‘Best of Weddings’ Award-Winning Photog Sued by Multiple Couples – Photography Article

A multiple-award-winning Florida wedding photographer is being called out by the local news after multiple couples have sued him, claiming he failed to deliver the photos and videos they were owed. Stories of couples suing wedding photographers—rightfully and otherwise—for failing to deliver images and video are not uncommon. What is uncommon is for these photographers to have been praised so thoroughly in the past. According to an expose on local news station Click Orlando, SNi Photography is at the center…

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Apple Goes After RED Over Key RAW Patent – Photography Article

Back in May, Apple quietly filed a legal petition to try and invalidate a key patent by cinema camera maker RED, and RED is not taking it lying down. The patent in question describes RED’s “REDCODE” codec for visually lossless, compressed 4K video at 23fps and above—one of the patents at the very core of RED’s history as a company and camera maker. The report originally surfaced on EOSHD, where Andrew Reid discusses the technical merits of each side’s argument,…

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Elon Musk is Blocking People Who Say Photographers Should Be Credited – Photography Article

If you enjoy following Elon Musk on Twitter, be careful not to call him out on posting photographers’ work without permission or credit. Multiple people just got blocked by the Tesla and SpaceX entrepreneur for doing just that.It all started yesterday when Musk Tweeted a photo of a lightning strike to his 27+ million followers with the text “Ride the lightning!” The photo has gotten over 1,000 comments, 6,000 Retweets, and 70,000 likes. It turns out the photo was shot…

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Cop Points Gun at Photog Because He ‘Doesn’t Know’ What a GoPro Is – Photography Article

Here’s a video of a disconcerting encounter between a police officer and photographer that’s making the rounds online. It shows a police officer in San Diego drawing his gun on the photographer filming because he “doesn’t know” what the GoPro attached to the main camera is.NBC4 reports that the May 2018 incident occurred a block from the Mesa College campus and involved San Diego Community College District police officer James Everette. After the unnamed photographer approached Everette at a traffic…

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Magazine Says Its Stolen Cover Photo Was a Stock Photo… of the Photo – Photography Article

Renowned photographer Nadav Kander was recently surprised to find one of his portraits used without permission on the cover of a magazine. When confronted with this, the magazine’s explanation was that the image was purchased as a stock photo — a stock photo of the copyrighted photo in an exhibition. The photo at the center of this strange tale was a portrait Kander had made of famed American filmmaker (and photographer) David Lynch. The UK magazine The Big Issue published…

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DJI Makes Formal Complaint Against BBC Over ‘Biased’ Drone Coverage – Photography Article

Drone maker DJI—the self-proclaimed “world leader in civilian drones”—has lodged a formal complaint against the BBC over two different pieces of investigative reporting on drones and drone safety. The complaint surrounds two programs: BBC Panorama’s “The Gatwick Drone Attack” that aired on April 15th, and BBC Horizon’s “Britain’s Next Air Disaster? Drones,” that aired July 1st. The first focused on a well-publicized incident at Gatwick Airport where drones forced the airport to close, costing millions and leading to a military…

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Cosplay Photo Shoot with Huge Fake Rifle Prompts Public Warning – Photography Article

A cosplay photo shoot on a California beach has prompted a public warning from the local Sheriff’s Office after worried beachgoers informed authorities that someone was carrying around a large rifle. According to KRON4, the incident took place at Seacliff State Beach in Monterey Bay on July 3rd. In pictures taken by onlookers, you can see the woman and a photographer walking along the beach, toting a large and very ominous looking rifle. In response to the incident, the Santa…

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Judge Rules Fair Use in Photographer’s Copyright Case Against Andy Warhol – Photography Article

A District Judge in Manhattan has sided with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in a fair use case that will likely leave many photographers upset. The case surrounds a set of screen prints, silk-screen paintings and other artworks that Warhol created for Vanity Fair by altering a portrait by renowned photographer Lynn Goldsmith. The series of artworks, dubbed “The Prince Series,” were commissioned by Vanity Fair in 1984 for an article about the musician. According to The…

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I Can Use a Photographer’s Photo Because I Smiled – Photography Article

Famous model Gigi Hadid is being sued by a photo agency for posting a copyrighted photo of her on Instagram without permission. Hadid is now arguing that it was “fair use” because she contributed to the photo by smiling in it. The 24-year-old model had posted a copyrighted photo of her on a New York City street to her Instagram account @gigihadid, which currently boasts over 48 million followers. The post led to a copyright infringement lawsuit by Xclusive-Lee, Inc.,…

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Drunk Droning is Now Illegal in Japan – Photography Article

If you’re planning to do any drone photography in Japan, make sure you stay away from alcohol. The country has just outlawed drunk droning, making it an offense that’s punishable by up to a year in prison. Japan’s parliament passed the law on Thursday in an effort to exert more government control and oversight over drones, which have exploded in popularity around the world in recent years. If you’re caught flying drunk and your drone weighs over 7 ounces (200g),…

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Texas Can Steal Your Photos Without Paying for ‘Takings’: Court – Photography Article

Photographers were just dealt a big legal blow this week after a Texas state appeals court ruled that the state can infringe upon copyright without risking punishment under the state’s or federal government’s “takings” clause. The copyright infringement battle is being waged between Houston photographer Jim Olive and the University of Houston, a public university. It all started when Olive, who’s known for his photos shot out of open helicopters, found one of his aerial photos (titled “The Cityscape”) of…

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