[By Jonathan Medows] Every year the tax code changes and for 2017, there are a number of important updates that may affect you and your freelance business. To help you get a handle on them, check out this handy Freelancer Tax Checklist on the Freelancers Union Blog.
[By Deborah Block] Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women everywhere. So, we’d like to pay tribute to the women behind the lens — and also the women whose stories they tell. Read more at Photoshelter Blog.
[By Kristen Bonkowsi] You probably didn’t decide to become a freelancer because you wanted to do bookkeeping and financial reporting. Here are the five best accounting software services you should be looking into. Read more at Freelancers Union Blog.
[By Dunja Djudjic] Many of us pay a lot of attention to cleaning camera lenses. There are different products for this purpose, as well as plenty of tutorials. But what about tripods? Do you pay attention to cleaning them, too? You should. Learn how at DIYPhotography.
George Pitts, photographed in 2007. In addition to his work as the wide-ranging photo director of Vibe, Pitts was also a photographer, writer and critic. Photo © Allison Michael Orenstein. Cross-posted from pdnpulse.pdnonline.com George Pitts, photo director of Vibe from 1993 to 2004, died March 3 after a long illness, according to the Society of Magazine Photographers. A former painter who took up writing and photography, Pitts had exhibited his fine-art photography in New York,…
When photographers think about image theft, copy-and-paste is the first thing that comes to mind. Copyright law is far more complex than that, and the courts are still ironing out certain details (such fair use). Read more at Pixsy.
Just because certain things like paid time off and health insurance benefits are not provided for you by your employer does not mean you cannot have all of them. Since you are your employer, you can set these things up for yourself. Find out how at Freelancers Union Blog.
ASMP joins the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), American Society of News Editors (ASNE), and more than 80 other organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press, in condemning efforts by American politicians to demonize the media and undermine its ability to inform the public about official actions and policies. In a joint statement released today, the groups stress that the administration’s attacks on the press pose a threat to American democracy. Read…
Members who signed up for auto renewal payment plans need to confirm that payment information is updated in membership accounts for the 2017 renewal year. Prior auto renewal policy only prompted renewal for a two year period. Now that we are outside that window, please login and select the auto-renewal option to activate it going forward. Auto-renewals may not have been automatically charged for 2017 membership. Please update your credit card information in your profile immediately so we can bring your status current for…
In this episode of Burst Mode, Rick Boost talks about the image theft. He gives some examples of most memorable copyright infringement cases in recent years and discusses how we can fight this issue. Read more at DIYPhotography.