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10 Lessons From Photographers That Have Built A Successful Stock Photography Business

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The top photographers at Depositphotos share the secrets of their success. I’m here to tell the story of 10 outstanding stock photographers that have devoted their life’s work to photography, much like you might have. They’ve achieved tremendous success and have years (and some even decades) of experience in the highly competitive stock photography field. These 10 photographers are the top contributors for Depositphotos. Like a silent force, they have been working to redefine stock…

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4 Simple Ways To Get Your Work Noticed on Social Media

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Photographer Jason D. Little says that being a good photographer isn’t a guarantee you’ll become “Instagram famous.” He offers four solid tips to help get your best work out there and grow your likes and followers. I think it’s safe to say that virtually everyone who posts a photo to social media wants their photo to be noticed. But not just noticed — they want it to be liked and appreciated. Indeed, the one who…

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How to Protect Your Digital Self

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Cross-posted from wired.com [by Lo Benichou] You can’t lock down all the things all the time—it’s the digital equivalent of hiding in a bunker. Build a personal protection plan that makes sense for you. Look in the Mirror Start your security assessment with what’s known as a threat-modeling exercise. Ask yourself what you want to protect and from whom, and estimate the likelihood that the specific parties would compromise your data. Plug the high-risk holes…

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Accidental Wes Anderson | Photos Of Real Places That Belong In A Wes Anderson Film

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Something fun for the weekend courtesy of Kishor Sawh… There are directors and visionaries, and few who are truly both. Wes Anderson is the latter, and in modern day filmmaking he has, arguably, the most identifiable style. You can catch 3 seconds of one of his films and immediately make the association, and sometimes you don’t have to watch that long, but can tell from the sound, or a still image. Anderson’s films are so…

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The Photobucket Debacle Shows Us the Danger of Relying on Free Services

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Are there things for your photography business that depend on free services like Google Drive or Dropbox? If so, Houston-based photographer Andrew Richardson says you should pay attention to what’s going on with Photobucket this week. So you might have heard the rumblings this week that Photobucket is holding users’ photos ransom after a recent change in their Terms of Service. The long and short of it is that free accounts can no longer embed…

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Q&A: Talking Digital Security for Journalists with Freedom of the Press Foundation’s Trevor Timm

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Conor Risch sits down with FPF’s executive director Trevor Timm for a Q&A about how to protect journalists from digital security threats they may be facing. Photojournalists are now taking new measures to protect their data and their sources in the event of hacking, surveillance or seizure of their digital devices by border patrols, intelligence agencies or other, non-state actors. In PDN’s June issue we asked photojournalists how they secure their laptops, phones and cameras….

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How the Senate’s Health Care Bill Would Impact Freelancers

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Are you wondering how the Senate health care bill would impact your health insurance? Nathan Bransford lays it all out in this informative post. Unless you’ve been on quite a bender of a deadline, you’ve probably heard that the Senate is discussing new legislation that would dramatically impact health care in America. What does it mean for you, the freelancer? Read more at Freelancers Union Blog.

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Switching Up My Morning Routine Helps Me Crush Procrastination By Lunchtime

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Have you ever heard of the phrase “Win the morning, win the day”? You may think your morning routine is working, but maybe it’s not. MillennialSuccess.io founder Daniel Dowling gives tips on how to move tasks around and become more productive. You already know that sticking to a good morning routine can set the tone for your whole day. That’s why I like getting my first article of the day finished before doing anything else….

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Advocacy Update: ASMP and News Media Coalition Partners Submit Comments on Proposed Drone Legislation

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  Image © Jenna Close ASMP and its  News Media Coalition partners submitted a letter today to the House and Senate Armed Services Committee on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) legislative proposal on drone identification, tracking, and disposal. The Coalition’s comments concern the Administration’s request to amend Title 18 to authorize the federal government, or its designee, to detect, identify, track and potentially destroy unmanned aircraft systems, or “drones”. Coalition concerns with the Administration’s legislative proposal are…

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Advocacy Alert: Proposed National Healthcare Insurance Legislation

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Image credit senate.gov Members have been recently emailing me about the possibilities for a group medical insurance plan in light of the health care debate now underway in the House and Senate as Republicans seek to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act known as “Obamacare.” Thursday’s release of the Senate Republican draft legislation that has been worked on behind closed doors in a process led by Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-KY) provides yet another…

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Judge Partially Overturns $8.3M Copyright Verdict Against Zillow, Orders New Trial

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In addition to ordering a new trial, Judge Robart reduced the damages against Zillow to a little over $4 million. VHT CEO Brian Balduf called the judge’s ruling “important because it protects the interests of photographers, real estate agents, brokerages, homebuyers, and sellers.” [By Monica Nickelsburg] A copyright battle between Zillow and VHT Inc. over photographs took a sharp turn this week when U.S. District Judge James Robart largely sided with the Seattle real estate…

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The Good and the Bad of Outsourcing Your Photography Editing

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Do you outsource your editing or are you thinking about doing so? Professional wedding and portrait photographer Jason Vinson lays out the pros and cons. Outsourcing is quickly becoming a standard practice. More and more photographers are using outsourcing services full time, while others are using them during the busy part of their season. While outsourcing has become more common in the industry, there are still some questions as to it’s worth. Photographers not familiar…

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