BSHolland

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://www.bjornholland.com
Joined on Jul 11, 2010

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On article 10 competitions to keep your photography inspired (24 comments in total)

More info regarding rights-grabbing competitions:
http://artists-bill-of-rights.org/competition-lists/

Of course one should always read the T&C. However, as dpreview is a website for photographers, I think they should only include photographer-friendly competitions.

The topic of "competitons and copyright" hardly gets mentioned at all, so good on you dpreview for doing so. It'd be great if photography magazines (both amateur AND professional) would mention this more often, as well as college photography courses.

I'm always surprised about how many of my friends are totally unaware about this. (Both "hobbyist/amateur" friends as well as photography professionals).

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:35 UTC as 5th comment
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lcf80: Looks gorgeous, I wish they released PC version this year - Macs are nice, but priced twice as much as PC with the same computing power.

lcf80: it's BEFORE you launch PS or any game where you'll se the difference – in the OS!
And after you launch PS, there's also some minor but important differences I notice. For example: Open an image in PS, then adjust the curves and with the curves dialogue still open, use the space bar to move around in the image. On a Mac: not a problem. On a PC: pressing the space bar most often applies the curves (similar to the "enter" key on a Mac).
I had this problem on a daily base when working as a retoucher for a company who only had PCs. Sure, I got used to it. But I still find Macs way more intuitive.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 01:40 UTC

Can someone explain to me what the word "Acceptance" in the awards section on Peter Lik's website means? I'm familiar with photographic competitions. Doesn't "acceptance" mean 1) pay the entrance fee 2) upload an image ???
Personally, I'd feel embarrassed if I was bragging about "acceptances". Or am I missing something?

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 16:33 UTC as 21st comment
On article WaterWeight rethinks the sandbag approach to stability (77 comments in total)

Wow... stress tested by applying up to 6.8kg of force? I regularly use my camelbak. Attach to bottom hook of tripod, keeps me hydrated when out in the field AND serves as an air- or water-cushion on the ground in front of my tent after the shoot. That's 75kg of "stress test".

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 11:23 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article 500px expanding into the cloud (34 comments in total)

I'm a bit confused about 500px Terms of Service, with regards to licensing & sublicensing. (English is not my mother tongue).

500px claim the "right to sublicense". But only "in connection with the Services".
From my understanding, sub licensing is only necessary when it is NOT in connection with the services.

So what's the point in phrasing it like that?

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2012 at 12:08 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On article Instagram responds to clamor around TOS changes (77 comments in total)
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BSHolland: What I don't understand is: Why did this Instagram thing cause such a stir?

It's not much different to all the others out there. Take Google's T&C for example – same thing.
http://agbeat.com/real-estate-technology-new-media/you-better-read-googles-terms-of-service-before-uploading-photos-to-google/

Or how about the US National Park photo competition T&C:
http://www.sharetheexperience.org/rules

In fact, MOST photo competitions these days ask for a "non-exclusive worldwide license to use".

FlickR seems to be one of the few viable options for professionals

@R Butler: FlickR's point 9b in their terms of service are actually photographer-friendly.

So are SOME (very few) photo competitions these days, who say something like this: "by entering this competition you grant as a (...) license (...) IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS COMPETITION", i.e. to promote & display the competition itself.
But most competitions are missing that little sideline.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 10:32 UTC
On article Instagram responds to clamor around TOS changes (77 comments in total)

What I don't understand is: Why did this Instagram thing cause such a stir?

It's not much different to all the others out there. Take Google's T&C for example – same thing.
http://agbeat.com/real-estate-technology-new-media/you-better-read-googles-terms-of-service-before-uploading-photos-to-google/

Or how about the US National Park photo competition T&C:
http://www.sharetheexperience.org/rules

In fact, MOST photo competitions these days ask for a "non-exclusive worldwide license to use".

FlickR seems to be one of the few viable options for professionals

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 01:55 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies
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JackM: Lipstick on a pig.

Is it April Fool's Day already?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2011 at 23:35 UTC
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