The Long love affair between photography and Media is over . Because the editorial world is replacing experience photo editors with journalistic background for inexperience pixel pushers that are ordered to select the cheapest images, regardless of quality, they are opening the visual airways for steep competition. A bit like traditional Royalty free opened the Read More →

 Breaking news: Getty backs off the Rex Features deal.. See Getty’s internal email: From: Nick Evans-Lombe, Chief Operating Officer and Adrian Murrell, SVP Global Editorial Hello, As you know, in April we announced our intention to purchase Rex Features. We decided to voluntarily go to the Office of Fair Trading in the UK for them Read More →

So, the French minister of Culture ( at least they have one) descends to the Arles photo festival like a conqueror and announces, probably very proud of himself, that he and his photo committee he created a while back,  will create a photo portal. A French one, in three languages ( French , English and Read More →

It’s on the verge of a precipice and let’s face it, it will be hard to prevent it. No, not the photo industry ; Ethics and photography. More and more we are seeing example of photographer being caught altering their images. The issue is really affecting photojournalism and sports photography. Commercial shooters, Wedding “documentators”,  Celebrity Read More →

And you thought that the new features in the new release of Photoshop CS were impressive. Microsoft apparently does not want to be left behind and just showed to Techcrunch a sneak peek of the next release of Windows Live Essentials Photo Gallery upgrade, something called photo fuse. In a nutshell, Photo Fuse will take Read More →

Photography, like most industries affected by a center of gravity shift to digital, has experienced more than a migration from film to data packets. One of the most fundamental shift, however,  is how the decision process moved from quality of content to cost. Let me explain: For a long time, the key decision in purchasing Read More →

What is going ? I ‘ll tell you what is going on : Recently, Time, inc, the biggest publisher of magazines in the world has made an agreement with AP, Reuters and Getty Images to license any and all non-exclusive images for a flat rate of $50.00, regardless of size or placement . Magazines like Read More →

There has always been a major obsession in our lives. From prehistoric times to today, we have feared the same demon.  We have crafted a lot of fixes and patches but it has only been  recently that we have seemingly found a cure. A sense of definition. This demon we live with is the constant Read More →


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What is new is not always good. While everyone is trying to figure out where the world of licensed photography is going to, others are taking advantage of the void by figuring out parasitical way to profit from it. We already do know that Google has figured out how to make money, and huge sums Read More →