Studio Light Setup iPad/iPhone app

To all my fellow photographers / videographers.

I am finishing developing a Studio Light Setup iOS app, please see a few screenshots attached. This should come in handy to everyone who does studio photography / videography. It will allow you to create your setups, document them with all the measurements and settings, catalog them, attach reference images, and share them.

The app already has a wide variety of light sources and light modifiers as well as reflectors, props and backgrounds. But this is the point where I would like to hear from you. What light modifiers / props / equipment you would like to be included in the app?

I will make sure that the most requested equipment is added. Please email: contact (at) alexmaxim.ca. Thank you for your time. I will notify you as the app goes on sale.

Look forward to your feedback.
Alex

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Beautiful couple sexy romantic photographs

Series of artistic romantic photographs of a young beautiful couple in several different settings and environment. Please inquire if you’d like to use these or other images from this series in a design of your book cover or another commercial application.

Couples and relationships stock photo archive collection

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Busy city life and meditation

Our modern lifestyle is getting increasingly busy year after year. And it’s as important as ever to take everyday breaks for complete relaxation through meditation in order to relieve emotional stress, achieve inner peacefulness and focus your mind.

This series of images depicts the concept of meditation in our modern lifestyle.

Taking a break from our busy city life, conceptual photographs.

Meditation stock photos in people and lifestyles image collection

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Beautiful sunset at lake Huron

One of a kind, incredibly beautiful sunset followed by even more beautiful twilight at lake Huron, Ontario, Canada. Landscape and nature photography.

Nature and landscape fine art prints and stock photography

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When you receive a copyright infringement letter

If you are using or used images on your web site or in print or in any other media, without a photographer’s permission, and received a cease and desist letter/demand letter/copyright infringement letter from a photographer, his/her legal representative, from Getty Images or Corbis, here is a guide on what to do and what not to do in this case:

http://blog.seattlepi.com/timothymccormack/2012/01/26/copyright-infringement-letter-for-images-on-your-website/

 

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The feast photo shoot (2010)

As soon as I posted the ‘Tea party’ photo shoot I felt it’s necessary to mention its sister shoot I’ve done in 2010. Both of them have food and fashion as the main elements of the concept, but that’s probably where the similarity ends. This is one of my most favorite photo shoots to date. I love the dramatic historic feel of it. This is where fashion and fine art meet.

‘The feast’ photo shoot. Photography © 2010 Alex Maxim

Makeup: Beatrice Jean
Hair: Irina Lavrega
Model: Cait MacLachlan

Fashion photography stock archive

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Beauty in water photo shoot

Should I mention that I love water? It’s always different, magical and beautiful, especially when there is a beautiful woman lying in it. I was quite curious myself as to how far I can push it in order to create a large variety of looks, from natural to almost surreal, within just a few hours of a single shoot. Thanks to the amazing team, it went pretty far 🙂

Beauty in water photo shoot. Photography © 2012 Alex Maxim

Makeup/Hair/Nails: Delia Lupan
Model: Richelle Coomey

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Blocking Pinterest on your web site

If you don’t want to have your work used without permission on Pinterest, you can find out why, here (read the full story): http://greekgeek.hubpages.com/hub/Is-Pinterest-a-Haven-for-Copyright-Violations and here: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/07/is-pinterest-already-making-money-quietly/, use this meta tag in the header of all your web pages that you want to protect:
<meta name=”pinterest” content=”nopin” />

(WordPress: go to Appearance->Edit->Header(header.php) and place  <meta name=”pinterest” content=”nopin” />  in the next line, right after the <head> tag)

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Of course this is as ridiculous as ‘No free driving’ barrier around your car, nobody is supposed to use your photographs or touch your property without permission on the first place, but at least it will help you in the meantime, until on-line copyright protection evolves.

I can’t wait until the time when each photograph is automatically linked to it’s owner’s web site, protected from editing, and displays embedded copyright holder’s name and contact information upon mouse over, whenever it’s displayed on the Internet.

 

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Newspaper Copyright Infringement

The Daily Telegraph infringes copyright. Read here.

It seems to be a new trend for some editorial publishers to treat photography as a commodity and photographers as nothing but a middle man between the camera and the end user…

I really look forward to seeing our courts evolve on copyright infringement matters making it much faster and easier to protect creator’s works and settle infringement cases. There is a huge room for improvement.

I am also looking froward to seeing US copyright registration office switching to a subscription based service, which would allow registering new unpublished works on a daily basis, without paying extra and just having one reasonable annual subscription fee.

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