It’s been a while…

I just realized that it’s been a while since I’ve made a post that a) wasn’t about the Tattoo Series, and b) was made in general. I do apologize; it’s been a  hectic week and a half. So, let’s get to it…

Some of you might not follow news regarding photography, so I’ll try to pass on a nugget or two a week so some of you can glean some cool information or learn a little something that interests me. For starters; Getty is now offering royalty-free images to anyone who needs to use stock photography (with some obvious requirements).  For example, this image of someone doing a thumbs up…

…is free for me to use as long as I keep all the Getty stuff in the image and whatnot. For some photographers out there, they make their living by selling images to companies for mass, generic use. Each time an individual or company would like to license that image to use for whatever, they pay the company that in turns pays the photographer. This… kind of eliminates paying the photographer. It also eliminates paying the company that has the image (in this case, Getty). It does, however, put a stamp on the image of the company that has the image, and hopes that people will go to their site to buy licenses for all sorts of pictures.

Now, for someone who’s not a professional blogger that requires snagging a stock image here and there, I’m not too worried about the impact I’m having on the stock photography world. It makes me feel better knowing that I went about getting this image the right way as opposed to going to Google Images (or Bing… yes, Bing) and getting it from there. I don’t feel like I’m stealing from the photographer that took this because I’m getting a “free” license from Getty to use their work. I just hope that the stock photographers that have contributes to companies like Getty aren’t getting shafted.

KCFW

KCFW

Kansas City Fashion Week was this past weekend! I didn’t participate as much as last season due to my schedule, however, from what I did help with it was a blast. The designs, makeup, and hair styling (in my opinion) was a lot better than last season more risky and exciting than last season. The feel had more of a concentrated feel. It was great. I met a lot of cool designers, and MUA/Stylists. I’ll have those pictures posted with Kansas City Fashion Week in the next few weeks. I think I’ll try to get on for next season’s show. I really enjoy seeing the fashion side of things. Maybe I might have some shoots that are more fashion inspired? Who knows?

Anyway, thanks for reading this mess of a post. Oh, while I’m thinking about it, I’m going to have my Tattoo Series posts separated from the actual blog. Since the series will be going on for a while, I don’t want to “clog” up my blog with all the constant posts. I’ll have a separate area for that soon.

I guess, until next time…

Take it easy.
-bf