Haitian photographer wins $1.22 million in damages
Nov24

Haitian photographer wins $1.22 million in damages

Photographer Daniel Morel has won a major copyright victory concerning photos he took during the 2010 Haitian earthquake. After a four year battle, a Manhattan jury awarded him $1.22 million in damages. Daniel had shared the images he took of the earthquake on Twitter. These images were then used by Getty Images and Agence France-Presse in their publications, without the photographer’s consent. The jury verdict found them guilty...

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Lasers ruin Canon 5D Mark III sensor
Nov23

Lasers ruin Canon 5D Mark III sensor

Let this be a warning if you are anywhere around lasers. They can easily destroy the sensor on your super expensive camera. That’s what happened to a Canon 5D Mark III in this video: The damage happens at around the 0:03 second mark, just when a laser rips through it. In fact, any CCD or CMOS sensor is at risk. Such lasers are often used at concerts or events. I’ve even seen some shops use them, so be very careful anywhere...

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Canon Exposure Simulator and Tutorial
Nov19

Canon Exposure Simulator and Tutorial

Understanding the meaning of terms such as Aperture and Shutter Speed is essential for full control of your photos. Knowing when to use what value can mean the difference between an average shot and an amazing one. Canon’s Exposure Simulator is an excellent resource to learn just that. Learn the basics of exposure. The simple and easy to understand tutorials are great at understanding what different aperture values do. See how a...

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Boat and Ice
Nov18

Boat and Ice

There is something really special about this photo that caught my eye. Shot by Майк Рейфман, it combines the distant wilderness with our exploratory past. The sailboat is not something we see often these days. I’m unable to trace where this was taken. Such glaciers, right next to the sea, are usually found in the polar regions so it could be Antarctica or Greenland....

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Elk physically harasses a photographer

This video was shot at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park‘s Cataloochee Valley. The photographer was shooting elk when a male became curious and started to mess with him. The elk started to rub his head on him in a threatening manner. There wasn’t much the photographer could do for fear of getting gored in the gut. So he kept low and tried to make the best of the situation. Even got a few closeup shots of the elk....

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