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This website is part personal blog, part business directory and part publishing hub. The short explanation of all that is, this is my content management system that I use to publish all kinds of photography / photography-business content, that is then syndicated across the GlobalEye network. It also works as a kind of private business directory to help me keep track of all the different website projects we’ve got on the boil… mostly they are part of the GlobalEye network,…

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British Seabird Photography

British Seabird Photography

British Seabird Photography British seabird portraits is a new collection that’s just been published on the GlobalEye stock library by freelance photographer Adam Brooker. The collection features excellent from several GlobalEye photographers. Adam introduces the collection as follows… The rich, clear coastal waters of the UK support a dazzling array of seabirds, from auks and divers to gulls and waders, each with its own biological niche within the diverse habitats found around the UK coastline. This slideshow features the…

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7 Websites That Help Photographers Make Money

7 Websites That Help Photographers Make Money

7 Websites That Help Photographers Make Money With so many photographers disillusioned with the paltry returns and bad deals being offered by so many mainstream stock libraries, it’s worth taking a look at some of the other great websites out there that are actually on your side… sites that can help photographers of all levels generate some useful income from their photography. Here’s a selection of the sites we recommend to GlobalEye Photographers. Not every website will suit every…

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Free Photography Webinars

Free Photography Webinars

Free Photography Webinars Here’s a complete listing of the free photography webinars I mentioned last week. I’m running a bit behind here, so please check these out ASAP if you’re interested as the first one starts tomorrow… There are two each for beginner, semi-pro and professional photographers, but I’ll list them all in case there’s anything that interests you. Looking over the notes that came with these, there’s going to be a lot of really good information from some…

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How do your photography skills rate?

How do your photography skills rate?

How do your photography skills rate? Here’s something you might want to check out… It’s a quick and easy assessment tool to identify your photographic strengths and any areas you might want to work on. It helps you assess the current state of your photographic skills and your business skills… something we all should be doing a bit more often! It’s very easy to get so caught up in the day-to-day of running your photography business that any sort…

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Getting Organised For Stock

Getting Organised For Stock

Getting Organised For Stock If you’re finding the prospect of ‘getting organised’ to start selling your photography a bit daunting, this will help. A lot of people worry (mistakenly) that they have to organise, catalogue and caption every single photo they’ve ever shot… before they start selling their photography through a stock library. The thing is, when you submit to a library you are actually cataloguing and captioning your work, so submitting to a library is actually going to…

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10 Books Every Photographer Should Own

10 Books Every Photographer Should Own

10 Books Every Photographer Should Own Here’s a list of recommended reading for photographers — of all levels — mostly it’s geared to stock, but there’s a few that cover essential business practices and a couple of my favourite ‘technique’ books as well. Remember to give any you’ve read and like a thumbs up, to help out the other photographers! Please add your comments below on any you’ve read… or any you think should be on this list and…

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Photography Blogs & News Sites

Photography Blogs & News Sites

Photography Blogs & News Sites Here’s a random selection of some of my favourite photography blogs, tutorials and news sites. It’s an eclectic mix, though to be honest I hadn’t been back to a lot of them for quite a while until I started preparing this post… now I’m itching to spend an afternoon poking around. Lots here so please enjoy…if you do visit any of these, please take a moment to give them a thumbs-up, or down, to…

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Stunning shots from the 2016 International Drone Photography contest

Stunning shots from the 2016 International Drone Photography contest

In the last few years, drone photography has left us breathless with the beauty it captures from the air. globaleyeimages’s insight: Here’s one for the techno-junkies… me included! This is one piece of kit I’m already itching to get my hands on and photos like these just make the craving worse. See it on Scoop.it, via Stock Photography Business

TRAILER

TRAILER

FOREVERYONE.NET connects the future of the web with the little-known story of its birth. In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet creating the world wide web. His visionary decision to make it a free and accessible resource for all, sparked a global revolution in communication. globaleyeimages’s insight: Here’s an intro to a film we’ll all be hearing a lot more about in coming months. Check out…

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28 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Adobe Photoshop CC

28 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Adobe Photoshop CC

28 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Adobe Photoshop CC In this video and post I’ll cover 28 great features, tricks, hacks, and more of Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. Some are simple, some are difficult, some are well globaleyeimages’s insight: This post was handy to find a few new tricks but even more useful to be reminded about several I’d forgotten existed! See it on Scoop.it, via Selling Photography from Selling Photography | Scoop.it http://ift.tt/29zUmBQ .wp_xl-item:after { content: “.”; display:…

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28 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Adobe Photoshop CC

28 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Adobe Photoshop CC

In this video and post I’ll cover 28 great features, tricks, hacks, and more of Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. Some are simple, some are difficult, some are well globaleyeimages’s insight: This post was handy to find a few new tricks but even more useful to be reminded about several I’d forgotten existed! See it on Scoop.it, via Selling Photography

GlobalEye Photography Network

GlobalEye Photography Network

Here’s a current list of the main GlobalEye photography websites. We now operate four stock library sites plus a couple of specialty sites showcasing our contributing photographers and their work. Backing that up is an even larger network of blogs, resource sites and online services, designed to support our photographers and our brand, assist with SEO and generate visitor traffic. It’s grown quite a bit since we started out in 1998 and I’m happy to say, the web design has…

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Google My Business – New Photographers Guide

Google My Business – New Photographers Guide

Hard to believe something this good is still free… the latest version is better than ever and totally dominating the search results. Make sure you claim your business listing today. globaleyeimages’s insight: Here’s a simple 3-step guide to a free business listing that most photographers still aren’t using. It generates more ‘local’ leads than all the others put together… including the paid directories… so if you offer photography services locally you need to be here! See it on Scoop.it, via…

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7 Tips to Help Sell Your Images with Stock Photography Agencies

7 Tips to Help Sell Your Images with Stock Photography Agencies

Getting your photographs onto a stock agency can be difficult. Most have very strict technical guideline,s and very tough editing procedures. However, following these 7 tips could increase your chances of getting accepted and help you sell your images with stock photography agencies. Globaleye’s insight: One to add to that… be unique. Whether it’s your subject matter, style, interpretation or technique… submit images that we haven’t seen a hundred times before. Offer an interesting and distinct view of useful content….

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Promote Your Photography Business With Google Maps

Promote Your Photography Business With Google Maps

Promote Your Photography Business With Google Maps This is an optional-extra step you can take to give your Google My Business listing a real boost… often right to the top of the photography-related search results! It’s a part of our Google My Business Action Plan for Photographers…  it will make more sense if you read that first, especially if you arrived on this page from somewhere else. The idea is quite simple… Once your Business listing is verified, you…

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Setting Up Your Google My Business Listing

Setting Up Your Google My Business Listing

Setting Up Your Google My Business Listing This is step one of our 4-step process for utilizing Google’s MyBusiness listings. If you’ve arrived here directly, I’d encourage you to take a moment to read the introduction and view the complete Action Plan here. Otherwise, we’ll get right to it! To keep this simple, I’m going to assume you have a Google/Gmail account and that you are logged into Google. If you’re brand new to Google, you will need to…

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Google’s New My Business Listings

Google’s New My Business Listings

Google’s New My Business Listings Google’s MyBusiness listings are without a doubt, the best free marketing real-estate on the internet. If you haven’t claimed a listing for your business… or you’ve never taken the time to properly optimize your listing… then you are quite literally throwing money away. I won’t bore you with a whole lot of random statistics, but I will tell you the numbers I came across when researching this post made my head spin… More and…

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The out-of-office emails that don’t go down well

The out-of-office emails that don’t go down well

At this time of year there are some truly dreadful automatic email replies. Here’s what you can (and can’t) get away with. globaleyeimages’s insight: The out-of-office feature at GlobalEye gets a LOT of use… here’s a few useful tips to make sure you’re using yours professionally. See it on Scoop.it, via Stock Photography Business

The Most Beautiful Travel Photographs of 2016

The Most Beautiful Travel Photographs of 2016

The Sony World Photography Awards, the biggest photography competition in the world, showcases stunning photos from around the globe. Here are some of our favorites. globaleyeimages’s insight: Continuing on the travel theme from last week, here’s a few more amazing images to get that wanderlust building… See it on Scoop.it, via More Great Photography Save

The Best Cost of Doing Business Calculators for Photographers

The Best Cost of Doing Business Calculators for Photographers

The Best Cost of Doing Business Calculators for Photographers I’m constantly surprised at how many photographers I talk to, who have simply no idea what it costs them to run their business each week. Usually the conversation starts with the photographer moaning about low prices and bargain-hunting photo-buyers, but can we really complain about people not paying enough for our work when we don’t even know how much we need for it to cover our costs? A lot of…

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The kind of visuals being used in content creation is rapidly changing. Here we reveal 5 key image and video trends you need to know about.

The kind of visuals being used in content creation is rapidly changing. Here we reveal 5 key image and video trends you need to know about.

The success of every creative project rests on the power of its visuals. So whether you’re using photography, video or a combination of the two, you need to know about the latest visual trends. globaleyeimages’s insight: This article was written for ‘designers’ but there’s a lot of good info and ideas in there for stock photographers wanting to tailor their shooting to market needs. See it on Scoop.it, via Selling Photography Save