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Post One: Lucie Awards Nominate Your Favorites


Post Two: Internet Manifesto – How Journalism works today.

A few of my fellow Germans came up with this Internet Manifesto on the new rules of how Journalism works today.

1.) The Internet is different – you need to adjust.

2.) The Internet is a pocket-sized media empire – and it’s no longer tied to hefty investments.

3.) The Internet is our society is the Internet – if media companies want to exists they have to understand the user and their form of communication

4.) The freedom of the Internet is inviolable – our fundamental right to a self-determined level of information

5.) The Internet is the victory of information – that one is self explanatory

6.) The Internet (changes) improves journalism – it comes with some sense of pleasure in exploiting the nature of the ever changing nature of information on the Internet.

7.) The net requires networking – each link is a connection.

12.) Tradition is not a business model – now that one is my personal favorite!

15.) What’s on the net stays on the net

Read the entire manifesto here


Post Three: Galapagos Photo Workshop/Natural History tour, April 23 – May 3, 2010.

Great for adding to stock photo coverage!

The deadline for joining our Galapagos trip April 23 – May 3, 2010 is near. This will be our 5th trip there and it is an incredible natural history and photography experience. Our trip this past April was the best ever – we were there for the eruption of the volcano on Fernandina Island (sorry, but we can’t guarantee that for next year, but who knows?)

Our boat is a 20 passenger luxury yacht which has been outfitted with solar collecting panels and a wind generator – 40% of the power consumption comes from these sources! We have reserved 12 of the 20 spaces and they are going fast – so if you’d like to join us, let us know soon!

For a look at our itinerary and photos, go to this link:


Post Four: Fodors Travel and Knopf Publishing Photo Contest

Just saw this on LinkedIn. Photo Contest from Fodors and Knopf

Fodor’s Travel and Knopf Publishing Announce: “Show Us Your National Parks” Photo Contest in Collaboration with Ken Burns’ “National Parks”

By Press Release

Posted : Monday, September 7th, 2009

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 1, 2009 – Fodor’s Travel and Knopf announce the co-sponsorship of a travel photography contest, “Show Us Your National Parks.”

From September 1st through September 30th, visitors to will have the opportunity to upload and share their favorite photos and experiences of America’s National Parks with other travelers. Ten winners will receive a copy of The National Parks by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns as well as a Fodor’s guide of their choice. Photographs will be considered for inclusion in upcoming editions of Fodor’s National Parks guides and all winning photos will be featured in an online gallery at

Said Tim Jarrell, Publisher, Fodor’s, “With bigger-than-life panoramas, bubbling mud pots, shooting geysers, raging rivers, black bears, big horn sheep, and spectacular flora and fauna that barely scrape the surface of offerings, the National Parks are a photographer’s delight. We are excited to see these sites through the eyes of our travelers.”

Photo submissions will be accepted at through September 30th, 2009.


Post Five: Getty Images Announces Winners for the 2009 Grants for Editorial Photography Program

Click here to see the winners.


Post Six: Picturehouse in New York Oct 14, 2009

Picturehouse New York, now in its ninth year, has a proven track record in bringing new business to image providers from around the world. Last year we attracted nearly 1,000 professional picture buyers from advertising, design, publishing, media, travel, and other market sectors. Many of those companies commission photography as well as using stock, and that’s why they’d like to meet YOU!
Demonstrating our total commitment to photographers, we are also hosting a very special event the evening before Picturehouse New York: the inaugural award ceremony for the Young Photographers Alliance, a foundation we set up in partnership with Jerry Tavin, to inspire, nurture and promote the next generation of image-makers.

Note: You may remember that I had Jerry on the call just last month. Photography Business Secrets has donated five Cash In a Flash System for the Young Photographers Alliance special event.


Post Seven: Help ME

This one is for me. Please go here and search for Photosecrets Blog. Mark the blog entries that you really like and help me to push my ranking at this Photography Blog ranking service way up. I just registered yesterday and started at #169. Some of the other photography blog rankings we are way up, in one we are #1 for average pages read. Did you know that the average photo professional on this blog reads a whooping 19 pages! So help me spread the word, get the blog noticed everywhere and get more traffic. That is of course, if you like this blog, but otherwise you wouldn’t read it, would you?

And FINALLY – it’s next Tuesday the 15, 2009. If for some reason you have not heard or been to one of my FREE CALLS you better sign up now. It’s next Tuesday and we will be chatting about sales and the photography business. You are your best sales person (and let’s face it, in essence we are all in sales.) Did I mention that the call is FREE? Sign up here at And while I am at it, mark your calendar, the next one will be about stock photography production on October 20.

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