Vision To Visuals: Artistry And Philanthropy

Artist Elizabeth Jordan and sustainable fundraising
By Baldev Duggal
Among some of the most powerful ideas that are shaping the zeitgeist of today, social responsibility, conscious capitalism, social entrepreneurship and global citizenship are at the top. In this decade, I've observed a significant shift away from the traditional philanthropy model of invisible charity and toward a more conscious engagement…

Trademark Yourself: Part 1

The key to protecting business goodwill
By Samuel Lewis
Ask just about any photographer what area of law protects his or her business, and the answer you're likely to hear is "copyright." However, copyright law only protects a photographer's work product and doesn't prevent a competing business from attempting to capitalize on the goodwill that the photographer has built…

What Do You Really Know About Copyright Law?

Legal issues about your photography can be confusing, but becoming knowledgeable in the area is part of being a professional in the 21st century
By Samuel Lewis
Ask a fellow photographer what the first thing he or she learned about copyright law was, and you're likely to come up with a variety of responses that have little to do with the reason copyright law exists, what it seeks to protect or even what rights it confers upon…

Vision To Visuals: Walk, Don’t Walk

By crowd sourcing, an artist created a unique display in Lower Manhattan
By Baldev Duggal
Art and real estate enjoy a unique complementary relationship. The depreciation of real estate prices inevitably creates a downward demand trend for art as well. This kinship was most evident earlier in this decade, when prominent art shows in the country were overwhelmingly attended by real estate developers, and realtors…

Release Me!

If you want to feel properly protected and have the latitude to maximize your ability to sell an image, don’t forget the model releases when you hit the street
By Samuel Lewis
Like many photographers, my way of seeing the world was influenced by images capturing discrete moments in time in everyday places. Whether it was Alfred Eisenstaedt's iconic image of a sailor kissing a woman in Times Square on VJ Day or Cartier-Bresson's image of a man jumping a puddle, images…

Vision To Visuals: Challenging The Norms

Find your style
By Baldev Duggal
Photography always has played an integral role in the world of fashion. From early masters like Man Ray, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon to contemporaries like Juergen Teller and Karl Lagerfeld, photographers have elevated fashion brands out of their commercial milieu and rendered them timeless. A successful relationship between a…
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