ONE Photograph!

IF….

IF you had to…..

IF you had to pick only ONE….

IF you had to pick only ONE photography…..?

Which ONE would it be?

If you had to pick ONLY ONE photograph that described YOU, the life you have lived….only ONE photograph to describe who you are, where you came from, what you enjoyed, only ONE for others to remember you by—–Which ONE would it be?

Often this choice isn’t ours to make. Tragedies strike. Fires burn buildings, which contain belongs which have memories….and all is gone. Tornadoes take these same things and scatter them to the four corners of where ever or rip them all to shreds. Gone. People leave this world for the next and someone else takes the lead in choosing THEIR favorite photographs….but IF you had to choose, could you?

What would you look for? What would you see? Would you care?

In the digital age, we have cameras to document everything. Mother Nature still decides to thin things out now and again….but our life is in pictures. We post them on Facebook, Instagram, blogs, twitter, and whatever social media platform we choose to play with on whatever given day.

Will Rogers
George Washington
The Mona Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

People say once it is in cyberspace, it is there forever. Forever is a LONG time and data gets lost in cyberspace. The photo may survive…but knowledge of the person(s) in it may not be wholly accurate.

What photo would you choose to be you…forever and why? What do you think that photo says about you that you want to have people remember?

Princess of the People
Princess Grace
Rita Hayworth (pin-up)
Christopher Reeve (or Superman)
Linda Carter or Wonder Woman

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photos here are not mine…they are however some I think you will recognize. They are what we see (or saw) of one specific person or idea of a person/character….they help get the point across. What say you?

~~Misha

 

 

 

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act

Not Just a Shutter Click

This information was originally found at Not Just a Shutter Click’s blog site.

I felt it was worth sharing….so here is the re-blog–but only in part. Please, click the link and read the FULL BLOG POST here!

The new Act (Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act, which received Royal Assent) that got voted through by government allows all work considered to be an orphan work to get used for free. Orphan works are those works whose creator cannot be found.

What is orphan work? An orphan work is an image that is without IPTC Data… IPTC and metadata is something most enthusiast photographers bother with (you should) but the majority of photographers, especially those in the editorial markets, always fill in full IPTC which show’s the author of the image, copyright, contact details and so on. Well, the majority of websites, social networks and so on strip out ALL of this data. Your work, even something you shot a minute ago and uploaded, just became an orphan work. As such, it can now be used for free and for whatever purpose the thief of the image wants to use if for.

You may be asking what this has to do with you since most of this article/blog post relates to the UK….but the internet isn’t just in the UK or the Unite States, or just one country. If you post something online on ANY social media site, it is in cyber space! It is globally accessible! Think about that. Once it affects one area in a global network, how long before it affects the outer lying areas? We are all connected more so through the internet NOW –today–than ever before.  Think about it….and of course, feel free to leave a comment. 😀