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This is a follow-up to the previous post that looked at the potential dangers of sharing/licensing photos on Twitter.  And, since I’m talking about legal issues, let me go ahead and get my disclaimer out of the way…

While I am a lawyer, I am not your lawyer and this is an editorial commentary on newsworthy issues rather than legal advice.  Remember that one too – unless you’re paying a lawyer, you aren’t really getting legal advice, and what you are getting on blogs, forums and, for that matter, Twitter is worth just what you paid for it.  Seriously, remember that the next time you want to rely on someone’s advice on a forum.  The judge won’t be too keen on a printout of a blog post when you hand it to him as “evidence.”

Can a News Agency Use Photos You Share on Twitter?

The last time around, we talked about whether sharing your photos on Twitter gave Twitter a license to use your photos however it sees fit.  This time, we’re talking about a third-party news agency using photos shared on Twitter and one photographer who jumped right into the thick of it. [click to continue…]

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The above commercial is the latest creations from Vincent Laforet, who you may recall launched the HDSLR frenzie with his short film Reverie in the Fall of 2008 (shot on the 5D Mark II).  Laforet served as the director of photography on this commercial for Famous Footwear.  It was shot on a Phantom HD Gold camera at 600 frames per second, which required 250,000 watts of light to get the proper exposure.

Laforet has a nice tech write-up on his blog here, along with a behind the scenes video.

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The above video, shot by the Bui Brothers, gives a few minutes look into the behind the scenes of the epic fashion photography of Drew Gardner.  You can read more about the video, the photo shoot and how you can get a little deeper into Drew Garner’s method over on the Bui Brother’s blog.

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Chase Jarvis PhotoPlus

This is one you don’t want to miss.

At PhotoPlus 2010, Chase Jarvis gave a killer keynote speech, which was followed up by a panel discussion with Vincent Laforet, Jasmine Star, Zack Arias, JoeyL and Rob Haggart.

If you missed out on the live stream, it’s embedded below. Grab a snack, and enjoy.

[via Chase Jarvis]

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Open for Questions with Pete Souza

White House Chief Photographer, Pete Souza, will be doing a live Q&A session this Thursday, October 28 at 7PM ET.   He’ll be responding to questions asked over Flickr and Facebook.

Souza made some history last year by becoming the first photographer to capture a President’s official photo with a digital camera (a Canon 5D Mark II).

More details over at WhiteHouse.gov.

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I had decided to sit this one out . . . but there sure has been a lot of name-calling, face-making and side-taking, so I thought I would try to clear the air a little bit by offering up my opinion on the matter.

While I am a lawyer, I am not your lawyer and this is an editorial commentary on newsworthy issues rather than legal advice.  Remember that one too – unless you’re paying a lawyer, you aren’t really getting legal advice, and what you are getting on blogs, forums and, for that matter, Twitter is worth just what you paid for it.  Seriously, remember that the next time you want to rely on someone’s advice on a forum.  The judge won’t be too keen on a printout of a blog post when you hand it to him as “evidence.”

Ok, with that out of the way, let’s dig into this Twitastrophe.  And, if you’ve made it this far, and don’t know what I mean when I say the word “Twitter,” feel free to skip this post altogether.  ;-) [click to continue…]

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