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33 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Photos Could Do

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Cross-posted from Fast Company [by JR Raphael] With its seamless cloud storage, platform-agnostic syncing, and simple options for sharing, Google Photos has shown that managing even a massive collection of digital images doesn’t have to be a nightmare. And there’s even more to this app than meets the eye. Ahead of the snapshot-heavy holiday season, it’s worth enlightening yourself about some of Photos’ less obvious but eminently useful options. They’ll save you time, enrich your…

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Dear America, You Do Have to Register Drones with the FAA After All

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Cross-posted from DIYPhotography.net [by John Aldred] Yes, that’s right, the drone registry introduced in 2015, and deemed unconstitutional back in May of this year is now back. When the drone registration system was first introduced it was met with mixed response. On the one hand, there’s those worried about privacy, and on the other the “Well, if you’re not doing anything illegal, what do you have to worry about?” Now, it seems privacy be damned,…

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How to Get Late Payments for Your Freelance Work – No Crowbar Required

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Cross-posted from Poynter.org [by Jen A. Miller] I’ve been a full time freelancer writer for almost 13 years and the worst part of the job — by far — is trying to get paid. This doesn’t mean publishers are always trying to stiff independent writers (I don’t run into this problem as much anymore because I’ll only work with companies that pay me on time without me having to show up to their front door…

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Kyoto’s Five Best Photo Locations

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Cross-posted from Fstpoppers [by Alfonso Calero] For first time travelers to Kyoto, it can be a bit confusing to choose where to shoot. Unlike my previous posts on Madrid and Barcelona which are about three-hour photo walks, this article will be similar to my Tokyo article which involves five different locations. Here is a link to a great website to give you a better overview of each location and other locations worth a look. For…

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Four Great Ways to Manage Your Time

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog [By Tyra Seldon] Time flies while you are having fun, or so they say. Well, actually, time is one of the greatest assets that you can have as a freelancer. But if you’re not careful, it really can be easy to lose track of time or not account for your time wisely while you’re engrossed in your work. Thankfully, there are apps, devices, and techniques that you can use to…

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Journalist Paul Salopek Explores the Wonders of the Silk Road

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Cross-posted from PBS News Hour [by Larisa Epatko] National Geographic fellow Paul Salopek is retracing our ancestors’ ancient migration route out of Africa and around the world — on foot. The latest leg of his 21,000-mile, multi-year journey took him across the stunning and bitterly cold mountains of Central Asia, through Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan. The Afghanistan Salopek saw this time was remarkably different than the one he covered at the beginning of the American…

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Harry Benson’s New Book Celebrates His Extraordinary Career

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Cross-posted from CBS NEWS [by Jim Axelrod] NEW YORK — For nearly 70 years, one man has pointed his lens at the country’s most important events and people. When Bobby Kennedy was shot, Harry Benson was there. “I turned to him and I see Bobby’s fallen to the floor,” Benson told CBS News. “Ethel appeared … she threw her hand up … I’m saying to myself, ‘Don’t mess up today, mess up tomorrow.’” When Martin…

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Pricing & Negotiating: Vehicle Owner Portraits for Automotive Brand

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Craig Oppenheimer from Wonderful Machine] Concept: Portraits of multiple vehicle owners, as well as images of the vehicles by themselves, each in unique locations. Licensing: Unlimited use of all images captured in perpetuity. Photographer: Portrait and lifestyle specialist Agency: Medium in size, based in the Northeast Client: Large automotive brand Here are the estimates: Read More

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Instagram Freebooting Is Out of Control and the Company Is Letting It Happen

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Andy Day] As Instagram evolves, copyright violations don’t seem to be an issue for this social media giant. More images mean more views which mean more ad revenue, and there is zero incentive for Instagram to take any serious action against reposters, lost as it is in this huge gray area of what constitutes a breach of intellectual property. For extreme sports athletes and models, this constant resharing of imagery is…

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Frames Per Second: Tips for Better Video Storytelling

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Editor’s note: Bob Sacha is an ASMP Professional Member who recently served as a judge for the Best of ASMP 2017 Photo Contest. Cross-posted from PDN Online [by Sharon Ber] In addition to directing, editing and writing for video, former National Geographic photographer Bob Sacha also teaches video to photographers who want to meet the demand of clients for motion content. “People say, ‘How do you shoot great video?’ That’s easy. The question is how…

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