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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

All the pictures are up from Alaska. The really don't do it justice. Chris looked at them and basically said they sucked in comparison to what we saw. There is nothing like being there and seeing it with your own eyes.

Riverboat Discovery Cruise Early Morning on the McKinley Explorer Humpback Whale I'm just so excited we got to see a moose
The photos can be found at:
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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I purchased some photographs of Cisco from an agility trial he ran in. I hate doing it but, since you're running with your dogs, it's kind of hard to take pictures of them yourself. They arrived today and I'm a bit disappointed. Not only is there significant pixelation around Cisco's feathers, but the photographer's logo is on them (nothing about this is mentioned on the website), a sticker appears on the back of them stating copyright all rights reserved, and there is a sticker on the packaging stating they're copyrighted, and any unauthorized reproduction of these photos is punishable under the copyright laws of the US. Ok, I get it.

I have in the past posted photos of Cisco and Berkley I've purchased from trial photographers on this blog. Sorry, readers you'll have to find me in person to see these. I've also been able to buy the digital images from other agility photographers (yes, there actually are people who specialize in this area of photography). I've given these photographers credit when I post pics from them. I did e-mail this photographer a while back and ask if I could purchase digital images (I have this idea of creating a digital photo book of their agility careers once they retire), I never got a response back.

I understand the right of photographers to copyright their work. I understand that they need to make a living.

By paying for the image, I would like the ability to do the following:

I wouldn't expect to be able to without prior approval from the photographer:

So for anyone that's still reading, I know the line between the sides is a bit blurred, but what are your thoughts? What should the expecations of the photographer be and what are fair expecations of those that purchase the image?

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Friday, June 29, 2007
photographylife

I've been away from the blogging for a while.

I was thinking about changing blogging software, but then I started having server problems and thought they might be related to the new software, so I took it out. That still didn't fix the server problems, but I don't feel like re-installing again, so I'll stick with this for a while longer. I just updated to a new version of WordPress today and it looks like some of the images are missing. That's okay, I was thinking it was time for a change anyway.

I second shot with K & R Photography a few weeks ago. Here are a few of the images from that shoot:

Amy & PJ Wedding

There's a bunch of stuff happening with Chris' job, but I think I'll leave that for another post on another day.

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Sunday, November 05, 2006
The Williamson-Archer Family

We're on the wall at the National Museum of the American Indian. My mom bought a place on the wall. The Archer Family is the branch of my ancestors with Native American Roots.

Here are few more photos from my recent trip to the museum. I will have to go back and spend more time looking at the exhibits.

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Monday, May 22, 2006

This weekend we were in Cincinnati for Chris' cousin's wedding. We arrived on Friday morning and spent Friday afternoon at the Cincinnati Zoo. Here are some of my favorite photos:

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Monday, December 05, 2005

Other than my wedding, I don't think we had had family pictures taken since I was 8 or 9. My friend Kerry of K & R Photography took pictures of us all this weekend. Here are a few of the rough proofs:

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Saturday, August 13, 2005

My friend Kerry of K & R Photography had her first infant session the other day. I think she got some great pics:

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