Who said that editorial photography doesn’t pay ? Dave Hogan, or “Hogie” for those who know him well, is hosting the British prime minister in his 1.2 million pounds house for the summer. I have had the pleasure of working with Hogie for many years while at ImageDirect and can reassure everyone that he deserves Read More →

Woke up this morning to this news: “Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2008. Celeb Arabia, subsidiary of Dubai Photographers Agency, the source for authentic celebrity images, today announces the launch of its Middle East Celebrity Photo Collection at CelebArabia.com.” Cool, I thought… let’s discover Arabian celebrities :  The local Britney Spears or the Sheik Read More →


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So revenues from traditional clients seem to decline. Price per image are stagnating, if not dropping, while market shares seem to be eaten away by more aggressive, younger companies that have much lower operating costs. The cost of entry in the photo agency world has dropped so low that a new photo agency is born Read More →


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– A useful blog. With some delay but with quite a bang, Photoshelter finally launches a very useful blog for its users and beyond. Full of tips, info, rules and dynamism, it could very well become a very helpful resources for stock photographers who take photography seriously. Does that mean they plan to close the Read More →

$54,000 ?… “Advertisers pay as much as $54,000 to run a one-day ad package on the site.” says the LA times article on Perezhilton.com. It is already a known fact that some agencies now license images to that site, in full knowledge of its past infringement and the current lawsuit. What is less known is Read More →


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We are getting there..slowly.  It is not an easy road, but we are getting closer.  In the last year or so, we have seen more and more image search companies come out and expose themselves. Even the even mightiest, and certainly the worst, Google Image is thinking about changing its algorithm. The holy grail is, Read More →


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Had wanted to write about him for a while . Most people will say, “aaa, this is not real photography because it deals with celebrity” and most people will be wrong. Photography and celebrity have a very special relationship. There would not be any celebrities without photography and photography would be quite lonely without celebrities. Read More →


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This is cool. really. Although it uses an example for paparazzi, it could be used for news, sports and even commercial stock. It will probably become the new “have you got it?” gadget of the photo industry. Here is how it works. Mounted on a quad copter, a remote-controlled helicopter with 4 blades for stability, Read More →


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Image details: Pope Benedict XVI Celebrates Mass At Yankee Stadium served by picapp.com It is a blessing these days to see a company that grows by listening to its criticism. Ad supported licensing company Picapp has recently revamped its site and has made some good improvements.  First and foremost, you can decide if you want Read More →


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A little fun exercise for the week. Taco Bell in association with Sports Illustrated have launched this interesting website : – You pick a location – you pick some action You start shooting. No, you cannot  license them . All the fun of being a top swimsuit photographer for Sports Illustrated with none of the Read More →