One of the interesting aspects of the launch of The Daily this week, for those of us who are in the business of licensing images, is how to price those images. Traditionally, an image license takes in consideration the circulation of the publication. And with  print, it is no problem. A publisher will decide how Read More →

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside and shoot again, a new threat has appeared. Under what seems like a very benign press release lies another attempt from Getty to turn the photography world into it’s own private playground. This is the press release : “Getty Images, Inc., has signed a multi-year Read More →

wedding photo

After you put on you dancing shoes and you are ready to spend some of the alcohol funneled energy you have kept for hours during the endless official ceremony, there is someone watching you very closely. Because soon, you will be offering them food for camera. That incredibly volatile moment that only he or she Read More →

From a Photo Editor job posting at Time, inc, the world’s biggest publisher of magazine in the world: -Excellent editorial judgment and eye, must generate story ideas and identify topics to cover, must react to news. -Edit and build various online photo galleries, notably never-seen LIFE archival content and LIFE.coms weekly feature: The Weeks Best Read More →

Photography, like most industries affected by a center of gravity shift to digital, has experienced more than a migration from film to data packets. One of the most fundamental shift, however,  is how the decision process moved from quality of content to cost. Let me explain: For a long time, the key decision in purchasing Read More →

You know what would be news ? Something different. No, not another microstock “save the world” launch. Nor another “look, we slashed our prices so low, it’s not funny anymore”. I am sure even image buyers must be fed up of receiving another flier, email, phone call, or goddamn tweet about another discount or super Read More →

Photography is an investment. No, not the “I buy a lot of expensive equipment  and resell it later ” type of investment. It is an investment for the image buyer. A photograph, or a series of photograph, can increase the value of anything around it. Like a multiplier. In it’s raw format, few images have Read More →

One morning you wake up, and it’s facing you.  Everything that you took for granted and made your life so comfortable is suddenly gone. Probably forever. Welcome to the economy of fear. What use to be a cozy job, where every day brought you  a new batch of interesting challenges, has now become days of Read More →

Mobile surface

How to iTablet the Ipad ? Microsoft is about to reveal something that could bypass the need to carry yet another big thing just to read magazine, newspapers or surf websites. Called the “Mobile Surface” and only to be shown to employees for now (must be extra beta), it is a small portable box that Read More →

Wired magazine, in the trail of others, has partnered with Adobe Air, to display what their publication will look on a E reader. There are a few interesting points here. First, for the geeks out there, it is interesting to see that Adobe, whose Flash is not supported by Apple’s Ipad, is now pushing Air  Read More →