Author Archives: Ric Deliantoni

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Networking in the Digital Age

Online Networking Networking is a business buzz word that’s been with us a while, even before the Internet. In the old days it was face to face at gatherings of likeminded professionals sharing ideas, finding leads and building businesses. While there are still trade shows, conferences and summit meetings much of our networking is...

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The Creative Process

The Artistic Process This is a subject that by its nature has to be very personal. Personalities take a big role in how we approach creativity. Where you draw inspiration from, your thought process, and how you solve creative challenges are some of the factors each of us use in the creative process. Much...

To Cloud or Not to Cloud? Adobe’s New Subscription Model

New Adobe Subscription Model The recent announcement by Adobe to move all their future products to the Creative Cloud has stirred up quite a hornet’s nest of negative comments on many creative forums. For those who have not heard is this, here’s the basic plan: Adobe’s products will no longer be sold in a...

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Shooting film in the digital age

Recently an editor with one of our fine art magazines asked me to write a few replies to readers’ questions about film. As I have not used film for quite a while, this prompted some research, which proved both surprising and educational. First let me preface this: I’ve been a professional photographer for over...

The Perils of Social Media and Image Rights

Another intrusion into your rights and ownership occurred last week when the United Kingdom’s Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act was passed. On the heels of the Facebook and Instagram uproar of last year, this is yet another strike against image rights in social media. I completely understand the need to generate revenue. After all,...

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Photography Careers: Alternative Paths to Photography as a Career

Alternative Photography Careers There are a number of alternative career paths open to photographers. For simplicity’s sake, we’ll break it down into two categories: jobs that require an in-depth, solid understanding of the “science” of photography and those with an artistic talent for it. Technical Photography Jobs Back in the olden days, when we...

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Microstock photography—is it worth it?

Do you want to sell stock photos and have your doubts about the microstock industry? Read on for the lowdown on microstock and see if micropayment photography is right for you. What is Microstock? First let’s define what a microstock or micropayment photography company is. There are three basic criteria that define this type...

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2013 Photographer’s Market Q&A preview: Achille Bigliardi

This is an excerpt from an interview with Achille Bigliardi that will appear in the 2013 Photographer’s Market. Purchase a copy of the 2013 Photographer’s Market (available in late August 2012) or subscribe to ArtistsMarketOnline.com to get the complete interview. From the first day Achille Bigliardi came to work at C&I Photography, I could...

A talk with photographer Corrie Schaffeld

This is an excerpt from an interview with Corrie Schaffeld that will appear in the 2013 Photographer’s Market. Purchase a copy of the 2013 Photographer’s Market (available in late August 2012) or subscribe to ArtistsMarketOnline.com to get the complete Corrie Schaffeld interview. Corrie Schaffeld and I have a unique connection. We first met the...

We are breaking new ground in your education

In our continuing effort to lead the market in the education of fine art, design, and photography creators,  F+W Media has launched several new websites. I have been tasked with developing a plan for the photography section. While I have a ton of ideas, I want to reach out to all of you for...