Notes from a dark room…

December 31st, 2012

It’s Christmas, and at Christmas along with a Turkey, too much wine and The Queen on the telly I normally have a ‘tidy’ up which consists of sorting through my in-tray and general year’s paperwork detritus and forming it into two neat piles. ‘Keep’ and ‘Chuck’. However this year was different… Read the rest of this entry »

Twitter has just launched it’s very own image hosting service (powered by Photobucket). For a couple of years now we have been used to 3rd party solutions such as Twitpic ( a name synonymous with “tweeted images”), YFrog, Mobypicture and Lockerz. All these image hosts allow a user to upload an image (from their phone or computer) to be hosted by them in order to share that content with other users via Twitter or other social media platforms.

As a professional photographer I know that controlling the use of my images by licencing the copyright I hold in them is vital. It’s how I earn my living. But for the general public, they may not be aware that some of these image hosting companies are able to effectively resell the images they upload without paying them a penny. So how can they do this? Read the rest of this entry »