Posts tagged musician photographers
Posts tagged musician photographers
A friend of mine sent me this today and I almost blew my coffee all over my laptop! Very hilarious…
I came across this guide and thought it to be interesting. I think it is a good guide to start with when you want to compose a portrait or crop it.
Vogue believes that good health is beautiful,” Jonathan Newhouse, chairman of Conde Nast International, Vogue’s publishers, said in a statement.
The editors have agreed to “not knowingly work with models under the age of 16 or who appear to have an eating disorder,” the statement said.Casting directors will also be asked to check models’ IDs at photo shoots.
The editors have also promised to encourage “healthy backstage working conditions”, including food options.”Vogue editors around the world want the magazines to reflect their commitment to the health of the models who appear on the pages and the well being of their readers,” Mr Newhouse said.
Check out the video above and see how much time, effort and talent went into the making of the two photos below! This behind the scenes video shows photographer Dave Hill working on the composite shot for the Ford Fusion advertising. Just check him out working on the images… I am amazed!
I was doing research for a recent photo shoot session based on the 1920’s fashion. The color films made during that time are rare but they are so vivid! This is an awesome video—enjoy!
1. Chicago04292012-103-Edit, 2. Heavenly Light - Chicago04202012-150-Edit, 3. Making Faces - South by Southwest - SXSW-438-Edit, 4. Watching The World Go Round & Round - Chicago01132012-102, 5. Reflections - Chicago0105201221, 6. Chicago052211-445, 7. Chicago072211-331
This is an important case! If the allegations made by the fashion photograger Richard Reinsdorf are accurate, and the license for the use of the images was only for 6 months and Skechers breached its agreement, then they should pay… and they should pay through the nose!
Here is hoping for a good result and good compensation for my fellow photographer!
Fashion photographer Richard Reinsdorf calls for Skechers to Shape Up!
Reinsdorf, who has been described as a “Master of Architectural Fashion,” filed a complaint against Skechers, U.S.A., Inc., on September 27, 2010, in California, on three counts: 1 Copyright Infringement, 2 Breach of Contract, and 3 Statutory Unfair Competition.
According to the Trial Pleadings, “Reinsdorf believes he is entitled to no less than $250 million dollars arising from Skechers intentional, willful, wanton, and malicious infringement of his copyrights.”
Reinsdorf alleges that Skechers engaged his services and photographs under a “very limited license.” The license was to be for no more than six months, and territorially limited to North America. Also, the license confined the use of the photographs to certain media including “point of sale displays, magazines, and certain outdoor advertisements.”
My street photography was featured on the Streetphotographerblog.com. Check it out!
I am guilty of this myself and more I think about it, more I realize that what the author is suggesting here is true. If those who do not rely on photography income keep accepting offers of “credit only” instead of insisting to get paid for the product they have available-an obviously is in demand-then those who are relying on income from their photography will not be an endangered species in the future. It all makes sense!
So here’s the message: I’m not a professional landscape photographer. I’m not relying on this business to feed myself and cover my rent. So, in theory, getting credit should be plenty for me. But here’s where that doesn’t work anymore: I know many landscape photographers who ARE making a living at this and every time I or you or ANYONE accepts an image-credit-only offer for publication it is effectively taking food off of their plates. What happens is that more and more companies start resorting to this method all the time because they are successful at it. So I implore you to think twice about your actions the next time you are approached with a similar deal. Don’t help to erode the market for high-quality artwork just because you’re not relying on that market to feed yourself.
Next, don’t believe the schtick they feed you about exposure. When’s the last time you saw an image in a calendar or on a urinal cake and said “Gee whiz! I like that enough that I want to track that artist down and send them money!” See what I mean? They already have your image to look at or pee on anytime they want. Plus, you can’t take image credits to the grocery store or gas station or zeppelin store. “Sorry Bill, I can’t pay you for this gas, but I will tell anyone that asks why my car is running so well that I bought it here from you at Bill’s Gasoline and Urinal Cake Emporium, that cool?”See how absurd that sounds when you aren’t talking about art?
The theme for the April 1st, 2012 was trashy chic… I watched the Fiona Apple’s video called “Criminal” and I thought to myself that I really liked the images in the video. So, I wanted to create a similar atmosphere in a photo shoot and so here it is! I like the feel of these images.
Did you know that your morning cup of coffee can help you predict rain? It’s a trick used by backpackers that can come in handy you’re shooting outdoors without Internet: pour a cup of coffee and carefully watch the bubbles. If they quickly move to the edge of the cup, you can expect clear skies for the next 12 hours. If they stay around in the center of the cup, get ready for some rain within that time period. If they slowly move to the edge, you’ll probably see scattered showers. To make new bubbles, simply lift up a spoonful of coffee and pour it back into the cup.
Last month I removed my profile from Pinterest because after reading the Terms of Service I found out that Pinterest gave itself the right to sell my work without my permission and/or knowledge and without further compensation to me. Although they just changed that practice, they along with other mass media (except Tumblr) keep the right to use my work product for their own benefit without any compensation to me… ever. So the question becomes whether or not it is worth the price of entry for me to pay (even though the services are purported to be free—by grabbing the rights to use my work I am in essence paying for the service) balanced with the exposure my work gets. That is a question that each photographer and/or artist has to answer for him or herself. I, for one, think the price is too high.
The social media revolution is filled with opportunities for self-promotion, but it also poses challenges for photographers who are concerned about protecting their copyrighted, unique creative work. Here’s a balanced approach to protecting your work.
Professional photographers as well as many “weekend warriors” and serious amateur shooters have a love/hate relationship with the Internet, especially on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Tubmlr, Google+, and Pinterest. On the one hand, it’s a great way to display your work to potential clients, generate print orders, and promote your business. On the other hand, it has never been easier for your copyrighted material to be used without your permission. All you need to know is how to right-click.
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Last week I went to Austin, Texas to see what this South By Southwest (SXSW) is all about. I hung around 6th Street in Austin and went up and down taking editorial photographs of the people I saw and found to be interesting. I saw all types: from what appeared to be the local homeless to the frat-boys & girls, rich and poor, classy and not, cool and/or geeky; all were there walking around enjoying the bratwursts and the live music coming out of every available corner outside or inside, on the roofs and anywhere else one could fit a set of drums and musicians.
I liked it a lot. I specially liked the variety of characters available to photograph. I think I will make it into a yearly pilgrimage.
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See the slide show here: