Just because something is your right doesn’t mean it’s always wise to exercise it
You may have the right to photograph something, but that doesn’t mean it’s wise to do so.
What to do when someone uses your photographs on the Internet
My experience writing a DMCA takedown notice for use of my photographs I believed to be contrary to my copyright and license.
The right to photograph people on the street
In the US I have rights to photograph anything or anyone in a public place. That doesn’t mean it’s always good to assert that right.
Online privacy for children and why you’ve never seen photos of my sons here
It wasn’t some higher motive that has kept me from posting photos of my children online, at least at first. It was their mom, who was afraid of online predators. Overafraid, if you ask me. Sharing photos of my sons playing at the park or blowing out their birthday candles was never going to invite…
Camera in hand, trying to act inconspicuous
Down the Road is on hiatus, returning Monday, 26 September. I’m rerunning old posts in the meantime. I wish I had a cloak of invisibility. Whenever I grab a camera and head out to shoot, I don’t want to be bothered or even noticed. Because I take so many pictures along the roadside, drivers frequently…
To the entire Internet: Here’s how to steal my work – but be warned, I’ll steal yours in the same ways
The other day several of my friends e-mailed me congratulations that one of my photos had been published. It caught me flat-footed; I hadn’t submitted any photos anywhere! It turns out two of my photos were published that day in different online publications – without my knowledge. The first ended up being a permitted use. Indiana Landmarks,…