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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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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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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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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 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 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…

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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 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…

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Double Your Stock Sales Potential

Double Your Stock Sales Potential

One of the first truisms I ever learned about stock photography was that images with model releases usually earn twice as much as non-released images. Now I’ll admin that was a loooong time ago, so I’m not sure whether that’s still an accurate number, but with so many amateur images in the market… and so many buyers wanting released images for non-commercial uses as well… my guess is that the ratio is even higher. So it should really be a…

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Add A Complete Store To Your Website In 60 Minutes

Add A Complete Store To Your Website In 60 Minutes

Add A Complete Store To Your Website In 60 Minutes If you’re like a lot of photographers, you’re always on the lookout for ways to generate additional income from your website or blog? One option I’ve looked at a lot in the past is a shop of some sort, but it’s always been something that gets really complicated, really fast. It takes a lot of time to find and import products, write descriptions, find and resize photos, keep prices…

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23 stock photos we can’t even begin to explain

23 stock photos we can’t even begin to explain

23 stock photos we can’t even begin to explain If you’re on the lookout for ideas for some extra stock shots you can add to your catalogue, here’s a few to stay away from. My two main rules for stock photography have always been: Always shoot with a possible buyer / buyer type in mind… who can use the subject matter and message you’re capturing? … And when you’re done, if you can’t  think of a situation where the…

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These Photos Show the Secret Tricks of Food Photography

These Photos Show the Secret Tricks of Food Photography

These Photos Show the Secret Tricks of Food Photography Food photographers have all kinds of tricks the use to make food — or what appears to be food — look appearing on camera. Those tricks are revealed in a globaleyeimages’s insight: So true… I remember having a full menu photographed back in my chef-days … we’d prepared one of everything but had to start over when the photographer arrived and set them up to his specs… in the end…

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Dogs and Peanut Butter: A Match Made in Photo Book Heaven

Dogs and Peanut Butter: A Match Made in Photo Book Heaven

Dogs and Peanut Butter: A Match Made in Photo Book Heaven If you have a dog, you know the magic of the substance known as peanut butter—a small smudge on their nose and they’ll be busy for the next 30 minutes. And See it on Scoop.it, via Selling Photography from Selling Photography | Scoop.it http://ift.tt/1WyfWqM Source: GES Togs – All Posts

Great Barrier Reef could be David Attenborough’s last ‘proper’ documentary

Great Barrier Reef could be David Attenborough’s last ‘proper’ documentary

Great Barrier Reef could be David Attenborough’s last ‘proper’ documentary 89-year-old spent a month on location, in what producer Anthony Geffen thinks will be final Attenborough on-the-road documentary David Attenboroughs Great Barrier Reef could be the veteran broadcasters last on-the-road documentary, according to series producer Anthony Geffen. Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/apr/08/great-barrier-reef-could-be-david-attenboroughs-last-proper-documentary Source: GES Togs – All Posts

Post Videos Instead of Photos To Social Media

Post Videos Instead of Photos To Social Media

Post Videos Instead of Photos To Social Media A lot of photographers are still very suspicious of Social Media and refuse to post photos in case they get taken and used elsewhere without permission. In one way they’re right… it’s almost certainly going to happen! If you post photos to social media, people are going to share them or repost them. And sooner or later someone is going to see one and think, hey, that would look great on…

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Publish your first marketing video in the next 30 minutes!

Publish your first marketing video in the next 30 minutes!

Publish your first marketing video in the next 30 minutes! We’ve been getting some great feedback on the video marketing package… thank you!… but there is one recurring theme to the comments… “this sounds great but I just haven’t got the time to learn anything new just now” If that sounds familiar for you too, then help is at hand. This really isn’t difficult or time consuming. In fact, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide in the infographic below…

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Why Photographers Need To Be Making and Publishing Videos

Why Photographers Need To Be Making and Publishing Videos

Why Photographers Need To Be Making and Publishing Videos If you’ve been following GlobalEye for any length of time, you’ll probably know I’m a big fan of video for marketing photography. It’s a great visual/creative medium, perfect for showcasing your work, There’s currently an insatiable demand for video of all kinds, and… It is a proven and powerful tool for conveying information and prompting action. As part of the launch of GlobalEyeStock and our new PhotoLab resource area, we’ve…

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