Archive for the 'In the Blogosphere' Category

30
Jun
09

Our Q and A Session with Technically Philly

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Kelly and I had a nice phone conversation with Sean Blanda from TechnicallyPhilly.com. Sean publishes (writes and operates) an excellent blog about people using technology in Philadelphia.

We had an in-depth conversation about some key questions about our service, talked about the inspiration behind our site and what the future holds for us.

Like any good Philadelphia conversation, we ended talking about the Eagles.

Read the article on technicallyphilly.com.

16
Mar
09

Making money using your photography skills

A friend of mine sent me this blog post over the weekend. While we are trying to help you make money with your photography skills, this Photographer, Matthew Day, outlines some of his struggles, inspiration and learnings, nicely detailed in an interview. An inspirational point that Matthew makes is “…most photographers can make a good living doing their own good work..”

So don’t hold back your photography dreams. Get out there and start snapping. Tell a story with your photography and that story will be worth something to someone.

20
Feb
09

Thanks for the writeup, Techcrunch

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It’s a great day for us at adography, as we were just written up on the very popular tech blog, Techcrunch. We are very excited about the write-up and appreciative for all the kind words about our idea, service and website.

I feel it best for us to assert our focus and make it public. We have learned that our unique product offering is that we allow companies to request custom photographs, and are focused on fulfilling that need. We are toying with new tag-lines, like “Adography: When stock photography just wont do” and discussing the trials and tribulations that companies face when trying to purchase ad photos.

Along these lines, we have a very small set of targeted goals for the moment, and they are as follows:

  1. Create a great community of amateur photographers through online PR.
  2. Get advertisers/companies to join and submit want-ads for specific photos. We’ll use these want-ads to promote the opportunity to photographers.
  3. Enhance the feature set and user experience. We have had swarms of feedback already, and we are filtering out the highest priority items, which we work on over the next couple of months.

Our success depends on our community of users, so please provide feedback, good or bad, and we will be sure to respond with our thoughts. We value every community member and feel that if you take the time to join and provide feedback, the least we can do is respond.

Oh yeah, and since we’re still new, if you know any photographers or companies that need advertising, please share our service with them.

Thanks!

13
Jan
09

There’s a place for us

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Flickr Logo

Photosharing is huge on the internet…we all know this. This writeup on techcrunch shows that there is a need for us in the photo marketplace space. Flickr has spent time and energy to create the marketplace, so it is obvious there is value to selling user photos online. There’s a supply of photos online and a demand for these photos to be used in advertising. We just provide the tool to connect the two.

It makes it apparent that we offer a niche marketplace in that photos are specifically for branded advertising, not just anything deemed worthy by a photographer. By giving photographers direction and instruction on marketplace needs (i.e. want-ads) that advertisers will really want to buy, we create the demand.

Competition is flattery. Even if it’s a big fish like Flickr (aka Yahoo).