Pricing Images For Social Media Use

So how can a photographer like my friend come to reasonable terms with an advertiser regarding the value of images on social media? Enter this interesting read at the Imagebrief blog.
By William Sawalich
I have a friend, a fellow photographer, who has built quite a following on Instagram. He’s got 20,000-something followers compared to the 50 or so that I can claim. In short, he’s a bit of an Instagram superstar. And as such he’s constantly got brands—from carmakers to fashion brands—beating down…

Shortcut Keys Increase Efficiency

Optical Image Stabilization, 1-inch CMOS sensor and Digic DV5 signal processor. But what may be most impressive about this camera is that now you can win one—a $2,500 value—from Adorama Pro.
By William Sawalich
Are you interested in becoming more efficient with your digital imaging workflow? Who isn’t. Well one of the best ways I know to speed up digital imaging is to use shortcut keys, or speedkeys, to perform many tasks faster than using the mouse to point and click. For instance, in…

Win a Free Canon 4K Camcorder

Optical Image Stabilization, 1-inch CMOS sensor and Digic DV5 signal processor. But what may be most impressive about this camera is that now you can win one—a $2,500 value—from Adorama Pro.
By William Sawalich
The new Canon XC10 camcorder is an impressive machine, capturing not just full HD video but 4K video and 12-megapixel stills as well. It’s a camera that is well suited for everyone from amateurs to professionals, with additional features such as a 10X zoom, Optical Image Stabilization, 1-inch CMOS sensor…

Revisiting Mary Ellen Mark’s Portrait Subjects

Those kids are all grown up today, and they recounted the story of their troubled childhoods that led to that iconic photograph, as well as their reasons for participating in the photo shoot, with NPR’s producers.
By William Sawalich
When photographer Mary Ellen Mark passed away in May, NPR went looking for the subjects of one of her most iconic photographs: two children in rural North Carolina, one sitting in a wading pool while the other, her cousin, age 9, stood smoking a cigarette. Those kids are all grown…

Taylor Swift And The Exploitation Of Photographers

The contract goes even further and grants Swift the unlimited, worldwide, perpetual right to republish the photographs for her own non-commercial purposes.
By William Sawalich
Taylor Swift made headlines last week by writing an open letter to Apple in response to what she said was the company’s exploitation of musicians via the terms of its new streaming music service (which wouldn’t pay artists royalties for three months). In response to the high-profile hubbub, the company…

The Photography Career Of Myspace Tom

It turns out he hasn’t just been sleeping in a pile of thousand dollar bills for the last five years.
By William Sawalich
Do you remember “Myspace Tom?” He was the first friend you made when you joined Myspace in the first wave of the social media revolution. Well Myspace Tom, whose real name is Tom Anderson, become a multi-millionaire when he sold his company to NewsCorp a decade ago, and after a…
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