There was disbelief by some photographers when Getty announced that millions of their images will be available with free licence to use for most online users.
Photographers will definitely be looking at the many Stock libraries available to see the pricing, product and licensing options and we just wanted to clarify what theimagefile Stock Library offers:
We believe the image belongs to the image creator – and that the creator should be able to price, sell, distribute and print his own work individually.
Photoshop and Lightroom skills to improve your images
Looking for ideas to improve your images, or just interested in how someone else would work on an image to improve its quality. Theimagefile started its series of Fix-a-photo webinars presented by Gavin Hoey showing his approach to those tricky images. Here is the first recording:
It’s sort of fitting that as we launch WordPress blogs within theimagefile system that we write a blog post about it. Over the next few posts we going to discuss:
- What makes a good blog for a photographer
- How to maximise the use of a blog for search engine optimisation
- How to maximise the use of a blog to interact with your site visitors and prospect customers
- How a blog can attract new visitors with the potential of converting some of them into paying clients who appreciate your experience, expertise and professionalism within the imaging industry.
It’s a shame that just last week we had two separate cases regarding rescuing wedding images…
Whilst talking to one bride, she regretfully acknowledged that the photographs were the only keepsake that she will have to enjoy in years to come. Yes, she had heard that the cake is eaten, the band fall silent, the flowers droop and the dress becomes… tighter…however, she still ignored the professional photographer’s attempts to prevent the pending calamity and in an attempt to save money booked Uncle Keith, a keen amateur, to replace the professional photographer.
All images were captured as small jpegs.
The bride and groom do now at least have a somewhat downsized wedding album, but with the costs for necessary digital work, scanning, printing and manipulation, the (not so happy) couple have only made a saving of just over eighty-six pounds compared to what they would have paid for the stress-free services of the originally booked professional.
It’s sad that so many major once-in-a-lifetime events are going to be lost for future generations because of similar circumstances.
Having a camera does not make a photographer…
P.S. Wedding photography page sets are now available for download!