June 2011 Meeting

Our guest speaker for our June 2011 meeting held at the Lincoln Cultural Center was Robert Dant. Robert is owner of Hickory Photography as well as an instructor at Catawba Valley Community College. Even though Robert has many areas of expertise his topic tonight was Stock Photography.

First Robert always gets permission of people he uses in his photography. He uses two agencies. Photos cannot have copyright violations such as a company name or item in the photo. It must be a high quality photograph.

There are two types of stock photography: Rights management and royalty free. 

Some companies that do stock are:Istockphoto
Rf. Almay

 A website for more info is:Microstockgroup.com.  Pulse of the industry 

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