15 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





PRICING GUIDE -- Helps Budding Photogs Navigate the Business Side/ - DL Cade: “One of the challenges if you’re just now carving out your niche in this crazy world of professional photography is figuring out how to price your work. How exactly do you determine how much your photos are worth, what expenses can you expect to run into, what contracts are you likely to run into and what exactly do they mean?” SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/03/30/photoshelter-pricing-guides-help-budding-photographers-navigate-business-side/


08 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






YOUR PORTFOLIO: Prints, Web, iPad…Or All Of The Above? - Maria Piscopo: “What type of portfolio photographers have found work best and, from the buyer’s perspective, what type or types they prefer? SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/mxs4nql



11 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


YOUR JOB IS GONE

-- Orlando Sentinel Tells Photographers. Will Need to Reapply for New ‘Videocentric’ Positions - DL Cade: “Earlier this week, the photography staff of the Orlando Sentinel in Florida was pulled into a meeting in which they were told that their current jobs are disappearing, and they will need to apply to new more ‘videocentric’ positions. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/02/27/orlando-sentinel-tells-photographers-jobs-gone-reapply-tomorrow/


04 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




LAUNCHING -- A Nature Photography Business – Charlie Borland: “Every once in a while I get an email from a reader or a student about how to take their
photography passion and turn it into a business. I have carefully answered those who have inquired with information I feel is relevant to the times and while some things have changed, much remains the same. I have compiled these ideas into the 10 most important steps I believe are crucial to finding success in today’s market: http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2012/03/10-crucial-steps-to-launching-your-nature-photography-businsss/



DAVID BURNETT: Stories from a Seasoned Photojournalism Legend –David is a traditional photojournalist whose style and work has remained relevant in an increasingly digital world. You may remember his stunning shots from the London 2012 Olympic Games that were captured, not with an 1DX, but a 4×5 Speed Graphic camera and Aerial reconnaissance lens, both from the 1940s. http://www.petapixel.com/2013/02/20/david-burnetts-journey-from-high-school-photog-to-photojournalist-legend/
TAKEAWAY: In 1973 when TIME Magazine made “the Computer” as ‘Man-of the Year’ for its cover story, the editors sought out David Burnett to photograph new ways the computers were being used in the hinterlands of the USA. One of the electronic cottages photographed was yours truly here at Pine Lake Farm. Here’s the photo of me and my Radio Shack Model II in my barn office at Pine Lake Farm in NW Wisconsin. (circa 1972). http://www.photosource.com/timemagazine.html . .The cat’s name is Blackberry. -RE



25 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

DEAF TO COMPLAINTS
-- White House Shuts Out Photographers Again. So Now What? - David Walker: Now that it is evident that the White House is deaf to complaints from photographers and their employers about being shut out of some of President Obama’s official meetings, the question is, "What can the media do about it?" SOURCE: http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2014/02/white-house-shuts-out-photographers-again-so-now-what.html

More on a Free Press: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140227/OPINION01/302270009/Keep-Obama-out-America-s-newsrooms



25 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





JOURNEY -- Source to Sea - Amber Terranova: “Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio set out to document the communities along the Gambia’s watershed. Florio told me, “We travelled from source to sea, spending each night on the riverbank, where we camped with migrant fisherman, gold miners and sometimes under the protection of village chiefs.
http://tinyurl.com/mgjpnq9



11 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos



EVIL SPAMMERS

-- Photographers Who Spam Photo Editors And Art Directors - Andrew Fingerman: “A rather large brouhaha recently erupted when an ad agency creative director lashed out at photographers for “spam” and went so far as to assemble a group of peers and issue a public blacklist, actually naming several photographers they viewed as offenders. Turns out, more than a few of the so-called evil spammers were instead well-meaning professionals who carefully researched their target audience and sent valid, relevant communications. Email Marketing for Photographers, designed to help photographers get it right. SOURCE: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/05/spamming-photo-editors-and-art-directors/


11 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos



BOUDOIR GALLERIES HACKED

-- Private Client Galleries Revealed. John White: “Recently, a huge string of hackers were exposed for getting into private boudoir galleries and downloading images of nude models and clients directly from the photographer’s websites. Some of these people were using them for personal pleasure, as ransom to get money from the model/client, and many more other disgusting things. I reached out to Erin from Erin Watson Photography, who was one of the targets of the group of hackers. She gave us more insight into what happened so we could see what could be done to prevent situations like this from occuring again.” SOURCE: http://fstoppers.com/thousands-of-boudoir-galleries-hacked-private-client-galleries-revealed?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fstoppersfeed+%28fstoppers%29
PHOTO: Erin Watson



11 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





UNCOMFORT INN -- 2014 Winter Olympics Op-Ed: Everything You’ve Read About Problems for Photographers at Sochi is True - The following op-ed was written last week by photographer Jeff Cable who is in Sochi, Russia covering the 2014 Winter Olympics. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/ptm8oma
PHOTO: Jeff Cable


04 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPHERS REDUNDANT?
Newspapers and photographers: days together may be numbered - D.B. Hebbard: “The news that Johnston Press would be eliminating its photography department didn’t make as much of a wave. Even Roy Greenslade, who wrote about the move by Johnston Press, said that the move made sense. “Relying on freelancers – and, of course, citizens with smartphones – to provide pictures is far cheaper than having photographers on staff.
http://www.talkingnewmedia.com/2014/01/28/newspapers-and-photographers-days-together-may-be-numbered/


04 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

DECISION WAS FAIR

-- Photographer Fired by AP Says The Decision Was Fair, But Process Wasn’t - David Walker: Freelancer Narciso Contreras, a talented war photographer who was cut off by Associated Press last week after he admitted he had Photoshopped a news photo, told PDN in an e-mail interview that he accepts his punishment. “I would have preferred to discuss with the editors the whole situation personally, [but] they went behind locked doors and made their decision.” http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2014/01/photographer-fired-by-ap-says-decision-was-fair-but-process-wasnt.html
PHOTO: Narciso Contreras,
TAKEAWAY: To be a working photographer means you necessarily must be a creative person. If you are a working photojournalist, your creativity works against you. You are often tempted to ‘illustrate’ rather than ‘document’. The world of non-fiction photojournalism is gradually diminishing. The viewing public is becoming more sophisticated in interpreting what it sees in the way of news reporting. The discussion about what is “truth” in photojournalism has been going on since Matthew Brady’s time (Civil War). It’s difficult these days to be a photo editor at a news organization. Abraham Lincoln once said, “You can fool some of the people, some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” Or was it Bernie Madoff? -RE

04 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





DESTROYED BY HURRICANE SANDY… 40 Years Of Photography - Alyssa Coppelman: “The stories that continue to surface about the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy include photographer Randy Taylor, who lost almost the entire archive of his work that spanned nearly 40 years . http://tinyurl.com/lahbfke




28 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos







STICK TO IT: The 2014 Business Plan: - Sarah Jacobs:"Our newest Infographic and Guide. The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook will help you build your business plan and stick to it this year. With this step-by-step guide, learn how to think about your photography from more of a business perspective, including smart tips to fine tune your marketing and attract more clients. SOURCE: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2014/01/2014-photo-business-plan-workbook-infographic-guide/


GEORGE RODGER -- Website dedicated to Magnum founding photographer includes rare footage - Will Carleton: “A website dedicated to the life and photography of Magnum photo agency founding photographer, George Rodger is now online at GeorgeRodgerPhotographs.com
The site has been created by George’s son Jonathan Rodger who manages the collection. http://www.photoarchivenews.com/launched-website-dedicated-to-magnum-founding-photographer-george-rodger/


21 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






FOR PROS ONLY: The Photographer co-ops. Janet Smith: “The question: How do you meet the promotional, sales and administrative challenges of photojournalism today and still find time to develop project ideas, shoot and process your work? The cooperative business model is an old one. Individual businesses with similar interests come together to sell their products more efficiently. They join forces in marketing and delivery, often under a single brand. They share in profits based on the participation of each member. The bottom line behind cooperatives is economic safety in numbers. SOURCE: https://nppa.org/page/photography-cooperatives-and-collectives
Via: Joe Stanski



SACKED! -- Why Associated Press was right to close ties with Narciso Contreras
The Guardian's head of photography explains why the photojournalist's seemingly small mistake in manipulating a single image from Syria could have big repercussions
AP has its own rules for a good reason, and it is made very clear to all photographers that any manipulation is not tolerated. SOURCE: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/photography-blog/2014/jan/23/associated-press-narciso-contreras-syria-photojournalism?commentpage=1
PHOTO: Narciso Contreras
Via: Frank Nowikowski

14 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


PHOTOGRAPHER KIDNAPPED

Is Released in Syria. - Kristn Hare: “Bunyamin Aygun, a Turkish photographer who was kidnapped in Syria in November, has been released, the Associated Press reports. The photographer for Turkey’s Milliyet newspaper — who recently won awards for his photographs of Syria’s civil war - was kidnapped in northern Syria in November by groups believed to be linked to al-Qaida. Two American journalists who were working in Syria remain missing. SOURCE: http://www.editorandpublisher.com/Newsletter/Article/Photographer-kidnapped-in-Syria-is-released

17 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





C’MON BACK -- Four Chicago Sun-Times Photographers to be Rehired. The union representing the Chicago Sun-Times photographers who lost their jobs when the entire photography staff was fired this year says the paper's publisher has agreed to rehire four of them. SOURCE: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/4-Chicago-Sun-Times-Photographers-To-Be-Rehired-234313131.html



PRESS FREEDOM -- David Skok: “As the world mourns the death of Mandela there will be countless tributes to both the man and his legacy. As an immigrant to this wonderful country, I hope that as Canadians we can also take this time to contemplate the vital importance of protecting our freedom of speech.” SOURCE: http://globalnews.ca/news/701060/mandela-and-the-importance-of-press-freedom/
PHOTO: Denis Farrell

10 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





BUSINESS BUILDING BLOCKS -- Skip Cohen: “Building a business, in many ways, is no different than building a house. You've got to have a solid foundation. Too often, especially new photographers, are building their marketing programs before they've developed their skill set. Anybody can get their first client, but a solid foundation gets the first client back a second time and brings more people in the door. SOURCE: http://www.skipcohenuniversity.com/1/post/2013/12/positive-building-blocks-for-a-photography-business.html





CHICAGO SUN-TIMES -- Four photographers are back - Jim Romenesko: “The Chicago Sun-Times has agreed to hire back four fired photographers and pay $2,000 to each of the photographers who were let go earlier in the year. They get the lump-sum payment only if they agree not to sue the company over their dismissals. http://jimromenesko.com/2013/12/03/chicago-sun-times-hires-back-four-photographers/



REFUSE HANDOUTS -- USA Today won’t publish handout photos from White House - Andrew Beaujon: “In a memo to staff Sunday, USA Today Deputy Director of Multimedia, Andrew P. Scott, said the news organization will not use “handout photos originating from the White House Press Office, except in very extraordinary circumstances.” http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/231270/usa-today-wont-publish-handout-photos-from-white-house/

PHOTO: Pete Souza

03 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


THE INSTAGRAM MARKET


- Conor Risch: “How an Instagram campaign for Mercedes-Benz, created by digital agency Razorfish and shot by photographers with Tinker Mobile, has set a new standard for pricing in the growing social content market. SOURCE: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Professionalizing-th-9596.shtml
PHOTO: Chris Ozer


03 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


MUFFLED NEWS

-- News media to Obama: ‘Give us more access
Nancy Benac: "As surely as if they were placing a hand over a journalist's camera lens, officials in this administration are blocking the public from having an independent view of important functions of the executive branch of government." SOURCE: http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/50601
Also: http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/230832/photojournalists-want-better-access-to-the-white-house/
PHOTO: Charles Dharapak/AP
via Frank Nikowoski


19 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






WARS ARE HUMAN -- Washington Post: “Modern war photographers take us all to war. No matter how they start, or why, wars are human — the people who fight them, the people caught in their destruction, the people who cover them, all pay a price for a cause. Since the Civil War — the first American conflict photographed — photojournalists have never let us forget that.” http://www.eagletribune.com/community-news-network/x862203416/Modern-war-photographers-take-us-all-to-war
PHOTO: Carol Guzy/Washnigton POST


28 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


STOP USING HIM
-- Alice Louise: “To Big brands: Stop using alleged sex offender Terry Richardson as your photographer. More awareness needs to be brought to light that Terry Richardson is negatively influencing media with his supposed exploit & abuse of certain models, mainstream degrading pornographic imagery, and inappropriate and unprofessional behavior. SOURCE: http://www.change.org/petitions/big-brands-stop-using-alleged-sex-offender-terry-richardson-as-your-photographer

28 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





REFRESH WITH NEW STORIES -- Charles Gupton: “You can’t swing a stick in the business world these days without encountering the need for better stories in all aspects of a company’s communication. But how do you discover a better story to tell? One key to a better story is to tell a different story; to step away from the current message your company is telling and find a new facet that you’ve not focused on before. SOURCE: http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2013/10/new-story-insights



STOPABILITY -- Social@Ogilvy's ACD: Conor Risch: “Traditionally advertisers talk a lot about the “stopping power” of an image, its ability to get an audience to stop and pay attention to it. Is the goal still the same in social-media marketing and advertising, or has the role of photography changed? SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/kt4wpd9



21 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

SKEEZY MUGSHOT SITES

-- Some digging by The New York Times strikes a blow against them. - Joshua Benton: The Times recently published David Segal’s look at mugshot sites — the ones that gather publicly available mugshots from around the country, publish them with the arrestee’s name and charge attached, and then offer to take them down for the right amount of money. SOURCE: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/business/mugged-by-a-mug-shot-online.html?_r=0 Also:
http://www.niemanlab.org/2013/10/some-digging-by-the-new-york-times-strikes-a-blow-against-those-skeezy-mugshot-sites/
TAKEAWAY: Playing God or the devil again. Google and MasterCharge has the opportunity to let blackmail flourish.


21 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




ANOTHER PHOTO DEPT. CUT Last month Atlanta Journal-Constitution staffers were told by Editor Kevin Riley that layoffs in the newsroom of the metro region's paper of record were possible. The upcoming budget was expected to be tight. Now they know that cuts are indeed happening. (Two other Cox-owned newspapers are offering voluntary buyouts to photographers.) SOURCE: http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2013/10/11/ajc-to-cut-photo-department-in-half




A photographer's guide to being a photographer – Clint Alwahab: “Vanden Driessche's satirical book, "How to be a Photographer in Four Lessons," is a field guide to spotting photographers in their natural habitats that picks apart the stereotypes of just about every type of photographer. SOURCE:
http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2013/10/world/how-to-be-a-photographer/index.html





WHAT BUYERS WANT -- The 2013 Survey on What Buyers Want From Photographers – Sarah Jacobs: PhotoShelter and Agency Access have joined forces yet again and are happy to present, for the third year in a row, the 2013 Survey: What Buyers Want From Photographers. This new guide is chocked with tips from hundreds of photo buyers worldwide so you can learn how to market your business better, improve your website, and ultimately, get hired. SOURCE: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2013/10/2013-survey-buyers-want-photographers/


07 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






WHAT'S YOUR NICHE?: “Custom Big Rig Specialist – David Walker: “Los Angeles photographer Roger Snider shoots print and Web campaigns for national brands, including Pepsi, Geico and Dos Equis. But his passion is photographing custom big rigs, shining with paint and chrome like giant toys. Since 2006, Snider has landed a variety of truck-related editorial and commercial assignments, and built a dedicated brand called Ultra Rigs of the World. http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Whats-Your-Niche-C-9201.shtml



01 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






YAHOO’S PHOTOS OF THE DAY - - Stringer: “The best news photos of the day for September 26, 2013. SOURCE: http://news.yahoo.com/photos/photos-of-the-day-september-26-2013-1380203768-slideshow/




MODERNIST CUISINE -- Behind the Photography Scenes. Peter Kolonia: ”Great food photography whets appetites, sells magazines, and inspires people to cook. But the imagery of the Modernist Cuisine cookbooks does more: It teaches, with plenty of aesthetic impact, too.” SOURCE:
http://tinyurl.com/m67983y





BEST PLACES TO PHOTOGRAPH -- Worldwide Lauren Margolis: “Every travel photographer has his or her bucket list of locations they lust after – the ones they dream of photographing one day. Whether you’re after the landscape, animals, or culture, from New Zealand to Nepal, here are 24 of the best places to photograph worldwide.” SOURCE: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2013/09/24-best-places-photograph-worldwide/
PHOTO: Jean Robert


22 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





YOUR TARGET -- Your Email Marketing Goals: Setting and Achieving Them. Dean Levitt: "Often, very little attention is paid to setting goals, with even less to crafting an email newsletter. However, setting some simple goals can help give you more focus and make your marketing efforts more successful. SOURCE: http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2013/09/setting-and-achieving-your-email-marketing-goals





PAY OFF -- Shooting Personal Work -- The Chicago-based photographer Marcus Smith talks about what he learned while assisting advertising shooter Gary Land. SOURCE: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/End-Frame-Why-Shoot-9080.shtml
PHOTO: Marcus Smith


11 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





PERFECT SENIOR PICTURES -- Advice on how to get them. Emily Maddern:
Today’s seniors don’t want the traditional (i.e. boring) photos past generations had — they are looking for more creative ways to express themselves. Now, senior photos look more like magazine images of glamorous, trendy people. Photographer Tina Bush, owner of Tina Bush Photography in Pickerington, thinks teens aren’t as camera shy as they once were. SOURCE: http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20130830/LIFESTYLE/308300011/Local-photographers-offer-advice-how-get-perfect-senior-pictures?nclick_check=1




BUILD AN AUDIENCE -- Growing Your Portrait Photography Business: Families, Kids & Senior Portrait Photography – Photoshelter: “Hear from seasoned portrait photographers who offer tips to build an audience (and a list of prospective clients!), determine pricing packages, master people skills, and influence word-of-mouth referrals within your local community. http://www.photoshelter.com/mkt/research/growing-your-portrait-photography-business-part-1

04 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: psn





HITTING A CONVENTION -- Getting More Bang for Your Buck, Skip Cohen: "Photoshop World, Professional Photographers of Ohio, Photo Plus Expo and a few smaller shows around the country. With each convention comes an investment of both time and real dollars.
Source: http://www.skipcohenuniversity.com/1/post/2013/08/getting-more-bang-for-your-buck-when-hitting-a-convention.html





FOR YOU? Editorial Stock Photography - Rohn Engh: "Are you just starting out (or starting over)in editorial stock photography? What should you focus on? Where do you start? That answer is easy. Start with your heart. Start by photographing subjects that you're highly interested in. http://rising.blackstar.com/is-editorial-stock-photography-for-you.html






WHO SHOT THE PHOTOGRAPHER? ImageBrief: “Indusry Forces That Could Spell The Extinction Of The Professional Photographer, With The Reduction of Barriers to Entry, Copyright Infringement, And Stock Libraries Paying As Low As 20%, Photography Professionals Are Looking Elsewhere For Their Income. SOURCE
http://www.sacbee.com/2013/08/26/5682206/news-from-imagebriefcom-who-shot.html



26 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





UNREASONABLE TERMS? --ASMP Alert – The Instagram Papers – Peter Krogh: “ For some time, the ASMP has been monitoring and reporting on the Terms of Service for social media distributors of images. After studying the current Instagram terms, we have determined that they are too far-reaching and unreasonable. http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2013/08/asmp-alert-the-instagram-papers

20 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson






A Message in a Time Capsule – Gail Mooney: “After graduating from Brooks Institute, I was fortunate to get some great advice from some well-seasoned pros. Almost every one of them told me to learn the business end of photography if I wanted to stay in business. Wise words, but perhaps the best advice I got was from Jay Maisel. http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2013/08/a-message-in-a-time-capsule








Renting Photo Gear – 6 Reasons to consider. Lauren Margolis: There are several instances where renting gear should be a no-brainer , and yet many photographers are reluctant to do so. To learn more about reasons to rent, we turned to the experts at LensProToGo. SOURCE: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2013/08/6-reasons-to-consider-renting-photo-gear/





BACK TO BASICS -- Converting Social Media Efforts Into Photo Revenue-NOT – John Lund: As we all start to drown under the demands of social media it is important to consider how we spend our limited time. SOURCE: http://blog.johnlund.com/2013/08/converting-social-media-efforts-into.html




Your Next Food Photography Client -- 11 Business Questions to Ask. – (Neel) Business of Food Photography is the toughest topic to handle. Most photographers don’t like to talk about this subject. But Andrew Scrivani is different. http://www.learnfoodphotography.com/11-business-questions-to-ask-your-next-food-photography-client-and-how-to-get-started-in-the-business-of-food-photography

13 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson


TOUGH JOB --
Groin Punches and Verbal Abuse: The Perils of Celeb Photography. David Becker: “While finding it hard to hit the bars set by Lamar Odom and Kanye West, celebrities and wannabe famous people continue to pioneer new avenues for abusing photographers. Just in the last few days: SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2013/08/01/groin-punches-and-verbal-abuse-the-perils-of-celeb-photography/?utm_source=feedburner

06 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





EDITING PHOTOS -- Your Eyes are Fooling You – How To Maximize your Editing Productivity – James Robertson: “Ever spend hours editing photos, only to review them later and wonder what you were thinking? Here are a few steps I’ve put together that help me ensure that my final product is always the best representation of what I’m capable of, simply by recognizing the conditions that my mind and eyes need to work properly, and incorporate it into my work strategy. http://fstoppers.com/your-eyes-are-playing-tricks-on-you-how-to-maximize-your-editing-productivity




KNOW HOW TO BUNT -- What You Can Learn About Selling Photography From Baseball Player, Rod Carew – Scott Bourne: “In order to be good at selling someone on the idea they should pay us for our photography, we need to listen. Yes listening is to professional photography as bunting is to baseball. It's a fundamental. You can't be a professional anything if you cannot learn to listen. Listen to everything. Listen all the time. Listen intently. Listen with an open heart. Listen without judgment. Listen. Don't think or plan what you will say next. Actually slow down and just listen. Listen twice as much as you talk and you'll be close to the right ratio. http://www.skipcohenuniversity.com/1/post/2013/07/what-you-can-learn-about-selling-photography-from-baseball-player-rod-carew.html




HELPING SAVE LIVES -- Storm chasers say their data important. Stan Finger: “Wichita storm chaser Jim Reed was leaving a Chick-fil-A last week when he was stopped by an elderly couple. “Are you the severe weather man?” one asked, seeing his specially marked chase vehicle. They asked about the coming rain and thanked him for being aware of threatening weather and helping to warn the public. “It’s another example of people appreciating what we do,” Reed said, a sense of wonderment in his voice.
http://www.kansas.com/2013/07/29/2912255/storm-chasers-say-their-data-important.html




30 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





LOVE OR MONEY -- PHOTOS FOR FREE -- “But It Will Be Great Exposure for You.” Carolyn Potts: “Exposure is “great” only if it meets your overall marketing strategy. It can be either highly valuable or worth nothing. It all depends on whose eyeballs YOUR marketing strategy is designed to reach. http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2013/07/we-dont-have-any-money-but-it-will-be-great-exposure-for-you

23 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: psn




WINNING THE JOB – Kate Dalager: “One thing I wish that more photographers understood about my job is that photographer selection decisions are based on many factors – many of which are beyond my control. Photographers can either be their own best friends or their own worst enemies. Here’s a little insight: http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2013/07/winning-the-job



FLYING OBJECTS -- $80,000 Broadcast Camera Smashed By Stray Golfball At British Open – Could it happen to you? Stan Horaczek: “Originally Trey Wingo tweeted that a bad shot by Thomas Bjorn made a B-line straight for the front element of a broadcast camera, smashing up the glass. I actually had a mountain biker kick up a rock during a World Cup Finals race run and destroy one of my filters.” SOURCE: http://www.popphoto.com/news/2013/07/80000-broadcast-camera-smashed-stray-golfball-british-open




PROTECTION OF JOURNALISTS - UNITED Nations' Security Council to debate situation. Olivier Laurent: “A Day Without News?, a worldwide campaign to support conflict photographers and journalists, has announced that the United Nations' Security Council will hold an open debate on the protection of journalists in war zones. SOURCE:
http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2282573/united-nations-security-council-to-debate-protection-of-journalists



17 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





PLANT SEX -- Pollinators in Flight - Alex Wild: “In this post I explain how to take a lurid photograph of plant sex. Pollination makes a fascinating photographic subject. Plants bribe animals with floral rewards, animals show up to imbibe, and you’ll want to be there with your camera to catch the action.
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/compound-eye/2013/07/01/recipe-for-a-photograph-3-pollinators-in-flight/





The Economic Realities of Editorial Photography -- Joey Terrill: “There are as many career paths in photography as there are food pictures on Instagram. The difference is that on Instagram, the pictures are posted for fun. When it comes to a career though, pictures are produced for profit. At least that’s how it’s supposed to be. SOURCE:
http://petapixel.com/2013/07/09/the-economic-realities-of-editorial-photography/



09 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




READY TO JOIN? Professional Associations: “Are They Right For You?: The
Benefits Of Membership – Maria Piscopo: “I have always been a big supporter
of joining and participating in professional groups. For photographers
looking to enhance or initiate their careers there are numerous professional
associations worthy of attention.
http://www.shutterbug.com/content/professional-associations-are-they-right-you-benefits-membership

25 Jun, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos







LIKE IT IS -- Getting My Photos Critiqued by Eyeist - Ibarionex Perello: “If there is anything photographers are hungry for besides new gear, it’s a thoughtful and insightful critique of their work. It’s not as easy to find as one might think. There are no shortages of people who will voice their opinion on your photography, but what we are often looking for is a fresh perspective. We desire a point of view that not only confirms that we are doing something right, but that also suggests how to take our work to the next level. Eyeist is an online photography review site, which offers the kind of evaluation, and critique that is often relegated to in-person portfolio reviews at photo conventions or media speed dating events.
http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013/06/06/photo-critiques-with-the-eyeist/
PHOTO: Ibarionex Perello





UNDER ATTACK -- APA (The American Photographic Artists ), “In the past few weeks, three events have surfaced that serve to illustrate the assault working and emerging professional photographers are under to surrender their federally-guaranteed rights to earn a living from their images.
http://www.prleap.com/pr/205468/


18 Jun, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





HELP WANTED -- Journalism Is the Worst 4-Year College Investment—Be a Sailor Instead! – Ken Layne: “If the constant downsizing in the news-media industry hasn't already convinced you to pick something else to do with your life, a new study shows the worst "return on investment" for a four-year degree is a job in journalism. It takes journalists nearly 32 years to pay off their college loans.
http://front.kinja.com/journalism-is-the-worst-4-yearcollege-investment-be-a-512348579





RULE BREAKING -- How to Improve the Balance of your Photos by Paying Attention to the Corners – James Maher: “Balance is a very important aspect in photography. If you are aiming to create a balanced photo, then there is one key that is often overlooked. The corners of an image.
http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-improve-the-balance-of-your-photos-by-paying-attention-to-the-corners





LEARNING EXPERIENCE :Participating in the New England Portfolio Reviews this past weekend turned out to be one of the best things I’ve done for my creative self in a very long time.
http://petapixel.com/2013/06/11/attending-my-first-portfolio-review-after-thirty-years-as-a-photographer/

11 Jun, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





BLOG READING -- Luke Copping: “I read a lot of blogs, some might say that I even have a small addiction to my RSS reader. They run the gamut from business blogs to roundups of inspiring art and design projects to current events to philosophy, but the list is always being updated. Here are five of my favorites:” SOURCE: http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2013/06/great-blogs-for-summer-and-beyond