Join me on a Street Photography Photo Walk at Sony Square NYC on Saturday, September 24, 2016!
Brian Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning portrait photographer and Sony Artisan of Imagery, will lead this hands-on photo walk through the streets of Manhattan. The three-hour session, which will focus on street photography and portraiture, is perfect for all levelsâ€”from beginning photographers, who want to learn how to take better pictures, to seasoned pros looking to fine-tune their eye. Participants will get the chance to try out Sony Alpha camera and lenses during the walk, while learning tips and tricks from a professional. Please remember to bring your own SD memory card.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Sony Square NYC – 25 Madison Avenue Ground Floor, New York, NY 10010
Be Sure to Check out my Show at Sony Square NYC – through Early October!
Sony Square NYC Presents: Brian Smith ‘Heads & Tales’
Location: 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10AM – 7PM
Sunday 11AM – 6PM
Closed on major holidays
Portrait photography is a window to the soul. Regardless of whether the subject is famous, infamous or un-famous and no matter if it was shot in a studio or on location, a successful portrait reveals insight into the personality of a person in front of the lens.
This exhibit features the work by Sony Artisan and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith. During his career he has told Bill Gates what to do for an entire hour, appeared on The X Factor, exhibited at the Library of Congress, dined with the President, written an Amazon Best Seller, shared cupcakes with Anne Hathaway, gotten drunk with George Clooney and married the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes onâ€¦ For the past 30 years, Brian Smithâ€™s iconic portraits of Hollywoodâ€™s A-List and Fortuneâ€™s 50 have graced the covers and pages of hundreds of magazines including Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Time, People, Forbes, Billboard, Elle and GQ.
All photographs were taken with Sony cameras and lenses.
The Copyright Action website details the ugly truth behind two possible changes to UK copyright laws. Going a step beyond the ugly-enough Orphan Works bill proposed in the U.S. last year, the British version essentially strips away rights of creators:
“The quaint notion that the author alone has prime and inalienable rights over his/her own work, must be able to restrict usage, negotiate a fee, prevent usage they consider immoral or distasteful, or assert their moral right to attribution, is about to pass into history. This is the biggest change in UK copyright law in 150 years. It also punches holes through the Berne agreement, international copyright law and TRIPS.”
Making bad news even worse, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is proposing a new code for personal information online that is a virtual ban on public photography which ONLY applies to professional photographers:
“Mindful of the damage this would do to tourism and how much it would piss off Joe Public to be told he can’t use his cameraphone in the street to make humiliating snaps of his drunk mates for Facebook (and quite possibly subsequent orphan use by Rupert Murdoch), ICO have decided that this lunacy shall only apply to pro photographers, a small enough constituency to castrate with impunity.”
Worst Bills Ever!