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As someone who is a professional event photographer who also enjoys attending and participating in events, you're not going to like my answer: you really need to choose whether you are part of the event or documenting the event. If you're involved and engaged with friends and family, that's where your attention is going to lie. If your goal is a set of ...


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You seem to be mixing up two different concepts, copyright and licensing. As a photographer, you own the copyright for images you create (unless you have other contracts which override this, such as a work for hire agreement). The only other action to take regarding your copyright is optionally registering as such (which is usually optional). Your main ...


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My tip would be to bring as little equipment as possible. No extra lenses, filters or other stuff that takes time to use. By limiting the equipment you also limit the types of pictures that you can take. Some situations simply can't be a good picture, and some sitations take a lot of time and effort to catch. With a limited equipment you can take the ...


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This is actually a more complicated question than you think, but the short answer is "you can do both, mostly". I post images online using a Creative Commons license -- but I limit those images to lower resolution (1000 pixel widest). That means people are able to use it but the version of the image that's free is one that (to me) has relatively low ...


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As an amateur dancer and photographer, I quite often both participate and take photos at dance (Lindy Hop) events. When indoors, it is quite easy: If I can, I leave my flash on a stand, somewhere it can light a wall/ceiling and provide a nice indirect light I take pictures for a few tunes I put down the camera in an easily visible place (e.g. near the ...


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It's very hard to make money from stock photos - there's too much supply and not enough demand (and considering stock photos are not consumable, this is only going to get worse). Also, you can't license something, then change your mind. Once it's under Creative Commons you can't take it back out. So I'd say: If you're in it for the money, good luck. If ...


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I sometimes upload images to Wikipedia under a Creative Commons CC-BY license, taking it as a kind of "donation for a good cause". Apart from that, I tend to agree with what John Harrington writes on his blog: the only people you'll attract by giving photos for free is the kind of people who are going to want free photos. After all, if you can do it for ...



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