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Getty Files Complaint Against Google In Europe

Posted by on Wednesday April 27, 2016 | Business

Getty Images announced today that it has filed an unfair competition complaint against Google Inc. in Europe, where Google is already under fire. Getty objects to Google’s image search platform, which enables users to easily find and scroll through high resolution, full-screen displays of photographs. That deprives Getty of traffic to its own website, and... More

Launching a Career in New York on $66 a Day

Posted by on Thursday April 21, 2016 | Business

Fashion and beauty photographer David Paul Larson launched his career in New York with determination and self-discipline, as we explained in the April issue of PDN. He moved to New York City in 2008 as the economy was collapsing, struggled for two years just to pay rent, and finally rose up the ranks as an... More

Nik Software Is Now Free

Posted by on Thursday March 24, 2016 | Business, Photo Manipulation

Google announced today that it was making the Nik Collection desktop software plugins available to users for free. The bundle includes Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund. Google bought Nik software in... More

500px Guts Royalty Rate on Non-Exclusive Images

Posted by on Tuesday March 22, 2016 | Business

Photographers can expect to earn less money from 500px going forward. The company is preparing to substantially lower its royalty rate on non-exclusive images effective April 4, bringing the commission from 70 percent to 30 percent. Images that are exclusive to 500px will also get a haircut, albeit smaller, dropping from 70 to 60 percent commission.... More

FTC Wrist-Slaps Lord & Taylor for Deceptive Instagram Campaign

Posted by on Thursday March 17, 2016 | Business

Lord & Taylor has agreed to settle federal charges that it deceived consumers by paying fashion “influencers” thousands of dollars each to promote its products on Instagram, without disclosing that the posts were paid advertisements. The retailer was also charged with deceiving consumers by placing a paid article in Nylon magazine without disclosing that the... More

R.I.P, Fuji FP-100C

Posted by on Thursday March 3, 2016 | Business

Film enthusiasts, another one has bitten the dust. Fujifilm is discontinuing production of its FP-100C Color Instant Film, a peel-apart film frequently used in Polaroid cameras. It was the last peel-apart film on the market. “While this was a difficult decision, it was necessary in order to remain sustainable in today’s market,” the company said in... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography and Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday January 29, 2016 | Business, Photojournalism

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” ― Fran Lebowitz Photojournalism and the Middle East – Lens Culture Keep it Simple: The Life of Magnum’s Dark Room Printer – Gup The Quandary of the Unreliable Narrator – Documentary.org Two Takes on Virtual Reality Filmmaking – Post The Master of All Photo Trades – Rangefinder How... More

Time Inc. Issues Amended Contract; Sports Illustrated Rescinds Assignments

Posted by on Monday January 25, 2016 | Business

Four long-time Sports Illustrated photographers who lost NFL assignments for refusing to sign Time Inc’s controversial photo agreement have been given a second chance to sign, according to a photographer who spoke to PDN on condition of anonymity. The photographers were reportedly sent new, revised contracts on Tuesday, January 19. The revision was in the... More

Fujifilm Will Raise Film Prices, Again

Posted by on Friday January 22, 2016 | Business

Despite the popularity of its instant film products, Fujifilm will be raising prices on its films around the world, the company announced today in a statement. Fuji didn’t disclose precisely what films would take the hit and by how much other than to note that the increases would effect color negative film, color reversal film, black... More