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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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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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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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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 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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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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11 Helpful Resources for Improving Your Business Skills

11 Helpful Resources for Improving Your Business Skills

Check out this list of the best resources to help you hone your business skills, from people management and public speaking to accounting and finance.globaleyeimages’s insight: Here’s a good list of resources for developing those business skills…some might be overkill for the average photographer, but it usually pays to think big! See it on Scoop.it, via Stock Photography Business

13 Free Alternatives to Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, & More

13 Free Alternatives to Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, & More

What if you don’t want to spend $50 per month on a Creative Cloud subscription? The good news is that there are free alternatives available. Here are some of the best.globaleyeimages’s insight: It’s been a while since I went looking for software alternatives, but when I was updating the photographer’s area for the new GlobalEyeStock.com website, I came across this list. I’m actually interested to know if anyone has tried Raw Therapee as an alternative to Lightroom? Will check out…

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Getty jumps on the free image bandwagon… and why we’re not worried!

Getty jumps on the free image bandwagon… and why we’re not worried!

In case you missed it…  Getty images has just announced they’re going to make some 35 million images from their collection available for free. No surprise, the move has caused quite a stir among their photographers. Getty say it’s a response to online piracy… in which case the reasoning seems to be that the images are being used without permission anyway, so if they give them away instead then there’s no harm being done?! “We can’t stop you stealing so…

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What Are TFCD Shoots? Are They Beneficial? | ArenaCreative Stock Photos Blog

What Are TFCD Shoots? Are They Beneficial? | ArenaCreative Stock Photos Blog

See on Scoop.it – Stock Photography Business TFCD is an acronym for “Time for CD”. Basically it means a free and even trade. TFCD sessions are beneficial to the photographer, as well as to the model. (What Are TFCD Shoots? Are They Beneficial? – “What is a TFCD Shoot? See on arenacreative.com

New Australian animals Stock Photos

New Australian animals Stock Photos

Australian animals. A new collection of stock images from Jennifer Treloar. Australia has some unique wildlife – from cute and cuddly koalas, the kangaroo and wombat to the ancient looking frilled neck lizard. There is also an amazing array of birdlife. I have captured some of these creatures here. View more stock photos from Jennifer Treloar here.

Mykonos, the island of freedom. Cyclades, Greece Stock Photos

Mykonos, the island of freedom. Cyclades, Greece Stock Photos

Mykonos, the island of freedom. Cyclades, Greece. Carlo Piccinelli has just updated his set of Mykonos, the island of freedom. Cyclades, Greece stock photos. He describes the material as follows… Vacation, tourism in freedom and fun at all hours of the day or night, these are the main features of the island of Mykonos. Famous in the years 80/90 for being the island of fun gay, today the island of Mykonos is the island for everyone. All you need is…

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New Stock Photos of Melbourne, Australia

New Stock Photos of Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia. A new collection of stock images from Jennifer Treloar. A selection of images of Melbourne, Australia – includes the Melbourne skyline, the Yarra River, aerial images as well as buildings such as Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Princess Theatre, Flinders Street Station. View more stock photos from Jennifer Treloar here.

Planting Sugar Cane Central Queensland. Stock Photos

Planting Sugar Cane Central Queensland. Stock Photos

Planting Sugar Cane Central Queensland.. A new collection of stock images from Fred Frith. Sugar cane billets are obtained from a standard or modified harvester and are basically stalks of cane cut into lengths about 250 to 300 mm. These lengths are then loaded into a bin on a mechanised planter attached to a tractor. As the planter moves down the row the billets are dropped into a trench with water fertiliser and insecticide and are then covered and tamped….

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New Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) Stock Photos

New Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) Stock Photos

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca). A new collection of stock images from Ernie Hunter. Motherwort, a wildflower that is often relegated to the “noxious weed” category simply because the flowers are small and one must really look close to see their beauty. Introduced from Europe as a herb with medicinal uses, it is still sold by commercial nurseries as a medicinal herb. Historically, a tea made from the plant was used to treat mothers during childbirth and this resulted in the common…

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New Stock Photos of Milos, the westernmost of the Cyclades islands

New Stock Photos of Milos, the westernmost of the Cyclades islands

Milos, the westernmost of the Cyclades islands. A new collection of stock images from Carlo Piccinelli. Tourism, recreation, hiking, sunbathing and sea water clean and clear. This is the island of Milos. An island where you can taste typical dishes of fresh fish, visit the mines of Kaolin, or rent a scooter to explore the island even in the most wild and uninhabited. A journey into the traditions of a Greece simple and affordable for everyone.. View more stock photos…

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Starting A Photography Business

Starting A Photography Business

Photography has always been one of those fields that’s seen as the dream job, where countless amateurs have tried to take their passion to a professional level and get paid for doing something they love. Unfortunately for everyone who ‘makes it’ there are many more who don’t. So if you’re thinking that maybe you should start a photography business yourself, then here’s a few questions you really need to ask yourself before you go too far.