Welcome to our weekly photography news round-up, with the stories that matter to serious photographers.
The web has made sharing photos easier than ever before, but it has also raised some questions about copyright – chief among them, What is Creative Commons and is this the same as public domain? Photographer and media law consultant Linda Macpherson explains all.
In the latest guest post from our friends at the photo management blog Photoventure, they take a closer look at the UK’s Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. The controversial bill has sparked debate – and even outrage – among photographers online, so much so it can be difficult separating fact from exaggeration.
Here we debunk 9 of the popular myths about the bill and explain some of the simple ways you can keep your work safe.
If you upload any of your photography anywhere – and we’re going to assume you do since you’re reading a photography website – you’ll no doubt have heard about the recent changes to UK law which could have a profound impact on every photographer.
The new Enterprise and Regulatory Reform bill has somehow managed to arrive without too much uproar from the photographic community – until now. Amy Davies, of our testing team, takes a look at some of the issues around the bill that should be of particular concern to photographers.
A new in-depth study on the use of images by photo-sharing websites and other social media suggests that some of the most popular names are removing photographers’ metadata from photos.
Watermarking has long been seen as the best way of protecting your copyright – but is that actually correct?
A new joint effort between Flickr and social networking site Pinterest aims to improve the attribution of photographers’ images.
Flickr announced the move on its blog, stating: “We’ve worked closely with Pinterest to make it even easier for you to share to Pinterest in a way that will ensure that your Flickr photos are properly attributed, regardless where they are pinned from.”
What is metadata? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It confuses many photographers at first.
Metadata is simply a set of data that describes and gives information about other data. For photographers, that ‘other data’ is your images. Your digital camera will embed information in each photo it takes that identifies what camera created the file, the exposure information and more.
If you’re like the 90% of photographers who share their photos online, it can be a good idea to add more personal details such as descriptive keywords and copyright and contact information to clearly identify the image as yours.