PetaPixel and lots of other sites wrote about the $120 thosuand grand prize winner of the 2019 Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA) Edwin Ong Wee Kee winning with a photo that was taken at a workshop with dozens of photographers present taking the very same picture.
Dutch freelancer photojournalists prepare for strike to protect their livelyhood from inflation, decrease of their tariffs and infringements of their copyrights. Of course it is an interesting question what a strike of photographers can achieve and how readers and publishing houses react to such actions…
It happens more and more often during photographing various events that someone is disturbed by the clicking sound of a DSLR camera and people ask photographers to turn off the sound. The photographer often just blinks not finding the words to reply. Clicking sound is not just an effect with a DSLR camera just like with mobile phones and compact cameras. It is an integral part of the function. Many photographers however has no clue about even DSLR cameras can be silenced. More than that it is very much advised in certain situations. If it is not possible than even more routine and knowledge is required to avoid disturbing others. And no, simple because you “have to” take photos doesn’t allow you to disturb others.
President Nixon had to resign after a corruption scandal and he motioned out his official photographer not to photograph the TV broadcast of his speech.
Getty Images is one of the biggest sports photography agencies and the main agency responsible for documenting the olympics. Like many other agencies they cover the games with dozens of photographers and a load of remote controlled cameras as well whenever it is possible to flood images all the time during the games.
This news is about a few days olt, but I had to include it on my blog. On the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Swiss skier Lara Gut fell and crashed into photographers shooting the event from the side of the race track.
british news agency Reuters will be banned from the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic games to be held on February 9th. The reason is they published unauthorised images of the rehearsal despite the well known embargo they also accepted.
The story of a copyright dispute around a political satire modified documentary photo that reveials how complicated some copyright reuse cases can be – especially in Hungary.
During a travel on a field work photojournalist Warren Richardson’s gear was stolen. He turned to people of Facebook and the Internet to help him recover his gear. Try to help him and the meanwhile take good care of your own belongings.
More and more of the big sporting and other events makes photographers to face smaller or bigger thefts. Signs show often other photographers may be the perpetrators. It is worth to stay alerted and take special care for your belongings.
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