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11 Must Have Photography Items that Won’t Break the Bank

There are a lot of articles with suggestions for gadgets to buy yourself or gifts to buy your friends and significant others that are interested in photography, but a lot of them are filled with inexpensive gadgets and novelties that are, admittedly, very neat, but aren’t really what you (or they) need. On the opposite end of the spectrum, some …

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Copyright Nightmare: Taking photos of people with tattoos

An emerging but largely unsettled issue in copyright in the United States regards photographers taking pictures of people with tattoos and then selling the image.  The problem is that the tattoo artist designed and has some copyright protection over the design, and you using that design in the photo may be a violation of copyright in some situations. Most photographers …

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Five Ideas for Making Fall Portraits Unique

When I think of fall, my mind is filled with images of brightly-colored leaves, baskets of apples, warm scarves, carved pumpkins, and crisp morning air. Fall is a great time to take portraits, but sometimes creating unique photos can be challenging. Here are five ideas to help you capture extraordinary images during your next fall portrait session. 1. LOCATION, LOCATION, …