Beware of Photography Schools

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Reading this article in PDN today made me sick to my stomach. When it comes to photography schools people have divided feelings about them. And some have been under fire. Brooks Institute was sued a few years ago and now the Art Institute is being investigated. Please read the PDN article . I

In The Case Of Masterfile (Another one get's bought or not?)

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Last week I posted on my Facebook PhotoBizCoach group a notice from RTT that Masterfile sold . Today I ran across this detailed release from PDN Newswire. There's a few things to note about this. It appears that the Masterfile sale is not completed yet. This usually means that a letter of intent

Rhianna's and Universal's Copyright Issues Continue...

First David LaChapelle now a 19 year old French photographer are suing and in the latter case threatening to sue Rhianna and Universal for copyright infringement. As a creative one can't help but wonder why an artist like Rhianna and Universal as a record label would not know about copyright

Rhianna's and Universal's Copyright Issues Continue...

First David LaChapelle now a 19 year old French photographer are suing and in the latter case threatening to sue Rhianna and Universal for copyright infringement. As a creative one can't help but wonder why an artist like Rhianna and Universal as a record label would not know about copyright

The Look - Fashion Photography Contest (June 20th)

A winner will be selected for each category and will receive: One grand prize winner will receive a Sony A850 DSLR ($1999.99 value) + SAL-2875 Lens ($699.99 value) Six first place winners will receive a Sony NEX 3 camera A PDN Photoserve portfolio ($860 value) A B&H gift card ($100

PDN Faces Contest

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PRIZES 1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive the NEW 64GB Apple iPad 2 and $500 gift certificate from Adorama. 2 FIRST PLACE WINNER will be selected for each category. 3 FIRST PLACE WINNERS will receive a $100 gift certificate from Adorama. ALL FIRST PLACE WINNERS will each receive a digital camera, a

This Just In: Looks AS If PDN Was Not Sold

PDN and Photo Expo Appear to Not Have Been Sold You may remember that I wrote a post that Nielsen Media who publishes PDN was about to sell off Photo District News, Photo Expo and a variety of other brands. There was a rumor associated that Lachlan Murdoch plans would include seizing the print

PDN - Kiss Print Issue Goodbye?

This morning I read the following article at PaidContent.org about Nielsen business publications. Nielsen is up for sale and it includes PDN, Photo Expo Plus and all related businesses to PDN. The full list of their publications is here. What does that mean? Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan who left

Noteworthy Updates July 21, 2009

Post One: Here's a great blog entry I came across on one of the LinkedIn Groups "Studio Photography" I participate in, written by Kammy Thurman a Copywriter/Consultant at Anchor Creative about the proper way to get testimonials. Five tips for creating testimonials that work There has been

George Clooney, President Obama and Justin Timberlake

Take a look at this month's cover from Esquire. Click on image and get the full article from PDN as writen by Daryl Lang. What are my professional thoughts about this? As a former photo editor anything that gets these magazines moving of the shelves through an innovative idea is great. Other than