Photo Access with Ken McCoy

Photographic training,photo requests,insight,class agendas, multimedia transmissions from the field, wireless technology. For teens and adults with digital point and shoot, 35mm,digital slr and camera smartphones. This info is provided by internationally syndicated photojournalist Ken McCoy.Find out about agencies such as AP, UPI, World Picture News,World Entertainment News Network,PRPHOTOS, and Getty. KEEP UP WITH PHOTO EVENTS VIA PHOTO ACCESS WITH KEN MCCOY @kenmccoypress(twitter) !!!!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Ken McCoy to Open Worldwide Radio Show Tonite!!!! 8pm Tonite!!!!! Ken McCoy will open the Show and Announce : 2 Free Passes to "Open Season" New Sony Animation Feature Starring the Voices of Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, and Debra Messing.

Photo Job!!!! Check It Out!!!!!

Baby Portrait Sales Representative / Photographer

Growing Family First Foto, the nation’s leading provider of in hospital newborn photography is currently looking for sales representatives to work at Fresno Community and Kaiser. For over 50 years, Growing Family First Foto has been providing quality products and services to help families celebrate each child’s birth

In this Sales & Photography position you will interact with the families by capturing the “First Foto” and introducing them to our Growing Family Club. Photography experience is not required as we provide a professional paid training program.

Daily Responsibilities:

§ Capture newborns’ first official photos
§ Provide coverage in local hospitals completing a full staff of MSRs (Mom Service Representatives)
§ Communicate and achieve sales goals.
§ Continually improve photo quality, package sales, and hospital relationships
§ Assist with camera equipment maintenance


§ Strong communication and time management skills
§ Demonstrated leadership skills
§ Maturity, dependability, and independence
§ Enthusiasm, and a high level of energy
§ Background in sales and customer service
§ Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
§ Ability to work weekdays from 10 am- 2 pm
§ Fluent in English, bilingual a plus

Please send your resume to ONE of the following options: email to or call 1-877-282-3176 x2605 or online at

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Jim Johnson Featured Oct 5th(NASCAR Images)

Jim will be at Dina's Exclusive Images in Sierra Vista Mall Oct 5th!!!!!!! Come here the Stories and see photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fotech Sponsors Software

If you attended Freelance Photo Seminar Sunday Sept 17th, Fotech is Sponsering the Ecommerce software.... Contact Me directly for Instructions to get the software Digital Darkroom.

Video on Digital Camera Usage

Cut the Link and Load in your browser.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Stock Photography --Must Read

What Is Stock Photography?
That's a good question. Stock photography includes images of landscapes, buildings, landmarks, people, animals, and events that can be sold to and used by a wide variety of media outlets. It's the meat and potatoes of many working photographers.
Stock photos are routinely used in Web sites, magazines, newspapers, corporate publications, and more. The same image can be sold over and over again, because the organizations that buy stock photos don't get exclusive rights. So if you have a great photo of a windsurfer, it could theoretically be sold to a sports magazine, an inspirational poster company, and a Web site--and the stock photo agency does all the work.
Online Stock Photo Agencies
Ready to try your hand at the world of online photo sales? Why not? After all, all it takes is one or two sales and you can call yourself a professional photographer--and it doesn't take a lot of effort, either. Just sign up for an account at an online stock photo agency, upload some photos, and wait.
Two of the best stock photo agencies that I've found are iStockphoto and Shutterstock. Shutterstock has a superb FAQ page. Unfortunately, you need to sign up with iStockphoto to get the same sort of information.
Both iStockphoto and Shutterstock pay photographers for their sales, but the two sites have very different pay structures.
iStockphoto for example, offers royalty rates of 20 percent for most photos--on sales that range from $1 to $40, depending upon print size.
Shutterstock, in contrast, pays 25 cents per sale. That doesn't sound like much--and let's be honest, it's not--but Shutterstock boasts that at 2000 downloads per month, you can rack up $500 per month. In real life, you'll probably see a fraction of that, unless you have a lot of really great photos and can consistently upload new stuff to freshen up your portfolio. A friend of mine claims to have made $300 with Shutterstock in the last three months. That's not bad, especially since he doesn't think of himself as a professional photographer.
What Is a Photo Really Worth?
You might be curious about the going rate for a photo. Should you get $5, $50, or $500 for your work? Are you being ripped off with each quarter that rolls in? Well, the truth is that you're not going to get rich from selling your work online, although print publications often pay a bit better.
If you ever get a note from a magazine or a corporate publication asking to use one of your photos, what's a reasonable amount of money to agree on?
Believe it or not, my 14-year-old daughter was recently contacted by the editors of a small, regional trade magazine in the energy industry. They wanted to use a photo she had taken of a lake and posted, of all places, on imeem.
Off we went to the Stock Photo Price Calculator. Here you can get ballpark numbers for various kinds of publications and photo sizes. If a local magazine offered you $100 to publish one of your photos, for example, I'd take it.
The Old-Fashioned Way
Also, keep in mind that you can still sell your work the old-fashioned way.

I know plenty of folks that print, matte, and frame a slew of their best photos and offer them for sale at local craft fairs and art shows. If you're sufficiently motivated, this can be a really fun way to sell your work. You get to meet real people, chat with them about your photos, and get the satisfaction of physically handing them your work and knowing that it'll probably be displayed in their homes. Also, you're likely to make more on each sale than you would by selling through a Web-based stock photo service. And it gets you outside in the fresh air. What could be better than that?
Hot Pics
Get published, get famous! Each week, we select our favorite reader-submitted photo based on creativity, originality, and technique. Every month, the best of the weekly winners gets a prize valued at between $15 and $50.
Here's how to enter: Send us your photograph in JPEG format, at a resolution no higher than 640 by 480 pixels. Entries at higher resolutions will be immediately disqualified. If necessary, use an image editing program to reduce the file size of your image before e-mailing it to us. Include the title of your photo along with a short description and how you photographed it. Don't forget to send your name, e-mail address, and postal address. Before entering, please read the full description of the contest rules and regulations.
This Week's Hot Pic
"Flowers in the Sun," by Ashlyn Smith, Redford, Michigan
Ashlyn is 10 years old, and her dad submitted this photo. And we're happy that he did--this scene looks like it could have been captured by an old hand at impressionist photography. She took this shot at the Detroit Zoo with her Canon PowerShot SD200. That's her mom in the background.
Hot Pic of the Month
Each month we choose one of our weekly winners to be the Hot Pic of the Month. For August, we chose "Window Kids," by Alex Boyd, from Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Photo of the day....

Would you like to see your photo featured in the Photo of the Day? Enter the photo contest at
This could be a new way to be published and Seen!!!!

Seminar Attendess

Thank you for attending the seminar!!!!! I hope you had fun and learned plenty. Keep readin g this blog for updates. In fact, everyday there are more news alerts imbedded in the bottom of the blog related to photography. So, Bookmark it and stay up to date with photographic events. I will also talk to Fotech about the sofeware and Post it here.. thx,Ken McCoy

Red Carpet Seats Avail For Oscars(R)!!!!!!!!!!

Today at Noon is when you register. Last year , over 500,000 people applied!! Trust me , if you get in it is hot!!!!!!

Red Carpet Seats Available
Online for 79th Oscars®

Beverly Hills, CA — Oscar® fans, mark your calendars.

On Monday, September 18, beginning at noon PST, fans may apply online to win seats on Hollywood’s most celebrated red carpet – the Academy Awards® red carpet. Fans will have one week only to enter a random online drawing to win one of 300 bleacher seats available to watch Oscar nominees, presenters and telecast guests arrive at the 79th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 25, 2007.

The application form will be available at

Friday, September 08, 2006

James Brown The Godfather Of Soul

Backstage James Brown wins a Community Service Award From Les KImber( Mr. Brown was presented an uncirculated set of stamps bearing his image) printed 30 years ago. This story went world-wide.(c)Ken McCoy

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Freelance Photography Seminar Updates!

Seminar Date: Sunday Sept 17th
Time 2pm to 5pm
Topics: Selling Your Images , Finding Clients,Citizen Journalism, and New Trends.
Bring your Camera!
Where: Dina's Exclusively Yours @ Sierra Vista Mall(Clovis) RSVP 559 298 3724
Cost: 50.00

Updates: Shoot The Fair 10-8-06 (With a Twist)
Wine Country Photo Shoot 10-14-06 (Tentative)
Photography and Tea 11-06 (Tentative)
Christmas Event 12-06 (Tentative)

In the Above Image Keifer Sutherland Arrive to The FOX Party(C) Ken McCoy

Monday, September 04, 2006

The Highlands in hollywood

The Highlands in hollywood
Originally uploaded by xipnek.
Very hot spot for events and a variety of afterparties. This is also iin the babylon court where the Oscars are held.

Historic Hollywood

Historic Hollywood
Originally uploaded by xipnek.
Kodak Theatre court.... Mariah Carey here soon.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Ken's headed to LA Sunday

I will be working for 3 clients and the photos will be up on Thank you to Kim Avila for the photo in this ad.. the workshop is Sunday The 17th @ 2 pm . RSVP @ tickets are only $50.00 298 3724 to reserve a seat!!!!!!!!!!!! New photo classes the pt13th and 14th of Sept.