Photo Geek Weekly Episode 130 – Copyright & Publicity Hits the Fan

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Photo Geek Weekly Episode 130 - Copyright & Publicity Hits the Fan

On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Don is joined by Steve Brazill for our very first LIVE episode! Topics of discussion include where copyright and right to publicity collide, what the future holds form Apple and ARM processors, photographic gift ideas and one of the beastliest cameras I have ever seen. Thanks very much for listening / watching!

Watch the recording of the live broadcast here:

Preamble: Photographer captures the highest resolution snowflake photos in the world (via DPReview)

Don’s 187MP snowflake photo, shot live on the recording:

(download full resolution RAW file here). I, Don Komarechka, hereby declare this particular snowflake image is in the Public Domain for anyone to use for any purpose. Not that it’s all that great, but hey, do whatever you’d like with it.

Story 1: Gun-waving St. Louis couple sues news photographer (via WHTR)
Related: McCloskeys billed by photographer for using viral pic on greeting cards: ‘This made my day’ (via
Related: The Right of Publicity in Missouri – Twist Revisited (via LewisRice)

Story 2: Step aside, Intel: Apple shows off its first Macs powered by its new M1 chipset (via DPReview)

Story 3: Gift Ideas for Film Photographers at Every Price Point (via fstoppers)
Related: Princeton Photo Workshop courses from both Don Komarechka and Steve Brazill

Story 4: This Camera Was Used for Aerial Photos During WWII (via PetaPixel)
Related: Fairchild K-17 (via

Picks of the Week:
Don: Platypod Max Macro Bundle – I gave this a strong recommendation last year, and the kit is even better this year for the same price:

Steve: Aputure MC RGBWW LED Light

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Don Komarechka is the host of Photo Geek Weekly and Inside the Lens. From auroras to pollen, insects to infrared, much of Don’s photographic adventures reveal a deeper understanding of how the universe works. Exploring the world that we cannot see with our own eyes has been a common thread in Don’s career as a professional photographer.

1 Comment

  1. Robert Coakley on

    Recently from the XR-12 aircraft.

    Flying Foto Mat

    Aerial reconnaissance pioneer Brigadier General George W. Goddard was involved in the design of the mission equipment for the Rainbow. The XR-12 was equipped with a three six-inch Fairchild K-17 aerial cameras oriented for vertical, split vertical, and trimetrogon (simultaneous vertical and side-looking) photography located in compartments aft of the wing. The Republic engineers designed in heaters for the camera lenses and aerodynamically efficient inward-retracting doors for the cameras. Also carried aboard the aircraft were high-intensity photo-flash “bombs” dropped to provide target lighting at night. The aircraft even had a fully-equipped darkroom for film development and printing of the “take” from the cameras while in flight. There was additional capacity for additional photo or other reconnaissance equipment as well. The combination of performance and capability was unprecedented.

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