Archive for December 2014

Amazon Sells iPhone Accessories Infringing Copyrighted News Images of War, Death

Posted by on Tuesday December 23, 2014 | Photojournalism

Dealers of cellphone and iPad cases emblazoned with copyrighted news images by Tomas Van Houtryve, Daniel Berehulak, Tyler Hicks and other photojournalists are using Amazon’s marketplace to sell their wares without permission from the photographers. All the images had been featured by TIME magazine on its “Picks of the Top 10 Photos of 2014.” In... More

PDNPulse: Top Stories of 2014

Posted by on Tuesday December 23, 2014 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Fine Art, Media, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

As another fascinating year in the world of professional photography comes to a close, we look back on the stories that drew the most interest from PDNPulse readers this year. From manipulated news photos, to photographers arrested for doing their jobs, to collaborative efforts between photographers and an interview with one of photography’s most influential... More

Creative Cloud Photography Plan–3 Myths Debunked

Posted by on Friday December 19, 2014 | Photo Manipulation

Sponsored by Adobe Photos © David Guenther When the subscription model was first announced for the Adobe Creative Cloud in 2011, many photographers were concerned about the implications of “renting” software. Adobe, recognizing that most photographers don’t need the entire suite of applications they offer, responded with a special version this summer that includes Photoshop CC... More

Project on Ukraine Wins $20,000 2015 Aftermath Grant

Posted by on Friday December 19, 2014 | Photojournalism

Justyna Mielnikiewicz has won the 2015 Aftermath Project Grant for “A Ukraine Runs Through It,” a project exploring tensions in modern Ukraine using Dnieper River as a symbolic dividing line. The $20,000 grant, offered by the nonprofit Aftermath Project, supports documentary photography that addresses the legacy of conflict. The Aftermath Project also announced several finalists,... More

FILM Ferrania’s Plan to Save an Analogue Slide Film Factory From Extinction

Posted by on Thursday December 18, 2014 | Photo Gear, Uncategorized

Film is finished. Film is dead, declared deceased by David Lynch, among others. Contrary to all declarations, however, this year, two enterprising Italians have recently begun manufacturing film, and may have hit a turning point in their quest to make film’s resurgence a sustainable reality. In 2003, Ferrania became the first of the major film manufacturers to declare bankruptcy. The... More

Time Inc. UK Issues Rights-Grabbing Contract

Posted by on Thursday December 18, 2014 | Business, Copyright/Legal

Time Inc.’s UK division has riled editorial photographers by issuing a new contract requiring freelancers to hand over “all rights” to any assignment images for about 60 specialty publications. The contract takes effect January 1, 2015, but there may be wiggle room for negotiation, at least for some photographers who take the initiative to push... More

Police Intimidation Watch: Photographer Wins $1.1 Million for Malicious Prosecution

Posted by on Thursday December 18, 2014 | Photojournalism

A New York woman who was arrested and jailed for four days after photographing an Air National Guard base from a public thoroughfare was awarded $1.1 million in compensatory damages by a federal jury last week. Nancy Genovese sued the town of Southampton, New York, the Suffolk County sheriff’s department and several individual officers in... More

Actor Says Paparazzi Are to Blame if They Get Punched

Posted by on Thursday December 11, 2014 | Celebrity

Photographers’ injury lawsuits against pugilistic celebrities and their bodyguards are too commonplace to count as news these days, but a report about the case of photographer Sheng Li v. actor Sam Worthington caught our eye because of the actor’s defense. Call it the serves-you-right defense. According to a Radaronline.com report, paparazzo Li is suing the... More

ACD Systems Looks to Streamline Photo Workflows with ACDSee Ultimate 8

Posted by on Thursday December 11, 2014 | Uncategorized

Fast on the heels of the fall launch of ACDSee Pro 8, ACD Systems is out with another title, Ultimate 8, that merges sophisticated image management and organization tools with a layered photo editor. The company is taking aim at Lightroom and Photoshop users, arguing that its $149 software centralizes what Adobe breaks up into two separate programs.... More