PO Box 1310
Point Roberts, WA 98281
For Immediate Release Contact: Therese Bagshaw
Director of Sales
Corporation Releases fotoQuote Pro 5.0
The Industry Standard Price Guide for Stock and Assignment Photography
Version 5.0 has over 80 new Categories with completely updated Pricing
information including new technologies. Also has a new Interface,
Find screen, Notes window, and more.
Point Roberts, WA February 2004 Cradoc Corporation,
a major developer of computer software for the freelance photographer,
today announced the release of fotoQuote Pro 5. FotoQuote Pro 5 is
an electronic price guide for stock and assignment photography. FotoQuote
Pro 5 is the only source of pricing information for photographers
that gives you powerful Coaching help in every one of its 218 pricing
categories. FotoQuote not only helps you come up with a fair price
for your image license, but also gives you the inside information
you will need to help you negotiate and close the sale.
I havent seen so much change in the photo industry since
the original fotoQuote was released in 1993, said Cradoc Bagshaw,
President of Cradoc Corporation and Creator of fotoQuote. I
spent nearly a year working on this update and I was surprised at
how much time it took to get a handle on what is currently happening
in the photo industry. I believe that there are two main reasons for
the changes I am seeing. The first is that two large stock agencies
are dominating the world markets. The other is that companies are
using photographs in many different ways because of digital technology
and more targeted advertising. The photo industry is transforming
in major ways and I wanted to be sure that fotoQuote Pro 5 would supply
the photographer with the information that he or she needs to understand
and take advantage of those changes.
FotoQuote automates the process of creating a quote for stock photography
submissions. Our research has shown that when a price quote
is given in writing instead of verbally there is a much higher chance
of getting the asking price, said Bagshaw. There are
fewer problems, including copyright infringement or rights grabs,
if the photographer is willing to take the time to send the client
the correct paperwork outlining the exact details of the job, including
usages and rights that are to be granted.
The Coach section is a very popular feature of fotoQuote and its
packed full of more negotiating and pricing information than ever
before. Its been compared to attending a weekend pricing seminar.
"FotoQuote is the number one program to help photographers gain
a clear picture on how to price their photographic images. Any photographer
is nuts if they dont have fotoQuote, said photographer
Jean Ferro, the President of Women In Photography International.
(Cradoc Corp fotoQuote Press Release Cont)
Among fotoQuote Pro 5s new features are:
_ New Categories: There are over 80 new categories for a total
of 218. There are dozens of new categories that deal with new technologies
like, Film, Web, CD/DVD and Television.
_ New Interface: Using fotoQuote is greatly simplified. When
creating a quote you simply click a category tab: Advertising, Corporate,
Editorial, Electronic, etc, and select the usage you want. FotoQuote
once again runs in a single window making it easy to use with other
_ New Find Screen: There are so many categories in fotoQuote
Pro 5 weve added a new find screen that makes finding usages
easy. Just type in a word or phrase, click the find button, and you
will get a list of usages from throughout the program that match.
_ New Notes Window: Each of fotoQuotes main categories
now has a notes window that lets you keep multiple notes with sales
information for each of your transactions in that category.
_ New Updated Pricing: All of the prices have been carefully
reviewed from actual sales records, and raised or lowered to reflect
the current market.
Thanks for all your good work. I have used fotoQuote many times
to price sales and it has been invaluable at protecting me from seriously
under pricing my work. It gives me the confidence to offer a price,
based on your database, then clam up and let the client
do the rest of the talking. Plus your helpful tips and tutorials on
pricing unusual uses, negotiating and all the rest of it are a godsend
for those of us slogging it out in the freelance market, said
Jim Lawrence, photographer and writer.
Priced at $149.95, fotoQuote Pro 5 is an excellent value ($139.95
for the download version). An upgrade price for registered owners
of fotoQuote or fotoBiz is also available. Please view our web site
www.fotoquote.com or call us at
360-945-1380 for more specific details on upgrade pricing. By popular
demand fotoQuote is now available once again as a standalone application.
Founded in 1993 Cradoc Corporation is a leading developer of computer
software for the freelance photographer. Cradoc Corp also develops
fotoBiz the complete business management solution for the freelance
photographer. For more information visit www.fotobiz.net.
first IPA Gala will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday,
December 7th, 2003
Gala Awards ceremony, Winners and nominees from countries across the
globe will gather to pay tribute to the year's most outstanding achievements
and to honor the all-time greats.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS INAUGURATES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND SHOWCASE
OF GLOBAL PHOTOGRAPHIC
The International Photography Awards, a global celebration of photographic
acumen and imagination, was launched today in Los Angeles. This unique
international competition aims to salute the achievements of the world's
finest photographers, to discover new and emerging talent, and to
promote the appreciation of photography all over the world.
"For years we have witnessed lack of recognition for the great
talent and contributions of photographers both here and abroad,"
said H. Farmani, the executive director of the International Photography
Awards. "We plan to shine the spotlight on the brilliant work
of both professionals and amateurs alike."
A glamorous Gala Awards ceremony, held at the home of the Golden Globes
in Beverly Hills, will cap off the competition each year. Winners
and nominees from countries across the globe will gather to pay tribute
to the year's most outstanding achievements and to honor the all-time
greats. The first IPA Gala will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel
December 7, 2003
Winners of the first annual International Photography Awards will
set the standard of photographic excellence for years to come. In
addition to the top prizes, all entrants will compete for certificates
of achievement in seven major categories that include Photojournalism,
Advertising, Nature Photography, Architectural Photography, Portraiture
and Fine Art.
For additional information on the International
WIPI Thanks IPA for their generous support to our organization and
Gala Awards Ceremony
Gala Awards ceremony will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, home
of the Golden Globes. The first annual International Photography Awards
Gala will be held on December 7, 2003. Tickets
are available now.
The photography community from countries around the world, gathering
with luminaries from the international photography community to laud
the year's most outstanding achievements. Top IPA trophies including
the New Discovery Award and International Photographer of the Year
will be announced during this black-tie festivity. Special recognition
for lifetime achievement will be awarded to several masters of photography
in such categories as fashion, photojournalism, advertising, and fine
art. The IPA Advisory Board will select and honor these masters based
on lifetime contribution to the photographic arts.
First-of-its-kind Photography Event to Recognize Photography
Masters and Present Them With a "Lucie" For Their Achievements
"An awards ceremony honoring photography is such a great idea,
I'm surprised no one has thought of it before," said renowned
photographer William Claxton. Internationally renowned photographer,
Phil Borges added, "As photographers we spend most or our time
working alone. Finally we have the International Photo Awards to bring
us all together in a celebration of our professional accomplishments."
The recipient of this year's awards will be announced the week of
November 5, 2003.
"Cinema has its 'Oscar' but now photography has its 'Lucie,'
as a way to acknowledge the achievement of those who constantly redefine
the meaning of this extraordinary medium," said Graham Howe,
Chairman of IPA's Advisory Board.
Additionally, the IPA will be distributing a commemorative program
book during Photoweek and at the Gala ceremony. This program book
will contain the work of the award recipients.
advisory board has nominated
The nominees are:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Arthur Leipzig, Bruce Davidson, Gordon Parks, Helmut Newton, Henri
Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Larry Fink, Richard Avedon, Robert Frank,
Robert Heinecken, Ruth Bernhard, William Claxton
Outstanding Achievement in Advertising (Presented by APA) --
Craig Cutler, Doug Menuez, Glen Wexler, Greg Gorman, Howard Schatz,
Jean Moss, Jim Erickson, Larry Fink, Laurie Rubin, Mary Ellen Mark,
Moshe Brakha, Nadav Kander, Parish Kohanim, Peggy Sirota, Pete Barrett,
Pete McArthur, Phil Marco, RJ Muna, Rodney Smith, Sally Gall, Stephen
Wilkes, Stewart Cohen
Outstanding Achievement in Architecture/Landscape Photography
Ezra Stoller, Elizabeth Gill Lui, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Joel Meyerowitz,
Julian Broad, Julius Shulman, Richard Misrach, Tim Street-Porter
Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Photography (previously
Celebrity) Annie Leibovitz, Bob Willoughby, Bruce Weber, Douglas Kirkland,
Firooz Zahedi, Greg Gorman, Harry Benson, Larry Fink, Matthew Rolston,
Roxanne Lowit, William Claxton
Achievement in Music Photography
Leibovitz, William Claxton, Greg Gorman, Harry Benson, Larry Fink,
Matthew Rolston, Roxanne Lowit, David Bailey,
Achievement in Still Photography for Motion Pictures
Phil Stern, Stephen Vaughan, David James, Peter Sorel, Francois Duhamel,
Melinda Sue Gordon, Andrew Cooper, Merrick Morton, Bob Willoughby
Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Photography - Larry
Clark, Nan Goldin, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, James Nachtwey,
Marissa Roth, Sebastiao Salgado, Arthur Tress
Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Photography
Brigitte LaCombe, Bruce Weber, David Bailey, David LaChapelle, Francesco
Scavullo, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Lillian Bassman, Mario Testino,
Melvin Sokolsky, Peter Lindbergh, Ralph Gibson, Richard Avedon, Sarah
Moon, Steven Meisel
Outstanding Achievement in Fine Art Photography
Arno Minkkenin, Cindy Sherman, Duane Michals, Helmut Newton, Jack
Spencer, Lee Friedlander, Mary Ellen Mark, Michael Kenna, Ralph Gibson,
Richard Misrach, Nadav Kandar, Ray Metzker, Robert ParkeHarrison,
Ruth Bernhard, Sally Mann, Sheila Metzner, Shirin Neshat, Susan Rankaitis,
Outstanding Achievement in Photojournalism
Antonin Kratochvil, Carolyn Cole, David Burnett, Gary Knight,
Horst Faas, James Nachtwey, Lauren Greenfield, Nick Ut, Ron Haviv,
Seamus Murphy, Sebastiao Salgado, Steve McCurry, Tom Stoddart
Outstanding Achievement in Portrait Photography (Presented
by ASMP) - Albert Watson, Annie Liebovitz, Arnold Newman, Bert Stern,
Bettina Rheims, Gene Trindl, Gordon Parks, Paul Jasmin, Richard Avedon,
Women In Photography International Distinguished Photographer's
Award (presented by WIPI) - Uta Barth, Lillian Bassman, Jodi Cobb,
Helen Levitt, Annie Leibovitz , Sally Mann , Annette Messager, Catherine
Opie, Cindy Sherman, Carrie Mae Weems , Mariana Yampolsky
Adjustments made to Nominees reflect Advisory Board updates See
Winner List Announced 11/12
Join in and become part of the commemorative event...!
CONFERENCE December 5th & 6th, Pacific Design
Center, Los Angeles
Days of Networking - 2 Days of Exhibits - Portfolio Reviews
The International Photography Awards (IPA), in conjunction with Shout
Conferences, is pleased to offer a stimulating and original series
of panels and seminars to photographers and creatives of all levels
-- and every area -- of the field. Whether you're an Art Buyer, Educator
or Student, Creative Director, Corporate Communications Exec, Advanced
Amateur, Photo Assistant, Graphic Designer, or Stock Photographer
-- everyone will find something informative and essential here.
At this two-day Conference, to be held in Los Angeles at the Pacific
Design Center December 5 and 6, you'll have the opportunity to attend
panels on Book Publishing to Celebrity Photography, to the Digital
Workflow, to obtaining Gallery Representation -- and much more. All
seminars will be moderated by top leaders in the field, who will engage
and interact with you on all of your questions. As a special bonus,
if you attend both days of the Conference, you'll be eligible to have
your portfolio reviewed by an expert panel of consultants, curators,
gallery owners, and editors -- a truly invaluable experience.
the website if anyone is interested in becoming a sponsor
of the Gala Awards with exposure to tens of thousands of photographers
around the world.
Commemorative program book advertising
opportunity - The book offers an
opportunity to reach an audience in the photography, advertising,
fashion, and publishing industries.
"Palms" Photograph: ©Rose-Lynn Fisher
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Can you give us a little background on yourself and your company?.
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PEI: That's fine for the matte papers, but what about gloss and semi-gloss
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The Digital Fine Print (new)
Mastering Your Color EPSON¨ printer
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Setting up a Digital Print Studio (for Educators) More
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b/w piezograph images graciously provided to WIPI by Rose-Lynn
Photograph: ©Rose-Lynn Fisher