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external Photo Rights Are Still Something To Be Contended With —Kaptur

Photo tech startups view the world’s mobile captures as potential untapped inventory rife for exploitation, and in many cases it is, but major publishers are still quite wary of directly sourcing from user generated content-based startups due to the inherent risks.

 
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Snag a Copy of DxO FilmPack 3 Film Emulation Software Completely Free for a Limited Time

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If you missed your chance to snag a free license for DxO FilmPack 3 last September/October when they were handing them out for free, you’re in luck! The company is at it again, and this time you have until August 15th to grab a quality piece of film emulation software for the price of ‘on the house.’ Read more…

Photographer Puts His Beautiful Underwater Photography to Use Saving the Oceans

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The oceans are in trouble, and while marine biologists and conservationists and (God help us) politicians are the main advocates for the health of our planet, photographers can also play a role.

One photographer doing his part to help ensure future generations enjoy pristine oceans is Richard Salas, a talented underwater photographer with a decade of underwater photo experience who is currently crowdfunding the last of a trilogy of underwater photobooks that are helping both fund and inspire change. Read more…

external We Are All Glassholes Now —The Verge

Some would say that we’ve crossed the threshold of photos being too abundant,” says Jurgenson, who’s now a researcher at Snapchat. “[Years ago] if you saw someone taking a photo you’d stop and say ‘That must be important.’ Now, you convey respect and importance by not taking a photo.

 
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Would You Pay $35,000 to Buy the Only Print of This Gorgeous Cape Town Photograph?

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The general consensus is that photography as a business is competing in a ‘race to the bottom.’ Photographs are regularly devalued by people who steal them, agencies that sell them for a pittance, and photographers who are willing to work for free.

Given this rapidly worsening status-quo, wedding and commercial photographer Greg Lumley’s latest venture is either incredibly ballsy, or incredibly naïve: he’s trying to sell a single print of his viral aerial photograph of Cape Town for $35,000… no we didn’t add a zero by mistake. Read more…

Exciting Experimental Display Technology Could Let You Ditch Your Glasses and Contacts

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A team from Berkeley, in collaboration with MIT and Microsoft, have developed a super exciting display technology that should have glasses and contact-wearing photographers jumping for joy. Due to be showed off at SIGGRAPH this coming week, the prototype they’ve developed automatically adjusts to suit your less-than-perfect eyesight so you can ditch your contacts and/or glasses when you’re using it. Read more…

external The Internet, Killer Of Creativity —Theme

[...]The smartphone is to photography what streaming services are to the music industry. Whatever you want is available wherever you want it and for free. Consumers rule while artists, the makers of creative content try to pull as much of their creative work from the Internet as they can. Because it’s not them making money. Domination and monopoly is the name of the game in the Web marketplace.

 
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Graffiti Artist Sues Production Companies for $45K for Using His Tag in Their Show and Promo Materials

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The next time you want to photograph some cool graffiti, you might want to think twice… you could get sued by the artist if that picture makes it big.

After the popular Canadian drama 30 Vies aired, graffiti artist Alexandre Veilleux recognized a tag of his in the opening sequence. Now, Veilleux — who goes by Alex Scaner in the graffiti community — is seeking $45k in damages from Radio-Canada and Productions Aetios Inc., stating they used his work without permission. Read more…

Boomerang Kids: Poignant Portraits of College Grads Living Back Home with Their Parents

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As someone who accumulated $25,000 in student debt in just the one semester I chose to attend medical school, the fate of photographer Damon Casarez‘s subjects in the series Boomerang Kids is one I’ve tried my damnedest to avoid. I’ve been fortunate, many of my friends have not.

A slumping job market and rising average student debt from undergrad, grad school and beyond means that more and more college graduates are moving back in with mom and dad, and it’s their stories Casarez told in this poignant series of portraits commissioned by NYT Magazine. Read more…

external “Action Camera” Sales Climbing —PMA Newsline

According to sales analytics “action cams”, with GoPro still heading the pack, are on a continual rise thanks to growing enthusiasm in outdoor ventures, increased spending on electronics and the use of social media.

 
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