Who's at footageMarketplace '18?
Want to meet current and past colleagues there? Just use the event’s new special service - meetup!
Brand new at footageMarketplace 18 - the way to make your contact arrangements – meetup! You will be able to use meetup! to arrange networking times in advance with fellow researchers/buyers who attend.
All you have to do is register and your badge will be waiting on June 13th. As soon as you register you will appear on the Meetup page, then just send us an email for whoever you want to meet, and we will swiftly forward it on to them.
Networking face-to-face is vital in this age of distance and screen, and footageMarketplace, now in its eighth year, is the UK’s leading event for the footage business.
Now you have an even better opportunity to meet and build contacts within the vibrant community that is the UK footage sector, all within the famous setting of 195 Piccadilly, home of BAFTA, in the atmospheric David Lean room. In addition, there are cutting-edge seminars throughout the day, refreshments, and a complimentary buffet lunch.
footageMarketplace organiser Bob Prior says: "Perhaps you’ve lost touch with someone, mislaid an important contact email, or want to meet people who could benefit from your skills or product. Let’s call it a kind of ’live’ LinkedIn! With over 30 specialist footage libraries exhibiting, and around 300 visitors expected, this is the prime opportunity to meet other industry professionals."
Register now, and ensure your badge will be waiting for you on June 13th, 9.30-16.30 at 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN (home of BAFTA).
You can participate in the Meetup here.
Horse Racing from Tate Gallery
With last weekend’s Grand National still fresh in the memory Tate Images photolibrary looks at the inspiration artists have taken from the subject of horse racing.
Throughout art history horses have provided a great deal of stimulation and no little challenge for artists. Horse racing in particular became a regular motif for the Romantic and Impressionist painters of the 19th Century, as the sport gained popularity in France.
Alongside the colour, bustle and social grandeur of a day at the races, racehorses have allowed artists to demonstrate their skill and understanding of the horses’ physique, character, speed and movement. A selection of works from the Tate Images collection can be viewed here.
Illustration: The Day Family 1838; Abraham Cooper 1787-1868; Photo: © Tate, London. 2018.
Lisbon – Europe’s Capital of Cool by Photographer Roberto Moiola
Low prices, a high quality of life and a buzzing arts scene are attracting dynamic young creatives and tech entrepreneurs from all around the world to this sunny seaside city. Robert Harding Travel photographer Roberto Moiola recently visited Portugal’s cool capital and brought back a selection of images from this colourful city.
Low prices, a high quality of life and a buzzing arts scene are attracting dynamic young creatives and tech entrepreneurs from all around the world to this sunny seaside city. Travel photographer Roberto Moiola recently visited Portugal’s cool capital, capturing the fresh energy of its charming cobbled streets, relaxing coastline and architectural wonders. Roberto has travelled through Europe, the Arctic, North and South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia, motivated by a passion for nature and a strong interest in local peoples.
Click here to see the image gallery
This post was first published on Robert Harding’s blog.
Photo Ten Five Launches to Help Photographers Increase their Business
Photo Ten Five is a web portal that relays relevant industry news to an audience primed for all things photography. Using a Drudge Report format, Photo Ten Five’s structure displays customised headlines linking to photography news, making information easily accessible and usable.
Founder Jain Lemos, a New York Times No. 1 bestselling photo book producer, is uniquely suited to head the endeavour. An industry influencer, she is drawing on 30 years in photography and publishing working with top creative teams at Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, HarperCollins, Chronicle Books, National Geographic and Lonely Planet. Launching the site with a small team of freelancers, she is using her inside access and knowledge to deliver exactly what photo people are interested in.
There are countless websites devoted to various aspects of photography, but none use simple, tailored headline linking to show relevant news and information at-a-glance, Lemos claims. “We want to empower photographers and everyone in our industry with a wide range of topics, tips and inspiration so they can access it for use in their own businesses. We are happily discovering even hobbyist photographers, and people who just love photography, are becoming regular visitors to our site.” Lemos says that all news is curated, stressing that Photo Ten Five is not an aggregate site.
“It’s like having my own researcher on staff!” says National Executive Director Juliette Wolf-Robin of American Photographic Artists. “Of course, visiting the site is a bit of a trap—I can’t help but keep scrolling for more. With Jain’s wide industry experience and passion, she’s the perfect person to know what to include. I’ve bookmarked the page.”
Lemos sees Photo Ten Five as an opportunity to unite all of the players in a quickly changing landscape. “We’ve seen a lot of disruption and keeping up with developments is exhausting, especially developments that can help your business make more money (or hurt it).” she says. Name recognition is another key benefit and photographers are called out in headlines wherever possible.
Initial traffic to Photo Ten Five is impressive. In the first 14 days, the site received more than 4,000 page views with an average session duration of more than four minutes. (A 2017 Content Marketing Benchmark report covering various industries discovered that the average session duration came out to 2 minutes and 17 seconds, with the healthcare sector leading the pack.)
Active photographers and editors asked to survey the site indicated that most of the linked stories were new to them, meaning Photo Ten Five is curating news and stories they aren’t regularly seeing. They enjoyed reading down the site’s headlines in all three columns and clicked through when the story sounded interesting.
Gary Crabbe, award-winning travel photographer, author and instructor, says the headlines are very easy to scroll down and read. “I’ve definitely gone ahead and bookmarked the site on both my desktop and phone for easy access.”
The name of the venture comes from official communication codes. “We racked our brains thinking of a name that wasn’t already taken,” Lemos explains. Using the word photo was non-negotiable, so moving to numbers was the next step. She suggested trying radio codes and looking at the list, ten-five jumped out, which means ‘relay message’ and that fit the concept perfectly.
The attraction is for readers to submit news about their own endeavors to gain referral traffic. Virtually everyone wants clicks to their sites, so starting at Photo Ten Five means their stories will be seen by a more targeted audience. The site links to the original content or source of the article and doesn’t rewrite news or reproduce stories.
Photo Ten Five is geared for photographers, equipment manufacturers, photo technology and app developers, stock photo agencies, photo associations and organizations, photo tour leaders, photography educators, galleries, photographer hobbyists, industry magazines and blogs, photo editors and all peripheral people.
There is no plan to have a paywall, instead the goal is to keep the site open and free so everyone can benefit from the exchange. Photo Ten Five is currently monetized through advertising and sponsorship plus special content areas and other participation opportunities that some visitors will want to join.
About Photo Ten Five
Photo Ten Five gathers and curates selective links to photography industry news stories and articles about people, images, technology, trends, inspiration, current events and much more. Their mission is to influence people to start at Photo Ten Five for their first look at photography industry news in one place… specially curated and refreshed throughout the day!
About Jain Lemos
Jain Lemos is a New York Times No. 1 bestselling book producer, noted photography publishing expert, author and innovator. She is the former Executive Director of the American Society of Picture Professionals, and has worked with top creative teams at Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, HarperCollins, Chronicle Books, National Geographic and Lonely Planet.
Website: Photo Ten Five
Bridgeman Signs Historic Agreement with Italian Ministry of Culture
The art specialist stills and footage library has created an exclusive partnership with the Italian Ministry of Culture (MiBACT), becoming the only international picture agency covering all 439 Italian state-owned museums for image licensing.
MiBACT includes some of the world’s most prestigious Italian museums including the Uffizi, Pinacoteca di Brera, Cenacolo Vinciano, Pantheon, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, and Pompei.
Bridgeman notes that this agreement is the first of its kind and presents an amazing opportunity for the museums and Bridgeman to be able to distribute and licence these remarkable images worldwide. They are working with each institution to add content and images that will be available for all editorial and some non-editorial uses.
Bridgeman is proud to be able to provide additional income for these important institutions and to enable investment in the protection and enhancement of their cultural heritage.
Above: The Birth of Venus, c.1485 (tempera on canvas), Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi) (1444/5-1510) / Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy.