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Implied Consent

It is an all too common scenario that we’ve seen and experienced over and over and over. Adjust to fit your own mileage. Photographer takes photos of minor or major celebrity. Sometimes the shoot is done for a magazine that hired the photographer and paid a licensing fee for usage. On other occasions the images are […]

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Where There’s a Will, There’s Way Happy Relatives

One of the biggest acts in the history of Motown was the Temptations, who 46 years ago famously sang: “Ball of confusion, Oh yeah, that’s what the world is today, Hey hey!” They were right on then and they’re right now. When Prince died without having a will people were truly shocked. That a man […]

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A Reader’s Question On A Claim of Copying

A reader of this blog, Gary Schubert posed a really good question in our comments section. It is one that we feel is a bit too complex for a short answer there, hence this piece. He asked why celebrity photographer Tyler Shields can get away with the often alleged copying of the work of others. […]

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Paying it Forward

There is a great story about an accomplished photojournalist, Yunghi Kim donating $10,000 to set up 10 one-time grants for photographers.  You can read about it in this story on the Photoshelter blog, here. We present it here with a smile. Ms Kim is able to make a wonderful donation because she collected a sum of money by […]

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The Big Lie of Arbitration

There are many “big lies” out there with new ones sprouting every day. We try to get to as many as we can, but we’ll never live long enough just to cover all of the ones already spreading. Especially with the help they get on the Internet. “It must be true, I read it on […]

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Our New B&H Video Is Up

Hi all, our brand new, hour and a half video, we did at B&H is up on their YouTube feed. A lot of new stuff for us, we think you’ll find interesting and enlightening. In any case, we had fun as usual. Here’s the link. Please let us know what you think.  

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Role Reversal

As creative people, nothing upsets us more than having someone steal our work. Especially when they take money out of our pocket and put it into theirs. The theft alone makes one feel violated and the money part makes it exponentially worse. When big companies steal our work, what we hear is that it’s “An […]

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Wisdom From the School of Hard Knocks – Part 1

Rather than subject you to more admittedly elegant legal and business advice from us, we’ve decided to offer up some of the wisdom of our clients, friends and associates. There is not a single “newbie” among them and they have the scars to prove it. If you have you own words of wisdom via the school […]

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