Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “professional photographer

Should/Should Not For Business In 2020

From my long time friend Leslie Burns, Burns The Attorney. She makes one point that to paraphrase also from the Palm Springs Photo Festival; Face To Face Meetings Can Change Everything. Read this all through and save it, link below…
 
“As we wrap up 2019 and start to look ahead, I thought I would give up some of my best thoughts on both business and legal issues, for creative pros, in list form. I think I should warn you, though, I’m not holding back on the language. I think someone needs to play Carol Kane in Scrooged to the creative industries and, well, I’m just the broad to do it. So, here’s what you should/should not do for your business in 2020″… http://bit.ly/2Y8poYd
(And no this is not Leslie Burns. From one of my photo shoots with model Aristodeme)
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Palm Springs Photo Festival XV

Coming up is the 15th year of the Palm Springs Photo Festival. This is a must attend if you are a photographer. I have been going since day one and the last two years hosted workshops at the Palm Springs Air Museum. I know it seems early but it will sneak up fast. Take a look here for more info…. http://2020.palmspringsphotofestival.com

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Are We Done With Mediocrity?

Are we done with just “good enough” and striving toward mediocrity? For decades I have always sought to bring the best photographs to my clients. But as we know, the last decade brought a dumbing down in many sectors as to what was acceptable.
With more competition and the ease of just using any blurry or poor quality photographs or video, what would set a company or an individual apart from the crowd? I am now seeing the beginnings of change and the best is now highly valued again. Let’s keep it going!
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El Día de Muertos

El Día de Muertos photo shoot with Natalie Lyle. Makeup and hair styling also by Natalie Lyle. So very outstanding!

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Copyright Law Enforcement

Copyright enforcement for photographers has been a huge issue, especially since social media. Flagrant violations have become common place. Enforcement and litigation for the average photographer difficult, costly and all but impossible. This seeks to remedy that injustice. Perhaps finally a good step forward.

Case Act

“Professional Photographers of America and its partners in the creative community are celebrating the passage of H.R. 2426, the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act), marking the biggest step yet in improving copyright protection under the law for small creators. The bill sailed through the House to an overwhelmingly bipartisan success with a vote of 410-6.

The CASE Act creates a small claims process for creators whose work is infringed and represents a rare bipartisan, bicameral effort on Capitol Hill. PPA has been activating its 30,000-member base to call or email their representatives in support of the bill. The bill’s central conceit is the establishment of a Copyright Claims Board that would hear and rule on small-claims copyright infringement cases worth less than $15,000. The bill is co-sponsored by 151 members including Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), who introduced the bill, and ranking member Doug Collins (R-GA), along with original co-sponsors, Representatives Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Hank Johnson (D-GA), Martha Roby (R-AL), Judy Chu (D-CA), Ben Cline (R-VA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).

“This was a big victory,” says PPA CEO David Trust. “And an incredibly hard-fought one. It’s without question the largest grassroots campaign in the history of professional photography. But we aren’t done. So let’s take a day to celebrate, and then we’ll make preparations for the last hurdle — the Senate.”


BMW & B-17 I Have Flown In Both!

A BMW from the BMW Performance Center and the World War II B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey” at the Palm Springs Air Museum. I have flown in the B-17 and driven the BMW on the Performance Center race track!

They were both here at the Palm Springs Air Museum during the LuLu’s Catering, Events and Restaurant season opening reception to benefit the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Palm Springs. It was truly a tremendous event!

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My Headshot

It said I needed a headshot for it…

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