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Walmart Facebook printing?

by Administrator on Jul.24, 2010, under News

Hi,

I wanted to share with you a post I saw on a  blog (A. J. Wood – Adobe Instructor).

It seems that Facebook, with the help of their Facebook Connect API, will allow any of your friends to print any photograph on any of your album without your consent. On one side, I like the idea as it allows your family to print the photographs directly from Walmart instead of downloading the picture and sending it separately to Walmart and others. That’s cool. After all, Facebook is not really a place where things are kept private, so not a shocker. But from a business perspective, it becomes tricky as professional photographers effectively lose their “rights” and dues on the photographs as soon as it go on Facebook and their customers are on their friends list. It practically means low resolution images posted in the album could create poor quality prints that could negate completely the work put in the photographs. Not funny neither, mid to high-resolution photographs could be printed without warnings and any revenues .

A.J. Wood shows how to try to limit the damages. Follow the guide.

A.J. Wood Blog – Walmart post

It is not only Walmart that launched that initiative. You can also count on Target, Walgreens and other to come soon.

Ultimately, we are responsible with what we post on Facebook, and by accepting friends we now become also responsible of what our friends do with our pictures. Well, this is Facebook after all, we share it all and we are all in the same boat, right?

Armand

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Joshua Thomas Waddill – 07/2010

by Administrator on Jul.15, 2010, under Babies

Dear Joshua,

You arrived in your family’s life the 23rd of June 2010. When we all met you during the workshop, you were so peaceful. We worked you out almost non stop for two hours, and there were several of us. Outdoor, indoor, flash, no flash, prop,  color, etc. Name it, we did it to you. And what did you do in return? You were just the top guy that evening  and the coolest person in that room (no offense folks :-) ). What can I say more that I was very happy that you let me work with you so kindly. Welcome again, and congratulations to the family!

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Oh yeah... You rock Joshua!

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Cogito ergo sum

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Go Joshua. Sleep. You did deserve it.

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Picardy (France) – 06/2010

by Administrator on Jul.05, 2010, under Events

I traveled to Europe recently. I visited the “Picardy” area in North of France. I was mainly around two very close towns:  Saint-Valery Sur Somme and Le Crotois.

I had never seen those towns before, as I was more familiar with “Le Touquet” from a bit above in  “North Pas-de Calais”.

The weather was sunny, with a little breeze. We lodged in a Bed and Breakfast and a hotel. The B&B had definitely its charm, very restful atmosphere. It had no sea view but it was quiet but for the birds singing in the backyard. “Un havre de paix”, as we say in french. Too bad the stay was so short.

We walked a lot, took a bike for a few hours journey. The place comes loaded with a sense of slow speed and rest.

The food was obviously excellent. We mostly got sea food. Phenomenal gray shrimps (crude oil ‘free’ :-( ),  mussels, fish, locally grown oysters… you name it.

So, let me share my short stay with you through those photographs.

Armand

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