Growing as a Photographer and Business
Stipplers are an expressive bunch. Your images speak volumes and we love hearing from you. So starting today we’re expanding the Stipple blog to include stories from our community. Today’s post comes from Abby Wilcox, a fellow Stippler and San Francisco photographer for hip, leading edge websites such as Live Fast Mag and The Bold Italic.
I am a photographer. It’s been a bumpy road to learn how to balance my artistic brain with business acumen. I started working for several sites online, including The Bold Italic in San Francisco and Live Fast Mag in LA. I have worked in the online arena for a while now, my images have graced several print magazines, and I’ve also done campaigns for a few major brands. But jobs come and go, so to keep business rolling it’s important to maintain a good list of clients, and to keep pitching ideas.
Introducing In-line Commerce Based on Images
Today we are very excited to introduce Stipple Shopping, the first in-line commerce solution based on images. Stipple is bringing the power of e-commerce sites directly into images. Consumers will now be able to explore, compare and buy products all within a photo.
Brands will be able to share more about their products, which means consumers will have the right information to make purchase decisions. The days of opening multiple browsers to hunt down, explore and compare products are coming to an end.
Stipple Shopping will be available in-stream on Twitter and Facebook, and in-line on leading sites across the web.
To check out the video and learn more click here.
USA TODAY Covers March Madness with Stipple
Given that today is April Fools’ you would be forgiven if you mistook this post as a practical joke. We can assure you that March Madness is serious business.
USA TODAY recently leveraged Stipple to tell the story of the Top 5 Celebrations from the NCAA tournament, one of which is shown above (mouse-over or touch the GIF to learn more). Only one of the five teams highlighted in the article is still celebrating. In honor of Wichita State making it to the Final Four we are sharing their dance moves with you. The full USA TODAY article (and dance moves) can be found here.
The Evolution of Photojournalism
Photojournalists play a key role in bringing stories to life. On March 7, 2013, Stipple presented a workshop at the National Press Photographers Association Short Course, which brought together 200 photojournalists from across the country. The enthusiastic response from attendees highlighted Stipple’s role in advancing the profession. Stipple enables photojournalists to adapt to a rapidly evolving landscape by empowering them to stay in control and enhance their storytelling. Stipple ensures their stories follow their images everywhere - across the web and mobile, and on Facebook and Twitter. Below is their story.