Master Your DSLR Camera, Part 1: Program Mode

In auto mode your camera makes just about all the decisions for you. It’s time to take control, hit the highway, and learn what you can do in program mode. Switching to program mode, however, allows your camera to make some decisions for you, but also puts three things in your control: the flash, the ISO value, and the white balance. Let’s start!

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Google Adds Picasa Images to Search

Finally, Google has integrated Picasa Web Albums into Google Image Search. Public albums can be enabled for a public search option, meaning your images will be more likely to come up in Google image results. And that’s a huge improvement, because previously images on Picasa (and Blogger, and Google Docs) were not searchable at all.

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Location Scouting With Flickr

Wouldn’t it be great to know exactly what to expect before you packed your camera for a shoot?

You could know what sort of filters you’d need, what sort of lenses to bring and even what sort of techniques you’d be experimenting with at the location.

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Seattle man jailed for taking photos of police arrest awarded $8,000

An amateur photographer who was taken into custody last year after shooting pictures of two Seattle police officers making an arrest on a public street received an $8,000 settlement this week, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington announced Thursday.

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Also, consider this post on 5 Things Photographers Should Do When Confronted by the Police.