ page)
$200 (1 1/3 to 1½ pages) $150 (full page) $125 (3/4 page)
$100 (½ page)
Deadline: July 15th

WILD TURKEY
Calendar
Wild turkey
Note: For the 2012 fund raising calendar
Your best wild turkey photos for the XXXXXXXXXX 2012 fund-raising calendar. We will need them in hand by June 15 to be considered. Please submit work on CD or DVD with a printed contact sheet. Please do not e-mail thumbnails or Web links for consideration. No slides or prints, please.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality
thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the
lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain
available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail,
use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted
via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXX Photo Editor
XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $100 (each photo)
Deadline: June 15th




HOME: CRAFTS, SKILLS OR TECHNIQUES
Cover
Home: Crafts, skills or techniques of interest to homeowners
Note: We generally select the best seasonal image available. Close-up details or beautiful vistas of the Adirondacks, wildlife and people are all considered.
Photography Guidelines
Adirondack Life works with freelance photographers on every issue. Most images are stock; some are assigned. Assignments generally go to photographers we've worked with previously. We accept any size format transparencies or black-and-white prints. All images must be taken in the Adirondack Park. Ideas for photo essays and photo features are welcome.
Photos must have been taken inside the borders of the Adirondack Park. Photos can be submitted as slides or in digital format on CD Rom.
Slides must be labeled with your name and the location of the scene. Please include self-addressed, stamped envelope for returns.
Duplicate transparencies must be labeled as such. If you have images that have already been published in 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
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
PXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
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
XXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Web: XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: Qtr pg - $75
Deadline: May 15th

COOKING WITH FIRE
MICROFARMING IN AN URBAN SETTING
CANNING:
BACKYARD CHICKEN SAFETY
DIY CHICKEN FEEDER
GROWING HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
COOKING BURGERS AND BUNS
RAISING HERITAGE HOGS
PRUNING TREES:
WIND POWER ON THE FARM
FARMING AS THERAPY FOR RETURNING SOLDIERS

Interior and vertical orientation cover shots.
1. Cooking with Fire: Any beautiful shots food preparation by way of smoking, grilling, campfire cooking, etc. Campfire cooking could be open flame or with Dutch oven, and dishes can be anything from burgers and pork to tasty side dishes. More important than any certain dish is a nice beautiful outdoor setting, green lush grass, pretty fire/grill shot, etc.
2. Microfarming in an Urban Setting: For those folks who live in town/city, but still get the most out of the room they do have. Pretty backdoor urban gardens is the main thing, but backyard urban chickens and raising rabbits in town also come to mind, and even urban beekeeping. Beautiful, cool, small urban homesteading operations are the idea.
3. Canning: Pretty self-explanatory. Beautiful shots of safe canning methods and canning operations.
4. Backyard Chicken Safety: Pretty shots of backyard chickens and any and all methods of protection. Even nice shots of pretty hens would do. Think of our cover, and don't limit yourself. We'll consider any and all beautiful shots of chickens, predators (combination of the two would be very cool), coops, etc.
5. DIY Chicken Feeder: There is definitely some overlap with #4 in this one. Don't limit yourself to only feeders. We'll also consider general beautiful shots of chickens; hens, roosters, and baby chicks. Pretty shots of chicken feeders or feeding methods would also work.
6. Growing Heirloom Tomatoes: Beautiful shots of growing heirloom tomatoes. 'Black Krim', 'Caspian Pink', 'Cherokee Purple', 'Green Giant', 'Green Zebra', 'Sioux', 'Pineapple', there are many more.
7. Cooking Burgers and Buns: The summer classic, hamburgers. We've also packaged this story to focus on how to make your own buns, but also give recipes for things like hotdog toppings and a few different styles of burger. Variety of possibilities for homemade burgers, dogs and buns, just has to be beautiful.
8. Raising Heritage Hogs: Our breed guide for heritage hog breeds. Gloucestershire Old Spots, Red Wattle, Tamworth, Mulefoot, Large Black, Hereford, etc. See a full list here: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
9. Pruning Trees: Using hand pruners, loppers, hedge shears, and saw to prune back those plants and get them growing healthy again. We'll consider beautiful images of pruning any range of plants from roses, grape vines, hydrangea and small-berry fruit bushes in the fall to evergreens and hedges in early summer.
10. Wind Power on the Farm: Pretty landscape shots of windmills, wind turbines, farm landscapes that show any or a combination of the two, etc. Pretty wider shots showcasing the landscape and incorporating one or both of these would be ideal.
11. : Don't be too specific with this one. If we can get a shot of an actual former soldier engaged on the farm, that would be great, but wider, general farmstead shots could also work for this one, so long as it's beautiful.
With the above cover categories, we are also looking for interior shots for these stories, so please send horizontals and verticals.
INTERIOR SHOTS
For interior use, we're also looking for any and all beautiful shots of:
Pawpaws
Backhoes in Use
Armadillos (this was on the last callout, but it got held. If you submitted, no need to resubmit, but if you have armadillo shots you've not yet submitted to us, feel free to send them along.)
Ants in the Farmhouse
Large-Animal Veterinarians
Note: For the July/Aug 2011 issue of XXXXXXXXXXXXXX magazine.
We are looking for images for the interior and vertical orientation cover shots.
Cover shot possibilities need to be vertically oriented and we like space above the focal point for the masthead and space to the left for the cover lines. Focal point should be right side, slightly lower than halfway up the right side of the photograph. View our latest cover at XXXXXXXXXXXXX in order to get a sense of the photo composition. The cover shot categories are numbers 1-11 below; Cooking with Fire, Microfarming in an Urban Setting, Canning, Backyard Chicken Safety, DIY Chicken Feeder, Growing Heirloom Tomatoes, Cooking Burgers and Buns, Raising Heritage Hogs, Pruning Trees, Wind Power on the Farm, and Farming as Therapy for Returning Soldiers. We also need interior shots (horizontal and vertical) for each of these eight categories.
We prefer digital images (low-res for review is OK), but also accept slides.
(please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXto get an idea of how we lay our covers out)
If you submit a lightbox, please make sure that it remains accessible for at least 60 days, and include username and password if applicable.
We prefer digital images (low res for review is OK), but also accept slides.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least 45 days. 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
XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXX
Pay Range: Rate range: $50-$250 interior, depending on size.
Cover images will be negotiated separately.
Deadline: April 29th

HOUSEHOLD INTERIORS.
Inside editorial and website
Household interiors, prefer small, close to the wall spaces within a room that would be appropriate for stenciling. Modern- attractive.
Note: "Need close-ups, for super-imposing our art for web use," says photobuyer.
Minimum size: 300x400 pixels.
"No 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.
XXXXXXXXXX General Manager
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXX@XXXXXXX
Pay Range: $50 - $150 (1/2 page)
Deadline: May 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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KEYWORDING: Thomas Franz: "Check out the learning feature of Smart Keywording in action. Webtag stands for our latest web-based keywording app that builds on our Keyword Service. Feel free to try it out and to tell us what you like or dislike, e.g. about the user interface, the keyword suggestions, the name, as we make it better every week. (Video) The learning feature of Smart Keywording helps to make your digital assets findable. Smart keywording improves tagging quality and efficiency in digital asset management by learning customer-specific keywords. http://kreuzverweis.com/news/smart-keywording-learning-video/

DON’T FORGET -- Laura Shoe: “As much as I like to come across to you as perfectly organized, I have to admit that I am not always as disciplined as I should be about immediately completing my keywording of photos after I import them. During those organizational spurts that I go through to clean this up, it would be nice to be able to get back to those photos that I need to finish:. http://laurashoe.com/2012/05/14/dont-forget-to-keyword-those-photos-how-to-keep-track-of-them-so-you-can/

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“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mohandas Gandhi


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1959 – Photographs in color of the heavens (the Great Nebula in Orion, Crab Nebula, Veil Nebula in Cygnus and the Swan) were published in May 1959 issue of National Geographic magazine.

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Nice Try –

But It Won’t Do






In the past century ,
when photobuyers needed a particular photo, they would send out a request to several stock photographers and stock agencies simultaneously for “slides.”

As a result the FedEx or UPS man would arrive with several packages of submissions depending on how rare the photo request was. The buyer would choose the photo that most closely fit the bill and would return the rest of the slides. Except for photobuyer "favorite photo suppliers", the photographer would pay the delivery bill both ways.

The research for both buyer and supplier was done by hand: file drawers, Rolodex files, memos, post-it notes, slide holders, plastic sleeves. The process was tedious. Often the photo request to the photo supplier had a 7-day or shorter deadline. Everyone was under the same constraints.

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In the publishing industry, in the past
century the task of finding the "just
right" picture was labored and
time-consuming. Today, search engines
have made that task much easier.
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When a researcher couldn't locate a specific image they figured they had "done their best" and the "second best" or even the "fifth best" photo alternative was accepted.

If you check out publications from the past, you’ll see the results. Photography used in publications back then reflects these inadequacies. Editors and art directors frequently resorted to generic images, instead of pursuing that “just right” image.

FINDING THE SPECIFIC PHOTO

The advances in today’s search technology make it possible to easily locate very specific and even obscure photos, thanks to text-centric Internet photo searching through services such as Google and others.

Ancient marketing techniques of the past are finally phasing out as photobuyers are learning to use Internet search techniques to their advantage, leading to new directions in photo-finding and acquisition.

The needs of your photobuyers are influenced by the awareness that they now have the technological resources to locate highly specific pictures. We notice the increasing use of on-target content-specific images in documentary films, coffee table photo books, biographies, apps, textbooks, iPad reports, web-style encyclopedias, --you name it.
Make sure your stock business is responsive to what's happening in the field of photo searching with the use of Web search Internet tools.



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 photos 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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It Ends July 2

As part of Kodak's continuing restructuring, Kodak's photo-sharing website called Kodak Gallery has been sold to Shutterfly, and Gallery will close on July 2, 2012. Gallery has operated for over 10 years. According to their press release, Shutterfly's "services include free, unlimited storage and 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee. Working together, we will securely transfer your account photos to them free of charge. We are absolutely committed to making this transition as smooth and easy as possible." Gallery members will have until May 28 to opt out of this automatic transfer of their account and images to Shutterfly. For more information and details, visit www.kodakgallery.com/transition.

HARDER THEY FALL Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publisher Files Chapter 11
Important to many stock photographers,
this major purchasing source of stock images for use in its K-12 schoolbooks has reached a deal with major creditors. It will be a pre-packaged bankruptcy filing, designed to quickly get through the courts. Due to state and local government budget cuts, their revenue (and thus ability to procure images) has fallen 48% over the last four years. Here's hoping they emerge stronger and continue to recognize the value of images, especially rights-managed.
TAKEAWAY: Of course educational learning is not going to disappear. HMH's competitor, Pearson, is still alive and has become a monopoly in the industry. It will no doubt be Amazon's next target. Both companies will continue to need quality photos for their future products. -re

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Mikael Karlsson of PSI asked photobuyers this question.


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 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 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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PROVIDE A POSITIVE SOLUTION -- Thomas Werner: ”The challenges of a shifting a business climate can be frustrating. Don’t let manifestations of your frustration be your downfall. Remember, we are not entitled to success, we have to earn it, and working with your clients in a positive manner is one of the keys to that success. http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2012/05/provide-a-positive-solution/

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SHUTTERKIDS -- Turning poor Guatemalan kids into photographers -- 21 years later. Anna Bevan: “Nancy McGirr, a Guatemala-based American photojournalist and veteran of Reuters news agency, one day surveyed the burning plastic, cardboard houses, gardens of sewage and thousands of people scavenging for food at the 40-acre dump in Guatemala City. Many of them were children who pursued her, eager to look through her camera lens. "The thought occurred to me: If they had the camera, what would they see through that lens?" McGirr recalled. That was more than 20 years ago.”
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/05/guatemala-fotokids-poor-children-photographers-garbage-dump.html


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SECRETS -- Every Aspiring Street Photographer Should Know – James Maher: “Street photography ain’t easy. It’s a fast moving world out there and it takes a lot of practice to be able to capture it well. Here are some tips to help you seek out great content for your photos, so that they are interesting and powerful..” http://digital-photography-school.com/7-secrets-every-aspiring-street-photographer-should-know
PHOTO: James Maher


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SOCIAL MEDIA COMES TO THE HINTERLANDS

The newspapers of the last century always sold photos from what was called the “morgue.” If you wanted a copy of a photo you saw in today’s or last week’s newspaper, you could call or write the morgue and have them send you a b&w print for $6.
Of course, the newspaper published only what the editor considered was the best shot that the staff photographer took of the occasion. The outtakes landed in the pressroom trash basket.
Today the Internet and digital cameras offer something better. Even a small town newspaper with a skeletal staff can dump all those extra photos from a shoot into a photo sharing website and offer them for public viewing.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What the editor might have thought was the best selection of the shoot, might not be the picture your neighbor would select. By going to the newspaper’s photo sharing site* and viewing the “out-takes” she might even buy one.
Our local small town newspaper, The Osceola SUN (pop. 2700) has discovered this profit center. The editor, Phil Bock, says, “My journalism training in college was for writing, not photography. But in these times of shrinking newspaper staff, you learn to become a photographer pretty quick, thanks to digital photography where one of the hundreds of pictures you take can turn out to be ‘just right.’ ”
For readers of the Osceola SUN the ease of saving the pictures from a shoot becomes a great benefit. If you missed the Annual Senior High School Choir Concert, or the Middle School Wax Museum or the Ox Cart Days down in Star Prairie, you can go to the photo site and choose your own souvenir photos. As time moves on, editor Bock plans to build folders in his newspaper’s site (at www.SmugMug.com) to begin a living archive of community events.
If you live out in the boondocks like I do and subscribe to a small-town newspaper, clip this article and let them know how we do social networking up here in the back country of northwest Wisconsin. –Rohn

* Other popular photo sharing sites are Photobucket, Snapfish, and Fotki


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CREATIVE EXCHANGE -- Learning from Startups Helps You Run YOUR Creative Business. Chase Jarvis: “As we artists continue to be forced to become entrepreneurs in our own all things entrepreneurial are of interest to me… I was asked by SXSW to lead/moderate this panel with a handful of my super-badass pals Tim Ferriss, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tony Conrad, and JR Johnson — all amazing entrepreneurs, advisors and VC guys in their own rights. http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2012/05/learning-from-startups-helps-you-run-your-creative-business-sxsw-advise-this-panel-with-chase-jarvis-tim-ferriss-gary-vaynerchuk-tony-conrad-and-j-r-johnson/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChaseJarvis+%28Chase+Jarvis+Blog%29

GHOST BUSTER -– Lauren Margolis: “If you’ve ever wanted to score a meeting with some of the top photobuyers, editors or agents – but don’t think you have the “in” – then attending a portfolio review could be the answer to your prayers. Sure, they can be expensive, but it’s worthwhile if the reviewers are people you respect and want to work with. Still, there are some myths surrounding portfolio reviews. we talked to creative directors, art producers, photo agents and more to get the information you need to assess whether they’re a good investment for you. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/05/7-myths-about-portfolio-reviews-debunked/


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EASY MOVIE TRAILER -- How To Get Clients With Viddy – Virtual Photography says: “I know what you’re thinking. Viddy? What’s Viddy? Viddy is a social video editing and sharing app that just surpassed the 26 million user mark. Where Instagram and other photo apps allow you to play with still images, Viddy gives you the tools to turn any 15 second video footage into something truly unique and shareable.” http://virtualphotographystudio.com/photographyblog/2012/05/how-to-get-clients-with-viddy/


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A NEW LOOK -- A Photographer’s Guide to the Gorgeous Colours of Venice. Jason Row: “It’s romantic, beautiful and a photographer’s paradise yet Venice can at times be a hard place to photograph. It is one of the most visited cities in the world and as such you can have a frustrating time trying to capture its beauty. In this short guide we will show some of the place to see and when to see them.
PHOTO: Jason Row


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THE MANY USES -- Photography Through the Eyes of Art Directors – Allen Murabayashi: "I had the pleasure of attending the Art Director’s Club Annual Awards the other night. I am really interested in looking at the cross pollination of photography into other disciplines. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/05/photography-through-the-eyes-of-art-directors/
PHOTO: Albert Watson

EVERYONE IS A PUBLISHER -- Broken Promises and Stock Photography – Paul Melcher: “Today the vast majority of photographs are used without any contact with the traditional photo industry, which has completely lost control of production and distribution. But the industry continues stubbornly to apply old rules to this new landscape. It does not see, or purposely wants to ignore, that their model does not fit current needs and thus is chasing customers away. http://rising.blackstar.com/broken-promises-and-stock-photography.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Black-Star-Rising+%28Black+Star+Rising%29
TAKEAWAY: Our world of stock photography is emerging from the dark caverns of the last century. What with all those chemicals and celluloid back then, it wasn’t always a pleasant endeavor to spend time and breathe vapors in a blackened room.
And then there was the delivery problem. UPS and FedEx managed to give a lot steady work to attorneys. Filing the transparencies was a tedious job and locating them was worse. No one will argue that in those days, buying and selling stock photography was not as glamorous as the images they portrayed.
The digital age has destroyed stock photography as we knew it. Thank God.
Along came digital and good stock photography. Good photographers popped up like dandelions in a Kansas landscape. Everyone became a photographer, and, yes, a publisher. And digital technology advanced as well.

But the creative types in the image world have missed an integral element. It has received meager application: text. Yes, text.

In decades from now, photo researchers will look back and smile when they learn that back in the ol’ days, (today) that a person used their their eyes when searching for a photo.
Eyeball searching for images will soon disappear in favor of text-centric systems that will employ long tail keyword phrases.
Will today’s photographers follow suit and begin building robust descriptions of each of their images? At first, few will. But then when a photobuyer’s keyword trail lands at a competitor’s site for the sale or assignment, he will. And that’s only the beginning of the text-centric world the new digital photographer will live in.

When the photographer retires from photography, his/her 100,000 collection of exquisite images will die if they are not long-tail keyworded. His heirs will find a useless collection to try to sell or donate to a university or museum because only he knows the authenticates of each image’s locations and intellectual matter.
Google search and even more sophisticated algorithms will be developed. Get ready. Phoenix is about to rise again, thanks to search. Welcome back stock photographers! -re

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The new issue of “Light It” magazine (our magazine for hot-shoe and studio photography” is finally (finally!) out Man, publishing a digital magazine should just not be this hard. First, our developer came out with a bug fix update, but because of a small technicality in the submission process, it got turned down (uggh), but now, at last, finally it’s out, along with the latest issue
http://scottkelby.com/2012/the-new-issue-of-light-it-magazine-our-magazine-for-hot-shoe-and-studio-photography-is-finally-finally-out/

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Goosed Farmer Seeks $7.5 Million in Damages for Photo -- You might be able to argue that a work of art is not commercial but photographer John Burwell could struggle to make the same claim for an image he shot that appeared on a greeting card. The photo, which was taken in 1996 at the State Fair of Virginia, shows poultry farmer Andrew Marsinko with a goose on his knee. Burwell submitted the image to Jupitermedia who licensed it to a company called Leanin’ Tree.
Source: http://blogs.photopreneur.com/5-nightmare-photography-court-cases?goback=.gde_4371816_member_105980133

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THAT’S MY PICTURE! -- Copyright Claim Against Tumblr May Test Immunity of Photo Sharing Sites – David Walker: “A publisher has filed a copyright infringement case against Tumblr, launching what could be a test of legal rights and responsibilities of photo sharing services and their customers. The outcome could determine the limits of protection photo sharing services such as Tumblr, Pinterest, and Twitpic have from claims over infringements committed by their subscribers.” SOURCE:PhotoDistrictNEWS -online;
http://www.pdnonline.com/news/Copyright-Claim-Agai-5651.shtml

BURNING PLATFORM -- Copyright Small Claims Court - The Discourse of Benefits & Challenges –(John Harrington: “The US Copyright Office held a roundtable discussion today, May 11, in Washington DC, at the George Washington University Law School on the subject of how (and if) to propose implementing a form of a Small Claims Court for copyright infringement claims. http://photobusinessforum.blogspot.ca/2012/05/copyright-small-claims-court-discourse.html
PHOTO: John Harrington

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THE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER’S LEGAL HANDBOOK

by Nancy Wolff

Stock Photographers will benefit from this real-world guide to photography and the law. This enlightening and informative volume takes readers through the nuances and subtleties of copyright, trademark, and the laws of privacy and publicity. With a look at cases, statutes, and news items from today’s headlines, Wolff covers the most timely and pressing legal matters confronting photographers and their representatives. Here’s a list of vital subjects for stock photographers.
RIGHTS AND LICENSING UNDER COPYRIGHT/ THE PUBLIC DOMAIN/INFRINGEMENT/ THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT/FIRST AMENDMENT CONSIDERATIONS/ PROTECTED TRADEMARKS/PHOTOS ON THE INTERNET/ MORAL RIGHTS/ FAIR USE The Professional Photographer’s Legal Handbook is written for non-attorneys. An essential tool for photographers, photobuyers, stock agents, picture researchers, and other professionals in the field of photography.
Allworth Press www.allworth.com $24.95

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The Art of Black and White Photography


A PhotoSource International Book Review
by Joseph Stanski


The Art of Black and White Photography, 2nd Edition, by Torsten Andreas Hoffmann and published by Rockynook, at pr[at]rockynook[dot]com.

I have a lifelong love and history with black and white photography. And this book continues that love, with its beautiful photos that illustrate the main points and compositional advice.
The book begins with a very good premise in the Tools and Fundamentals section, dealing with the digital age – covering what to know in Choosing a Good Digital Camera, recommending choosing the correct "full format sensor," and featuring the "advantages and disadvantages of compact cameras." Here the author suggests to "always photograph in RAW mode" with a full-frame camera.
In Section 2: Photographic Genres and Concepts, Hoffman directs us to consider specific subjects in creating images in black and white that reflect a mood or concept. He includes Street Photography, Architectural Photography, Moods, Abstracts, Surreal Photography, Portraits, and Graphic Elements in Black and White Photography.
Section 3: Rules of Composition, while brief, touches on such subjects as Golden Ratio, Less is More, Balance in a Photo, Unusual Perspectives, The Play of Forms, Dealing with the Center of an Image. All examples are well illustrated in very good black and white images.
In the final Section: The Digital Darkroom, Hoffman touches on a few workflow items, such as Black and White Conversion, Partial Manipulation, Dodging, Burning, and Retouching, Lens Correcting, and some comments on
Creating Panoramas Using Photomerge.
While helpful, whole books have been written about the subjects in both this section and Section 3 – full treatment would be more than can be covered in this one book.
Through the use of his "photographic concepts" and "rules of composition," the author very effectively brings us to the "Art" in black and white photography. I was particularly impressed with his interpretation of the Landscape genres. As illustration of his points, he specifies particular historic landscape photographers, each with their own expressive use of compositional tools, and how they create whole bodies of work based on those tools. Really quite good. I highly recommend this book to stock photographers, to expand their perspectives when searching for expressions of their own black and white photography.

The Art of Black and White Photography, 2nd Edition, by Torsten Andreas Hoffmann and published by Rockynook, at pr[at]rockynook[dot]com. $44.95, At Amazon.com $29.23 ISBN-10: 1933952962.


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


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2012 PHOTOGRAPHER'S MARKET, 35th Annual Edition.
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BADGE BULLIES -- Mother of 3 Arrested for Taking Pictures of Tourist Attraction at Airport -- This case is a frightening example of what can happen when a photographer encounters ignorant bullies with badges. According to the complaint filed in Federal Court, Nancy Genovese, a mother of three, was driving home on County Road 31 past Gabreski Airport in Suffolk County. Gabreski Airport displays a decorative helicopter shell by the roadway to the public, which is visible to all who pass by.
Source: http://www.murthalawfirm.com/mother-3-arrested-pictures-tourist-attraction-airport
via Joan Saks Berman
TAKEAWAY: In the comments section of this Internet article, Robert replies: "Given the vast and massive number of police in this country, harrassing, giving false testimonies, undue and unwarrented arrestes and brutality, in matter of fact violating the constitutional rights of citizens and violating their own state and local laws, never mind the moral violation, we seem to come to the understanding that there is a level of corruption both in morals and legal behavior becoming prevelant in our legal society. Even the legislative, and judicial authorities are been exposed for their illigal and immoral conduct and their protection of those who violate the law, especially law enforcement officers. What is the underlying reason that so many law enforcement officers have become or are grossly incompetent, immoral, and intellectually baseline hoodlums. And it will get worse given the atmosphere in this country no prevailing."

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VIVIAN MAIER -- Touring the Nanny-Photographer’s Past. Richard Cahan: “Vivian Maier was a mysterious character. The nanny-photographer left behind thousands of photographs, but little written information about her life. That’s why I flew to France: to find more about Ms. Maier’s French roots.”
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/08/learning-more-about-the-nanny-photographer/
PHOTO: Viviam Maier


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NON-COLOR -- Will Greenwald: “Leica's New M Monochrom Snaps Only Black-and-White Photos the M Monochrom, an 18-megapixel rangefinder that stands as the first digital camera designed specifically for black-and-white photography.”
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404291,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03069TX1K0001121


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THE MAGIC CIRCLE -- The Secret to Success for SEO and Social Media – Rosh Sillars: “Everyone seems to be looking for the social marketing magic bullet. How can they find success with search engine optimization (SEO)? What is the secret to social media success? One incredible post a year will not have the same benefit as 100 good posts.” http://www.roshsillars.com/2012/05/the-secret-to-success-for-seo-and-social-media/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewMediaPhotographer+%28Rosh+Sillars%29

WISH YOU WERE HERE -- Pinterest spreads to the travel world. Susan Farlow: “Vacationers can use the online photo bulletin board to quickly scan a destination's food, historic sites and more. The tourism industry is also jumping aboard.” http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-pinterest-20120506,0,6401648.story




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INITMATE GLAMOR -- Bethany Cloough: “Intimate boudoir photography. The photos show a bare shoulder, a pair of long legs, a beautiful woman, in revealing, but tasteful, lingerie.
http://www.canada.com/entertainment/Intimate+boudoir+photography+catching/6586427/story.html

SHTUFF PEOPLE SAY -- to Photographers... Darren Rowse: “It’s time for a little photographer humour with this video on the Shtuff People say to Photographers.http://digital-photography-school.com/shtuff-people-say-to-photographers


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"My website averages more than one referral per day from my page on the PhotoSourceBANK."
-Jerry Tang, Photographer, Arlington Heights IL

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


Arnaud Maggs winner of 2nd annual ScotiabankPhotography Award -- Celebrating excellence in contemporary photography, the $50,000 award, solo Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival exhibition in 2013 and book deal ...
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The ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW -- is now in its 8th year. The show provides benefits to artists trying to break into the public eye. This international exhibition provides value to artists at every turn, from first-rate viewing in the judging process to exhibition and publication opportunities, photo industry connections and monetary awards. Deadline: June 30, 2012 www.artofphotographyshow.com
Exhibition is September 29 through November 11, 2012 at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park. About 30,000 people view the exhibition each year.

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SPECIALIZE! -- Mark Tipple’s Totally Awesome Underwater Wave Photography – Charlie Borland: “I feel one of the most important aspects to success in today’s markets: being a niche photographer! Finding something that you love to photograph and then pushing the boundaries can, if done well, quickly bring you wide spread attention. That is just what happened to Australian photographer Mark Tipple. http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2012/05/mark-tipples-totally-awesome-underwater-wave-photography/

NEW JOB -- Kelly Heisler: “International Center of Photography" Selects Mark Robbins As Its New Executive Director. the culmination of an international search that began in August 2011, http://finance.yahoo.com/news/international-center-photography-selects-mark-000000729.html;_ylt=A2KJjby0iqxPdAQARILQtDMD


15 May, 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





ADIRONDACK MADE: LOCALLY CRAFTED PRODUCTS HISTORIC PRESERVATION: IMPORTANT BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES HOME: CRAFTS, SKILLS OR TECHNIQUES OF INTEREST TO HOMEOWNERS WILDLIFE WATERCRAFT Inside possible cover Adirondack Made: Locally crafted products Historic Preservation: Important buildings and structures Home: Crafts, skills or techniques of interest to homeowners Wildlife Watercraft: Pieces on boats, boat builders and
boat-related events.
Note: For Collectors Issue 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
XXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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.
Art Director
XXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
Web: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $400 (Cover) $300 (Inside)
$125 (More than 3/4 page but less than full bleed) -
Deadline: May 12th


BOATING AND LIVING ON THE COAST OF MAINE
Inside possible cover
Pleasure boating and pleasant living on the coast of Maine
Note: “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a magazine about pleasure boating and pleasant living on the coast of Maine—this is what we like our covers to say. We are looking for interesting work that depicts life on the Maine coast”.
Vertical shots are required for our covers.
Concentrate on good composition and avoid shooting scenes that look cluttered. We need room for cover lines, so plain backgrounds work well. Cover photographs (especially slides) must be extremely sharp with proper exposure. Strong seasonal shots (except winter) are welcome; we publish issues in February, April, June, August (Autumn), and November (Winter). Action shots are fine.
Avoid shadows, people's backs, large, dark areas, and dark sunrises and sunsets. Try to capture new angles and look for the graphic element within each shot.. As a general rule, our covers depict a boat or boats, though that need not be the central focus.
We can work with high-quality prints (those made on a home inkjet printer are probably NOT of sufficient quality). Transparencies (slides or other) are also fine. DIGITAL IMAGES:
To make your digital work easier to review, please include a printed set of thumbnails (b&w is fine) and a caption sheet. Please name each file something useful: the file names "DSC00002" or "jpeg1" are no help to a busy editor. Please don't send large images (larger than 3MB) via e-mail unless we have discussed it first.We prefer to receive low-resolution jpegs for initial viewing, but will eventually need a minimum of 300dpi at 6"x8" (larger for spreads and covers). All high-resolution images should be CMYK process (not RGB), and saved as Tiff or EPS files.
Please put your name on each slide, photograph, and disc submitted, especially if you'd like it returned. Digital files should be clearly named. All unsolicited submissions must be accompanied by a SASE.
Send materials to: or email
Editor
XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $100 (spot inside) $450 (cover)
Deadline: June 14th

Henri Bosco (Author)
Inside editorial possible cover
Henri Bosco (Author) Photo of him can be basic headshot
Note: IMMEDIATE NEED
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.
Name: XXXXXXXXXXX Assoc Editor, XXXXXXXXXXX Publishing
XXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $100+ depending on size, placement and useage
Deadline: ASAP



PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED PERSON
Inside editorial useage, possible cover.
Physically challenged person in an outdoor or family situation, enjoying life. "Must have to do with physically disabled person," says photobuyer.
Accessibility, travel, etc. Active physically disabled people involved in positive activities, indoor or outdoors, e.g. canoeing/kayaking, skydiving, sailing, cooking, weight-lifting, hunting, fishing, visiting Disney WorldNet. "Photos MUST be positive, attractive depictions of active lifestyles. Showing how the activities are not impaired by the physical disability," says photobuyer.
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting.
Articles welcome.
Photobuyer welcomes creative ideas with inquiries. Because of sensitive nature of this subject matter, model release required.
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
XXXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX \ Web: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $35 (Inside) $75 - $100 (Cover)
Deadline: May 15th

SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGES
For magazine illustration; possible cover
Secrets of successful marriages, e.g. couples holding hands, going out to eat, happing-looking while talking, etc.
Note: 'We're always looking for ethnic, age and religious mixes as well as people with disabilities. Please send dupes instead of originals,” says photobuyer.
Include SASE for return of submissions.
Please Include model release.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXX, Managing Editor
XXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXX
Web: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $30 (Inside) $50 (Cover)
Deadline: April 21st


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

Inside editorial, possible cover use.
1.) Shotguns
2.) Shotgun shooting events, e.g. trap, skeet, sporting clays, etc.
3.) Shotgun hunting
4.) Shotguns at the Olympics
5.) Shotguns in the military. "Anything shotgun," says photobuyer
Note: Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges
Will Convert to B&W if necessary
No phone calls, email only
Pays no research fees
"Shotgun and shot gunning ONLY please! " says photobuyer
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXXX Production Coordinator
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Web: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $25-$50 (Inside) $60 (Cover)
Deadline: May 1st







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

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



15 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.
- David Alan Harvey

15 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



1849 May 3rd – The birthday of journalist and reformer Jacob Riis, born in Ribe, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1870, and barely got by in a series of jobs – ironworker, farmer, coal miner, peddler – and learned about life on the brink of poverty. He became a police reporter for The New York Tribune. In 1888 he bought a camera, which allowed him to combine his articles on poverty with pictures of dark tenement rooms and hallways. His efforts culminated with the book, How the Other Half Lives (1890), illustrated with line drawings based on his photographs.

15 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



Horst Faas, Photographer Who Showed Horrors of War, Dies at 79 -- He was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning war photographer who later was editor of The Associated Press staff in Saigon that produced the most haunting photographs of the Vietnam War, died Thursday in Munich. He was 79. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/13/world/asia/horst-faas-vietnam-war-photographer-dies-at-79.html?_r=1

'Tapestry' Photographer Jim McCrary Dies -- Jim McCrary, who was behind the camera for hundreds of album covers including Carole King's iconic "Tapestry," but who soured on rock photography following an encounter with a young Michael Jackson, died last month at age 72. http://www.billboard.com/news/tapestry-photographer-jim-mccrary-dies-1006982362.story


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May 10th 2012


08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st






Go With The Power

Anywhere on the Globe






Whether they live in a high mountaintop cabin in Wyoming or a high-rise in Hong Kong,...

it’s important for photographers everywhere to understand that their own influence, as photographers, and their capabilities to compete in the marketplace,are getting stronger worldwide.

They are tied to the ever-expanding Internet.
The Internet is clearly today’s image-delivery system.
Photobuyers also now are reaping the benefits that the Internet affords them for photo acquisition.

Photo editors are now enthusiastically on board the Net and utilize its search and photo-finding capabilities. Many are ten-year veterans of “Internet search.”
In history, the telegraph, the automobile, radio, airplane, and the telephone launched huge leaps in communication among peoples of the world. And now in our lifetime we have witnessed the capabilities of the amazing Internet delivery system.

But the Internet goes even farther. It affords independent single photographers the delivery and marketing power that was once the domain only of the large stock photo agencies and a handful of ‘name’ photographers.

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You can make sales anywhere in the world,
if you can attract lots of visitors to
your website and blogs.


Buyers now are finding the photos
they need using keyword searches.
So get your work accessible to buyers
by identifying each of your images with
descriptive keyword phrases and entering
them on your website or a targeted
image-search site. *

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As a photographer, now that your images can be both pre-viewed and transmitted electronically, you can open the curtain on a brand new horizon of opportunity for yourself.

The top dog major stock agencies are no longer, well, top dogs. In the past, creative persons, whether songwriters, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, etc., had no way of competing against the middleman agents and the large creative conglomerates.

It was near impossible to break into the ranks and get the attention of the buyers directly. Sadly, we never heard about the ‘also-rans’,unless you happened t view a local art fair or join a camera club. (Do they still have camera clubs or has FACEBOOK taken on that job?)


The Internet has changed all of this.
For example, if a major publisher is producing a book, CD, app, magazine article, iPad report, TV special, on agricultural advances in growing cucumbers in Venezuela, there would be no reason to turn to a large digital stock agency to seek the needed images.

Using web search engine efficiency, a buyer can, in minutes, locate photos from independent freelancers, and save money by eliminating the middleman by going directly to the independent stock photographer.

Also important, images from a corporate stock agency are usually 'generic' in commercial style (smiling, contented farm workers – usually models – shiny new equipment, set-up landscapes, etc.). This type of photo isn’t the primary choice of most editorial buyers at magazine and book publishers, who prefer real-life, on-the-scene images.

THE ANNIHILATION OF DISTANCE


Furthermore, many agency images are at least 6 to 12 months old. (It takes that long for the corporate bureaucracy at most major stock photo agencies to acquire, edit, catalog, and process selections of images.)
The individual stock photographer not only has more recent photos, but also can in many cases, within hours, go out and take the needed photo in their local area and deliver it to the buyer, in high resolution, from anywhere in the world, to anywhere in the world.
Photobuyers are realizing it’s to their advantage to deal directly with independent stock photographers. They can dispense with the expensive middle man, and independent photographers are able to personally label their images, using vital keywords, and with the power of search engines such as Google, they can offer delivery speed to buyers.


* If you have a website or working blog, you can now increase your visitor rate by listing your images, labeling each of them with several identifying keywords. Or you can list your keywords on your own pages on a text-centric search site on the Web, such as the PhotoSourceBANK, that already receives a large amount of traffic. “Web crawlers” from major search engines then come in and capture these keywords for their database information, that buyers tap into.




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08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



Mike grills the photo editors...


What are some of the things that will get you to come back to an editorial stock photographer's website again and again?


“Just good organization and captions...”

“Searchability”

“Well-thought out search capability with searchable keywords that include location and Latin names for animals and plants within the frame. And photos in standard jpg format which can be saved to my desktop. Further, the file-names should include the photos file number, and have complete description (species, location, season etc) in the metadata.”
SEARCH


“Good keyword search, unwatermarked comps with easy download.”

“Put up the whole collection so I can choose exactly what I want!”

“Targeted pictures

"Give me enough to look at. I may want to see other images within the same subject matter."

“Reliable search capabilities. The content that I need. Good customer service – quick turn-around of replies to any queries I have; assistance I need.”

"Just the images, please. No music and flashing lights necessary."

"Cellphoneability. I don't like calling a voice mail number."

“Search, contact info, labeled galleries, as much stock as possible, easy navigation. Don't bother me with your philosophy, etc. Just show me your photos!”


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 12 Swedish magazines and a regular contributor to a wide variety of U.S. publications. Reach him at mike[at]photosource[dot]com.





08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



LIGHT CONTROL -- Five Tips for Controlling Natural Light – Mitchell Kanashkevich: “Here are some of the specific ways in which we can control natural light or rather, control the impact that natural light has on the scene which we frame within the camera viewfinder. “ http://digital-photography-school.com/5-tips-for-controlling-natural-light
PHOTO: Mitchell Kanashkevich

POSING GUIDE -- 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Couples – Kaspars Grinvalds: “Couple photography is more about connection, interaction and above all – feelings between two people. And most probably those are very deep and passionate feelings, which makes couple photography so delightful and positive.http://digital-photography-school.com/
TAKEAWAY: Are APPS useful for the photographer? You bet. Here’s a typical demonstration. http://posingapp.com/


08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



U.S. ARMY -- Paul Melcher: - "And you thought that the only things they could shoot was bullets. Think again. The U.S. Army, along with most major armies of the world have understood, a long time ago, the value of photography. First used to show self engrossing pictures of generals surveying their victorious troops, it has since evolved to give a more accurate picture of the activities of their units. SOURCE: Paul Melcher http://lalettredelaphotographie.com/archives/by_date/2012-05-07/6628/paul-melcher-s-selection


08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



FORM A MARKETING GROUP IN YOUR COMMUNITY. Stock photographers, because of their varied specialties and emphasis in photography, rarely compete with each other, but they do have one common tie: their need to constantly update their marketing skills. Get together with other stock photographers in your area for regular meetings.

08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st





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08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



SELLING YOURSELF – Five tips. Charlie Borland: “When it comes to marketing your photography business, you need to break down what you are selling and to whom. While many things we sell as photographers are products and services, we should spend much more time selling ourselves first and our products second. Customers like to work with people they get ‘good vibes’ from and those they like. It is about building relationships. http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2012/05/5-tips-for-selling-yourself/

STAND OUT -- Judy Herrmann: “ In today’s fast-paced work environment, convincing prospective clients to carve out face-time is harder than ever. With fewer hours to spare and more photographers clamoring for attention, these tips can help you stand out from the crowd: http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2012/05/getting-appointments/

08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



NON-KEEPERS ALERT -- Don’t Return Home With Disappointing Photos Again
I’s almost time for vacation. Regardless of where you are going, travel photography is always exciting. However, many people return with disappointing photos at best. Below are some hints and tips that will improve your future vacation digital photos:
http://3rdfloorproject.org/travel-photography-dont-return-home-with-disappointing-photos-again/

SELF-ASSIGNMENT -- Get Better Travel Photos by Giving Yourself an Assignment – Steve Meltzer: “I think that a good photographer is an experimenter and a risk taker. I’m one of those restless types who is rarely satisfied with the usual photos of faces and mountains, cute tigers and lions and bears oh my! Last year I was in Paris and I set myself the assignment of documenting life on the Paris Metro”. http://www.pixiq.com/article/get-better-travel-photos-by-giving-yourself-an-assignment?utm_source=Pixiq+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ccc2a87138-May_04_20125_4_2012&utm_medium=email
PHOTO: Steve Meltzer


08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st






Margaret wonders, "Did I lose my copyright?"


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The current buzz is all about the social networks. And are we losing rights to our pictures by joining them? (FACEBOOK, Twitter, Google+, MySpace, Pinterest, etc.).
A quick answer is, no you won’t lose your copyright, but you will lose a lot of the control over where you wanted your photos to appear before you clicked that “I AGREE” button on that site.
The big dog, of course, in Google. So the current s.o.p. for the major social networks is to follow the “fine print” in what Google has asked you to agree to.
And what does Google announce to us photographers out here in the fiefdom?
That we will “retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that we hold in our content.”
Big deal. They are saying we will continue to own
copyright in our photos and our writing in photo stories.
That’s nothing new. The Copyright Law attests to that in iron clad language.
What Google does say is that when you save files to their new hard-drive in the cloud, you agree to give Google ‘world-wide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute (your) content.’
That’s quite a domain Lord Google prevails over, and we photoserfs out here might be surprised (or honored) if we visit the local tavern for a tankard of mead and find a big ass poster on the wall glorifying the winner of a local election, with 1/3 of one of your photos –photo shopped with two of your friend’s photos. Hmmm, -a derivative. Perfectly legal, -because you ‘AGREED’.
If this fair? Google thinks so. Look at it this way.
Corporate entities have already gobbled up what was free enterprise in the stock photography landscape. However, Google’s search process has leveled the field and made independent stock photographers realize that they no longer have to depend on the ‘duopoly’.
What if we photographers didn’t have Google and all its firepower and weaponry to look out for us? It sure helps us as photographers. We don’t know just what corporate beast might gobble the crumbs next week.
Yes, we find ourselves trading our personal data for some good PR or actual sales when our name and work are publicized in a non-profit PBS special, or the target of a positive-sounding PR release by a company we never heard of.
If we were to choose a benevolent dictator in this industry, you have to agree Google’s doing a pretty good job, so far. Ten years ago when the corner Pa ‘n’ Pan corner photo agencies were disappearing, who would’ve imagined that a benevolent dictator would come along and look out for us (for a profit) with their amazing search engine prowess.
It’s a crazy world Google has invented for our generation of stock photographers.
Again, since Google is the leader in all of this, and can afford to take the bad press and the frivolous lawsuits, the social media sites will come and go as we move into this century of Kracker Barrel public Square chit-chatting and picture-looking-at. –RE

What are your thoughts?

Go to: http://board.photosource.com/read.php?1,11481




08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



Master The Techniques You Need To
Create Outstanding Glamour Images


Joe Farace takes the intimidation out of glamour photography, showing you how to begin creating great images—or add glamour photography to a studio’s existing product line.
Farace begins by showing how to find models—covering everything from designing an effective on-line profile for the web sites where models and photographers connect, to placing classified ads, to setting up a web site devoted to your glamour work. Farace also offers tips for scouting locations, helping you navigate through a variety of complex issues, and presents practical lighting and posing advice for making the most of each shoot.
Also included are ample shooting and retouching techniques to ensure each subject looks her very best.
Throughout the book, and emphasis is placed on making the most of each location, each model, and each piece of equipment—showing that you don’t have to go broke to create incredible glamour images.

Joe Farace’s

Glamour Photography
The Digital Photographers Guide To Getting Great Results With Minimal Equipment

· Features
o Finding the right model for the type of image you want to create
o Building a successful glamour photography portfolio
o Exploring your equipment options-while keeping to your budget
o Simple light gear for outstanding results
o Makeup and wardrobe suggestions for sensual images
o Sample model release forms

BOOK SPECS: $34.95 list, 81/2”x11”, 128p, 175 full-color photos, ISBN 978-1-60895-226-7, Order no. 1922.

Joe Farace trained in photography at the Maryland Institute’s College of Art. He is a monthly columnist for Shutterbug magazine, and has written for Professional Photographer and Rangefinder magazines. He also holds the Photographic Craftman’s award from the Professional Photographers of America.

08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



MORE CATALOG PICTURES -- Yuri Arcurs launches PeopleImages.comLee Torrens: “It has finally arrived. It’s anything but a standard photographer’s direct sales website. Which is no surprise for anyone who knows anything about Yuri. Source:http://www.microstockdiaries.com/yuri-arcurs-launches-peopleimages-com-the-ultimate-direct-sales-website.html?
TAKEAWAY: This site must seem like the Walmart of the microstock imdistry – without the Made In China signature.


08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



PR -- How Anna Williams Expanded Her Brand by Creating an Online Journal – Conor Risch: “After establishing a career as a food, still-life and lifestyle photographer with an enviable list of commercial and editorial clients, Anna Williams found herself in a common situation for photographers: the bright, fresh style she was known for had also become limiting. Seeking a platform where she could show off her creative range, she decided to launch The Voracity, an online journal dedicated to her representations of “hunger, consumption and beauty.” http://www.pdnonline.com/features/How-Anna-Williams-Ex-5643.shtml

FAMILY -- A New Parenting And Family Magazine For The Lake Superior Region. Pat Irwin : “MOMS & DADS TODAY, a regional family lifestyle magazine for the Twin Ports area of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior Wisconsin, launched with a May/June issue. The new bimonthly offers tips and articles for parents on health, hobbies, activities, family vacation ideas and parenting, and includes profiles on local families and an event calendar of family-friendly events. Available for free at local establishments, the magazine has an initial circulation of 23,000. Tracy Mangan tracy[at]momsanddadstoday[dot]com, serves as the publisher and editor. View the magazine and find submission information on the website at http://momsanddadstoday.com. SOURCE: WoodenHorse Publishing;
http://woodenhorsepub.files.wordpress.com/

HERE THEY COME! Get ready, hop on your bike and peddle down to the Apple newsstand and get your weekly version of iPad offerings. The new Cycling News HD provides a must-have weekly package for followers of international road racing, including an essential summary of the weekly road racing news and detailed round-ups of the week's upcoming leading races. Alongside is comprehensive analysis and comment from the experts, the sharpest photography of key events and riders, event previews, and the latest team-by-team news. http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/02/4460250/future-launches-new-weekly-digital.html
TAKEAWAY: The tablet environment, with its rich functionality, welcomes new opportunities in the magazine field. Where there was once a print version supported by advertising now comes a tablet version supported by subscription and plenty of opportunities for editorial stock photography.

Live Video Interview with Newsweek’s Senior Photo Editor – Lauren Margolis: “Newsweek‘s Senior International Photo Editor, Jamie Wellford, has been at the magazine for over a decade. Before that he worked at several top photo agencies, which has put him deep into the trenches of photojournalism. Jamie has seen and commissioned some of the most noteworthy photo stories of our time, giving him a unique perspective that might come off as old-school or single-minded in what he wants; . http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/05/live-video-interview-with-newsweeks-senior-photo-editor/ SOURCE: PhotoSHELTER;

08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



ENTREPRENEUR -- Passer-By Sues Philip-Lorca diCorcia for Selling his Photo
In general, if you’re in a public place, you can photograph it. And in general, if you want to sell an image of someone for commercial use, you need their permission. Philip-Lorca diCorcia though, thought he was on safe ground when he set up strobe rigs in New York in 2006 and photographed people walking down the street. He didn’t put the photos on ads or mount them on billboards. He placed them in an exhibition and sold them as prints. Source: http://blogs.photopreneur.com/5-nightmare-photography-court-cases?goback=.gde_4371816_member_105980133
TAKEAWAY: Absent of any local statutes or trespass laws, you can take pictures of people and anything else in your viewfinder when you are out in the public. But, how will the picture be used? In the publishing world, most photobuyers and publishers know the legal limitations for using pictures. The use of the picture(s) for other purposes is where most emerging photographers run into problems. If you stick with bona fide publishers, you're going to be supersafe when it comes to legal matters. They bear the brunt of any court cases, which by the way, you'll find are close to zero. -RE

08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



THE C QUESTION -- Watermarking Presents Photographers with Difficult Dilemmas – Dean: “If a photographer fails to protect their work via a copyright symbol or Trade Dress Registration, it is considered open source on the web,” says a spokesman for WinWatermark, specialized software that helps photographers to protect their photos. “If you publish your images and do not watermark them, they become free for anyone to take and use in any way they like.” That’s not true, of course. Even without a watermark, an image remains the property of the photographer who created it. http://blogs.photopreneur.com/watermarking-presents-photographers-with-difficult-dilemmas
TAKEAWAY: And also a reminder, the Berne Convention made it possible that a copyright symbol on your photo was not necessary to give it any more legal protection than if it were on or near the photo...nor is it necessary to include a date along side the copyright symbol if you choose to use the symbol.
-RE

A NEW NAPSTER? Copyright Watch: The Liability-Proof World of Pinterest – David Walker: “The copyright infringement hazards created by Pinterest have been the subject of much media attention, but the company actually sits on the same safe, secure legal ground that other user-generated social media sites occupy. Pinterest puts all legal risk squarely in the lap of its users, while reaping the rewards of their free labor, the free content they upload and their growing appeal to potential advertisers. SOURCE: PDNonline; ” http://www.pdnonline.com/news/Copyright-Watch-The-5610.shtml

FEE HIKE -- You can comment on the poposed new fees for copyright registration by May 14 – Carolyn E. Wright: “Most significantly for photographers, the Copyright Office proposes that the registration fee for a single author (photographer), with the same claimant (copyright owner), of one work that is not a work made for hire and is filed electronically be raised from $35 to $45. http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=3702
TAKEAWAY: Inflation hits the Library of Congress. It gets contagious. Have you seen that GoDaddy, 1&1 and other such sites in the domain name field have also increased fees a couple of $$$’ or two ? -RE



08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st






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08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st




Facebook’s IPO set for May: report
Facebook will go public on May 18, a published report says, in one of the most highly anticipated tech initial public offerings since Google went public in August 2004. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the social networking company is set to start its roadshow on Monday, according to people familiar with the matter. The roadshow, a series of meetings with prospective institutional investors, is designed to stir interest in the company’s stock. Source: http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-05-02/news/31543300_1_mark-zuckerberg-monthly-active-users-facebook-last-month

DEBATE -- Allen Murabayashi: “Why Instagram is Terrible for Photographers, and Why You Should Use It ... Although everyone has an opinion on Facebook’s purchase of Instagram for $1b, I think we can all agree: Instagram is terrible for photographers. SOURCE: Shotohelter; http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/04/why-instagram-is-terrible-for-photographers-and-why-you-should-use-it/
PHOTO: Brad Mangin


08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



"I've gotten a number of referrals from the listing in my PhotoSourceBANK over the last two years that have resulted in numerous sales."
-Robin M. Orans, Horitculture Photography, Mountain View, California

08 May, 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



ARIZONA HIGHWAYS
Calendars, books, cards
Arizona Highways - LANDSCAPES.
Note: Although the magazine and our Related Products (calendars, books, cards, etc.) are all planned many months ahead, we welcome photographic submissions of original transparencies, 35mm slides and high-resolution digital files that exhibit the high quality that we demand from our professional contributors. In order to achieve the high-quality reproductions in our publications, we prefer large format (4x5) transparencies, especially for the large scenic landscapes for Arizona Highways is famous. We will use medium format and 35mm transparencies that display exceptional quality and content. Digital files must be prepared according to our Digital Photography Guidelines (see our Web site to download a copy) and burned to a disk. Some subjects such as wildlife and people are best suited to smaller formats and digital SLRs, but in order to achieve high-quality reproductions they must be shot on fine-grained color slide film (100 ISO or slower) or digitally captured at low ISOs in RAW. Edit your photos carefully before submitting. More is not necessarily better. Submit only the images that are as good or better than those you see in our magazine, books, and calendars. Midday light is the worst for photography of any kind, but especially bad for landscape photography. Be original and creative in your composition and approach to common subjects, and avoid visual clichés like saguaro silhouettes at sunset. Each photographic submission must be accompanied by a completed Arizona Highways Photo Delivery Receipt (PDR) signed and dated by the photographer. To obtain a PDR, visit the Arizona Highways Web site to download a copy to fill out and enclose with your submission. We may hold images that meet quality standards and suit current subject needs. All rejects will be returned promptly. For protection and ease of viewing by the editors, please use slide file pages and clear acetate sleeves on all transparencies and slides. Each photograph submitted must be clearly labeled with the photographer's name and detailed caption information printed on the transparency mount. This includes names of people, landmarks, and locations and positive identification of all plants and animals. Note THE EDITORS WILL NOT REVIEW PHOTOGRAPHY THAT IS SUBMITTED WITHOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION ON EACH AND EVERY TRANSPARENCY MOUNT. IF HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL FILES ARE BEING SUBMITTED, USE FILE METADATA TO INCLUDE CAPTION AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION. Nearly all photographs used in our publications are purchased from free-lance photographers. One-time publication rights are purchased, and all other rights remain with the photographer. All transparencies are returned after use. For digital submissions, disks containing digital files will be destroyed after use. We prefer that photographers in the Phoenix metro area drop off and pick up their photography at our offices. Long distance submissions should be sent by US Mail Certified or private express courier service. Return postage will be paid by Arizona Highways.
Photo Submission GuidelinesView Digital Submissions Guidelines PDF
Download Photo Delivery Receipt PDF
Photography Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXX Magazine
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
Deadline: May 30th Pay Range: - $600 (Front cover) - $350 (2-page spread) $300 (Full page) - $200 (Full page plus) – $150 (Half-page plus) - $125 (Minimum)

CANNED FOODS
FOOD PRESERVATION TECHNIQUES
FALL GARDENS
MODEST HOMES (exteriors)

Inside possible cover
Vertical
Canned foods or food preservation techniques. NO PEOPLE. Potential cover, MUST BE attractive and with natural light. Not too busy. Need space at the top and bottom left of the image for the flag and a few sell lines.
Fall gardens (hoop houses, cool-season veggies such as spinach and kale, turnips, radishes, carrots, beets, chard). NO PEOPLE.
Modest homes (exteriors) that employ natural cooling techniques
(ventilation, shade, etc.).
Sample photo:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: 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 Assistant Editor
XXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $500 (cover) $325 (Inside spread) $250(Full Page)
$150 (half ) $100 (qtr)
Deadline: May 16th

NEW YORK CITY W/ EMPIRE STATE BUILDING AS PROMINENT
NEW YORK CITY HARBOR (aerial) W/STATUE OF LIBERTY IN FOREGROUND
CINCINNATI WITH NEW SKYSCRAPER
PHOENIX
WASHINGTON D.C.

Poster
Vertical, Horizontal
Panoramic images of the following:
New York City w/ Empire State Building as prominent
New York City Harbor aerial w/Statue of Liberty in foreground
Cincinnati with new skyscraper
Phoenix
Washington D.C. with Washington Monument, Lincoln
Memorial and Jefferson Memorial
Separate panoramic images of Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial
Note: Images need to be large files to accommodate a poster size approximately 14x35. Prefer either stitched digital files or medium format panoramic film.
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.
XXXXXXXXX Creative Resources Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $400 (poster)
Deadline: May 16th



INDOOR CATS
Inside, possible cover and poster use.
Vertical or horizontal format.
Indoor cats. Cats with people (adults, children, all ages); Must be within the past 3 years. We need attractive, well-groomed models in stylish, modern environments. We don’t want posing “portraits,” we want shots of cats and people living together. People shots shouldn’t look staged or artificial.
Up to date décor is essential. Natural light is preferred.
Note: We are dedicated to cat care for responsible owners. "Before submitting any images, please look through several issues to become acquainted with the type of material we use. Safety and responsible cat care are the cornerstones of our editorial content. Therefore; images must depict clean, healthy cats (unless submitting for a particular article on unhealthy cats) and well-appointed owners, handlers or veterinarians," says photobuyer.
"Human subjects in image should reflect the diverse community of cat owners. All models must be well groomed with appropriate attire. Dark-coated cats must still have highlights in their fur, and white cats should not look over- exposed. All must be tack-sharp. Pay particular attention to the backgrounds of your subjects; avoid clutter. Use indoor situations that feature up-to-date décor. XXXXXXXXXXXX maintains that responsible owners keep their cats indoors, thus any outdoor images should include a harness or enclosure, unless telling a story of strays or feral cats," says photobuyer.
No phone calls
Will be used for 12 months calendar
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges
Identify pedigreed cats by breed; identify others as shelter cats, household pets, strays or feral, as applicable.
Must be current
All submissions must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, large enough for the return of your work, with sufficient return postage.
Should we decide to retain your images for future use, we will send you a contract.
We pay following publication and buy one-time rights; the nonexclusive right to use the image in electronic media; and the nonexclusive right to use the image as well as your name, image and biographical data in advertising and promotion."
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, Managing Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXX
Web: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $50-100 (Inside) $100-$200 (Cover)
Deadline: May 25th

MERCHANDISE AND NOVELTIES.
Cover trade magazine, possible ad use.
Vertical
Colorful and humorous depictions of merchandise and novelties. "All types of merchandise that are creative in nature will be considered. Our flea market magazine depicts merchandise and scenes from flea markets and swap meets.”
Note: Vertical only. 300 dpi or higher.
For trade magazines for retail stores and flea market vendors.
Pays no research fees.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
Submissions via e-mail are acceptable and preferred.
If you have these specific images, post a selection of quality thumbnails (no more than 6 for each subject) and e-mail the lightbox where it can be viewed. Allow the lightbox to remain available for at least one month. In the subject area of your e-mail, use the word, PhotoSource. Sample digital scans will be accepted via e-mail if lightbox is not available.
XXXXXXXXXXX, CEO
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $100 (Cover) $50 (Advertising Use)
Deadline: May 24th

DRUG TREATMENT
Cover
"We use non-objective subject matter for our covers," says photobuyer. Examples would be an abstract design, painting, sketch. We recently used an example of crystal magnification.
Note: “We do 4 issues per year and consider cover art at any time,” says photobuyer.
E-mail only digital scans for consideration first.
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
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $50
Deadline: April 16th





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




08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



AN APPETITE FOR PHOTOS -- Food Photography Workshop with The New York Times' Andrew Scrivani
Sheri Wetherell: “Renowned New York Times food photographer Andrew Scrivani will be leading 2 hands-on workshops in San Francisco this May 19 and 20! In this 6-hour workshop, Andrew will be covering the basics of food photography such as composition, lighting, propping, and food styling. Class size is limited, so you will have the opportunity to work with Andrew both in small groups and one-on-one.
http://www.foodista.com/blog/2012/04/27/food-photography-workshop-with-the-new-york-ti
PHOTO: Andrew Scrivani

PHOTOGRAPHY OUTDOORS -- Charlie Borland. Exploring the Business. June 29th – July 1st, 2012, in Bend, Oregon. – Where: The Cascade Center of Photography ; http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2012/05/exploring-the-business-of-outdoor-photography-seminar-june-29th-july-1st-2012-in-bend-oregon/

08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st




NO SALES WITHOUT ‘EM -- This tiger, ready to be ridden in a business setting, has little chance of success without proper key wording. http://blog.johnlund.com/2012/04/tigers-business-and-key-words.html?


08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



GULF COAST -- Photographer focuses on the beauty Photographer focuses on the Gulf Coast’s beauty. Cecily Cummins: “He has travelled the nation in his 25-year career as a professional photographer, living in Georgia, Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C. Lyle Peterzell’s journeys have molded his craft, but he’s discovered that coming home has been his greatest inspiration. http://www.sunherald.com/2012/04/28/3912581/photographer-focuses-on-the-gulf.html
PHOTO: Lyle Peterzell

08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



“The only justifiable purpose of political institutions is to ensure the unhindered development of the individual.” – Albert Einstein

08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



1884 May 4 - Photograph of a lightning flash three miles distant was taken by W C Gurley of the Marietta Observatory, Marietta OH.

08 May, 2012 | Posted by: st





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m-Commerce

…the next BIG THING for stock photographers?




What is m-Commerce? Get ready, it’s just about around the corner. Well maybe. Your pristine desktop computer may be one day referred to as that “clunky machine.”

m-Commerce is the emerging movement coming along to replace e-Commerce. In other words, you shop and do business via your ‘mobile”.

How prevalent is business-by-mobile? You’ve heard the sales reports about smart phones, tablets and the “something-new” about to break in. Yes, we’d have to say “mobile” is becoming ever more prevalent.
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Walk past a construction site
at lunch break and the workers
are checking their mobiles.
Attend a wedding or a reunion.
The mobiles are there. Unhappily
they’re even in the hands of drivers.

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But does m-Commerce work for you, the stock photographer?

No, not yet. And maybe never, in its present form. Why not? first, yes, it will work well for photo journalists. But photo Researchers for the book and magazine industry want to take a good look at the product they’re buying. Image size at point-of-purchase is important for our industry. Also, there’s a problem of bandwidth. For mobile devices it’s not there yet (which leads to frustration and remarks like “never again”).

Sure, you might buy a new lens from a trusted supplier via your mobile device. That’s what m-Commerce is all about. But in its present form, m-Commerce is not conducive for your dealings with the photobuyers you presently work with or those of the future.

So if you’re considering m-Commerce as the next big thing for your stock photography sales, hold off. It’s coming, but it’s not here yet.


TAKEAWAY: It's important for the stock photographer and photo researcher to keep abreast of the changes that continually surprise us with the "innerweb". None of us know where mobile marketing will go or land, a decade from now. For example who would have thought a magazine called "Wired" would have been better called "Wi-Fied" a generation later?



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 photos 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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01 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



Mike Asks...

"What do you like about me...?"


Here's what he asked...


"Please tell us about what constitutes great customer service to you from stock photographers":


Quick responses to requests and delivery of hi-res files”

“Responding to communications within a reasonable time. This means if a photographer is traveling, either he/she checks email daily, or concentrates on shooting and leaves someone else in the office to handle the business.”

“Quick response and pricing, quick delivery of hi res files and invoices and licensing”

“Correct metatags, accurate and specific keywording.”

"Submitting a lightbox, not several attachments. If you send attachments, I might not get around to opening them. With a lightbox, I can see them immediately and just might make my decision from there."

Understanding my magazine. Most have no idea what we do and come off like fools when they try to pitch their photos. Example: I work at Scholastic. Many photographers assume if they have great photos of kids I'll hire them. They have no idea that each magazine is subject specific (science, news, history, etc) and that a collection of photos of kids will not excite us. Fact is I might have more interest in a photo essay about social issues than simply photos of kids. Basically, most photographers do not do their homework and get to know the clients.”

"Sticking to what I asked for. This is not the time to send me "others I might like to see."

“Ability to always get in touch with someone who can answer questions, provide images, etc. Usually need to hear back in 24 hours.”

“Prompt reply”

“Fast response, and edits/high-res files put together according to instructions.”

“To suggest pictures fitting to my requests.”

“Fast easy service with competitive rates.”

Prompt replies to e-mails.”

“Quick and pleasant replies.”

“Being available and knowing their collection.”

“Quick response, willingness to research deeply into their files, sometimes photographers will shoot a subject on spec [for us] and this is very much appreciated.”

“Quick service, professionalism, good communication, willing to negotiate pricing (we have a limited budget).”

“If they assist me with research, great customer service is responding to what I have requested and not sending me “lots and lots” of things that do not have the content I have asked for.”

“Ability to meet deadlines”

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 12 Swedish magazines and a regular contributor to a wide variety of U.S. publications. Reach him at mike[at]photosource[dot]com.





01 May, 2012 | Posted by: st




APPRENTICE -- 12 Golden Rules for Being a Photographer’s Assistant. Simon Bray: “Working as a photographer’s assistant is, in my eyes, the best way to gain experience and work your way to becoming a professional in your own right. The chance to work so closely with a photographer gives you valuable insight into the ways in which they work, the techniques they use, how they achieve their photographic style and also how they control and shoot and all the variables that come with that.
http://photo.tutsplus.com/articles/shooting-articles/12-golden-rules-for-being-a-photographers-assistant/


BEACH PHOTOGRAPHY – Natalie Johnson: “Whether a tranquil haven of serenity or a jam-packed platform for sun worshippers, the beach is a perfect location for all genres of photography; macro, documentary, seascape, portrait and even wildlife. Here are some pointers to get your creative juices flowing when it comes to beach photography.” http://digital-photography-school.com/beach-photography
PHOTO: Riz

KEEPING TABS -- A Workhorse Mailing List – Charles Gupton: “The foundation for building a workhorse client contact list is formulating a good idea of the different ways you plan to use the list — and the simplest method of grouping the names so that they can be easily sorted”. http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2012/04/qualities-of-a-workhorse-mailing-list/

01 May, 2012 | Posted by: st




FRIGID EMERGENCY -- Everest Helicopter Rescue Saves National Geographic Photographer. A National Geographic climber and photographer was airlifted off Mount Everest Saturday after suffering a possible, though as yet undiagnosed, pulmonary embolism—a blockage of an artery in the lungs, often due to a blood clot.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/04/120428-everest-rescue-helicopter-photographer-world-science/
PHOTO: Cory Richards

01 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



HOW MANY pictures should I submit to an editor? Submit a Light Box with as many as 6 images, but only if they are on-target, that is, within the special interest area of the photobuyer. Editors do not appreciate "shotgunning" (sending a variety of pictures and hoping one hits the target). You can submit as few as one or two images, if they are on-target.
Remember Mike Karlsson's photo editor who said above in his article: "Sticking to what I asked for. This is not the time to send me "other photos I might like to see."


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CHECK LIST: -- Preparing For A Client Photoshoot - Annie Tao: “For those starting out in the photography business, you may wonder how to best prepare for your client photoshoot. Once your subjects start paying you for photography, there are expectations to deliver a certain level of quality and even quantity of “good shots”. When I first started out, I made a Check List that I would go through before each client shoot. http://digital-photography-school.com/preparing-for-a-client-photoshoot
PHOTO: Annie Tao

NO WEEKEND MAIL? -- Senate passes postal bill that would end Saturday mail SOURCE: Reuters; - The Senate advanced legislation recently that would allow the U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail after two years as part of efforts to overhaul the mail agency and prevent it from shuttering thousands of facilities in June. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/25/us-usa-postal-senate-idUSBRE83O1K320120425

THAT FIRST JOB -- Laurie: “Landing your first photography job will take time — as well as lots of preparation, practice and networking. Seven Steps to Your First Paying Photo Job A customer buying an image knows exactly what they’re getting; a client hiring a photographer can only hope that he or she delivers the images they want. It doesn’t always happen. So what can a keen photographer do to build the trust necessary to win their first commission? http://blogs.photopreneur.com/7-steps-to-your-first-paying-photo-job?
PHOTO: Billy Quach



01 May, 2012 | Posted by: st




The Aesthetic of Apps



By Lee Foster

In earlier columns here in PhotoStockNOTES, we have considered the book and the ebook.

The third product form
in this series of possible publishing forms for your photos is the app.

What is the aesthetic of the app? Why might a consumer want an app rather than a printed book or an ebook?

My Washington DC subject appears in the app, Washington DC Travel and Photo Guide (Sutro Media). It is now in both the Apple iTunes App store and the Google Play Android store. The DC subject also exists as a co-authored printed book and as an ebook.

Consumers buying the DC app are telling me the following:

- Apps are software products and are appropriate for subjects where software can enhance the subject. If the goal is publishing a cluster of lovely photos in a coffee-table type of printed book, chances are the printed book and a facsimile ebook would be the appropriate forms.
But what if your subject benefits from being sorted and organized in several ways, as is particularly true in travel products?
My DC content can be sorted by the end user as A-Z, by Neighborhood, or by subject category, such as Museums.

For that you need software. Hence, what is appropriate is the app, or application, a software product.

- App software is evolving quickly and is complicated to develop in a sophisticated way.

Chances are the typical photographer should focus on photo-and-writing content rather than on software development.

In my field of travel, Sutro Media has effective software and has looked for partners, such as me, who have content. Possibly you can buy an off-the-shelf app software for your app content, but it may well look fairly old-fashioned within a few years.

HOW APPS WORK FOR MAPS

-Maps are an interesting aspect of app software with Sutro. If you have photo content that benefits from organizing via maps, an app may be in your future. Consumers like to know where they are in relation to their intended destination. Maps are a major enhancement. Maps can show you the photo attractions around you, for example, in a visual manner. A consumer using my DC app can see on a map all the subjects that I cover, typically, around The Mall.

- A little software enhancement in apps can go a long way. For example, in the latest Sutro software release, a consumer who likes the new Martin Luther King Memorial slideshow and write-up in my DC app can email the section to a friend. Consumers like to email friends about where they are and about their special experiences. The email shows an entry in the app, along with an opportunity to buy the app.

- Apps, like ebooks, can be bought anywhere in the world. That is a plus. Physical books can be distributed only in limited physical places where the shipping costs are manageable.

MORE ADVANTAGES


- Apps have infinite space in them for photos, as do ebooks. My first release of my DC app had 100 entries and 100 photos. Now I have 150 entries and about 500 photos. The photos appear in the app in appealing slideshows, a software functionality. The word ebook may in the future include multimedia functionality in its definition, but the general concept of ebook is still of a static book. The word app tends to mean more multimedia functionality at the present time.

- Apps have links, as ebooks can also have, but the word app usually signifies a much heavier reliance on links.
This is helpful to a consumer, especially for travel apps. For example, in my DC app, if a consumer likes my write-up and my photos of a restaurant, they can click right into the menu for the restaurant. I don’t need to project the exact information about prices. If the consumer has general guides, such as Moderate or Expensive, the consumer can look exactly at the menu, know today’s actual price, and make his or her decisions.

Paying attention to actual consumer preferences requires good listening skills on the part of the author. A successful photo author will want to make products in the form that larger numbers of consumers want.


What is fascinating is that consumer wishes are evolving, so potential authors need to keep asking consumers, “What would be the most appealing presentation of my photos for your use--a printed book, an ebook, an app, or possibly all three?”




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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The paparazzi make a good deal of money publishing their photos in supermarket counter magazines.

A Kracker Barrel respondent asked a related question about whether it's legal or not for a stock photographer to take a picture through the window of a private home while standing on public property.
The usual answer (in the USA) for this is, yes.

I answered his question this way:

There is a whole catalog of colorful words that describe the "snooping" photographer. Yes, it is legal to photograph your subject if you are in public and they can be "seen". For example the woman who is battering her toddler in the Walmart parking lot or on her front porch and you are standing on the street or hiding behind a fence on the public sidewalk in from of her home. The only restrictions in the USA are that you cannot trespass private property without permission. Some local city, township or state rules may prevail but the picture-taking situation may not hold up in a court because the case might be unconstitutional (First Amendment Freedom of the Press law). In Canada, Britain and Germany, and other countries, for example, the rules are different, and more stringent, I might add.
Your question probably has more to do with propriety than the Law, which is often misinterpreted and made more confusing by some courts. --RE

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Shutterfly to Snap Up Kodak Site
Shutterfly Inc. agreed to acquire Kodak Gallery from Eastman Kodak Co. for $23.8 million after no other bidders came forward with a higher bid for the online photo service. Source : DANA MATTIOLI http://online.wsj.com/article_email/ via Roy Iwaki


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FIFTH EDITION LEGAL GUIDE FOR THE VISUAL ARTIST

By TAD CRAWFORD

“AN INDISPENSABLE TOOL FOR ALL VISUAL ARTISTS”

Attorney, author, and Publisher for Allworth Press in New York City, served as Chairman if the Board of the Foundation for the Community of Artists, General Counsel for the Graphic Artists Guild, and legislative counsel for the Coalition of Visual Artists Organizations. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including, starting you career as a Freelance Photographer, Business and Legal Forms for Illustrators, Business and Legal Forms for Fine Arts, Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers, Business and Legal Forms for Photographers.

Published by
Allworth Press
www.allworth.com
$29.95/$34.00 Canada

ISBN 978-1-58115-742-0


BRING IT FORTH -- “Natural Light,” by Mitchell Kanashkevich _ Dan Bailey: “In this new 96-page eBook, Mitchell details not just how to use magic hour light- (that’s the easy one), he explains how to understand and use all different types of light in order to communicate and evoke the mood and emotion that you’re trying to bring forth in your imagery. http://danbaileyphoto.com/blog/new-ebook-natural-light-by-mitchell-kanashkevich/

NATURAL LIGHT -- Mitchell Kanashkevich: “We take photos to communicate visually. With our photographs we aim to tell stories or to convey a mood, an atmosphere—what it was like to be at a place or with a certain person. It helps us realize that ultimately our use of natural light is nothing more and nothing less than one of the means to communicate visually. http://digital-photography-school.com/are-you-practicing-these-5-natural-lighting-tips
PHOTO: Mitchell Kanashkevich



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CAMERA CARRIERS -- Will mobile tech make us all pro photographers? The instantaneous reaction of wanting to record and share something...here at Nokia Connects, we remember back in the nineties, when it was a pretty astonishing claim.: "Who on earth wanted to always carry a camera"? http://nokiaconnects.com/2012/04/16/will-mobile-tech-make-us-all-pro-photographers/?

INSTAGRAM AGAIN -- Steve Myers: Photographers: Stop using Instagram to share your edited, DSLR photos. Last spring, Nate Benson noticed a shift in Instagram: Professional photographers were using it to share images captured by their expensive SLRs and edited in Photoshop or Lightroom, not “on-the-move” photos snapped with their iPhones.
http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/171856/photographers-stop-using-instagram-to-share-your-edited-dslr-photos/



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Once Magazine: A New Kind of Photo Magazine for Your iPad D L Cade: “As the cliche goes: “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and Once Magazine is replacing many of the words that make up a typical magazine with pictures that speak for themselves.
http://www.petapixel.com/2012/04/25/once-magazine-a-new-kind-of-photo-magazine-for-your-ipad/


GIMP Magazine - Call for Content / Articles / Art / Photography. http://www.gimpusers.com/forums/gimp-developer/14297-gimp-magazine-call-for-content-articles-art-photography

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YOU BREAK IT – YOU BUY IT -- What If You Break a $300,000 Figurine While on Assignment? – David Walker: “According to a lawsuit filed April 24 in New York State Supreme Court, the 2,600 year-old archaeological specimen was destroyed when "photographers" hired by the magazine to photograph the statue moved it. The "photographers" aren't named in the lawsuit, which is against Art + Auction's owner, Louise Blouin Media, but the New York papers have identified the photographer as fashion shooter Eric Guillemain. http://www.pdnonline.com/news/What-If-You-Break-a--5562.shtml

Corbis Sued For Losing Photos
Most photographers have nightmares about something happening to their images. So they keep back-ups and they trust stock companies to do the same. Or at least to look after their photos properly. Corbis didn’t do either. Early in November 2007, photographer Chris Usher won his suit against the stock company after discovering that it had lost 12,640 of his analog images — one in four of the images the photographer had submitted. Source: Dean http://blogs.photopreneur.com/5-nightmare-photography-court-cases?goback=.gde_4371816_member_105980133


BEAR GOES VIRAL -- Andrew Beaujon: “Photographer of falling bear says he’s considering legal action against school. Andy Duann’s famous photo of a bear falling out of a tree blew up his college newspaper’s website Thursday. Reached by telephone on Friday afternoon, Duann started to tell me how he got the great shot. And then he mentioned he was waiting at the University of Colorado Boulder’s law school building, because he wants to take legal action against the paper.” http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/172030/ PHOTO: Andy Duann



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Apple and Book Publishers Sued for E-Book Antitrust Conspiracy

On April 11, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) commenced litigation against five of the six major book publishers in the United States as well as Apple, Inc.

The Alleged Conspiracy

The Complaint alleges that the publisher defendants, concerned by Amazon.com, Inc. (“Amazon”)’s pricing of newly released and bestselling e-books at $9.99 or less, agreed among themselves and with Apple to raise the retail prices of e-books by taking control of e-book pricing from retailers.

The effect of this agreement is to increase the price consumers pay for e-books, end price competition among e-book retailers, constrain innovation among e-book retailers, and entrench incumbent publishers’ favorable position in the sale and distribution of print books by slowing the migration from print books to e-books.

The Complaint seeks injunctive relief to enjoin continuance and prevent recurrence of the violation.

Simultaneously with the filing, the DOJ also filed a Consent Decree in connection with its settlement of the action with three of the five publishers, Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster. Apple, Macmillan and Penguin refused to settle and the action will continue against them.

In addition, fifteen State Attorney Generals also brought similar suits against the defendants seeking restitution for overcharges to consumers as a result of the alleged price fixing scheme.

All of these suits were consolidated before one judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. There is a likelihood that all of the State Attorney Generals will join these actions or commence separate actions. Some of these states have already settled portions of their suits, providing for significant restitution for consumers.

Evidence of Conspiracy as Alleged in the Complaint

Until the alleged conspiracy took effect, publishers sold e-books under the wholesale model that had prevailed for decades in the sale of print books.Under this model, publishers typically sold copies of each title to retailers at a discount off the list price. Retailers, who became the owner of these books, were free to determine at what price they would sell the books to consumers. Thus, publishers would recommend prices, but retailers could and frequently did compete for business at discounted prices, which obviously benefited consumers.

Amazon launched its Kindle e-reader service in 2007 and offered a portion of its e-book catalogue for $9.99. To compete with Amazon, other e-book retailers felt they had to match this $9.99 price. As a result, alleges the DOJ, consumers benefitted from Amazon’s low prices.

The complaint alleges that the publisher defendants feared that this $9.99 price would lead over time to the erosion of hardcover book prices and a corresponding decline in revenue, and thus significantly threaten their long term profits.

As a result, executives of the publisher defendants met among themselves, assured each other that they had this common “$9.99 problem”, and that this was a perceived threat to the publishing industry. Accordingly, the publisher defendants agreed to act collectively to raise retail e-book prices.

After Apple’s entry into the e-book business in conjunction with its new iPad device, the publisher defendants and Apple began to work together to counter the “$9.99 problem”, and entered into separate agreements (the “Apple Agency Agreements”). They adopted the “agency model” whereby the publishers would set the prices of e-books sold, Apple would take a 30% commission as the selling agent, and the retailers would be prohibited from discounting the list price for the e-books.

The Apple Agency Agreements enabled the publisher defendants to take control of pricing and raise e-book retail prices. Amazon, after initial attempts to resist the higher e-book prices, capitulated and publicly announced that it had no choice but to accept the agency model.

As a result, alleges the DOJ, retail price competition on the e-book had been eliminated and the retail price of e-books had increased, to the detriment of consumers.

Requirements for a Consent Decree

The Settling Defendants entered into a Consent Decree with the DOJ, which provides for a final judgment being entered against them once the provisions of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act (the “APPA”) are complied with.

In sum, this procedure permits public response to the terms of the proposed Final Judgment and requires the DOJ and the court to consider non-party input.

Summary of Actual Consent Decree

The Consent Decree, entered into by the DOJ and Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, provides that the court may enter the Proposed Final Judgment after compliance with the APPA procedures.

Some of the more pertinent provisions include immediate termination of the Apple Agency Agreements, notification to the DOJ before forming or modifying any joint venture between it and another publisher in relation to e-books, prohibition from enforcing existing agreements with or entering into new agreements containing a ban on retailer discounting, or providing for a “most favored nation” clause, broadly prohibiting publisher defendants from agreeing with each other or any other e-book publishers from raising or setting e-book prices, and from directly or indirectly conveying confidential or competitively sensitive information to any other e-book publisher.

Conclusion

This settlement and Consent Decreewould appear to be a significant benefit to consumers, at least initially, as a result of the decrease in pricing structures.

Only time will tell whether Amazon will be able to reassert its dominant position in the e-market industry (which at one point accounted for around 90% of sales). We have therefore certainly not heard the last of this matter!


Attorney Joel L. Hecker lectures and writes extensively on issues of concern to the photography industry. His office is located at Russo & Burke, 600 Third Ave, New York NY 10016. Phone: 1 212 557-9600. E-mail: HeckerEsq[at]aol[dot]com .Copyright 2012 Joel Hecker

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PRIVACY VS. RIGHT-TO-KNOW -- David Weintraub:"Imagine two very different personality types. One likes authority and control and believes in order and security. The other is independent, inquisitive, and perhaps a bit pushy. Both are convinced they are working for the public good. Now, put a badge and a gun on the first type, and hand the second type a camera. Do you see a potential for conflict? The First Amendment gives photographers and videographers almost unlimited freedom to make images in public places. This includes every place from Wall Street to Main Street — streets, plazas, parks, bridges, shopping malls, industrial parks, city-owned airports, and transit systems. Source: David Weintraub http://rising.blackstar.com/eye-on-image-making-photographers-and-the-law-part-1.html


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REMEMBERING -- The L.A. Riots: Two Photographers Remember Covering The Unrest. This story is part of a special Neon Tommy series revisiting the upheaval 20 years ago surrounding the Rodney King trial. Ted Soqui covered the riots for LA Weekly. His photos of the destruction are among the most iconic from the event. This week’s issue of LA Weekly features a cover story in which Soqui and a fellow reporter return to the scene of the violence that rocked South Los Angeles, creating dramatic before-and-after imagery.
http://www.neontommy.com/news/2012/04/la-riots-photographer-ted-soqui-remembers-covering-unrest
PHOTO: Ted Soqui



NEW YORK CITY -- Cristian Salazar: “NY portrayed online in 870,000 images. ‘The two men were discovered dead at the bottom of an elevator shaft in a 12-story Manhattan building, as if dumped there, one man sprawled on top of the other. The rare crime scene photograph from Nov. 24, 1915, is one of 870,000 images of New York City and its municipal operations now available to the public on the Internet for the first time.’”
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jjvTQiS6ATMwNodLWnF6HqWqyC1Q?docId=e3ba8e739f314267a5de6a6847106303



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HANGIN’ IN THERE -- Lomography, an Analog Company Surviving in a Digital World. Lomography, a company that sells quirky film cameras, has managed to stay afloat by cultivating a niche audience, despite the struggles of other photography companies like Kodak and Polaroid. Although Lomography regularly designs and releases new cameras and different kinds of film each year, it has no plans to make or market a digital camera. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/26/lomography-an-analog-company-surviving-in-a-digital-world/


FEELS GOOD -- iPhone Shutter Grip Keeps You Snapping Like a Pro
Get back to your SLR days by adding the one traditional piece of camera gear missing from your iPhone to make it a true do-anything camera: a push-button lens shutter. http://www.geeksugar.com/iPhone-Belkin-External-Camera-Shutter-22759051


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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT -- How The New York Times Does Social Media – Lauren Margolis: “To think that it’s impossible to draw any parallels between your photography business and The New York Times is to be shortsighted. I talked with Alexis Mainland, social media editor at The NY Times, to learn more about their vision for solidifying The Times’ brand over several different platforms, and how photography has played a major role in their success. The major takeaway? Listen to the community before you speak. Engage with their community.
http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/04/how-the-new-york-times-does-social-media/


SOCIAL HOW-TO: Basic Social Media Marketing Plan: Photography Rosh Sillars) Below is a basic social media marketing plan. I created this graphic based on my solar system method of marketing plan development. This plan is geared toward photographers. You can make your plan more complex if you wish, but this one is a good starting point. http://www.roshsillars.com/2012/04/basic-social-media-marketing-plan-photography/? CHART: Rosh Sillars


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FREE FOR ALL -- Warning: Gov’t Rights Grab – The NPS Photo Contest – Gary Crabbe: “It seems the National Park Service, a division of the Department of the Interior, is holding a photo contest to help promote its National Natural Landmarks. Shocking, but true; if you enter the contest, your entry becomes the property of the NPS to use or sell. I’m happy to support the National Park Service, but I’m not sure that I want to just hand them over any of my images on a silver platter. http://www.enlightphoto.com/views/2012/04/23/warning-govt-rights-grab-nps.htm
PHOTO: Gary Crabbe


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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




WASHINGTON, OREGON, IDAHO, WESTERN MONTANA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Inside
Northwest Travel emphasizes places to visit. Historical sites, must have museum, park, or other present-day connection. Special events, one-day tours, gold courses, weekend getaways.
Note: Photographer should access photo guidelines through our website first. Photos should be submitted at least four to five months prior to desired date of publication. Standalone color photos should arrive at least three months prior to publication.
If you send digital photos, we prefer them on a CD, although emailing them is acceptable. Do not send hard copy without an accompanying CD or e-mail attachment. Do not send diskettes, period. Please be aware that only original prints, slides and other transparencies will be returned.
Label each individual photo. Include captions and your name and address. On a separate typed sheet, provide complete, exact, and accurate captions and credits for every photo. If you submit your photos on disk, label and include captions on the disk. Send slides or negatives in plastic sleeves or protectors, not loose or in plastic boxes.
Package photographs carefully and enclose self-addressed mailers of sufficient size and postage for the return of material. If your submission includes slides, negatives, or historical photos, add payment of $2.30 to cover cost of return by certified mail. We do not guarantee return of submissions unless you include return postage. Advise us of any change in address.
Do not submit original art. If art is needed for a story, send a photocopy. If we need the original, we will request it. Submit a hard copy as well as an electronic copy of your manuscript. Electronic files must be submitted as attached files in e-mail or on diskette in Microsoft Word, ASCII, or text formats.
Pays no research or holding fees.
Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
Positive transparencies. Vertical or horizontal format 35 mm to 4x5.
Submit digital photos on CDs as high resolution (300 dpi) TIF, JPEG, or EPS files without compression. Images should be 8.5" X 11.5" Include contacts sheets of all images no more than 8 images/page.
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.
Photo Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX MAGAZINES
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $100 (full page) $425 (Cover)
Deadline: May 15th

VOTE TAKING PLACE AMONG THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS
IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
LLOYD S. SHAPLEY ECONOMIST/MATHEMATICIAN GAME
THEORY UCLA
APPLE STOCKHOLDER MEETING

Inside editorial usage.
11-1 Vote taking place among the Council of Ministers in
the European Union- (this is to discuss a specific voting
system)
11-4 Lloyd S. Shapley Economist/Mathematician game
theory UCLA
11-21 Apple Stockholder meeting: should show a large
audience. (Other popular companies with college age
students okay - but Apple preferred)
Note: For textbook
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, Photo Editor
XXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXXXX[dot]com
Pay Range: $200+ (depending on size, placement and usage)
Deadline: May 6th

Branson Missouri (Scenic)
Cover
Scenic FALL images of the Branson Missouri area for potential use on the cover of a national travel magazine. Images MUST have been shot within the last 5 years and should have a bright and upbeat aesthetic. Nothing too dark or moody. MUST BE RECENT AND IN THE RIGHT SEASON, NOTHING SHOT MORE THAN FIVE YEARS AGO
Note: Rights will include electronic re-use within layout. Send medium resolution jpgs of color photos along with caption information and IDs on location (verticals preferred). Web links or email attachments are fine.
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, Senior Photo Editor
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXXXX[at]XXXXXXX[dot]com
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range$900 - $1200
Deadline: May 9th



TOURIST ATTRACTIONS WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK
Post card usage.
Tourist attractions of Western and Central New York; museums, historic sites, restorations, recreation, beach scenes, sailing, skiing, boutiques, dining.
Note: Photo supplier responsible for shipping charges.
Sample digital preview scans accepted.
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
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email:XXXXXXX@XXXXXX.net \
Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $50 - $100
Deadline: May 7th



GAMES AND TOYS
Inside editorial possible cover use.
Games and Toys (May/Jun 2012)
Note: For Dig, DIG focuses on archaeology - recent discoveries, techniques used in the field and in the laboratory, archaeologists past and present, innovative 'dig' programs for our age audience (9- to 14-year-olds), rethinking of popular theories, and creative activities that entertain as well as inform.
Hard copy queries ONLY, no email. For May/June 2012 issue of DIG. Keep in mind that our magazine is aimed at youths from ages 9 to 14.
Queries may be submitted at any time, but queries sent well in advance of deadline MAY NOT BE ANSWERED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. Go-aheads requesting material proposed in queries are usually sent five months prior to publication date. Unused queries will be returned approximately three to four months prior to publication date.
Hard copy queries ONLY, no email.
XXXXXXXXXX Editorial Department
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pay Range: $35 (Qtr), up to $100 (Full Page) (Color Inside)
$200-$250 (Cover)
Deadline: April 28th



PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED PERSON
Inside editorial useage, possible cover.
Physically challenged person in an outdoor or family situation, enjoying life. "Must have to do with physically disabled person," says photobuyer.
Accessibility, travel, etc. Active physically disabled people involved in positive activities, indoor or outdoors, e.g. canoeing/kayaking, skydiving, sailing, cooking, weight-lifting, hunting, fishing, visiting Disney WorldNet. "Photos MUST be positive, attractive depictions of active lifestyles. Showing how the activities are not impaired by the physical disability," says photobuyer.
Note: Photobuyer requests e-mail before submitting.
Articles welcome.
Photobuyer welcomes creative ideas with inquiries. Because of sensitive nature of this subject matter, model release required.
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, Editor
XXXXXXXX MAGAZINE
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Email: XXXXXXXXX[at]aol[dot]com \ Web: http://www.XXXXXXXXXXXXXX.com
Pay Range: $35 (Inside) $75 - $100 (Cover)
Deadline: May 15th







The listings above
give you a good idea of the kind of income producing information our PhotoDaily and PhotoLetter marketletter can provide you. You get photo needs directly from Photobuyers – new listings each issue – who give you the fees paid for each photo and the deadline. (Buyers in PhotoDaily pay $100 and up per photo; buyers in PhotoLetter pay $75 to $100.)
Photobuyers list with us from across the country and around the world. They are always looking for photographers who can supply them with photos in their publishing house’s category of interest …such as childhood education, family living, outdoor enjoyment, travel in this country and abroad, automotive, gardening, etc.
Many of our subscribers pay for their vacations with their travel pictures; others pay for their new cameras or lenses.
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01 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



DIGITAL MACRO -- Photography Techniques by George Lepp. The possibilities of macro/close-up photography using a wide array of Canon photographic tools, enabling creative macro photography. http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/events_calendar/event_details/cll_events/20120519_seattle_lepp_cll.shtml?




01 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



SECRET TO SELLING -- Why your Pictures don't sell. Chris Hills: “There can be many reasons why your pictures don't sell. However the first and main reason is that the picture editors don't see them. The over riding reason is because people don't keyword or keyword properly. “ http://www.demotix.com/forum/why-your-pictures-dont-sell



01 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



To be a great champion, you must believe you
are the best. If you're not, pretend.
~ Muhammad Ali, World Champion Boxer


01 May, 2012 | Posted by: st



1923 - Richard Avedon was born in New York City. He became one of America's most famous fashion and portrait photographers.



01 May, 2012 | Posted by: st






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