Posts Tagged ‘Digital Rights’

Transfer Video Tape To Digital Now!

Posted by Robert Edwards on April 30, 2017 in Blog |

Now is the time to start digitising all your video or audio tapes. Why? The Australian National Film and Sound Archive made the year 2025 a hard deadline for transferring magnetic tape to digital. After 2025 many factors compound to make digitisation practically impossible: Obsolesce – equipment to play tapes no longer made or repairable Experience […]

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Paid NOT To Photograph!

Posted by Robert Edwards on November 28, 2016 in Blog |

Like any profession photography has many aspects besides the actual service itself. Areas that don’t involve making photos and things the client doesn’t (need to) care about. It’s those essential areas that make it a profession and require far more time than the craft of photography. These can include: Client Relationship Management Strategic Planning Marketing […]

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OpenRAW 10 Years

Posted by Robert Edwards on March 10, 2015 in Blog |

Imagine if you were no longer able to look at your family albums. Or some of Ansel Adams images began to disappear. And the news photos that recorded the history of humanity were lost. D1scussion was a mailing list by Juergen Specht for professional Nikon users. In early 2005 the list saw a growing concern […]

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Goodbye Google, Apple & Facebook

Posted by Robert Edwards on February 26, 2014 in Blog |

No, I’m not closing my accounts with these tech giants. However eventually Google, Apple and Facebook will lose their dominant positions in the market. Just like Microsoft, Yahoo and MySpace lost ground. When it comes to working on, storing and accessing your images or documents it’s vital not to invest on any system that will […]

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10 Common Mistakes in DAM Workflow

Posted by Robert Edwards on December 6, 2013 in Blog |

Capturetree.com have posted my article, “10 Common Mistakes in DAM Workflow”: Digital Asset Management (DAM) is an often-misunderstood term especially for creatives. It’s not keywords, it’s not backups, it’s not a file browser. But it does cover all of those things. For photographers DAM is how we handle our digital images. Click here to continue reading.

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Radio 88.7FM Interview follow up

Posted by Robert Edwards on October 11, 2013 in Blog |

A follow up radio interview from last weeks episode where I was invited by David Peach to discuss photography and digital asset management along with fellow photographer Eden Connell. Below is the recording from the second episode. Episode Two [44:28]: This week we discuss specific programs including Phase One Media Pro, Adobe Lightroom and Extensis […]

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Radio 88.7FM interview

Posted by Robert Edwards on October 4, 2013 in Blog |

A few weeks ago I was invited by David Peach onto a local radio show to discuss photography and digital asset management along with fellow photographer Eden Connell. We discussed many topics including DAM best practise and protecting photographers rights. Here’s a recording from the show. Episode One [51:04]: A basic overview of Digital Asset Management, why […]

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David Bailey speaks out against UK Orphan Works bill

Posted by Robert Edwards on April 30, 2013 in Blog |

The UK Government has passed the Enterprise Regulatory Reform Bill. This effectively allows anyone to use images without payment to the rightful owner – if they attempt a “diligent search”. This totally shifts the power in protecting copyright away from individual photographers. In a letter written by renowned UK photographer David Bailey to the Chancellor […]

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Copyright versus Freedom of the Press

Posted by Robert Edwards on March 29, 2013 in Blog |

Fiona Phillips has written a great piece for The Larrikin Post covering another view on the media reform debate in Australia. Offering some balance to recent hysteria about copyright she puts it in perspective. Fiona is well versed to write on the topic as Executive Director of the Australian Copyright Council.

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Photography Standards: ISO Technical Committee 42

Posted by Robert Edwards on February 27, 2013 in Blog |

In March I was invited to join an ISO meeting on photographic standards. Convened by Standards Australia who is this country’s representative for ISO, attendees included key stakeholders from the photographic industry: manufacturers, distributors, government, consumers, technicians, scientists, and the end users – us photographers. The outcome is that Australia now has a Mirror Committee […]

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