matt lit

matt lit

Lives in United States CO, United States
Works as a Photographer
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Joined on Apr 19, 2002
About me:

Professional photographer and photo educator at community college. Fun
means telemark and back-country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, canoeing & hiking.


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On Call for entries: Getty Images grants article (6 comments in total)

Ah...yes, a grant and the percieved endowment of $10K all when the G monster will relicense without ever having to pay a penny or sou in royalties ever again. Boo.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 14:03 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Tamron releases image-stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 zoom article (190 comments in total)
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Absolutic: I got really excited about it at first when I noticed the ad, thinking, wow, Nikon 24-70 is $1700 and it is a monster in terms of weight. I used one during a wedding and my arm was ready to give up at one point. So I see this, and thinking to myself, a light little Tamron 24-70 F/2.8 for $600 probably, where do I sign up. Yes the ring AF will be slower of course, but who cares for half the price? Then I look at the picture and see 82mm filter, and all my excitement is starting to vanish. Then I look at the specs for weight and see close to 900 grams.... Not so excited now

You're joking right? You don't get 2.8 with a small $600 I can sell my Nikon used, buy this and bank some cash. AND image stabilization?

Sounds very good to me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 19:36 UTC
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paulwright: I've just read a published a report about Google+
Not only does it remove all metadata including copyright information, it can falsely represent who created the images uploaded to it. Nasty, naughty.....

My feeling is that this greatly lessens the value of Google+. Are you really going to post images in this competition?

YES YES YES YES YES!!! Nice to know someone else out there is reading the T&C's from these contests and websites!

Nice job!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2011 at 22:28 UTC

I have suggested other forums and on facebook and of my photography students:


Based upon Google's Terms and Conditions your image copyright is being grabbed by Google. The language in the terms is a clear grab. And now Google is encouraging the upload of high-resolution images.

IF YOU USE GOOGLE TO HOST YOUR IMAGES - OR SUBMIT IMAGES FOR THIS COMPETITION - GOOGLE GETS THE COPYRIGHT. Period. They can claim what they want, but the language in the T&C overrules all.

from somewhere on colorado's continental divide...


Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2011 at 22:27 UTC as 2nd comment


Sorry to be the buzzkill here, but I would like to see this addressed. Google claims it will not exploit copyright, but the overall Google terms and conditions allow enough gray language to overrule this. I try to educate my students to beware of language like this.

Character limit doesn't allow for my full post of Google terms, so please see fb page.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2011 at 23:57 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies

I already pre-ordered mine directly from FujiFilm. Beware any "deals" on Ebay as sellers are already pre-selling at a $grand. I think this camera is going to blow away G12 and P7100 in terms of much faster lens, manual zoom and all-around old-school feel for those of us who remember how to load film!

from somewhere on Colorado's Continental Divide...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2011 at 19:26 UTC as 8th comment
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