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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 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...

Monday, April 28, 2008

Vision To Visuals: A Traditionalist’'s View

Going digital doesn't mean ditching your aesthetics

Vision To Visuals: A Traditionalist’'s View

Many of the artists and commercial clients who work with me often present me with fresh creative challenges, requiring the application of old technologies in new ways. More often than not, however, it's the discovery and application of new scanning and printing technologies that helps them communicate in ways they didn't think possible. In the end, though, I often remind myself that it has nothing to do with the technology. In the end, everything that I do stems from my simple love of and passion for the art of photography—converting motion into a frozen, static image in the hopes of creating a compelling visual record that proves to everyone that the experience was indeed real.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Pro Tips: Getting Copyright Right

Protect your images online and off with digital solutions

When it's created, it's copyrighted. This rule of thumb has protected artists and photographers (not to mention software designers, musicians and authors) since the current era of copyright law was established in 1978. Although the phrase is technically true, it's only part of the story.

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