From Professional Pitcher To Professional Photographer

Take a look at his web site to see what the athlete-turned-photographer has been up to. Also, die-hard fans may want to make note of his new logo.
By William Sawalich
I know this week is all about football, but I've got some loosely baseball-related news for you sports fans. It's about former major league pitcher Randy Johnson, also known as The Big Unit. The hall of fame pitcher is now solidly into his second career: he's a professional photographer. And…

The Highest Resolution Photo Ever Made

When you look at the zoomable version via the link below, once you get all the way zoomed in be sure to keep in mind that every little dot you see is a star, just like our sun.
By William Sawalich
NASA recently used its fanciest camera, the Hubble Space Telescope, to take the biggest picture ever. It's a 1.5 billion-pixel image of the Andromeda galaxy, and it measures a whopping 69,536 x 22, 230. (I wonder how much RAM they've got on their computer?) It's a composite of 411 separate…

More Bad News For Working Photographers

Smith hopes the photographers will continue to contribute to the magazine, though the group has yet to comment on their plans for the future.
By William Sawalich
More bad news comes to the world of professional photojournalists. Per the National Press Photographers Association, Sports Illustrated has laid off the last of its staff photographers, giving them their walking papers last Friday. The magazine's Director of Photography, Brad Smith, said that there's no change to the direction of…

Learn Light Painting From The Best

Last fall Harold made some impressive upgrades to his teaching facility, including half a dozen new big-screen iMac computers, Wacom Intuos Pro tablets and Phase One Capture One Pro RAW editing software.
By William Sawalich
If I could take just one workshop, I think I'd choose to learn from Harold Ross. You see, while there are countless landscape and wildlife photography workshops, or workshops on various flash photography techniques and other topics, Harold's workshops are about a more unique technique: light painting. Harold is an…

On The Importance Of Model Releases

It shows that you and your model had an agreement about the usage of the images, and that usage is likely spelled out in the release. Resnick will surely show his signed release in court, and that will go a long way into saving him $500,000.
By William Sawalich
Photographer Joshua Resnick is currently being sued for half a million dollars by a model who accuses him of licensing photographs of her for use on adult web sites. The pair worked together on a lingerie¬†shoot, and the resulting images have been used to promote pornography, but the photographer…

Ban Selfie Sticks!

The government of South Korea has just banned the use of selfie sticks, which will now be punishable by a $27,000 fine or up to three years in prison.
By William Sawalich
I'm starting to think that 2015 is going to be the year of the selfie stick. A friend recently reported from a trip to Orlando that the theme park was overrun with folks using selfie sticks. Seems like the last thing I'd want to carry all day is another accessory…
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