A controversy’s been brewing in Massachusetts concerning candid photography in public areas, and the state’s highest court gave the most bizarre-sounding ruling you’ll probably come across for a while: secretly taking photos underneath a person’s clothing is now legal under rule of Massachusetts law. The ruling comes through the arrest and trial of a man [...]
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The short answer is, of course: As much as possible. The long answer depends a lot more on where you personally fit into the photography industry and your local market. In this article I am going to explore the seven critical factors that determine how much should photographers charge per hour, along with an example [...]
One question I always encounter when teaching my workshops is how to control the spill of light, and the bounce of light. While this is always a good question, it mostly applies in on site/in doors shoots. Here are some simple lighting techniques that everyone should know. Those techniques may be trivial to some and [...]
Photographer Jason D. Page (previous) created the Icons series, where he photographed, or actually light painted a series of icons. Each icon was cut into a stencil and then was light painted in 5 similar (but not exact) variation. The results, including icons like Bill Clinton, John Lennon, James Dean, Merlin Monroe and a few [...]
Last spring, The Chicago Sun-Times laid off twenty-nine of their photographers, which essentially eliminated the entirety of their photography department. Wrapports LLC, the owner of the struggling company, was quickly put under criticism and gained contrroversy aver its actions, which were made in order to cut costs. How did they plan on compensating in absence [...]
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Today we’re going to talk about letting go of your zoom ring, moving your feet and dealing with a habit a lot of us have, me included, the habit of shooting the same safe shot over and over again. I realize I’m generalizing here, but most photographers have “safe shots”, shots they know how to [...]
I’ve mentioned the importance of mobile battery backup and charging in a few articles recently (see 10 Travel Photography Essentials and 10 Tips for Better Photography Conventions & Trade Shows), so I decided it was finally time to start taking my own advice. Let’s face it– “getting away from it all” sounds great in theory, [...]
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One thing I love about the time we live in is how much innovation we see coming from people just like us. In this case, Boston native and soul singer Bosley just recently uploaded a video that made me want to get back out there and start filming another short film. The single aspect of [...]
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If you haven’t heard by now, this month might be a good time to grab a new lens for your gear. Two giants in DSLR manufacturing have rebates in place for select lenses until the end of this month. Canon is offering mail-in rebates for twenty of their L-lenses; the exact rebate is $200 [...]
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When we feature Photographer Benjamin Von Wong it is usually when he aces a photoshoot. And usually he uses all sorts of fancy gear to take the shot. From underwater lights to super slo-mo cameras. But when Ben met Kai from DigitalRev he was thrown into the cold water and given an epicly cheap Point [...]
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