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Philadelphia, PA USAAugust 31, 2012; Photography is my livelihood – I breathe, dream and live this – sometimes though – but many times rewarding life because I choose to. I have bills to pay, equipment to invest in and mouth to feed. I run a photography business and I love it!

So, lets say you were hungry and you took a big bite out of that juicy apple. It was delicious! But someone spotted you and tells you that you have to buy it now. You put it back instead. This is wrong, right? Not only it is common courtesy, there is a law in place. Compensate for taking someones property. Of course this applies to (republished) photography as well. Copyright protects the creator of the image. If you want to use a photo you need to have permission. Ask the owner what compensation he wants for that. If you both agree then you can use that amazing image to show to your audience.

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Highlights of historic camera collection before auctioned off

Photos by Bas Slabbers
November 18, 2011

An impressive collection of more than 350 old cameras will be put up for auction on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at Fuller’s Fine Art Auctions in Philadelphia, PA.

Collection highlights are the “Worlds fastest Lens”, the first motorized camera and a custom build Leica ‘Reporter’ for NFL Films.

The cameras were collected by Edward Kaprelian (1913-1997), who after WWII became an expert on camera and lens technology. In May 1945, the U.S. Army seized more than 2,000 Carl Zeiss lenses from Germany as “war reparations” and turned them over to Kaprelian, who was then serving as Chief of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Engineering Labs in Fort Monmouth, N.J.

Kaprelian went on to become an avid collector of photographic equipment and materials during his lifetime and amassed a large collection of important cameras spanning the history of photography.


A selection of photos from this collection are published with the Nov 18, 2011 article by Alan Tu: “Vintage cameras to be auctioned off Saturday by Mt. Airy auction house” – You can read the full article on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org