How One Still Can Become a Movie

Still pictures and films are totally different photographic mediums. But here is one way to merge them. For editorial photographers, one frame should be able to convey your story. Start building: Single shots Article Book Exhibition Film As the project develops, incorporate the work of writers and other artists to add depth and texture. Practically…

August Mentoring Assignment

This Adobe Illustrator exercise on CreativePro.com, my favorite site with DIY stuff, is a great example of a step-by-step tutorial. Photographer, etc. Chad Newman just whips these babies out! This month, write any type of “How To” article using your own illustrations. Instead of a software demo, think of a process you know well and…

July Mentoring Assignment

The June Mentoring Assignment prompted several interesting comments, such as this one from Chris DeLellis, President of Art Life Images: “As a stock photography company owner, I was enthralled by your calculation of the license fee for the shoe client and your scenario and teachings on Rights-Managed licensing. I ask you to continue in this…

June Mentoring Assignment

Now that we have a photo selected for our shoe client, this month we need to calculate a usage license. For purposes of this quoting exercise, you work for the stock agency representing this image, which falls under a Rights Managed agreement. Your agency receives 60%; the photographer receives 40% of the total license. The…

Winner: May Mentoring Assignment

The May Mentoring Assignment is closed. Thanks for participating :-). I’ve combined the best selections. Here are the lightbox links: Art Life Images Stock Shop Digital Railroad Marketplace Jupiterimages Corrine Geertsen is the winner, not so much for her image selections but for this alternate tag: Celebrate Life! Celebrate Yourself! Buy Shoes! Based on Corrine’s…

When You’re Stuck

I had a few meltdown conversations yesterday. Folks are on overload. Even Bill Jay says he’s had it with this business. The consensus is to get very serious about one direction, and one direction, only. Another piece of advice: “It’s not who you know, it’s who you don’t know.” Make a call next week and…

May 2008: Mentoring Assignment

A great way to build overall photo knowledge is to perform searches. For this exercise, you can use any online photo site that allows you to search and save images to lightboxes. When you are done, email me up to three lightboxes with a maximum of 10 images per lightbox. The brief: Find a stock…