Photography

Here’s Why Dua Lipa Can Be Sued for Posting Photos of Herself

For the second time in a year, Dua Lipa is facing a lawsuit over posting a paparazzi picture of herself to her Instagram account. In a suit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in California, New York-based photographer Robert Barbera claims that the singer committed copyright infringement by posting pics he took of her to the platform in July 2018. On the surface, it might seem odd that a celebrity can be sued for posting a picture of themselves on social media. But in these cases, the law is fairly clear on what rights stars have when it comes to this corner of the intellectual property world. “Generally, under U.S. copyright law, the person who ‘authored’ a work is the copyright owner,” reads an explainer article posted by the business/entertainment Romano Law firm on the subject in N...

A complete travel photography gear guide

We’re often asked about the gear we take on our travels. In response, we have written a detailed and complete travel photography gear guide I have been involved in film or photography throughout the course of my career: initially as a camera operator, video editor and AV engineer, later as a teacher in digital media, and now as a travel writer. I’ve published photography in a range of magazines, newspapers, books and websites including BBC Travel, Lonely Planet, The Telegraph and The Independent among others. I even provided the photography for a recipe book once. I’ve also sold stock images for several years on Shutterstock and iStock by Getty Images, and my photography plays a prominent role throughout our travel blog and social channels, particularly Instagram. ...

Our top Instagram shots of 2021

From the Throne of Zeus to the largest glacier in the Alps, we share our top Instagram shots of 2021 Unsurprisingly, travel in 2021 turned out to be more, uhm, domestic than we had planned. After the disappointments of 2020, we had high hopes for 2021. Alas, it turns out that pandemics are unpredictable. We did manage to squeeze in a couple of international trips, but they were definitely more short than long haul. As such, our top Instagram shots of 2021 reflect this. Most are shots from around the UK, with one or two from Europe, but anything from further afield was a throwback post to a time when we took travel for granted. We’ve got big plans for 2022, but – just like last year – they will all depend on circumstances that are largely beyond our control. So, for now, I’ll bid you all a ...

R.I.P. Mick Rock, Legendary Photographer Dead at 72

Mick Rock, the legendary rock photographer known for his work with David Bowie and who shot iconic album covers including Iggy Pop and the Stooges’ Raw Power, Lou Reed’s Transformer, and Queen’s Queen II, has died at the age of 72. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share our beloved psychedelic renegade Mick Rock has made the Jungian journey to the other side,” the photographer’s family wrote in a statement posted to Twitter on Thursday night. “Those who had the pleasure of existing in his orbit, know that Mick was always so much more than ’The Man Who Shot The 70s.’ He was a photographic poet — a true force of nature who spent his days doing exactly what he loved, always in his own delightfully outrageous way.” “The stars seemed to effortlessly align for Mick when he was behind t...

Photographer Deletes Couple’s Wedding Photos In Front of Them After Being Denied Food

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Pollyana Ventura / Getty This story from one photographer should serve as a life lesson for other aspiring photogs. Wednesday (Oct. 6), a photographer’s tale of dealing with a sheisty groom went viral on Twitter. First spotted in a post on Reddit’s AITA [Am I The A**hole] thread, an unnamed poster asked if they were in the wrong for deleting wedding photos after the newlyweds denied them a break to eat and drink. The person revealed that they were not a wedding photographer by trade but a dog groomer and took on the task of capturing the magical moments by a friend who was getting married. The original poster detailed that the couple was looking to save money by not hiring a professional photographer and reassured them that the pictures did not need...

Photographer Deletes Couple’s Wedding Photos In Front of Them After They Deny Him Food, Twitter Salutes Him

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Pollyana Ventura / Getty This story from one photographer should serve as a life lesson for other aspiring photogs. Wednesday (Oct.6), a photographer’s tale of dealing with a sheisty groom went viral on Twitter. First spotted in a post on Reddit’s AITA [Am I The A**hole] thread, an unnamed poster asked they were in the wrong for deleting wedding photos after the newlyweds denied them a break to eat and drink. The person revealed that they were not a wedding photographer by trade but a dog groomer and took on the task of capturing the magical moments by a friend who was getting married. The original poster detailed that the couple was looking to save money by not hiring a professional photographer and reassured them that the pictures did not need to ...

Drone etiquette: 10 dos and don’ts

Our guide to drone etiquette will help you secure your shot without endangering yourself or others Drone operators get a bad rep, arguably with good reason. Pre-pandemic, near-misses with planes more than tripled in two years while irresponsible operators risked lives, closed airports and stressed wildlife – all in pursuit of a video clip. We certainly understand the appeal. We’ve marvelled at sweeping shots of dazzling landscapes, but we’ve also seen the less palatable side of this lofty pursuit. We’ve seen operators get too close to people and animals and act inconsiderately in quiet places.  Our guide to drone etiquette will help you secure your shot without endangering yourself or others. 1. Know your drone When you first receive your drone, it can be tempting to unbox it and head...

Photographer Calls Out Quavo For Jacking Her Photo & Not Properly Crediting Her

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz83 Photography can be very rewarding, but most of the time, it’s a thankless job. One photographer took to Twitter to express that, and it opened the flood gates. Breanna Seward, 25, is a woman of many talents. She is a multimedia artist, licensed aesthetician, and photographer whose work has been featured on sites like HelloBeautiful (part of the iOne Digital network), BuzzFeed, and Allure Magazine.  She took to Twitter this week to share a story about the time she took a photo of Migos member Quavo back in 2019 that he liked so much that he had time to take off her page and repost but didn’t give her credit for. In the tweet’s caption that included a screenshot of the Instagram post, she wrote, “I wonder how many book...

Beyonce’s Photographer Just Launched His Own MasterClass

Mitchell has teamed up with MasterClass on a new online course titled “Tyler Mitchell Teaches Storytelling Through Portrait Photography.” The online video course includes 11 lessons that teach everything from art directing and editing, to how to promote your work and find an audience online. Geared towards both photographers and content creators alike, Mitchell also teaches how to tell a compelling story — even if the only equipment you have is your phone. The entire course can be completed in an hour and a half or so, though it’s broken down into 11 easy-to-follow, “bite-sized” classes. Everything can be taken on your own time; MasterClass even lets you download the videos to watch offline (or say, when you’re traveling and don’t have access...

Photos: Look Inside the Rainy Techno Utopia of Seismic Dance Event 2021

Austin’s Seismic Dance Event returned for its third edition last weekend in what was a rainy utopia of house and techno music. A slew of dance music’s finest performed at Seismic Dance Event 3.3, such as Bob Moses, Claude VonStroke, Nicole Moudaber, Phantoms, Richie Hawtin, Sacha Robotti, Tchami, The Martinez Brothers, and Walker & Royce, among others. Check out the gallery below. All photos by Jason Myers/Memorandum Media for EDM.com. SEISMIC DANCE EVENT 2021 Photo from Seismic Dance Event’s 2021 edition in Austin from May 21-23. Jason Myers/Memorandum Media for EDM.com Photo from Seismic Dance Event’s 2021 edition in Austin from May 21-23. Jason Myers/Memorandum Media for EDM.com Photo from Seismic Dance Event’s 2021 edition in Austin from...

NTDC explores Lagos creative communities on Google Arts & Culture

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has concluded plans to explore Lagos creative communities on Google Arts & Culture in five different ways. The project tagged; ‘Eko for Show’, is in partnership with Google Arts & Culture towards celebrating Lagos and its creative communities. The Director-General of NTDC, Mr Folorunsho Coker, who made the revelation in an interaction with the media, said that Lagos is one of Africa’s fastest-growing cities and that its creative scene is taking the world by storm. Coker noted that with over 25 million people, the city’s creative scene is fueled by a young generation of talented individuals and communities spanning music, art, photography, fashion, theatre, literature and food. The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, he said ...

Eddie Van Halen Photo Book by Noted Rock Photographer Ross Halfin Due in June

A new Eddie Van Halen coffee-table photo book by renowned rock photographer Ross Halfin is arriving in June via Rufus Publications. The 356-page book, titled Edward Van Halen, will retrace the career of the late guitar legend through the lens of one of rock’s most storied photogs. Halfin’s photo credit can be spotted next to some of the most iconic images in the genre’s history, having also worked with Black Sabbath, Metallica, and more over the years. Like with many of the great band’s of their era, Van Halen were often the subject of Halfin’s visual documentation. His shots of the group are the definitive images of their career, and the pictures of Eddie perfectly captured the virtuoso’s kinetic guitar skills on film. According to the publisher, the book includes classic and unseen photo...

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