Archive for June 2018

Photographers Organize Against New York Times Rights Grab

Posted by on Thursday June 14, 2018 | Copyright/Legal

New York Times contributors have organized against an attempted rights grab by the newspaper, issued in the form of a work-for-hire contract for the production of drone footage. Through social media, several prize-winning photographers who shoot for the Times are urging fellow photographers not to sign the contract. They’ve also started a petition—which they say... More

New Initiative Created by Jill Greenberg Seeks Gender Parity in Advertising Photography

Posted by on Wednesday June 13, 2018 | Business, Uncategorized

An image of the Alreadymade homepage, which asks visitors to "please bookmark this site so you can consider hiring a woman a bit more often."

Photographer Jill Greenberg has launched an online directory in an effort to promote women photographers for advertising jobs, film and television key art, and magazine covers. Called Alreadymade, the platform serves as a resource for clients looking to hire experienced women photographers. To be included on the site, photographers have to have shot at least... More

Quick Tip: To Reduce Legal and Financial Risk, Register Your Business as an LLC

Posted by on Wednesday June 6, 2018 | Business, Copyright/Legal

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Attorney Aaron M. Arce Stark

Beware of operating your photography business as a sole proprietorship, advises attorney Aaron M. Arce Stark in “Making Your Photo Studio an LLC: The Pros and Cons.” He explains: “Let’s say a client hires you to shoot an assignment. When it comes time to pay, the client writes you a check and addresses it to... More

Quick Tip: To Get Advertising Work, Learn to Write Treatments

Posted by on Friday June 1, 2018 | Business

An ad for Häagen-Dazs shot by Venetia Dearden.

Advertising work is a good way to sustain a career and support other kinds of work photographers often prefer to shoot, such as editorial, personal, and fine-art work. The challenge for fine-art and documentary photographers, though, is convincing art buyers and creatives that they can reliably produce on a commercial set what they shoot in... More