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Instagram: Then and Now

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Instagram 7.3 was recently launched and the photo-sharing platform is now approaching its fifth birthday. How has it changed in that time? Of course, it now has a lot more features and is a more sophisticated app. But what was Instagram like back then and what’s its purpose now? When I joined in March 2011,…

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Pro Photo Tips for Students: What makes a successful photograph?

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Click here for more Pro Tips for Students videos by Grant Scott I LIKE IT, WHY DON’T YOU? One of the most difficult aspects of changing photography is that any comment that is made is subjective: it is somebody’s opinion that you may or may not agree with. This instantly provides a problem for you as…

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The World is Flat, Until It’s Not: Definitions in Photography

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In order to communicate effectively, words need to mean something.  Definitions must be made.  Labels must be had.  Humans are really great organizers.  We put things into categories and groups to easier understand and make sense of massive amounts of data. The problem?  We tend to get stuck or stay with what we know or…

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Pro Photo Tips for Students – Editing vs. Post-production

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WHAT EDITING MEANS I often hear young photographers refer to adjusting photographs in Photoshop as editing. It is not! That is post-production, and it is essential within the world of professional photography that you use and understand the correct language to use when referring to the processes of photography. Choosing the right image to show…

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Getting the Most Out of a Photography Workshop – A Participant’s 10 Responsibilities

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I teach a lot of workshops throughout the year. Every so often a workshop participant asks: “How come I’m not getting the shots that the other photographers are getting?” That is exactly what happened on one of my Alaska workshops during a four-hour encounter we had with some killer whales who were teaching their young…

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Artists! Photographers! Protect Your Copyrights – or Else!

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Recently, Intellectual Property Attorney Ed Greenberg and Pro Photographer Jack Reznicki, authors of the just-published book The Copyright Zone were interviewed by Mr. Media!  Tune in below for the recorded video podcast! About Ed & Jack: Ed Greenberg has been a litigator practicing in New York City for over thirty years, has represented some of…

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