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The Business of Photography

Operating a digital photography business is no small task. Our experts cover all the issues related to the business of photography from copyright issues to studio concerns, here.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Pro Tips: Chromozones

Gel your lights to create any colored background

Pro Tips: ChromozonesThere seem to be two paths to becoming a rich and famous photographer: 1) Go to photo school; and 2) Assist for a great photographer. I chose the former route, and apparently I should have chosen the latter because I’m neither rich nor famous. But I’m a working photographer, and I did learn a lot of great things in school—not the least of which was how to create any color with strobes and gels.  Read More...

Monday, September 29, 2008

Vision To Visuals: Layers Of Commonality

A silk printing process made it possible to create a special cross-cultural exhibition

Vision To Visuals: Layers Of CommonalityPhotography has the ability to powerfully communicate ideas and hopes, and can teach important messages to its viewers. Tom K. Loughlin, an inspired photographer from Crested Butte, Colo., wanted to do just this. Tom explained to me that he wanted to create a show that demanded an unconventional approach to displaying images. This immediately intrigued me to work with him and combine his ideas with the new technologies we have been researching at Duggal.  Read More...

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Real Next Top Model

Finding the next supermodel is the result of diligent work and plenty of model tests. It’s about much more than just a TV show.

The Real Next Top Model

Soon after my seventh or so year in fashion, I began to notice that my perspective of the world began to skew a bit. Perfectly normal, lovely people I met were subject to aesthetic scrutiny in my head as if they were being cast for a job. I tried to shake the critical voices, but when they persisted, I became convinced that I was destined to be a great discoverer of new modeling talent.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

The PLUS Coalition: Standardized Licensing Codes

Protect your business and promote your work by employing the simple standardized licensing codes proposed by this internationally recognized organization

The PLUS Coalition: Standardized Licensing Codes

Core to any photography business is increasing efficiency and productivity. Often, this can be an elusive objective to achieve. One organization working to address these and other objectives that are close to the heart of photographers is the PLUS Coalition, an international nonprofit organization overseeing the Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS). PLUS is an umbrella organization for all trade associations and stakeholders in industries involved in creating, distributing, using and preserving images.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Hi-Tech Studio: The Greenroom

Creating your own space within your studio benefits clients and art directors and provides a gallery to display your best work

Hi-Tech Studio: The Greenroom

Having your own studio space is a right of passage for many professional photographers, but when you reach this pinnacle of success in your career, creating a studio retreat or greenroom within your studio has benefits you might not have considered. Creating such a space has a threefold advantage. It offers clients who come to your shoot, but don’t necessarily want to be on the set, a high-tech room that still keeps them close to the action.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Vision To Visuals: Be The Change

EcoImaging is becoming a reality today

Vision To Visuals: Be The Change

I’ve remained committed to helping fine-art and commercial clients communicate their visions with the latest scanning and printing technologies. We take great pride in being the stewards of artistic expression and in helping brands communicate their message effectively. In an era of mounting environmental concerns, we’ve realized that we also must become stewards of the environment to actively change this industry and motivate our customers and suppliers to join hands with us.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Vision To Visuals: Back To School

Helping a learning institution define itself

Vision To Visuals: Back To School

Dr. Ben M. Corpus, Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Management and Dean of Students of Baruch College, approached Duggal Visual Solutions recently with a fundamental request. The goal was to “communicate the standards of academic excellence and professionalism” that define Baruch College in a public forum. 

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Naked In The Courtroom - The Web And Copyright

The Internet has opened a can of worms for photographers struggling to keep control over images while also seeking to get their work seen by the public and image buyers

Naked In The Courtroom - The Web And Copyright

Have you ever had one of those dreams where you're standing in the middle of a courtroom defending the copyright of one of your images when you look down and realize that you're naked? You will. There's an unprecedented number of copyright challenges facing photographers occurring on the Internet. Images are getting lifted from services like Flickr and photographers' websites at an alarming rate. The hijack-ers are using the images to illustrate blog entries and YouTube videos. The harsh reality for us shooters is that it may be perfectly legal.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Your eCommerce Solution

Partner with an online service that handles your orders, collects the money, ships the prints and leaves you with higher revenue

Your eCommerce SolutionA variety of sites have surfaced offering photographers online eCommerce solutions combined with the resources of a physical lab. The advantage to these sites, besides the nominal costs and time savings, is that they're providing quality products without your customer base ever knowing that they're dealing with outside entities.  Read More...

 

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