Photography Can Help Change The WorldThis week's Fstoppers Post Pick is one everyone should see. It helped me remember that it's absolutely crucial for creatives to stretch out and make a difference with what we do. Cause let's face it, if we're only in it for the money, our work will become nothing more than a job and trivial one at that. And I must admit, there are times when that's how I feel about being a photographer.
Cat Photographer Sells Prints for $265, Has His Own Art Show And 62,000+ Facebook FansAs if we human photographers didn't have enough competition from each other, we now have to contend with Cooper, a 5 year old American Shorthair cat living in Seattle. Once a week he wears a lightweight digital camera fastened to his collar, which snaps a new photo every 2 minutes.
Making Money With Microstock PhotographyI've been on the fence about microstock photography for some time now but if you're like me you have 100 of 1000's of unused photos backed up on drives long forgotten. PhotoPoly.net's post, "A Short Guide to Microstock Photography" has me leaning towards the greener side of that fence. And even though I don't think I could make a living off microstock sites, a little extra scratch here and there certainly wouldn't hurt. There are a lot of arguments out there, for and against, microstock sites. Where do you stand?
Making The Most Of A Media Rush:
One Girl, One iPhone, One Photo's Story Stefanie Gordon's iPhone image of the Space Shuttle Endeavour's final launch went viral after she posted it to Twitter. Instant fame no matter how fleeting can be a reward in itself but if you are a prolific shooter and a social butterfly of the wired world this story may give you pause. It should caution you to think about what you have before uploading it to Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, blah, blah, blah. Because even though the mere act of taking a photograph means you hold the copyright, and sharing it on a social media site does nothing to change that, opening the flood gates of social media could devalue that "once in a life time" shot.
One-Third Of SanDisk Cards Are CounterfeitWhere did you buy your memory cards from? Did you get a good deal on those cards? You may want to read this article and then take a second look at your cards to ensure you're getting what you pay for.
Want Some Exposure?CMD wants to Expose You. Simply submit a "Fantastic Photo Friday" image, design illustration or video on their Facebook fan page and tell all your friends about it. If chosen, you’ll be given the red carpet treatment, blog feature, interview and more. With thousands of viewers each week, you’ll have the maximum exposure experience.
ACDSee Pro 4 Takes Aim at Lightroom UsersRemember ACDSee from the Window '95 era? I pride myself on being in the know but honestly, I thought ACDSee went the way of DoDo. Apparently ACDSee hasn't only survived but it's evolved with it's latest version ACDSee Pro 4. A catalogue based all-in-one solution that offers non-destructive editing, full RAW processing, as well as sorting and key-wording capabilities.
May Means More Free Stuff!This month we're giving away a 42" Multidisc Reflector by PhotoFlex ($100), a RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap from Black Rapid ($70) and a Fstoppers' Custom Banner linking to one lucky winner (Priceless!). Simply take the best photo you have with the theme "Underneath" and submit it to our contest forum using the link below and you have a chance at hauling in all that wonderful loot.
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