Taking pictures in the snow

With the blizzard/snow con­di­tions we have, you might be tempted to run out­side and take some pic­tures.  But when you do, the color might be off or they might look under­ex­posed.  Here’s some tips you might find useful:

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Something to do on a Rainy Day

If you are like me, you just don’t feel like going out­side with your cam­era on most rainy days.  And your fam­ily might be tired of hav­ing their pic­ture taken all the time.  So if you’re look­ing for some­thing new to take pho­tographs of, why not smoke?

Smoke pho­tog­ra­phy is pretty pop­u­lar these days and pretty easy (and cheap) to do.  Check out this video for some great tips:

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Know your rights!

You read story (Amtrak Pho­tog­ra­pher) after story (BP Pho­tog­ra­pher) these days about law enforce­ment and pri­vate secu­rity attempt­ing to pre­vent pho­tog­ra­phers from tak­ing pic­tures of pub­lic build­ings, pub­lic events or even just out in pub­lic.  Usu­ally under the guise of the Patriot Act (here in the U.S.) or some other such non­sense.  But the truth is, any­one who attempts to pre­vent you from tak­ing pho­tographs is break­ing the law.

It’s impor­tant to know your rights.  It’s also just as impor­tant to know local laws (for exam­ple, in Mass­a­chu­setts there is cur­rently a law pro­hibit­ing tak­ing pic­tures of law enforce­ment offi­cials).  Attor­ney Bert P Krage’s pro­vides a free print­able sheet which you can show to any­one who attempts to pre­vent you from tak­ing pictures.