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Does Creative Commons Photos Need Model Release?

Tue September 22, 2009

Lots of sites now feature tutorials and e-books that use Creative Commons (CC) pictures (from Flickr, for example) to illustrate an article. It’s quite “deceiving” because the pictures are not taken by the author. Printed magazines do that all the time. But can you use a CC picture where there is a distintly recognizable face on the cover of your {free) e-book?

Carolyn Wright answers that question in Black Star Rising.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 / ZX1

Sun September 20, 2009

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 / ZX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 / ZX1

We’ve just posted our QuickFact Sheet of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 / ZX1, the slimmest and most compact zoom digital camera. At only 26mm (1.02 in.) thick, the Panasonic ZR1 is pocketable, yet boasts a LEICA DC VARIO ELMAR 8x wide-angle optical zoom. A new POWER O.I.S. is claimed to correct for hand-shake and enables correctly exposed hand held night photography. A new ultra high speed AF also doubles the AF performance.

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PANASONIC ZR1 / ZX1 REVIEWS
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Date Camera Review Site
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2009-10-15 Panasonic ZX1 / ZR1 PhotographyBLOG
2009-10-02 Panasonic ZR1 Photoxels

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Leica X1 Video Introduction

Sat September 19, 2009

An informative Leica X1 YouTube video from B&H:

Related Links:
- Leica X1 QuickFact Sheet
- Leica X1 Press Release
- Leica X1 Digital Compact Camera With Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens [B&H Price]

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LEICA X1 REVIEWS
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Date Camera Review Site
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2011-04-27 Leica X1 TechRadar
2010-09-21 Leica X1 Black Press Release
2010-06-28 Leica X1 PhotographyBLOG
2010-01-05 Leica X1 SteveHuff Photo
2009-12-18 Leica X1 DPReview
2009-10-06 Leica X1 DPReview
2009-09-09 Leica X1 Luminous Landscape
2009-09-09 Leica X1 DPReview

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Pentax K-x Video Introduction

Thu September 17, 2009

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Adding Noise Into Your Photos

Wed September 16, 2009

Tutorials on how to add a film grain effect into your photos.

With all the discussions we have about digital cameras producing too much noise at high ISOs, some readers may be surprised to learn that the right kind of noise may not be a bad thing in a photo.

In fact, high ISO film grain (especially in B&W) has a charming effect all its own. In the following tutorials, the authors show how to add that film grain effect.

Film Grain Effect Tutorials:
- Film Grain Effect in Photoshop
- Natural Film Grain using Photoshop
- Realistic Film Grain in Photoshop [step-by-step tutorial]
- Film Grain Effect in Flash
- How to create a Film Grain effect in Flash

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Tripod Use Rules

Fri September 11, 2009

If you’ve watched the movie “Cider House Rules,” you know that there are rules to follow when living in the Cider House. Using a tripod (or even monopod) in a public venue also calls for some common sense rules that show courtesy to others (and other photographers) around you. Of course, you may decide to break some of the rules (like in the movie), but Gareth Glynn Ash writes in Black Star Rising why you shouldn’t break his “Tripod Use Rules” and end up being “that guy.”

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Print Exhibition Quality Prints at a Budget

Tue September 8, 2009

Can you get exhibition quality prints at Sam’s Club? John Sevigny says so in his article, How to Make Exhibition-Quality Prints on a Budget. But there are a couple of things you’ll need to do first to prepare your prints….

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Should You Upgrade your Nikon?

Sat September 5, 2009

Ask Thom Hogan and he’ll tell you. In fact, he already has in this article: The Ultimate Upgrade Guide. Read it and save yourself some anxiety — and dough.


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Canon EOS 7D

Tue September 1, 2009

Canon EOS 7D
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Category: Serious to Advanced Amateur

The Canon EOS 7D is a new series that sits between the 50D and the 5D Mark II. It features 18MP resolution using an APS-C size (22.3 x 14.9mm) CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to ISO 12,800), and claims that its enhanced, low-noise high-sensitivity optimization makes shooting in situations previously possible only with flash as simple as point and shoot.

Unheard of in a camera in this category, the EOS 7D features a blazing continuous shooting of 8fps, allowing capture of up to 126 Large/JPEGs with a UDMA CF card and 15 RAW. This makes the EOS 7D a perfect action shooting digital SLR camera.

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Next Generation of Leicas 09/09/09

Mon August 31, 2009

Leica is set to begin “a new chapter in photography” and will unveil their next generation of Leica Cameras September 9, 2009 in a live webcast. You need to register to watch the webcast.

Live Webcast on 9/9/2009 – The next Generation of Leica Cameras from leica camera on Vimeo.

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The Art of the Headshot

Mon August 31, 2009

Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl on the cover of National Geographic and Korda’s photograph of Che Guevara are headshots that are two of the most well-known images of the 20th Century. In this article, John Sevigny covers equipment choice, depth-of-field, capturing emotion, and the need for patience.

John Sevigny was born in Miami and studied English and art history at Miami Dade College. He has spent more than 15 years as a professional photographer, working for the Associated Press, EFE News, and many newspapers. Currently working as an independent fine art and documentary photographer, he has exhibited his work in the United States, Portugal, and Mexico, where he currently lives. He is finishing a degree in art education at La Universidad Veracruzana and regularly gives photographic workshops. His writing on photography and the arts regularly appears in a number of online magazines. Check out his Gone City blog.

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Nikon School Schedule 2010

Fri August 28, 2009

Nikon School of Photography

Nikon School of Photography


Nikon School of Photography has published their class schedule for 2010. They are offering “Introduction to Digital SLR Photography” (US $119) on Saturdays and “Next Steps: Color, Light, Technology” (US $159) on Sundays. Attendance is limited to the number of seats available.


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