DPP Solutions: Drone Laws

Can you legally use a drone for a work shoot? Well, it’s complicated.
By Staff
Unmanned aerial vehicle-based photography and videography are on fire right now. Better known as drones, small remote-controlled quadcopters fitted with GoPros or similarly sized cameras are being used by hobbyists to capture amazing footage. The DJI Phantom has become the de facto standard, thanks to its combination of simplicity, compact…

Mini Docs

Learn storytelling in motion and promote yourself through short documentaries and behind-the-scenes videos
By David Willis
With the Nikon D90 and the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, video was introduced to the still camera. The immense popularity of the devices for filmmaking caught the manufacturers by surprise in many ways, as they had originally intended the feature as a way for photographers to provide supplemental material…

Promotional Benefit Or Rights Grab?

Is social media synonymous with a loss of rights over your images?
By Samuel Lewis
There seems to be no shortage of commentary regarding the potential pitfalls associated with posting photographs on social media. Even discounting the more emotional aspects of the debate, there's reasonable concern among photographers that posting images to social media will result in a loss of rights and/or control over such…

Make Use Of Instagram

The service is frequently scoffed at by professional photographers, but it can be a boon for your business
By Jim Goldstein
Among professional photographers, Instagram may be one of the most reviled photography websites today, but its success is a reminder that we need to remain open-minded to succeed in our quickly evolving market. Looking past the novelty of photo filters and a square format, Instagram has filled a large hole—easy…

DPP Solutions: Model Release Basics

When it comes to both image sales and protecting yourself from liability, this simple form can be a lifesaver
By Staff
A model release is simply a liability waiver from the subject of a photograph that allows the said imagery to be published. Model releases can be complicated, but they don't have to be. Even a handwritten note with signatures, if properly documented, is all that you'll need to cover your…

Pay Attention To The Details

The social world of the Internet gives pros a lot of benefits, but you need to understand the Terms of Use to understand what rights you’re giving up
By Samuel Lewis
In the course of setting up an online account, I was presented with a license agreement spanning 24 screens. As I started to review the terms of the agreement, I was struck by the thought that most people's eyes would glaze over by the third or fourth screen, assuming they…
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