Saturday, 21 April 2007

MySace no New-s

MySpace user organised new-s
As there is quite a few photographers these days using MySpace as a way of attracting specialist clients like music PR companies this may be of some interest.

MySpace has launched a news service aimed at letting its users determine their own editorial agenda.

MySpace News apes Google News by using a search algorithm to automatically aggregate stories from sources around the world, placing them in a plethora of niche categories and 25 overarching topics.

Like social news bookmarking websites Digg and MySpace, the new service allows users to vote stories up and down the news agenda. But unlike the one-million strong technology-focused site Digg, MySpace's d├ębutante does not yet enable users to add their own stories to the system - a feature that was expected.

Although after only having a brief look at the Digital Photography category what MySpace calls News is more like sales pitches for actions and e-books

Friday, 13 April 2007

Mondolibrary.Net, a place to ethicaly sell your images

Recently, launched Mondolibrary.Net It’s an image library serving the public interest and nonprofit community. Some of their clients are the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, UN-HABITAT and the Clinton Foundation. At mondolibrary they can download images for their various publications.

Mondolibrary says "We believe that messages must cause change. That’s why we want to provide our clients with images which help them create these powerful messages." The photographer keeps copyright but images are on a royalty free type of license, and there is a sliding fee scale to place your images on. Further, images have to be used in an ethical way by the clients.

They have been communicating heavily with photographers at Lightstalkers on the discussion forums working out the best ways of selling the images, pricing and licensing to keep everything fair


Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Multi-media Anyone?

A fairly good clip on how to do a multimedia peice
by multimedia shooter well worth watching as it covers the non technical element