From the monthly archives:

August 2009

Ask an Art Buyer: Creative Directors with Bad Taste are Cramping my Style

August 24, 2009

Joe Photographer writes: So I was shooting a campaign in studio a couple of weeks ago and was working with an art director and agency I had worked with before. We have a pretty good relationship so there was no issue there. The issue came about when the new creative director showed up and started [...]

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Ask an Art Buyer: Are Treatments Copyrightable?

August 16, 2009

We have covered this ground before but local heavy hitter rep Jooli Kim asks a rather pointed set of questions about Treatments: Do agencies view submitted treatments for a job, stating an artists vision and process [with references] as copyrighted? Or does the agency feel they can take liberty with these treatments and use the [...]

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Busy Busy Busy

August 15, 2009

Yes, I know, I know, the deadline for my Year in the Life shooter has long since past. And I am close to a decision. But, as you’re well aware I need to do this right. So, thanks for your patience and your interest. It’s going to be great. But don’t expect anything substantial on [...]

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Ripping off other Photographers = Bad Form

August 11, 2009

A Rep friend of mine sent me this note the other day and I thought it was worth sharing. Copyright infringement is a touchy topic. We talk about usage and I feel part of the problem with usage fees has to do with copyright or more specifically respect of what copyright in commercial photography means. [...]

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Pre & Post Work or I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours

August 4, 2009

As promised, here are a few shots Pre (and in some cases Post) Post work. Matthew Stylianou visits a Southwestern Ontario Tractor Pullers Association Tractor Pull Competition. And his rep, bless his heart, included a link to the summer competition schedule. These shots have not been manipulated: Next up is Hasnain Dattu’s work for FIFA [...]

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Defending the Art Buyer

August 3, 2009

Y’all have been gentle in your criticism of the Art Buyer but it still seems that the responsibility for improving the unique quality of your work has landed back in my lap. (I am referring, of course, to the fantastic discussion in response to Myles’ ubiquitousness post- specifically the idea that Art Buyers need to [...]

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