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Best Business Practices for Photographers


Title: Best Business Practices for Photographers
Author: John Harrington
Publisher: Course Technology PTR; 1 edition (October 4, 2006)

Light: Science and Magic


Title: Light: Science and Magic
Authors: by Fil Hunter, Steven Biver, Paul Fuqua
Publisher: Focal Press; 3rd edition (March 21, 2007)

Canon 1Ds MKIII vs. Nikon D3

Guides & Tutorials: 

Photographer, writer, businessman, and blogger John Harrington has posted an in-depth comparison of the 21.1 MP Full-Frame Canon 1Ds Mark III and the 12.1 MP Full-Frame Nikon D3 on his Photo Business News & Forum blog.

For you die-hard Canon fans out there (like me!) - there are a few surprise punches that the D3 packs! Read John's blog for the scoop.

RIP - Dan Fogelberg

Dan Fogelberg died Sunday, Dec 16th at his home in Maine from prostate cancer at age 56.


Copyright Protection: Part 3 - Taking Action - Resolution

After you discover unauthorized use of your photographs, collect and organize all the evidence, research license fees, and thoroughly document all the uses in your chart, it is time to take action. You may choose to approach the offender directly, or you may choose to turn your information over to your attorney and let them manage the case for you. Working directly with the offender is to your benefit for multiple reasons, but also has potential problems if not done properly.

Copyright Protection: Part 1 - Before The Fact - Protection

Copyright laws provide legal protection for the author of a copyrighted work, or owner of the copyright. These laws put in writing the rights controlled by the copyright owner, and the penalties that can be imposed when those rights are violated. In order to get the maximum protection available under the law, take these steps before you become the victim of copyright infringement, and be disciplined about them.