I get weekly emails suggesting photo contests to students. Often, I don't post them, with good reason. Or so I think. You can decide for yourself. If you look at the complete contest rules, as you should always do before entering any work, often I find that the contest can be a way to get... Continue Reading →
It’s a sad state of affairs, but increasingly common in the US, that photographers on every level — from professional to DSLR hobbyist to iPhoneographer — are prevented from shooting whatever they want, wherever they want, in the public space. Texas Republican Steve Stockman (who left office after the last session ended) made an attempt to end photographer restrictions with HR 5893, otherwise known as the Ansel Adams Act, introduced on January 2, the day before the end of the last Congress...
I have been telling my classes about how it's important to add your copyright info and name in the metadata of your photos. I've also mentioned how plenty of companies and even newspapers will use your images without payment or even credit. It's a nasty world. Check out this article talking about a major incident... Continue Reading →
So there was two weeks steady of grading and writing comments til 3 am. Then there was graduation, then a technology conference I was a speaker for, and then I did all the things I'd neglected: weed the garden, clean the house, brush the furious cat, call my family... And then I died. For about... Continue Reading →
Check out this post. Scares the dickens out of me, but when I was telling y'all to vote about the facebook policies, people kept coming up to me, basically claiming I was just a suspicious person. But the proof is in the pudding, kids... Want to turn your friend’s Facebook photograph into a mug to... Continue Reading →
I just read a really interesting court document about a photographer who sued over being arrested and had his property destroyed while photographing police in the public. Photojournalist Mannie Garcia filed a lawsuit against the Montgomery County police, claiming that he was photographing police responding to an incident involving two Hispanic men, and when the police saw... Continue Reading →