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Our Favorite Marketplace Images of the Week

Our Favorite Marketplace Images of the Week

Photo: © Huck Life

This week’s Marketplace submissions were all over the map (literally!)—from Moroccan travel photos, to summer-inspired poolside imagery (too soon Northern Hemisphere? we think not), to gorgeous Easter egg tablescapes. We’ve got every mood and every season covered.

No matter if you’re knee-deep in snow or soaking up the sun, be encouraged by this week’s 20 favorites, and be sure to come back for more in a week’s time. You never know where your next source of inspiration could come from! And when you’re ready to take the plunge, your image purchase is just a click away.

See below for our 20 favorites images from this week’s Marketplace submissions.

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Speculate to Accumulate – Just Do It

Speculate to Accumulate – Just Do It

Photo courtesy, James Dimmock

How do you decide when a low fee makes a job not worth taking?

Often a brief comes in from an international brand, a huge company worth billions and yet, their bottom line for the project seems unfairly low. I get it; I’ve been there, so how do you decide when to take/not take one of these? It’s probably easier if I just talk about two times I said yes to such a situation.

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Swedish Surf Photographer Karl Lundholm Shares Secrets of the Trade

Swedish Surf Photographer Karl Lundholm Shares Secrets of the Trade

Photo: © Karl Lundholm

There’s surf photography, and then there’s Karl Lundholm‘s photographs. The Swedish photographer somehow incorporates the sport of surfing into his underwater photography to come up with what feels like a whole new genre of image-making that will leave you asking, “how’d he do that?”

Lundholm isn’t so much just a surf photographer as much as he’s a whiz at color, composition, and being in the right place at the right time. After everyone in the ImageBrief office had time to pick up their jaws after seeing his images, I caught up with Karl over email to talk about some of his secrets to the trade.

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Hot Shots: 10 Images You Need to See That Sold in January

Hot Shots: 10 Images You Need to See That Sold in January

Photo: © Anna Cseresnjes

It’s become a bit of a monthly tradition here at ImageBrief to share some stories behind some of our favorite images that were licensed in the previous month. Our buyers hit 2016 running and were busy all over the site, searching and finding images in our ever-growing Marketplace, putting out on-point briefs, and even relicensing images.

If January is any indication of what the new year will be like, hold on to your hats folks, it’s going to be an awesome year!

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23 of Our Favorite Marketplace Images: Week of January 25, 2016

23 of Our Favorite Marketplace Images: Week of January 25, 2016

Photo: © Robert Postma

Last week we started a new tradition here at ImageBrief—we share a small selection of our favorite Marketplace images that our photographers submitted in the past week.

This week’s collection has an awesome array of exotic landscapes (and volcanoes!), cityscapes, people, and images that evoke memories of last week’s East Coast blizzard.

Remember, if you see an image you want to license, just click on it to purchase instantly. If you want to see more from each photographer, just click on their name to be taken directly to their portfolio.

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Case Study: How Staying Flexible Can Lead to Sales

It might go without saying, but outside of being a first-rate photographer, staying flexible and having solid communication skills can help land jobs and increase your sales. When negotiating your rate, you have to be clear and understand the client’s budget and if it’s going to work for you. After you’re hired and briefed on a shoot, it’s up to you to ask all the right questions to make sure you understand what they want so you can deliver. But what happens when there’s a breakdown or problem somewhere along the line?

Things happen. As a photographer, if you’re willing to stay flexible and be accommodating—without going outside of what your comfortable with or what the budget allows—then you’re likely to come out on top. London-based photographer, Filip Gierlinski, recently shared his story about how he re-shot an image for a brief because he ran into an unforeseen roadblock with the original releases. His story offers a good behind-the-scenes look at some of the process that goes on surrounding a brief.

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25 of Our Favorite Marketplace Images: Week of January 18, 2016

Some of Our Favorite Marketplace Images: Week of January 18, 2016

Photo: © Lisa Godfrey

ImageBrief’s editors go through thousands of images in the Marketplace as they come in every week. As a result, we see our photographers’ best stuff, which is why we wanted to share some of our favorite Marketplace images from this week.

Want to see a stunning landscape? Scroll down. Authentic point-of-view lifestyle images? Scroll down. There’s even a spectacular shot of the moon!  Read More

Jeremy Rasnic Shares Memories From His Dream Shoot

Jeremy Rasnic Shares Memories From His Dream Shoot

Photo: © Jeremy Rasnic

In 2015 ImageBrief sent Jeremy Rasnic on his Dream Shoot around Australia. We asked the Tennessee-based photographer to share some of his favorite memories, including some of the images he took along the way. 

The Dream Shoot awarded by ImageBrief was an awesome experience! It took me down the eastern coast of Australia on a three week excursion. One of the first things I did—after I was notified that I was selected—was contact Nathan White. He is a fellow photographer and an Australian native. Here’s a tip: if you are ever going to a foreign country for the first time, I’d highly recommend finding someone from there before you go to help you navigate the country and to get you to the places you want to go. Nathan was very helpful and traveled the majority of the trip with me.

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