The Saddam Hussein execution video has made its way onto the Web and hundreds of sites have started watermarking and re-encoding the video with their own advertising and logo. After doing some digging I managed to find on alrafdean-news.net what I believe to be the original 3gp camera phone file that has been rehashed so many times. If anyone has additional information as to the source of this file, please leave a comment.
Right-click to save: Shaaaheed_IRAQ_Sdaaam.3gp
Most photojournalists have started tagging their photos with IPTC metadata to aid in copyrighting and indexing their massive collection of images. Some news organizations also require that all digital images be tagged to properly track and attribute the file during the production process. This metadata, however, can lead to some compromising moments if not properly sanitized or redacted before publication.
Read “Metadata and thumbnails can out your sources” at Hamor Photography…
I’m on a roll. Aaron Johnson has used another one of my captions for his brilliantly outstanding What the Duck comic strip about photographers and what they deal with on a daily basis. I’m truly honored!
Aaron Johnson, esteemed author of What the Duck, used my caption for What the Duck 97 – whine rack. If you haven’t checked his Web comic out already it’s 100% comedy genius. After almost 100 episodes it hasn’t lost any of its flair and illustrates the trials and tribulations that photographers go through on a daily basis. Think of it as BOFH but for photographers.