Many photographers have sued celebrities for posting their photos on social media without permission and credit. One of them sued former supermodel and current writer Paulina Porizkova last year. And now she says she says she’s “terrified” of posting on Instagram.
Are you an influencer or own a small brand? Do you need a regular number of photographs to run your business? Do you hate paying for photographers and models? Well, don’t worry because the first AI-based modeling agency has just opened its doors for business.
Deep Agency “offers virtual photo studio services with advanced AI technology for professional photos without leaving home,” according to the website. It’s the creation of Dutch entrepreneur Danny Postma. And he seems to have it in for professional photographers and models.
Model Bella Hadid recently posted a photo of herself on Instagram without asking for the photographer’s permission. And now, she’s facing a copyright infringement lawsuit. If all of this sounds as if you’re having a déjà vu – well, you almost are. The model was already sued over the same thing before.
The agency behind the photo seeks an injunction against Hadid’s further use of the image, but also damages for using the image in the first place. And if she loses, she will be able to pay at least $150,000 in damages.
How do you make white light? No, that isn’t a trick question. Most of us are fairly familiar with using different colour temperatures and even playing around with gels but if you get a little bit creative you can use gels and lighting to make some really interesting effects.
Commercial photographer Ron Hautau created these dynamic portraits using a relatively simple set-up and some basic physics. So how did he do it? We caught up with Ron to find out how.
A fashion photographer based in New York City has been called out by a model on TikTok for allegedly charging plus-size models $100 extra for photoshoots.
Photographer William Lords’ pricing was shared by model agent Megan Mesveskas after she received an email from his photography studio with the breakdown of his fees.
Even as an anonymous, regular girl, I can tell you that “beauty standards” are a tiring thing, wrecking women’s mental health since… I don’t know, probably forever. But if you’re a model or a celebrity, I can only imagine how bad it can get.
A model named Liz, a.k.a. Thewizardliz, recently witnessed just how toxic “beauty standards” are. During a photo shoot, a photographer told her to stop eating so she could lose weight until the next shoot. She reacted fiercely and emotionally, standing up for herself and women in general. Her friend caught it on camera, and it turned into a video that quickly went viral and gained a flood of comments.
It happens every once in a while that a celebrity gets sued for posting photos of themselves to Instagram without permission. And this time, it was supermodel Bella Hadid. The model reportedly shared a photo of herself to Instagram without the photographer’s permission, and he’s slapping her with a lawsuit in return.
Elle Germany has recently come under fire after publishing a “racially insensitive” issue. The November 2019 issue contains a tagline reading “black is back” along with a feature of models of color. Furthermore, there’s a photo of a black woman against the wrong person’s name, so the publication was accused that they “can’t actually tell models apart.”
After posting a paparazzi photo of herself to Instagram Story, model and actress Emily Ratajkowski is being sued for $150,000. Photographer Robert O’Neil has filed a lawsuit against her, citing copyright infringement. He’s reportedly requesting damages, but also to be reimbursed for any profits Ratajkowski gained from sharing this photo.
Researches have shown that social media can have a negative impact on mental health, especially in teenagers. Over the recent weeks, Instagram influencers and famous models like Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber are sending their own message against social media. Their approach is pretty unusual, but effective: they share photos with a phone case in the frame, with a warning reading “Social media seriously harms your mental health.”