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Alien Skin's Exposure 3-My Summer of 42

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Alien Skin’s Exposure 3

Exposure 3 is Alien Skin’s third generation of their film simulation plug-in suite for Photoshop and Lightroom 2 or later. The latest version is a long way from Exposure 1 first introduced in 2005, the first plug in suite that simulated most of our favorite films and convinced many of us to make the move.

I suppose there are many of us that waited ...

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50mm Lens + DSLR=Beautiful Backgrounds+Bokeh

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Now you can take beautiful portraits, product shots and so much more and get interesting Bokeh too!

The term comes from the Japanese word boke , which means “blur” or “haze”, or boke-aji, the “blur quality”. The Japanese termboke is also used in the sense of a mental haze or senility.

Years ago most photographers would purchase a 35mm SLR ...

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Reviews, A Great Way To Build Your Portfolio

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Many of our members have seen and read the many reviews that are published on our web site. If you haven’t visited our Reviews section, please take a moment now to do so. I have written most of these reviews as part of my job as editor of our web publication, but we are now seeing some very nice reviews come in from our independent staff members.

We now see a much more diverse collection of reviews, which is ...

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Media Access to Events • What You Need To Know

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Gaining media access to events can be tricky and depends on a number of factors.

This post will examine some best practices for requesting media access to events you wish to cover for the International Press Association and what you need to do to increase your odds of obtaining that access. Access isn’t automatic just because you flash a press card. In fact, media access is more elusive than ever due to heightened security globally.

 

The Event Itself Can Dictate Who ...

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Add Videos and Slideshows To Your Articles and Earn $$$

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July 04, 2014…Our Photographers may or may not have the ability to write articles and some are simply afraid to try.  This of course is foolish since most of us can talk about the techniques we used, the subject we shot, the locations, the equipment used and other facts that you might find on the internet about the place or people we photographed.

Now we know that old saying that a picture is worth 1,000 words.  In the case of ...

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You Only Get One Chance To Make A Good First Impression

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There are actually a number of ways to publish your best photos and articles to our web site and to your profile. The default method is a simple one. Login to our site and you will be taken to your Profile Management area. If you are already logged in, click on the link on the left nav bar to Profile Management.

You can see that from your ...

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Trade/Consumer Shows, Seminars & Conventions • #1 Place to Learn

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New members always ask, how do I get started at IPA?  The questions are usually geared to those that want to learn the art of becoming a professional photojournalist and a Member In Good Standing at IPA.

We especially love to cover interesting trade and consumer shows because there are so many of them being held in most cities around the globe.  It doesn’t have to be New York City ...

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Your Published Work Is The Key To Your Success

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One of our new members, found IPA a great organization to build her professional portfolio and a way to gain important media access to concerts and events.  Here is her story…

In her first four weeks as a member of IPA, she was successful in fulfilling some of her personal photojournalism goals. Since she had been covering events for IPA, she has posted a number of detailed reviews and was congratulated for her outstanding achievements.

We wanted to share her experience ...

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