Tuesday, November 20, 2018

FROM MARY FRAN  Nov 20, 2018

1)   Photographer Income Survey Results  - full results can be seen at http://www.selling-stock.com/ViewArticle.aspx?id=9db16f94-8c23-4b43-b5f2-7e7057b6fe1a  There were 270 responses which is somewhat disappointing considering the tens of thousands of photographers producing stock images today…Clearly, the business of stock photography has become more of a part-time, supplementary source of income and no longer a viable career.

1-a)  2019 Creative & Marketing Salary Guide  
As a leading creative staffing agency, TCG specializes in connecting digital, creative, marketing, advertising and public relations talent with the best companies. With office locations around the U.S. and Canada, our creative staffing experts can match highly skilled, pre-evaluated creative professionals with companies that need help on a project or full-time basis. We also provide a unique solution that combines world-class consulting with the largest global network of professionals to help businesses tackle creative, marketing and digital initiatives.

2)   Previously only available to Enterprise customers with Shutterstock Premier or Rex Features accounts – the agency’s editorial photo content is now freed up for licensing on their main site.

3)   Alamy.com and 360Cities.net have announced that the 360Cities’ collection of thousands of stunning, immersive 360° spherical images will now be available to Alamy customers through Alamy’s online worldwide marketplace. 

4)   Fotolia the stock photo platform acquired by Adobe in 2015 to kick start the Adobe Stock offering will close at the end of next year  – 2019. The Fotolia content will be merged into Adobe Stock.
• What you need to do as a Fotolia customer with image credits:
If you’re an eligible Fotolia customer, you can transfer your account in three easy steps and use your remaining credits and/or downloads on Adobe Stock.* As a bonus, you’ll get at least 2x the number of HD files that you would on Fotolia.com.. Please note that Adobe Stock Credits and / or Downloads that you receive as part of this Offer are valid for 1 year from the date of the initial Transfer or each Monthly Quota (as applicable) and can only be used on the Adobe Stock website, not on the Fotolia website. Simply log into your Fotolia account and then follow the instructions at the top of the page
• and contributors:
Currently, Fotolia contributors can continue to sell licenses to their content on both Adobe Stock and Fotolia. As of February 5, 2019, the Adobe Stock Contributor portal will be the one place to upload, index, and submit your content.  However, even after February 5, 2019, you can continue to sell licenses to your content on both Adobe Stock and Fotolia and earn royalties for sales of licenses of your content on both websites. You will also be able to view the tax center and delete content via the Fotolia contributor portal.  See the Fotolia Contributor FAQ for more information.

5)  Magnum Photos is looking for the next generation of international photographers to join its global artistic co-operative.
The agency is accepting portfolio submissions from all international professional photographers and entries for June 2019 can be made directly through Magnum Photos’ dedicated website. Applicants are required to submit two to three photographic projects, with up to 80 pictures over all projects. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2019.

6)  J. David Ake, deputy bureau chief for visual journalism at the AP Washington bureau, has been promoted to director of photography for The Associated Press. He will be based in New York.  https://photoarchivenews.com/news/award-winning-photojournalist-j-david-ake-new-director-photography-ap/

7) Watch: Google helps New York Times digitise photo archive – metadata by AI    The New York Times are digitising 6M prints from their photo archive to use as story content in the newspaper – Google are helping them with the process – ‘making use of numerous tools within Google Cloud Platform that allow them to securely store their images, provide them with a better interface for finding photos, and find new insights even from the data locked on the backs of image’ – so collecting metadata via AI from the detailed scan on the back of each print is how they are doing it. It’s another step forward in the whole AI learning process which Google are really leading currently.

View the first results in this NYT story HERE
…and watch the Google produced film below.  https://photoarchivenews.com/news/watch-google-helps-new-york-times-digitise-photo-archive/
8)  Photographs by Andy Warhol that have never before been displayed publicly are at the heart of the exhibition, Contact Warhol: Photography Without End, which draws on a trove of over 130,000 photographic exposures that the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University acquired from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in 2014. The collection of 3,600 contact sheets and corresponding negatives represents the complete range of Warhol’s black-and-white photographic practice from 1976 until his unexpected death in1987.
The exhibition runs September 29, 2018–January 6, 2019

9)  The U.S. Senate has passed the FAA Reauthorization Act that will give authorities permission to shoot down private drones that are determined to be “threats.” The proposed law has sparked an outcry from civil liberties organizations.

9-a)    I’ve Never Flown a Drone. Here’s My Review of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro

10)  RAISE - Join a New Community for Photographers + Get a Chance To Win A Canon EOS R camera!   https://raise.usa.canon.com/

11) Social Media is Ruining Photography  Is it really, though? A simple yes or no just won’t do. There’s plenty to unpack on both sides of the debate.

12)  The Image of Famine That Facebook Tried to Censor  - https://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2018/10/the-image-of-famine-that-facebook-tried-to-censor.html  Facebook deemed Tyler Hicks' image of a malnourished, critically ill child "sexual content."

See all your photos neatly organized on the iPhone/iPad
The visual computing team of HTW Berlin (University of Applied Sciences) has released a new app called “Kiano” (Keep Images Arranged & Neatly Organized). Kiano is available for the iPhone or iPad. The app requires 19 MB of free memory and iOS 11.0 or higher.
“Kiano helps to look at your photos in a completely new way,” reports Prof. Kai Uwe Barthel the developer of the app. ” With simple gestures it is possible to navigate visually through all your photos. Kiano is the only app you need to view and find your local photos. Besides a flat or perspective map view showing all images visually arranged, Kiano also offers traditional list views, a professional image viewer and the possibility to search for similar photos”. 
Before you start Kiano the first time, the app analyzes all images once. This is done locally without any data transfer to any server. When you start the app next time, only new and modified images will be analyzed.
After the initial analysis the app can quickly generate visually sorted maps of thousands of images. In this map you can use familiar gestures to zoom in and out, adjust the perspective or select individual photos to view them or to start a similarity search. In the list view, photos are conveniently sorted by year of creation, and the album view allows to view all created photo albums. There is also a slide show, which can be further configured in the settings of the app, a video player, and other options for customizing the map view.
As Kiano is available for free, it is definitely an interesting option for all photo enthusiasts.

Walt Whitman Championed Democracy and Fought for Copyright – Part I by David Newhoff

Twenty Years of the DMCA: Notice and Takedown in Hindsight (Part I) by Terrica Carrington

Kendrick Lamar Could Be Forced to Share Profits From His ‘Black Panther’ Hit Because of an Artist’s Copyright Lawsuit


Twenty Years of the DMCA: Notice and Takedown in Hindsight (Part II) by Terrica Carrington

In a big win for NPPA (National Press Photographer’s Association), after years of litigation, a federal judge struck down a Wyoming law that unconstitutionally banned photography in certain circumstances in Wyoming. They were represented by Public Justice in this case, but Mickey H. Osterreicher, Esq. and Alicia Wagner Calzada, PLLC dedicated many hours to this effort.

Getty Images successfully had a case against it dismissed by a federal judge in the Southern District of New York in which another image distributor, Zuma Press accused it of copyright infringement and of altering copyright management information by not including its information in the source credit of the digital content and sought substantial statutory damages. Getty Images prevailed on both claims by using a defense called “equitable estoppel”. This defense has to do with fairness, and prevents a party from claiming they suffered an injury at the hands of another when the first party’s own activity mislead the second party into causing the injury. The court further noted that Getty Images lacked the necessary statutory intent for a violation of integrity of copyright management information.
Read the entire article here

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Photography Pioneer Anna Atkins

The New York Public Library is drawing from its collections—and ideas that continue to inspire artists today—to present two companion exhibitions celebrating the life and legacy of one of photography's earliest pioneers. Often considered the first female photographer, artist and botanist Anna Atkins published the first ever book using the newly discovered cyanotype process. Today, her bright blue images continue to resonate in the art world. Discover her work and the work she has influenced in these exhibitions on display at the Library's 42nd Street building. Plus, check out an array of programs and other Library resources to learn more about Atkins and photography today.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

SIGMA CEO interview on their new approach

 I like the new Sigma approach to taking on Canon especially in coming up with competing or better niche lenses that do not exist.  Example are the 18 - 300mm C lens and the 150- 600mm C lens that is under $1000.  Great company to watch.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016


From Susan May Tell

There are a hundred (probably more) photo galleries in Manhattan. It really comes down to your researching galleries to see which ones show work you like and fit with. There isn’t any ASMP-friendly-gallery-list. Galleries are in business to make money and each gallerist establishes their brand for whom their audience is or wants it to be. Two great sources for photography exhibitions:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

APA Steps to Success Seminar

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Statistics show that nearly 90% of all small businesses fail in the first 5 years, yet here we are, choosing to run photography businesses.
Whether you’ve been in business for one year or thirty the truth is, you need to pay attention to your business every day and be prepared to work hard and work smart.  One smart action is to get help from experts who know what your buyers need.

6:30-8:30 pm, Weds, Sept 28
Adelante Studios, 25 W 31st St

On September 28th, you’ll have an opportunity to hear about the new selling paradigm in the commercial photo industry, a twist created by buying trends and you will learn the steps you need to take in order to meet todays buyers needs. Join us as one of our industry’s leading consultants, Selina Maitreya, leads a special evening seminar titled, “Steps to Success” for members of APA and others in our creative community.
In this seminar you’ll learn the number one request buyers have of photographers, how to identify your audience and the three key areas that you need to develop in order to build a successful sales and marketing program.
Join us as Selina shares a visual program that will highlight  2 APA photographers who have successfully taken the steps needed and have grown their businesses to meet their creative and financial goals.

Register Today!

Just Announced!
Selina has agreed to hold a follow up workshop for herSteps to Success program. This all-day workshop is where a very limited number of people will have the chance to work in small groups and with Selina to actually do the work to complete the steps.
Dont's pass up this opportunity to spend the whole day with Selina (lunch included) and put yourself on the path to a higher level of success.

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Pricing Your Work in Today’s Market
November 3, 2016 6:00pm-9:00pm
mid-town Manhattan (address will be emailed to attendees)
Instructor/Leader: Judy Herrmann
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The question most asked among visual artists of all genres and experience is “What should I charge”. This seminar will help you frame some guidelines.
For many still and motion photographers, pricing commercial assignments and fine art work has become a blind guessing game where you lose if you’re too high or if you’re too low. And, when you ask about pricing the answer always seems to be “it depends.” How can you figure out the fair market value of your work or what clients really want and value when it’s so hard to get answers?
In this exciting new seminar, Judy Herrmann tackles this question by sharing case studies, interviews and examples that will help you understand pricing from your clients’ and collectors’ perspectives, providing actionable tips you can start using right away, and showing you how to maximize your value and get paid what you’re worth. Time will be scheduled for Q&A.

Limited to 50 people.

FEE: $45.00 for PWP and ASMP Members, $55 for Non-Members
RSVP. bnelson2@earthlink.net

Since 1995, Judy Herrmann’s energetic and inspiring seminars on smart business practices have helped thousands of photographers compete more effectively. A past National president of ASMP, Olympus Visionary and recipient of the United Nations IPC Leadership Award, Judy created and hosted ASMP's popular Business as unUsual webinar series and served as an ASMP sponsored speaker for over 12 years. As a partner in Herrmann + Starke, www.HSstudio.com, her distinctive imagery for advertising, editorial and corporate clients has won recognition from Graphis, Communication Arts, Lurzer’s Archive and numerous award annuals. Judy is currently developing a comprehensive online course that will help photographers price their work and get paid what they’re worth. Learn more at www.2goodthings.com/pricingphotography.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

B&H OPTIC 2016

Various seminars from Sunday June 5 through Wednesday June 8th.

Some are already sold out.  Portfolio reviews plus.