Back in October, four high-profile creative buyers gave a fascinating panel discussion on photographers’ websites to kick off the 2012 PhotoPlus Expo.
Rihanna has settled with photographer David LaChapelle after he sued the star, saying raunchy scenes in her “S&M” video were direct copies of his provocative pictures. LaChapelle alleged that the video copied his poses, lighting, wardrobe and props. He launched a lawsuit against Rihanna and her label, Def Jam, and asked for $1 million in damages.
Both Kickstarter and Emphas.is have emerged in the past two years to provide a crowdfunding
platform for photographers and their projects. And while crowdfunding might not save professional
photography, it certainly provides an interesting and viable method to finance photography projects
whether initiated by full-time pros or passionate enthusiasts.