Free Stock Photos Starring Vince Vaughn

In a promotional tie-in, producers partnered with Getty Images to digitally put the Unfinished Business actors into cheesy stock photographs of popular business scenarios.
By William Sawalich
Vince Vaughn and company have a new movie that just came out called Unfinished Business. In it, Vaughn plays a businessman whose routine business trip implodes, and hilarity ensues. In a promotional tie-in, producers partnered with Getty Images to digitally put the Unfinished Business actors into cheesy stock photographs of…

Apple’s iPhone Photography Gallery

The pictures really are quite beautiful, and definitely serve as a reminder that, largely, the beauty of a photograph isn't because of the device with which it was made, but rather the eye of the photographer who made it.
By William Sawalich
Playing up the "world's most popular camera" angle, Apple has published a gallery of photographs made with the iPhone 6 to a "World Gallery" on the Apple web site. The pictures really are quite beautiful, and definitely serve as a reminder that, largely, the beauty of a photograph isn't because…

Highlights From The Sony World Photography Awards

The images are on view at Somerset House in London this spring, and winners will be announced April 23rd.
By William Sawalich
The creative web site Colossal recently published a wonderful collection of images from the Sony world photography awards. It's the shortlist of finalists, which was announced last week by the World Photography Organization. Choosing this shortlist was "no small feat," as submissions this year totaled nearly 175,000 photographs originating from…

The DSLR Lending Library

Budding photographers can reserve space in the studio for an hour at a time, and can bring their own drives in order to download pictures and take them home—or purchase them, quite affordably, from the library.
By William Sawalich
Now this is my kind of library! In an effort to entice customers to make use of its many great services, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County features a "makerspace" that offers free access to tools for creation—including a photo studio and digital SLR cameras. The library says…

On Photographers Working For Free

My personal favorite comes from English car photographer Tim Wallace: "In my view agreeing to work for free is the same as saying 'I'm not sure what I'm doing so won't charge you' which then very easily creates a brush that could broadly touch many others in the same industry."
By William Sawalich
The fine folks at InMyBag.net have put together an interesting discussion with six prominent photographers on the perils, as well as the possibilities, of working for free. As their headline sums it up, "You wouldn't ask a plumber to work for free, why ask a photographer?" For some reason, the…

Fighting An Unfair Patent On Photography Contests

The Ars Technica story shares all the particulars on how this photographer plans to fight for the rights of all photographers and web sites who are interested in simply sharing photographs online.
By William Sawalich
Photographer Ruth Taylor was surprised to learn that the weekly photo competitions that she hosts at BytePhoto.com were violating the patent of a little-known video website called Garfum.com. Garfum's owner, it turns out, holds U.S. Patent number 8,209,618, which claims ownership of the concept of online photography contests. Unsurprisingly, Garfum…
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