Posts Tagged ‘money’

Flickr Taking Heat from CC Photographers for Selling Their Work as Wall Art Without Compensation

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Flickr — a site that sometimes seems like the punching bag of the photo community — is again taking heat from photographers, this time over their recent announcement that people can select from millions of Creative Commons-licensed photographs to buy as wall art.

The photos are being sold for profit, but none of that profit will go to the photographers who took the shots, and some of these photographers are speaking up about what they see as an injustice. Read more…

The Most Expensive Camera Kits Photographers Can Buy for Each Brand (in 2014)

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What are the most expensive camera and lens combinations you can buy for each manufacturer? Of course you could spend $2.79 million on a historical 1923 Leica or $165,000 on an ultra-rare Canon 1200mm lens, but what about gear that any photographer can purchase through a normal retail outlet?

We decided to do some research into what the priciest camera kits (a body plus a lens) currently available to photographers are in 2014.
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Should You Take that Lower-Paying Job for ‘Photo Credits’ from a Big Publication?

One question — or should we say debate — that often arises among photographers is whether or not you should take a lower-paying job if it means getting an assignment from a reputable publication or brand. The hope, of course, is that the impressive photo credits will entice other clients to hire you for a fair rate, making up for the initially low pay.

While there is no “right” answer to this question, the team over at PhotoShelter asked John Harrington, author of a number of top-selling photography books, to weigh in on the debate over Skype. Read more…

Con Artist Scams Photog Out of Prints and Money Using Distance and Anonymity

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Austin-based photographer Polly Chandler was recently the victim of an Internet sales scam that took advantage of distance and anonymity to create the perfect storm of events that led to her being out a few thousand dollars. Read more…

Nikon Allocates $17.7 Million to Repair D600 Issues… and Its Reputation

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If you’re wondering just how big of a pain in the butt for Nikon the D600 sensor oil/dust issues have been, all you have to do is go back into our archives and read about the lawsuits and the outrage… or read the comments on the D610 announcement post.

On the off-chance that’s not enough, however, we now have a dollar figure to add to the mix. $17.7 million. That’s how much Nikon has allocated to put an end to the D600 issues and repair its damaged reputation. Read more…

Tyler Shields Feeds Genuine $100K Hermes Bag to a Gator… Because… Art

It’s a safe bet the majority of people consider $100,000 a bit steep for a handbag, and if they were ever given one as a gift, they would probably go to extreme lengths to make sure it was never damaged (or… you know… sell it). But that’s not how photographer Tyler Shields treats his $100K gifts… he feeds them to an alligator in order to capture some unique photography. Read more…

Brooklyn Photographer Makes $15,000 in a Single Day Selling Prints on Instagram

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Still think Instagram isn’t for you? If you’re a professional photographer, you might want to reconsider, because there’s some serious marketing potential there among the poorly exposed sunset pics and photos of cats lounging in strange places.

Brooklyn-based photographer Daniel Arnold all but proved this a couple of days ago when he made over $15,000 selling prints over Instagram in a single day. Read more…

How I Discovered a $30,000 Photo in My Family’s Storage Unit

Or: Valuable art appreciation 101

Oct 08, 2013 · William Van Beckum

Survey Reveals the Average Day Rates of US and UK Photographers

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Eposure, a UK company that brings commercial photographers together with the companies that need them, recently released the results of a survey they conducted about the day rates of UK and U.S.-based photographers. And even though some might expect that the vast majority are charging a pittance in our photography-saturated world, the outlook isn’t as grim as you may think. Read more…

Coins of the World Photographed Using Europe’s Best Microscope

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Did you know that it costs the US Mint 2 cents to produce every 1 cent coin due to the cost of materials and production? Countries such as Canada have already done away with their lowest denomination coins due to their costs and lack of usefulness.

As these “worthless” coins cause debates in their governments about whether or not they should be abolished, photographer Martin John Callanan is on a mission to save them… not as a currency, but rather in photographs.
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