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Operating a digital photography business is no small task. Our experts cover all the issues related to the business of photography from copyright issues to studio concerns, here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Take Down That Image

It’s a good idea to get some perspective before you issue a threatening DMCA takedown notice

Take Down That ImageWe’ve just seen an extraordinary election year, where even relatively innocuous issues such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s takedown provision was cast into the limelight. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) introduced a number of significant changes to the Copyright Act. One of those changes was the creation of a safe harbor—effectively, a limited immunity—for online providers who might otherwise face liability for copyright infringement caused by the online provider’s customers. This safe harbor is codified in Section 512 of the U.S. Copyright Law (17 U.S.C. §512).  Read More...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Building Your Perfect Website

As a professional photographer, you need to have a professional-looking website. What used to be a difficult process of design and coding now can be achieved simply, with minimal leffort and maximum effectiveness.

Building Your Perfect WebsiteRemember when everyone who was anyone had a business card, and that was the common currency of business introductions? While business cards haven’t gone away, you’ve probably heard—with increasing frequency—a photographer who says, “No, I don’t have a business card, but all my details along with a portfolio of images can be found on my website.” And for those photographers who do carry business cards, it’s becoming increasingly common to include only a business name and website address along with some photos but no other details. Now more than ever, websites are front and center as a promotional vehicle for photographers.  Read More...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Staying In The Black

How to keep the cash flowing when the economic sky is falling

Staying In The Black I’ve never started an article as many times as I’ve started this one. The mercurial shifts in the global financial markets in the fall of 2008 made my first paragraph irrelevant five times over.   Read More...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Reality Vs. Imagination

How to use masking software to make the task of compositing more efficient

Reality Vs. ImaginationEach time I raise the camera to my eye, I’m confronted by the reality of what I see in the finder; when ready, I release the shutter.   Read More...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

XDR, Part V

Using Photomatix to enhance your extended dynamic range images

XDR, Part VBeyond Photoshop, there are a number of HDR software options, both plug-ins and stand-alones. Some of the better-known programs include Artizen HDR, easyHDR, FDRTools, pfstools and Photomatix.
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Monday, December 22, 2008

Vision To Visuals: Small Country, Global Focus

An exhibit in Monaco focuses on environmental awareness

Vision To Visuals: Small Country, Global FocusIt’s not too often that we get asked by consulates of countries to encapsulate their past, present and future legacies into dynamic visual experiences, so I was quite intrigued in October 2008 when the Principality of Monaco asked us to do just that.   Read More...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Orphan Works Explored

How will changes in copyright law affect you and your rights over your photography?

Orphan Works ExploredEditor’s Note: Of all the legal issues with which photographers are faced, perhaps none is so polarizing as “orphan works.” The U.S. Congress has taken note of the importance of modifying the current law, and new legislation is now in the pipeline. To help you make sense of the issue, Digital Photo Pro is putting together a series of articles on the subject, beginning with this one.  Read More...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Vision To Visuals: Architecture Beyond Building

Making it big

Vision To Visuals: Architecture Beyond BuildingLast month, I was in Venice for the opening of the 2008 Architecture Biennale where Duggal produced the “Into the Open: Positioning Practice” exhibition at the U.S. Pavilion, a venue reserved by the U.S. Department of State for the Biennales. Our relationship with the Department of State began in 2002, when Leanne Mella, the department’s Manager of International Arts Programs, approached us to create the largest traveling exhibition of Joel Meyerowitz’s 9/11 photographs. At that time, when fine-art photographers were still reluctant to see their digital images enlarged beyond 4x6 feet, Joel placed his trust in us to exhibit his photographs at a scale that was appropriate for communicating the magnitude of the event.  Read More...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Copyright Your Images

An attorney and intellectual property specialist delves into handling instances of copyright infringement

Copyright Your ImagesI was contemplating a new project when a colleague entered my office. “Did you see this recent article regarding a copyright infringement action where the photographer seems to have been awarded everything she was seeking and more?”  Read More...

 

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