Archive for May, 2009

A few major announcements

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

As a special preview of my upcoming newsletter, just for my blog readers. First, as of this last Memorial Day weekend, I’m hereby happy to declare myself (nearly) fully recovered from my accident last February. All the pain medicines have now been weaned out of my system, and I finally feel like myself again for […]

Should I work for Free?

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

On a photographer forum that I frequent, a young photographer boldly and bravely stepped up to ask one of the most commonly asked questions by aspiring pros; “Should I work for free?” The situation was a magazine that had contacted him and said, “We want you to shoot this. In exchange, we’ll give you a […]

Thud; the sound a body makes…

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Thud. It’s a sound often heard when one body impacts something else. Today it’s the sound of the Stock Photo market impacting the bottom of the Marketplace. PDN Newswire is carrying the story of microstock agency Fotolia now offering a library of over a quarter million photos for Free. Yes, Free. In a quote from […]

Touching History

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Picture: Touching fossilized dinosaur tracks, near Moab, Utah. Back when I was acting in college, one of my all-time favorite scenes was performing the closing act of Inherit the Wind, the dramatized tale of the famous Scope’s Monkey Trial that pit the Evolutionists against the Creationists. Yesterday it was announced in the news that Darwin’s […]

By Order of the Chief: Photography Allowed

Monday, May 18th, 2009

New York City Attorney and Photographer Rights Advocate Edward C. Greenberg was nice enough to send me a note and pdf file that contains a one page Operations Order memorandum issued by the New York Police Department (NYPD) to its patrol officers detailing the position and behavior of police officers toward photographers in the Big […]

A Sad Farewell to NewLab

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

I must have missed the earlier announcements while digging out of my huge backlog of work and new business. But today, I saw an email from the Northern California chapter of ASMP about a liquidation sale happening at the NewLab. The NewLab has posted a letter on their web site from owner Sam Hoffmann about […]

Roger Roger T-minus 3 2 1

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

I feel like I’m ready for lift off. My recovery has progressed to the point where I feel like I can start thinking of being a photographer again. It’s been almost a week since I last used my wrist brace, and I can now hold a plate of food in my left hand without needing […]

Now that’s good television

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

OK, not television per se, but some audio visual material well worth watching. Topping the charts this week is Attorney Nancy Wolff, who is the counsel for the Picture Archive Council of America. Nancy gives an excellent hour long presentation called, “Copyright Education” that is well worth taking the time to watch. I promise, it’s […]

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