25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- Pamplona bull runner wanted by police for 'taking selfie' - Police in Pamplona are searching for a bull runner who they believe snapped a selfie as he ran just inches ahead of several charging bulls weighing more than a half a tonne each. As the young man slowed to take a photo in one of the final stretches of the fifth bull run of the San Fermín festival recently, he was captured on camera by several Spanish media. He now faces a fine of up to €3,000 under regulations passed this year by the city of Pamplona. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/13/pamplona-bull-runner-wanted-police-selfie

25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- David Walker: “The New York Daily News has laid off at least 17 newsroom staffers, including five photographers and four photo editors, according to the New York-based publication Capital. Among those who lost their jobs were photographer David Handschuh, who has been with the paper for 27 years, and Jim Alcorn, the paper’s second ranking photo editor.“ SOURCE: http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2014/07/new-york-daily-news-lays-nine-photo-staffers-including-david-handschuh.html

18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- Why a Corporation Got a Religious Exemption, But a Photographer Didn’t - David Walker:"After the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, granting a corporation an exemption to a federal law on the grounds that the law “burdens the exercise of religion” of the company’s owners, we wondered: Why did the Supreme Court grant a religions exemption to a corporation, but decline to give a hearing to a New Mexico wedding photographer who refused to photograph a same-sex wedding for religious reasons? It turns out that the cases are quite different." SOURCE: http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2014/07/corporation-got-religious-exemption-photographer-didnt.html

For further information on this case,
use the PSNotes search bar (above) using the name Elane Photography. (01 april ’14)

18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

NO MICHAEL KORS PHOTOS ALLOWED --. Michael Kors Fights for Photo Rights, Gucci’s Pimped Out Fall Campaign, and Fashion’s Tennis Blind Spot - Ashley Hoffman: “Were you just about to post your daily photo of a couple in Michael Kors white turtlenecks and camel coats getting off a private jet? Guess what? No Michael Kors photos allowed. The lawyers of Michael Kors are coming down hard on copyright infringers, even regular Joes with no more than 3,000 Twitter followers. It turns out, it is copyright infringement to post an image from a designer’s lookbook or ad campaign on your feed.” SOURCE: http://www.styleite.com/news/michael-kors-fights-for-photo-rights-guccis-pimped-out-campaign-and-fashions-tennis-blind-spot/

11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


Couple's Daring Tornado Wedding Pics Will Blow You Away - Neha Prakash: “A couple in Saskatchewan, Canada, had an unexpected guest photobomb their wedding pictures when a tornado touched down near their reception venue. Instead of fretting about overcast skies, the couple and photographer, Colleen Niska, used the natural disaster as a stellar backdrop.” http://tinyurl.com/pzzfsuc

PHOTO: Coleen Niska

11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson

CAN YOU HANDLE THESE? -- The Book Insider: “These photos from the Book Buddies program are an overload of adorableness. The program is operated by the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Penn. and invites children in grades 1–8 to visit the shelter and read to cats waiting for adoption. It helps the kids practice reading and provides the cats with interaction with a new friend. SOURCE: http://thebookinsider.com/shelter-cats/
Photos via Animal Rescue League of Berks County

FAA CLAMPS DOWN ON DRONES – by Realtors. -- Lorennzo Franceschi-Bicchierai: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has started investigating real estate agencies that use flying robots to take aerial pictures and videos of houses and apartments. It maintains that its current regulations ban the use of drones for any commercial purposes, which include real estate agents or aerial photography companies that realtors hire to take shots of properties. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/lyrqlku
PHOTO: Christopher Brown

27 Jun, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


...in 400 national parks.

Joan Lowy: (Associated Press): "The National Park Service is taking steps to ban drones from 84 million acres of public lands and waterways, saying the unmanned aircraft annoy visitors, harass wildlife and threaten safety. Jonathan Jarvis, the park service's director, told The Associated Press he doesn't want drones flushing birds from their nests, hovering over rock climbers as they cling to the sides of cliffs or buzzing across the face of Mount Rushmore. SOURCE:

Via Frank Nowikowski>

27 Jun, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


With a flourishing network of over 6 million members, CouchSurfing is able to connect world travelers with hosts from around the world. Through this organization, which is active in over 100,000 cities globally, diverse groups of people are able to share experiences and learn from one another in ways previously unimaginable. By prohibiting the exchange of money between guests and hosts, CouchSurfing is able to foster a community founded on kindness and curiosity. CouchSurfers may live in one another’s homes for long periods of time, or they might choose just to have a single visit over coffee.
Having himself hosted dozens of travelers in his Tuscan home, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti catalogs the stories of 100 couchsurfers.

PHOTO: Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

20 Jun, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- Katie Nelson: “Canon has entered the cloud-based storage arena, albeit a bit late. Irista is the photo company's first foray into the storage universe, which has long been dominated by platforms like Google Drive and iCloud. Interestingly, Irista does not have its own sharing area. Rather, it allows users to share photos via Flickr and Facebook. SOURCE:

20 Jun, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

GETTING HELP -- Leon Harris: “Nineteen-year-old Orlando Armstead says he never would have guessed that today he'd be preparing his work for a photography exhibit. He used to be a troubled kid headed down a dangerous path, making bad decisions for what he thought were good reasons in an effort to support his single mother and nine siblings. "I come from a background of uh, you know, struggle - and trying to provide for my family and things like that," Armstead told ABC7. But thanks to a nonprofit called Critical Exposure, Armstead has changed his ways. SOURCE: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/06/photography-program-helps-troubled-youth-find-a-healthier-path-in-life-103800.html

FIRST PHOTOSHOPPED IMAGE -- Jennifer in paradise One holiday snap has been manipulated thousands of times on thousands of computers. Here's how a woman on a beach in Bora Bora taught the whole world to tinker with pictures. It hardly looks like an image that shook the world. But this photograph, taken in 1987 by John Knoll, could be as central to the modern visual vernacular as Eadweard Muybridge's shots of galloping horses or the first use of perspective.
PHOTO John Knoll

IS THIS YOU? -- Remarkable Traits All Photographers Have (According to Hollywood) - Rob, Admin: “Ever seen a photographer in a movie? Well, we’ll leave out the likelihood that it was a male photojournalist in a war zone exposing the “truth” (like no other type of photographer exists) and move straight onto the golden cliches that Hollywood likes to push. Here are a few things that our new hero almost certainly has:” SOURCE: http://www.lightstalking.com/10-remarkable-traits-all-photographers-have-according-to-hollywood?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Weekly+Emails&utm_content=16-June-14&utm_campaign=Weekly+Emails

via Joe Stanski

13 Jun, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


Photographer Behind Controversial Canon Blog Reveals Why He’s Calling It Quits – by Dan Havlik: “After tweeting on the FCW Twitter account last week that he was planning to pull the plug on Fake Chuck Westfall, the man behind the controversial blog agreed to be interviewed by PDN to explain who he is, why he created FCW, and why he’s putting an end to it.“

13 Jun, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson

PROFIT CENTER -- “Photo Agencies Test Consumer Market with Prints–and T-shirts - David Walker: “In a week-long “flash sale” intended to raise cash for operations and test new ways of engaging with audiences, VII is offering signed 8×10 prints for $100. Meanwhile, Magnum has announced a 67-hour flash sale of its own, offering signed prints for $100 starting on June 17. In addition, Magnum has struck a deal with Photo.Clothing to emblazon works by various Magnum photographers on t-shirts. http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2014/06/photo-agencies-test-consumer-market-prints-t-shirts.html
PHOTO: Ashlet Gilbertson

FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER LOOKALIKE -- New Algorithm Could Put Their Styles on Your Cellphone - Chris Knight:Researchers at MIT, in conjunction with Adobe, have developed an algorithm that mimics styles of iconic photographers transforming flat, lifeless photos into masterful imitations of art. No word yet on if there will be “taste” sliders or “restraint” clipping warnings. http://tinyurl.com/pajzo99

70 Inspirational Quotes for Photographers - Tammy Lamoureux: “They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But I wonder, what else do “they” say? In order to find out I’ve culled together the best quotes on the subject of photography. I hope they inspire you. “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” – Ansel Adams; “A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.” – Irving Penn. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/05/29/70-inspirational-quotes-photographers/

06 Jun, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- NSA Collects Millions of Images Each Day for Facial Recognition - Kurt Wagner:: "The National Security Agency is collecting "huge numbers" of photos from emails, text messages, social media, videoconferences and other forms of communication for facial recognition purposes, according to classified documents obtained by The New York Times. The Department of Homeland Security is funding pilot projects at police departments around the country to match suspects against faces in a crowd.The NSA facial recognition efforts don't appear to target U.S. citizens, although many will find that hard to believe. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/pq8wd73

06 Jun, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

UNFETTERED PHOTOS -- Museums abandon photography ban - selfies widely welcome - Christina Sticht{ “Time was when visitors to a museum felt themselves under constant surveillance. Attendants in dark clothes sat in all the rooms or trailed behind, ensuring that the rules were adhered to, such as "Do not touch the artworks," or "No photographs." But in the age of the digital camera and the smartphone, the rule on photography can scarcely be enforced. So many galleries and museums are now allowing souvenir snaps - although usually without tripods or flash and only for private use.

OUTLOOK -- This Is the Richest, Most Colorful Picture of the Universe Ever - Chris Taylor: “The Hubble telescope may be on its last legs — it's expected to cease functioning sometime between 2014 and 2020 — but for now, the trusty 24-year old orbital camera is still sending back scenes of unsurpassing beauty in the heavens. Such as this picture NASA released Tuesday, a photograph 11 years in the making” : http://mashable.com/2014/06/03/this-is-the-most-rich-colorful-picture-of-the-universe-ever/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily

CAMERA CLOTHES -- NewViewWear: “Document every boring, embarrassing, or exciting moment in your life.” :Clothes with a Life-Logging Camera Built Right In - Gannon Burgett: “It was inevitable. As cameras became smaller, their implementation into more areas of technology and culture as a whole became more ubiquitous. Where we currently are in this ongoing progression is a turning point of sorts where cameras are as wearable as the clothes on our back, and NewViewWear just took it a step further with a new line of clothing that has a camera built right in.
Source: http://tinyurl.com/macpj2o

TRACKING WILDFIRE REGROWTH -- Clever Scientists Use Smartphone Photos and Hashtags to Track Wildfire Regrowth Process - Stan Horaczek: “Mount Diablo State Park was subjected to a gnarly wildfire just last year. Now, scientists are hoping to track the regrowth process. There are several little brackets throughout the park intended to hold a smartphone. When you put your phone into the bracket and take a photo, it replicates the composition taken by all those before you. Then, you're supposed to tweet out the photo (or share via Instagram) with the hashtag indicating which station you were at when taking the photo. SOURCE: http://www.popphoto.com/news/2014/05/clever-scientists-use-smartphone-photos-and-hashtags-to-track-wildfire-regrowth-process

HAPPY HOUR AT THE CAFÉ -- Mary Reid Barrow: “Naturalist David Liebman, who took this photo, knew the toad would be there. It is a regular visitor to the light every night and lives in a drain pipe nearby. Lights attract night-flying insects and toads just wait in a strategic spot below for an insect to drop. Liebman has seen green and gray tree frogs doing much the same thing.” SOURCE: http://hamptonroads.com/2014/05/happy-hour-thomas-edison-cafe
PHOTO: David Liebman

30 May, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

DRONE PERMITS -- Speedier Commercial Drone-Flight Permits Possible by FAA - Alan Levin: “U.S. aviation regulators said they are considering a streamlined approval process for flights of small unmanned drones for film making, utilities inspections, farming and other low-risk operations. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-13/speedier-commercial-drone-flight-permits-possible-by-faa.html

START A VINTAGE POLAROID COLLECTION - Erik Karstan Smith: “Even if you didn’t grow up in the ’70s, you’re likely familiar with the Polaroid cameras that spit film out the front and, like magic, developed an image before your eyes. The Impossible Project, the Polaroid Fotobar and the newly opened Polaroid Museum in Las Vegas, a new generation is discovering the joys of instant photography. SOURCE:

23 May, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson



-- Kidnapped, Beaten, and Shot in Syria. - David Walker: “Photographer Jack Hill and reporter Anthony Lloyd of The Times of London escaped to Turkey after they were kidnapped, beaten and shot by a rebel gang in Syria, the newspaper has reported. SOURCE: http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2014/05/kidnapped-beaten-shot-syria-photographer-writer-manage-escape.html

23 May, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson


-- Responding to Tragedy: The Sherpa Fund - Janna Dotschkal: “Aaron Huey recently completed shooting an assignment about the Sherpas and their culture for National Geographic. In response toa tragedy where , 16 Sherpa guides were killed in an avalanche, Huey organized a print sale with twelve other photographers to help raise money for the Sherpa community. SOURCE: http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/13/responding-to-tragedy-the-sherpa-fund/

23 May, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson

HASSELB:AD -- In financial trouble? - PR Admin: “Rumors are floating around that Ventizz will pull the plug on Hasselblad very soon (Hasselblad was acquired by Ventizz Capital back in 2011). If this is true, it probably means that Hasselblad will be up for sale again. I cannot confirm those rumors at that point. SOURCE: http://photorumors.com/2014/05/11/is-hasselblad-in-financial-trouble/

16 May, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson

CAR CRASH TEST PHOTOGRAPHY -- A Behind-the-Scenes Look Gannon Burgett: “Have you ever watched slow motion car crash tests and wondered how they go about capturing the imagery they do? The video might answer some of your questions.” SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/05/07/behind-scenes-look-car-crash-test-photography/

06 May, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos



Help Poachers Kill Endangered Animals - Michael Zhang: “If you care about endangered animals that are hunted for their parts, here’s something important you should keep in mind: make sure you scrub the GPS data on the images prior to sharing them online. Poachers have reportedly been turning to geotagged photos on social networks in order to find out where they can make their next kill.http://petapixel.com/2014/05/05/geotagged-wildlife-photos-help-poachers-kill-endangered-animals/
PHOTO: Heather Paul

06 May, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

HISTORIC ASTEROID PICTURE -- Mars Rover Curiosity Snaps First Asteroid Photo from Red Planet. Megan Gannon: “NASA's Mars rover ‘Curiosity‘, has captured the first image of asteroids as seen from the surface of the Red Planet. The SUV-sized Curiosity rover has an imaging system on its "head" called Mastcam, which snapped the picture on April 20, PDT (April 21, UTC). SOURCE: http://news.yahoo.com/mars-rover-curiosity-snaps-first-asteroid-photo-red-190757261.html

29 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- Fascinating Photos Compare Public Spaces in North and South Korea - Alyssa Coppelman: "Until recently, photographic views of North Korea were as controlled as the region itself. With Korea—Korea (Gestalten), the German photographer Dieter Leistner, who obtained special permission to photograph in Pyongyang outside of the normal, highly supervised structure, has made a fascinating comparative study of the capital cities of North and South Korea. http://tinyurl.com/mc4zzow
PHOTO: Dieter Leistner

29 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- Someone Stole Photos from the Person Who Runs Photo Stealers - DL Cade: “Corey Ann of Photo Stealers’, discovered that one of her images had been used by another ‘photographer’ who is passing off a whole bunch of other photographers’ images as her own. The culprit in this particular case is InAFlash Photography based out of Toronto, ON, Canada. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/04/23/facepalm-someone-stole-photos-person-runs-photo-stealers/

29 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

GETTY INTO THE PRINT BUSINESS, Will Sell Exclusive Wall Art Through Photos.com - DL Cade:“The company is letting you buy prints of award-winning photographs from their archive through a new service at Photos.com.” SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/04/23/getty-gets-print-business-will-sell-exclusive-wall-art-photos-com/
Image: David Redfern

22 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

-- Brands You Follow on Instagram Are Watching You Verrrry Closely -

Kurt Wagner: The brands you follow on Instagram may be paying close attention to you — very close attention, in fact. Union Metrics, the social analytics company behind the Twitter analytics service TweetReach, added an Instagram analytics tool on Wednesday. A major benefit to Union Metrics' customers is the ability to get detailed information about the followers who interact with its posts. SOURCE: http://mashable.com/2014/04/16/instagram-analytics-union-metrics/
TAKEAWAY: Davis mentions: “Union Metrics only looks at users' public data in relation to brands, Davis said, not their private information. It's important for us to treat people's public data with respect," he added.
Hold on a second! – Here's what he does. He trades brand info with a data broker company like Epsilon that supplies any personal data they have about you, thus rounding out Union Metrics’ portfolio about you. To learn how companies like this are spying on you: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-data-brokers-selling-your-personal-information/ Note: Expect a 30 second wait- but it's worth it.)
Also: http://www.photobizcoach.com/2014/03/31/gettys-race-bottom/

22 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

FUTURE OF FOOD. National Geographic Launches Robust Online Portal. Beth Foster: National Geographic launched a Web portal, NatGeoFood.com. which will aggregate content from a major series in National Geographic magazine kicking off in May and will include many digital-only features, http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/15/national-geographic-launches-natgeofood-com/

DRONES IN SINGAPORE -- More used by enthusiasts for aerial photography - Channel News Asia: “Drones are usually associated with military operations but more are being used for another purpose -- photography. In Singapore, avid photographers are using drones to take aerial shots, but some people are concerned this could constitute an invasion of privacy.” SOURCE: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/more-drones-used-by/1060748.html

SCENE STEALERS -- Merkats try their hand at photography… while using the cameraman as a lookout post - Chris Pleasance: “One of the biggest problems facing a wildlife photographer is how to get close enough to your quarry to get a good photograph. But not for Will Burrard-Lucas. He said: 'They're normally extremely cautious but these meerkats have no fear of humans so they were more than happy for me to get close. 'They were climbing on me and trying to get as high as they could to have a good look around. SOURCE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2599620/Simples-Family-cheeky-meerkats-try-hand-photography-using-cameraman-lookout-post.html
PHOTO: Wil Burrard

08 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


George W. Bush Used Top Google Results For All His Paintings; Will He Be Sued For Copyright Infringement? - Mike Masnick: "Many may have assumed that he used his experience in meeting with those world leaders in order to have an accurate representation of what they looked like, the truth is that he just pulled results from Google Image search result for each one. Literally. http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140409/11243126858/george-w-bush-used-top-google-results-all-his-paintings-will-he-be-sued-copyright-infringement.shtml

08 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos



A Blood Moon Eclipse is Set to Take Place. - Gannon Burgett: “On April 15th, a rather rare astronomical event is taking place: the “blood moon.” While technically nothing more than a lunar eclipse, this particular event will the first of four lunar eclipses to happen over the course of the next two years. According to Sky and Telescope magazine, this particular eclipse will begin at 1:20 a.m. on the East Coast of the United States.” http://petapixel.com/2014/04/08/blood-moon-eclipse-set-to-take-place-early-on-april-15th/

08 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- Camera Drone Supposedly Hits Triathlete in the Head During Race, - Gannon Burgett: "Earlier this week, an unfortunate event took place at the Endur Batavia Triathlon. While heading into her second lap of the running portion of the triathlon, competitor Raija Ogden was taken out by a UAV — more commonly referred to as a drone — which was being operated by New Era Film and Photography. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/n87httb

08 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

CLOSE ENCOUNTER -- Stunning image illustrates urban shark phenomenon at Recife, Brazil - Pete Thomas: “Daniel Botelho meets epic challenge, showing proximity of large sharks to Recife. It’s also one of the world’s most notorious shark haunts. For the past several months, he has attempted to illustrate the urban shark phenomenon at Recife with a single image, while on a long-term assignment for National Geographic. http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/stunning-image-illustrates-urban-shark-phenomenon-at-recife-brazil/
PHOTO: Daniel Botelho

DRONES MAKE ART -- Emily Thomas: “Inspired by the 1977 film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," production studio Fiction has created massive light paintings that look like an alien went wild with sparklers in the sky. To capture the whirly neon light patterns (pictured below), Fiction took long-exposure photos of LED lights strapped to a DJI Phantom, a drone with aerial filming capabilities. The kaleidoscopic images were manipulated in photoshop to create mirror images of the patterns formed by the drone, adding an even more ethereal quality. SOURCE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/11/drone-led-art-close-encounters-third-kind_n_4941249.html?utm_hp_ref=arts&ir=Arts

SEEING EYE DRONE -- The huge installation that looks drone operators in the eye - Thomas Gorton: “Drone operators are trained killers. But they're not on the field, nor in combat, they're in a control room thousands of miles away, looking at a screen and pressing buttons that facilitate strikes on targets. Using the technology that powers French artist JR's Inside Out project, the group have worked with local villagers to place a huge poster of a child orphan in the Pakistani region of Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa, an area that has been heavily bombed in the past by drone strikes. SOURCE: http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/19483/1/huge-pakistan-art-installation-notabugsplat-looks-drone-operators-in-eye?utm_source=Link&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=RSSFeed&utm_term=this-huge-art-installation-looks-drone-operators-in-the-eye&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

01 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos



to get the shots - Brian Goeff: “Clay Folden, 26, who graduated from Seminole High School and now lives in Los Angeles, said his foray into using drones in his photography work was borne out of necessity. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/nbbuo3m

25 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

‘Face Cartography’
Captures Portraits at a Whopping 900 Megapixels - Gannon Burgett: Swiss photographer, Daniel Boschung, has created an automated portrait machine. Made to map out “Face Cartography“, the machine and resulting images capture incredibly detailed and hyperrealistic photographs of subjects. http://petapixel.com/2014/03/17/face-cartography-shows-what-900-megapixel-portraits-look-like/

Teen with million dollar plans launches magazine
Josh Cross: "Houston Gunn, the Station Camp High School junior who plans to graduate high school a millionaire, is launching a new magazine and a second book to go along with a new web series that was recently filmed in Los Angeles. The 16-year-old, who completed his first real estate deal at the age of 13 and began writing his first book at 14, helped unveil the cover of one of his new projects, “JOLT Magazine: The Young Entrepreneur Revolution,” during a launch party held Monday at the Hard Rock Café in downtown Nashville. “It’s definitely a relief that we are here and it’s all ready,” Gunn said. “It’s just really exciting and I’m really looking forward to what is to come.” Each issue of JOLT will feature articles by contributing columnists and include tips on how to make money doing what you love, said David Fagan, owner of Icon Builder Media. The first issue of the digital publication will be available to download later this month.

Sony’s World Photography Awards Youth Winner Disqualified for Falsifying Age - Gannon Burgett: "According to a report by Photocritic, after being announced as the winner of the Culture category in the Youth World Photography Awards, Borhan Mardani has been disqualified due to lying about the age he was when he took the award-winning photograph." http://petapixel.com/2014/03/20/sonys-world-photography-awards-youth-winner-disqualified-falsifying-age/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29

18 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

NEWS HELICOPTER CRASH - 2 die. Seattle Times staff: “At least two people died when a KOMO-TV helicopter crashed on the street outside Fisher Plaza. The two who died were inside the helicopter, according to Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. The helicopter, which apparently was taking off, dropped to the ground, landing on at least one car.”. http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/03/helicopter-crashes-near-fisher-plaza-and-komo-tv/
TAKEAWAY: Before regulations and statutes for drones are made locally and federally, it's important to take this accident into consideration.

18 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- Was There a Drone Flying Around the Harlem Building Collapse? (Updated) Adam Clark Estese: “New Yorkers were shocked recently when reports of a building collapse in Harlem hit the wires. It didn't take long for smartphone cameras to fill up everyone's social media feeds. But wait. In that one… Is that… a drone? (Update: Yep! It's some random guy's DJI Phantom.) Indeed, it looks like there's a drone flying around the disaster area. The better question, however, is.. ..whose drone is it? SOURCE: http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/t_ku-xlarge2/zghffncpolzdefaodvy1.jpg SOURCE: http://gizmodo.com/is-there-a-drone-flying-around-the-harlem-building-coll-1542174350

18 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

FEE DEMAND at Nevada State Parks

- Carolyn E. Wright, Esq.:”Nevada State Parks will hold a public hearing on March 31, 2014, for amended regulations relating to entrance fees for photographers with commercial photography permits. The bad news is that, while reviewing the proposed changes, we learned that Nevada defines commercial photography as archiving of an image by a person who uses photographic skills, equipment or resources to provide a photographic product for sale.” SOURCE: http://www.photoattorney.com/nevada-state-parks-fees-commer/

18 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

HALT! Taking Photos Without Permission is Now Illegal in Hungary. DL Cade: “A new civil code in Hungary makes it illegal to take a photograph without obtaining permission from everybody in the photo, making street photographers’ and photojournalists’ jobs infinitely more complicated and opening the door for a landslide of litigation. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/nxn4u66
TAKEAWAY: I think they had the same rule in Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Russia.

18 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

TOP OF THE TOP -- How Time Magazine Shot an Incredible Panorama from the Top of One World Trade Center - Tim Barribeau: “ With the help of Gigapan, and a whole lot of planning. The magazine put together a look at the behind the scenes of this incredible shoot, including a video which we've embedded below. SOURCE: http://www.popphoto.com/news/2014/03/how-time-magazine-shot-incredible-panorama-top-one-world-trade-center

SPECIAL SNOW EFFECTS - William Meyers: “Scandinavia House's current exhibition includes more than 30 works by 10 contemporary photographers from the five Nordic countries/ They show the northerners attentive to artistic currents outside their region.” SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/ot7a6gw

FROZEN -- The Great Lakes Are Even More Beautiful When They're Frozen - Kate Abbey-Lambertz: “Last Thursday, the Great Lakes were more frozen than they had been in 35 years, with 92.2 percent of the lakes' surface covered in ice.. Look at just how incredible the Great Lakes are when they're iced over." http://tinyurl.com/oavcssn
PHOTO: Rick Fisk ricfiske[at]yahoo[dot]com

BEHIND THE SCENES -- Nikon Launches Series of Educational Videos With Pro Photographers - Tim Barribeau
Starting with a video by Joe McNally, Nikon has launched a new series of Behind the Scenes tutorials, designed to help educate users on how to get the most out of their photography. Between now and July 31st, Nikon will be releasing 15 videos, aimed at enthusiast photographers, and helping them dip their toes into slightly more advanced topics. While McNally obviously shoots using Nikon gear, and there is a gear list at the end of the clip, everything he says applies equally to any manufacturer, not just Nikon

GENE SMITH GRANT - The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist. SOURCE: http://smithfund.org/eugene-smith-grant

$10,000 to Build An Audience for Your Photography - Joseph Gamble: "Atlanta-based Jennifer Schwartz, creator of Crusade for Art, wants to help fine art photographers build and grow their audience. The grant specifically states that the jurors are “looking for the most creative and original ideas to create and foster demand for fine art photography.” SOURCE: http://fstoppers.com/10000-to-build-an-audience-for-your-photography?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fstoppersfeed+%28fstoppers%29

04 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- Getty’s Free Image Program: New Revenue Model, or a Surrender to Copyright Infringement? David Walker: “Getty Images lit up the Twittersphere with an announcement that it was making its archive available free of charge for bloggers and other non-commercial users. Some of the big questions are: What is Getty gaining by making images free to the public? How does Getty’s decision affect not only its own contributors, but all photographers? And are there any hidden costs to non-commercial users who take advantage of Getty’s free images? SOURCE: http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2014/03/gettys-free-image-program-new-revenue-model-or-a-surrender-to-copyright-infringement.html

FREE LUNCH? The stock photo Getty Goliath has been pressuring little David blogs, pursuing copyright enforcement, with demand letters claiming substantial sums of damages and intimidating some with collection agents, spoiling their credit. With one press release, Good Guy Getty has changed all this with “free photos.” How will Getty benefit by this new model? It’s no secret to data mining buffs that a targeted email mailing list can be worth as high as $5 per unique name. But let’s use $1 for this jackpot. Every time Getty gives away a free editorial stock photo and earns info about you, it earns a dollar. Thirty-five million is a nice number to start with. In its “Terms Statement” you’ll read, “Getty Images (or third parties acting on its behalf) may collect data related to use of the Embedded Viewer and embedded Getty Images Content, and reserves the right to place advertisements in the Embedded Viewer or otherwise monetize its use without any compensation to you.” That means you’ll find a Getty sticker on each photo you use of theirs - - not to mention some not-so-subtle advertising you might not wish to be associated with.
SIGH OF RELIEF DEPT: No more watermarks clouding the stock photo landscape. No more attorney fees to keep Getty from the doorstep. Authors of photos will be revealed allowing photogs to make personal direct contact with buyers for future assignments.
GETTY BENEFITS: They can fire their PR dept. which was righteously defending their pursuit of copyright infringement offenders in court. Analytics and data mining will teach Getty what kind of photos sell best to Joe Public – and produce accordingly.
Getty, of course will be losing sales, but these free photos weren’t selling in the first place. When you register at Getty Images to use your first ‘Free Photos’ –keep all this in mind. –RE

04 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

SAVING LIVES -- How Single Photographs Are Saving The Lives Of Shelter Animals Across The Country - Megan Griffo: “They created an initiative called “One Picture Saves a Life”, to provide shelters with resources to properly groom and photograph shelter pets. http://tinyurl.com/kzfolbv
PHOTO: Seth Casteel

-- Photographers Divided Over Baiting Flight Shots - Bill Hudson: “Snowy owls are showing up in large numbers this winter, frequenting areas far from their normal arctic habitat. On a light pole in Ramsey, Minnesota, one snowy sat, posing for all kinds of nature photographs. “He’s been here for over a month at least,” said Jim Crotty, a local wildlife photographer. Some photographers have been attaching an artificial mouse to the end of a fishing line, then casting the mouse onto the ground in an attempt to lure the owl closer.”
TAKEAWAY: Most nature photographers agree it's not a good idea to bait the creatures you photograph. Baiting makes the animal dependent. When you've moved on, the animal remains - without sustenance.

25 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

$19 BILLION ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE: Photojournalist Patrick Brown On a Decade of Documenting It: - Cortney Cleveland: “Illegal wildlife trading is still a global issue, raking in $19 billion a year from the trafficking of endangered animals. MediaStorm interviews Patrick Brown publishing his book Trading to Extinction.” SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/pxqn8wq
PHOTO Patrick Brown

OLD TYME PINHOLE CAMERA . Turn Your Smartphone Into One. Ian Kersey: “Smartphone cameras are the de-facto standard of photography these days, with plenty of apps and manufacturer software optimized to make those snaps look even cooler and more impressive than the originals. We can all modify our smartphone cameras on our own, using a little bit of tape, cardboard and a little imagination.