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The story of Earthrise

The story of Earthrise

Stop what you are doing and watch this: One of the most famous photographs of all time- the earth rising above the moon as seen from Apollo 8′s lunar orbit- was a lucky accident.

December 23, 2013 — Alex Wild
Thrifty Thursday: Through the Lens, Backwards

Thrifty Thursday: Through the Lens, Backwards

Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500. [iPhone 4S: $300 ; Canon EF 35mm f/2, reversed: $320 ] This week’s Thrifty Thursday features a wheel bug (Arilus cristatus)I found frozen in snow this afternoon on my porch...

December 19, 2013 — Alex Wild
Public Domain Day: January 1st

Public Domain Day: January 1st

Every year, on the first of January, copyrights on certain older creative works expire and the works pass into the public domain. In 2014, for example, a selection of pieces by writer Beatrix Potter and composer Sergei Rachmaninoff will, in some countries,become open for anyone to use, for any purpose, without prior permission...

December 10, 2013 — Alex Wild
Letters to my copyright infringers

Letters to my copyright infringers

Because you asked, these are real letters I have sent to people found using my photographs inappropriately. 1. The standard DMCA takedown I send about a dozen of these per week, usually to the web hosts of small pest control companies...

December 3, 2013 — Alex Wild
A fly with leg warmers

A fly with leg warmers

I like to think some of my photographs succeed for the technical skill and artistry I put into them. Others, it almost doesn’t matter what I do.

November 19, 2013 — Alex Wild
Why are copyright lawsuits ridiculously big?

Why are copyright lawsuits ridiculously big?

The answer can be found in this recent report from the U.S. copyright office: …federal court is effectively inaccessible to copyright owners seeking redress for claims of relatively low economic value, especially individual creators who are of limited resources...

November 5, 2013 — Alex Wild

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