Sunday, December 02, 2007

Assignment Confirmation form

Mark M. Hancock
ADDRESS
Plano TX 75093
Home: XXX XXX-XXXX
Cell: XXX XXX-XXXX
E-mail: mark@newseagles.com


(Client)
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE, ZIP
Phone: XXX XXX-XXXX
E-mail:

RE: Assignment confirmation

Dear __________,

Confirming our (telephone / e-mail) conversation today, I accept the assignment to photograph __(detailed)__.

"Photojournalist" refers to Mark M. Hancock. "Client" refers to the commissioning party or company named above, its representatives, successors, assigns, agents and affiliates.

The agreed minimum fee for this assignment is $__(XXX)__, which includes payment for __(XXX)__ days or photography (at $__(XXX) __ per day), __(XXX)__ days of travel (at $__(XXX)__ per day) and/or mileage (at $__(IRS rate)__ per mile). This minimum fee is a "guarantee" against the Client's cover and space rates, which are $__(XXX)__ per page, $__(XXX)__ per half page, $__(XXX)__ per quarter page, and $ __(XXX)__ per cover. If your selection and use of images at the prevailing space and cover rates exceeds the minimum fee of $__(XXX)__, then payment shall be made in accordance with the cover and space rates.

Additional days are to be negotiated, and will be compensated at the same rates as those mentioned above. The Client understands that a "day" is any part of a calendar day, whether the nature of the subject requires the Photojournalist to work for 10 minutes or for 10 hours during that calendar day.

In addition, all reasonable expenses are to be reimbursed by the Client. These include assistant's fees ($__(XXX)__ per calendar day); film, processing and/or digital fees of $__(XXX)__ per CD and/or transmission fees; airfare, transportation and rental cars; baggage gratuities and permits; lodging and meals; necessary phone calls, messengers, and shipping; props and rental of special equipment; specialized services; and any other expenses that are clearly identifiable as required to complete this assignment. Copies of receipts will be provided for all expenses except gratuities and "on stock" items such as film and CDs.

Payment is due within 30 days of the date of the invoice. Interest of __(X)__ percent per month, calculated against any unpaid balance after 30 days, will be charged. If there are problems with the Photojournalist's invoice, the Client will call the Photojournalist immediately so the problem can be settled without a delay in payment. Our arrangements will also be subject to the terms and conditions of the Photojournalist's invoice.

As the sole copyright holder of the images produced on this assignment, and upon payment in full of the invoice, the Photojournalist agrees to license the following usage rights to the Client:

One-time, first, North American English language editorial rights, only. The Client may also use any photograph appearing on the cover in advertising and promotion of the publication, but only when it appears in the ad or promotion as part of the complete cover. All other rights are reserved and no advertising and promotional rights are granted for any image other than the one appearing on the cover.

First rights are granted for up to __(60)__ days after submission or __(30)__ days after publication of the images, whichever is sooner. The Client assumes all responsibility for security and accountability of images while they are in the Client's possession. All original submitted images, including those published, must be returned to the Photojournalist within 30 days of publication or within 10 days of the expiration of the first rights, whichever is sooner. The safe and timely return of undamaged images is the Client's responsibility and we strongly recommend using registered and insured means (or personal delivery).

Photographs are to be credited with an adjacent credit line or a byline at the beginning of the article. Cover photographs are to be credited on the table of contents page. The credit is to read:

©¬ł 2007 Mark M. Hancock

Failure to provide proper credit is cause for the original fee to be tripled, which represents the value of such credits to the Photojournalist.

The Photojournalist will provide captions. The Photojournalist accepts no liability for the captions as prepared for print by the Client. No model releases exist except as indicated in writing and accompanying the submitted photographs. If required, the Photojournalist will provide < >model releases because it provide superior protection for the interests of the Photojournalist and the Client.

It is a pleasure to be working with you. Your business is appreciated. I can assure the assignment will receive my best efforts and attention. Your needs will be met beyond expectations.

Sincerely,

Mark M. Hancock

Please read Use Assignment Confirmation forms for detailed information about this form.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Sample Model Release

Model Release



Date:__________


Photographer: Mark M. Hancock
123 Main Street #1234
Plano, TX 75093
Home (555) 555-5555
Cell (555) 555-5555

DESCRIPTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS:

______________________________

For consideration received, I give Mark M. Hancock permission to reproduce the photograph(s), audio and/or video recording(s) described, and I agree that Mark M. Hancock, and all licensees and assignees, are entitled to use the photograph(s), audio and/or video recording(s) described above in any manner or form whatsoever, either wholly or in part, in any medium, and in conjunction with any wording or other photographs or drawings, worldwide. I understand that I do not own the copyright of the photograph(s), audio and/or video recording(s). I understand that all negatives, positives and digital images together with the prints and/or recordings shall constitute your property, solely and completely.


NAME OF MINOR (printed): ____________________________________

- I am over the age of majority. _____ (initial)

SIGNER'S NAME (printed): ___________________________________



SIGNATURE: ___________________________________

ADDRESS: _____________________________________

PHONE: _______________________________________

WITNESS: _____________________________________


Thank you for your cooperation!

Please read Get model releases for detailed information about model releases.
 

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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Sample magazine invoice

Mark M. Hancock
SS# 555-55-5555
123 Main Street #1234
Plano TX 75093
Home (555) 555-5555
Cell (555) 555-5555

INVOICE# XYM06-10


X Youth magazine
Attn.: FULL NAME / Photo dept.
777 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202

10/31/2006

Editorial assignment

      Fee             Date             Description
    $300.00       10/24             55555 "Beaumont skateboard hero"
      $20.00       10/24             Digital fee
      $91.60       10/24             Mileage: 229 mi @ $ .40

$411.60       Total       Please pay this amount


Thank you for your business!

Web site: www.newseagles.com                   E-mail: mark@newseagles.com

Please read How to make invoices for detailed information about this sample invoice.

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Sample newspaper invoice

Mark M. Hancock
SS# 555-55-5555
123 Main Street #1234
Plano TX 75093
Home (555) 555-5555
Cell (555) 555-5555

INVOICE# TDN06-10B


The Daily Newspaper
Attn.: FULL NAME / Photo dept.
555 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202

10/31/2006

Editorial assignments

      Fee             Date             Assignment       Editor
    $110.00       10/19/2006       555304             AZ
    $110.00       10/24/2006       555295             RZ
      $85.00       10/24/2006       555344             RZ
      $85.00       10/24/2006       555453             RZ
      $85.00       10/24/2006       555534             RZ
    $110.00       10/25/2006       555605             ZZ
      $85.00       10/25/2006       555599             ZZ
    $110.00       10/26/2006       555601             XZ
      $85.00       10/26/2006       555600             XZ

$865.00       Total       Please pay this amount


Thank you for your business!

Web site: www.newseagles.com                   E-mail: mark@newseagles.com

Please read How to make invoices for detailed information about this sample invoice.

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Monday, June 05, 2006

All PJ glossary entries


A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M
N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |


Sample forms


A
accelerator
accessories
accessory filter holder
accessory bag
acid-free paper
air brush
Animal locomotion
aperture selector
auto bracketing
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B
B&W
balance
barrel
baseball bat
bayonet mount
billing schedule
bird's eye view
black and white
blind
blowup
blur
bold
bounce card
bounce board
brick
bulletproof
burned film
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C
cable
camera bag
camera shake
camera strap
canned air
clippings
close down
clutch
compositional elements
composition
compound lens
condenser assembly
contact sheet
copyright
cutline
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D
D-Type lens
dead film
depth of field
depth of field scale
depth of field preview
Dit
diffusion
dodging wand
double dipping
downtime
dry pallet
dual focusing
dynamic range
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E
enlarge
exhaustion
exposure compensation
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F
film plane
fixation
fixed lens
flash bracket
focus
fogged
four dimensional
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G
Golden Ratio
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H
hot spot
hyperfocal distance
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I
infographic
infrared focus
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J
jump page
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K
light parallax
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L
large tank
lede
lens speed
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M
marshmallow people
motion studies
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N, O, P
parallax
payment on acceptance
payment on production
pentaprism
pH
photojournalism
photojournalist
picture
portfolio
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Q R
red eye
red eye reduction systems
relief
Rule of fifths
Rule of thirds
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S
saccade
scene
sodium sulfate
spreadsheet
squeezing film
squib
style
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T, U, V
visual elements
volume
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W, X, Y, Z
zoom lens

Sample forms (All sample forms)
Sample assignment confirmation form
Sample newspaper invoice
Sample magazine invoice
Sample model release
Sample cover letter for a staff position
Calculate total package job offers
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Thursday, May 11, 2006

fixation

(photographic films and papers) : The process of removal of unexposed and undeveloped halides by converting them to soluble salts. The salts can later be washed from the emulsion. This process makes images stable and unalterable when exposed to light.
Also known as "fixing."

(eye movements) : fixation occurs when eyes stop moving and light from an object's image falls on any point of the retina for a period of time. Central fixation occurs when an object's image falls directly on the eye's fovea.
Opposite: saccade.

Please also see: How photojournalism affects the brain.

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

saccade

The rapid, unperceivable movements eyes make when searching.
Opposite : fixation.

Please also see: How photojournalism affects the brain.

 

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

style

The way an artist approaches art from beginning to end. A style is a consistent combination of choices.
Often an artist's style falls within one broad category and is further defined by the artist's preferences, skills, equipment choices, subject matter and final image treatment.

Please also see What is style?