Problems & Solutions
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From: Tonya Leigh
My name is Tonya Leigh and Iím a photographer who had the
pleasure of meeting your co-worker Sherry McFarland recently at
the Photo Plus Expo in New York. Ms. McFarland spoke very highly
of you and the organization you both work for.
I am curious if you know of any grants a photographer could
apply for that would be beneficial in creating a photographic project.
Sherry also mentioned the upcoming conference/tradeshow in Las
Vegas and the Hy Sheanin Scholarship for beginning photographers.
I would be very interested in receiving any information about the
requirements for the scholarship and any information/sources you
may know of for photography grants.
While visiting with Sherry, I was given the most recent issue of
Rangefinder. This is my first issue of the magazine and I find the
articles to be very informative, resourceful and encouraging.
Thanks for the kind letter. Here are a few sites that list grants in
Both of these sites are informative and offer volumes of information
on the grant process and the individual grants available.
Also, here is the link for the Hy Sheanin Memorial Scholarship,
which many you asked about: http://www.wppionline.com/schol
arship/. The deadline for our 2007 scholarship is Dec. 1, 2006.
From: Kristin Hart
I really need your help. I have a friend who is a realtor, and would
like me to do some work for him in marketing and advertising. In
addition to my usual fee, I am assuming I should charge something
for the rights to reproduce these images that he chooses to use for his
postcards, business cards etc. I have never done anything that would
later be used for advertising purposes. How do I know what to charge
him? Thank you for your time.
I would suggest you pick up a copy of ASMP Professional Business
Practices in Photography, 6th Edition, (Allworth Press). This
book is regarded as one of the most authoritative sources on business
practices in professional photography, and contains detailed
information on subjects ranging from assignment, stock, pricing
and estimating, negotiating fees and agreements, rights and value
in traditional and electronic media, formalizing agreements (with a
range of forms and appropriate language for terms and conditions),
releases, copyright, electronic technology, business and marketing
strategies, book publishing, and professional services. The bookís
content is derived from ASMPís extensive network including
ASMP staff, photographers, stock and advertising agency personnel,
attorneys, accountants, Internet and electronic technology
experts. The book is available from ASMPís website: www.asmp.
org and sells for $23.95.
From: Tom Thorson
I have a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II. I recently went to ďfire upĒ
this normally trustworthy scanner and all I heard was one little click
and no start-up. I tried restarting the computer and scanner several
times. Iíve updated the drivers to configure with Windows XP, and
I see that the scanning light works so I know thereís electricity going
through the unit. My computer displays an Error 5 message when I
try to load the scanning utility, stating the scanner is not connected
to the computer. My problem is finding a place that will repair the
scanner, or at least give me an idea if itís worth doing so. I would
appreciate any help and/or suggestions. Iím retired and on a limited
budget so going out and buying a newer model may not be practical
for me. Thanks in advance.
According to a recent item I saw on the Internet, the new repair
source for Konica Minolta scanners is Precision Camera and Video
Repair, 3 Anngina Dr., Enfield, CT 06082; (800) 665-6515; pcvr@
world.std.com. Iím not so sure, however, your problem is hardware-
related. Iíd also visit the current source for drivers for Konica
Minolta scanners, Hamrick Software of Phoenix, AZ, (www.hamrick.com)
and download the latest driver for the Dimage Scan Dual
II. Before you do anything, check with Konica Minolta Technical
Service: (877) 462-4464.