Nikon Commander Mode = Trouble for Portraits

The other day, I discovered why portrait subjects shot with Nikon Commander mode so often have their eyes shut! On the surface, Commander mode is a great tool. You can remotely control the all the settings on one or more Nikon Speedlights directly from a Nikon DSLR. Menu settings on…

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Know Your Rights: Photographers | American Civil Liberties Union

Taking photographs of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right – and that includes federal buildings, transportation facilities, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties. Unfortunately, there is a widespread, continuing pattern of law enforcement officers ordering people to stop taking photographs…

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So Where Can I Fly My Drone? – Mt. Rushmore vs. Oregon Dunes – Businessweek

So Where Can I Fly My Drone? – Mt. Rushmore vs. Oregon Dunes – Businessweek. This is very relevant to both professional and hobbyist photographers. We’ll be watching carefully as the drone issue unfolds and the FAA and local government decide how to deal with them.

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Book Review—Monochromatic HDR Photography

Just when I thought I had completed reading everything meaningful about HDR, or High Dynamic Range photography, a book arrived on my desk that addresses the world of black & white photography in the HDR context. I’m a student once again.

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Book Review—The Artistry, Technique, and Business of Engagement Photography

© Paul Mozell This Modern Romance: The Artistry, Technique, and Business of Engagement Photography Focal Press, New York and London Stephanie Williams and Christen Vidanovic 198 pages. Price:$29.95 (USD) £18.99 (GBP) Focal  Press, a publisher of books for creatives and imaging experts and hobbyists, has released a title about the…

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Getty makes millions of photos free for online use – CNN.com

Is this a good thing? Your opinion? (CNN) — Online photo archive Getty Images is opening 35 million images to online publishers to use free of charge, acknowledging that many of its pictures are already being copied anyway.

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March 23— Winchester, MA Owls of the World — Wildlife Photographers and Naturalists

Editor’s Note: The Griffin is a terrific arts institution located just North of Boston. I’ve also seen the Wilson’s present on several occasions – strongly recommended. Bring the kids!  Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Time: 4pm – 5:30pm Location: Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Rd, Winchester, MA 01890 Who’s…

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Calumet Photographic files for bankruptcy and suddenly closes down – Consumer News – Crain’s Chicago Business

Calumet Photographic files for bankruptcy and suddenly closes down – Consumer News – Crain’s Chicago Business. The abrupt closing of the Calumet Photographic stores in the US can only mean that they were unable to compete with Amazon and perhaps with a few of the megastores in New York. Over…

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Tutorial: Extended Depth-of-field Made Easy

One of the many blessings of digital photography is the ability to make super-sharp images with an extended depth of field. In this still-life of a vase of fresh daffodils sitting on my dining room table, my goal was to make the image sharp from front to back; something that…

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Demystifying Camera Shopping for the Holidays

In these days of instant communications, choosing a new digital camera or upgrading an older one can be a challenging task. I’m going to try to make the choice a little easier with a brief glossary of terms and some street-level advice. Perhaps you’ll be better prepared at the height of gift-giving season.

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Review: HDR Expose 3 — Easy Solution for Challenging Light

As digital photography continues to evolve, High Dynamic Range or HDR technique keeps pace with the cascade of changes.

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Subway Yearbook Photos from Improve Everywhere

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