Archive for April, 2012

Icicle Canyon in the Cascade Mountains above Leavenworth, Washington

Posted in photography on April 24, 2012 by Tim McGuire Images

20120407_IcicleLWorthWknd_0006, originally uploaded by Tim McGuire Images.

The snow and the burnt mountainside make for an interesting textured image.

PICTURENGINE.COM Will Disrupt Status Quo

Posted in Announcements, Business, Distribution, Licensing, Marketing, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2012 by Tim McGuire Images

Ideas

…and that’s a good thing!

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After several months of beta testing and several more months of talking with PicturEngine founder and creator, Justin Brinson, I have high hopes for his creation. I believe PicturEngine.com can do for independent freelance stock photographers what I had hoped to do with Evostock.com.

Learn about PicturEngine Here!

Justin contacted me about a year ago after having read my Vision Plan for Evostock. We soon found that we  shared a very similar vision of a future stock image licensing industry without the big “agency” power structure that dominates the industry and its revenues today, a vision where independent stock photographers could play on a level playing field with the traditional agencies and not have to pay the lions share of their revenues to a domineering middleman. Justin built his vision from the ground up while I tried to get Photoshelter on board with my plans for Evostock using their Virtual Agency technology. Evostock has stalled out for a few reasons… but this is about PicturEngine.

Learn about PicturEngine Here!

PicturEngine is everything I wanted and more for a new paradigm in stock imagery licensing and distribution. It is sustainable and it supports creators and clients without the big powerful middleman. It even uses the PLUS system and the PlusPacks Calculator developed by the SAA years ago.

So, rather than explaining it all here I will just send you to the link where you can learn more (click here or above / below). Watch the videos, read the FAQ’s and register for an account. Lock in the monthly rate by getting in early with the Beta pricing. Put yourself on a level playing field with the big agencies for as little as $10/month and get 100% of licensing revenues from your pictures!

It is my opinion that PicturEngine will eliminate the independent stock producers need for “representation” at any of the big agencies. Phototographers need to let go of the past and embrace this new way of licensing and distribution. It is here!

Learn about PicturEngine Here!

This is awesome! I want one.

Posted in Creativity with tags , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2012 by Tim McGuire Images

The solutions for a sustainable world are available. We just need to be willing to get off our butts and implement them. That takes effort and leadership. The status quo will not get us there.

My only question is where to park it when you get to work. Find an employer who will accommodate this awesome solution.