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Thursday 28 February 2008

What is a ‘professional’ camera?

It makes me laugh to see articles on photo websites and in magazines that say a particular camera is for professionals and some other camera is just for enthusiasts or amateurs.

Photo mags are all about selling you expensive equipment. The sad thing is that people are led to believe they can’t be creative unless they have some costly piece of kit. The fact is, you can make wonderful photographs with any camera.

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Filed under: Photography — GS @ 9:27 pm
Thursday 3 January 2008

Possible guide to fees for ‘user generated content’?

Here’s a figure to keep in mind if a TV producer asks to use your photo or video.

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Filed under: The media — GS @ 2:12 am
Friday 6 April 2007

Guardian, Lonely Planet, Hewlett Packard ‘photographic opportunity’

Fifteen years ago, when I earned part of my living as a freelance photographer, the going rate for a cover shot on one of the small magazines that I worked for was £200. The magazine sold 12,000 copies each month and that payment gave the publisher the right to publish the image one time only.

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Filed under: Photography,The media — GS @ 4:40 pm
 
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