Canon EF 8-15mm Fisheye L series lens


Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras

For filmmakers and photographers who want the look and feel only possible with extreme wide angle and fisheye photography, the new Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM is a world-class choice.

Adobe Photoshop CS5


Adobe Photoshop Extended CS5

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended software helps you create the ultimate images for print, the web, and video. Enjoy all the state-of-the-art editing, compositing, and painting capabilities in industry-standard Photoshop CS5, and experience fast performance thanks to cross-platform 64-bit support. Also create 3D extrusions for logos, artwork, and motion graphics; edit 3D objects with advanced tools; and create and enhance motion-based content.

Is Photographing in Public Illegal

Is photographing in public illegal. Taking photographs in public places such as Time Square; or atDown town Traverse City crowded public events like a parade that is being held for a special occasion. It's sometimes difficult to exclude people in your photos that are in such crowded areas, as you're shooting. And if someone notices that you're taking pictures in their general direction; they might ask of you not to include them in your photographs. Those requests are sometimes unreasonable because you might only get that one good shot. If it's possible to compose another shot; you may consider not using that photograph that particular person might be in.

Then on the other hand; sometimes you get that obnoxious person whoParade onlookers starts threatening you with bodily harm or even intimidating you with a law suit, if you use the photographs he's in. And then I say screw them; because it's not illegal to take pictures of people in public; as long as you take the photographs from a public area. Every now and then you might even get the occasional camera ham; that will let you photograph them all day long. But remember these are public photographs and you can only use them as such. You cannot sell a persons' image to anybody without that persons consent; because doing that is illegal. But you can still use the Mr. Obnoxious photos all day long; but only if the photos are being used in public content.

When taking photographs in a public area; as a professional, you should have some kind of idea on what type of theme you're trying to compose for a particular photograph. Just maybe you might get there before it gets crowded to get your shots. I photographed an old car rally and I requested a little space from the onlookers; while taking some of my shots. There were people who moved back, some stood where I had no choice but to include them in the shots. Those photos I had to crop and Photoshop, spending extra time to remove bystanders before I could sell them. As far as the other photographs of the rally with bystanders in them, I use those photos in articles. If those people didn't want their photograph taken, they shouldn't have been there when I was shooting.

When I'm out and about with my camera and I see someone with Couple setting on bencha unique hair style; or some other attribute that would make a good photograph that I could use. I always ask permission to photograph that person and try to get him or her to sign a model release; maybe even give them a few bucks to seal the deal. I was taking photographs of a lake side walkway and a couple came walking by; and the young lady wanted me to photograph her and the boyfriend. I have several photos of them I can use and I emailed them some free picture files.

Photographing in public doesn't have to have the feeling of going to the dentist. Try to be considerate to people out in public while taking pictures; and they just may show you the same consideration. Don't act so dark and sinister as you're shooting; just don't photograph somebody because you want their picture, that's just creepy. When I take pictures in public and I photograph someone whose image is unique for that shot, I take the time to show them and ask permission to use it. And later on when they might need a photographer for an important upcoming event in their life, most likely they will give you first crack.

Article by Alan Slagle

Fighting the War on Cameras:

In 2010, photographer and student Jerome Vorus was detained and questioned by police after he photographed a traffic stop in Georgetown. The ACLU says he was illegally detained and has filed a lawsuit on his behalf. Vorus recently sat down with's Nick Gillespie to discuss what happened that day and where his case currently stands.

Understanding Exposure


Understanding Exposure

With more than 350,000 copies sold, Understanding Exposure has demystified the complex concepts of exposure for countless photo-  graphers. Now updated with current technologies, more than one hundred new images, and an all-new chapter, this new edition will inspire you more than ever to free yourself from "auto" and create the pictures you truly want.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras


Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens is a peerless standard lens for Canon digital SLR cameras. The lens is suitable for any shooting situation, with a lens coating and construction type that are optimized to minimize the ghosting and flare that frequently occurs when lenses are used with digital cameras.

Image of women taken with Canon 50mm L lens

The Moment It Clicks


The Moment It Clicks: Photography Secrets from One of the World's Top Shooters


Joe McNally, one of the world's top pro digital photographers, whose celebrated work has graced the pages of Sports Illustrated, Time, and National Geographic (to name a few), breaks new ground by doing something no photography book has ever done—blending the rich, stunning images and elegant layout of a coffee-table book with the invaluable training, no-nonsense insights, and photography secrets usually found only in those rare, best-of-breed educational books.

Speedliters Handbook


Speedliter's Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites

Getting your Canon Speedlite to produce the light you need can be a real challenge. For those new to flash photography—or for anyone who has previously given up out of frustration—Speedliter's Handbook is a revelation. Photographer Syl Arena takes you on a journey that begins with an exploration of light and color, moves through a comprehensive discussion of the Canon Speedlite family and all of the accessories and equipment available to the Speedliter, then settles down to crafting great light in one photo shoot after another. Whether you want to create a classical portrait, shoot an event, or simply add a little fill light to a product shot, Speedliter's Handbook shows you how.