In support of a lazy photographer

Hi. I know not much is happening around here. Did you check out the techniques already?

I can be one lazy photographer.

But you know what? Some of my favourite shots I took right here, at home. In my apartment. Or I took two steps out onto my balcony and let my camera capture the scene I saw, right there and then. When nature gives you gifts like these amazing dramas in the sky, and litterally drops them in your lap, its just a matter of being mentally prepared to capture them – both with your mind and with your camera. I call it calculated luck – but you may call it lazy photography.

Britney Spears and proposterous demands on photographers

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This is not Britney. Its a wax doll on Madam Tussauds in London. Photo: JOEL RYAN/AP

This is not Britney. Its a wax doll on Madam Tussauds in London. Photo: JOEL RYAN/AP.

The Britney Spears Circus is coming to Scandinavia soon, and with it comes a propostorous contract for all photographers to sign before shooting it.

According to this article in danish newspaper Politiken, Britney Spears management demands from all press photographers a signature on a deal that ensures

1) The popstar assumes copyright on the photos, and the right to decide where and when they are published.
2) The photographers may not use the photos after 30 days from the concert. No archive.
3) No photos must be sold on to third party.
4) Pictures that Britney Spears or the event management finds inappropriate can not be published.

The chief of photography on the newspaper Politiken finds it really unreasonable that, while they are not allowed to even archive the photos, Britney can use any of the best shots for ads and merchandise, like t-shirts and coffee mugs…

The answer from pretty much the collective danish and swedish press and news agencies has been that they will not show up to the event unless this contract is scrapped. Nor will they use archive photos to cover the event.