Post One: Self Improvement Summit
My colleague and friend Michael Beck is facilitating a Self Improvement Summit. I am delighted to announce that I am one of the presenters. This event is geared to assist you to gain insights into overcoming adversity and to create more success and happiness. Best of all it’s online, lasts for two weeks and it is free. You may register here if this is something of interest to you.
Post Two: Next Free Call Just Around the Corner
In only one week we are on the phone about a topic that each and everyone of you need to hear about. Search Engine Optimization or in short SEO. The specialist I got on the call is Daniel Tardent and he and his team created something that they call SEO for Artists. You can become your own SEO specialist in 21 days or less. To sign up for this free call please click here. Note: Due to the large number of registrants I urge you to sign-up now to reserve your spot. There are only a limited number of phones lines available.
Post Three: Mark the Date
On May 23rd I will be a panelist for Photoshelter’s next event in Los Angeles. Mark your calendar and stay posted for your invitation to the event. It’ll be all about Information Marketing, technology, SEO and how you can market using all available media tools.
Post Four: Juried Call For Entries: “A DECADE OF IMAGES 2000-2010”
-Submission Deadlines Member & Non-Member: April 4, 2010
-Notification by email of Juror Selection: Saturday, May 15, 2010
-Online Exhibition: Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Phone: (323) 462-1444
All submissions: Minimum two images, Online, JPEGs only.
Founded in 1981, Women In Photography International (WIPI) is the gold standard for women photographers worldwide.
“A DECADE OF IMAGES 2000-2010” – call for entries of traditional and non-traditional images will be juried from environment, fine art, photojournalism, pop culture and personal work categories.
An accomplished panel of five professionals
Elizabeth Houston, Director, Hous Projects / New York City
Melanie Light, Executive Director, Fotovision / Berkeley, CA
Laurie Frank, gallery owner, Frank Pictures Gallery / Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
Pamela Shoenberg, gallery owner, DNJ Gallery / Los Angeles, CA
Mary Goodwin, Associate Director at Light Work/ Syracuse, New York, will jury “A DECADE OF IMAGES 2000-2010”.
First and Second Place winners and 50 honorable mention will be showcased on www.womeninphotograhy.org.
Following the Home Page visibility starting June 1st and continuing thru December 2010, the exhibition will be easily accessible in the WIPI archive: www.womeninphotography.org/exhibits.html.
For “A DECADE OF IMAGES 2000-2010,” WIPI welcomes all images including mixed media, color, B/W, alternative or any digital photo image, manipulated, scanned film or scanned prints and submitted as a JPEG file, will be accepted. Images must have been taken between 2000-2010. Cash prizes and online galleries will be awarded. $1000 to 1st place and $500 to 2nd place winners.
A history of Women In Photography International is available online
The renown Distinguished Photographer’s Award, first presented to Eve Arnold in 1981. Since then, the Award has been presented to outstanding photographers including, Ruth Bernhard, 1984, Judy Dater, 1985, Marion Post Wolcott, 1986, Linda McCartney, 1987, Mary Ellen Mark, 1988, Ruth Orkin, 1989, Joyce Tenneson, 1990, Berenice Abbott, 1991, Grace Robertson, 1992, Annie Leibovitz, 2003, Sylvia Plachy, 2004 and Carrie Mae Weems, 2005. The Top 100 female Photographers List was completed August 31, 2008.
* Women In Photography International is a 501.(c).3. Organization. The online resource center is comprised of the WIPI history beginning 1981, the Peter E. Palmquist Women In Photography International bibliography of over 23,000 women photographers, an archive of exhibitions, member links and PhotoProfiles, Hire-A-WIPI Pro, the f2-eZine that includes photo resources world wide along with feature stories, such as the current “Homage to African Women Photographers / March 2010. WIPI is now part of the social media network
Post Five: For Photographers, the Image of a Shrinking Path
By the time Matt Eich entered photojournalism school in 2004, the magazine and newspaper business was already declining.
But Mr. Eich had been shooting photographs since he was a child, and when he married and had a baby during college, he stuck with photography as a career.
“I had to hit the ground running and try to make enough money to keep a roof over our heads,” he said.
Since graduation in 2008, Mr. Eich, 23, has gotten magazine assignments here and there, but “industrywide, the sentiment now, at least among my peers, is that this is not a sustainable thing,” he said. He has been supplementing magazine work with advertising and art projects, in a pastiche of ways to earn a living. “There was a path, and there isn’t anymore.”
Then there is D. Sharon Pruitt, a 40-year-old mother of six who lives on Hill Air Force Base in Utah. Ms. Pruitt’s husband is in the military, and their frequent moves meant a full-time job was not practical. But after a vacation to Hawaii in 2006, Ms. Pruitt uploaded some photos — taken with a $99 Kodak digital camera — to the site Flickr.