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Black Star Rises into Social Media Realm


Since creating the popular Black Star Rising blog (rising.blackstar.com), New York-based photo agency Black Star has redefined itself as a popular new source for photographic news and information. The site celebrated the publishing of its 600th post in August.

With 19 contributors from across the United States and the United Kingdom, Black Star Rising encompasses a variety of information from marketing and legal experts as well as many photographers and photojournalists. 

The blog was launched in 2006 with an article by editor Scott Baradell, who is also CEO of PR firm Idea Grove, with a discussion about using the same stock photos as your competitor. Other popular photographic discussions on the blog include how to establish copyright protection for your online images and why photographers should use Twitter or Facebook to build business clientele.