Dear Photographers and Photography Enthusiasts,
Yesterday I had an amazing call with Rosh Sillars about social media for photographers. I’ll be making the CD available as a stand alone product very shortly. It’s truly inspiring to hear Rosh speak about how it works, why it works, what photographers can and should expect. The recap of the call along with a link will be arriving soon.
(Jeff Burke making an announcement, fire dancers, Steve Hearn and wife)
It’s time for you to sign up for the next free call with Jeff Burke. Just last weekend I was invited to hang out with him and a lot of industry guests at his beautiful studio in South Pasadena. When Jeff and I had a chance to chat about our call he told me that my listeners need to be prepared to hear what he has to say! He is all about photography and art but if the numbers don’t work, if you are not moving ahead… well you’ll have to call in to hear what he’ll say. There will be most likely an extensive Q&A and we are most likely to go over our 30 minute format. But if its good I am going to go with the flow.
I am blown away by how many people have signed up for this call already and I suggest you do, too. This is something you don’t want to miss. Jeff is by anyone’s standard one of the most successful people in the photography industry, period. Sign up here now, it’s free, what do you have to loose?
Post One: Young Lions Competition at the 56th Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.
Getty Images has sponsored this competition for the last 12 years. It’s held as the name suggests in Cannes June 21-27. The YLZ is a space in the Palais des Festivals, dedicated to young creatives and marketers aged 30 or under. It hosts Master Classes by global leaders, talking about pressing issues relevant to the new generation of advertising talent, exhibitions of past future Lions winners and a YouTube chill-out zone and cafe.
YouTube and Cannes Young Lions partnered to give the best young creative minds a chance to attend Cannes. Click here to see the SHORTLIST.
To see the winners please click here. There is also a print competition.
An art director and a copywriter have only 24 hours to create a print ad. The brief, provided by our chosen organization (in most cases a charity or non-profitable organization), is disclosed to all competitors.
The print teams then consider the brief overnight and work between 08:00 – 20:00 the following day to create their ad. All work created during the competition is judged by the Press Lions jury and exhibited at the Festival. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded to winners, with the Gold winning team receiving their prize on stage at the Press, Design and Cyber Lions Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 24 June. Which was today.
The brief was for Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare in more than 70 countries around the world.
The objective for all Young Lions participants was to motivate donations through increased awareness of the immediate needs of Medecins Sans Frontieres and their points of differentiation from other world aid organizations. You may remember that I featured the book “The Photographer” just recently which was a project with Doctors Without Borders.
Jon Murray, Copywriter, TBWA Vancouver
Simon Bruyn, Copywriter, Rethink
The winning add is featured above. When you see the add in the magazine you fold the page until the arrows meet and the doctor gives an exam to the child after all the soldiers in the middle are gone.
You may go to this website and look at all the winners or download a PDF spread of the winning add so you can try it for yourself.
Post Two: Selling Stock just published an article today giving us some insight on iStock.
Here is an excerpt:
In 2007, iStock licensed 17.5 million images. At the time, Goldman Sachs projected the company would bring in $122 million in 2008. Selling Stock estimates iStock’s actual 2008 revenues to be much higher, around $162 million, based on roughly 25 million total downloads at an average of $6.50 per image. With the release of Best Match 2.0 and Vetta, Thompson confirmed that iStock is on track to bring in $200 million in revenues in 2009.
If you want to get more news about the stock photography industry you may want to sign up for the subscription here.
Post Three: In another post NY Photography Examiners Lorenzo Dominguez is asking:
What moves the world more: Art or Design?
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Find out tonight! at the New Museum in New York! For the past six weeks hundreds of artists and designers participated in a competition that asked the eternal question: “What moves the world more: Art or Design?” Tonight, Wednesday, … Read more »
Post Four: Reminder of this Saturday’s ASPP READY FOR REINVENTION Seminar
Cutbacks, layoffs, slashed budgets, shifting business models… the chaotic changes in the marketplace are enough to confuse and confound all of us! What to do to keep up, stand out, impress and land that next gig? Join the ASPP as we welcome an extraordinary panel of career professionals who will provide practical tips, advice, tools and some useful forecasts for navigating the new creative marketplace. A continental breakfast will be served and valuable door prizes given away including books, a free monitor calibration and free admission to a Layoff BounceBack seminar.
It’s at” 3619 Eastham Studio, 3619 Eastham Drive, Culver City, CA 90232
ASPP Members – $15
New ASPP Members – Free (you qualify if you sign up on the spot)
PACA, APA, ASMP, AIGA, LADIG – $20
Non-members – $25
Students (with ID) – $10
Because of limited space, you MUST reserve in advance to attend this event. Please RSVP by June 26th to Michael Masterson at email@example.com.
Post Five: Beverly Hills Affaire In The Gardens Call to Artists Announcement
This is one of my favorite events and one you should definitely apply for. The artists exhibiting are across all genres and there are many photographers.The City of Beverly Hills is seeking artists to show and sell work at the “Affaire in the Gardens” Art Show, held in Beverly Gardens Park in Beverly Hills. The show will be held Saturday, October 17th and 18th; it is 37 years old this fall and attracts up to forty-thousand art lovers at each show. The show is a famously fun meet-and-greet site as well as a place to sell art; area collectors and art dealers routinely attend this event along with the real people. The site is an immaculately groomed, four-block-long linear park in the center of Beverly Hills.
The deadline for an artist to submit an application is July 20th.
Artists’ work must be in one of the categories:
Painting – Sculpture – Drawing – Traditional Printmaking – Photography – Ceramics – Glass – Mixed Media (hard & soft) – Digital Art
There is a major emphasis in this show on original art, hand-crafted from raw or recycled/raw materials. This show is not an appropriate venue for artists planning to sell many reproductions; only 10 percent of work at the event may be in the category of reproductions. Exceptions are all fine art “original prints” such as engravings, photographs, etc., which should be numbered and signed, as should all reproductions in the sculpture category or other category where molds are a primary part of the art-making process. We thank artists for observing these fine art traditions.
To receive an application, call us or log on to our website at http://www.beverlyhills.org/affaireinthegardens.