A Bay Area photographer is facing legal trouble for posting a composited picture of the Golden Gate Bridge with the blood moon, which was taken from an “illegal angle.” The Bridge District claims the angle shows that the photographer must have trespassed into a restricted area in order to get the shot and wants the photo removed from his website — something he refuses to do.
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Deliveroo, a UK-based food delivery company of a similar caliber to Postmates and UberEats, is targeting users to use the hashtag #yesDeliveroo as a means of gaining the rights to use peoples photos for their commercial gain. The contract that the copyright owner commits to by using the hashtag sees them surrender their image(s) to Deliveroo “for any purpose” and “royalty free,” and by doing so, they “have no right to withdraw at any time.”
A Shanghai-based photographer has captured the unusually quiet streets of Shanghai during the mass fear caused by the global outbreak of coronavirus. She found that public spaces in the city of 24 million people that are usually bustling with people were eerily empty.
A NASA astronaut has posted some incredible images of herself in space. One is a close-up selfie and shows off her helmet, while the other was taken in a mirror and visibly shows her outside the International Space Station (ISS) with Earth visible in the background.
Lady Gaga has been mocked by Shutterstock for using a stock photo without permission, which included their watermark emblazoned across it. The singer posted the two images in a tweet about fans pirating her new music, which leaked onto the internet last week. “We like artists to be paid for their work too. Here’s a link to the photographer’s work where you can license these quality images,” tweeted Shutterstock.
Posting a paparazzi photo and being sued for it is becoming quite the trend in Hollywood. In what appears to be an increasingly common scenario, Kim Kardashian is the latest celebrity to be facing legal action after she posted the photo, with the photographer now suing for “any profits she made off the Instagram post.”
A couple has had to reshoot their wedding day pictures after it turned out their photographer was an amateur who took “diabolical” photos. The couple, who paid £100 per hour, complained the photos had “blurry backgrounds” and claimed some of the images on the photographer’s site were actually stock imagery.
Italian Vogue has announced that the print magazine’s first issue of 2020 will include no photographs. The January edition has been curated "without traveling, shipping clothes or polluting in any way,” in an effort to counteract the “significant environmental impact associated with publishing a fashion magazine.”
A photographer is warning others after an encounter with a Hilton-owned hotel recently, which saw the company try to deceptively obtain the rights to use his images freely, including to sell. The company tried to entice him to allow them to "share" the image, but the fine print revealed it would allow the hotel to use the images for profit any way they wished.
National Geographic Photographer and Speaker Joel Sartore has had his bag stolen at Bali airport. The bag in question contained his computer, cameras, and worst of all, hard drives containing images from a three-week trip he’d spent shooting some of the world’s rarest animals.
The CEO of SmugMug and Flickr has emailed users of the latter site, requesting they sign up for Pro accounts as a means of saving the platform. In the unusually candid message, he refers to Flickr as a “money-losing business” and admits some years, the loss was as great as “tens of millions of dollars.”
In an internet-wide effort to reduce the spread of fake news and information, Instagram is the latest platform introducing new measures. A new feature will automatically flag any posts that are considered to be suspicious, sending them to independent fact-checkers to assess.
A videographer decided to compare “two extremes” of the camera world. Intended purely as a fun experiment and not a serious competition, he pitted the new iPhone 11 Pro against a fully loaded URSA Broadcast camera with a Fujinon UA107 lens, a setup that totals over $250,000.
Banksy’s official photographer for a period of 11 years has revealed many of the trials and tribulations the pair faced while the infamous graffiti artist spray-painted his works around the globe. Also working as his agent for a time, he says it was his responsibility to see that Banksy was never arrested. “We were lawless and did just what we wanted,” he says.