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Photo-sharing or Photo-stealing?

Free photo sites are not always free Camera manufacturers like to share images taken with their equipment, so it was understandably awkward when Canon Italy and Canon Spain shared a photo shot with a Fuji X-T1 on all their social media accounts. Then it got worse. Turns out Canon took the image from a website [...]

Stealing Could Get Expensive

The Copyright Alternative Small Claims Enforcement Act (CASE) of 2017 could make it easier for photographers and other artists to file and win copyright disputes. The bipartisan bill would make it easier for musicians and artists to protect their creative work. According to a news release, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries and Tom Marino have introduced [...]

By |2017-11-05T17:03:47-05:00November 5th, 2017|Jerry D Clement, Legal, Photography|0 Comments

What we did this summer …

Though summer doesn’t officially end until Sept. 22, Labor Day is over, the kids are back in school and Halloween decorations are in the stores. We’re not going to share what we did on our summer vacation (unless you really want to know!), but we thought you would enjoy some business highlights. New Products We [...]

Are you using images on your website or in other content?

Is a picture really worth 1,000 words? Absolutely. Maybe more. Pictures are powerful. We live in a visual, fast-paced world. Images grab attention and give the reader an at-a-glance answer to the “why should I read this?” question. They can dramatically improve the effectiveness of almost any written message, including web copy, content marketing, social [...]

The Difference between Rights and Ownership

Just because you have the right to use a photograph or other intellectual property doesn’t mean you own it. And just because someone says they have the right to charge you for using that photograph doesn’t necessarily mean they do. Getty Images is learning this lesson the hard (and expensive) way. We’ve posted a number [...]

By |2020-01-08T15:22:37-05:00August 1st, 2016|Jacquelyn Lynn, Legal, Photography|0 Comments

Musings on Photographic Integrity

Live news cameramen (and women) often catch more than they intend in their shots. We’ve all seen clips of television reporters getting upstaged by something unexpected in the background of their shots. In most of the cases I’ve seen, it’s good for a chuckle. But the case discussed in Philippa Edwards’ article, “News Photographer Blasted [...]

By |2016-04-05T10:07:29-04:00April 5th, 2016|Jerry D Clement, Photography, Technology|0 Comments

Terms You Should Know About Content Rights

Do you use content that you did not create on your blog, website or elsewhere? By content, we mean articles and other copy; photographs and other types of images; audio; video and so on. If any of your content is not original, you need to be sure you have the right to use it. If you [...]

Why You Need a Great Profile Picture – and How to Get One

Your profile picture is one of the most important elements of your online presence. There may be plenty of photos of you floating around, but your profile picture is the one that’s going to get the most views. It’s the one that most people see first—and most often. What does it say about you? Does [...]

40 Quotes on Gratitude and Thanksgiving

“The test of thankfulness is not what you have to be thankful for, but whether anyone else has reason to be thankful that you are here.” – Author unknown “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” – W. Clement Stone “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use [...]

By |2017-11-02T10:09:49-04:00November 8th, 2015|Faith Works Books & Images, Inspiration, Photography|0 Comments

Quotes for Labor Day About Work and Rewards

“Heaven is blessed with perfect rest but the blessing of earth is toil.” – Henry van Dyke “The work of Beethoven and the work of a charwoman become spiritual on precisely the same condition, that of being offered to God. This does not, of course, mean that it is for anyone a mere toss-up whether [...]

By |2020-06-29T14:50:02-04:00August 6th, 2015|Faith Works Books & Images, Inspiration, Photography|0 Comments