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GDPR for photographers

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April 24, 2018

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European privacy law that will go into effect May 25, 2018. It means that there will be stricter restrictions on how individuals and companies collect, process, store and distribute personal data of the EU citizens – regardless of locations. This new regulation also requires an individual to give consent to organisations for them to store his or her personal data, he or she can revoke this given consent at any time.

Who is affected by GDPR?

GDPR affects every organisation based in the EU and/or involved in processing EU citizens' personal data. Since people in the EU can visit your site, this means your are subject to the GDPR.

What is personal data?

Under GDPR, personal data means any information relating to a specific person. For example, personal data can be a photograph of a person, name, date of birth, email address, physical address, telephone number, computer IP address, financial information and so on.

How can I prepare for GDPR?

Personal data
We advise you to review your website and list where and how you collect personal data. 

  • Do you have a contact form? How do you use the information you collect with the contact form? 

  • Is the share button actif? Do you export the email address from your site into another system? (e.g., a newsletter service)

  • Do you collect personal data on your site using third-party services? (e.g., Google Analytics.). 

 

Privacy policy
​Once you’ve identified that, you could create a Privacy Policy. 
You can create a page on your site that details: what information you collect, why you collect that information, who you share that information with and any other information that GDPR requires.

As a photographer, how can I prepare for GDPR?

The first couple of things you need to consider are – how you handle and store your photographs and the purpose of the photographs. If the purpose is artistic, journalistic or academic, GDPR will not apply, given that you have a precaution in place to prevent the photographs and other personal data from hacking.

 

If your purpose is not listed above, you need to think about your legal ground of possessing the photographs, for instance an agreement or a consent. 

How does GDPR affect street photography?

The purpose of street photography is normally either artistic or journalistic. As both journalistic and artistic creation are excluded from GDPR, photography of people in the streets and the subsequent photograph processing is normally permitted given that the subsequent processing has the same purpose.

Does GDPR apply to photography retroactively?

Yes, GDPR also includes photographs (personal data) taken before the new legislation begins to apply. GDPR does not apply if you have artistic or journalistic purposes with the images.

Does GDPR affect photographs with minors?

Only if you lack an artistic or a journalistic purpose. However, in general, children's personal data is particularly protected by GDPR. If a consent is required, it must be given by the guardians if the child does not understand the meaning of the consent (the rule of thumb is children under the age of 15).

How does GDPR affect photographs taken during social occasions?

GDPR does not prevent photography in the context of mingling or other social occasions if it is done in the context of artistic creation or for journalistic purposes. Even in other cases, it may be supported by so-called interest weighting, given that they are everyday images that reveal no more than harmless personal data. An assessment in the individual case based on common sense is recommended. Similarly, it is the purpose of the use that matters.

What does consent mean?

Consent means asking the person you photograph for a permission. According to GDPR, 'consent' of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her. Make sure to do this in writing because it is difficult to show what is said verbally. Do not forget that the consent will apply to any processing you intend to do with the personal data.

What is Portfoliobox doing to comply with GDPR?

  • We are currently reviewing how we store and use data.
  • We are reviewing our Terms and Conditions to be more transparent about our use and treatment of data. These updates will be made before the GDPR takes effect.
  • We are determining what product changes need to be made.

 

 


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Note: This guide does not constitute legal advice.
 

Your admin panel is being redesigned

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April 17, 2018

For the sake of simplification and in order to improve your experience, we have refined the admin panel of your site. We've gathered everything under two categories: Your content & Design.
 

 

 

Your content includes Start page, Site menu and Pages.
 

 


Design includes Menu template, Logo and Colors & fonts.
 

Text editor update

You can now add content to a text page or a page description by clicking the vertical elipsis icon [ ⋮ ​] at the top right corner of the text editor. 
 

Drag and Drop

It's now much easier to upload images on your site with the new drag and drop for galleries. 
 

 

More updates will come. Stay tuned!

 

Raffaele Marone

Portfolio of the week

April 16, 2018

 

Who are you?

My name is Raffaele Marone but everyone calls me Raffo since I was child. I am based in Milan but I was born and raised in the beautiful Naples in southern Italy. I am proud of being Neapolitan, and I will always be grateful to my town because I was able to develop my artistic language. I love the beauty I can find in everything, but especially in women, my first source of inspiration fo my photography. 

 

 

 

 

What is your next creative project?

In the last three months I have photographed many commercial campaigns and I hope to find  time now to continue my editorial project "Cigarette stories", which I love a lot because I can express myself artistically as I want. I am working on the next story that I will be shooting in Milan in the next days.

 

 How would you describe your work?

My type of work can approach the 90s. I love the canon of aesthetics and beauty of those years, simple and spontaneous. The models were smiling and bright, the photographs were clear and coincided. My work tells itself, the home of my portfolio is a showcase on my world.

 

 

 

 

Who are your biggest influences in the industry?

I do not have a definite influence in the industry but I am inspired by women, their strengths and weaknesses, their beauty. It is my greatest passion. I love to photograph them because it's like I stopped the time of their beauty. A photo is young forever. An artist who influenced and inspired me is Hedi Slimane, visionary designer and photographer. I can't wait for his first collection for Celine to come out.

 

 

 

 

What do you like about Portfoliobox?

I like Portfoliobox because it is simple, intuitive and with excellent layouts.

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EXCITING NEWS: New templates!

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April 11, 2018

 

 

The team has worked hard and implemented a great deal of new templates. Gallery, link pages, text, cover, team or service pages — one is spoilt for choice!

 

 

Gallery — Portrait


 

 

Text — Half Screen


 

 

Gallery — Puzzle A

 

You can easily spot the new templates on our sample site — look for the stars. 

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Jenith

Portfolio of the week

April 09, 2018

FACTS ABOUT HARLEY DAVIDSON
ⓒ 2015 DANIEL PARK. All rights reserved

 

Who are you?

I’m Daniel Park and a motion design freelancer. I’m an ordinary guy who loves design and lives in Seoul, South Korea. I majored in animation at Sejong University, Seoul and I’ve been working on my motion design field for a few years.

 

 

What is your next creative project?

Actually, I was supposed to finish a project called “Premiumbeat” explainer video by February. It has a nice pre-recording, an awesome soundtrack and the theme of this project is tempting to me. It makes me feel refreshing. The problem is that my first design assets didn’t quite blend well with the concept of the project. Also, the artworks looked similar to all my previous works. I thought this at that time: No venture, no gain. Then I decided to start the project again from the scratch and I’ve been trying to make my design as creative as possible. I know I’m upsetting myself a bit, but it’s really important to show varieties of expressions as a designer. I don’t regret doing this and I place this project top priority to finish off. The last deadline for this project is going to be in the middle of April.

 

 

PREMIUM BEAT
ⓒ 2018 DANIEL PARK. All rights reserved

 

 

Another project is also expected to be done by mid-April and it’s a big film contest from a public company in Seoul. I’m sure the competition will be strong, but this is not my first time. I’ve already made some guidelines and story-boards, so I feel confident enough to do this.

 

I really love dogs and 2018 is the year of the dog. I’m planning to make a gif about dogs (short animated motion videos) each month. By the end of this year, I’ll get a collection of gifs which could be featured on my portfolio.

 

 

How would you describe your work?

I’ve really liked drawing since I was little. I often drew many things around my world and naturally learned how to express my feelings with tools. Everything made in design was my toy. I’ve been interested in design from that time. I’ve also loved things like films and videos. Flying cars, moving texts and some weird stuff become real on TV, so motion design is not a job I seek, I’ve loved doing this for a long time.

 

I also think it’s essential to empathize with other people’s thoughts. I’m a designer who cares about his surroundings and I create stuff from my experiences with others and then people finally watch them. It’s like a circulation. I can’t just make stuff without respect to my surroundings. I believe that good designers are those who can emphasize any topic from their society. I usually follow the rules of my clients and the main topics of projects. Then I mix them with my own originality. My artworks are generally friendly-looking, not strong and violent. The edges are round and the colors are warm.

 

 


HODOR & BRAN FROM GAME OF THROMES
© 2016. DANIEL PARK. All rights reserved.

 

 

The last thing is my diversity in design. When I was a high school student, I've lived in Vienna, a beautiful city in Europe for about 4 years. I’ve also traveled more than 30 countries in the world. These experiences have brought me a way of thinking in a diverse, multi-culture view. I feel lucky for my experiences.

 

 

Who are your biggest influences in the industry?

As I’ve already said, I’ve been interested in design and film since I was a kid. Pixar, one of the most famous animated film studios in the world, has been a great influence on my creativity. My design with round, warm and friendly-looking shapes is probably related to the things I’ve enjoyed from Pixar. Some of live action film-makers, like Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott, have also inspired me with their unreal Science Fiction scenes. These movies have forced me to use my imagination, but above all, any kind of stuff on television and computer have been a great source of insipiration. I still watch a lot of movies and animated films during my free time. Being inspired by something is like taking vitamins every day. It’s important and mandatory for designers like me.

 

Speaking of my industry, we have some famous designers out there and my favorites are Bee Grandinetti and Emanuele Colombo in these days. I really like the look of Bee Grandinetti’s design in terms of style and color-palette. I also love the way of Emanuele Colombo’s motion with old-styled animation principles such as exaggeration and squash-and-stretch.

 

Most importantly however, we often share lots of ideas, creative skills and visions with others, so I don’t agree with the assumption that I’ve been only influenced by some specific designers. Each person is different and unique. That’s what makes motion design industry special. We are all independent.

 

 


IBM SMARTCITY
© 2017. DANIEL PARK. All rights reserved.

 

 

What do you want your viewers to take away from your work?

As a motion designer, I’m definitely not a motion design genius and I still have a long way ahead and I’m still learning, so I just want my viewers know that I could make a mistake which means I’m not perfect. Nobody is perfect.

 

Another thing is I want my viewers to find out merits from my works. If you feel something nice and positive from my creation, I couldn’t ask for more.

 

I also want to say that finding something good is not that hard to do. One just need to open your mind and accept feelings, but these days people tend to criticize someone’s work very easily even though he or she feels something good from the bottom. My consideration to this is because people underestimate their emotions, but they overestimate other people’s thoughts. Expressing your feeling is a right thing to do. If you can’t do this simple task, I’m sure you can’t see what’s really good and bad in your entire life.

 

One last thing, be simple and positive, don’t be negative. Enjoy your life. Happiness is near you.

 

 


KIDS
© 2017. DANIEL PARK. All rights reserved.

 

 

What do you like about Portfoliobox?

I use computer a lot. Most of my works (about 95%) are made with computers and some people even think I can do anything using computers, but that is not true. I don’t know anything about some parts, especially programming and web-publishing. These things are very difficult to me and also give me a lot of stress when I try to make my own portfolio site. From that point of view, Portfoliobox is a good choice to make a professional portfolio. It’s so easy to use and a professional designer can save tons of time without learning programming. You can make your portfolio look great by clicking your mouse a few times. UX design elements are easily visible and you can easily apply functions. The best thing I really get impressed by Portfoliobox is its staff attitudes. Most of them are really kind and they listen to my requests wholeheartedly. The developers are eager to know customers’ needs and they answer questions very quickly. The price is also very affordable considering its qualities and professional uses.

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New menu templates!

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April 06, 2018

 

Check out the new wide menu templates available in your admin panel: Hidden Right 2, Hidden right 3, Vertical Logo and Minimal. 

 

Hidden Right 2

 


Hidden Right 3

 

 

Vertical Logo

 

 

Minimal

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Sandra Jordan

Portfolio of the week

March 28, 2018

 

Who are you?

I am a fine art photographer based in London creating minimalist visual meditations. Much of my work centres around the expansive and remote Arctic, but even when photographing in an urban environment, I still seek the moments of solitude. 

 

 

What is your next creative project?

I am currently working on a book from the Hidden Beauty project due to be released later this year. I’ll be starting a crowdfunding campaign in the summer.

 

 

What do you like about Portfoliobox?

I was initially drawn to the design of the templates which suited the clean minimalist look I was after for my website. Building the site was extremely quick and easy and I like the fact that you canuse different templates for each page so that it doesn't look like an ‘out of the box’ website. Support has always been great and have responded very quickly to any queries I have had and on top of all this I think the pricing is very good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All templates now unlocked

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March 21, 2018

 

All Portfoliobox templates are now unlocked and free for everyone to use. There's no more 30 days trial period for free customers. 

 

What will it change for a free user?

You will have access to all templates without any time limitation and a banner "Powered by Portfoliobox" will display at the bottom left hand corner of your site. In order to remove the banner, you'll have the possibility to upgrade to Pro. 

 

However, all pro features will remain locked: Custom domain name, 1000 images, CSS/JS customization, Google Analytics integration, iFrames and file upload. 

 

What will it change for a Pro user?

Absolutely nothing! Your site will remain the same. You will keep access to all templates and Pro features: Custom domain name, 1000 images, CSS/JS customization, Google Analytics integration, iFrames and file upload. 

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