Insurance – Liability, Shoot Insurance, and Riders/Binders
“Liability refers to your basic insurance package you must have to cover loss or damage to your equipment, and to protect your personnel.
Shoot insurance is a more costly type of insurance that will cover you in the event you need to reshoot a job.
Riders/Binders cover the additional insurance costs involved when you rent a very expensive piece of equipment, or want to shoot on a location where the owner wants to be named as additionally insured on your policy in case anything happens to their property.”
I don’t remember my exact train of thought on QR Codes, but I’ve been seeing them everywhere lately. I didn’t quite know what they were, so I googled it to find out. Basically, they’re bar codes of any type of text. They can be URLs, phone numbers, and even just plain text. You scan them and it spits out whatever you want. I ran across this QR Generator site and these are my results.
The 6-part IFC Original short-based comedy series PORTLANDIA, created, written by and starring Fred Armisen (SNL) and Carrie Brownstein (vocalist/guitarist, WILD FLAG, Sleater-Kinney), premieres on IFC Friday, January 21, 2011 at 10:30 PM ET/PT. Each episode’s character-based shorts draw viewers into “Portlandia,” the creators’ dreamy and absurd rendering of Portland, Oregon.
Read more about Portlandia here: http://www.ifc.com/portlandia/
…software. You buy software, but that doesn’t mean you own the code.
…blueprints. You may own the building when it’s built, but the architect owns the design.
…sculpture. You can buy art, but you can’t copy and sell it as your own.
The intellectual property is an intangible asset, that is, it is intangible as well as it cannot be defined or specified by its physical parameters. It is created by human intellectual or inspirational activity. Therefore, the intellectual property must be defined in some discernible method to be protected by the laws.
Knowing fundamentals of design makes you a better commercial and editorial photographer. This excellent read is a great primer on theory and really comes in handy when you have to shoot for a layout.
This was the magic bullet that the other canons were missing. His reasoning was that it sits within the Fibonacci Sequence, as well as the Golden Ratio, and establishes that the textblock will be harmonious and proportional to the page — it’s how the height of it equals the width of the page.
Sometime back, I got a chance to shoot the folk singer Arlo Guthrie. He said something that day that has stayed with me:
The art of doing nothin’ is probably one of the most profitable things you can do, because it sets you up to be doing something.
When you are thinking about accepting an assignment where the fees will barely cover your costs, or giving in to an excessive rights grab with the justification that “it’s better than doing nothin’,” that’s a good time to reflect on Guthrie’s advice.
“…in a world where photographers traditionally price their product based on usage, what is “unlimited” use worth? There have always been photographers who intentionally or unknowingly ignore the subject of licensing, or otherwise simply give away unlimited use of their pictures without charging a premium for it. Those tend to be young photographers who don’t know any better, or established photographers who have found that it’s the only way they can compete, or they couldn’t be bothered with the extra work involved in understanding how image licensing works and explaining it to their clients.
However, in most of these cases, pricing photography “by the day” is a dysfunctional system, and not in the interests of the photographer or the client. There’s an inherent conflict when a photographer is compensated in inverse proportion to her productivity. The more photographs she produces, the less she is paid for each of them. Any photographer’s natural motivation will be to produce enough work to satisfy the expectations of the client, and no more. That is no way to run a business.”
Hands down, the iPhone is the best damn tool a photographer can have. Here’s one more reason why:
iRelease helps transform your old paper model release forms into information you can use. This powerful cloud based mobile application, in combination with its sophisticated ‘Live Syncing’ online account, organizes your forms into an easy to use and robust online filing system. It’s just a simple three step process, type in the models details, get them to sign the screen, take their photo, and then the device takes over from there. It automatically creates a complete model release from, saves a copy to your device and syncs the form to your online account. You can even email a PDF directly from the application. Its quick & easy, and it does the heavy lifting for you!