Intrigued and curious, we reached out to its author, Derek Pawozek, who happened to have a much longer story to tell. Because his path mimics the evolution of photography and online technology, we sat down and asked him a few questions
I’ve told exactly two photographers about my handicap before tonight but I feel like its time to put it out there publicly. I was ashamed of it but I’m not anymore. It’s part of who I am.
Seattle based and California bred, John Keatley’s photography business is run with the help of a small staff who collaborate on a gamut of marketing projects, including a well-oiled email marketing campaign.
having a large pool of images ( over 6 billion images) is not enough to break-in the photo licensing world .
You are 18 years old. You just got a point and shoot digital camera from Mom as a high school graduation present. You are super excited, as you never had a camera before. A lot of exciting things will happen in your life surrounding photography. I wanted to write this letter to you and give you some advice I wish I knew. This is coming from your 26-year-old-self.
It’s how images are sourced, the process, that the industry needs to be vigilant over.
A Tumblr site called Who Pays Photographers? helps bridge the information gap with a wiki-inspired spreadsheet listing fees paid by numerous publications, both online and in print. The site also provides information about whether the client pays expenses, how long they take to pay, and what photographers like and dislike about the client. All the information is uploaded anonymously by photographers who have shot assignments for the clients.