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Visual Storytelling: Seven Reasons Not to Become a Freelance Professional Photographer

Visual Storytelling: Seven Reasons Not to Become a Freelance Professional Photographer | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it
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Sirrah Lore's curator insight, February 17, 2013 4:12 PM

Brutally honest. 

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Should Photographs Captured in Zoos Be Considered Legitimate 'Nature' Pics?

Should Photographs Captured in Zoos Be Considered Legitimate 'Nature' Pics? | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it
National Geographic has announced the winners of its 2012 Photo Contest, which received over 22,000 entries from photographers around the world. The ph
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Are Photographs Posted On the Internet Published? | Photo Attorney

Are Photographs Posted On the Internet Published? | Photo Attorney | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it

The Copyright Act defines “publication” as “the distribution of copies or phonorecords of a work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending. The offering to distribute copies or phonorecords to a group of persons for purposes of further distribution, public performance, or public display, constitutes publication. A public performance or display of a work does not of itself constitute publication.” 17 U.S.C. § 101. But the Copyright Act doesn’t give any guidance as to how this definition applies to works on the Internet. See Copyright Office, Circular 66: Copyright Registration for Online Works, p. 3 (2009) (stating that the definition of “publication” under copyright law does not specifically address online transmission”).

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10 Great Tips for Success in Both Life and Business

10 Great Tips for Success in Both Life and Business | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it
Sometimes what helps us to be successful in our professional lives is not such a great idea in our personal lives -- competition is a quality that comes to mind.
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Why is The Grass Always Greener Somewhere Else?

Nature photographers are notorious for having wanderlust, no matter whether it makes business sense or not.
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Six Standout Night Photography Tips to Help You Master the Craft

Six Standout Night Photography Tips to Help You Master the Craft | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it

Photographers who specialize in night photography and stair trails are somewhat of a special breed. This isn’t so surprising when you realize how much in-depth understanding and science know-how they must possess in order to get the job done – not to mention the specialty gear required to get a quality shot at night.

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Social Media Mistakes Photographers Make

Social Media Mistakes Photographers Make | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it
Guest post by Catherine Hall – Follow Catherine on Twitter I admit it – I’m still learning the tricks of the trade when it comes to social media. Though a lot of photographers these days are ...
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The 3 Secrets To Staying Motivated In Your Job While You Build Your Photography Business

The 3 Secrets To Staying Motivated In Your Job While You Build Your Photography Business | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it
I know many of my readers are working at photography as a second job – an income source – while they pursue their passion in photography...
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Is Social Media a Waste of Time?

Is Social Media a Waste of Time? | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it
Social media was created to facilitate social activity, not business. That means the rules of engagement are different. Photographers should follow these tips.
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Natural Imagery | Better Nature and Macro Photography: My Quest for Wide-Angled Macro Continues

Natural Imagery | Better Nature and Macro Photography: My Quest for Wide-Angled Macro Continues | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it

CLAY BOLT presented a discution about his quest for Wide-Angle Macro

 


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Gear Doesn’t Matter — Except When It Does

Gear Doesn’t Matter — Except When It Does | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it
If you follow any part of the photographic blogosphere, you’ve heard folks repeat this mantra over and over and over again: “Gear doesn’t matter.”

The basic premise of that dictum is as fo...
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Why sharing photos on Facebook is bad for you | ExposedPlanet Photography Blog

Why sharing photos on Facebook is bad for you | ExposedPlanet Photography Blog | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it
Sharing your photos on Facebook is not as innocent as it might appear. You will give away rights unknowingly, might breach contracts and get nothing but trouble in return. Check out why.
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If You Don’t Get Rejected Every Now And Then You Are Really Doing Something Wrong

......I figure the best goal is to keep one upping your rejection. Try to get rejected from increasingly impressive things, grants, publications, institutions, people, etc.

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The 5 Stages of Your Creative Process

The 5 Stages of Your Creative Process | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it
I love the creative process. Yet I hate it, too. Creativity is almost always a love/hate/love relationship.
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This has a lot to in common with building a niche photography business too!

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21 Things To Start Doing To Be Happy At Work

21 Things To Start Doing To Be Happy At Work | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it
Everyone would like to know how to be happier at work. Happiness isn't a given, it doesn't happen overnight. Happiness comes from realizing your potential and accomplishing the goals you set.
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So your nature photography business is making money, and things are finally starting to get steady. Here are some tips to help maintain and grow that steadiness.....

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The 7 Deadly Sins Of A Photography Business

The 7 Deadly Sins Of A Photography Business | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it
If you are operating a photography business, you are in competition with thousands of other photographers all vying for your prospects atten...
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Nature Photography Business – Tip #1

Nature Photography Business – Tip #1 | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it
If you think that as a pro nature photographer you will be traveling all over the country having the time of your life shooting, think again. Since becoming a full time pro three years ago, I spend...
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WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? 

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Art Wolfe on the Photographic Treasure Hunt

In this video renowned photographer Art Wolfe shares a little about how he got into photography and some of where he gets inspiration in this video.

Read more: http://digital-photography-school.com/art-wolfe-on-the-photographic-treasure-hunt#ixzz22MsXZCmk

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5 Reasons You Can Never Afford To Be A Photographer

5 Reasons You Can Never Afford To Be A Photographer | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it
There is always something in the way of your success. And there always will be.

I know. I’ve been there.
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Help, My Photography Business Is Being Blackmailed!!!

Help, My Photography Business Is Being Blackmailed!!! | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it
Help, My Photography Business Is Being Blackmailed...
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Tax Time for Photographers

Many photographers in the United States find themselves confused at tax time regarding their federal and state reporting obligations. There is no substitute for consulting with an accountant and lawyer regarding your business concerns. However, it does help to be informed in preparation for these meetings to make the most of your time.

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What Camera Should I Buy? UPDATED VERSION – May 2012

What Camera Should I Buy? UPDATED VERSION – May 2012 | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This post is an updated compilation of several shorter posts I wrote in the past trying to answer the question, “What camera should I buy?” It’s still the most...
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Reasons Why Professional Photographers Cannot Work for Free | ExposedPlanet Photography Blog

Reasons Why Professional Photographers Cannot Work for Free | ExposedPlanet Photography Blog | The Business of Nature Photography | Scoop.it

As professional photographers, we receive requests for free images on a regular basis. In a perfect world, each of us would love to be able to respond in a positive manner and assist, especially with projects or efforts related to areas such as education, social issues, and conservation of natural resources. It is fair to say that in many cases, we wish we had the time and resources to do more to assist than just send photographs.

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Selling Nature Photography: PhotoShelter and Outdoor Photographer Release New Business Guide | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Free guide offers key insights to grow a nature photography business, including tips from Art Wolfe and leading photo buyers | Virtual Strategy Magazine is an online publication devoted entirely to virtualization technologies.
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