Ok…the title should have captured your attention somewhat! I was recently out in AZ to visit the parents and a little work. My mom turned me onto this blog called Confessions of a Pioneer Woman. I was teaching her how to use Bloglines and when I pulled this one up to help her load it…she said it was one of her favs(behind Em’s of course). Anyway, I have now be a little bit of a stalker on that blog as well and thought I would pass it on! It’s kinda corny gents…but she gives away great prizes(wii) on occasion and her writing is excellent. The ladies will certainly appreciate it–it’s a nice adventure from all the photographer blogs that we frequent. Check it out and let me know what you think after a while?!?
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Today you have to distinguish your business in our ultra-competitive industry. There are more and more photographers entering the wedding industry every week it seems, so your website and what is on it will make you stand out. Today’s trend is to show yourself in action or in your studio with a professionally produced video. This allows your potential clients to get to know you before they even submit a request for more information…you are now one step ahead!
liveBooks has recognized this trend and created Luminance. Luminance is a partnership with Cinematic Studios to shoot and edit your video to place on your current liveBooks site or a new one that you can link from your current site to. Below are a few examples:
Today’s image caught my attention with the movement in it and I really like how happy the B&G look to be exiting their reception Alison Conklin made this image over the weekend. Make sure to check out her blog to see some of her other work.
This image of hers also caught my attention!
Sometimes I think this is what the B&G must feel like at every wedding with so many vendors running around them! Alas this is for the Style Network TV show Whose Wedding is it Anyway! It’s a great catch…
I frequently blog about the need for music to be purchased legally for use on our photography sites. Wedding photographers seem to be particularly guilty of this, I’m not sure why? I think it has something to do with how we value our work or not value our work enough…because if we valued our work as artists, we wouldn’t be using someone else’s art to promote ours.
Recently a band called Richter Scales did a parody on what is going on in Silicon Valley. They used an image of Lane Hartwell’s in the video they made and posted it on YouTube. Lane has taken offense to not getting credit for the image and this has stirred quite the controversy in some photography circles. TechCrunch has taken the position that Lane is taking offense because her feelings were hurt that she was not included in the credits(which didn’t credit anyone really). A Photo Editor has slashed back at TechCrunch and says that they are part of the reason for the deteriorating rights of artists.
Truthfully I am not sure where I stand on this one…I mean the photographer caught the image paparatzi style and I doubt that she has written permission to use the image and certainly wasn’t paid to make it for the ceo. Then I do see where she has some concern with her work being used without permission or credit…this should not have happened. Either way it has stirred up some conversation, brought attention to both the photographer and band, and forced a renewed dialogue into rights of artists.