15 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

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.

18 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- Turkish journalist hit by water cannons explains story behind startling photo. Al Tompkins: “Television journalist Husna Sari of Ulusal TV in Turkey was covering what she tells me was a peaceful demonstration in Ankara last Thursday when police opened fire on her with water cannons. The stark images of her being blasted off her feet quickly spread globally online. http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/top-stories/239995/turkish-journalist-hit-by-water-cannons-explains-story-behind-startling-photo/
PHOTO: https://twitter.com/cuneytozdemir

18 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

DOCUMENTING ALBUQUERQUE’S GRAFFITI -- Billy McCall: “Painting graffiti in Albuquerque is a labor of love. Not only do artists need to overcome risks of jail time and physical injury, but anything they paint is typically removed by the city within a day or two. Local photographers Lisa Barrios and Agustín McCord have been documenting Albuquerque’s graffiti scene for years, http://alibi.com/art/46339/A-Passion-for-Paint.html
image: Otes & Eatr
PHOTO: photographers Lisa Barrios and Agustín McCord

11 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

CRISIS REPORTING -- Pulitzer Center Annual Highlighting Photography Report - Conor Risch: “The, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, which provides funding to journalists and news organizations, allowing them to carry out independent, in-depth reporting, released its 2013 annual report today. Several projects involving photographers were among those highlighted in the report. http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2014/02/pulitzer-center-releases-annual-report-highlighting-photography.html

28 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

STILL PHOTOGRAPHY ACADEMY AWARD Is Up for Auction - DL Cade: Many people don’t know this, but for a brief stretch of time, there was an Academy Award given out for the category of Still Photography. And now, one of the three of these medals ever awarded is up for auction. http://petapixel.com/2014/01/22/one-three-academy-awards-ever-given-still-photography-auction/

21 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

REFUSAL -- Photographer Juergen Teller Refused to Shoot Model Miley Cyrus - Isabel Wilkinson: The first thing we noticed about the new Marc Jacobs spring campaign was that Miley Cyrus looked brooding – sad, even – on her gloomy, shipwrecked beach. The second thing: that the ad campaign, which was released yesterday, wasn’t shot by Juergen Teller, Jacobs's longtime collaborator, but by David Sims. Now Jacobs himself explains why. SOURCE: http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/01/juergen-teller-refused-to-shoot-miley.html?mid=buzzfeed

BIRD’S EYE VIEW -- Bird Steals Nature Camera Disguised as Egg, Captures Stunning View of Penguin Colony - Tim Barribeau: As part of the BBC documentary Penguins - Spy in the Huddle, producers disguised a camera as an egg, placing it in the midst of a rockhopper penguin colony. But, once all the real eggs had hatched, a predator decided the camera looked like a tasty meal, flying off with it, and catching some amazing footage in the process. SOURCE: http://www.popphoto.com/news/2014/01/bird-steals-nature-camera-disguised-egg-captures-stunning-view-penguin-colony
Via: Joe Stanski

14 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

81 days of captivity in Syria

At least 29 journalists were killed in Syria last year, and some 60 others abducted. Alpeyrie was kidnapped by an armed rebel group at a checkpoint near Damascus last April. He would be held for 81 days. Mick Krever, CNN: “The first five weeks of photographer Jonathan Alpeyrie’s captivity among Syrian rebels were the most difficult. “They would force me to wrestle with them, to show me how tough they were, and they snapped my ribs on the right so I couldn’t breathe for a while,” he told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour recently. SOURCE: http://amanpour.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/16/photographer-describes-his-81-days-of-captivity-in-syria/?hpt=hp_bn9
via: Frank Nowikowski

14 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

SEXYEXECS.BLOGSPOT.COM Google, Iowa firm clash over blog photo - Joel Aschbrenner: “A photo posted to a blog that mocks corporate headshots has pitted a Des Moines company against Google in a copyright lawsuit. ARAG North America, which provides legal insurance, sued the Internet giant last month in a case legal experts say exhibits an increasingly common clash over bloggers who post images online without permission. The photo was published in 2009 on SexyExecs.blogspot.com, a forum where users post photos of executives with satirical comments.

Eye Reflections in Photos Can Reliably Identify Who’s Behind the Lens - Breanna Draxler
A person can learn a lot from looking deeply into someone’s eyes—perhaps even enough to identify suspects of a crime. Zooming in on a person’s cornea in a high-resolution photo can reveal an astounding degree of detail of what was behind the camera, new research shows.

/r/astrophotography -- Spectacular Horsehead Nebula Photograph Almost Good Enough to Rival Hubble - DL Cade” Photography is hardly a cheap hobby to pick up, but even within photography, some branches are more expensive than others. And ranking pretty close to the ‘most expensive’ side of that line is astrophotography… at least the kind that will yield incredible photos like the one you see here by photographer Mike Hankey.
PHOTO: Mike Hankey

A LICENSE TO STEAL -- David Becker: “Purloining somebody else’s photos to promote your photography business has become depressingly lately, but occasionally a new cretin comes forward to push the practice to a new level of sadness. So witness Jwarstyle, a New York-based photographer recently outed on Photo Stealers for filling his online portfolio with wedding shots somebody else took. Not a particularly novel offense, but what makes Jay (last name as yet unknown) a groundbreaker is the way he responded. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/01/16/new-york-photographer-brags-stealing-photos-called-biz/

Imaginative photographer lands world-tour job at Coke - Ameya Pendse
Growing up, Canadian photographer Joel Robison, known on Flickr as Boy_Wonder, was always a bit of a daydreamer. Blame it on the movies he watched or the stories he read as a kid, but it caused him to look at everyday objects differently. It’s a creative direction that blended both fantasy and reality. And years later, it would lead him to a dream job in photography and become a Flickr icon!

07 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

NO PHOTOS -- Music group, Brooklyn Club, Joins the ‘No Photography’ Movement, - David Becker: “The past year saw a mini-boom in musicians discouraging or outright prohibiting fans from taking photos at gigs, pitched mainly as a “pay attention to the music” measure. But now the trend is attracting a sort of venue where reckless flash photography would only seem to add to the experience: electronic dance clubs. Witness Brooklyn hotspot Output, which opened in 2013 with an apparently vigorously enforced “no photos” policy. http://petapixel.com/2014/01/02/brooklyn-dance-club-joins-photography-movement/

2013 PRESIDENTIAL MOMENTS -- Official White House photographer shares favorite. Leslie Larson: “Pete Souza has released his ‘Year in Photos 2013’ on Flickr, which show his faves from thousands of shots taken during the year. But his role is not without controversy as many media organizations have called his shots ‘propaganda' and are irate over restricted photo access to the President for their own photographers.” SOURCE: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/white-house-photographer-shares-favorite-2013-shots-article-1.1562529
PHOTO: Pete Souza

HIGH TIDE PHOTOGRAPHY -- Maryland environmental officials are asking residents to snap pictures of high tides along the state's shoreline as part of an effort to document the effects of climate change. The state is participating in the King Tides Initiative in 2014. “King tide” is a nonscientific term for naturally occurring, exceptionally high tides that occur when the gravitational pulls of the sun and moon align. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/q8b3qrf
Also: http://www.californiakingtides.org/view-king-tide-images/low-tidehigh-tide-photos/

PHOTO OF CROP CIRCLE -- Sparks UFO Talk. (ABC News) An unexplained crop circle in Salinas, Calif., has captured the curiosity of alien enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists across the nation. The patterns were noticed by aerial photographer, Julie Belanger, who told ABC News she was shocked to discover them during a flyover on Monday. SOURCE: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/12/california-crop-circle-sparks-ufo-talk/
PHOTO: 111th Aerial Photography & Video
via Roy Iwaki

THE 'EARTHRISE' PHOTO --Anniversary Of Apollo 8, How It Was Made. Scott Neuman: “The first humans to catch a glimpse of the Earth rising over the moon nearly missed seeing it at all, let alone capturing the snapshot that has become one of the most iconic photos of the 20th century.” SOURCE: http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-on-anniversary-of-apollo-8-how-the-earthrise-photo-was-made/
PHOTO: Bill Anders/NASA

17 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- White House Press Secretary to Photographers: We Respect You, But… - David Walker: “In an exchange yesterday with reporters over why press pool photographers were kept away from President Barack Obama on his trip to Nelson Mandela’s funeral last week, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney ducked, dodged–and said times have changed. In other words, the White House doesn’t need press photographers anymore, and neither does the public, now that the White House can distribute its own pictures of the president online.” http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2013/12/white-house-press-secretary-to-photographers-we-respect-you-but-we-dont-need-you.html
Also: http://tinyurl.com/m7xgdqw

17 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013 - Kira Pollack: "More than ever, photography has become the predominant means for us to communicate. An absolutely astounding number of pictures are shared every single day — half a billion, and rising. Our top ten photographs of 2013 celebrate a variety of images from a multitude of photographers, including seasoned photojournalists Tyler Hicks (the Westgate Mall Massacre in Nairobi), Philippe Lopez, (Super Typhoon Haiyan’s destructive wrath upon the Philippines), and John Tlumacki, for his extraordinary coverage of the terror bombing at the Boston Marathon. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/lvwglsv

UNSTOLEN -- Stolen photo equipment from office anonymously returned - Ian Froese: “Nearly all of the $12,000 in camera equipment stolen from The Dalhousie Gazette office almost three weeks ago was anonymously returned today. The shipment, which was addressed to the equipment’s owner Chris Parent. It was shipped using Canada Post. Parent was informed of the mysterious package’s arrival after 3 p.m. today by phone. “It’s almost like an early Christmas present,” said Parent from his family home in Saint John, N.B.,.” There was no return address on the box or any indication of where it was sent from.

A RARE TREAT -- For Working-Class Chinese: 'Picture Day'. Frank Langfitt: “A holiday gift of sorts came early in more than 20 countries over the weekend, as volunteer photographers shot free, studio-quality portraits of more than 16,000 people who otherwise couldn't have afforded them. A working-class neighborhood of Shanghai was among the more than 130 sites where the photo shoots took place, part of a global project inspired by Help-Portrait, a U.S.-based nonprofit.” SOURCE:

10 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

MORE ACCESS -- 38 News Orgs Protest White House's 'Stringent Photo Policies'. The letter requested the White House give more access to take pictures or video of Obama during public matters. Sydney Smith: “The protest letter was signed by numerous news outlets including: ABC News, Agence France-Presse, American Society of News Editors, American Society of Media Photographers, the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News Channel, Getty Images, NBC News, Reuters, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Washington Post, the White House Correspondents' Association, The White House News Photographers Association and many others.” SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/luwqccf Also http://tinyurl.com/pn584b8

BUGGY GETS UP CLOSE -- Remote controlled and personal with wild lions. Photographer Chris McLennan built “Car L” – a modified 4×4 buggy, rigged with a Nikon camera and a built-in remote control – to capture close-ups of lions in Botswana’s Khwai region. SOURCE: http://globalnews.ca/news/994373/watch-remote-controlled-buggy-gets-up-close-and-personal-with-wild-lions/

FIND A HARD-TO-LOCATE PHOTO -- A new algorithm designed at the University of Toronto has the power to profoundly change the way we find photos among the billions on social media sites Developed by Parham Aarabi, a professor in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and his former Master’s student Ron Appel, the search tool uses tag locations to quantify relationships between individuals, even those not tagged in any given photo. Aarabi aims to see the algorithm incorporated on the back-end of large image databases or social networks. SOURCE: http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/611008?print-article
TAKEAWAY: Stock photographers are getting closer to a time when they can make an end-around from stock agencies and have photobuyers come directly to a photographer’s postings on their personal website. This algorithm would work well with our PhotoSourceBANK .

03 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- A new algorithm designed at the University of Toronto has the power to profoundly change the way we find photos among the billions on social media sites Developed by Parham Aarabi, a professor in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and his former Master’s student Ron Appel, the search tool uses tag locations to quantify relationships between individuals, even those not tagged in any given photo. Aarabi aims to see the algorithm incorporated on the back-end of large image databases or social networks. SOURCE: http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/611008?print-article
TAKEAWAY: Stock photographers are getting closer to a time when they can make an end-around from stock agencies and have photobuyers come directly to a photographer’s postings on their personal website. This algorithm would work well with our PhotoSourceBANK .

03 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

COULD RETURN -- Some Sun-Times photographers - Andrew Beaujon: An interim agreement between the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Newspaper Guild “could lead to the rehiring of some of the photographers who were laid off by the newspaper earlier this year,” Robert Feder reports. The Sun-Times laid off its entire photo staff this past May. SOURCE: . http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/231198/some-sun-times-photographers-could-return
via Joe Stanski

NEW FRONTIER -- Drone photography develops as journalism. Chris Anderson: “The best way to film the destruction wrought on Tacloban in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan was from the air, according to British photographer Lewis Whyld. But Whyld did not want to beg a ride on a military helicopter, taking the space of much-needed aid. So he launched a drone into the skies above the city.” SOURCE: http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1365595/drone-photography-develops-new-frontier-journalism
PHOTO: Lewis Whyld

25 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- Media Protest White House Limits on Photographers - David walker: “More than three dozen news organizations and journalists’ trade associations have submitted a joint letter of protest to the Obama administration, charging it with denying the news media the right to photograph and videotape President Obama while he is performing his official duties. SOURCE: http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2013/11/media-protest-white-house-limits-on-photographers.html
VIA Frank Nowikowski>

25 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

NOW THEY ALLOW THEM -- New software to allow more and larger images on Wikipedia - Every day, millions of users upload thousands of images to Wikipedia. Until now, the processing system needed a lot of resources and this limited the size of the images allowed. "Wikipedia used to solve this by simply banning large PNG images, now they allow them. Hopefully other formats will follow, for example VIPS can downsize large tiff images efficiently too." http://www.alphagalileo.org/PrintView.aspx?ItemId=136630&CultureCode=en
via Frank Nokowski

NEWS CENTRAL -- Google’s New Android App Delivers All Your News in One Place - Mat Honan:: “The new app, called Newsstand, features both magazines and newspapers, and you can add feeds from blogs and other websites as well. Google says as you use the app, it will learn what kinds of sources and stories you prefer and begin presenting a tailored experience.” http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/11/googles-play-newsstand-app-for-android-brings-magazines-and-newspapers-together/

HER X-RAYS -- Marilyn Monroe medical file photo sells for $25,600 at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills. Medical files proving Hollywood screen siren Marilyn Monroe underwent cosmetic surgery sold for $25,600 during a weekend auction in California. The sale, organized in Beverly Hills by Julien's Auctions, was dedicated to personal objects of the rich and famous, including Elizabeth Taylor, Julie Andrews, Greta Garbo and Princess Diana.

19 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

-- David Paul Morris/Bloomberg: “Google’s project to digitally copy millions of books for online searches doesn’t violate copyright law, a federal judge ruled, dismissing an eight-year-old lawsuit against the largest search-engine company. Google Books provides a public benefit and is a fair use of copyrighted material, Judge Denny Chin in Manhattan ruled today. The project, which has scanned more than 20 million books so far, doesn’t harm authors or inventors of original works, Chin said. Paul Aiken, the Authors Guild’s executive director, said in a statement today that the ruling is a “fundamental challenge” to copyrights and that his group plans to appeal.” SOURCE: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-11-14/google-wins-summary-judgment-in-digital-books-copyright-case

19 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

SWEET SPOT -- Top bird photographer has ‘secret spot’ in La Jolla, CA. Claire Harlin: “Something you can never miss descending down Coast Boulevard from the village area into La Jolla Cove is the vast colony of California brown pelicans perched upon the weathered rocks that jet out into the ocean. The ocean backdrop is the perfect distance away from these long-billed subjects to yield stunning shots. Or so says nature photographer Arthur “Artie” Morris, who is widely recognized as one of the world’s premier bird photographers and a top nature photography educator of his time. SOURCE: http://sdnews.com/view/full_story/10267057/article-Top-bird-photographer-has--secret-spot--in-La-Jolla-?instance=update1
PHOTO: Arthur Morris

50 of the most powerful news images of 2013
Museum of London: “Here are 50 of the most powerful news images of 2013. These images - and more - have gone on display at the Museum of London. You can see them for yourself until next March. The photographs were all chosen from winners and finalists at this year's UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards. SOURCE: http://www.itv.com/news/london/2013-11-06/museum-showcases-the-photographs-that-made-2013/
PHOTO: Jack Hill

FILIPINO STORM VICTIMS -- Worried Filipinos in England turn to photography to raise funds for typhoon victims. Ryan Chua: “Feeling helpless, Eric went out on Sunday to do something to help typhoon victims using his DSLR. He joined some 30 Filipino photographers from different parts of England near London’s city hall for a photoshoot—an activity that served both as a reunion for them and an opportunity to raise funds for storm victims from their own pockets. SOURCE: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/11/11/13/worried-filipinos-uk-turn-photography-raise-funds-typhoon-victims

12 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos



HOW TO JOIN THE ELKS CLUB (Video) This photographer, intent on capturing a photo of this young elk bull is flirting with danger.
via Dennis Carroll

and another danger point:

-- Bill Schiffner: “Could you fall victim to crime simply by geotagging your location info to your photos? (Found in a file’s EXIF data). Today, everyone who uses social media like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram is most likely utilizing this technology in some form – whether they realize it or not. http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/could-you-fall-victim-to-crime-simply-by-geotagging-location-info-to-your-photos/

28 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

FIX THAT IMAGE -- New York. Matthew Chayes and Emily Ngo: "Joe Lhota's mayoral campaign scrambled Thursday to cut deals with photographers whose pictures of New York's crime-ridden past were used without their permission in a television ad against rival Bill de Blasio. The 30-second spot, titled "Can't Go Back," was released Wednesday and features nine images, including graffiti-painted subway trains, rioters, corpses and an overturned police car. SOURCE: http://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/joe-lhota-campaign-scrambles-to-fix-image-problem-1.6272614
PHOTO: Jeremy Bales

BRAIN SHARP -- Learning Photography Boosts Memory in Seniors, Study Finds - David Becker: “Not only does photography make you attractive and rich, it helps your brain stay sharp as you age. That’s the conclusion of a new University of Texas study that evaluated a number of different types of activities to see how they affected cognitive skills — particularly memory — in the elderly. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2013/10/23/digital-photography-boosts-memory-seniors-study-finds/
PHOTO: Burl McDonald

21 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- Chicago Sun-Times Now Selling the Archived Photos Shot by Fired Photogs – DL Cade: “In a move that is completely legal and yet already has some people wondering just how much bad press the Chicago Sun-Times is looking to absorb, the beleaguered newspaper is putting the ‘striking, one-of-a-kind photos’ in its new photo page … you know, photos taken by the photojournalists the paper sacked in May of this year. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2013/10/15/chicago-sun-times-selling-striking-photos-photojournalists-laid/

21 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- Jasmine Star: “I Was Wrong. I Need To Apologize To Anyone I’ve Offended. For a while I’ve wanted to pour out everything in my heart, but it’s been bottled up. Out of fear, humiliation, and hurt. What I’ve encountered in the past few days is one of the hardest moments of my professional life, but I need to address this face-forward. SOURCE: http://fstoppers.com/i-was-wrong-i-need-to-apologize-to-anyone-ive-offended?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fstoppersfeed+%28fstoppers%29

16 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

BENEFIT AUCTION -- The Photo Review: On Saturday, November 9 at 7 PM, The Photo Review will hold its 2013 Benefit Auction at the University of the Arts, Hamilton Hall, Broad and Pine Streets in Philadelphia. The event will feature an international slate of photographers as well as a host of Philadelphia artists. Complete Rules, Online Bidding Policies, and Conditions Of Sale. SOURCE: http://www.photoreview.org/auction.htm

07 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- 2.9M User Accounts Compromised – (DL Cade) Adobe users who have purchased a product or signed up for Creative Cloud recently beware. According to Adobe’s website, the company’s servers were hacked “very recently,” and the attackers made away with customer information from 2.9 million Adobe accounts, as well as source code for a few Adobe products. http://petapixel.com/2013/10/04/adobe-admits-hacked-2-9-million-user-accounts-compromised/

07 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

HALL OF FAME -- A museum honoring photographers is preparing for its grand opening in St. Louis after making its move from Oklahoma. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( http://bit.ly/16Mldxs ) reports the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum officially opens with its first exhibition, titled "The Past, Present & Future of Nature Photography." SOURCE: http://www.kfvs12.com/story/23563274/new-photography-hall-of-fame-to-open-in-st-louis

01 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

EAGLE KILLS DEER -- Cameras capture deer kill in Russia - Raphael Satter:
“Remote cameras intended to monitor Siberian tigers in Russia instead caught a golden eagle's fatal attack on a deer, snapping three photos as the massive bird dug its talons into the distressed animal's back. London's Zoological Society, which distributed the pictures to journalists, said the sequence showed a rare but not unheard of attack by a golden eagle. SOURCE: http://news.yahoo.com/cameras-capture-eagle-killing-deer-russia-144336036.html

THIEVERY (SOMETIMES) DOES PAY -- After 70 years, old friends brought together by stolen photo – Matt Markovich: It was 70 years ago that a Portland sailor stole a photo of a Washington woman, and he said he's regretted it ever since. http://tinyurl.com/m7qzdbn