The Swiss press announced today that Chillon Castle, known by anglo-saxons because of the "Prisoner of Chillon" book by Lord Byron, and Switzerland's most visited monument, has now become a Trade Mark.
What is interesting, is that it's not just the name "Château de Chillon" (and I guess its translation into a number of languages) that is protected, but also two particular "graphical representations" of the castle: when viewed from the Montreux side and when viewed from the Villeneuve side.
So commercial usage of those images of Chillon Castle is now the exclusive right of the foundation that takes care of the castle.
That's a first in Switzerland, and I believe that it opens the floodgates for other monuments. I guess this is already the case for several...
Having been to the Geneva Motor Show for a few years running, and having also attended other similar events, I thought I would compile a collection of thoughts on what to think about when you want to take pictures at such events.
I try to avoid weekends, as they are a lot more crowded than weekdays. Sure, it means taking a day off work if you're not a professional, but weekends (and rainy Sundays in particular) are a no-no. Even better, if you have some connections and get yourself into a press day, you'll have a lot more space, a lot more access to cars that are not available to the general public, and more models "draped" over the cars for that additional glamour touch.
If that's not an option, making sure you pass through the gates as soon as the show opens generally...
Interact, make friends, share tips and techniques, have fun. Dreamstime wants your ideas and thoughts whether you are a photographer, designer or regular user. Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite images and photographers, post tutorials or simply exchange opinions with your with fellow dreamstimers.
Don't forget words and pictures go great together so make sure you choose some Dreamstime favorite pics to brighten your article. For inspiration, check out the hottest or the most useful blogs on the left.
Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite stock images and photographers