With CS6 Adobe discontinues boxed versions of it’s creative software. In the future they will only be available throgh the Creative Cloud subscription service. Of corse the previously owned boxed versions will continue to operate, but you cannot buy them and the company releases no more updates to them to increase their compatibility or stability.
The popular photo sharing website has been selling photos before as well, but they now plan to launch a photo agency service. Their slogan is “Accessing Talent” and they claim being the largest photography community of the world. Many of their users however think they joined those who devalue talent and they only want to rip off photographers contributing to the site.
The well-worn argument of photographers as to why they cannot work for free has been circulating on the web in yet another new form.
Most photographers will know that familiar sinking feeling of clients bargaining down their fees to a level that it becomes simply not worth working for. Most photographers will also know a colleague who they could pass the work on to, someone who for different reasons is happy to take any job any time, even if it means unashamedly undercutting the market price. It can be difficult to be angry with such a colleague, although often such colleagues are difficult to offend!
It’s an eternal problem that no photographer can really escape to meet at least some times is being asked for free photos. It is an international phenomenon that mostly all professional photographers try to fight against. Find out why they do so and join the international movement by spreading the word!