Small Claims Process Needed for Copyright Infringement

Seattle Wedding Photographer, Jared M. Burns - Henna Mehndi Portrait.jpg

Copyright infringement is out of control. artists and photographers are losing to businesses who bully to keep what they steal. Stealing is stealing and it is time for the law to protect small businesses.

In the past four years, this has personally happened to me at least five times that I can remember. Most of the incidents were with the photograph shown here of the model with henna on her hand. In once case, another photographer even added it to their own web portfolio as though it were their own.

See this video to better understand the issue...

Are you ready to help with this grassroots movement? You can make a difference and have your voice heard. Learn what you can do next by visiting the PPA website. It's easy to do!

-JMB

Jared M. Burns Photography
Snohomish County Photographer
www.jaredmburns.com | 206.659.7468 | info@jaredmburns.com

What is the value of a photograph tomorrow?

Determining the personal value of a photograph is a complex issue. Initially, it seems like it shouldn't cost any more than the $0.13 developing fee, but consider the relative value to the one who holds the memories. People invest their wealth in lifestyle, homes, and vehicles, yet if presented with the choice to rescue only one belonging from a catastrophe, all choose their family's "Photography Memories" knowing these are the only belongings that can never be replaced.  

So what is the value of a photograph?

My wife and I on one of our first dates.

My wife and I on one of our first dates.

A Photograph is the only...

  • way to stop time

  • opportunity to the world through another's eyes

  • truly unique thing we can own

  • way we can relive a moment

  • thing that lasts after the wedding

  • evidence our memory was real

My grandfather when he was young.

My grandfather when he was young.

A Photograph is a tangible connection to...

  • our past, present, and future

  • the our life experiences that make us who we are

  • the people, places, and things we care about most

  • our heritage

  • our greatest life moments

My wife holding our newborn son.

My wife holding our newborn son.

A Photograph can...

  • never be replaced

  • say more than words

  • capture personality

  • make us remember

  • share life with others

  • show moments we may have missed

  • traverse time and space

  • bring people together

  • transcend language and culture

My sister and I a long time ago.

My sister and I a long time ago.

A Photograph has the power to...

  • communicate knowledge, ideas, understanding, and love

  • change the world or change our world view

  • remind us of what is most important

  • elicit the strongest of human emotion

  • take us places we have never been

  • show moments we may have missed

  • strengthen the bonds we share with ones we love

  • live forever

My daughter's first ride on a ferris wheel.

My daughter's first ride on a ferris wheel.

My friend and mentor, Skip Cohen of Skip Cohen University, always says, "With the exception of modern medicine, no career field has given society more than professional photography!

The strange thing about photographs is they always appreciate with age. So, what is the value of your photograph?

It's your story.

-JMB

© 2016 Jared M. Burns Photography
Snohomish Family Photographer
www.jaredmburns.com | 206.659.7468 | info@jaredmburns.com

Tour Our New Home Office

You might have heard we moved to a new place in Snohomish. If you were wondering what it is like behind the scenes at Jared M. Burns Photography, here are some views of the new home office.

Click to  enter a 360° view  of the office...

Click to enter a 360° view of the office...

Some of the features I enjoy most about the new space...

  • It is a dedicated space, of course, for photography work and creative thought

  • Everything in white eliminates color distractions and leaves room for planning and visualization

  • The server is concealed nicely in the converted wardrobe cabinet

  • Dedicate battery charging station

  • The rolling table moves around the room to be desk space, a packaging station, and a gear staging station

  • All packing materials are in easy reach and stored in vertical space

  • The sayings that keep me focused surround clock which is where I most often look when loosing focus

 

- JMB

© 2016 Jared M. Burns Photography
Snohomish Photographer
www.jaredmburns.com | 206.659.7468 | info@jaredmburns.com