Concert Photography: Legalities and Licensing Of Your Photos (Premium)

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The Foo Fighters take the stage and perform yet another show, this time in Quebec. Imagine the surprise lead singer David Grohl must have had when he looked down to the photographers’ pit and saw…a cartoon sketch artist! Newspaper Le Soleil sent artist Francis Dersharnais to sketch the show instead of a photographer to protest the Foo Fighters’ photographer’s contract, which gave Foo Fighters all rights to any photos shot by the photographers.

The contract didn’t cover drawings.

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What You Should Remember For Your First Paid Photo Gig

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony NEX 50mm lens review (4 of 10)

Congratulations! You’ve got your first paid photo gig. This also means that you’re on your way to the dream of shooting full time and getting lots more work. But you’ll need to play your cards rights. Now what? You’re lost, right? You’re nervous, right? Well, you should be.

Just kidding. This will be a breeze if you keep in mind these simple reminders.

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Avoidable Bad Business Practices for Photographers

IbarionexThePhoblographerBadBizDecisions

Transitioning from a photo enthusiast to a working photographer involves its own special learning curve. It can be a more daunting journey than learning photography itself, because another person is involved to whom you are now accountable.

There are some common mistakes that many photographers make, many of which are easily avoidable. Navigating around these mistakes can be invaluable for both the photographer and the client.

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Weekend Humor: Kodak is Offering Brand-Licensing Deals in Exchange for Food

foodWeekend Humor isn’t meant to be taken seriously. So don’t, ya rube.

On the heels of a fairly lackluster display at CES 2014, Kodak finds itself in yet another hole. Brand-licensing contracts that have been made public reveal that Kodak will allow mostly anyone to use its name on their products if they’ll provide food in return. Citing profits well-below quarterly and yearly projections, Kodak is in dire straits, and its employees are hungry.

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