Archive for August 2012

One Problem with Running Your Own Photo Agency: It Takes a Lot of Time

Posted by on Monday August 27, 2012 | Photojournalism

When LUCEO, the photographer-run cooperative agency, issued a press release last Monday announcing it had redesigned its web site to be more “client centered” and highlight the agency’s multimedia work, the announcement was overshadowed by news that three of its six founding members—Matt Eich, David Walter Banks, Kendrick Brinson—were leaving the agency “to pursue personal... More

Studio Lighting Made in Germany – For Almost 65 Years Multiblitz® Creates Studio Lighting Equipment for Professional Photography.

Posted by on Monday August 27, 2012 | Uncategorized

Sponsored Post Multiblitz®, the German manufacturer with the longest tradition in developing studio lighting for professional photographers around the world, brings German-engineered state-of-the-art lighting equipment to the US. Named after Harold G. Edgerton’s famous multi-flash exposures in 1949, Multiblitz pioneered the development of the first electronic flash unit in continental Europe in the late 1940s.... More

Kodak to Sell Off Film and Photo Paper Business (Update)

Posted by on Thursday August 23, 2012 | Business

Eastman Kodak plans to sell off  its film and photographic paper businesses in an effort to emerge from bankruptcy, the Wall Street Journal reports. In an announcement on Thursday, Kodak chief executive officer Antonio Perez said the company is seeking buyers for its film and photo paper business and its digital image processing kiosks and... More

Photographers Can Now Use FBI Anti-Piracy Seal. But Should They?

Posted by on Friday August 17, 2012 | Copyright/Legal

Anyone who has ever rented a movie has probably read the riot act on copyright infringement, which appears under a colorful FBI anti-piracy seal (shown at right) and says this: “The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of a copyrighted work is illegal. 
Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain
is investigated by the FBI and is... More

Magnum Photographer Martine Franck Dies

Posted by on Friday August 17, 2012 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Magnum photographer Martine Franck, who was best known for her portraits of artists and writers, died in Paris yesterday at the age of 74. The cause of death was cancer, according to a family friend. Franck became a full member of Magnum in 1983, and was married to renowned photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, who died in... More

Photo Montage Artist Settles with Mountain Light; Muench Drops Copyright Suit

Posted by on Thursday August 16, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photo Manipulation

Mountain Light Photography has accepted a $2,600 settlement offer from Thomas Barbèy, and Muench Photography has withdrawn its infringement claim against the photo montage artist, according to court records in the case. Muench and Mountain Light filed a joint claim of copyright infringement against the Las Vegas-based artist, alleging unauthorized use of two separate photographs.... More

Getty Images Sold to Carlyle Group for $3.3 Billion

Posted by on Wednesday August 15, 2012 | Uncategorized

Getty Images, the largest stock photo archive, has been sold to private equity firm the Carlyle Group for $3.3 billion, according to Bloomberg, Reuters, and other sources. The sale comes three months after Hellman & Friedman, the private equity firm that has owned Getty Images since 2008, began preparations to sell the stock agency. According... More

Police Intimidation Watch: NYPD Returns Cameras to Times Freelancer

Posted by on Tuesday August 14, 2012 | Photojournalism

The New York City police department has returned camera gear belonging to a freelance photographer who was arrested August 4 after refusing to stop photographing police activity on a public street. Photographer Robert Stolarik got his camera equipment back on August 10, the National Press Photographers Association reported on its Web site. Stolarik told NPPA,... More

Google Changes Search Engine to Penalize Copyright Infringers

Posted by on Monday August 13, 2012 | Copyright/Legal

Starting this week, web sites that have received high numbers of removal notices for unauthorized use of copyrighted content will rank lower in Google’s search results, the search engine giant announced on its Inside Search blog on Friday. Because Google is the number one search engine, this could result in lower traffic for sites that... More