Corbis CRAVE For iPad And Web

By Jim Pickerell | 225 Words | Posted 5/14/2013 | Comments
Corbis® Images has launched Corbis CRAVE, a premium image discovery experience developed exclusively for iPad® and as an accompanying web experience.  CRAVE features expertly curated imagery from industry-leading commercial and editorial photographers. At launch there are 47 portfolios from featured photographers.

Create Your Own Portfolio App

By Jim Pickerell | 297 Words | Posted 8/24/2012 | Comments
Photographers can now build their own portfolio and presentation apps for iPad and iPhone without the necessity of learning to code. Appafolio Biz and Appafolio Plus provide an application tool that lets the photographer produce and display slideshows, galleries and videos.

Bridgeman Art Doodle

By Jim Pickerell | 219 Words | Posted 4/24/2012 | Comments
Bridgeman Art Library has introduced an iPad app called Bridgeman Art Doodle Live that is a fun way to introduce adults and children alike to the joys of art. The app is available at the AppStore for £1.49.

Will iPads Become A Standard Fixture In The Classroom?

By Jim Pickerell | 414 Words | Posted 3/21/2012 | Comments
Recently, the results of a year long study of Algebra 1 students at the Amelia Earhart Middle School in Riverside, California were announced. The math scores of the students who were taught using Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 curriculum on the iPad were 20% higher in the Spring 2011 California Standards Test than other students who were taught using traditional paper textbooks.

Education Market In Transition

By Jim Pickerell | 1094 Words | Posted 2/28/2012 | Comments
In the previous series of articles entitled "Edication: How The Market Has Changed" we looked as some of the factors that have changed the educational market for images. This series of stories looks ahead. Not only have there been dramatic changes in the past, but the business of delivering educational materials to students is still very much in transition. There will certainly be a decline in the use of printed products, a growth in the delivery of educational material online and more use of video. Check out these stories for more about where things seem to be headed.

How Will Mobile Devices Change The Photography Market?

By Jim Pickerell | 494 Words | Posted 1/26/2012 | Comments
Mobile communication is rapidly changing the way the world gets information. More and more of the information we need will be delivered via mobile devices. This shift is likely to change the demand for visual materials. Here are some things to consider as you plan for the future.

From Printed Textbooks To iPads

By Jim Pickerell | 714 Words | Posted 1/24/2012 | Comments
In an effort to go after a share of the $15 billion educational textbook market Apple Inc. has launched iBooks2 software with an aim to quicken the adoption of the iPad in the educational market. The company has been working with Pearson, McGraw-Hill and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to produce digital textbooks that can be delivered on the iPad. Currently, these three companies are responsible for 90% of the textbooks sold in the US.

Fees For Travel App Use

By Jim Pickerell | 600 Words | Posted 12/1/2011 | Comments
Recentlty, a photographer asked what to charge for use of photos on a travel app that is designed to help tourists discover new places to visit, things to do, places to eat and drink etc.?  Here are my thoughts.

Shutterstock Launches iPad App

By Jim Pickerell | 377 Words | Posted 11/22/2011 | Comments
Shutterstock Images LLC has  released its Shutterstock for iPad app, available for free download now in the Apple App Store.

Back To School

By Jim Pickerell | 718 Words | Posted 8/9/2011 | Comments
The 2011-12 school year is about to begin. The use of printed books is declining. Many school systems will expand their use of computer and iPads this school year. Beginning in kindergarten children will be taught using digital devices.

From Books To iPads

By Jim Pickerell | 761 Words | Posted 6/17/2011 | Comments
What happens when the iPad becomes the primary vehicle for delivering educational information? Check out this story for some of the things we think will happen in the education business. Also see how what will happen to in the education business to content providers -- writers as well as photographers -- in the next ten years compares to how microstock has changed the stock photography business in the last decade.

Educational Publishing Trends

By Jim Pickerell | 331 Words | Posted 4/18/2011 | Comments
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has reported that e-Book sales in February 2011 were $90.3 million, up 202.3% compared to February 2010. Higher Education sales for January and February 2011 were $406.9 million, down by 5.6% vs the same period in 2010. K-12 sales for the same two-month period were $173 million, a decline of  8.9% compared to 2010.

Promotional Videos For iPad

By Jim Pickerell | 81 Words | Posted 3/31/2011 | Comments
In the past two years Corey Rich has directed and shot more than 15 video profiles for Apple. The stories have generally centered around small business and enterprise companies that have integrated iPhone and iPad for greater efficiency and, in many cases, a positive effect on their bottom line. His two minute iPad in Business profile of Eric Jackson and Jackson Kayaks may give you an idea of new business opportunities that are opening up for still photographers turned videographers and producers.

Apple vs. European Publishers

By Jim Pickerell | 314 Words | Posted 2/9/2011 | Comments
Newspaper publishers, almost universally, believe the iPad and other tablet devices are possible saviors of the journalism business since they are a much more cost effective news delivery system than print and more than 50 million devices are expected to be in use before the end of 2011. However, given the way payment for content is structured European publishers are very concerned about loss of control of their businesses.

New Market For Photography: iPhone Apps

By Jim Pickerell | 248 Words | Posted 2/8/2011 | Comments
Hawaii photographer Douglas Peebles is exploring a new market for his images – iPhone Apps. During his more than 30 years of photographing the Hawaiian Islands he has produced 18 books and a number of pocket guides to the various islands. He currently has seven iPhone apps which give him another way to reach consumers.

Tablets: Will They Hurt the Newspaper Business?

By Jim Pickerell | 154 Words | Posted 11/29/2010 | Comments
James Murdoch, CEO of News Corp., recently told a media conference in Monaco that tablets will hurt the newspaper business.

Storytelling: The Future for the Professional Photographer

By Jim Pickerell | 1460 Words | Posted 11/17/2010 | Comments

Most still photographers say their best pictures tell stories. To a limited degree, this is true. But photographers need to start thinking about more complete and complex stories, not just the best story they can tell in a single frame. This is where the opportunities lie.

Pricing Future Magazine Uses

By Jim Pickerell | 2344 Words | Posted 10/25/2010 | Comments
“Our contention is that the iPad version of a magazine is part of the rate base of that magazine,” said Condé Nast vice president of editorial operations Richard Levine at the recent conference of the Picture Archive Council of America. “A new strategy for acquiring content is needed because it will be impossible to anticipate how imagery initially acquired primarily for print use might be repurposed,” he continued. This is not unique to Condé Nast issue, but rather a position other publishers have already taken or will need to take in the near future.

iPad and the Future

By Jim Pickerell | 1644 Words | Posted 10/22/2010 | Comments
Richard Levine’s keynote address at the PACA International Conference, “The Impact of the iPad and the Future Use of Content,” raised a number of critical issues for the stock photo industry.