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| Jan 1, 2014 |

Category Archives: Finance

Adobe – First Sponsor of The Photo Society

I am pleased to announce that Adobe Systems has become a partial sponsor of The Photo Society.  
More about this relationship will follow, but we are now able to offer readers of the TPS blog a special discount on Adobe Lightroom software.  This is lowest price that this software is available anywhere that we know of.
Details will follow in a special edition of the newsletter. So sign up for the newsletter if you want to get promo codes every now and then from Adobe.

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Citizen Journalists – Everyone has a Smart Phone

Citizen Journalists – Everyone has a Smart Phone

This is a post from Maria Purdy Young’s site about citizen journalism. She quotes Stanley Forman WCVB-TV who, as a still photographer, won three Pulitzer prizes and now realizes as a video journalist that if he is late to a scene he needs to find someone who was there – in the moment – with a camera phone.
“There’s a bit of an exploitative relationship between citizen journalists and news organizations. You have to know enough to ask before you can get paid.” — Steve Myers, Managing Editor, Poynter.org
“It certainly has swung too far in one direction. Whether…

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Why Being Busy Can Mean Being Broke

This is from Justin Mott’s blog…:
I’m not some elder statesman and I’m a very youthful 32 years old with only about 5 years as a true professional. I do however get quite a few emails from photographers just getting started in the freelance business trying to figure out what their fist step should be. I’m going to start a column dedicated to them. It will be a mix of my thoughts, emails I receive, and just ridiculous rants that I need to get off my chest. Not sure what to call it but for now I’ll go with

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We have no budget for that… but…

I’ve had four calls or emails today with well funded NGO’s and companies asking for photographs but “we have no budget for that…”  We will give you a THOROUGH credit though…
I found a blog post that sums this up pretty well: Tony Sleep Photography in the UK…
“No budget” is a euphemism for “we think photographers are mugs”. This offensive interpretation can easily be verifed by trying the phrase at your local restaurant, eg “I have no budget for dinner but I’d like to eat”. Adding a promise to tell all your friends where you ate will not

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