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Photrade Offers Stock Images with Integrated Ads

September 9th, 2008 · No Comments

What do you get when you combine Flickr, iStockPhoto, Shutterfly and Google AdWords? Photrade, a new photo sharing site that moved from beta to launch yesterday. Photrade describes itself as “. . . the first free one-stop consumer Web site where photographers can store, organize, share, protect and make money from their photos.” They also [...]

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Corbis Creative Trends: Back to Basics

September 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Corbis today released a report titled “Back to Basics” as part of their Creative IQ Trends series. The reports identifies the current trend in advertising as shifting away from material luxuries and towards more simple and wholesome pleasures.
The report states: “In recent years, we’ve witnessed a dramatic shift in consumer culture from one that [...]

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Myths About Reps

August 15th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Many young photographers, and quite a few more experienced ones, assume that if they sign with a rep all their prayers will be answered. They’ll no longer need to worry about where their next job will come from. They’ll enjoy steady interesting work at a good rate. They won’t have to be preoccupied with marketing, [...]

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It Takes More Than Great Pictures

June 27th, 2008 · No Comments

As the business of photography becomes increasingly competitive, it’s important to take a step back and look at your overall plan for success. Producing terrific pictures isn’t enough. If you’re an independent photographer then you’re also a small businessperson. In order to continue to be able to produce pictures you need to sustain yourself financially. [...]

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