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Authors, photographers, journalists: Is the line blurring between amateu...
General Interest

As far as I understand in the U.S. you’re a professional if you’re paying taxes from your photography income and the largest part of your income comes from the photography activities.

In other parts of the world I’ve noticed people using the world "professional" for everyone taking pictures which are in focus and with a bit of creativity.

Having a business card where you call yourself a photographer also helps in this case. :)

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Aug 9, 2007 3:49pm PDT
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B&W printing tips...
BookSmart

Here is how blurb BW printing looked last week:

 

Top book is printed by blurb. Bottom one is an old Helmut Newton’s bought from the local bookstore. You could notice a lot of magenta in what supposed to be light gray areas.

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Aug 3, 2007 10:50am PDT
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Black and white printing help
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Mine is purple no matter under what light I’m looking at it.

It’s just so dissapointing to upload images with no color information in them and get them printed with midtones all purple as there is no such thing as black-and-white photography.

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Aug 1, 2007 11:56am PDT
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Copyright Issues
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First you need to think of is WHO might want to sue you for copyrights violation, and WHY. It doesn’t work automatically <del>- somebody need to have enough reasons to go to court and do that (which means initial legal expenses on their side).  And unless you made a lot of money with your book (which I don’t think is a case if you’re self-publishing few copies here), the only case somebody might want to persecute you is if you are extremely wealthy. But if this is a case you might already have lawyer(s) taking care of you -</del> so ask them. My expectation <del>- they’ll suggest you to use a corporation registered for this particualr project (so no personal liability) as a publisher, and then the only action against you really possible even if somebody will actually sue you, will be to stop selling the book with images they claim you don’t have permission to use. <a href="http://www.delawareintercorp.com/cost.htm">Cost of registering a corporation in Delawre</a> is comparable to cost of pringing few books here. By the way, you may close this corporation after you’re done with this (so no annual fee to support its’ existance, but also -</del> no way to print more copies defended by that corp name).

 

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Aug 1, 2007 11:49am PDT
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Black and white printing help
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Don’t have an answer. Just want to add my black-and-white turned out purple too. :(
Very disappointing.
I’d even be OK with a little sepia if pure black and white is not available, but purple… too bad.

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Jul 31, 2007 9:20am PDT
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