I Wish More Photographers Were Like Prince

I Wish More Photographers Were Like Prince

The passing of Prince last week gave the world pause to consider the nearly peerless artistic success and untimely death of an iconic musician. He was renowned for his ability to create a distinctive sound and deliver to his worldwide fan base a library of songs that put him among the Lennons, Jacksons, Bowies and Marleys of…

Licensing the Easy Way

Licensing the Easy Way

Despite all the angst from photographers about publications unwilling to license photography for standard rates, I’ve found that the licensing answer is exceedingly simple. Of course, this “answer” is really just my opinion and I openly acknowledge that others may choose to adhere to alternative solutions, but this works for me. In fact, it’s worked quite…

Why Do Photographers Give Away Their Work?

Why Do Photographers Give Away Their Work?

From cable companies like Time Warner to iTunes to Viacom and beyond, there is one thing that drives these companies. Content. Pure and simple. Some have control because they produce the content, some have control because they distribute the content. Then there are those who are breaking the mold (authors) who are now producing the…

A Look at Magazine Circulation Numbers

A Look at Magazine Circulation Numbers

If you told me twenty years ago that I would be paying attention to the latest report by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the organization charged with computing the number of subscribers and other data for magazines and newspapers, I would have said you were one pocket protector shy of being an insane accountant. After…