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 Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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From Photoshelter:
 
Industry leaders including the Rolling Stone photo editor and the secretary of the World Press Photo Competition discuss the business of photography, September 26th - 27th.
 
New York, NY – September 17, 2013 – PhotoShelter is thrilled to host six 45-minute Luminance seminars at Photoville NYC September 26 - 27, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. Photoville is a pop-up photo destination, featuring a mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, night-time projections, food trucks, and more.The full schedule of PhotoShelter's free seminars, plus links to register, can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/luminancephotoville.
 
In the spirit of PhotoShelter’s Luminance 2012 which brought together top creatives, technologists and innovators to explore the intersection of business, technology, culture, and photography, the six Photoville Luminance seminars will showcase topics ranging from iPhoneography to a behind-the-scenes look at shooting for Rolling Stone to guerilla marketing for photographers. Panelists include:

  • Renowned conflict and editorial photographer, Ben Lowy
  • Rolling Stone Photo Editor, Deborah Dragon
  • Award-winning editorial photographer, Peter Yang
  • Secretary of the World Press Photo Competition, Stephen Mayes
  • International Photo Editor at TIME, Patrick Witty
  • Publisher of aCurator.com, Julie Grahame

Speakers with different backgrounds and viewpoints will present on the same panels to provide the audience with a full spectrum of ideas and insights on the business of photography. Interested attendees can register for panels here.
 
PhotoShelter will also host a Peer Review Happy Hour on Friday, September 27th, from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm ET at the Photoville Beer Garden. Photographers are encouraged to bring their portfolio, grab a beer, and provide feedback in this informal portfolio review. The first drink is on PhotoShelter and it’s free to attend, but photographers need to register here.

Post Date: 9/17/2013 9:36:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 16, 2013
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From Photoshelter:
 
The Wedding Photographer’s Pre-Event Checklist with Michael Duval
 
As a wedding photographer, you’re likely fun, bubbly and creative – but are you also exceedingly organized? Do you start preparing for a wedding months ahead of the actual date?
 
If you answered “no” or even “sometimes” to either of these questions, then you need Boston-based wedding photographer Mike Duval’s pre-event checklist in your back pocket. Mike has been shooting weddings with his wife (true story!) for the last eight years, and has found himself in enough sticky situations to know that you can never plan too much for the big day.
 
In this live webinar on Tuesday, September 17th at 4pm ET, Mike will take us through his pre-wedding prep list, starting from the time of booking up to the wedding day. He’ll cover:

  • Venue scouting: what to look for when researching online and during the site visit
  • Pre-wedding questionnaire: what to ask the couple before and on the big day
  • Gear checklist: must-have equipment for shooting weddings
  • Customer service: little things that can help put you and your clients at ease

Join us for this webinar, co-hosted by PhotoShelter and LensProToGo, and never be underprepared for a wedding again.
 
Register Now

Post Date: 9/16/2013 11:58:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 09, 2013
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From Photoshelter:
 
Staying Safe Abroad: Lessons From Ami Vitale & Elizabeth Dalziel
 
Whether you’re shooting in an unfamiliar location or conflict area, photographers traveling abroad need to smart, vigilant, and prepared for dangerous situations. Many photographers might not receive formal training before going abroad, so it’s more important than ever to do your own research and determine what you need to stay safe. And after visiting more than 100 countries between them, photojournalists Ami Vitale and Elizabeth Dalziel have learned some vital lessons on how to protect themselves in a number of different precarious situations.
 
In this live webinar on Tuesday, September 10th at 4pm ET, Ami and Elizabeth will draw on their many years of experience to share their recommendations for those who find themselves working in difficult environments. They’ll discuss:

  • The importance of finding a trustworthy guide
  • The actual cost of staying safe and buying protection
  • The value of networking with other photographers
  • Lessons learned from personal experience in mobs, unstable areas, and war zones

Join us on Tuesday, September 10th at 4pm ET for this very special webinar with Ami Vitale and Elizabeth Dalziel!
 
Register Now

Post Date: 9/9/2013 2:17:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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Photoshelter is offering a free guide - Growing Your Portrait Photography Business: Part 1. The first installment focuses on families, kids, and high school seniors.
Post Date: 8/28/2013 11:59:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 01, 2013
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Photoshelter recently interviewed Brad Smith, Director of Photography at Sports Illustrated, for their Growing Your Sports Photography Business Guide.
 
During the interview, Smith provides some insight into what he looks for when hiring photographers for Sports Illustrated. The article contains great information for anyone hoping to catch the eyes of a national publication.
 
From the Photoshelter Blog:

"What makes a good freelance hire for Sports Illustrated?
 
I have three major needs. First, and most importantly, I look for somebody who has really good, unique, and visually interesting content that shows they have a relationship with the subject. I want to know that a photographer has a knack for photography, that it’s not all about technique and post-production. Photographers fall into that trap. They rely on certain technology, cameras, lighting or Photoshop, etc. That’s all-important, but you have to have some kind of a relationship with a subject to show something a little more organic."

See the rest of the interview at the Photoshelter Blog.

Post Date: 8/1/2013 8:18:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 24, 2013
 Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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From Photoshelter:
 
Our new guide, Creating a Successful Photography Portfolio, is packed with tips from top photography consultants to help you build a better online portfolio to attract clients and win more jobs. In this guide, you’ll learn:

  • 11 secrets to a successful photography portfolio website
  • 8 portfolio do’s and don’ts
  • Tips to set the right tone and attract dream clients
  • How you can win jobs by showcasing personal projects
  • And more!

Plus, Be Entered to Win a Free Website Image Edit!
 
Download the guide and also be entered to win a free Website Image Edit* with top photography consultant Amanda Sosa Stone courtesy of our friends at Agency Access. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
 
*The Website Image Edit includes a review of 250-500 images for your website edit. The winner will be notified by PhotoShelter on May 1, 2013 and have until May 1, 2014 to set up a consulting session with Agency Access’ Amanda Sosa Stone.
 
Click here to download the "Creating a Successful Photography Portfolio Guide".

Post Date: 4/24/2013 2:46:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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From Photoshelter:
 
The Photographer's Guide to Copyright
by PhotoShelter and the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
 
Navigating copyright can be a daunting task. So, we’ve partnered with the experts at ASMP to break down this important subject and help you, the photographer, take the necessary steps to protect your work.

  • Discover your 6 exclusive rights under copyright law.
  • Learn how to secure your photos and avoid infringement.
  • Get tips to register your work through the U.S. Copyright Office.
  • Understand steps to take if you are infringed.

Get the guide here.

Post Date: 3/27/2013 1:40:49 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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From Photoshelter:
 
For our latest guide, we’ve partnered with Wonderful Machine’s CEO Bill Cramer to bring you Pricing Your Work: Magazine Photography. This is the first in a series of guides that has tips to help you create estimates and fee structures for your work.
 
Get savvy when it comes to negotiating and developing an estimate for potential magazine assignments, plus gather important information on the most common magazine shoot expenses. Stay ahead of the competition with an understanding of the three basic types of magazine contracts, including the biggest win-win for photographers.
 
Get the guide here.
Post Date: 2/20/2013 10:42:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, January 24, 2013
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 Thursday, July 19, 2012
Photoshelter will email you their new Selling Nature Photography Guide for free.
 
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Post Date: 7/19/2012 1:15:16 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, February 14, 2012
PhotoShelter is offering a free How to Grow a Wedding Photography Business guide via email.
Post Date: 2/14/2012 1:16:04 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, January 17, 2012
PhotoShelter is offering free email delivery of their latest guide: The Photographer's Social Media Handbook (2012).
Post Date: 1/17/2012 4:16:35 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, December 08, 2011
For your email address, PhotoShelter will email you their free 2012 Photo Business Plan Workbook.
Post Date: 12/8/2011 6:25:47 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, November 17, 2011
PhotoShelter will email you a free guide to Selling Stock Photography.
Post Date: 11/17/2011 4:07:46 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, September 29, 2011
For your email address, PhotoShelter will send you a free PDF guide: Selling Fine Art Photography.
Post Date: 9/29/2011 1:19:11 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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