The FAA has officially made it ok for passengers to use portable electronic devices, such as iPads, Kindles, iPhones (in airplane mode) and cameras, during all phases of flight. We’ve known for a long time that these devices are safe to use while the airplane is in operation, including takeoff and landing, but the FAA took plenty of time to make it officially ok. [click to continue…]
The PhotoPlus 2013 Expo kicks off Thursday morning at 10am. I’ll be there tracking down all the latest and greatest cameras and accessories. You can watch for updates on the homepage as well as Photography Bay’s social media outlets.
The massive tornado that tore through Moore, Oklahoma yesterday left a wake of destruction in its path. The sheer vastness of the tornado is hard to comprehend.
The above timelapse video from NBC news shows a glimpse of the scale and destructive power of the tornado as it moved through Moore, Oklahoma during its 40-minute span on the ground. [click to continue…]
It has been close to 5 years since the introduction of the Micro Four Thirds system by Olympus in August 2008. In that time, cameras from Olympus and Panasonic have developed a strong hold on the mirrorless camera market.
Now, five additional manufacturers are joining the Micro Four Thirds System Standards Group, two of which we have heard recent news about.
Instagram just went off the deep end with its latest terms of service update, which allows the company to sell your images without paying your at all for their use.
The relevant provision regarding the sale of your images is found under Item 2 of “Rights” in the Terms of Service as follows:
To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you.
This provision on its own doesn’t bother me so much as a casual user. It grates me a bit, but I’m not really sweating Instagram’s use of my images reposted as advertisements or promoted content on the service. However, I recognize that a lot of photographers out there use Instagram as a more serious marketing endeavor or have licensing issues with their images that they can’t allow such use without otherwise jeopardizing their business.
Last Sunday, 18 Ritz Camera stores reopened after bankruptcy auction with new ownership. C&A Marketing Inc. purchased the Ritz Camera Family of brands including Ritz Camera, Camera World, Wolf Camera, Inkley’s Photo and Camera West during the September 2012 bankruptcy auction. This included all the retail stores, supporting websites and social media accounts, as well as the RitzPix.com online imaging business. [click to continue…]