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About AndrewP

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  1. Google Services & Alamy Photos

    If you click on the image and then click on the 'Visit' link it takes you directly to the Alamy page for that image. Google will argue that using an Alamy image within their search results will be good for Alamy.
  2. London is officially made up of 2 cities, The City of London and The City of Westminster.
  3. Ethics and Model Releases

    The story seems to suggest that the photos were originally taken for another purpose by the photographer who decided to submit them for stock at a later date. If a general MR was signed for the original purpose then it would also be valid for stock usage but the photographer doesn't seem to have made her aware of that at the time.
  4. You need to try and replicate it. Set your camera to it's lowest ISO, lens to f16 or f22 and try and get a shutter speed of slower than 1/15th with the metering showing about 1/3rd of a stop underexposed. Then set the focus to manual and turn it out of focus. Photograph the sky with the camera at a 45 degree angle while panning quickly. If the effect isn't there then your original post is showing a cloud formation. If the stripe is there then it's a camera issue.
  5. Bear in mind that Lightroom CC can only be installed on 2 machines at a time so if one of those machines dies then you need to contact Adobe to get it 'removed' from that computer in order to install it on the new one.
  6. Timelapses: Hyper zoom tutorial

    You would think that if he's gone to the trouble of registering the name as a trademark then he'd also register the web addresses and but both seem to be available.
  7. Timelapses: Hyper zoom tutorial

    I find that I can quickly get into territory that only lawyers can navigate!
  8. Timelapses: Hyper zoom tutorial

    Adding the letters 'TM' after a word doesn't seem to make the term legally protected. The word would need to be fully registered with the appropriate body and then the letter 'R' in a circle can be used. There would also be a legal difference to the terms 'hyperzoom', 'hyper-zoom' and 'hyper zoom'. More info here:
  9. Name of Picture

    I don't see 'new zealand', 'no date', 'no location', 'pls buy', 'michael deng', 'illustrator michael', 'old', 'cars' or 'coool' [sic]. As often happens with these types of thread, the OP asks a question and then completely disappears from the forum while we all try and be helpful.
  10. This type of behaviour gets reported so often that it's never a surprise anymore, regardless of the size of company doing the infringing. If only they could see the PR benefit of admitting their mistake straight away and doing the right thing by paying the artist. The default response to being caught out always seems to be something along the lines of 'your work isn't any good and not worth paying for'. It might be time to watch the Harlan Ellison Pay The Writer video on youtube again!
  11. Infringement claim - UK Small Claims

    Yes, if you claim against the publisher, and by definition they are the ones doing the 'publishing' which causes the infringement, then they can sort it out with the person who sourced the image. All this actually goes back to what's taught in schools. All pupils have access to Google and find photos to use in their school work, this then continues in college/university. When they then get a job and are asked to find a photo for a report/brochure/website they go straight to Google. That's when their boss gets sent a copyright infringement claim and in all the years the person has been sourcing photos from the internet through education they've never once been told about copyright.
  12. Infringement claim - UK Small Claims

    He may have a contract for freelance work that includes an indemnity clause for the work he provides to the publisher. This is a similar story where people still assume everything on the internet is free and don't think they should pay to use it (a 4 minute listen):
  13. And because the 90% like to fly near airports and crowds then us 0.1% get hit with regulations.
  14. Infringement claim - UK Small Claims

    I've only used the Small Claims Court for non-payment of an invoice for commissioned work but the process is very straightforward. You could always send an invoice to the infringer with a deadline to pay and then use the court route.
  15. I’ve never understood why the regulations allow a drone to be flown so high and far from the operator. If I had one then I’d only want to go 20m up and 50m away at the most and that would be enough to give a good viewpoint for an establishing shot. Perhaps there’ll be a comeback for elevated mast photography which doesn’t need a pilot licence to operate.