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Accor Partners with Bulldozer Group to Unlock more ‘limitless’ Experiences in the UAE – Photobook Photography Article

Accor Partners with Bulldozer Group to Unlock more ‘limitless’ Experiences in the UAE Collaboration with nightlife and restaurant specialist amplifies group’s new lifestyle loyalty programme. ALL – ACCOR LIVE LIMITLESS Accor, a world leading augmented hospitality group, has partnered with UAE entertainment giant, Bulldozer Group, to unlock more exclusive and dynamic experiences for members of its newly launched lifestyle loyalty programme, ALL – Accor Live Limitless. The collaboration builds on Accor’s ambition to become a lifestyle enabler, with Bulldozer Group…

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Quick Tip: Fine-Art Print Pricing Advice from 3 Photographers – Fine Art Photography Article

Quick Tip: Fine-Art Print Pricing Advice from 3 Photographers Determining how to price and edition your fine-art prints can be difficult, especially for emerging photographers. Fortunately, there is plenty of information available that can help photographers make informed decisions, as we explain in “Tips for Editioning and Pricing Fine-Art Photographs.” For most photographers, the best approach to fine-art print pricing is to ask experts, and observe how other photographers set prices on their editions. When commercial photographer Reuben Wu decided…

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THE CONSTRUCTION WORKER TEAM | Construction & Industrial Media: Photography, Video & Time Lapse – Time.Lapse Photography Article

THE CONSTRUCTION WORKER TEAM | Construction & Industrial Media: Photography, Video & Time Lapse Quality Week is the time when Walsh employees working on projects across the US gather and get recognized for their hard work, safety regimens and team play. From newbies to seasoned veterans, they gather, socialize, talk shop and if it so happens, (as in the case of the OC Streetcar project I’m on) free coffee, doughnuts, hard hats and t-shirts. (I’m gluten free but I got…

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THE CONSTRUCTION WORKER TEAM | Construction & Industrial Media: Photography, Video & Time Lapse – Time Lapse Photography Article

THE CONSTRUCTION WORKER TEAM | Construction & Industrial Media: Photography, Video & Time Lapse Quality Week is the time when Walsh employees working on projects across the US gather and get recognized for their hard work, safety regimens and team play. From newbies to seasoned veterans, they gather, socialize, talk shop and if it so happens, (as in the case of the OC Streetcar project I’m on) free coffee, doughnuts, hard hats and t-shirts. (I’m gluten free but I got…

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Commonalities Between Construction Progress & Street Photography – Time Lapse Photography Article

Commonalities Between Construction Progress & Street Photography I had occasion to listen to a conversation between Bob Patterson of Street Photography magazine and Julia Dean, the founder of the Los Angeles Center for Photography. I work as adjunct faculty at LACP so I was keenly interested in knowing more about Julia’s background as a street photographer. I wasn’t disappointed. Inspired in fact as I came to realize the commonalities between the genre  Julia and many others work in and what…

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REMOVE – REPAINT – RESEAL – Time Lapse Photography Article

REMOVE – REPAINT – RESEAL Click here to view the embedded video. The Gig Loyola Marymount University, an NCAA D1 school in Westchester, CA hired me to provide time-lapse and live-action footage for a marketing video they’ve put together to share with students, alumni and benefactors about the school’s rebranding mission. It’d been a little over a decade since their gymnasium floor was last tended to. As part of the rebranding campaign LMU had a new logo designed and launched…

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You Get What You Wait For – Time Lapse Photography Article

You Get What You Wait For 18 hours of continuous pouring. 1350 concrete trucks. 8 pumping trucks. Middle of the night through sun rise. A target rich environment. AWESOMENESS! I had the job. It was mine. We agreed on the price. The scope of work. The deadline. I had sent in the insurance certificate, the W-9 and deposit request. Just had to wait for final approval from upstairs. Then like a fart in the wind, it was gone. Poof. Disappointed?…

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Photographer Answers Top 10 Photography Questions – Photography Article

Robert K Baggs is a professional portrait and commercial photographer from England and Director of Acufocal London. Robert has a First-Class degree in Philosophy and a Master’s by Research. In 2015 Robert’s work on plagiarism in photography was published as part of several universities’ photography degree syllabuses. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version=’2.0′;n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,’script’,’//connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js’); fbq(‘init’, ‘938393452883301’); fbq(‘track’, “PageView”);(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs =… This is only a snippet of a Photography Article written by Robert K Baggs Source link

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10 Common Marketing Mistakes Photographers Make – Photography Article

You can have all the talent in the world when it comes to handling a camera, but if you don’t know how to properly market yourself, you simply are not going to get very far in the professional photography. This great video details 10 common marketing mistakes photographers make and what you can do to fix them. Coming to you from Brendan van Son, this excellent video details 10 common marketing mistakes photographers tend to make and how to fix…

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The Best Way to Approach Potential Photography Clients – Photography Article

Photographers spend a ton of time learning new techniques, improving the quality of their images, and working on new creative avenues. But at the end of the day, all the photographic technique and creativity in the world won’t mean much for your financial success without the business skills to back it all up. This excellent video discusses one of those crucial skills: how to approach new clients. Coming to you from Daniel Norton, this helpful video talks about the process…

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The Photograph Your Stock Photography Editor Craves – Photography Article

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] If you have been doing stock photography for a while, you may have noticed something. Some pictures sell regularly and continuously whilst others, never sell at all. Even more interesting is that the images that sell well are often not what you think are your best shots. The Right Genre The fact is that different genres of photography have different demand. Lifestyle and business shots are always in high demand. The reasons are twofold, there…

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The Importance of Consistency in Content Marketing – Photography Article

Consistency is an important consideration for any content strategy, but is often overlooked. View our infographic to find out how marketers feel about content consistency. In the sea of content that consumers view and engage with everyday, consistent visuals are an important element in helping build up long term memory of what a specific brand looks and feels like. For brands with always-on content strategies, consistency helps build up that recognition over time with every visual or piece of content…

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#PhotoShelterAMA July 17th, 2019 with Joe McNally – Photography Article

This Wednesday, July 17th from 12 – 1:30 PM ET we’ll be doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Twitter with award-winning photographer and PhotoShelter member Joe McNally. We hope you’ll pick his brain about business tips, workshops, behind-the-scenes stories and more.  Tweet @photoshelter for a chance to be featured in the AMA. Don’t have a Twitter? Feel free to comment on this post and we’ll get them in the mix, too. To provide a little inspiration we asked Joe…

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Eight Annoying Things Photographers Do That Harm the Industry – Photography Article

Let’s face it, photographers can be really annoying people. While some of their actions are just mildly tiresome, other things they do are downright harmful to our profession. Are you guilty of any of these wrongdoings? Having worked for over a decade in the industry, I have crossed paths with many a photographer in my time. I started my career shooting in-house for a large commercial studio and then moved into the world of freelance. During my many incarnations, I…

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This Is What People Are Asking Google About Photographers – Photography Article

Like most fields, the general public has some misconceptions about who photographers are and what they do. Many people turn to Google in such situations. Here’s what they’re asking about photographers. Knowing what people want to know about photographers can give you a leg up in anticipating their needs and making yourself a more desirable choice. It can also be quite entertaining. I turned to Google’s autocomplete feature to see what those questions are.  The Who I asked Google “who are…

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Clients’ Reactions to My Prices – Photography Article

Sending a photography quote out is always a stressful moment, especially if it is for a job you really want. Here are a few memorable reactions from potential clients. Like most purchases in life, photography has a price range that goes from incredibly cheap to eye-wateringly expensive. I always liken it to food. You can get the cheapest of cheap food from a major supermarket or pay thousands for an extravagant meal from a famous chef. Both are great, but…

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The Time to Prepare for Viral Photos Is Before They Go Viral – Photography Article

Unless you’re a photojournalist, the chances are low that your photos will ever go viral. If you’re trying to go viral, you’ll probably be prepared ahead of time. If you just so happen to be in the right place at the right time, you may not be prepared for what happens when your photos go viral. However, if that day ever comes, a little preparation ahead of time can certainly make the experience easier, more enjoyable, and less error-prone. The…

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How to Make Some Money With Photography This Weekend – Photography Article

Whether you’re an amateur or a new professional, money from photography will likely be on your mind. This video follows a photographer as he goes out and tries to do just that. (Warning: some strong language.) When I first started out trying to make money from my photography, I went the brute force route that North Borders, the YouTuber behind this video went too. That is, contacting as many companies as possible, talking with the owners, and seeing what’s available.…

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The Case for Influencers and Why They Can Be Valuable to You – Photography Article

Recently, there has been a viral story going around about an ice cream truck doubling the cost for influencers. The anti-influencer perspective is real and understandable, but I wanted to write about the other perspective. Can influencers be useful for you and your business? Radio stations, billboards, Oprah, Paris Hilton. These are all entities that at some point tried to sell you something and were paid for it. They’re different, but their money is the same. These people’s occupations shifted…

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A-Ha Moments and Stories of Big Breaks: Women Photographers Share Their Stories – Photography Article

Each quarter, Women Photograph posts statistics about the gender makeup of the A1 lead photo bylines of eight newspapers on Twitter. The data doesn’t lie: photos taken by women are featured less on the homepages of major publications.  The Women Photograph data team monitors the front page lead photo bylines of 8 newspapers on a daily basis. Here are the results from the second quarter of 2019: pic.twitter.com/wa7VUVovGV — Women Photograph (@womenphotograph) July 8, 2019 It makes us pause. It…

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5 Creative Requests You Should be Taking In-House and Why – Photography Article

While agencies can be a great solution to solve resourcing issues or skill gaps, many day-to-day creative tasks are better kept in-house. Find out what tasks you should be taking in-house. A recent survey from Gartner showed that more than half of marketers rely heavily on agencies and external marketing partners for strategy or execution tasks. And while agencies can provide solid creative support, leaning on them for basic studio production simply isn’t efficient—resource-wise or cost-wise. You and your marketing…

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6 Free Marketing Techniques For Photographers – Photography Article

Back in the day when film photography was king, marketing for photographers was reasonably straightforward. You would place a listing in the local newspapers as well as the Yellow Pages. You would also pound the pavements of your local city, knocking on doors, portfolio in hand. The latter cost shoe leather and bus fares the former could be quite significant junks of change to a small business. Money to a photographer starting up is always going to be tight. Fortunately…

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Lessons From My First Eight Months as a Full-time Freelance Photographer – Photography Article

Last October, I finally made the jump from part-time freelance into the world of being a full-time creative. It has been a rollercoaster ride of epic proportions, but here are the things I have learned so far. Previously, I held down two jobs. Through the day, I would work nine hours as a spray painter, and then, once my son went to bed, I would jump straight into my photography work in the evenings. I did this for seven years,…

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Five Tips for Photographing a Large Event From a Corporate Photographer – Photography Article

I’m the sole photographer employed by a large Fortune 500 company. That is, I am the only non-product photographer in full-time employment for my company. Occasionally, there are people who shoot a small event on our campus, but the bulk of the photography-based work a company would need falls to me.  This includes headshots, creative marketing images, catalog specific requests, events, and managing the archive of all our branded images. It is more than enough to keep me busy, and I hope to touch…

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How to Be a Professional Photographer in a Small Town – Photography Article

Not all of us chose to live in New York, Paris, or London, but that doesn’t meant that we can’t be professional photographers.  It isn’t ideal, but you can make it work. This pretty much sums up being a photographer from a small town when you have big aspirations. I know, I should move to London, but I have lived there before, and I have lived in other big cities around the world; it isn’t for me, and it doesn’t suit…

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Breaking the Myth of the Ideal Boudoir Client [NSFW] – Photography Article

A common misconception is that boudoir is for younger women. I have heard prospective clients think it is only for brides, for newlyweds, or for 20-somethings. A boudoir photographer in New Jersey is working to bring light to all the clients 50 and older who book sessions.  Cate Scaglione of Life as Fine Art has built a thriving studio serving the mature client, the 50-plus woman: “They are among my favorite clients to work with. I even teach and mentor other photographers about serving this…

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Love, Like or Hate It? Social Media And Your Photography – Photography Article

How do you feel about social media from a photography perspective? How do you interact with your channels of choice? For most of us, our involvement in social media has happened over time. How we use and engage with others today probably looks a bit different than it did five years ago. If you’re a photographer, it is almost a necessity to have some level of interaction to promote your work, services and products. Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat…

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The Barrier Between Your Photography and More Clients Might Not Be Technical – Photography Article

I’ve written often on the need for more focus on areas outside of the technical photography skills and equipment, but some areas I see a lack of interest in could be significant barriers between you and more clients. Anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the industry will be aware that in photography, there are highly talented artists who can’t find work, and there are average and below-average artists who seem to have too much. A lot of this can be put…

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Sony’s Sensor Dominance is a Problem for Camera Makers: TowerJazz – Photography Article

As Sony’s mirrorless cameras continue to grow in stature and market share in the photo industry, Sony’s dominance in the imaging sensor market gives it a big advantage. At least, that’s what major imaging sensor competitor TowerJazz believes. TowerJazz is an Israel-based silicon foundry that one of the camera world’s big manufacturers of CMOS image sensors. Tech vlogger Charbax attended SID Display Week 2019 last month and interviewed Dr. Avi Strum, the SVP and GM of TowerJazz’s Sensors business. At…

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Think like a stock photography editor  – Photography Article

Given time and devotion, stock photography can be financially rewarding. However, like many other elements of photography, it is laden with terms and acronyms that might seem quite alien to the newcomer. A quick look at the submission requirements of any stock photography site will soon reveal a veritable jungle of definitions and terminology. So how do you know your RMs from your RFs? Have you filled out an MR or PR? How are your tags, if that’s not too…

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