Maintaining your Copyright

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in copyright, Ethics, Photography | 3 Comments
Maintaining your Copyright

Got a real nice surprise in the mail. Signed copy of John Lydon‘s – aka Johnny Rotten – biography. With couple of my pics in it. I shot those images twenty some years ago. Last summer I got a phone call from the publisher in London asking if they could use some shots. They were […]

Digital Indie Publishing

Digital Indie Publishing

Some of you might have noticed the thing we did in DocImages couple of days ago. Well, if you didn’t, here’s a short recap. (And here is an article I wrote in Finnish in our blog) I am getting sick and tired of the ever tightening legacy print death spiral and especially frustrated with their […]

The Talent Has Left the Building

Posted on Dec 18, 2013 in copyright, Media, Photography, Print, Publishing | 5 Comments
The Talent Has Left the Building

Anyone who has done the basics of psycholinguistics – or even your linguistics 101 – is familiar with the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.  I graduated with linguistics as my major – so I  spent my fair share of years with all things related to linguistics, languages and psychology – but I don’t think I have ever tried […]

Who do I send an Invoice to?

Who do I send an Invoice to?

  (Edited, see the end) Dear colleagues of Scanpix and Postimees – I’m just curious how on earth you got the idea that you can publish my image on your page – or  as it comes to Scanpix, how did you ever think you can sell my work (keeping a 100% royalty, I assume?) without […]

If the Shoe Fits…

Posted on Feb 13, 2013 in copyright, journalism, Photography | 2 Comments
If the Shoe Fits…

  Some of you might remember an incident last fall in Finland, when the computer of a small child was confiscated when she allegedly had downloaded ONE song of the finnish artist Chisu? The girl’s father refused to pay the 800€ (if my memory serves me right) plus sign the non-disclosure agreement requested. The result: […]

Finnfoto Award

Finnfoto Award

    (Kuva yllä tänään ilmestyvästä Kamera-lehdestä 12/2012, jossa pieni haastettelu). Kirjoitan tänään englanniksi – toisella kotimaisella kuten aina sanon. Perustelen tämän jutun lopussa. Remember Jaws? “Just when you thought it was safe to go into the water again…?” I think this was the opening line of the trailer… Anyway, what can I say? I […]

“Kuvan lapset eivät liity tähän juttuun”

“Kuvan lapset eivät liity tähän juttuun”

(Kuvan lapset eivät liity tähän juttuun © Kari Kuukka 2010) Kirjoitin pari viikkoa sitten jutun “Koulukiusaamista vai kolonialismia?”  Suomeksi, sillä halusin, että sen lukee maassamme mahdollisimman moni. Koen aiheen erittäin tärkeäksi. Ja noin  40 000 lukijaa sen löysikin. Se poiki suuren määrän hyvää keskustelua ja kommentteja (joista suuri kiitos),  aiheutti ilmeisesti koko joukon lehtien peruutuksia […]

Koulukiusaamista vai kolonialismia?

Koulukiusaamista vai kolonialismia?

    (My second exception in the history of this blog: this is in Finnish – as I try to make my point very clear  – and I’ve realized that there is a bit of a threshold with English). Koulukiusaamista vai kolonialismia? Ei kumpaakaan, mutta parempaa vertausta en keksi Sanoma Magazines Finlandin tavalle toimia. Isomman […]

Multimedia Production: DocImages

Multimedia Production: DocImages

Everybody reading this blog in the past knows where I stand when it comes to our future: I am strongly of the opinion that paper  as a medium for daily news will slowly fade out (actually, not so slowly…) and the future is elsewhere. Let me just refer you to my last post – and […]