Colorado Introduces “Right to Record” Bill Punishing Police Officers Interfering With Photographers

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In a pleasantly surprising yet most welcome turn of events legislators have proposed a bill that will protect photographers’ rights and increase police oversight, rather than limit them suggested by several recent bills.

Unlike the bill proposed in the nearby state of Texas, banning photography within 25 feet of police, Colorado’s bill seeks to punish officers who interfere with lawful recordings of police activity by imposing significant penalties on violators.

The bill, titled “Concerning Prohibiting A Peace Officer From Interfering With A Person Lawfully Recording A Peace Officer-Involved Incident”, is just one of the steps being considered in order to increase police oversight in Colorado and hopefully it will lead to similar legislation in other states.

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Photographer Finds Underwater Camera After Three Months in the Ocean

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One of the great things about scuba diving is that you never know what you’re going to see.

Depending on where you dive you might suddenly find yourself face-to-face with a whale, a shark, a turtle or, as John Ng of Scuba Monster recently found out, a Panasonic GH4 in a Nauticam underwater housing.

Much to John’s surprise the camera had survived and thanks to the owner registering his serial number the camera is now on its way home.

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Photographer Spends Four Months Each Year Capturing Awesome Shots of Siberia’s Lake Baikal

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Lake Baikal, located in Southern Siberia, is the largest, deepest, oldest and among the clearest lakes in the world.

Judging by Alexey Trofimov’s photos it is also one of the most attractive.

Every winter when the lake freezes, the crystal clear water forms spectacular slabs of turquoise ice, making the UNESCO World Heritage Site all the more special.

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Adorable Photos of Squirrels in a Backyard Studio

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Geert Weggen, a Swedish photographer and carpenter, built an outdoor studio near his kitchen window. Using a bit of food to lure the squirrels, the studio allows him to capture these cute photos from the comfort of his own home.

Thanks to the various props and sets he created, Geert’s squirrels can be seen whispering to mushrooms, putting on the kettle and getting some work done in the garden.

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Photo Booth Photos Help Shelter Dogs Find Homes

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Guinnevere Shuster is a professional photographer and the social media coordinator at the Humane Society of Utah. Using her photography and media skills she helps otherwise often overlooked dogs find forever homes.

The photos depict each dog’s individual personality and show the dogs as they are outside of their kennels and metal bars at the shelter. Doing so gives potential adopters a glimpse at what they’ll be getting rather than what can be seen at the shelter itself.

The project seems to be going very well so far and the center reports high adoption rates among photographed dogs.

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Garbage Responds To Photographer’s Open Letter After Being Denied Free Use Of His Photos

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(Photo by jareed)

We were all expecting Garbage to reply to the open letter photographer Pat Pope shared yesterday, after he received a request from the band’s management company to use some of his photos in a book for nothing more than “proper credit”. In Pope’s letter to the band, he explained why he felt photographers were just as entitled to payment for their work as musicians were, and asked the band if they, too, felt the same. Check out this story from yesterday to read Pope’s original letter.

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FAQ: So Your Company Has Been Found Using Alex’s Photographs Without Permission. What Next?

These are either Belizean Infringement Ants picking a poor photographer to death, or Belizean Lawyer Ants dismantling a copyright infringer. Take your pick

These are either Belizean Infringement Ants picking a poor photographer to death, or Belizean Lawyer Ants dismantling a copyright infringer. Take your pick

In August I hired ImageRights International, a reputable copyright enforcement agency, to assume the routine handling of commercial infringements of my professional work. There are a lot. Starting in September 2014, companies began receiving letters from ImageRights’ partner law firms seeking to resolve these infringements on my behalf.

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Watch the First Ever Phantom Flex4K Drone Footage

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Source: YouTube/Brain Farm

Drone photography has become increasingly popular in recent years leading to some truly incredible video shot from an unusual and often previously impossible angle.

That being said, when it comes to tech specs and resolution the guys at Brain Farm just blew any drone footage you’ve ever seen so far out of the water it’s not even funny.

By pairing a Phantom Flex4K with a custom made Aerigon UAV, Brain Farm captured the world’s first Ultra High Definition, 4K aerial drone footage which has been described as a “cinematic game changer”.

Watch the video to see what 1000fps 4K slow motion looks like, but be warned that anything you view after this might seem like garbage.

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