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Thank you Smugmug for raising your prices

Many Smugmug customers are pretty irate at the company’s recent decision to raise their professional photo hosting service from $150 US/year to $300/year (or $250 for existing customers). Me, I’m thankful. Why, you may ask? The reason is that it made me stop and think and consider my whole online presence and realise I could […]

How microstock is ruining the business of photography

Browsing through flickr groups today I came across a photographer who was thrilled that his photo ended up on the cover of Time Magazine. At first I thought well done but further reading revealed that Time bought the image from istockphoto.com; an image anyone can download for a 12 credits (total cost $25.25 AUD). The […]

Why Michael Jackson will be remembered as greater than Dylan

Canadian photographer, Kevin Statham sent an email to a group I subscribe to and it is the best piece I have seen written on just how influential Michael Jackson was and offers a great comparison to Bob Dylan. Thank you to Kevin for giving me permission to reproduce this email. It’s worth visiting his website www.shotbykevin.com […]


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