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State of the Art: Your Drone Needs a Visible License Plate

The FAA is ordering that all drone owners in the US add external markings to their drones, displaying registration numbers to make it easier to trace the drone back to its owner, notes PetaPixel. The new regulation takes effect on Feb. 23. When the drone registration program was first launched in 2015, you were able to simply place the drone’s ID number inside the battery compartment. Now drone owners need to place the ID number on the outside of their aircraft and make it clearly visible, adds DIY Photography.

How To: Create Better Gimbal Shots, Zhoosh Up Food, Motivate Your Camera ... and More

Does your food need zhooshing up? That is, could you do with a few tips on styling stylish eats for a food shoot? If so, you're in luck, because that's one of the motion art tutorials we have gathered today. You'll also learn four ideas for making your gimbal shots more creative, what you absolutely need to buy if you're a beginner filmmaker, what you need to know before you start shooting under water, and how to keep Instagram from ruining your videos, You'll also find an entire collection of DIY projects and five filmmaking projects that will improve your work.

The DART Board: 02.20.2019

On a tip from subscriber Jonathan Twingley, this week’s “above the fold” feature is Mascot Studio’s Annual Dog Show. The 20th annual edition, curated by Peter McCaffrey, is dedicated to the Beloved Dog, coinciding with the Westminster Kennel Club show. The exhibit will continue thru March 15th.  Besides the work of Jonathon Twingley, the show includes the work of artists and illustrators Peter has known through the years including Chris Buzelli, Katherine Stree...

Spotlight: Alfredo Esparza Examines Lands Once "Conquered" by Humans

Alfredo Esparza's photography career is tied to pecan trees. Esparza, who is based in Torreon, Mexico, is a teacher and curator, as well as a professional photographer. But, he notes, the one job that gives him "economic tranquility" is pruning pecan trees. "During the pruning season, we move through vast territories of my country," he says. While traveling, he began paying attention to areas once "conquered" by humans, used and then abandoned due to overexploitation of resources. The result is his series "Terra Nullius," a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 7 competition.

American Photography Open 2018: Meet the Winner, Zay Yar Lin

Meet the winner of the American Photography Open 2018 contest: Zay Yar Lin of Sanchaung township, Yangon, Myanmar. Zay Yar's winning image was "Mending Fishing Nets," a beautifully composed photograph shot in a fishing village in Xiapu County, Fujian Province, China. "I was shocked," said Zay Yar when he was told he had won the first-ever American Photography Open competition - a contest open to any photographer at any level using any type of gear.

The SONY a9: What the Pros Have to Say

"Eventually you knew it had to happen. Sooner or later cameras would get so good at what they did that basically your job as a photographer would be to look for interesting things to shoot and then try not to get in the camera's way as it did it's thing capturing them. I mean, imagine if a camera had pretty much flawless exposure capability, flawless focusing and could fire and focus so fast it never missed a frame?" So writes Jeff Wignall in todays Street Test of the Sony a9 full-frame mirrorless camera. Sony Artisans of Imagery Katrin Eisman, Andy Katz, and Pat Murphy-Racey join in with their takes on the 24.2-megapixel camera that has caused an uproar in the photo industry.