FREELANCING: 2 YEARS, $230,000+ AND 9 BIG LESSONS LATER

This post was originally written on July 1st and is reprinted with the kind permission of Joel Klettke, who can be found here: Two years ago today, I stocked up on canned chili, dusted off the desk in my home office and officially left my job. If you want the whole story from the early …


The Evolution of Art Production

Written By Nicole Bishop. Originally featured on the Foundfolios Blog and reposted with their kind permission. It is estimated that in 2004 there were 900 art buyers and producers in North America. Today, data shows there are only 400. What does that mean for the industry? Art buyers and producers have had many struggles within …


Visual Research in a Digital World

By guest writer Laura Lucas of Big Picture Research I’m often asked if visual research is easier today than it was before computers. It’s a tough question to answer because there’s good and bad with all change. Technology has certainly delivered access and opened new doors but that doesn’t always mean it’s easier. I consider …


Catching up with the ASPP

The American Society of Picture Professionals is the definitive trade association for picture editors, art buyers, researchers and all engaged in the business of creating, archiving, marketing, researching and licensing imagery in North America. With Chapters through out the United States offering regular programming to one of the most comprehensive benefits packages for members to …


Finding the Forest – and the Trees

So pleased to have this inside view of Photo Research by Susan Ferguson of Ferguson Resources. Like many photo researchers, I have a background that may seem unrelated to photography or publishing. My degree is in Ornamental Horticulture with additional studies in art and architectural history, and cultural geography. My experience of the business of …


From ’round the web..

In no particular order, links of interest to picture buyers/researchers that we have bookmarked for you: Interested in expanding knowledge? Courses in Picture Research: http://www.picture-research-courses.co.uk http://www.publishing-school.co.uk/course-list/2013-picture-research/picture-research.html The Copyright Alliance Podcast . Totally free and full of profiles from artists, photographers, musicians and film makers on copyright and issues around IP. The Metropolitan Museum of Art …


Lost in Digital Translation

Guest post by Sharon Donahue Today if you wanted to find out more about Diophanti Alexandrini you might start by going to Wikipedia to read about this Greek mathematician. You can even begin with Google Images to see pages from his 1670 book on Arithmetic. The woman who introduced me to photo research at the …


Covering Yourself (Letterwise)

One in an occasional series from Networking Pro Michael Masterson Now that the economy is showing signs of life again, we’re seeing more job postings and opportunities. With the avalanche of resumes hiring managers receive for each opening, it’s a challenge to make yours stand out and catch someone’s eye. It’s your first and maybe only …


The Necessity of Networking (Social and Otherwise)

Guest post from Networking Pro Michael Masterson Some of us are natural networkers. We love going to events and parties, have no problem chatting up a stranger and make new connections smoothly. Others feel more comfortable using online avenues, posting to their Facebook pages, tweeting or just maybe monitoring what their friends and followers are …