Publication Tag

When I write this blog, there is a pallet on the side of the screen that contains brand names like Nikon or Canon and other terms that apply to photography - I click whatever is appropriate for the post and it trumpets it out to the web searcher. Easy. This posting is tougher because ALL of the things on the pallet would have gone out.You see, the subject of the post - The Photographic Trader - was a publication that dealt with absolutely everything in the imaging line. All the brands and all the processes historic or modern. It was a trade-and-sell sheet as well as an advertising platform as well as a focused magazine for collecting enthusiasts. Lots of good writers told the stories of cameras and camera makers of the past and posited new fixes and processes for the digital future. Not a few of the writers could cross over from one area of the discipline to another without breaking step.I wrote a column in it and was delighted to receive payment each two months. Whether others were...

A friend of mine - see photo - rang me up and told me there was a great new girly magazine out on the stands. And as she was a girly she wondered if some of my pictures would go well in it.Good idea. She pointed me to the publisher's website and I cruised on over to see what was needed. There were the usual bits advertising their magazine and telling us that we should go out and buy it or subscribe to have it sent to us. There was a page on the site that invited girlies to send in photographs of themselves. There was page with a model release form that you could download, sign, and return.At this point I started reading carefully - the model release form was written very well, and may have been the product of actual legal consultation. It asked both the model and the photographer who submitted the image to relinquish ALL rights to that image - not just in the form that it was to be submitted, but to any future use...