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Any tips for photographing a political rally?

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 ...
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Any tips for photographing a political rally?

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 ...
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Any tips for photographing a political rally?

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 ...
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Any tips for photographing a political rally?

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 ...
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Make sure flash is useful during event/protest

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 ...
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Newspaper tweeting pictures with 1px black line

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/...
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Any tips for photographing a political rally?

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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Any tips for photographing a political rally?

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....
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Make sure flash is useful during event/protest

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 ...
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Can digital cameras sign images to prove authenticity?

In general the software on most cameras does not support this, but in theory it is definitely possible. The camera could directly encrypt the image with a public key and since it can only be ...
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