DPP Solutions: Model Release Basics

When it comes to both image sales and protecting yourself from liability, this simple form can be a lifesaver
By Staff
A model release is simply a liability waiver from the subject of a photograph that allows the said imagery to be published. Model releases can be complicated, but they don't have to be. Even a handwritten note with signatures, if properly documented, is all that you'll need to cover your…

Visioneers Gallery: Surrounding Fashion Week

Displaying images that emphasize the crucial link between fashion and photography
By Baldev Duggal
Coco Chanel, the iconic fashion designer, once remarked, "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only". Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." Fashion is stated to be the most influential phenomena in Western culture…

Pay Attention To The Details

The social world of the Internet gives pros a lot of benefits, but you need to understand the Terms of Use to understand what rights you’re giving up
By Samuel Lewis
In the course of setting up an online account, I was presented with a license agreement spanning 24 screens. As I started to review the terms of the agreement, I was struck by the thought that most people's eyes would glaze over by the third or fourth screen, assuming they…

Move Forward With Social Media

Introduce and publicize your photography to others without falling into a time-wasting black hole
By Jim Goldstein
It could be said that half the battle for photographers, beyond taking a great photo, is finding a way for people to see that great photo. The ability to find online exposure of your work has evolved from photo forum websites to photo-sharing sites and now social-networking sites. At each…

Search Engine Optimization

How to get your name and website to rise to the top of a potential client’s search
By Jim Goldstein
Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the most important tasks you can undertake for your photography business website. SEO is the art and science of optimizing the code and content of your web page so as to maximize the likelihood your website will surface to the top of search…

Make An Impression

The 11 secrets to creating a successful online photo portfolio
By Grover Sanschagrin
How is your portfolio website like a car door? Give up? At PhotoShelter, we like to use this analogy to explain how people perceive the experience of interacting with a website in ways that you may not realize or expect. It's common for car shoppers to slam a car door…
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