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THIS is How You Apologize for Using a Photo Without Permission as a Brand

The camera accessory brand Tether Tools just earned a great deal of goodwill from photographers by taking a copyright infringement mistake seriously. After discovering that they had accidentally used a photographer's image without permission, the company posted a lengthy apology and explanation on its website and social media.

How I Photographed a Model with Fire and Water

I firmly believe creative work is the most important element to maintaining a strong work ethic and absolute focus. I make an effort to book at least one personal project a month, sometimes it involves a mood that is completely outside of my comfort zone, which often leads to finding new lighting, composition and techniques.

Vu Booth Rig Lets You Quickly and Easily Turn Your Gear Into a Photo Booth

It's not uncommon these days for photographers to want to add a photo booth option to their offerings. In the past, we've seen everything from an awesome VW Photo Bus, to a portable battery-powered option, to an Instagram-inspired DIY project.

The Vu Booth is a rig that offers yet another approach. Made up of 4 separate parts, it allows you to put together your SLR, a monitor, tripod and a wireless trigger into a ready-to-use photo booth.

Look Lock is an Inspector Gadget-Style Smartphone Holder for Child Photos

Getting a good picture of a toddler, dog or other easily-distracted subject is no easy task. You snap, you whistle, you make funny faces, but in the end you're often left with nothing more than a blurry picture and a very real relief that nobody else was there to see what just happened.

We've featured a number of solutions for overcoming this (e.g. cameras with front-facing LCDs, friendly lens-mounted toys), but a smartphone mount is one of the more versatile ones. After all, you can use it for other purposes when you're not photographing kids. The Look Lock, shown above, is one such mount on the market.