Posts Tagged ‘copy’

Yongnuo’s Clone of the Canon 2X Teleconverter Costs $180 Instead of $449

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Yongnuo has had quite a busy few months. In addition to the Canon lens clones that have generated quite a bit of buzz, the company has also quietly created a cheaper version of the Canon 2X III teleconverter.
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Photographer Sues Rod Stewart for $2.5M for Recreating Her Photo of the Back of His Head

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We’ve heard of many lawsuits where an artist outright steals an image from a photographer — that can get pretty ugly — but what about an artist hiring another photographer to recreate an image that is pretty much identical to the one they wanted to use, but weren’t allowed to?

That’s the crux of a lawsuit between celebrity photographer Bonnie Schiffman and musician Rod Stewart, who, it seems, recreated an iconic photograph of Schiffman’s after she refused to let the artist use it. Read more…

Instagram Identity Theft: New Spam Bots are Copying Real Accounts, Pic-for-Pic and Word-for-Word

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On Instagram, if it looks like you, and talks like you, and posts like you, it may not actually be you. A new wave of spam bots are apparently avoiding detection by Instagram’s filters by copying real people… picture for picture, word for word. Read more…

AP Photo Editor Accidentally Shares Part of Cover Letter to BuzzFeed in Caption

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Copy/Paste is a wonderful tool. It saves time, effort, and while we tend to take it for granted now, it’s truly a brilliant utility boiled down to its most simple form. However, as with everything, there can be downsides to it if not used properly.

What’s that? You need some anecdotal evidence, you say? Just ask Karly Domb Sadof, an Associated Press photo editor who, apparently, recently applied for a position at BuzzFeed. Read more…

Adorable Photos of 4-Year-Old Instagram Sensation Mimicking High Fashion Shots

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Ryker Wixom is the most fashionable 4-year-old you’re likely to meet this side of a black AMEX, and given how fast his Instagram star is rising, you’re likely to at least hear about him before long.

Together with his mom Collette Wixom, the duo have started a fashion blog/Instagram account/Facebook page called Ministylehacker, whose followers number in the tens of thousands. Read more…

The AP Goes After George Zimmerman for Copying a Photo for One of His Paintings

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For the second time in one week, the Associated Press is making headlines of its own. Earlier in the week, the agency was praised by some and condemned by others when it decided to let a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer go over an edited photo, and now the AP is going after George Zimmerman over a painting he was selling. Read more…

Shloosl Will Make a Copy of Your House Key Using Only a Couple of Photos

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Photography has made inroads into all sorts of industries. For instance, the Snap Fashion app we shared a couple of weeks ago lets you take photos of clothes and then shows you where to buy them. But the most recent interesting application we’ve run across comes to us via a company named Shloosl, who will copy your house key for you using nothing more than a couple of smartphone photos. Read more…

Photog Accuses PDN of Using a ‘Second-Rate’ Imitation on Their March Cover

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In PDN’s March issue, the magazine highlighted Cade Martin’s impressive ad work that he had done recently for Tazo Tea and Starbucks. As the main feature, it’s only natural that one of those images ended up on the cover of the issue (pictured above). Not everyone, however, was as thrilled by Martin’s work as PDN.

Photographer Rodney Smith has covertly spoken out about the cover on his blog. In a post titled “The Real Thing,” he calls the image an imitation, and wonders why PDN would choose to applaud work that is, as he puts it, “by it’s [sic] very nature ‘second-rate.'” Read more…

Photos Recreating Scenes From Movies

Allen Fuqua loves traveling and watching movies. To combine those two loves, he visits locations around the world were scenes in various films were shot, and reshoots them for what he calls “movie mimicking“. How many of these movies do you recognize?
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At What Point Does Inspiration Turn Into Copyright Infringement?

At what point does inspiration turn into plagiarism? That’s the question that popped up last year when Rhianna was sued by David LaChapelle over scenes found in one of her music videos, and it’s the same issue with a lawsuit recently filed by photographer Janine Gordon against photographer Ryan McGinley. Gordon claims that 150 of McGinley’s images — including some used for a Levi’s ad campaign — are “substantially based” on her photos. In the three pairs of disputed images shown above, the ones on the left are by Gordon and the ones on the right by McGinley.
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