Free is a Very Good Price.. if You’re Getty Images

Getty Images

Photography is now free. That’s the message being sent by Getty’s latest business model change in which they allow for free, legal use of most of their stock photo collection. Anyone is welcome to embed a watermark-free Getty photo for online use. Much like embedding a YouTube video, the item will show up inline on a website with a credit and link back to … [Read more…]

Photo Marketing Idea for 2014: Start a Podcast

Podcasting for Photography

A couple weeks ago I was at New Media Expo and as I previously noted, one of the big themes was that podcasting is big and it’s getting bigger. For certain genres of photography, I could see how this might be a great way to reach new clients. Let’s take wedding photographers as an example. Create a Local Wedding Prep Podcast What if you created a wedding … [Read more…]

Three Business Themes for 2014 from New Media Expo

Lessons from NMX

Last weekend was New Media Expo, a gathering of a few thousand bloggers, podcasters, social media pros, photographers, filmmakers, and others interested in exploring the world of online media. I was invited to present on the topic of photography for the web, and while I was there I talked to quite a few other attendees and some vendors on the trade show floor. As I look at … [Read more…]

How to Make the Most of New Media Expo

NMX - New Media Expo

New Media Expo, aka NMX, starts in about three weeks. Thousands of bloggers, podcast era, internet business folk, and related companies will descend on Las Vegas for several days of talks, networking, parties, and other events. This will be my fourth year at NMX and my third year as a speaker. I wanted to share a few tips on how to make the most of the experience. Start … [Read more…]

Holidays Ahead: Keep Updating Your Website and Blog

Christmas Train at the Oregon Zoo

With the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, things are moving full swing into the December holiday season. As you wind down the calendar year with your business, you’ll want to plan ahead for your online efforts and how you’ll be managing your blog and social media during the holidays, especially that period from Christmas Eve through New … [Read more…]

Creative Commons 4 – NC Means No Change for Non Commercial

Creative Commons

This week, Creative Commons published version 4.0 of its licenses. Creative Commons offers a set of licenses for intellectual property, and in the past it has been a popular way for photographers, especially on Flickr, to allow others to use work for free under certain conditions. One of the tension-causing areas with the Creative Commons licenses is their definition… of … [Read more…]