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.
Members of the local workers’ union at Stourbridge Newsquest starting a protest. Journalists of the newspaper stood up in protest not doing what the professional photographers fired from the newspaper were doing: taking pictures.
I’ve never been to Cannes myself but since the famous film festival has just finished I thought it might be interesting to mention on the blog how photographers work there. It’s a major red carpet event complete with celebrities of course, so it has many similarities to the Oscar gala I wrote about.
One of the most challenging protocol assignments for photographers recently has been photographing the Papal Conclave to select the new pope and in particular the first Urbi et Orbi mass of the new Pope Francis. Below is a little bit of background on how the first images of the new pope were taken!
The world’s largest cities celebrated the annual Earth Hour, what has been composed into a beautyful gallery in what you can turn off the lights yourself.
Earth Hour was held on Saturday evening at half past eight what results a characteristic series of photo pairs every year. Local landmarks with and without their beautiful night lights. This is commonly photographed by Hungarian photographers as well, but limited time and large space makes it harder to take a complex gallery if you shoot alone. Even publications that have enough photographers to mage a broader selection of photos rarely spend that much time and effort into making this type of coverage.