You Can’t Fight as a Photographer Without an ‘FU Fund’


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When it comes to negotiations, as a photographer (or any freelance artist, for that matter) you’ve got to master the art of not being emotionally invested in the outcome — something that is nearly impossible to do. But without it, you’ll never be able to break free of difficult clients and underpaid gigs.

What is an FU Fund?

The “f**k you fund” isn’t something you say to your clients, or tell them that you have. It’s essentially a slush fund of money that you have in your bank account, under a mattress, in Bitcoin, or somewhere, that is enough money

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Why Is Leica Shedding Staff When Its Profits Are Increasing?


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Why Is Leica Shedding Staff When Its Profits Are Increasing?

For many companies, losing 7.5% of your workforce would typically be bad news, perhaps an indication that profits are falling. This is not the case at Leica; in June last year, it announced that sales had increased for the fifth consecutive year. So, why is Leica doing so well when other camera companies are seeing their figures nosedive, and why is it reducing its number of staff?

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Sony Should Split From Its Sensor Business: Investor


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One of Sony’s crown jewels in its empire is its image sensor business, which dominates global market share and has helped the company hit record profits. But now a famous investor is calling for Sony to spin-off the sensor business into a completely independent company.

The Nikkei Asian Review reports that American activist investor Daniel Loeb has invested in a $1.5 billion stake in Sony and is now calling on the company to spin off its sensor business “to unlock the Japanese group’s true worth as a global entertainment powerhouse.”

Sony already spun off the sensor business as

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Canon Was Blinded by Sony and the ‘Mirrorless Revolution’


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Based on a number of conversations I’ve had and a few minor polls I’ve conducted, most people seem to believe that Canon made the right decision by producing a mirrorless system. Now my sample size is quite small so this may or may not be a true reflection, but I have an opposing view to this. I firmly believe that Canon made the wrong choice by developing a new mirrorless system with a new mount.

I’ve long believed that Canon should have continued with the EF mount. I get the feeling that Canon panicked a little and decided to rush into mirrorless to chase after Sony. In

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Sports Illustrated Sold for $110M, To Be Milked via Brand Licensing


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Sports Illustrated is going the way of Polaroid and Kodak. Once known for its cream-of-the-crop sports photography, the iconic magazine was just sold in a $110 million deal, and the new owner has big plans to make money by licensing out the brand.

Bloomberg reports that Meredith Corp. agreed to sell the sports magazine to the New York-based brand management company Authentic Brands Group. As part of the deal, Meredith will license the brand from Authentic Brands and continue serving as publisher of the magazine for at least the next two years.

Time Inc. was acquired by Meredith in 2018

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