FACEBOOK THROWS A LITTLE TANTRUM
Because we have mean unfair Government who don’t understand the tech business, Australian Facebook users are no longer receiving any NEWS content on the platform.
My only question is how do we get them to block access to endless motivational cut and paste posts? 🙂
Someone told me the other day, I store all my photos on Facebook, because that way they will be safe forever and it’s free.
A few years ago there was a large company supplying online storage and e-commerce to professional photographers. All went well until a Receiver was appointed to wind up the business.
Photographers where given seven day to retrieve all the files before the power would be turned off. Most got their pictures back.
But some, on assignment to remote parts of the planet didn’t get the message and even if they did couldn’t retrieve their files because of poor internet.
A number lost their entire lives work. Because true to their word, receivers cut the power and sold off the servers.
In an online world nothing is permanent, not even giants like Facebook.
SOMEBODY JUST STOLE MY PHOTO
What can I do?
Well, the below link isn’t specifically Australian related, and some of the advice may be off-base, but it is worth a read.
It is probably worth two reads. Most photographers let image theft slip.
They are dismissing image theft as not worth the effort to attempt to recover compensation for blatant commercial exploitation of their hard work. I know, as I have been guilty of this on many occasions.
There are a few images I have that I would definitely follow up. And, have, with varying success.
Here is the link to defending copyright on the BBC’s website.
LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT AUSSIE COPYRIGHT
This is a great place to start.
A DSLR AND A MIRRORLESS CAMERA WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
We have an explanation HERE.
If you haven’t already guessed, state borders will be “slammed shut” in an instant if new outbreaks of Covid occur.
Certainly not the news I’d been waiting for:) But, then again, this isn’t news that we hadn’t expected.
Photo Adventures will also produce a series of short, YouTube videos on a host of photography-related subjects. These will be free of charge. And they will be short. Nothing on this planet annoys me more than YouTube videos with 3 minutes of content and 15 minutes of self promotion:)
Back, way back in the early days of my photography journey, I use to dabble with a technique called split-toning. Briefly, it went like this.
While making a chemical print in the darkroom, we treated the paper to several chemical processes to change the perceived tone of an image. Mostly we would make the dark tones more cool or blue if you prefer while shifting the colour of the lighter areas to warmer or brown tones.
We called that process split toning, obviously we also toned with single colours. For example most people will be familiar with the Sepia toning, which was in the days of film and chemically processed prints was simply another chemical step in the process of print making.
The above image, captured on the edge of the Coorong in South Australia is the digital equivalent of that process. You can find dozens if not hundreds of filters/plugins to do this. Or you can modify the colour of the darker tones and light tones separately in your chosen image editing software.
The Move to MeWe
We are currently looking at moving all our FaceBook content to another platform.
The chosen service is provided by MeWe. Which looks a whole lot like FaceBook. The BIG advantage is that it doesn’t sell you private data to anyone with a dollar to spend:)
It is free to the user which is good. There are no adds at all, another plus, they provide a messaging service which doesn’t harvest you personal data.
The downsides to this is it costs us $$ to have business pages additional storage and a number of other things provided free by FB. Free that is if you don’t count giving FB the keys to your privacy:)