real estate – Photo Bolsillo http://photobolsillo.com/ Fri, 25 Mar 2022 20:19:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://photobolsillo.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cropped-icon-32x32.png real estate – Photo Bolsillo http://photobolsillo.com/ 32 32 SPGA receives over 1.2 million requests for proof of real estate ownership https://photobolsillo.com/spga-receives-over-1-2-million-requests-for-proof-of-real-estate-ownership/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 17:15:24 +0000 https://photobolsillo.com/spga-receives-over-1-2-million-requests-for-proof-of-real-estate-ownership/ Saudi Gazette report Riyadh — The number of ownership applications that have been submitted to prove ownership of real estate has exceeded 1.2 million applications, while some of the applications do not meet the requirements, said the governor of the General Authority for l Real Estate (SPGA), Ihsan Bafakih. Bafakih said, during an interview […]]]>


Saudi Gazette report

Riyadh — The number of ownership applications that have been submitted to prove ownership of real estate has exceeded 1.2 million applications, while some of the applications do not meet the requirements, said the governor of the General Authority for l Real Estate (SPGA), Ihsan Bafakih.

Bafakih said, during an interview with Al-Ekhbariya TV, that one of the most important amendments to the extension of the reception of applications for real estate is the obligation to provide an aerial photographer to prove the ownership of small properties.

The small farms on which the condition to provide an aerial photograph will be applied are 5,000 meters or less for agricultural holdings, Bafakih pointed out, adding that it will also be a condition in residential holdings of 2,500 meters and less.

Bafakih stressed the importance of presenting other documents proving ownership and handing them over to the relevant committees for review and consideration of his case. He noted that the change of title deeds within the Two Holy Mosques had been considered.

It should be noted that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman, issued a royal decree on March 13, extending the deadline for receiving property applications, as well as changing the rules for reviewing such applications.

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Hewlett-Packard, Sony Corp. – business philosophy https://photobolsillo.com/hewlett-packard-sony-corp-business-philosophy/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 03:30:49 +0000 https://photobolsillo.com/hewlett-packard-sony-corp-business-philosophy/ Comprehensive report on Digital Photography Market covering detailed analysis, competitive landscape, forecast and strategies. The latest research study published by A2Z Market Research assesses the analysis of the risk side of the market, highlights opportunities and leverages to aid in strategic and tactical decision making. The market study is segmented by key region which is […]]]>

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Digital Photography Market: Competitive Analysis

With drastic changes in consumer behavior, businesses, brands and stakeholders in the value of online travel sites are curious to understand the implications for their products and services. The main key suppliers presented here are: Hewlett-Packard, Sony Corp., Canon Inc., PENTAX, Olympus, Leica, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, Fujifilm Holdings Corp, Toshiba Corporation, Sigma, Panasonic Corp, Kodak Co..

Various factors are responsible for the growth trajectory of the market, which are studied extensively in the report. In addition, the report lists down the restraints that threaten the global digital photography market. It also assesses the bargaining power of suppliers and buyers, the threat of new entrants and product substitutes, and the degree of competition prevailing in the market. The influence of the latest government directives is also analyzed in detail in the report. It studies the Digital Photography market trajectory between forecast periods.

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Segmentation of the global digital photography market:

Market Segmentation: By Type

Photo processing equipment, cell phones with cameras, digital cameras, memory cards and storage devices, interchangeable lenses, others

Market Segmentation: By Application

Photography software, photo processing

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The global digital photography market is spread across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Rest of the World.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged in lockdown across regions, line limitations and the breakdown of transport organizations. Furthermore, the financial vulnerability of the digital photography market is much higher than past outbreaks such as SARS, Avian Flu, Swine Flu, Bird Flu and Ebola, inferred from the growing number of infected individuals and the vulnerability. on the end of the crisis. With the rapid increase in cases, the global digital photography refresh market is influenced from several points of view.

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1. What is the market size and forecast of the global digital photography market?
2. What are the inhibiting factors and impact of COVID-19 on the global digital photography market during the forecast period?
3. What are the products/segments/applications/areas to invest in during the forecast period in the global digital photography market?
4. What is the competitive strategic window for opportunities in the Global Digital Photography Market?
5. What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the global digital photography market?
6. What is the market share of the major vendors in the global digital photography market?
7. What modes and strategic moves are considered suitable for entering the global digital photography market?

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Global Digital Photography Market Research Report 2022-2029

Chapter 1 Digital Photography Market Overview

Chapter 2 Global Economic Impact on Industry

Chapter 3 Global Market Competition by Manufacturers

Chapter 4 Global Production, Revenue (Value) by Region

Chapter 5 Global Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Regions

Chapter 6 Global Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type

Chapter 7 Global Market Analysis by Application

Chapter 8 Manufacturing Cost Analysis

Chapter 9 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers

Chapter 10 Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders

Chapter 11 Market Effect Factors Analysis

Chapter 12 Global Digital Photography Market Forecast

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5 real estate trends to watch in March https://photobolsillo.com/5-real-estate-trends-to-watch-in-march/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://photobolsillo.com/5-real-estate-trends-to-watch-in-march/ We’re only a few months away and 2022 has already been a whirlwind year for the real estate world. Mortgage rates have reached highs not seen since pre-pandemic, but even so, buyer demand has surged. Indeed, according to the real estate brokerage red finalmost three out of four buyers are now faced with a higher […]]]>

We’re only a few months away and 2022 has already been a whirlwind year for the real estate world.

Mortgage rates have reached highs not seen since pre-pandemic, but even so, buyer demand has surged. Indeed, according to the real estate brokerage red finalmost three out of four buyers are now faced with a higher bid.

But that’s just a snippet of what’s going on in the hot real estate world. Are you preparing to buy, sell or invest in real estate soon? If so, here’s a look at some of the other real estate trends you should have on your radar.

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1. Lower affordability

Thanks to rising mortgage rates and soaring house prices, overall housing affordability is down. When you add inflation and the continued rate and price hikes that experts are predicting, it’s unlikely to improve anytime soon.

The same goes for rents, which are also on a tear lately. Although this does not bode well for renters, buyers and investors could benefit from this trend. It may even help solve the supply problem for many. (Instead of focusing on single-family homes, you can buy a multi-family property and rent the additional units at a higher price.)

2. A demand for virtual real estate

If you haven’t heard, metaverse real estate is the next big thing. While you can’t move in or rent it out to local family, there are ways to monetize your investment — and sooner than you think.

As Fool.com contributor Kristi Waterworth says, “Rather than buying and holding your virtual property and waiting for a buyer, choosing to rent it out can start generating revenue now. Many companies are already looking for a way to get a foot in the door of their favorite metaverse platform but not be ready to fully invest in real estate.”

3. The Rise of Crypto Mortgages

I reported this week that a new company called Milo is offering the first crypto mortgage product, which allows buyers to leverage their crypto (just Bitcoin at that time) to buy a house and then pay off that debt over 30 years. The loans do not require any credit checks, down payments or tax returns.

People seem pretty interested. Milo himself said he has a long waiting list of crypto-savvy buyers (7,000 of them), and so far he has given out over $400 million in loans . Other companies also have similar products in the works. Ledn, for example, just raised $70 million for its Bitcoin-backed mortgage program.

4. Increased Interest in Cash Offer Solutions

Is competition tough for today’s limited supply of homes and cash offers? These are often the key to winning. In fact, according to Redfin, cash offers accounted for almost a third of all home sales last year.

Since the typical buyer won’t have access to $350,000 in cash (the current median home price), cash offer solutions are likely to pick up steam. These offers essentially make cash offers on behalf of the buyer, paying the money for the offer, then renting the home to the buyer while they apply for financing. In some cases, they also act as a lender. Companies offering such solutions include Ribbon, Accept.inc, Orchard and Open door technologies.

5. Pivots in new construction

New construction has, fortunately, started to make gains in recent months, but what is most notable? This would be the size and type of homes being built.

According to the National Association of Home Builders, new homes are getting bigger and bigger. The average square footage actually dropped at the start of the pandemic, but has now started to increase. The average size of new homes is now 2,561 square feet, up about 6% over the past year alone.

Custom home and townhouse housing starts are also up, each recording an 11% year-over-year gain in the last quarter of 2021.

The real estate scene is changing

It’s never a dull day in real estate, and as inflation, the invasion of Ukraine and other global events emerge, we can expect even more volatility in the coming months. to come.

If you plan to make any new real estate purchases, make sure you have enough cash reserves just in case. Not only will this help you win in today’s competitive landscape, but it can also protect you if the market takes a turn.

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Dental Photography Mirrors Market Previous Research, In-Depth Analysis and Current Data with DenMat, Asa Dental – Business Ethics https://photobolsillo.com/dental-photography-mirrors-market-previous-research-in-depth-analysis-and-current-data-with-denmat-asa-dental-business-ethics/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 10:45:44 +0000 https://photobolsillo.com/dental-photography-mirrors-market-previous-research-in-depth-analysis-and-current-data-with-denmat-asa-dental-business-ethics/ A2Z Market Research has published a new study on Global Dental Photography Mirrors covering Micro Level of Analysis by Competitors and Key Business Segments (2022-2029). Global Dental Photography Mirrors explore in-depth study on various segments such as opportunities, size, development, innovation, sales and overall growth of key players. The research is carried out on primary […]]]>

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Some of the Major Key Players profiled in the study are DenMat, Asa Dental, DYNAFLEX, Hager&Werken, Jakobi Dental Instruments, PRODONT-HOLLIGER, American Orthodontics, Wittex GmbH, Nichrominox

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Various factors are responsible for the growth trajectory of the market, which are studied extensively in the report. In addition, the report lists down the restraints that threaten the global Dental Photography Mirrors market. This report is a consolidation of primary and secondary research, which provides market size, share, dynamics and forecasts for various segments and sub-segments considering macro and micro environmental factors. It also assesses the bargaining power of suppliers and buyers, the threat of new entrants and product substitutes, and the degree of competition prevailing in the market.

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The Middle East and Africa (GCC countries and Egypt)
North America (United States, Mexico and Canada)
South America (Brazil, etc)
Europe (Turkey, Germany, Russia UK, Italy, France, etc.)
Asia Pacific (Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Japan, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, India, Indonesia and Australia)

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  • What will be the market size and growth rate by the end of the forecast period?
  • What are the key Dental Photography Mirrors market trends impacting market growth?
  • What are the main product types of dental photography mirrors?
  • What are the main applications of dental photography mirrors?
  • Which dental photography mirror services technologies will dominate the market in the next 7 years?

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Global Dental Photography Mirrors Market Research Report 2022-2029

Chapter 1 Dental Photography Mirrors Market Overview

Chapter 2 Global Economic Impact on Industry

Chapter 3 Global Market Competition by Manufacturers

Chapter 4 Global Production, Revenue (Value) by Region

Chapter 5 Global Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Regions

Chapter 6 Global Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type

Chapter 7 Global Market Analysis by Application

Chapter 8 Manufacturing Cost Analysis

Chapter 9 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers

Chapter 10 Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders

Chapter 11 Market Effect Factors Analysis

Chapter 12 – Global Dental Photography Mirrors Market Forecast

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The indoor drone company has taken off during the pandemic, now zooming through city buildings https://photobolsillo.com/the-indoor-drone-company-has-taken-off-during-the-pandemic-now-zooming-through-city-buildings/ Sun, 13 Feb 2022 16:16:15 +0000 https://photobolsillo.com/the-indoor-drone-company-has-taken-off-during-the-pandemic-now-zooming-through-city-buildings/ John Bach and Zach Dulla fly high. Their drone company, Indoor Drone Tours, has shot real estate promotional videos in luxury skyscrapers and commercial spaces across the city. But their aerial devices also buzzed inches away from Chicago Bulls dancers, known as the Luvabulls, and alongside team mascot Benny the Bull, diving at the United […]]]>

John Bach and Zach Dulla fly high.

Their drone company, Indoor Drone Tours, has shot real estate promotional videos in luxury skyscrapers and commercial spaces across the city.

But their aerial devices also buzzed inches away from Chicago Bulls dancers, known as the Luvabulls, and alongside team mascot Benny the Bull, diving at the United Center. A video they shot of the clubhouse and locker rooms at Wisconsin’s famed Whistling Straits golf course during the Ryder Cup last year has gone viral.

The Chicago Fire football team is also a customer.

Two years ago, as the pandemic began to grip the country, their business took off offering “contactless drone tours” to vendors who didn’t want people in their homes.

It was initially a side project for a marketing company. Dulla and Bach started after quitting their sales job at the age of 23, but soon became a separate business and their primary focus.

Bach and Dulla, now 28 and friends from when they filmed high school sports as part of Barrington High School’s video production club, have found their niche in ‘first person view’ drones .

Pilots of the tiny devices wear helmets — they look like oversized goggles — with screens that broadcast a live camera feed from the drone, essentially giving the pilot a view of the cockpit.

More importantly, the technology allows a pilot to stay in one place while piloting the drone through a maze of rooms or tight spaces, eliminating the need for a direct line of sight.

The resulting video footage transports viewers as if they were on Superman’s shoulders.

Their first breakup came when an Oak Park real estate agent called and said, “I have to sell five houses for sellers who won’t let me in, or a photographer,” recalls Dulla, CEO of Indoor Drone Towers.

“We would put the drone inside the front door and the family inside would hide out of sight in the basement or bathroom for a few minutes to stay out of the video as we hovered over home,” he said.

The video would be edited and posted to an online house listing.

Their business grew and evolved. The company, which has no physical office space, employs eight people full-time, including a new hire in Denver to help expand outside of the Midwest.

While no one is asking for contactless drone tours anymore, real estate is still their main focus.

Their clients are now 70% commercial real estate, 20% shops and hotels and 10% residential real estate.

Other drone companies exist in Chicago, but none seem to offer the same focus on first-person-view drones.

“I think that’s going to change very soon, but right now we’re going through our own territory,” Dulla said.

One of their first gigs in the commercial market was with Matt Pistoria, director of R2 Companies and founder of Madison Rose.

Pistoria needed footage of Germania Place, a historic Near North Side building he was trying to rent.

“Their video is the reason we rented it. Someone overseas, in Italy, came across some footage he had shot of our ballroom, and we signed a deal that ended up bringing the Immersive Van Gogh Experience to Chicago,” said said Pistoria.

The company also photographed the former main post office which has been rehabilitated and converted into offices. More recently, they produced videos for hotels in Dallas and San Diego.

The National Association of Realtors found in a 2021 Sales Trends Report that 45% of agents said the inclusion of virtual tours in listings was significantly higher since the pandemic began. And members place drones among the top emerging technologies that would be useful in selling property.

Rob Pontarelli, senior vice president of marketing for Magellan Development Group, one of the city’s largest builders with projects that include Lakeshore East and the St. Regis Tower, said drone footage for big announcements value are something buyers expect.

“I would do it for every million dollars and more. I think it’s worth it,” said Pontarelli, who has used Indoor Drone Tours to promote Magellan projects.

“The drone footage we have will fly around the neighborhood and show the building from the outside and then enter the main entrance. It really gives you a better sense of the space than 3D tours,” he said.

The sizzle value offered by first-person view drones was a natural fit for the Bulls, said team video production manager Chris Ramirez.

“The Bulls have never really had experience with FPV, so that skill set is something we wanted to bring to our content,” said Ramirez, who weaves together content that appears on the United Center Jumbotron and on Bulls social media.

“I’ve never heard of a company in Chicago doing something similar,” he said. “A drone flew through a basketball hoop inches from our dancers, and we only repeated it three or four times,” he said.

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6 ways to invest in real estate with a low credit score https://photobolsillo.com/6-ways-to-invest-in-real-estate-with-a-low-credit-score/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 13:15:00 +0000 https://photobolsillo.com/6-ways-to-invest-in-real-estate-with-a-low-credit-score/ Whenever you buy a house or other real estate – at least with a mortgage or through some other type of financing – your credit score is going to play a vital role. It is first used to determine if you qualify for a loan, and then it will influence the interest rate at which […]]]>

Whenever you buy a house or other real estate – at least with a mortgage or through some other type of financing – your credit score is going to play a vital role.

It is first used to determine if you qualify for a loan, and then it will influence the interest rate at which that loan is awarded. What if your score is low? It could mean paying a lot more for your property in the long run.

Fortunately, buying physical property isn’t your only option if you want to invest in real estate. There are plenty of other ways to invest in this lucrative industry, regardless of your credit score or credit history.

Are you looking to invest in real estate but you don’t have exceptional credit? Here are six options to consider:

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1. REITs

More commonly known as REITs, real estate investment trusts are portfolios of income-producing properties. As with stocks, you can buy shares of REITs, so also buy an interest in the income from those properties.

REITs can be purchased on all three major stock exchanges, and you can also purchase REIT ETF shares. If you’re interested in a specific real estate sector, you can find REITs focused on mortgages, offices, healthcare, retail, and more. (Want to start strong? These three REITs are poised for significant growth this year.)

2. Real estate actions

Similarly, you can also invest in individual real estate stocks. These include actions for brokers, lenders, home builders, real estate platforms, and more. As with any stock, you can buy stocks through a brokerage or investment account, and no credit check is required.

Need help choosing the right stock? Try this high-growing one.

3. Wholesale real estate

Wholesaling is a type of real estate investing that is a bit like flipping – except instead of flipping properties, you flip contracts. It works like this: you negotiate the sale price of a property (perhaps you know someone facing foreclosure or a house that needs a lot of work in the area) and sign the contract. Then you find an investor – usually a swimmer or owner – and reassign the contract to them for a fee.

That’s a fair amount of legwork, but if you have a strong network, are comfortable negotiating, and are willing to juggle a few contracts at a time, it could definitely lead to some solid returns.

4. Metaverse Real Estate

This one can be a little daunting for the average consumer, but if you’re willing to take a bit of a risk, investing in real estate in the Metaverse – a network of virtual worlds that has been in the headlines for the past few months – could be the right move. As with the other investment strategies on this list, your credit score doesn’t matter, and you can spend as little (or as much) as you want.

Our very own Kristi Waterworth is an expert in the field, so if you’re interested in pursuing this emerging investment opportunity, dig his articles on Fool.com. You can also check out his step-by-step guide to the process.

5. Crowdfund a development agreement

Crowdfunding is an easy way to get into the ground floor of a real estate development, without putting down a ton of cash (or worrying about getting a loan). With this approach, you come together with other potential investors, pool your money, and fund a project or property from the bottom up.

There are also tons of crowdfunding platforms, including Crowdstreet, Fundrise, Groundfloor, and RealtyMogul. Each makes it easy to choose deals, invest, and see returns.

6. List your home or extra room on Airbnb

If you already own a home, you can start your investment journey by simply renting it out – or even just a room. You can do this on short-term rental platforms like Airbnb or VRBO, or you can find a long-term tenant and rent them out on an annual basis. Keep in mind that not all neighborhoods and municipalities allow rentals, so check local laws before going this route.

Do you want to buy a physical good? You have options

If you want to invest in real estate the traditional way – by buying a physical property, your low credit rating doesn’t totally stop you. In many cases, you may be able to use an FHA loan to fund your transaction. These don’t require huge down payments or higher credit scores like other loans (often in the $500s, depending on the lender).

Your best bet with these mortgages is a strategy called house hacking. With this approach, you buy a multi-unit property with an FHA loan, live in one unit, and rent out the others. The rents you bring in can cover your mortgage payment (and more, ideally), and after two years you’re free to leave the property, rent it out, and buy the next one.

It’s a common and profitable strategy with the right approach to property and lending, so make sure you choose a good agent and mortgage lender to help you through the process. They can help you find the property and financing option best suited to your budget and credit profile.

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Ai Weiwei ‘shocked’ to learn real estate company selling his Berlin apartment used it for unauthorized commercial film shoots https://photobolsillo.com/ai-weiwei-shocked-to-learn-real-estate-company-selling-his-berlin-apartment-used-it-for-unauthorized-commercial-film-shoots/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 18:04:41 +0000 https://photobolsillo.com/ai-weiwei-shocked-to-learn-real-estate-company-selling-his-berlin-apartment-used-it-for-unauthorized-commercial-film-shoots/ Just two years after leaving Berlin – and its troubles with Germany – to move to the UK, Ai Weiwei told Artnet News he was “shocked” to discover that a company supposed to look after and sell her former Berlin apartment instead would have used the space without her approval. The Chinese artist claims that […]]]>

Just two years after leaving Berlin – and its troubles with Germany – to move to the UK, Ai Weiwei told Artnet News he was “shocked” to discover that a company supposed to look after and sell her former Berlin apartment instead would have used the space without her approval.

The Chinese artist claims that a real estate company with an office in Berlin that was helping to sell the apartment did several “unauthorized” publicity shoots and staged events at his former home that he had no knowledge of. The company disputed the claim.

The Chinese artist bought the apartment in Prenzlauer Berg, a rapidly gentrifying district of former East Berlin, in 2015, while the dissident activist was still under house arrest in Beijing, China. Ai told Artnet News that at the time he bought the apartment, he was only able to bring his son and his son’s mother to Germany, while the artist waited for his passport to be returned by the Chinese authorities.

When he finally resettled in Europe, with the support of the German government, Ai and his family lived in Berlin for several years. The Greifswalderstrasse home, Ai said, has always been a positive space filled with touching memories. “This place gave me a long-lost sense of security,” Ai said. “Since the day I was born, I’ve been forced to constantly move with my parents, repeatedly leaving one place and arriving in a new one, and constantly negotiating my identities.” He added that this sense of security the apartment gave him and his family made it harder to bear his discovery of alleged abuse.

Although he has a studio in Berlin, Ai decided to leave Germany in 2019, publicly citing political and social issues there as his reason for leaving. In June 2021, a bespoke real estate agency was hired to sell his apartment, offering marketing services to do so.

In early January, Ai said he was shocked to learn from his assistant that the apartment was being used for a film shoot for a chocolate brand. “She called to tell me that about 20 people were filming in my apartment,” Ai said. “I could never have imagined that the agency was renting out my apartment to third parties for profit.” The company disputes the claim that there were 20 people in the apartment, adding that the purpose of allowing a video shoot was to “attract…and other potential buyers in order to get the best price possible. “.

The company, according to a contract termination letter sent by Ai’s attorney, which was shared with Artnet News, also made an additional copy of his keys. The company disputes this, saying they were allowed access to the apartment. But no one from the real estate agency was there, according to Ai’s assistant, who visited the apartment when the film company was working there.

Ai said it transpired that the apartment had also been used for various commercial projects over the past six months without her knowledge, including product launches, advertising and branding events. He said he and his team had found dozens of posts online with images taken inside the house promoting more than 35 brands or companies. A public relations associate had posted about the apartment on his business Instagram account, describing the place as a “second home”. The company said the third-party realtor has been notified of the collaborations and that Ai’s assistant visits the apartment frequently and “is part of the preparations from time to time.”

And although Ai said most of the events and filming at his Berlin apartment took place without his knowledge, he admitted to having approved a marketing project with the luxury paint brand Farrow & Ball, which painted his apartment and held a photo shoot there, although he said he was never sent the final photos or told when or where they would appear online. He said he was surprised to find them all over the internet when he and his team looked into the matter this month. “People are detached from moral constraints and exaggerate the beauty and happiness of life,” he said in his comment to Artnet News. “It’s a popular disease of our time.”

One of Ai’s parents cooks a meal in the Berlin apartment. Courtesy of the artist.

In its response to Ai, which the artist shared with Artnet News, the company said hosting such marketing events was part of its strategy to get the highest price possible for the apartment. They added that the company had an offer on the table and that a consultant from the New York art world was interested.

Ai described the situation as a return to a “nightmare” of having his personal boundaries crossed. “When I saw my ‘home’ interpreted in a language and method so foreign to mine, it shocked me far more than its destruction would have and cast a great shadow over my memory,” said the artist. “When I saw my home turned into a vessel for a group of commercial parasites, my sense of identity was once again overwhelmed with alienation. Only my familiar bewilderment remains.

Nor is the experience likely to help improve Ai’s tarnished feelings for the country he once called home. The artist moved to Cambridge in 2019, citing rising populism and anti-refugee sentiments in Germany, as well as his intimacy with China, as reasons for leaving. “Germany is not an open society,” he told local media at the time. “It’s a society that wants to be open, but above all it protects itself.” Although the UK was not much more progressive, the artist later added, at least the people there were “polite”.

The straw that broke the camel’s back for Ai came when he reported that he and his family had been harassed by a taxi driver in Berlin. The entertainer said when he filed a complaint with the police, an official blamed the dispute on “cultural differences,” a term Ai called “a stylish wrapper for structural discrimination” that “ruthlessly erases all the injustice suffered by a foreigner”.

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6 must have mobile photography apps https://photobolsillo.com/6-must-have-mobile-photography-apps/ Tue, 25 Jan 2022 04:46:17 +0000 https://photobolsillo.com/6-must-have-mobile-photography-apps/ By Steve Thomas | January 25, 2022 Smartphones are the cameras that we always have with us. Here are six useful apps to help you plan, take, edit, and share better images with your loved ones. Photopills. 1) Photopills iOS, Android: AU$14.99 To download It’s fairly easy to find sunrise and sunset times anywhere in […]]]>

By Steve Thomas | January 25, 2022

Smartphones are the cameras that we always have with us. Here are six useful apps to help you plan, take, edit, and share better images with your loved ones.

Photopills.

1) Photopills

iOS, Android: AU$14.99

To download

It’s fairly easy to find sunrise and sunset times anywhere in the world, although the PhotoPills app goes a lot further by letting you see where and when the moon, sun and even the milky way will be at any time, and as far in advance as you wish.

The app lets you virtually check locations and find the best light compositions in advance, giving you the best chance of being in the right place at the right time to get that perfect shot.

The app can prove invaluable once you get the basics down, and it’s much easier than fumbling around in the dark to guess where the sun will rise.

2) First light

iOS, Android, AU$12.99

To download

Firstlight is a fairly new app and is marketed as an alternative camera app by FiLMiC, which also produces the best mobile movie maker app (FILMiC Pro). The app lets you shoot in DNG/RAW format to allow for a bit more dynamic range in your moving photo processing. It also offers a good degree of manual control, which is great in difficult lighting situations.

Like many apps, it also offers filters, which are applied at capture time (in JPEG modes only). This may be its best feature, but be frugal with the odd options, as they age quickly.

3) Mobile Lightroom

iOS, Android: free

To download

From its slow beginnings, the Adobe Lightroom Mobile app has come a long way in the last year or so and now offers many of the features of Adobe’s standard Lightroom desktop image-editing software, which many photographers rely on. subscribe via the monthly CC package (with this the app’s premium tools included).

There’s a fully functional camera control with an in-app DNG shooting option, although I’d still advise taking photos outside of the app and then processing them to keep things separate from the Adobe ecosystem.

Lightroom Mobile is a good standalone processing app, which comes into its own when used with an iPad to process batch images on the go, either transferred to the device from a separate camera or taken on the device. Images and edits can then be synced via WiFi and Adobe Cloud to your Lightroom desktop, which is a very slow process but useful for travel.

4) SCRL

iOS and Android: Free (in-app purchases)

To download

There are a number of apps for creating panoramas and image sequences to post to Instagram, and most are a bit lacking.

SCRL

SCRL is a very easy to use and free (no watermark) application that allows you to spit panoramas or regular images and create really neat and smooth photo collages to post image galleries and footage to Instagram without problems, giving you maximum screen real estate to display your photos and collections.

5) Snapseed

iOS, Android: free

To download

Snapseed is the original and probably the best and most user-friendly mobile image editing app. The app has been around since 2011 and is regularly updated. Snapseed is so easy to use.

You can process regular camera images whether they are transferred to your phone over WiFi or from readers and cards, as it now also works with RAW images and allows you to produce in high resolution, which is ideal to post your best regular camera shots on the go as well if you transfer them to your phone.

There are many intuitive processing tools in the app. The ‘tune image’, ‘curves’, ‘selective’ and ‘brush’ tools are particularly advanced and not far off the capability of more expensive desktop software options, although shadow recovery can get a bit muddy with the JPEG files.

6) Touch Retouch

iOS, Android: AU$2.99

To download

This is widely regarded as the best app to remove those unwanted objects from your images. Whether it’s people interfering with your image, an unwanted sign, or ugly power lines, this app can remove them easily and with a high level of precision usually only found in desktop software. such as Photoshop.

Using the Lasso tool, brushes, and other app options, you can easily clean up images. This is a good app at a great price.

Notable Mentions

It’s all too easy to get sucked into buying and subscribing to photography apps, and while many are really good at what they do, you’ll most likely end up falling for a handful at most.

Camera 645 Pro is a solid app for capturing, with DNG and film simulation options included. Hydra is popular for low-light images – but personally I’ve never used it.

the Ephemeris photographers is a great planning tool, although it can be a little confusing. A nice basic and easy to use app for tracking sunrise and sunset is Sun Seeker.

On the processing side, there are several great paid options, including dark room, a subscription app with huge potential as a mobile (and iPad) alternative to Lightroom, especially great if you don’t have an Adobe CC subscription.

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Animal Rescue Drones: Doug Thron https://photobolsillo.com/animal-rescue-drones-doug-thron/ Sun, 23 Jan 2022 21:46:45 +0000 https://photobolsillo.com/animal-rescue-drones-doug-thron/ The Matrix drone flies over the scene of a natural disaster (Photo courtesy of Douglas Thron, used with permission.) Drone pilot and photographer Douglas Thron travels the world in the aftermath of natural disasters, using drones to rescue animals. By Jim Magill Natural disasters – hurricanes, forest fires and tornadoes – leave behind them a […]]]>

The Matrix drone flies over the scene of a natural disaster (Photo courtesy of Douglas Thron, used with permission.)

Drone pilot and photographer Douglas Thron travels the world in the aftermath of natural disasters, using drones to rescue animals.

By Jim Magill

Natural disasters – hurricanes, forest fires and tornadoes – leave behind them a path of destruction, claiming dozens of victims, human of course, but also animal.

Rescuing animals lost or stranded in disasters has become the life’s work of drone pilot and aerial photographer/cinematographer Douglas Thron. Using a Matrice 210 V2 drone, equipped with a FLIR XT2 camera, which integrates a high-resolution thermal sensor and a 4K visual camera, as well as a searchlight, Thron found and rescued animals in distress in remote areas from Kentucky and Colorado to the Bahamas and Australia.

Thron’s rescues are chronicled in a television show, “Doug to the Rescue”, produced by Curiosity Stream and available on HBO Max.

“I’ve always loved animals,” Thron said in an interview. “As a kid growing up in Richardson, Texas outside of Dallas, I raised orphaned baby possums, squirrels, raccoons, and beavers.”

While working as an aerial cinematographer, filming footage of manned aircraft, such as Cessna planes and helicopters, he became an early adopter of drone technology.

“I saw that someone had footage of Phantom Ones at the start of the drones and I was blown away by the footage,” he said. “I sold my experimental seaplane and bought one of those early Phantom drones and started doing aerial cinematography from there.”

In his work with shows such as Nat Geo and Discovery, he met an animal rescuer who used infrared goggles at night to locate and rescue animals affected by natural disasters.

“I said, ‘Damn, I wonder if I could put one on a drone.’ Fast forward to about eight months later, I was in the Bahamas after a hurricane and I was using drones to try and find dogs,” Thron recalled.

With his Matrix drone mounted with an infrared camera, Thron searched the night for dogs among the 30-foot-tall piles of debris created by Hurricane Durian, a Category 5 storm that swept through the island nation in September 2019 with winds up to 180 mph.

“At first it was difficult because I was the first to do this,” he said. “It was super difficult and frustrating because it took hours and hours to get things working and it wasn’t worth it. Now everything is working like a champ, all bugs have been fixed.”

One of the first difficulties he encountered was the sensitivity of the infrared camera equipment. The surface of the ground in the Bahamas retained a lot of heat even at night, which made it difficult to distinguish between the dogs’ heat signatures and those of the surrounding environment. This situation improved when the XT2 camera came out, allowing it to switch from infrared camera mode to visual camera mode.

“But you would still get false readings hot, from an ashtray lid or a magnifying glass on the side of a tree,” he said. Thron mounted a spotlight that would move simultaneously with the infrared camera, so he could switch the camera to visual mode and be able to see what was recording the heat signature, whether it was an animal in distress or just a rock on the ground.

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Douglas Thron holds a baby female koala, rescued from Australia’s wildfires. (Photo courtesy of Douglas Thron, used with permission.)

Drones for animal rescue: saving baby koalas

In 2020, Thron traveled to Australia, which was devastated by a series of massive wildfires, to help rescue stranded koalas and other animals. “Koalas were special,” he said. “I had never seen a wild koala before.”

The large fires had scorched an area the size of the state of Oklahoma, destroying thousands of acres of habitat. Thron and his team were able to rescue dozens of koalas, climbing burnt trees and setting live traps at the base of the trees to catch animals in distress.

Since then, Thron has responded to numerous natural disasters in the United States, including wildfires in Colorado and the recent series of tornadoes that devastated large swaths of Kentucky. A number of these rescues proved dramatic and difficult.

Flying his drone over a hurricane-ravaged part of Louisiana in the weeks following a storm, Thron found a number of dogs chained up and left for dead.

“When you get to them, they are starving. Sometimes they are lifeless. Other times they are really defensive, just trying to bark. They’re probably hallucinating at this point because they haven’t eaten for several weeks,” he said.

“If I hadn’t been out there flying the drone, those animals would have suffered continuously, chained to cars or chained to a small dog house.”

In another case, Thron rescued a number of cats that had been badly burned in a fire. “I have the spotlight on and have to chase after the animal, sometimes while simultaneously flying the drone and hoping the drone battery lasts,” he said. “I don’t fly a drone with gloves on, so I have to grab it with my bare hands and grab whatever part I can. They scratched and bit like hell.

Another rescue involved freeing a pregnant dog that had been trapped under a pile of debris. “I was able to free her and she gave birth to nine puppies the next day.”

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Douglas Thron uses his spotlight-equipped drone to help save a cat. (Photos courtesy of Douglas Thron, used with permission.)

Train future animal rescuers

Thron has a few words of warning for those who would like to follow in his footsteps and use drones for animal rescue. He recommended that future rescuers first become proficient drone pilots, skilled in the use of their aerial vehicles and related equipment.

He said his job requires him to use his Matrix in full manual mode. “Frequently I have to drop down between the trees, into the canopy, hoping to keep the signal going,” he said. “The only downside to the Matrix is ​​of course that the propellers are fixed. It’s not like a Mavic, where the propellers are flexible. A collision with a tree branch can cause serious damage to the propellers and the potential loss expensive drone.

He added that would-be animal rescuers should not expect to get rich from their efforts, at least not until a new rescue industry develops in a few years.

“Because I have a TV show, obviously I get paid,” he said. He recommended that certified drone pilots focus their efforts on more lucrative pursuits and treat animal rescue as a strictly voluntary effort. “You really have to make money filming. Real estate is obviously the best way to make money with drones or inspecting power lines,” he said.

As for using drones for animal rescue, “it’s definitely a labor of love,” he said.

Learn more about drones doing good in the world: catching poachers, tracking litter, and helping communities rebuild after wildfires.

Jim Magill is a Houston-based writer with nearly a quarter century of experience covering technical and economic developments in the oil and gas industry. After retiring in December 2019 as an editor at S&P Global Platts, Jim began writing about emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robots and drones, and how they contribute to our company. In addition to DroneLife, Jim is a Forbes.com contributor and his work has appeared in the Houston Chronicle, US News & World Report, and Unmanned Systems, a publication of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

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Intellectual infrastructure: IP 101 for construction and design professionals | Dorsey & Whitney LLP https://photobolsillo.com/intellectual-infrastructure-ip-101-for-construction-and-design-professionals-dorsey-whitney-llp/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:20:14 +0000 https://photobolsillo.com/intellectual-infrastructure-ip-101-for-construction-and-design-professionals-dorsey-whitney-llp/ From initial design plans to the finished project, including the selection and fabrication of materials, many components of a construction or infrastructure project can give rise to intellectual property (“IP”) issues for professionals. of construction and design. Believe it or not, intellectual property plays a key role in any construction project and is therefore something […]]]>

From initial design plans to the finished project, including the selection and fabrication of materials, many components of a construction or infrastructure project can give rise to intellectual property (“IP”) issues for professionals. of construction and design. Believe it or not, intellectual property plays a key role in any construction project and is therefore something that anyone involved in the construction industry should be aware of. This article provides a high-level overview of the broader categories of intellectual property that could impact your construction project or business.

Trademarks

In short, a mark is a source identifier. A trademark consists of words, symbols, logos or other designations used to identify the particular source of goods or services. Trademark rights can be acquired simply by using the mark in commerce, but registering the mark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) confers additional legal benefits and may facilitate the registration process. ‘application.

In the construction industry, trademark issues mainly arise with respect to trade names of contractors or sub-contractors, project names or joint venture names, which leads to potential confusion. Since construction companies often include the surname of the original owner, it is important to know that a mark, which is “mostly just a surname”, is considered a generally weak mark and evidence. may be required to register and/or enforce it. . Trademark rights may also arise in names of buildings (eg, Empire State Building®) applied to real estate or other services or goods, resulting in litigation. The litmus test and key to avoiding or dealing with counterfeiting is whether there is a likelihood that your mark will be confused with someone else’s.

Copyright

A copyright protects the works of the original author fixed in a tangible medium. This includes project drawings, blueprints, written documents, technical designs, photographs, and even the finished building or project design itself. Copyright grants the owner the exclusive right to use, reproduce and derive other commercial benefit from the copyrighted work for a specified period of time. Copyrights arise when a work is created; but, when registered with the Copyright Office, the copyright owner has the right to sue for infringement and may collect damages and attorneys’ fees if the registration is pursued early.

Copyright issues can arise regarding ownership and right to exploit a particular work. Take for example project plans and building plans. The copyright in these construction plans generally belongs to the author of the plans, who is often the architect. The client will not be considered the author or owner of the plans and may encounter an infringement problem, unless (1) the plans fall within certain categories of works and are the subject of a written agreement attributing ownership of the original author to the owner project, or (2) the plans were prepared in the course of the author’s employment, as an employee of the owner of the project. The main thing to remember for construction and design professionals when it comes to copyright issues is who is creating the copyrighted material and who will be the ultimate owner of that material, then ensure that appropriate written agreements documenting the nature and details of the parties’ relationship are obtained.

Trade secrets

Trade secrets protect confidential aspects of a business, such as business methods or information. Trade secrets can cover virtually any type of information that has economic value to the owner, is not generally known to the public, and is the subject of reasonable efforts on the part of the owner to maintain secrecy. Common items protected as trade secrets are customer lists, marketing strategy, pricing strategy and policies, certain contracts, and competitively sensitive information. Trade secrets are not subject to any sort of registration process. Instead, the trade secret owner must use nondisclosure agreements or other confidentiality measures to ensure that these aspects of their business remain secret.

Until 2016, trade secret case law and allegations of misappropriation were governed solely by state and common law. However, the passage of the Defend Trade Secret Act (“DTSA”), 18 USC 1836, et. following. created a federal cause of action for owners of trade secrets, expanded the definition of a trade secret, and provides expansive remedies, such as treble damages, attorneys’ fees, and civil distraint.

The key takeaway here: if, as a construction and design professional, you believe you have valuable sensitive information that you want to protect as a trade secret, make sure you have at least confidentiality agreements. and/or appropriate non-disclosure agreements with each employee. or an entity that can have access to this secret information and limit the universe of people who have access to this information. Once this information becomes public knowledge, trade secret protection ceases and the value of previously protected information diminishes.

Patents

Patents give the owner a temporary monopoly in the United States (or other countries where patent registration is granted) to make, use, or sell a patented machine, article of manufacture, process, method, or another patentable invention. Unlike copyrights and trademarks, the PTO must grant patents before rights can arise.

There are two types of patents: (1) a utility patent, which protects a new, useful, and non-obvious machine or process and (2) a design patent, which protects any new or original design of an object. As a construction or design professional, a utility patent would protect a newly invented construction process, equipment, material, or business method that gives you a competitive advantage. However, the key to remember here is that when your team comes up with new ideas or discoveries, do your research to make sure what you came up with is different from what has already been used or discovered. If you’re not careful, patent infringement litigation can be very expensive, both in terms of attorney’s fees and potential damages.

Manage intellectual property risks on a project

So now you’re probably thinking, “how can I protect my project or the work I’ve done and mitigate these breach risks?”

A response is proper documentation. This means keeping detailed and organized records of every step of the construction and design process, with most of this work done before you even start the project. All entities and workers associated with the project should be subject to appropriate contracts which should contain provisions relating to intellectual property (e.g. who owns it, how it may be used and transferred, and dispute resolution) and confidentiality or non-disclosure (particularly for trade secrets) provisions. If separate agreements or licenses are required, these documents should detail the categories of intellectual property that are protected, what can be used, and who can use them without fear of infringement. The registration of this intellectual property should also be pursued early.

In addition, all research conducted, processes developed, dates of key actions, and meeting records or documentation should detail who, when, why, where, and what was discussed or developed (particularly for patents). For example, if a team of engineers discovers or develops a unique and useful construction process, keep detailed records of the steps in that process, key dates, key documents, or other commemorated work products, and roles. and the contributions of the people on this development team. . If you have meetings with others inside or outside the organization, keep organized records of who attended, what was discussed, and the dates and times of those meetings.

The business value of your construction project lies not only in the completion of the project, but also in controlling ownership and/or use of intellectual property and in preventing infringement. It is important that construction and design professionals take the time to consider these risks and have the right documentation in place now to avoid costly and avoidable intellectual property litigation in the future.

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