In this week’s episode of The Circle of Confusion, the professional photography podcast, we get very agitated.
We revisit the developing Pinterest story and Roger gets cross with the Master Photographers Association. Peter and Neil try to calm him down, though Neil has his own problems as he mourns the death of an earless rabbit at the hand, or feet rather, of a camera man.
We also put out a call for overseas correspondents to join the podcast team.
Celebrity can be a killer. That’s what an earless bunny in Germany found out at least, when he was trampled to death by a cameraman who had been filming him.
The rabbit may now be stuffed an put on show. James Dean can count himself lucky.
Photographers aren’t terrorists – SHOCK
In the podcast, we also discuss the new campaign in the UK launched to protect photographers’ rights in the face of ever tightening security measures. It turns out that photographers aren’t actually terrorists. Who’d have thought that?
The campaign hopes to get the message across amidst heightened security during the Olympics in London later this year.
The best coverage we’ve seen so far of the Pinterest v Photographers debate was a post on Rob Haggart’s APhotoEditor blog. It is well worth checking out and following all the links.
Among the more remarkable things that Rob highlights is the fact that Pinterest CEO and co-founder Ben Silbermann has deleted his own Pinterest boards. Click the link to see what happens: http://pinterest.com/ben
This week, the Master Photographers Association in the UK sent out a newsletter containing the following passages:
“On the subject of weddings, we are aware of a number of complaints being made by wedding clients regarding the quantity of wedding images being provided to view and the clients then claiming that more images were taken and they have not received them all. In a recent case before the Civil Court a Judge agreed with the clients where around 800 images were taken at the wedding and after deletions the photographer supplied the client with 300 preview images. Costs were awarded against the photographer who was ordered to hand over the unused images but unfortunately the photographer had already deleted them: further costs/compensation were ordered.
“The motto of this story is that if you edit images and provide a ‘selection’ for the bride to look at DO NOT DELETE the retained images but keep them on file in case this happens to you!!”
Roger, an associate of the MPA, gets especially worked up about this in the podcast. It’s worth the price of admission alone.
We’re looking to connect with six photographers around the world who are willing to act as correspondents for us. That would take the shape of coming on air with us once in a while to discuss the issues facing professional photography in their part of the world.
We’re actively approaching photographers to sound them out. We’d also like to hear from you if you think that this sounds like something you’d be interested in.
There is no pay, no honour and no glory.
It will be a lot of fun, though.
Drop us an email at email@example.com if you’d like to connect with us about this.
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