Perils of Competence


Via Boing Boing, we learn that Wal-Mart and other stores that will print photos from a customer's digital camera are refusing to print those that look too professional… in the subjective assessment of whoever's manning the register at the time. They've apparently been bullied into the policy by photographers' professional associations wielding the threat of copyright infringement lawsuits.

Now, I'm curious: Kerry Howley and I just got headshots done by Declan McCullagh, a journalist by profession, but a serious photographer whose work looks as pro as anything you're going to find. Can he get his own shots printed?