Posts Tagged ‘News’

Reports Indicate Shutterfly is Looking for a Potential Buyer

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Yesterday, Bloomberg reported that Redwood City-based photo publishing service Shutterfly is looking to sell itself off. Currently in talks with the investment bank Qatalyst Partners to find a buyer, the report explains that these are only preliminary talks and are no guarantee any transaction will go through. Read more…

Photojournalism Minus the ‘Photo': A Look Back at Newspapers Before Photography

There was a gap in time between the first newspapers and the rise of something called ‘photojournalism.” Photography was still in its infancy (or not even invented yet, in many cases) when many of the major newspapers came to be, and so the front page that would greet the informed citizen contained only words.

They’re eerie, crowded and overwhelming… and they’re a good reminder of why the words “photo” and “journalism,” when combined, create something pretty incredible. Read more…

Nikon Stock Hits Three Year Low, Prompts Company to Restructure

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Last week, Nikon released its financial results for the last fiscal year (ending in March) and things aren’t looking good. The company missed financial forecasts yet again, closing at a three-year low that, it seems, has prompted Nikon to do some serious restructuring within the company. Read more…

Getty Gets Into the Print Business, Will Sell Exclusive Wall Art Through Photos.com

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Getty Images caught no end of flack for allowing anyone to embed much of their archives for free, but their business plan going forward doesn’t just include sharing images for free. The company wants to make a more permanent mark on your life as well, and they’re doing it by letting you buy prints of award-winning photographs from their archive through a new service at Photos.com. Read more…

Free Pricing Guides Help Budding Photogs Navigate the Business Side of the Industry

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One of the challenges if you’re just now carving out your niche in this crazy world of professional photography is figuring out how to price your work. How exactly do you determine how much your photos are worth, what expenses can you expect to run into, what contracts are you likely to run into and what exactly do they mean?

All of this and more is explained in a series of free guides that PhotoShelter has released over the course of the last year. Starting with Magazine Photography, then Corporate & Industrial Photography and finally finishing off the series with a guide for Photojournalists. Read more…

Pulitzer Prize-Winning AP Freelancer Fired Over Photoshopped Syrian Conflict Photo

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When it comes to major Photoshop alterations, serious news organizations have a zero-tolerance policy, as AP freelance photographer Narciso Contreras recently discovered. After admitting that he had cloned out a piece of a Syrian conflict image, the news agency was forced to ‘sever ties’ with the Pulitzer Prize winner. Read more…

Instagram Under Fire for Hosting Photos for Live Animal Sellers

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You may think the worst offenses on Instagram are aesthetic, but animal-rights activists are complaining that the service helps users sell live animals that end up slaughtered for food or religious sacrifices.
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Sales Clerk Fired for Sharing a Picture of His Paycheck on Instagram

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Social media have opened all sorts of avenues for getting in trouble at work, from oversharing workplace gossip on Twitter to old Facebook photos showing bosses parts of your past not covered on your resume. But here’s a relatively new one: Showing the world what your paycheck looks like.
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US Government Calls Syrian President’s Instagram Debut a ‘Despicable PR Stunt’

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In a move roundly criticized by the U.S. State Department, embattled Syrian Pres. Bashat Assad has taken to Instagram to promote jarringly bucolic images of life in the war-torn nation.
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Photographer and Editor Charged Over Topless Kate Middleton Photos

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An unnamed photographer and the editor of a French celebrity gossip magazine have been charged with privacy violations for publishing topless photos of new royal mom Kate Middleton (now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge), and more charges are likely to follow. Read more…