Getty Paparrazzi

So, the big Kahouna himself, founder and CEO of the photo destroying company Getty, Mr Klein is on a visit to check on his troops in Vancouver, while they snap away at Olympic hopefuls. During his visit in Vancouver, he is snapped away by CNBC investigative team for what they call a “Power Lunch”. While Read More →

Luz photo

I know of flowers that raise below the snow to become the freshest , most beautiful of the upcoming spring. I know of others that couldn’t care less about the quality of the soil they grow from, as long as they have sunshine water. In photography,  they are equivalents. LUZ photo agency, created from the Read More →

camenbert

      Tired of Orphan works endless discussion ? Fed up about Microstrock, Getty and Google treating photography as a garbage dump ? Bored of reading self-proclaimed photo gurus telling you that “posterity is right around the corner “? Tired of spending gazillions hard earned dollars ( or pesos, or Euros, or Krons ?) on far away workshop with Read More →

      In the footsteps of the United States senate, the UK House of Lords is about to pass a law regarding Orphan Works. The UK  law is very similar to the US one, besides a few key elements. Like the US, it is unclear what defines a reasonable search and how that will be proven. Read More →

Wired magazine, in the trail of others, has partnered with Adobe Air, to display what their publication will look on a E reader. There are a few interesting points here. First, for the geeks out there, it is interesting to see that Adobe, whose Flash is not supported by Apple’s Ipad, is now pushing Air  Read More →

WHNPA home page

Fed up of the pseudo intellectualism of most photojournalism awards ? Then go see the winners of the WHNPA “Eyes of History 2010″. Those Guys/Gals are stuck, most of the time, with a very restrictive subject ( aka, POTUS) and yet perform some of the highest form of photography. Furthermore, when you unleash them into Read More →

Interview Mag on Ipad

So it’s start…Interview magazine, created by Andy Warhol, is currently showcasing what their magazine will look on the iPad. It is mostly a scan version of the magazine with a few added artifacts ( video, share, etc). Use of photogrpahy is still very flat, yet certainly more interactive than a print edition.  Does it make Read More →

world press winner

If you like blood, you will love the new crop of World Press Awards winners. There is a lot of it, in full details and in brilliant colors. Hopefully for you, you will not look at the galleries just after eating, the results might not get along with your stomach. The top winner, an image Read More →

What happens when photographers cannot sell images anymore ? What do they do if magazines do not pay for their coverage? Well, they turn around and start selling to other photographers. Not images, but workshops. There seem to be a craze of photogrpahy workshops going around. Established or completely  unknown photographers are launching into  what Read More →

So, there was something very interesting about the photo news the week. On one side, you have the mighty Getty ( aka, the whale) who took a deep plunge in pricing with its subscription RF offering, combining microstock and pro , and on the other, legendary Magnum who manage a great coup by selling some Read More →