Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Real World Estimates – Magazine Article Reprints -photos

About: A Photo Editor (APE) is Rob Haggart, the former Director of Photography for Men's Journal and Outside Magazine.

Real World Estimates – Magazine Article Reprints



Most magazine assignments don't have big budgets on the front end, but if you play your cards right, you can help make up for it on the back end. One way to do that is to be savvy about article reprint licensing.

After a CEO or hedge fund manager lands on the cover of a publication or in a feature spread, they will usually hear from the reprint department of the magazine offering to license them reprints of the article. Reprints are a repackaged version of an article without the heft or distraction of the rest of the magazine, and they're typically used by the subject of an article to promote their company. Eprints are like reprints, but rather than being printed, they're packaged as a PDF that can be sent out by email (to a specified number of recipients) or posted online (for a specified period). Reprints and eprints can be valuable promotional tools because they carry what amounts to an endorsement from a trusted publication or news source.

When a photograph is used in the original publication, it's considered editorial use. But repackaging and distribution by a third party constitutes advertising use which is often worth a lot more than the original job. The first thing photographers have to do to insure that they get their fare share of this value is make sure they reserve those rights. When a client sends you a contract, look at the fee and look at the rights you're conveying in exchange for that fee. Do they match up? Decide what's a fair price for one-time editorial use (per day and per page). Then add on additional fees for each additional use.

Some publishing companies are big enough to have their own in-house reprint departments. But most magazines will farm that work out to reprint companies like FosterParsReprint OutsourceScoopWright's or YGS. The sheer size and number of these companies should give you an indication of the value of reprints.

Some clients will want to secure reprint rights upfront, bundling it with the shoot fee. Others will want an option to purchase reprint rights (at predetermined prices) as the need arises. Still others prefer to negotiate reprint rights on a case-by-case basis. All of those are reasonable positions to take provided the compensation is fair. Here's one magazine's reprint terms....

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Call for Submissions / Click About It Worldwide Photography Competition

Call for Submissions / European Journalism Centre & Oxfam / Click About It Worldwide Photography Competition / Maastricht, Netherlands / Deadline Date: Monday, September 26, 2011

Photographers can enter an international competition.
"Click About It" is a series of international photography competitions organized by the European Journalism Centre. ( http://ejc.net/ )

The third edition, co-organized with Oxfam and sponsored by the European Commission, offers the first-place winner a trip to an Oxfam project.

The competition focuses on the topic of "aid." In this competition, photographers are asked to capture moments that show how people's lives and communities are being transformed. Whether in Berlin or Bogota, tackling poverty, health, education, gender, environment and agricultural issues -- photographers should use creativity to illustrate the concept.

Each contestant can upload a maximum of eight entries to the competition platform but they must be added at the same time.

First place wins a trip to an Oxfam project and the three runner-ups each win a EU€500 (about $700) Amazon gift certificate. A selection of photographs will be published in various Oxfam publications.

For more information, click here  http://wildfireapp.com/website/302/contests/131787

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Great Camera Shootout 2011 about the Single Chip Camera Evaluation (SCCE)

Zacuto's Regional Emmy award winning series, The Great Camera Shootout 2010, is back with a brand new breed of cameras, a fresh set of challenges and plenty of new episodes. The Great Camera Shootout 2011 is a documentary about the Single Chip Camera Evaluation (SCCE) which is a large scale technical camera comparison administered by Robert Primes, ASC.  Our documentary was designed to educate and broaden the understanding of the elements that create image quality.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Banff Adventure Photography Workshop Application deadline extended

Banff Adventure
Photography Workshop

Application deadline extended to
September 9, 2011

Program dates: September 23, 2011 - September 26, 2011
Faculty: John Burcham, Alec Pytlowany, Gordon Wiltsie

This workshop provides an opportunity for emerging photographers to work with experienced outdoor professionals during classroom seminars, critique sessions, and outdoor fieldwork. Participants will work towards using existing knowledge of their own photographic equipment and digital software to obtain the best results, and to enhance their skills.


Details Here