Blog & InfoZone

Welcome to the Visual Connections InfoZone, your one-stop source of information on all aspects of sourcing, licensing, producing and using images and footage.

Blog

Explore our treasure trove of articles by respected industry players on topics ranging from copyright and licensing, through productivity tools and tips, to career development. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook, or join our LinkedIn group to be notified when new articles go live.

Recent posts

Educational articles

  • Copyright: what it is and what it protects
  • Fair use: when you may use an image without permission
  • Licensing: what the different types of licenses mean
  • Releases: model and property releases and when you need them
  • Orphan works: using images with no contactable copyright owner

If you have a suggestion for a subject you would like to see covered, please let us know.

Industry events

We maintain a calendar of major events around the world for visual media buyers and sellers. Let us know if there’s an event we’ve missed off.

Industry press releases

Check out the latest industry press releases announcing new collections and services for image/footage/art buyers and researchers.

Acknowledgements

The commissioning editor for our blog is Ellen Herbert of Neat Production, a leading photography professional with experience as an editor, producer, researcher and art director, providing support for creative projects, and producing and directing for a wide array of clients, including non profits, corporates and start-ups.

DMLA

The InfoZone is kindly sponsored by DMLA (Digital Media Licensing Association), the trade organization in North America that represents the vital interests of stock archives of every size, from individual photographers to large corporations, who license digital media for commercial reproduction.

Updates

New York Expo 2015

Join us at the Metropolitan Pavilion on Wednesday, October 28 for a great program of sessions and an inspiring line-up of exhibitors. This year we are delighted to have Workbook as our Principal Sponsor.

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Industry News

Workbook to sponsor Visual Connections New York Image Expo 2015

Workbook, the leading marketing resource for commercial photographers and illustrators, will be the Principal Sponsor of this year’s Visual Connections Image Expo at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York on October 28.

Leaders of Major Footage Sources Gather in New York on April 29 to Prepare for Explosive Growth

ACSIL Footage Expo to include NBCUniversal, Shutterstock, WGBH, Getty, WNET/Thirteen, Corbis, VideoBlocks, Associated Press, ABC News Videosource.

Meeting the needs of same sex imagery in fiction covers

Royalty free stock image agency Novel Expression and Jenn LeBlanc of Illustrated Romance are launching the Exclusive Jenn LeBlanc for Novel Expression collection.

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