Compliment Opdrachtgever!

Oke, deze kon ik dus echt niet laten liggen, zo plotseling op mijn beeldscherm met Linkedin in mijn Browser … Een huge compliment van opdrachtgever Great Magazines in Amsterdam! Zij zijn een uitgeverij van commerciële, glossy magazines die, terecht, nogal wat te eisen hebben, als het gaat om goede en professionele fotografie. Daar betalen ze goed voor en hun klanten verwachten daarnaast natuurlijk ook een mooi resultaat. En voor een opdrachtgever is het zo gemakkelijk, om aan te geven als ze eens niet tevreden zijn; hoort er ook bij. Maar het siert diezelfde opdrachtgever des te meer, als die eens een huge compliment de wereld in slingert! Dat is fijn, dat motiveert, en dat voelt goed. Zeker in een moeilijke industrie als die van de fotografie, geeft dat een flinke stoot energie, en de zin om weer eens paar van die klussen op te pakken … Om daar dan weer eens extra mijn best op te doen … Tja, dat krijg je, met zo’n post op Linkedin … Zouden meer opdrachtgevers van freelancers moeten doen … Met regelmaat … 


PA Media Acquires Alamy


On February 11, 2020 Alamy announced that PA Media Group, the UK-based news and information business, has acquired Alamy Stock Agency. 

Together with PA Images’ live news, sport and entertainment photography service this acquisition will allow the two businesses to fully capitalize on the huge demand for both stock and news imagery from customers around the world. Please be assured that it’s business as usual at Alamy with no change in our service to both content suppliers and customers. We will continue to operate as before, with no current plans to change prices or terms.

Read Alamy’s Full Press Release here.

Editor Remarks: again another example of turmoil within the global picture industry. Obviously promises that nothing will change (for the better or for the worse) cannot realistically be made, since turmoil inside the industry of News- and StockPhotography is large enough, that even professionals with decades of experience as image brokers cannot realistically predict the future of online content. Never the less this acquisition is an example of developments inside the industry, since photo-agencies in, f.e. The Netherlands, consolidated into two major, media corporations in 2018 & 2019 (DPG Media & Talpa). The Dutch Federation of Journalists ponders these developments closely, since position of content suppliers might not be served by large, powerful media organizations, that can set prises and conditions as they see fit. 

Industrieel Vastgoed

Fotografie van Industrieel en ander Zakelijk Vastgoed & Real Estate Fotografie kent nogal wat verschillende soorten, stijlen en vormen; documentair, redactioneel, commercieel, exterieur, interieur, wonen, werken, opslag, transport, productie, enzovoorts. Bij iedere opdracht pak je ‘t weer anders aan. Bedrijfsgebouwen zijn daarmee “ietsje meer” dan alleen maar saaie blokkendozen langs de snelweg die met mobiele, smartphone camera’s vanuit de auto worden vastgelegd door een voorbijganger met haast. Daarom hier een kleine collectie van hoe ‘t ook kan. Of eigenlijk: hoe ‘t ook anders kan. Weertype, perspectief, standpunt, moment van de dag, seizoen, techniek; alle factoren spelen mee als je het beeld wilt krijgen, dat past binnen de doelstelling van jouw organisatie. Wil je er meer over weten?Industrial Real Estate

Graffiti’s of Europe

Somewhere in January 2020 I published a new iBook on Apple’s iTunes Store, with a collection of images centering Graffiti’s & Murals. Alway been a huge fan of Urban & StreetArt. A few visit’s to Berlin made me start to ponder this idea of an iBook, that can be an inspiration for many. Especially for Visual & Urban Artists. At least I hope so. A digital copy of the iBook costs € 2,99 (or the equivalent in your local currency) and can be viewed on iPhones, iPad’s, MacBooks and iMacs. 

Download here from iTunes Store

Photochain: Novel Chance!

In my previous blog-post I asked to stay tuned on news about Photochain, a new, disruptive stock photography company, which is emerging on the global battlefield of online stockphotography. Well, I’ve got some news for you! They are now searching for new, contributing photographers during their final launch phase. I thought you might be interested in this novel opportunity, since they have a few advantages over traditional stockphotography agencies. Let me try to explain! 

Photochain Pays 80% of the Revenues to Photographers

Photochain is based on blockchain technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and is the first of its kind to do so. This means that licenses and copyright information are stored and published in immutable (non changeable) public databases, where you can acces all relevant information. This gives you, as a stockphotographer,  complete control over your images! On top: you set your own prices, of which you get to keep 80%. Photochain only asks 20% commission, which is the lowest in the industry! So, where other platforms like Photoshelter, actually ask money, you get payed the highest percentage in the industry!

Since “Photochain” is a novel startup in it’s final phase of development, services are still being added as the marketplace grows and grows. Meanwhile basic functionality for image upload is there, as are all algorithms to finalize financial transactions. You will be payed as soon as your balance exceeds € 50,00. It will come live, as soon as there is a sufficient supply in images.

Launch expected during Q1 2020 

The company itself is formerly based in Estonia, an EU country using the Euro as a currency and having one of the most innovative, digital infrastructures globally. Team members are spread across Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, and a few other European Countries. This makes “Photochain” a truly international corporation, with a huge, potential network at its disposal. Final launch is expected during Q1 (the first quarter) of 2020. 

Join Us Now!

So, if you’re a (stock)photographer with an image archive that is not completely online for licensing, why not join this new opportunity and help rewrite the rules for monetizing your hard work? Let’s be part of nuovo, novel developments and become part of something positive to start of the new year 2020!!! You can boost your career again, by clicking the link below and register!

Join Photochain

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail. Or just give me a call. I’ll be happy to help out!

Blockchain in Photography

May 2018 or so … Kodak broke the news they were going into stockphotography and blockchain technology … News!!! Since then Kodak went silent on it’s plans and how they would proceed … Until last week I got an e-mail from Stanislav Stolberg, basically telling me, that they beat Kodak in it’s own game … Perfect example of a start up stirring up the market with a good idea’s and the motivation to make them come through today … So, may I introduce: “Photochain”? 

Not posting a link just jet, since they’re in the final phase of development, and therefor not just alive jet … But it’s coming soon … Q1 2020, that’s the goal for now … Hell of a way to close down the old year … Which was hell, by the way … Finally some god damn good news!!! (quotation from The Matrix Trilogy) … So, stay tuned, I’ll be posting news about this one as it comes along! 


WZH De Vliethof Magazine

Voor opdrachtgever Great Magazines fotografeerde ik een compleet magazine bij elkaar … Had even wat tijd nodig, maar het resultaat is zonder meer heel erg gaaf! Nieuw concept in de zorg voor mensen met geheugenproblemen … Waarbij natuurlijk ook de medewerkers zelf aan het woord komen … In een tijd, dat de zorg voor deze mensen volop in de aandacht staat wel een dingetje … Was erg fijn er rond te lopen met camera en al en nu het resultaat te kunnen laten zien …

WZH De Vliethof

Regiment Limburgse Jagers

29 november 2019. Dagblad De Limburger besteed aandacht aan de Limburgse Jagers, die een vermelding op het Vaandel krijgen, voor Moed, Beleidvol & Dapper Optreden, tijdens hun missie in Uruzgan in 2007. Was mooi om te mogen fotograferen! Tekst: Jas van der Camp; fotografie: Guido Koppes.


De Limburgse Jagers (Oirschot) krijgen een eervolle vermelding voor Moed, Beleidvol & Dapper Optreden.

Great Magazines

First Results of my Photography for a new Assignor; the Amsterdam based “Great Magazines”. Makes super commercial magazines for a wide variety of companies in The Netherlands. Well, it’s not editorial or documentary, but still a great chance to tell visual stories about people and what they do. This time about a family based enterprise that has been in business for over 50 years now. Sells furniture and other things for decorating homes all the way to Spain. Was nice! Couple of new magazines coming up, so stay tuned!