Make 2012 Your Best Year Ever

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Newsletter | January 2012

As we begin a brand new year, we welcome the chance to renew our commitments to our industry, to each other, and to you. The PhotoShelter Community grew tremendously in past year, and we want to take this moment both to thank you and to make a resolution or two.

In 2005, a bunch of friends got together with the belief that there was a better way for serious photographers to show, sell, and safeguard their work. Even as PhotoShelter enters its seventh year in business, with a community 70,000 photographers strong, we still think that there's a lot more we can do to help independent photographers find success online. Today, we're busy bringing massive improvements to nearly every aspect of PhotoShelter in 2012, that will introduce innovations in the way photographers share and deliver photography online, display their work, and do business online. Throughout these improvements, we will continue to provide our newsletter subscribers with the best photography business research, industry news, and education.

We're truly privileged to help you make 2012 your best year ever.

- The PhotoShelter Team

28 Resolutions from 28 Seasoned Photographers

On the blog, we asked 28 seasoned photographers about their New Year resolutions. Here's what adventure and lifestyle photographer Jeff Diener had to say:

"Having a busy schedule is great but unfortunately, it allows me to avoid doing the hard work of selling myself to new clients on a personal level. Actively pursuing creatives and setting up portfolio meetings has always been one of my least favorite chores but it's always a great avenue to booking new & challenging work. For the past few months and going into 2012, it's on the top of my list.I've been scheduling meetings during my travels and making myself visible & available to creatives because despite what you think, they don't always know you're out there. Those recent meetings have already been paying dividends and I'm hoping to fill 2012 with bigger and better jobs."

You'll be inspired by their insights and commitments. What are your business resolutions for 2012?

» Read all 28 & share your resolutions


Make 2012 Your Photography Business' Best Year Ever

We decided that 2012 is going to be your best year ever. To make that a reality, PhotoShelter CEO and Co-Founder Allen Murabayashi has created a 9-video series to help you systematically think through your photography business.

» Watch the videos

7 Tips For Shooting & Selling Nature Stock Photography

Veteran nature and wildlife photographer Greg Basco of Deep Green Photography gave us his top seven tips for shooting and selling nature stock photography.

» Learn more

What's It Like To Shoot For Real Simple Magazine?

Real Simple is a women's lifestyle magazine aimed at helping its readers manage their time, energy, and money. The magazine offers advice on everything from cooking to home decor, health, beauty, and fashion. Brian Madigan, Associate Photo Editor at Real Simple, answered all our nitty-gritty questions about what the magazine's photo team is looking for.

» Read more

The Best Photography Blog Posts of 2011

It might be from last year, but that doesn't mean you can't use our list of the best photo industry blog posts of 2011 to improve your business today.

» Read more

Texas Photo Roundup

Austin Center for Photography and ASMP Austin/San Antonio have joined forces to produce the Texas Photo Roundup, an educational event for professional and semi-pro editorial and commercial photographers.

The event, which takes pace on February 3, 2012 in Austin, will focus on portfolio reviews and marketing strategies for photographers.

» Learn more

New webinars: Relicensing Existing Visual Content

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:00 pm

Join ASMP, PhotoShelter's Allen Murabayashi and Mari Masalin-Cooper of the Copyright Clearance Center for a discussion of new ways of distributing, finding, sourcing, licensing, monetizing, and policing the reuse of visual content.

» Register now
» View the complete webinar schedule

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