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Photo Tips & News, Issue #002 -- What's New !
November 09, 2009

Dear Photo Tips & News reader,

Welcome to the November 09 issue of   DPTips Central   newsletter!


So what have you done over the last month to further your digital photography? We sincerely hope you've been doing something! And this issue is packed with inspirational ideas and latest news to help you along the way...

Latest Additions to

Over the last four weeks, we have been working hard on the addition of a brand new section on Digital Photography Resources where you will find a wealth of information covering a wide range of topics. It is constantly being updated with new content but here are some of the highlights for this month...

  •   The Copyright Information section provides resources for learning what rights the copyright legislation gives the photographer and how to make those rights work for you, by licensing your work. Knowing what those rights are and then learning to deal in them should be the base of any photographer's business bringing in much needed income now and for the future.

  •    Photography fees for jobs can vary from sector to sector and from job to job. Knowing the standard rates for a comparable job can be invaluable when negotiating a job and in getting paid properly for your work.

  •   Professional Photography Associations and Bodies  provide continuous support, education and guidance to the budding as well as the professional photographers. Explore our comprehensive directory and consider becoming a member to the ones that best fit in with your photography aspirations.

  •     There are many excellent digital photography books covering all aspects of the field of photography, we have carefully picked a selection for you inDigital Photography Books Section. If you do not find what you are looking for, go ahead and browse our extensive book store.

    Photography Competitions and Exhibitions

    World Press Photo, the world's most prestigious press photography award, is calling for entries for its 2010 edition.

    Single pictures as well as photo stories/portfolios are accepted in 10 categories. The jury will give first, second and third prizes in all categories.

    First-prize winners in each category will receive a prize of EUR1500. The premier award, the World Press Photo of the Year, carries a prize of EUR10,000. Entries may only be submitted online. The web entry site (with details of the 10 categories) will open on 01 December and will remain open until the deadline of 14 January 2010. However, photographers must register their details online before 08 January. Visit

    The National Portrait Gallery in London, opens its doors to the Photographic Portrait Prize, a contest it has organised over 18 years in one form or other, proving increasingly popular with the public year on year, but drawing an annual chorus of derision among some quarters of the photo community. The exhibit will run from 05 November until 14 February. Visit for details and opening times.

    Photography Exhibits to see in New York City
    The Abstracted Landscape at Laurence Miller , on view until November 14
    Ruven Afanador at Throckmorton , on view until December 12
    Antony Crossfield at Klompching , on view until December 19
    Andy Warhol at Danziger Projects , on view until December 12

    Magnum Photos is set to open its second gallery in Paris this month. The new Magnum Gallery will be located at the heart of Saint Germain des Pres, in the capital's Left Bank. 'The opening of a space at the whirling core of Saint Germain positions Magnum in the epicenter of an illustrious and vivifying arts neighborhood,' says Magnum. For more details, visit .

    PhotoVoice, a charity that aims to use photography to bring about positive social change, is holding its annual auction on 08 December. The 7th Annual Auction of Exceptional Photography is hosted by Reuters in Canary Wharf, London. The event will see prints from photographers such Herb Ritts, Martin Parr, Steve McCurry, Eve Arnold and Mark Riboud being auctioned to raise money to support charity's objectives. Visit

    Photography Industry News

    Jobs go at Corbis and Getty
    The two stock imagery market leaders - Getty Images and Corbis  - have announced redundancies, blaming the cuts on a shift in buyers' behaviours.

    Corbis is restructuring its sales and marketing division across the UK and Europe, leading to several redundancies. Corbis Europe will be centralising its marketing staff into one single London-based hub, where additional web designers and online marketing experts will be hired. For its sales staff, Corbis will be taking a different approach, getting rid of its London-based contact centre in favour of smaller sales teams based in the regions. The changes are expected to be completed by the end of the year.

    Getty announced it was shutting down its wholly-owned shoot operations and shifting resources to other parts of the business. Alison Crombie, senior director of public relations at Getty, says that 'Getty Images is not undergoing "layoffs". We are in the process of evolving our Creative business, which has been affected by the many changes in the traditional stock photography business over the last few years.' She adds that this team will now focus on finding and sourcing emerging original photography, 'as well as evolving the way in which we work with our contributors'.

    Annie Leibovitz's Obama Family Photo Released
    The White House released on Oct 23rd, the Obama Family portrait created Annie Leibovitz. The photo was release through Flickr . The caption says: "President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, sit for a family portrait in the Green Room of the White House, Sept. 1, 2009. (Official White House Photo)."

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    Irina & Gianfranco

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