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Industry News: Anti-Drone Technology Takes Off

By David Schonauer   Wednesday July 29, 2015

The world continues to come to grips with its drone future: Recently, photo websites reported that a number of drones -- presumably being used to capture aerial footage -- interfered with firefighters in California who were trying to contain a wildfire tearing across a freeway. As a consequence, lawmakers introduced a bill allowing firefighters to knock drones from the sky in order to do their jobs ...   Read the full Story >>

Insight: The Pros and Cons of Watermarks

Fstoppers   Wednesday July 29, 2015

Controlling your image is a valid quest for any photographer, and to do that many first turn to watermarking their images, ensuring that their logo or website graces every image that hits the Internet. But is watermarking your photographs the best way to protect them? Fstoppers reviews the pros and cons: For instance: Watermarks impact how viewers perceive the quality of your images. On the other hand, watermarks are like free advertising.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Picturing the Survivors of Gun Violence

The Huffington Post   Wednesday July 29, 2015

A number of photographers have responded to gun violence with indelible projects, including Kathy Shorr with her ongoing series “SHOT,”  which features photos of gunshot survivors. Last year, BuzzFeed spotlighted Richard Martinez’s “Not One More” campaign. In the wake of the shootings last week in Louisiana, the Huffington Post focused on photographer Joe Quint’s “It Takes Us”  series, which also pictures survivors of gun violence—including the people left behind by the fatal shootings of love ones.   Read the full Story >>

Pro File: Sure You Want to Be a Wedding Photographer?

PetaPixel   Wednesday July 29, 2015

If you want to be a wedding photographer, you need to stop and think about your life, writes Levi Wiggins at PetaPixel. Wiggins, one half of Harder+Wiggins, a Nashville, Tenn.-based social-media marketing firm, notes that you shouldn’t become a wedding photographer unless you really enjoy working—because marketing is work, meetings are work, prepping for weddings is a ton of work, the wedding day is nothing but work, and post-production is work. If you can answer yes to the 10 questions he poses, you’re ready for all that work.   Read the full Story >>

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