Business

What New Federal Trade Commission Guides Mean For Instagram Influencers

Posted by on Monday August 24, 2015 | Business, Social Media/Web, Uncategorized

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued new guidelines regarding paid endorsements that photographers should be aware of—especially if they’re being paid to promote products on their Instagram feeds. This summer the FTC updated Guides to Section 5 of the FTC Act to add guidelines about how “Instagram influencers” and bloggers should identify any company... More

PDN Video: W.M. Hunt on How to Build Career Bridges (Not Burn Them)

Posted by on Wednesday July 29, 2015 | Business, Fine Art, PDN Video Picks

Photography careers are built on talent and hard work. But they also depend upon relationships–with mentors, editors, art directors, curators and others who can provide the critical support required for any career to grow and thrive. Veteran collector, curator and photography consultant W.M. Hunt explains in this exclusive PDN video how to build those important... More

Video Pick: Rep Maren Levinson: Being a Good Photographer Isn’t Enough

Posted by on Wednesday July 29, 2015 | Business, Media, PDN Video Picks, Social Media/Web

Seattle-based photographer John Keatley recently posted a video interview he did with his rep, Redeye’s Maren Levinson, in which she touched on several changes to the photography industry. Her frank assessment of the market in which professional photographers and their reps operate has earned the video nearly 30,000 views on YouTube. More

How to Kill Restrictive Concert Photography Contracts

Posted by on Thursday July 9, 2015 | Business, Celebrity, Copyright/Legal

It’s boom times for concert photographers who want to complain about the terms of their contract. Jason Seldon’s public letter to Taylor Swift drew huge interest from traditional media companies, followed by the public calling out of the Foo Fighters by the Washington City Paper. But, like a lot of online griping, the spilling of rage pixels rarely results in... More

Photographer Calls Out Taylor Swift for Apple Hypocrisy [Updated]

Posted by on Monday June 22, 2015 | Business, Celebrity, Copyright/Legal

Taylor Swift is rapidly making a name for herself as the scourge of streaming music services, first lambasting Spotify and now, Apple Music, for giving musicians short financial shrift. In an open letter to Apple, Swift complains that the company won’t be paying musicians during a user’s three month free trial period with the service, calling... More

Steve McCurry Employee Arrested, Charged With Stealing $650K From Photographer

Posted by on Tuesday June 2, 2015 | Business, Photojournalism

An employee of Magnum photographer Steve McCurry has been arrested and accused of stealing and selling prints, books and other items worth more than $654,358. The District Attorney’s Office of Chester County, PA, where McCurry’s studio is located, made the announcement this afternoon. The employee, Bree DeStephano, age 32, who was McCurry’s print sales manager,... More

What Photographers Need to Know Before They Go Pro

Posted by on Wednesday April 29, 2015 | Business

Sponsored by NYIP What do you need to know before you go pro? Robyn Selman, general manager of The New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) aims to answer this question through curriculum for photographers. Selman works with experts in the field, such as Patrick Donehue, to ensure NYIP’s curriculum is “forward-looking and serves students well,”... More

U.S. Copyright Office (Once Again) Studying Copyright Struggles of Photographers

Posted by on Tuesday April 28, 2015 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Uncategorized

The U.S. Copyright Office has published a call for comments from photographers and visual artists about how their works are “monetized, enforced and registered” and about “obstacles” artists face protecting their copyrights “when navigating the digital landscape.” The U.S. Copyright Office announced the research initiative April 24 in the Federal Register. The written comments are... More