For anyone interested, I’m planning to capture winter scenes in Yosemite National Park sometime in January- new images and research for my the book I’m currently writing.
Just a quick video message from about me and my exposure book – if you’re looking for a book to improve your photography, check it out!
I had a professional issue a few months back that took me back some. Sure it was upsetting but didn’t shake me – I know who I am and what my intentions are as a person and as a pro photographer. I don’t live in the past, as although you remind yourself not to take things personally, how can you not- especially when you have a passion in what you do, and work tirelessly to make it happen.
Just tweeted about some Hoodman gear I picked up last week. One of the reasons for doing my tv show is to talk about a mix of photo gear, and one of the reasons for my blogs (and tweets) is to mention the products I use and believe in- I like finding great gear, and my simple test is if I use it for years then I know it’s good.
Thursday, December 3rd, I’ll be on The View From The Bay (my third time this year) doing a Photoguru segment on cool fun affordable gifts for your photo enthusiasts- perfect timing for the holiday season.
900 Front Street, San Francisco
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009, 3-4pm http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/channel?section=view_from_the_bay&id=5755208 Here’s the info from ABC KGO-TV:
MeetSpencer Christian and Janelle Wang and get a chance to see the behind the scenes of a live television broadcast. Tickets for the show must be reserved in advance. Audience doors open at 2:15pm with a cut-off time of 2:30pm, the show is live from 3-4pm. To reserve your seats please call the ticket request line at (415)954-7733 or visit www.viewfromthebay.com and click on “be in our audience” and fill out a ticket request form. Or click on the link below to go to our online ticket request form. Simply fill out your information and press submit. http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/feature?section=view_from_the_bay&id=6337461
Please be sure to note under “comments” if you are requesting a specific date to support someone scheduled to be on the show. We strongly encourage you to post this invitation and its contents on any blog or webpage that you host or participate in. Please pass this email on to any friends, family or colleagues who may be interested in being in our studio audience. You can also post an announcement on your webpage!
*Please note that all seats must be reserved in advance. Tickets that have been requested will be sent via an email confirmation with detailed instruction on where and when to arrive at the ABC studio. Also note that audience members come in a separate entrance and time than guests appearing on the show. If you are a guest on the show and you will be bringing your guests with you they will need to check in with me (Rachel Wyatt) by 2:30pm to be seated in the audience.Rachel Wyatt/ Audience Coordinator: Rachel.Wyatt@abc.com
So here’s my ride October 22nd, 2009 – an hour portion of a 2.5 hour ride from Danville to Pittsburg, California – 1462 still images, broken down into a 3:38 minute segment, edited in iMovie (part of Apple’s iLife ’09). Enjoy- I hope to do more- maybe an all-trail version, or attaching it to a boat, kayak, or vehicle.
Go Pro Camera:http://www.goprocamera.com
When you follow my blog, take a workshop, buy my book and write a positive review on Amazon, you get perks- that’s right, I throw DOWN for my students and fans! 🙂
FREE SHIPPING on HOODMAN LOUPES:
Ordering a Hoodman loupe and want free shipping? Go to Hunt’s Photo and Video and when you add the loupe to your cart, at checkout type in “SArbabi” to the coupon field – that equals free shipping!
FREE GIFT WHEN YOU BUY A CAMERA BAG/ CASE:
Go to Think Tank Photo and use this link below:
When you do, if you buy a camera bag/case over $50, you get a choice of one free item valued around $20-30 (three to choose from). Great cases- I have four of them and love ’em- best camera bags made out there.
$20 OFF OF YOUR NEXT ONLINE WORKSHOP:
I teach online workshops with BetterPhoto.com – the past three years to students in 30 counties and 43 US States – come and take a course online, on exposure (my course) or many others including photoshop, composition, lighting, and more- tell ’em I sent you and you’ll get $20 off of your next course: http://www.betterphoto.com/courseOverview.asp?cspID=144
ALL OTHER CAMERA COMPANIES / STORES / MANUFACTURERS:
If you read about them here, and I recommended them, tell ’em I sent you (Sean Arbabi – The Photoguru) and you just might get free shipping or a discount. More discounts to come in the near future!
I recently received an email from someone claiming to be a writer for a how-to website. This person stated they wrote articles for the search site and wanted to use one of my images for their article (originally used from one of my Via magazine assignments).
Getting back to the request, after doing a little research on my own, I come to find out this person was not a writer for the website, nor employee as a writer anywhere else. Instead the site relies on people for their content – it’s like saying you’re a writer for Wikipedia. And not to bash this person since most people aren’t aware of copyright laws, or the licensing fees for a photograph, or the proper way to go about obtaining images – shoot, I’ve had some editors and clients in the past who didn’t necessarily follow the proper way being in the business of licensing images – but pleading ignorance doesn’t necessarily get you off scot-free either.
Moral of the story- your photos are exactly that- yours. If you are a professional photographer with your own business, they are not just sitting in your files or computer, they are part of your inventory. I can’t just go and take something off of the shelf at Target, walk out with it, and claim “it was just sitting on your shelf”. A lot of money, time, effort, experience, knowledge, and equipment goes into all of the images I produce- as with any business that has a product to sell. Control your photos – do your homework – purchase pricing guides and/or software like Fotoquote or Jim Pickerell’s stock guide, and prepare yourself for the day when a client wants to buy one of your images- or one uses an image without asking for permission. And if someone tried to abuse your copyright, find a lawyer.