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Ellen Boughn

Contact: Ellen Boughn (Visual Media Strategist)

Over thirty years in the photography business, including being the founder of After-Image; President Tony Stone/LA; Executive Editor and Content Director, Corbis; VP Photography ImageBank/Artville (Getty), Director of Development Workbookstock; Senior Editor/Consultant to CEO, Punchstock, SVP UpperCut Images, Business Development and weekly pro blogger Dreamstime; author of Microstock Money Shots-Turning Downloads into Dollars, 2010. Presenter ASMP SB3 Workshops 2011. Ellen Boughn has a deep knowledge of all aspects of the photography business with an emphasis on stock. She is available to offer creative and informed solutions to strategic issues confronting both photographers and companies. She has qualified as an expert witness in matters relating to image and estate valuation. Collection and image review for submissions and portfolios is also offered. She offers an introductory half-hour 'mini-consult' to photographers for $39.00. Photography related businesses should email for fees.

Creative Touchpoint, LLC

Contact: Jon Hornstein (Founder)
45 Corte Madera Town Center, #601
Corte Madera, CA 94925
United States

Creative Touchpoint helps photographers, reps and stock photo agencies market their work more effectively. Areas of focus include creating email promotion campaigns, identifying and addressing new markets, market positioning to maximize value and refining promotional material. Jon Hornstein, founder of Creative Touchpoint, has been helping photographers and other rights holders market their work more effectively for over 15 years. Jon was previously General Manager of Erickson Stock, which he led to become a premier boutique stock agency. Jon's experience covers most major areas of photography including commercial, editorial, print sales and publishing.

Patrick Donehue Consultation Services

Contact: Patrick Donehue (Consultant)
4110 North Camino Del Celador
Tucson, AZ 85718
United States

Patrick Donehue has provided advice, guidance and direction to stock photo agencies, distributors, corporations, and to individual photographers for over 25 years. He consults on all matters pertaining to the production, management and marketing of stock photography and is known for his ability to quickly assess situations and to put into play powerful actions that will provide value and increase revenue potential for his clients.

Karen DSilva Creative Services

Contact: Karen DSilva
95 Dobbin St. #215
Brooklyn, NY 11222
United States

After starting her career in Image Bank’s creative department, Karen moved on to art direction at Getty Images and then Director of Photography at Photonica. Karen cofounded Spark Visual Research, a trend and research company designed to help stock agencies and stock shooters understand the marketplace. Today, Karen DSilva Creative Services is a creative shop geared towards anyone looking to expand their image business, identify target clients, and create eye catching promos that get your work on the radar of the right people.

Gary Elsner Associates, Inc.

Contact: Gary Elsner (President)
455 Windham Court North
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
United States

Provides a broad range of consulting services to photographers, agencies and lawyers dealing with litigation involving commercial photography. Services include Expert Witness, web enhancement and guidance on entry in to both rights-managed and royalty-free segments of the industry.

Excogitate Consultancy

Contact: Edward Leigh (New Media Consultant)
42 Devonshire Road
Cambridge, CB1 2BL
United Kingdom

With nearly 10 years of experience in the stock library business (including 2 years as Research and Development Manager at Tony Stone Images), Edward Leigh can offer detailed advice on a range of issues relating to digitizing image collections and taking images on-line.

Focus Consulting Services

Contact: John Berthot (Creative Consultant)

Fifteen years of photography agency experience has provided me with the expertise to advise you on the most effective actions to take to increase your stock revenue. Located in New York City, I maintain an active role in the photography industry and am a frequent judge and guest panelist on business seminars. My background includes positions as Senior Account Executive at The Stock Market Photo Agency, and Sales Director at Photonica, Magnum Photos and Wire Image.

Deborah Free - Image Consulting LLC

Contact: Deborah Free
9965 Leroy Pavilion Road
Pavilion, NY 14525
United States

Former President, CEO and managing director of Natural Selection Stock Photography, Inc., Deborah Free has over 12 years experience in the field of photography. She is a skilled negotiator, a creative problem solver, has excellent marketing skills and a keen eye. "Focus in on the Smart Way to Build your Business. Let a Professional Photography Marketing Expert help you build a Picture-Perfect Business."

Kendall Higbee

Contact: Kendall Higbee (Owner)

An accomplished business and marketing executive bringing significant expertise in photography and online media. With over 15 years of experience in Sales, Marketing and Content/Product Development, Kendall can help build your sales and marketing strategy, tactical plans, and also act as a guide for building out your creative strategy. Kendall can offer you full-service support without the overhead of an in-house team and works within the limits of any budget. Experience includes: VP Marketing, Jupiterimages; Managing Director & Vice President of Marketing, JBG Photo; Vice President, Marketing & Development, MediaVast; Product Manager, Corbis.

Julian Jackson Associates

Contact: Julian Jackson (Internet Consultant to the Imaging Industry)
12 Reading House
London, England SE15 1RS
United Kingdom

The pace of technological development in the New Media is confusing. As a writer, web designer and internet consultant I can help you benefit from new technology. My services comprise web design and hosting, internet marketing, and advice to many companies and organisations within professional photography including the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies, Association of Photographers, and the Picture Research Association. My eBooks – available from my website – include Picture Research in a Digital Age and Internet Marketing for Photographers, as well as several free guides. Technology is our tool, not our master.

Pickerell Services

Contact: Jim Pickerell
110 Frederick Ave., Suite A
Rockville, MD 20850
United States

Jim or Cheryl Pickerell provide consultations related to pricing individual stock photo usages. This service is used primarily by individual photographers or stock agencies who are confronted with a request for an unusual usage for which they have little experience in pricing.

Port Authority

Contact: Pat Hunt (Stock Photography Consultant)
8 West Rd.
Acton, MA 01720
United States

As former owner of Light Sources Stock, and VP and Sales Director of Index Stock Imagery, Pat has 20 years experience in the stock photo industry. Via Port Authority Consultants, Pat will aid you in developing your stock photography income or getting into the industry.

Brian Seed & Associates

Contact: Brian Seed
638 North Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085-2010
United States

Brian Seed & Associates act as consultants to photographers who need to develop their stock photography income. They review work, suggest suitable and honest agencies, introduce them to the selected agency/agencies, and make sure that the contract they are asked to sign properly defends their interests. Can greatly speed-up the process of getting photos out into the marketplace and earning money.

Seed has a very wide-ranging knowledge of stock photography both in the U.S. and overseas. He has been marketing stock for some 30 years, including an 8-year period when he founded and ran a stock agency. Seed has been researching and writing about the stock industry since 1990.

Stock Answers

Contact: Paul H. Henning
1441 North 49 Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208-2250
United States

Stock Answers is a consultancy headed by Paul H. Henning. Paul's broad-based background includes 15 years as a commercial photographer, 12 years as the co-owner and director of a general subject stock picture agency, stints as PACA's vice president and president, a year and a half working as Comstock's Manager of European Operations based in London, participation in dozens of industry panels and seminars. Some of the areas we work in include: Marketing/Advertising, Strategic Planning, Website Content & Strategies, Company Evaluation, and Staffing Issues (including hiring and retaining top-performers). Initial consultations are free and there's no obligation.

M. V. Swanson & Associates

Contact: Mary VIrginia Swanson (Photography Consultant)
P. O. Box 91888, Tucson, AZ 85752-1888
Tucson, AZ 85745
United States

MARY VIRGINIA SWANSON (MFA, Arizona State University) is a leader in the fields of marketing and licensing fine art photography. It was during her tenure heading special projects at Magnum Photos that she recognized the opportunities for artists to develop second markets for their work, and in 1991 she founded SWANSTOCK, an innovative agency managing licensing rights for fine art photographers. Now consulting, lecturing and conducting workshops, Swanson is committed to bringing photography and photographers to new markets. She is the author of Marketing Guidebook for Photographers.

Jill Waterman

Contact: Jill Waterman
234 East 4th Street #26
New York, NY 10009
United States

Freelance photo editor, art director, consultant with 14 years stock agency experience.

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