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Getty Jumps into Virtual Reality Market

Posted by on Wednesday June 8, 2016 | Business

Getty is jumping deeper into virtual reality. The company announced this week that it’s new Getty Images Virtual Reality Group is now live with over 12,000 360 images. It also includes high resolution gigapixel content from key events and venues. High quality VR production is also being offered through Getty Images Assignments. The roll out of 360-degree imaging started... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday May 20, 2016 | Business

“People who say they don’t have time to read simply don’t want to.” ― Julie Rugg **** The Horror of Virtual Reality – The New Yorker 50mm Is the Only Lens You Need – Wired Facebook Is a Growing Digital Graveyard – BBC Creating a World of Wonder – PDN The Case Against Steven McCurry... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday May 6, 2016 | Business

“Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” ― Edmund Burke **** The Polaroids of a Cowboy Poet – Washington Post I’m Calling It: Social Networking Is Over – Computerworld Iwo Jima Photo Questioned Again By Photographer’s Son – NY Times Why Filmmaking Is Now a Game of Drones – London Evening Standard 4 Trends... More

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