InfoZone & Blog
Welcome to the Visual Connections InfoZone, your one-stop source of information on all aspects of sourcing, licensing and using images. Here you will find carefully researched reference articles, complemented in our blog by news, insights and tips of specific relevance to image buyers – plus a calendar of industry events and press releases.
- 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
We will be adding more articles over the next few months, on subjects such as sourcing images, licensing footage, production services, and color calibration. If you have a suggestion for a subject you would like to see covered, please let us know.
- An Angel’s Dream: Native Stock Pictures Touches New Horizons
- Choosing Solutions
- Let Me Introduce You to Harry and Edna
- From Across the Pond - Convergence of Video and Stills
Expect regular updates from respected industry players on topics ranging from copyright and licensing, through productivity tools and tips, to career development.
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We keep our calendar updated with all the major events around the world for stock image buyers and sellers.
Check out the latest industry press releases announcing new collections and services for image buyers.
Our blog is managed by 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.
The InfoZone is kindly sponsored by PACA (Picture Archive Council of America), 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 images for commercial reproduction.
We will return to New York for another image expo on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, once more at the popular Altman Building.
Thank you to everyone who made it along to our first ever event in Canada!
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Zoomy Images LLC, an on-line image and audio provider for the creative industry, has launched its service today through its web site, www.zoomyimages.com.
Young Photographers Alliance hosts Scholarship Awards Ceremony & Mentoring Program Exhibition Opening
Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) will be opening its annual exhibition of photography from the 2012 “Hometown” Mentoring Program, and awarding the 2012 Scholarships in NYC on February 27th.
The spontaneous and poignant images of New York fine-art photographer Kenneth Van Sickle are now available at The Granger Collection.