How Facebook's New Terms Of Service Affect Photographers

Facebook's new terms of service are creating quite a buzz.
By William Sawalich
Facebook's new terms of service are creating quite a buzz. It's an unhappy buzz as far as many content creators are concerned. The new terms state that Facebook users no longer have any right to limit how their likeness, information and content are utilized. In conjunction with other updates to…

How Sports Illustrated Photographers Shoot Football

It's finally football season again.
By William Sawalich
It's finally football season again. In honor of the return of this great sport, I wanted to share with you something specifically football-photography related. My first thought was a gallery of some great Sports Illustrated football photographs, but then I found something even better: a video of Sports Illustrated photographers…

Lightroom 5's Hidden Gems

I love all the great video tutorials I've ever seen from Adobe's chief evangelist, Julieanne Kost.
By William Sawalich
I love all the great video tutorials I've ever seen from Adobe's chief evangelist, Julieanne Kost. She's a talented photographer, and an immensely talented teacher as well. Here, courtesy of John Paul Caponigro's wonderful blog, Ms. Kost leads us through ten "hidden gems" of neat features in the newest version…

The RAW Adjustment Brush

At this point, I don't think it's a stretch to say that most photographers have heard all about the wonders that come with shooting RAW image files.
By William Sawalich
At this point, I don't think it's a stretch to say that most photographers have heard all about the wonders that come with shooting RAW image files. But many photographers still don't believe all the great things about shooting RAW—or maybe they're aware, but they still don't do it. Well…

A Power Boost For Your Flash

When I shoot documentary assignments that call for portable hot-shoe flashes, it’s a constant battle to keep my kit powerful yet compact.
By William Sawalich
When I shoot documentary assignments that call for portable hot-shoe flashes, it’s a constant battle to keep my kit powerful yet compact. For years I lugged around a high-capacity third-party battery pack. It was—and still would be—the best way to get superfast flash recycling times and more flashes out of…

Understanding Light Falloff

One of my favorite lighting principles to share with young photographers and students is the inverse square law.
By William Sawalich
One of my favorite lighting principles to share with young photographers and students is the inverse square law. That's the physics principle that states that light falls off two stops for every doubling in distance from the source to the subject. I love this law, because it is an immensely…
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