My friends at American Photo posted a great entry about the Fashion Industry Photo awards..OOOPs, the ICP awards. One has to wonder, who nominated Karl Lagerfield and GAP? GAP can’t even find a CEO. In a time where photojournalism has great talents while suffering from an onslaught of wire service one shot photos, one would Read More →

I wrote an entry about a very badly done automated face correction (not for sensitive eyes) app earlier today. I just discovered this one, thanks to The Globe and Mail, actually done by a real plastic surgeon this time and with a lot of promise: Modiface. Okay, it is not serious, but it is fun.


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There has been numerous articles about  orphan work  and the legislation that might be passed. One of the key issue here, is that images posted on websites have absolutely no metadata, making it impossible for even a legitimate buyer to track down the creator of the image. IPTC has been around for a very, very Read More →


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I fell on this blog the other day. It attempts to register every single website that has anything to do with 2.0 and photography. It is amazing to see how many useless applications are out there, mixed with potentially good idea.  Most are Flickr’s wannabees, some seem to have moderately good business models, others make Read More →

Tired of going to multiple websites to find your photo industry news ? Well, playing around with RSS feeds, I was able to combine a few in the Photo Industry News Portal. (warning: hosting site subject to sudden burn outs) Unfortunately, some of the other photo sites do not know about RSS feeds, therefore cannot Read More →

Rome and the Romans had the Colosseum. Inside a huge arena, always fully packed with cheering and chanting crowds, they would introduce a gladiator. Sometimes he would fight other gladiators, sometimes it was wild beasts. They also staged elaborated recreation of distant wars so that the citizens of Rome could feel what it was like Read More →


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It’s award season, even in the photography world. The “Picture of the Year International” is in progress and a lot of the winners have been already announced. While it boasts itself as being international, this competition is very American centric, thus very focused on the “one image” concept. Furthermore, it only covers news and sports Read More →


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Hey, I wasn’t too far off the other day when I wrote, in one of my recent entries, that the Apocalypse is near. We’ve been hit by a smooth criminal. People in this industry will remember this day like other people remember where they were when they heard the news that President Kennedy had been Read More →

From the press release: Getty Images Agrees to Acquire WireImage, a Renowned Brand in Entertainment, Event and Celebrity Imagery Move Boosts Company’s Capabilities in Fast-Growing Category SEATTLE – February 22, 2007 – It’s no secret. Now, more than ever, the world is fascinated with images of celebrities, entertainers and athletes. So much so, in fact, Read More →


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I have read many blogs and news snippets about Getty Images buying Jupiter Images for an obscene amount of US issued dollars. After what I have read and heard about royalty free microstock and looking at that space, if I was Alan Meckler, I would also quickly get out of that market before it collapses. Read More →