Moose Peterson MP-1 V2.0

WOW! I thought ThinkTank Photo’s Naked ShapeShifter was cool. This bag by MindShift Gear, Moose Peterson MP-1 V2.0, looks awesome…maybe even better for what I have in mind for my gear than the TTP Naked Shapeshifter!

I can’t wait to check this out, even though it is on the pricier side.



You thought copyright law protects you?

Must read article by Professional Photographer Magazine.

” Copyright law is great for the big creators—the motion pictures companies, rock stars—but it does precious little for high-volume creators like professional photographers,”

READ MORE HERE



Brooks Institute Closes After 70 Years of Photo Education

“With deep regret, Brooks announces that the school will close on October 31, 2016. The school will continue to offer administrative and student services support during this transition period.”

More info at the Brooks Institute.



New Think Tank Shapeshifter

This new TTP Shapeshifter named The Naked Shapeshifter is something that I’ve been asking/wanting for a long time. I can’t wait to get my hands on this bag to check it things out, namely, it can fit 2 TTP Hubba Hubba’s and a couple of TTP skin body bags. It looks like the side loops can’t a TTP Strobe Stuff nor the TTP R U Thirsty.

 



Most secure bag for travel: a partial solution?

In my search for the “perfect” bag, I’ve come across this bag: Trustbag. “The world’s most secure bag.”

The scenario: when I travel for long periods of time and I’m packing full. I don’t need all my gear on each day so I have to leave some behind in the hotel. Originally I used to use 2 back packs, one for bulk gear and one I use for shooting out of but then leaving a backpack full of gear with no way of reliably securing was a tad sketchy for me. I used to use a laptop tether to secure to a room table or closet rod and put the attached laptop into the bag of gear and padlock the zippers.

Now I’m using a carry on sized suitcase with built in lock but no way to secure the luggage to anything but the suitcase is more rugged than the backpack. The solution would be a rolling suitcase type bag with a built in wire cable lock but those are pricey.

So this bag by Trustbag seems to fit my needs although it looks a bit small for my needs so I may have to get 2 which would put the price range into the roller camera bag range. As a bag to shoot out of, the shoulder straps look uncomfortable. I wonder if those shoulder straps are uncuttable too.



My 2nd Exhibition

PSS Members Exhibition "All About Singapore"

PSS Members Exhibition “All About Singapore”

YAY! Attended my first exhibition tonight of which I had a photo, my second one in total. So yeah, felt happily nervous. So there I was, standing around like everyone else as the President of PSS starts the opening speech. As he was speaking, in mandarin, I was thinking about the experience and how cool it was (since I didn’t understand Mandarin) then he switches to english and calls me out, saying he recognizes me and commends me on my portfolio and invites me to speak. SHOCK. So in shock and disbelief, I declined. I didn’t even know what I should say seeing as I can’t even remember the settings I got the shot with.

PSS Members Exhibition "All About Singapore"

PSS Members Exhibition “All About Singapore”

I gotta say, the feelings of accomplishment was outstanding! I only wish I had my peeps to share it with…

Let’s all get out, shoot and submit more!



Topaz Glow 2 out now…

New features in Glow 2 Include:
– Over 30 New Presets – That brings the total to over 100 included effects to amplify your images or give you a boost creating a personal look you love.
– New Masking Module -You no longer need a host editor like Photoshop to create masks on your images! Now, you can open Glow 2 and mask areas of your image directly from the application using luminosity, color selection, a spot mask, or a traditional brush mask, and yes it’s color aware 🙂
– Unlimited Undo/Redo – That’s right! As long as you don’t close the program you can now undo or redo to your hearts content (as far as your system memory will allow.)
– Topaz Community Integration – Topaz Glow 2 is the 3rd of our products to include the Topaz Community, an easy way for users to search save and share custom made presets with other Glow 2 users around the world. Surf an ocean of hand crafted presets, then download and apply with a click. Or share your custom presets for other users to try.
– Automatic Preset Backup – as long as you’re signed into your account when you save a preset, that preset will be privately uploaded to the community then synced on any other machine you sign into.

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Photojournalism – Guide for verifying photos and videos

A free guide for verifying photos and videos on firstdraftnews.com. Free Download.

Are you a journalist? Download this free guide for verifying photos and videos



Unfair Editorial Contracts: Condé Nast’s Work-for-Hire Agreement

Interesting read, “Unfair Editorial Contracts: Condé Nast’s Work-for-Hire Agreement” article on PDNPULSE.

(http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2016/08/unfair-editorial-contracts-conde-nasts-work-hire-agreement.html)



BAZAAR Art Prize 2017

Harper’s Bazaar: Check their website for details

CALLING ALL EMERGING ARTISTS! THE APPLICATIONS FOR BAZAAR ART PRIZE 2017 ARE NOW OPEN

CATEGORIES

2D works on Canvas
To be larger than 30cm x 30cm
and smaller than 180cm x 180cm.

2D works on Paper
To be larger than 30cm x 30cm
and smaller than 180cm x 180cm.

Photography
Can be digital, traditional—analogue or polaroid photography—including innovative manipulation of an image.

Sculpture/Installation
All materials are accepted. Participants are required to explain the display