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Jeff E Jensen
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  41 .  Phello Photographers Club Trip - Travel
Something captured whitle traveling, about travel, etc

6/19/2013 1:15:49 PM

 
 
 
Here is a little shot taken on a country road as I drove north in Utah.

6/19/2013 8:06:36 PM

Stephen Shoff
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  Tough Trip
Tough Trip
I had a tough time getting to the Phellos meet-up this year.

Zion Nat'l Park.

 
  Next Step
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Now that the folders are up, I'll add my contribution

6/20/2013 9:23:36 PM

  Nice shots, and it looks pretty early in the day.

6/28/2013 7:09:18 PM

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RoxAnne E. Franklin

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  42 .  in search of a Wedding Photographer TN
I am a fellow photographer and am searching for a wedding photographer for my wedding in the Smokey Mountains TN September 2014 anyone out there want to give me a shout??
Thanks!

6/14/2013 6:11:28 AM

DEBOJYOTI Deb27 BISWAS

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  HI RoxAnne Its not feasible for me to go their shoot.But I love the way you thank about ur wedding.

6/17/2013 2:55:17 AM

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Gregory LaGrange
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  43 .  Artist's photos and mad New Yorkers
An artist has a show of his photos that he took from his apartment window of apartments across the street.

Would like to see what develops out of this.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/17/nyers-furious-over-photos-taken-through-windows/2193353/

5/17/2013 5:46:13 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Interesting.
There are so many buildings in NYC with floor-to-ceiling glass now. I'm amazed how many residents can be seen inside their homes, from the outside, public areas, clearly and easily---from a seated individual reading in a chair at their window, to say, a bather emerging naked from their tub on full display... all for instance, while you simply walk along the beautiful High Line Park.
Yet I'm guessing every one of those homes has drapes or blinds the owner could choose to close...

5/20/2013 1:31:23 PM

Gregory LaGrange
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  There is a discussion on LinkedIn about a bill being introduced in either New Hampshire or Connecticut I think, about making it illegal to take a picture of someone without their permission. Regardless of being in a public setting.
And I wonder if this will make it into the argument about the bill specifically, or maybe what will come out of it independently, if anything.

5/22/2013 11:53:57 AM

Dennis Flanagan
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  It doesn't sound like a case of Editorial work. If he is selling the photos (a book), should model's releases and compensation be expected?

6/10/2013 12:24:59 PM

Gregory LaGrange
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  It wasn't editorial, just for art. Regarding a book, it may not require releases if the book is a collection of art pieces. And I stress may not, because I've read before that it doesn't require it.
In this instance, none of people in the photos had their faces visible. But my point was if this make it into the discussion of the bill being consider that want's to make it illegal to take photos of people without permission. Not talking about the use of the photos, the act of taking the picture.
Being at a state fair, street festival, just out on the street, etc... it's illegal to walk around with a camera, shooting the sites and activities.

6/10/2013 1:19:47 PM

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Linda Buchanan

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  44 .  Lightroom 4 Upgrade
I have had Lightroom 3 for about a year and have just installed the upgrade to Lightroom 4. Now I have both versions on my computer. Is it ok to uninstall Lightroom 3? Thanks!

5/16/2013 8:12:04 PM

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Bill Ritenour

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  45 .  my membership
I sent a check last week for my membership. I still cannot create a gallery. How long does it take for a check to clear?

Bill Ritenour
DLX_SPT-510201315115

5/14/2013 9:19:31 AM

  Hi Bill,
I checked with BetterPhoto Support ... sorry that you didn't receive their email yesterday. Anyway, they are looking into the matter and will follow-up as soon as possible.

Thanks for the note,

Kerry

5/14/2013 11:03:06 AM

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Virginia Kickle
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  46 .  Which lenses to take to Ireland?
I will be traveleing to Ireland soon. I have a Canon 60D and Canon 10-22, 17-55, and 70-200 F4 lenses. I also have a 60mm macro and a set of extension tubes.
I would like to take just two lenses and I am wondering which lens, if any, I can leave home.

5/10/2013 1:44:05 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Part of the answer depends on your shooting style and subject preferences - ie, is this to be primarily a landscape-shooting photography trip? Or will you be focusing more on old buildings, farm animals, close- or mid-range subjects, etc., rather than wide open vistas? Or perhaps just as likely, a little of the above?

Personally, I would rule out the macro lens, in your attempt to get down to just 2 lenses. (Unless say, flower or insect macros are simply your all-time favorite things to shoot, and so you intend to find lots of those subjects for that in Ireland.)

The 10-22 will be especially useful if you're going into a lot of old churches/chapels (particularly if you can use a tripod there) and if you loved shooting architecture. And it can make some really interesting outdoor landscape shots, anchoring something in the foreground of a huge, wide scene, for instance. (It is perhaps my all-time favorite lenses, and I'd definitely take it if I were taking this trip, based on my shooting interests.)

So then for me, it would come down to either the 17-55 or the 70-200... And whether I found myself, historically, needing a fair amount of reach in my personal trend of photo subject matter while on travel. (Also weight would factor in, if I was looking to pack light.) For me personally, when I've taken bigger zooms on my trips (200, or 300, or once, a 100-400) they ultimately always are my least-used focal lengths of the trips, which could tip me in favor of the 17-55. (Ugh! Ah, for a 24-105 to be on the list of candidate lenses!) Of course, "L" glass is lovely to use, always, and while I'd probably live more at the 70mm range if I took it, than the 200mm range, it could require rethinking some shots - to stand further away than you'd expect, to get everything you want in the scene...

Very tough call, if you truly must select just 2...! But I'd say drop the 60, take the 10-22, and deliberate a little more on the choice - see what your personal trend has been on past trips, for what & how you like to shoot, and what focal lengths tend to support your preferences.

5/13/2013 7:03:59 AM

  Just as Chris mentioned above, it all depends on the type of images you would like to shoot in your trip.

If you intend to travel by foot a lot during your Ireland trip, holding your camera body with a tripod too, then I would say, lugging a heavy lens like (70-200) might not be best of ideas. Canon's 10-22mm on the other hand is much lighter and is considered by many to be one of the finest non-L lenses that Canon manufactures. And Ireland is full of scenic beauty, so it just makes sense to go with it.

So my choices would be a 10-22 and a 17-55mm.

And good luck and happy shooting, Virginia.

UB.

5/13/2013 8:50:41 PM

  Thank you for your responses. I left on the trip early on the 13th and decided to take all three lenses - the 10-22, 17-55, and 70-200. Since I was on a bus tour, some photo opportunities were very rushed. I found I used the 10-22 and 17-55 almost exclusively and I had very little opportunity to use the 70-200. So these two lenses will be my choice on future trips of this nature. Thanks again for your insights.

5/23/2013 5:23:00 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Glad it worked out - your experience matches my own, generally -- the 70-200 just wouldn't see a lot of use for me, while on travel.
But I have the 24-105, offering just a bit more reach than the 17-55 -- and the 24-105 lens goes on every trip I take (along with 10-22)!

5/23/2013 7:21:59 AM

  Yes, I would be happy to have a mid-range zoom lens with a little more reach. I might look at that one for the future.

5/23/2013 8:24:27 AM

 
 
 
For my trips I use the 24-70mm & 70-200mm for 80% and my 16-35mm (like the 10-22) for 20%. I shoot full frame 5D MkII but my last trip to Europe I used a 40D and the 10-22 made for some fantastic captures.

5/27/2013 10:52:25 PM

 
 
  Strasburg Cathedral
Strasburg Cathedral
40D + 10-22mm lens - tripod & 6 second exposure.
 
 
For my trips I use the 24-70mm & 70-200mm for 80% and my 16-35mm (like the 10-22) for 20%. I shoot full frame 5D MkII but my last trip to Europe I used a 40D and the 10-22 made for some fantastic captures.

5/27/2013 10:52:47 PM

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Pat Harry
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  47 .  Permission to use a photo
I know variations of this question has been asked before, but I would still like to get opinions, suggestions, cautions, etc. from this group. I received a request to use a photo by a non-profit group. No payment, just credit for the photo. Of course, I'm flattered. This is the first interest I've ever had for one of my images. However, I'd like to hear from the group before I make a decision - good thing to do, bad thing, etc. Would I need Greg Walker's permission to let them use it, or would that be their burden? Here is the request:

Pat,

We would like to ask permission to use your photo of Greg Walker (http://www.patharry.com/allen2011/h245AF403#h245af403) on our website. Greg will be appearing at an upcoming fundraiser we're hosting at the Museum of Making Music on August 23, 2013.

If granted, we would provide the appropriate attribution and a link to your website with the image. Thank you for your consideration.

Best regards,

B.J. Morgan, Museum of Making Music

4/20/2013 11:43:33 AM

Gregory LaGrange
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  Could be good, if you think you want to use that as a first step to starting a relationship with the museum. But you hear most photographers say don't ever give anything away. Most come from a guilt trip angle of either damaging the art or taking away work from somebody.
But really, people looking for free stuff aren't going to pay much in the first place. And in a case like this, was anybody in much danger of loosing a paying gig in the first place. You can ask them why they haven't used a promo photo from him, which seems odd in a way.
It's a news worthy thing, announcing an event, not an endorsement. Plus being a public figure, the museum wouldn't need his permission.
If you let them use it, it'll probably may also end up in the local paper if the museum decides to place an ad announcing the event. You can always tell them that whenever somebody wants to use you're editorial stuff you, you charge a one time fee. Nobody with the museum has to know you haven't done it before. Even if it's $20.

4/21/2013 10:19:58 PM

Pat Harry
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  Gregory - thank you for your input. You've been very helpful!

4/23/2013 4:47:52 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Good for you Pat! I just went to the museum's site, saw the home page blurb for Greg Walker's appearance, and when I clicked it, up came an article with your image off to the side, photo credit, and link to your site!

5/6/2013 12:53:00 PM

Pat Harry
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  Thanks, Christopher!

5/8/2013 6:55:53 PM

  CONGRATZ Pat. And yes, the image is here.

http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/events/details/114-access-to-music-gala-with-greg-walker

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5/8/2013 10:48:04 PM

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Harriet Feagin
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  48 .  Canvas Wrap
I am wanting to have some photos made into gallery wraps. Does anyone know of a company that produces wraps that still look like the original photo. I want quality above all else. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Harriet Feagin

4/11/2013 7:25:39 PM

D Jensen
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  Get on Facebook and look for The Antzl Project. He is based out of Longmont, CO. His work is awesome and he is very reasonable. I have had several wraps done and I am absolutely thrilled with his work.

4/14/2013 4:15:42 AM

  Hi Harriet,
I use MPIX for all my prints and they have exceptional quality gallery wraps.
mpix.com
Cheers,
Carlton

4/14/2013 12:55:15 PM

Ken Smith
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  Harriet, I've heard good things about MPIX too.

4/14/2013 1:37:53 PM

Brian M. Jones
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  I use Mpix for my big 20x30 prints, and they are so professional.. I highly recommend getting anything from them... They do awesome canvas wrap work too.. I would never use anyone else..

4/14/2013 10:08:08 PM

Tom R. Fleeman

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  Harriet I have used MPIX the last (3) years for all my photo work for my business All their products are top quality.I did have one problem on some 8 x 10 photos, I emailed them and I had replacements the next day.

Tom

4/15/2013 7:12:24 AM

  I have also been very happy with Mpix.

4/16/2013 10:37:50 AM

  I have also use MPIX. They have done a load of large and small prints, galley wraps, greeting cards, calendars and even a couple of framed prints and I just don't see how anyone could be better. There work is very high quality and their speed in processing and delivery is awesome. They also have very low flat rate shipping costs.

Linda

4/17/2013 11:53:57 AM

  Thank you all for your responses. I have some good tips to think about.

Harriet Feagin

4/17/2013 12:15:52 PM

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Jill Odice
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  49 .  who is Wxeaplni?
When I went to check a comment on one of my images, everybody's name had been changed to Wxeaplni Weaplni?? HUh????

3/24/2013 5:12:17 PM

  I was checking out Bobby G's and thought it was just him and then I noticed that it's all of us. Interesting.

3/24/2013 5:31:33 PM

  Someone trying to write code really screwed up.

3/24/2013 5:43:11 PM

Ken Smith
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  I sent BP an e-mail...to their customer support..and to Jay@betterphoto. Hopefully a simple fix..and not indicative of something more serious.

Signed...Wxeapini

3/24/2013 5:51:31 PM

  Hope it isn't some kind of virus...

3/24/2013 7:47:15 PM

  It looks like they fixed it :-)

3/25/2013 12:07:05 AM

  Yep was fixed. When I logged in last night I could not so sent a password re-set and got a really odd password sent to my email. When I logged on, everything in my personal account was change except my email - my name, my address, my phone number - so after several tries I was able to change my password and update the info. Then a little while later everything went off-line including my website which is hosted here.

This morning I was able to log-in using my old password so they must have re-set with an old back-up.

I don't know if they were hacked or not, I also sent an email asking if they were hacked and if my credit card on file was compromised. Hopefully they will explain what happened soon but in the meantime - keep a watch on your credit cards if you have one on file!

3/25/2013 6:29:56 AM

  Lynn, hacking never occurred to me. I just thought it was due to a typing error when writing code but you gave good advice.

Any other web site that I use will, from time to time, announce that the site will be shut down at a certain time for maintenance. I donít ever recall BP doing that; Iím sure it is extra difficult to perform such duties while on line.

3/25/2013 6:39:38 AM

  I checked my emails last night to see if BP had sent a maintenance email as they do take the site down on occasion to upgrade, etc.. BUT I didn't see an email so I was worried it was something else (hackers/virus).. Just happy its back to normal now :)

Nothing to see here - move along... Wxeaplni Weaplni

3/25/2013 7:39:21 PM

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Shannon Whit
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  50 .  selling gear
Hello. Does anyone know the best way to sell used equipment? I have a Canon 7d that I used for 16 months. I would like to upgrade. Have any of you sold equipment before? Thanks.

3/18/2013 3:46:06 PM

  Hello Shannon, I have used Craigslist, B&H and Fred Miranda for buying. selling & upgrading. Check em all out. You have to be careful with Craigslist and dont fall for the "send $$ to London" scams - meet anyone on Craigslist face to face, B&H and Fred Miranda are trustworthy and I believe Calumet & Adorama are as well.
my .02,
Carlton

3/25/2013 7:45:41 PM

Shannon Whit
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  Thanks Carlton. Anytime I've come on here with questions you've always been helpful. I appreciate it!

3/25/2013 11:33:59 PM

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