New Guides and Articles for Photographers from PhotoShelter

PhotoShelter announced today that it is offering a number of new guides and articles of interest to professional photographers. The Spring 2012 Survey – What Buyers Want from Photographers – is now available for a free download.

Free guide to what buyers want from photographersThe guide includes survey results from 1,000 image buyers, photo editors, and other creatives worldwide who hire photographers and license photographs. Buyers surveyed are from a diverse range of organizations including advertising agencies, design agencies, nonprofits, editorial publications, book publishers, corporations, marketing agencies, and more.

The guide also provides firsthand interviews from photo buyers at JWT, GSD&M,, Men’s Health, and Random House who offer tips on how they want be pitched, websites that work, and the personal characteristics of photographers they look for when they hire.

So, this particular guide is really more geared toward those who provide images for commercial, editorial and advertising work, as opposed to more consumer-oriented photographer. Even so, the guide has some interesting and useful information about the market, as well as e-mail marketing tips, the impact of social media, website tips, buyer profiles and more.

Other articles available at PhotoShelter today include…

Why Instagram is Terrible (and why You Should Use it)

How to Take Your Landscape Photography to the Next Level

6 Night Photography Tips to Help You Master the Craft

Interview with Newsweek’s Senior Photo Editor (video)

PhotoShelter is also offering the guide 10 Branding Secrets for Photographers when you sign up for a free 14-day trial of PhotoShelter websites.

How to Replace Printheads on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Canon printheads are rated to go through a certain amount of droplets before they need to be replaced. The printer will let you know when it’s time to replace the printhead.  When that time comes, here’s a step by step video on how to replace Canon large format inkjet printheads. Though this is a Canon iPF6100, the steps apply to all Canon wide-format printers…

Profit from Banner Stands

Banner stands are an economical, portable and interchangeable alternative for all types of settings and applications, from retail displays to corporate meetings.

Looking for ways to break the ice with a potential client, or want to add a consistent revenue stream with a product that’s easy and economical to make?

The banner stand may be the most overlooked source of potential profit and repeat business in the graphics production business.

If you’re interested in ideas on selling and marketing banner stands to build additional business, as well as tips on banner production and choosing the right type of banner stand for the job, download LexJet’s latest educational white paper, Making the Most of Banner Stands, at