Model Release: When do you need it and where to get it

What is a model release?

A model release, is a legal document signed by the model of a photo allowing the photographer to publish and/or sell his/her picture.

Am I allowed to shoot people in the street?

Yes ! The act of taking pictures of person in a public place is allowed at least in the united states

When is a model release needed?

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What is a crop body anyway?


This post is aimed for the newbie out there, or for anyone for whom words like “crop body”, “crop sensors,” “crop factor” etc.. makes no or little sense.

I will try to explain the concept in simple terms leaving aside complex technicalities…
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Better handheld shots at low shutter speeds


Every photographer knows that, as a general rule of thumb, a camera can be safely handheld as long as your shutter speed is at least 1/focal length or faster ” ((“i.e. at 50mm required shutter speed is 1/50 sec etc…”))”.

Some photographers were able to push this limit by 1 or 2 stops with practice and experience, others with technology buying stabilized lenses (VR or IS).

However here is a quick technique that will allow anyone to maximize his chances at getting a sharp picture at low shutter speeds.
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Which macro lens? Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 or Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8

I’ve been wanting to add a macro lens to my arsenal for quite some times, and after a lot of speculations & research I’ve ended up with 2 short listed lenses:

The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro and the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro.

So which one should I get and what are the pros/cons of each ?

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15 min a day to improve your photography skills

A couple of days ago, April 1st, I have decided to start a PAD ” ((“Picture A Day”))” project.

A PAD means that I will be taking one picture a day for one full year, April 1st 2007 till March 31st 2008.
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