How to Prevent and Remedy Photo Infringements

How to Prevent and Remedy Photo Infringements

By Carolyn E. Wright | September 06, 2013

The wildlife shots in this article demonstrate how to include a watermark/CMI

 

The digital world has given photographers many advantages and disadvantages.  We don't have to change film after 36 exposures, use harmful chemicals to process prints, or provide... Read More

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The Wedding Day - Photo Timeline

By Rick Ferro | January 04, 2013

For this article, I want to give you my timeline and tips on photographing the bride. It’s hard when you don’t have direct contact with your couple; I actually did not have a great dialog with my couple at all. I knew that I really did not have to worry, because the father of the... Read More

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Progressive Posing - Full Length

By Rick Ferro | December 20, 2012

In my last article Progressive Posing, I covered the Two-Thirds view and the Profile view.  Referring back to that article, once you have achieved positioning the couple you are now able to easily change lens and create a full length image at ease anytime and anyplace.  This is why I call it Progressive Posing.  Now, for this month's steps & tips for full length wedding and portrait Progressive Posing.

 

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How to Light & Pose a Seated Bride

How to Light & Pose a Seated Bride

By Rick Ferro | December 17, 2012

Having a portrait of the bride done before the wedding is something all photographers should think about doing. Besides the extra revenue, it provides confidence not only for the bride, but for yourself especially if you are a new photographer. If you don’t have in mind what you’re going to do in posing, you may be setting yourself up for failure. If you are new, have a set of posing thumbnails to review and keep close while at the session. I remember when I was first starting out I had a cheat sheet right next to me. Take a look at a session on how to light and pose a seated bride portrait.

 

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens FTW!

By Dan Ablan. CPP | July 04, 2012

Years ago, I shot Canon. Seems like everyone did, actually, even though there were plenty of Nikon shooters. My first camera was a Canon AE-1. It used something called film. Then my main camera was a Canon A1, and along with a motor drive to shoot a whopping 4 frames a second and a 24mm Vivitar lens, I was set. This was my setup through high school, and for most of my photojournalism studies in college. Sure, I had a zoom I'd use here and there, a 50mm, and so on. But that 24mm got me the best images. As I progressed with my Canon line up in my professional career, going digital in 2001 with the Canon D30, a landmark product in the field of digital photography with a whopping 3.25 megapixels. I continued my quest for premium imagery by moving up to a 20D, then a Canon 5D (first generation) finally settling on a 1D Mark III. Along the way, I realized that my process of just buying mediocre lenses was an impatient and impractical way of working. In the mid to late 2000's, I finally gave in and bought my first "L" series lens. I can still hear the trumpets playing from when I first opened that box. The 24-70 f/2.8 was a big, heavy meaty lens and I liked it. For me, there was no going back. Read More

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Becoming a Certified Professional Photographer

Becoming a Certified Professional Photographer

Steps To CPP

By Dan Ablan. CPP | September 08, 2011

The US Department of Labor says that there are over 150,000 professional photographers in the United States. Add to that thousands more that work part time as a professional photographer, the mom next door who picks up a few bucks shooting her friends and neighbors, and the numbers are never ending. But out of hundreds of thousands, only approximately 2000 are "Certified." Becoming a Certified Professional Photographer confirms your knowledge and experience which is not only good for client relations, employers, but for your own improvement as a photographic craftsman. Certification represents a declaration of a particular individual's professional competence. In some professions certification is a requirement for employment or practice. Doctors, mechanics, accountants, professional secretaries, surveyors and many others are all required to go through a certification process of some kind, so why not photographers? Studies show that certification is the most widely recognized consumer credential. Consumers may not know a lot about professional photography, but they know that certification should ensure professional-quality goods and services. Clients in every industry seek out credentialed professionals, as the public recognizes certification as a sign that one is an authority in the field. A Certified Photographer designation offers potential clients an assurance, not just of quality, but of technical skill and artistic expertise.As the leading certifying agency for imaging professionals, the Professional Photographic Certification program is recognized throughout the industry.Those who have earned the Professional Photographic Certification have passed a comprehensive written exam measuring their technical expertise, and have successfully submitted their work to a panel of judges for review and approval. Read More

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KesslerCrane CineSlider Review - plus test short film “Awakening”

KesslerCrane CineSlider Review - plus test short film “Awakening”

By Nino Leitner | May 17, 2011

Before I go into detail about sliders and the KesslerCrane CineSlider that I have reviewed in particular, check out his little test short that I shot a while back in Vienna's famous "Wurschtlprater", a luna park, months before it's opening to the public again. The people in charge of the rides (there is no general admission fee, you have to pay individually for access to the operators' rides) were testing their rides on this unusually sunny winter day. Read More

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Portrait Professional 10

Portrait Professional 10

Portrait Workflow Enhancements & More

By Dan Ablan. CPP | April 26, 2011

As a full time photographer and 3D animator, there's often not a lot of time for touching up images. And since every image our studio puts out goes through some sort of image enhancement, finding a tool to help expedite the daily workflow is not that easy. Read More

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Review of the Black Rapid DS-1 Double Strap

Review of the Black Rapid DS-1 Double Strap

A review of the DS-1 Double Strap by Black Rapid

By Todd Owyoung | April 20, 2011

Let's just get this out of the way. If you shoot with two DSLRs, you need the Black Rapid Double Strap. There is no better way to carry and shoot with two cameras for the professional photographer. Whether you're a wedding shooter, a photojournalist, or just a photog who loves to go in with both barrels blazing, the Double Strap by Black Rapid demands serious consideration. Read More

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How to Change Your Lens in 5 Seconds Flat - 5 Tips

How to Change Your Lens in 5 Seconds Flat - 5 Tips

5 Tips for how to change your DSLR lenses like a pro

By Todd Owyoung | March 25, 2011

Whether you're shooting live music photography, weddings or any photography that involves quick response, fleeting moments and a limited period in which to execute, changing DSLR lenses is practically a necessity for any event to ensure the best and broadest coverage. Here are 5 tips to changing camera lenses better, faster, and stronger. Think 5-second lens changes are impossible? Read on. Read More

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Adobe Bridge vs Lightroom

Adobe Bridge vs Lightroom

Why Lightroom if I have Bridge?

By Dan Ablan. CPP | March 25, 2011

I've heard this question so many times it makes me smile. Not because I think it's funny but because when Lightroom was coming of age not too long ago, I too thought the same thing. Today, I use Lightroom on a regular basis and don't know how our studio would function without it. Sure, there are other programs out there that can help us manage our clients sessions like Aperture from Apple, ACDSee, iPhoto or even a simple Windows 7 viewer. Lightroom though is so much more than a simple image viewer, and with this article, I hope to clear up the comparisons to Adobe's Bridge (which ships with Photoshop.) Read More

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Dan Chung’s Tsunami Aftermath HDSLR video

Dan Chung’s Tsunami Aftermath HDSLR video

Challenging people's expectations about news coverage?

By Nino Leitner | March 24, 2011

In this new column, I will cover stories and reports that deal with the new reality that we as shooters face while working with new groundbreaking technology like DSLR cameras. I will focus especially on the shifts that go through the industry, new opportunities, new competition and what that means for old habits. To find out more about my own work, please check out my blog at www.ninofilm.net/blog. Read More

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ProPhoto RSS Feeds

By Scott Gentry | February 11, 2011

ProPhoto Coalition | The entire siteBruce DornDan CarrChris MeyerThomas BolMatt BrandonSara FrancesMatthew Jeppsen Read More

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Undercover Nuns

by Pedro Miguel

By Clint Milby | January 15, 2011

Light search 5D footage.Sound by Phenomedia: Obience Channel(Part 2). Read More

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Sony jumps into the HDSLR Monitor Game

Sony jumps into the HDSLR Monitor Game

New On Board Monitor Challenges Other Manufacturers

By Clint Milby | January 13, 2011

I guess it was just too irresistible for Sony not to get into the HDSLR support game. However, they may be a day late and a dollar short with the pending release of EVFs from Redrock Micro and Zacuto which could possibly render the on board monitors obsolete. Read More

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Hurlbut Visuals To Make Special Announcement

Hurlbut Visuals To Make Special Announcement

To celebrate, They're giving away a chance to win a Redrock Micro manCam!

By Clint Milby | January 08, 2011

Hurlbut Visuals will be launching a new iteration of the HurlBlog on Monday, January 10, 2010. To celebrate, they're giving away a chance to win a Redrock Micro ManCam! Here's how to win: Read More

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Grace

by Zac Dixon

By Clint Milby | December 27, 2010

A short film about a somewhat cynical man, his roomate, an elevator, and of course... a girl. Read More

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Falling Anvils

Mother's Milk

By Clint Milby | December 03, 2010

Id©e originale: Benoit Daoust, Marie-Helene Boucher, Falling AnvilsFilm©, mont©, directeur artistique : Benoit Daoust Read More

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Fort Worth Travel Timelapse

Fort Worth Travel Timelapse

Timelapse Thanksgiving Trip

By Clint Milby | November 25, 2010

Once again my lovely girlfriend Roni and I went on a journey. This time we went to my parents area of Fort Worth and the town is beautifully lit. So I had to timelapse, I will totally be shooting there at some point within the next few weeks. Read More

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Pursol Solar Systems Commercial

Pursol Solar Systems Commercial

Totally Shot with the Canon 7D

By Clint Milby | November 24, 2010

Although I'm not fully satisfied with the job I did on our company's commercial, Read More

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