While it seemed the whole world and their grandparents had taken to the Instagram phenomenon like ducks to water, one man had held out of the craze... until now. It was reported, with more than a little humor, that Hollywood thespian and Oscar-award winner Sean Penn has finally taken to the new pastime around the world and posted his first picture on the popular picture-sharing based website.
The post is not of an idle, racy or salacious picture, but rather, one that depicts the plight still faced by many in Haiti, as it shows the devastation of a site still left flattened after the 2010 earthquake, a subject very close to Penn's heart.
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.
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
Haitian photographer, Daniel Morel, was awarded $1.22 million in statutory damages in a copyright infringement case in late November. The lawsuit brought by Morel and Corbis Photo concerned eight photographs taken by Morel of the aftermath of Haiti's 2010 earthquake.
The trouble began after Morel posted the photos on his TwitPic account. Another Twitter user re-posted the pictures on his own timeline, neglecting to either credit Morel, or layout the owner's restrictions for other conditions regarding their usage.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) and its U.S. affiliate, Getty Images, published the photos without asking Morel permission. Although AFP tried to make reparations after discovering their error, he was unavailable. Prior to trying to reach him, AFP emailed their subscription base, correctly crediting Morel as the real photographer. Getty Images also issued a mandatory kill to tell their clients the photos were not to be used for any purpose.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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