Posts Tagged ‘psa’

Watch Out: There’s a ‘Bad Reviews’ Scam Targeting Photographers

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Scams targeting photographers are nothing new. There’s one that we’ve seen for a few years in which the “client” asks if they can send you a check for more than they owe you so you can pay some other vendor for them (they then bounce the check and you end up having paid the vendor scammer your money). Another one out there tries to sell you an interesting or desirable domain name. There are other more local ones (fake Craigslist ads or eBay sales for instance).
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Thieves Using the iPod Nano as a Spy Camera to Steal PINs at ATMs

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Thieves are reportedly using the iPod Nano as a spy camera for stealing PIN numbers from people using ATM machines. The device is small enough to remain relatively hidden and packs a camera that’s good enough to spy on the keypad of ATMs as unsuspecting people punch in their PIN numbers.
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UK Ad Campaign Warns Kids About the Dark Side of Sharing Too Much in Photos Online

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As photo sharing becomes one of the fastest growing niches in social media, a new British advertising campaign is warning kids and their parents about the dangers of sharing too much through online photo services.
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Nikon Warns That There Are Fake D800E DSLRs Out in the Wild

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Heads up: there are fake Nikon D800E DSLRs floating around. That’s according to Nikon Europe, which posted a notice “regarding fraudulent Nikon D800E digital SLR.” Apparently some unscrupulous folk are taking the D800, replacing its outer shell with the D800E cover, and selling the fake cameras through online auction sites (presumably eBay).
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Bride Thrown from Horse During Photo Shoot

Here’s an example in which having a “YOLO” attitude during a photo shoot turned out to be a very bad idea. Photographer Jarrett Hucks was photographing a soon-to-be bride on a beach when a group of equestrians rode by. The client decided that “since you only live once,” she wanted a photo of herself riding a horse. What happened next is captured in the video above.
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Did You Know You Can Easily Check Children for Eye Cancer Using Flash Photography?

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A new ad campaign in the UK is using interactive posters to inform parents that they can easily check their child for eye cancer using flash photography.
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Deleted but Not Gone: How to Keep Your Photos and Files From Falling Into the Wrong Hands

We’ve published a number of posts in the past on how you can recover photos that were accidentally deleted from your computer or memory card. But what about when you delete a photo and expect it to actually be gone forever?

The ease with which deleted files can often be recovered means that you should be careful when selling or tossing hard drives or memory cards — your photos and files might end up falling into the wrong hands if someone decides to try data recovery.
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PSA: Some GoPro Hero4s May Get Dangerously Hot when Attached to a Battery BacPac

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If you’re in the market for a GoPro Hero4, and especially if you’ve already purchased one, listen up, because there seems to be an overheating issue with some of the cameras that could potentially be dangerous. Read more…

PSA: Why You Need to Be Careful When Placing a ‘Preorder’ with PayPal

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There are a lot of reasons people use PayPal to pay for things online. It’s convenient, it’s (or at least it should be) secure, and the option is available on pretty much any site where you can buy things. But there are also cons, not the least of which being that pre-ordering things with PayPal can be a risky and dangerous game to play. Read more…

Peak Design Strap Failures Causing Dropped Cameras for Some Photographers

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When you’re in the business of keeping photographers’ cameras secure and safe, having your product fail can lead to disastrous results. This past weekend, San Francisco photo gear company Peak Design sent out an email to some customers warning them about a newly-discovered issue with their straps.

Apparently a small percentage of straps have a component that can disengage without the photographer wanting it to, potentially leading to dropped cameras.
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