business of photography

The Piano Player of Kiev

December 8, 2013

Finding the source of a photo on the web is seldom easy. This photo of a serene piano player on the streets of Kiev, playing placidly in the rain while facing helmeted security forces, quickly went viral yesterday. Here is how I found the source…

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June 25, 2013

7-640-695  stock photo of Greece, Athens, Acropolis, Tourist photographing the Porch of the Caryatids, Erectheion

The practice of sharing images is not new. When I was in college we cut photos out of magazines and pinned them to dorm-room walls along with postcards and our own snapshots and polaroids. Today’s dorm-room wall is social media,

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TRVL Magazine

December 9, 2012

5-750-8932  stock photo of Canada, Quebec City, Fetes de la Nouvelle France, Parade. Facing fewer stock sales, closing print magazines, and online competition, Dutch travel photographer Jochem took a step that may augur a hopeful future direction for photographers. He began publishing a free iPad magazine, TRVL

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Back to Blogging

October 5, 2012

4-960-792  stock photo of Czech Republic, Prague, Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square
It has been a full year sabbatical, a rest from regular blogging, and it is time to return.

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Google adds Search by Image

June 18, 2011

3-754-26  stock photo of England, Chelsea Flower Show, Yorkshire Forward Garden, Woman viewing garden

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The Business of Travel Photography – Shutterbug

May 10, 2011

5-469-13  stock photo of South Africa, Cape Town, Table Mountain and city at dawn from Lions HeadThe world of travel photography has undergone profound changes in the last few years with the introduction of digital media and distribution channels. Where does that leave the prospective travel photographer? ….

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IP Law blogs

February 13, 2011

As a photographer and consultant involved in copyright issues I follow a lot of online blogs touching on IP legal issues (primarily copyright of course) including many differing points of view. Here’s the full list of the current blogs. You can also subscribe to them all in a Google Reader feed.

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Google Goggles Recognizes Photo Subjects

November 11, 2010

Recognizing the subject of a photograph is a skill we humans take for granted. Whether it is the Golden Gate Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, or a photo of Uncle Harry, we “know it when we see it.” For computers, however, the task is exceedingly difficult….

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