Work Smarter Not Harder – Photographer Websites

Work Smarter Not Harder – Photographer Websites

by Grover Sanschagrin Here’s my theory: Photographer websites are generally built for other photographers, and not for their true customers – photo editors and photo buyers. I am in somewhat of a unique position. As a founder of both PhotoShelter and...
Get Images Seen Online – The Importance of Photo Keywording

Get Images Seen Online – The Importance of Photo Keywording

By Cradoc Bagshaw Recently I talked with photographer Ron Watts about his stock shooting and his image keywording problems. Ron and I have known each other since the 1980’s. We met in Los Angeles at the Westlight photo agency, while we were both in town on...
Buyouts vs Rights Packages

Buyouts vs Rights Packages

Buyouts vs Rights Packages: A buyout, unlimited use and exclusive use are three very different terms and you and your client need to be very clear on what each one means. A buyout means a transfer of the copyright on your image to the client. This gives the client the...
Defending Your Price

Defending Your Price

The first thing to understand about defending your price is that it’s psychological. Don’t get back in touch with the client until you know you’re ready to defend your price. When you’re confident in yourself and the research you’ve done...
Negotiation – Asking the Right Questions

Negotiation – Asking the Right Questions

How to have a successful negotiation asking the right questions. Part of being a good negotiator is knowing what questions to ask. Understanding how your image adds value to your client’s project is the key to effective negotiation. It’s your work...
5 Reasons Photographers Should Sell Value, Not Price

5 Reasons Photographers Should Sell Value, Not Price

At a time when client budgets are tight, it’s tempting to reduce your photography prices in hopes of boosting your business. But successful photographers know that it’s better to focus on the value you deliver, rather than the price you charge. Photographers should...
Keywording Photos and Workflow

Keywording Photos and Workflow

A fishing tip that I heard in my youth was to not spend too much time casting; the fish don’t live in the air. The only way to catch fish is to keep the bait in the water. For those of you selling your images on the web or through an agency, keywording photos well is...
Photo Keywording Tips and Hints

Photo Keywording Tips and Hints

Photo Keywording Tips – The job of keywording your images can be a daunting task. With the proper help, like the fotoKeyword Harvester™, and this exhaustive list of photo Keywording Tips, your keywording nightmares are over. The primary goal in keywording photos...
10 Ways to Fight for Your Digital Rights as a Photographer

10 Ways to Fight for Your Digital Rights as a Photographer

By Paul Melcher The fight for your digital rights would seem to be an uphill battle these days. Let’s face it; the rights of photographers have been badly battered. First came Google, when it won the case to publish images in its search results without paying...
An Accelerated Solution to Keywording Photos

An Accelerated Solution to Keywording Photos

The fotoKeyword Harvester™ gives you an accelerated solution to keywording photos and improves the quality of your image keywords. You don’t need to repeat unnecessary tasks over and over again. When you use the fotoKeyword Harvester to keyword images, you’ll get help...

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