Photography by Tafari © 2019

Category : Oh No You Didn’t

March 6, 2014

Getty Images just announced that blog sites now have access to post their images via an embed at no cost at all. Like free 99. I was shocked! Will this stop thieves? Will this help sales/promotion? How much will content creators rejoice? "For the past decade or so, the

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May 31, 2012 Ain't No Freebies Here

I get requests often from agencies, individuals etc asking me for permission to use my photos for various projects. More often than not, the request come with the following line "I don't have a budget but will give you credit." When I read that bit, it's a wrap. I don't need c

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May 6, 2011

This ceviche was prepared by me. I shopped for the fresh ingredients. I sliced that avocado to perfection. I styled the plate. I took the photograph. I ate the ceviche. I processed the photo. I posted to photo to Flickr so that I could share my recipe and image with friends and

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May 5, 2011

I’m contacted often from companies who are interested in purchasing work of mine that was spotted on Flickr.  I have been lucky to have to make some sales independently, some sales were done via Getty Images, and other times the potential sale fell through the cracks becaus

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April 20, 2011

The other day I received some feedback for something that I did recently. Not really a big deal because I always welcome feedback, but this feedback went in the wrong direction!  Everyone knows that good feedback should be thought out, concise, and constructive. The feedback t

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March 8, 2011

Just last week, I was talking to a friend about posting images online and how there is no real way to protect your work from being stolen once you publish it to the world. As an artist, I mos def want my work to be seen by as many people as possible, but I want to be the one wh

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January 30, 2011

On the daily, I spotted homeboy rocking some interestingly assembles looks. I think this one with the raven feathers was probably the most over the top but, he owned the look & made it work. While I found his sense of style to be awe inspiring, it was his red mohawk that re

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December 25, 2010

My trip to NYC is going quite well. Day one - I saw Fela the Musical & was blown away!  If you can get to NYC before it ends on Jan 2nd, I highly recommend seeing this show And Patti Labelle is in it. Need I say more??? Day two - I made a trip to B&H & got broke in

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October 4, 2010

So the Roots concert with Chaka Khan, QTip & nem’ was absolutely off the chain! At points, I had to stop shooting so that I could dance my ass off. And I danced a lot! Actually I danced so much that I can still feel it now because my left ankle is killing me like never be

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September 15, 2010 See, What Had Happened Was: The Fashion Sneak

If you followed my adventures over that last few days on Twitter & Facebook then you know that I was able to "get" backstage at the Zac Posen Z Spoke show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. I have to say that Zac Posen's backstage experience was the best I had out of the 5 s

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