If you sell your photos through EyeEm, you may be experiencing the problem none of us likes to deal with: you’re not being paid. According to a recent report, EyeEm has stopped paying royalties to the photographers who have been selling their photos through this stock website. The reason? EyeEm claims it’s the “company restructuring.” And while a violin starts gently weeping in the background, they also add that the current “global events” have hit the platform as well.
As the Maharaja of Jaipur, Ram Singh II was famous for many things. It was during his reign that slavery, infanticide and other cruel customs were abolished. He was, however, also known for being a rather avid photographer.
He could see the value of photography years before many people had even heard of it. In this collection of glass negatives, shot between 1857 and 1865, we get unique insight into the people he spent his days with. It’s a fascinating look at the fashions of the day, and some rather magnificent facial hair.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were ever so kind to drop into Kelowna as part of their royal tour of British Columbia and the Yukon this week. Here is a behind the scenes report on their visit. This is a bit of a long post, so you may need some time to sit down and read this one.
First I want to mention that I first needed to get accredited, and that is no easy matter. My editor had to fill out a very long and bureaucratic government form, this included a copy of my driver’s license and a letter of assignment from the newspaper that I work for with company letter head, I suggested he write “I hereby assign Gary Nylander, Kelowna Daily Courier staff photographer to photograph the Royal Highness’s, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the 27th day of September, 2016 in Kelowna, B.C.” I’m not sure if that’s what got written but it was a fun suggestion.