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Amazon Patents Lighting Technique

 
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May 18, 2014 21:14 |  #1

Am I reading this correctly? Amazon has patented a lighting technique.

http://fstoppers.com …amless-studio-photography (external link)


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May 18, 2014 22:47 |  #2

ya i read that last week i think, seems pretty unreasonable given the kind of lawsuits that can happen, i hope it doesn't happen.


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May 19, 2014 08:44 |  #3

Is that a late April Fools joke? I did this all the time in the film days. Making a background white or black has never been all that difficult.


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May 19, 2014 09:09 as a reply to  @ kfreels's post |  #4

Saw this on Stephen Colbert's show the other night.

Apparently true, but absolutely crazy.

Quick, somebody grab the patent for shooting in natural light!




  
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May 19, 2014 09:43 |  #5
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I am going to patent the process of pressing shutter button




  
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May 19, 2014 10:30 |  #6

This is a total BS patent

I certainly hope someone can get this patent thrown out due to 'prior art', I'd imagine somebody somewhere has a BTS photo showing a setup close to this.

I can't imagine what Amazon expects to do with this, but corporations are getting BS patents all the time now. I've been involved in the patent process a few times (just recently received notification of acceptance on one) and it's ridiculous what some corporations do to try and stifle competition. In our case, as soon as a new product specification comes out there are one or two companies that will attempt to patent every possible way of making that type of product regardless of whether or not they've ever actually made that product. Corporate America has corrupted the patent process such that instead of it rewarding inventiveness it's a tool to thwart innovation.




  
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May 19, 2014 10:35 |  #7

CanonVsNikon wrote in post #16914764 (external link)
I am going to patent the process of pressing shutter button

But that one might actually already be covered by the inventor of the shutter button. Or the inventor of half-pressing to AF. So you might need a little twist - like double-tapping your target.


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May 19, 2014 11:23 |  #8

yogestee wrote in post #16913816 (external link)
Am I reading this correctly? Amazon has patented a lighting technique.

http://fstoppers.com …amless-studio-photography (external link)

There are a few other threads already present regarding the topic.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1377249

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1376359

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1376109

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1376220

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1376324




  
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May 19, 2014 12:54 |  #9

They should have patented the thread idea. Now there is this knockoff.


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May 19, 2014 15:16 |  #10

Madwrench wrote in post #16914704 (external link)
Quick, somebody grab the patent for shooting in natural light!

Patent the utilization of either fusion or plasma emissions to reflect photons off surfaces for the purposes establishing a gridded count of indirect emission rates by means of a analog to digital converter and visualization of data at various scales.


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May 19, 2014 17:51 |  #11

I wonder if that will open the door for the patenting of silly walks in the US.
For those unfamiliar.... https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=iV2ViNJFZC8 (external link)


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May 19, 2014 18:22 as a reply to  @ kfreels's post |  #12

I'm going to patent the technique of crossing over the southern border of the United States.


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May 19, 2014 18:33 |  #13

I'm patenting the correct way to hold a camera or mount it on a tripod, for both, right and left handed use. Better get your feet in shape or I'll sue you :-D


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May 21, 2014 11:22 |  #14
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I'm also patenting the act of breathing. No more fresh air for anyone without royalties




  
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May 21, 2014 14:27 |  #15

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I'm also patenting the act of breathing. No more fresh air for anyone without royalties

Too late, I have patented life, death and existence itself.

Send all your money to me or you must cease to exist immediately.




  
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