Although these laws come from the state of New South Wales, within Australia, they generally apply to the whole nation.First when it comes to privacy, unlike the USA, Australia does not have a Bill of Rights, so our laws are going to be different.In an article by Andrew Nemeth BSc (Hons) LLB MTeach, titled "NSW Photographer's Rights - Australian street photography legal issues", it is clearly pointed out that in Australia the taking and publication of a person's photograph, without their consent... continue reading
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I know that the world of photography is full of imagination & unreal things (wow yes I do!), this is one of the greatest things about it, no limits & none stop creativity! But when it comes to our daily life & professional work, we always love to find the photo that really represents the subject that we would like to cover! If we can mix the unreal with the real it would be nice to open a new imagination window for the target (client)! In some professions, a photo that represents the reality is a... continue reading
Copyright laws and rules are wide, varied, vague, and can contradict from one government to another. So it's no wonder a lot of myths and perceptions of what you can and can not do continue to perpetuate. There are even legal cases where the judge ruled in favor of the wrong party because of confusion in how the law was interpreted.For example, if I have a web site and insert an image into a web page and provide a link and credit to the person who owns the image, many people think it's OK to do... continue reading
Earlier I wrote a small blogmessage about me going to myself a, so called, chamber of commerce number so I can start doing business with DNF-Style.Well..............I didn't.Why?As some know I have just been laid of buy the company I worked for, but since I worked there for 8 years they are paying me till February 5th and after that I will have rights to unemployment money (2 months 70% and 12 months 70%of that same 70% of my last earned wages.Well guess what, If i get a chamber of commerce... continue reading
I have been investigating a little bit about what laws apply in regards to using images of building.These are some laws I came across:United States Code - Title 17 - Chapter 1 - Section 120Scope of exclusive rights in architectural works: (a) Pictorial Representations Permitted. - The copyright in an architectural work that has been constructed does not include the right to prevent the making, distributing, or public display of pictures, paintings, photographs, or other... continue reading
As a photographer, have you ever wished you could bend the laws of physics to your will to get this perfect, indeed this impossible shot? Well, there is a way. All the tools are there to achieve the impossible, and the best thing is: they are free.A while ago, a little after I first began uploading photos on DT, I ran into the work of amazing digital artists who used state-of-the-art software to achieve photorealistic computer renderings. This may initially sound like a waste of time - why spend... continue reading
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