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Are You Charging What You’re Worth?

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Justin Samuel] This February, my company conducted a survey of WordPress design and development firms. We talked to everyone from big agencies to one-man shops. One result really stood out, and I wanted to share it here: Freelancers in this industry simply aren’t charging what they’re worth. Only 2.4 percent of freelance design and development professionals say they bill more than $150 per hour—but 8 percent of agencies do. While…

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Sweet, Sweet Justice: How a Stolen Photo Cost the Thief $60,000

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Alex Cooke] It’s no secret that photographers often have to deal with people stealing their photos and showing little respect for the hard work that goes into creating a quality image. So, it’s always nice to see when a bit of justice is handed out and the photographer’s rights are upheld. Coming to you from Tony and Chelsea Northrup, this video details their recent copyright infringement case, in which a company…

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On the 50th Anniversary of Paul Fusco’s “RFK Funeral Train”

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Cross-posted from PhotoShelter Blog [by Allen Murabayashi] On June 8, 1968, following a funeral service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Paul Fusco boarded a 21-car train at Penn Station with the casket of Robert F. Kennedy. The “Funeral Train” was to journey from New York to Washington D.C., where Kennedy would be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. On assignment for Look magazine, the 38-year old Fusco was stunned by the throngs of people who…

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GDPR – Are You Ready? A Quick Guide For Creatives

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Editor’s Note: Even if you don’t work or live within the European Union, GDPR could still affect you. Cross-posted from Pixsy [by Torsten Rüter] It’s likely you have already seen and heard a lot about the new GDPR, but what is it? And importantly how will it affect you as a self-employed creative or small business? What is it? GDPR stands for The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679. It is a new regulation for…

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2018 Eddie Adams Workshop Accepting Applications Through May 31st

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The Workshop The Eddie Adams Workshop is an intense four-day gathering of top photography professionals, along with 100 carefully selected students. The workshop is tuition-free, and the students are chosen based on the merit of their portfolios. Nikon has been the workshop’s major sponsor since its inception. Applications for the 2018 Eddie Adams Workshop are now being accepted. Click here to apply. Final deadline for applying is May 31, 2018. For more information about Eddie Adams…

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One Thing I Regret Not Starting Sooner as a Photographer

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Paul Adshead] What if I said there was something more useful for our photographic careers than any social network we’ve ever been on? With the ability to reach many more people than all your followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter combined; no restrictive algorithms, no paying to boost posts, no adverts. Do you want in? I know many of you will think the email is as antiquated as the 56k modem…

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National Geographic Used a “Stock” Image and It’s Amazing

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Cross-posted from PhotoShelter Blog [by Allen Murabayashi] As a kid who grew up with a shelf filled with yellow spines, I can attest to the rhythm and general predictability of a National Geographic cover. With few exceptions (most notably those holographic covers from the 1980s), cover photography from the 1970s, 80s and 90s followed a familiar pattern of a far away place, strange creature, or “exotic” face in saturated color. We were armchair explorers living…

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Freelancers Strike Back: #FreelanceIsntFree

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Caitlin Pearce] One year ago today, the landmark Freelance Isn’t Free law went into effect in New York City, giving freelancers unprecedented protection from nonpayment. The law represents a huge victory for the freelancers who worked tirelessly to support its passage, showing the power freelancers have when they come together on the issues that matter to them. Did you know… Read more

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Act Now Before Your Flickr Account Is Transferred

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Paul Adshead] Flickr has been acquired by SmugMug, and the official date for the switchover is looming. Here is why now might be the time to back up everything, reach out to all your followers, and maybe think about deleting your account forever. This has nothing to do with SmugMug itself, but more to do with the uncertainty that comes when any company is bought by another. It’s very unlikely that…

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Beyond the Myth: The Legacy of May ’68

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Editor’s Note: May ’68, which references months-long uprisings that upended normal life in Paris – and which has similarities to today – was documented, mostly, by still photographers. One of them, Bruno Barbey, remembers it well; he talks about what he documented and where else he did similar coverage on the Magnum Photos site. Cross-posted from Magnum Photos [by Bruno Barbey] “Be realistic: Demand the impossible!” This slogan, penned by the philosopher and theorist Herbert…

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3 Ways Personal Projects Can Benefit Your Photography

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Cross-posted from LightStalking [by Jason D. Little] It is the great aspiration of many, if not most, amateur photographers to one day transition into the professional realm, complete with gigs, clients, commissions and whatever else wide-eyed would-be pros presume to be part of the experience. There’s plenty of good that goes along with being a working pro, but working to fulfil the vision of others can be personally and creatively draining. One way to offset…

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