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Showcase, 1 December 2016: Northern Lights over the mountains surrounding Reinefjord, Lofoten Islands, Norway (March 2012) by Rudolf Abraham Read more >


Rex - a gross betrayal of trust

Today Rex Features, a long established and, until recently, respected photo library has emailed all its contributors admitting that a number had been defrauded.

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"No agenda, no attitude": Mike King the Master Craftsman of Sports Photography

The untimely death last week of the award-wining sports photographer and all round good guy Mike King sent shock waves through the profession.

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Alamy in the rear view mirror


From their launch in 1999 Alamy had promoted themselves as the photographer-friendly stock agency. Back then they made promises like "It's not like you are entering an arrangement that ties your images up for a lengthy amount of time." Come February 2015 and they are claiming perpetual and irrevocable rights. 

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ALAMY concedes to EPUK campaign

Following a campaign by EPUK the stock agency Alamy has conceded that amendments to its contributor contract, which were due to come into force on April 1st, would be withdrawn and replaced with amended terms more in line with photographers' demands.

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Nikon's Impact Damage

EPUK doesn't do tech. But when a tech issue affects the business of professional photographers EPUK considers it an issue worth investigating. Here Nikon user Graham Harrison looks at an undercurrent of complaints about one professional Nikon lens, the sharp but fragile 24-70mm f/2.8 AF-S zoom.

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