Never shoot at 320 ISO @ f/5.6 with white seamless
… because Amazon’s patent on how to shoot against a white background,
(with camera settings given as “about 320 ISO” and “about f/5.6” )
has been granted to them by the US Patents office.
Yes, I know, this makes no sense. One of the oldest studio photography techniques – shooting against a white backdrop – has been patented by Amazon.
So I guess the easiest way to circumvent this, (aside from easily proving prior use), would be to shoot at … let’s say 100 ISO @ f/8 in the studio?
Oh, perhaps not:
“It should be noted that angles, dimensions, distances, settings, parameters, and other numerical data may or may not be expressed herein in a range format. It is to be understood that the numerical data is presented herein and used for convenience and brevity, and thus, should be interpreted in a flexible manner to include not only the numerical values explicitly recited as the only workable parameters, but also to include all the individual numerical values that can be employed in a studio arrangement 100 to achieve the desired effect discussed herein.”
I wonder if this will all fall apart when the first photographer sued by Amazon simply shows prior use?
What is your take on this ridiculousness?