Welcome to episode 25 of The Circle of Confusion, the professional photography podcast.
Neil talks black and white, Peter gets distracted by the best cave photograph he has ever seen, and Roger is silent for ten minutes.
We hear the story of a UK photographer who didn’t get justice despite the law being on his side, highlight the million dollar selling photograph that never was, and discuss Nikon’s innovative approach to pricing new products in the UK and Ireland.
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Someone mentions Pinterest, but only briefly.
We look back at the
furore storm in a tea cup caused by Roger’s outburst against the Master Photographers Association (MPA) last week, and discuss the recent controversy surrounding the British Institute of Professional Photography’s (BIPP) annual awards judging.
There’s also the latest on our search for correspondents.
The Stolen Scream
Listener Ollie Byrne sent us a link to a video that tells the story of a photograph taken by Noam Galai, an Israeli living in the US. The photograph has been used hundreds of times over without Noam’s permission. Had he received royalties, the photograph would be a commercial super hit – the kind all professional photographers dream of. Noam, though, has received nothing.
Fuji continues its march into Leica territory and is now producing limited editions of the X-Pro 1. Check out Steve Huff’s write up here: Special Edition X-Pro 1. By the way, Steve also has a great post by singer-musician Seal, who owns a limited edition titanium Leica M9. It’s worth a read: Seal’s M9 Limited Edition.
Peter halts the podcast about halfway through having found a terrific photograph of someone descending (or ascending, it’s hard to say) into (or out of) a cave over at DPReview. com. Click the link to see the photograph: The Best Person In A Cave Photograph Peter Has Ever Seen.
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This week the British Institute of Professional Photography found itself in the dock when reports of judges winning awards in the organisation’s annual awards made it as far as the BBC. As a consequence of the fuss, the BIPP is thinking about banning judges from entering in future.
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