The Joy of Photography

Sunday was a busy day for me.  I had a photoshoot in a friend’s studio with Sam in the morning, and the ended up the day with a late afternoon/evening photo walk of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and resorts. Both were enjoyable, though each in their own way. It’s always nice when you can […]

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Change the World

Q:  Where does an 800 pound gorilla sit? A:  Anywhere he wants. I was reminded this weekend that, sometimes, life doesn’t seem fair.  There are those who can do what they want, and then there are others who always seem held back.  Held back by rules, limitations, authorities, etc.  There’s more than a tad of […]

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Ignorance is Bliss

I’ve been doing quite a bit of learning lately. Photography, lighting, Portrait retouching, how to pose models.  Would you like to know what I’ve learned? I’ve learned that I was happier when I didn’t know some of the things I’ve learned. Ignorance is bliss.  Sure, you may feel confusion because you don’t know how to do […]

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Registering Photos with U.S. Copyright Office

A week ago, I came across this article on the Photo Attorney blog –  Copyright Office Encourages Filers to Include Titles of Unpublished Works with Registration. Along with several of my recent copyright registrations, I’ve received letters from the U.S. Copyright Office stating: When you do file in future to register a collection of your […]

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What the PATRIOT Act Means to Photographers

Last week, there was yet another video on YouTube making the rounds of photography blogs about an encounter between Maryland Transit Authority police and a railfan. At 3:24 in the video, the police officer says the following: “PATRIOT Act says that critical infrastructure – trains, train stations, all those things – requires, you know, certain […]

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