Be Prepared

On Being Prepared A week or so ago, a gentleman contacted me by e-mail regarding this photo. He found it on my SmugMug page and inquired about a digital license to use this as a banner on a Las Vegas web page. Honestly, I was mostly unprepared to discuss the terms. I’m not sure if […]

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I’m Gonna Sue Your Ass!

More Copyright Infringement Last Friday night, I found myself chatting online with some other photographers that I knew. They discovered a number of their own images being used on a web site without their consent or any licensing agreement. Some believed the photos were taken from Flickr.  However, the photos didn’t offer any attribution by […]

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The Angry Among Us

A few days ago, I was talking online with some friend about a photo project that’s been done. Rick Hughes did a couple of shots with models dipped in honey, and another dipped in chocolate. 50 gallons of each liquid. During one workshop with Rick, we talked about it and he told me about how […]

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Help Search Engines Find Your Photos

Help Search Engines Find Your Photos Search engines have a problem with image files. They cant see them. To a search engine, your photograph is just a file name, unless you add more information to help it analyze where it should fit in the search index. If your image isn’t properly indexed, it won’t appear in […]

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Fair Use or Copyright Infringement?

WebUrbanist Takes My Photo Without My Consent I’ve said it before. If you put your photos on the web, someone will come along and take them. It happened to me again this weekend. While looking over my traffic stats for the blog, I noticed some visitors coming from a URL I didn’t recognize or anticipate […]

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Sharing Photos

Lately, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to how I share my photos. I’ve noted other photographers online are also examining their relationships with photo sharing sites, such as this post by Thomas Hawk. In addition to this site, I also have accounts on Flickr and SmugMug. Both have strengths and drawbacks which make […]

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Posting Photos on the Web

I was just watching an archive video of a NAPP Member video that Larry Becker and RC Concepcion created to help illustrate some of the methods of sharing your photos on the web, and the issues you face when doing it. For me, the most informative part was watching how easy it is to create […]

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Should You Work for Free?

John Harrington has an interesting post on the Black Star Rising blog about excuse for shooting for free, and why they’re bogus.  Most of the excuses are variations on a theme: It’s a great way to break into the market. It was good experience. It’s a good way to promote my business. For the most […]

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