In this week’s episode of The Circle of Confusion, the professional photography podcast, Peter returns from the Arctic with fool’s gold, Neil returns from London with red hot news about a new Canon camera* and Roger returns from the IPPA National Photographic Awards empty-handed.
We revisit Pinterest and the Rachel Weisz stories from recent podcasts, and talk about Linux, Windows and OS-X. Neil has experience of all three. So does Peter – more or less. Roger can barely find his Mac Pro’s on switch.
The photograph was unretouched – if that’s even a word. Certainly, it’s enough of a singular word to merit a blog post by the magazine’s editor about the use of an image that hadn’t been manipulated.
Pinterest continues to interest
Having issued a line of code that website owners can embed in their html to protect Pinterest subscribers from lifting copyrighted material, it seems that the company behind the service, Cold Brew Labs, has no concerns about claiming blanket commercial rights to anything posted on the Pinterest site itself.
To add insult to injury, it claims that it leaves your ownership rights intact.
“Dear car owner,
By leaving your car in in our car park, you give us permission to use it any way it suits us. We can drive it, show it off, hire it out and also sell it on if we so choose.
But don’t worry, none of this affects your rights to drive the car yourself. That right is safe. It’s your car, after all, and nothing that we do to the car, including selling it, in any way shape or form restricts the use and benefit that you would get from it. Accept, of course, if we hire it out or sell it. You don’t get anything from us for that.
Hope that’s all cool with you.
Peter in Iceland
Peter is in possession of that rarest of things: a burgeoning international photography career.
He’s running two workshops this year in Iceland. He spent last week scouting locations and wearing silly hats.
He also discovered an aptly named brand of nappy.
IPPA National Photographic Awards 2012
This year’s National Photographic Awards was dominated by landscape photographer Peter O’Donnell, who won both the portfolio and single print Landscape categories, as well as the top prize of IPPA Professional Photographer of the Year 2012. That’s the second time he has won the award in three years.
*NOTE: Try as we might**, Neil stubbornly refused to reveal anything. So don’t ask.
**NOTE: Seriously, we tried everything. The man is not for breaking***.
***NOTE: Not that we would want to. He’s more use in one piece****.
****NOTE: For now.
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