What We Learned This Week: Ruling Could Redefine Copyright Infringement Online
This week a judge upended ideas about copyright. And the impact of the ruling across the internet could be hard to underestimate. New York district court Katherine B. Forrest ruled that embedding a tweet on a webpage could violate copyright in a case involving a photographer, Justin Goldman, who sued several major publications -- including Time, Vox, Breitbart -- after they embedded third-party tweets featuring his copyright-protected photo of NFL star Tom Brady. If the decision is upheld, the judge's reasoning could apply to many kinds of embedded content, making a basic feature of web publishing riskier to use.
Spotlight: Food Comes First, and Second, For Photographer Teri Campbell
Imagine a crisp autumn day. And a group of young people having a dinner party in a neighborhood greenhouse. That is the premise for a new motion project created by Cincinnati-based photographer and director Teri Campbell for Adobe Premium Stock. "It was actually a project I have wanted to do for some time, but finding just the right location was challenging," says Campbell, whose facility for capturing food in beautiful imagery is on display in the piece. But, he notes, "shooting food on location presents unique challenges." The production started with the models, then moved to close-ups of savory dishes.
Susannah Ray: New York Waterways
Since the NYC Ferry system went into service last year, close to 3 million people have emerged from darkness to travel the city’s outer boroughs. Commuting to work or finding summertime bliss at the local beaches, they have come to appreciate the city as a vast archipelago. Well before the ferry service began, photographer Susannah Ray, a resident of Rockaway Beach, would cross New York’s waterways by bridge to get to Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. For two and a half years, she pho...
Spotlight: Oliver Herrera Photographs a Victim of Police Violence in Venezuela
Last June, Venezuelan photographer Oliver Herrera shot a remarkable portrait of a young woman named Kim, who had recently been injured by police during student protests against the Venezuela government. "She just was trying to help an injured student on the floor when a policemen shot her with pellets in her arms and head," says Herrera. Kim, who had modeled for Herrera previously, asked him to document her wounds. "She represents all women from Venezuela -- their courage, intelligence, beauty and strength," says Herrera. His photograph was later named a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 6 competition.
Illustrator Profile - Chris Sickels / Red Nose Studio: "Put the work out there that you want to make"
Chris Sickels is an Indiana-based illustrator who publishes his work under the name Red Nose Studio. His elaborate 3D illustrations have appeared in numerous editorial publications, as well as books and an increasing amount of animation. Sickles has illustrated a children's book called Elvis Is King, written by Jonah Winter, that will be published in early 2019. He has also created a stop-motion workshop called Full Circle that has traveled around the country, most notably to the ICON9 conference in 2016. His remarkable sculptural work is built by hand, using everything from wood, paper, and paint to found objects. As Sickels says, "just about anything is fair game" in making his artwork.
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The SONY a9: What the Pros Have to Say
"Eventually you knew it had to happen. Sooner or later cameras would get so good at what they did that basically your job as a photographer would be to look for interesting things to shoot and then try not to get in the camera's way as it did it's thing capturing them. I mean, imagine if a camera had pretty much flawless exposure capability, flawless focusing and could fire and focus so fast it never missed a frame?" So writes Jeff Wignall in todays Street Test of the Sony a9 full-frame mirrorless camera. Sony Artisans of Imagery Katrin Eisman, Andy Katz, and Pat Murphy-Racey join in with their takes on the 24.2-megapixel camera that has caused an uproar in the photo industry.