Photographers Rights in Australia

Where can you make photographs without breaking the law? Arts Law have an information sheet on Street Photographer’s Rights giving you the facts on where, what and how you can do photography in Australia.

Getty buys

Getty Images has acquired competitor, based in Australia. Founded in 1967 Photolibrary are one of the top five image and video libraries in the world. This is an attempt for Getty increase market share and expand into Asia and the Middle East.

Getty Images acquires PicScout

Getty Images has acquired PicScout, a company that developed ImageTracker technology that scours the internet in search of unauthorised use of copyrighted images. In 2008 Getty Images itself was sold to a private equity firm Hellman & Friedman.

Commissioned Photos Increase Sales

If your business sells a product or service and using stock images then you may be losing sales. Usability expert Jakob Nielsen’s research showed customers focus on images that depict real products and real people. Generic images are less attractive to customers who choose to ignore them and go to your competitor’s website. Nielsen’s summary: … Read more

Lightroom 3.4 RC

Adobe have announced a Release Candidate for Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4. Mostly bug fixes with new camera lens profile support. Full list here. A Release Candidate means it is still not a final product and not (yet) supported. But if you have a new camera and/or lens and want to use Lightroom it … Read more

Photographers Protest Rally in Sydney

Australian photographers are fed up with bureaucracy stifling their craft and profession through permits and fees. Photographers from around Australia are staging a protest rally near Campbell Cove, Sydney Harbour on Sunday 29th August, 2010 from 10.00am to Noon. Bring your camera and tripod and hear from photographers like Ken Duncan from Arts Freedom Australia. … Read more

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same – AIPP President’s Report

It’s true. While the fine detail may be different, professional photography has undergone many changes over the decades. The AIPP has many experienced members whom I listen to for advice on how they successfully dealt with change, in their own business and as part of the AIPP executive. It gives me perspective to make informed … Read more

AIPP National President

On 7 June 2010 Robert Edwards will become the new National President of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography. Robert will give his first speech at the 2010 Canon AIPP APPA Awards Dinner to be held at Crown Casino Melbourne on Monday June 7th at 6.00pm. Tickets for the dinner cost $150 and can be … Read more