In a press release put out by Sony on October 6th, the company announced it would splitting off it’s sensor division and developing it into it’s own company division, Sony Semiconductor Solutions . The company touched on the potential for a division back in February, and it appears as though they moving ahead with plans at full steam. The press release stated Sony Semiconductor Solutions will be up and running on April 1, 2016.[Read More…]
The company is being accused of conducting 65 unauthorized commercial flights, which involved aerial photography, over Chicago and New York’s highly restricted Class B airspace.
“These operations were illegal and not without risk,” the FAA said, and the company now has 30 days to respond to the agency.
When we featured Imagination we were intrigued by the bullet time sequences that the short movie featured. I asked Marc Donahue from PermaGrin how those shots were accomplished and luckily for us, Marc shared this info.
The magic behind those timeslice sequences was a combination of using 20 Gopros mounted on a curved rail, some special triggering cable from Cam-do and levitation post production techniques
21-year-old mother of two captured selfies showing her boyfriend aiming a gun at her head and posted them on Snapchat. Just a few hours later she was found dead in her apartment with a gunshot wound on the side of her head.
We’ve recently encountered several fatal selfies involving guns, but this might be the first selfie with a killer.
When Madonna sang Strike A Pose, she probably did not image a model that can strike 25 poses over 30 seconds. Vogue would have been quite a ridiculous song if she had to go that fast.
But the model that Sick Chirpse got on video take is able to change poses faster than the strobes recycle, and this is about 1 pose second. (+ a little dance between poses)
Half a year ago, Wyoming passed one of the most controversial laws concerning photography ever (and agriculture for that matter) – the Data Trespass Law. The law has lots of legalese, but in a shell, the law makes it illegal to “…photograph or otherwise preserve information in any form from open land which is submitted or intended to be submitted to any agency of the state or federal government“.
Now Wyoming is being sued [pdf] by broad coalition of environmental, justice, and animal rights groups challenging the law to be unconstitutional.
Argentinian lawmakers are reviewing a possible new law which would extend the copyright on photographs and films from the current 20 years after date of publication, to a greatly extended 70 years after the photographer’s death. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, that averages to be an extension of about 120 years.
While that may sound like fairly good thing at first, it has a lot people in an uproar. As it stands, were the bill to go into effect, it would work retroactively–meaning thousands of photos that are currently in the public domain, would suddenly become copyrighted again. This, of course, would result in an overwhelming amount of unintentional infringements and thousands of images being pulled from the internet. [Read More…]
Jim Wehtje discovered an apparent oversight that could potentially cause a lot of headaches for photographers and creators in general). It appears the symbol Adobe’s Behance website uses to mark a specific work’s copyright as “No use is allowed without explicit permission from owner” is the exact same mark the Creative Commons uses to label a work as “No rights reserved“, which puts into the public domain. Obviously two very different licenses. Yikes![Read More…]
Madelyn Milton, a doctoral student from Minneapolis, was out last year with her friends when an argument with a taxi driver over the fare led to police being called.
The young women decided to record police sergeant Tyrone Barze, and when Madelyn stood up for her right to record him she ended “lying unconscious and bleeding in the street”, according to the lawsuit.
Despite this being the fourth lawsuit against Barze, Minneapolis police union president described him as an “excellent” officer.
The police union chief’s response to the lawsuit was even more infuriating.
Here is how 500px describes the service:
As one of the first external Chromecast photography partners, 500px integration will bring our community into 20 million+ Chromecast users’ homes today, giving them the ability to display a curated collection of featured 500px photos on their high-definition TVs, and discover the photographers who took them through the attribution links.
However, there are two sides to this story.
On one hand, HD TVs are essentially just another digital screen (does anyone still actually watch “TV” on a TV?), so extending the 500px collection to TV screens is a powerful extension of the reach of the 500px community – from computer screens, to mobile devices to tablets to TVs.
On the other hand, Google is selling Chromecast hardware for $45 a pop and streaming copyrighted creative content to their users – with no monetary compensation for content creators.
To better explain the arrangement and what it means for photographers and 500px users, DIYPhotography.net presents the following exclusive interview with Nuno Silva the Director of Content and Marketplace at 500px: