Episode 32: Is Richard Prince Even An Artist? [LSP #0032]

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In this episode:00:01:22 – Controversial artist appropriates photos from Instagram, mocks up a screenshot and sells them for upwards of $100,000 for them. Is that art?

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00:02:55 – Miller Lite asks to use a photo from photographer Nikki May in a national ad campaign…but doesn’t want to pay for it. How devalued has photography become?

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00:08:19 – Sony makes a mistake and lists its awesome a7R at a $1,700 discount as hundreds, if not thousands, of people clammer to get the camera for roughly $200. Should they have honored all those orders?

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00:10:19 – A judge holds of the City of Atlanta, Georgia in contempt and orders the city to properly train officers on how do deal with the public and press taking photos and/or shooting video. Another victory in the war on photography.

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00:11:42 – ShutterDial.com emerges as a way to visualize various camera settings utilizing Flickr’s massive cache of photos.

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00:12:22 – Samsung adds additional functionality to it’s awesome NX1 camera via a firmware update. Buy the Samsung NX1 here. (Affiliate link)

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00:12:44 – A photographer gets fed up with Pinterest and sues them seeking to compel them to do more to “protect photographers and their work.”

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00:14:50 – A Texas high school student is forced to remove photos from his Flickr site or face suspension. Was he being selectively singled out?

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00:17:08 – Olympus pokes fun at heavy DSLRs with a new commercial as mirrorless sales climb. Watch the commercial here.

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00:17:32 – An Italian cyclist breaks his arm as he collides with a spectator who was shooting photos while extended over a barrier. See the video here. (WARNING: not for the squeamish)

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00:20:53 – If you have a Nikon D750, you might want to update to the latest firmware which all Nikon says about it is: “Camera operation is now more reliable”. Buy the awesome Nikon D750 here. (Affiliate link)

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00:21:17 – Copyright infringement suits aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be. I discuss this and talk about one of the many copyright infringement settlements I’ve had.

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00:26:04 – Legendary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies at 75.

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00:26:33 – Is Nikon and Apple working on a super secret app which will benefit Nikon users?

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00:26:58 – The ShutterSpots app seeks to help photographers find cool locations to shoot. Will you find spots? I didn’t. I came up goose eggs.

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In Drone News:00:29:16 – Singer Enrique Iglesias severely cuts his fingers during a concert in Tijuana, Mexico has he grabbed the DJI Inspire 1 drone shooting live video of him. Buy the DJI Inspire 1 here…just be careful! (Affiliate link)

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00:30:41 – Lucky 7 Drones has their DJI Phantom 3 significantly damaged as an alleged drunk neighbor knocks it out of the air with his shirt. Buy a DJI Phantom 3 here…just keep it away from your drunk neighbors. (Affiliate link)

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