Cameras in the Bins: TSA Implementing New Airport Screening Procedures Affecting Photographers

Cameras in the Bins: TSA Implementing New Airport Screening Procedures Affecting Photographers In an effort to improve the security of airline passengers and the nation’s airports, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is implementing new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items that require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes. These changes could affect photographers traveling with equipment on board by potentially requiring each camera body, some hard drives, speedlights, tablets, audio recorders, and other common electronic equipment to be removed from cases and placed separately in bins for X-ray, slowing the screening process. [ Read More ]

Ep: 197: Did Canon Jump the Shark With the 6D Mark II? – and more

Episode 197 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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Wedding Photographers And Videographers Need to Stop Blaming Each Other

Wedding Photographers And Videographers Need to Stop Blaming Each Other Wedding photography is not what it used to be. I don't mean this in a good way or a bad way, it just seems like with any advancement in technology comes a new challenge. Many couples today want both still photos and video of their wedding. This makes sense since it is often the biggest day of their life. Does that mean we now have videographers to deal with in our shots? No, it's a two-way street. We, as professionals, both have to work together to deliver the best possible product to the lucky couple. Saying someone got in the Continue reading "Wedding Photographers And Videographers Need to Stop Blaming Each Other"

It’s New Class Thursday!

Mastering Layers: Beginner Techniques with Dave Cross
Join Dave Cross to learn how to become successful using Photoshop’s layers. Aimed at beginners, this class is designed to help you understand what a layer is, discover what types of layers exist and the ways they can be used, navigate the Layers panel, learn how to manage your layers, and much more. Understanding layers is the key to unlocking Photoshop’s tremendous capabilities for all manner of creative pursuits. By the end of this class you’ll have the confidence to take on more challenging projects. In Case You Missed It
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Maximize the Speed of Your Online Photography Portfolio With a Better Export Strategy

Maximize the Speed of Your Online Photography Portfolio With a Better Export Strategy Contrary to delusional beliefs, not everyone is hooked up to a high-speed connection capable of streaming 8k video at magnificent buttery smoothness. Extremely fast connectivity is an amazing thing that is still out of reach for the vast majority of users. You can't assume that the viewers of your website are going to be piloting a computer hard-lined into the latest fiber optic goodness. Instead, we have to optimize for the most common user in order to give them the best experience possible without sacrificing image quality. [ Read More ]

New TSA procedure requires cameras to be placed in a separate bin

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Photographers who fly frequently in the US may want to finally pay for TSA Pre-check status. New rules state that in standard security lines, cameras will need to be placed in a separate bin for screening. According to new procedures announced by the TSA today, any electronic device larger than a cell phone will need to be removed from its case or bag and placed in a bin with nothing above or below it. Now, not only will your laptop need its own bin, but potentially every camera body, lens, flashgun and Continue reading "New TSA procedure requires cameras to be placed in a separate bin"

Five Things to Look for When Buying a Tripod

Five Things to Look for When Buying a Tripod Ok, it's not the most exciting subject, but a good tripod is worth its weight in gold, and a bad one will leave you continually shaking your fist at the sky and cursing. Here are five things you should look for when deciding to purchase a tripod. [ Read More ]

Capitol Hill Police Forced Journalists to Delete Protest Photos, Reports Say

Capitol Hill police officers in D.C. are being accused of violating the First Amendment after reports emerged that journalists were forced to delete photos and videos of protests at the Senate. The Daily Dot reports that protesters stood in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber yesterday to voice their opposition to ongoing efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. In response to loud shouts of “kill the bill, don’t kill us!” and “shame!” directed at lawmakers, the sergeant at arms present made the decision to “restore order in the chamber.” Protesters
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DJI Spark Drones Are Crashing and the Reason May Surprise You

"Accidents don't 'happen'. They're caused." Recently, a handful of DJI Spark owners have publicly reported that their drones have fallen from the skies mid-flight. The claim is that the drones suddenly and without warning shut off mid-flight causing them to, quite literally, fall out of the sky. As my father used to say, "Accidents don't 'happen'. They're caused." So who or what is causing these crashes? Is it poor engineering showing up in a handful of of the units produced by the world's largest drone manufacturer, or is it user Continue reading "DJI Spark Drones Are Crashing and the Reason May Surprise You"

TSA Requires a Separate Screening of Cameras in Airports Now

Bad news, photographers: your airport experience in the United States is now more tedious if you’re planning to carry a camera onto the plane. The TSA just announced that all electronics larger than a cell phone need to be placed into a bin for separate screening. The move is part of a rollout of “new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items.” If you’re bringing a camera bag or case onto the plane to keep it with you, you’ll be required to pull the camera(s) out of the bag and place them inside a bin for X-ray screening while passing
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Shutter Release: Tripod buying tips, new product from Syrp, a versatile portrait lens and more

In today's Shutter Release roundup, we look at an array of content covering a great mix of topics. This is the objective of Shutter Release, delivering a good mix of interesting photography topics for you to learn a bit about before determining if you want to click on the link to learn more. We are dedicated to delivering the best in original content, but there are many talented content producers spread across the internet, so we also want to make sure you see all of our favorite articles and videos.

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Panther U-Bangi XY Allows for Shockingly Complex Camera Movement

A normal slider goes side-to-side, but the U-Bangi XY slider adds front-to-back for a nearly infinite combination of movements. Fisher and Chapman is the lead North American dolly manufacturer. As a result, Panther has always been a dark horse over in Europe making cool, different, and often weird dollies and cranes that are beloved by a niche audience, however not in stock at every rental house. While Fisher and Chapman has mostly stayed out of the slider game, Panther has gone in whole-hog with the robust U-Bangi slider system, which the company has now revised Continue reading "Panther U-Bangi XY Allows for Shockingly Complex Camera Movement"