Fair Trade Photographer talks about the stock photography industry, professional photographers and the use of stock photos in business.

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  • Stormy Seas Indeed...
    on Jan 13, 2013
    On LinkedIn, I am a member of the professional group "Stock Photography, buy and sell images" and frequently find it useful for keeping up with what is happening in the stock photo industry. A couple of weeks ago a group member called 'Stormy Seas'...
  • Craigslist, AKA stolen or broken: a tale of D Vinnie and Justin Mattioli
    on May 7, 2012
    A little while back I got an unexpected email with a link to a 'camera for sale' listing and photo on Craigslist. In the email, J, a photographer friend, had written:---------------------------------------Guess whose camera this probably is? &nb...
  • A photo thief who made me laugh
    on Jan 20, 2012
    A couple of days a ago a Kenyan photographer contacted me about representation. He sent me a link to his blog which showed recent weddings and fashion shows he had covered. I thought the images were pretty good, but his most recent blog post, titled...
  • Stefanie Gordon's 15 minutes of fame
    on Dec 14, 2011
    This week Time Magazine announced their Top 10 Photos of the Year:While the results were dominated by photographs reflecting conflict and revolution in the Middle East and Western Asia, one image stands out as being different. Different because it is...
  • Jam Studios' sticky fingers....
    on Nov 1, 2011
    A few days ago I was contacted by a photographer in Scotland seeking representation. He provided a link to his website, so I went to take a look. The first thing that seemed odd was the number of spelling errors in the navigation links, titles and te...
  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
    on Sep 23, 2011
    I was returning from a kayaking trip with a friend today when something weird happened. It was a beautiful calm morning on the water, when we heard this weird whistling sound from above and then there were several big splashes all around our kayaks.
  • Altered photos as modern art
    on Jul 20, 2011
    I was looking today at the FATESCAPES / Osudové krajiny project by Czech photographer Pavel Maria Smejkal when I discovered another shockingly powerful feature of Google's Search by Image facility.Pavel's images are created by taking famous historic...
  • Google's "Search by Image" for investigative journalists....
    on Jul 7, 2011
    I got an email recently:-------------------------------------------------------------------------My name is Zara and I'm a regular reader of'd like to thank you for the excellent information I've found onphotographersdirect.
  • Google's new Search By Image: TinEye on Steroids!
    on Jun 15, 2011
    I have written before about the wonderful TinEye and how it can be a very useful tool to both trace your own images across the web, and also to find possible conflicting uses when you are looking to use a stock image commercially. Well, now we have G...
  • Travel Ink / LatitudeStock update
    on Feb 7, 2011
    Update 7 February 2011The Director of LatitudeStock has contacted me directly to try to sort out the issues I detailed in my previous blogpost. She does not have the full details yet, but it appears to have been an unfortunate oversight and my images...
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