Here are a few pictures from the May 1st protest in downtown Toronto. You can view the whole set on Flickr.
Singing golems on Queen Street West. This was called Angels Singing by Life of a Craphead.
Flightpath Toronto at City Hall / Nathan Philips Square.
99.9 Virgin Radio‘s setup near Yonge & Dundas.
Yonge & Dundas.
Paparazzi Bots in the Toronto Eaton Centre.
Here are some photos from Jack Layton‘s funeral this afternoon at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto.
People gathered along University Avenue to watch the funeral procession. Some were wearing stick-on moustaches.
I haven’t read a count of how many people gathered outside of Roy Thompson Hall to watch the funeral, but I’m going to guess it was a lot.
As you probably already know, NDP leader Jack Layton passed away four days ago after his battle with cancer. This afternoon I headed to Nathan Philips Square and took some pictures of the memorial set up outside City Hall.
It’s quite amazing. Almost all of Nathan Philips Square is covered in chalk messages to Jack, and today there were hundreds of people lined up for a public viewing inside city hall.
Like I said, almost every part of Nathan Philips Square is covered in chalk:
There is also a growing memorial of flowers, notes, gifts, and orange Crush cans:
Tomorrow there will be a state funeral held at Roy Thompson Hall.
You can also check out the pictures I took of him last year while filming CBC’s Make the Politician Work.
Since I’ve been working so hard on adding images to my iStock portfolio, I want to start making weekly updates with my newly available images.
Lately I’ve been focusing mainly on the new editorial collection. I currently have 76 editorial files for sale on iStockPhoto, out of 658 total portfolio images. My goal for this year is to add 1000 new images to my portfolio.
I’ve added more from the G20 protests:
And some from a recent trip to the Dominican Republic:
You can view more of my editorial images here!
If you’re a regular visitor to iStockPhoto, then you probably know that iStock is now offering files under an Editorial Only license. A few people have asked me what that means. Currently, all files on iStockPhoto must include model releases for any people visible in the image. There must be no copyrighted materials in the image, such as logos or works of art. This allows the images to be used for commercial purposes. For example, this generic photo of a couple in a limo can be used to advertise a dating website:
Since the iStock license allows all commercial images to be used for editorial purposes too, you could use the same photo in an article about things to do on Valentine’s Day. However, for editorial uses, you don’t need model or property releases because you’re only using the image for illustrative purposes. So maybe you’d rather have a candid image of a real-life couple holding hands on the street for your Valentine’s Day article. That’s where the Editorial Only license comes in.
The Editorial Only license allows us to upload images we weren’t able to upload before, because they won’t be used for advertising. For example, a photo of the copyrighted London Eye to accompany a piece in a travel magazine about things to do in London, or a photo of a crowd on Canada day to accompany an article about Canada Day activities for families.
This is pretty exciting! I have just over 50 Editorial Images in the collection already, with many more on the way. Here are a few from my portfolio:
Toronto, Canada – June 26, 2010: Two Toronto city fire fighters walk in front of a burning police car. Taken during the G20 riots in Toronto, Canada on June 26th, 2010. Several police cars were lit on fire in the city’s downtown core in protest of the G20/G8 summits.
You can browse more here!
Today there was another G20 protest in downtown Toronto.
You can view the full set on Flickr.
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Wow, what a day.
The G20 summit is being held in downtown Toronto this weekend. Today, there was a “peaceful demonstration” planned. Approximately 4,000 people would meet at Queen’s Park, walk down University to Queen Street, then head West on Queen to Spadina, and then back up Spadina to Queen’s Park.
You can view all 150 of my pictures from today on Flickr.
Something happened at Queen & Spadina that I did not see. People started running around yelling “TEAR GAS!” but I read online that it was smoke from a flare. After that, it got a little bit crazy. The protesters began heading back East along Queen Street instead of going up Spadina. Sometime in those 5 minutes, someone(s) smashed all of the windows of 2 police cars.
I went back home and started transferring pictures. A few minutes later, my boyfriend asked “did you hear that?!” We looked out the window and there was black smoke coming up from Queen Street. I grabbed my camera and went back outside. Someone had lit the police car on fire.
I watched from my balcony as cops were rushing protesters to push them North. Just around the corner, protesters were becoming increasingly violent. The whole thing was pretty scary and surreal.
Check out my Flickr set for more pictures from the G20 protests today.