There are many characters at weddings, today’s image of the day comes from James & Meridith Walter’s blog. They caught this character(looks like the dad in this case) lightening up the mood of the day…looks like a great day for the B&G!
Archive for December 18th, 2007
I frequently blog about the need for music to be purchased legally for use on our photography sites. Wedding photographers seem to be particularly guilty of this, I’m not sure why? I think it has something to do with how we value our work or not value our work enough…because if we valued our work as artists, we wouldn’t be using someone else’s art to promote ours.
Recently a band called Richter Scales did a parody on what is going on in Silicon Valley. They used an image of Lane Hartwell’s in the video they made and posted it on YouTube. Lane has taken offense to not getting credit for the image and this has stirred quite the controversy in some photography circles. TechCrunch has taken the position that Lane is taking offense because her feelings were hurt that she was not included in the credits(which didn’t credit anyone really). A Photo Editor has slashed back at TechCrunch and says that they are part of the reason for the deteriorating rights of artists.
Truthfully I am not sure where I stand on this one…I mean the photographer caught the image paparatzi style and I doubt that she has written permission to use the image and certainly wasn’t paid to make it for the ceo. Then I do see where she has some concern with her work being used without permission or credit…this should not have happened. Either way it has stirred up some conversation, brought attention to both the photographer and band, and forced a renewed dialogue into rights of artists.