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P. Diddy Becomes Latest Rap Star to Post a Photographer’s Image Without Credit or Permission

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First it was Ludacris, who decided to convey the impression that he was on a beach by stealing and posting a photographer’s beautiful sunset photo on his Instagram account. Now, it seems famed rapper Shawn “Diddy” Combs is following in his copyright infringement footsteps. Read more…

external Brands Will Define Pro Photography For The Next Decade —Melcher System

As generations shift, the millenniums, who consume ( and produce) more social media pictures than editorial ones, will expect no less than brands using the same visual language they do. And brands will turn to pros and non- pros photographers to execute. And because they will never run out of money, brands will get to define what photography is, how it is consumed and who gets to make a living from it. In fact, they are already.

 
Aug 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

If You Try to Publish a Picture of this Statue in Denmark, You’d Better be Ready to Pay Up

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One of Denmark’s most photographed attractions, a Little Mermaid statue, comes with a strange caveat: it can’t be photographed. Or rather, a photograph of it can’t be used in a publication of any sort, even for journalistic purposes, without a big fat invoice finding its way to your door. Read more…

Hilarious Hipster Marketing Video Explains What it Takes to Be ‘Photographer of the Year!’

If you’re wondering how to be the best photographer in the world, look no further than Chris Bauer. He’s been deemed the “Male Photographer of the Year!” — likely by his mother — and he has some tips and inspiration for you

All joking aside though, this little 85 second video is a humorous parody of what it takes to be a hipster photographer in 2014. Give it a watch, be prepared for a few laughs and don’t take it too seriously. Or do. We suppose that last part’s up to you.

Male Photographer of the Year – Chris Bauer [YouTube]

external Instagram Photos from Gaza Show the Shift from a Summer Lull to War —Washington Post

At the start of this summer, Instagram feeds of Gazans didn’t look too different from the rest of the world — photos of beaches, selfies and delicious food were filtered according to the appropriate hashtag. In July, everything changed.

 
Aug 19, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Getty Photographer and Former Marine Scott Olson Arrested Monday in Ferguson


The photograph above, tweeted out by Huffington Post justice reporter Ryan J. Reilly, shows Getty photographer Scott Olson being taken into custody by Ferguson police while covering the ongoing protests and riots sparked by the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed African American man who was shot and killed by police on August 9th. Read more…

Photographers in Iran Sentenced to 75 Lashes After Giving Official’s Photo Book Bad Reviews

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Do you have dreams of being an outspoken reviewer of photography books? Certain provinces of Iran might not be the best place for you to launch that career. A pair of Iran photographers were recently sentenced to a total of 75 lashes for publishing negative reviews about an official’s photography book.
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Woman Shocked After Finding a Photograph of Herself Used as Cigarette Box Warning Labels

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According to reports from Mexican news outlets, a woman named Soledad Félix has filed an official complaints with the Juárez City Human Rights Commission after finding a photo of herself being used as a warning label for packs of cigarettes. The picture was taken while she was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack, and was used — without her knowledge or permission — by a number of tobacco companies as part of their mandated warning against the use of tobacco.

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About a Photograph: USA Today Photographer Remembers His Experience Shooting Robin Williams

In their most recent episode of the video series “About a Photograph,” the folks over at Think Tank Photo decided to pay tribute to the late, great Robin Williams in their own way, speaking with a photographer who was fortunate enough to capture the comic genius on film. Read more…

external Has the A-level results photograph come of age? —The Guardian

Is this the year that the A-level photo finally grew up? The stereotypical results-day photograph shows a row of photogenic blonde girls jumping for joy. But this year things were different. We had leaping teachers, grinning boys in glasses, a wounded soldier and girls in headscarves. There were very nearly no leaping blondes at all.

 
Aug 15, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »