The first website was published in 1992
before that the first image was uploaded
The first website was published in 1992
before that the first image was uploaded
I have to admit something. I used to hate Ansel Adams.
What photographer in their right mind would admit that? This one.
I once went to the Ansel Adams Museum in San Francisco and was shocked at what I saw. Don’t get me wrong, the photographs were amazing. It was the negatives that floored me. Thin, shitty, underexposed. I still think the zone system is BS.
That was a long time ago. A younger me would not have been so patient. Take a big camera, haul it around and take a pretty picture. Sounds easy, right? Nope. It is challenging, boring at times, cold at other times. Most of the time you do not get a great shot. But sometimes in the right conditions, you get a great shot.
A couple days ago I had one of those days. After a storm, crisp skies with patchy clouds. But my subject was a single tree. I spent a couple hours with this majestic Ficas. The results are below.
Okay Mr. Adams. I take my hat off to you. But, I still hate the Zone System.
Photographer, Francois Brunelle spent 12 years finding and capturing portraits of people who have no relation, yet look like twins.
Im Not a Look-Alike!The pairs in these images are not twins – or even related. Instead, theyre strangers that Canadian photographer Francois Brunelle photographed together: a project called “Im Not a Look-Alike!” He spent 12 years tracking down people with eerily similar features.Pictured here: Marcel Stepanoff, Ludovic Maillard
See more of his work at the link below…
Do not mess with a mans right to make a living. Stealing property, weather it is a car or a copyright, is a crime. This is a story from DetroitNews.com
Photographer of iconic Desmond Howard photo sues for infringement
BY DARREN A. NICHOLS THE DETROIT NEWS 19 COMMENTS
Brian Masck alleges several entities have used this photo that he shot during the 1991 Michigan-Ohio State game without his consent. (Getty Images)
The photographer who snapped Desmond Howard’s iconic Heisman Trophy pose has sued the former University of Michigan and National Football League star, along with several other companies, for copyright infringement.
Freelance photographer Brian Masck alleges several entities have used the portrait taken during the 1991 Michigan-Ohio State game without his consent.
Also named in the 63-page lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit, are Getty Images, Sports Illustrated, Champions Press LLC, Wal-Mart, Amazon and Fathead LLC, the Detroit-based sports graphics company that is part of the Quicken Loans Inc. family of companies.
“…(T)hese various intellectual property pirates who are defendants in this case have taken a business crowbar to that byline and have pried Brian Masck’s name away from his iconic photograph. They have separated him from his work,” the lawsuit says. “The Heisman pose and Brian’s iconic photograph which captured it have both gone viral. The name Brian Masck has not.”
The lawsuit further says it “hurts Brian personally, causing him enormous distress and frustration.”
A Fathead representative didn’t respond to a request for comment.
Howard’s pose after a 93-yard punt return for a touchdown has become one of the most famous moments in college football. The lawsuit calls it “synonymous with college football and even has touched off a cultural phenomenon — striking the ‘Heisman pose.’”
Even President Barack Obama has struck the pose, the lawsuit says.
But Masck says he’s been cheated of the notoriety and money from taking the shot. Masck was working on a freelance assignment when he took the photograph.
Over time, Masck said he sold a few of the shots and even gave some to Howard and U-M. The photograph was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, where he was properly credited, and on the cover for the EA Sports video game “NCAA ’06 Football,” his attorney said.
In 2011, Masck was granted a copyright for the photo.
He also unsuccessfully sought as much as $300,000 to sell the copyright to Howard and for a separate business venture.
To ensure he can identify an unauthorized image, Masck altered the shot to remove the branding on the glove on Howard’s right hand and extended the lettering on the football.
“These small alterations do not appear to the untrained eye, but assist Brian Masck in tracking infringing uses of his photograph,” the lawsuit says.
Most of the defendants in the lawsuit are accused of copyright infringement. But Sports Illustrated and Nissan are named for publishing a “direct and identical copy or substantially similar copy of Brian Masck’s Registered Photograph.”
“My client tried for a long time to suppress his disappointment and for not being recognized,” said his attorney, Thomas Blaske. “(Masck) wants a permanent injunction against the misuse of his picture and wants their profits. But even of a higher priority to Brian Masck, he wants credit. … It’s no different than any artist.”
Erin Bury January 10, 2013
In March 2012 BetaKit covered Pixoto, a photo community that is trying to offer an alternative to popular platforms like Flickr and 500px, while also focusing on crowdsourced photo ranking. As of March 2012, the company had 40,000 members, with almost 4,000 photos uploaded daily, and today it announced it has crossed 100,000 members. It’s also debuting a new stock photo service to help bloggers, media companies and brands find community-vetted images, a feature that previously was the number one request from users.
Pixoto founder Jason Kiefer, formerly the founder of Pictage, which he sold in 2006, started the company in order to give photographers a way to rank photos and other photographers. Originally launched as a photo contest site in 2011, it now lets photographers upload their photos, and vote on other photographers’ images, which are then sorted using the ImageDuel voting algorithm. Now with the stock photo launch anyone looking to purchase stock images can view images by the top ratings, or by categories like travel, weddings, and a variety of other search filters.
“We’ve been wanting to get out stock since we launched, but we knew that we had to build out the ability to rank images, build the photographer community,” Kiefer said. “We finally got it out, the search component of it was actually a really big deal so we’re excited to have it out there.”
The company has raised $360,000 in funding from former Pictage investors, and until now the site didn’t have any paid features. Now anyone can purchase images for $19 each, five images for $49, or 25 images for $229, though all packages are 50 percent off during the initial launch period (photographers earn between 20-50 percent per photo sold).
The company also launched an image search tool for bloggers today, letting bloggers find images and embed them in their posts for free. Embedded photos display the copyright information, and link back to the photographer’s profile and the original image link on Pixoto. There are currently over a million photos available to embed, and while the catalogue for paid images is smaller, Kiefer said they will be giving members the ability to add their photos to the stock marketplace.
There are no shortage of options when it comes to stock photography, namely industry giants like iStockPhoto and Getty Images, which don’t have as cut-and-dry a pricing structure (iStockPhoto uses a credits system, and Getty Images pricing ranges based on usage). Then there are newer options like crowdsourced stock photo app Foap, which raised $500,000 and crossed 1.4 million images uploaded as of November 2012.
This move to focus on stock photography differentiates Pixoto from its competitors, but Kiefer said Pixoto will also branch out to other photo products like prints, which would put them into direct competition with 500px’s marketplace, which lets users order prints via a partnership with CanvasPop. Kiefer said they’ll also be branching out from exclusively photos, adding paintings, drawings, and graphic and web design to the community. If they can become a go-to ranking community for any piece of visual art or photograph, while also giving the creators a way to make money and brands a way to find stock photos at a cheaper price tag, they might be able to scale the platform in a big way in 2013.
Panasonic’s 2013 Lumix digital camera line up (part 2)
JANUARY 10, 2013 BY BRANDON WIDDER
Panasonic Lumix TS5 (front view)Panasonic unveiled nine new Lumix cameras at CES this year. Take a look at what the company plans to bring to the table in 2013.
They’ve already released new lines of earbuds, over-ears, speaker docks, and bluetooth streaming players — and Panasonic’s just getting started. Today at CES they also dropped their latest line of Lumix digital cameras on the world. Here’s a bit more info on each one:
The Zs30 is a relatively compact point-and-shoot equipped with 20x optical zoom, 60-fps shutter speed, a 18.1-megapixel high-sensitivity MOS sensor, and video capabilities for 1080p recording. It also has built-in Wi-Fi functionality, easily allowing users to upload the photos directly to various social networking websites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook…
I am sure SOMEONE want to sponsor my trip to Dubai. Right?
See on english.alarabiya.net
Here are a few highlights from Glen and Christa’s wedding. It took place at the Bali Hai Restaurant on Shelter Island. What a cool fun time, and such a great location.
Another great rum filled Tiki Oasis has come and gone. This is such a fun event every year. Well at least we have the photos as evidence, even though we may not remember.