bidness words

a new snapsation

There's a new site in town called Snapsation that is trying to be the latest site to connect photographers and clients. Photographers set up profiles and list offers, and potential clients come in and browse the wares. Job booking and payment is done through the site, which allows it to offer buyer protection to the customer, something decidedly lacking in the traditional photographer/client relationship. Read more [...]
head shots nuts & bolts

but wait, there’s more!

A few years ago, Brian Storm, CEO of Mediastorm Inc, told an room full of photographers and photojournalists to "Stop accepting $200 assignments." And while the specific sum may have been arbitrary, the basic message--that we as an industry needed to stop devaluing our work and ourselves just to get paid--resonated with me. At the time I couldn't seem to find work that paid fairly--thanks in no small part to the glut of Craigslist photographers (usually students who are just happy to be getting paid) willing to do ridiculous amounts of work for ridiculously low prices--and I found myself taking underpaying jobs on the hopes that a few shitty jobs now would yield better jobs later. Read more [...]