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Wedding Photographer Threatened with $300,000 Lawsuit

Wedding Photographer Threatened with $300,000 Lawsuit

Came upon this interesting video by Gary Fong today. A Seattle based wedding photographer, Nelson Tang, got a nasty letter from a lawyer – basically saying to pay up or get sued for $300,000.
It’s unfortunate because the photographer did not have a written contract and also provided the client with the bad shots from the wedding, something that could be bad for his defence – but that threatening letter probably won’t help client either. I’ll definitely keep an eye on this case. Read More

Italia vs Espana

I was pleasantly surprised by both sides after Spain beat Italy 4-0 in the Euro. There were a few bad apples (a drunk chick slapping and tugging at flags, couple grumpy kids, and the middle finger guy), but everybody else there was civil.


Great sportsmanship from the Italians.
I think this guy forgot what team he was cheering for. 
He began singing, “uno dos tres cuatro cuatro cuatro cuatro”.

Why so mad bro? You’re up like 2-0.

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Toronto Public Library Art Exhibit

Toronto Public Library Art Exhibit

Received a letter today from the Toronto Public Library, and I couldn’t be happier with the news – I was accepted for the art exhibit next year at a local branch. The library is a fantastic venue to display art work because it’s free and you get a full month to show off your art – what more can you ask for?!
My exhibit runs during the month of May next year, enough time to decide on images and how to prepare them. My plan is to display around 3-4 images 20×24″ mounted on gatorboard.

16th Annual Calling All Artists Art Show

This past weekend I attended the Annual Calling All Artists Art Show. This time I put more thought into showing off my work: displaying fewer smaller images, more canvases, and more thought into organizing the board.
A few things I’ve learnt on how to improve for future art shows:
Show less: Last year I displayed a variety of large and small images. This year I tried to show fewer, but larger images. Showing off less gives people less options of what to look at, making it less confusing of what to focus on.
Bigger is better: Without question, the bigger the images, the more interest you attract from people. My biggest images were of my dog, and two canvases, and those 3 were the biggest hits. People seemed to gravitate more to the larger images.
Tell a story: Every image doesn’t need to be connected in some way, but showing images that generate some sort of feeling will get people talking. My flora images had almost no discussion, but people would talk about how the lightning looked like as if it were dancing. Images portraying motion are more interesting that static ones.
Shit happens: During the setup, I accidentally cracked the glass for one of my frames. I could either use a different frame or the same frame without the glass. Without the glare from the glass, the image looks much better. In future shows I won’t be using any glass in my frames.

CityNews Sucks!

CityNews Sucks!

I made a Google search of my name recently – you know, curious if I’m out on the interwebs. I came across a Citynews article that had been using my image for over a year. Using my image is one thing, but using it without notifying me and editing it, gets me a little upset. I can make peace with a charity or non-profit not compensating me, but a news organization which clearly makes a profit from content, I find it a little shady not paying the people that make money for a company.

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