Lori Carey Photography

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Dawn at San Clemente Pier

Dawn at San Clemente Pier

A cliche shot for sure...
I didn't originally process this photo because at the time I was hoping for drama and was disappointed with the sunrise (and of course a dramatic sunrise would make it even more of a cliche!). Now looking back I realize that it captures what I love most about being at the beach for sunrise...the feeling of inner peace, calmness and hope for the new day as the first light begins to tint the sky, captured in soft pinks and blues with a shutter speed just slow enough to show the gentle motion of the waves (and the birds too haha, which I decided to leave as is to continue the sense of motion), listening to the calming rhythmic sound as I watch the world awaken to the new day. The people I meet on the beach at sunrise all share a knowing smile, as if we alone know the secret of what a special time and place it is and how lucky we are to be there. And I realize that I don't always need or want drama, sometimes this is exactly what I need.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

What Photographers Need to Know about Sharing Photos on LinkedIn

Last week LinkedIn added the ability to share photos on the homepage and some photographers have already started taking advantage of this new ability. Here is what you need to be aware of before sharing your images on the site:

- LinkedIn strips ALL metadata from your photos.
I uploaded a test image with complete EXIF and IPTC data embedded to determine how LinkedIn handles metadata (which includes your copyright information). Not one bit of it was left intact after uploading. Nothing, nada, zip, zero.

- LinkedIn's User Agreement gives them the right to, among other things, commercialize any content you upload to the site. I know, you think it's overly paranoid to worry about a social networking site using your content...it's not as if we've ever had any problems with that before have we?

" Additionally, you grant LinkedIn a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicenseable, fully paid up and royalty-free right to us to copy, prepare derivative works of, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, process, analyze, use and commercialize, in any way now known or in the future discovered, any information you provide, directly or indirectly to LinkedIn, including, but not limited to, any user generated content, ideas, concepts, techniques and/or data to the services, you submit to LinkedIn, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties"

If you're on LinkedIn connect with me

Just don't expect to see me sharing photos there ;)