Photo Geek Weekly Episode 62 – The Future of Firmware

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On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Chris Niccolls joins Don Komarechka to discuss the future of camera firmware and how we might see a subscription model in the future, photographers right’s vs. the rights of people they photograph, where copyright lies in terms of idea or execution and one of the worst reputations I’ve seen in the industry gets successfully sued by former clients. All this and more, thanks as always for listening!

Story 1:
Panasonic S1 10-bit and V-Log paid upgrade coming in July (via DPReview)
Canon Asia pre-announces EOS R firmware update with better Eye-Detection AF, bug fixes (via DPReview)
Sony’s a9 gets AI-powered AF modes and a redesigned menu in firmware version 5.0 (via DPReview)

Story 2: Singer Ariana Grande now requires photographers to transfer full image copyrights (via DPReview)

Story 3: US Supreme Court rejects request to hear ‘Jumpman’ copyright suit against Nike (via DPReview)
Related: Photographers, photography copyright and the Red Bus case (via azrights.com)

Story 4: Wisconsin videographer sued for more than $14K after court rules he botched eight weddings (via DPReview)
Related: Complaints: Say I Do Wedding Services (via Better Business Bureau)

Picks of the Week:

Don: Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Chris: G-Tech Apparel heated hand warmer

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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.

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