Archive for July 2016

Photog Seeks $1 Billion from Getty for Copyright Violations (Update)

Posted by on Wednesday July 27, 2016 | Copyright/Legal

Photographer Carol M. Highsmith has sued Getty Images for copyright violations under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA), alleging “gross misuse” and false attribution of 18,755 of her photographs of Americana. She is seeking $1 billion in damages for the DMCA violations, an unusually high amount for any copyright claim. Getty and its subsidiaries are... More

Nikon Intros AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED

Posted by on Wednesday July 27, 2016 | Photo Gear

Nikon shooters looking for a super-fast, medium telephoto prime lens will have something new to grab hold of come August. Nikon’s newly announced AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED is the world’s first with an f/1.4, the company says,  The full frame (FX format) lens features an electromagnetic aperture control for consistent exposures during high speed... More

Lightroom Now Available on Apple TV

Posted by on Tuesday July 26, 2016 | Photo Gear

Couch potatoes rejoice: you can now browse your Lightroom images using an Apple TV. Adobe’s Lightroom for Apple TV app, which is available now for free, will work on 4th generation Apple TV set-top boxes and requires a Creative Cloud subscription. Once it’s loaded on your set, you can view images in a slideshow, stop... More

Josef Koudelka Documentary Film Offers Intimate Portrait of the Famed Photographer

Posted by on Monday July 25, 2016 | Fine Art, Photojournalism

What would it be like to assist Josef Koudelka? What could an assistant learn simply by observing and helping the legendary Czech photographer? Koudelka Shooting Holy Land, a new documentary film making its U.S. debut today at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (and showing again this Sunday, July 31), gives viewers an opportunity to... More

The History of Photography, As Told Through Stick Figures

Posted by on Friday July 22, 2016 | Fine Art, Fun

When Charles Woodard was in the history of photography class taught by Nick Muellner at Ithaca College, he sketched each masterpiece on a 4×6 flash card, to help him memorize the titles and dates for the final exam. His crude lines and stick figures are reductive, but also uncannily recognizable. The gallery Higher Pictures in... More