Our Third A&Q&A on 11/11 at 1pm ET

This Wednesday, the 11th day of the 11th month at the 13th hour (1:00pm ET) the two of us will be at it again doing our third A&Q&A (answer and question and answer) session on the B&H Event Space. You can either follow us on Facebook on B&H’s channel or go to directly at https://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/eventDetails.jsp/id/3664 […]

View Our Latest Zoom

If you missed our B&H Zoom and for some strange reason you want to watch it (it does have a lot of good info and good questions from viewers), here’s the link. Looks like we may be doing this again next month and maybe repeated on a monthly basis. We’ll be announcing new dates on […]

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Copyright A&Q&A on Oct 14th

  Ed & I will be doing another A&Q&A (Answers, Questions, and Answers) at the B&H Event Space online. The B&H info page is https://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/eventDetails.jsp/id/3636 Or you can “Zoom in” at https://zoom.us/j/94706947382?pwd=YzFvZUF3azNUdVpWUUFNbXlCczQ3dz09with the passcode number 512709 Or, you can follow the live stream on Facebook as it happens in real time at@ www.facebook.com/bheventspace/ & livestream.com/bheventspace Come join the […]

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The Whole Magillah – Instagram’s Sub-License

There have been some issues lately that seems to get everyone’s drawers in a knot, above and beyond politics. For photographers it’s court cases that generate headlines, but don’t really tell the whole story. In some court cases the story changes 180 degrees and while the first iteration burns up social media sites, the second […]

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Trademarks, Copyrights and Photographing Buildings

A little while ago, we got a question from one of the readers to this blog, Matthew, who asked: “Hello Jack and Ed, one of my bucket list life goals is to see the 1894, 1915, and 1939-40 World’s Fairs of San Francisco digitally reconstructed, so one could explore these bygone historical spaces virtually. Ideally, these […]

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Today’s Vagabond Photographers and Artists 

Those of a certain age will instantly recall that back in the pre-digital days many photographers and artists had to be physically located in NYC, LA, DC, Chicago or some other (then) major metropolitan area to make a living. This has changed drastically over the decades and while there are many reasons and factors at play, below are […]

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Vagueness is the Kingdom of the Devil

“Vagueness is the kingdom of the devil and it is as such on purpose.” … Lamine Pearlheart There is a Legal concept “Void for Vagueness” which means in plain English that if an average citizen can’t understand what is written, it’s unenforceable. Being vague or noncommittal is a very useful social skill. “I see…” or […]

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Pandemic Predators Part 2

The below scenario is not a “one off”. Ed has received more than a few calls on a rather simple con that most grifters would pay tribute to terming it “elegant”.  Simple, effective and most victims never see it coming until after it’s over. One of the reasons is that it’s been perpetuated by recognizable, […]

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Pandemic Predators

During these extraordinary times criminals and fraudsters have been arrested for selling fake cures, testing kits, and counterfeit ineffective personal protection equipment like masks and gowns.  The photo industry is being confronted by a different brand of predators who while not putting lives at risk, are nevertheless seeking to take money from creatives’ pockets. It is plainly […]

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The Silent Gorilla In The Room Strikes

So along comes a court ruling that makes photographers more anxious than they already are in this lethal time of quarantines, face masks and businesses shut down. Federal Court Judge Kimba Wood has issued a decision that has caused a large uptick in the consumption of adult beverages by photographers. Sinclair v Mashable Ziff Davis […]

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