Link: Shutterstock taking a beating ? | Photo/Tech Café
If anything, Getty Image announcement that they now offer free embed-able images has put a huge road block in Shutterstock growth path. Ever since the announcement a month ago, Shutterstock has taken a beating on the stock market
Link: PDNPulse » US Supreme Court Declines New Mexico Wedding Photog’s Discrimination Case
He wrote in that decision: “A commercial photography business that offers its services to the public, thereby increasing its visibility to potential clients, is subject to the anti-discrimination provisions of the [New Mexico Human Rights Act] and must serve same-sex couples on the same basis that it serves opposite-sex couples.”
Link: The Campaign to HELP Rhonda Wilson! | LENSCRATCH
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Link: The Definitive Guide to Starting a Successful Photography Business – Houston Tx Advertising Photographer Robert Seale
Ok, let’s assume the commitment level is there. What is it really like to be a professional photographer in today’s world?
Link: Between Twilight and Dawn | Thoughts of a Bohemian
The world of professional photography has been scratching its head trying to figure out why so many casual photographers are having as much success, if not more, than they are. After all, on one side you have experience, adequate equipment, preparation, knowledge and on the other, well, we don’t really know.
Link: PDNPulse » PDN’s 30 Photographers Provide Career Tips to Aspiring Photographers
A panel featuring three of this year’s PDN’s 30 photographers discussed strategies for building a successful career and offered a wealth of useful tips to an audience of students and industry professionals at the School of Visual Arts theater in New York last evening.
Link: Future Shock: Google Glass and Photography | the literate lens
But this is just the beginning. In Levoy’s view (explained partially in this article), with the possible exception of photojournalism, “straight” photography is about to become a relic of the past. Instead, “everything will be an amalgam, an interpretation, an enhancement, or a variation—either by the photographer as auteur or by the camera itself—under manual control or fully automatically.”
Link: Reuters weighs into photo licensing with new e-commerce site | Poynter.
Reuters on Monday launched a new photo and video e-commerce site, Reuters Access, in a revenue bid that follows the likes of The Associated Press and Getty Images.
Link: Bridging the Gap Between Digital and Analog with the Impossible Project — The Shutterstock Blog
Supported by the Impossible Project App, the ingenious device — first unveiled last year — allows you to mount your iPhone to its top, then convert your digital photos to instant analog ones. And by getting creative with how you use the film and the app, you can do a lot more than that, as UK artist Andrew Millar makes wonderfully clear in his new exhibition in Berlin.
Link: ICP to Close Midtown Museum | La Vida Leica!