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Political rallies can be a crap shoot. Sometimes credentialed media get placed in preferred areas that give good views of the candidates) and other speakers. At other rallies, I have seen the press cordoned off to areas that limit what they can see and shoot. In the long run I think it would be beneficial to you to go through the process and apply for ...


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Canon used to sell a data verification kit which signed images for verification, and that had an encryption feature which worked with the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark III (only). However, the verification aspect was designed in a very poor way and has been compromised. Canon's response has been to discontinue the product and issue a weasel-word advisory ...


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Legal Disclaimer The following is for general information purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice for any particular situation. If you have a specific concern you should consult with an attorney familiar with the relevant issues in the jurisdiction in question. The question includes the following and the answer below should be considered with ...


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Price: Not everyone can afford the price of a medium format camera and back. High end studios can afford them and their clients will pay for the quality. Price: Not everyone can afford the lenses that medium format cameras use, which is often far more than a comparable lens for a DSLR. Ditto about the studios. Sensitivity: I asked the Phase One rep ...


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I understand that this question is about DSLR cameras, so this answer might be off-topic, but for the sake of completeness, if you also include point-and-shoot cameras then, Samsung Galaxy Camera (or any upcoming Android based camera) can encrypt the storage medium. Additionally it also offers Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity options (GSM/3G/LTE), in case ...


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Reclaiming the moral high ground [tm] :-) ... For comments on "street" or people-photography generally see my answer here. For answers on reclaiming the moral high ground from the creeps and perverts, read on ... It's interesting to note that while I probably address the or a major aspect of David's question, and others tend not to so, or do so only ...


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Thanks for all your advice! I went to the event yesterday, and I had a great time. The line to get in was extremely long, so I went around the back to get a press pass, which they gave me when I showed my ID. I got a few shots from the press area, then I was able to get within 10 feet of the podium, in the crowd. Secret Service checked my bag, but that was ...


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Become an "Ambulance chaser". Both in real and in figurative sense. Follow ambulances, firetrucks, police cars. Take photos when suitable. Offer the photos to local newspapers. That's a long road, takes time and most cases are such that you can't get a photograph or if you can, nobody wants to buy and publish it. I would not actually sit and wait for them, ...


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Legally photographing children and adults is the same - however (and it's a big however) People get really upset when they think children are in danger - you can be physically attacked by parents, you can be harassed by police, you can be arrested and you can even be convicted and labeled a pedophile for life - even if you didn't do anything illegal. Don't ...


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For regional and national news, they get them from Reuters, AP, or other newswire services. (In fact, in the US, that's where local papers get most of their content.) For stock photography for illustration and editorials (as opposed to reporting), Getty is very common. But, most surviving local papers do have in-house photographers, either on staff or as ...


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Canon's OSK-E3 kit also supports encryption. It is compatible with EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS-1D Mark III. After inserting the special initialized card into the registered camera, all the images you take will be encrypted. You can decrypt the images using a special utility called Original Data Security Utility. The originality validation function of this tool ...


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Size, weight, speed and price. If you are going to carry equipment with you for the entire day you want it to be small and light enough to carry (and a price that won't bankrupt you if the camera is damaged is a big plus when you take a camera into dangerous areas). Also, for sports, event photography and photojournalism the shooting speed is very ...


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I'm probably waaaaay too late in answering to help you out with your decision (which I'm sure you've made already) but maybe my answer will help others who have a similar question. My own situation is similar. I've recently made some connections in my local music scene which has resulted in me shooting some small venue gigs where I am allowed to get up close ...


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There isn't a class you can take. newspapers are the primary (and almost only) customers for this kind of photography - and currently the entire newspaper industry is dieing. Newspapers are scaling down and firing good, experienced photographers - those are the people you are competing against when looking for a job. So you either have to be considerable ...


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As a burgeoning political photographer who just shot a bunch of rallies for the first time in Iowa and New Hampshire, I can't speak to the ease or wisdom of getting a press pass, but there was never an issue getting my DSLR and lenses inside the event, nor was there a problem walking around during the event getting shots. You will be one of many ...


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I have a different tip (from experience, believe me, South America is dangerous...). Often rallies become riots. So, before the start of the event, scout the area to get to know its precise configuration, topography, buildings and other artifacts. With this info, plan your escape routes in advance, for when things get rough. Also, try to identify unusual ...


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I shot numerous Occupy protests in the SF Bay area in 2011. I will tell you this: Once the rocks, teargas and rubber bullets start flying, it's too late to figure out what an f-stop is and how your flash works. You only want to cover a protest using equipment that you are already thoroughly familiar with. You don't want to spend a microsecond thinking ...


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Each organization has their own set of policies. AP for example has details here. National Geographic has their policy for their photo contest here. There are no particular standards that are uniform across organizations.


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There are two issues here. First, is it legal? Second, will you get beat up by angry parents? On legal issues, don't listen to any advice given on internet forums. On angry parents, you bet, if you cross some invisible line that is culturally defined (and thus varies) you could get beat up, harassed by the cops, etc. It called being a creep at best and a ...


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I'm not aware of any laws, in the U.S. or elsewhere, where children have different rights than adults, so in public places, legally (and IANAL) you ought to be ok. However, that doesn't preclude a parent from becoming upset that you're snapping pictures of their children. I think that would be especially true of places like schools and playgrounds where ...


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Personally when I do these types of shows I normally stick to my Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D. It was really great low-light performance without having the need to jump to ISO above 1000. The downside typically for venues this size and using a SpeedLight is you can only really illuminate subject within 5 to 10 feet. I make it a rule to not use my SpeedLight ...


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Question is quite old, but nevertheless I want to comment. Some of my friends just recently started despectacle.com offering a microSD card adapter called "CryptSD" which would do pretty much what you are looking for. Though the encryption is not done by the camera, but the SD card adapter itself. Not quite sure when it is going to be officially launched, ...


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The easiest way is to start by blogging or working with a smaller Internet based organization (which tend to have smaller staff). It often isn't paid or significantly paid work getting started, but that's the point of it is to build experience rather than get paid at first. I spent a number of years working as the IT Director and Video Producer for WiiCafé ...


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This seems to be related to an aberration added due an “optimization” process occurred while the jpg file was uploaded to the CDN (content delivery network) in this case “https://pbs.twimg.com/media/XXXX”. This is pure speculation but a possible cause is that a glitch in the optimization algorithm added the undesired line. Sometimes when the CDN strips the ...


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Off beat suggestion: Get a second body that does the job and that you can afford to lose (D200, D300s, D80...), and only bring that ... then snap like you really don't care.


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Most news organizations have their full guidelines listed in areas accessible to their contributing photographers. Some organizations publish part or all of their policies openly as well. Even within the same organization, the rules may be different for different types of editorial content such as sports, hard news, features, etc. A good place to start ...


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Don't try to get the shot everyone is trying to get, especially if they have better connections, gear or crew. Instead try to get the shots you're likely to be able to get and get the most out of them. Getting some nice shots of the speaker is important, but the rally isn't just about what is being said on stage - it's as much about the people that are ...


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It is really easy to make a test shoot with a friend holding a piece of paper on sunlight. So go out and take a shot so you can see the results and the proper exposure. I would not use the flash at full power for several reasons. You just want some fill flash, not to win a beauty contest. The recycle times will be faster, in some cases inmediate. The ...


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To show that AP mean what they say - they have recently applied a rule in their list which is cited by AJ Henderson above viz 'No element should be digitally added to or subtracted from any photograph. The faces or identities of individuals must not be obscured by Photoshop or any other editing tool. Only retouching or the use of the cloning tool to ...


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The answer depends on what you want to protect, who from and how long. There is (or rather was as I can't find it for sale) the Lexar LockTight(tm). A CF card which will not respond until it receives an authentication handshake (160-bit SHA1 for those who know what that means). The crypto is fairly weak by modern standards and requires camera support (the ...


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