Archive for August 2010

Expert In Ansel Adams Negative Saga Recants

Posted by on Tuesday August 31, 2010 | Photos In The News

A former museum curator paid by Rick Norsigian to authenticate a trove of glass plate negatives as the work of Ansel Adams has recanted, according to a report in today’s New York Times. “I made a mistake,” Robert C. Moeller III told the Times. Moeller, an expert on European decorative arts and sculpture, had been... More

ASMP Issues Call to Action on Proposed Tax Rule

Posted by on Monday August 30, 2010 | Business

ASMP has put out a call to photographers to help protest proposed IRS reporting rules for all business transactions over $600. The new rules, which are scheduled to take effect in 2012, are intended to capture income tax revenue from transactions that might otherwise go unreported. But the proposed rule change would also create an... More

National Geographic Veterans Launch Photo Tips Site

Posted by on Friday August 27, 2010 | Uncategorized

Long-time National Geographic contributors Cary Wolinsky and Bob Caputo have just launched, a web site of photographic tips delivered in a humorous, self-deprecating style through video, illustrated text and blog formats. The goal of the site is “to make both technical and aesthetic elements of good photography accessible to anyone interested in making better... More

NY Times Working on Adding Photo Credits and Captions to iPhone App

Posted by on Wednesday August 25, 2010 | Media

As media organizations have rolled out apps for the iPhone and other smart phones, their treatment of photographic content (and those who create it) has varied. A programming glitch has thus far prevented the New York Times from including photo credits and captions with the photographs that appear at the top of articles in their... More

Case Against Arrested G20 Photographer Dismissed

Posted by on Wednesday August 25, 2010 | Events, Media, Photojournalism

Photographer Brett Gundlock, one of several journalists arrested in June during the G20 protests in Toronto, had all charges against him dropped during a brief court appearance on Monday in Toronto. Gundlock, a photographer Canada’s National Post newspaper, says his appearance before a judge took less than a minute, and all that was said was... More

Mannie Garcia Drops Out of Obama Poster Case

Posted by on Monday August 23, 2010 | Copyright/Legal, Photos In The News

Photographer Mannie Garcia has withdrawn his claim of copyright ownership to the photograph behind the famous Barack Obama "Hope" poster image. The image is at the center of a lawsuit between Associated Press and and artist Shepard Fairey, who used the photograph without permission to create the campaign poster. AP sued Fairey for copyright infringement... More

Vimeo to Announce Awards Finalists September 10

Posted by on Friday August 20, 2010 | Uncategorized

Vimeo, the video hosting site, will announce the 20 finalists in the nine categories of its first ever Festival and Awards at a special event taking place September 10 in Amsterdam. The finalists will then be viewable online through Vimeo. Vimeo says over 6500 videos have been submitted to the contest. The top 20 finalists in... More

Detroit Agency Solicits Car Shoots on Spec

Posted by on Thursday August 19, 2010 | Business

A Detroit area ad agency has put out a call for photographers to shoot car beauty shots on spec. Latcha + Associates of Farmington Hills, Michigan has distributed an electronic brochure called “Shoot a Sample” that tells photographers they can “assist in collaborating and evolving the style of a major automotive brand!” That brand happens... More

Aftermath $20,000 Grant: Applications Now Being Accepted

Posted by on Thursday August 19, 2010 | Photojournalism

Each year,  the non-profit Aftermath Project awards two $20,000 grants to photographers exploring the lasting effects of conflicts on civilian populations, in order to encourage conversation about the value of journalism that goes beyond the headlines to study the aftermath of war and strife.  Grant winners and two finalists  are published in a book. Applications... More

Paparazzi Agencies First to Demand Improved iPad App Compensation

Posted by on Wednesday August 18, 2010 | Business, Celebrity, Media, Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Several agencies that supply celebrity photographs taken by paparazzi to People magazine have banded together to demand additional compensation for the use of photographs in People’s forthcoming iPad app, according to Hollywood Reporter. The entertainment trade publication says the negotiations are delaying the release of People’s iPad app, an assertion Time, Inc., owners of People,... More