Sunday, May 9, 2010

Corbis Copyright Registrations Issues

Dear ASMP members:

I wanted to let you know about a decision that came down this week in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY. The name of the case is Muench Photography, Inc. v. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. et al. In essence, it invalidates most, if not all, of the copyright registrations that Corbis has made for its photographers.

The decision is brand new and will go through every level of appeal, starting with a motion for reconsideration. Lawyers for PACA and Coris are working with the Copyright Office on work-arounds to protect the photographers’ copyrights. We are actively involved in this and all of its ramifications, and we will keep you posted.

If you have photographs that have been registered at the Copyright Office by Corbis, you should contact Corbis to discuss the situation and what actions Corbis might recommend.

Have a good week-end,

VicVictor S. Perlman General Counsel & Managing Director American Society of Media Photographers

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Digital Workflow

I Need a Workflow That Works for Me
with Jay Kinghorn
May 6, 2010
Do you have a nagging feeling you can manage your images better and faster? Are you insecure about your archiving and backup systems? Are you ever disappointed in the final output of your work? Join ASMP and Jay Kinghorn to learn about dpBestflow™, the definitive digital imaging resource for gaining efficiency, profitability and excellence.

Seminar topics- Make informed decisions about choosing the best workflow for your needs- Maintain the color intent and quality of your work - Preserve your digital image files (and the work that you do to them) for the short and long term - Communicate more effectively with clients, printers, digital labs or anyone else handling your files - Work more efficiently so you can focus on creating great images and growing your business

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Blaine Harrington in the Denver Examiner

ASMP Colorado member Blaine Harrington may be one of the most interesting, experienced and well-versed travel photographers of our time and—he just might be a dying breed.

He is so informative that I have decided to complete this article in two parts. The first section tells of a fascinating life and career filled with adventures. The second section will focus on some important advice from this accomplished expert.

Check 'em out here!

Nik Software - 20% Discount

Lowepro aannoucned the following discount on their Facebook Page:

Lowepro is teaming up with Nik Software to bring you an exclusive discount on Nik's award-winning digital photo filters. Save 20% off any product (and 10% off upgrades) sold directly from, excluding 3rd-party products or those products already special (ie. offers may not be combined). Use discount code: LP2. Nik's plug-ins work with Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture.