Copyright breaches – who you do you call?

The AIPP, the peak body representing Australian professional photographers, has been a leading light in fighting for the rights of photographers on a number of issues. The submissions made to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) regarding amendments to copyright … Continue reading

The 2014 AIPP APPA winners announced

Another year of the Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPAs) have concluded and the results are in: wedding photographer, James Simmons has claimed the title of Australian Professional Photographer of the Year. The contest was judged over the weekend … Continue reading

Digital Playground kicks off this weekend

Three days of exhibitions, speaker seminars, hands-on workshops, and live judging of the annual APPAs will take over Luna Park in Sydney this weekend, under The Digital Playground banner. The event, hosted by the Imaging and Digital Entertainment Association (IDEA) … Continue reading

ATO reviews equipment depreciation rules

Professional photographers know that they claim the cost of any professional equipment over a period of years using an Australian Tax Office (ATO) approved ‘depreciation schedule’. But since when does a camera last 10-12 years? For quite some time, the … Continue reading

AIPP Epson State Awards wrap-up

It has taken the best part of three months, but the 2014 AIPP Epson State Awards have wrapped up and all the winners have been revealed. The competition covered all states and territories, beginning in Tasmania and concluding in South … Continue reading

Proposed privacy laws threaten photographers

While photography can be a form of art, in the public spectrum it is also technically a form of surveillance, and cameras are surveillance devices. But that doesn’t that mean the vast majority of photographers are breaching an individual’s privacy… does it? The AIPP’s submission to the … Continue reading

A star-studded speaker program

Having Australia’s best photographers and industry experts all under the one roof can be a tricky task to say the least, but over three days in September the Digital Playground organisers have delivered just that. The Imaging and Digital Entertainment … Continue reading