(Editor's note: Copyright and all things related are as important to creators of images both moving and still. This guest post by intellectual property attorney, Barry Kaplan gives us all some insights into what copyright law is, where it came from and why it's important to all of us.) In some cases, the length of copyright protection (covered in this post) is measured from the date of “publication.” The concept of publication is so fundamentally important in copyright law, it will be helpful to understand it before we dig into the nuances of … [Read more...] about What is “publication” in terms of copyright?
I don't know about you, but when I receive a new client lead over email, I have a mini woo-hoo! moment. As photographers, we try so hard to market ourselves and get the word out there about what we do. But what happens when things go sideways, and when everything isn't as it appears? Recently, I was contacted for a photoshoot. Multiple emails and hours of preparation later, I learned it was a scam. Sensitive information has been blurred due to the legit parties getting involved in going after the scammers. Initial communication and … [Read more...] about Photography Marketing: Beware of scams targeting photographers and models
Each year the United States Postal Service receives tens of thousands of images to be considered as artwork for new stamps; last year they received more than 40,000 entries, but they chose fewer than 25 to publish. One of this year's new stamps, the Nebraska Sesquicentennial stamp, is a photograph made by Michael Forsberg. It's a stunning picture of sandhill cranes in flight (at the top of this post), and it's clear that Forsberg is a master of his craft. There're two things I'd like to point out about his success in being published in such a … [Read more...] about Photographer Featured On New USPS Stamp