Archive for August 2011

Associated Press and Corbis Combine Collections in Distribution Deal

Posted by on Tuesday August 23, 2011 | Business, Photojournalism

The Associated Press and Corbis Images have announced a partnership to distribute each other’s images. Customers will have access to a combined collection of more than 10 million news, sports, entertainment, archival and commercial stock images at the web sites of both companies. The partnership “provides a perfect marriage of choice for our customers,” said... More

PDN Video Pick: Get Right Back on That Mountain

Posted by on Thursday August 18, 2011 | PDN Video Picks

The three laid-back photographers who make up Camp 4 Collective were a hit at the recent Outdoor Photo Expo, where they gave a seminar on video techniques. Tim Kemple, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk, all of them climbers as well as photographers, showed documentaries they have made for National Geographic. The North Face and other... More

PDN Video Pick: Brooklyn Action, Shot on Phantom Flex Camera

Posted by on Monday August 15, 2011 | PDN Video Picks

This slow-motion video of skateboarders, basketball players and a dancer on the subway was shot by dp/cinematographer Jonathan Bregel of Next Level Pictures using a Phantom Flex camera. “The idea behind this video was to document whatever sort of culture we could find within an 8-hour span with literally no pre-production,” Bregel explains on Next... More

Vampire Weekend Case Dismissed

Posted by on Friday August 12, 2011 | Celebrity

A lawsuit against rock band Vampire Weekend, the band’s record label, and a photographer who allegedly provided an image for use on a Vampire Weekend album without a model’s permission has been dismissed. Model Ann Kirsten Kennis asked a federal court in Los Angeles to dismiss the case, after she reached a settlement with Vampire... More

Cops Stop Photogs over Subjects of “No Apparent Esthetic Value”

Posted by on Friday August 12, 2011 | Fine Art, Photojournalism

When constabulary duty’s to be done in Long Beach, California, police officers have a lot on their plates: arresting robbers and cut-throats, ticketing speeders…and being art critics. That’s right: according to the Long Beach Post, the city’s police chief has “confirmed that detaining photographers for taking pictures ‘with no apparent esthetic value’ is within Long... More

Twitter Launches Photo-Sharing Feature

Posted by on Wednesday August 10, 2011 | Copyright/Legal, Media, Social Media/Web

Twitter has launched its native photo-sharing feature, allowing Twitter users to post photographs to Twitter without using a third-party service such as TwitPic or yfrog. Images of 3mb or less can now be posted to Twitter by clicking a camera icon in the bottom left of the status update window. The image will only appear... More