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Post 1: Everything You Need to Know About Stock

On October 13 at 5PM PST / 8PM EST Stock Photography Guru Jack Hollingsworth and I will be discussing “Everything you need to know about Stock Photography.” If you haven’t already signed up, please do so now, we are limited to 200 participants and we are very close to capacity. Why would you want to listen to this call? Because stock has changed dramatically in the last couple of years and you want to know how you can generate a revenue stream with stock and not loose money and your time!


Post 2: Los Angeles Art Association Call for Artists

Click on the logo to the left to download your application form. This one looks good to me as you are going to be able to make some money if your submission is chosen. Here are the details:

Who: Juried by Apsara DiQuinzio, Assistant Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORK: Saturday, Dec.5, 10am-5pm
RECEPTION AT GALLERY 825: Saturday, December 12, 6-9pm
PICK UP OF ACCEPTED WORK: Saturday. January 9, 2010 10am-5pm

Eligibility: Competition open to all artists living in Southern California. Entries must be work created within the last three years.

Media: All media. No craft or functional pieces. *For video: please send DVD and make sure disc is cued. Accepted video artists must provide their own equipment/monitors, projectors, DVD player, etc. Discs must be set up for continuous play.

Fees: Non-members: $40 for up to 3 entries; each additional entry is $10. Members: $20 for up to 3 entries; each additional entry is $5. Limit of 5 entries per person. Details of work limited to 2 per entry. Make checks payable to LAAA. Do not send cash. Entry fees are non-refundable. (For membership information please visit our website at or call 310.652.8272, LAAA’s next artist screening is February 2010.)

Entry: Juror will review only digital images of artwork on CD. NO ACTUAL ARTWORK WILL BE REVIEWED BY THE JUROR prior to selection process. Entries must be submitted on CD in jpg format – 300 dpi. NO FILES SHOULD BE LARGER THAN 1MB.

All information including artistname, contact information, title, date, price, medium and dimensions must be included on a clearly printed entry form or document to accompany the CD. Improperly labeled entries may be rejected. LAAA is not responsible for lost or damaged entries. Do not send resumes, bios or artist statements. ENTRIES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY REGISTRATION FEE AND COMPLETED ENTRY FORM. All entries become property of LAAA. No entry materials will be returned. Submitted images of accepted work may be used by LAAA for press and promotional materials.

Delivery of accepted work: Accepted work must be available December 5, 2009 – January 8, 2010. Work must be delivered to the gallery on Saturday, December 5, 2009 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. All work must be properly framed and/or ready to hang (no saw tooth or clip-on hangers, no exceptions). Works requiring specific hardware must be provided when work is delivered. Glass may not be used in metal frames exceeding 48″. At the juror’s discretion, work that is dirty, in disrepair or otherwise deemed unfit for display may be excluded from the show. All decisions of the juror are final. Work must be unwrapped by artist upon delivery. LAAA will not store any packing materials. Pick-up of accepted work is January 9, 10am – 5pm.

Sales: All work will be offered for sale. All work must be priced to include LAAA’s 40% commission. Artists will receive 60% commission on artwork sold. Payment for sales will be sent to artists 30 days after the close of the show.

Liability: Neither LAAA, its staff, Board nor anyone connected to the exhibition is responsible for any loss, damage, breakage or theft of artwork while at the gallery. Your entry into this exhibition constitutes agreement with these terms and conditions as set forth herein.

Please complete and return the following form with your materials and payment. Your signature on the entry form indicates your agreement to the terms as established herein.

Mail signed entry form, CD & check to:
LAAA (ATTN: Open Show)
825 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069


Post 3: “Snap to Grid” Call for Digital Art and Photography by the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

Every Entry Submitted is Shown!
Entry fee $30US. (Proceeds benefit gallery programs)
Deadline for entries: October 19, 2009

Show is open: November 12-December 5, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday November 12, 7-9pm (in conjunction with Downtown Artwalk), 107 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Contact: Rex Bruce
No phone calls please!
Web site,

Show your work at our gallery in our Un-Juried Competition: Snap to Grid. In our sixth annual exhibition of this kind participants each upload one image to be printed on high quality paper and hung in a grid in our gallery. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists.

The show is mounted in our 1,200 foot storefront gallery in the bourgeoning downtown arts district in the revitalized historic core of Los Angeles. It is an area constantly building and creating itself, filled with art, hipsters, restaurants, clubs, music, shopping and urban loft living. The area is frequented by celebrities, critics, curators and renowned artists. The opening reception is on the night of the exciting Downtown Art Walk which has drawn over 10,000 people (and also provides a new shuttle service between each cluster of the over 40 galleries in the immediate area). Thousands are expected to attend the exhibit.

After the exhibition the images and artist information will be archived by LACDA. Artwork for future exhibits will be selected from the archived images, and will also be available for review by interested area gallerists, curators and arts journalists. The ultimate resume builder. Everybody wins!


Post 4: PicScout Unveils Services Platform to enable Online Image Transactions

So what’s this all about? PicScout is a company that has been chasing copyright infringers for the longest time. They have developed very cool software that crawls through the internet and matches images on websites against images that they have on file in their database. These findings are reported to the image owner who tracks if this license is legit or not. Now they have come up with something new that is definitely noteworthy.

PicScout has designed a new product called Image IRC which will allow image owners to embed data in images that will lead the potential user to the owner of the image. Their position is that the 85% or so uses on the internet are unlawful (theft in essence). This number could be greatly reduced if there only was an easy way to find the rightful owner of the image.  This is in essence what their system does. I was invited to an exclusive group of previewers and here are my thoughts.

First of all it’s another step that somehow has to be worked into your workflow. The system is launched in Beta and only available to companies and not yet individual photographers. You should have a very close eye on this as this is the right idea at the right time. Now we have to see if this could be helpful to individual photographers or if this will remain for image providers on a large scale.

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