Photobucket- one to avoid?

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It all began last week when Photobucket announced in a short blog post that it had updated its terms of service that had begun taking effect from June 20th. Nowhere in the blog post did Photobucket highlight the most important change, which was that it will now cost uploaders $400 a year to insert their photos on another website using direct image links… More at The Verge.

I am very late to this one, but it sure does look like Photobucket is in trouble. Why else would you start acting like scumbags?

A Leica TL-2 (Mini) Review

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The camera which is carved out of a single piece of aluminum is very minimal – it has an off-and-on button, two control dials that can be customized and a small button that by default records video. (You can even do 4K video.) I like the minimal look and lack of buttons — as it makes it different from a Fuji design or a Sony. Leica TL2’s design minimalism is in sync with its functionality… More at OM.

You could scroll to the bottom and simply look at the photos, but there is some very useful detail for phone camera buffs also included in the review.

Being sued by a monkey has left him broke

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The 52-year-old from south Wales, who specialises in wildlife and conservation photography, said he has been left penniless after years of legal wrangling over whether he or the macaque owns the copyright of the picture.

Mr Slater, who could even afford a flight to America to be at the court hearing on Thursday, said that he is considering giving up his career as a photographer, and becoming a tennis coach or a dog-walker instead… More at The Telegraph.

I don’t know what to… I mean… oh fuck it! Madness…

Photographer captures light pillars

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Photographer Timothy Joseph Elzinga was woken up by his 2-year-old at 1:30 a.m. last Friday when he noticed what looked like colorful auroras dancing in the night sky. After shooting a beautiful set of photos of what he saw, he learned that it was actually a phenomenon called “light pillars.” More at PetaPixel.

Those are breathtaking. If I has seen them, I would have run inside for fear of attack from aliens.