Drone Flights Over Crowds

CNN Awarded First FAA Waiver Allowing Drone Flights Over Crowds

  • Waiver allows drones to fly over people to cover news events
  • FAA approval is a milestone for the commercial use of drones

CNN received a waiver allowing routine drone flights above crowds, a milestone for the industry seeking greater use of the remote-controlled devices for everything from insurance inspections to covering news.

The approval is the first time the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has granted a waiver for unlimited flights over people, the news network said in an emailed statement. The standards used in the application can be applied to other applicants, potentially opening vast new uses by the media and other industries for so-called unmanned aerial systems, or UAS.

“This waiver signifies a critical step forward not only for CNN’s UAS operations, but also the commercial UAS industry at large,” said David Vigilante, senior vice president of legal for CNN.

The FAA currently prohibits drone flights overhead, although its regulations allow for waivers if applicants can show there’s no risk of injury. Limited waivers have been issued to filmmakers and others for flights over contained areas after those on the ground consented.

The small device that was approved, a Snap drone, has internal rotors and is designed to break apart in the event of a crash to prevent injuries. Time Warner Inc.’s CNN and Vantage Robotics, the company that built it, say they spent two years designing and testing the drone.

The Snap drone weighs 1.37 pounds (0.62 kilograms), and its four rotors are encased to reduce the chances of injury. It’s designed to break into harmless smaller pieces if it crashes, according to the company’s website. It can be snapped back together and reused after a crash, according to the company.

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Photography and The Law

Photography and The Law: Know Your Rights

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Say you’re out for a photographic stroll, taking pictures of that cool old power plant on the edge of town. Suddenly seventy security guards swarm you and demand you hand over your camera.

“What is this,” you ask yourself, “a Michael Moore movie?”

You’re sure you haven’t done anything wrong, but you don’t know whose side the law is on. Fret no more. We’ve got a list of things you can and can’t do, and it’s a lot more permissive than you might think.

Now grab your camera back from that Rent-A-Cop, and let’s hit the books.

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*Charlton Heston not included

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The Legal Stuff

I.Before we get started here, we have to point out that even though we’re smart and awesome and devastatingly attractive, we’re not lawyers. None of this should be construed as legal advice. If you have a legal issue, get in touch with a lawyer. Much of this information was gleaned from attorney Bert P. Krages‘ website, so we’ll go ahead and recommend him.

The Ten Legal Commandments of Photography

I. Anyone in a public place can take pictures of anything they want. Public places include parks, sidewalks, malls, etc. Malls? Yeah. Even though it’s technically private property, being open to the public makes it public space.

II. If you are on public property, you can take pictures of private property. If a building, for example, is visible from the sidewalk, it’s fair game.

III. If you are on private property and are asked not to take pictures, you are obligated to honor that request. This includes posted signs.

IV. Sensitive government buildings (military bases, nuclear facilities) can prohibit photography if it is deemed a threat to national security.

V. People can be photographed if they are in public (without their consent) unless they have secluded themselves and can expect a reasonable degree of privacy. Kids swimming in a fountain? Okay. Somebody entering their PIN at the ATM? Not okay.

VI. The following can almost always be photographed from public places, despite popular opinion:

  • accident & fire scenes, criminal activities
  • bridges & other infrastructure, transportation facilities (i.e. airports)
  • industrial facilities, Superfund sites
  • public utilities, residential & commercial buildings
  • children, celebrities, law enforcement officers
  • UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, Chuck Norris

VII. Although “security” is often given as the reason somebody doesn’t want you to take photos, it’s rarely valid. Taking a photo of a publicly visible subject does not constitute terrorism, nor does it infringe on a company’s trade secrets.

VIII. If you are challenged, you do not have to explain why you are taking pictures, nor to you have to disclose your identity (except in some cases when questioned by a law enforcement officer.)

IX. Private parties have very limited rights to detain you against your will, and can be subject to legal action if they harass you.

X. If someone tries to confiscate your camera and/or film, you don’t have to give it to them. If they take it by force or threaten you, they can be liable for things like theft and coercion. Even law enforcement officers need a court order.

What To Do If You’re Confronted

  • Be respectful and polite. Use good judgement and don’t escalate the situation.
  • If the person becomes combative or difficult, think about calling the police.
  • Threats, detention, and taking your camera are all grounds for legal or civil actions on your part. Be sure to get the person’s name, employer, and what legal grounds they claim for their actions.
  • If you don’t want to involve the authorities, go above the person’s head to their supervisor or their company’s public relations department.
  • Call your local TV and radio stations and see if they want to do a story about your civil liberties.
  • Put the story on the web yourself if need be.

More Resources

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CES 2016 LAS VEGAS

CES ®is a special time of year here in Las Vegas , it’s very like Christmas it creeps up on you and before you know it it’s here, and you realize you don’t have a professional Photographer to document you show, booth or event. We’re busy on mistake ! But we do have some spots open for your CES® Event in Las Vegas .

 

Ces 2016 las vegas photographrerLook at our web sites : Costellophoto.com and Convetionphotographer.info and you will see award winning photography for photographers with real experience and real professional equipment. Being one of the most experienced Convention photographers in the country, Costellophoto has specialized in Conventions and events and our images show the dedication we have poured in to this craft.

 

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 Photographic Value

For less than the price of Coffee service in most hotels , you can receive high quality  edited images ready to rock your promotional world , even though your I phone may be fabulous, and some really are , or you found a “Photographer” who does the odd wedding for $300.00 , remember Convention photography is much like News photography, which we are skilled at and won awards …. it is a very different animal, you can’t line people up , direct them and expect to get true images , it just does not work.

The good news is we have some availability during CES, so call 702 459 3121  or email Info@Costellophoto.com for a quote, and spare your self the agony of realizing you hired the wrong guy or gal .

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We look forward to hearing from you soon ( Don’t leave it too late) !

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Photo competitions BEWARE!

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Photo Contests Revisited:
Are They Still “Photo Fishing”?

by Noella Ballenger & Apogee Photo, Inc. (Revised March 2011 article)

Photo contests are becoming more creative every year and it’s not just contests anymore!  Once again, they all “sound” so enticing.

IMPORTANT NOTE: And now, there’s a new venue. Watch out for blogs offering to post your articles and photos on their blog sites.  They too are doing the same thing – you agree to them utilizing your text and photos anywhere, anytime and for as long as they like!  For all you know, they could be selling your work!  Be sure to read their terms and conditions! 

The first thing I always do is go directly to the “Terms” of a contest in hopes this time, this contestwill be one that protects the photographer and the copyrights to their photo/s.  NOPE!  After reading the terms, I found this one even more blatant than most and I have to admit, it raised my blood pressure!

 

Why?  They are using the submissions to the contest for publishing a book and for all you know, many books.  How do I know, they tell you so!

 

Let’s take a look at some of the words they and others use:  “… to copy, reproduce, transmit, create derivative works, post, reuse, display and distribute without limitations… in any media now or hereafterknown, but not limited to…”.  Then they actually tell you the name of the book in which your photos will be used and also go on to say, “… publication of a book showing chosen entries…”, which leaves the door open for them to use your photos in who-knows-how-many future books.

WATCH OUT–THEY CAN USE YOUR PHOTO ANYWHERE, AT ANY TIME AND IN ANY WAY THEY WANT!

 

SAY WHAT?  You’re going to take my submitted photo from the contest, put it in a book and make a profit from it?  What about me?
First: You have the “privilege of paying” the individual/s (not necessarily a sponsor in the sense of a company supporting the contest–could be an individual calling themselves a Sponsor) to enter thisonce-in-a-lifetime photography project/contest!

Second: 
After you pay them to “accept” your photo/s submission/s, you get to sign away all of your rights to your photo/s and they get to publish a book and make a profit!  Oh yes, what do you get?  You get a minor prize and get to see your picture in a book!  Do you receive any royalties or even a flat fee for the use of your photo/s–NO, remember YOU PAID THEM a contest fee and you signed away or entered the contest with the understanding that there would be no compensation!  What an honor–what a privilege!
Here’s where to look:
Check under headings, such as Awards, License, Usage, Copyrights, etc.–they will all vary to some degree.  They may want you to sign away your rights or it may be stated that by merely entering the contest, you are giving up your rights to your photo so they can use them as they see fit.  This is not just geared towards the winners, but it will include ALL SUBMISSIONS.

 

I strongly urge you to read all contest terms, rules and regulations.  You may not be a professional photographer who routinely sells the rights to use their images, but your images do have value.  That should be respected by you and those who think enough of your images to want to use them and/or publish them.

 

Here is a wonderful resource: check out who is promoting contests that respect photographer’s rights.

Find out if a contest meets their standards or not….

 

DO NOT : Rights Off List

Who is on The Competition Notice List

THEY DO: Rights On List

 

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A Side Note Here:
There is another twist to the equation.  I’m not exactly certain how this works, but many of the new cameras and camera phones come with a GPS function that will imprint where you took the image by the GPS coordinates.  When you allow your images to be used anywhere and in anyway, think about the information you are making available.  With nature photography it isn’t particularly important, but think about a photograph of your home or a portrait of a young child.  Do you really want that GPS information to be available to any possible unsavory characters?  And it can be spread around the world to who knows where?  Check to see if your camera or cell phone has this capability and if and how it can be removed.  Watch this video and be careful out there.
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From the Original May 2010 Article–Learn More

Note: I have seen some contests on occasion that don’t appear to be “fishing for photos”, so pay close attention.  There are good ones out there—be patient and they’ll come along.  But don’t assume because a prestigious company name is attached to the contest, that all is O.K.

 


© 2010 Noella Ballenger

 


I CAN WIN!

I KNOW I CAN!

MY PHOTO IS EXCEPTIONAL!
THE PRIZE IS MINE!

And that is exactly for what companies are hoping—that you’ll send in your very best photo, that exceptional image you captured just for their contest—for them!

 

The fishing line has been thrown out, the hook is baited and right in front of your face dangles THE PRIZE!

 

But is it really such a great prize for you or is the greatest prize for the company?  Why would they need you to agree to all of those legally written rules and regulations about the use of your photo/s?  Why would they need to use those photos in the future anyway?  Could it be for their potential financial gain?

 

Let’s look at what is behind many of these contests…….why there are so many of them.  How do they work?  Let’s understand more about what all the legal jargon means and let’s review some of the wording in their rules and/or terms & conditions.

 

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Recently I have been getting a flood of e-mails about new photo contests.  There is something very enticing and attractive about entering one of your images and receiving “international acclaim”, or the chance to be exhibited in a major show, or the opportunity to have millions of people looking at your work on a website or in a publication, or at the very least the chance to win that BIG $$$ first prize or the new camera equipment.  It is truly an exciting opportunity—isn’t it?

 

First, let’s look at what you have that the promotional company wants or may want.

 

Note: Be aware that the company promoting a contest can be different from a company which sponsors a contest (gives their products away).  The sponsor may not even be aware of the contest rules and regulations.  Understandably, their goal is to have their products seen by as many people as possible and then sell those products.

 

© 2010 Noella Ballenger


When you take a photograph, a copyright is created and you own that copyright.  A copyright is the legal recognition that this is your property and it has value.  Perhaps its value is only to you and your family as a key to special memories.  Perhaps its value is wrapped up in a historical or natural occasion that is special to others.  Perhaps it is a one-of-a-kind photograph worthy of news, but regardless of what it is, there is value and that value is legally protected by your copyright and you have the ability to control and sell the usage of that image to others, should you so choose to do so.

 

We have now established that your image has some kind of value, so let’s take some time to read the contest’s rules for submission.

 

DO WHAT?  READ WHAT?

 

Usually these “Official Rules” or “Terms & Conditions” are listed in fine print and are typically located in an out-of-the-way area on the website where it isn’t obvious to the casual viewer.  What the contest folks are “banking on” is that the majority of people WILL NOT hunt for them, let alone read them….and they would be correct in that.  It takes a bit of time and incentive to read through all of the clauses and conditions attached with the submission of an image.  And maybe there is a little box to click on—by doing that you have agreed to all of these rules, even though you probably didn’t even read them.  Besides, who cares, it’s a chance to win!

 

But you just might care, so let’s now look at some phrases, usages and words to help you sort out what they are asking you to do.  

These words and phrases should put up
really large caution flags in your mind!

Remember, your entry in the contest represents a contract with the promotional organization and that contract may be difficult and possibly impossible to break once you commit to it by sending in your entry.

 

 

1.  Frequently contests want to use not only the winner’s image but the images of anyone who enters the contest.    
Using all images entered for advertising for the contest or the particular event and its promotion is one of the first clues I look for when reading the rules or terms and conditions.  You could argue that the winners are getting a form of payment by receiving a prize for winning and this may be a reasonable usage for the winners but not necessarily for the entire body of entrants.  It is usually done without credit or any kind of payment.

 

2.  Usage in any and all media now known or known in the future.
That is a lot of usage that they can get for a relatively small prize when you think about it.  What about stock photographers or other professionals that normally would have been paid for usage of their images?  That is possibly a huge amount of money that they can save when they are creating a large photo library for their own use.

 

  1. The biggest red flag of all is the phrase “in perpetuity” and that means forever and ever they have the right to use your image, because you chose to enter it into a contest—you gave it to them.  Frequently there is added terminology that says they won’t give you credit, or any compensation or even a notification that they are using your image … and, if it is a really good image, they could be using it or selling it over and over again.

 

4.  Then there is the phrase that indicates that they can assign the rights.

Those are the same rights that you granted to them by entering their contest.  This means that they can sell or give away your copyrighted image to anyone…for any purpose.  This means that they could sell and resell the reproduction rights to your image in any way and to anyone and to wherever they want to sell it.  It doesn’t seem fair to me that you do the work, maybe even pay them for submitting to the contest and they receive your image rights for free.  And to top it off, they can generate income from your image and you get zip.

 

Then there is one contest I saw that doesn’t even have a prize, but proclaims loudly that the winner will get the privilege of gracing the cover of their product’s box.  Advertising is expensive indeed and if your image is that good and valuable to them then they should be paying you for using it in their advertising! 

 

5. Contest Participants irrevocably forfeit rights of privacy, intellectual property rights or other legal rights that would preclude Promoter or affiliates from using the submitted image.

 

ARE THEY KIDDING?  Right of privacy, legal rights?

 

Here is an example of where it could become spooky, because you could have not only the photo/s, but your name, address, likeness, biographic material published without any control by you.

 

Let’s say you have a great photo of your daughter or son and want to enter that into a contest with rules like this.  Image usage can be sold and resold and that photo of your child might just end up being used in some unsavory way and you might just have your name and address and personal information published right along with it without your knowledge or consent or control.   There would be no recourse or protection from this.  Now maybe I’m letting my imagination go crazy, but better that then other possibly dire consequences.

 

  1.  They can also demand that in order to enter the contest the Participant agrees that he/she will never sue or assert any claim against the Promoter’s use of the submitted image.

 

  1.   How about this one:  all entries become the property of …..(contest promoter).  They aren’t being a bit shy about what they want here.

 

  1.   Or maybe these words:  including but not limited to …!  Those words usually precede a laundry list of things that they might want to do. This phrase leaves the gate wide open to do anything that they didn’t think of in the first place.  Let me give you an example of that:  including, but not limited to, the right to copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, edit, translate, reformat, and/or incorporate into a collective work.

 

Here is a variation of this one: All winning photos become the property of XXXX and may not be published anywhere else without their specific written consent (including any other internet sites) by XXXX.  If you do then you forfeit the prizes.  The way this one is written, you could not even put your own image up on your own website without their permission.

 

9.  Here are some other words that are unacceptable:  assigns, agents and licensees (this virtually can include anyone to whom they want to give your copyright) a worldwide (there are lots of good and lucrative markets in other parts of the world), royalty-free (no payment), non-exclusive (any one can have it) , sub licensable (you give it to them, they sell it to Joe who can sell it to Sally who can sell it to Suzy, etc.), unconditional (no restrictions of any kind on where, when or how it can be used (think alcohol, tobacco products or other products and/or services that you might not want to support in any way) and transferable right and license (see sub licensable above).
Here are some more:   Reproduce, encode, store, modify, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation, as to when or to the number of times used), the Participant’s name, address, image, likeness, statements, biographical material in contest promotions…

 

So now that we understand what they are asking you to sign away when you enter a contest, let me show you just how the money could work for them.

 

This is my hypothetical scenario…

Let’s say you and I are running a contest and in our contest, we ask for entries.  Maybe we charge $10.00 for each entry submitted.  And let’s say that 2000 people submit an image.  That’s $20,000.  Our prizes for the contest will be a new camera ($2000) for first prize, a new printer ($800) for second prize and a new tripod ($500) for third prize.  Now then, we have 3 winners for a total of $3300.

 

Let’s sweeten up the deal and give away special $100 gift cards to our 10 runner ups (cost $1000.). That is a total of $4300 in prizes for all categories of winners and a profit of $15,700 (granted, we’ll have some expenses too).

 

And if we can get the camera company, the printer company, the tripod company, and the gift card company to donate their merchandise in return for some free advertising, that’s even bettermore profit for us.

 

Now we said we had 2000 entrants and those 2000 images are also ours to use, resell or pretty much do anything we want with them and it didn’t cost us a thing.  And our potential income from all of these 2000 photos could be substantial, even if only 300-400 of them are worth selling.  If we continue to run contests, well…

 

And even if we ran a contest where there was no submission fee, the profits would still be there for us!

 

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I would be the last one to tell you not to enter a contest, but regardless of who the promoting agencies of the contest are you need to make that choice and it should be with the full understanding of what you are signing away.  And don’t make the assumption that because a promoter and/or sponsor of the contest is a “big name”, that these conditions aren’t in their contracts.

 

Before you make a decision on giving up your photo rights, here is what you must do:

 

1.  Be Sure to Read the Terms & Conditions

Contest promoters who “dangle that prize” in front of your face count on the fact that you are not going to read the Terms and Conditions of the contest–please take the time to know what you are giving away.

2.  Be sure to know the company with whom your dealing if you choose to give up your rights to your photos.  How will they be using that photo?  What are they asking you to do?

 

3.  Be sure that there are time limits and usage limits on any contest you enter.  It isn’t fool proof protection, but it is a step in the right direction.

 

4. Print out and keep a copy of the entire contest package including the terms and conditions.  Also include in the package you keep, a print of the photograph/s you send to them.  If something does go wrong, at least you will have all of the information that you might need in one spot.

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If you do decide to enter a contest, and have read and understood the rules and what they are asking of you in return for the opportunity of having a chance to win something and still want to do it regardless, I sincerely wish you all good luck.  At least you can now say that you have made an informed decision.

 

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Note from the Apogee Photo Staff: Anyone who submitted photos to any of the Apogee Photo Contests retained their copyrights and only those winning photos were shown only within the Apogee Photo Magazine web site.  All other photos were discarded.

We stated the following: Apogee Photo, Inc., warrants that all photo/image file/s copyrights remain the property of the photographer.  Apogee Photo, Inc., shall not sell, grant the use of or give permission to use any photo/image file/s to any third person or entity without the written consent of the author/photographer.

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Would you like to learn more and become an even better photographer?  Be sure to join Noella in one of her online classes presented through Apogee Photo.  You’ll want to get signed up today – just click here.

Visit her site at www.noellaballenger.com or send her an e-mail at Noella1B@aol.com   Write to her at P.O. Box 457, La Canada, CA 91012, call: (818) 954-0933 or fax: (818) 954-0910 for more information on her workshop/tours.

 

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Facebook hates me : (

I can think of many other words beginning with ‘F’ I could call Facebook; fabulous, fearless, no not that for sure, Frustrating, friend, feckless no good bully, YES !!!

Here’s why, last week I’m looking around Facebook I notice I have a charge for advertising  I hadn’t ordered, first thought is why or how did Facebook get my credit card number in the first place ?

As a Las Vegas photographer we do a lot of advertising but not on Facebook, we had a page , it was for the most part used by others for their advertising and we just had it as an extra link, it really did no good at all for our Photographers in Las Vegas pages or business at all , I can think of one client in five years who has come to us via Facebook  Las Vegas Photographers Costellophoto's Face book Page

Las Vegas Photographer in dark at Casino

oceans_eleven_01_red At Costellophoto we’ve been very busy at Binions casino and the  ‘Kings Ransom’ operating the new Elvis attraction  Green Screen , the idea being to give you a nice souvenir to take home with you, and incase of accidents we email your piece of art . A slow start but as we grow and add costumes and wigs , I should also mention the Co stars to Elvis in various movies  like Darlene Tompkins in Blue Hawaii who appear  and will sign  their pictures and have their pictures taken with you in front of our Green Screen.  It’s all fun and I have learnt more about Elvis than I really need to know , but I have made a good friend in Ms. Tompkins and enjoyed her stories about her time in show biz. Last week as we set up for the days visitors we all witnessed a very rare occurrence, the lights went out in the Casino, not once but three times, thus the reference to Oceans 11, as we at ‘The kings Ransom’ are very close to the Million Dollars on display  it did cross my mind that , well the lights are out and well with a little effort …. Well dear reader of course I’d never  do such a thing, and you’d be hard pressed to be able to lift and carry that large display out, not to mention it’s pitch black in the casino so you’d be running into people and things like a black cat in a coal mine. Elvis Presley Blue Hawaii Darlene Tompkins, The Kings Ransom In the coming weeks we shall be offering a dress up, as I type we’re getting an original Elvis Cape for you to wear , the obligatory Elvis Sun glasses and authentic Elvis belt to put on and be photographed in,oh and I must mention the wigs , so even if you’re not a huge Elvis fan you can have fun and actually get something for your money on Fremont Street in Down Town Las Vegas . Do call 702 459 3121 for more information on this or any other photographic need you might have in Las Vegas, be it  Convention, Commercial or personal , Costellophoto can provide you excellent service …with a smile !

Convention Photography : Cheaper than Coffee Service

Cheaper than Coffee Service 

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Convention Photography : Cheaper than Coffee Service

Over the last four years or so this industry has changed, mainly due to the economic disasters caused by the ‘recession’ , a very mild description of the down turn in business and the bloodletting many business owners experienced, services deemed unnecessary or frivolous hit the dumpster with gay-abandon . With out any concern for the future, or promotion for the next year an attitude of ‘well it’s not that important’ was slapped on convention photography

_MG_0102aFor less that the average price of Coffee service at most hotels here in Las Vegas  meeting planners have ditched one service that can be crucial to your success for the next year, good professional photography, not shot with your I phone or a consumer DSLR, good though both those electronic gadgets are they can’t replace years of experience, and an end product that will be used for promotion in news papers, Web Sites, catalogs, banners and more.

There is nothing more off putting to a future client or attendee than pictures of speakers who’s  skin tone is orange  and where every thing seems dull , true some speakers do look differing shades of orange and  breakout rooms are dingy , but surly you don’t want your prospective attendee to be  put off by badly exposed and color balanced images that for some reason seem to roll down hill ?

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Our rate have actually gone down, a situation I’m personally not happy with, seeing as we have more experience and better equipment than five years ago, our  expenses certainly haven’t decreased any , but it does seem we are of less value to the industry.

As I stated above, you need good representation photographically if you want to grow and show off your talent and attraction, it takes skill to combat the horrible lighting in most meeting rooms, it takes a good photographic eye to make that room look full and exciting, it takes experience to get that shot of the Key note with out his or her eyes  shut or mouth open, with out being too obtrusive, it also takes the confidence of back up gear of the same quality on site to know your getting value for money and a dedicated professional, and lets face it your images will most certainly last a lot longer than that earn of stewed coffee and look a whole lot better in your advertising media!

Just for the record I own Costellophoto in Las Vegas and we are dedicated Convention photographers, I personally have over 30 years in experience in all forms of entertainment photography and media, I’ve even lived in Vegas for over 25 of those years and we have survived the worst 5 years I’ve seen here, we’re not out of the woods yet, but good promotion is key , and good photography is essential .

Ces 2016 and The Las vegas Photographer

CES 2016 Las Vegas Happy New Year!

So as 2013 rolls to a close ,and not too soon, in retrospect not a bad years compared to the last 4 or so , but as you must all ways do at this time of years is be optimistic for the following  12 months .

Now  to prepare for  CES and all the trappings of a New year  here in Las Vegas  I bought a Samsung Galaxy 4 , Samsung is a client of ours  but I went through a local retailer (Supporting my fellow business owners) , and I have quickly found that I need a degree in computer science to run this thing.

CES 2016 Photographer

Now I do know that it is not just a phone , it has as many pixels as some of my earlier cameras that cost me  thousands of dollars a few years ago  and can now connect to the internet and my newer cameras which makes me wonder what could be next, as most of you know you can get email , post to face book and as the phone is also a hot spot I can if I need to shoot with my Canon and connect to the phone , which can then post straight to the internet and a clients web site, very cool!

So as CES opens in the next few days here in Las Vegas Convention Center and most other hotels in the city we get quite busy, I just received a job from a Russian company and through the wonders of the internet and Google i was able to write emails in Russian, it did hit me that technology has come so far now that almost anything is possible , and to that end I can deliver those same photographs  via Drop box© the same day.

CES 2014

So as you can imagine we’re busy but not too busy , and if you have a need for a great professional photographer for your CES event in any of the venues in Las Vegas do call Costellophoto  702 459 3121 or visiti one of our Web pages Costellophoto.com or Conventionphotographer.info and we’ll be happy to help you out and provide you iwth excellent service and photographs that are colour correct and in focus, ready for your company news letter or promotion event.

Photographer in Las Vegas Costellophoto specializes in Convention, Commercial ,Editorial Photography and in Spring 2017 Aerial Drone Photography. 702 459 3121

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