EU Copyright Directive to be debated in European Parliament

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Law, Photography by BPPA Editor

Tomorrow (26th March 2019) MEPs will vote on a controversial EU directive to copyright work used on the web. It sets terms and conditions for others to reuse content (posted by people like us) commercially. The battle has been between the tech giants, whose business model is all about reusing other’s intellectual property without license or renumeration, and us ‘the

BPPA EditorEU Copyright Directive to be debated in European Parliament

One for the diary: Wex Inspired: Legacy of War with Giles Duley

in Events, Journalism, Photojournalism by BPPA Editor

We were passed details of this free event which our members might find interesting: Wex Inspired: Legacy of War with Giles Duley Monday 11th February, 5pm – 7pm FREE Giles will be discussing his career to date and the stories he has told, using his photography. What happens to countries and their people once a war is over? It’s a

BPPA EditorOne for the diary: Wex Inspired: Legacy of War with Giles Duley

Marketing Essentials for Professional Photographers

in Education, Events, Photography, The BPPA by BPPA Editor

You are a photographer, you know how to take photos, you have a vision but have you ever asked yourself the following questions.. “How do I find clients?” “I got undercut by a photographer offering to do the job for £100” You probably all think “LinkedIn is useless; I have been on it for six months and haven’t had a

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Assignments Live with Tom Stoddart

in Assignments, Assignments LIVE, Events, Photography, Press Photography, The BPPA by BPPA Editor

We are proud to announce that the first of our long running Assignments Live events for 2019 features none other than Tom Stoddart on 31st January. Tom Stoddart began his photographic career on a local newspaper in his native North-East of England. In 1978 he moved to London and began working freelance for publications such as the Sunday Times and Time

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We are starting the new year by helping you brush up on your Photo Mechanic based workflow

in Events, Photography, Photojournalism, Photojurnalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by Julie Edwards

We offering members and non-members the chance to take part in a series of keenly priced half day workshops which will be focused on making the most of Camera Bits software to select , caption and send your images out to the picture desks in a fast and efficient way using Photo Mechanic. BPPA Secretary Neil Turner has a long

Julie EdwardsWe are starting the new year by helping you brush up on your Photo Mechanic based workflow

Alamy – a follow-up

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Journalism, Open letter, Opinion, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

The UK Press Gazette quoted The BPPA’s open letter to Alamy’s CEO in their piece about his video signalling his intention to reduce the photographers percentage of royalties to 40%. This morning the UKPG asked us to provide a response to James West’s latest video where he offers to keep the 50% split for exclusive content. We provided the following

thebppaAlamy – a follow-up

This Friday is the now legendary BPPA and Snapperweb xmas party

in Uncategorized by Julie Edwards

Just a quick reminder folks – this Friday is the now legendary BPPA and Snapperweb xmas party – and you are all invited!! It’s at Ye Olde Cock Tavern – 22 Fleet Street – pretty much opposite the High Court. Kick off from 6.30. As usual the highlight will be the charity raffle with prizes donated from our very generous

Julie EdwardsThis Friday is the now legendary BPPA and Snapperweb xmas party

Introducing the Board: Anthony Devlin

in Board Members, Features, Photography by Julie Edwards

I have worked as a professional photographer since leaving university in 2002, starting my career in the darkroom at the Tameside Reporter in 2001 before joining the NCTJ Press Photography course, which led to a position at the Gloucestershire Echo in 2003. In 2004 I won the Lord’s/MCC Young Sports Photographer of the year Bursary and following a year of cricket photography

Julie EdwardsIntroducing the Board: Anthony Devlin

Introducing the Board: Neil Turner

in Board Members, Features, Photography by Julie Edwards

I am UK based with well over thirty years experience as a news, editorial and corporate photographer. Between 1994 and 2008 I was a staff photographer with The Times Supplements. Since 2008 I have had a portfolio career which also involves shooting editorial and corporate assignments, writing about and teaching photography as well as working as a photo editor on

Julie EdwardsIntroducing the Board: Neil Turner

An open letter to Alamy CEO James West

in Current Affairs, Open letter, Photography, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

Dear Mr West When our members first pointed out that Alamy was reducing the commission that it pays to contributing photographers the first reaction was “oh no not again”. Sitting and watching the video that you posted on YouTube didn’t help.  Alamy is a company whose success is built on its relationship with the people who have trusted you to

thebppaAn open letter to Alamy CEO James West