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In today’s digital era, it’s so simple to copy your photos onto your laptop hard drive and forget about them, thinking they’ll be there whenever you need them. But if your laptop crashes or gets stolen, and you haven’t backed up your photos in another place, then they’re gone forever. Most forms of digital storage are unreliable in the long term. Hard drives crash, computers die, and CDs and DVDs get scratched up and become unusable.

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When Madonna sang Strike A Pose, she probably did not image a model that can strike 25 poses over 30 seconds. Vogue would have been quite a ridiculous song if she had to go that fast. But themodel thatSick Chirpse got on video take is able to change poses faster than the strobes recycle, and [...]

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In this post Ill explain the structure and scheme that I personally use for backup.Its not the cheapest, not the easiest, and perhaps not the safest method, but after trying several options, I believe this setup providesbalance between price, accessibility and data integrity. The two main objectives herewere: 1) eliminate anymonthly payments, and 2) combine [...]

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As an owner of a photography business, you need to have the ability to wear many different hats; you need to be a marketer to promote your brand, a designer to create and update your site, and a tech-savvy person to understand the innovation and new products that are constantly appearing on the market.

In this article youll learn some of the trends in digital marketing, web design, and mobile technologies that any smart photographer needs to be familiar with.

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Half a year ago,Wyoming passed one of the most controversial laws concerning photography ever (and agriculture for that matter) – theData Trespass Law. The law has lots of legalese, but in a shell, the law makes it illegal to“…photograph or otherwise preserveinformation in any form from open land which is submittedor intended to be submitted [...]

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A while back we featured the Eyelighter by Westcott. It gives really gorgeous catch lights and helps to provide fill and light from the bottom.A little after we saw a first DIY version of theEyelighter which involved bending PVC pipes using hot sand and an industrial fan. While the results of this DIY were really [...]

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I asked this same question regarding mirrorless cameras about 18 months ago, and thought it would be an interesting comparison to see what the split is now. Here are the stats from last time (March 2014)

Mirrorless poll 2015

So let’s run the exact same questions again and see how the answers compare. I’m interested to see how they change. GO!


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Argentinian lawmakers are reviewing a possible new lawwhich would extend the copyright on photographs and films from the current 20 years after date of publication, to a greatly extended 70 years after the photographer’s death. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, that averages to be an extension of about 120 years. While that may sound [...]

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  Photo filters like those we find in Instagram, VSCO, and Photoshop are often used to apply a desired style to a photograph without having to put much thought into it, but have you have ever took a momentto think abouthow they work under the surface? How exactly do they work and what’s actually happening [...]

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Jim Wehtjediscoveredan apparent oversight that could potentially cause a lot of headaches for photographers and creators in general). It appears the symbol Adobe’s Behance website uses to mark a specific work’s copyright asNo use is allowed without explicit permission from owner is the exact same mark the Creative Commons uses to label a workas “No [...]

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