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AFP to pay Haiti photographer $1.22mn for copyright infringement

Agence France-Presse (AFP)

I did not know that a simple picture taken during the 2010 earthquake in Haiti could be worth $1.22mn. This is what Daniel Morel will get following a verdict against AFP and Getty Images for wilfully infringed his copyright in 2010.

Not bad

A jury of seven-member reach a unanimous verdict against AFP and Getty Images over the use of Daniel Morel's pictures that were taken during the 2010 Haiti quake.

AFP obtained a total of eight photographs from the Twitter account of Lisandro Suero. According to the report, Lisandro had posted the picture on his own account without given proper credit to Morel

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Thony Belizaire a Prince among Men

AFP photographer, Thony Belizaire

Award-winning photojournalist, Thony Belizaire, passed away on July 21st, of complications from emphysema.

Thony Belizaire became a member of the Agence France-Presse (AFP) in 1987. He fearlessly documented political events in Haiti for 30 years, including the coups to oust President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and the monstrous rules of the Duvaliers. The tectonic event of 2010's earthquake was Belizaire's last big assignment.

Praise for Belizaire's work came from all quarters, including Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. Lamothe respectfully noted "Mr. Belizaire devoted . . . his life to covering . . . the life of the Haitian people." He added Belizaire left a deep impression on photographers and photojournalists in his native Haiti that will never fade.

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Suggested Photos to take during the Wedding Ceremony

As you work with your wedding photographer, you will develop a narrative of your wedding day, captured in photos.

As you work with your wedding photographer, you will develop a narrative of your wedding day, captured in photos. Ask for their ideas and suggestions about how best to document moments before, during, and after the ceremony. Here are some recommendations for formal photos.

Photos of your guests as they arrive at the venue you've chosen, before they enter, and taking their seats.

Photos of the bride as she and her father get out of the limousine, and as they enter the building; photos of them as they wait in the foyer for the procession to begin.

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Suggested Photos to take before the Wedding Reception

Before the wedding reception begins, have formal photos taken of those special moments when the bride and groom now interact with friends and family as a newly married couple.

Before the wedding reception begins, have formal photos taken of those special moments when the bride and groom now interact with friends and family as a newly married couple. Arrange for a room, or perhaps a garden, where these photos can be taken. Here are recommendations for such photos.

Take photos of the maid(s) of honor viewing the bride's ring; and photos of the bridesmaids viewing the bride's ring.

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Suggested Photos to take before the Wedding Ceremony

When you hire your wedding photographer, develop a list of photos with them to shoot before, during, and after the ceremony, and at the reception.

When you hire your wedding photographer, develop a list of photos with them to shoot before, during, and after the ceremony, and at the reception. Ask for their ideas and suggestions. Here are some recommended suggestions for the pre-ceremony photos.

The most traditional photos are those of the bride posing with various members of her immediate and extended family. These include the bride standing next to her mother and father in separate photos. Then a photo of the bride with both parents flanking her.

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Suggested Photos to take during the Reception

The final photos of your wedding day are taken at the reception.

The final photos of your wedding day are taken at the reception. Here are some recommendations for these photos.

The first photos should be of bride and groom in the back seat of the limousine arriving at the reception venue; and photos of them stepping out of the car and entering the reception hall.

Two photos showing bride, groom, and their parents ready to receive guests should be taken. One should be a formal portrait of the receiving line, the other an informal and relaxed shot.

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Haitian Photos

Collecting Pictures about Haiti is our passion. Since 1999, we have been collecting a variety of pictures about Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora.

We have a chance to visit our gallery of pictures at any time.

Also, based on our format, our pictures create their own history. As you are looking at the pictures we offer to you at Haitian Photos, you will be able that the most recent pictures are seen first and as you click back, you will be able to see the history over time.

In addition, as you are viewing these pictures, you will be able to add your own comments.

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