A Photographer's Guide to Web Site Design by Jan Allinder
Jan Allinder is not only a gifted nature photographer, but she is also an expert website designer and webmaster, with a client list that includes Moose Peterson and Jerry and Barbara Jividen. Jan’s website, Lucid Images Wildlife Photography has always been a terrific resource of tips on website design.
Jan has now released an in-depth “e-book” on the topic of website design for the nature photographer. The new resource, A Photographers Guide to Web Site Design, takes all of Jan’s tips, tutorials and web site design expertise and presents it in one very user-friendly package.
The new e-book covers all aspects of web site construction, from design to implementation. The package also includes web page templates, a selection of cascading style sheets and 38 minutes of instructional videos that play on your PC. Though no HTML knowledge is required, those who use this e-book should possess the usual list of basic PC skills and have an understanding of their image editing software. Additionally, users should know how to use their word processing, text editor, web design and FTP programs.
For any photographer who wishes to learn how to build a first-class web site to showcase their work, A Photographers Guide to Web Site Design is highly recommended. Priced at just $29.95, this resource could be one of the best investments an Internet-savvy photographer could make. Buy this e-Book
88 Secrets to Selling & Publishing Your Photography by Scott Bourne
This new book is aimed at serious photographers who would who would like to turn their avocation into a money making venture. Written by veteran photographer Scott Bourne, 88 Secrets to Selling & Publishing Your Photography (ISBN 0976187809) is published by Olympic Mountain School Press.
"How can I make money with my photography is almost the first question every serious amateur photographer asks me," said Bourne. "Or they want to see their name in lights by getting a byline when their photo is published." In the book, Bourne provides answers to many of the questions asked by students at the workshops he teaches around the country through Olympic Mountain School of Photography.
The book is divided into three sections. The first section offers general tips for photographers who want to sell or publish their photos. The second section is specifically geared toward publishing and the third section focuses on selling.
David Middleton, a nationally-known nature photographer and author of 10 books, wrote the foreword for 88 Secrets and said, "Let me just say this right at the beginning: Scott Bourne is a marketing wizard." 88 Secrets to Selling & Publishing Your Photography is 132 pages long with appendix, index, and illustrations. Buy this book on Amazon.com
Nature Stock Photography - People in the Landscape by Charlie Borland.
Selling Your Stock Photography by Charlie Borland. Advice on how to negotiate prices for the use of your photography.
Responding to an Image Request - Tips on responding to a PhotoPortfolios.net image request email
Nature Photography Best Sellers - What Sells and Why? by Darwin Wiggett
Nature Stock Photography: Breaking In by Charlie Borland
Looking for Great Stock Photo Subjects? by Charlie Borland
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Photo Marketing and Pricing Resources
How much should I charge?
This is a very common question among those who are new to the photography business. Because of potential violation of antitrust law, pricing discussions are forbidden in our forums.
So how does one go about determining what they should charge for their work?
First, we highly recommend that you read Selling Your Stock Photography, written for us by full time professional stock photographer Charlie Borland. After reading the article, third-party photo pricing resources can can be used to determine suggested starting points for what you should charge for the rights to use your work. The books listed at the top of this page are good places to start. Software references such as those listed below are also good resources for this purpose. Additionally, Internet searches on photo pricing topics will produce links to useful resources.
With a little time and research, you will be well on your way to determining what you should consider charging for your work!
www.photographersindex.com A free online photo pricing resource for photographers.
FotoQuote An electronic price guide for stock and assignment photography.
HindSight's Photo Price Guide 2 Image pricing software.
Editorial Photographers Non-profit organization dedicated to the business of editorial photography.