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Creative Commons, Friend or Foe?

By Strictly Business Blog

Ask most photographers about Creative Commons and they will likely respond that it is just a tool for people to use images without having to pay for them. At first glance this may seem true. Creative Commons allows people to use photographs and other intellectual property created by others in several broad categories of use. These are broad licenses where creators receive no compensation. This is the part that most photographers see as a devaluation…

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This License is Non Transferable

By Strictly Business Blog

Once in a while I will meet a marketing person who demands the right to allow property owners, contractors and other entities unrestricted use of our images without additional fees. Some have expressed their right to resell photographer’s images to recover their firm’s cost from an assignment or worse, make a profit from our intellectual property, the images we create. They may have been influenced in the past by photographers who allow unlimited and unrestricted…

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Diversify

By Strictly Business Blog

How many ways can you make your images work for you?  Boutique stock agencies, print sales for corporate offices, greeting cards, book jackets…look for opportunities to shoot once and sell often.  Additional payments from a variety of sources can help fill in the financial gaps.

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Organizing Emails

By Strictly Business Blog

Try organizing emails by creating folders that sort by keywords. An example is a folder setup to contain emails with the keyword “ASMP”. Reading through emails will be easier, especially if you subscribe to multiple forums. On Mac this can be setup in your mail preferences under “Rules”.

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Photoshop CS5 with Large Files

By Strictly Business Blog

Are you using Photoshop CS5, on a Mac running Snow Leopard and looking to take advantage of all the RAM in your computer when working with large files? Make sure you’ve installed the DisableVMBuffering plugin in your Photoshop CS5>Plugins>folder. The plugin is included in the Extras folder on the Photoshop installer DVD or downloaded installer disk image.

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