Posts Tagged ‘photo’

Court Sides with Bob Marley’s Family in Suit Over the Use of His Portraits on T-Shirts

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A US court has ruled in favor of Bob Marley’s family in a lawsuit they filed to get photos of the late reggae musician off unauthorized merchandise. The ruling will impact how iconic portraits of Marley are used for commercial purposes by third parties.
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Canon EOS-M3 Photos Leak, Showing a More Serious Camera with a New Grip and Dials

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New leaked photos offer a first look at the upcoming Canon EOS-M3 mirrorless camera. The images reveal that Canon has redesigned the interface and ergonomics of the camera with a new textured grip and a couple of dials on top.
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Sports Illustrated Lays Off All Remaining Staff Photographers

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Sports Illustrated has laid off the last of its staff photographers. All six remaining photographers at the magazine were laid off yesterday due to economic circumstances and company restructuring.
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This Image from 1974 is the First Satellite Photo of the Contiguous United States

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What you see above is the first satellite photo of the contiguous 48 states of the United States. It was created in 1972 for NASA by a US agriculture department division, and comprises 595 cloud-free photos captured by NASA’s first Earth Resources Technology Satellite.

All the photos were captured from the same altitude of 560 miles and at the same lighting angle, allowing the images to be seamlessly stitched together into a giant 10×16-foot photo map of the US. You can find a larger version of the image here.

(via Internet Archive via Laughing Squid)

Peter Lik Print Sells for $6.5 Million, Shattering Record for Most Expensive Photo

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Australian landscape photographer Peter Lik has taken the crown for most expensive photo ever sold. “Phantom,” the picture shown above, was sold to a private collector for a staggering $6.5 million. The record was previously held by Andreas Gursky’s “Rhein II”, which sold for $4.3 million back in 2011.
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People in the US Can Now Print Their Photos Onto a Pair of Adidas Shoes

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Earlier this year we told you that Adidas was planning to launch an app and accompanying service that would allow you to print your photographs onto a pair of its shoes.

MiZX Flux, the aforementioned iOS and Android app that lets you design your shoe, has been up and live for quite some time, but only now is it ready for the spotlight and allowing people to design and buy a pair of kicks with their own photography on it.

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Shake Adds a Free Image and Model Release Form You Can Fill Out and Sign On a Smartphone

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Easy-to-use legal document app Shake has long offered a number of cookie cutter agreements that make it easy for photographers and other creatives/freelancers to get the signed paperwork they need to get the job done.

And as of today, they’re adding to their offerings with a new image and model release template that will be particularly useful for photographers.

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Amazon Prime Members Now Get Unlimited Photo Storage at No Additional Cost

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Amazon Prime has long been a go-to service for streamers and shoppers alike. But today, the service has become a great deal more enticing to photographers with the announcement of Amazon Prime Photos: a cloud-based service that will allow you to store unlimited photographs on Amazon’s massive cloud platform without having to pay a cent on top of your regular Prime membership. Read more…

99 Cent: A Look at the Widespread Confusion Over a Photo Gursky DIDN’T Shoot

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A recent Facebook posting alerted me to this Flickr page, where in 2004 a woman named Lyza Danger uploaded a photograph (shown above) of a local supermarket (a Fred Meyer in Portland).

After posting to Flickr, Danger opened up the image rights to Creative Commons, leading to widespread circulation. The image has been copied and reused many times online, sometimes with permission and sometimes without, often in articles about overconsumption and the food industry. Since 2004 it has received 94,000 page views and hundreds of comments.
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Fireside SmartFrame is an Intelligent Digital Picture Frame That Shows You Pics You Want to See

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Digital picture frames seemed like a brilliant idea about six or seven years ago. But the low-res screens, clunky interfaces and lack of any sort of standard operational platform left them to be a fairly niche market floundered when it arrived into the world.

Fireside is a small start-up that’s looking to breathe new life and ideas into this market. After two years of development, they’ve created a “smart” picture frame called SmartFrame that rethinks how photos are curated and displayed on the walls of your home.

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