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Apple Invents A Device To Protect Equipment From Drops

It's definitely a bit of technology for which I'll be keeping a hopeful eye out in the coming generations of phones and cameras—but I won't hold my breath.
By William Sawalich
It's conceivable that in the not-too-distant future our cameras may be equipped with devices that can protect them from damage due to a fall. No, it's not an airbag (though that might be a pretty good idea too). Apple, maker of the ubiquitous iPhone, has recently received a patent for…

The Art Of The Fashion Pose

Prompted by fashion model Coco Rocha's new book "The Study of Pose: 1,000 Poses by Coco Rocha" here's a really fun—and surprisingly interesting—post.
By William Sawalich
Prompted by fashion model Coco Rocha's new book "The Study of Pose: 1,000 Poses by Coco Rocha" here's a really fun—and surprisingly interesting—post at Another Magazine about fashion posing. It includes the seriously beautiful and the ridiculously weird—and all of them together make for a highly fascinating study, not just…

Smartphone Model Releases And Legal Documents

Do you take pictures of people?
By William Sawalich
Do you take pictures of people? If so, depending upon the usage you have in mind for those photos, you may be best served by having your subjects sign a model release. If that use is commercial in any way, you'll definitely want a signed release. Rather than carrying around…

Image Manipulation Throughout History

It's a story about a bunch of photographs that were manipulated long before Photoshop—much less computers—even existed.
By William Sawalich
In case you fall into the category of "Photoshop ruined the believability of photographs" then have I got a good link for you. It's a story about a bunch of photographs that were manipulated long before Photoshop—much less computers—even existed. Many of the images are somewhat insidious in their nature;…

GoPro To Launch Its Own Drone

GoPro is cutting out the middle man and going straight to the source.
By William Sawalich
GoPro is cutting out the middle man and going straight to the source. Or, actually, becoming the source. Of drones, that is. The booming remote-controlled aerial industry isn't booming just because people like flying little helicopters around the neighborhood. It's because they like flying drones around the neighborhood with cameras…

News Photographer Wins Major Copyright Victory

There's been a major victory for photographers in terms of U.S. copyright law.
By William Sawalich
There's been a major victory for photographers in terms of U.S. copyright law. Last week, a Manhattan jury found that two news photo distribution agencies willfully violated photographer Daniel Morel's copyright when they published eight pictures he made in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake without payment or proper…
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