An award winning pro wildlife snapper is in a legal fight with Wikimedia following the selfie that the monkey clicked with his shooter is jeopardizing his livelihood. Gloucestershire’s David Slater was working in 2011 in Indonesia when a crested black macaque commandeered one of his shooters and clicked hundreds of selfies. Most of them were fuzzy and out of focus but some of them were amazingly good self portraits that made it to the headlines across the world.
Mr Slater has told Wikimedia to delete the snap from their collection of online royalty free pictures because people can get the snap and publish it without requesting permission or paying him. The group, however, has denied to do so arguing that as the monkey clicked the shutter button, the copyright of the snap belongs to the monkey and not to Mr Slater, who now faces an estimated £10000 legal document to take the matter to the court.
According to reports, the photographer told that if the monkey took it, it owns the copyright, not me, that is their basic argument. What they do not realize is that it requires a court to decide that. Few of their editors believe that it must be put back up. He has told them it is not public domain, they have got no right to say that its public domain. A monkey pressed the button, but he did all the setting up. The whole tour cost him around £2000 for that monkey shot.08.25.14
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California Academy of Sciences would exhibit some magnificent snaps showcasing nature in action on Thursday night at their nightlife show. The snaps that re the finalists in Academy’s very first photography competition, show everything from an ocean wave which appears looks like a snow wrapped mountain to a mid air attack between a hawk and a jay.
The Academy has got over six thousand entries from across the world. They are snaps of places which you might not prefer to visit or animals or their behaviors which you might not generally see. This really makes you think about your role in the nature, said Rhonda Rubinstein, the California Academy of Sciences Creative Director.
The grand award winner, a snap named The Luckiest Penguin, exhibits a penguin in Antarctic just escaping a leopard seal. On Thursday evening, the winners would be handed the awards at the Academy’s nightlife event.
Meanwile, the 8th Nature Photography Contest & Exhibit would take place on 17th August. Matted snaps are supposed to be handed over by the photo committee from 12 to 3 pm. After the judging, snaps would be on exhibit at 5010 N. Jugtown Road, Morris, on 23rd August and 24th August at the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area Visitors Center. The exhibit would go on till the open hours. The first hundred would be accepted – guaranteed. all snaps have to be matted in a mat board of 14 x 11 inches. Entry into the contest implies permission to use the snaps in Illinois Department of Natural Resources as well as affiliated publications, in nonprofit fund raising activities without photographer compensation.07.27.14
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Markus Staley Photography, which is one of Toronto’s top destination and local wedding photographer, is declaring the winners of complimentary anniversary photoshoot. The competition started back in January and it called pair with oldest combined ages to apply for a scope to win this complimentary photoshoot. The submissions were closed in March and they have now decided a winner.
Proprietor Markus Staley would meet the couple at a place of their choice to complete the anniversary photoshoot. Markus told that he is very excited to announce the winners of the anniversary shoot are Giulio and Giulia Mazzotta, who have a combined age of 158. This competition was a fun experience. This is great to be interacting with clients and meeting new people. He added that the best part is being able to capture this moment for the both of them and creating a memory that would stay with this couple for years to come.
As per Staley, being a wedding photographer has let him click several memorable moments throughout his photography career. Whether it is a destination wedding photography or even an offbeat wedding photography which is becoming more popular, Markus has a long catalog of important and interesting work. He told that he just attempt to take the best snaps he could so that my clients could relive those moments every time they see these snaps photos. This is really all about making them genuinely happy.06.10.14
The twelfth Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest, which is headquartered at GTM Research Reserve in Ponte Vedra Beach, bring photography and wildlife enthusiasts from all over United States for birding as well as photography events.
The 5 day event provides over hundred and fifty programs from 30th April to 4th May including classroom sessions and field workshops with acclaimed and expert photographers. One of the photographers is Charles Glatzer, from North Carolina, but he travels to the St. Augustine every spring for the event.
His pictures are accredited internationally for their attention, composition and lighting to every detail and have also appeared in a whole lot worldwide publications that includes Discover Diving, Popular Photography, Digital PhotoPro, EOS, Nature Photographer, Birding, Birder’s World, Professional Photographer, Smithsonian, National Parks, Outdoor Photographer, National Geographic and many more.
As a well known natural history and keynote speaker, Charles has been honored at popular world events that include Audubon, Explorer’s Club NYC, Sierra Club, Fuji Professional, Mid-Atlantic Photo Expo and Nature Conservancy. He also serves on judge panels for international and national photographic contests.
When he is not behind the computer and camera, he can be seen on the river fishing near his house in the mountains. He would teach at the GTM Research Reserve and St. Augustine Alligator Farm. He added that the Alligator Farm is a magnificent place to teach because there is a classroom on place and a rookery on premise. He could speak about what he does, then go outside and practice what they preach.06.1.14
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