Photography

The democratisation of photography and the landscape photographer.

Much has already been written about the democratisation of photography, which refers to the increasing accessibility of photography. Oliver Laurent (2014) considers the photography revolution, which has gone from analogue to digital and with cameras now incorporated into Smartphones at more affordable prices; he considers the rise of Smartphone photography to be driving the democratisation of photography. Michael Zhang (2017)...

Should there be a collecting society for photography?

Collecting societies, also known as Copyright collectives or collecting agencies, are bodies that are created with the purpose of managing the rights of it's members. This means that collecting societies are responsible for granting licences and collecting royalties on behalf of all the members. Collecting societies make it easier for Copyright owners to be identified as works are registered...

Are professional photographers declining?

The digital age represents a massive change for the photography industry. Miller (2013), a professional photographer of over 40 years, suggests that the photography industry has changed more in the last 10 years than it did in the 50 years before. From a technological stand point, the advances that have been made in digital photography have been very positive....

The impact of the Hargreaves Review on photographers in the digital age.

Preface This article revisits some of the questions raised in my undergraduate dissertation in 2005 looking at Online Digital Image Copyright and the adequacy of then current legislation to protect the Intellectual Property Rights of photographers. This article is intended to be an initial exploration of developments since 2005 and the possible impacts on photographers in a digital age. In 2010...