I'm not sure when it happened, but my photo lab got a website. So, I figured I'd toss them a plug.
Doesn't do you much good unless you're in the Connecticut area, but if you are here, I can recommend PhotographicSolutions as the best lab I've found in the state. Plus, they're great people who I love working with.
Annie Liebovitz, one of the most successful contemporary photographers, has reportedly traded her considerable catalogue of work for monetary loans. The collateral consists of copyrights, negatives and contract rights.
Tonight Comet Lulin will be closer to Earth than it will be ever again, as it is on course to leave the solar system for good.
Photographers may or may not have the opportunity to photograph Lulin — the visibility of comets has been historically hard to predict.
But if you'd like to make an attempt, bring your camera and either a big lens or (better yet) a mountable telescope to a dark (outdoor) location this evening. If you're in North America, look into the west-southwest sky. The comet will appear to be to the right of Saturn, between the constellations Leo and Virgo.
The Associated Press is claiming that the iconic "Hope" illustration of President Barack Obama was an unauthorized reproduction of a photograph it owns to copyright to. And they're suing for damages.
The artist, Shepard Fairey, is seeking protection under the "fair use" doctrine, but he'll have an uphill battle. His illustration is very clearly a derivative work, which is protected under U.S. copyright statutes. And even a liberal reading of the Fair Use doctrine doesn't support his defense.