Highlights from Adorama's Dedolight Demo

In case you missed it… here's a highlight reel from last week's in-store demonstration of Dedolight and Sony gear to make print and video ads.

Free Demo at Adorama Pro Imaging: Dedolight and 4K Shooting

Our friend Daniel Norton will be leading a demo in the Pro Department at Adorama's NYC store next week titled "Dedolight and 4K Shooting". Daniel really knows his stuff, and it'll be a great opportunity for you to check out Sony's new 4K camera and appreciate the characteristic look of Dedolight products. (Don't forget to pick up a few rolls of microGAFFER while you're there… we keep them well-stocked!)

RSVP for free through this link and enjoy the show on March 20th!

Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Stock Photographers

On the general premise that a picture is worth a thousand words, does it also follow that a picture is worth only $2.28, even if it's the President of the U.S.?

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Big shakeups have come in the last few days via Getty Images. First they announced that stock photography can now be embedded on websites for free. Less significantly, but interesting nonetheless, they have also pulled away from their licensing arrangement with Flickr. And last year, it was discovered that Google had licensed thousands of Getty's images in order to make them freely available as clip art to Google Drive users.

Yet another case of "stop the insanity" to beset our industry. By the way, the amounts you see here are the gross billings for these pix. What ended up in my pocket is a whole lot less.

"Ed Clark: American Photojournalist" Exhibition at the Bruce Museum

Many great photographers are known by their images, while their names may have no wide recognition. That’s even more the case when you’re talking about photographers who are no longer with us. Take Ed Clark, a mainstay of LIFE magazine from the 1940s through JFK’s presidency.

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Now, and running through June 1, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut has a wonderful exhibition titled, Ed Clark: American Photojournalist. The Bruce, as it’s known to locals, is a terrific museum and always is filled with superb art in all media from its permanent collection as well as travelling shows. It also has the great advantage of being a five-minute walk from the Metro-North train station and just off Exit 3 of the Connecticut Turnpike (I-95).

Ed Clark’s best-known image is of Navy Chief Petty Officer Graham Jackson, playing Goin’ Home as FDR’s body is carried by train from Warm Springs, Georgia, after the President’s death in 1945. But Clark’s range of work for Life covered the post-WWII rebuilding of Europe, the Eisenhower and Kennedy presidencies, small-town life throughout The South (Clark was a native Tennessean), and even some of the earliest pictures of Marilyn Monroe. The show at the Bruce Museum has a wide range of work, beautifully displayed.

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Although Ed Clark (born in 1911) lived until 2000, he had to stop taking pictures more than 35 years earlier due to failing sight. I never had the privilege of meeting him and telling him that the reason I ultimately became a photographer was largely due to the images and stories he and his colleagues brought to my own small-town doorstep each week when LIFE arrived.