It’s ironic that by discussing technology and copyright that you can so easily come across online as though you’ve entrenched yourself in a particular viewpoint. One of the great things about my years of blogging and interacting with those that subscribe to my blog and follow me on other social media sites is that my journey has been shared. In fact the information I learn about, write and share in relati
New Registration Fees are in Effect Electronic submission via the Electronic Copyright Office (eCO) now costs $35 Registration with paper forms now cost $65 As an offshoot to my article “Flickr + _Rebekka + Availability of High Resolution Images = Nightmare” I thought it might be beneficial to go into greater detail about what I do to protect my work using copyrights and why. First I will say that I am no
Funny thing about the Internet there is always some new site or technology or comes along that scares the pants off photographers. Enter Pinterest the latest site to get photographers up in arms about copyright infringement, image theft and wasted marketing efforts. What is a Pinterest? Pinterest is a social media site that you create a virtual pinboard to share and reshare items online that you like. You can share p
Using a social media web site (Ex. Twitter, Facebook and now Google+) is a common place activity for many, but every time a new social media site comes online the same discussions surfaces and the same comments are made about rights grabs, privacy concerns and the need to lock your personal information & photos offline to preserve your ability to protect your work/business. This later concern is one photographers
Continuing my thoughts from my previous post The Marginal Cost of Creativity & Free… One of the more interesting concepts that a creative can easily lose track of while reading “Free: The Future of a Radical Price” is before going through the decision process of how to employ “Free” tactics, one should assess if they’re aiming to take part in a market of abundance or scarcity.
After attending the getMETAsmart event in San Francisco last week I became curious how photographers who read my blog and/or follow me on Twitter use it. To be honest I’d be even more curious how photo buyers or stock agents actually use metadata on a daily basis, but that will have to wait for another post. Metadata as many of you know is often discussed but rarely so in the context of how real people use it.
Last week I put a good amount of miles behind me driving a Hybrid Toyota Camry across the Mid & Northwest which for all intents and purposes could have also doubled as an oasis of silence, shielding me from the constant flow of information that we are all bombarded with on a constant basis through various media outlets. There is a lot to be said for tuning out, but I opted not to as I jumped from destination to d
Having covered the basics of watermarks and why they’re important to use in my earlier post My Journey With Photographic Watermarks, I wanted to take you on a journey of how I’ve employed watermarks over the past 10 years. Not only do I plan on digging my old watermarks out of my archive I’ll tell you what I was thinking when I used them and why I decided to change them. As previously discussed wate