Maria Piscopo
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Maria Piscopo Apr 01, 1999 1 comments

When making your travel plans,
try to make time to attend a workshop. Here is an overview of the different
types of photo workshops. Some have diversity of specialty and some
offer variations on the workshop format such...

Business Trends
Maria Piscopo Oct 01, 2008 0 comments

One of my favorite workshop topics is "sales strategies" and that's probably because I have not met many people who got into photography to become salespeople. When I give this workshop at photographic conferences and association chapters I am always impressed by the number of questions and concerns photographers have about selling. Without a rep, selling...

Business Trends
Maria Piscopo May 01, 2008 0 comments

When photographers sell their work they are not only selling images. Fees also include the rights to the use of photos, so additional factors such as overhead, equipment, experience, and personal expertise must be considered. For sometime industry associations have recommended and referred photographers to books and other written guidelines that were dedicated to helping establish...

Business Trends
Maria Piscopo Jun 01, 2009 0 comments

The stock photo business—making images on speculation and then attempting to match the image to a buyer—has seen major changes. The traditional business model of the stock agency serving as a photographer’s agent has shifted to the picture library model. Other changes have included companies hiring staff photographers to create stock—as opposed to using outtakes and spec...