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The CASE act

There are many people, perhaps all of us, which grab images online to use without asking for permission or purchasing a license. Because the intended usage will be non-commercial, such as a desktop background, a home-made birthday card for a friend etc. The U.S. Congress might soon be passing the CASE Act that which would establish a small claims court system. These millions of photo users believe they should not be restricted in any way from doing whatever they want with the property of others. An interesting development photographer should be aware of.

Partial Lunar Eclipse

Last night’s partial lunar eclipse was the last lunar eclipse of 2019. It was visible from Australia, Africa, South America and most of Europe and Asia. Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the earth if the sky is clear. Photographing a lunar eclipse contains some luck, since the moon is rising or setting, which means it will be below the horizon. The next lunar eclipse will be on January 10th which will be a penumbral lunar eclipse.

Feature Interview Article

A new interview for Self Publishers United about my book and the process behind creating it:
https://selfpublishersunited.com/interview-with-kjell-leknes/

Fotofestival Naarden 2019

This weekend, my book Fast Track to Stock photography will be available for sale at the Naarden Photography Festival. which runs from 25-30 May 2019. The festival offers visitors a unique experience. This experience is created not only by the exhibits, but also by the dynamic and extensive program of activities. The visitor is challenged to participate in portfolio reviews, guided tours, lectures, competitions, a meet & greet with the exhibiting photographers, book reviews, book signings and educational projects.

Eindhoven photo book fair 2019

My book ‘Fast Track to Stock Photography’ toured the Eindhoven photo book fair last week. This was the 3rd edition of the fair. where photo books were being showcased by booksellers, publishers, antique dealers and photographers. Available on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Track-Stock-Photography-Kjell-Leknes/dp/136665823X

Photographing International Women’s Day 2019

8 March is International Women’s Day – an annual milestone celebrated for more than 100 years to raise awareness on women’s rights. This year, the theme is “Balance for Better” – a call-to-action to drive gender balance across all areas of life.
https://labs.ripe.net/Members/agowland/recognising-women-at-the-ripe-ncc-and-beyond-is-more-than-a-day

Celebrating Women in Tech 2019

Feature photo in an article about international women’s day for the internet exchange point Netnod focusing on women working in the tech industry: https://www.netnod.se/celebrating-women-in-tech—amanda-gowland

RIPE Atlas Probe 2018

It is not easy photographing technical gadgets that are not produced to look sleek in a home environment. And the RIPE Atlas probe from the European Internet Registry, RIPE NCC, is no exception. There are thousands of these probes located all around the world collecting and measure Internet connectivity. Anyone can access this data via Internet traffic maps, streaming data visualisations and an API.

Special Publishers Fair 2018

My book, Fast Track to Stock Photography is on sale as part of the Special Publishers Fair (Beurs van Bijzondere Uitgevers) in the Paradiso, Amsterdam. At this fair, publishers from the Netherlands and Belgium present and sell their new and old titles in the field of literature, literary non-fiction and visual arts. The contribution of these specialist publishers to the Dutch-language book offer is indeed relatively small, but of high quality; every important Dutch author has been published by these publishers in the course of his or her career.

Vodafone press and digital campaign photo

My photo of the Einsteinweg in Amsterdam was recently licensed by the media house McCann Bucharest for a press and digital campaign for Vodafone Romania. Text translation: “With Vodafone you keep your business close, so you can aim further”.

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