Few days ago I wrote about the photo gear theft at Hungaroring photo centre last weekend and I wouldn’t want to come back to he theft topic again. However I have to write about this too. At Sziget Festival you should also watch out for your valuables. In the big crowd it is just as easy to loose something accidentally as it is possible to run into thieves and get things stolen.
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I got involved in a very interesting debate with a few colleagues about photographing the recovery of the capsised and sank passanger boat Mermaid. Some of them were complaining for some of his “really good” photos not getting published because TEK (short name for Hungary’s Counter Terrorism Centre) banned them.
Copyright and personal rights aspects are also interesting and important in this story the Hungarian State Opera House got into drawing photo theft accusations.
The Brazil resident Turkish face of their newest campaign accuses them with unauthorised use of her image. The institute defends itself claiming they have the permission to use the photo from a stock site. The situation is however more complex and unclear.
500px informed it’sown users, but PetaPixel and The Register wrote about the data theft in which sixteen web services were hacked and about 620 million users’ data was stolen. Among these sites there was the popular photo sharing site 500px as well. The hackers got 14.5 million users’ personal information. The large scale data hacking was revealed after the 10 GB worth of data was published as available for buyers on the Dark Web. This should alert you to reset your passwords!
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.
You cannot imagine it how many cases this can help you out of trouble if you have your name on your belongings. It is a crazy simple solution that can save you from great losses!
Sunday evening I closed the seventh Formula1 race I photographed. I automatically try to say consecutive seventh, but my series is broken…
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.
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