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Understanding Photo Insurance

Insurance – Liability, Shoot Insurance, and Riders/Binders “Liability refers to your basic insurance package you must have to cover loss or damage to your equipment, and to protect your personnel. Shoot insurance is a more costly type of insurance that will cover you in the event you need to reshoot a job. Riders/Binders cover the additional...

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    QR Codes = Awesome

    I don’t remember my exact train of thought on QR Codes, but I’ve been seeing them everywhere lately. I didn’t quite know what they were, so I googled it to find out. Basically, they’re bar codes of any type of text. They can be URLs, phone numbers, and even just plain text. You scan them...

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      Cover Shot Spotted in Portlandia Trailer

      In July of 2009, I photographed the cover of Portland Monthly for a feature story on rivers and river activities. It was definitely one of my favorite shots from the year and a great tearsheet. To my surprise, that issue of the magazine just turned up in a hilarious trailer of Portlandia. Look for it...

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      • Gene Danenhower01/13/2011 - 9:20 am

        That is FANTASTIC! Thanks for starting my day of with a smile… your cover looked GREAT! 🙂

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      • Erik Bishoff02/11/2011 - 3:02 pm

        Nice! I love these vids… the first one I saw was the one about the Farm chicken (I think that may be the first one?!) and they just keep getting better.

        Didn’t realize you were one-degree-of Fred Armisen! *8)ReplyCancel

      Photography is just like…

      …music. You hear a pop song in commercial, but that company doesn’t own the song. …software. You buy software, but that doesn’t mean you own the code. …blueprints. You may own the building when it’s built, but the architect owns the design. …sculpture. You can buy art, but you can’t copy and sell it as...

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        The Page Ratio is Best at 2:3

        Knowing fundamentals of design makes you a better commercial and editorial photographer. This excellent read is a great primer on theory and really comes in handy when you have to shoot for a layout. This was the magic bullet that the other canons were missing. His reasoning was that it sits within the Fibonacci Sequence,...

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          The Wisdom of Arlo

          Sometime back, I got a chance to shoot the folk singer Arlo Guthrie. He said something that day that has stayed with me: The art of doing nothin’ is probably one of the most profitable things you can do, because it sets you up to be doing something. When you are thinking about accepting an...

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          • Ashley Roach08/20/2010 - 4:56 am

            Great Quote, and an even better rebuttal to the client’s line “it would be great for your portfolio”ReplyCancel

          Pricing Photography for Image Libraries

          “…in a world where photographers traditionally price their product based on usage, what is “unlimited” use worth? There have always been photographers who intentionally or unknowingly ignore the subject of licensing, or otherwise simply give away unlimited use of their pictures without charging a premium for it. Those tend to be young photographers who don’t...

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            Cost of Doing (Photo) Business Calculator

            For anyone wanting to be a photographer or currently a photographer, the most important thing is to know your Cost of Doing Business (CODB). Fortunately, the NPPA makes it really easy for you. NPPA: Cost of Doing Business Calculator

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              Make a Model Release on an iPhone

              Hands down, the iPhone is the best damn tool a photographer can have. Here’s one more reason why: iRelease helps transform your old paper model release forms into information you can use. This powerful cloud based mobile application, in combination with its sophisticated ‘Live Syncing’ online account, organizes your forms into an easy to use...

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              • Brian Lee07/20/2010 - 3:49 pm

                Hmm. This is making a powerful case for my pending iphone purchase. I’ve been trying to resist for so long that even Ara is telling me I need one.ReplyCancel

              • Lincoln Barbour07/20/2010 - 4:06 pm

                I just tried out the Lite Version and works like a charm. Definitely going to buy the Pro Version so I can brand the release output and keep track of them online.ReplyCancel

              • Squid07/27/2010 - 6:24 pm

                seems like a perfect app for my iPad.ReplyCancel

              • Ashley Roach08/20/2010 - 4:51 am

                Hi Lincoln, really enjoyed the site especially your lifestyle work, thanks for the review on iRelease it’s been great to see the industry adopting it. As a pro shooter myself it’s been a huge time saver to both our workflow & our clients admin. We’ve got big plans for the future starting with a new site and a complete overhaul of the backend for irelease.com

                Cheers ARReplyCancel

                • Lincoln Barbour08/20/2010 - 8:22 am

                  Thanks kind words. IRelease is pretty sweet and definitely saves me time and organizational headaches. Looking forward to the continued support. It’s a great product. ReplyCancel

              • Morgan Belford08/24/2010 - 8:53 am

                Just wanted to point you guys to a different product, Easy Release.

                It is available for iPhone, iPad and Android, and has — we feel — more features and a much better workflow than iRelease.

                And, our iPad version takes advantage of the the screen real-estate better than iRelease, which only works in iPhone-compatability mode.

                http://itunes.apple.com/app/easy-release/id360835268

                Please check us out.ReplyCancel

                • Lincoln Barbour08/24/2010 - 9:12 am

                  Thanks for letting us know. Can you describe what features you feel are better?ReplyCancel

                  • Morgan Belford08/24/2010 - 10:51 am

                    Sure, here are some things that we feel Easy Release does better

                    Custom Releases
                    We think it is better to be able to create and edit your custom releases, and your branding (e.g., logo) right on the device, rather than having to do so on the web, and then syncing with your device. Of course, for those who want to edit release text on their laptop (which is nice), you can still email the custom text to your device and paste it in.

                    Platforms
                    We have iPhone and Android versions. And our iPad version is “native” and so takes better advantage of the screen real estate than iPhone apps that are just run in 2x mode on the iPad.

                    Internationalization
                    Our UI is localized in 6 languages, and our default model and property release text in 13 languages.

                    Data
                    We (optionally) collect much more info about the model, like gender and ethnicity

                    Witness
                    We support collecting witness info and signature.

                    ID Photo
                    Our ID Photo can come from camera or library, not just camera.

                    PDFs
                    We think that the PDF format we use is more attractive.

                    Management and Workflow
                    You can create a new release in Easy Release in one go, or you can fill in some now, and the rest later. With iRelease you don’t have that choice.

                    You can sort your releases by status, (model) name, shoot or date, not just name.

                    You can attach a JPEG of the PDF to your email, along with the PDF, which is handy for some workflows.

                    We support A4 size.

                    And much, much more…ReplyCancel

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