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Photo Shoot Fraud: Don’t Get Taken by a Scam Like This

I'm photographer Jay P. Morgan from The Slanted Lens. In this video and article, I'll share with you an actual photoshoot fraud case and what to look for so that you don’t get taken by a fraudulent scam like it.

Beware the ‘Silhouette Challenge’: Creeps Are Removing the Red Filter

The Silhouette Challenge (#silhouettechallenge) is a trend that has been going viral on TikTok as of late that involves dancing provocatively as a silhouette while the details of your body are mostly obscured by a red filter. But beware: creeps are using software and editing techniques to remove that red filter, meaning your trendy video may reveal much more than you intended it to and leave you exposed.

Covering Your MacBook Camera Can Crack Your Screen, Apple Warns

If you're super conscious about protecting your privacy, one thing you can do is cover up the camera on your laptop when it's not being used -- there are even commercial covers you can buy for this purpose. But beware: Apple is now warning that using a camera cover could permanently damage your MacBook display.

PSA: This Old Photography Scam is Making the Rounds Yet Again

A well-known photography scam is making the rounds again, attempting to prey on desperate photographers who have been out of work during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you receive a suspicious request from a potential "client," followed by "overpayment" of your fee, don't fall for it!

Amazon Let a Fraudster Keep My Sony a7R IV and Refunded Him $2,900

I am an amateur photographer, and I’ve sold cameras non-professionally on Amazon for over eight years as I’ve upgraded. That trend comes to an end with my most recent transaction. In December, I sold a mint-in-box Sony a7R 4, and the buyer used a combination of social engineering and ambiguity to not only end up with the camera, but also the money he paid me.

Fujifilm Warns Film and Instax Users About New Scanners at US Airports

Fujifilm is following Kodak's lead and warning photographers about the new CT scanners being used at many US Airports starting this year. In a notice posted to the Fujifilm website, the company says the new scanners "may provide more damaging to unprocessed film and Instax film than previous generations."

Wacom Tablets Quietly Track Every App You Open

Wacom tablets are popular among photographers who prefer using a pen to a mouse when retouching photos, and Wacom even bundles Photoshop and Lightroom with some of its models to sweeten the package. But if you use a Wacom tablet for your editing work, there's something you should know: your tablet may be quietly tracking all the apps you open on your computer without you knowing it.

Photographers, Beware THIS Type of Instagram Photo Rights Grab

Photographers, beware: if you're ever contacted by a big brand on Instagram or any other social network with a request to "share your photo," make sure you read the fine print of any terms you're shown. If you don't, you could easily be agreeing to give away unlimited usage of your work.