Business

Nik Software Is Now Free

Posted by on Thursday March 24, 2016 | Business, Photo Manipulation

Google announced today that it was making the Nik Collection desktop software plugins available to users for free. The bundle includes Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund. Google bought Nik software in... More

500px Guts Royalty Rate on Non-Exclusive Images

Posted by on Tuesday March 22, 2016 | Business

Photographers can expect to earn less money from 500px going forward. The company is preparing to substantially lower its royalty rate on non-exclusive images effective April 4, bringing the commission from 70 percent to 30 percent. Images that are exclusive to 500px will also get a haircut, albeit smaller, dropping from 70 to 60 percent commission.... More

FTC Wrist-Slaps Lord & Taylor for Deceptive Instagram Campaign

Posted by on Thursday March 17, 2016 | Business

Lord & Taylor has agreed to settle federal charges that it deceived consumers by paying fashion “influencers” thousands of dollars each to promote its products on Instagram, without disclosing that the posts were paid advertisements. The retailer was also charged with deceiving consumers by placing a paid article in Nylon magazine without disclosing that the... More

R.I.P, Fuji FP-100C

Posted by on Thursday March 3, 2016 | Business

Film enthusiasts, another one has bitten the dust. Fujifilm is discontinuing production of its FP-100C Color Instant Film, a peel-apart film frequently used in Polaroid cameras. It was the last peel-apart film on the market. “While this was a difficult decision, it was necessary in order to remain sustainable in today’s market,” the company said in... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography and Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday January 29, 2016 | Business, Photojournalism

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” ― Fran Lebowitz Photojournalism and the Middle East – Lens Culture Keep it Simple: The Life of Magnum’s Dark Room Printer – Gup The Quandary of the Unreliable Narrator – Documentary.org Two Takes on Virtual Reality Filmmaking – Post The Master of All Photo Trades – Rangefinder How... More

Time Inc. Issues Amended Contract; Sports Illustrated Rescinds Assignments

Posted by on Monday January 25, 2016 | Business

Four long-time Sports Illustrated photographers who lost NFL assignments for refusing to sign Time Inc’s controversial photo agreement have been given a second chance to sign, according to a photographer who spoke to PDN on condition of anonymity. The photographers were reportedly sent new, revised contracts on Tuesday, January 19. The revision was in the... More

Fujifilm Will Raise Film Prices, Again

Posted by on Friday January 22, 2016 | Business

Despite the popularity of its instant film products, Fujifilm will be raising prices on its films around the world, the company announced today in a statement. Fuji didn’t disclose precisely what films would take the hit and by how much other than to note that the increases would effect color negative film, color reversal film, black... More

The Bestselling Item in Amazon’s Camera Department During the Holidays Was Film

Posted by on Tuesday December 29, 2015 | Business

That’s right. Amazon has released its holiday sales recap, filled with fun facts like: “customers purchased enough women’s boots this holiday season that, if stacked on top of each other, they would be high enough to reach the orbit of the International Space Station” and “during Cyber Monday, Amazon.com customers purchased one Adele CD every... More

Free Toolkit and Video Series Provide Business Education for Artists

Posted by on Monday December 14, 2015 | Business, Fine Art

It’s difficult for many artists to think rigidly about time management, goal setting, branding, marketing, social media strategy and other decidedly business-like actions, but that’s exactly what a new, free artist’s education series from Creative Exchange proposes artists do. Work of Art, as the video and workbook series is called, was produced from a professional development... More