Recent Important Copyright Ruling

Here’s a link to recent legislation that supports photographers and their original work. Glad to see the courts steering this way, as recent orphan works legislation has been a concern.

I would’ve loved to see the 2 parties collaborate and share profits. That would’ve been a great message. But – at least progress is in the right direction.

Copy and paste the following link in your browser address. That will take you to the article published by The Art Newspaper.

Recommendation: Ring Flash Adapter for Canon 580EX II

I recently purchased the Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter, and i love it! The cost is just $200 US (available online at Samy’s and B&H). I have used the flash on one pro portrait shoot so far, and the results were excellent. I’ve also experimented with different settings and subjects outside. Also great results. ETTL works just fine.

The unit is one solid piece, so it’s a bit awkward for packing in a camera bag, but I got mine to fit after some maneuvering.

If you’ve wanted to buy a ring flash, I encourage you to give this one a try. it’s a great alternative to the more expensive models.


WIPI gallery now online.

The winners’ galleries are now posted at Once past the home page, click on the “2009” icon and you’ll be routed to a list of winners in each category. If you click on one of those names, you’ll see the photographer’s gallery. Mine is 2nd place under Landscapes where I have six images featured. :-) I also have a photo posted as an honorable mention in Self Portraits.

WIPI Int'l Winner

Two of my images have been chosen in the Women in Photography International’s 2009 Competition:

2nd Place: Landscapes, title: “Stillness in Motion”
Honorable Mention: Self Portraits, title: “Reaching”

The landscape category was judged by Sarah Leen, Sr. Photo Editor, Nat’l Geographic Society.
The self portrait category was judged by Jean Ferro, President, Women in Photography Int’l.

Thank you, everyone, for your continued encouragement and support.

Canon 5D Mark II image reading problem?

I got the new Canon 5D Mark II, uploaded the software on my laptop, and then went to work on the first images I captured. Problem is…. the images will not “read” when opened via Image Viewer or CS3. In CS3, the image opens as a grey square of static. The images display as thumbnails only, and they are in RAW format.

Anyone got any ideas how to remedy this?

Images Chosen for Museum of FL Art

The Museum of Florida Art in DeLand, FL has selected “Power”, “Fierce” and “Harley” for a Chrome and Leather exhibition. A public party and artists’ reception is scheduled for February 27th, and a celebrity ride is set for March 1st. Everyone is welcome!

My Wish List

Here’s my photography wish list, which I am fed x’ing to Santa:

- helicopter ride around Hong Kong, with me hanging out the door snapping away
- ride in a fighter jet, the vomit comet, or….. Space Shuttle
- explore active volcanoes by air and land – the more fireworks, the better
- portrait shoot with Richard Branson
- portrait shoot in any of the above aircraft with Richard Branson
- portrait shoot Chris Botti
- date with Chris Botti….. or several dates
- running into x-boyfriend when I’m on date with Chris Botti
- Hasselbad digital camera with all the bells and whistles
- winning lotto ticket

Image wins award from WIPI

I was just notified that my China image, “Liu Sanjie Blue”, won an honorable mention award in WIPI’s 2008 international juried photography competition.…

Here’s the link:

Founded in 1981, Women in Photography International serves the needs of photographers, photo educators, photography students, gallery owners and photographic organizations around the world. WIPI promotes the visibility of women photographers and their work through a variety of programs, exhibitions, juried competitions and publications.

Jurors for this year’s competition:
-Karen Sinsheimer, Curator of Photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
-Stephen Perloff, Founder and Editor, The Photo Review
-Steve Zeifman, Owner, Rush Creek Editions
-Jessica Johnston, Curatorial Associate, Depart

ASMP notice re. competitions

From ASMP, released today:…

A few weeks ago, ASMP members brought to our attention the terms and conditions for an image competition conducted by National Geographic. In particular, the Visions of Paradise Contest called for a virtually perpetual unlimited rights assignment for any submitted images along with extensive releases and indemnification. The contest Home page is located at

ASMP contacted National Geographic directly and expressed our concerns. Today we received the following reply, “Upon receiving your email, National Geographic Society evaluated your input and determined that a less expansive license was more appropriate to this particular competition. Accordingly, we have revised the rules to call for a less exp

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