Francis Vachon

Press Photographer
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Taking Photos And Publishing Them: When Can You? When Can You Not?

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Monday, April 29, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm

Can you take a photo of anyone, anywhere and at anytime? Once you take a photo, can you publish it whenever and wherever you like? How do you deal with law enforcement officials or security guards who want to prevent you from taking photos? Learn how and when you can publish an image without being sued.

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Seek And Destroy: Using Bots To Find And Sue Copyright Infringers On The Web

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Saturday, April 27, 2019
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Unleash the power of automated online services to police the web for you. They will search the Internet to see if your images are used without authorization 24/7 and once they find an infringer, they will sue him on your behalf. You will literally make money as you sleep!


A 2006 graduate of Loyalist College’s photojournalism program in Belleville, Ontario, Francis began to distinguish himself after being awarded the first runner up for the 2005 Eastern Canadian News Photographers Association student award for his portfolio work. After interning at the Ottawa Citizen, the Edmonton Sun, and the Windsor Star, he quickly expanded his client list, and now contributes to leading Canadian and International newspapers.

In 2018, Francis published two books: The Hidden Face of Photography and In Photography And In Business.