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PSA: Declare Your Lithium Ion Batteries or You Might Set Your Plane on Fire

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An Australian man learned earlier this year that just because you’ve disassembled your drone and packed it safely away in a number of Pelican cases, it doesn’t mean it can’t cause troubles when undeclared in the cargo bay of your international flight.

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Battle of the Client Galleries: Comparing 11 of The Best Tools for Proofing and Presentation

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Online client galleries have been there for some time now, but many photographers either neglect this powerful tool relying on ol’ school DVDs and USB drives for image delivery, or simply are not aware of the options that would suit their particular business.

As a beginner, mostly part-time, photographer I was looking for an affordable photo gallery service to give a try. The main problems I wanted such a tool to solve were: a) deliver images quickly after the shoot; b) impress my clients with a personalized website and thus, make them want to refer me; c) make it easy to share the photos. Read more…

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Understanding lighting can make huge improvements on a photographer’s work. This articles shares a few tips to look out for when analyzing lighting in various portraits.

 
Sep 07, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

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Because big lights and small lights each bring a different set of considerations to the party, I am splitting my recommendations into speedlights and “studio lights.” (Although I hate that term.)

For speedlights, you have to decide if you wanna drive stick or automatic—AKA manual or TTL. I live in manual mode, which means I sacrifice some convenience for reliability and repeatability. It also means I can pay about a third as much for each of my flashes.

If you live by TTL, you will die by TTL. Or, at least your wallet will die a small, unnecessary death every time you need to purchase a flash.

 
Sep 02, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

15 Free Organizational Tools for Photographers

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These days, photographers are dramatically strapped for time. We live in a world where “busy” is the most common answer for “how are you doing?” Endless client talks, long emails, phone calls, social media messages and trips steal your precious time with no intention of giving it back.

So, how can you become more effective in the time you do have and maybe earn yourself some time for shooting? And I’m not talking about multitasking, everyone already knows that’s not working anyway!

In this post I put together 15 time-saving tools for photographers that’ll help save you more time for shooting. Tools for creating quick to-do lists, bookmarking links to read later, sharing various files with others, automating certain quick tasks, creating personal website in minutes, and much more. Read more…

GoPro Rolls Out Field Guide Tutorial Series to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Action Cam

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Really want to get the most out of your new GoPro? You’re in luck, because GoPro recently turned to their own in-house production team and asked them to create a series of tutorials called the GoPro Field Guide.

This collection of videos — made by the same guys who follow some of the top extreme athletes in the world around and film their insane antics — will help you get the hang of that little action cam and really take advantage of everything it can do. Read more…

Here’s How iPhone Thermal Cameras Can Be Used to Steal Your Pin Codes

There are a lot of great, fun, and interesting things people can do with an iPhone and that FLIR ‘predator vision’ infrared camera case we told you about at the beginning of this year. But, as it turns out, there is also a very bad thing people can do.

Using just an iPhone and the Thermal camera case, people can actually steal your PIN codes, be that for an ATM or that keypad on your car or garage door. Read more…

PSA: Sunscreen Can Weaken and Cause Cracks in Your Camera Body

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Here’s an interesting cautionary tip and something that we’d honestly never given a second thought to: it turns out that certain chemicals in sunscreen can damage cameras with polycarbonate resin bodies, so you’d better wash your hands the next time you put on sunscreen at the beach and decide to go out shooting afterwards. Read more…

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I’ve been blessed with a dual career! For over 30 years I’ve been teaching the Martial Arts and for over 20 years I have been a professional photographer. Over the years I have learned to merge the two skill sets. In that time I’ve come to the realization misguided Black Belts and misguided Photographers have rude egos.

 
Aug 28, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

How to Alienate Photography Models in Five Easy Steps

Back in June, I decided to try my hand at modeling. Read more…