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Photo Tips & News, Issue #005 -- What's New !
January 11, 2010

Welcome to the January 2010 issue of   DPTips Central   newsletter!


Firstly, we hope you had peaceful and enjoyable holiday season and may the New Year be a prosperous and joyous one for you!

We also hope that the holiday period has presented you with lots of opportunities to take photos and capture the holiday spirit . If this is the case, what better opportunity to showcase your images than to enter our Photo Contest - Holidays Spirit 2009 .

The closing date is Jan 22, 2010 and the winner will receive a $50 voucher to spend at Calumet Photo. To enter NOW, click here .

Photography Competitions and Exhibitions

Voies Off, which puts on nightly screenings and daily portfolio reviews during the world's longest-running photo Rencontres d'Arles' fringe festival , is calling for entries. Photographers are invited to send projects that take on a critical look at the modern world and are with a chance to win a €2,000 award.

The entry fee is €25 for a series of 15 to 60 high definition photographs and the on-line application closes on to February 15, 2010. For details and application form visit ...

Photography Industry News

Following the negative press resulting from the application of sections 43 and 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 where recently several high profile photojournalists were stopped by police from simply taking photos of buildings in Central London, the Metropolitan Police has reissued guidance on photography and the law .

The general points of the reissued advice are that officers do not have the power to delete digital images, destroy film or to prevent photography in a public place under either sections. They are also reminded that under these powers they must not access text messages, voicemails or emails.

In addition, where it is clear that the person beinn searched under Sections 43 and 44 is a journalist, officers should exercise caution before viewing images as images acquired or created for the purpose of journalism may constitute journalistic material and should not be viewed without a Court Order.

To read the reissued advice in full, go to . For addition info resource, check the Met’s "About" Page for Photography

Photography Market Place

FocalPop is a stock agency offering a new way of thinking about image libraries. Its working model is as follows – image seekers post briefs stating what they are looking for and how much they are willing to pay for an image – then if they want to take up the brief, the photographers have a specified amount of time to shoot and submit an image, and after that time’s elapsed the seeker will choose their favourite.

Of course, if you do choose to submit an image, there is no guarantee that you will get the job, but if you do, there is a minimum of 70% commission on the photo sales and the price of the photographs start at $50.

For more information on selling Stock Photography, visit our dedicated section .

Stock Agency Focal Pop

If you are looking for an industry advice from the best of the best, then the Magnum Photos – Professional Practice weekend event is for you. It does not matter whether you are a professional photographer or just taking the leap to full-time photography, the event will cover a wide variety of topics – marketing and promotion, printing and file digitisation, books and publishing, editorial and stock sales, commercial photographic sales and exhibition proposing.

The event will be held at the Magnum Print Room in Clerkenwell, London, UK and is scheduled for Feb 6th and 7th, 2010. The cost will be £350 + VAT, for more details visit Magnum Photos website

Photography Suppliers - Latest News

If you are looking into buying some new equipment, check out Jessops sales. They are currently running upto 50% winter sale, offer free shipping as well as additional voucher offers as seen below :

Samsung launches new range of super tough water, shock and magnet proof memory cards .

They offer a range of capacities and formats from MicroSD to CF cards.

For more information, please visit Samsung 4GB Micro SD PLUS memory card Class 6

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Thanks for your support and it just remains for us to wish you the happiest of Christmases and a prosperous New Year!

Irina & Gianfranco

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