PHOTO NEWS from A-Z FOTOS
first Modern eZine combining Stock Photography and
Marketing - Published since 1999
important for picture buyers and image providers.'
From the Editor
Article marketing - cheap and simple efficient promotion
of your work and service
The Stock Trade
Stock Photography Workshop in Seattle with Patrick Donehue
Free online webinar: 16 Steps to Success
What is a marketable picture
Getty robust in Flickr deal defence
Kursiv releases keywording software
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FROM THE EDITOR
edition of Stock Photo News boost an amount of
useful information especially relevant for stock
photographers - or for people who already like to take
pictures but dream of a future as a photographer.
usual some of the stuff should be stimulating
reading for users of pictures, too.
high level workshop about stock photography in Seattle
is announced at the end. This isn't free, but the
announced 16 Steps to Success online training is
have been through this course and recommend it
strongly, see below.
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ARTICLE MARKETING - CHEAP AND SIMPLE EFFICIENT
PROMOTION OF YOUR WORK AND SERVICE
not before, you should now start promoting your
work or service through the smart mechanism of
writing very short focused articles for free reprint,
see my example How
to become a photographer at
you prefer a special positive attitude from the
editor, try my article directory:
I accept English as well as Danish language
articles after you have signed up.
your article is accepted (often in 24 hours)
by me you will get a 'DO FOLLOW' link to your site.
Unfortunately ezinearticles.com and some of the other
big article directories use 'NO FOLLOW' tags meaning
that the search engines will not follow the link to
your website from your article.
articles to promote your books, your pictures,
your magazine articles, your business website, your
service as a picture researcher, photographer or
other picture professional. Use articles to promote
your opinion or to establish a new website in
Cyberspace - It works for everything.
more articles and the more each focus on a single
theme the better promotion for your things.
THE STOCK TRADE
look behind the turbulence and uncertainties of today's
stock photography marketplace to help you find the best
way to make a profit
STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN SEATTLE WITH PATRICK DONEHUE
22-26, 2008 | 5-Day Program: $925.00
to 12 participants
workshop will include behind the scenes tours at
Getty and Corbis, and special guest lecturers on industry
you are interested in the Stock Photography Industry,
or want to gain an advantage for your business, THIS
the workshop for you.
Unprecedented access to industry insiders will give
the edge you need!
to be covered:
* Visual Literacy
* Photo Agencies/Distribution Channels
* Agency Contracts
* Model/Property Releases
* Market Opportunity
* International Marketplace
* Creative Research & Intelligence
* Trend Analysis
* Conceptual Stock Photography
* Attributes of Successful Stock Photographers
* Top Selling Stock Imagery
* Visual Awareness
* Creative Innovation
* Digital Workflow/Standards
* Competitive Landscape
* Vital Resources & Tools
* The Stock Photo Shoot
* Production Value
* Art Direction
* Art vs. Commerce
* Building A Successful Portfolio
* Personal Vision/Passion/Commitment
Art Wolfe Gallery
Donehue is the VP/Chief Photographer for Corbis.
Well-known as an industry expert, Donehue is a frequent
lecturer on the creative and business aspects of photography.
is president of the Picture Archive Council of
America (PACA) and sits on the executive board of the
Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS) and is a member
of the President's Council at the International Center
Photography (ICP). He also sits on the Advisory Board
the Microsoft Icons Of Imaging program and is also on
faculty of The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena
and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
professional photographer since 1977, Patrick's images
have been used worldwide by clients such as General
Electric, Motorola, Nissan and Chrysler.
more about the workshop about Stock Photography lead
by Patrick Donehue
Please contact Keron at Art Wolfe with any questions
I am participating myself - Soren)
FREE ONLINE WEBINAR: 16 STEPS TO SUCCESS
have been through these 16 online sessions (completely
and learned a lot of useful marketing techniques that
of business can make use of.
will be introduced to the usefulness of WordPress, the
free blogging platform that is so well for CMS systems,
as mentioned in SPN no. 30.
two main teachers at the webinar is Sam(ual) Clark and
Jack Humphrey and I trust their insight very much.
Their teaching about how to search for the best niche
find the sign up page here:
don't delay for it will
be a very popular course, I guess.
(I am not in any way affiliate with 16 Steps, I just
to help my subscribers).
WHAT IS A MARKETABLE PICTURE
Engh, director of PhotoSource International, describes
in this short video some basics about what should be
a marketable picture, called
is within 30 feet of where you are sitting or standing
Listen and see this stock photo video at
GETTY ROBUST IN FLICKR DEAL DEFENCE
Getty Images is set to license images sourced from photo-sharing
site Flickr but, according to CEO Jonathan Klein, it's
that supports rather than undermines professional photography.
Diane Smyth and Olivier Laurent report
Images has struck up a deal with Flickr, allowing it
license selected images from the photo-sharing site.
images will be licensed under Getty's existing stock
contracts as Rights Managed, Royalty Free or Rights
pictures. Flickr will only make images available for
through Getty Images, but Getty Images will work with
selected photographer individually rather than the organisation
as a whole.
photographer will be paid directly by Getty, and Flickr
will not take a cut of their fee. Instead a financial
agreement has been worked out at a corporate level between
Getty Images and Flickr.
KURSIV RELEASES KEYWORDING SOFTWARE
is time consuming and expensive.
"KIM Keywording" Swiss photoagency Kursiv
launches a new
software for faster keywording of images with a variety
product offers a structured approach to the keywording
of large amounts of images and supports up to 10 languages.
without keywords cannot be found in the internet -
and thus will not be sold. Good keywording is essential
photoagencies and photographers, and becomes even more
important with the ever increasing number of images
on searchengines worldwide.
is considered a "good" keywording is dependent
own requirements and those of your distribution partners.
all searchengines in the web are the same.
Keywording allows you to keyword once, and create a
variable output according to your needs.
Keywording realizes this by applying a "contextual
A context is more important as the keywords themselves.
A context means a keyword in a unique setting. Whenever
new keyword is added to the keyword database, it gets
unique context from its unique position within the keyword
keyword "Switzerland" for example is linked
to a larger
context of "geography - Europe - Western Europe
and the word "snowing" comes from the larger
"nature - phenomena - weather - snow - snow flake
single context also has fields for plurals and synonyms,
and all this for up to 10 languages.
Once an image has been keyworded with KIM Keywording,
"knows" what contexts were applied to that
image. This allows for
adjustments to the keyword catalog, like deactivating
or expanding synonyms and the like. Pushing a button
update all keywords of all images.
Keywording supports up to 10, also non-latin languages.
As many agencies send out their images to different
partners for the keywording of several languages, no
extra hasle is required when using KIM Keywording. New
languages can be added to the keyword database in which
every unique context allows for unique and precise
translations. Once the new language is added to the
keyword database, the additional language can be
applied to all already keyworded images with a simple
mouseclick. As all images have been keyworded with
unique contexts, the result is an extremely fast and
reliable workflow with correct translations.
Keywording reads and writes IPTC Core fields from TIFF-
and JPEG files. Export of metadata is possible for many
including CSV, Excel, XML, etc. KIM Keywording is a
platform software for Mac and Windows and can now be
purchased in a version for 1 or 10 languages.
informations, screencasts as well as a test
version can be found here:
SINCE LAST SPN
July I have been traveling around in Greenland,
former colony of Denmark, now a part of the Danish Kingdom,
but in a rather special way.
1978, Denmark granted home rule to Greenland, making
it an equal member of the Rigsfællesskab.
is, by area, the world's largest island but
Greenland is not a continent in its own right.
was amazing to fly over the ice with all the glaciers
moving out from the huge central cover of ice. The melting
ice and the higher amount of icebergs being delivered
the ocean is a scary but spectacular view of which only
scientific records can tell the truth about what is
happening to the climate.
inhabitants of Greenland are in a form of transition
from the traditional forms of life that have been abandoned
tens of years ago, officially, but which is still a
of their own self esteem - and should be - into modern
forms of life. That is the western form of life with
buying goods, not exchanging goods, and living in flats
in several store buildings etc.
don't need to mention that all this is a fascinating
experience for a photographer.
my daily life I am working on implementing all the
good stuff I have learned by participating in the above
mentioned 16 Steps To Success - don't hesitate to sign
I think you will send me flowers for this invitation
you in next SPN.
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