Photo Manipulation

No Sense of Irony In Hansen “Fake” Journalism Accusation

Posted by on Wednesday May 15, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Let’s review: On Monday Paul Hansen, a veteran photojournalist and two-time newspaper photographer of the year award winner was accused of “faking” his World Press Photo award winning image. An analysis by independent experts recruited by the World Press Photo organization has since cleared Hansen of the charge. The accusation was leveled by a tech... More

Google Deeply Cuts Price for Nik Plug-in Suite

Posted by on Monday March 25, 2013 | Photo Gear, Photo Manipulation

Perhaps making up for the controversy it created when it discontinued the Snapseed Desktop app, Google today announced a significant price cut for the Nik plug-in suite. The Nik plug-ins have long been popular with photographers looking to expand the power of Photoshop, Aperture or Lightroom. Previously these plug-ins were in the $100-200 range with... More

Photog Prevails in Copyright Case Over ‘Mr. Brainwash’

Posted by on Monday March 4, 2013 | Celebrity, Copyright/Legal, Fine Art, Photo Manipulation

Photographer Dennis Morris has won his lawsuit against the appropriation artist known as Mr. Brainwash for unauthorized use of a decades-old image (shown at right) of deceased punk rocker Sid Vicious. A federal district court judge in Los Angeles recently granted Morris’s motion for summary judgment on the issue of copyright infringement. At the same... More

POYi Punts on Pellegrin Controversy

Posted by on Wednesday February 27, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Pictures of the Year International organizers have finally weighed in on the controversy surrounding Paolo Pellegrin’s prize-winning contest entry. And they dodged the issue that is central to the debate: the legitimacy of one particular documentary-like image of a subject posing with a gun in a parking garage–at Pellegrin’s request. (The subject told PDN that... More

Google Buys Nik, Developer of Photo Editing Tools for Pros

Posted by on Wednesday September 19, 2012 | Business, Photo Gear, Photo Manipulation, Social Media/Web

Google has acquired Nik Software, the San Diego company that owns Snapseed photo editing software and other tools designed primarily for professional photographers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is intended to help Google attract users to Google Plus, as part of a push to make that social media platform more competitive... More

Shepard Fairey Sentenced on Criminal Charge in ‘Hope” Poster Case

Posted by on Friday September 7, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photo Manipulation, Photos In The News

Artist Shepard Fairey was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and fined $25,000 today in a federal courtroom in Manhattan today for destroying documents, falsifying evidence “and other misconduct” in his civil litigation two years ago against the Associated Press (AP). He had faced a maximum of six months in jail. Fairey pled guilty... 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

Self-Proclaimed Photo Montage Virtuoso Is Sued for Stealing Photos

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

Muench Photography and Mountain Light Photography have filed a copyright infringement claim against a Las Vegas-based photomontage artist for unauthorized use of two of their photographs. The artist, Thomas Barbèy, creates surrealistic photomontages. According to his Tumblr page, he uses  images that he shoots on his travels all over the world. He claims inspiration from... More

Wedding Photog Might Sue for Copyright Infringement Over Anti-Gay Attack Ad

Posted by on Friday June 29, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photo Manipulation

Wedding photographer Kristina Hill says she’s contemplating legal action for copyright infringement against a Virginia-based group that has ripped off one of her images of a same-sex couple, and used it to create a political attack ad. The group, called Public Advocate of the United States, used an engagement photo of Hill’s showing her clients... More