Canon UK recently got under fire for not crediting the photographer on social media. Light Painter Phill Fisher claims that he came up with the entire concept for the photo and even did some shooting for the campaign. But Canon didn’t acknowledge his contribution, which made the community angry and caused an avalanche of negative comments on Facebook.
It’s not always easy to determine what falls under fair use of images. But if you ask for a permission to use a photo and get rejected, it’s pretty clear what you should (not) do, right? Still, sometimes people don’t realize that “no” means “no,” and they decide to use the photo after all. This is what Fox News did on 26 October when reporting about bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc.
After removing the “View Image”, Google is now adding another change to the image search in an attempt to protect creators’ copyright. Starting today, Google will start adding Creator and Credit metadata within the images that appear via Image Search. And in the following weeks, the Copyright Notice will appear with alongside images as well.
Before we begin, I must start this piece off by saying that I’m referring specifically to collaborations on social media/magazines, where the aim is to grow your fanbase/audiences, when appropriate, and all parties agree on written credit.
Hello guys and girls! *waves* welcome back to another blog post! I have to warn you up front that this one is somewhat of a baby megalodon in size, but don’t worry! There are pictures :D
I’ve noticed over the last few years that retouchers are one of the rarest things to see in the credit list of a team. So I wanted to investigate further and start looking at why this may or may not happen and if it does happen to you (as a retoucher), what you could potentially do about it.
This is definitely from my own experience and may not reflect other people’s, though I do believe this to be quite commonplace, more so if an agreement was not in place.
Author note: This article contains a fair bit of profanity. Rather than censoring it, we’ll let you read it in its entirety and proceed with caution.
Detroit rapper Danny Brown has come under fire lately after a not-so-friendly encounter with a photographer.