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New York Photo & Video Events

Posted in Events, Photography by Nathan Lee Bush on January 1, 2013

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Michael K. Yamaoka, "Saturation & Serenity" at Atlantic Gallery

Michael K. Yamaoka, “Saturation & Serenity” at Atlantic Gallery

Wed Jan 2, 2013
7pm – 10pm  |  Workshop: Larson Harley, INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY – Wednesdays
(Part 1 of 4)
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Thu Jan 3, 2013
9am – 12pm  |  Workshop: Erica Magrey, “Introduction to Photoshop” – Thursdays (Part 3 of 3)
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

12pm – 3pm  |  Workshop: Heather Russ, PHOTOSHOP RETOUCHING – Thursdays (Part 1 of 5)
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

7pm – 10pm  |  Workshop: Ken Collins, PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY – Thursdays (Part 1 of 5)
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

7pm – 10pm  |  Workshop: Davis Hawk, Intro to Digital Photography (Part 3 of 4)
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Fri Jan 4, 2013
6pm – 9pm  |  Opening: Group Show, “239 Days— Works from School of Visual Arts MFAFine Arts Class of 2012” | Curated by Stephen Maine
Where: Allegra LaViolaGallery, 179 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002

7pm – 8pm  |  Lecture: Rise and Fall of Apartheid: A Lecture with Curator Rory Bester
Where: ICP School, 1114 Avenue of the Americas, 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

11am – 6pm  |  Online Course: Bambi Cantrell, Building a Profitable Portrait Studio
Where: http://www.creativelive.com/courses/building-profitable-portrait-studio-bambi-cantrell (more…)

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New York Photo & Video Events

Posted in Events, Photography by Nathan Lee Bush on December 25, 2012

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Wed Dec 26, 2012
7pm – 10pm | Workshop: Advanced Digital Photography // Concepts and Critique (Part 1 of 6)
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Thu Dec 27, 2012
9am – 12pm | Workshop: Erica Magrey, “Introduction to Photoshop” – Thursdays (Part 2 of 3)
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

5pm – 8pm | Workshop: Jackie Snow, “Learn Your Digital Camera”
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237 (more…)

The End of the World … for Instagram?

Posted in News, Photography by annakfischer on December 18, 2012

ImageInstagram released new terms of service yesterday, heralding what could be the beginning of the end of the Instagram age, at least among photographers who value ownership of their images. Pro photographer’s like Ben Lowy and Ed Kashi who’ve championed the service and helped it explode into the behemoth of the photo sharing world.  

The terms of service are lengthy but the especially disconcerting bits are excerpted below (italics mine):

“you hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you post on or through the Service.”

“To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you. If you are under the age of eighteen (18), or under any other applicable age of majority, you represent that at least one of your parents or legal guardians has also agreed to this provision (and the use of your name, likeness, username, and/or photos (along with any associated metadata) on your behalf.”

To summarize the salient points:

1) Instagram now has rights to all the images you publish through its service.

2) Instagram can sell these images without your knowledge or consent.

3) This includes photos of minors.

The only way to opt out for already existing content and future work is to delete your account.

This isn’t the first rights grab we’ve seen from internet image hosting services. Back in May 2011, the then ubiquitous TwitPic underwent a similar change in terms of service. One that lead to its rapid decline

With Facebook heavily promoting the dearly bought social network to its users, we’re more likely to see a slow fade then a sharp decline, if anything. But as more services offer retro filters and streamline their mobile apps, we could see an erosion among Instagram’s savvier users.

We’re already seeing reactions from the press. The New York Times and CBS posted ominous, Dateline-style “are your kids safe” angled consumer pieces. That’s certainly valid, but we’re more concerned with working photographers’ intellectual property.

This speaks to the larger trend of Facebook’s long history of privacy violations and terms-of-use overreach. Now Instagram is the next vehicle for its information reselling business model. 

Relations between Twitter and Instagram have soured in recent weeks, with Instagram cutting its rival out of its service completely.  Twitter responded by adding its own robust photo filter and editing features. They are no doubt giddy at the latest news. They couldn’t have asked for a better holiday gift than Instagram’s right’s grab.

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New York Photo & Video Events

Posted in Events, Photography by Nathan Lee Bush on December 17, 2012

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Group Show, The Young Collectors Exhibition at Leila Heller Gallery

Group Show, The Young Collectors Exhibition at Leila Heller Gallery

Tue Dec 18, 2012

6:30pm – 8:30pm   |  Opening: Group Show, The Young Collectors Exhibition | Curated by Laura
Mintz, Alexandra Wagle

Where:  Leila Heller Gallery – Chelsea, 568 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001

11am – 12pm   |  Webinar: Raw Color Power – The Benefits of Custom Camera Profiles with
the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

Where: http://www.xritephoto.com/ph_learning.aspx?action=webinars&eventid=1393&eventdateid=5342

1pm – 2:30pm   |  Webinar: Surviving in the Broadcast Editing World
Where: http://www.moviola.com/webinars/surviving-in-the-broadcast-editing-world/#.UMVqleTEeSo

9am – 12pm   |  Workshop: Laura Splan, Introduction to Illustrator (Part 3 of 3)
Where:  3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

6pm – 10pm   |  ASMP New York Winter Party
Where:  Elk Studios, 164 West 25th Street, Penthouse, New York, NY 10001

6pm – 8pm   |  Artist Talk: Group Show, “Diaries: An Anthology of Photography from
Italy” | Curated by Peter Weiermair

Where:  Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 26 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013

7pm – 10pm   |  Workshop: Stephen Blauweiss, Introduction to Photoshop (Part 3 of 3)
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

7pm – 10pm   |  APA Holiday Party
Where:  G2, 400 W 14th St., New York, NY 10014

Wed Dec 19, 2012
10am – 6pm   |  Workshop: MC 239: Basic Color Correction with Media Composer 6
Where:  The Training Farm, 39 West 38th Street (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), Suite 1001, New York, NY 10018 (more…)

New York Photo & Video Events

Posted in Events, Photography by Nathan Lee Bush on December 10, 2012

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Daniel Ballesteros, "Transparent Studio" at Bose Pacia Gallery

Daniel Ballesteros, “Transparent Studio” at Bose Pacia Gallery

Tue Dec 11, 2012
9am – 12pm  |  Workshop: Laura Splan, Introduction to Illustrator (Part 2 of 3) 
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

1pm – 2:30pm  |  Webinar: Professional Sound On Any Budget
Where: http://www.moviola.com/webinars/professional-sound-onany-budget/#.ULw9GOTEeSo

1pm – 2pm  |  Webinar: Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video
Where: http://www.xritephoto.com/ph_learning.aspx?action=webinars&eventid=1331&eventdateid=5271

3:30pm – 6:30pm  |  Workshop: David Karlins, “Intro to Web Design”
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

5:30pm – 7:30pm  |  Workshop: Jennifer Rozenbaum, “The Real Woman’s Guide to Posing”
Where: The Adorama Building, 42 West 18th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY

7pm – 10pm  |  Workshop: Stephen Blauweiss, Introduction to Photoshop (Part 2 of 3)
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Wed Dec 12, 2012
6pm – 9pm  |  Opening: Shane Shane, “Electric Eclectic Beauties of the Glorious Nightlife” | Curated by Alesia Exum, Claire Fleury
Where: Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

6pm – 8pm  |  Opening: Lori Landau, “Works In Series” | Curated by Lola C. Shepard
Where: New York Open Center Gallery, 22 East 30th St., New York, NY 10016

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Mobile Photo Roundup: Snapseed Comes to Android, Free on iOS

Posted in Photography by Nathan Lee Bush on December 7, 2012
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Snapseed offers more flexibility and control than rival Instagram, but do mobile users want it?

Snapseed, the powerful photo editing software for both desktop and more recently the iPhone has been released as a free app for Android devices (4.0 and up) and made free on its iOS equivalent (formally $5).

Imaging storage and sharing is seen as a cornerstone among top tech companies as they jostle to bolster their positions in the hotly contested social web space. Facebook made headlines in April with a billion dollar stock and cash bid for white hot Instagram, a deal which closed in September. Not to be outdone, Google acquired Snapseed developer Nik Software in September. And today, true to form, Google nixed short term profit to bolster its long term ecosystem growth. Expect to see specialized integration with services Google Plus (successful perhaps only among photographers), Picasa and, of course, Android.

Where Instagram siezed the market with its emphasis on instant slap-on lomo filters with minimal fuss, but also minimal wiggle room, Snapseed offers robust editing features, allowing the user to build a photo from the ground up using a large variety parameters. It remains to be seen whether on-the-go shooters, spoiled by Instagram’s tap-edit-and-share, will be compelled by the superior image flexibility offered by Snapseed. Casual shooters will likely balk, but a nascent movement could be afoot among serious photographers to take back control of the image. The massive built-in community of Instagram, at once a photo editing application and social network, is another hurdle.

Of course, with smartphone’s now accounting for over half of all mobile phones, it’s a big space, with plenty of room for a variety of niches. Indeed, the coolest new kid on the block is VSCO CAM, which offers more subtle and elegant and, for lack of a better word, “hip” filters than the more garish flavors found in Instagram.

New York Photo & Video Events

Posted in Events, Photography by Nathan Lee Bush on December 3, 2012

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Seth Casteel, "Underwater Dogs" at Dillon Gallery

Seth Casteel, “Underwater Dogs” at Dillon Gallery

Tue Dec 4, 2012
1pm – 2:30pm  |  Webinar: Sound and Music Design with Logic Pro 
Where: http://www.moviola.com/webinars/sound-and-music-designwith-logic-pro/

9am – 12pm  |  Workshop: Laura Splan, Introduction to Illustrator (Part 1 of 3)
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

7pm – 10pm |  Opening/Book Signing: Polaroids by Diego Uchitel
Where: Milk Gallery, 450 West 15th Street New York, NY 10011

5:30pm – 8pm  |  Workshop: David Piazza: Studio Strobes Made Easy
Where: The Adorama Building, 42 West 18th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY

7pm – 8:30pm  |  Artist Lecture: Sze Tsung Leong
Where: Center for Alternative Photography, 36 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016

7pm – 10pm  |  Workshop: Stephen Blauweiss, Introduction to Photoshop (Part 1 of 3)
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237 (more…)

New York Photo & Video Events

Posted in Events, Photography by Nathan Lee Bush on November 26, 2012

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Henry Leutwyler, "Ballet" at Foley Gallery

Henry Leutwyler, “Ballet” at Foley Gallery

Tue Nov 27, 2012
9:30am – 5:30pm  |  Opening: Group Show, “African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde” 
Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10028-0918

6pm – 8pm  |  OPENING: BENNANI, CERUZZI & MOORE, BAEZ, HAND, PHOTO II, DRAWING
Where: The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 30 Cooper Square New York, NY 10003

1pm – 2:30pm  |  Webinar: FCP X for FCP “Classic” Users
Where: http://www.moviola.com/webinars/fcp-x-for-fcpclassic-users/#.UKntxeTEeSo

9am – 12pm  |  Workshop: Introduction to Lightroom, Manage your digital assets
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

10am – 6pm  |  Workshop: PR 101: Introduction to Premiere Pro
Where: The Training Farm, 39 West 38th Street (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), Suite 1001, New York, NY 10018

5:30pm – 7:30pm  |  Workshop: Steven Ackerman, Canon EOS Autofocus System: In-depth
Where: The Adorama Building, 42 West 18th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY

Wed Nov 28, 2012
6pm – 8pm  |  Opening: Henry Leutwyler, “Ballet” 
Where: Foley Gallery, 97 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002 (more…)

New York Photo & Video Events

Posted in Photography by Nathan Lee Bush on November 19, 2012

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Rob Nypels, "Disorientation" at Witzenhausen Gallery

Rob Nypels, “Disorientation” at Witzenhausen Gallery

 

Tue Nov 20, 2012
6pm – 8pm  |  Opening: Richard Taddei & Robert Cusido 
Where: Jadite Galleries, 528 W 47th St., New York, NY 10019

10am – 6pm  |  Workshop: Becoming a Premiere Pro Expert
Where: The Training Farm, 39 West 38th Street (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), Suite 1001, New York, NY 10018

1pm – 2:30pm  |  Webinar: Fixing It In Post For Avid Video Editors
Where: http://www.moviola.com/webinars/fixing-it-inpost-for-avid-video-editors/#.UKCvkOTEeSo

5:30pm – 7:30pm  |  Workshop: Tony Sweet: The Power of Composition— Merging Technique,Creativity and Emotion
Where: The Adorama Building, 42 West 18th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY

7pm – 10pm  |  Workshop: Introduction to Digital Photography (Part 4 of 4)
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Wed Nov 21, 2012
7pm – 10pm  |  Workshop: Introduction to Photoshop (Part 3 of 3) 
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Thu Nov 22, 2012
6pm – 8pm  |  Opening: Rob Nypels, NYC solo 
Where: Witzenhausen Gallery NY, 547 W 27th Street Suite 530, 5th floor, New York, NY 10001 (more…)

New York Photo & Video Events

Posted in Events, Photography by Nathan Lee Bush on November 12, 2012

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David LaChapelle, “Still Life” at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Tue Nov 13, 2012

1pm – 2:30pm  |  Webinar: Darwinian Filmmaking: Evolution or Extinction
Where:http://www.moviola.com/webinars/darwinian-filmmaking-evolution-or-extinction/#.UI81EW_MjfI

5:30pm – 8pm  |  Workshop: Zach and Jody Gray: 3 Steps to Bigger Sales
Where: The Adorama Building, 42 West 18th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY

6pm – 9pm  |  Workshop: Adorama Presents Canon Digital Cinema Event with Larry Thorpe
Where: Union Square Ballroom, 27 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003

7pm – 10pm  |  Workshop: Introduction to Digital Photography (Part 3 of 4)
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

7pm – 8:30pm  |  CAP Artist Lecture: Jerry Vezzuso
Where: Center for Alternative Photography,36 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016

Wed Nov 14, 2012
6pm – 8pm  |  Opening: Group Show, “13.0.0.0.0”
Where: RH Gallery, 137 Duane St., New York, NY 10013 (more…)

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